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4.0 out of 5 stars SUPERNATURAL THRILLER
A VERY UNDERRATED AND LITTLE SEEN 80s HORROR THRILLER.

PIERCE BROSNAN (BEFORE HE WAS JAMES BOND) PUTS IN A REALLY EXCELLENT PERFORMANCE AS A FRENCH ANTHROPOLOGIST WHO UPON MOVING TO LOS ANGELES FROM A LONG SPELL ABROAD STUDYING ANCIENT CULTURES STUMBLES UPON AN URBAN TRIBE OF SEEMINGLY SUPERNATURAL PUNKS WHO ROAM THE CITY CAUSING HAVOC AND MURDER YET GO...
Published on 11 July 2010 by Peter T. Dalziel

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2.0 out of 5 stars Great Concept, Shame About the Film
The basic plot to this movie is actually quite nifty - a type of evil spirit, eternally on the move, that masquerades as humans and drives mad those who tangle with them. Sadly, the realisation is quite appallingly poor, lacking even the saving grace of being funny. The DVD may date to 2007 but I would say this was a mid-80s production of made-for-tv standard, given the...
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4.0 out of 5 stars SUPERNATURAL THRILLER, 11 July 2010
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Peter T. Dalziel (SCOTLAND) - See all my reviews
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A VERY UNDERRATED AND LITTLE SEEN 80s HORROR THRILLER.

PIERCE BROSNAN (BEFORE HE WAS JAMES BOND) PUTS IN A REALLY EXCELLENT PERFORMANCE AS A FRENCH ANTHROPOLOGIST WHO UPON MOVING TO LOS ANGELES FROM A LONG SPELL ABROAD STUDYING ANCIENT CULTURES STUMBLES UPON AN URBAN TRIBE OF SEEMINGLY SUPERNATURAL PUNKS WHO ROAM THE CITY CAUSING HAVOC AND MURDER YET GO UNDETECTED BY THE AUTHORITIES AND CITIZENS ALIKE.

DECIDING TO MAKE THEM HIS LATEST SUBJECT HE FOLLOWS THEM INTO A NIGHT TIME WORLD OF ALLEYWAYS AND ABANDONED BUILDINGS UNAWARE THAT THEY ARE DRAWING HIM IN.

STRAIGHT TO VIDEO AT THE TIME AND NOW DVD THIS PICTURE DESERVED A CINEMATIC RELEASE AS I THINK IT WOULD HAVE DONE REALLY WELL.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Great Concept, Shame About the Film, 2 Oct 2008
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Chinatown Blue "cthulhoid" (S-O-T, UK) - See all my reviews
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The basic plot to this movie is actually quite nifty - a type of evil spirit, eternally on the move, that masquerades as humans and drives mad those who tangle with them. Sadly, the realisation is quite appallingly poor, lacking even the saving grace of being funny. The DVD may date to 2007 but I would say this was a mid-80s production of made-for-tv standard, given the presence of Adam Ant in a (thankfully silent) role as head bad spirit and the wannabe heavy rock score that just hasn't got the cojones. Pierce Brosnan produces a fine tortured performance, but for some unknown reason his character is French, and his French accent is as convincing as Dick van Dyke's cockney. Lesley Ann Down squeals and falls over a lot as a doctor who somehow inherits his memories after his dramatic death in her care. There are a couple of sex scenes thrown in, and if it would make your life complete to see a brief full-frontal of Mr Brosnan, you're in luck; and Mary 'Gums' Woronov performs perhaps the worst 'sexy dancing' scene ever put on camera as the inspiredly-named 'Dancing Mary'. Probably funnier to us Brits, actually. And Adam Ant gets his head beat in with a tyre iron. In short, a badly scripted, tatty mish-mash of nothing. The idea could use a decent remake, though...
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3.0 out of 5 stars nomads, 11 Oct 2013
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I first saw this on it,s original release in 85 and wanted to see it again so i purchased it,but sadly it was not as good as i thought,confusing is the word.But alas i will keep it and it might grow on me again.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good, inuit, 17 Mar 2011
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!!!WARNING. MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS!!!

When Doctor Eileen Flax(Lesley-Anne Down) attends to an injured, tormented patient on her first night working on a hospital ward, she doesn't realise how much her life is about to change. The patient, Jean-Claude Pommier(Pierce Brosnan), a French Anthropologist, grabs the Doctor, whispers in French in her ear, and promptly dies. Soon after, Flax starts experiencing frightening visions, revisiting Pommier's last mortal moments, as he investigated a tribe of urbannomads, living a lawless existance outside societies norms. It is only as Pommier delves deeper that he realises that he might not be dealing with mere flesh and blood as he is sucked into a living nightmare he cannot escape from. Flax too is soon dragged into the same nightmarish world...
Whether or not the viewer will enjoy this great, supernatural horror, may well be dependant on their ability to get over two hurdles. The first is whether or not the viewer enjoys 80's horror or 80's films in general. It does at times resemble an 80's music video, with its leather clad protagonists and the accompanying Ted Nugent penned soundtrack. Secondly, director Mcteirnan decides to take the course of a very fragmented, fluid narrative. The film raises many questions, and then leaves many of the answers up to the audience. Well, I love both 1980's horror and slightly surreal, twisty storylines, so naturally I lapped this film up.
Although Brosnan's performance, complete with majestic whiskers, was very enjoyable, I felt that it was Lesley-Anne Down who held the whole film together. It really is a series of scary set pieces as the viewer is dragged into the same hallucinatory world that both Pommier and Flax find themselves in. One thing is for sure, and that is that this film will stay with you for some time after it has finished. Somewhat reminiscant of Peter Weir's The Last Wave and another great 80's horror Wolfen, one of the most enjoyable aspects is how the character of Pommier only starts to comprehend just how deeply he is in trouble, once it is too late. The scenes where Flax comes too in various locations that Pommier had visited during his last hours, lends an eerie ambience to the whole affair. Then there is the brilliant ending. As well as the two lead performances, there is good support from Anna Maria Monticelli as Pommiers' wife Niki, and Frances Bay as a ghostly nun.
I would recommend this film both to horror fans in general, and to those looking for a slightly different take on a ghost story. One thing I can promise you, and that is that it is a film that really gets under the skin, as it is an imaginative little treat. 5 out of 5
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2.0 out of 5 stars so what, 30 July 2013
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Do not be deceived by thinking that this is a supernatural film as you know them to be like. It starts very interesting at first and then becomes worse without explaining enough its just punks on bikes not very supernatural.
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