Sunday, March 30, 2008

Vintage Trailer of the Week 4

The ending of Cloverfield rips it off, its got a Tangerine Dream score, Anthony Edwards is its lead, and in its quiet way, it is one of the best movies of the 1980s:



Blogger daveysomethingfunny said...

It's nearly as horrible as that Exorcist 2 trailer you put up. The guy from Wayne's world topless and giggling, Goose running around a gym looking for a helicopter pilot. I'm confused. Plus I've never heard of it - strangely no-one has ever asked me for it in the shop.

1:35 pm  
Blogger John said...

Im actually disappointed with myself for not seeing a lot if not all off these Vintage trailer films - not on at all. Am actually interesting in this more so than the others it looks a wee bit on the more accessible side than the others. Its a pity films like this dont get cinema releases anymore I suppose all that creative energy goes into you-tube clips or something like that. Well that me 2-pence worth for another couple of months. later chaths

10:42 pm  
Blogger David N said...

I think it was straight-to-video in the UK and Ireland. I rented it coz something about the plot description on the back intrigued me. Then the film - especially that ending, which is unforgettable -just blew me away, I absolutely wasn't expecting it. It doesn't fit into any genre really, its almost impossible to describe.
I suppose the modern equivalent would be something like Donnie Darko.
The writer-director wrote the screenplay while at film school as part of a class project or something then held out for a decade until somebody let him direct it rather than sell it off to anybody else. You can get a R1 DVD on for about £4.
Go now.

11:50 pm  
Blogger Monsterwork said...

It made me think of Earth Girls Are Easy, for some reason.

The revolver makes the same sound as all guns in the 1980s. I think they had only one SFX CD. Beverly Hills Cop, Dragnet, Red Heat. They all go "Kpchow!" like that.

9:21 pm  
Blogger David N said...

Movies that bother to do gun sounds properly always stand out. The Wild Bunch, Heat - every gun sounds different.

9:33 pm  
Blogger John said...

This is kinda off the mark a bit but have you noticed yet that if you Google One Dead Fish your blog is first - not bad at all which means its getting a lot of hits and what have you strange . . . ah well backs to work.

1:12 pm  
Blogger Ross said...

David is the king of dead fish.

I'm also surprised that I'd never heard of this - I used to trawl rental shops in the early 90s for any old clag, Alien rip-offs and things like A.P.E.X. It's the kind of thing I should have come across or seen the trailer for on another tape, but never did. The whole apocalypse thing is right up my street, for some reason this reminded me of After Hours, set in L.A.

6:13 pm  
Blogger David N said...

It does have a sort of After Hours vibe actually. Crossed with To Live & Die In LA. All sweat and neon.

11:42 pm  

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