Monday, July 22, 2019

Hellboy



Director - Neil Marshall (Dog Soldiers, Doomsday)
Starring - David Harbour (Stranger Things, Suicide Squad), Ian McShane (John Wick, Deadwood), Milla Jovovich (The Fifth Element, Resident Evil)
Release Date - 2019
Genre - Action/Adventure/Fantasy
Tagline - "Demon. Hero. Hellboy"
Format - Bluray (Personal Collection) (Screener)

Rating (out of 5):

     People are often too critical of a film before seeing it.  I know its stupid reading a review and the critic says people are too critical but it's true.  People never give movies a chance.  People, especially genre fans, will shit all over a movie before seeing it just because of who is directing it or who was cast in it.  I'm a huge fan of the first two Hellboy films.  They are perfect dark fantasy action flicks with one of the richest and compelling stories I've ever seen.  The comics are amazing but these films are damn near perfect.  When Del Toro announced he was not helming the third film I was a little worried and when Ron Perlman was not cast as Hellboy I still had my doubts but I didn't bash the film.  I was still excited for a new Hellboy film.  I wanted to check it out when it was in theaters but work got the better of me so when a physical release was announced I reached out and was lucky enough to get one.  I'm glad I requested it because I truly enjoyed this film. 
     The film follows paranormal investigator Hellboy (Harbour) who works for his father with BRPD to stop supernatural forces from killing the innocent.  Hellboy's fate is tied to an evil queen known as the Blood Queen who was dismembered and spread across all Europe by King Arthur but now she is awakened and Hellboy is tossed in a battle to protect his own kind or the humans that raised him as one of their own.
     I heard some not so great things about this Hellboy release.  A lot of my horror minded friends ripped this one to shreds but that didn't stop me from wanting to see it.  I love the world that author Mikle Mignola had created so I couldn't wait to dive into it.  I can see why so many were turned off by the film but I honestly loved it.  It was a ton of fun.  The acting in this one is inconsistent.  Some of the cast is fantastic in their roles while others were a little underwhelming.  Ian McShane was fantastic as Professor Broom.  He doesn't match the Broom in the comics but that doesn't stop him from delivering a stellar performance.  With that being said, I wasn't feeling David Harbour as Hellboy.  He just seems to be stuck in his Hopper character but painted red.  Hellboy in the comics was a hard ass and rough around the edges.  This Hellboy just seems confused by everything and the scenes that require him to be tough is almost laughable by his portrayal.  He clumsily fights and his reactions are just so forced.  He was the weakest of the film.  The story for this one is a little goofy but it is still a fun watch.  The King Arthur angle is different and fun but it does make the movie feel a little goofy.  I like the legend of King Arthur but in a Hellboy film it does feel cheap especially with where they take it.  Aside from that I really enjoyed it.  The mythology around the creatures in the film and the pacing is great.  I would love to see more of this adaptation of Hellboy with more aspects of hell in it.  Finally, the film has plenty of practical effects and just as much CGI.  The practical effects we get are top fucking notch but the CGI is horrible.  It stands out like a sore thumb and makes a great scene feel cheap and rushed.  With all that being said, this film is fucking brutal.  We get so many bloody kills that I was not expecting.  The body count in this one is extremely high which adds another aspect of fun to the film.  Overall, Hellboy is far from perfect but still an entertaining ride.  This is a popcorn flick that I will be revisiting extremely fun. 



 


The Night of the Virgin



Director - Roberto San Sebastian (Making Of, The Line)
Starring - Javier Bodalo (Ghost Graduation, The Devil's Backbone), Miriam Martin (Campus, Rabia), and Victor Amilibia (Velvet, Nun)
Release Date - 2016
Genre - Horror/Comedy
Tagline - "Evil has no gender"
Format - DVD (Personal Collection) (Screener)

Rating (out of 5):


     I just spent the better part of a week watching the Spanish horror franchise [Rec].  I'm not a fan of found footage so the first film was a bit of a chore to sit through but the second film on was fantastic.  After checking those out I was ready to move on to something else.  I checked out my review stack and saw the 2016 Spanish horror comedy The Night of the Virgin that was sent to me a few months back from MVD.  This was the perfect follow up to the [Rec] series.  Thank you MVD for sending this one over for Horror Society and myself to check out. 
     The film follows virgin Nico (Bodalo) who is at a New Year's Eve party pressing his luck with any woman willing to show him any attention in hopes of finding one just drunk enough to sleep with him.  After many failed attempts he meets the mature Medea (Martin) who takes him back to her place.  She is a bit of a odd duck but he only has one thing on his mind.  He goes with her and she gives him a strange drink before the two settle in but things take a dark turn when her boyfriend Spider starts calling and knocking on the door interrupting them.  To make matter worse is he finds a cup of blood in the bathroom.  When she passes out from drinking he decided to rub one out with her panties but accidentally mixes her blood in the cup with his cum setting in motion an even stranger night for the young man.
     I had heard a lot about this on social media.  After posting that I had received this in for review I had several people comment that this was a fantastic film and one of their favorites of the year.  I was looking forward to it but I can honestly say that it was not as awesome as I was lead to believe.  It was a solid watch but it was far from amazing.  The acting in this one is great.  I really liked the characters and the cast does a fabulous job at bringing them to life.  I love when a movie gives the viewer unusual characters instead of boring clichéd characters.  These characters were very fun and made the movie just as fun.  The story for this one is different and kept the viewer on their toes but it does get rather slow and boring in several scenes.  I liked the goddess angle and the fertility but some of the dialogue heavy scenes were a bit of a chore to sit through.  A little tighter writing and some slight editing would make this film so much more enjoyable.  With that being said, the humor in this one is extremely flat.  The comic relief struggles with the timing and the jokes just don't pack the punch the scene really needs.  Finally, we do get some great on screen practical effects.  The deaths, or death, is very limited in this film but we get several amazing and bloody gags.  The film does not shy away from the blood for sure.  Overall, The Night of the Virgin is a entertaining film but still has it's faults.  I had fun with it but I don't see myself revisiting this one in the next few years.  Check it out.  


 


Wednesday, July 17, 2019

[Rec] 4: Apocalypse



Director - Jaume Balaguero (The Nameless, Darkness)
Starring - Manuela Velasco ([Rec], Brainiac), Paco Manzanedo (Girl Seeks Girl, The Ministry of Time), and Hector Colome (The Outlaw, Wolf)
Release Date - 2014
Genre - Horror
Tagline - "The time has come"
Format - Bluray (Personal Collection) (Screener)

Rating (out of 5):
 
     It was a long time coming but I've finally reached the end of the [Rec] series.  The franchise did not start out on a good foot for me but the sequel picked it up and the third film was absolutely amazing.  Now I prepare to watch the fourth and final film in the series which is another one I've been looking forward to.  The first two films did not look interesting to me but I've always wanted to see the third and fourth film.  After finally watching [Rec] 3: Genesis I couldn't wait to throw in [Rec] 4: Apocalypse
      The film takes place after [Rec] 3 and Angela (Velasco) has been rescued from the apartment building.  She is escorted out with a medical team who rush her to a cargo ship where they plan to run tests on her in the middle of the ocean.  In true movie form something bad happens with an infected monkey gets out of its cage and infects the military personal and crew members.  Now they must rush to find a cure before the infected kill them or one of the scientists triggers a kill switch on the ship that will kill them all. 
     I had such high expectations for [Rec] 4.  The third one was so much fucking fun that I couldn't wait to throw in the fourth film.  Sadly, this film was not as fun as the third installment but it should still be watched.  It was fun and just as brutal as the last film but was a bit dry for 40 minutes or so.  The acting in this one is great.  We once again get a fantastic performance from Manuela Velasco who was the shining star of the first film.  She traded in her panic screams for a final girl bravado that works.  Her character is strong and resilient which Velasco delivering a solid performance.  The supporting cast is just as entertaining.  They all deliver stellar performances with some great characters.  The story for this one is more in line with the first two films but follows in [Rec] 3's footsteps and breaks away from the found footage style.  The movie is a bit of a slow burn for the first 40 minutes or so but once it picks up the actions never stops.  The plot is a little iffy however.  The movie expects the viewer to believe a lot of stuff that doesn't add up but doesn't ruin the film.  Finally, this one does not shy away from the on screen deaths.  We get some fucking fun and brutal kills with some fantastic practical effects.  We do get more visual effects than the last film that do stand out but I've seen a lot worse.  Overall, [Rec] 4: Apocalypse is a fantastic installment in this Spanish horror franchise.  I didn't like it as much as the third film but it still deserves your attention.  Check it out. 





[Rec] 3: Genesis



Director - Paco Plaza (Veronica, A Christmas Tale)
Starring - Leticia Dolera (The Nightmare Worlds of H.G. Wells, Penny Dreadful), Diego Martin (The Ministry of Time, Empowered), and Ismael Martinez (The Day of the Beast, The Ministry of Time)
Release Date - 2012
Genre - Horror
Tagline - "You may now kiss the bride..."
Format - Bluray (Personal Collection) (Screener)

Rating (out of 5):
 
 
     The first [Rec] made me think this was going to be a series that I didn't care for but the second film really helped me overcome the worry that I had for the series.  The first film was extremely difficult to sit through.  It was boring but the last 15 minutes or so of the film did spark my interest somewhat.  The follow up film took what I liked from the ending of the first and expanded on it which held my interests very well.  After getting through the first two films I was finally able to watch the two I was the most excited for.  I couldn't wait to see 3 and 4 and now it was time to see if they were as good as they looked!
     The film follows Clara and Koldo on their wedding day.  They hire a film crew to document their special day.  As the memorable day starts out with love and fun it quickly turns dark when a relative, who was bitten earlier by a stranger, attacks a loved one.  Soon others infected crash the party and the bride and groom is separated after being forced to flee.  The two refuse to become widow and widower on their wedding day and leave their refuge to find each other while fighting their way through waves of infect while the church property is being quarantined to prevent the spread of the virus. 
      Before I received this box set from Scream Factory I actually had no desire to see the first two [Rec] films.  I'm not a fan of found footage flicks but I really wanted to see the third and fourth film.  I was very impressed with the sequel but [Rec] 3: Genesis was the one I really wanted to watch and I'm glad I watched these in order.  The acting in this one is a little better than the previous films.  The characters have a little more personality and the cast is given something to work with.  The characters are a little clichéd but their outgoing personalities more than makes up for it.  The cast does a great job.  The story for this one does not have anything to do with the first two films but does use the same premise.  We follow a wedding party who becomes ground zero for an outbreak of demon possessed that is hell bent on killing and eating everyone they can.  The movie abandons the found footage style about 20 minutes in or so which was very refreshing for those of you out there that don't care for it.  The first 20 minutes or so are rather boring as we are establishing the setting of the film and the character but once the shit hits the fan the films turns into an extremely fast paced horror film with plenty of action.  Finally, those of you that want gore will finally find it with this installment.  We get so many amazing on screen kills as it turns up the kill count.  The effects we get are fantastic.  We mostly get practical effects but the visual effects we do get are minimal and not that bad.  They actually help the gag rather than distract.  Overall, [Rec] 3: Genesis is my favorite in the series so far.  It is leagues better than the first film and so much more brutal.  It does have some goofy moments but those only added to the film.  If you don't like the first film in the series I highly suggest you sit through the first two because this film was worth the torture of the first one.  





Tuesday, July 16, 2019

[Rec] 2



Director(s) - Jaume Balaguero (The Nameless, Fragile) and Paco Plaza (A Christmas Tale, Second Name)
Starring - Jonathan D. Mellor (Brain Drain, On Fire), Oscar Zafra (The Return of El Coyote, My Prison Yard), and Ariel Casas (Battle Games, Nowhere)
Release Date - 2009
Genre-  Horror
Tagline - "Fear revisited"
Format - Bluray (Personal Collection) (Screener)

Rating (out of 5):
 
 
     Sometimes a sequel is better than the first film.  It doesn't always happen but there is a few times where I liked the sequel more than the first film.  My most controversial opinions on horror are how much more I like Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 and Hellbound: Hellraiser 2 more than the original films.  I wasn't expecting a lot when I tossed in [Rec] 2 but I was very surprised by just how much more I enjoyed this installment over the original film.  I know a lot of horror fans really liked the first film but this follow up was far superior in my eyes. 
     The film follows a man from the health department and four armed military escorts enter an apartment building that is under quarantine.  The escorts are to follow the health department official while he searches for a cause of a virus but they don't make it far before they are overtaken by the infected.  Two of the escorts fall to the infected but the others are able to escape.  That is when the official from the health department reveals that he is a priest and those infected are actually possessed by a demonic virus and they need the blood that another priest was working with in order to find a cure.  They make their way to the attic where Angela was last scene and find her.  The priest refuses to call for their extraction so she kills him and changes her voice to sound like the priest in order to radio for their release from the building.
     I didn't have much hope for [Rec] 2 after watching the first film but this one was genuinely better.  They took what was established in the first film but made it more interested and not so by the book like most zombie/infected movies would.  The acting in this one is once again solid.  The cast has to portray generic and clichéd characters but they give it their all which shows in every scene.  This really helps move the story along and keeps it interesting.  The story for this one takes what is mentioned in the last 15 minutes or so of the first film and expands upon it.  This was a very interesting angle and this film goes deep into this angle.  Religious horror can go so many ways but [Rec] 2 does a great job at giving us something different than just a boring zombie movie.  Another major improvement is the fast paced scenes when compared to the first.  It was a struggle to finish the first film but this one kept me glued to the screen.  Finally, this one is more of the same in terms to on screen deaths.  We get plenty of blood and out of focus zombies but we do not get gore or elaborate death scenes.  Overall, [Rec] 2 takes everything from the first film and makes it so much better.  Many may argue they are the same movie but I will really have to question them as to if they truly watched the two because the sequel is far superior if you ask me.  This gives me hope for the third and fourth film.  




Monday, July 15, 2019

[Rec]




Director(s) - Jaume Balaguero ([Rec] 2, Sleep Tight) and Paco Plaza ([Rec] 3: Genesis, Romasanta: The Werewolf Hunt)
Starring - Manuela Velasco (School Killer, Fish People), Ferran Terraza (The Nameless, Countdown), and Jorge-Yamam Serrano (Orson West, Train Station)
Release Date - 2007
Genre - Horror
Tagline - "Experience fear"
Format - Bluray (Personal Collection) (Screener)

Rating (out of 5):


      Horror always has a few movies a year that are released that cause a stir among horror fans.  Back in the late 2000s the found footage film [Rec] was released in Spain and would go on to become a worldwide hit that spawned three sequels and an American remake.  I never had a desire to see these films until the third and fourth film was released and looked up my alley.  Honestly, I'm not a fan of found footage films but I always go into them open minded and on occasion I've been surprised.  The four films was released in an amazing box set from Scream Factory sometime back.  I wanted to check them out and Scream was kind enough to send a review copy my way.  Thanks guys!
     The film follows a news crew filming a late night show with the local fire department when they get a call that something has happened to an elderly woman living in an apartment complex.  However, once they get inside they find themselves barricaded in and under quarantine.  Unable to leave, they explore the building and learn that there is people infected with what could be a virus similar to rabies turning normal law abiding citizens into killing machines with the news crew filming every second of the madness unfolding inside. 
       I tossed this one in and it was clear after 20 minutes that I was not going to enjoy this.  The movie itself was extremely predictable and just as boring.  After speaking with several of my horror friends I discovered that I was in the minority.  I decided to give it another chance and on the second viewing I learned that I actually disliked it less the second time around.  The acting in this one is solid.  The cast had to portray clichéd characters but they did a great job at finding the right emotion during the scene to make it believable.  The cast does a very solid job which makes the film a little more watchable.  The story for this one is slow and very predictable.  Once they are locked in the building you know exactly how the movie is going to go.  I will go ahead and say I have not seen the American remake but I would assume it follows this same story.  I did like the end portion once they reached the attic.  This was cool and I loved the look of the woman in the attic but this was not enough to make the rest of the film fun.  Finally, the film is shot in true found footage style so the death we do get are usually out of frame or the footage is so shaky you can't enjoy it.  The film doesn't shy away from blood but don't expect to see gore.  Overall, [Rec] was not as fun as I was hoping.  The story is very predictable and the slow scenes makes it a struggle to sit through.  I can see why so many enjoy it but it's not a film for me.  


 

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Mad Foxes



Director - Paul Grau (Sechs Schwedinnen auf der Alm)
Starring - Jose Gras (Hell of the Living Dead, Conquest), Laura Premica, and Andrea Albani (Sexual Desires, The Hot Girl Juliet)
Release Date - 1981
Genre - Action
Tagline - "He just messed with the wrong Nazi bikers!"
Format - DVD (Personal Collection) (Screener)

Rating (out of 5):
    
    I love when I get the chance to watch an exploitation flick I've never seen before.  Especially when they are from a company that I love.  I know Full Moon has released some questionable films over the years but their overall filmography is well worth anyone's time.  Sometime ago, I was sent the 1981 Spanish exploitation flick Mad Foxes.  This was one I had never heard of before but I couldn't wait to check it out.  Sadly, I fucking forgot about it until after my house fire.  I was packing up my movies and found it.  I tossed it in my review stack and when I had time for it I finally tossed it in.  I feel stupid for waiting so long because it was a fun one.  Thank you Full Moon for sending this one my way!
     The film follows a wealthy playboy who has an expensive sports car that catches the attention of a group of Nazi bikers.  They have an altercation and the man in the car causes an accident which kills one of the Nazis.  They follow him where they beat him and rape his girlfriend.  He leaves the city after meeting another woman to visit his parents in the country.  The Nazis follow him yet again and kill his parents.  This drives him over the edge and he murders the bikers one by one until there is only one let...
     I honestly didn't know what to expect when I went into this one.  I have to say that I'm pretty shocked by how bloody it is.  The movie was definitely entertaining.  The acting in this is laughable and when I say laughable I mean you will honestly laugh at the casts' reactions to certain scenarios.  They show no emotion and the dubbing makes it especially funny.  Some of the more violent scenes had me in stitches.  I would love to watch this in a group of like minded friends while drinking a few beers.  The story for this one is typical for the late 70s when the revenge/vigilante films were popular.  It combines both elements into a film that goes back and forth on who is the victim and who is the perpetrator.  It has a great deal of violence and the story just doesn't stop but the film has several dry scenes that makes it a little tough to watch at times.  The horrible acting and piss poor dubbing mixed with bland dialogue does get difficult to sit through at times.  Finally, the film does not shy away from death.  We get several kill scenes that you don't expect that make good use of bright red blood and gun wounds.  The effects work for the kills we get but those of you wanting gore will not be satisfied.  Overall, Mad Foxes is an exploitation film for exploitation fans.  If you love sleazy and violent cinema then this is for you.  Check it out. 



 
 


Monday, July 8, 2019

Her Name Was Christa



Director - James L. Edwards
Starring - Shianne Daye (First Date), James L. Edwards (The Dead Next Door, Skinned Alive), and Drew Frontier (Back Again)
Release Date - 2019
Genre - Horror/Romance
Release Date - 2019
Format - Streaming (Online Screener)

Rating (out of 5):
 
     When I was a freshman in high school I was already collecting movies.  It was mostly VHS at that time but I had some DVDs as well.  I became friends with another horror fan who had transferred.  We started hanging out and would often have movie marathons during the weekends when I would stay over with him.  On one of our many marathons we discovered director J.R. Bookwalter and The Dead Next Door.  He liked the film enough but I fucking loved it.  I became obsessed with it and that opened the door to me for Bookwalter and his Tempe Video.  I couldn't stop watching these movies.  Fast forward about 15 years and I met J.R. Bookwalter at Cinema Wasteland.  I've met several celebrities at Wasteland but few made me as nervous as he did.  I have watched his movies for so long and I couldn't wait to meet him.  Well, during me encounter with Bookwalter I completed missed that fact that he had actor James L. Edwards at his table and I didn't realize it until after Wasteland.  Talk about a missed opportunity.  I befriended him on Facebook soon after and noticed that he was heavily into production for his feature length film Her Name Was Christa.  When it was completed Edwards was kind enough to ask me to check it out for Horror Society.  Thank you James!
     The film follows Stephen (Edwards) who is stuck at a dead end job in telesales.  He has been there for 8 years and half of that was spent being celibate.  That changes when he meets a new employee who convinces him to go out to find someone.  When he fails to do so he suggests a prostitute.  That fails as well so he suggests that Stephen try the girlfriend effect.  That night he crosses paths with the gorgeous working girl Christa (Daye).  He speaks with her and the two spark up a deal the mutually benefits the two of them.  However, over time they fall in love with each other and reveal it to one another the day he loses his job.  That night she overdoses and Stephen can't handle the heartache.  He loses his mind and keeps the corpse as if she is real.  He takes care of her basic needs as if she is alive, as well as, continues to have sex with it.  After several months he is arrested when the police is called due to the smell.  While in custody he kills himself so he can be with her forever.
     Her Name Was Christa is a movie that makes you think it's about necrophilia but there is so much more going on.  Sure, the necrophilia is there but it is a such a small part of the story.  In fact, it's such a small part that it's almost unfair to call this a horror film.  The movie was fantastic but calling it a horror movie is a bit of a stretch.  The acting in this one is phenomenal.  James L. Edwards and Shianne Daye work so well together.  Edwards goes through a wide range of emotions and really pulls the viewer in.  The viewer sympathizes with him and when he hurts the viewer hurts.  With that being said, Shianne Daye is the opposite side of the spectrum.  Her performance doesn't draw emotion from the viewer but her sexy portrayal of Christa is fantastic.  If looks could kill she would be deadly.  The supporting cast is solid as well but these two are the stars and for good reason.  The story for this one is a deep character film that follows a lonely man who is contempt with his life until he realizes that he is missing out by not having someone to love.  This lonely man then finds the woman of his dreams and feels complete until his life comes crashing down.  This is a strong story that reflects real human fears of losing family and loved ones.  When you mix in mental health you get a shockingly dark love story that holds your attention very well.  Finally, this is not a horror flick with a high body count but we do get some fantastic effects during the last 20 minutes or so.  The decaying body was fucking fantastic.  We do see the body in various stages of decomposition and the effects team did one hell of a job with the corpse.  It was a true highlight of the film.  Overall, Her Name Was Christa was not the movie I thought it would be but that is what makes it so fantastic.  It could have been another Nekromantik clone but chose to be something better.  This movie is superb and Edwards' powerhouse performance deserves to be seen.  This is a must for any indie movie fan.  Check it out.  





 


Friday, July 5, 2019

Henchman: The Al Leong Story



Director - Vito Trabucco (Bloody Bloody Bible Camp, Never Open the Door)
Starring - Al Leong (Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure, Big Trouble in Little China), John Carpenter (The Thing, Halloween), and Jeff Imada (They Live, Furious 7)
Release Date - 2018
Genre - Action
Tagline - "One of the most notorious villains in cinema history"
Format - Streaming (Online Screener)

Rating (out of 5):
 
 
     Horror fans venture into other genres.  I know a lot of picky horror fans that are very critical of the genre that are still open minded enough to watch other genres.  These other genres have their own staples that are essential viewing.  When you look at action films you always get movies like Die Hard, Lethal Weapon, and many more.  If you've watched action movies or television shows in the 80s and 90s you have seen the legendary Al Leong in something.  His signature look made him the prime choice for being the bad guy in many of these films and shows.  Most didn't know him by name but you always recognized him.  A few days back director and producer Sean Donohue reached out to me to review the documentary Henchman: The Al Leong Story.  It sounded awesome so I agreed.  This documentary was directed by Vito Trabucco who is responsible for the indie horror film Bloody Bloody Bible Camp.  Thanks Sean for reaching out to me!
     This documentary follows the life and career of stuntman and occasional actor Al Leong who turned his signature look into the iconic bad guy of the 80s and 90s.  Through interviews we follow him from the very beginning of his film career, his health, creating lifelong friends, and life after the movies.
     I'll just go ahead and be honest with everyone reading this.  I didn't know who Al Leong was before I watched this.  Sure, I've seen him in all these films but I never knew his name.  This documentary does a great job humanizing a figure in movie history that was generally considered to be inhumane.  Sure, looking back he does get points for shocking someone who would later spill out racist banter on more than one occasion but for the most part he was a bad guy.  At least, that's how the movies want you to believe.  The interviews in this one are very informative, and at times, very heartfelt.  The people interviewed in this documentary care for Al Leong and you can see it in every scene.  Everyone goes into great detail about working with Leong, how he helped the production and the scenes he was in, and how wonderful he was to work with.  The topics move along in a chronological order which really works well for this documentary.  We go through Leong's life and career and learn so much about him this way.  Finally, the documentary is edited together very smoothly.  A good portion of the indie documentaries that I get in for review are rather choppy and bounce between topics like a high school essay but Henchman flows very well and the editing works in it's favor.  Overall, Henchman: The Al Leong Story is a fantastic watch for movie fans that lived through the 80s and 90s.  You may not know his name but his face is unmistakable.  The documentary is very extensive and very detailed.  I highly recommend it.