Colo(u)r Out of Space TWR

From: Manthorp 9 Mar 2020 10:15
To: ALL1 of 9
Cage chews the scenery. Alpacas coalesce. Faithful update, ultimately disappointing.

EDITED: 9 Mar 2020 10:28 by MANTHORP
From: milko18 Sep 2021 09:14
To: Manthorp 2 of 9
I watched this last night. The colo(u)rs are very pretty! The Thingesque coalescing is impressive but definitely not pretty. 
From: CHYRON (DSMITHHFX)18 Sep 2021 11:50
To: milko 3 of 9
The woman depicted in the trailer looks like a Charlie Manson disciple.
From: Manthorp23 Sep 2021 10:55
To: milko 4 of 9
It's a return from the wastelands for director Richard Stanley. If you possibly can, catch up with the documentary about his fall from grace Lost Soul: The Doomed Journey of Richard Stanley's Island of Dr. Moreau. It's very funny indeed.

Mind you, he's subsequently been accused of grim domestic abuse.
From: CHYRON (DSMITHHFX)23 Sep 2021 12:32
To: Manthorp 5 of 9
What's the backstory? Dr. Moreau was a box-office fail?
From: william (WILLIAMA)23 Sep 2021 15:18
It was a disaster. New Line Cinema wanted an up-market shocker, and ended up with a cobbled together montage of ape-suits, shit acting from exploding egos (Brando/Kilmer), and a story with less authenticity than Plan 9 from Outer Space. It was laughed at in cinemas. To be fair, it's watchable, as those low-budget action movies that pad-out the schedules of cable channels can be. And there's money on show with expensive gore and explosions. I've seen comments from people who think it's great. I saw it years ago and thought it was dreadful. 

The story is that Brando and Kilmer just fucked about on set like insane, self-indulgent pricks, plus Stanley who created the whole project was replaced by Frankenheimer. The lead actor (Bruce Willis) dropped out before filming, replaced by Rob Morrow (?) who realised he'd landed in a tub of shit and quit, followed by David Thewlis. From what I can see, though, the main problem was the usual chronic interference from the production company.

The book is good. Very strange.
From: Manthorp23 Sep 2021 15:54
To: william (WILLIAMA) 7 of 9
Also, Stanley was contractually obliged to stay away from the set, so he went and lived wild in the outback, existing almost entirely on weed.

When colleagues finally discovered him, they sneaked him back on set as a dog-man, where he stayed as an extra - always in costume - for the last weeks of production. It's an insane story.
From: CHYRON (DSMITHHFX)23 Sep 2021 19:06
To: william (WILLIAMA) 8 of 9
Oh. I loved it.  :-O
From: CHYRON (DSMITHHFX)23 Sep 2021 19:07
To: Manthorp 9 of 9
This is a good story.