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This review is from: The Funhouse [Blu-ray] (Blu-ray)This movie is better than people give it credit for. The atmospheric build-up is fascinating. The shots of the carnival really capture a weird and incestuous world which only becomes totally apparent on a second viewing. Hooper really knows his stuff and the ideas contained in this piece are quite remarkable as is the notion of multiple casting of some of the characters. Watch it once - and its interesting - watch it twice and you can see the real skill of the film maker.
The blu ray transfer is excellent and the sound quality fine too. Perhaps a little tame for modern audiences - although there is one shockingly distasteful sequence - still Funhouse is a movie you won't easily forget. I love the reason it was banned for so many years is that the "censor" confused it with another film with a similar word in the strap-line. Such was the imbicility of the BBFC in days gone by! Now of course they pass everything with ludicrously low age ratings. Well I suppose you can't have everything.
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Initial post: 22 Oct 2012 14:45:26 BDT
J.M. "The Phantom" says:
The BBFC might be passing more things these days,but they're still cutting films. It's annoying having to import foreign versions of some films all because those morons at the BBFC.
In reply to an earlier post on 22 Oct 2012 14:55:26 BDT
Adrian Drew says:
I totally agree. My beef with th BBFC is that for some really adult films they appear give a low age rating and then they start messing around with much less worrying material eg the cuts to "Woman in Black" to prevent it having a 15 certificate were absurd as far as I can see! I really think they don't know what they are doing!
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