Venom

Discussion in 'Misc. Films' started by DOG LIPS, Nov 4, 2007.

  1. DOG LIPS

    DOG LIPS El Señor Presidente

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2003
    Messages:
    32,997
    Likes Received:
    0
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Venom_(2005_film)
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0428251/


    Anyone see this on Sci-Fi tonight?


    I wanted to see this in the theater a couple years ago, but I had heard it had bad timing of being set in Louisiana around the hurricane Katrina time, and it got shafted on the number of theater releases. It was listed to play in a few theaters here, but then vanished a week before release, never to return. Well, anyhoo, it was on Sci-Fi channel tonight. It was pretty good. The main girl was hot as hell, acting was solid, and the snake zombie guy was pretty brutal. Me likey.
     
  2. The Dark Defender

    The Dark Defender Unite and Fight

    Joined:
    May 29, 2003
    Messages:
    11,002
    Likes Received:
    0
    I saw it in theatres and I have the dvd, just caught the replay on sci-fi. It's better than alot of recent horror flicks that were far more successful (Hostel).

    The reason for the horribly poor theatrical distribution was because it takes in Louisiana and ended up coming around the time where alot of people died in floods, and the studio was weary about a movie with a strong focus on death that take splace in that area, so they deliberately downplayed it.
     
  3. DOG LIPS

    DOG LIPS El Señor Presidente

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2003
    Messages:
    32,997
    Likes Received:
    0
    I would have gotten it on DVD a long time ago, but I pretty much forgot about it. Then I saw it was coming on Sci-Fi and checked it out. It was actually pretty good. Think I might pick it up on Divida.
     
  4. DOG LIPS

    DOG LIPS El Señor Presidente

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2003
    Messages:
    32,997
    Likes Received:
    0
    Yeah, I saw the preview for it back then and thought it looked scary/spooky/good and I wanted to check it out. Then it just kind of ... vanished from the theater listings. Shame, too, I would have enjoyed it in the theater.
     
  5. Joker

    Joker Registered

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2002
    Messages:
    33,772
    Likes Received:
    0
    I could never bring myself to watch it as it called itself Venom, used the exact same font as the Venom comics were using at the time, and had a man with a black ooze going onto his back...it just seemed like a really poor attempt at trying to trick fans of the Venom character (who all probably knew better) into thinking it was something it wasnt...
     
  6. enterthemadness

    enterthemadness The Triumvirate

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2005
    Messages:
    28,545
    Likes Received:
    2
    :huh: I always thought it did bad because Dimension is a terrible genre studio?
     
  7. The Apatow Crew

    The Apatow Crew Registered

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2005
    Messages:
    100,374
    Likes Received:
    0
    I saw it last night also. I've seen it a few times. i like it. Its hard to find cheap that is. most places want 20 to 25 dollars. I shoul have picked it up at blockbuster that one time i saw it for 7.99.
     
  8. Sam Fisher

    Sam Fisher Heavy Meddle

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2004
    Messages:
    14,743
    Likes Received:
    1
    I missed it. Will it be on again?
     
  9. The Dark Defender

    The Dark Defender Unite and Fight

    Joined:
    May 29, 2003
    Messages:
    11,002
    Likes Received:
    0
    Sci-Fi usually re-airs their Saturday night movies on the following Thursday night.
     
  10. The Dark Defender

    The Dark Defender Unite and Fight

    Joined:
    May 29, 2003
    Messages:
    11,002
    Likes Received:
    0
    Pretty much, yes.

    They **** with filmmakers visions to the point where the film barely resembles what it was meant to, and/or give a film piss poor marketing and distribution to kill it before it has a chance.
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice
monitoring_string = "afb8e5d7348ab9e99f73cba908f10802"