Welcome to the ICM Forum. If you have an account but have trouble logging in, or have other questions, see THIS THREAD.
500<400 (Nominations Sep 22nd)
Polls: Animation (Results), 2016 awards (Aug 25th), 1987 (Aug 25th), Benelux (Aug 30th), Knockout competition (Round 1)
Challenges: Romance, UK/Ireland, <400 Checks
Film of the Week: Hospital, September nominations (Aug 30th)

Iberian Peninsula Challenge - Official October 2018

User avatar
sortile9io
Posts: 2775
Joined: Jan 23, 2013
Contact:

Re: Iberian Peninsula Challenge - Official October 2018

#41

Post by sortile9io » October 6th, 2018, 6:00 pm

1. The bookshop (Coixet, 2017, Spain) - 6/10
2. Aniki Bóbó (de Oliveira, 1942, Portugal) - 7/10
3. Uma abelha na chuva (Lopes, 1972, Portugal) - 6/10
4. Singularidades de uma rapariga loura (de Oliveira, 2009, Portugal) - 6/10

allisoncm
Posts: 16074
Joined: May 11, 2011
Contact:

#42

Post by allisoncm » October 6th, 2018, 6:55 pm

1. El Crack (1981, Spain) 5/10 Okay film marred by outdated views on women.

User avatar
72allinncallme
Donator
Posts: 2415
Joined: Nov 13, 2016
Contact:

#43

Post by 72allinncallme » October 6th, 2018, 11:25 pm

16. Ossos (1997, Portugal)
17. À Flor do Mar (1986, Portugal) (l)
18. El viaje a ninguna parte (1986, Spain)
19. Mar adentro (2004, Spain)
SpoilerShow
1. A Comédia de Deus (1995, Portugal)
2. ¿Qué he hecho yo para merecer esto? (1984, Spain)
3. A Canção de Lisboa (1933, Portugal)
4. Aniki Bóbó (1942, Portugal)
5.-10. Amor de Perdição: Memórias de uma Família (1978, Portugal)
11. El sur (1983, Spain)
12. El Bola (2000, Spain)
13. Singularidades de uma Rapariga Loura (2009, Portugal)
14. Bienvenido Mister Marshall (1953, Spain)
15. Acto da Primavera (1963, Portugal)
16. Ossos (1997, Portugal)
17. À Flor do Mar (1986, Portugal)
18. El viaje a ninguna parte (1986, Spain)
19. Mar adentro (2004, Spain)

User avatar
maxwelldeux
Donator
Posts: 6367
Joined: Jun 07, 2016
Location: Seattle-ish, WA, USA
Contact:

#44

Post by maxwelldeux » October 7th, 2018, 12:28 am

Less divisive than the Line of DemarcationShow
1. La Isla Minima (2014, Spain)
2. Blancanieves (2012, Spain)
3. Timecrimes (2007, Spain)

I wanted to be like sol, so I watched this too. And I'm really glad I did - I thought this was fantastic. Most impressive to me was the level of detail relative to the time travel plot and how things that are ignorable or random in other movies really matter here. Probably my favorite time-traveling movie.

psychotronicbeatnik
Donator
Posts: 1386
Joined: Feb 04, 2017
Location: Oregon
Contact:

#45

Post by psychotronicbeatnik » October 7th, 2018, 12:48 am

Cinco con Paul Naschy:

5. La Furia del Hombre Lobo (1970 / Jose Maria Zabalza / Spain) 8/10
6. La Noche de Walpurgis (1971 / Leon Klimovsky / Spain) 7+/10
7. Dr. Jekyll y el Hombre Lobo (1972 / Leon Klimovsky / Spain) 7/10
8. El Espanto Surge de la Tumba (1973 / Carlos Aured / Spain) 8+/10
9. El Gran Amor de Conde Dracula (1973 / Javier Aguirre / Spain) FTV 7/10

Iberia, uberia, weallberia for IberiaShow
1.La noche del virgen (2016 / Roberto San Sebastian / Spain) FTV 7/10
2. Vampyros Lesbos (1971 / Jesus Franco / Spain) 7/10 L
3. Vampyres (1974 / Jose Ramon Larraz) FTV 7+/10 B
4. She Killed in Ecstasy (1971 / Jesus Franco / Spain) 7/10 B

5. La Furia del Hombre Lobo (1970 / Jose Maria Zabalza / Spain) 8/10
6. La Noche de Walpurgis (1971 / Leon Klimovsky / Spain) 7+/10 L
7. Dr. Jekyll y el Hombre Lobo (1972 / Leon Klimovsky / Spain) 7/10
8. El Espanto Surge de la Tumba (1973 / Carlos Aured / Spain) 8+/10
9. El Gran Amor de Conde Dracula (1973 / Javier Aguirre / Spain) FTV 7/10 L

User avatar
3eyes
Donator
Posts: 6692
Joined: May 17, 2011
Location: Philadelphia
Contact:

#46

Post by 3eyes » October 7th, 2018, 1:25 am

3. Los jueves, milagro / Miracles of Thursday (Sp 57)

SpoilerShow
1. Calabuch / The rocket from Calabuch (Sp 56)
2. Ornitólogo (Port 16) - double
3. Los jueves, milagro / Miracles of Thursday (Sp 57)
:run: STILL the Gaffer!

User avatar
sol
Donator
Posts: 6192
Joined: Feb 03, 2017
Location: Perth, WA, Australia
Contact:

#47

Post by sol » October 7th, 2018, 2:57 am

maxwelldeux wrote:
October 7th, 2018, 12:28 am
3. Timecrimes (2007, Spain)

I wanted to be like sol, so I watched this too. And I'm really glad I did - I thought this was fantastic. Most impressive to me was the level of detail relative to the time travel plot and how things that are ignorable or random in other movies really matter here. Probably my favorite time-traveling movie.
I really need to quote that out of context at some point. tehe Anyway, glad that you liked the film. I can recommend a couple of similar time paradox movies, though knowing that they are like that may prove spoilerish, so totally up to you if you want to click on the spoiler tag below or not:

SpoilerShow
Triangle (2009) and Predestination (2014)
Former IMDb message boards user /// iCM | IMDb | My Top 500+ Favourite Films /// Long live the new flesh!
Image Image Image

allisoncm
Posts: 16074
Joined: May 11, 2011
Contact:

#48

Post by allisoncm » October 7th, 2018, 4:24 am

SpoilerShow
1. El Crack (1981, Spain) 5/10 Okay film marred by outdated views on women.
2. Esa pareja feliz (1953, Spain) 6/10

User avatar
sol
Donator
Posts: 6192
Joined: Feb 03, 2017
Location: Perth, WA, Australia
Contact:

#49

Post by sol » October 7th, 2018, 1:06 pm

The rain in Spain stays mainly in the... drain.Show
1. Timecrimes (2007) Spain
2. Lo Imposible (2012) Spain
3. Bloody Moon (1981) Spain
4. Grand Piano (2013) Spain
5. Marrowbone (2017) Spain
6. Dagon (2001) Spain
7. Room in Rome (2010) Spain

8. La Mala Educación (2004) Spain

Image

A complex meta-movie from Almodóvar. The film benefits from ample ambiguity during its first hour regarding if the script (within the film) about Catholic Church child abuse is exaggerated or not, and as an abusive priest within the script reads a further script, the film almost delves into Inception levels of consciousness. Almodóvar uses great techniques to capture these layers, especially a shot that cracks open as blood pours down a face. The film gets a little lost in its second half with a convoluted murder mystery, but this is pretty riveting stuff.
Former IMDb message boards user /// iCM | IMDb | My Top 500+ Favourite Films /// Long live the new flesh!
Image Image Image

allisoncm
Posts: 16074
Joined: May 11, 2011
Contact:

#50

Post by allisoncm » October 7th, 2018, 3:17 pm

SpoilerShow
1. El Crack (1981, Spain) 5/10 Okay film marred by outdated views on women.
2. Esa pareja feliz (1953, Spain) 6/10
3. Mi tío Jacinto (1956, Spain) 6/10

User avatar
OldAle1
Donator
Posts: 3501
Joined: Feb 09, 2017
Location: Dairyland, USA
Contact:

#51

Post by OldAle1 » October 7th, 2018, 6:13 pm

1. La torre de los siete jorobados / The Tower of the Seven Hunchbacks (Edgar Neville, 1944, Spain)

Another film remarkable for it's sets - a wonderful underground city - above all, this is a really different and mysterious, quite dreamlike work that I've wanted to see for ages and sure as heck didn't let me down. A man down on his luck starts winning large sums of money thanks to the pointed finger of a one-eyed man that only he can see in the casino, and eventually this leads him to trying to figure out who the man is, his relationship to a beautiful young woman, and the mysterious hunchbacks...I won't say too much because this is one of those odysseys between dreams and madness, a spell that one falls under - in which case words are almost an impediment - or doesn't, in which case it will all seem rather stupid. I'm very much in the former camp and it's nice to see a really great film in this genre from a decade that seems rather weak in it's output.

2. ¡Átame! / Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! (Pedro Almodóvar, 1989, Spain)

I remember when this came out in the USA - it was one of the films, along with The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover, that prompted the creation of the NC-17 label. I thought I had seen part of it actually - I worked in video stores in the early 90s and we carried the unrated or NC-17 or whatever version, and most of our competition carried a cut R-rated version or didn't have it at all, so it was VERRRYYY popular especially amongst older people who wanted something sexy but not porn. And most of them hated it I think, most likely because it wasn't violent enough and actually didn't have all that much nudity. It's really rather surprising in retrospect that this was particularly controversial for sex or violence, though the controversy over the kidnapping element and in particular what happens later in the film between kidnapper Antonio Banderas and kidnappee Victoria Abril is to my mind much more disconcerting/disquieting. Essentially Banderas's Ricky is this criminal who's been in juvie prison and then a halfway house, is now out on his own, and immediately goes after Abril's ex-porn-star-trying-to-be-legit-actress Marina, holds her in her own apartment and tries to get her to love him. OK, this has been done plenty, what's problematic for me and I suspect many viewers is
SpoilerShow
that she actually falls in love with him, and apparently both she and her sister forgive him for his treatment of her, and we have a nice happy ending. I do think Almodóvar is trying in some way to show how two fucked-up people might get together in a fucked-up way, but it's still pretty unpleasant and it's hard not to read it as justifying this poisonous aggressive male action. Again I think he's trying to show something a little less macho and misogynistic, but I guess I don't think he succeeds, or it's too confused.
Still, this has the director's customary florid use of color and set design, and I can't really fault the actors - I'm becoming more a fan of Banderas all the time, I clearly misjudged him early as just a pretty boy, based to be fair on a lot of his early American crap. All in all this is very much a "mixed" response for me.

3. Vampyros Lesbos (Jesús Franco, 1971, West Germany/Spain)

Franco's most famous film I suppose, if "famous" is appropriate. From my limited experience with the director so far, I guess I can see it - you've got Soledad Miranda, a cult figure herself as much for her untimely death as for her beauty and willingness to show it all regularly, you've got the music which became famous years later on the "Vampyros Lesbos Sexadelic Dance Party" album which a friend of mine listened to excessively in the late 90s, the same friend who first introduced me to a lot of Euro-schlock or I should say made me aware of it since I didn't see much of it then (couldn't, easily, in those days), and you've got the ol' lesbian vampire theme of course. But for me what really stands out here is the semi-surrealism or dreaminess of the "plot" such as it is - vampire descendant of Drcaula (Miranda) lures beautiful businesswoman Linda (Ewa Strömberg) to her secluded island for sex, murder, vampirism - but maybe it's all a dream? A dream within a dream? Much of this I'm really unclear on after one viewing, like what relation another blonde dreamer, Agra, really had to Linda; for a while I thought they were the same person, or two versions of the same person, and the fact that they look rather similar is certainly a part of this. Ultimately I found the sleaziness and soft-core sex elements pretty uninteresting and not at all sexy - but the voluptuous color, the attractive settings (Franco certainly had a knack for getting the most out of his limited resources when it comes to sets and locations), mostly in Istanbul, and the dreaminess of the piece work well enough for me to be glad of the experience. Easily the best of the now 3 Franco films I've seen.

4. Sie tötete in Ekstase / She Killed in Ecstasy (Jesús Franco, 1971, West Germany/Spain)

Made - or at least released - in the same year and also starring Miranda, this time in the role of the widow of a young scientist driven to his death by the four colleagues who denounce his work as heretical/evil, and plotting revenge on them through sex and scissors. Apparently a remake of an earlier Franco film but this is reminiscent of plenty of other revenge films including Truffaut's La Mariée était en noir which had come out three years earlier. Pretty tiresome film overall, with the same basic idea - Miranda dons different wigs, seduces each victim in turn, kills them, repeat - but it does again have some wonderful use of locations including the "Xanada" building in Alcante, Spain:

Image

and some gorgeous color and costumes - the play of bright purple, red and yellow in one sequence in particular really knocked me out. Ultimately it's too tedious for me to say I liked it, and I also find it more than a little irritating that we get some moments of interesting discussion around what ethics are in science, and also some not-so-veiled attacks on religious morality, but they don't go anywhere and it just ends up being a very simple revenge film with lots of nudity. Meh.

allisoncm
Posts: 16074
Joined: May 11, 2011
Contact:

#52

Post by allisoncm » October 7th, 2018, 6:52 pm

SpoilerShow
1. El Crack (1981, Spain) 5/10 Okay film marred by outdated views on women.
2. Esa pareja feliz (1953, Spain) 6/10
3. Mi tío Jacinto (1956, Spain) 6/10
4. Nueve cartas a Berta (1966, Spain) 6.2/10
5. El desencanto (1976) 6/10

User avatar
72allinncallme
Donator
Posts: 2415
Joined: Nov 13, 2016
Contact:

#53

Post by 72allinncallme » October 7th, 2018, 8:19 pm

20. Francisca (1981, Portugal)
21. O Delfim (2002, Portugal)
22. Amantes (1991, Spain)
23. Fantasia Lusitana (2010, Portugal)
SpoilerShow
1. A Comédia de Deus (1995, Portugal)
2. ¿Qué he hecho yo para merecer esto? (1984, Spain)
3. A Canção de Lisboa (1933, Portugal)
4. Aniki Bóbó (1942, Portugal)
5.-10. Amor de Perdição: Memórias de uma Família (1978, Portugal)
11. El sur (1983, Spain)
12. El Bola (2000, Spain)
13. Singularidades de uma Rapariga Loura (2009, Portugal)
14. Bienvenido Mister Marshall (1953, Spain)
15. Acto da Primavera (1963, Portugal)
16. Ossos (1997, Portugal)
17. À Flor do Mar (1986, Portugal)
18. El viaje a ninguna parte (1986, Spain)
19. Mar adentro (2004, Spain)
20. Francisca (1981, Portugal)
21. O Delfim (2002, Portugal)
22. Amantes (1991, Spain)
23. Fantasia Lusitana (2010, Portugal)

ororama
Posts: 1527
Joined: Jun 19, 2011
Contact:

#54

Post by ororama » October 7th, 2018, 10:46 pm

1. The Hunchback of the Morgue (1973) 82 min.

User avatar
sol
Donator
Posts: 6192
Joined: Feb 03, 2017
Location: Perth, WA, Australia
Contact:

#55

Post by sol » October 8th, 2018, 10:01 am

maxwelldeux wrote:
September 28th, 2018, 3:38 pm
albajos wrote:
September 28th, 2018, 11:00 am
I am going to se Una mujer fantástica for the LGBTIQ+ challenge. I consider it chilean but it has a minor co-production with Spain. So is it eligible?
I'm not familiar with it, but I wouldn't kick it out. If you think Spain had a significant enough contribution, feel free to include it.
Thanks for the allowance, max. Just watched this one today and was quite impressed -- and it is a film that I would not have gotten around to for a while were it not eligible for two Challenges this month. Not a better film than Lebanon's The Insult for my money, but I'm perfectly content with A Fantastic Woman as a winner.
Former IMDb message boards user /// iCM | IMDb | My Top 500+ Favourite Films /// Long live the new flesh!
Image Image Image

User avatar
sol
Donator
Posts: 6192
Joined: Feb 03, 2017
Location: Perth, WA, Australia
Contact:

#56

Post by sol » October 8th, 2018, 10:05 am

The rain in Spain stays mainly in the... drain.Show
1. Timecrimes (2007) Spain
2. Lo Imposible (2012) Spain
3. Bloody Moon (1981) Spain
4. Grand Piano (2013) Spain
5. Marrowbone (2017) Spain
6. Dagon (2001) Spain
7. Room in Rome (2010) Spain
8. La Mala Educación (2004) Spain

9. A Fantastic Woman (2017) Spain

Image

There are echoes of The Big Sick in the set-up here (only encountering a partner's family after a hospital incident), but this is far more downbeat and gritty than that, and yet also full of moments of pure beauty via neon lights and whimsical music, capturing the true love the pair shared. Some of the symbolism is a little on-the-nose with a wealth of reflective surfaces. Everything is pulled together well through Daniela Vega's lead performance though; her every humiliation and hesitation is heartfelt as the film spins a universal tale of grief and loss.
Former IMDb message boards user /// iCM | IMDb | My Top 500+ Favourite Films /// Long live the new flesh!
Image Image Image

allisoncm
Posts: 16074
Joined: May 11, 2011
Contact:

#57

Post by allisoncm » October 8th, 2018, 4:07 pm

SpoilerShow
1. El Crack (1981, Spain) 5/10 Okay film marred by outdated views on women.
2. Esa pareja feliz (1953, Spain) 6/10
3. Mi tío Jacinto (1956, Spain) 6/10
4. Nueve cartas a Berta (1966, Spain) 6.2/10
5. El desencanto (1976, Spain) 6/10
6. El crimen de la calle de Bordadores (1946, Spain) 6/10
Gained Nickel Odeón Top Spanish films until 1995 (bronze)

User avatar
72allinncallme
Donator
Posts: 2415
Joined: Nov 13, 2016
Contact:

#58

Post by 72allinncallme » October 8th, 2018, 9:39 pm

24. Domingo à Tarde (1966, Portugal)
25. Vai~E~Vem (2003, Portugal)
26. La tía Tula (1964, Spain)
SpoilerShow
1. A Comédia de Deus (1995, Portugal)
2. ¿Qué he hecho yo para merecer esto? (1984, Spain)
3. A Canção de Lisboa (1933, Portugal)
4. Aniki Bóbó (1942, Portugal)
5.-10. Amor de Perdição: Memórias de uma Família (1978, Portugal)
11. El sur (1983, Spain)
12. El Bola (2000, Spain)
13. Singularidades de uma Rapariga Loura (2009, Portugal)
14. Bienvenido Mister Marshall (1953, Spain)
15. Acto da Primavera (1963, Portugal)
16. Ossos (1997, Portugal)
17. À Flor do Mar (1986, Portugal)
18. El viaje a ninguna parte (1986, Spain)
19. Mar adentro (2004, Spain)
20. Francisca (1981, Portugal)
21. O Delfim (2002, Portugal)
22. Amantes (1991, Spain)
23. Fantasia Lusitana (2010, Portugal)
24. Domingo à Tarde (1966, Portugal)
25. Vai~E~Vem (2003, Portugal)
26. La tía Tula (1964, Spain)

User avatar
maxwelldeux
Donator
Posts: 6367
Joined: Jun 07, 2016
Location: Seattle-ish, WA, USA
Contact:

#59

Post by maxwelldeux » October 8th, 2018, 10:08 pm

Week 1(ish) Stats and Challenge Update

Users
Through the 1st week of October, we've had 13 participants in the Iberian Peninsula Challenge (I know horror is going on, but come on, folks!), and we'd love to have even more! 72allinncallme is off to a fast start and is in the lead with 26 watches. jdidaco is in second place with 10 watches. No one else is over 10 watches this month.

Leader board is up-to-date and maintained in the first post.

Countries
Through the 1st week of October, we're at about a 2:1 ratio in favor of Spain.

CountryCount
Spain55
Portugal26


Years
Films watched so far have ranged from 1933 to 2017, covering 42 unique years in film. 1978 is the most-watched year with 6 watches, followed by 1974 and 2016 with 5 watches each. Here's a list of watch count by decade:

Decades List
DecadeCount
19301
19404
19505
19606
197025
19809
19904
200011
201017


Spoiler tag of the week
One of my favorite part of hosting challenges is reading the captions people put on the spoiler tags. This week's winner is psychotronicbeatnik for "Iberia, uberia, weallberia for Iberia" because it simultaneously made me laugh and feel ashamed for laughing. So congrats!

ororama
Posts: 1527
Joined: Jun 19, 2011
Contact:

#60

Post by ororama » October 8th, 2018, 10:57 pm

2. Horror Rises from the Tomb (1973) 88 min.

SpoilerShow
1. The Hunchback of the Morgue (1973) 82 min.

User avatar
Mate_cosido
Posts: 673
Joined: Apr 28, 2016
Contact:

#61

Post by Mate_cosido » October 9th, 2018, 3:26 am

1. Los tarantos (1963, Francisco Rovira Beleta, Spain)

2. Nazaré (1952, Manuel Guimarães, Portugal)

3. La ardilla roja - The Red Squirrel (1993, Julio Medem, Spain)

4. Acto da Primavera (1963, Manoel de Oliveira, Portugal)

5. Los santos inocentes - The Holy Innocents (1984, Mario Camus, Spain) *rewatch

6. El amor brujo - Bewitched Love (1967, Francisco Rovira Beleta, Spain)

jdidaco
Posts: 1169
Joined: Feb 03, 2017
Contact:

#62

Post by jdidaco » October 9th, 2018, 6:59 am

11-12. Quem Espera por Sapatos de Defunto Morre Descalço (Who Waits for the Deceased's Shoes Dies Barefoot, João César Monteiro, 1970) 8/10 Portugal (34 min), Os Dois Soldados (The Two Soldiers, João César Monteiro, 1978) 8.5/10 Portugal (25 min), O Amor das Três Romãs (The Love of the Three Pomegranates, João César Monteiro, 1979) 8.5/10 Portugal (25 min), A Mãe: O Rico e o Pobre (The Mother, João César Monteiro, 1979) 7.5/10 Portugal (27 min), Conserva Acabada (João César Monteiro, 1990) 7/10 Portugal (13 min) (Total: 124 min)
13. Que Farei Eu com Esta Espada? (What Will I Do with This Sword?, João César Monteiro, 1975) 9.5/10 Portugal
14. Manderley (Jesús Garay, 1981) 9/10 Spain

Image

SpoilerShow
1. Historia de la frivolidad (History of Frivolity, Narciso Ibáñez Serrador, 1967) 8.5/10 Spain
2. La fille de Dracula/La hija de Drácula (Daughter of Dracula, Jesús Franco, 1972) 6/10 Portugal
3. Mi querida señorita (My Dearest Senorita, Jaime de Armiñán, 1972) 8/10 Spain
4. El juego del adulterio (The Deadly Triangle, Joaquín Luis Romero Marchent, 1973) 7.5/10 Spain
5. Un par de zapatos del '32 (The Student Connection, Rafael Romero Marchent, 1974) 7.5/10 Spain
6. El televisor (The TV Set, Narciso Ibáñez Serrador, 1974) 8/10 Spain
7. Los escondites (The Hiding Places, Jesús Yagüe, 1969) 8/10 Spain
8. Odio mi cuerpo (I Hate My Body, León Klimovsky, 1974) 7.5/10 Spain
9. Animals (Marçal Forés, 2012) 7/10 Spain
10. Redemption (Miguel Gomes, 2013) 9/10 Portugal (26 min), A Brief History of Princess X (Gabriel Abrantes, 2016) 7/10 Portugal (7 min), The Hunchback (Gabriel Abrantes & Ben Rivers, 2016) 8/10 Portugal (29 min) (Total: 62 min)

User avatar
sol
Donator
Posts: 6192
Joined: Feb 03, 2017
Location: Perth, WA, Australia
Contact:

#63

Post by sol » October 9th, 2018, 1:55 pm

The rain in Spain still stays mostly in the drain, not the plain, Professor Higgins - but time for a new spoiler tag. :turned:

The Spanish PrisonerShow
1. Timecrimes (2007) Spain
2. Lo Imposible (2012) Spain
3. Bloody Moon (1981) Spain
4. Grand Piano (2013) Spain
5. Marrowbone (2017) Spain
6. Dagon (2001) Spain
7. Room in Rome (2010) Spain
8. La Mala Educación (2004) Spain
9. A Fantastic Woman (2017) Spain

10. She Killed in Ecstasy (1971) Spain

Image

This revenge thriller benefits from exotic seaside locations, even more exotic costumes and some very neat shot compositions, such as when victim obscures her face (and signals her demise) by placing a wine glass in front of the camera. The intrusive extreme close-ups as the husband is grilled by the medical panel are a nice touch too. Alas, the film neglects its most intriguing aspect - the husband's experiments with human embryos and the ethics of his research - instead falling into a predictable revenge formula in which we have to suspend disbelief.
Former IMDb message boards user /// iCM | IMDb | My Top 500+ Favourite Films /// Long live the new flesh!
Image Image Image

psychotronicbeatnik
Donator
Posts: 1386
Joined: Feb 04, 2017
Location: Oregon
Contact:

#64

Post by psychotronicbeatnik » October 9th, 2018, 6:54 pm

maxwelldeux wrote:
October 8th, 2018, 10:08 pm


Spoiler tag of the week
One of my favorite part of hosting challenges is reading the captions people put on the spoiler tags. This week's winner is psychotronicbeatnik for "Iberia, uberia, weallberia for Iberia" because it simultaneously made me laugh and feel ashamed for laughing. So congrats!
Master of lowbrow humour - c'est moi! :lol:

User avatar
72allinncallme
Donator
Posts: 2415
Joined: Nov 13, 2016
Contact:

#65

Post by 72allinncallme » October 9th, 2018, 8:20 pm

27. Aquele Querido Mês de Agosto (2008, Portugal)
28. Calle Mayor (1956, Spain)
SpoilerShow
1. A Comédia de Deus (1995, Portugal)
2. ¿Qué he hecho yo para merecer esto? (1984, Spain)
3. A Canção de Lisboa (1933, Portugal)
4. Aniki Bóbó (1942, Portugal)
5.-10. Amor de Perdição: Memórias de uma Família (1978, Portugal)
11. El sur (1983, Spain)
12. El Bola (2000, Spain)
13. Singularidades de uma Rapariga Loura (2009, Portugal)
14. Bienvenido Mister Marshall (1953, Spain)
15. Acto da Primavera (1963, Portugal)
16. Ossos (1997, Portugal)
17. À Flor do Mar (1986, Portugal)
18. El viaje a ninguna parte (1986, Spain)
19. Mar adentro (2004, Spain)
20. Francisca (1981, Portugal)
21. O Delfim (2002, Portugal)
22. Amantes (1991, Spain)
23. Fantasia Lusitana (2010, Portugal)
24. Domingo à Tarde (1966, Portugal)
25. Vai~E~Vem (2003, Portugal)
26. La tía Tula (1964, Spain)
27. Aquele Querido Mês de Agosto (2008, Portugal)
28. Calle Mayor (1956, Spain)

psychotronicbeatnik
Donator
Posts: 1386
Joined: Feb 04, 2017
Location: Oregon
Contact:

#66

Post by psychotronicbeatnik » October 9th, 2018, 10:02 pm

cuatro de Almodovar y tres de Jesus Franco:

10. ¿Qué he hecho yo para merecer esto? (1984 / Pedro Almodovar / Spain) 9/10
11. Mujeres al borde de un ataque de "nervios” (1988 / Pedro Almodovar / Spain) 9/10
12. ¡Átame! (1989 / Pedro Almodovar / Spain) 9/10
13. Matador (1986 / Pedro Almodovar / Spain) 8+/10
14. Nachts, wenn Dracula erwacht, aka: Count Dracula (1970 / Jesus Franco / Spain) 7+/10
15. Il trono di fuoco, aka: The Bloody Judge (1970 / Jesus Franco / Spain) 8/10
16. Die Säge des Todes, aka: Bloody Moon (1981 / Jesus Franco / Spain) 6+/10


Iberia, uberia, weallberia for IberiaShow
1.La noche del virgen (2016 / Roberto San Sebastian / Spain) FTV 7/10
2. Vampyros Lesbos (1971 / Jesus Franco / Spain) 7/10 L
3. Vampyres (1974 / Jose Ramon Larraz) FTV 7+/10 B
4. She Killed in Ecstasy (1971 / Jesus Franco / Spain) 7/10 B
5. La Furia del Hombre Lobo (1970 / Jose Maria Zabalza / Spain) 8/10
6. La Noche de Walpurgis (1971 / Leon Klimovsky / Spain) 7+/10 L
7. Dr. Jekyll y el Hombre Lobo (1972 / Leon Klimovsky / Spain) 7/10
8. El Espanto Surge de la Tumba (1973 / Carlos Aured / Spain) 8+/10
9. El Gran Amor de Conde Dracula (1973 / Javier Aguirre / Spain) FTV 7/10 L

10. ¿Qué he hecho yo para merecer esto? (1984 / Pedro Almodovar / Spain) 9/10
11. Mujeres al borde de un ataque de "nervios” (1988 / Pedro Almodovar / Spain) 9/10
12. ¡Átame! (1989 / Pedro Almodovar / Spain) 9/10
13. Matador (1986 / Pedro Almodovar / Spain) 8+/10
14. Nachts, wenn Dracula erwacht, aka: Count Dracula (1970 / Jesus Franco / Spain) 7+/10
15. Il trono di fuoco, aka: The Bloody Judge (1970 / Jesus Franco / Spain) 8/10
16. Die Säge des Todes, aka: Bloody Moon (1981 / Jesus Franco / Spain) 6+/10

ororama
Posts: 1527
Joined: Jun 19, 2011
Contact:

#67

Post by ororama » October 10th, 2018, 11:19 am

3. The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue (1974) * 93 min. (Spain)

SpoilerShow
1. The Hunchback of the Morgue (1973) 82 min. (Spain)
2. Horror Rises from the Tomb (1973) 88 min. (Spain)

*First time viewing.

User avatar
RogerTheMovieManiac88
Posts: 1233
Joined: Feb 04, 2017
Location: Westmeath, Ireland
Contact:

#68

Post by RogerTheMovieManiac88 » October 10th, 2018, 5:18 pm

Thanks for hosting, maxwell!

A few to get me on the board:

1. 'Cómicos' / 'Comedians' / 1954, Juan Antonio Bardem / 8/10 / Spain / Argentina
2. 'Madrugada' / 1957, Antonio Román / 6/10 / Spain / Portugal / Argentina
3. 'Una bara per lo sceriffo' / 'A Coffin for the Sheriff' / 1965, Mario Caiano / 6.5 or 7/10 / Italy / Spain
4. '7 dollari sul rosso' / '7 Dollars on the Red' / 1966, Alberto Cardone / 8/10 / Italy / Spain
5. 'La isla mínima' / 'Marshland' / 2014, Alberto Rodríguez / 8.5 or 9/10 / Spain

Image
That's all, folks!

User avatar
maxwelldeux
Donator
Posts: 6367
Joined: Jun 07, 2016
Location: Seattle-ish, WA, USA
Contact:

#69

Post by maxwelldeux » October 10th, 2018, 6:23 pm

RogerTheMovieManiac88 wrote:
October 10th, 2018, 5:18 pm
5. 'La isla mínima' / 'Marshland' / 2014, Alberto Rodríguez / 8.5 or 9/10 / Spain
Yeah - that was pretty good. And welcome to the challenge!

User avatar
72allinncallme
Donator
Posts: 2415
Joined: Nov 13, 2016
Contact:

#70

Post by 72allinncallme » October 10th, 2018, 8:14 pm

29. O Bobo (1987, Portugal)
30. Tren de sombras (1997, Spain)
31. Uma Abelha na Chuva (1972, Portugal)
SpoilerShow
1. A Comédia de Deus (1995, Portugal)
2. ¿Qué he hecho yo para merecer esto? (1984, Spain)
3. A Canção de Lisboa (1933, Portugal)
4. Aniki Bóbó (1942, Portugal)
5.-10. Amor de Perdição: Memórias de uma Família (1978, Portugal)
11. El sur (1983, Spain)
12. El Bola (2000, Spain)
13. Singularidades de uma Rapariga Loura (2009, Portugal)
14. Bienvenido Mister Marshall (1953, Spain)
15. Acto da Primavera (1963, Portugal)
16. Ossos (1997, Portugal)
17. À Flor do Mar (1986, Portugal)
18. El viaje a ninguna parte (1986, Spain)
19. Mar adentro (2004, Spain)
20. Francisca (1981, Portugal)
21. O Delfim (2002, Portugal)
22. Amantes (1991, Spain)
23. Fantasia Lusitana (2010, Portugal)
24. Domingo à Tarde (1966, Portugal)
25. Vai~E~Vem (2003, Portugal)
26. La tía Tula (1964, Spain)
27. Aquele Querido Mês de Agosto (2008, Portugal)
28. Calle Mayor (1956, Spain)
29. O Bobo (1987, Portugal)
30. Tren de sombras (1997, Spain)
31. Uma Abelha na Chuva (1972, Portugal)

User avatar
RogerTheMovieManiac88
Posts: 1233
Joined: Feb 04, 2017
Location: Westmeath, Ireland
Contact:

#71

Post by RogerTheMovieManiac88 » October 10th, 2018, 10:03 pm

maxwelldeux wrote:
October 10th, 2018, 6:23 pm
RogerTheMovieManiac88 wrote:
October 10th, 2018, 5:18 pm
5. 'La isla mínima' / 'Marshland' / 2014, Alberto Rodríguez / 8.5 or 9/10 / Spain
Yeah - that was pretty good. And welcome to the challenge!
Indeed. Very atmospheric, character-filled and detailed. I loved the technical prowess that showed off the marshland setting so moodily and compellingly. A fascinating film of danger and secrets and a society in post-Franco upheaval. A pretty noteworthy and laudable accomplishment.
That's all, folks!

psychotronicbeatnik
Donator
Posts: 1386
Joined: Feb 04, 2017
Location: Oregon
Contact:

#72

Post by psychotronicbeatnik » October 11th, 2018, 12:41 am

17. Los crímenes de Petiot (1973 / Jose Luis Madrid / Spain) FTV 6/10

Iberia, uberia, weallberia for IberiaShow
1.La noche del virgen (2016 / Roberto San Sebastian / Spain) FTV 7/10
2. Vampyros Lesbos (1971 / Jesus Franco / Spain) 7/10 L
3. Vampyres (1974 / Jose Ramon Larraz) FTV 7+/10 B
4. She Killed in Ecstasy (1971 / Jesus Franco / Spain) 7/10 B
5. La Furia del Hombre Lobo (1970 / Jose Maria Zabalza / Spain) 8/10
6. La Noche de Walpurgis (1971 / Leon Klimovsky / Spain) 7+/10 L
7. Dr. Jekyll y el Hombre Lobo (1972 / Leon Klimovsky / Spain) 7/10
8. El Espanto Surge de la Tumba (1973 / Carlos Aured / Spain) 8+/10
9. El Gran Amor de Conde Dracula (1973 / Javier Aguirre / Spain) FTV 7/10 L
10. ¿Qué he hecho yo para merecer esto? (1984 / Pedro Almodovar / Spain) 9/10
11. Mujeres al borde de un ataque de "nervios” (1988 / Pedro Almodovar / Spain) 9/10
12. ¡Átame! (1989 / Pedro Almodovar / Spain) 9/10
13. Matador (1986 / Pedro Almodovar / Spain) 8+/10
14. Nachts, wenn Dracula erwacht, aka: Count Dracula (1970 / Jesus Franco / Spain) 7+/10
15. Il trono di fuoco, aka: The Bloody Judge (1970 / Jesus Franco / Spain) 8/10
16. Die Säge des Todes, aka: Bloody Moon (1981 / Jesus Franco / Spain) 6+/10

17. Los crímenes de Petiot (1973 / Jose Luis Madrid / Spain) FTV 6/10

User avatar
sortile9io
Posts: 2775
Joined: Jan 23, 2013
Contact:

#73

Post by sortile9io » October 11th, 2018, 7:46 pm

5. O milagre segundo Salomé (Barroso, 2004, Portugal) - 7/10
6. O sangue (Costa, 1989, Portugal) - 8/10
7. Habla, mudita (Gutiérrez Aragón, 1973, Spain) - 8/10
8. Romancero marroquí (Velo, Domínguez Rodiño, 1939, Spain) - 6/10
Plus…Show
1. The bookshop (Coixet, 2017, Spain) - 6/10
2. Aniki Bóbó (de Oliveira, 1942, Portugal) - 7/10
3. Uma abelha na chuva (Lopes, 1972, Portugal) - 6/10
4. Singularidades de uma rapariga loura (de Oliveira, 2009, Portugal) - 6/10

User avatar
72allinncallme
Donator
Posts: 2415
Joined: Nov 13, 2016
Contact:

#74

Post by 72allinncallme » October 11th, 2018, 8:50 pm

32. Belarmino (1964, Portugal)
33. Tarde para la ira (2016, Spain)
34. Cielo negro (1951, Spain)
SpoilerShow
1. A Comédia de Deus (1995, Portugal)
2. ¿Qué he hecho yo para merecer esto? (1984, Spain)
3. A Canção de Lisboa (1933, Portugal)
4. Aniki Bóbó (1942, Portugal)
5.-10. Amor de Perdição: Memórias de uma Família (1978, Portugal)
11. El sur (1983, Spain)
12. El Bola (2000, Spain)
13. Singularidades de uma Rapariga Loura (2009, Portugal)
14. Bienvenido Mister Marshall (1953, Spain)
15. Acto da Primavera (1963, Portugal)
16. Ossos (1997, Portugal)
17. À Flor do Mar (1986, Portugal)
18. El viaje a ninguna parte (1986, Spain)
19. Mar adentro (2004, Spain)
20. Francisca (1981, Portugal)
21. O Delfim (2002, Portugal)
22. Amantes (1991, Spain)
23. Fantasia Lusitana (2010, Portugal)
24. Domingo à Tarde (1966, Portugal)
25. Vai~E~Vem (2003, Portugal)
26. La tía Tula (1964, Spain)
27. Aquele Querido Mês de Agosto (2008, Portugal)
28. Calle Mayor (1956, Spain)
29. O Bobo (1987, Portugal)
30. Tren de sombras (1997, Spain)
31. Uma Abelha na Chuva (1972, Portugal)
32. Belarmino (1964, Portugal)
33. Tarde para la ira (2016, Spain)
34. Cielo negro (1951, Spain)

allisoncm
Posts: 16074
Joined: May 11, 2011
Contact:

#75

Post by allisoncm » October 12th, 2018, 6:38 am

SpoilerShow
1. El Crack (1981, Spain) 5/10 Okay film marred by outdated views on women.
2. Esa pareja feliz (1953, Spain) 6/10
3. Mi tío Jacinto (1956, Spain) 6/10
4. Nueve cartas a Berta (1966, Spain) 6.2/10
5. El desencanto (1976, Spain) 6/10
6. El crimen de la calle de Bordadores (1946, Spain) 6/10 Gained Nickel Odeón Top Spanish films until 1995 (bronze)
7. Carmen (la de Triana) (1938, Spain)

allisoncm
Posts: 16074
Joined: May 11, 2011
Contact:

#76

Post by allisoncm » October 12th, 2018, 6:36 pm

SpoilerShow
1. El Crack (1981, Spain) 5/10 Okay film marred by outdated views on women.
2. Esa pareja feliz (1953, Spain) 6/10
3. Mi tío Jacinto (1956, Spain) 6/10
4. Nueve cartas a Berta (1966, Spain) 6.2/10
5. El desencanto (1976, Spain) 6/10
6. El crimen de la calle de Bordadores (1946, Spain) 6/10 Gained Nickel Odeón Top Spanish films until 1995 (bronze)
7. Carmen (la de Triana) (1938, Spain)
8. Odete (2005, Portugal)
SpoilerShow
Wow, this was horrible.

User avatar
Melvelet
Posts: 1954
Joined: Mar 29, 2013
Contact:

#77

Post by Melvelet » October 12th, 2018, 7:26 pm

1. La caza 1966 — a.k.a. The Hunt 7/10 (Spain)

psychotronicbeatnik
Donator
Posts: 1386
Joined: Feb 04, 2017
Location: Oregon
Contact:

#78

Post by psychotronicbeatnik » October 12th, 2018, 8:19 pm

18. Sadomania (1981 / Jesus Franco / Spain) 7+/10 Q
19. La novia ensangrentada, aka: The Blood Spattered Bride (1972 / Vicente Aranda / Spain) 9/10 L
20. Dagon (2001 / Stuart Gordon / Spain) 9/10
21. No profanar el sueño de los muertos, aka: The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue (1974 / Jorge Grau / Spain) 9/10
22. Macumba Sexual (1983 / Jesus Franco / Spain) 7+/10 B

Iberia, uberia, weallberia for IberiaShow
1.La noche del virgen (2016 / Roberto San Sebastian / Spain) FTV 7/10
2. Vampyros Lesbos (1971 / Jesus Franco / Spain) 7/10 L
3. Vampyres (1974 / Jose Ramon Larraz) FTV 7+/10 B
4. She Killed in Ecstasy (1971 / Jesus Franco / Spain) 7/10 B
5. La Furia del Hombre Lobo (1970 / Jose Maria Zabalza / Spain) 8/10
6. La Noche de Walpurgis (1971 / Leon Klimovsky / Spain) 7+/10 L
7. Dr. Jekyll y el Hombre Lobo (1972 / Leon Klimovsky / Spain) 7/10
8. El Espanto Surge de la Tumba (1973 / Carlos Aured / Spain) 8+/10
9. El Gran Amor de Conde Dracula (1973 / Javier Aguirre / Spain) FTV 7/10 L
10. ¿Qué he hecho yo para merecer esto? (1984 / Pedro Almodovar / Spain) 9/10
11. Mujeres al borde de un ataque de "nervios” (1988 / Pedro Almodovar / Spain) 9/10
12. ¡Átame! (1989 / Pedro Almodovar / Spain) 9/10
13. Matador (1986 / Pedro Almodovar / Spain) 8+/10
14. Nachts, wenn Dracula erwacht, aka: Count Dracula (1970 / Jesus Franco / Spain) 7+/10
15. Il trono di fuoco, aka: The Bloody Judge (1970 / Jesus Franco / Spain) 8/10
16. Die Säge des Todes, aka: Bloody Moon (1981 / Jesus Franco / Spain) 6+/10
17. Los crímenes de Petiot (1973 / Jose Luis Madrid / Spain) FTV 6/10

18. Sadomania (1981 / Jesus Franco / Spain) 7+/10 Q
19. La novia ensangrentada, aka: The Blood Spattered Bride (1972 / Vicente Aranda / Spain) 9/10 L
20. Dagon (2001 / Stuart Gordon / Spain) 9/10
21. No profanar el sueño de los muertos, aka: The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue (1974 / Jorge Grau / Spain) 9/10
22. Macumba Sexual (1983 / Jesus Franco / Spain) 7+/10 B


User avatar
OldAle1
Donator
Posts: 3501
Joined: Feb 09, 2017
Location: Dairyland, USA
Contact:

#79

Post by OldAle1 » October 12th, 2018, 11:17 pm

the rain in Spain or some shit like thatShow

1. La torre de los siete jorobados / The Tower of the Seven Hunchbacks (Edgar Neville, 1944, Spain)
2. ¡Átame! / Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! (Pedro Almodóvar, 1989, Spain)
3. Vampyros Lesbos (Jesús Franco, 1971, West Germany/Spain)
4. Sie tötete in Ekstase / She Killed in Ecstasy (Jesús Franco, 1971, West Germany/Spain)
5. La campana del infierno / Bell from Hell (Claudio Guerin/Juan Antonio Bardem, 1973, Spain/France)

Bardem completed the film after Guerin died falling from the tower holding the title bell, and perhaps that tragedy and other elements of the film's production are interesting enough, but as to this film itself I can't say I was particularly enthralled. It's a moody tale of a young man released from a mental institution who decides to get revenge on his aunt and her three daughters who he holds responsible for placing him there - obviously there was a good reason for that! There's a fair bit of stuff that doesn't make a lot of sense, not necessarily surrealism but more choppy editing, or scenes that don't go anywhere or seem to be put there to set up later stuff but unconvincingly so, i.e. the four men terrorizing the young girl by the lake; but the major problem I think is that the protagonist is so horrible and flat-out evil but the film seems to want us to almost sympathize with him. To a certain extent it reminds me of We Need to Talk About Kevin - total psycho dominates the film, no real reasons explaining his psychosis, and we have to just "enjoy" him trying to carry out his plots. Of course a lot of horror films do this, but usually they are not taken from the killer's (or would-be-killer's) POV, or we're given some actual reason to feel for the guy. Not here. This does have some great locations and camerawork and some nice moody scenes, particularly the one where our main guy is telling a visitor to his aunt a tale of her daughters and the guy flips out, it's very evocative and funny at the same time. But on the whole this left me pretty cold.

6. La novia ensangrentada / The Blood Spattered Bride (Vicente Aranda, 1972, Spain)

Lesbian vampire film, one of many based on Le Fanu's "Carmilla", this version set in the present day on a Spanish island. A very young bride and her husband go to his familial estate on their honeymoon where she has dreams/nightmares/visions of an ancestor of his, Mircalla Karnstein, who left a bloody trail. Soon enough a real-life doppelganger for Mircalla named Carmilla shows up and, well, there isn't much here that can be said without spoilers, not that experienced viewers will be unfamiliar with the basic idea. There''s also a fourth character, an adolescent girl named Carol, and the relationships in both actions and appearances between the three women are a big part of what drives this, a spiritual kinship as it were. Nicely shot with loads of blood and nudity, with pretty cool locations - this isn't anything really special ultimately but it was a lot of fun and pretty much just as I expected. I wish the dreamy character of the thing in the beginning had carried throughout the film more, but it was still a worthwhile entry into the lesbian vampire subgenre.

jdidaco
Posts: 1169
Joined: Feb 03, 2017
Contact:

#80

Post by jdidaco » October 13th, 2018, 4:55 am

15-16. China China (João Pedro Rodrigues & João Rui Guerra da Mata, 2007) 7/10 Portugal (21 min), Alvorada Vermelha (Red Dawn, João Pedro Rodrigues & João Rui Guerra da Mata, 2011) 8/10 Portugal (29 min), O Corpo de Afonso (The King's Body, João Pedro Rodrigues, 2012) 8/10 Portugal (32 min), Spunk (Antonio da Silva, 2015) 8/10 Portugal (38 min) (Total: 120 min)
17. El cónsul de Sodoma (The Consul of Sodom, Sigfrid Monleón, 2009) 8.5/10 Spain
18. Stella cadente (Falling Star, Lluís Miñarro, 2014) 9/10 Spain

Apologies in advance, but the screenshot (a gif actually) I'm posting from this group of films is absolutely unsafe to be seen at work ... it's from actor Lorenzo Balducci (l) recreating Courbet's L'Origine du monde for Miñarro's 'Stella cadente' ; if only all historical films were this lively and iconoclastic...

NSFW NSFW NSFW NSFWShow
Image

SpoilerShow
1. Historia de la frivolidad (History of Frivolity, Narciso Ibáñez Serrador, 1967) 8.5/10 Spain
2. La fille de Dracula/La hija de Drácula (Daughter of Dracula, Jesús Franco, 1972) 6/10 Portugal
3. Mi querida señorita (My Dearest Senorita, Jaime de Armiñán, 1972) 8/10 Spain
4. El juego del adulterio (The Deadly Triangle, Joaquín Luis Romero Marchent, 1973) 7.5/10 Spain
5. Un par de zapatos del '32 (The Student Connection, Rafael Romero Marchent, 1974) 7.5/10 Spain
6. El televisor (The TV Set, Narciso Ibáñez Serrador, 1974) 8/10 Spain
7. Los escondites (The Hiding Places, Jesús Yagüe, 1969) 8/10 Spain
8. Odio mi cuerpo (I Hate My Body, León Klimovsky, 1974) 7.5/10 Spain
9. Animals (Marçal Forés, 2012) 7/10 Spain
10. Redemption (Miguel Gomes, 2013) 9/10 Portugal (26 min), A Brief History of Princess X (Gabriel Abrantes, 2016) 7/10 Portugal (7 min), The Hunchback (Gabriel Abrantes & Ben Rivers, 2016) 8/10 Portugal (29 min) (Total: 62 min)
11-12. Quem Espera por Sapatos de Defunto Morre Descalço (Who Waits for the Deceased's Shoes Dies Barefoot, João César Monteiro, 1970) 8/10 Portugal (34 min), Os Dois Soldados (The Two Soldiers, João César Monteiro, 1978) 8.5/10 Portugal (25 min), O Amor das Três Romãs (The Love of the Three Pomegranates, João César Monteiro, 1979) 8.5/10 Portugal (25 min), A Mãe: O Rico e o Pobre (The Mother, João César Monteiro, 1979) 7.5/10 Portugal (27 min), Conserva Acabada (João César Monteiro, 1990) 7/10 Portugal (13 min) (Total: 124 min)
13. Que Farei Eu com Esta Espada? (What Will I Do with This Sword?, João César Monteiro, 1975) 9.5/10 Portugal
14. Manderley (Jesús Garay, 1981) 9/10 Spain

Post Reply