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      20.02.2017 23:42

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      Baskin - a film I saw here

      Genre – Horror

      Run Time – 97 minutes

      Certificate – 18

      Country – Turkey

      Awards – 3 Wins & 3 Nominations

      Amazon – £8.00 DVD £22.00 Blue Ray

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      The Mayans believe that taking a picture could take a man’s soul. The Ottomans believed that if a loved one is between heaven and hell then their closest guardian, alive or dead, must lead them to heaven or leave them to hell. That is solid ground for a sinister, sadistic Turkish horror movie and so Baskin is here, a cracking low budget gore fest coming in at just $350,000 by first time Turkish director Can Evrenol. I’m all for a subtitled movie, wherever it’s from, and this one well worth the purchase. It’s a multi genre at times and the director heavily influenced by other movies but a very high standard for or a debut director. Keep an eye out for this guy and perhaps the nest Guillermo Del Toro.







      ===Cast===



      • Ergun Kuyucu as Boss Remzi

      • Muharrem Bayrak as Yavuz

      • Gorkem Kasal as Arda

      • Fatih Dokgöz as Apo

      • Sabahattin Yakut as Seyfi

      • Mehmet Cerrahoglu as Baba / The Father

      • Sevket Suha Tezel as Master Creep / The Servant

      • Fadik Bülbül as Sister Butcher

      • Mehmet Akif Budak as Diner Footboy



      ===Plot===



      The film opens with a young Turkish boy sleep waking in the middle of the night. He overhears the sound of a woman having sex in another room, which suddenly stops. He walks to the living room, where the television is playing static. He turns it off and notices a strange red light emanating from his bedroom. He becomes scared and runs to the closed door, yelling for his mother. A robed arm reaches towards him from his bedroom. The door slams.



      Flash forward 20 - years and the film cuts to a deserted parking lot in suburban Turkey at night where an empty police van is parked. The same hooded figure walks towards a building carrying a bucket full of bloody meat. It’s a family blue collar restaurant, where the only customers are five Turkish cops, who are sitting around talking football. A young kitchen hand is washing the dirty plates in the when he hears knocking at the back door. He opens the door, and is given the bloody meat bucket without exchanging words as the creepy hooded figure appears to leave. We do not see its face.

      The meat is handed to the chef, who begins cutting the meat.



      One of the police officers, Seyfi (Sabahattin Yakut), sits away from the table as he has a headache. The other officers continue yakking away about sport, women and booze. Senior officer Yavuz (Muharrem Bayrak) beckons the young man over with the food. In the restroom, Seyfi’s headache has intensified and notices a frog sitting where the soap should be. As he swipes away the frog, the hooded figure is revealed in the mirror, standing behind him. This triggers him to start screaming madly as the officer’s rush to him in a panic.



      Number two Remzi (Ergun Kuyucu) calms him down and Seyfi soon fit to drive when the cops get called out to offer fellow officer’s assistance at an address in the sticks in a place called Inceagac. Seyfi has heard bad rumors about this place.



      As they drive deeper into the night, Seyfi sees a blooded naked man run across the road in front of them. They stop the van and jump out but no sign of the man. As they do, something unseen jolts the van behind them, strange symbols suddenly carved into the side of the police van. The officers then notice a mass of frogs behind the van. As they argue, they fail to notice a bloody person standing in the middle of the road, which the van hits, then swerves and crashes into a shallow stream.

      They shaken but unhurt and shaken but still have the callout to answer, some local foreboding looking gypsies pointing the way to the old mansion. Inside things quickly get freaky and no ordinary house as they descend the stairs and meet the terrified offices who sent for backup. Whatever is in here its not about to let them leave.





      ===Results===



      This is pretty good stuff folks and a film for regular film fans as it for horror and foreign film fans. There are not too many subtitles if you are stressed about that and the atmosphere and plot enough to keep you hooked in as the horror and tension are cranked up some. It’s a guerilla shoot to keep the budget down as the Turkish cops sneak around locations in fear of the real Turkish cops flashing their torches looking for them. The film is entirely shot at night in keeping with the genre. The twist at the end is brilliant and creepy and worth watching just for that.



      The central character of ‘Father’ is modeled after the character Colonel Kurtz from Apocalypse Now. Mehmet Cerrahoglu, who plays the role of Father, has an extremely rare skin condition that made his physical appearance very unique and instrumental to the look of Father, the character we meet in the bowels of the creaky old house. Director Can Evrenol had been looking for actors with rare natural appearances for all of the roles in the house ad this guy’s face will get him a lot more work. He is one of the most creepy actors I have ever seen, this, his first ever movie.



      It’s not a scary movie to a guy my age but to a younger crowd I can see it working. Once we get deep into the house it’s full on dory sadistic horror with eye balls plucked and peasants plucked. Some of the scenes would be considered iconic if this was made in the 1970s. It does borrow heavily from other movies but this a young filmmaker and who doesn’t at the age, here to great effect. The music is creepy and crawls all over you like the films impending malevolence and the actors right on it. Some would say we have been here before with the plot but it felt reasonably original to me.









      ===RATINGS===





      Imdb.com – 6.7/10.0 (4,645votes)

      Rottentomatos.com – 76% critic’s approval

      Metacritic.com – 58% critic’s approval



      ===Trailer===

      https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/baskin







      ===Special Features===



      It’s a Blue Ray but the effect as the film is shot at night. I have no more to say on that. The Blue Ray does bring a better sound quality though.





      -Deleted Scenes-



      You can boxtick the cut scenes from what movies they are from.



      -Gallery-



      -The director: an interview with Can Evrenol-



      His English is good as we talk about his movie and the other he pulls from.







      ===Critics===



      Little White Lies –‘Sinister? Sadistic? Spine chilling? Check, check, check. This is a really nifty modern horror’.



      Times UK –‘Stylishly mounted, well paced, with clever use of flashbacks, and written with panache’.



      Empire Magazine –‘Grotesque rather than scary and severely underplotted - but certainly strong meat’.



      LA Times –‘The pacing is slack and the splatter excessive, but this twisted cross-genre exercise should be red meat to gore-hounds’.



      Total Film –‘Director/co-writer Can Evrenol's debut is short on plot but genuinely nightmarish, a mesmerising Hellraiser/Hostel mish-mash that's all Cenobites and no sense.



      The Independent –‘Baskin resorts to abstraction argument to string together a series of grisly vignettes that are depleted in their own visual impact’.



      Observer UK –‘For all the mortified, mottled flesh and salacious shots of butcher's equipment, Baskin is just not very frightening’.













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      20.02.2017 11:44
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      Baskin - a film I saw here.

      Genre – Horror
      Run Time – 97 minutes
      Certificate – 18
      Country – Turkey
      Awards – 3 Wins & 3 Nominations
      Amazon – £8.00 DVD £22.00 Blue Ray
      = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =

      The Mayans believe that taking a picture could take a man’s soul. The Ottomans believed that if a loved one is between heaven and hell then their closest guardian, alive or dead, must lead them to heaven or leave them to hell. That is solid ground for a sinister, sadistic Turkish horror movie and so Baskin is here, a cracking low budget gore fest coming in at just $350,000 by first time Turkish director Can Evrenol. I’m all for a subtitled movie, wherever it’s from, and this one well worth the purchase. It’s a multi genre at times and the director heavily influenced by other movies but a very high standard for or a debut director. Keep an eye out for this guy and perhaps the nest Guillermo Del Toro.



      ===Cast===

      • Ergun Kuyucu as Boss Remzi
      • Muharrem Bayrak as Yavuz
      • Gorkem Kasal as Arda
      • Fatih Dokgöz as Apo
      • Sabahattin Yakut as Seyfi
      • Mehmet Cerrahoglu as Baba / The Father
      • Sevket Suha Tezel as Master Creep / The Servant
      • Fadik Bülbül as Sister Butcher
      • Mehmet Akif Budak as Diner Footboy

      ===Plot===

      The film opens with a young Turkish boy sleep waking in the middle of the night. He overhears the sound of a woman having sex in another room, which suddenly stops. He walks to the living room, where the television is playing static. He turns it off and notices a strange red light emanating from his bedroom. He becomes scared and runs to the closed door, yelling for his mother. A robed arm reaches towards him from his bedroom. The door slams.

      Flash forward 20 - years and the film cuts to a deserted parking lot in suburban Turkey at night where an empty police van is parked. The same hooded figure walks towards a building carrying a bucket full of bloody meat. It’s a family blue collar restaurant, where the only customers are five Turkish cops, who are sitting around talking football. A young kitchen hand is washing the dirty plates in the when he hears knocking at the back door. He opens the door, and is given the bloody meat bucket without exchanging words as the creepy hooded figure appears to leave. We do not see its face.
      The meat is handed to the chef, who begins cutting the meat.

      One of the police officers, Seyfi (Sabahattin Yakut), sits away from the table as he has a headache. The other officers continue yakking away about sport, women and booze. Senior officer Yavuz (Muharrem Bayrak) beckons the young man over with the food. In the restroom, Seyfi’s headache has intensified and notices a frog sitting where the soap should be. As he swipes away the frog, the hooded figure is revealed in the mirror, standing behind him. This triggers him to start screaming madly as the officer’s rush to him in a panic.

      Number two Remzi (Ergun Kuyucu) calms him down and Seyfi soon fit to drive when the cops get called out to offer fellow officer’s assistance at an address in the sticks in a place called Inceagac. Seyfi has heard bad rumors about this place.

      As they drive deeper into the night, Seyfi sees a blooded naked man run across the road in front of them. They stop the van and jump out but no sign of the man. As they do, something unseen jolts the van behind them, strange symbols suddenly carved into the side of the police van. The officers then notice a mass of frogs behind the van. As they argue, they fail to notice a bloody person standing in the middle of the road, which the van hits, then swerves and crashes into a shallow stream.
      They shaken but unhurt and shaken but still have the callout to answer, some local foreboding looking gypsies pointing the way to the old mansion. Inside things quickly get freaky and no ordinary house as they descend the stairs and meet the terrified offices who sent for backup. Whatever is in here its not about to let them leave.


      ===Results===

      This is pretty good stuff folks and a film for regular film fans as it for horror and foreign film fans. There are not too many subtitles if you are stressed about that and the atmosphere and plot enough to keep you hooked in as the horror and tension are cranked up some. It’s a guerilla shoot to keep the budget down as the Turkish cops sneak around locations in fear of the real Turkish cops flashing their torches looking for them. The film is entirely shot at night in keeping with the genre. The twist at the end is brilliant and creepy and worth watching just for that.

      The central character of ‘Father’ is modeled after the character Colonel Kurtz from Apocalypse Now. Mehmet Cerrahoglu, who plays the role of Father, has an extremely rare skin condition that made his physical appearance very unique and instrumental to the look of Father, the character we meet in the bowels of the creaky old house. Director Can Evrenol had been looking for actors with rare natural appearances for all of the roles in the house ad this guy’s face will get him a lot more work. He is one of the most creepy actors I have ever seen, this, his first ever movie.

      It’s not a scary movie to a guy my age but to a younger crowd I can see it working. Once we get deep into the house it’s full on dory sadistic horror with eye balls plucked and peasants plucked. Some of the scenes would be considered iconic if this was made in the 1970s. It does borrow heavily from other movies but this a young filmmaker and who doesn’t at the age, here to great effect. The music is creepy and crawls all over you like the films impending malevolence and the actors right on it. Some would say we have been here before with the plot but it felt reasonably original to me.




      ===RATINGS===


      Imdb.com – 6.7/10.0 (4,645votes)
      Rottentomatos.com – 76% critic’s approval
      Metacritic.com – 58% critic’s approval

      ===Trailer===
      https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/baskin



      ===Special Features===

      It’s a Blue Ray but the effect as the film is shot at night. I have no more to say on that. The Blue Ray does bring a better sound quality though.


      -Deleted Scenes-

      You can boxtick the cut scenes from what movies they are from.

      -Gallery-

      -The director: an interview with Can Evrenol-

      His English is good as we talk about his movie and the other he pulls from.



      ===Critics===

      Little White Lies –‘Sinister? Sadistic? Spine chilling? Check, check, check. This is a really nifty modern horror’.

      Times UK –‘Stylishly mounted, well paced, with clever use of flashbacks, and written with panache’.

      Empire Magazine –‘Grotesque rather than scary and severely underplotted - but certainly strong meat’.

      LA Times –‘The pacing is slack and the splatter excessive, but this twisted cross-genre exercise should be red meat to gore-hounds’.

      Total Film –‘Director/co-writer Can Evrenol's debut is short on plot but genuinely nightmarish, a mesmerising Hellraiser/Hostel mish-mash that's all Cenobites and no sense.

      The Independent –‘Baskin resorts to abstraction argument to string together a series of grisly vignettes that are depleted in their own visual impact’.

      Observer UK –‘For all the mortified, mottled flesh and salacious shots of butcher's equipment, Baskin is just not very frightening’.






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      14.11.2009 14:19
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      Its like ever other cinema you have ever been to just more expensive

      The pars wood Cineworld is a pretty average new multi screen cinema that and is pretty much like any other recently built large multi screen cinema but this one has an unusual twist its extortionately expensive. The standard ticket being £7.50 and the student £5.00 which leaves me with the feeling that I could just pop into the Tesco opposite an buy myself a dvd which would be cheaper.

      The choice of films is reasonable but that more because of it large number of screens rather than any kind of ethos. again its the standard fare of Hollywood blockbusters with maybe if your very lucky a extremely popular non mainstream film thrown in. the food and cafe extra follow the prevailing theme of milking you wallet and so budget for about £15 per person for popcorn a drink and a ticket. The food can be describe as so so at best.

      Most people won't bother with the food on offer here and there are a number of chain restaurant around if you don't want to be utterly ripped off. There's also a Tesco nearby so you can just sneak food in which can be a fun challenge and often more fun than the films inside.

      So iv established its expensive and extremely generic so i guess its time to compare it to its rivals. The best two cinemas iv been to in Manchester are the corner house and the AMC in the great northern.

      The AMC is brilliant because its cheap at around £5 per person and about £4 for student and its usually deserted so you can always get a good seat. The AMC again has the same problem with generic films as the Cineworld but at least its cheap.

      The corner house is Manchesters independent cinema and so will often show the best and most challenging films. Its also reasonably priced and has an awesome cafe that serves good food cheaply the only problem being its often full and can be difficult to get a seat but its hard to criticize it for being popular.

      So overall unless your desperate to see a film and really want to avoid the city centre then I would advise going else ware. However if you do go it's not far to walk to the Didsbury pub so I would advise you eat there if you want food as well.

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      20.02.2007 11:49
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      The relatively new cinema complex located in Didsbury, Manchester.

      In an attempt to save money but at the same time avoid going insane by staying in every night I’ve started going to the cinema a lot more over the past year. Most of the cinemas in Manchester are located in the city centre and therefore involve extortionate parking charges so my flatmates and I tend to visit the one in Didsbury the most. The cinema is part of the Cineworld group which is quite a large group although not as widespread as the leading Odeon group.

      The Didsbury cinema is located in the Parrs Wood complex in East Didsbury which also houses a Holmes Place gym, a 2 for 1 pub, a bowling complex, a Pizza Hut and several other restaurants and eateries. There’s also a large parking area with over 500 spaces, the main bonus of this is that it’s actually free to park there for users of one of the outlets at the complex. The complex itself is relatively new having only been there for a few years now meaning the layout and general visual appeal of it is fairly modern. It’s easily accessible from central Manchester and there’s a bus route which runs from the centre of Manchester, through Rusholme and Withington to the complex approximately every 10-15 minutes.

      The cinema itself is housed in the very centre of the complex and when you walk in your enter a large lobby, much bigger than the majority of other entrances in cinemas. The whole of the ground floor comprises this lobby with five ticket desks being situated to the right hand side of it, a lift in the centre of it and escalators towards the back. The entrance area itself is always really clean with poster boards advertising up and coming films decorating the walls. I’ve never encountered much of a queue at the cinema although I’m sure at weekends the queue can build up especially in the evening. There’s the option to buy tickets online and then simply collect them from one of the machines in the entrance area which of course would save time.

      Once you’ve bought your tickets the actual screens and main part of the cinema are accessed by escalators towards the back of the entrance area, much preferable than climbing stairs especially when you’re coming out of a film! The upstairs area is circular in shape with the front area housing a café and seating area while the back area contains your usual cinema type shop for popcorn and drinks. There’s also a small pick n mix area as well as a children’s area which is normally reserved for parties held at the complex.

      I’ve visited the café a couple of times while waiting for my film to start and have always had a pleasant experience. They typically serve all your normal beverages and snack food items including jacket potatoes, sandwiches and cakes. The items themselves are priced much as you’d expect with a simple coffee costing £1.00 while a cappuccino is priced at £1.70. Soft drinks are available in two sizes and are priced accordingly at £1.10 and £1.70. On the opposite side of the cinema area is the snack shop and prices here are fairly extortionate in my opinion, much like those found in most cinemas. Popcorn ranges from £2.20 up to £3.90 and so I do tend to try to sneak my own food and drink into the cinema, again in an effort to save money!

      The cinema screens themselves are accessed through double doors on the left and right hand of the cinema with the complex itself housing approximately 12 screens in total. The screens themselves vary in size, some of them are very large with about 250 seats while some of the other ones on the opposite side of the cinema are smaller with only about 150 seats. The cinema screens themselves are suitably large and the seats are really comfy with large arm rests and plenty of leg room as well.

      Prices for this cinema seem quite reasonable compared to some others with a student price being only £4.30. Children’s tickets are priced the same and adults are £6.50 which does seem quite expensive. An alternative is the family ticket option for either 4 or 8 people where tickets are priced at only £4.50 so it’s an ideal option for those of you with children or in a larger group. If you do decide to book online then there is an additional charge of 55p per ticket.

      I’d definitely recommend this cinema, the main criteria for me are that the cinema seats are large and with plenty of leg room and this cinema certainly meets both of them! Another bonus for this cinema is that it is wheelchair friendly with wide aisles among the seats and a lift to enable access between floors. They always have the newest releases showing right from their day of release and there's normally about 12 films being shown each week here. The staff are always pleasant enough, well the one’s that I’ve encountered anyway and all in all I’ve had nothing but good experiences here!

      Thanks for reading.

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