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You are the first person I heard say this!

I like the film and the concept of it, but I was left wanting more.


I will be giving The Thing 2 a re-watching this afternoon to see if I like it more the second go around.

For sure. I like the metaphysical bend of it. Don't think that means I think less of the Thing or They Live or Escape From New York or Halloween or ...
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For sure. I like the metaphysical bend of it. Don't think that means I think less of the Thing or They Live or Escape From New York or Halloween or ...

Oh I see and that is what I liked about it but I just wanted to know more about how the 'sect' had that container and where did they get it from. Hmm maybe Carpenter can fill in the blank with a prequel of that film.
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Now i am NOT getting email notifications of new posts in this thread. I dont know why. I am set up as SUBSCRIBED. I even tried to reset it by un-subscribing, doing something else, then subscribing again. Didnt work. This sucks.

Got a busy day, watched the F1 race this morning, got something to do early afternoon, then off to visit brother-in-law in hospital, probably another day without a horror movie. At least i am getting enjoyment reading your posts here, although i gotta keep coming back on my own since as i said, i am not getting notifications.
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Now i am NOT getting email notifications of new posts in this thread. I dont know why. I am set up as SUBSCRIBED. I even tried to reset it by un-subscribing, doing something else, then subscribing again. Didnt work. This sucks.

Got a busy day, watched the F1 race this morning, got something to do early afternoon, then off to visit brother-in-law in hospital, probably another day without a horror movie. At least i am getting enjoyment reading your posts here, although i gotta keep coming back on my own since as i said, i am not getting notifications.


Hope your brother gets better.
post #7325 of 9794
Last night's flick......

12. Dark Skies (2013)- {4/5} Blu-ray This was a pleasant surprise when we watched it back in June so it was a no-brainer for a repeat viewing in October. This movie features good performances and an interesting story that is well-paced and effectively creepy. It almost makes the same mistake that Insidious did with the addition of the paranormal "expert" character in J.K. Simmons, but thankfully, it only serves as a minor distraction. An all-around good film, folks. Recommended.
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^one of the best PG13 horror flick I have seen recently.
post #7327 of 9794
Last night's creature feature was "The Bates Haunting" on HuluPlus. It was a watchable z-movie but then I have a wide tolerance for independence productions. Apparently there is actually a Bates Hotel amusement park in Pennsylvania and the movie was shot there. It's a very "Halloween" appropriate film. And to test the Chromecast with Netflix I watched the movie "Extracted" which seemed to be in 1080p (SuperHD). This is more of a sci-fi movie than horror about guy who develops a machine to go into minds and is asked to visit the mind of a felon to see if they guy really committed the crime. Three and a half memory plugins.

Creepster.tv doesn't have a Chromecast compatible Android app. I'll check to see if they are working on one since they DO have a GoogleTV app. The samplings I watched were pretty much low resolution so I'm wondering what they are serving on Google TV? However, I don't see anything on the developer blog yet about how to develop for it or maybe Google just sets it up because what it does is essentially shift your stream from the Androir device or Chrome browser to the Chromecast for pickup. One can open a site like Creepster on the Chrome browser and have it rebroadcst over wifi to the Chromecast. That didn't work so well with wifi but may try the originating computer plugged into Ethernet.
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Keeping the reviews short today, I was pretty busy all weekend and didn't have much time to write reviews.

11. Color Me Blood Red (first-time viewing)
The third and least successful of the Herschel Gordon Lewis "blood trilogy" (Blood Feast/Two Thousand Maniacs/Color Me Blood Red). A frustrated artist finds success when he discovers that human blood makes for the best and most realistic shades of red. Made in 1965, the best parts of the movie are how dated and bad it is. Bad acting, bad dialog, poor camera work, poor sound. But something about it made me laugh, (particularly when one of the teenagers exclaims "Holy bananas!" upon finding a corpse) so that's worth something at least. 2 out of 5 stars.

12. Chained (first-time viewing)
A serial killer keeps the son of one of his victims captive for 8 years, eventually forming a twisted sort of bond with him. This movie wasn't as good as it could have been, given an interesting setup and a decent performance by the captive child. At many times it seemed flat and repetitive, as lifeless as the killer's gaze. Part of the problem may have been Vincent D'Onofrio's performance, he employs a very heavy and deliberate lisp that was distracting every time he spoke. As a movie it was just average. 3 out of 5 stars.

13. Frankenweenie
Finally a movie I can watch with my kids! This is Tim Burton playing to his strengths: dark humor and an obvious love for classic horror. The final part where all hell breaks loose is something to see. 3.5 out of 5 stars.

Bob's October 2013 Horror Movie List
FTV denotes first time viewing
1. Some Guy Who Kills People (FTV)
2. Uzumaki (FTV)
3. The Pact (2011) (FTV)
4. Midnight Son (FTV)
5. Excision (FTV)
6. Absentia (FTV)
7. Sleep Tight (FTV)
8. Lunacy (FTV)
9. Frankenstein's Army (FTV)
10. The Woman in Black (FTV)
11. Color Me Blood Red (FTV)
12. Chained (FTV)
13. Frankenweenie
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Now i am NOT getting email notifications of new posts in this thread. I dont know why. I am set up as SUBSCRIBED. I even tried to reset it by un-subscribing, doing something else, then subscribing again. Didnt work. This sucks.

Got a busy day, watched the F1 race this morning, got something to do early afternoon, then off to visit brother-in-law in hospital, probably another day without a horror movie. At least i am getting enjoyment reading your posts here, although i gotta keep coming back on my own since as i said, i am not getting notifications.

Are you viewing on a PC or a smartphone? If on a PC, try holding down the "Shift" key while clicking the reload or refresh button on your browser. This might work and can't hurt to try.
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Just a quick mention for American Horror Story: Coven and The Walking Dead. Both had stellar opening episodes. Now if we could get a scifi show worth a damn smile.gif
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Just a quick mention for American Horror Story: Coven and The Walking Dead. Both had stellar opening episodes. Now if we could get a scifi show worth a damn smile.gif

Yep, AMS started off with a bang. Really looking forward to the second episode. cool.gif
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13. Frankenweenie
Finally a movie I can watch with my kids! This is Tim Burton playing to his strengths: dark humor and an obvious love for classic horror. The final part where all hell breaks loose is something to see. 3.5 out of 5 stars.
DOH!
I forgot all about Burton's anime stuff.redface.giffrown.gif
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23. A Nightmare On Elm Street. A classic tale of terror with a unique 80's vibe. I'm a Voorhees guy most days of the week but Kruger is a lot of fun too. Inventive kills and snark are the series trademarks and it all begins here. Seeing Johnny Depp get wasted is a thing of beauty and really not rivaled until the recent Evil Dead remake in terms of just raw blood volume. I definitely like other movies in the series better but you have to start somewhere. 3 stars

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This movie has:
Johnny Depp getting killed.
80's favorite Freddy Kruger.
Loads of subconscious fuel.
A good question, if you die in your dream do you die in real life?


24. Day of the Dead. Romero zombies. Still one of the masters that casts a long shadow. The view into societal microcosms is typically a big draw for me. Searching for silver linings among a grim environment is part of the reason I connect to Z films. Throw in a command and control structure and the end of the world and you got yourself a party. Tom Savini effects push this to 11. 4.5 stars



This movie has:
Zombies. The real kind.
The kind of zombies that would kill Brad Pitt.
Tom Savini stuff that Brad Pitt ignored for some reason.
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DOH!
I forgot all about Burton's anime stuff.redface.giffrown.gif

I watched Paranorman and forgot to add it to the list. It's a pretty good one. All stop motion and kind of a 50's inspired theme and story. Looks amazing in HD.
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Badass foreign poster art

Yes please. Keep it coming.
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No One Lives was a pretty fun ride. I think most fans of The Collector would enjoy it. Yeah it slows down a bit towards the end but it starts out like gangbusters and keeping up with that intensity would be pretty gosh darn tough. I’ll forgive it. Better than anything else I’d watched so far but that really ain’t saying much. Between not showering regularly and the quality of films permeating through my screen the living room has started to smell like straight up garbage. I don’t mind the stench though. B

This film contains:
ANTI HERO
2/3 Awesomeness
1/3 Pretty goodness
Disposable chicks
Disposable d*cks
Body suit

Maniac is a masterpiece. Spinell gives an Oscar worthy performance. Amazing score, Savini’s gore and Caroline Munro. Nothing else to add that hasn’t already been said. A

This film contains:
Mama Mia!
Norman 2.0
SLEAZE
Coolest disco song in a photo shoot ever
post #7337 of 9794
25. VHS 2. I'd say this is equal to the first. I like the first one a lot and I think it had more stories I liked versus this one but part 2 has a segment that's a 5 all day long. 2 whole sequences in part 2 just don't quit. This series is headed in the right direction. FTV 5 stars



This movie has:

Tracking adjustments.
WTF's.
A couple of sections that go to 11.
Poor dog.


I had to give it 5. I know it probably won't hold up to repeat viewings but as far as eliciting a response no movie this October has done what this did. This, Sinister, and Evil Dead(2013) are my faves in recent memory.
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
That last sequence was top notch and between the first person zombie and the cult scene the whole movie was pretty much non stop. The eye thing was useless, weak, and forgettable. Now to fire up Dark Skies. smile.gif
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16, The Thing, Matthijs van Heijningen Jr., 2011 BD, This is one movie that I really want to love and I was excited to even give this a second viewing. The Thing sets up as a prequel to the 1982 classic or what happened at the Norwegian camp before the 'dog' made it's way back to the American camp. The beginning starts off great, the effects are a great marriage between CGI/practical effects and the end is pretty good. The characters are great because most are Norwegian, the lead female character is good too. The bad is the middle of the whole film as the movie just kinda moves along (it seems like a rehash of the 1982 one) and I wouldn't be as hard on this movie if it wasn't tied to the 1982 version.


2.5 Morphing Zombies
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Fulci's City of the Living Dead Not bad for some semi-old-school horror (1980 is pushing it). 2.5/5 stars. It's funny, the best scene really had nothing to do with the living dead. smile.gif Good looking BD, too.

larry
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Are you viewing on a PC or a smartphone? If on a PC, try holding down the "Shift" key while clicking the reload or refresh button on your browser. This might work and can't hurt to try.

I just tried it, lets see if it works. I am on a regular PC only. I missed my horror movie again yesterday, will really try to get one in today, not sure about the rest of the week as Tuesday is packing and then Wed-Fri we will be away. Bad timing this month with our anniversary trip and my sick brother-in-law.

Everyone have fun, and i will be around as much as i can!!
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Just a quick mention for American Horror Story: Coven and The Walking Dead. Both had stellar opening episodes. Now if we could get a scifi show worth a damn smile.gif

I got both on the DVR, not sure when I will get a chance to watch them, oh well, gives me something to look forward to i guess!!
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Originally Posted by darthrsg View Post

23. A Nightmare On Elm Street. A classic tale of terror with a unique 80's vibe. I'm a Voorhees guy most days of the week but Kruger is a lot of fun too. Inventive kills and snark are the series trademarks and it all begins here. Seeing Johnny Depp get wasted is a thing of beauty and really not rivaled until the recent Evil Dead remake in terms of just raw blood volume. I definitely like other movies in the series better but you have to start somewhere. 3 stars

CREATOR: gd-jpeg v1.0 (using IJG JPEG v62), quality = 80

This movie has:
Johnny Depp getting killed.
80's favorite Freddy Kruger.
Loads of subconscious fuel.
A good question, if you die in your dream do you die in real life?


24. Day of the Dead. Romero zombies. Still one of the masters that casts a long shadow. The view into societal microcosms is typically a big draw for me. Searching for silver linings among a grim environment is part of the reason I connect to Z films. Throw in a command and control structure and the end of the world and you got yourself a party. Tom Savini effects push this to 11. 4.5 stars



This movie has:
Zombies. The real kind.
The kind of zombies that would kill Brad Pitt.
Tom Savini stuff that Brad Pitt ignored for some reason.
I am going to revisit the original Nightmare too and Day of the Dead is one of my favorite zombie movies, I still need to get this on BD.
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25. VHS 2. I'd say this is equal to the first. I like the first one a lot and I think it had more stories I liked versus this one but part 2 has a segment that's a 5 all day long. 2 whole sequences in part 2 just don't quit. This series is headed in the right direction. FTV 5 stars



This movie has:

Tracking adjustments.
WTF's.
A couple of sections that go to 11.
Poor dog.


I had to give it 5. I know it probably won't hold up to repeat viewings but as far as eliciting a response no movie this October has done what this did. This, Sinister, and Evil Dead(2013) are my faves in recent memory.
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
That last sequence was top notch and between the first person zombie and the cult scene the whole movie was pretty much non stop. The eye thing was useless, weak, and forgettable. Now to fire up Dark Skies. smile.gif

VHS2 had a bunch of wtf did I just see but the movie itself did creep me out!
I think you will like Dark Skies.
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14. Mum and Dad (first-time viewing)
Great little bit of nastiness disguised as survival horror, it's really a black comic skewering of the the traditional British family unit--sort of a "Thames Chainsaw Massacre" without the chainsaw. A Polish emigree who cleans bathrooms at Heathrow airport makes the mistake of accepting an invitation to her co-worker's parents' home, only to find out the "parents" are psychotic torture-killers. Stories of captivity have been in vogue for the past few years, so there's some danger of having "been there, done that", but "Mum and Dad" is an effective ride, thanks to some really strong acting performances. The parent-child relationship is twisted into something beyond sinister, and the sibling rivalry stakes are higher than ever as each "child" does whatever they need to do to survive their lunatic "parents". Dark content doesn't mean the movie has to be dreary, and I'd say "Mum and Dad" is almost something resembling "fun" but that just doesn't sound right...does it? Find out for yourself and watch it. 4 out of 5 stars.

Bob's October 2013 Horror Movie List
FTV denotes first time viewing
1. Some Guy Who Kills People (FTV)
2. Uzumaki (FTV)
3. The Pact (2011) (FTV)
4. Midnight Son (FTV)
5. Excision (FTV)
6. Absentia (FTV)
7. Sleep Tight (FTV)
8. Lunacy (FTV)
9. Frankenstein's Army (FTV)
10. The Woman in Black (FTV)
11. Color Me Blood Red (FTV)
12. Chained (FTV)
13. Frankenweenie
14. Mum and Dad (FTV)
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I am going to revisit the original Nightmare too and Day of the Dead is one of my favorite zombie movies, I still need to get this on BD.
VHS2 had a bunch of wtf did I just see but the movie itself did creep me out!
I think you will like Dark Skies.

Dark Skies is awesome but I rented it and should have bought it. At any rate I'm home today with the little one and we've watched Monsters University which is pretty weak IMHO. Pixar has cars'd that one right up. On another note I threw in Finding Nemo and got about ten minutes in and the kid said "Stop it right now daddy, no watch fish. Watch Arietty." All the while putting the remote in my hand. "Here daddy, stop the fish and watch Arietty. Please."
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October 12th:

The Descent - 5 sonar guided zombies
I can't really say anything new about this one but you know it's good when you can watch it year after year and it still captures the same mood, anxiety, and excitement. A must have for every horror fan IMO. 5 sonar guided zombies

October 13th:

The Shadow People - 1 placebo zombie
What a waste of a potentially good story. This one focuses on a late night radio talk show host that takes a call from a scared kid talking about shadow people coming to get him and dies the next day. There is a historical element that is never fleshed out and the movie begins to build as if it had something of substance to reveal but never amounts to much. It kinda reminded me of those scenes with the girl taking her top off and right when it gets to the good part the camera angle switches and you just see her bare back mad.gif - 1 placebo zombie
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No One Lives was a pretty fun ride. I think most fans of The Collector would enjoy it. Yeah it slows down a bit towards the end but it starts out like gangbusters and keeping up with that intensity would be pretty gosh darn tough. I’ll forgive it. Better than anything else I’d watched so far but that really ain’t saying much. Between not showering regularly and the quality of films permeating through my screen the living room has started to smell like straight up garbage. I don’t mind the stench though. B

This film contains:
ANTI HERO
2/3 Awesomeness
1/3 Pretty goodness
Disposable chicks
Disposable d*cks
Body suit

Maniac is a masterpiece. Spinell gives an Oscar worthy performance. Amazing score, Savini’s gore and Caroline Munro. Nothing else to add that hasn’t already been said. A

This film contains:
Mama Mia!
Norman 2.0
SLEAZE
Coolest disco song in a photo shoot ever

Looking forward to No One Lives. It was a blind buy for me and its on the list for later this month.

Maniac????? How did you get a copy. I preordered it but didn't think it was released yet. Wait...........just checked it out and confirmed that I'm talking about the remake......which looks to be very good.

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Dark Skies is awesome but I rented it and should have bought it. At any rate I'm home today with the little one and we've watched Monsters University which is pretty weak IMHO. Pixar has cars'd that one right up. On another note I threw in Finding Nemo and got about ten minutes in and the kid said "Stop it right now daddy, no watch fish. Watch Arietty." All the while putting the remote in my hand. "Here daddy, stop the fish and watch Arietty. Please."

I rented it first as well. Then found it on Amazon for $10.99 Blu-ray. No-brainer.
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biggrin.gif
You came to the right place.wink.gif
LOL, I watched this 2 nights ago.cool.gif
The biggest problem with this Gremlins-clone is the lack of consistent humor.
The biggest reward is the very MILFish Dee Wallace-Stone....
Was she G-MILFish for you in LOS?
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Originally Posted by Bob McLaughlin View Post

Keeping the reviews short today, I was pretty busy all weekend and didn't have much time to write reviews.

11. Color Me Blood Red (first-time viewing)
13. Frankenweenie
Finally a movie I can watch with my kids! This is Tim Burton playing to his strengths: dark humor and an obvious love for classic horror. The final part where all hell breaks loose is something to see. 3.5 out of 5 stars.
This was much better than I thought it would be and my kids really liked it. Not spooky like Paranorman though - probably why they liked it. smile.gif.
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Originally Posted by wizzack View Post

No One Lives was a pretty fun ride. I think most fans of The Collector would enjoy it. Yeah it slows down a bit towards the end but it starts out like gangbusters and keeping up with that intensity would be pretty gosh darn tough. I’ll forgive it. Better than anything else I’d watched so far but that really ain’t saying much. Between not showering regularly and the quality of films permeating through my screen the living room has started to smell like straight up garbage. I don’t mind the stench though. B

This film contains:
ANTI HERO
2/3 Awesomeness
1/3 Pretty goodness
Disposable chicks
Disposable d*cks
Body suit
Body suit LOL! I thought the first half or so was very good too. Seems to be a divisive movie for some reason.
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16, The Thing, Matthijs van Heijningen Jr., 2011 BD, This is one movie that I really want to love and I was excited to even give this a second viewing. The Thing sets up as a prequel to the 1982 classic or what happened at the Norwegian camp before the 'dog' made it's way back to the American camp. The beginning starts off great, the effects are a great marriage between CGI/practical effects and the end is pretty good. The characters are great because most are Norwegian, the lead female character is good too. The bad is the middle of the whole film as the movie just kinda moves along (it seems like a rehash of the 1982 one) and I wouldn't be as hard on this movie if it wasn't tied to the 1982 version.


2.5 Morphing Zombies
I thought Mary Beth Winstead was good in this, but you are right. Is very derivative in the middle and loses alot of steam. Still, I like this enough to do a Thing/Thing double header later this month.

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Originally Posted by Bob McLaughlin View Post

14. Mum and Dad (first-time viewing)
Great little bit of nastiness disguised as survival horror, it's really a black comic skewering of the the traditional British family unit--sort of a "Thames Chainsaw Massacre" without the chainsaw. A Polish emigree who cleans bathrooms at Heathrow airport makes the mistake of accepting an invitation to her co-worker's parents' home, only to find out the "parents" are psychotic torture-killers. Stories of captivity have been in vogue for the past few years, so there's some danger of having "been there, done that", but "Mum and Dad" is an effective ride, thanks to some really strong acting performances. The parent-child relationship is twisted into something beyond sinister, and the sibling rivalry stakes are higher than ever as each "child" does whatever they need to do to survive their lunatic "parents". Dark content doesn't mean the movie has to be dreary, and I'd say "Mum and Dad" is almost something resembling "fun" but that just doesn't sound right...does it? Find out for yourself and watch it. 4 out of 5 stars.
Added to my queue
post #7348 of 9794
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Originally Posted by darthrsg View Post

Dark Skies is awesome but I rented it and should have bought it. At any rate I'm home today with the little one and we've watched Monsters University which is pretty weak IMHO. Pixar has cars'd that one right up. On another note I threw in Finding Nemo and got about ten minutes in and the kid said "Stop it right now daddy, no watch fish. Watch Arietty." All the while putting the remote in my hand. "Here daddy, stop the fish and watch Arietty. Please."

When Dark Skies or VHS2 has a price drop I will buy them. I have Monsters inc U on pre-order and my son loves the characters. I agree it wasn't as good as the first go around but it was still enjoyable. I am still trying to get my kids to watch Brave but I think the movie is to 'old' for toddlers to watch.
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When Dark Skies or VHS2 has a price drop I will buy them. I have Monsters inc U on pre-order and my son loves the characters. I agree it wasn't as good as the first go around but it was still enjoyable. I am still trying to get my kids to watch Brave but I think the movie is to 'old' for toddlers to watch.

Have you tried Ghibli movies?
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I thought Mary Beth Winstead was good in this, but you are right. Is very derivative in the middle and loses alot of steam. Still, I like this enough to do a Thing/Thing double header later this month.

Oh yeah she was good and quite attractive I might add! It is worth doing a double feature and a BD buy if the 2011 Thing is on sale.
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