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Topic: Death Portrayed in Film, What do you think of current portrayals of Death on screen?
RevDellamorte
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Posted: Feb. 25 2001,6:06 am

Let's review a movie! We went to see Quills tonight at this beautiful historic theater in downtown Colorado Springs. Nothing quite like sitting in a movie theater drinking pints of Warlock's Winter Ale and sipping red wine... yes, you can drink alcohol in this movie theater. I really got into this movie, talking outloud and cheering at times (okay maybe it was the ale). It was marvelously filmed and designed, yet I am thinking that it is not historically correct. So in that fact we will simply review the movie as a work of fiction.

The movie is quite perverted with some very neat visuals.

It is a very serious movie, and I was on Marquis De Sade's side through the whole thing, they treat him very unfairly simply for writing novels of a graphic nature. It is very amusing how they try to get him to stop writing, but in his ingenious ways he always figures out a way to write a book from with the insane asylum. It makes for a remarkable movie. There were some Ā fabulous references to and visuals regarding necrophilia, one included a priest...

Be aware, it is a very sad story. There was not the poetic justice that I had expected. It was a truly amazing movie which really angered me at the end... I mean really angered me. Complete hypocritical injustice on the part of the fool that I wish would have died.

The clothing was spectacular, the cast was awesome, the music was perfect.... the plot was so very tight... I would give the movie two thumbs up, but I would have to give the ending a poke in the eye. :twitch: :finger:

I highly encourage seeing this film, it is a true work of art in my book. Just remember, the ending will leave your jaw hanging in total and complete disbelief. Definitely one that I will buy on DVD when it is available. :cool:

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RevDellamorte
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Posted: Feb. 25 2001,6:51 am

Okay, this particular series of movies may not exactly be about Azrael and such, but they do entail Angels. The Prophecy 1-2-3 (a trilogy) are incredible movies. Christopher Walken plays Gabriel in all three, and boy are they twisted. They are all about the Angels, the Nephilim, the wars in Heaven, the coming of a second God and just some incredible stuff. I would highly suggest checking them out. They are very action packed and will keep your attention. And Walken is just perfect for the part.... :cool:

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Leilah
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Posted: Feb. 25 2001,3:41 pm

Yippee! :2bounce: Guess what I found everyone! They finally DID release the ORIGINAL "Death Takes a Holiday" on video!!! I urge EVERYONE here who has not seen it to shell out the ผ.00 bucks and get it. The cheapest place I've seen is at Yahoo Shopping. Just search for the title and voila, it's there. I'm gonna get me a new copy. Mine is worn and warped! :flabounce:

I liked "Prophecy" also, #1 was best, and Walken is always cool. Did anyone see him in "Communion"?

YIPPEE!! Go get that tape today!!

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Leilah
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Posted: Feb. 25 2001,3:49 pm

I just had to put in one more YIPPEE! and here's the quick link to Yahoo http://shopping.yahoo.com/video/

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RevDellamorte
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Posted: Feb. 25 2001,8:03 pm

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I just had to put in one more YIPPEE! and here's the quick link to Yahoo http://shopping.yahoo.com/video/[/quote]

I will keep my eyes open for it on DVD.... I sure would like to see it. Does anyone recall the episode of In Living Color where Jim Carey played Death on vacation at a street restaurant? He met some people and introduced himself-- they wanted to see how he worked on taking people away-- he was drinking quite a bit so he started having the patrons drop like flies from everything from kidney failure to a drive-by shooting. He was wearing Bermuda shorts and a Hawaiian shirt, but his face was made up like a skeleton of sorts. By the end of the skit, he was incredibly drunk and everyone in the restaurant was dead.... it was pretty amusing (still have it on video tape).

Another great viewing of Azrael was in the end of "The Meaning of Life" by MOnty Python. I thought the costuming was incredible, and I had always wanted to make that costume for Halloween. :cool:

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RevDellamorte
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Posted: Feb. 25 2001,8:16 pm

This is a very neat little video that I own. It was part of the Boris Karloff "Thriller" series in the early 1960's. This particular episode is called "The Grim Reaper" and it sports a *very* young William Shatner (1961)!! It is still available on video tape (or was 3 years ago).

The whole show surrounds a painting of The Grim Reaper... and how everyone who has ever had the painting has died in some mysterious way. I won't give away the rest of the film.

But the painting of Azrael (The Grim Reaper) is absolutely fantastic! I even went as far as to contact Boris Karloff's daughter to see if it was still sitting around and was for sale. Unfortunately, she could not find hide nor hair or it.... I would simply love to have that painting or a copy of it! Nothing like a painting that suddenly has fresh blood on its cythe the next day... :cool:

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Leilah
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Posted: Feb. 25 2001,11:50 pm

I have seen that a number of times, and ..yes, it was a cool episode indeed! At one time TV DID have a modicum of intelligence!

Another cool one along that line was one of the old "Night Gallery" episodes with Roddy McDowell, which features a painting of a corpse that changes. It begins by rising from the grave, to eventually knocking at his door! Cool stuff that was!

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RevDellamorte
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Posted: Feb. 26 2001,6:05 am

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I have seen that a number of times, and ..yes, it was a cool episode indeed! At one time TV DID have a modicum of intelligence!

Another cool one along that line was one of the old "Night Gallery" episodes with Roddy McDowell, which features a painting of a corpse that changes. It begins by rising from the grave, to eventually knocking at his door! Cool stuff that was!

I have been told of this episode of Night gallery but have not yet seen it. Yes! At one time television was actually worth watching! I have not really watched television in about 6 years.... only movies... and a few good shows on Discovery, History Channel and the like.... but I have not even had cable for over a year now. I seem to prefer being in front of the computer, speaking and discussing intelligent things and just plain :drunk: !! :cool:

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RevDellamorte
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Posted: Mar. 02 2001,2:33 am

I may have missed it somewhere along the line, but did any one mention the Adventures of Baron Munchausen? Azrael chases him through the whole film, posing as a doctor. This is not shown until the end, but it is a given. The Baron fears Death, and the movie actually depicts a very nice visual of Azrael.

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Leilah
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Posted: Mar. 02 2001,2:54 pm

Yeah, Rev! I've got that listed on my personal page-o-flicks! The only thing I didn't like about that, was the HORRID red hair they gave the figure in the shot with the little girl, and that "squawking" sound the figure made! What the hell was that, anyway? :shock:

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