Looking decent but warm in a beat-up 35mm print.
I know I've seen this movie before, but I honestly don't remember anything from it other than the clockwork soldier.
That said, I'm almost positive my brain blocked out the rest of this film because it is definitely one of the most disturbing and terrifying "kids film" ever released. It's easy to see why this film flopped so hard at the box office; it's almost the polar opposite of the beloved classic THE WIZARD OF OZ.
Whereas THE WIZARD OF…
As Leo was doing a pep talk to his employees, I thought to myself, "he's like a profane Coach Taylor." Smart of Marty to cast Coach Taylor as the guy to bring him down, then in this bulldozer-made-out-of-diamond-and-ivory, driven-by-beautiful, large-breasteded-woman-eating-the-highest-price-cheesecake-from-The Cheesecake-Factory-topped-with-those-gold-flakes-that-one-place-served-while-blaring-"Stairway To Heaven"-and-curing-AIDS of a movie.
[as "Everlong" by the Foo Fighters plays in the background] "It was fucking heaven."
[sidenote: I almost punched a dude because I heard him say, as we were leaving the theater, "I thought American Hustle was a lot better."]