The last Pink Panther movie I watched was "Revenge of the Pink Panther", I don't watch that one alot. Always fun.
Yesterday in the post I received two related DVDs... "Around the world in 80 days" starring David Niven, and the big one... finally, I got the german dvd of "The Fiendish Plot of Dr Fu Manchu".
I was feeling rather tired from work yesterday, I sat down and watched about 15 minutes of "Around the world in 80 days", and I thought I'd leave it at that and resume watching and finishing this movie before I went on to Fu Manchu, but I couldn't hold back any longer - I put Fu Manchu on and watched about 15 or 20 minutes of it.
I don't know what all the bad reviews are about. It's not going to make you gag from laughter like Clouseau or anything like that, but its fun, and its silly. If you can appreciate stupid humour, or if you smoke too many..er..'herbs', then you will find merit in it lol. Will have a better review though when I watch it at a time that I'm not half asleep.
Next I'm going to try track down some of Dreyfus' movies, a significant number of them appearing to be cult horror movies. I'm particularly interested to see "The Dead Zone", which stars Christopher Walken as well
last night i watched Clive Owen in Closer... one of my favorite movies of all time, i think... it's so dysfunctional, but it's very good, IMO... oddly enough, the first time my wife and i saw it, we didn't like it that much, but the second time we saw it, it was much better, and ever since then, it's one of those that no matter where i come in on it, i just can't turn it off!
I watched "The Dead Zone" last night, helps if you have the book, but by itself, the movie does have a nice dark edge to it, but the storyline seems really rushed, they cut out so much of it, alot of the most significant conversations and encounters were left out or left too brief, but good movie, and Christopher Walken and, of course, our man Mr Herber Lom, save the movie with great performances.
"King Solomon's Mines" has arrived in the post, featuring Mr Lom, so I'll watch that later this week.
Today I watched "Curse of the Pink Panther" again. Last night I watched part of "King Solomon's Mines", but I'll watch it all again tonight, a great movie, with Herbert Lom. This is the 1985 edition with Richard Chamberlain, there's about three different versions I think so make sure you look out for the right one if you ever want to find it. The movie gets dismissed as being a direct rip off from "Raiders of the Lost Ark" but it's almost like a parody and has great adventure and comedy as well. Even the introductionary theme music, before the movie even properly begins, is a highlight because it's such a rip off of the Indiana Jones theme.
a couple days ago, i watched TPP63 with both the director's commentary and the trivia track turned on... that was fairly interesting, i think...
and last night, i watched the Tom Hanks remake of The Ladykillers... that was interesting, too, but i much prefer the original version with Sellers and Lom... i think i might not have minded the newer version so much, the the amount of swearing in the film kinda turned me off, plus i just thought the original had more substance... i did like the new crime scheme in the newer one, though, and it did have a couple interesting characters!