The first act is a bit of a slog. Polanski says in the DVD commentary that he intended the audience to be almost bored by the time it starts to hit. I was watching it with my wife who leapt to her feet at the first appearance of the nightmare man and couldn't watch the rest. Truly scary!
Oct. 18, 2010, 2:10 a.m. CST
(as hidden_shallows forgot to write something) Haven't seen this yet, so I'm glad you didn't spoil too much in the review Quint. May check this out on tehparadox.
Oct. 18, 2010, 2:12 a.m. CST
He just forgot a title header. Going to stay away from the talkbacks for awhile until I can see this first.
Oct. 18, 2010, 2:28 a.m. CST
Oct. 18, 2010, 2:33 a.m. CST
of her era. She aged very well too, as anyone who has seen her seduction scene with Susan Sarandon in The Hunger can attest.
Oct. 18, 2010, 2:56 a.m. CST
For her age, Deneuve still is.
Oct. 18, 2010, 3:12 a.m. CST
The last shot of this movie has to be one of the most disturbing thing i ever seen in a movie. The first time i saw this movie, as a teen, it scared the bejesus out of me. And it's not a jump scare, it's just a reveal shot through an elaborate zoom in to a photograph. What a way to end a movie!<br><br>That ending also gives us a clue that the reason Deneuve character is so disturbed is not just psychosexual and her repulsion of men, but that she was always like that.
Oct. 18, 2010, 4:22 a.m. CST
are awesome films...Gotta love some classic Polanski!
Oct. 18, 2010, 4:32 a.m. CST
the mind boggles.
Oct. 18, 2010, 4:55 a.m. CST
On topic,i havent seen Repulsion but i have always heard good things about it.so its time to check.and yes Deneuve is hotness personified.
Oct. 18, 2010, 6:30 a.m. CST
by C A Iversen
I'm proud of you. I think you need to put that on a badge, pin it to your chest and wear it to a party. In fact several, if you feel so dearly about it. I sense you won't. The whole torrid subject, it's debate, the endless analysis and fulsome de-construction have all been done to death and back and then to death and then back again on every talk-back featuring Polanski. It takes everyone nowhere near the actual subject, the actual film above.
Oct. 18, 2010, 7:07 a.m. CST
I agree with Quint about "The Tennant." I saw it at the New Beverly a few years ago and bored me to tears. I few weeks ago I was on a Netflix Polanski kick and decided to give "Repulsion" a shot... and man was it worth it. Great flick and creepy as hell.
Oct. 18, 2010, 7:57 a.m. CST
I have the Blu-Ray as well, and it is a beautiful transfer. Worth the price.
Oct. 18, 2010, 8:18 a.m. CST
But you've got to admit, it ain't "Ssssss" it never will be "Ssssss" and quite frankly, I'm beginning to wonder if Quint even has the balls to screen "Ssssss."
Oct. 18, 2010, 9:40 a.m. CST
I had forgotten that movie. It was the first horror film I saw that really freaked me out. Granted, I was about 6 at the time, visiting teenage cousins who weren't supposed to let me see a scary movie.
Oct. 18, 2010, 9:47 a.m. CST
And, oddly enough. a testament to "No means No"
Oct. 18, 2010, 9:54 a.m. CST
but that sort of thing doesn't matter to those who want the man crucified.<br /><br />They are only interested in her when they want to run photos of her 13 year old self, and go over the sordid details again and again. Apart from that, she can just shut the hell up, as far as they are concerned.
Oct. 18, 2010, 10:10 a.m. CST
The photo of Catherine Deneuve's character as a little girl staring at a man next to her who obviously sexually abused her. Ironic, huh.
Oct. 18, 2010, 10:12 a.m. CST
about the original charges than the continued flight from and contempt of the US justice system. Polanski is a dirtbag. More relevant to this discussion, he's vastly overrated as a director--the more the project is on his shoulders, the worse it is.
Oct. 18, 2010, 10:23 a.m. CST
Before discovering AMAD, I was only checking AICN once a week; Tuesdays when Harry posted his DVD/Blu release article. but these AMADs are like a quick conversation about movies and I love them.
Oct. 18, 2010, 12:56 p.m. CST
I'm crazy about that girl.
Oct. 18, 2010, 1:31 p.m. CST
check the word sarcasm in a dictionary,and then re-read my post to understand why it was sarcastic.
Oct. 18, 2010, 1:44 p.m. CST
Soooo dull. I like Polanski a lot - hell, I even liked The Ninth Gate, but this was a real bore.
Oct. 18, 2010, 2:09 p.m. CST
Knifed to death by white people with alot of time on their hands and nothing to do with themselves but take drugs and freak out and wonder where to go freak out next-and it changes the world and they make movies about it. Well. Then I think its ok to fuck a naked chick that your boss keeps sending you to photograph naked for the world to jerkoff too.
Oct. 18, 2010, 2:14 p.m. CST
I dunno, Meesa Larry King, it's good, no?
Oct. 18, 2010, 2:36 p.m. CST
...I remember nudity in a swimming scene when I saw it in a theater. When I bought the dvd, the nudity is masked by superimposed leaves and shit.
Oct. 18, 2010, 3:01 p.m. CST
Polanski an overrated director? Jesus-Christ-on-a-hot-dog-bun, give me a fucking break. KNIFE IN THE WATER, REPULSION, FEARLESS VAMPIRE KILLERS, ROSEMARY'S BABY, CHINATOWN, THE PIANIST and even THE GHOST WRITER all refute that bullshit statement. PS: cookylamoo, thanks for making me spit diet coke all over my computer screen :D
Oct. 18, 2010, 3:58 p.m. CST
If you don't mind being tried by Puritans.
Oct. 18, 2010, 4:06 p.m. CST
Focus, people, focus! For fuck's sake! Fucking wankers!
Oct. 18, 2010, 4:16 p.m. CST
He drugged a 13 year old girl and fucked her up the ass. He's more than deserving of eternal derision and scorn, regardless of how much you enlightened cinephiles want to drop it and move on. If nothing else, its a small price to pay for drugging a 13 year old girl and fucking her up the ass.
Oct. 18, 2010, 4:50 p.m. CST
If you have nothing to say about the movie, shut the fuck up. FUCKING WANKERS!
Oct. 18, 2010, 6:19 p.m. CST
by C A Iversen
Who do you think is doing MORE damage to the woman? The people like myself who realise that dozens of people worked on his movies (not just him) and want to focus on a movie that really is a very distinct entity from his personal actions? Or people like you who repeatedly post graphically sordid phrases like "f-ing her up the ass"? If she ever ventured into a page like this out of curiosity about the actual movies the man made and was thinking it was great therapy to help her identify him a different way, she'd just get confronted with sick posts like your own. Your furthering the legacy of the act. To AsimovLives and others, I apologise. You guys are 100% right. By the way, this'll be the fourth movie during this horror month that I'll be hunting out to buy.
Oct. 19, 2010, 3:06 a.m. CST
Do that, hunt for REPULSION. It's a treat.
Oct. 19, 2010, 2:38 p.m. CST
Especially his early ones, just watched Rosemary's Baby again the other night and saw Repulsion for the first time a few months back. Stunning, although my favorite of his is still the 1971 Macbeth.
Oct. 19, 2010, 3:02 p.m. CST
The man's a fucking brilliant filmmaker. One of the best we have. <br> <p> Unfortunately, he's also a pedophile. Doesn't matter if the victim's an adult now and wants the charges dropped. He raped a child. End of story, he should be in jail.
Oct. 19, 2010, 4:15 p.m. CST
Oct. 19, 2010, 9:58 p.m. CST
by frank cotton
the buttfucking has got to stop