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Re: *Guess the Movie Title*
« Reply #10600 on: 19 Nov 2018, 06:01 »
Compare the monster transition here with the raw footage from a workprint here and tell me that's an in-camera effect. (Edit: The Wikipedia page for Gryphon Software Morph lists Bram Stoker's Dracula as one of the movies it was used in – though citation is needed for the claim – so I'm going to assume that's how it was done.)

Shortly afterwards, the workprint also shows Mina without the scar in the shot where it's supposed to vanish, proving that this effect was not achieved practically or by double exposure of the original negative (if it were, no print without the effect would exist – a point you could also make about the transition), but is done optically. (Though it's a very simple optical effect that probably didn't even require a matte.)

The other shot I strongly suspect of being an optical composite is at 1:55:48 – I think the fringe around the falling figure (which I don't believe you'd get with a simple double exposure – also he'd be transparent) gives it away. And finally, someone on Reddit claims that the blue rings of ghost fire were also done in post, which seems plausible. I do note that the special effects crew listing on IMDB includes a number of credits for "optical supervisor", "optical lineup", "optical effects", etc. ... as well as "digital effects artist (uncredited)".

So while the bulk of the effects (not counting simple cross-fades, which are probably mostly optical) were no doubt done in-camera, I'm also convinced that there are some optical and even computer effects in the film. Probably the aim was to have it all done without, but in the end there were a handful of shots they just couldn't get any other way.
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Re: *Guess the Movie Title*
« Reply #10601 on: 19 Nov 2018, 18:38 »
Okay, you convinced me! That's a shame, even if they managed the other 99%.
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Re: *Guess the Movie Title*
« Reply #10602 on: 19 Nov 2018, 19:43 »
When I first saw Bram Stoker's Dracula back in '92, I really didn't it like it. Over the years, and as my tastes have changed, I've come to realise that it's actually a really enjoyable (and visually stunning) take on the story that deserves a lot more praise than it gets.

Now, I may be crazy, but is that an awkward freeze-frame of John Cleese?
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Re: *Guess the Movie Title*
« Reply #10603 on: 19 Nov 2018, 19:58 »
Mary Shelleys Frankenstein. 

It seems to get panned in comparison to Bram Stokers Dracula but I quite like it also.

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Re: *Guess the Movie Title*
« Reply #10604 on: 19 Nov 2018, 21:01 »
And to think, I thought the screenshot looked a little like Bruce Willis. Maybe people see who they want to see...

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Re: *Guess the Movie Title*
« Reply #10605 on: 19 Nov 2018, 21:12 »


Now, I may be crazy, but is that an awkward freeze-frame of John Cleese?

By God, apparently it is! I would never have guessed. I still don't see it, in fact.

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« Reply #10606 on: 19 Nov 2018, 22:03 »
Well, I don't know about "awkward freeze-frame" but it certainly is Cleese, and Quintaros is right about it being Mary Shelley's Frankenstein!
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Re: *Guess the Movie Title*
« Reply #10607 on: 20 Nov 2018, 15:07 »
I won't get an opportunity to post a new entry for a few days so my round is up for grabs.

Re: *Guess the Movie Title*
« Reply #10608 on: 20 Nov 2018, 16:06 »
may I then? ..


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« Reply #10609 on: 20 Nov 2018, 17:55 »
Dark Star?
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Re: *Guess the Movie Title*
« Reply #10610 on: 20 Nov 2018, 20:00 »
Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone?
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Re: *Guess the Movie Title*
« Reply #10611 on: 21 Nov 2018, 11:42 »
Serenity?

Re: *Guess the Movie Title*
« Reply #10612 on: 21 Nov 2018, 16:53 »
Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone  was correct, well done :)

Only saw this for the first time the other day,  was alright i guess, for the era/budget

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Re: *Guess the Movie Title*
« Reply #10613 on: 21 Nov 2018, 19:34 »
What level of spacefaring civilisation makes their chairs from tape, and how long until we get there?

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« Reply #10614 on: 21 Nov 2018, 20:23 »
Only saw this for the first time the other day,  was alright i guess, for the era/budget

I was aware of this movie forever, possibly since relatively soon after it came out (I distinctly remember the VHS box), yet I only actually watched it last year. It's weird how particular movies can hover around the periphery of our awareness for what seems like our entire life, yet we sometimes never get around to watching them.

And, yeah, it wasn't bad for a Molly Ringwald-starring PG Mad Max/Star Wars hybrid.

What level of spacefaring civilisation makes their chairs from tape, and how long until we get there?

What's more disconcerting is the tatty socks Peter Strauss is sporting while piloting his spaceship.

Anyhoo...

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Re: *Guess the Movie Title*
« Reply #10615 on: 21 Nov 2018, 20:27 »
Brigsby Bear?

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Re: *Guess the Movie Title*
« Reply #10616 on: 23 Nov 2018, 00:27 »
Brigsby Bear?

Nope.



EDIT: Still no takers? How about...THIS?



Clue: This movie is available on Netflix.

...

Yeah, not much of a clue, but there you go.
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Re: *Guess the Movie Title*
« Reply #10617 on: 29 Nov 2018, 21:51 »
Yakuza Apocalypse: The Great War Of The Underworld?
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Re: *Guess the Movie Title*
« Reply #10618 on: 30 Nov 2018, 20:53 »
Bingo!
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Re: *Guess the Movie Title*
« Reply #10619 on: 01 Dec 2018, 07:53 »
I took another look at the first pic and realised a) that's a frog not a bear and b) those guys look Asian. Google got me there pretty quickly after that...

Next one, no link to previous (except it's on Netflix!):

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