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DVDs and Films You Have Watched Recently 3 - The Final Insult

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Just watched Maniac Cop 2 and 3. The second one is the best of the series, there's a fire stunt in there which is legitimately one of the most lunatic things I've ever seen. It's great fun.

The third one's a bit of a mess in terms of its plot and makes no sense at times but again it's pretty good fun and has a bizarrely talented cast for a slasher sequel.

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I'm fond of Maniac Cop 3 but you're right it's a bit of a mess. Maniac Cop 2 is superb. The fire stunts are top notch.

I might be wrong but isn't Bill Lustig credited as Alan Smithee on Maniac Cop 3 because of the troubles they had in production?

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11 minutes ago, DEF said:

I'm fond of Maniac Cop 3 but you're right it's a bit of a mess. Maniac Cop 2 is superb. The fire stunts are top notch.

I might be wrong but isn't Bill Lustig credited as Alan Smithee on Maniac Cop 3 because of the troubles they had in production?

That's right, but I don't think he's credited as Smithee on all versions. Plus he's listed on IMDb as its director, and Wikipedia too.

3 is still pretty good considering all the messing around that was done with it. I wonder if Lustig would have done more with the 'Bride of Maniac Cop' idea if he'd been left alone, it seems like the sort of idea he and Larry Cohen would do.

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Watched Halloween 6. Well, a custom hybrid cut that combines the producers cut with the theatrical cut.

H6 does have one the best Fall/Halloween atmospheres, a brutal Myers, the best mask since H2 (altho it didn't have much to live up to with H4/H5) some excellent cinematography and some good, gory kills. It really does convey the Halloween look very well and even in the daytime scenes, it does a good job of keeping the tension going.

I forgot how good the mask actually looked in this too. There's a part where Myers killed Tim Strode and you see the mask in a mirror and it looks fantastic. Myers himself is one of the best and Wilber does a v.good job.

Now, I'm not suddenly saying the movie is great overall. It still features the thorn nonsense and the story is still a convoluted mess that should have been made far tighter. But there's a lot of promise in this movie and if the studio/director/producers could have just settled on one vision for it, it would have been more promising.

But I still quite enjoy part 6 and always have done. Just a shame they couldn't have made a more coherent story. Far too many cooks in the kitchen.

R.I.P Donald Pleasance.

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Saw the Halloween reboot on Friday. It's quite good, actually. Scary when it needs to be and the humour isn't unnecessary.

Got to see Jamie Lee Curtis too who was at the screening, so it was a decent enough viewing of it, to be fair.

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Really looking forward to seeing it myself. Be great to watch a Halloween movie on the big screen too.

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5 hours ago, Scott Malbranque said:

Got to see Jamie Lee Curtis too who was at the screening, so it was a decent enough viewing of it, to be fair.

You lucky bugger.

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That Michael Myers kid got nothing on this dude.

All he wanted to do was look at some porn dammit.

Brilliantly rubbish. Naff acting, terrible dialogue, dodgy 80's dubbing and lots of gore. You even get Bruce Le in cameo as the Kung Fu Professor.

80's horror in all its g(l)ory. It does exactly what it says on the tin, it's so bad it's good and I bloody love it. Love it.

That poor waterbed.

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Just now, Devon Malcolm said:

Watched The Ninth Gate today. I stand by the view that Johnny Depp is shit.

There are people who don't think this?  Monsters.

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Do you remember when it seemed like everyone loved Johnny Depp? I recall people being outraged when Heath Slater was announced as The Joker in that Batman film and not Depp. Personally I've never been a fan of his, barring a few films he's done. At least he's getting that Travolta stink about him in 2018.

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1 minute ago, The Maestro said:

Do you remember when it seemed like everyone loved Johnny Depp? I recall people being outraged when Heath Slater was announced as The Joker in that Batman film and not Depp. Personally I've never been a fan of his, barring a few films he's done. At least he's getting that Travolta stink about him in 2018.

He's got kids, he needed the part...

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11 minutes ago, Grecian said:

He's got kids, he needed the part...

Genuinely didn't even noticed I typed that haha! 

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3 minutes ago, The Maestro said:

Genuinely didn't even noticed I typed that haha! 

And I didn't even scan there was something wrong with it! 

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12 minutes ago, Keith Houchen said:

There are people who don't think this?  Monsters.

My ex was sort of obsessed with him. She hated me calling him a leathery faced wife beater.

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