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    I did not like the killing of the animals in it at all it was pointless brought nothing to the film at all.
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    Think 8mm was one of the most disturbing films I've ever seen.

    Good story but left a tacky aftertaste. :O

    The worst horror movies are the ones on the Horror Channel 321, god they must all have a combined budget of 42p as they're so crap! But some of them are funny to watch... one last week was erm, rock 'n' roll zombies or something, so so so bad...

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    The Horror channel could of been good but too many stupid low budget horror.They should be showing 70,s and 80,s slasher movies and Hammer Horror not home made rubbish.But i have to say Trauma movies are funny like "Surf Nazis Must Die" and "Toxic Advenger".
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    Yeah, there's one show the missus watches, 'The Visitor', that seems to be OK. Only seen a few episodes but it's a fairly decent show.

    Any other shows you watch on Satelite / Cable?

    Think Torchwood and the Unit are the only *new* ones I watch.

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    I rented the Wicker Man to see during the weekend. I have not seen the original version.

    I'm very curious, since I've heard so many contradicting reviews...so I'll get back to you on Monday

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    Ok, it was utter crap.

    I haven't seen the original so I can't compare, but this one...

    It was downright boring and colorless and the plot only became interesting during the last 10 minutes.

    And the whole idea of heathens manipulating people into human sacrifice..well... eyes:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blood_Axis
    Ok, it was utter crap.
    Yes, it was abysmal. The original (1973) is one of my favourites, but the remake was laughable. It troubled me that the inhabitants of the island in the remake were portrayed as predatory man-hating hippies. Not nice. It also makes a total mockery of heathenism, while the original film casts heathenism in a more neutral light.

    On a different note, I noticed that Kate Beahan (Willow) looked strangely like J-Lo in certain shots! :eek


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    The original Wicker Man was more than a mere entertainment/ horror film. The whole project had an aura about it, which is why it has attained such a cult status.

    I haven't seen the remake and have no intention of doing so.

    Interestingly, I bought the CD soundtrack to the 1973 version, which was only released in the late 1990s. Well that's not interesting in itself eyes: but what is interesting is that only one of the songs in the film is a genuine old folk song: 'Summer is a coming in', the final song.

    So, top marks to Paul Giovanni who did the music to the others. Very authentic sounding.

    EDIT. p.s. I love Cannibal Holocaust, got it on DVD and as computer files.

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    The Wicker Man is probably my favourite film but, even allowing for that, the remake is pure rubbish. I don't think I've ever seen such a disaster.

    Quote Originally Posted by Night Storm
    ...but what is interesting is that only one of the songs in the film is a genuine old folk song: 'Summer is a coming in', the final song.
    There are fragments of old folk songs in some of the songs Paul Giovanni wrote for the original - Willow's Song is one (the line about the maid and the bull).

    He really did do an astonishing job with the music.

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