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PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2007 3:55 pm    Post subject: About friggin' time! Reply with quote

Twilight Zone: The Movie. On DVD. Finally.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2007 4:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Two little classics (the Dante and Miller), one saccharine piece of shit (the Spielberg), and one that killed three people (the Landis).
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2007 9:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's a Vic Morrow commentary available. Just hit mute.

Sorry, I'm in a really Onion mood tonight.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2007 7:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TheAngryJew wrote:
There's a Vic Morrow commentary available. Just hit mute.

Sorry, I'm in a really Onion mood tonight.


I have a friend whose birthday is the anniversary of Vic Morrow's death. So one year I made him a cake with a toy helicopter crashed into it, spattered blood, and a little decapitated Vic Morrow.

I was a little concerned that it might get a negative reaction from some of the party guests, but nobody complained. In fact, three different people looked at it and asked, "Where are the Korean kids?"
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 04, 2007 3:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've been reading Outrageous Conduct, the book about the whole sordid affair, and I'm becoming increasingly depressed. What kind of moron orders a helicopter to fly twenty feet over actors' heads??? While screaming "LOWER! LOWER!" into a bullhorn because it wasn't close enough??? While setting off explosions that could easily knock it off course???

The book paints a picture of Landis as something like the prototypical movie nerd, whose expertise with film is inversely proportionate to his knowledge of the real world. Like a kid playing in traffic, he really didn't seem to be aware--or didn't want to be aware--of the danger. Apparently, he had earlier demanded the use of live ammunition during the gunplay scenes, which could easily have led to disaster as well.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2007 2:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

All these Vic Morrow gags and no one makes the obvious "director's cut" joke?

For shame
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2007 2:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

UDM wrote:
... What kind of moron orders a helicopter to fly twenty feet over actors' heads??? While screaming "LOWER! LOWER!" into a bullhorn because it wasn't close enough??? While setting off explosions that could easily knock it off course???

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The kind of 'moron' who's focus puller sprang their wrist and camera operator & dolly grip have arthritis in their knees on top of which the first a.d. & key spfx weren't at the final production meeting (at least in its entirety) because they were discussing the film's fine tuning with the local workers' compensation board rep....
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2007 3:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What kind of moron orders a helicopter to fly twenty feet over actors' heads???

I think we're forgetting that Frankenstein-headed zombie in the original Dawn of the Dead that gets the top of his head sheared off by that helicopter rotor. That was way lower than 20 feet.
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