• Nick

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by Nick 29 Apr, 2016

    a mysterious nude woman comes from space and sends a nation into panic: combines the elemental eroticism and ambiguity of typical vampire pictures and reapplies them to its own feverish, postmodern vision characterized by a spectacular synthesis of every formal element Hooper has proven to be an unrivaled master of, if not one of absolute the greatest showcases of it. highlighted most essentially in its incredible space sequences: overwhelmingly packed with fluid camera rotations, deliberately intrusive lighting and groundbreaking production design. so utterly breathtaking, I could watch this on mute and be perfectly entertained.

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  • Andrew Amphlett

    ★★★½ Watched by Andrew Amphlett 29 Apr, 2016

    Well, that was unexpectedly awesome...and really bad but really good...did I actually enjoy Lifeforce!? Yes!...I really, really enjoyed it, So Duane Barry actually did taken by aliens from outer space....well nude space vampires! The film itself offers lots of great creative practical/ special effects, that still hold up well today somehow; visually looks amazing, it's well paced and edited for 2 hour feature that never gets dull, with something crazy being added and soooooo over the top in nature, that…

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  • Arthur Tuoto

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Arthur Tuoto 18 Apr, 2016

    Belo exemplo do que um Tobe Hooper não domesticado é capaz. Claro que mesmo dentro de uma dinâmica mais mansa o homem trabalha muito bem com a frontalidade do gênero (“Salem’s Lot“, “Poltergeist”), mas acho que pouca coisa se compara com a brutalidade de “Lifeforce”.

    Tudo aqui é impetuoso, é grandiloquente. A violência não entra apenas como uma catarse final, mas ela faz parte daquele mundo, é natural daqueles gestos. O filme recusa qualquer autoconsciência nesse sentido, qualquer referência mais…

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  • Michael

    ★★½ Watched by Michael 23 Apr, 2016

    Ambitiously tries to be derivative of so many movies at the same time that it breaks through into a strangely original, often clumsy, occasionally beautiful movie. It's not "good." But it is, almost hypnotically, compelling.

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  • Nathan West

    ★★★★ Rewatched by Nathan West 23 Apr, 2016

    70mm(!!) screening at The Hollywood Theatre in Portland, OR.

    This should be everyone's second favorite Tobe Hooper movie (hit the curb, Poltergeist!).

    A crazy genre-blender, mixing in science fiction, space vampires, zombie(ish) apocalypse, an aura of Britishness, a big orchestral score, GREAT special effects, an INTENSE Steve Railsback, and a naked Mathilda May. It's wonko and off the rails but in an amazingly entertaining way.

    "She's totally dangerous."

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  • Siân

    ★★★★ Watched by Siân 24 Apr, 2016

    An hour and a half, you say? Bloody hell.

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  • Joshua Correll

    ★★★½ Watched by Joshua Correll 23 Apr, 2016

    Points for originality.

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  • matt lynch

    ★★★★ Rewatched by matt lynch 23 Apr, 2016

    AKA "Fear the Fucking Dead". Desire is a plague. Starring Mathilda May as Rackula.

    [Theatrical Cut, 70mm]

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  • Laurie

    ★★★½ Rewatched by Laurie 15 Apr, 2016 2

    A fantastic mess of a movie, the whole hackneyed structure of Lifeforce feels cobbled together out of the picked over carcass of a 'troubled' production. Yet its lunacy is so cohesive, single-minded and well executed that I'm left with the conclusion that there clearly is method to this madness. Undoubtedly it's Tobe Hooper's greatest effort other than The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and a film that I really didn't think he had in him.
    The whole plot is just so bonkers,…

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  • Barton Kimball

    ★★★ Watched by Barton Kimball 12 Apr, 2016

    Bewbs.

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  • Sebbern

    ★★★★ Watched by Sebbern 12 Apr, 2016 2

    Can the world please end like this.

    Pleeeaaaaseee.

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  • Llewyn Davis

    ★★★½ Watched by Llewyn Davis 06 Apr, 2016

    This is SO close to being a good horror film. It's certainly the best Cannon film out of sheer quality alone. It's got a very John Wnydam feel about it and Patrick Stewart, bless his little cotton socks, is giving it his damnedest. The acting at times can be laughably silly and some of the props and anamontrics look like Charlie Mccarthur to an actual corpse. Not a waste of time to watch certainly, just a big great rompy pompy bit of fun.

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