Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Live Review: Shock Waves (1977)





Here's the opening to the film...

12 comments:

  1. ZOMIBES!!!

    Thanks for the review Rev. I've never seen this but it looks great. However, I'm surprised there's no blood but that won't keep me from buying this. I don't mind "slow paced" films at all.

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  2. Hey Rev. Awesome as usual. I really enjoyed this one a lot. I'm glad the winner turned out to be the one I voted for. I think I saw this movie years ago, but I won't swear to it. That's part of the reason I wanted to see your review. Now I'm pretty sure I did see it. I love the poster.

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  3. MH - I know that you're a fan of Euro-horror and if you can handle the slow pace of most of those, SHOCK WAVES will be a walk in the park. lol

    Keith - Thanx, Keith--this one is an underrated gem in my opinion. The imagery from the film almost supersedes the movie itself.

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  4. Good review Rev, even though it's a slow moving flick, it's still pretty cool. I think that the original trailer to this is really awesome.

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  5. Yea, and I like Euro-Metal more than U.S. Metal too! I guess I live on the wrong side of the pond as far as movies and music are concerned. LOL!

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  6. Rev., I could definitely see this being remade, though I fear it'd be a Sci-Fi Channel "Original" rather than a theatrical release. I'm glad to see you're using more extensive clips in your reviews, though I wish you could go over ten minutes to fit more of your own commentary in as well. You've done a good job convincing me that this is worth a look.

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  7. There is a movie about Nazi zombies coming out, but it's not an American film, I believe it's called Dead Snow or something like that. Not a remake, but looks like it borrows from Shock Waves a bit.

    I see people on YouTube who have posts longer than 10 minutes--I'm not sure what strings they're pulling to do accomplish that. I would love to go longer than 10 minutes, but on the other hand I think I'm pushing it by asking people to listen to me for the 10. lol

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  8. Great video review!

    Shock Waves was one of the first Horror films I remember seeing, as my local FOX affiliate aired it constantly on weekends on actual television (remember those long gone days?)

    I also remember wanting to buy the Prism VHS from a video dealer (well after the BU DVD was released) and the guy had a $80 tag on it!?!

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  9. Sehnzeleid - Thanx! Yeah, it used to be on TV quite a bit, which is why I'm always surprised more people haven't heard of it.

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  10. That's not Tom Jones... It's James Caan!

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