32 Days of Halloween III, Movie Night No. 8: Night Tide

Night Tide

So last year we were watching, per Rox’s recommendation, Stan Laurel in Dr. Pyckle. So going back to Rox, she now recommends Night Tide…with Dennis Hopper.

In fact, her e-mail said: “Carnivals, Mermaids, Dennis Hopper = Night Tide. 1961″ Beautiful.

Direct link for the feedreaders.

And two years ago, we were watching the original 1920 version of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.
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By | 2017-09-24T22:58:54+00:00 October 7th, 2009|32 Days of Halloween|0 Comments

27 Second Review: Land of the Dead

Written & Directed by: George Romero
Starring: Simon Baker, John Leguizamo, Dennis Hopper, Asia Argento, Robert Joy, Pedro Miguel Arce

Review: Wow. A modern Zombie movie, that didn’t hail from Britain…and it didn’t suck balls! I’m stunned. Romero held true to his previous works, and our fears were laid to rest. Now we get to start fearing the fifth movie. This one’s worth seeing just for Pillsbury. You’ll understand when you see it, just trust me.

Time: 13 seconds

By | 2017-09-24T23:57:23+00:00 June 29th, 2005|Movies, Reviews|0 Comments

Land of the Dead (2005) – Movie Review

Land of the Dead movie poster art

Written & Directed by George A. Romero
Starring Simon Baker, Dennis Hopper, John Leguizamo, Robert Joy, Asia Argento, Eugene Clark

My Advice: Solid matinee.

Time has passed since the zombie outbreak began. What humans remain have walled and fenced in cities and hired folks with lots of guns to keep them safe. In one city, Fiddler’s Green is the luxury highrise that sits at the center, overseen by Kaufman (Hopper). He controls and pays for everything, including the squads who go out into the smaller towns for supply raids. However, there’s unrest in the streets, as those who aren’t in Kaufman’s favor are pissed at being fed table scraps. Also, the undead are getting pissed off as well…

Okay, time for some history. Twenty years ago, Day of the Dead hit. It was 1985. Romero threatened a fourth movie: Twilight of the Dead. I held out hope, even after hearing about rights issues and budget issues…even when Romero was unable to get distribution for Bruiser. When I first started at Corona’s Coming Attractions, that magnificent (and now very dead) website, this was the first movie page I ever drafted. So basically, I have been waiting…patiently…for twenty fucking years for this movie. And thanks to the efforts of those glorious Brits behind 28 Days Later and Shaun of the Dead, making zombie movies is profitable again. And here we are.

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By | 2017-09-24T23:57:28+00:00 June 24th, 2005|Movies, Reviews|5 Comments

Psych-Out/The Trip (1968/1967) – DVD Review

Psych-Out/The Trip DVD

Film:
DVD:

Written by: Betty Tusher, Betty Ulius, and E. Hunter Willett (Psych-Out)/Jack Nicholson (The Trip)
Directed by: Richard Rush (Psych-Out)/Roger Corman (The Trip)
Starring: Susan Strasberg, Dean Stockwell, Bruce Dern, and Jack Nicholson (Psych-Out)/Peter Fonda, Bruce Dern, Susan Strasberg, and Dennis Hopper (The Trip)

Features:

  • Commentary by director-producer Roger Corman (The Trip only)
  • Theatrical trailers
  • “Love and Haight” featurette
  • “Tune In, Trip Out” featurette
  • Psychedelic film effects

Released by: MGM
Region: 1
Rating: NR
Anamorphic: Yes

My Advice: Rent it if you want some psychedelic camp.

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By | 2017-09-25T00:01:34+00:00 December 7th, 2003|Reviews|0 Comments