SHERDOG MOVIE CLUB: Let's Pick the Week 132 Movie: Battle Royale III

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Let's pick the week 132 Movie

Poll closed Nov 9, 2018.
  1. Battle Royale

    11.5%
  2. Mandy

    34.6%
  3. Man Bites Dog

    7.7%
  4. The Frighteners

    15.4%
  5. You Were Never Really Here

    26.9%
  6. Miracle Mile

    23.1%
  7. Boyhood

    3.8%
  8. King of Devil's Island

    3.8%
  9. Nightcrawler

    30.8%
  10. Beyond The Black Rainbow

    11.5%
  11. Under The Skin

    15.4%
  12. Kung Fu Hustle

    15.4%
  13. Tucker & Dale vs. Evil

    19.2%
  14. Village of the Damned (1960)

    3.8%
  15. The House of the Devil (2009)

    11.5%
  16. Wake in Fright (1971)

    19.2%
  17. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)

    3.8%
  18. Black Narcissus

    7.7%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Bullitt68

    Bullitt68 Senior Moderator Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    I've literally never encountered anyone who didn't have that exact experience with it. Obviously, once it starts going, you don't really know what you're dealing with. Then, once it's been going along for a while, you can't really believe that that's what you're dealing with. And then, by the end, you can't even process what you just dealt with. There are other movies like that, other movies where you can have a similar experience, but speaking for myself, no experience has ever equaled that experience in sheer gobsmackedness (trademark @europe1-ism there ;)). It's a unique movie that more people should see. And it's the club's own damn fault for robbing themselves of that experience!

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    I spent a good couple of minutes seriously contemplating just how much of a douche move it'd be to abstain for fear of adding votes to my competition's picks.

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  2. Cubo de Sangre

    Cubo de Sangre Steel Belt

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    lol at none of us voting. Or just two people. But yeah, it crossed my mind but it's being a poor sport so I just did my usual and voted for three I hadn't seen. The current leader I watched within the last year so I'm hoping it gets overtaken.
     
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  3. Yotsuya

    Yotsuya Green Belt

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    I saw this at a local film festival when it came out. It was the only time I’ve fainted watching a movie, so I know what you’ve been through. I have blips of Miracle Mile on my radar, but now I’ll watch it for sure no matter how the vote goes.
     
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  4. sickc0d3r

    sickc0d3r Black Belt

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    Is that for the movie I nominated, or for once again crushing @MusterX 's dream of watching Angel Heart (for the record I oppose @europe1 's cruelty in pointing out that I changed my pick)?
     
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  5. LHWBelt

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    Ya one thats tied is one of the only 2 ive seen of course.
     
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  6. Cubo de Sangre

    Cubo de Sangre Steel Belt

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    That sucks. The half dozen I've seen are all kick ass. Looks like a couple votes each aren't counting so who knows if a third challenger emerges.
     
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  7. HenryFlower

    HenryFlower (sheesh!)

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    for the movie you picked. we both picked Panos Cosmatos films :cool:
     
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  8. europe1

    europe1 It´s a nice peninsula to Asia

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    Please Welcome our Newest Member!
    Returning to the Club!

    Bob!
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    *checks notes*... Oh shit, I meant @Zer!
    But I'm sure he appreciates the Bob the Gambler reference:D
    Zer. Rimbaud82. BeordotheWeirdo. We have more returnees than Israel!

    EDIT: Crap I accidentally tagged someone actually called Bob! That'll be embarrassing...
     
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  9. Bullitt68

    Bullitt68 Senior Moderator Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    I really want to start rambling and sparking dozens of discussions on all the picks and the pickers' reasons for picking their picks, but I'm holding off. In going back over the list, though, I have to say that @sickc0d3r...

    "Was originally going to go with Angel Heart. This has nothing to do sickc's reasons for picking this film. I'm just revealing that so to gall MusterX with the knowlage that Angel Heart has been passed over once again:cool:."

    ...didn't pick Angel Heart because that sick bastard has no heart. europe was right to reveal the blackness of his soul. @MusterX, if you want to beat him with soap for this, let me know.

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    Don't be fooled by his show of mercy, Muster. He's evil to the core.

    Hmm. Based on what I (think I) know of jei, I'd guess Mandy or Under the Skin as the likeliest films here. Combining that with what I (think I) know of europe doesn't narrow it down, though, because europe's taste runs the gamut so it's harder to pin down what he'd loathe.

    I'm looking forward to the reveal.

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    I should also mention that I made a "No Fast-Forwarding" promise, too, so I got to watch that hammer scene in all its un-fast-forwarded glory.

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  10. Zer

    Zer Gold Belt

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  11. MusterX

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    Yea I saw that in the OP. <45>

    Its not that I think Angel Heart is the best movie ever or anything, but as a club we need to watch it at some point. Its been rejected 2 or 3 times already.
     
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  12. MusterX

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    Haha, yea, we've tried to get that film through several times and it never happens. I think right now its either the first or second most rejected film in the club's history. I think there is still a good chance that at some point it happens.
     
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  13. Zer

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    Angel Heart's a great film. Would be a good discussion. Would vote for it but don't quote me on that
     
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  14. europe1

    europe1 It´s a nice peninsula to Asia

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    There are plenty of non-members voting this Week.

    Of the two leading films. One has 6 and the other 5. So the vote isn't over yet.



    Another thing. We usually do a "Cycle Wrap-Up" thread around this time. Where everyone gets an opportunity to rank the films we've seen during this cycle. However, that thread tends to get buried rather quickly. So I thought we could do it during next weeks Nominations, ie: my week (instead of the usual Top 10 theme). That way I think it will be a bit prescient and with-it in the discussion.




    I ended up voting for one film I've seen, hoping it wins.

    These weeks, man. They're rough. They force you to abandon your principles.

    Great to hear you're back!

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    You're sabotaging yourself here!:p

    So what where you going to throw in the ring? Stuff like Virus and Bloodshed Without Honor or Humanity?

    Sure, Skeletor, sure.:cool:

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    3 was it?

    Someday, that nefarious incarnation of evil called sickc0d3r will nominate both Angel Heart and Cool Hand Luke on his week of Nominations, and through devilish manipulation, make sure that both lose.
     
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  15. Zer

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    Fukasaku has so many classic Yakuza films it's silly. It's kind of a shame he'll always be known for directing Battle Royale

    Final Episode
    Yakuza Graveyard
    Sympathy for the Underdog
    Cops vs Thugs
    Proxy War
    Graveyard of Honor
    Battles Without Honor and Humanity
    Street Mobster
    Police Tactics
    ...

    It's cool that he made a film with Kitano though since Kitano likes a Yakuza film as well
     
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  16. sickc0d3r

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    I decided to save it for a round when I can sandbag with a bunch of rom-coms and make sure it wins. That said, I am still quite eeeville.

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    I've nominated it before and I definitely agree. I think we can all also agree @europe1 can only be happy when others feel pain.
     
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  17. Vomit Inducing Brutality

    Vomit Inducing Brutality Virulency Platinum Member

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    One of my favorites
     
  18. Tufts

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    I wanna know which one??? Hope it wasn’t my nominee :oops:
     
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  19. Tufts

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    I went into it planning on voting for yours coz ur description was that persuasive. But then the preview killed it. For what it’s worth I’ve created a list of films to watch and it’s on it. There were just other previews that grabbed me more. This was a tough week of amazing nominations. Several movies made that list.
     
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  20. Bullitt68

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    This post took me on an emotional roller coaster. At the end of the day, whether it's for the club or on your own, another person watching Miracle Mile means that I've done my duty...but I still really want it to win, damn it!
     
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