With little financial pressures during the communist rule, it would seem that Eastern European countries still have a tradition of moviemaking, where there’s a certain amount of creative freedom, which is much harder to find in Western movies.
Ah, yes. Police brutality as a source of jokes.
Yes, the early films of Peter Jackson, although I just learned that he did Meet the Feebles in between these two. Huh, I always thought it was his third film.
I don’t think I’ve seen small penis prosthetics in any other movie. That’s something.
Just found out that there’s actually a Gremlins series now.
Tells the story of how 10-year-old Sam Wing met the young Mogwai called Gizmo. Along with a teenage street thief named Elle, Sam and Gizmo take a perilous journey through the Chinese countryside, encountering, and sometimes battling, colorful monsters and spirits from Chinese folklore. On their quest to return Gizmo to his family and uncover a legendary treasure, they are pursued by a power-hungry industrialist and his growing army of evil Gremlins.
What the fu…? I’ll just stick with the movies, thank you.
This is one of those cases, where the movie is originally in Spanish and the DVD version I have is the German release, with optional Dutch subtitles. I don’t speak any of these languages, but I do know enough of each language that I can get by on context clues. I still do find it funny that a cell phone is ‘Handy’ in German.
I wasn’t sure if I wanted to do this, but I found a compelling reason in Ryan Hollinger’s point of view.
Part of me wanted to leave this as the last movie on the list just because of the iconic nature of this movie, especially within this genre, but after going through all the options, I came up with one I would much rather leave until the end, even if that movie has reached only a fraction of the viewers this one has and is not very known in general, but we’ll get back to that.
Oh, wow. One of the many production companies for this movie is Silvio Berlusconi Communications, which I can pretty safely assume is a company owned by Silvio Berlusconi, a long time prime minister of Italy with a – let’s say – problematic career.
I don’t really like it when movies feel the need to explain everything.