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Old 09-03-2009, 21:09   #1
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What are some of the best Straight to DVD flicks u have ever seen? Sometimes movies that get a theatrical release are worse than ones straight to DVD.
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Old 09-03-2009, 21:22   #2
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I quite enjoyed the following:

While she was out
Cube
Feast
Wrong Turn 2
was fun.
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Old 09-03-2009, 22:09   #3
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Old 09-03-2009, 22:12   #4
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Old 09-03-2009, 23:03   #5
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I quite enjoyed the following:

While she was out
Cube
Feast
Wrong Turn 2
was fun.
I'm pretty certain Cube had a cinema release. I saw it in my local cinema way back when.
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Old 10-03-2009, 00:07   #6
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The Cold Hour, interesting low budget Spanish scifi/horror film.

Unconditional Love, a truely odd but entertaining comedy thriller starring Kathy Bates.

Rogue, Dom Macleans entertaining monster movie follow up to Wolf Creek (it's only coming out here on DVD).

Storm Warning, above average Aussie backwoods inbreds/revenge horror flick

Transsiberian, Brad Anderson's excellent follow up to The Machinist, a classy Hitchcock style thriller set on a train.

Femme Fatale, which would make a great double bill with Lynch's Mulholland Drive and is among Brian De Palma's best films.

Dagon, Stuart Gordons silly but fun third Lovecraft adaptation.
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Old 10-03-2009, 09:34   #7
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Storm Warning

Transsiberian

Femme Fatale

Dagon
Some great recommendations there - I loved Storm Warning and Femme Fatale, and thought Dagon was pretty good. I'd also add Stuck, Stuart Gordon's newest film, to the list, but am unsure as to whether this had a theatrical release or not.

Transsiberian on the other hand I was bitterly disappointed by after Brad Anderson's excellent 3 earlier films, Session 9, The Machinist, and Sounds Like. Thought it was boring and predictable.
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I thought FELON deserved a theatrical release.A decent prison movie starring Val Kilmer.Regarding ROGUE is there a release date for it yet as it looks good ?.
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Old 10-03-2009, 11:23   #9
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The Cold Hour, interesting low budget Spanish scifi/horror film.
I forgot that this is called The Dark Hour in the UK. La Hora fría aka The Cold Hour is the Spanish original title and is the mysterious recurring event much of the plot revolves around.
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I forgot that this is called The Dark Hour in the UK. La Hora fría aka The Cold Hour is the Spanish original title and is the mysterious recurring event much of the plot revolves around.
It played on the festival circuit (I saw it at Dead by Dawn) so wasn't strictly 'straight-to-dvd'. None the less well worth a watch.
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Old 14-03-2009, 22:22   #11
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Retroactive with James Belushi was good.
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Retroactive with James Belushi was good.
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I'd also add Stuck, Stuart Gordon's newest film, to the list, but am unsure as to whether this had a theatrical release or not.
Was the stand-out film (for me at least) at last years dead by dawn festival (so again not strictly straight-to-DVD). I also have it on DVD. More people should watch it, its a great black comedy.
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My Sassy Girl.
A romantic comedy with that hot blonde chick from 24 (the daughter).
Was forced to watch it but it had an interesting ending which was very well executed.
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Retroactive with James Belushi was good.
Thiss film was actually banned over here for a film. I wonder why?
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Old 14-03-2009, 23:19   #16
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I'd also add Stuck, Stuart Gordon's newest film, to the list, but am unsure as to whether this had a theatrical release or not.
I believe it had a limited theatrical - at least I remember it in the cinema section of one of the main movie magazines once.

I have it on DVD, liking Stuart Gordon, and being curious about it - but still not watched it yet.
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I believe it had a limited theatrical - at least I remember it in the cinema section of one of the main movie magazines once.

I have it on DVD, liking Stuart Gordon, and being curious about it - but still not watched it yet.
Ooh, Stuck is a very good little film. Well worth the watch.

As far as films being shown at festivals are concerned, I wouldn't really class that as a "theatrical release" myself (even though it is shown in a theatre ).
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As far as films being shown at festivals are concerned, I wouldn't really class that as a "theatrical release" myself (even though it is shown in a theatre ).
No, me neither - I still count most festival films as STV, as they wouldn't hit the big screen if not part of the festival.

Incidently, I have so many STV films, I hardly know where to start with listing them. Considering most of my collection consists of horror, exploitation, trash, gialli, art house, or low budget indies.

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The Man from Earth - Excellent little sci-fi film that gained word-of-mouth through the internet. Not recommended if you don't like 'dialogue-driven' films though.
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It played on the festival circuit (I saw it at Dead by Dawn) so wasn't strictly 'straight-to-dvd'. None the less well worth a watch.
I know that, but I don't think a few festival screenings which can accommodate a few hundred people count as a theatrical release. The vast majority of a potential audience would not have been able to see the film tiill it hit DVD.
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