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24 Comments on "The Spin-off Doctors: eXistenZ"

Kirk Hammer
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Kirk Hammer
I remember watching this as a teenager and really disliking it – the parts that are “bad but sorta supposed to be” just didn’t land with me, and I thought it was just a confused mess. I was however a bit sleepy when I watched it, and was watching it on the (then) Sci-Fi channel, so maybe I was on some level already expecting it to be bad. Listening to this I suspect that I didn’t really give it a fair shake, and now that I know it’s by Cronenberg I’d likely rewatch it looking for things I didn’t know… Read more »
Greendax
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Greendax

you two could do Gamer

Mueti
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Mueti
Please do more films that are actually good! I very much have liked this series you guys got going, but this podcast was the most not the movie boys have brought me yet! Not only because I could actually be bothered to (re-)watch the film this time and had fun doing that but also because you had a whole different type of energy and enthusiasm on display. Really loved the episode. Now I’m not saying to never watch bad films again, you’re both great at channeling your energy into (over-)analysing those and that’s a lot of fun in its own… Read more »
drownedsummer
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drownedsummer

Wouldn’t this prove to be tricky considering the nature of the podcast? While there are some decent video game movies or at least some which are enjoyable by and large most are shite.

drownedsummer
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drownedsummer

A Dafoe film Jim hadn’t seen until now?

Nitrium
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Nitrium
I hadn’t seen eXistenZ since its theatrical debut in 1999 (back when I still went to the cinema for my movie fix), and decided to rewatch it for the podcast. Definitely still very much holds up and imo is EASILY the best film you have covered on this series so far (although needless to say, that isn’t saying much). For fans of PKD, there is a new British TV series just out (6 episodes so far) called “Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams” that is well worth a watch imo. Each episode is standalone and based on a PKD short story.… Read more »
Hugrid
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Hugrid

What’s fascinating about existenz is that it works not only, in hindsight, as a wonderful critique of specifically david cage games, but it also works as Cronenberg critiqueing cinematic depictions of video games in movies, to the point where I wonder if the entire movie isn’t Cronenberg’s reaction and response to that Murder She Wrote episode where jessica fletcher has a go in a murder mystery VR game.

Especially that scene where angela langsbury gives an old man a cheeky anus-lick and blames it on the game.

Terry-Osaurusus Hex XI
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Hallucinatory back-up bumhole umbilical cord adventure is a unique experience. It conjures many weird emotions, as any great art does. Great to hear appreciation of this one.
Dolph Lundgren is an impressively wooden, uncharismatic actor. His single saving grace is that he isn’t Adam Sandler.

Anton
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Anton

Extenze made a movie?

Kaye Faye
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Yay! Been waiting for this one. Although… you’ve done Postal… you’ve done Mario…. now you’ve done this…… Which film am I gunna go “Ooh, I hope they pick this one next! I HOPE THEY PICK THIS ONE NEXT!!?!?” at the end of each episode? MY LIFE IS MEANINGLESS NOW! 🙁

drownedsummer
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drownedsummer

The Wizard

Barloq
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Yeah I think I ran out of video game movie to root for after DOA… Fuck it, bring on Bloodrayne 3: The Third Reich. At least that one should make me laugh.

Galactix100
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Galactix100

I’m looking forward to Far Cry because it was my first Uwe Boll movie.

InfamousDS
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InfamousDS

I’m still annoyed they didn’t do anything Final Fantasy for the launch of FF15. It had a tie-in movie, FFS, all they had to do was please my every whim.

We eventually got Spirits Within, but it was too little too late. My heart was broken already.

drownedsummer
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drownedsummer

I think that is because they tend to wait until they are available on streaming services.

InfamousDS
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InfamousDS

Kingsglaive didn’t have a theatrical release in most regions, it was almost exclusively a digital release minus the limited DVD and collector’s Blu-Ray editions that came out a few weeks before the game itself. I remember when I preordered my CE version that you could preorder the Prime Video version as well for early install on your devices.

It was possible. My bitterness won’t go away.

Nitrium
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Nitrium

It is also the worst Uwe Boll movie imo. Absolutely horrible, even by Boll standards.

Barloq
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Oh God, I forgot about Far Cry. Was also my first Uwe Boll film, not quite as bad as his worst films, but considering what he had to work with, it was probably the most squandered opportunity in his career.

drownedsummer
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drownedsummer

Well, there is also the other live action Street Fighter film the one MovieBob covered at one point.

Galactix100
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Galactix100

Do you mean Assassin’s Fist?

drownedsummer
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drownedsummer

No, Future Cops I’d go look up Bob’s video on it.

Hugrid
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Hugrid

Still holding out for the christmas thing to be the 1983 mario animated movie so that “movie boys does mario” becomes a christmas tradition. That and the plot synopsis on wikipedia gives it a 50/50 chance it’ll be either exquisite crack for them to tear apart or equally exquisite agony for them to sit through.

drownedsummer
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drownedsummer

Say they do what do they cover in Christmas 2018?

Hugrid
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Hugrid

The beautiful auroras produced by the ionosphere’s trapping of radioactive particles released during the Final War.

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