January 26, 2012 • 1:37 AM
Should’ve figured Freddy’s death reel would end up almost 3 minutes shorter than Jason’s.
I suppose it doesn’t help that the Nightmare on Elm Street series has 3 fewer movies (including the reboots) than Friday the 13th.
Oh well, that doesn’t stop me from liking the Nightmare movies more overall.
Don’t get me wrong, it’s tons of fun watching a hockey mask-ed juggernaut tear his way through non-descript teenage delinquents, but I’ve always found the Nightmare movies’ special effects and more thoughtful structure to be more in line with my slasher movie sensibilities.
As is the case with virtually anything, quality counts more than quantity.
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January 25, 2012 • 1:29 AM
If I remember correctly, the old formula for the pacing of the Friday 13th films was that every 10 minutes:
1. Someone had to die.
2. Someone had to flash their boobs… and then die.
I’m not sure how much truth there is to this, as I’ve never sat down and actually timed it, but I’m inclined to believe it’s at least somewhat true.
Especially in the case of Jason X.
If anything, Jason X could be viewed as the overachiever of the series, as I seem to recall a few sequences in there where multiple character were killed off over the course of only a few minutes.
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January 8, 2012 • 1:31 AM
In case you couldn’t tell from my post yesterday, I’ve got Mifune on the brain.
Mind you, nobody said that was a bad thing.
That being said, the clip above another one of those innumerable Youtube videos that I’m still kicking myself over not having put together on my own.
The kill count might not be all that high by Schwarzenegger-ian and Stallone-ian standards, but when it comes to impressive displays of legit kenjutsu choreography; there are few better examples than those found in Yojimbo.
Besides the awesomeness of the choreography, another great aspect of this video is the fact that it has a track from the incomparable Masaru Sato’s score for the movie playing over it; which is always a treat.
Anyway, thanks for indulging me as I go about my Mifune-binge.
Hopefully you all enjoyed this half as much as I did!
Filed under: Movies, Uncategorized, Akira Kurosawa, Arnold Schwarzenegger, chanbara, kill count, Masaru Sato, samurai, Sylvester Stallone, Toshiro Mifune, Yojimbo