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Bmwhtly
06-08-2007, 01:54 PM
If I were to say that filming on "Doomsday" has finished and it's now in post-production, you'd probably stare blankly. Or maybe Shrug.

But if I were to tell you that Doomsday is Neil Marshall's latest film, some of you may get a little excited.

If I tell the rest of you that Neil Marshall is the writer/director of Dog Soldiers and The Descent, you should all now be very very excited.

Am I right?

alleycat
06-08-2007, 01:59 PM
Well, not for me, because I've never seen those two movies. But, I'll take your word for it and put them on my "watch list".

Bmwhtly
06-08-2007, 02:10 PM
Well, not for me, because I've never seen those two movies.An inauspicious start. Methinks

But, I'll take your word for it and put them on my "watch list".You're going to follow a recommendation of mine? are you nuts?

alleycat
06-08-2007, 02:15 PM
I just looked for the movies at my local library website. They had The Descent (and I requested it); they didn't even have Dog Soldiers, so it's no wonder I haven't seen it.

I see he also wrote the screenplay for The Flamingo Kid, that I have seen.

alleycat
06-08-2007, 02:21 PM
Have you ever seen The Hole with Keira Knightley and Thora Birch? It's an interesting movie; better than I expected. The Descent reminds me a bit of it. There's also that movie with Rachel Ward and the schoolkids where they're trapped underground . . . I can't remember the name of it offhand.

Bmwhtly
06-08-2007, 02:27 PM
Have you ever seen The Hole with Keira Knightley and Thora Birch? It's an interesting movie; better than I expected. No. But I do remember seeing advertising for it at the time, it didn't look like much. Mayhaps it deserves a look.

The Descent reminds me a bit of it.I'd reserve judgement until you've seen the Descent.
Although, a word of caution. It would be best to watch The Descent in as dark a room as possible.

There's also that movie with Rachel Ward and the schoolkids where they're trapped underground . . . I can't remember the name of it offhand.The Cave? I haven't seen it, but The Descent was released in the States after the Cave and some (unenlightened) folks said it was a knock-off. Despite it being released first in the UK before the Cave.
Anyway...

alleycat
06-08-2007, 03:48 PM
No. But I do remember seeing advertising for it at the time, it didn't look like much. Mayhaps it deserves a look.
The setup for The Hole was a little far-fetched (to get out of some kind of boarding school thing, a small group of kids locked themselves in an old WWII bunker with only one guy on the outside knowing they're there), but the ending turned out to be better than I was expecting as I watched the movie.

Bmwhtly
06-08-2007, 04:20 PM
Yes, I'll be looking for The Hole I think.

the ending turned out to be better than I was expecting as I watched the movie.That reminds me.
When The Descent was released in theatres in the US, they changed the (Superb) ending to make it a little more "Hollywood". Both endings are probably on the DVD, but you should probably be aware of it.

seun
06-08-2007, 04:36 PM
The Descent and Dog Soldiers are great films. Looking forward to Doomsday in a big way.

That wasn't meant to rhyme ;)

ChaosTitan
06-08-2007, 06:47 PM
I liked the Descent, but I haven't watched Dog Soldiers. I've seen it in Blockbuster, so I'll have to check it out.

What exactly is Doomsday about?

Bmwhtly
06-08-2007, 06:53 PM
I liked the Descent, but I haven't watched Dog Soldiers.Dog Soldiers is a good deal lighthearteder but just as good (All male rather than all female)

What exactly is Doomsday about?well,
Doomsday takes place three decades after a lethal virus (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virus) called the Reaper nearly wipes out Scotland and causes the rest of the world to wall off the country. When the Reaper begins to emerge in another country 30 years later, an elite team and their leader (Rhona Mitra) is sent to the contaminated landscape of the walled-off country to find a cure.

ChaosTitan
06-08-2007, 07:02 PM
Ack!

It gets points taken away for Rhona Mitra. She just...I dunno, I don't like her.

Bmwhtly
06-08-2007, 07:05 PM
Ack!

It gets points taken away for Rhona Mitra. She just...I dunno, I don't like her.The name means nothing, but I was a little dissapointed because I seem to remember hearing that Mr Marshall was trying to get Alex Reid (the pretty teacher from The Descent) to take that role.

ChaosTitan
06-08-2007, 07:11 PM
The name means nothing,

Consider yourself blessed. ;)

Serenity
06-08-2007, 07:20 PM
Well, I know why I don't like Rhona Mitra, and it only partially has something to do with her (lack of) acting abilities. But I have heard of Doomsday, or the story behind it, and I liked Descent. So, I'll look forward to the day.


Edit: Wow, I literally go from one page to another and chaos switches her avatar. Although reps for going back to the smiley time av!

Bmwhtly
06-08-2007, 07:23 PM
I just got it! Why so many of y'all have seen the Descent but not Dog Soldiers. I don't think Dog Soldiers got a theatrical release in the States.
If I remember rightly, some distributers deemed it "Too British" for an american release. Ah Well, such is life.

jvc
06-08-2007, 07:48 PM
I've seen both films and both are pretty good, worth a watch, but I wouldn't go back to watch them again and again. I did see Descent on DVD, and I watched the alternate ending, but for the life of me can't remember which one was which?

alleycat
06-08-2007, 10:00 PM
well,

Originally Posted by Wikipedia
Doomsday takes place three decades after a lethal virus (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virus) called the Reaper nearly wipes out Scotland and causes the rest of the world to wall off the country. When the Reaper begins to emerge in another country 30 years later, an elite team and their leader (Rhona Mitra) is sent to the contaminated landscape of the walled-off country to find a cure.

I bet I know how the world is saved. They feed it haggis until it gets sick and dies!

MidnightMuse
06-08-2007, 10:30 PM
I don't think Dog Soldiers got a theatrical release in the States.

I've seen it - so it must have. I don't think I was watching some strange British signal on the satellite - but I can't recall what station carried it. I want to say the Sci Fi channel. It wasn't on Pay Per View, I know that. But I liked it.

ETA: It never did come out in THEATERS here, I don't think.

zahra
06-09-2007, 12:16 AM
Dog Soldiers is a good deal lighthearteder but just as good (All male rather than all female)
well,

I've seen both movies and yay for another Marshall, basically, because he's played a blinder both times. Thank God for someone doing real horror.

Dog Soldiers was not all-male, though - there was a rather important female in the mix. But the actress who played her was the only blip in my enjoyment of the film.

She (or the character) just didn't ring true, and the actress had that awful, accent-less, drama-school voice that doesn't belong anywhere in the real world. She was supposed to be posh, but she was just what we actors call RP - 'received pronunciation' - like a newsreader used to be before they allowed them to have accents.

Nevertheless, good horror film, and I loved The Descent.

zahra
06-09-2007, 12:19 AM
PS, I thought the book of 'The Hole' was very good, but the film? Not so much. The book was written by a sixteen-year-old boy, I seem to remember.

alleycat
06-09-2007, 11:18 AM
PS, I thought the book of 'The Hole' was very good, but the film? Not so much. The book was written by a sixteen-year-old boy, I seem to remember.
The Hole was one of those movies that I would have given maybe a "C" to as I was watching it, but I'd probably give the ending a "B" or even "B+". That's kind of the reverse of so many movies where the movie is pretty good until the ending (then you go, "You gotta be kidding me?").

Bmwhtly
06-11-2007, 11:18 AM
I've seen it - so it must have. I don't think I was watching some strange British signal on the satellite - but I can't recall what station carried it. I want to say the Sci Fi channel. It wasn't on Pay Per View, I know that. But I liked it.

ETA: It never did come out in THEATERS here, I don't think.If I remember correctly, SciFi did show it on telly in the States. But they re-edited it.

seun
09-11-2008, 01:58 PM
There's probably a thread for this already but I can't be bothered to look for it.

So, Doomsday - Neil Marshall's latest. Watched it a couple of nights ago and I loved every minute of it, every Snake Plisken/Escape From New York and Mad Max lift.

Anyone else see it?

Bmwhtly
09-11-2008, 02:32 PM
I saw it at the cinema.

And bought the DVD.
It is good. Apart from anything else, it's great seeing the actists from his previous films ("Hey, isn't that Holly driving?" "Barbequed Sarge?")

As a film it's very obviously based on a love of Escape form New York and Mad Max. Although Malcolm MacDowell does a pretty fair Kurtz. And what's-her-face-off-of-Boston-Legal's not too bad either.

Well worth a watch.

seun
09-11-2008, 05:10 PM
How did I know you'd be the first to reply? :D

It was good fun spotting people from his earlier films. Like Dog Soldiers, I got the idea they had a lot of fun making it.

Bmwhtly
09-11-2008, 05:15 PM
How did I know you'd be the first to reply? :DWho else would?


Like Dog Soldiers, I got the idea they had a lot of fun making it.
Kinda strange, the commentary is more restrained and almost profesional he's done. Still Good though.

For instance, did you know that they built those APC things from scratch?

ChaosTitan
09-11-2008, 05:49 PM
There's probably a thread for this already but I can't be bothered to look for it.


:rolleyes:

Bmwhtly
09-11-2008, 06:15 PM
Naha!
My thread wins!
*struts*

Shadow_Ferret
09-11-2008, 07:10 PM
Am I right?
Well, I really liked Dog Soldiers, but if The Descent was the one with the whiney women, then I'm in "we'll see" mode.

seun
09-11-2008, 07:35 PM
:rolleyes:

Be nice. I don't feel well and my TV's broken. :cry:

ChaosTitan
09-11-2008, 09:22 PM
Be nice. I don't feel well and my TV's broken. :cry:

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