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Lazarus and the Gimp
14-12-2002, 23:33:17
Just seen the Director's cut for the first time. What a sensational film it is- any fans here?

TAZ
15-12-2002, 11:41:52
Yes - I haven't seen the director's cut but the original is still a great film...

Lazarus and the Gimp
15-12-2002, 12:21:23
Funny to think that, after years of churning out Hammer films, the British film industry brought out "The Wicker Man" and "Don't look now" back-to-back. Two of the most chilling films ever made.

monolith94
16-12-2002, 06:34:30
What the… huh???

King_Ghidra
16-12-2002, 08:56:53
Yeah, great film. Love the bit with britt ekland dancing around naked and banging on the walls while edward wooodward sits sweating on the other side :lol:. Actually didn't morcheeba or someone do a cover of the song from that scene?

Haven't seen Don't Look Now...but from what i've heard it sounds very depressing.

TAZ
16-12-2002, 10:31:24
He said Chilling not depressing...

King_Ghidra@home
16-12-2002, 18:09:42
i said depressing he said chilling you said he said chilling not depressing

Lazarus and the Gimp
16-12-2002, 20:25:41
Originally posted by monolith94
What the… huh???

English horror movie made about 1971, focussing on pagan sacrifice and starring Christopher Lee and Britt Ekland. A film that starts out eerie and erotic, then turns unbelievable chilling.

TAZ
17-12-2002, 00:04:03
But not depressing ;)

Lazarus and the Gimp
17-12-2002, 20:10:21
"Don't look now" is responsible for the scariest moment in my life.

I saw it for the first time, then walked my girlfriend home across the dark streets. While walking back alone I saw something red on the street ahead. As I got close, I decided it was a doll in a red dress. Then- just as I reached it-the fucker moved.

I went ice-cold. It turned out to be a discarded umbrella.

King_Ghidra@home
17-12-2002, 22:48:22
:eek:

the exorcist did the same thing to me, didn't want to sit on my bed

:cry:

Qweeg
18-12-2002, 14:33:37
Top film, first saw it when I was about eleven, so its got that quality for me of being like a childhood nightmare or something. My favourite part is when that woman dances against the wall.

The sunset scene at the end with the burning wicker-man was very evocative, summed up the spirit of the film for me.

FOR GOODNESS SAKES MAN! THINK WHAT YOUR DOING! THINK WHAT YOUR DOING!

Well, you would say that wouldn't you, situation like that.

Lazarus and the Gimp
18-12-2002, 19:30:40
If you saw it at 11, I would guess Britt Ekland's dance played a large role in your psycho-sexual development.

Qweeg
19-12-2002, 11:48:40
Paganism rules!

Qweeg
19-12-2002, 14:28:19
To be accurate it wasn't Britt Eklands bum we saw in that scene, apparently they got a double to play that bit. Ekland said she was a little peeved that people would believe that was her bum coz she thought it looked fat.

I think it looked very nice, yes, very nice indeed.

Lazarus and the Gimp
21-12-2002, 09:46:04
It was definitely her knockers, and for that we should be grateful.

TAZ
22-12-2002, 08:41:08
:lol:

King_Ghidra
23-12-2002, 11:26:20
i always liked how in 'get carter' britt ekland gets second top billing, yet actually only appears for about 30 seconds playing with herself with her knockers out while michael caine talks dirty down the phone to her.

she must have a hell of an agent

although it is a great scene with a lot of artistic merit

Funkodrom
23-12-2002, 12:16:30
:lol:

Sean
01-02-2003, 21:45:55
Also saw the director’s cut. Looking at the bits that were chopped out and re-organised, it seems that Howie was only on the island for a single night in the original version.

That’s a pretty sad comment on British film, that such a good film (calling it horror is a bit of a stretch, though: perhaps a musical?) could be cut so badly and just ignored by the industry.

The director’s cut DVD is only about 7 quid on play, as opposed to the twenty-something it was when I last checked in MVC. Bargain.

‘Cut some capers, man!’

Lazarus and the Gimp
02-02-2003, 09:37:11
It was always intended as a horror, but not of the "shock" variety. What makes it scary is the fact that it's all entirely possible, and rather than there being "a bad guy" everyone's a villain except the victim.

Sean
02-02-2003, 22:14:26
Lots of films are scary but aren’t considered horror. Horror is probably the best genre for it to be dropped into, though.

Funkodrom
03-02-2003, 09:44:11
I have the Wicker Man DVD with the directors cut but haven't watched it yet.

Resource Consumer
06-02-2003, 23:08:20
Originally posted by Lazarus and the Gimp
Just seen the Director's cut for the first time. What a sensational film it is- any fans here?

Seen it several times - a real classic...