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Tony (Tony)
Username: Tony

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 86.147.50.90
Posted on Thursday, May 08, 2008 - 06:58 pm:   

I saw this clip on telly last night and think it is one of the creepiest little things I've ever seen in a movie. Is the movie any good? Maybe Winner missed his calling...
http://youtube.com/watch?v=FfzzO0Vc04g
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Mick Curtis (Mick)
Username: Mick

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 86.159.156.247
Posted on Thursday, May 08, 2008 - 07:24 pm:   

You never seen it, Tony? I saw it on its release, and found a very few parts effective - he mainly used deformed actors to suggest the horrors of hell during the climax, which is a little tasteless, to be sure. However, I do have it on DVD...
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Chris_morris (Chris_morris)
Username: Chris_morris

Registered: 04-2008
Posted From: 12.165.240.116
Posted on Thursday, May 08, 2008 - 07:24 pm:   

This is easily the best scene in the movie, alas. The scene is terrific; the movie only so-so.
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Mick Curtis (Mick)
Username: Mick

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 86.159.156.247
Posted on Thursday, May 08, 2008 - 07:28 pm:   

The odd thing is, this clip has had its soundtrack replaced - it now seems as if it's a clip from a 'seventies Italian horror film!
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Tony (Tony)
Username: Tony

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 86.147.50.90
Posted on Thursday, May 08, 2008 - 07:54 pm:   

Should I see it then? I feel like I want to. Apparently the books are quite good.
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Zed (Gary_mc)
Username: Gary_mc

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 81.96.249.146
Posted on Thursday, May 08, 2008 - 08:58 pm:   

Weirdly, earlier today I heard that I'm being sent a copy of this to review for Videovista.

This film - and the scene with the old man in particular - fuelled my childhood nightmares for years. That scene is easily the best in the film, but it's an interesting entry into the 1970s Satanic sub genre.
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Tony (Tony)
Username: Tony

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 86.147.50.90
Posted on Thursday, May 08, 2008 - 10:10 pm:   

Zed! Give me the copy!!!!
Just joshin.
A bit.
It's being re-released soon, you see, or rather for the first time here.
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Tony (Tony)
Username: Tony

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 86.147.50.90
Posted on Thursday, May 08, 2008 - 10:11 pm:   

And you can watch it on bt on demand for 2.
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Mick Curtis (Mick)
Username: Mick

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 86.159.156.247
Posted on Thursday, May 08, 2008 - 11:12 pm:   

Just checked - my copy is a region 1 disc, from '99...
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Mick Curtis (Mick)
Username: Mick

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 86.159.156.247
Posted on Thursday, May 08, 2008 - 11:13 pm:   

Blimey - I've been buying DVDs for ten years! Got my first player for 450 back in '98, just under a year after DVDs first came out in the US.
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Huw (Huw)
Username: Huw

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 218.168.187.83
Posted on Friday, May 09, 2008 - 12:02 am:   

The Sentinel was one of the big horror movies of that period focusing on demonic forces, along with others like The Omen. I haven't seen it in quite some time - the main thing I recall from it is a malevolent Burgess Meredith.
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Tony (Tony)
Username: Tony

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 86.147.50.90
Posted on Friday, May 09, 2008 - 01:05 am:   

I got mine the year this came out, for 120 or so. This disc, along with Billy Elliot, were the first two movies I bought.
http://www.chickenrun.co.uk/
It freaks the fuck out of me that the film's website is still up and running, eight years down the line.
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Zed (Gary_mc)
Username: Gary_mc

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 81.96.249.146
Posted on Friday, May 09, 2008 - 08:39 am:   

I bought mine back in 2000. Paid 500 quid for a modified Region-free machine, and it's still going strong.
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Mick Curtis (Mick)
Username: Mick

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 86.163.48.60
Posted on Friday, May 09, 2008 - 11:15 am:   

I bought mine back in 2000. Paid 500 quid for a modified Region-free machine, and it's still going strong.

Yep - my first one was an American one that wasn't region free the way they are now; I had to set it to the relevant region before I inserted a disc. And being from the US it was 110 volts so I had a clumsy Maplins transformer on the mains lead to whack up the voltage! It still works but can't play the Region Enhanced discs, so I replaced it four years back and it's now been relegated to the garage.
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Albie (Albie)
Username: Albie

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 195.195.236.131
Posted on Friday, May 09, 2008 - 12:02 pm:   

I know what I liked about it, as a twelve year old boy.
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Tony (Tony)
Username: Tony

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 86.145.102.161
Posted on Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 08:27 pm:   

Well, I finally watched it - and loved it. Proper horror doesn't have to be scary at all, just unnerve and hint at strange big things, and this film does that better than most.
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Protodroid (Protodroid)
Username: Protodroid

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 213.233.147.120
Posted on Friday, June 21, 2019 - 02:09 am:   

What is IT? The link doesn't work. But the link to Chicken Run still does.
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Tony (Tony)
Username: Tony

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 213.205.241.158
Posted on Friday, June 21, 2019 - 01:37 pm:   

https://youtu.be/-vtObrqqnEI

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