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Vampires Kiss

Discussion in 'Movie Forum' started by kevb, Aug 9, 2002.

  1. kevb

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    Play has this little know classic Nicolas Cage film from 1989 for £9.99 released 27/8.

    I saw it at the cinema when it came out. Could never find it on video, as far as I know its never been shown on British TV either.

    Not going to be everyone’s cup of tea but I loved it.

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    A publishing executive is visited and bitten by a vampire or is he and starts exhibiting erratic behavior. He pushes his secretary to extremes as he tries to come to terms with his affliction. The vampire continues to visit and drink his blood, and as his madness deepens, it begins to look as if some of the events he's experiencing may be hallucinations.

    There is any excellent scene involving a toy shop and the quest for a set of false fangs. During this scene I never felt so sorry for any character in a film ever.:( If you every wanted something really badly but could not afford it so will you.

    Excellent I am buying this one. :D . Squirrel God you should buy it too. You'll love it.
     
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    So you celebrated coming out by going to see a Nick Cage film. thought you just had to tell your mates and parents. Did they make an announcement during the intermission?
     
  3. kevb

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    Well spotted.

    Wow I dropped myself in it there. :blush: Its amazing how missing out one letter "t" can change the whole meaning of a sentence.:D
     
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    are we talking about a drama, horror, comedy or what?
     
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    Very Black Comedy sort of horrorish, man going nuts type of thing.
     
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    sort of an after hours type thing? I like it already.
     
  7. kevb

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    Screenplay is but the same guy Joseph Minion. It's a very off the wall film. Nic cage is very :eek: by then end of it.
     
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    I do like Nic Cage so I probably will :) It's got 3 reviews on Amazon.com, all give it 5 out of 5 :eek: Only 5.1 out of 10 on IMDB but that's nothing new. :D

    You can watch the trailer here: http://us.imdb.com/Trailers?0098577 Looks good to me - one bit in the trailer even made me laugh :D

    Now here's the thing: FutureEnt are doing it for £9.99 as well but they claim it's not anamorphic, whereas Play claim it is anamorphic...... :confused: If it's one thing I can't tolerate it's non-anamorphic NTSC :mad: Wish I knew which it was :(
     
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    Jennifer Beales




    God! I use to fancy her sooooooo much. ;)
     
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    dvdboxoffice say it 1.85:1 anamorphic and it's £8.79 - though pre-orders from there can take months...
    Nic Cage and vampires, hey, gotta be so bad it's good. Shid Sching.
     
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    Dvdfile will proberbly review it soon. So we should know if it's anamorphic for sure quite shortly. It wont be to everybodys tastes as I said before. I know squirrel has a taste for slightly off beat movies so I think he should enjoy it.

    Its not a vampire film as such nor is it quite a horror film, so don't buy it on that strengh alone. Read some reviews of it and make up your mind if its your type of thing.

    Squirrel if you thought Cage was crazy if Wild At Heart wait untill you see him in this.

    NUTCASE.:eek:
     
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    I thought Cage was crazier in Face/Off ..... or was it John Travolta ....... no, it was Cage ....... [​IMG]

    Sounds like it will be anamorphic though........
     
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    Yeah he was pretty mad in that.

    There's quite a lot of funny face pulling in Vampires Kiss, and it does have some very funny moments. I hope it dosn't look badly dated.
     
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    The thing about Cage is you expect the craziness by extension. He is one of my favourite actors, so when there's a film with him in, gotta see it;) It'll be a nice change from all the usual fair, to be sure.
     
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    Same here. I'm beginning to think you are me :eek: :p

    Haven't seen a Nic Cage film I didn't like yet and Face/Off is one of my favourite films of all time :) In fact, I think I might just order meself 8mm while it's cheap - been umming and aahing about it for a while :)
     
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    I remeber enjoying 8mm. I never understood why the critics hated it.
     
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    Which is why I never listen to critics. Much prefer the opinions of good people like yourselves, particularly where our tastes are similar :)

    If you read the reviews at IMDB.com and Amazon.com / .co.uk, you'd think it was hard core porn :eek: "This film is disgusting", "Such films should never be made" etc. :rolleyes:

    Gonna order now I got a recommendation from you (don't worry, I won't come after you if I don't like it :D) - Cheers :)
     
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    Sounds like you need to check your photos;)

    I saw 8mm when it came out and enjoyed it also. The hype is just that. In fact, it could of gotten a lot nastier. James Gandolfini is superb in it, with a gun scene of note. The only thing what spoiled it in my view was the ending, namely, it sells out to stereotype. However, it is worth having and although the subject matter isn't exactly a dinnertime viewer, you will no doubt want to see it more than once and thus exume its ass from dust oblivion.
    On reflection, Leaving Las Vegas made me squirm more at the pictures - rape scene:eek: :(
     
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    For those that are interested I have found this from an MGM press release.

    featuring a first-ever audio commentary by Nicolas Cage:eek: :eek:
     
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    Wooooohooooooooooooooo :D

    I rarely listen to audio commentaries though.......... :p
     
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    It could be excellent it could be crap. Depends on Cage I suppose he must like the film, as he has never done a commentary before. Or the cash could have been right. Pretty obscure cult film to have been for the money, I can't imagine MGM putting up loads of money for it.
     
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    The film probably holds sentimental value for him seeing as it was one of his first. :)
     
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    It does have one of his funniest/best performances. One guy on IMDB said he deserved an Oscar for it, as his performance was better than leaving Las Vegas. Not sure about that but it is vintage stuff.
     
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    kevb,

    Isn't this the film where Nic has a particularly revolting scene with a cockroach? Made my girlfriend gip when she saw it:D
     
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    Thats the film.:D
     
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    You know, I'm getting the feeling I have seen this film before. This stuff is starting to ring a bell. If I have, it would have been a LONG time ago! Can't wait for it to ship now - Play.com have added the Nic Cage commentary to their page for it now as well :)
     
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    When I pre-ordered the dvd I noticed the commentary included and thought, "I may well listen to this one". As like some of you lot, I don't bother with most as they are usually too sycophantic a time of luvvying it up AND turning the thing you once loved into a drawn out essay of doom with no feeling left.
    Although I have just bought Blue Velvet SE also because it has the Lynch commentary and Dead Ringers SE for Jeremy Irons - rare and marked exceptions though.
     
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    OK, a little off topic but relevant to some comments made above. As a rule I don't usually bother with the extra's on a dvd, the film itself is what I am after and I have never bought a dvd on the basis of extra's alone. However, I had heard about the making-of documentary that accompanied the directors cut of The Abyss, a disc I had decided to buy anyway. Frankly, it was bloody excellent, and in some ways more tense than the movie itself. If you ever get the chance take a look, its the best insight into a troubled shoot that I've ever seen.
     
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    Is this the film where he sleeps in his upturned sofa?


    Oh and speaking of extras, as Mr Balti was - I was well impressed with the extras on From Hell. Some really interesting theories on Jack the Ripper and a neat way of drinking Absinthe. What more could you ask for!
     

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