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Poll Results: Choose your favorite first-film-in-a-horror-movie-franchise:

 
  • 55% (11)
    Alien
  • 0% (0)
    Friday the 13th
  • 0% (0)
    Night of the Living Dead (1969)
  • 0% (0)
    Child's Play
  • 0% (0)
    The Howling
  • 5% (1)
    A Nightmare on Elm Street
  • 20% (4)
    Halloween
  • 10% (2)
    Hellraiser
  • 10% (2)
    Leprechaun
20 Total Votes  
post #91 of 116
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I'm wavering on this one. As I said previously, the rest of the franchise sucked donkey balls (with the exception of a couple of scenes in E3) but taken on its own Exorcist is a strong contender for the best horror movie of all time.
Thoughts on "The Version You've Never Seen" versus the theatrical release?

Although not as good, I thought E3 was a worthy follow up. I haven't seen any of the newer ones, and didn't care for Heretic. Also love Leslie Nielsen's spoof, Repossessed. Mainly because the chick in the classroom scenes in the purple had such amazing titties.
post #92 of 116
Heretic is in the running for one of the worst films of all time.
post #93 of 116
Alien for me but what about Phantasm?
post #94 of 116
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Reading comprehension issues?
j/k. I really loved American Werewolf in London. Last night I bored my friends with the connections between Trading Places and AWiL.
"See You Next Wednesday!"

Also Blues Brothers. I say "See you next Wednesday" to people all the time but nobody gets the reference. Most people ask, "Wait, why am I seeing you next Wednesday?"
post #95 of 116
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Reading comprehension issues?
j/k. I really loved American Werewolf in London. Last night I bored my friends with the connections between Trading Places and AWiL.
"See You Next Wednesday!"

Also Blues Brothers. I say "See you next Wednesday" to people all the time but nobody gets the reference. Most people ask, "Wait, why am I seeing you next Wednesday?"

Were you adopted? Because I'm starting to feel like we were separated at birth.
post #96 of 116
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Although not as good, I thought E3 was a worthy follow up. I haven't seen any of the newer ones, and didn't care for Heretic. Also love Leslie Nielsen's spoof, Repossessed. Mainly because the chick in the classroom scenes in the purple had such amazing titties.

I rather enjoyed the Paul Schrader prequel Exorcist. I had not seen the theatrically released version, though, which I hear is dog shit.
post #97 of 116
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Also Blues Brothers. I say "See you next Wednesday" to people all the time but nobody gets the reference. Most people ask, "Wait, why am I seeing you next Wednesday?"

I used to do this, but it honestly caused so much confusion I stopped. I suppose I could just start saying "I love American Werewolf in London! Do you?!?"
post #98 of 116
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I thought the re-release was weaker than the original cut. The only scene that truly made it better was the conversation between Merrin and Karras on the steps. The touring around DC shit was a waste. The spiderwalk would have been really cool if they had been able to do it right, but they couldn't so it was better to cut it.

The original ending was definitely superior, too.

By far the worst change was inserting those flashes of the demon face everywhere. Really fucking stupid.

In the original version, the face only appeared once, in Karras' dream. And it wasn't that Lon Cheney lookalike either it was Linda Blair's body double, Eileen Dietz, done up in kabuki makeup. Super scary and super effective, way more so than the Lon Cheney face. That little flash is nowhere to be found anymore except on old video tapes that were manufactured before the advent of DVD and the VYNS re-release.

Generally speaking I've been disappointed with every "director's cut" or "unreleased cut" of a film that I've seen, with the sole exception of Blade Runner.
post #99 of 116
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Generally speaking I've been disappointed with every "director's cut" or "unreleased cut" of a film that I've seen, with the sole exception of Blade Runner.

YES! The Final Cut was, in my opinion, a vast improvement over the previous two iterations.
post #100 of 116
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Generally speaking I've been disappointed with every "director's cut" or "unreleased cut" of a film that I've seen, with the sole exception of Blade Runner.

Director's Cut of Brazil was much better.
post #101 of 116
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Generally speaking I've been disappointed with every "director's cut" or "unreleased cut" of a film that I've seen, with the sole exception of Blade Runner.

YES! The Final Cut was, in my opinion, a vast improvement over the previous two iterations.

Yup. Get rid of the stupid voiceovers, lose the namby pamby "they lived happily ever after" ending, and leave us wondering whether Deckard is a replicant. It brought the film much closer to Philip K. Dick's dystopianism.
post #102 of 116
Only one cut had the voiceovers, which I actually liked. Anyone know which one and whether it's available on DVD? I had it on VHS many moons ago.
post #103 of 116
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Only one cut had the voiceovers, which I actually liked. Anyone know which one and whether it's available on DVD? I had it on VHS many moons ago.

Wasn't that on the theatrical release?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Versions_of_Blade_Runner#American_theatrical_release_.281982.29
post #104 of 116
Yeah but I could have sworn there was some sort of extended cut that had the voiceovers too. So many damn BR cuts it's hard to keep up.

+1 on the Brazil director's cut though, amazing.
post #105 of 116
The director's cut of Kingdom of Heaven >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> the theatrical release.
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