Movie News/Discussion Thread 2 - 'Mortal Kombat' Trailer p200

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by Victor Mildew » Thu Feb 04, 2021 1:01 pm

Chocolate-Milk wrote:I had the bright idea of watching it just now. strawberry floating hell, that's grim.


I don't want to see it, but can you describe it? Is it really someone flying a helicopter inside?

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by Memento Mori » Thu Feb 04, 2021 1:01 pm

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Chocolate-Milk wrote:I had the bright idea of watching it just now. strawberry floating hell, that's grim.


I don't want to see it, but can you describe it? Is it really someone flying a helicopter inside?



On July 23, 1982, during the filming of Twilight Zone, actor Vic Morrow and child extras Myca Dinh Le (age 7) and Renee Shin-Yi Chen (age 6) were killed in an accident involving an out-of-control helicopter. The three were caught under the aircraft when it crashed.[11] The National Transportation Safety Board reported in October 1984:

The probable cause of the accident was the detonation of debris-laden high temperature special effects explosions too near a low-flying helicopter leading to foreign object damage to one rotor blade and delamination due to heat to the other rotor blade, the separation of the helicopter's tail rotor assembly, and the uncontrolled descent of the helicopter. The proximity of the helicopter to the special effects explosions was due to the failure to establish direct communications and coordination between the pilot, who was in command of the helicopter operation, and the film director, who was in charge of the filming operation.[12]

Landis and four other crew members were charged with involuntary manslaughter. The prosecutors attempted to show that Landis was reckless and had not told the parents and others of the children's proximity to explosives and helicopters and of limitations on their working hours.[11] He admitted that he had violated California law regulating the employment of children by using the children after hours, and conceded that that was "wrong", but still denied culpability.[11] Numerous members of the film crew testified that the director was warned but ignored the dangers. After a nine-month jury trial during 1986 and 1987, Landis, represented by criminal defense attorneys Harland Braun and James F. Neal, and the other crew members were acquitted of the charges.[13][14]

Landis was later reprimanded for circumventing California's child labor laws in hiring the two children. The incident resulted in stricter safety measures and enforcement of child labor laws in California.[13] The parents of the children sued, and eventually settled out of court with the studio for $2 million per family. Morrow's children, one of them being actress Jennifer Jason Leigh, who was 20 at the time, also settled out of court for an undisclosed sum.

During an interview with journalist Giulia D'Agnolo Vallan, Landis said:

When you read about the accident, they say we were blowing up huts—which we weren't—and that debris hit the tail rotor of the helicopter—which it didn't. The FBI Crime Lab, who was working for the prosecution, finally figured out that the tail rotor delaminated, which is why the pilot lost control. The special effects man who made the mistake by setting off a fireball at the wrong time was never charged.[6]


Vic Morrow and one of the kids were decapitated.

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by Victor Mildew » Thu Feb 04, 2021 1:04 pm

Well that's pretty stupid

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by Corazon de Leon » Thu Feb 04, 2021 1:05 pm

Yeah I saw that years ago and have no desire to do so again.

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by Tomous » Thu Feb 04, 2021 1:07 pm

They were decapitated and you can see it on YouTube?! :dread:

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by Godzilla » Thu Feb 04, 2021 1:09 pm

No you see a helicopter crash into the water and they are on the water. It's a massive splash/explosion but you don't see the actual deaths

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by Godzilla » Thu Feb 04, 2021 1:13 pm

Speaking of stupid filming decisions. Everyone should watch Roar, a remarkable film which had a ridiculously large amount of on set injuries. At least 70 different people were injured.

The movie can be summed up as "fill a set with lions, put actors and crew in there with them and then film it"

It's Tiger King but without any cages. It's so unsettling to watch as you're just waiting for someone to get mauled.


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by Tafdolphin » Thu Feb 04, 2021 1:13 pm

Corazon de Leon wrote:Yeah I saw that years ago and have no desire to do so again.


Same here. It's not gory as such, but you can clearly see Morrow and one of the kids go under the blades.

Landis Senior is an utter gooseberry fool. This playboy interview with Eddie Murphy from the 90s does a good job explaining why

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tl:dr Coming to America was after the accident. Murphy felt sorry for the guy as he'd been blacklisted by most studios. Once Murphy extended an olive branch, Landis proceeded to beat the crew about the head with it, being an irredeemable gooseberry fool until Murphy threatened to beat him up.

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by Rex Kramer » Thu Feb 04, 2021 1:15 pm

Do you ever get the impression that everyone in Hollywood is an irredeemable banana split and we probably shouldn't spend money on films.

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by Tafdolphin » Thu Feb 04, 2021 1:18 pm

Tom Hanks tho.

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by Rex Kramer » Thu Feb 04, 2021 1:19 pm

Probably murders kittens on the sly.

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by Jenuall » Thu Feb 04, 2021 1:24 pm

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Jenuall wrote:Speaking of interest in movies being diminished by the gooseberry fool people involved in them, only just discovered that Mad Max Fury Road was written by Brendan McCarthy who would appear to be a complete dickhead in terms of his political views. :dread:


Mad Max Fury Road also has Steve Mnuchin credited as a producer :dread:

In fact, his producing credits tarnish a whole lot of, otherwise, reasonably enjoyable movies.

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by Preezy » Thu Feb 04, 2021 1:24 pm

Poor kids (and guy holding them), at least it was instant :(

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by Corazon de Leon » Thu Feb 04, 2021 1:34 pm

I’ve read that Murphy interview. Landis has a very different memory of events but I understand that Murphy has actually been backed up by Arsenio Hall and other cast members? You know you’ve made a bastard of it when you get into it with Eddie Murphy and he comes out with the moral high ground!

Tafdolphin wrote:Tom Hanks tho.


One of the top men in the academy is probably very good at manipulating/politicking his way to the top. Not saying he’s not a decent fella, but he’s definitely got a wee edge to him.

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by Zilnad » Thu Feb 04, 2021 1:34 pm

I'm sad now.

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by Moggy » Thu Feb 04, 2021 1:38 pm

Tafdolphin wrote:Tom Hanks tho.


Dead eyes.

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by Memento Mori » Thu Feb 04, 2021 1:39 pm

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Tafdolphin wrote:Tom Hanks tho.


Dead eyes.

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by Victor Mildew » Thu Feb 04, 2021 1:40 pm

Tafdolphin wrote:Tom Hanks tho.


Sorry to break this to you, but Tom Hanks is an anagram of 'get back in the kitchen'.

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by Tomous » Thu Feb 04, 2021 1:42 pm

How about Keanu Reeves?

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by Victor Mildew » Thu Feb 04, 2021 1:43 pm

No, he's a terrible cook.

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