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Old June 6 2011, 02:21 AM   #1
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Splice...

I just watched this this evening. It's not a bad creep out film and Dren made for an interesting new life form. I liked that they got away from the alien/mutant/whatever as something scaly and ugly and gave us something almost attractive (in a weird sorta way).

The ending was Ewww!

That said both of these scientists were screw ups psychologically. Fred and Ginger both being male and duking it out was Ewww!

Not an awesome film, but not bad.
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Old June 6 2011, 02:51 AM   #2
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I bought it on Blu-Ray a few weeks ago, but haven't had time to watch it yet. I've really enjoyed Vincenzo Natali's other work as a director (and sometimes writer), so I look forward to it.
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Old June 6 2011, 03:36 AM   #3
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Re: Splice...

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I bought it on Blu-Ray a few weeks ago, but haven't had time to watch it yet. I've really enjoyed Vincenzo Natali's other work as a director (and sometimes writer), so I look forward to it.
Just remember when you're watching ... it's a comedy. Once you realize that, it's hilarious.
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Old June 6 2011, 04:01 AM   #4
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Re: Splice...

I watched it and it was worth a viewing. Nothing I would own on DVD. Good special effects and a good story. It did have its creepy and gross out moments. A solid 3 out of 5.
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Old June 6 2011, 04:03 AM   #5
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I liked it alright. It was missing something, though.
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Old June 6 2011, 04:06 AM   #6
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Re: Splice...

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Just remember when you're watching ... it's a comedy. Once you realize that, it's hilarious.
I smirked in some parts, but it certainly didn't strike me as a comedy.


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Good special effects and a good story. It did have its creepy and gross out moments. A solid 3 out of 5.
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Old June 6 2011, 04:49 AM   #7
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This was the first movie in a long time that actually disturbed me.
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Old June 6 2011, 04:57 AM   #8
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Trekker4747 posted an awesome review about this movie a while back.

http://www.trekbbs.com/showpost.php?...1&postcount=28
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Old June 6 2011, 12:44 PM   #9
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^^ Not far off from what I thought.

The scientists were unable to constrain their curiousity which kept letting this thing proceed to the next stage. A lot of film can be symbolism so in a weird way this thing seduced each of them in one way or another.

Two things I don't think were necessary. When Ginger slug morphs into a male (and no one notices??) and then gets into a slugfest with Fred it's over-the-top for the revulsion factor. Secondly I thought it went too far for Dren to develop wings. I don't think that was necessary.

This is a variation on the Frankenstein story, but at the end it's hard to feel any measure of sympathy Dren. Yes, she didn't ask to be created and she was the only one of her kind and with no guide to help her along. But the story could have been more creative instead of it just starting to kill because it was territorial.
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Old June 6 2011, 12:49 PM   #10
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Can't say I enjoyed it too much, wasn't the worst film ever but I'd never bother watching it again. Just thought the two scientists were dumb as fuck, what did they think would happen?


Also I preferred the version with Natasha Henstridge, at least she was hot
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Old June 7 2011, 02:34 PM   #11
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Also I preferred the version with Natasha Henstridge, at least she was hot
Indeed she was. Too bad all the sequels sucked.
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Old June 7 2011, 03:05 PM   #12
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Re: Splice...

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I just watched this this evening. It's not a bad creep out film and Dren made for an interesting new life form. I liked that they got away from the alien/mutant/whatever as something scaly and ugly and gave us something almost attractive (in a weird sorta way).

The ending was Ewww!

That said both of these scientists were screw ups psychologically. Fred and Ginger both being male and duking it out was Ewww!

Not an awesome film, but not bad.
The movie was.... okay. But then it turned to shit when it became a typical monster-movie like premise in the last act, and I don't get why Adrian Brody and what's her name completely switched sides on their feelings of the creature. And the Adrian taps that ass?

WTF, dude? I was expected at least something that said she had life super active hormones or something that made him fuck her outside of his own control but, nope. He just saw her with the chicken legs, the bald head, and the A-cup breasts and just had-to get him some of that.

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Old June 7 2011, 03:23 PM   #13
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Re: Splice... DVD

I'd like to see the supplements.
sadly it's only 1 and not that good from the review
A Director's Playground: Vincenzo Natali on the Set of 'Splice' (SD, 35 min.)
I was surprised to see only one special feature contained on this release. I would have at least expected an audio commentary or even some footage of the movie during its run through the festival circuit. Instead we're only given a behind the scenes tour of the movie with Natali. Much of it is just footage of them shooting scenes without much narration or background. We're just kind of thrust into the fray somewhere in the middle and we're supposed to guess what's going on. Natali does offer some insight into how he directs and how he never wants to give in to producers or test audiences.
But not worth the cost of the DVD i guess.

I was expecting a commentary and more. Oh well.
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Old June 7 2011, 04:02 PM   #14
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Yes, the ending is a letdown. Up to that point you're waiting for the story to take an interesting and different turn than the conventional...only it doesn't happen.
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Old June 7 2011, 09:31 PM   #15
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I'd like to see the supplements.
sadly it's only 1 and not that good from the review
A Director's Playground: Vincenzo Natali on the Set of 'Splice' (SD, 35 min.)
I was surprised to see only one special feature contained on this release. I would have at least expected an audio commentary or even some footage of the movie during its run through the festival circuit. Instead we're only given a behind the scenes tour of the movie with Natali. Much of it is just footage of them shooting scenes without much narration or background. We're just kind of thrust into the fray somewhere in the middle and we're supposed to guess what's going on. Natali does offer some insight into how he directs and how he never wants to give in to producers or test audiences.
But not worth the cost of the DVD i guess.

I was expecting a commentary and more. Oh well.
Depends how much you pay for the DVD. I purchased the Blu-Ray for $4 on Amazon, so I can't imagine not getting my money's worth...
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