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Both also the extended versions. The extra material raised my opinion of both of them, especially on Played with Fire as that's the most extended of the three.



This didn't go where I expected it too. 



I enjoyed this famous German film.



This is a very good giallo film. 
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Good giallo film. Very Hitchcockian I thought. 



The extended version. I've watched the theatrical versions of the trilogy before but having now also read the books I wanted to see the complete version. I've just watched the entire 3 hour cut of it in one sitting. It's definitely worth it if you enjoyed the books and noticed certain aspects missing from the film otherwise. 

In total the trilogy has over two hours of extra footage in these versions that is not in the main releases. Technically it is a TV cut with each film broken into two episodes of 93 minutes each, but the presence of stops and extra credits doesn't hurt the movie's flow too much. 
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This very faithfully reproduces the shots of the 1922 silent up until a point, while using the correct Dracula names that the original wasn't allowed to do. It starts to extend the plot in the second half from what the silent film did and comes more into it's own. A very creepy film overall that pays homage and stands tall in its own right. 
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It was alright, but did not reach the heights of the two original movies:

David Harbour in Hellboy (2019)
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I'll probably watch it if it comes on Prime or Netflix but otherwise I lost all hype for this one once I'd read a few comments about it after it hit the cinemas. I'll gladly revisit the del Toro movies with Ron Perlman any day though. 
It´s a decent movie and entertaining enough, but not exellent in any way, like I think the Del Toro movies are. I really enjoy those...
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Originally posted by UMUR UMUR wrote:

It was alright, but did not reach the heights of the two original movies:

David Harbour in Hellboy (2019)
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I'll probably watch it if it comes on Prime or Netflix but otherwise I lost all hype for this one once I'd read a few comments about it after it hit the cinemas. I'll gladly revisit the del Toro movies with Ron Perlman any day though. 
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It was alright, but did not reach the heights of the two original movies:

David Harbour in Hellboy (2019)
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I blind bought this on blu-ray in a second hand shop a few days ago. What a complete waste of money. I really wish this movie's infamy had reached my ears beforehand - never would have touched it otherwise. It's always a bad sign when a studio interferes with a movie so much that the director disowns it and forces it to be released under a pseudonym. The biggest shame is that the original vision of the movie may have been very good, but the studio wanted a Keanu Reeves cop-thriller, so the studio made sure they released a Keanu Reeves cop-thriller regardless of what the film was supposed to be. 

I haven't even finished watching it now but what they've released is so incomprehensible and feels like a mish-mash of two different movies that I'm pretty much bored and only occasionally glancing at the screen by this point. Worst movie I've seen for ages. 
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Pretty good thriller with some really sinister aspects.



Great Fritz Lang war film. 
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An anthology film of four Japanese ghost stories. I enjoyed the second one the most, but all are pretty good and often creepy.



Darkly comic, violence levels that would make Tarantino proud and fucked up on so many levels. 
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I thought it was alright but I guessed it's received mostly negative reviews? It should be said, I do not have the highest standards when it comes to film so me saying something decent isn't probably saying much!WinkLOL
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I found this one a bit difficult to follow exactly what was going on but it has a great atmosphere. Pretty weird movie all told though, especially the ending.



Pretty great gothic horror. 



An odd 50's Italian movie. Despite it's title and re-titles overseas it's not really a vampire movie and is actually closer to science fiction, done up like a crime thriller at the same time. Could even be called proto-giallo I guess, at least in some respects. 
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Early giallo. Pretty good but not the best IMO. 
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I find myself questioning this movie's legitimacy as a horror movie, though it certainly has elements towards the end. Great film though. 
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This classic horror film seems somewhat dated by the fact that the idea, no doubt horrific at the time to viewers, has now actually been successfully performed medically. 



This is a very good Mario Bava horror movie. 



This is a very disturbing Maria Bava movie and that's actually saying something considering some of his horror work. Makes Reservoir Dogs look tame. 
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Another Kurosawa gem. Unfortunately probably the last I will get to see for a while as BFI player upped and removed almost all of his work overnight except this one. So pissed off about that as I subscribed to them largely to watch these movies, which are hard to find in the UK otherwise. 
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A Japanese gem. 
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This is an excellent spy themed film noir. 



Only Samuel L. Jackson saves this from being completely boring. It's structure also made me feel like I was watching a sequel rather than a standalone film. 
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Mostly mixed feelings. I think it falls short of true greatness and certainly isn't as bad as historically it's been made out to be, but mostly I liked this one. 



The movie that A Fistful of Dollars was ripped off from. Much as I like Eastwood and westerns, I think this is the superior film. 



Old early sound vampire movie. Minimal dialogue makes it not that far removed from an actual silent film though and still plays like one much of a time. Oddly the extensive film damage even after restoration only adds to the atmosphere. It's no Nosferatu though.
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^ Adam, you've burned out on music and become a film expert!

Hardly. I discover new niches of film all the time though and have certainly watched more films in the last year and a half than I have done in my whole life prior to that. 

Currently I just bought one month's worth of BFI Player subscription for £4.99 and am binge watching as much as possible through it. 

I still listen to music a fair bit though. Not so much checking out new stuff. Mostly it's played in the car these days. 

Nice! I have been lagging on films in the last few years as i've been obsessed by music but i feel a film binge coming soon. I'm also not to thrilled with a lot of new music lately. There's much more interesting things to still uncover from the past but a few newbies sneak in here and there. Cheers!
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My first taste of Akira Kurosawa's work. A brilliant movie. Clap
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