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    Posted: 5 hours 49 minutes ago at 4:11pm

A surprising gem. 
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Japanese black comedy/satire about a man who builds a brothel empire. It's supposedly based on a real person, but I can't find anything online about the actual person. It's quite an entertaining, largely forgotten film, though the weakest of the so called Survivor Ballads released by Arrow recently, that includes Black Rain and The Ballad of Narayama. 
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Big movie, big cast (just look at the list of names!), big fuck up during World War II. Quite enjoyed it, but kept losing track of what was happening where. And Gene Hackman's Polish accent is interesting, to say the least.
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Second one from the box set. Also excellent.
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Pop culture really spoils the ending of this one. Solid film though. 
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Excellent start to Arrow's Six Gothic Tales box set: a set of Edgar Allen Poe adaptations directed by Roger Corman and all starring Vincent Price.  
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Brilliant. Twists and turns, and an excellent cast.

This seems to be a bit of a divisive movie. And it seems to be a bit divided. The start is pretty slow, but it sets up for a great mindfuck of an ending.

Not clever, but funny as fuck and a bit sexy. Seen it before, but worth a second watch.
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Black Rain (1989), for those who don't read Japanese. 

Quite the emotionally wrecking film dealing with the aftermath of the Atomic bombings on Hiroshima. It's brilliant but unfortunately it has a complete non-ending that leaves you wondering about the fates of the characters who are still alive at the end. 
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Another musical. Has some brilliant songs (No Business Like Show Business, Anything You Can Do, Doin' What Comes Natur'lly) and some awful songs (I'm an Indian Too, The Girl That I Marry). Betty Hutton is brilliant, even of the script is fucking terrible in places. Howard Keel, not so much. 

Judy Garland had originally been picked to play Annie, but proved difficult and fell out with producers. Hutton claimed she was treated badly by other cast members due to replacing Garland and a bit of studio politics (she was on loan), and thought Keel was out of his depth as he was just a beginner (despite being 10 years older than Hutton, it was only his second movie, while she was a musical veteran). 

I've seen this on stage, and while the sharpshooting scenes are great fun, the story itself is feeble and sexist (a woman is nothing without a man, so she can't be better than him so she doesn't bruise his ego...), and the depiction of Native Americans is really uncomfortable to watch now. Still, Annie is a great character, and Hutton's performance was as good as she was allowed to be.
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This has got to be among the dumbest horror movies ever made. It's a comedy slasher and it does have a few amusing one liners from the villain, but it also has some of the most stupid death scenes in horror history. Like at one point a girl walks into a room, sees the killer with an electric bonesaw held up menacingly, yet literally walks towards him, sits down in a chair, then sits there screaming as he gives her a facelift with it (the poster above, in fact). Fucking mental. Point it lost me actually as it had some decent moments before that, although it ticks every 'wrong' box for a horror B movie of the 80s, including killing the token black guy first. Another rare misfire selection from Arrow Video, who usually find the hidden gems. 


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Speaking of which:



I didn't find it quite as good, but it's a solid sequel. 

The music in these movies is such a rip-off of Psycho. 
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Originally posted by adg211288 adg211288 wrote:


This was pretty good. 


I´ve only watched the sequel many years ago and found it entertaining. I´ll have to watch this one at some point too.
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This was surprisingly solid, considering the first film (which few who watch this seem to know even exists) was pretty poor. 
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This was pretty good. 
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I'd never even thought to look for it on there before. I can see there's several uploads.

Arrow Video in the UK released a book and blu-ray set last year (and a standard blu-ray reissue more recently). This is the very that includes the dialogue track, as the film would have been exhibited for US audiences of the time. 

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Originally posted by adg211288 adg211288 wrote:

On Arrow Player there are black and white and the hand coloured prints of the film. I watched the black and white version, but I might give the colour a look as well another time. 

I think I watched it on YouTube. It's well past the copyright period of 75 years, so it should be freely available.
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Little known Japanese take on H. G. Wells' character. It's got much more of a crime narrative, involving the theft of a valuable necklace, than the 1933 film. The special effects are similar but not as good despite this being from 1949. It's pretty solid overall. This is the first time the film has been released outside of Japan, by Arrow Video, along with 1957's The Invisible Man vs The Human Fly, which I also have lined up to watch. 
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