I was curious about the existing different color grading of all the “Alien” movies, so I did my homeworks, and compiled the following, non exaustive list: Continue reading
English title: The arrival of Wang
DVB – original italian audio track
Long story short: an interpeter got a new urgent work, where she have to translate from Chinese some strange question posed to a mysterious Mr. Wang
I missed the film at the time, and when I noted it on the TV, I said myself: “You HAVE to watch it! After all, is one of the very few sci-fi movies made in Italy!”
So, I watched it, and I must say it’s not bad at all! At the contrary, it’s quite good; the idea is not usual, acting is very good – and I’m lucky to hear the original voices, that are really convincing, don’t know about the English dubbing; SFX is not top notch but, again, it’s an Italian small sci-fi production, not a multi-million dollar Hollywood one, so it’s more than what you could expect from it, and also from many cheap american sci-fi flicks of the latest decade.
Dialog is central in this film, as almost all the first half of it is around the interrogation of Mr. Wang by a man that is presumably from an Italian secret agency – even if no one has clearly stated it. There is tension, drama, and even a touch of dark irony at the end – that I will not reveal it, to not ruin your vision!
Reccomended to all sci-fi lovers, in particular the ones who can live without a lot of action.
My vote: 7/10
IMDB link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1712502
DVB – italian audio track
Long story short: a fotoreporter should bring back home his boss’ daugther, crossing the zone infested by huge alien creatures.
I love aliens, creatures, monsters, so I was forced to watch it again; and, as the first time, I liked it, even more thinking about the fact its budget was around $800,000 – they made a very good use of it, instead burning millions for useless blockbusters…
Wonderful photography, gorgeous landscapes and right locations, perfect music, good acting, believeable CGI effects (apart few instances) made this ultra low budget movie looks like a multimillion Hollywood sci-fi flick; this is an example to follow!
Every sci-fi lovers should watch it, but beware: despite the title, you will see few monsters, and for few minutes during the whole film, but it’s the only fault is has, and it’s forgiveable, given the money they spent for this.
For all non-sci-fi fans: it’s a drama with some extraterrestrial life, so you could check it and be surprised how good it is, even if you don’t like monsters…
IMDB link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1470827
WEBdl – english audio track
Long story short: a soldier is sent to a distant planet for a secret mission, that will be different from what he thought…
Another low budget sci-fi movie; this is what you are thinking… and you are right, but this is better of what I thought myself when I watched its trailer!
Yes, I agree that CGI SFX are really bad and locations are cheap, but aliens are fair, acting is quite good and the most important thing is that this movie has a story that’s good enough to let the movie to be watched from the start to the end with no problems, and it’s also a meaningful one, difficult to find in nowadays’ films!
So, if you like sci-fi and could watch a movie with less-than-perfect CGI SFX, “Battle Planet” will surely worth a look.
My vote: 6/10
IMDB link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1016024
ALIENS VS PREDATOR: REQUIEM [spoRv]
Mission: to improve Aliens Vs Predator: Requiem (Unrated) contrast and brightness, and replace two wrong shots.
Video sources: Blu-ray, DVD.
Audio sources: Blu-ray, DVD.
Subtitles sources: Blu-ray, DVD.