Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Tobe Hooper - What Happened?

I recently watched both Lifeforce (re-watched, actually) and Mortuary. What a juxtaposition! Lifeforce is one of my favorite sci-fi movies of the 80's - although I've only seen it a few times - once on TV back in the 80's, so it was heavily edited, and a few weeks ago on VOD. Intriguing concept, a lot of fun, maybe somewhat flawed in parts, but overall, very enjoyable flick. This was from a time when movies obviously weren't focus-grouped into the big budget sci-fi crapfests (think almost anything with Wil Smith in it) that they are now.

I checked out Mortuary on DVD from the library and watched it in the same week as watching Lifeforce...and afterwards, was just left scratching my head. This is from the same guy that did Poltergeist (well, that's controversial, but anyway) and Texas Chainsaw Massacre? It was watchable, and at times entertaining, but...let's just say I'm glad I didn't buy it on DVD.

BTW, I suggest watching (or re-watching to refresh your memory) Lifeforce, and then clicking on over on the 100 things we learned from Lifeforce thread on IMDB (I think you'll need a free login) - this list is done in homage to that list of things learned from Independence Day, I suppose. Pretty funny stuff. I like these:

96. Doctors played by Patrick Stewart will explode if sedated, viciously beaten and taken up in a helicopter.

95. The upside is his entrails will form a nude Mathilda May!

94. The downside is you'll be aroused by Patrick Stewart's entrails.

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