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WITHOUT WARNING 1980

Kind of goofy special effects but sort of enjoyed this Alien vs Young Couple story. They try to escape it with the help of a cantankerous hunter (Jack Palance).
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Old 09-09-2017, 12:11 AM
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80's INCEPTION!

Dreamscape (1984)



Few days back luckily discovered this movie while randomly browsing through some torrent sites and still wondering why I haven't seen or heard about it before?! Besides the great cast including Max Von Sydow, Christopher Plummer and a young Dennis Quaid (who eerily resembles to young Harrison Ford back at that time around!), the thing that instantly grabbed my interest was its IMDB plot synopsis..."A young psychic on the run from himself is recruited by a government agency experimenting with the use of the dream-sharing technology and is given the inverse task of planting an idea into the mind of the U.S. president!" Yeah...it also freaked me out like..."What...80s got an INCEPTION too!? I need to check this out asap!!" And finally gave it a watch lately.
In compare to Inception, DREAMSCAPE is clearly a far cry from what Nolan did in 2010. Although it did mention few similar ideas i.e. jumping into the subconscious mind and stealing the little secrets but at the end it all comes down to prevent an assassination in the dream world rather than planting an idea. The effects were dated but still fun and I think Joseph Ruben (who also directed 80s cult slasher THE STEPFATHER and early 90s thrillers - SLEEPING WITH THE ENEMY, THE GOOD SON & MONEY TRAIN) did a decent job with Dreamscape within the limited resources & technological advancement available back at that time. Overall, like many other 80s action-adventure-thrillers, this is also a solid entertainer!

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Old 09-09-2017, 04:44 PM
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ICED 1988

A group present at the apparent suicide of a friend are reunited years later at an exclusive previewing of a new ski resort.

Pretty generic but a great 80's feel.
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Old 09-12-2017, 06:28 AM
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IT [1990]

I never saw this on its original run. weird...I know. So I have no nostalgia for it like many do. That being said I thought it was just MEH. Clowns never scared me and lets not even discuss that ridiculous spider thing at the end.
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Old 09-12-2017, 06:48 AM
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I never saw this on its original run. weird...I know. So I have no nostalgia for it like many do. That being said I thought it was just MEH. Clowns never scared me and lets not even discuss that ridiculous spider thing at the end.
My other issue with the original is Annette O'Toole. I've never been a fan of hers. She annoys the shit out of me.
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Old 09-12-2017, 07:34 AM
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DR PHIBES RISES AGAIN (1972). Doesn't seem to be much love for this, but I quite like it. Some really nasty demises and Vincent is fantastic as always. And really, despite all the bad things Phibes does, it's all for love and I find the line "You in My Arms...and I in Yours!" quite stirring. ***1/2
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Old 09-15-2017, 06:26 PM
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Dreamscape (1984)



Few days back luckily discovered this movie while randomly browsing through some torrent sites and still wondering why I haven't seen or heard about it before?! Besides the great cast including Max Von Sydow, Christopher Plummer and a young Dennis Quaid (who eerily resembles to young Harrison Ford back at that time around!), the thing that instantly grabbed my interest was its IMDB plot synopsis..."A young psychic on the run from himself is recruited by a government agency experimenting with the use of the dream-sharing technology and is given the inverse task of planting an idea into the mind of the U.S. president!" Yeah...it also freaked me out like..."What...80s got an INCEPTION too!? I need to check this out asap!!" And finally gave it a watch lately.
In compare to Inception, DREAMSCAPE is clearly a far cry from what Nolan did in 2010. Although it did mention few similar ideas i.e. jumping into the subconscious mind and stealing the little secrets but at the end it all comes down to prevent an assassination in the dream world rather than planting an idea. The effects were dated but still fun and I think Joseph Ruben (who also directed 80s cult slasher THE STEPFATHER and early 90s thrillers - SLEEPING WITH THE ENEMY, THE GOOD SON & MONEY TRAIN) did a decent job with Dreamscape within the limited resources & technological advancement available back at that time. Overall, like many other 80s action-adventure-thrillers, this is also a solid entertainer!

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Totally agree, Roshiq! Good film! Dreamscape was fairly big film at the time... scifi-horror with fairly big stars and budget, and it received good reviews. I saw it at the theatre. I saw it recently and thought the effects were wholly adequate. For my radio show, I did a dreams themed show, using some Inception clips, but mostly used Dreamscape clips.
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Kind of goofy special effects but sort of enjoyed this Alien vs Young Couple story. They try to escape it with the help of a cantankerous hunter (Jack Palance).
LOL! " Alien vs Young Couple"...
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Old 09-15-2017, 06:33 PM
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IT [1990]

I never saw this on its original run. weird...I know. So I have no nostalgia for it like many do. That being said I thought it was just MEH. Clowns never scared me and lets not even discuss that ridiculous spider thing at the end.
Ya, I didn't see any of the TV series either. Never very interested in it, just curious. I was considering watching it, er IT, but after your review, I think I'll skip it. Besides, might as well just see the new film.
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Old 09-15-2017, 08:58 PM
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I never saw this on its original run. weird...I know. So I have no nostalgia for it like many do. That being said I thought it was just MEH. Clowns never scared me and lets not even discuss that ridiculous spider thing at the end.
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Ya, I didn't see any of the TV series either. Never very interested in it, just curious. I was considering watching it, er IT, but after your review, I think I'll skip it. Besides, might as well just see the new film.
After so many years, lately rewatched it for the recent IT hype! The Kids part was beautifully done, loved Tim Curry as Pennywise and thought the first two-third of the movie was good enough but yeah...can't disagree about that goddamn ending! One of the most ridiculously funny looking shitty Giant spiders even seen in a movie!
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