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Sploid Short Film Festival

SUMER

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Sumer

The Pavement

Kite

 

The Fleeting Little Life of Peter Wright

All available on the Sploid Youtube channel.

Weee Giant @ ABCO in oakland 11.17.2008 Craftmeet (video)


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11.17.2008 ABCO 03 from zebtron on Vimeo.

Trancers: crap-tacular sci-fi

From the makers of “Puppet Master” comes a movie that is even worse. The acting is horrible, stunts laughable, effects cheesy, and acting abismal. If that if your cup of tea, rent “Trancers”. I had not seen it until today and man do I wish I had not, but at least I now have the experience of seeing a seriously bad ‘USA network in the 1980’s’ genre garbage-flic. The budget was obviously less than that of an episode of MacGyver and the overall quality of the film/video was just junk. Perhaps it was shot straight to video? Anyway, here is a boom mic in one of the scenes… not even really an important few seconds that couldn’t have been dropped in the edit, but they let it in. Super sloppy and lazy.
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I almost want to remake this whole movie shot for shot as a parody. I could surely do better effects and can borrow a scooter (they ride scooters around).

The DVD menu link that labeled ‘web site’ plays a video of the mailing address and says “Send us a letter”… really? Wow.

“Altered States”=so good

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I have the “Altered States” DVD from Netflix.

The DVD is a horrible transfer and has, shamefully, never been remastered and resissued.

Despite those flaws with the DVD itself, the film is wonderful.

The story is great, it has talented actors, and the visual effects are amazing (especially for 1980).

I threw the DVD on as a distraction and now and not going to be able to stop the film until it has played through. In some ways it reminds me of “Dreamscape”, but “Dreamscape” is not half as interesting as “Altered States”.
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Here are some YouTube clips

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