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  1. The ending of a Spaghetti Western

    called The Great Silence. Tarantino was clearly a fan as he pays homage in both the Westerns he made. The ending was about as bleak as they come, I remember being in disbelief and absolutely loathing what had just transpired. I was about 13 when I’d seen it though and completely unprepared. 

  2. 31 minutes ago, Plissken said:

     

    At the time of making, Mad Max 2 was the most expensive Australian film ever made.

     

    Thunderdome was made with Hollywood money, but suffered from a) the cast and crew spending a significant amount of it on beer and cocaine and b) the death of Byron Kennedy in pre-production.  It wasn't even supposed to be a Mad Max film originally.

    I watched the Mad Max films in completely the wrong order as a kid. First one I saw was Thunderdome and that was only because a friend had it on

    video, I then saw Mad Max 2 when 

    it was shown on TV on Moviedrome and then a while after I finally saw Mad Max after it was also shown on TV. I’m pretty sure the sequel premiered 1st. Got to admit, I was so disappointed with Mad Max, especially in comparison with 2. The impact of it was completely lost on me because I’d seen the far superior sequel first. 

  3. Most shocking thing I've seen is from an episode of Tales of the Unexpected called The Flypaper. 

     

    It's quite a simple story brilliantly executed.

    Spoiler

    A young, neglected schoolgirl goes about her school day in a coastal town. There's a child killer on the loose but her parents  don't seem that concerned. On a bus journey home she's hassled by a creepy old fucker and seemingly rescued by a kindly old lady. But all is not what it seems.

     

    The ending of this will stay with me forever, it's just one of keep an utter despair. Absolutely jet black. The human mind can imagine fates far worse than can be depicted on screen and final shot in the episode with the realisation that will be no salvation for the school girl is just  shocking.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tqa0abn9Tb4&t=134s

  4. 16 hours ago, spanky debrest said:

     

     

    Basilian Sega devs and their antics.

    looks great, would have loved to have seen this back in the day. The Megadrive would have been a better fit for this game over the SNES. 

  5. On 17/02/2022 at 08:33, JamesC said:

    Vamp

     

    Two college kids try to hire a stripper for their frat party but it turns out the strip club is a vampire den led by a mute Grace Jones.

    Entertaining rubbish.

     

    2/5

     

     

    I remember watching this on Moviedrome. Alex Cox was quite complimentary and I do remember enjoying it. May 1991 was when it was aired. Man I feel old.  :blah:

     

     

  6. 5 hours ago, strider said:

    Ah yes that version of Renegade was amazing. I loved Contra as well, even though it didn't scroll like many of the other versions.

    There's an Enterprise 128 version which is basically the CPC version with hardware scrolling. Alas I can't find a video. however here's Green Beret with the scrolling fixed.

     

    https://youtu.be/Aiy_9Mz--5M

  7. On 02/02/2022 at 15:03, merman said:

     

    Official release is not till Friday, the leaked version being spread online is not complete according to the creator.

    Just downloaded the new C64 one from the link on indieretronews. I'm guessing it's the incomplete one as it's not Friday. However, I'm on nights today and I need something to keep me going. I can report it's absolutely fantastic. Feels smoother to play than the CPC version and it's definitely more faithful to the arcade. Some of the bubble physics were changed on the Amstrad and you don't get an animation when the balls clear, they just vanish.

     

    On the flip side, the CPC version has new backgrounds based on Taito classics and I find it easier to play as you get the aim assist all the time.

     

    Overall, based on a brief playthrough the C64 version is the better one. 

     

  8. 2 hours ago, Boozy The Clown said:

    The French Connection

    The Exorcist

    Sorcerer

     

    The Rise and Fall of a Maverick Trilogy

     

    Bit unfair to call Sorcerer Friedkin's fall. Yes, it didn't do well at the box office but the film is an undisputed masterpiece.  I'd say it was at least the equal of the previous two films he made.

     

    Anyhow, The Unwittingly Captured a murder trilogy

     

    Blow-Up

    The Conversation

    Blow Out

  9. 18 minutes ago, Benny said:

     

    I'd forgotten about this. Watching it again now and my finely tuned bullshit-o-meter simply exploded.

    I presume we're talking about Vespertino? The '16bit' Amstrad driving game. I'd have concurred but the Batman Group are responsible for Pinball Dreams which is probably the best piece of coding ever on the CPC platform.  

     

     

  10. 1 hour ago, Fry Crayola said:

    I find most brawlers on the CPC pale in comparison to the original Renegade, which had tight controls, a real sense of impact, and excellent graphics and music. Its only real flaw was that it had to be played with a combination of joystick and keys.

     

    Next to it, most efforts just feel sluggish.

    Agreed. Renegade on the CPC was definitely the best brawler on the platform. Fantastic, colourful graphics, sounds and gameplay. I thought the control system was great and couldn't understand why more games didn't do this. Instead of mapping the arcade buttons to a single fire button use the keys in conjunction with the joystick. I suppose it would have been a pain if you wanted to sit far away from the computer but the screens were so small I don't think many people did. 

     

  11. Resident Evil 2 Dreamcast - last time I played RE2 was in 1998. I played the PlayStation US import version, as I had started my first job and was flush with cash. in my early 20s with money to burn and no responsibility.

     

    Revisiting again some 23 years later, now a middle aged man with little time to play games and tons of responsibility. Playing the DC version as it’s easier and smoother, I really don’t have the time and patience to play it on a difficult mode. I want a serene journey. As for the game, it does feel really antiquated now but there’s still something about it. I prefer it to the remake. The fixed camera angles feel more cinematic and the tank controls can induce blind panic when zombies are bearing down on you and you’re fumbling around trying to get a shot off. 

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