Everyone step out of the Gloom!

6 May 2006

This weekend I have mainly been watching dvds. I finally got around to watching The Chronicles of Riddick and I wasn’t overly impressed. It’s okay, but nowt special. I also rewatched Night Watchand if anything I enjoyed it even more. So much that I watched most of the extras on the second disc. Actually I’ve only watched the second disc, as that is the one that has the theatrical version. If I get a chance I want to try to Russian version to see if it is any different. I’d have to say that the director’s commentary does give a deeper insight into a lot that goes on in the film. I mean, I always got that the mosquitoes were part of the Gloom, but I didn’t really realise that there were the Gloom. Most of the featurettes do the usual repeating themselves thing, but there is a little of interest.

Hopefully the sequel will be as entertaining as this was.

How’s everyone’s weekend?

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12 Responses

  1. anne says:

    Grey but good: DVDs and the kino (yes?) are the order of the days too.
    And firemen, but that's a whole 'nother story.

    Is Night Watch really scary? Oh, hold on, I'll go read your review.

  2. Fence says:

    Kino, yup :) Been thinking I may head off their myself this evening. Unless I get too comfy at home.

    Night Watch isn't scary scary. There are tense parts and aspects to it, but I wouldn't really call it a horror.

  3. NineMoons says:

    Kino being German for cinema. Just in case you thought you were learning some Irish, Anne! :-)

  4. Max Lee says:

    Yeah, just what I predicted – the West is loving this erm… I don't know what *referring to Nochnoy Pozor* Pray tell me, what's so good about it? Does it seem exotic to you, all that dirt and all those poor actors?..

  5. weenie says:

    Not tried Nightwatch so might give that a go.

    Just finished 'Nylon Angel' – was a bit confusing at first but after a while, I started to get into it and there was some Parrish quips that had me laughing out loud, eg "Note to myself: cut of left hand. It's a tart." Just got the second one out from the library.

  6. anne says:

    Actually, I knew that – but I thought it might be some kind of Irish slang also. Damn.

  7. NineMoons says:

    Sorry to disappoint. It's actually a Fence and me slang. Fence, do you remember who started it? I thought it mighta been me, since I had those Law and German friends in college? Or maybe it was Copper's idea?
    It's a quick word to say and text, so handy.
    Irish slang for going to the cinema might be "going to the flicks". But I don't think that's exclusively Irish. Maybe we don't even say it. Maybe I made it up. OK, shutting up now.

  8. Carl V. says:

    Looks like a June 20th release date for the DVD of Night Watch over here and I'm really looking forward to owning that one. I enjoyed it in the theatre and am now hoping we get the same second disc treatment of which you speak!

  9. Fence says:

    Max I don't think that Night Watch is exotic exactly. It has far too much in common with a lot of American cinema. Which I think was a deliberate move on the part of the makers.
    Why did I like it? Because it didn't bother to over explain anything to the audience. It created this great world and was content to tell the story of some of the inhabitants without over long exposition. And I have to say I think the actor who played Anton is very cute. Not in a good-looking way, just cute.

    Anne, kino is easier for texting which is why I got in the habit of using it. As for who started it NM, don't remember. but I did do German in school and I know I've been using it for years.

    Hope you do get in Carl. Our version came in a cool looking tin case as well. No cheap plastic for us ;)

  10. Max Lee says:

    I'm real happy I'm stuck in the past, then, when it comes to movies. Because if it's that poor even in America now, then I don't know what to say. Believe me, it's exactly like all the contemporary Russian movies… and what's worst, not just movies, but out TV shows. Whodunits, soap opears, and stuff. It is cheap to me.

    What bugs me most is that Nochnoy Pozor is not half as good as the Soviet movies were (especially when it comes to acting!), and it does not really paint a favourable picture of our country. I'd love my foreign friends to see something less faceless.

    I can't say anything about cuteness, I have a far too 'original' taste…

  11. Fence says:

    Different horse for different courses Max :)

  12. NineMoons says:

    You have a horse now?