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4/21/2017 2:36 pm  #1


Valhalla Rising

'Tis playing atm on IFC.

One of my favorite movies, even!
Also, might be one of the best films for an analogue to Hyperborea's bleak atmosphere.


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4/21/2017 4:56 pm  #2


Re: Valhalla Rising

I'm a big fan too!


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4/21/2017 5:18 pm  #3


Re: Valhalla Rising

I've never seen it. I'll see if it's on Netflix...


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4/22/2017 7:45 am  #4


Re: Valhalla Rising

To be fair, Valhalla Rising has its detractors, but I thought that it was great. I thought the director Nicolas Winding Refn did a fantastic job making the past feel truly alien and scary (opposite of a Ren Faire, heh!). I like Drive too, though some of his newer stuff like Only God Forgives and Neon Demon left me bored and underwhelmed. May be my problem though!


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4/22/2017 9:50 am  #5


Re: Valhalla Rising

I'm not familiar with his other works but I do see how some might get bored with Valhalla Rising...
My only real criticism is that too bad it wasn't done in a Scandinavian tongue w/o subtitles, for the most part, the few words spoken are easily understood in any language.


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