What was the last blu-ray you watched? Jun 6, 2010 21:40:46 GMT -5
Post by basilrathboner on Jun 6, 2010 21:40:46 GMT -5
Jun 5, 2010 21:40:43 GMT -5 @basilrathboner said:Wolfman unrated cut on bluray- It's a way better film now and one of the best blu's I've seen. Talk about a ridiculously aggressive sound mix! Guess what, Max Von Sydow is in the movie! Who knew! Turns out Benicio was doing some really interesting layering to the Talbot character, but a ton of the set up for that hit the cutting room floor. The Gwen Conliffe and Maleva stuff is still weak as hell, but Hopkin's Sir John is way stronger and more terrifying. The features are great, especially the make up one was fascinating. Turns out Hopkin's was really in make-up! I have a ton more respect for the film now and will definitely be watching it at least a couple times a year I suspect.
Same here bud. In fact, I have actually watched it three times now in just over two days. I absolutely fucking love this movie. I am really amazed at how shit on it's been overall - I dare say this is the finest studio-produced horror film I've seen in well over a decade. All the gothic ambiance, the style and symmetry of it all - just fucking magnificent IMO. The performances are ace, the pacing crisp and well proportioned (in the extended cut, anyway) and the gore and makeup quite nice. I still need to dive into the extras, but can't stop watching the feature! lol
I may do a blog write-up on this. Its sheer elegance and masterfully-crafted trappings deserve a long-winded, delirious dissertation.
Glad to see you liked it so much. I watched it a second time today and that extended cut really is glorious. Hopkins is just fucking killer in this flick. I would love to read a write up from you on this film!!!