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I rewatched this recently...

Discussion in 'Rose Red' started by Ebdim9th, Feb 8, 2014.

  1. Checkman

    Checkman Getting older and balder

    It wasn't that bad. Well maybe it was. My wife tells me I have a love for cheesy movies. She's right.
     
  2. BeverleyMarsh

    BeverleyMarsh Well-Known Member

    Don't get me wrong I love cheesy movies too, and bad SK adaptations are almost a genre of their own which I like to indulge in. I find The Mangler and Cat's eyes almost delectable in how bad they are for example, they're fun to watch on that basis but I don't know what it was about Rose Red I couldn't even enjoy it like that, I guess it wasn't bad enough, lol, or it didn't catch me in the right mood.
     
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  3. Checkman

    Checkman Getting older and balder

    Maybe that was it. I saw The Omega Man in 1974 at a local drive-in. I was six years old and I've been a fan of that movie ever since. I now own it on Blue-ray. My wife can't stand it.Just one of many cornball movies that occupy a special place in my heart.
     
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  4. BeverleyMarsh

    BeverleyMarsh Well-Known Member

    I never heard of that one but thanks for the recommendation, I'll look it up, the title seems promising!
     
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  5. Checkman

    Checkman Getting older and balder

    Wow. It's one of Chuck Heston's greatest movies. Forget that cheapo Ten Commandments or that low grade Ben Hur. The Omega Man and Soylent Green are his masterpieces. Oh and honorable mention goes to Airport 75 and Earthquake.
     
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  6. Dana Jean

    Dana Jean Dirty Pirate Hooker Moderator

    I agree. Love The Omega Man. I have it on my DVR as we speak, I think TMC showed it -- someone did anyway.
     
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  7. BeverleyMarsh

    BeverleyMarsh Well-Known Member

    And to think I never heard of either of them! I'll remedy that asap, cheers ! :)
     
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  8. Checkman

    Checkman Getting older and balder

    Ah well I've done my duty and spread the word about Chuck Heston's seventies science-fiction classics. Enjoy.
     
  9. BeverleyMarsh

    BeverleyMarsh Well-Known Member

    Thanks Checkman :)
     
  10. Ebdim9th

    Ebdim9th A Man's Chord and Author/bringer of Bad Dolls

    I loved the Saturday Night Live spoof on his Soylent Green declaration that... well... that would be a spoiler if I typed what he said..... let's just say they went through sequels all the way to Soylent Teal...
     
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  11. Doc Creed

    Doc Creed Well-Known Member

    It was suspenseful and the characters were alright (although not fully developed and relying on old archetypes) but it wasn't scary to me. I liked the pizza guy scene, too. Hilarious.
     
  12. doowopgirl

    doowopgirl very avid fan

    Not scary, but still enjoyable. As with a lot of these stories, the book was better.
     
  13. DanishReader

    DanishReader Well-Known Member

  14. DanishReader

    DanishReader Well-Known Member

    There was no book of Rose Red, only a screenplay. The tie-in book The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer was written by Ridley Pearson.
     
  15. GNTLGNT

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...indeed, but I still have it as part of my SK collection.....
     
  16. Lee9900

    Lee9900 Deleted User

    Actually it's more like the Winchester Mystery House than the TARDIS.

    And that house was a huge influence on this.
     
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  17. CYRUS

    CYRUS Well-Known Member

    I think it's underrated.
     
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  18. Ebdim9th

    Ebdim9th A Man's Chord and Author/bringer of Bad Dolls

    Rose Red makes me think a little of a cross between Escape From Witch Mountain and The Watcher in the Woods......
     
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  19. Steffen

    Steffen Well-Known Member

    Hmmm, I remember watching years ago but don't recall very much other than I really liked it at the time. Will put this on my "re-visit" list (I've already re-visited The Shining, Stand By Me, Pet Sematary, Christine and Salem's Lot '76).
     
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  20. Ebdim9th

    Ebdim9th A Man's Chord and Author/bringer of Bad Dolls

    I really liked Rose Red myself, and the Diary of Ellen Rimbauer wasn't too shabby either .....
     
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