The Siege of Firebase Gloria (1989)

a watchable look at the Vietnam war,

despite  ~AUD 1,600,000 budget you can feel from time to time.

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Night of the Demons (1988) / Night of the Demons 2 (1994)

plenty of naked female skin, corny jokes, horny characters and no CGI,

Brian Trenchard-Smith’s  ‘ Night of the Demons 2 ‘ raised the bar by showing more naked skin and using more special effects, like rubber breast for example. I love the demons’ voices.

A perfect date double feature!

The Masters of schlock: Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films (2014)

After  Not Quite Hollywood and Machete Maidens unleashed we get the Electric Boogaloo, this time Mark Hartley looks deeper into the the Cannon Films. Nice ‘behind the scenes footage’ + a summary of the most relevant works sealed with the ‘CF’ mark + an overview of the key players.  Here a list of all films released by Cannon, can (have) you watch(ed) them all?

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Lore (2012) – an official Australian/German Co-Production

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Lore is a teenager, whose parents are Nazis, in 1945 it is a complicated situation. Lore and her siblings are forced to go on a journey after which things will never be the same.

The DP did a great job,  the shots of the feat/legs add a nice rhythm to the movie.

The scale of the film and the sets is not big, what it is actually not a bad thing. The movie doesn’t try to be something that it isn’t (like another WW2 super-production), it is a road movie that adds a new perspective to the ‘end of WW2 period’ film genre.

The Animals Will Hunt You

A classical family-under-siege-scheme, that has been reproduced many times, with few unconventional viewer pleasing elements, very well made, perfect avoidance of product placement and a great kitchen finale. Gives a nice VHS rental-movie feeling. Watch it!