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dukesmom 11-10-2007 08:40 PM

General Sci-Fi/Fantasy Discussion Thread #2
Still haven't watched the DVDs for Krull or Kull the Conquerer. I'm caught up on last week's television shows so I'll see them tomorrow.

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Cryostar 11-12-2007 05:52 AM

Thanks for the new thread. :D

Whoop, can't wait to see what you think of them.

dukesmom 11-12-2007 08:30 PM

Krull - enjoyable bad cinema. And yes, the special effects were not very good. As I pointed out in the previous thread, all three of the first Star Wars movies had been released before or around the same time as this film so it wasn't just because of when the film was made. Won't be adding it to my collection but I'm glad I saw it.

Kull the Conqueror - bad, not good bad. A couple of the actors seemed to play up the badness and I enjoyed them, but the rest of the movie was just bad, IMO.

Cryostar 11-13-2007 09:20 PM

Didn't Kull have Daphne Zuniga in it?

You didn't thoroughly love Krull?! It's because they called the spinny thing a glaive, wasn't it?

dukesmom 11-14-2007 11:49 PM

Tia Carrere was the Red Witch in Kull.

I really didn't care what they called the starfish-looking weapon in Krull - Glaive is as good as any other name. The movie was kind of fun, just not as good bad as the 1980 Flash Gordon, which is AWESOME bad, IMO.

The old-fashioned theater downtown is going to be showing Blade Runner: The Final Cut next week (18th-23rd). Since I've only ever seen variations of the movie on a television screen, I may have to pry myself off my couch and check it out.

Cryostar 11-15-2007 06:01 AM

Yeah, but who was the girl that sucked in the cold.....I'll have to go look it up. brought in the Flash :D

Woo, no one's showing it around here, though I'd like to see it. It's a digital print now too, I think.

dukesmom 11-15-2007 04:59 PM

Zareta was played by Karina Lumbard. More recently she was Alana Mareva on The 4400.

Cryostar 11-16-2007 06:17 AM

Righttttt......why did I get them so confused. boggle.

I need to catch up on 4400, I'm like 3 seasons down, I think.

dukesmom 11-22-2007 12:25 PM

I did see Blade Runner - The Final Cut last night. I wish I hadn't been so tired and cold (I brought a sweater but the theater was still colder than I like). That's what it's supposed to be like in 12 short years? Don't think we're going to reach that level of technology or space exploration. I will have to squeeze in a viewing of my not Final Cut VHS of the movie to try to pick out the differences. A few days ago I posted some quotes in the quote thread and every time I heard one of those quotes last night, it was a little weird.

sum1 11-22-2007 06:56 PM

Screw the final cut. Director's cut, final cut, there's all that Deckard-is-a-replicant nonsense. Harrison Ford played Deckard as a human being not a bleedin replicant. That's what he had in mind while playing the role. That's what counts. The only cut worth paying any attention to is the original one. And even that's not too good apart from Ford's performance.

Cryostar 11-23-2007 06:15 AM

And good morning to you Sum, how have you been?

Which package did you end up going with dukesmom? Did they leave the ending open again, with them driving into Canada.

dukesmom 11-23-2007 10:30 PM

Went ahead and got the special package with the free food, drink, and fan club membership, although I'm saving the coupons for another day. It's the first time I've been in that kind of theater since the mid-70s. When I was a kid, the old-fashioned theater downtown had the balcony seating but that section was hardly ever open. Needless to say, I sat in the balcony Wednesday night. While I was waiting for the curtain to go up, I was trying to remember the last film I saw not in a multiplex. It might have been Island at the Top of the World, a 1974 release, but that seems a little too far back.

eta: forgot to answer your question about the end of the movie. They left his apartment and got into the elevator. I believe they were going to Canada. He also found the origami swan (IIRC) in the hallway and you hear Gaff say, "It's too bad she won't live! But then again, who does?" as a voice over.

Cryostar 11-26-2007 06:01 AM

Hrm...interesting ending.

We have a theatre like that, it's called the fox....last movie I saw there was the Three Musketeers with Michael York in it. :D

dukesmom 11-26-2007 11:24 PM

The Paramount Theatre has a pretty cool summer feature film series that I always intend to catch but haven't yet. Now that I'm a film fan club member I guess I'll have a good excuse. It also has a real stage so they also have plays and other events. "Stomp" seems to come every year. I know Bill Engvall taped a special there. There's also a series of plays about a fictional small Texas town by the name of Tuna that has 2 male actors doing all the parts (male, female, young, and old). I think they've even taken one or more of the shows on the road. They sound hilarious and one of these days I'm going to see one. Apparently nothing was scheduled for tonight but last night they had "Australian Pink Floyd" (moved from Austin Music Hall), which I'm guessing is a tribute band.

Cryostar 11-27-2007 06:27 AM

Oh, it's a really good "tribute band". I've seen them a couple of times live and on TV. If you like pink floyd, they are the game to see right now, especially since pink floyd will probably never tour again.

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