28.2.10

Yesterday at the GFT

I saw a special edition of A Lizard in a Woman's Skin, Lucio Fulci's cheekbone convention in which Florinda Bolkan runs around looking terrified and very chic, to a deranged and groovy score by Ennio Morricone.The version that was shown was an early cut of the newly restored film. Apparently there were several different versions floating around out there, and Optimum Releasing is working on resmatering this complete, uncut version for DVD release later in the year. The film is a bit long and loose, but looks fantastic. The costumes and sets alone make for a worthwhile viewing experience, and I would recommend getting your hands on the DVD once it's released.

GFF is almost over, but there are still plenty of films left to see. There's a genuine festival feeling this year, with several viewers returning to seats they're holding on to all day, and lots of opportunties for freebies like posters and t-shirts. Last night at the Fright Fest finale, Neil Marshall dropped by to show a section from his new film, Centurion, but stayed long enough to help pass out the swag. He also admitted, in perhaps an unguarded moment, that he hasn't seen the sequel to his fantastically creepy The Descent.

"Make of that what you will," he said.

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