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FDTD

Post by Zappa » Tue Jul 02, 2002 2:21 pm

FDTD would still be great film if there wasnt any vampires! Actually, it might be much cooler!

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Re: FDTD

Post by Sebastian » Tue Jul 02, 2002 3:16 pm

no, i think it's just cool as it is. A gangster flick turning suddenly into vampire hell.

WHAT I ABSOLUTELY hate with FDTD is
1. the FX. What the fuck should that green slime stuff be??? that looks so creepy? why can't they just blood and burn?
And i hate the limbs and stuff, they look to artificial!

2. it's too short. FDTD could have been longer. What happens in El Ray? What's Kate doing etc....

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Re: FDTD

Post by Toothpick_Vic_Vega » Tue Jul 02, 2002 5:38 pm

Did you guys know that the title "From Dusk Till Dawn" is a movie term for an all night movie marathon at a drive- in or grindhouse?

As in:

"ALL NIGHT MOVIE MARATHON: FROM DUSK TILL DAWN"

Pretty cool huh? 8)

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Re: FDTD

Post by Jules_Winfield » Tue Jul 02, 2002 5:49 pm

Pretty cool Vic.

Before i put the tape in my reciever i had no clue what FDTD was about. None whatsover except that Tarantino had a role and was the writer. So i was watching it and thinking 'yeah cool movie...very much tarantino...the beautiful Salma Hayek dancing...' then BAM the beauty turns into a fucking vampire and great actors like Harvey Keitel and George Clooney are suddenly vampire killers and shit. WTF??
I dont unrealistic movies. Only if they entertain me like hell. But i dont like vampire movies. FDTD was not such a big exception. i mean there were great parts and all with the Gecko brothers but they went to far with the vampire shit i didnt like it. I dont know. Its a great idea i guess but not my kinda style.

I think it would of been cooler without vampires for sure.

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Re: FDTD

Post by Sebastian » Tue Jul 02, 2002 6:57 pm

@vic: From Dusk Till Dawn does not neccessarily have anything to do with movies, because, it just means "from sunset to sunrise" and if that movie night goes from dusk till dawn, it is so ;_)

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Re: FDTD

Post by Toothpick_Vic_Vega » Tue Jul 02, 2002 7:42 pm

Actually the title From Dusk Till Dawn has two origins:

1) All night Movie Marathons or "From Dusk Till Dawn" shows (which many times showed gore and vampire films).

and

2) The time that vampires awake so they can go out and feed on victims. Which begins at dusk after the sun sets, to dawn, before the sun rises.  

Seb, I didnt just make that FDTD movie thing up. I read it in an article about the film.

The film: I really liked it. Its like a Quentin Tarantino/Robert Rodriguez/George Romero film. How can you not like that?!! Its got everything, crime, humor, gore, vampires, sexy Salma, Tom Savini, Fred Williamson, Cheech Marin. Its AWESOME!! I love the way it starts out as a crime film then changes to a kill all vampires flick. And the music is great too.  8)
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Re: FDTD

Post by SuperCool_Freddy » Fri Jul 19, 2002 2:14 am

I Love FDTD

I thought it was really great. It's one of my favorite  movies. I second what Toothpick said.

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Re: FDTD

Post by saulo » Tue Jul 23, 2002 12:03 am

This movie is really fun to watch. And to see it with the commentaries of Quentin and Robert is really cool. You learn alot more about the movie. Like El Ray comes from THE GETAWAY book. And just interesting facts that makes the movie even more fun to watch.
Did they look like psychos, they were vampires, psychos do not explode when sunlight hits them I don’t give a fuck how crazy they are!!!
Seth Gecko-From Dusk till Dawn

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Re: FDTD

Post by Toothpick_Vic_Vega » Tue Jul 23, 2002 12:18 am

FDTD is one DVD I havent got yet. But I wanna get the edition with Full Tilt Boogie attached. I do have El Mariachi and Desperado on DVD. I really like those films alot too.

I cant wait to see Once Upon a Time in Mexico. Im not really into those Spy Kids movies from Rodriguez though. The Faculty was ok, but I hate teen movies these days. I guess Rodriguez has some affinity for kids movies.

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Re: FDTD

Post by Sebastian » Tue Jul 23, 2002 1:46 am

you HAVE GOT TO get the 2-disc FDTD set. It's the greatest movie experience.
Full Tilt Boogie is a behind-the-scenes orgasm!!! and all the other specials are great too, especially the EXTREMELY funny audio commentary.

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Re: FDTD

Post by Toothpick_Vic_Vega » Sun Jul 28, 2002 4:18 am

Not trying to be a nitpicker  but From Dusk Till Dawn belongs in "Quentins other flicks" category on the board. He didnt direct it, Robert Rodriguez did.

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Re: FDTD

Post by Sebastian » Sun Jul 28, 2002 2:04 pm

watch that 2-disc set i was talking about, he basically co-directed it, more or less.
to me, its a tarantino movie. he wrote it, he acted, and  and Robert basically directed it. quentin used to always interrupt them here and there if he doesnt like something or so.

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Re: FDTD

Post by Tony_Rocky_Horror » Sun Jul 28, 2002 6:26 pm

The region 2 DVD doesn't have Full Tilt Boogie attached - at least not that I know of :( Over here, the documentary is an extra feature on the Texas Blood Money DVD, for crying out loud !  :o

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Re: FDTD

Post by saulo » Mon Jul 29, 2002 6:43 am

There watching FDTD on tv right now, and its the funniest thing ive ever seen. I dont know why they would put this movie on tv if they cut out about half of the movie. ;D
Did they look like psychos, they were vampires, psychos do not explode when sunlight hits them I don’t give a fuck how crazy they are!!!
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Re: FDTD

Post by Sebastian » Mon Jul 29, 2002 12:14 pm

yeah, the tv version is so fucked up. here in germany they cut out "would you do me a favor and eat my pussy for me" so, Richie says "Yeah,sure" and you don't know why. hehe

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Re: FDTD

Post by Toothpick_Vic_Vega » Mon Jul 29, 2002 4:34 pm

I was watching the TV version of FDTD last night. The overdubbing they did was pretty funny. Seth says to Richie "Your a funny nut" instead of fuckin nut. So Richie goes "Did you just call me a funny nut?" I was laughing at all the edited stuff they took out. Doesnt matter, the movies still alot of fun to watch either way. I was just thinking how it couldve been better if the vampires had personalities like in the Lost Boys, then it wouldntve been such a one dimsensional vampire fight. The whole crime story up till they get to the Kitty Twister was coolest part I think. They shouldve had more talking going on between the vampires and Seth and Jacob, etc.

The coolest parts of the movie:

The beginning is awesome. Its totally Tarantino. I love when Seth says "We're gonna turn this place into The Wild Bunch..". Another reference to a bloody as hell  movie. Even the credits at the beginning look almost exactly like Pulp Fiction.

When Richie kills the bank teller and Seth is looking at what he did. The way Rodriguez uses that flash of red, very cool way to express the shock of the scene.

Seeing Big Kahuna Burgers pop up in the film.

When they get stopped at the border and the cops search the camper and they see Juliette Lewis on the toilet. Seth and Richie are hiding. That was a close call.

Scott is wearing a shirt that says "Precinct 13". Then Seth and Richie assault the family so to speak. Assault on Precinct 13 is one of QTs favorite movies. Directed by John Carpenter (The Thing, Halloween, Big Trouble in Little China, Vampires).

The Satanico Pandemonium dance. The look on Richies face was classic.
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Re: FDTD

Post by Kyle » Wed Aug 14, 2002 4:47 am

I don't know if you've seen the un-edited film because it's the "Titty Twister" not the "Kitty Twister"

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Re: FDTD

Post by Toothpick_Vic_Vega » Sat Aug 24, 2002 7:43 pm

Yeah I knew its the Titty Twister. The edited version has The Kitty Twister.

Hey did you guys know that the hostage lady in FDTD (played by Brenda Hillhouse) was QTs acting teacher when he was younger? Pretty cool aye?

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Re: FDTD

Post by Kyle » Sat Aug 24, 2002 9:39 pm

didn't she play Butch's mom in Pulp Fiction, too?

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Re: FDTD

Post by Sebastian » Sat Aug 24, 2002 9:45 pm

i dont think so, could be though

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Re: FDTD

Post by Toothpick_Vic_Vega » Sat Aug 24, 2002 10:05 pm

Yep, Brenda Hillhouse did play Butchs mom too.

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Re: FDTD

Post by One_Little_Fonzy » Thu Oct 10, 2002 6:14 pm

The first part of FDTD is awesome. I don't like the second part that much, maybe because of the bad special effects and I hate that terrible rat or whatever it's supposed to be. But I like the fact how the Gecko brothers and the family stick together as soon the vampires appear, although their relationship was anything else but friendly. But some killers or kidnappers are still better than some vampires :-)

Does anybody else think that the vampires in FDTD look a lot like the orcs in Lord Of The Rings?

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Re: FDTD

Post by Scarface » Fri Jun 27, 2003 12:48 am

This movie is really fun to watch. And to see it with the commentaries of Quentin and Robert is really cool. You learn alot more about the movie. Like El Ray comes from THE GETAWAY book. And just interesting facts that makes the movie even more fun to watch.
The audio commentary by Qt and Robert is top-notch. Everyone should get the 2-disc set; it's worth every penny. I laughed my ass off in particular during the commentary when Scott is being eaten up by a bunch of vampires and QT goes like "This scene took more balls to make than for Spielberg to do the entire "Schlinder's list!"" lol.
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Re: FDTD

Post by The_Letter_M » Tue Aug 05, 2003 8:20 am

Does anybody else think that the vampires in FDTD look a lot like the orcs in Lord Of The Rings?
You know, now that you mention it. They kinda do.

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Re: FDTD

Post by Sebastian » Tue Aug 05, 2003 2:57 pm

too bad that DVD is non-anamorphic, there will be a re-release soon I think

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Re: FDTD

Post by ezekiel_25-17 » Wed Aug 06, 2003 6:24 am

it thought it was horrible.

it would have been a lot cooler if they split it up into two completely different movies-- one following the heists/murders/hostage takings of the gecko bros., and one that has nothing to do with the bros. that's solely vampires and vampire hunting.

don't get me wrong though. up to the part at the bar when salma hayek goes dracula, the movie had a great storyline with great dialogue, and the opening (minus the shitty transparent trunk shot) was really cool. its too bad that the vampires ruined it.

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Re: FDTD

Post by Sebastian » Wed Aug 06, 2003 1:52 pm

no dude, I think THAT is not the problem.
The gangster turns into vampire movie is great.

what bothers ME, is the way they showed vampires. The horrible FX and the overly-used morphing and the more zombie than vampire makeup..... and the  FUCKING GREEN BLOOD! Would be much cooler to show Vampires more vampire-esque, kinda like in Blade or something.

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Re: FDTD

Post by Scarface » Wed Aug 06, 2003 5:50 pm


what bothers ME, is the way they showed vampires. The horrible FX and the overly-used morphing and the more zombie than vampire makeup..... and the  FUCKING GREEN BLOOD! Would be much cooler to show Vampires more vampire-esque, kinda like in Blade or something.
On the commentary, Tarantino states that they used green blood because of the censors; because, as he put it, censors always seem to have a problem with red colour. If they used red blood, be assured that many scenes would then have to be cut, at least for the rated version.

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Re: FDTD

Post by Toothpick_Vic_Vega » Wed Aug 06, 2003 6:22 pm


On the commentary, Tarantino states that they used green blood because of the censors; because, as he put it, censors always seem to have a problem with red colour. If they used red blood, be assured that many scenes would then have to be cut, at least for the rated version.
Which relates perfectly to Kill Bill. In the film, QT changes the color of the film to black and white during the most violent and bloody sequence in the House of Blue Leaves. My bet is you wont see as much blood in the rest of the film because of the censors either.

Also, the Japanese version of the film might not even have the black n white sequence, it might stay in color.

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Re: FDTD

Post by Spike » Wed Aug 06, 2003 9:29 pm

I love that damn movie.  The thing that makes it great is that it totally switches gears in the middle of the fucking movie.  My girlfriend at the time had no idea about the plot of the film going in to see it and was totally freaked out when the Vampire shit started happening.  

I think in the commentary QT mentions that they intended this movie for that unsuspecting audience.  Maybe someone catches the movie on a late night showing years from now and are totally surprised by the switch.
too bad that DVD is non-anamorphic, there will be a re-release soon I think
Yes, that pisses me off.  It is the only dvd in my collection that is non-anamorphic.  I bought a widescreen tv because I want to see as much as I can the way it is meant to be seen(aside from going to an actual theatre, but you know).  I'd hate to have to buy the thing again, but I probably will.

What's the aspect ratio supposed to be on that one, anyway?   Is it Jackie Brown aspect or Pulp Fiction?  I have a zoom feature on the TV that can kinda duplicate anamorphic, but poorly.

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