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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Favorite Movie Tuesday


I haven't done one of these in a long time. It sort of started getting routine like & as much as I love routine I just wasnt feeling it anymore. But today I watched a movie I hadnt seen in a while & it made me remember how much I loved it's 90's cheesiness.


I must have been about 10 or so when I first watched this movie & I remember wishing I could be a blond teenage cheerleader who slayed vampires. It's also no surprise that I had a huge crush on Luke Perry...who btw hasnt really aged all that well.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer is a pretty cheesy movie, I'll give you that, but then again what 90's movie wasnt. Back then the vampires in this movie scared the heck out of me but after seeing them now I cant understand how I could have been afraid of something so fake looking. They dont have anything on Bill or Eric ;)

The best part is watching Buffy kill the vampires & her awesome moves lol. I really hope you guys know that there is a lot of sarcasm in this post. Every cartwheel, punch & sprint is so scripted and in all honesty Kristy Swanson wasn't exactly shooting for an Emmy in this movie. Overall it is a pretty cute comedy/love story & if you're into watching movies for old times sake then this is one you might want to see.
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Synopsis:
Buffy Summers (Kristy Swanson) has the lifestyle any young woman could want. Cheerleading, dating the captain of the basketball team, and copious amounts of time spent shopping with friends. She had no idea of her true calling until a mysterious man named Merrick (Donald Southerland) approached her and told her that she is the Slayer; one woman called to defend the world from vampires. Reluctant to concede to the fact, Buffy soon learns that Merrick speaks the truth and so begins to take her new life seriously while trying to maintain the sense of normality her life had once been. With her best friends slowly abandoning her, Buffy finds solace in the town outcast, Pike (Luke Perry), who knows very well the terrors that have arisen. Together, they combat the forces of the old and powerful vampire, Lothos (Rutger Hauer), who has his eyes set on Buffy.

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Trivia:
  • Ben Affleck appears in one scene as a basketball player.
  • In the original version of the script, Merrick committed suicide to escape being turned into a vampire by Lothos, who wanted to know the Slayer's identity so he could dispatch with her.
  • Alyssa Milano was originally set to play Buffy.
  • Joss Whedon was so frustrated by how much of his vision was being mishandled and how much of it was being rewritten that he eventually left the set during production and never came back.
  • This was Hilary Swank's first film.
  • Buffy's "dress" boots for the dance are white hi top boxing boots with strips of white muslin for laces.
  • Despite claiming he was cut from the movie, Seth Green does appear in it - although it are just 3 seconds and the 2 of it he is seen from behind. He is the short red haired vampire that gets kicked by Buffy outside the gym while a group of vampires, including him, taunt her. You can recognize him by his haircut alone.

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8 comments:

  1. Yikes. Luke Perry is starting to take on the dreaded Keith Richards appearance.

    I LOVE that move, by the way! But I was never able to get into the series.

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  2. LOL I too used to LOVE this movie!!

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  3. I totally remember the movie. I was surprised to see it get turned into a TV series and even more surprised to see it become MORE successful than the movie version. Never got to watch the series - was too busy with college. Years later, I stumbled across Whedon's genius flair for script on a much too short-lived TV series called Firefly. Yes, I am a Browncoat and I have converted few friends. ;)

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  4. I forgot Luke Perry was in this movie. I always remember Pee-Wee being a vampire in it. Glad you enjoyed it on the second round. I recently rewatched Heathers and I did not like it. I LOVED that movie when it came out!

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  5. i've never seen the whole thing, but it seems like a cute, fun one from what I have. At least Seth Green got to be in the tv version more! I love him.

    -Lauren

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  6. You know, what's sad is I've never actually seen that movie. I'm the right age group and all, but somehow just never got around to it. Sad.

    BTW, prepare yourself, because apparently I'm supposed to find someone to guest blog, and I choose you (unless you don't want to, of course-I won't make you!)

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  7. I remember vividly all of my friends watching this movie. I never saw it. : ) It is so crazy to look at them now and see how they have aged. It happens to the best of us, doesn't it? Darn it!

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  8. I love this series. I hope you keep it up!

    I don't think that I have seen this movie...maybe I should.

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