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  • The Beyond

    The Beyond 1981

    ★★★★½ Watched 31 Oct, 2015

    Stone classic right down to the stock audio cues and dubbed dialogue. Fulci's Gates of Hell trilogy, or the more aptly titled, The Catriona MacColl trilogy, is one of horror's great gore epics. Definitely suitable Halloween fare.

  • My Bloody Valentine

    My Bloody Valentine 2009

    Watched 30 Oct, 2015

    I hadn't the pleasure of watching this in it's glorious theatrical 3D presentation, not that I missed anything really. The 3D blu-ray experience is a close enough approximation and told me all I needed to know. I had heard this one was fun because of it's inventive use of 3D, but I would not pass that message on myself. Spoiler alert, the most interesting use of 3D was with the beams of light from the miner's helmet. The story and screenplay were brutal and don't warrant a recap. Stay out of this mine.

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  • Beauty Day

    Beauty Day 2011

    ★★★★★ Watched 10 Mar, 2012

    I'm a regular listener to the Film Junk Podcast, of which Jay Cheel is a founding contributor. I ordered my copy of Beauty Day a month or two ago and finally got around to watching it this weekend. Given the long wait (the film premiered over a year ago), the availability of Cap'n Video shenanigans on the internet and my familiarity with the director I had a difficult time managing my expectations. Not to mention that I grew up with…

  • Yakuza Apocalypse

    Yakuza Apocalypse 2015

    ★★★★★ Watched 11 Oct, 2015

    This is "Ichi the Killer" or "Dead or Alive" Miike with absurdity turned up to a solid 11. It felt like insane live action manga with full commitment from the cast. Definitely niche entertainment, if you don't like it I would question why you would have even watched it in the first place.