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What ANCHOR BAY title should I review?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Ronald Epstein, Jul 7, 2002.

  1. Ronald Epstein

    Ronald Epstein Administrator
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    Just received a box filled with Anchor
    Bay titles to review.

    All these titles are a bit obscure for my
    taste, but I do want to give the studio at
    least 2 solid reviews of product this membership
    would be interested in reading about.

    Please help me pick two titles:

    Mad Monster Party
    Delirium
    Hitch-Hike
    Nosferatu
    Aguirre The wrath of God
    Woyzeck
    Fitzcarraldo
    Cobra Verde
    My Best Friend
     
  2. Damin J Toell

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    The Nosferatu DVD is probably the new 2-disc anamorphic set, and so might be worth a review (although you might be unable to compare it to the prior release). Aguirre The wrath of God, Woyzeck, Fitzcarraldo, Cobra Verde, and My Best Friend are all older releases that AB just put out in a new Herzog/Kinski box set (along with the new Nosferatu), and so reviews probably wouldn't be of much use to the HTF readership. I don't know much about the other titles you listed, although Mad Monster Party seems interesting.
    Edited to add: both Delirium and Hitch-Hike (with its attempted capitalization on David Hess's role in Last House on the Left) appear to be rather interesting Italian horror titles. HTFers who seek out such titles would likely be very pleased with reviews of them.
    DJ
     
  3. TerryW

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    Nosferatu is the only major title there. I don't know of the others.
     
  4. Carol Razavi

    Carol Razavi Stunt Coordinator

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    BASS' MAD MONSTER PARTY!
    Oh, and Nosferatu [​IMG]
     
  5. Bruce Hedtke

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    Yes, Mad Monster Party is definitely one. The other? Pick it out of a hat. [​IMG]
    Bruce
     
  6. JohnS

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    Go with these two[​IMG]
    Woyzeck
    Fitzcarraldo
     
  7. Rich Romero

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    Nosferatu (which is a great film Ron)
    Aguirre: The Wrath Of God
     
  8. Anthony Thorne

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    As mentioned above, the Herzog titles (Nosferatu, Aguirre The wrath of God, Woyzeck, Fitzcarraldo, Cobra Verde, My Best Friend) have all been around for a while, and only Nosferatu features a new transfer. The commentaries on all are meant to be worthwhile, and you might find Fitzcarraldo and Aguirre interesting if you've never seen them. (Try spotting the many obvious elements Francis Coppola ripped off from Aguirre for Apocalypse Now, for example). My Best Friend is a doco which works as something of a 'making of' for the other Herzog titles, and watching it may give you some idea of which of them could be of interest.

    Hitch-Hike is a nifty little Euro thriller, with a memorably catchy Morricone score, a fun performance from Franco Nero and an equally memorable ending. Delirium is something of an unseen quantity (and you'd definitely be the first person online to review it if you covered it) but I suspect everyone who is keen to buy it already knows that they want it, and folks who have never heard of it wouldn't likely be swayed towards a purchase by a review.

    My two cents: Fitzcarraldo is one of the most striking and memorable of the Herzog/Kinski features, suffered a notorious and newsworthy shoot, and is a pretty spectacular, one-of-a-kind movie. It's probably the key title of the bunch that newcomers to Herzog's work might be swayed to a purchase by reading about. Just my opinion...
     
  9. Robert Crawford

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    Nosferatu and My Best Friend
     
  10. Pete Battista

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    I would Also say Nosferatu... I am a huge horror fan and just love vampire movies. I have a cheaper version of this and would love to see a review of this if it is the 2-disc set.
    [​IMG]
     
  11. David Lambert

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    Another chime-in for Nosferatu here. As for the other, it seems that I've heard HTFers talking about Aguirre: The Wrath Of God for a while now, so it seems to be a natural to me.
     
  12. Jon Sheedy

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    Fitzcarraldo and Aguirre: The Wrath Of God...maybe you'll turn a few members on to these excellent, yet fairly obscure films.
     
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    Nosferatu is an absolute must
    I haven't seen Aguirre : Wrath of God yet I am interested to learn more about Werner Herzog
    [​IMG]
     
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    Hitch-hike and Delirium
     
  15. Jeff Ulmer

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    That would be My Best Fiend, not friend. [​IMG]
    I'd say Mad Monster Party plus any of the others.
     
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    Fitzcarraldo.
    Without a doubt this is the most unusual movie of the bunch and since some of the members indicated they'd never heard of it you would be doing them a favor by promoting it.
    Not for everyone, but something you should at least experience. You may love it or hate it. Very few people are ambivalent about it. I'll shut up now so I don't influence your opinion. I'm interested to hear what you think, Ron. Put it at the top of this excellent pile of titles.
     
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    Definitely Nosferatu. But then again, I'm not familiar with any of the others listed.
     
  19. Peter Apruzzese

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    MAD MONSTER PARTY - a friend of mine has it already and says it's great, but I'd like to see a second opinion. Also, you can see where Tim Burton came up with the idea for THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS - it's all in MMP.

    I second the FITZCARRALDO choice.
     
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    Mad Monster Party [​IMG]
     

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