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Title:   Razorback
Director:   Russell Mulcahy
Year:   1984
Genre:   Nature's Revenge
Times Seen:   1
Last Seen:   11.10.14

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Date Viewed Venue Note
11.10.14DVDThis Screening is part of event: DVRfest 2014
And so we come to the last leg of the fest: International Thriller Night. A few years ago Fantastic Fest featured several Ozploitation movies in support of Mark Hartley's great doc Not Quite Hollywood. While I feel like I could do a whole weekend of Brian Trencard Smith movies that I haven't gotten around to seeing, I wanted to pick one from this country and I was shamed at this year's Fantastic Fest for having still not seen this. Thanks, Chris.

Anyway, this movie is fantastic. Yes it's basically Jaws with a pig and yes the movie goes into full on slasher mode at the ending with the crazy pet food factory set lit entirely in blue but other than that this is a beautifully-shot tightly-paced horror movie with good make-up, wonderful scenery and decent performances. Really great work and it's no surprise that the director came out of music videos. It's not exactly realistic lighting but beautiful nonetheless and nobody gave Tony Scott shit for filtering the bejesus out of his movies so who cares.

Really good. I'm shamed all over again that it's been on my shelf for so long without me seeing it.

Next up we're going from Australia to France for another festival screening that I skipped because I'd just seen There Will Be Blood and didn't feel like fitting in one more movie.
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