The first two DVDs I purchased were 'The Abyss Special Edition' & 'Trigun The $$60,000,000,000 Man'. The latter was the first volume of an 8 volume Anime series I knew little to nothing about. The cover struck me as something I really wanted to see. The guns & the badass, red cloaked protagonist screamed "Go ahead and buy me, Matt". That night I watched The Abyss once & The Trigun disc twice in a row. Needless to say I adore the series. It…
I just re-watched this movie tonight for the first time since its initial release. From what I recall I liked it well enough back in 2003 but it obviously did not have much of an impact because I had more or less forgotten the entire film.
It uses the same formula that most horror sequels do by sticking close to the original but upping the ante, but i think it stands surprisingly well on its own. The Creeper is such…
Even director Tsui Hark's most dedicated fans, including myself, will tell you that cohesive narrative is not his strong suit. While this would be a fatal flaw for most directors, Hark's passion & visual style overcome this in most of his films. This is all the more true in Detective Dee. A film that, at its core, is a disjointed puzzle that hands out its pieces amidst magical battles & stylish sword fights.
It is a deliriously fictional account of actual historical…