Good mix. As far as film versions of Hugo's novel, and none is as good as the book, the best I've seen is the French one directed by Raymond Bernard, available in an Eclipse DVD set, cut by a few minutes, and a full version in a Masters of Cinema (Zone B Blu Ray fabulous edition). For the record, I do not like the musical, and I loathe the film version of it.Today:
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I read Victor Hugo's novel decades ago in HS and had never seen any movie version before watching these today. I prefer the earlier film as I feel it channels the novel better. However, both have their merits.
Try Lin-Manuel Miranda and Raul Esparza singing A Boy like That...Miscast: one of the greatest numbers I've ever seen was "Nowadays/Hot Honey Rag" by Michael Berresse and Tony Yazbeck. Well, it was done for Broadway Backwards, but it's the same motif as Miscast.
That has to be the shortest review you've ever written. I got the 4K disc and have watched it once. I think it begs a double feature with Mandy one of these days.Color Out of Space
Originally Released: 01/24/2020
4K UHD digital streaming on Apple TV app via Roku Ultra
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This is a supremely weird movie, even though the reality of what is going on is relatively straightforward. It takes place in that creepy, unsettling corner of Massachusetts that thankfully doesn't exist except in the mind of H.P. Lovecraft. The Portugal shooting locations further the sense of things being off-kilter.
The entire movie is a love letter to Lovecraft; even the stuff that isn't drawn directly from the short story being adapted nods to Lovecraft's larger body of work.
Nicolas Cage, Madeleine Arthur, and Tommy Chong are all known for playing offbeat characters, that becomes increasingly true as the movie goes on. The rest of the cast is solid as well.
Plus it's got a very sexy, sweaty Janet Munro! One of the best sci-fi flicks of the '60s, IMO.Today I watched The Day The Earth Caught Fire which I saw when it first came out. It's still a really good film even though special effects can now be achieved far more convincingly.