Thursday, July 28, 2011


IMDB says... Rated R, 1979, 118 minutes
During a future ice age, dying humanity occupies its remaining time by playing a board game called "Quintet." For one small group, this obsession is not enough; they play the game with living pieces ... and only the winner survives.

The 73rd Virgin says... I remember the awful reviews when this was released. I thought I should discover it for myself. Wow, it's awful. If Tarkovsky directed DeNiro in The Love Boat it couldn't be less apt than Robert Altman's and Newman's Own attempt at post-apocalyptic paint-drying. Cheesy sound, cheesy music, cheesy filter over the edges of the lens, Newman reading his lines off a wall apparently. The one special effect involving Rottweiler's always eating something in the background. Heavy. Even the dogs seem bored.

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