September 18th, 2007

waitaminute

Bad Movie Night

Our friends thechick and chucklemagne like to host regular "bad movie nights" over at their place. They invited us over on Sunday to watch a selection from their vast movie collection. The first feature was "Faust" from the Czech Republic. I don't remember the original story from high school, and this interpretation certainly didn't help. On the IMDB there are many comments on how this was a brilliant piece of avant garde cinema. Ummmm.....yeah. I suppose someone could spend a lot of time going through the story and the symbolism, but for us regular folk, it was just plain weird. Life-sized marionettes played prominent parts in the flick and folks put on wooden suits like I would put on a fursuit. And "Team America" was not the first movie to feature marionette sex. If the proper parts are not present, you can just get a drill and make them. There was also quite a bit of Ray Harryhausen-esque stop-motion claymation thrown in. Not a bad movie overall, just very very weird.

The second feature of our own little grindhouse was "Wild Zero". If the Ramones starred in "From Dusk 'Til Dawn", that would be a close approximation to this awful Japanese punk rock/space alien/ zombie movie. Lots of random action and violence with a horrible jap-punk soundtrack. I guess Guitar Wolf wants to be the Japanese Joey Ramone. How do you destroy the alien mothership? Easy! Your guitar neck becomes a samurai sword with which you slice the ship as it passes over your head. I have to chastise Chuck for not showing this movie properly. All of his dvd's are stored out of their cases to save space. According to the IMDB there is supposedly a drinking game that goes along with this movie, and the rules are on the dvd case. I feel cheated! *LOL*
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