Never fear, funky here.
001. The 'High Sign' (Buster Keaton, Edward F. Cline, 1921)
002. Edge of Darkness (Martin Campbell, 1985)
003. American Hunter (Arizal, 1989)
004-006. A Japanese Village (ニッポン国 古屋敷村, Ogawa Shinsuke, 1984) (three+ viewings in a week is too many for a 200min film, even if it is this good.)
007. The Fog (John Carpenter, 1980, rewatch)
008. The Fog w/Commentary by John Carpenter and Debra Hill (John Carpenter, 1980)
009. Magnificent Obsession (Douglas Sirk, 1954)
Edge of Darkness, on paper, is ridiculous. but it totally works. pretty outstanding stuff. highlight for spoilers->the whole "Gaia theory/Earth is killing humanity to save itself" thing while in the midst of a pandemic was...a little unsettling.
American Hunter is extremely enjoyable. The most fun with the scientifically proven least charismatic lead of all time.
A better quality version of A Japanese Village is available, subs coming soonTM
. A granular document shot over several years. macro/micro.
There was an interesting piece of information in the commentary of The Fog: apparently they had originally shot the film with the ghosts only really showing up at the very end. But then Scanners came out and they had to ramp up the horror to compete, so they went and shot a bunch of pickups so all the kill scenes are insert shots, basically.
25 minutes into Magnificent Obsession: "haha, they said the title." credits roll: "...were they going for a record of how many times they can say the title?"
looks like that Quibi thing (whose advertisements keep haunting my every move) stole their logo from a packaging box in 1979.