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Friday, December 31, 2004

Bumper post-xmas post!

Thanks for the massive response to my last self-pitying post. Cheered me up no end.
Had a v.good xmas in terms of material wealth recieved (woo hoo!) but a little unusual, christmas day was fine but my parents had to work boxing day, so it was just me and my sister, all day.
My Mum is now very popular in silver screen entertainment, on account of buying me a shedload of obscure dvds, the reviews to which i present to you now, with house of flying daggers thrown in for good measure.

Sorry boys, I'm a Derek...and Dereks don't Run!
Ah, Bad Taste. Peter Jackson and the boys from Wingnut films in their embryonic years. No budget and no plot but still, you can see why it's a cult classic when some of it's so brilliantly shot (more or less), and then there's the sicko humour. If eating brains with a spoon wasn't enough then there's Peter Jackson wearing a top hat to stop the back of his head falling off, or the sheep that get blown up with a bazooka. Thrown up yet? if not there's always...

Braindead
Wingnut's next movie, this time it's zombies, and this time they actually had money to spend on actors and effects. Far more accomplished than bad taste and shows perhaps what they would have done with their previous effort if they'd had the resources. Favorite moments? Kung Fu priest ("stand back boy, this calls for devine intervention!" "I kick arse for the Lord!") The Zombies having diner, and the whole of the chapter entitled 'The Lawnmower' i'll leave you guys to work that one out.

Bill Bailey-Part Troll
I've said it before and i'll say it again, Bill Bailey is a genius, or at least a madman. This time though, he has a much bigger satge show and more effects and stuff than he did for bewilderness and you can tell he's having fun with them, like when he does the scale of evil and stuff. And then there's the tribute to Kraftwerk, playing the hokey kokey "mahct die linke arm eine. die linke arm aus. ein aus ein aus....etc

Zatoichi
The best of the films i got for xmas, the fight scenes are wicked and very different from the usual due to beat takeshi's fighting style, and the representation of japanese peasant life is cool cos it is so light hearted even as it is serious, go and buy it.

House of flying daggers
FOr a long time i've harboured a secret unrequited love for Zhang Ziyi, wow, she's great, and she gets all the best scenes on this movie.....sigh.......
More of a plot to it than hero, but less of the crazy outlandish action sequences, the fights are smaller but still as well choreographed. The bit with the dancing and the drums is the best, but the climax in the snow is also very good, even if it does get silly when everyone appears to die and then gets up again about three times each!
still, well worth the investment.

All in all i feel a lot better and much less subdued (as my mate becca puts it) than i did last time i updated.

Kayleigh? Kayleigh who?

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todays music: Interpol-Evil

# posted by The Prisoner | 2:18 PM |

Y'know i'm born to lose, and gamblings for fools, but thats the way i like it baby i dont wanna live for eva.....and don't forget the joker!.........Daddy.......Do you call me daddy cos im old? do you call me baby cos im young? and i could be the one, who gets to take you home. Honey.....do you call me honey cos im sweet? sweet like the sugar in my tea, and i take more than three, and thats what makes me sweet. and i would like to say today it would be nice to run away, monday to thursday every week, we can see what we can be. and you wont serve another drink to lonely men who think they own a piece of you, they snap their fingers, tell you what to do. and they would like to take you home, well i guess their not alone.....................This aint murdermile its just the way i smile. Kiss all your fingers, whats that for? You'll never get to heaven with your shirt all torn..........Not a prisoner, i'm a free man, and my blood is my own now, dont care where the past was, i know where i'm going!......On Iron Horse he flies, on iron horse he'd gladly die.....Change, everything you are and everything you were, youre number has been called, fights battles have begun revenge will surely come, your hard times are ahead.......We're all living in amerika, amerika ist wunderbar......FUCK YOU I WONT DO WHAT YA TELL ME......Sandy why can't we look the other way?......Where's my Elvis?.....Don't try rules cos they do not apply.....She got me with a suckerpunch.....
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