Amazon's Suspiria Review & Comments

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    1. Casimir Harlow

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      The autoplaying videos are getting a bit annoying.
       
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      :( two reviews this week I've disagreed with Cas. What's going on??

      I absolutely adored this movie. In some ways more than the original. Playing spot the Tilda Swinton was good fun too :laugh:
       
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      Mine don't auto play - had a look in settings and don't see a way to toggle that on or off, but very grateful they don't - I can imagine how annoying that would be!
       
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      Perhaps it's the mobile browser I use. I have whitelisted this site on my adblock but I'll have to rethink that decision I suppose.
       
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      I'm on my Computer viewing via Safari & also have this site whitelisted, so yes I guess it could be a browser/mobile thing
       
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      I absolutely loved this apart from the main end scene where I thought the FX looked bad and the music didn't really match the tone. I thought that the main dance scene was excellent! This film is an 8 or 9/10 for me.
       
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      The reviews states there is no 4K disc release and this is an Amazon prime exclusive, well that may be the case in the UK but there is a 4K UHD physical disc release in Germany for those wanting the full fat UHD experience.
       
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      I have to disagree too. I loved this.

      Admittedly it's not a patch on the original, but I was surprised by how good this was.

      An 8 from me.
       
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      I'm in the loved it camp too. I thought this was excellent, absolutely riveting, I wasn't bored for a single minute. A genuine sense of dread through the whole thing, it was definitely 'creepy' right from the beginning.

      I knew about Swinton's multiple roles, but my wife didn't and never even guessed, and I found it easy to forget the make up after a short while - she is just that good.

      I know a lot of people seem to like the original, but I always found that too cheesy and very simplistic. I definitely don't consider it a 'sacred text' like The Exorcist or Psycho, where it is impossible to consider any remake being possible to top the original. This one does what a good remake should and the director uses the original as an inspiration, but definitely makes his own movie which doesn't attempt to replace the original and stands on it's own.

      9/10 for me, one of the best movies I have seen for a long time.
       
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      Thanks for the review Cas,i brought the US blu ray,a good 7 from me,but agree it does get a bit over indulgent at times :)
       
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      Art for art's sake covers this and agree with Cas's comments.
      It gets far away from what I would've assumed to be the original intent. I had hopes for this after hearing the soundtrack from Thom Yorke but it's a jumbled mess of supposed interpretation and just like much poetry, it left me believing at least one of us had wasted our time.
       
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      I saw this at the London Premiere, where Dakota Johnson, Tilda Swinton, Mia Goth and Luca Guadagnino introduced the film. Had no idea what to expect (haven't seen the original - please don't hate me) and I really enjoyed it. Looking forward to rewatching it in 4K.
       
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      Started watching this last night. I'm so confused. It is like the Director wanted to make a film about the Berlin Wall and the studio would only stump up the cash for a remake of Suspiria.

      I can't say if I like it or not yet, I'm still on the fence. But it isn't what I was expecting at all after the trailers.

      Looks bloody gorgeous though... like something Borowczyk would have shot.
       
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      Excellent, been wanting to see this so if it's now on Amazon even better :thumbsup:
       
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      Thanks Cas,
      I going to have to watch this now as we have 6-10 scoring with members.

      I have a feeling this is going to be another “The Neon Demon”, looks great but really disappointing (@lucasisking I will try it again when in the right mood, I recall you loved it) .
       
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      I really liked Suspiria but it definitely needs another watch. Looks great too but nowhere near to the same level as The Neon Demon (or, so I hear, the original Suspiria).
       
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      Bonus this popping up on Amazon. Missed it at the cinema and was just going to purchase the Blu when cheap. No need now.
       
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      Eh? It is an Amazon movie. I'd say the 'bonus' was it being on at the cinema at all.
       
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      Yeah I didn't realise, so I wasn't expecting it to become available on there. As I already pay for Prime, it saves me some extra pennies on a rental or purchase.
       
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      Finished this last night. Phew! That last half was pretty rotten.

      The first half plodded along but it looked gorgeous and I liked the uneasy tone to the proceedings.

      But by the end I was convinced it was all a bit of a shambles.
       
    22. Jessica Noir

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      Absolutely loved with Guadagnino did with Suspiria. It's like him and the writer made the opposite film of the Argento classic, but they also made a masterpiece. Clearly relishing having a period time setting with it's brutalist locations and constant reminders of the divisions in Berlin (not just the wall, support or opposition for Baader Meinhoff, generational tensions, etc.), this was a horror film unlike any we've had a good while. Not just scary by heartbreaking. Still shocked that they incorporated all the Three Mothers stuff since that's from the second film in the franchise, Inferno.
       
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      While i saw this at the UK premiere i left the cinema feeling a bit enthralled & dare i say it slightly disjointed but i was also deeply touched all at the same time something i hadn't expect from a remake of an Argento movie especially this one, it's a film i think that requires several viewings to truly unravel as there just so much in it as noted above in Jessica Noir post, but i will be picking up a blu ray when i find the right release for my collection.

      (Jessica Noir yes the three mothers being in the movie totally blew me away, is this a spoiler i don't know) still i guess it also depends if you have seen Argento's 2007 The Mother of Tears "The Third Mother";)

      But hell yes i enjoyed the movie on many levels.
       
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      If you're not fussed about packaging and extra gubbins, the US release was pretty cheap on wowed.co.uk. I picked it up from there for just over £14. It contains a soul-shaking Atmos mix.

      Man, that UK premiere must have been an experience!
       
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      Unfortunately i am not multi region unless its region free but extras would be nice.

      Experience indeed yes it was as i was with 3 Italian life long Argento's fans they had a lot to say after & not all good as two disliked, one was well that wasn't what i was expecting but on the fence but all agreed it needed another watch.
       
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      I can now reveal that the Amazon production meeting for Suspiria was bugged. Here is the transcript: "Make it a series. No, make it a movie. We're making a series. I thought we were making a movie. We are. We are what? Making a series. And a movie. We can't make both at the same time. Yes, we can, it's a hybrid. Great! Let's do that. Do what? Make a movie. I mean a series."
       
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      My 2-word review:

      Absolute sh*te.
       
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      Gave up on this about half way through, absolutely awful.

      The acting was bizarre, it's as if the director said to Chloe G.M.: "pretend you've never acted before and overemphasise everything"... then of course there was Tilda Swinton mistaking bat-poop crazy for "interesting".
       

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