A quick swing by Germany for us this time to take a quick peek at the trippy horror fantasy “The Forbidden Girl”, just newly released to Region 2 DVD. Weirdly enough… for a German made movie with an all German cast never released theatrically anywhere outside of the country… it’s originally done completely in English language!! Yep… shades of “Modus Anomali”, eh? Well… whatever the reason behind it… that’s definitely a “win-win” in this wee kitten’s book. 😉
The synopsis goes along these lines: “The Forbidden Girl” tells the story of Toby McClift, the teenage son of a fanatical pastor who becomes addicted to an irresistible witch… the spitting image of his first love, stolen away from him during an eerie encounter years before that drove him mad and caused his confinement to a lunatic asylum. Madness or magic? Which explanation is the real truth for Toby and if he gives in to her temptation, will he be forever doomed to eternal life on the Dark Side? Dare he risk it all… for the eternal love of the Forbidden Girl?”
Oooohhh!! Now we’re talking. A nifty lil’ foreign horror story with witches, and demons and romance for me…. and all done up in easily accessable English language for my sweetie. What more could this wee Catgirl want for a cool autumn “Movie Night” on the couch? Well OK… maybe some nibbly lil’ treats to distract Ting-Ting, but I can’t really think of too much more that might make it all perfect. 😉
So… don’t just sit there… by all means “Read On” and find out how it went down, o’ Gentle Visitor!! 🙂
Psst! This way for more!
Yep…. your Favorite Catgirl’s actually been to the cinema for “Movie Nite” this time out, and the film? Why, the fantasy fairy tale action horror mash-up, “Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters” of course…. 😉
Our Synopsis? How this then: “All the world knows the story of innocent brother and sister, Hansel & Gretel and their nearly tragic woodland excursion to a wicked witch’s candy cottage deep in the woods one dark and spooky night. But… what happened to them after that? Why, they grew up of course… and traded in their carefree youth to become the world’s most hardened deadly professional Witch Hunters in all the land. Now… wherever evil lurks, whenever children are at risk, there will be a fearless avenging duo of deadly killers to put things right and see that all wicked witches get their just deserts!”
After the recent fairytale cinema “re-imaginings”, like “The Brothers Grimm”, “Little Red Riding Hood” and “Snow White & The Huntsman” it seems everybody wants to do their own retake on a favorite old story, and what could be more perfect than a story about child eating old Hags and the leather clad siblings who hunt them? Think this crazy Catgirl would ever want to miss that sort of silly goofy movie fun? Nawwww….
But the real question is, of course, what did yours truly think of all the medieval butt-kicking action as our frisky brother & sister open up that family sized can of whup-ass on all the evil witches they can get their hands on? Guess you’ll wanna “Read On” and find out…. 😉
Yep… this wee Catgirl has always believed that outside of Zombies, there really is only one other cinema menace worthy of goofy movie exploitation villainy that always satisfies… well… just about everybody. Those evil, nasty, thoroughly despicable Nazis. Sooooo darn evil. So obsessed with that notion of “world domination”….. And with such snazzy villainous costumes too. Even Darth Vader only wishes he had that much style and wicked panache. So…. would a certain goofy kitten ever think of missing any movie about an invasion of evil Nazis…. in honest-to-goodness flying saucers…. from the Moon? Are you kidding? 😉
Our synopsis? Well OK…. here goes: “In the last desperate days of World War II, a secret Nazi space program evaded destruction by fleeing to the Dark Side of the Moon. During 70 years of utter secrecy, the Nazis construct a gigantic space fortress with a massive armada of flying saucers.
When American astronaut James Washington (Christopher Kirby) puts down his Lunar Lander a bit too close to the secret Nazi base, the Moon Führer (Udo Kier) decides the glorious moment of retaking the Earth has arrived sooner than expected. The Fourth Reich must act! Two Nazi officers, ruthless Klaus Adler (Götz Otto) and idealistic Renate Richter (Julia Dietze), travel to Earth to prepare the invasion. When the Moon Nazi UFO armada darkens the skies, ready to strike at the unprepared Earth, every man, woman and nation alike, must re-evaluate their priorities.”
Ummmm? Anybody think we’re looking at timeless filmaking that we should alert the Academy Awards people to? Yeah…. I’m thinking we’re on the same page here Gentle Visitors… but dang it all…. it does look all stupid and fun. Grrrr…. OK, OK…. so we all know I just had to watch. I admit it…. But that does mean if you are intrigued and tempted, you could just listen to all the silly details from lil’ ol’ me before taking the plunge yourself. Yep, it’s time to “Read On”….