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My brother got me Dark Angel (I Come in Peace) on Blu Ray for Christmas...so many childhood memories coming back from that flick...
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DropDeadFred posted a BLOG item 7 months ago

Review: Imaginaerum

Imaginaerum

Being a big fan of the band Nightwish, this was a movie that I had eagerly anticipated seeing. It didn't get a theatrical release in North America and while I was holding out for a North American Blu Ray release (hell, they shot it in Canada for the tax credits..you'd think we'd get a release!) I got a copy for Christmas as a gift which I believe came from Finland and was region free.

The movie as a whole is visually stunning, it literally is the Imaginaerum concept album coming to life. The special effects are slick and the entire movie has an almost dream like trance state to it. The members of the band do appear briefly throughout, but you can tell this isn't an ego piece as their appearances fit in with the entire movie and don't take away from it. The albums songs fit very nicely within the story and the score version of the album makes a nice backdrop. Having listened to the album many times, it was nice to see how close my interpretation was to the actual thing...very different, but that's the whole point of a concept album I guess.

Like most concept albums, the movie does take multiple viewings to piece everything together. The main characters at different ages throughout was a tad confusing at first, but made sense once the movie was over...this combined with metaphors and dreamworld characters giving some nice nods to childhood (Raymond Brigg's The Snowman is glaringly obvious) representing moments from life all sort of come together at the end with a really nice touching "a ha" moment to wrap it up that puts a smile on your face. Have to say it was actually better the second time around as everything made sense and a lot of little subtle pieces made a lot more sense or at least were more apparent. I've watched it three times now and I just can't seem to get enough of it...

I'd highly recommend anyone who's a fan of the band or the album to check this out...if you're not familiar, it might be a hit or miss film for you.


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Cochise
Cochise at 01:06 PM Jan 06

nice review! I could never really get into these guys but they're definitely unique and the trailer for this looks really cool visually, might give it a shot anyway!

DropDeadFred created a LIST: 7 months ago

Epic Boxing Day Haul 2013 (Local Second Hand place had a huge sale)

Heavymetal
1. Community Season 4 (DVD)
2. Big Love Season 5 (DVD)
3. Californication Season 5 (DVD)
4. Heavyweights (Blu Ray)
5. Heavy Metal (Blu Ray)
6. Lesbian Vampire Killers (Blu Ray)
7. Spartacus: Blood and Sand (Blu Ray)
8. Spartacus: Gods of the Arena (Blu Ray)
9. Spartacus: Spirit of Vengeance (Blu Ray)
10. Breaking Bad: Season 6 (Blu Ray)
11. Godzilla (Blu Ray)
12. Jade (Blu Ray)
13. Pink Panther (Blu Ray)
14. Pink Panther 2 (Blu Ray)
15. Immortals (Blu Ray)
Cochise
Cochise at 12:31 PM Dec 29

Heavy Metal!!!!!

Righteous_faustus
Righteous_faustus at 12:39 PM Dec 29

Awesome, Heavyweights

DropDeadFred created a LIST: 7 months ago

Christmas Movie Haul 2013

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1. Masters of the Universe (Blu Ray)
2. Dark Angel (Blu Ray)
3. Rush: Clockwork Angels Tour (Blu Ray)
4. Rocky Horror Picture Show (Blu Ray)
5. Black Label Society: Unblackened (Blu Ray)
6. Nightwish: Showtime, Storytime (Blu Ray Combo)
7. Nightwish: Imaginaerum (Blu Ray - FINALLY!!!)
Cochise
Cochise at 12:32 PM Dec 29

Ooh 5 that's cool

DropDeadFred updated his STATUS: 7 months ago

My brother got me Dark Angel (I Come in Peace) on Blu Ray for Christmas...so many childhood memories coming back from that flick...
DropDeadFred updated his STATUS: 7 months ago

Merry Christmas MFC! Hope everyone is having a great day.
YoshioKun13
YoshioKun13 at 03:12 PM Dec 25

Well, I was.

That sure ended quickly. :/

HTX0811
HTX0811 at 05:27 PM Dec 25

Merry Christmas! It's been a nice day.

grelber37
grelber37 at 05:35 PM Dec 25

Merry Christmas, Fred.

DropDeadFred updated his STATUS: 7 months ago

Fraggle Stick Car....
DropDeadFred updated his STATUS: 7 months ago

Kids are making me watch Jingle All the Way.....It's turbo time!
Cochise
Cochise at 02:39 PM Dec 20

nice, I really dig that one!

DropDeadFred updated his STATUS: 8 months ago

Looks like we're snowed in until the plow goes by....Dove into the Indiana Jones boxset earlier this morning. Just started Last Crusade.
Dr.Frankenstein
Dr.Frankenstein at 09:05 PM Dec 14

Probably my fave "Jones" film. Saw it at the Ritz way then in the summer of '89. gr8 movie year btw.

DropDeadFred posted an IMAGE item: 8 months ago
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I had been holding out for the Blu Ray - Finally getting released - Jan 24, 2014!!!

Derek237
Derek237 at 12:20 PM Dec 14

Damn, well, I'll have to settle with my DVD...but it's a great damn doc.

Hunter Moon
Hunter Moon at 05:05 PM Dec 14

Badass! I need this. Love the artwork.

jimmydevito
jimmydevito at 09:09 PM Dec 14

This made my day. Cannot wait to add to the collection

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DropDeadFred updated his STATUS: 8 months ago

Christmas Movie Roundup - Lethal Weapon, A Christmas Story, Rocky IV, Gremlins, Elf, First Blood all done....still have about a half dozen to get to. Up next would be Christmas Vacation.
DropDeadFred updated his STATUS: 8 months ago

Black Friday Leftovers Blu-Ray Haul in the States....Pacific Rim, Hangover III, Sinister, 42, Bourne Identity, Bourne Supremacy, Bourne Ultimatum, This is the End, Iron Man 3 & Fright Night 2: New Blood...
Dr.Frankenstein
Dr.Frankenstein at 11:13 AM Dec 14

Pacific Rim = 3/5 Sinister = 2.5/ 5 42 = 4.5 / 5 Iron Man 3 = 5 /5! Fright Night 2 New Blood = 2 / 5 The Damon Bourne films each = 4.5 / 5

DropDeadFred updated his STATUS: 8 months ago

Only Black Friday deal I scored so far was the entire series of Fringe on Blu Ray for $60....tomorrow we're up at 6am to cross the border for some sale shopping.
DropDeadFred updated his STATUS: 8 months ago

Didn't get to Grumpy Old Men yesterday as intended....after Lethal Weapon....I ended up watching Lethal Weapon 2 & 3. Funny how that happens.
DropDeadFred updated his STATUS: 8 months ago

Started my annual Christmas (or taking place at Christmas) movie watching...yesterday was Rambo: First Blood....today I move onto Lethal Weapon....Might try and get in Grumpy Old Men later today as it bridges the American Thanksgiving and Christmas gap.
grelber37
grelber37 at 11:14 AM Nov 28

Grumpy Old Men is a great choice. For the reason that you state. And, for many reasons.

Glinda
Glinda at 05:30 PM Nov 29

Grumpy old Men is so much fun. I love it! One of my annual's as well.

DropDeadFred updated his STATUS: 8 months ago

Hope all the American folks have a Happy Thanksgiving!
Righteous_faustus
Righteous_faustus at 12:18 PM Nov 28

Thank you, sir!

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