In the first story two grave robbers, thieving from an ancient Etruscan burial ground, gets in trouble when one of them tries out a ring which passes a werewolf curse to him! The second one is about a woman who wants to look like her best friend and goes to a plastic surgeon, which is the biggest mistake she's done. The third story is about three friends and a very dangerous sea monster eating its way through their camping site! The wrap-around story is set on a train where John Phillip Law plays a mystical hypnotist who claims that he can see the past of the passengers...
Corey R (de) wrote: keep these coming please! good to have a REAL resident evil to drown the shame forced on mankind by Anderson.
Jose m (gb) wrote: Great killer, great story, and followed up, not really fond of how they finish the movie, but its based on true events. For someone who knows about this killings, creepy as hell.
Kyle T (fr) wrote: Must see...entertainment that's life changing
Kevin S (au) wrote: great film. it was this movie that got me into foreign films. it's a must see if you're in an imaginative mood and especially if your into chinese film.
Omar M (es) wrote: The first two rooms are disastrous segments. Terrible acting, dialogue and smugness plague them. Then, Rodriguez's segment is actually quite good. It's funny and inventive without trying too hard. And finally, the almost-always great Tarantino's segment is actually just OK. Definitely the weakest writing he's ever put on film but it's still fun and with him acting, it's a rare treat. So, the two stars are for Rodriguez and Tarantino who made the second-half of the film enjoyable.
Ola G (fr) wrote: Eddie Marino (Robert Forster) is a factory worker in New York City. He has a wife named Vickie (Rutanya Alda) and an eight-year-old son named Scott. Eddie's friend and co-worker, Nick (Fred Williamson), and two other co-workers, Burke and Ramon, have formed a secret vigilante group because Nick and the group are fed up with the crime in their neighbourhood. Nick and his group are also tired of the police, because the police always fail to protect people. Nick's "group" has support of various residents of the neighbourhood who indirectly help them. In one example, a local thug stalks and chases a young woman to a rooftop of an apartment building where the thug robs and then kills her. An old lady who witnesses the thug says nothing to the police, but points out the thug to Nick and his group the next day. Nick and his friends forcibly grab the thug off the streets and place him in their van and drive away. The thug is later found dead in a vacant lot with all of his arms and legs broken and his head bashed in.One evening, Eddie returns home from work only to discover that Vickie has been stabbed, and Scott has been shot dead in a home invasion which was in retaliation for Vicki aiding a gas station attendant who was being assaulted earlier. Frederico "Rico" Melendez (Willie Coln), the leader of a Puerto Rican street gang, is arrested for the crime. Assistant District Attorney Mary Fletcher (Carol Lynley) seeks a lengthy jail sentence, since New York does not have the death penalty. Nick tries to convince Eddie to join the vigilante group, but Eddie turns Nick down, preferring to let the courts handle Rico. Nick's lack of faith in the system is proven correct when Rico is set free after his right-hand man, Prago (Don Blakely), bribes both Judge Sinclair (Vincent Beck) and Eisenburg (Joe Spinell), Rico's attorney. Enraged, Eddie attacks the judge and is sentenced to 30 days in jail. With Eddie in jail, the vigilante group tracks down the source of the drugs in their neighbourhood. After roughing up a small-time drug dealer (Frank Pesce) and torturing his supplier, they are led to a high-ranking member of the New York mayor's office. Meanwhile, in prison, Eddie befriends an inmate named Rake (Woody Strode) who saves him from being gang raped in the showers. As soon as Eddie is released from jail, he joins the vigilante group so he can track down and kill Rico, Prago, and Judge Sinclair...Dave Kehr of The New York Times wrote that "Vigilante" was "directed with classical, self-effacing skill". Kehr identified influence from New York street realism and stated that the film was only possible in the period between the collapses of the Motion Picture Production Code and grindhouse theaters. Randy Fox of the Nashville Scene called it "a grindhouse classic". Rodney Perkins of Twitch Film called it derivative of Death Wish but memorable for its cast and nihilistic tone. Chris Claro of DVD Verdict called it an incoherent ripoff of Death Wish that is still entertaining. The film was very popular overseas such as Scandinavia, Germany and in particular, England where it was the number one video rental for six months. The only place according to director William Lustig that the film "didn't do anything" was in Japan. This is just a nasty B-Movie revenge thriller in the wake of "Death Wish" (1974) and "The Exterminator" (1980). "Vigilante" is a true child of shoddy 80s movies in my opinion. The acting is wobbly, the editing is superwobbly, the storyline a bit too simple and the dramatisation isnt all that exciting and pretty wobbly as well. However, I did like the gritty NYC locations and the vibe in the film. But, thats not enough to satisfy.
Francesco M (mx) wrote: All in all the movie is ok. I truly enjoyed the performance of Ian Holm.
Luke B (it) wrote: The Long Good Friday is Hoskins' break out performance and it's no surprise as to why. He inhabits the role of Harold Shand with such passion that we are completely swept along with him. Harold Shand is a gangster and businessman. As he approaches making a lucrative deal with some Americans, a number of his crew are taken out via stabbings and bombs. He and his gang must find the culprits before the Americans are scared off. It's a race against time but with no real heroes. We feel for the character of Shand but at no point are asked to excuse or support him. The score is beautiful, in an old electronic kind of way, it does set the scene and builds up exciting moments. The sound design is also often exaggerated but in a way that it brings added and important emphasis to certain scenes. Director Mackenzie also likes to get experimental at times, but only when it really serves the plot, such as the upside down meat truck scene. It's a great film that warns against greed and corruption, but is also littered with memorable dialogue.
Dann M (gb) wrote: Conquest of the Planet of the Ape plays a little fast and loose with the series continuity, but still manages to deliver an exciting and action packed adventure. Roddy McDowall and Ricardo Montalban return and deliver great performances once again. Set in a dystopian future, an ape revolution gives rise to the Planet of the Apes. The script is pretty strong and challenges its audience with questions of predestination and social inequity. For a forth film in a series, Conquest of the Planet of the Apes delivers a remarkably fresh and exciting sci-fi adventure that's as provocative and thrilling as ever.
Scott S (de) wrote: A friend told me about this movie about 14 years ago and I finally saw it this past week on TCM! I was not disappointed. Its a wacky good time.
Darryl C (nl) wrote: natalie wood is pretty incredible in this takeoff on the early career of judy garland (sorta). she dances herbert ross' choreography quite well and does her usual combination of gamine and quivering fragility to dazzling effect. redford doesn't have much to do--but that's because the producers lost their nerve. plummer is good and gordon is, as always, the dotty eccentric. plus that great song from previn, 'you're gonna hear from me'--this is a good hollywood-on-hollywood film
Michael T (gb) wrote: This MGM musical is one of Vincente Minnelli's worst films and, although it has some fine musical moments (Powell's rope dance, Jimmy Dorsey & His Orchestra playing the hit "Star Eyes," Lena Horne & Hazel Scott performing "Jericho") - the movie never recovers from the tired comedy shtick of Red Skelton and a recycled finale lifted from BORN TO DANCE.