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Ota Richter's Skullduggery

Today I watched Ota Richter’s Skullduggery (1983)

Among the many absurd things the 80’s gave us, few are as perplexing as the Dungeons and Dragons moral panic.   400 more words

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Ryuhei Kitamura's Versus

Today I watched Ryuhei Kitamura’s Versus (2000)

In Japan there is a magical forest, the Forest of Resurrection, which is one of 666 gates to the other side.   299 more words

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Ryuhei Kitamura's Aragami

Today I watched Ryuhei Kitamura’s Aragami (2003)

This film is part of a two part series called the duel project.  This was a challenge laid down to two film makers by producer Shinya Kawai for them to make feature films with only two principle actors fighting in a single location over a period of time no longer than a week.   292 more words

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Russell Muclahy's Highlander II: The Quickening

Today I watched Russell Muclahy’s Highlander II: The Quickening (1991)

I have watched some strange movies, from surreal exploitation films to the Joel Schumacher batmen, yet this is the most baffling film I have ever seen.   427 more words

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Antonio Margheriti's Yor, Hunter From the Future

Today I watched Antonio Margheriti’s Yor, Hunter From the Future (1983)

During the 80’s fantasy movie boom, two of the many subgenres that cropped up was the caveman fantasy films and Star Wars inspire space fantasy.   350 more words

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Tim Burton Week Day 7: Beetlejuice

Today I watched Tim Burton’s Beetlejuice (1988)

While Burton has always been known as a premier purveyor of the gothic aesthetic, it is perhaps here, in his second feature, where he really expresses his brand of that aesthetic the most.   517 more words

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Tim Burton Week Day 4: Big Fish

Today I watched Tim Burton’s Big Fish (2003)

From Big Eyes to a Big Fish, this movie focuses on the classic tall tales like how we once caught a fish this big.   323 more words

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