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Maelstrom - Il figlio dell'altrove
(2001)

Except there isn't an HP Lovecraft story named Unknown Beyond
Synopsis: Based on the H.P. Lovecraft story of horror and suspense. Except there isn't an HP Lovecraft story named Unknown Beyond. Check it out. This is actually Unknown Beyond, which is a sequel to The Darkness Beyond, an actually Lovecraft story. Somehow Cine Excel managed to get their paws on a film someone else made in 2001, and are attempting to release it as a new film. Be on the lookout, but as it fits into the Cine Excel family, this film probably has a special kind of suck. Cast: Emanuele Cerman, Giorgia Bassano Roberta Marrelli and Michael Segal

Cine Excel has a METRIC FREAKTON of crap that they are unleashing upon the world. The company that brought us Future War. The company that brought us Pocket Ninjas. Part one of the Megapost will deal with the current and upcoming Cine Excel films. Part 2 will delve into the older films, and their acquired libraries from the previous film ventures by the producers. Cine Excel has a reputation of being one of the worst film production houses in the world (but they look like 20th Century Fox when compared to outfits like Central Film Company) and semiregularly manages to get one of it's wastes of celluloids sent out to video stores across the country, traumatizing millions and leading to the decline of the movie industry and the ascension of TV plus renewed interest in books

Black Mass
(2005)

Look at these freaking stills and try to tell me this film won't be historically bad!
This was originally called Da Vinci's Curse, but I guess they couldn't get it out in time to cash in on the wave of Da Vinci movies. Now it is a lamer movie that doesn't even have a gimmick title. Instead, some random soldiers fight a demon (a guy with vampire fangs!) It's released through Cine Excel which has a METRIC FREAKTON of crap that they are unleashing upon the world. The company that brought us Future War. The company that brought us Pocket Ninjas. Part one of the Megapost will deal with the current and upcoming Cine Excel films. Part 2 will delve into the older films, and their acquired libraries from the previous film ventures by the producers. Cine Excel has a reputation of being one of the worst film production houses in the world (but they look like 20th Century Fox when compared to outfits like Central Film Company) and semiregularly manages to get one of it's wastes of celluloids sent out to video stores across the country, traumatizing millions and leading to the decline of the movie industry and the ascension of TV plus renewed interest in books.

Se, jie
(2007)

Two repressed souls reaching out for human connection
I watched the film many weeks ago, but wasn't able to post a comment. I had a hard time absorbing it. It took me a few days to finally get over the depressed state of mind I was in. To me, Wong was a shell before she became Mak Tai Tai. She needed to be in that role for her own mental survival. Only by acting could she find her way to her own identity. I'm still not 100% convinced that it was love between these two. To me, it's two very lonely and repressed souls making a human connection. The explicit sex scenes were necessary. The sex acts portrayed their need to feel each other's own individual's existence by torturing or be tortured physically. The orgasms Wong experienced were not joyful. It was a fulfillment of finally letting herself feel what she real felt and shared it with another human being. It's the same with Mr. Yee. He was finally able to find someone that he could let his guards down and release all his fears and guilt. Does the "Quail Egg" play a big part in Wong's decision to let Yee go? Absolutely! I'm a female, and I tried to understand her mental state at the time. It was never about the value, but the meaning behind the value. She was nobody. Now, she is at least worth that Quail Egg to somebody, even if that somebody is her enemy. Women are strange creatures. I would've done the same thing if I were in her position. At the end, she scarified herself and the whole entire compatriots to attain that moment of truth for herself.

I love this movie. I love Brokeback Mountain, too, but I really get this movie. I watched every film made by Ang Lee except "Ride with the Devil" because the DVD I rented was damaged. Ice Storm was simply brilliant. I thought it deserved an Oscar consideration. His films always left me unsatisfied and challenged my mental endurance every time. Although his films were never in the same genre, everyone has a common theme – repressed souls reaching out for human connection. Lust, Caution is a sad, depressed, draining movie. If you like to see it, be prepared to have patience and concentration. In this film, "if you pay attention, nothing is trivial!"

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