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The Sinful Dwarf review

Posted : 7 years, 9 months ago on 18 November 2014 08:27 (A review of The Sinful Dwarf)

Really not as bad as some would say. Sure, shocking by some standards and to anyone who has never seeing this type of film before. (exploitation) As one who has seen the likes of Pink Flamingos, Salon Kitty, and Salo, I have to say this movie is considerably tame. Still, I did feel a bit off watching it. I think it was mostly due to the stigma that comes along with this movie. Kind of like the first time I watched Salo. You just feel a bit dirty and unsettled by what you've watched. Mostly in part, I think, by the simplistic way this was filmed. It makes it seem more personal a venture, as you are constantly aware that you are a fly on the wall, voyeur, watching something bizarre unfold. I'm glad I did watch it though.

All in all, the concept was simple and a very easy story but completely feasible. A story that could very well be done today, but by no means as... Exploitative. It would not be as focused on the dwarf aspect or the gratuitous shots of writhing, heroin infused, nude women. The Sinful dwarf wasn't even the main villain. Just the instrument of his mothers will, but that grin. So maniacal.

The moral of the story... if you rent a European studio apartment from a scary woman with a devilish looking dwarf son, ask why the room is so cheap. If they respond, because of the white slavery... then maybe say 'no thanks.'

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The 10th Victim review

Posted : 8 years ago on 10 August 2014 05:49 (A review of The 10th Victim)

I was pleasantly suprised by this film. I could see the nucleus of ideas for future films such as, The Running Man, The Hunger Games, and a nod to classics such as The most Dangerous Game. Love the artistic direction and style of the sets and wardrobe. Mastroianni and Andress are a joy to watch in this.

I found myself bursting out with laughter quite a few times at some of the subtle jokes. The best gag was after the man kills his target on the steps of the building that is in charge of the games, and an officer comes up to him and gives him a parking ticket.

It would be interesting to see this done today, not necessarily high budget but with our current state of tech. Love the silver Mausers used in this. The version I saw on Fandor looked great for a movie that is almost turning 50. Definitely adding this to my home collection.

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9 is definitely not a 9

Posted : 12 years, 10 months ago on 22 September 2009 04:49 (A review of 9)

Fan service for the johnny the homicidal maniac, invader zim crowd who hangs out at hot topic. Visually creative yes, but that's where the creativity stops. This movie suffers from quite a few key elements of story telling. Weak plot, absolutely no character development, and bad pacing to name a few.

My main problem with this film is that nothing really seems thought out. It seems as if they are trying to make some kind of commentary on war and the 'technology vs. humanity' debate. When the little effigy people start dropping like flies you could care less, like they are fodder for the really cool looking monstrosities that hunt them. Each character design looks unique, as if they would have an interesting story to tell or some cool ability to add to the group, but sadly, not really explored that much.

I think this concept would have made a better video game alone than a movie, that way you could utilize their respective talents and see what each person contributes, yeah a problem solving/puzzle game. And are they supposed to just be soul fragments or represent pieces of humanity aspects of human nature? If not then why make them look different? ...i don't know. I was really really disappointed. I was looking for more from this. Sorry to those who liked it.

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