The Dance of Death - Part One
 
 
Studio: sgporsche48
 
Review Count: 58
Average Rating: 4.79 stars
Genre: Action
Length: 9 minutes 56 seconds
 
Posted on: October 11, 2007
 
 
Film Description
******READ FIRST******

A woman trapped by a psychopath. A husband looking for his wife. Chaos ensues.

Starring in Part 1-
Sisch as "Alison Keadle
Sparky1512 as "Man"

The Rest of the Cast:
Mustachio26 as "Alex Keadle"
Mrs. Guppi as "Irene Williams"
OD-Ork-Boy as "Derrick Lansdale"
SnakeEater42 as "Mac"
Kuroken as "News Anchor"

Written & Directed by SGPOrsche48

Mods by:
LukeYonder
JohanSturk
Rysto
crAZrick
Walvince
Lionhead Overlay by Bricksfilms
Transparent overlays by MarvelousGuppiMovies
Regular Overlays made by me

Music:
"Impromptu op. 90-2" composed by F.P. Schubert
"Melody in F" composed by A. Rubinstein
"Arabesque 1" composed by C.A. Debussy
All music performed by DeliriousStudios
All music is copyright free and used with permission from DeliriousStudios

You may notice some continuities throughtout the film, but they are intentional.
 
Featured Reviews
- kuroken

Wow, nicely done SG - I've been looking forward to this since you released that little teaser, and you certainly came through.

Very, very strong performances by Sisch and Sparky drive the film, but as Jase mentioned, the direction and writing really held it together - you've taken a one-set movie and really made it engrossing.

I hope part 2 isn't too far away...

Posted on October 12, 2007
- jase180

A very interesting premise fairly executed with talented VO's and exceptionally subtle direction. While I thought some of the dialog was a bit repetitive, overall it was a well put together film. The content, while terrifying in its own right, was delivered with strong VO's, but the pace and intensity could have been a bit more driven.

Sg, you are a mind well beyond your years and constantly make those who watch your films think. This is a powerful strength to have, and when used at its full potential, will deliver some of the most memorable cinema in the style of both Hitch[eye-hurting-word!] and DePalma. well done SG, you always grow each time I see your films hit the mini screen and I for one have faith in your abilities.

Nice work. Cheers,

5 stars.

Posted on October 11, 2007
- docontheweb

I could sit here and list all the similarities between this and "Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo", but I don't want to bore you. Especially since it is loosely based off of that Sam Firstenberg(creator of American Ninja) classic.....but not really.

Another awsome film, sg. I kinda wish the villain was played a bit more on the insane side, and less of the 'dark evil' side. I mean this is a nut case who trapped a woman in a theater, not some demon plotting world domination...or is he? I guess that has to wait until part 2. muahahahahaha

But other than that tiny, little, minuscule, minute, insignificant, infinitesimal, microscopic, teeny problem it was an awsome movie. I really enjoyed the music. It must have been difficult to pack all those musicians around a tiny computer mic, but you certainly found a way.

You are good at making films not only swiftly, but well. Having never spoken with before in my life I would assume that you like films alot and that you are planning on going to film school at some point. I can also tell, based soley on this film, that your favorite movie is "Amadeus", and that you aren't a fan "Donnie Darko".


So yeah, as far a TMO filmmaking goes, this ranks up there in that good old 5-star territory....which is why I'm giving you 2 stars.............................ahhh just kidding. Nice job, Sg.

-Doc

Posted on October 11, 2007
- nukester

Truly Gripping Cinematography is on show here as SGPorsche48 provides us with an outstanding thriller. This is a unique and bizarre tale that will hook you right from it's direct opening sequence until it's open end, paving the way for Part Two's imminent release.

There are few films that can be pulled off purely with dialogue and I must say the your script fell into this category so well. There were some wonderful performances by Sisch and Sparky who carried this film's intense scenes well. This was mixed with some outstanding editting and good use of the free camera.

This was perhaps the quickest 10 minutes that has ever passed with a movie entirely focussed in one area and that shows your tremendous writing and directing skills. I cannot wait to see how this unfolds and I look forward to Part 2, but until then....

Nuke Well in the Dance of Death!!!!!!!!

Posted on October 11, 2007
- andy_inc

I couldn't help it, I have to review it before I go to school, sorry SG =D

What happened mate? This far surpasses the directing finesse of Kristallnacht quite easily. You listened to advice, and corrected your mistakes which is the true sign of a serious film-maker. The direction in this was absolutely spot on, you hit the nail right on the head with choice of shots etc... It's really difficult directing a film on one set and keeping it as fresh as possible (I know from experience :P), but you managed to pull it off really, really well.

The film has a kind of strange and eerie feel to it. It has a nostalgic feel yet is modern in a way, and your choice to not use music for the film (except for the titles) captures the loneliness and eeriness of the film, which I thought was a good choice.

The acting was perfect too, Sisch and Sparky acted so well together, both were standouts. Sparky's really great at playing those psycho's =P

I'll give you my opinion on what I thought of the story and character development in the next part (because I have read the script).

Overall, I thought that was definitely a job well done, and I look forward to see how you've done with the next part. I really enjoyed that, great stuff SG!

Posted on October 11, 2007
- sparky1512

This is a fine, well scripted original movie you have made SG. I loved the concept of the girl held captive in a theatre. I mean strange chaps kidnapping women for various reasons has been done before, but not quite like this. I don't wanna give anything away in my review before others have watched the movie, but suffice to say this movie is fantastic. It contains great scripting, beautiful character development, first rate vo's from Sisch and a bizarre, thought provoking plot. There is a very unique 'feel' to this movie that is difficult to explain in words, but after watching i'm sure you'll see what i mean. SG has created such an atmosphere here, using some very simple yet effective techniques. Great editing, free cam etc as one would expect from your studio. Truly a fine work and i look forward to seeing the finale.

cheers

Posted on October 11, 2007
 
Reviews
- Tie

Sounded nice. The story was pretty much a radio drama, but it looked nice too.

Posted on August 22, 2008
- rposhard

I can only imagine some people watching this first part and saying, "WTF? What did I just see?"

The answer would be two taut, knife-edge performances from two of TMO's finest VAs. You set your actors an extraordinary challenge here in that their performances had to carry the entire film. No help from action, scenery, etc. -- just two people talking, one of whom we don't even see. It takes courage to take on such roles, and it takes TALENT to pull them off. You cast them well.

I was happy to see this was to be continued. As a stand-alone script, it was somewhat......lacking. I have high hopes that part 2 will make up for that. Hence five stars here. If the second part disappoints, the rating will go down.

I do have one slight criticism, however -- the blackouts were a little too long for the movie's flow. This is difficult material for the audience to absorb, and to have such long breaks between the scenes -- deadly. Should you decide to re-release as a Hi-Res film you might want to consider tightening those up a bit.

Posted on January 9, 2008
- jazzx

This was good apart from one annoying technical flaw.
After most of "Man"'s lines was an audible mouse click - that happens when the end of the sample isn't cleaned up. An amateurish mistake.

So grating was this, that 4-stars seemed the more likely result for this film - but it is a highly original film with good voice acting by both characters. Even a large technical fault needs to be put in context in the face of that. Nice set too.

Posted on November 23, 2007
- VandrendeOrn

A great original concept. the voice acting was exellent and I liked Sisch's character as she was strong and wasn't terrified by her kidnapper. the only thng I think could have been netter was that he dialogue cold have been more varied, because it tended to get a bit repetetive.
but overall this is a great original movie and I look forward to seeing the next episode

Posted on November 23, 2007
- murpheykid

What? What was that? Garbage? Is that what it was? No, of course it wasn't garbage. It was just the sort of film I enjoy watching. We doesn't enjoy a good mind bending film here and there. The intentions of the "Man" aren't clear and we aren't quite sure of the background of Alison either. This is good. It really sets up the first part nicely. Great job, SG.

PS: Sorry it took so long for me to review.

Posted on November 7, 2007
- MefuneAkira

~~GREETINGS FROM L.M.A.O. STUDIOS~~

Rating : 5

POSITIVE: Classic opening titles melding with a classical score sets the stage, pun intended. From the first dialog spoke, we knew this film was of a high caliber. Sisch, as always, knows how to deliver the goods and Sparky's performance was eerie and very captivating. The cinematography of the film was also captivating. Although there is basically one scene use in this film, SG;s use of interesting angles kept our attention. Each act had a great opening title of the day, which was very nostalgic of classic horror films. The dialog for the most part was believable and interesting.

NEGATIVE: Over use of the phrase �??Son of a bit**�?? and �??You [not-so-nice-word!]�??. The opening dialog for Alison was a bit unrealistic. We also kept asking ourselves, �??5 days on that stage and not restroom breaks, food or water?�??

SUGGESTIONS: Make sure all aspect of realism in you film are covered or your audience will lose the captivity.

OVERALL: A original and creative story and well delivered by all! Well done.

Mefune Akira �?? DARK+KNIGHT -JennyN
L.M.A.O. STUDIOS

Posted on November 6, 2007
- josephkw

I caught your teaser on Blip and was certainly curious what you had up your sleeves. This was an intense piece reminding me of "Saw" and a dash of "Twilight Zone". Quite an eerie piece (especially with the arrival of the audience). I'll definitely follow this series to whatever diabolical end you have in store for us.

Posted on November 5, 2007
- samyhouse

Truly fantastic! You managed to do a movie of 10 minutes with only 1 character on screen and it didn't bored me! That is not so easy to do, but you did it!
Dialogue were very well written and actors performance were great and that's probably why it catch me.
Good Job and please, PM me when next part will be release :)

Posted on November 3, 2007
- Primaer

Nice first part with a somehow strange atmosphere and a unbelieveable use of quietness. The movie lives by Sisch & Sparkys Performances and truly succeed in them. Dialogues have been written carefully, but I can't get that much of 'em as many lays in the dark, so I have to watch part 2 immediatley.

Definitley you have done a good job on the movie. Thought some things are a bit strange. Like the audience, that they are standing on the chairs, which looks just ridicoulus to be honest. I also find it strange that she doesn't eat or drink. A little bit more love to the camera would have been nice. With time the scenes seemed to repeat, so did the camera angles.

Posted on October 26, 2007
- trewill7

Sisch & Sparky shine in this film.

The strongest point of this film is the dialog, exceptional writing. Sisch does an absolutely terrific job, as does Sparky; both are 2 of the very best VA's on TMO, so i wouldn't expect anything less than perfection.

The editing was good, not top-notch like in Kristallnacht, but good nonetheless. The jump-cut is one of the greatest editing gifts, but i felt at times it was over used, and other times it was somewhat sloppy. This film could have benefited from more panning shot's, maybe a few dead-slow pushes or pulls to match with the fantastic dialog and setting. Like i said, good editing, but not as good as in your masterpiece "Nacht".

The Music was terrific, absolutely terrific; joyful, yet sinister. I loved that opening sequence, the credit overlays and music went extremly well together, and greatly complimented the following film.

One of the best things to have in a film is "Ambience". Ambience can really liven up any scene, and it is critical in adding dimension. A low "Air hum" ambient effect would have been very helpful through the film.

Things i started to wonder as i was watching this film, is why is she handling the situation so calmy? When she first woke up, some panic, or rushing around would have added a sense of fear. I felt as if she didn't really want to leave, maybe she doesn't, i'm not sure, guess i'll have to wait until i watch Part 2 to understand. However, i do understand why she can't leave, but i won't spoil the film. Also, she has been cooped up on that stage for a full week, has she eaten, or drank anything? Not really necessary, but again, it adds overall dimension to films.

A small note, be sure to clean your audio, it get's rid of those problematic clicks and hums.

As you can tell, when i watch TMO films i truly pay attention to everything, from spoken word, all the way to the smallest detail. This film excelled in the spoken word, pacing, atmosphere, and muic, but lacked in the little details.

This is a 5 star film for many reasons. You obviously have a very good eye for camera placement and mood setting, and i strongly believe that this film's plot could make it as a real hollywood film.

Great job here SG. Can't wait to view Part 2.

-tre

Posted on October 24, 2007
- Firefox-XGL

Wow very nice Movie 5stars ;)

-pls vote for my movies

Posted on October 24, 2007
- goofparade

I was captivated by this film... the red.. the red.. the voices, dialogue.
I wasn't distracted by ever changing sets and visuals.Simple set the tone. I was just glued there on that stage with that voice off camera.... It really was mesmerising!

It almost felt like a radio play, actually more like a play in a theatre.
Sisch and Sparky were absolutely fantastic, they nailed their meaty roles.

The lack of music during the bodice of the film gave me a weird sense of urgency for some reason..it felt empty... like she felt..less was indeed more, I liked that.

great project,well executed.

gp

Posted on October 21, 2007
- Zarrmida

great movie!

Posted on October 21, 2007
- filipekholmstudios

Great Story, and a fantastic acting preformance for the "Man". The script was verry wel made,and didn´t get boring.

Posted on October 21, 2007
- Handsofmodder

The story is purely driven by dialog, instead of crazy action scenes like other movies. I found this very unique, since I never seen a movie feature not a single action scene, and relies on dialog to move the story along.The only major complaint I have with the movie is that it features some repetitive dialog that drove me crazy. For example, I really, really, really hated when Allison says �??What the Hell�?? every 5 seconds.

To read more of the review, please visit Pariah's Guild
http://pariahs-guild.com/2007/10/20/gaming-machinima-the-dance-of-death/

Posted on October 20, 2007
- Howitzer

Exceptional.
That is the only word I can provide for this movie.

SG, you have created here the first part of what, to me, is one of the most original and well performed concept films I have seen on TMO.
No need for flashy effects or loud fast music here. The story is portrayed with exquisit use of camera and dialogue.
Visually it was very intriguing. I loved the use of lighting and the simple stage set.
The soundtrack was superb. I absolutley loved the classical piano in the background. Constant and unrelenting, truly building the sense of mystery and rising panic.
The VO's were incredibly well performed. I applaud these performances by Sisch and Sparky, they must have been very challenging but were completed very well.

Congratulations on this movie, SG. It deserves all the praise it is very likely to receive! I look forward to part 2 with anticipation.

Posted on October 20, 2007
- melicendre

It was a captivating verbal confrontation. The two characters were very charismatic thanks to the excellent work made for the VOs

Posted on October 19, 2007
- Rik_Vargard

Yay that was great. Really original, I can't wait to see next episode, wanna see the show!! Oh yeah I'm part of the audience didn't you see me? Really great ambient and dialogues.
Please PM me when you release part 2, can't wait to see what happens and what this is all about!

Posted on October 19, 2007
- cut_scene

bravo'

Excellent script, excellent.

It didn't seem like 10 minutes

Congratulations!

Cut

Posted on October 19, 2007
- FredTheDuck

A FREDTHEDUCK REVIEW

Plot: 19/20 - Wow. . .just wow. I really enjoyed that. Sisch gave an awesome performance, as did Sparky. I really believed that he was a psycho, and definitely felt sorry for sisch. Brilliantly written and directed.

Originality: 5/5 - Brilliant. Simply brilliant.

Predictability: 14/15 - I was so confused that I wasn't even trying to predict it. There were so many questions I wanted answering, but none of the answers came. Amazing, sg.

VOs: 14/15 - I have already mentioned sisch and sparky's performances, and I really enjoyed them. What I didnt understand though was why mustachio, mrs guppi, orky, snakeeater and ken didnt appear in the movie. . .or did I miss them? Are they just in part two? man, I'm confused.

Custom content: 7/10 - I did like that stage set, but when the people were in the audience, it was not as good. They seemed to hover about a yard over the chairs. . . I'm pretty sure that rysto made a tutorial somewhere about how to make props go lower. . .but I havent read it myself. Not even sure i it was rysto, although I can definitely remember seeing the thread. . .

Editing: 14/15 - Other than the day titles maybe being slightly too long and the blackness maybe being slightly too long, I can't fault your editing here. Excellent.

Music/sfx: 7/10 - although I'm not really a fan of pianos at all, the music definitely suited the movie well. I also found the sound effect that was repeated a little annoying, particularly as it is a default effect.

the wow factor: 9/10 - very well done sg. You definitely deserve that number one spot.

TOTAL: 87% - 5 star

Posted on October 18, 2007
- zeepoopendorf

Got a little boring, and the girls accent kept changing. but the VO for the "man" was excellenty done

Posted on October 17, 2007
- Concordy32

Really nice job on the movie. Loved the VOs .Cool story
It was very Imperssive . I hope part 2 come out soon.
please watch my movie 'The New Sheriff In Town' -Concordy32

Posted on October 16, 2007
- OD-Ork-Boy

As others have said, you created a VERY unique ambience here. It's scary without being horrifying; the loneliness really jumps out at you, leaving you hallow feeling, and any movie that can leave a lasting emotion upon the viewer has to be well done, with which the Dance of Death is no exception. Sparky and Sisch are at their best here; they oughtta' be really proud of themselves.

Only two things which sort of confused me here. The first is the aforementioned "Shadow man", the figure that is shown on once scene near the middle, and then just disappears. The second is the first appearance of the audience; Why were they clones standing on their chairs dancing? Quite a random moment, almost funny I'd say.

Additionally, I'm confused as to why this is "Action" rather then Horror, but I guess that's a matter of opinion and how you look at it.

I really enjoyed this; I even showed it to my folks and sent the link to a couple of friends. All in all, it's got me hooked for part two even though I already know what�??s going to happen (as I've read the script).

- Orky.

Posted on October 15, 2007
- bountdoom

Honestly... it was boring.

Posted on October 15, 2007
- Mrs_Guppi

Nice work, excellent VOs...storyline is great. Welcome to the darkside SG.

Posted on October 15, 2007
- K4ownzall

Well... this is certainly a differnt entry by you! Very surprising I must say! I have to applaude you for stretching into a psycho artform. ---K4---

Posted on October 14, 2007
- kingpengvin

Great work. Interesting concept that keeps the viewer watching. Only a few minor distractions which are overcome by solid writing and camera work. Can't wait to see the next part.

Posted on October 14, 2007
- TheMGMKid1

I am without words. Speechless! Such brilliant writing and acting in this film. The concept is unique and so well executed! I am stunned and thrilled by this fine beginning to what I am sure will be a great story. I can not wait for the next installment. Sisch proves once again that she is the great international star of TMO. And Sparky1512 is chillingly great. A new voice to me whom I want to hear more from.
The direction is top notch and worthy of more praise than I can muster. Yet again a great director shows that there are no limits within the limits of what we have to work with. It is imagination and artistry that carries such fine film makers as SGporsche48 to such great heights. Bravo!

Posted on October 13, 2007
- BiggsTrek

This was certainly a different kind of film for TMO. A bit like SAW, I guess, but not as bloody (thankfully). You've managed to create an interesting set/stage, which gave the film its own look. And the one-on-one dialogue worked very well.

VO performances were superb (sisch, wash your mouth out!) and the lines were also refreshing to listen to. Quite professional.

If I have a disappointment, it would be the fact that nothing really happened. I had to check if this was "part i", otherwise I'd have been upset is this was all of it.

As it is, I am VERY MUCH looking forward to what happens, and what the mysterious perfomance will be. Roll on part ii!

Great work!

Posted on October 13, 2007
- ralfduran

"This is ... this is ... Bull[play nice now!]" - LOved that line dude haha

I do think this is a refreshing film that is purely driven through well written dialoug. Something that TMO might need, who knows? Anyway a intereting story to follow. A fine artfilm that will be interesting to follow.

However, there was some minor thing I didnt really understand or just didnt notice. One is when a man in black make up appears on the stage right next to the woman (playes wonderfully by Sisch btw). But I do suppose that you will explain that futher in the next part. But that is also somehow the problem I have with this film, since I really dont think that you should have cutted the film in different parts. It would be wonderful just to have the whole film at it is. But there is always a reason I suppose.

All in all royal work on this sgporche. You are really talented, and I really mean that.

Posted on October 13, 2007
- Vally_2k7

It was brilliant, i realy enjoyed it, could you plz watch nd rate my movie plz

http://movies.lionhead.com/movie/142125

Posted on October 13, 2007
- Bitethedust88

Wow that was fabulous!!!!!!! I loved it so much-the suspense is killing me! What a great idea for a movie, if they made this into a real movie is would be a huge hit. Wonderful-can't wait for the next!!!!!!!!!

Posted on October 13, 2007
- alex2112

Superb! Superb writing, VO's, editing!!
You did yourself proud...when's part 2?!

Posted on October 13, 2007
- judyann88

Very intresting story, great vo's, editing and music.
Look foward to part 2.

Posted on October 13, 2007
- Armand

Hmm. A very interesting work. It's refreshing to view a film here that is purely script driven. My hat's off to the exceptional performances by the VO artists.

The problem with the cliffhanger is that the director dangles nothing for us to hook into for the next instalment. By that I mean that the ending is abrupt and confusing for such a well crafted thriller. The cliffhanger-ending is an artform that needs to be approached with absolute kid-gloves. The audience needs two things:- 1: an inside to what has happened previously, and 2: a bridge that gives us a "shock" PLUS a "realisation". The combination of "shock" and "realisation" propels us towards the next episode with baited breath. This production lacks certain finesse in its cliffhanger, but don't let that detract too much from an exceptional piece of drama.

The studio is to be congratulated on an extraordinary work. I will certainly be looking for the resolution of this intriguing story.

Posted on October 12, 2007
- JimboWelcome

Very well done indeed, SG. It's no easy feat to base an entire film on the one, relatively simple set, because everything hinges on the characters. Fortunately, you have the script-writing talent to pull it off. The dialogue is tight and no words are wasted. Sisch and Sparky also deserve a lot of credit for bringing these characters into being - I don't know of anyone on TMO who could play these parts better.
This is a captivating thriller that I can already tell will stay with me while I try to figure out how it will end. I really can't wait to see what's coming up in part two.

Posted on October 12, 2007
- thebartyman

Wow, I'm glad I clicked on this one. A great story and I can't wait for the next chapter. I loved the voices in this!! They did an awesome job. The directing, music, and words were all well done. The mystery, tension, and creepiness of the story kept me going. Hope we see the next one soon!

Posted on October 12, 2007
- YamiMarik

Well lets see here....I found this movie to be very disappointing. From what I read before you released this film, was a good interesting story. I watched this movie and I really didn't like it. Yes she is trapped in a stage for a week but nothing really made sense. What happens to her everyday? Does she just stay there laying on the ground for all the days? It just doesn't make sense. I was bored because all we saw was just one set the entire time. The dialogue and voice overs were excellent and the camera angles were good views. There was strong voices by Sisch and Sparky which were excellent! I give this film an average rating but hopefully the next part won't be so boring and have more sets and more of it will make sense. All and all good work.

Posted on October 12, 2007
- kuroken

Wow, nicely done SG - I've been looking forward to this since you released that little teaser, and you certainly came through.

Very, very strong performances by Sisch and Sparky drive the film, but as Jase mentioned, the direction and writing really held it together - you've taken a one-set movie and really made it engrossing.

I hope part 2 isn't too far away...

Posted on October 12, 2007
- captainstrider

An Outstanding production with brilliant direction. I was gripped from the start. The dialogue was Excellent with superb voiceovers from Sisch who really brought out the anger and frustration of her character and Sparky who gave a dark and sinister performance as the psychopath. I also loved the choice of music.

The cliffhangar ending I felt couldn't have been better timed, i'm really wanting to know what happens next. Good work.
Strider Out!

Posted on October 12, 2007
- GHH12

a great idea!!!It would go so well in a real movie! I'm really impressed, but it's rather horror than action.

Posted on October 12, 2007
- ubernewbie

Nice and tidy with a few minor hiccups; but on the whole a good movie. A feel of silence of the lambs about it for some reason. I didn't feel the emotion as well as i would have liked. And the final scene could have been delivered with more abruptness, a sort of cliff-hanger shock. A good start, we'll see if you can carry it on to part 2.

Posted on October 12, 2007
- OlliEntertainment

Cool movie..
Good job...

Film on!!!

Posted on October 12, 2007
- Marine101

What a gripping movie. Sparky and Sisch, a job well done. good dialogue, nice scenery and visual. Truly superb. Looking forward to part2 and keep up the good work SG!

Posted on October 12, 2007
- madone69

This was a great piece of work. Kudos to the vo's as they were excellent!! This played a big part here and if it didn't come out right, the film would not have been the same. That is not to take anything away from the script because this was very well written. Your choice of font and colors for the titles were perfect and same with the music. Very nice touch. I honestly cannot wait to see what happens in part two. Looking forward to it!!

Posted on October 12, 2007
- jase180

A very interesting premise fairly executed with talented VO's and exceptionally subtle direction. While I thought some of the dialog was a bit repetitive, overall it was a well put together film. The content, while terrifying in its own right, was delivered with strong VO's, but the pace and intensity could have been a bit more driven.

Sg, you are a mind well beyond your years and constantly make those who watch your films think. This is a powerful strength to have, and when used at its full potential, will deliver some of the most memorable cinema in the style of both Hitch[eye-hurting-word!] and DePalma. well done SG, you always grow each time I see your films hit the mini screen and I for one have faith in your abilities.

Nice work. Cheers,

5 stars.

Posted on October 11, 2007
- starkarts

Pretty cool man! Good Job

Posted on October 11, 2007
- kwistufa

An awesome Story & Watch!
Really got me in, I was dissapointed at the end.
Only because I wanted to see what happens next.
Very good job SG. Your VA's are great in their Roles.
Editting & Custom stuff was Superb.
Looking forward to the next Instalment!

Posted on October 11, 2007
- docontheweb

I could sit here and list all the similarities between this and "Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo", but I don't want to bore you. Especially since it is loosely based off of that Sam Firstenberg(creator of American Ninja) classic.....but not really.

Another awsome film, sg. I kinda wish the villain was played a bit more on the insane side, and less of the 'dark evil' side. I mean this is a nut case who trapped a woman in a theater, not some demon plotting world domination...or is he? I guess that has to wait until part 2. muahahahahaha

But other than that tiny, little, minuscule, minute, insignificant, infinitesimal, microscopic, teeny problem it was an awsome movie. I really enjoyed the music. It must have been difficult to pack all those musicians around a tiny computer mic, but you certainly found a way.

You are good at making films not only swiftly, but well. Having never spoken with before in my life I would assume that you like films alot and that you are planning on going to film school at some point. I can also tell, based soley on this film, that your favorite movie is "Amadeus", and that you aren't a fan "Donnie Darko".


So yeah, as far a TMO filmmaking goes, this ranks up there in that good old 5-star territory....which is why I'm giving you 2 stars.............................ahhh just kidding. Nice job, Sg.

-Doc

Posted on October 11, 2007
- bricksfilms

Superb Work SG!
A very interesting tale. The VA's did a great job, and Sparky is as creepy as ever, hehe. I have to say that I found your camera work very interesting, and the overall style you did it in was very fresh especially on TMO. I look foward to part 2.

PS, likethe LH overlay...

Posted on October 11, 2007
- Mustachio26

Well, although it is a change of pace from Kristallnacht, it still keeps us riveted.

You've really done a wonderful job with this one sg. The cinematography was stunning and strikingly eerie at the same time. Sisch and Sparky perfectly counterplayed one another in some of their finest roles. I'm so hapy to be apart of this film, and lemme tell ya folks, you'll all be shouting for more after part 2 is finished. Better go record!

Posted on October 11, 2007
- nukester

Truly Gripping Cinematography is on show here as SGPorsche48 provides us with an outstanding thriller. This is a unique and bizarre tale that will hook you right from it's direct opening sequence until it's open end, paving the way for Part Two's imminent release.

There are few films that can be pulled off purely with dialogue and I must say the your script fell into this category so well. There were some wonderful performances by Sisch and Sparky who carried this film's intense scenes well. This was mixed with some outstanding editting and good use of the free camera.

This was perhaps the quickest 10 minutes that has ever passed with a movie entirely focussed in one area and that shows your tremendous writing and directing skills. I cannot wait to see how this unfolds and I look forward to Part 2, but until then....

Nuke Well in the Dance of Death!!!!!!!!

Posted on October 11, 2007
- Norriefpb

Hmm, tricky one.
Sisch & Sparky were tremendous, and delivered some great lines.
However, I never felt any emotion. It seemed too detached for my liking. Maybe that was intentional, but it left me cold, and I can only go on my feelings.
I'll be very interested to see part two, maybe I'll change my mind, but I'm not sure splitting it worked.

Posted on October 11, 2007
- derbyrams

A very nice first part SG! I loved the opening, great music Del! A fine job.
I loved the cast in this. Sisch and Sparky are some of the best VA's on this site and in this movie they were amazing in their roles.
They both really made you believe they are these characters! Which is a key thing you have to make the audience think whilst watching a film and you did just that! Well done dude!
I liked the way the film went on, the flow was v. good.
Especially with this being a first part, it still has quite a few questions to answer in the next part, but you are still giving quite a bit of plot in this opening part. For which i commend you as i'm intrugied to see Part two!
There was an interesting plot going on.
Quite a bit is revealed in 10 minutes and that makes me very interested to check out the second part!!!!
This film was a real treat. The vo's, music, overlays, editing, camera-work, mod work, all of which were of a really high standard and gave the film justice to make it as good as it could be!
And i'm glad that's the case with this movie.
I loved the ending. A great cliff-hanger for what's to come next.
In my opinion, this is your best work yet and i feel you have really expanded your horizons as a film-maker to make a true classic TMO movie, which you have done here.
Overall: 10/10
A very, very good film which was very interesting and v. well executed.
There are so many good things in this film. Nothing really let it down, except for the bit at the end with the audience dancing in the background [moving props], that was a bit distracting, but didn't destroy the movie at all.
I throughly enjoyed this from start to finish. I knew from the heavy pr and also me looking forward to this that i shouldn't be let down and it wasn't a dissapoint at all! A very impressive film. Top job!
Definelty a very good film, which i hope a lot of TMO'ers check out.
That rocked! You have really out-done yourself and so much more.
You did very well with this movie.
Two big thumbs up and highly recommended by me!!!!

Posted on October 11, 2007
- andy_inc

I couldn't help it, I have to review it before I go to school, sorry SG =D

What happened mate? This far surpasses the directing finesse of Kristallnacht quite easily. You listened to advice, and corrected your mistakes which is the true sign of a serious film-maker. The direction in this was absolutely spot on, you hit the nail right on the head with choice of shots etc... It's really difficult directing a film on one set and keeping it as fresh as possible (I know from experience :P), but you managed to pull it off really, really well.

The film has a kind of strange and eerie feel to it. It has a nostalgic feel yet is modern in a way, and your choice to not use music for the film (except for the titles) captures the loneliness and eeriness of the film, which I thought was a good choice.

The acting was perfect too, Sisch and Sparky acted so well together, both were standouts. Sparky's really great at playing those psycho's =P

I'll give you my opinion on what I thought of the story and character development in the next part (because I have read the script).

Overall, I thought that was definitely a job well done, and I look forward to see how you've done with the next part. I really enjoyed that, great stuff SG!

Posted on October 11, 2007
- RavensFan_09

That was excellent! To some 10 minutes might seem a bit long for just a conversation, but if it's well written, well I don't mind! I like how it was broken up into days. There were some great mods, VO's, and fitting use of music, too.
My only gripes are that there was a little too much cussing, (I suppose I'd cuss, too if I was trapped against my will, but I just have very sensitive ears...) and even though that was a well-written conversation, that's all it was - a conversation. I expected something more to happen.
Overall good job! Looking forward to part two!

Posted on October 11, 2007
- pookashells

I am officially impressed, and officially can't wait for the next installment.

p_s

Posted on October 11, 2007
- sparky1512

This is a fine, well scripted original movie you have made SG. I loved the concept of the girl held captive in a theatre. I mean strange chaps kidnapping women for various reasons has been done before, but not quite like this. I don't wanna give anything away in my review before others have watched the movie, but suffice to say this movie is fantastic. It contains great scripting, beautiful character development, first rate vo's from Sisch and a bizarre, thought provoking plot. There is a very unique 'feel' to this movie that is difficult to explain in words, but after watching i'm sure you'll see what i mean. SG has created such an atmosphere here, using some very simple yet effective techniques. Great editing, free cam etc as one would expect from your studio. Truly a fine work and i look forward to seeing the finale.

cheers

Posted on October 11, 2007