Oct. 5, 2008, 2:31 a.m. CST
by nolan bautista
Oct. 5, 2008, 2:32 a.m. CST
by nolan bautista
..good stunts and the ending freaked me out
Oct. 5, 2008, 2:36 a.m. CST
on 70's B movies...clearly they're more fun than anything
Oct. 5, 2008, 2:39 a.m. CST
by nolan bautista
..when they first showed this in Manila (where i grew up)they cut out the (spoilers) downer ending (i dont know why..i guess the locals wanted a Hollywood ending)..
Oct. 5, 2008, 2:54 a.m. CST
It actually got its R rating. Shit, I didn't even see it until I hit up imdb. You know AICN is slacking when imdb reports shit first. Hell, with a hard R, for pervasive strong brutal violence, and McNulty playing Jigsaw, this actually sounds worth seeing.
Oct. 5, 2008, 2:55 a.m. CST
lol! I'd rather watch the Wraith again! Also, I think A stranger is watching, When a stranger calls, and He knows you're alone, are all the same film....maybe!?! Don't answer the phone!, too.
Oct. 5, 2008, 3:44 a.m. CST
Oct. 5, 2008, 3:56 a.m. CST
Very underated actor...lat few years he's had some good roles though.
Oct. 5, 2008, 4:11 a.m. CST
by Iowa Snot Client
When the two female leads attempt to sneak a reference book out of the small town library! A reference book! OMG I nearly vomited from the stress! P.S. Wasn't Mr. McWeeny "reimagining" this one at one time? Or just saying that he wanted to?
Oct. 5, 2008, 4:30 a.m. CST
This is probably one of the coolest things Ain't It Cool has EVER done!
Oct. 5, 2008, 6:42 a.m. CST
by The Dum Guy
I've never been able to watch Salo.
Oct. 5, 2008, 7 a.m. CST
by Stuntcock Mike
Perfect. And there are tits.
Oct. 5, 2008, 7:03 a.m. CST
by Stuntcock Mike
you never really had to take in the first place.
Oct. 5, 2008, 7:10 a.m. CST
Prior to this film WICCA did not exist. <p> Fonda and Oates who had many connections to both the drug and witchcraft culture in Hollywood needed something to define their magic practioners. <p> Thus WICCA was born. <p> For those of you who have no idea about Hollywood and Witchcraft check out Steve mcQueen or Sammy Davis jr and their dabblings. <p> What is interesting is Hollywood is now a three way fight between the Jews, The Witches and the Scientologists. The Witches may be losing, or at least they are quiter about it.
Oct. 5, 2008, 7:47 a.m. CST
Don't do it. It is so boring I almost died watching it.
Oct. 5, 2008, 7:52 a.m. CST
by Shut the Fuck up Donny
it really doesn't sound that odd coming out of Hollywood.
Oct. 5, 2008, 8:18 a.m. CST
The truly scary thing is that the only way I could have ever seen this movie at all was on TV, and for some ungodly reason my parents actually let me watch it, and hell I must have been like in early grade achool! My generation grew up watching some weird/frightening shit I tell you, no wonder I'm so messed up.
Oct. 5, 2008, 9:12 a.m. CST
by Grammaton Cleric Binks
odd to say the least. He has some great movies, odd picks, took a break for a while, has "comebacks" in cameos, and bigger movies. Quite the smorgasborg. I actually enjoyed his made for TV version of Shakespeare's The Tempest which in this case was set in the Civil War era south. I never saw Ulee's Gold, but hear it was a great movie.
Oct. 5, 2008, 9:27 a.m. CST
by Dr Eric Vornoff
His Benny in Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia may just be the greatest performance of all time. Race with the Devil is a cool, creepy flick which freaked me out a little when I saw it on the telly as a kid. The sense of dread when you realise that everyone is against them and there's no way out is palpable. <p> I saw Salo at a cinema in Leicester (UK)on it's re release a few years ago. The theatre was about a third-to-half full when it started; by the end there were only three of us left. I know Pasolini had serious intentions (and the film is beautifully made) but the film is so sickening that the only thing you take away from it is the desire to never see it again. <p> Oh, and no offence to Moriaty but I'm glad that remake fell through.
Oct. 5, 2008, 10:30 a.m. CST
by Drunken Rage
Saw it when I was a kid. Loved it. Re: Warren Oates: if you can find a copy of "China 9, Liberty 37," watch it immediately. An incredible movie by the criminally underrated Monte Hellman.
Oct. 5, 2008, 12:24 p.m. CST
I was a little kid and had no business watching it on television. My older sisters would chase me through the house screaming, "Race with the devil!" They were such loving and caring sisters.
Oct. 5, 2008, 12:33 p.m. CST
This movie is just so fuckin 70's it couldn't exist in any form other than the original. I think that's why so many of these modern horror remakes just don't work. Those old cult classics are very much a product of their era.
Oct. 5, 2008, 2:08 p.m. CST
by Elemeno Pee
lousy use of a freeze-frame ending.
Oct. 5, 2008, 2:36 p.m. CST
I've had this movie for a few years now (along with ("The Devils Rain" and "Incubus" I might add) and I enjoy throwing them on once in a while. BUT, the copy I have of Race With The Devil which I bought at either Amazon or DeepDiscount, the sacrifice victims tits are blurred out on purpose. So why mention tits in the interview when you can't really see them. I'm not obsessed with tits mind you (though I enjoy certainly my wife's from time to time!) but I found this blurring affect really fucking annoying and distracting in the film. Right at the crucial moment where she is about to get killed, and they are looking from across the way and everything, and there is a cheap old special affect used to police our minds in the middle of something that is supposed to shock us with a brutal reality. I listened to the commentary included on the disc and there is no mention of this. And I don't think I just happened to get a illegal version or something, its the only one out there in region 1 available. So, I'd love to know what Quint or anyone else thinks or knows about this. Why would they do that to this picture? Was it just to keep it from an R rating? Would that have really made that big a difference back then? Do prints exist without this crap? I mean, I'd prefer if people just kept their cloths on basically, but hey, if your going to show them, then fucking show them ya know?
Oct. 5, 2008, 3:41 p.m. CST
I don't know why I mean it's just a bunch of kids being forced to eat fake steaming poo.
Oct. 5, 2008, 5:19 p.m. CST
your sisters where nearly as bad as mine. Only mine used to chase me through the house screaming "we're gonna fucking kill you you little cunt"
Oct. 5, 2008, 5:20 p.m. CST
Is the original theatrical release was blurred, but you can clearly seem them boobies when the girl is being sacrificed.
Oct. 5, 2008, 5:48 p.m. CST
Just keep telling yourself "It's marmalade and chocco sauce". That is all.
Oct. 5, 2008, 7:06 p.m. CST
Ok, I popped in my Anchor Bay dvd and had another look. Aside from a couple nude people running around in long distance shots, there are the two nude girls up close. The one in the white robe disrobes and is mainly obscured by the fire. There is a nude girl on the left that I had really not noticed before, I don't think. The main nude girl who disrobes the white robe is the one that is sacrificed and that was where my attention probably was here. The flames and heat of the fire I GUESS are the reason for the blurry affect. It just took me a bit off guard (the extent of it still seems a bit odd to me, bit its not a big deal). There are a few moments where she is moved into place for the sacrifice and it would seem like the blur affect from the fire would disappear but it remains kind of blurry. It's not as distinct or pronounced as I remember seeing it a couple years back, but even looking at it right now, I still cant tell for sure if they increased that blur on purpose with some sort of camera trick, or pull, or if its just a natural blur from the fire. But, again, its not as big a deal as I remember it and I don't think I ever notice the second girl next to her and she has clearly visible breasts with no blurring added. So, no big deal. Problem solved. Thanks for doing the review and making me dig into the film again for a second look to clear up things.
Oct. 5, 2008, 7:09 p.m. CST
"There is a nude girl on the left that I had really not noticed before, I don't think." SHOULD READ, "nude girl on the right" not left. The sacrificed girl is on left obscured somewhat by fire, plus very visible nude chick on right.
Oct. 5, 2008, 7:14 p.m. CST
There, I said it. The gauntlet has been flung; prove me wrong.
Oct. 5, 2008, 7:14 p.m. CST
If you ever get the chance, I would be interested in your review of a film Christopher Lee was in titled The Devil Rides Out (1968). Have not seen that one yet.
Oct. 5, 2008, 8:11 p.m. CST
I totally agree! Damn the movies we watched on saturday or sunday afternoons! Classics, too. I think many of them are much more disturbing than the crappy horror movies put out today. And yes, I was in grade school too. F'd up I tell ya!
Oct. 5, 2008, 8:51 p.m. CST
I love Lara Parker. Its a shame she never got any bigger than Dark Shadows. She was gaaaaaaaaaaah-juss.
Oct. 5, 2008, 10:13 p.m. CST
by Red Dawn Don
I Saw RACE WITH THE DEVIL When I Was A Kid. It stayed in my mind like very few movies do. It was on broadcast TV so all the nudity was removed. I kept thinking that LARA PARKER was going to be a witch in the film. She has those freaky eyes and had played supernatural roles before. It was neat to see Loretta Swit in something besides MASH and the CAGNEY & LACEY movie.
Oct. 5, 2008, 10:58 p.m. CST
by Catbarf the 12th
And I loved it. I don't think I'd ever seen it proper-like, but I remember it being on TV when I was a kid. I sort of remember the TV commercials for it (not the theatrical ads, but the movie of the week ads) and other 5th-grade or thereabouts kids at school talking about it and scaring the crap out of me. Anyway, good to finally see it. Great movie of the era. Not a bad choice for a child of the 70s to see this movie right around Halloween. Weird finally seeing it as an adult! And now with all those actors in some kind historical perspective. It's really become a minor legend of a film... I'd bet you a tuna sandwich that Quentin Tarantino probably has a copy, even if it's not his favorite.
Oct. 6, 2008, 12:06 a.m. CST
Love this 70's creepfest. Top to bottom tension. Oates/Fonda horror rules!
Oct. 6, 2008, 12:16 a.m. CST
Great film especially during the initiation... Christopher Lee is badass!!!! Charles Gray is a good bad guy, yet not quite a Satanist...
Oct. 6, 2008, 3:23 a.m. CST
by Boba Fat
Just to clarify, where are the shots of the tits again? I'm joking but as we get nearer to Halloween I'd love to see the AMAD talkbackers post their planned viewing for Oct 31st
Oct. 6, 2008, 5:19 a.m. CST
It was introduced into the states in 1954 by a retired british civil servant, after being a secret witchcraft practice for 100s of years in europe. Learn your 'craft'.
Oct. 6, 2008, 2:28 p.m. CST
From about 1979-1984 the 2nd unit stuff was used in many shows. The one I remember best was an episode of "The Fall Guy." They used almost all of the climatic RV chase that ends with the RV crashing. It's the same as when the first season of "JAG" used the footage from "Top Gun."<p>Oh, and you Buffy fans, where do you think they got the idea for using an RV in the 5th season?<p>Great Film!-----later-----m
Oct. 6, 2008, 3:35 p.m. CST
I love this movie. I thought a few years ago that they should remake this movie. But Hollywood would totally fuck it up and put dumb bitch Jessica Simpson or some daffy cunt in it and the ending would be happy and predictable. But of course Loreeta Swit being a retard yells out for the guys and THEY ALL DIE because of it. This movie has cool action and great car chases. It's a classic.
Oct. 8, 2008, 8:49 a.m. CST
by Nice Marmot
I thought Kevin Smith, at one point, said he was somehow involved in making a Jersey Devil flick. Back on topic, I really want to check Race w/ the Devil out. We're heading to a farmhouse in WestVirginia for the weekend. Would love to watch it on the way down.
Oct. 8, 2008, 11:22 a.m. CST
although there was some obvious vaseline style blurring in a few shots it still would easily be an R today.
Oct. 8, 2008, 11:23 a.m. CST
there is so much cool art associated with this movie. idiots.