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SteveDave

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One Cut Of The Dead
« on: February 16, 2019, 01:57:11 PM »
I don’t think anything will beat this as my film of the year this year.

My advice is to go in cold and stick with it.

I’ll write more when not on my phone so I can do spoilers/transparent text and whatnot.

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Re: One Cut Of The Dead
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2019, 04:25:16 PM »
What's it about?

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Re: One Cut Of The Dead
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2019, 06:30:07 PM »
I loved it a great deal, but revealing what it's about would spoil it. But it's basically a zombie movie with a unique twist and one I absolutely loved. If you really want it spoiled: It's "The Zombie Movie That Goes Wrong", essentially. But if you have any interest in watching the movie at all I wouldn't read the spoiler text.

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Re: One Cut Of The Dead
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2019, 06:31:15 PM »
thanks.

SteveDave

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Re: One Cut Of The Dead
« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2019, 08:28:03 PM »
My heart hasn't been as warmed by a film for a long time.

Re: One Cut Of The Dead
« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2019, 09:54:41 PM »
Watched it a few months ago, was vocally criticising up on until the story takes a turn, and then loved it, had me belly laughing at points. As mentioned, really hard to say too much or it ruins the well executed twist.

Re: One Cut Of The Dead
« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2019, 11:28:38 PM »
It did kind of win me around. I thought it was more clever than entertaining though. It's a bold move to make half of your film deliberately shite.

Re: One Cut Of The Dead
« Reply #7 on: February 17, 2019, 11:37:53 PM »
As someone whose interest was piqued by the first post I must say I'd be surprised if anyone reading this thread hasn't already worked out the twist at this point.

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Re: One Cut Of The Dead
« Reply #8 on: February 18, 2019, 02:35:01 AM »
Does not knowing about the the twist matter?  I've no idea how it was marketed, but knowing that it's one third one thing and two thirds another doesn't really rob it of anything.  It's always a bit better to go in 'blind', no matter which film you're watching, but this isn't ruined by knowing how it's structured.

Knowing that there's something coming might get you through the frankly dull opening stretch.  It doesn't start well, and I'd have consigned this to the pile had I not known that it'd become something rather sweet.  How would you market what it actually is, though?

Spoiler:  (Other than the true successor to the feature film version of 'The Wizard of Speed and Time')

Re: One Cut Of The Dead
« Reply #9 on: February 18, 2019, 09:13:13 AM »
I thought this was a fun watch and even rather endearing by the end but didn't quite live up to the hype it's had from its distributors and some film websites. It's done over 250 times its £20K budget though so I seem to be in a minority in not being completely wowed.

Re: One Cut Of The Dead
« Reply #10 on: February 19, 2019, 12:35:47 PM »
I loved it, most I've laughed at the cinema for ages and found it genuinely heartwarming, not to mention smart and ingeniously choreographed. 5 thumbs up.

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Re: One Cut Of The Dead
« Reply #11 on: February 20, 2019, 07:58:19 PM »
I got to meet the director (which was nice). He made it fo a stunningly small amount - even for an indie production (around £20,000).
It's got some huge laughs in there and I've not often heard a cinema applaud a film before it's even ended, but (for those who have seen it) *that* moment caused so much emotion.

This year will have to see 10 truly exceptional films to knock this from my top 10 list.


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Re: One Cut Of The Dead
« Reply #12 on: February 23, 2019, 10:45:13 PM »
You do have to wait for the last third for it all to come together, but that last bit does contain several really good sections. To get there you do have to endure forty minutes of what seems like terrible acting and very shoddy production, which is only then shown to be neither over the last hour.

And then of course you get the end credits where they show you how it was really, really shot.

Greatest film of the year? No. But what they achieved for so little is amazing and I'll always value small productions like this over $300m CGI soulless shitfests.

Re: One Cut Of The Dead
« Reply #13 on: February 24, 2019, 09:27:37 PM »

Thanks for the rec, I went in as suggested without knowing a thing and thoroughly enjoyed it, but I'm still not sure what you mean by *that* moment.  Unless you mean coming out the other side being a little bit in love with Yuzuki Akiyama.  There a handful of very funny genuine LOL moments and also you have that thing where you go "oh, yes, now that is clever" admiration kind of feeling.

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Re: One Cut Of The Dead
« Reply #14 on: February 25, 2019, 12:25:52 AM »
I watched this with spoilers (not understanding them fully) and somehow they didn't spoil it, because the real spoiler would be telling somebody how incredibly heartwarming it is.

Re: One Cut Of The Dead
« Reply #15 on: March 31, 2019, 01:33:50 PM »
Thanks for the rec, I went in as suggested without knowing a thing and thoroughly enjoyed it, but I'm still not sure what you mean by *that* moment.  Unless you mean coming out the other side being a little bit in love with Yuzuki Akiyama.  There a handful of very funny genuine LOL moments and also you have that thing where you go "oh, yes, now that is clever" admiration kind of feeling.

*That* moment has to be the climax of the "crane shot".

Anyway, this was wonderful, absolutely loved it. Anyone bored enough to follow my twitter knows I have a huge weak spot for modern Japanese b-movies anyway, so this couldn't have been more in my wheelhouse, really. Even after hearing so much about it it was so much more than I expected.

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Re: One Cut Of The Dead
« Reply #16 on: May 18, 2019, 12:05:41 AM »
Just want to echo the adoration for this. Went in knowing nothing other than it was a zombie thing with a very long, unbroken take and that people seem to love it. Came out utterly delighted. The second act is saggy as fuck, but it's setting up so much for the third - and the third is so splendid - that it doesn't diminish the film for me. Amazing.