I like horror and weirdness. When those two things come together... I'm all in baby!
Paul Verhoeven took a love triangle story and made a $6 million dollar medievel exploitation movie out of it.
Let me just highlight a scene real quick. Jenifer Jason Leigh (who is both really hot and fearless in this role) takes her indifferent pre-ordained fiance to a hanging site where two decomposing corpses dangle from a tree. She digs up a root from underneath one of the corpses (which apparently sprouted from it's semen?) and explains that it is a…
Did some research trying to figure out what style of sword fighting Rutger Hauer was using throughout. I appreciated that they didn't just use traditional japanese bushido for those sequences. Apparently this is known as the 'Zatoichi' style or reverse grip (Fitting considering Zatoichi was also a blind swordsmen) and it is most useful for very confined quarters combat. Where as normal Samurai usually fought in fields with plenty of space to breathe.
Anyway, nerdy martial arts stuff aside, this…
I had the unique experience of watching this while very sleepy. As I dozed in and out of consciousness I began to feel as though I was on the ship with the astronauts. I started to dream of events and people from my childhood. As if the Ocean on Solaris was conjuring up my past the way it did for Dr. Snaut, Dr. Sartorius and Kris Kelvin. I dreamt of playing rugby on a field at my primary school (even…