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Roman Polanski's - repulsion

 
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Dr Giggles
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PostPosted: 11.18.2003 12:15 am    Post subject: Roman Polanski's - repulsion Reply with quote

Anyone seen it?

Its selling in a Polanski trilogy with Cul De Sac and another.

Thinking about buying it.

What are your thoughts?
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PostPosted: 11.18.2003 12:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I haven't seen Cul de Sac, but Polanski is one of my favorite directors, and Repulsion is one of my favorites by him. It's his second scariest film, after Rosemary's Baby, but both of them are really terrifying - Repulsion has some major shocks in it, but it's more chilling in the way it gets under your skin, how the terror feels tangible. Repulsion is on my list of favorite movies - I'd say go for it.
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PostPosted: 11.18.2003 12:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

matt header wrote:
I haven't seen Cul de Sac, but Polanski is one of my favorite directors, and Repulsion is one of my favorites by him. It's his second scariest film, after Rosemary's Baby, but both of them are really terrifying - Repulsion has some major shocks in it, but it's more chilling in the way it gets under your skin, how the terror feels tangible. Repulsion is on my list of favorite movies - I'd say go for it.


Sold.

Thanx man, I needed that recommendation.

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PostPosted: 11.18.2003 2:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Like Matt said, Repulsion is really a movie that gets under your skin. It probably has one of the most ambiguously unsettling final images I've ever seen. The score sucks, though.
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PostPosted: 11.18.2003 3:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

REPULSION is indeed a remarkable movie, and rather vile. I agree with Matt that ROSEMARY'S BABY is superior--I think that's one of the finest horror pictures ever made.

I don't think CUL-DE-SAC is available in the US on DVD. Am I wrong? I'd love to see it.

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PostPosted: 11.23.2003 10:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Third movie is Knife in the Water.

Im looking forward to watching them all.
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PostPosted: 11.23.2003 10:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I really like Knife in the Water. In Communist Poland, a sophisticated married couple almost run over a hitchhiker. The husband invites the student on their weekend sailing trip, and thus begins a spitting contest in which each man--the condescending older success and the envious younger student--tries to outspar the other. Only the wife (played by the beautiful amateur Jolanta Umecka, who progresses in terms of beauty, spunk, and insight as the story deepens) recognizes how each man is a mirror image of the other, separated only by years. Credible drama perfectly acted, with lots of interesting sailing information, dollops of genuine suspense, and tiny bits of social critique. I was engrossed throughout, and would rank it highly among Polanski's works.

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PostPosted: 11.23.2003 11:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Im wrapped with the purchase.

The artwork is sensational.

$54 AU, bargain!

Let the screenings commence.

They seem to be all pretty good movies, as opposed to most box sets,

that generally have an average movie in them.
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PostPosted: 11.28.2003 2:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Definitely pick up that set; three great Polanski's, imo.

I've had the Criterion for A Knife in the Water for a while, but like many other movies, I haven't gotten around to watching it yet.
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PostPosted: 11.28.2003 2:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah I've bought it,

Its great!

Only seen Repulsion so far, and liked it alot.

Pretty full on for a 60's flick.
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