We had some cool movies that were imported from the UK at the marathon, Phenomena being one of them. The Blu-ray is so beautiful, it’s like watching the movie for the first time. This is a Dario Argento film, he’s made some pretty sweet movies and they’re worth checking out. Phenomena has some particularly sweet jam sessions throughout the movie.
Cannibal Holocaust is probably the most controversial films of all time. The director was arrested after the film was finished and released. The film itself was banned in tons of different countries. We got an imported Blu-Ray of the uncut version. It was easily the most disturbing of the films we watched, which is saying something. I don’t blame people for not wanting to watch it at all, so we watched this one when there weren’t too many people left watching. There’s a lot of real stuff in this movie and other things that are questionable, which is why the director was arrested. He was never charged in the end but you still never know exactly what really happened. There are apparently quite a few different versions of the film around and I’m not exactly sure of all the differences. This one is pretty crazy and I can’t say that I’d really recommend it based on how graphic and insane it is. I thought it was worth seeing, so if you can find it and it sounds like your kind of movie, then go for it. I’d recommend doing a little research into what it’s all about before you do though.
Tucker and Dale Vs. Evil was definitely one of the highlights on the party. It’s got a pretty awesome plot and it’s super hilarious. This movie was another import, but I’m pretty sure that it comes out in the next few months in the States here. We couldn’t wait that long though, had to have it for the party! I’d say that this movie is a must see.
Sheitan here is actually on Netflix instant streaming. It’s like a movie showcase of how creepily awesome Vincent Cassel can be. So if you like Vincent Cassel you should check it out for sure, and even if you don’t, it’s still a fun and creepy movie to watch.
A classic out of 1979. Alien was our second choice of the night. It was awesome to see it in such good quality and it’s been a while since some of us had seen it. Really made it a fun experience to watch this.