Saturday, June 18, 2011

Finally! A Free, Easy To Use Clipping Program

I think I've finally found a clipping program that I like. It has a logical, easy to understand process, it's quick, and, best of all, it's free. I give the creator of this application extremely high marks for making the program so well designed. It cuts out clips. It can join several of them together. It works with most formats. You can control the quality. Just about perfect.

It's called Media Cope. Let me tell you that you, or I, or anyone else can no longer have any excuses for not clipping scenes. If you can't use this program, you need to turn in your computer.

DiD Clip - Alive Or Die (2005) Thai Horror

Alive or Die (2005) is a Thai horror flick with abortion as the general theme. To be honest, I didn't sit and watch the entire movie. Well, I did, but I fast forwarded through a good deal of it, so I can't honestly tell you if the film is ultimately pro or con on the subject. I can say that every other Asian film I've seen has been decidedly "pro", but hell, that's the case with American films as well for the most part, and we all know that more Americans than not are against killing babies for the sake of sexual convenience.

What I can tell you is that it's not a very good film. That's no big
surprise. With rare exception, (The Art Of The Devil films, parts 2 and 3, are great) the Thai's don't do horror particularly well. 

Anyway, the plot is convoluted, but there's a spooky old hospital out in the middle of nowhere, (Is there any other kind?) a psycho abortion doctor, a dark and stormy night... you get the picture.

Anyway, here's the clip: Alive Or Die

BTW, if you do like really good horror films, I did watch a very excellent one recently. It's called DREAM HOME (2010), a Hong Kong horror/slasher staring Josie Ho. (If  watch much Asian cinema, you'll know who that is.) I suppose you could call it a slasher, but it's really a lot more than that. (It would have to be for me to recommend it. I'm usually no fan of slasher flicks) It's not a perfect film, as there's some of the usual slasher movie bullshit (Normal girl suddenly becomes damn near superhuman ninja killing machine, convenient stupidity by the victims.) but it makes up for it with some great stuff otherwise. 

The opening "kill" alone is worth watching. If it doesn't make you go "daaaaaammmmn" then you need some help. Be warned, this one is gory and mean, but it's not what I would call "torture porn". Be sure to get the uncut version.

Friday, June 17, 2011

New Scene New Clip - Norwegian Woods (2009)

Norwegian Woods (2009) can best be described as a Korean black comedy horror slasher. The makers try to pull off the Cohen Brothers thing, but while the effort can be seen, it's just not a particularly good film. Not good as in not scary, not funny, and has plot holes you can drive a truck through. Still, it is somewhat bloody, and it's not the worst way to waste a couple of hours, and there is a nice little DiD scene in it. 

The girl, who's name I cannot find, is in these woods with two of her buddies sniffing glue. One of the guys notices that she's not all that bad looking and begs for sex, but she's having none of it. He then tries to force her, but the other guy pulls him off long enough for her to bust him in the nads and run off. This is definitely not her day, as she runs smack dab into two guys trying to bury a body (Told you about the Cohen thing, right?). They grab her, tie and cleave-gag her with her own shirt, and proceed to dig another grave. The good news is, she doesn't get buried. The bad news is... well, I said this just wasn't her day right? I guess that's what you get for going into the woods with two morons to sniff freakin' glue. I thought no one did that stupid shit anymore. 

The gag scene doesn't last all that long, darn it, but she does get away again, albeit with her hands still tied behind her, wearing just a bra. Not a bad little scene, all things considered.

I'm posting two clips, one high quality with just the gag scene, and another, slightly lesser quality, with all the DiD scenes.