Fun! Funny first act, suspencful middle and a longish but good enough climax. Seems to have a lot of vailed things to say about the state of Europe circa 1938. Really enjoyable.
Got this along with the new US release of Django. It's a pretty decent spaghetti Western-- I wasn't sure what to expect going in. The arrow transfer does look like the print used had some issues. There's a weird discoloration that happens in certain scenes in the top-center part of the frame. It's noticable but also I guess if you're going to watch this movie, what choice do you have lol.
The score is not memorable exactly but pleasent to…
Pretty confident we'd look at this film a lot differently if it hadn't followed the matrix by a month.
The first act is an admittedly off-putting start. It's very Cronenberg very early and that goes on for a bit before the story and characters open up enough to become more accessible.
It gets to be pretty weird and fun with all the body horror hallmarks of Cronenberg. Those game pads are f'in gross.
Genuinely my first viewing! It plays much different than I had always thought it did. The first half of the film is really pretty fun and breezey, going in directions I didn't expect and with some neat kill sequences. This is despite some *really* bad dialog and acting. But the second half is pretty brutual. Repetitive, boring and more than a little batty-from-out-of-nowhere i was having a hard time believing this only clocked 95 minutes by the end.