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DEATH SHIP is not GHOST SHIP,
This review is from: DeathShip (Remastered Widescreen Edition) (DVD)
DEATH SHIP is not GHOST SHIP. GHOST SHIP is a game. DEATH SHIP is real.
This is one of my favorite of the horror movies they used to show on Saturday afternoons when I was a kid. I have such fond memories of it that I bought the original movie poster a few years back. I've worn my VHS to a thin strip and I'm so glad that it now has a proper remastered DVD release, but I'm almost worried about seeing a cleaned up, sharper version! The "original", shown-on-TV copy I grew up seeing was so distorted and darkened that you could barely see the ash covered walls in the interior of the ship. Like NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD and THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE, something about the poor duplications of the film seemed to make it better - more seedy - more disturbing. Regardless of my nostalgia, I'm sure the remastered version won't disappoint...
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Initial post: Dec 28, 2012 9:22:13 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 2, 2013 11:36:52 PM PST
I never even heard of this until Amazon recommend it. I know "Ghost Ship" wasn't the best movie, but it was entertaining. How scary is this film? Is it a tame film or an explicit film?
Posted on Jan 2, 2013 12:34:00 PM PST
Michael Dobey says:
it is not explicit. it's more of a old fashioned ghost story. people die though and you don't need heads popping off and guts coming out to be disturbed by that. its a old time atmospheric film like the haunting. etc where the ship is haunted and these people want off. I love gory films but you need to broaden your horizons to include good spooky films or forever be trapped by the need for gratification based on action and blood. however the fact the characters die in this one , not vividly mostly is still disturbing.
In reply to an earlier post on Jan 2, 2013 1:27:46 PM PST
Nathaniel D. Ketcham says:
"Scary" is always a matter of taste, but you could say that the atmosphere is disturbing to ME while the violence is not extremely explicit. There are also "artifacts" of the time and budget - facets of the acting, pacing, music, and so on - that might make some folks chuckle. After years of watching genre films from the 60s, 70s, 80s, I tend to overlook these things in favor of originality and atmosphere. Of course you can't argue for the value of originality, either, when many people seem to prefer "updated" remakes and homages. In short, if you don't make a habit of 70s horror, you might want to give the film a spin (rent it or steal it from someone or somewhere) before purchasing...
In reply to an earlier post on Jan 3, 2013 12:49:29 AM PST
I checked Netflix and they didn't have it. I'm going to check and see if it's going to come on cable before I buy it, but I mostly will buy before then. Most of the old horror films from the '70s, '80s and '90s are better than have the stuff released today. Even something like "Graduation Day(1981)" has more suspense.
In reply to an earlier post on Jan 3, 2013 12:51:44 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 3, 2013 12:53:38 AM PST
I'm not a big fan of the torture porn of today. I don't hate PG-13 Horror, but of course R rated horror shows more and lot of old films are rated R even though it's more of a PG-13 flick.
Posted on Oct 6, 2013 11:21:23 AM PDT
The problem with Texas Chainsaw Massacre was my complaint was the to dark to see anything ! It was that way all the way back to the original realese in drive ins ! Saw it at the drive in and couldnt see half the movie kuz it was so dark ! I usually dont like remakes but in TCM case i found it to be a upgrade over the original and was helped by the great role by R.Lee Ermy who played the head of the Hewitt family as for this movie i agree with ur review
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