Wednesday, July 22, 2009

''The mother of all dark and nasty horror movies from Hongkong from the 1980s''

What the quote above states is true! You hit the nail on the head with that one, Jack. This truly is a nasty masterpiece from 80's Hong Kong. I received my Japanese tape two days ago, and yesterday I bought a new DVD/VHS combo player, which also is a DVD/VHS recorder, so I can copy straight from the VHS and over to a DVD-r disc. Anyways - I plugged it in, put in a tape that clearly read THE RAPE AFTER. After a few minutes I was glued to the TV! I'd like to say that I was under the influence of alcohol, but I couldn't find myself to pause the movie and get some beer. So this will not be my standard drunken rambling, but I'm not saying I'll write any better! A drunk is a drunk - he doesn't actually have to drink! Thank you - sucking in the applause!

Was I gonna talk about a movie or about me being drunk? I can't really remember, but two days ago I received a Japanese tape of the movie THE RAPE AFTER - Now, this is a rare tape, this is the only tape where you can view the movie uncut and letterboxed, BUT you won't understand any of the dialogue, because there isn't any English sub or dub - The HK VCD has English subtitles, but it's cut and fullscreen. The story isn't hard to follow, so it doesn't matter much, because as I said: ''Who needs subtitles with the fantastic imagery that Asian movies provide.'' Quoting myself - Love it.

















Oh yes, I started talking about this being a masterpiece, but don't except the ''standard'' crazy Hong Kong, like batshit crazy Hong Kong - THE RAPE AFTER is much more darker and slow-paced. But that's what makes it stand out of the crowd, and it's like nothing I've ever seen before. In some ways it kind of reminded me of NEKROMANTIK, even though NEKROMANTIK became slightly comical because of the music at times. But still one of my favourite movies, top 10 movies actually.

But back to THE RAPE AFTER - damn, I keep falling off track, don't I?

This is a dark, and I mean dark, and gloomy movie - The lighting in this movie is perfect, for what it's suppose to be of course, like most movies. The blue tones throughout the movie is one of the things that makes it so gloomy and brings out a serene atmosphere that I can't put my finger on.
I have to say that these covers make the movie look very colourful and ''happy''... It isn't - But have a look at the Ocean Shores VHS and VCD:






























[Click on pictures for large size] - [Thanks to Jack J]

12 comments:

Jack J said...

Good to see you liked it. Even sober. :D

Patrick B said...

I had high expectations. Very high expectations! Which is a bad thing, but it was all worth it! Masterpiece :D

Jared said...

It's even better when you are drunk, though. At least the subbed, cut, fullscreen version ruled my drunk ass.

Patrick B said...

Then the uncut letterboxed version will rock your socks off! Sober!

I'll give you that list soon, Jared. I guess the uncut version might be of interest?

Jack J said...

Someone ought to take the subs from the HK vhs, correct them, and put them on the Japanese version!

Patrick B said...

May that someone be you Jack? ;) I have no Idea how this is done!

Jared said...

Yeah, Jack! Do it! Do it!

Jack J said...

Haha, on radio 3PBS in Melbourne they used to have this program every Sunday morning called EEEK! and they'd play a tape that said: 'Do it, do it, pull the trigger, it's the only way. Do it, pull the trigger'. Haha.

I'd have to figure out how to first.

Jack J said...
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Jack J said...

Hmm, now that I think about it... it was actually on Triple RRR. Not that it matters a great fucken deal now. LOL.

Patrick B said...

Haha :D

Mciver said...

After reading all the praise you and Jack have for this film I finally decided to get it myself. It wasn't cheap, but now the Japanese toshiba tape is on it's way in the mail. And my expectation's are high to say the least :-)