The Wizard of Gore
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This unrated cut basically is the "director's cut". Sure it has a bunch of blood and effects that were always meant to be in there...but there's other stuff too. A bunch of the music is different (we actually got original music from Black Heart Procession! and Danny Lohner! And Stanton LaVey! and Eric Powell of 16 Volt! You have no idea how giddy I was as these pieces started coming together). And there's little editing things too. Crispin, Brad and Jeffrey all seem a little bit more evil...or a little bit crazier...something. They're just more fun in this cut.
But enough about the movie. I'm gonna let that speak for itself. I love it.
When the DVD was getting made, I was explaining what i think makes a good DVD. And managed to be given creative control on a bunch of the content. (holy crap!)
There are 8 Deleted Scenes. Good ones. and I remembered on the DVD of Pi, Darren Aronofsky introduced the deleted scenes. I thought about how rad that was and how it was really interesting to understand why a scene didn't make the cut. So I got Jeremy to introduce all the deleted scenes and add some insight to them.
There are 3 Featurettes. I'm sick of DVD extras being like "It was so fun making [say movie name] and working with the other famous people." It's so generic and why bother. So I was really careful while making them to make sure they actually had CONTENT.
-We've got a general "making of" covering everything from casting the actors to production design and costumes (codpiece!Read more ›
I remember watching the original WoG when I was in high school. My friends and I rented it not knowing who H.G. Lewis was and not knowing what we were about to watch. I remember all of us wondering what in the world we were witnessing and really not getting into it. Years later, I came to know exactly who H.G. Lewis is and also found that he does not take his films seriously at all. This alone made me feel better about his movies.
When I heard they were remaking WoG, I was excited. I'm not sure why since I never did get into the original, but I was. When I was finally able to see it, I honestly was not disappointed at all and enjoyed the film, though some of the scenes were still cringe-worthy due to the gore. Then again, the title gives fair warning that there will indeed be gore and it doesn't disappoint.
I think most viewers are way too harsh on Kip Pardue's performance. I may be bias since I find the man attractive (though to find him attractive in this role has me questioning my taste in men), but I believe he portrayed Ed wonderfully. His confusion about everything that was going on had me feeling bad for him at some points, but I also felt wary of the character as well. The end had me disliking him but smiling at his attitude. Basically, I couldn't hate the character even though he was responsible for unspeakable acts and was not the most mentally stable.
Crispin Glover played Montag magnificently (excuse the horrible pun). He overacted but I think the character called for that type of portrayal. I don't think another actor could have played the role as well.Read more ›
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I liked it better than the original! (Aaannnddd here comes the hate-mail from the HGL purists)Published 12 months ago by Joseph D
Purchased this movie simply on a whim and was suprised that I actually enjoyed the movie. Feared receiving a low budget late night cable flop... Read morePublished on October 21, 2011 by Adam J. Zimmerman
I have seen both the original Wizard of Gore and the remake at a friends house. The first one may have been good in its day, the concept greatly appealed to me as a horror movie... Read morePublished on August 5, 2011 by Frost King
The problem with the original Wizard of Gore was the repetitive storyline and that the gore scenes were all pretty similar. Read morePublished on January 22, 2011 by NoWireHangers
This was a pretty interesting and entertaining movie. It had good acting, pretty good special effects and lots of blood and guts! Read morePublished on September 27, 2010 by Namby Pamby Edsel
I totally love the original Wizard of Gore. Herschel Gordon Lewis's classic is nothing short of hilarious! The first time I saw it, in the 80s, I was shocked and horrified. Read morePublished on July 20, 2010 by Lance Aaron Walters
You'd think a cast of notable eccentrics like Crispin Glover, Jeffrey Combs and Brad Dourif would make this remake of Herschell Gordon Lewis' cult classic fun and entertaining, but... Read morePublished on May 11, 2010 by Richard Ross
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