Next time you take karate lessons, use copies of the DVD to do your hand-breaking exercises.
Next time you take karate lessons, use copies of the DVD to do your hand-breaking exercises.
Worth watching, but only if you have a strong stomach.
It's not rated, but is worthy of an NC-17.
I went to see Rob's directing debut, HOUSE OF 1000 CORPSES, just out of curiosity. Boy, did I make a big mistake. It was one of the most repulsive pieces of garbage I ever saw! So why did I see THE DEVIL'S REJECTS? I guess my head wasn't on straight. It was just as repulsive as its predecessor. The only good part of it was when William Forsythe captures those creeps and proceeds to torture them slowly, driving nails into their hands and hitting them repeatedly across the face with his gun butt.
Please, God, let this be the last time we see Captain Spaulding on the big screen.
If anyone has seen the 1992 made-for-video Dutch Schultz biopic HIT THE DUTCHMAN, you might recall that Legs Diamond spoke with an Irish accent, but in real-life Diamond was an American who never spoke with an accent. Josh Mosby plays Diamond just right. Also, the real-life Dutch Schultz looked more like the character that James Remar played in THE COTTON CLUB, rather than Lance Henriksen's portrayal. Finally, while Billy Drago was good as Frank Nitti in THE UNTOUCHABLES, he's not as well cast here as Lucky Luciano. While some people may have thought that Billy was Italian in real life, he's actually a Kentucky-born Native American, which explains his slightly darker skin. While the cover of the video shows Billy holding a Thompson submachine gun, he never actually uses a gun in this movie. Also, while the cover of the video lists him as one of the main stars, he actually has a very minor role limited to a few appearances.
I'm just a sucker for gangster movies, so that's why I own it.
1. In the mansion where the jet-setters are staying, the Italian flag is visible in one of the rooms.
2. The zombies decapitate a maid to use her head for a soccer ball.
3. The mansion where the movie was filmed was once used as a papal retreat.
Things to watch for:
1. The professor who looks like a hippy from Woodstock with his long hair, beard and jeans.
2. Peter Bark...who looks a lot like a miniature Topher Grace.
3. The worst-looking zombie masks...ever!
To me, a better plot would have to be Peter asking Mary Jane to marry him at the beginning of the movie. Of course, the wedding can't go ahead until he takes care of all the villains, including himself when he's wearing the black suit.
The casting of the villains is perfect. Topher Grace certainly isn't the wet noodle character he used to be on "That 70s Show". Here he exhibits a lot of intensity. The same goes for James Franco and Thomas Haden Church.
MacAvoy's character seems so strong against Whitaker's brutal Amin character, always remaining stoic and brave, even when Amin is enraged and shouting right in his ear.
It's not an easy movie to watch, but it's definitely worth seeing, unless you abhor graphic violence.
Jeremy Piven and the rest of a talented cast (including Andy Garcia and Ben Affleck) are wasted.
If you want to see a better movie about organized crime in Las Vegas (or any other city in Nevada for that matter), rent BUGSY instead.
Throw this one to the dogs!!!
As for the humour in this movie, how did it get by with a PG-13? The MPAA must be falling asleep when they do the classification and they miss all the dirty parts.
Finally, a Superman with a British accent? I don't think so. Superman is as American as apple pie! People who do movies like this really should be put down at birth.
It seems as if the golden age for spoof movies has been over for a long time.
I don't think I'd get this show on DVD. If Decompose did exist, I have a long list of annoying celebrities I'd be glad to give him!
I liked the episodes where he comes up against Count Duckula. The Duckula on this show is different-looking from the spin-off series that followed.
It's interesting that Roger Ebert gave "Caligula" a no-star rating, but he gave this one three-and-a-half stars.
This movie may not be as violent as "Caligula", but it's just as disturbing.
The music score (and the songs) seem totally out of place, and the comedy bits with the two sherriffs don't help matters much.
All I can say is that Hamilton and Brantford look like friendlier places to live than Silent Hill!
I cannot feel any sympathy for Ledger's character. Not only does he feel it is appropriate for him and Gylenhaal to publicly display their homosexuality in front of Ledger's wife and children, but whenever he and Gylenhaal experience a disturbance in their relationship, he responds by berating his wife and threatening her with a beating.
To me, this is just another gay-friendly movie with a twist. If it wins for Best Picture at the Oscars, it will prove that enough audiences and critics have been fooled yet again by the "Hollywood Hype".
The only difference is that "Scarface" was much better than this turkey. The DVD cover shows Capone carrying a tommygun, but there are no blazing machine guns in this movie from what I saw! It just seems to be mostly talk and sex scenes.
This movie should have been much better.
Definitely one of those times you should rent "The Untouchables" instead.
While I don't recommend this movie for anyone under 17, it's pretty easy now to sit through most of the gory scenes without losing your lunch.
I certainly felt that the actor who played the young boy in this movie has a much better voice than the kid in "House By The Cemetery", because the kid in that movie was voiced by a girl, making it the worst boy voice I've ever heard! As for the gates of Hell, I don't think they can ever be opened, because we have no idea where they are!
BURY THIS BOMB!!!
Another character they should get rid of is Timmy. All he does is sit in his wheelchair and shout "Timmah!" over and over again.
I recommend that all religious teachers throughout the world show this movie to their students, whatever their religion may be. John Paul II reached out to people of all faiths, and he was even the first Pope to welcome a visit by the President of Iran!
If you watch this on DVD, you might find it interesting that while the actors speak in dubbed English, the opening and closing credits are in Italian!
The characters who spend the night at the castle are really stupid. The butler describes to them the murders that took place in each of the rooms, and they still decide to stay!
After doing so many good movies in the 1980s, Bob Hoskins seems to have hit rock-bottom. His performance as Odin can't save this turkey. Ditto Jamie Kennedy (who seems to be doing a poor Jim Carrey imitation) and Alan Cumming (who isn't much of an actor in my opinion). The dog-wearing-the-mask bit was already done in the first film, and the dancing baby singing 1940s swing tunes is an idea that would have been laughed off by the makers of "Ally McBeal".
Did the makers of this movie actually think that a scene where a baby attacks his father with squirting urine would make people laugh? It didn't for me. It made me cringe. Oh, the horror!!! Please just rent the original and avoid this dreck.
If you live in Toronto, be sure to see them play live at the Molson Amphitheatre on August 15!
There are some discrepancies the viewer should be aware of.
1. Jesus is given 100 lashes by the Roman soldiers. The number of lashes permitted was 39 or 40. Forty lashes were considered near-fatal.
2. Pontius Pilate is usually described in the Gospels and movies as a gentle man who was not willing to put an innocent man to death in order to please an angry mob. In reality, Pilate was a barbaric dictator who crucified innocent people for no reason other than suspecting they were plotting to overthrow him.
3. Jesus carries the entire cross to Calvary. He really only carried the crossbeam, like the two robbers who were crucified with him.
A crucifixion was a violent thing, so it's no wonder the scourging and nailing to the cross scenes are very bloody. As for anti-Semitism, there is a scene in the movie where Simon of Cyrene (who helped Jesus to carry the cross) tries to fight off some Roman soldiers who are brutally whipping and kicking a bloodied and near-dead Jesus. What is anti-Semitic about a Jew helping a fellow Jew? At first, Simon is hesitant to carry the cross of a condemned man, but soon realizes that Jesus is an innocent person who is dying for another reason.
When Jesus is placed into his mother's arms after his death, Mary looks straight at the camera. I believe she is saying to the audience with her eyes "Look what my son went through in order to save you."
Mel Gibson did an excellent job of directing, and the mostly Italian cast speaks in Aramaic, Latin and Hebrew very well. Jim Caviezel, as Jesus, gives what might be the performance of his career, and he is, in my opinion, a contender for Best Actor at next year's Oscars.
Although Jesus was at first hesitant to go through all this, he surrendered eventually to God's will and went to his own death without any word of complaint.
When a huge earthquake hits Jerusalem after Jesus's death, the holy temple of the Jewish authorities is almost destroyed, and Caiaphas starts crying. Is it possible that he realizes he's responsible for the crucifixion of the Son of God?
The Roman soldiers are depicted as brutal and contemptuous people, which is what they really were in those times.
If you feel this movie is anti-Semitic, you should probably read the Gospels a little bit more before you come to see it.
I recommend this movie to people of all religions.