We take six diverse people--an unhappy married couple with a younger wife, a scientist, an older eccentric lady who is voiced in a Fran Drescher manner, a heroic young man (George Martin), and a desirable young woman for him to be interested in--who choose to vacation at the estate of a Count who is engaged in odd scientific research, and watch them deal with the gradual sense of doom...and the gradually more aggressive killer plants developed by Cameron Mitchell. The film is well-paced, and it leads to an exciting climax. MANEATER OF HYDRA/ISLAND OF THE DOOMED must have looked great on a massive drive-in screen back in 1967--it's still worth seeing today for the fan of 60's Euro-horror and for fans of the great Cameron Mitchell.
Will L (es) wrote: The movie isn't exactly sexist, despite what some critics keep saying. But it is very off-putting in its apparent ignorance and insensitivity with regards to anxiety disorders. The cast is committed enough, but this is just a bad script that seems to think women screeching hysterically is the height of comedy.
WS W (es) wrote: Even though not that forcible as thought, it's still all preaching, & lame.
Lee (fr) wrote: Art-house movies aren't usually my cup of tea but the morbid nature of the story interested me enough to capture my attention. It's about a guy that survives a car accident but looses his memory in the aftermath who then enroles in medical school and his memory soon starts to come back to him slowly during his dissection classes as he unknowingly starts to cut up the dead preserved body of his former dead girlfriend. It's a tad slow but quite beautiful and hypnotic to look at and the story is touching and emotional without being too melodramatic. It won't be for everyone, and even though I didn't find it great, it ended up being a pleasant surprise.
Jason T (br) wrote: puts mainstream hollywood 'coming-of-age teenage' flicks to shame.
Dave R (br) wrote: a solid heist/revenge flick - not a classic, but good nevertheless. the first 30 mins had me riveted - great build up. the revenge part of the movie got a little thin i thought, but i didn't mind seeing lucy liu dancing topless.
Andrew C (kr) wrote: There just arent enough Stars for this movie. John Terlesky - what a guy !!
Oj H (kr) wrote: I'm giving it 2.5 stars, just because it was watchable, and apart of the same Police Academy concept... however... there is no fucking story here. It's just scene after scene of gags on Lt. Harris and his second in command(and those gags are all the conflict the film has until the last 20min when some random criminals escape).It does has its moments... and I still enjoy those Police Academy movies, as it held up its style and substance with the rest. So it was still fun.
Kat F (es) wrote: I was lucky enough to see Downtown 81 at the Screening Room in Tribeca when it premiered in summer '01. I really can't say for sure whether the true star of this film was Jean Michel or New Wave-era nyc. The film develops the character of early 1980s nyc so richly that it made me nostalgic for a time and place to which I had never been (I was scarcely a zygote in suburban New Jersey when this film was made). Overall, it is a great unpretentious art flick.
Carlos J (es) wrote: La encontre de casualidad y me quede por Josh Radnor (como conoci a tu madre) y Kate Mara (House of cards)... Me encontre con un film independiente, cuidado y reflexivo para parejas de treinaypico en adelante.... Recomendable!
DeMarkus H (mx) wrote: At least the first 2 movies in the series had comedic value .
Caitlin L (mx) wrote: Love Patrick Dempsey in this movie. Love the two of them together. Kind of slow getting started.
Roxanne R (de) wrote: A different and refreshing twist to the zombie franchise and glad to say this gem is on Netflix instant streaming. The Returned are humans that were zombies but they inject themselves daily with a protein that stops the spread of the virus and enables them to behave and look like normal human beings. Unfortunately an anti-return movement has started and they are attacking hospitals, crews and people who are the returned. So with the attacks on the rise and rumors that the protein stock is running low, chaos takes place forcing a couple to flee until things get back to normal. The story continues from there and although the ending is left open, the viewer knows what Kate (Emily Hampshire) is about to do. This film should stir discussions among viewers about many things: what will happen during a pandemic especially if medical supplies run low, how to contain the affected, etc. Recommended!