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Re: Maiden's Voyage

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Re: Maiden's Voyage

Post by Shieldmaiden » Fri Oct 19, 2012 7:25 pm

OK, guys. Enough. :P

I just added some thoughts to my original Suspiria post, in case anyone cares. When I get the Blue Underground DVD next week, I may have even more to say. And I've queued Tenebre, Deep Red, Inferno, and Opera.
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Re: Maiden's Voyage

Post by elixir » Fri Oct 19, 2012 7:46 pm

I liked Suspiria but it's definitely a time where I feel like I'd get more out of it with a big screening of a great transfer with loud sound and stuff...yeah
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Re: Maiden's Voyage

Post by Trip » Sun Oct 21, 2012 5:45 am

So an Aussie blu-ray of Suspiria came out recently and might be the one.
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Re: Maiden's Voyage

Post by Shieldmaiden » Tue Oct 23, 2012 2:15 am

I watched my new Suspiria DVD, and saw everything this time. It's safe to say I love it even more now!
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Re: Maiden's Voyage

Post by Trip » Tue Oct 23, 2012 2:26 am

:)

Imma grab the new blu-ray tonight (along with Eraserhead).
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Re: Maiden's Voyage

Post by dreiser » Tue Oct 23, 2012 2:38 am

Looks a lot better than the vhs version I screened.
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Re: Maiden's Voyage

Post by Das » Tue Oct 23, 2012 2:38 am

Does the new blu actually have the quality?
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Re: Maiden's Voyage

Post by Trip » Tue Oct 23, 2012 2:40 am

Das wrote:Does the new blu actually have the quality?
I e-mailed them and they said it was from a new master. I'll get back to you when I get it.
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Post by Das » Tue Oct 23, 2012 2:41 am

Trip wrote: I e-mailed them and they said it was from a new master. I'll get back to you when I get it.
Hooray. Hopefully.
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Re: Maiden's Voyage

Post by Trip » Tue Oct 23, 2012 7:50 am

Boo, it's the same blown out transfer. Pity, because the detail is good.
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Maiden's Voyage: Amer

Post by Shieldmaiden » Thu Oct 25, 2012 6:46 pm

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    • Did I say that last entry would be the only horror in this thread? I spoke too soon, although I'm not completely convinced Amer is a horror film. I'm not sure what it is, other than a strangely satisfying experience. I know it hits all the right notes for me: fairy tales, child's point of view, crazy colors, atmosphere, overwhelming sound. It's not perfect. The second segment, while obviously containing a crucial link regarding her growing sexual awareness, is weaker, sensually and thematically, than the other two; I have trouble believing it's the same person. But, the first and last parts are so visceral it doesn't really matter. I love the games Ana plays, and those the film plays with us. Such lovely, tantalizing ambiguity! One thing's for sure, though. I'm glad I saw all those Argentos first, so I could appreciate the many elements of homage. It even has the light bulb shot from Suspiria!
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Post by Trip » Fri Oct 26, 2012 1:00 am

The 2nd part is my favourite hah.
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Re: Maiden's Voyage

Post by Shieldmaiden » Fri Oct 26, 2012 1:26 am

Wow, really? The first part was my favorite by quite a lot. I couldn't make the second part match up with the third psychologically. Maybe that's silly, I don't know. And it's assuming I understood what was going on, haha.
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Re: Maiden's Voyage

Post by Bandy Greensacks » Fri Oct 26, 2012 1:39 am

Deep analysis: Amer is good.
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Re: Maiden's Voyage

Post by Shieldmaiden » Fri Oct 26, 2012 1:49 am

Bandy Greensacks wrote:Deep analysis: Amer is good.
That is deep. :)

Hey, if you hadn't mentioned it in this thread a few days ago, I doubt if I'd have watched it. I know it's been talked about around here, but I'd completely missed it. I don't pay too much attention to horror discussion. :shifty:
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Re: Maiden's Voyage

Post by Bandy Greensacks » Fri Oct 26, 2012 1:59 am

I live to make vague references to films people might want to see
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Re: Maiden's Voyage

Post by Shieldmaiden » Fri Oct 26, 2012 2:22 am

Haha!

Still, thank you.
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Maiden's Voyage: Possession

Post by Shieldmaiden » Mon Oct 29, 2012 4:59 pm

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Possession – I knew going in that this would be a baffling mash-up of poignant drama and horror. But, for most of the film I thought I had a handle on what was going on. I understood the monster on the same plane as the electric knife, as a sort of extreme exaggeration of unfaithfulness/ betrayal. And, when the ground shifted beneath my feet, I proudly kept my balance. That scene where Anna's second victim reads her fevered mind is strangely luminous, and, like the Sister Faith monologue, creates an illusion of meaning and structure. It's a trick! In no time at all, I was flailing around like Heinrich in the bathroom. The kid knew about the end of the world? What was that about?! And how much did the pink-sock guy really know? The fact that Zulawski was working through the aftermath of his own painful divorce at the time makes the odd tangle of tones even more intriguing, because, for all the emotional pain and horror, it's undeniably goofy. The scenes between Mark and Heinrich are very, very funny. (And did anyone else find it amusing that the kid's name is Bob?) I'd read about how far Adjani went for her role, but Neill's performance was an eye-opener as well. I may not understand why Mark turns crazy/homicidal when he does, but it's a lot of fun to watch him do it; and that goes double for the film as a whole!
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Post by charulata » Mon Oct 29, 2012 5:14 pm

Adjani is so great in the film :).
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Re: Maiden's Voyage: Possession

Post by Colonel Kurz » Mon Oct 29, 2012 5:15 pm

Shieldmaiden wrote:And, when the ground shifted beneath my feet, I proudly kept my balance. [...] It's a trick! In no time at all, I was flailing around like Heinrich in the bathroom.
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Re: Maiden's Voyage

Post by Colonel Kurz » Wed Oct 31, 2012 1:09 am

Your review was the last straw to finally get to watch that film, Maiden. Now I get the flailing. :shock:
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Re: Maiden's Voyage

Post by Shieldmaiden » Wed Oct 31, 2012 1:43 am

Colonel Kurz wrote:Your review was the last straw to finally get to watch that film, Maiden. Now I get the flailing. :shock:
Ah, success! Isn't it crazy? I thought Heinrich was hilarious every minute. And the way Mark changes in that restroom scene was disturbingly entertaining.
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Re: Maiden's Voyage

Post by Colonel Kurz » Wed Oct 31, 2012 1:49 am

When they first meet and Heinrich says "there's no need for hostilities" while rubbing Mark's chest. :D
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Re: Maiden's Voyage

Post by Shieldmaiden » Wed Oct 31, 2012 1:56 am

And his shirt is always unbuttoned to his waist. :P
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Re: Maiden's Voyage

Post by Colonel Kurz » Wed Oct 31, 2012 2:01 am

Well, his body needs to breathe during all that flailing.
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Re: Maiden's Voyage

Post by Shieldmaiden » Wed Oct 31, 2012 2:10 am

Colonel Kurz wrote:Well, his body needs to breathe during all that flailing.
Haha. Yes. Oh, and speaking of breathing, are we supposed to have any idea what holding one's breath underwater is meant to accomplish?
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Re: Maiden's Voyage

Post by Colonel Kurz » Wed Oct 31, 2012 2:19 am

Besides suicide if you're really determined?
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Re: Maiden's Voyage

Post by Shieldmaiden » Wed Oct 31, 2012 2:26 am

Colonel Kurz wrote:really determined
:P

I would say it's just something that makes the kid feel safe, but he seems so knowing when the monster shows up. I'm not wasting a lot of thought on this, believe me. It's total insanity from the moment the guy with pink socks shows up. I loved the ending, regardless.
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Re: Maiden's Voyage

Post by Colonel Kurz » Wed Oct 31, 2012 2:29 am

You mean, in the sense that it's only partial insanity before he shows up? :P

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Post by Shieldmaiden » Wed Oct 31, 2012 2:39 am

Colonel Kurz wrote:You mean, in the sense that it's only partial insanity before he shows up? :P
Exactly, haha. I guess I mean I felt like I knew where it was going, until then.
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Re: Maiden's Voyage

Post by Trip » Wed Oct 31, 2012 2:40 am

shut up, shield
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Post by Trip » Wed Oct 31, 2012 2:40 am

more like shieldgayden

how am i wrong how
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Post by Shieldmaiden » Wed Oct 31, 2012 2:41 am

Please trip and die.
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Re: Maiden's Voyage

Post by Colonel Kurz » Wed Oct 31, 2012 2:46 am

Trip wrote:shut up, shield
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Re: Maiden's Voyage

Post by Trip » Wed Oct 31, 2012 2:46 am

how's your love life
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Post by Trip » Wed Oct 31, 2012 2:47 am

I like how Neill looks authentically Polish in that movie; though it's French isn't it.
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Post by Colonel Kurz » Wed Oct 31, 2012 2:48 am

And takes place in Germany.
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Post by Shieldmaiden » Wed Oct 31, 2012 2:53 am

Yeah, not Polish. I thought he looked Zulawskian. I just made that up, see?
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Re: Maiden's Voyage

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Trip wrote:how's your love life
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Re: Maiden's Voyage

Post by Shieldmaiden » Wed Oct 31, 2012 3:00 am

Trip wrote:how's your love life
I don't even know what that is. :(

Why do you bring my thread down, Trip? Why?
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Post by Shieldmaiden » Wed Oct 31, 2012 3:07 am

Someone should love me.
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Re: Maiden's Voyage

Post by Trip » Wed Oct 31, 2012 3:08 am

I love you in a purely sexual sense only.
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Post by Shieldmaiden » Wed Oct 31, 2012 3:09 am

That's what I meant, of course. :heart:
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Post by B-Side » Wed Oct 31, 2012 4:15 am

take a second to think of how differently trip's recent posts would've been received if they were posted by me
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Re: Maiden's Voyage

Post by Shieldmaiden » Wed Oct 31, 2012 12:30 pm

B-Side wrote:shut up, shield
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Yeah, I totally see what you mean. :P
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Re: Maiden's Voyage

Post by Colonel Kurz » Wed Oct 31, 2012 2:34 pm

I might still have gone like this:

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