View Full Version : NEXT OF KIN (tony Williams,1981)
03-23-2005, 08:48 AM
a great Australian "slasher" film,with an amazing camerawork and a stunning klaus Schulze's soundtrack...is this available on dvd??
03-23-2005, 08:54 AM
Very spooky and surprisingly well made film - Im looking for this as well...
03-23-2005, 08:57 AM
yes,it's a very scary film,but in a subtle way...the use of Louma and slow motion are really great,especially in the climax!
01-21-2006, 12:54 PM
NEXT OF KIN is available on dvd!! :eek: :) :) :
01-22-2006, 04:20 PM
What?!? What a pleasant surprise! :)
I wonder how the transfer looks... Does any of our australian mates know anything? :)
01-22-2006, 04:25 PM
I'll have to check this out, it looks interesting. I'll admit that the only thing that comes to mind when I hear the title NEXT OF KIN is Patrick Swayze.
01-23-2006, 06:17 AM
I wonder how the transfer looks...
on Imdb one guy say that the sound is a bit muffled but the that the picture quality is good ;) ...the price of this dvd is cheap,so i'll buy it! :)
William S. Wilson
01-23-2006, 06:11 PM
Wow, I had no idea this was out on DVD. Thanks for that info. I'm definitely going to have to pick that up. I'm surprised there isn't a Tarantino quote about male lead John Jarrett on the front :)
03-28-2006, 05:10 AM
saw it again last night thanks to the australian dvd! :) :)
what a great "horror" movie it is!
the camerawork,cinematography and lightning are wonderful...and it scares you in a subtle way! :p
08-09-2007, 07:08 PM
Any news for a special edition of this on dvd??
This is really one of the best "horror" films of the 80's and it deserves to be better known... :)
06-29-2008, 01:37 PM
up for this gem!:cool:;)
There are so many shots and scenes that i love in this film!!
-the opening credits
-the first slow motion...in fact the near ending of the film!
-Linda's dream with the "underwater" old man knocking on the window...creepy
-the "melting corridor" (Linda's blurred POV)
-the creepy drowned old man found in the bathtub...creepy make up,disturbing POV and use of music
-the sugar scene!!!
-one of the killer slowly opening the door behind Linda...Linda face to face with the hammer guy...CREEPY!!!!!!!
-the needle in the eye!!
-the exploding head of the truck guy!!!...you just see a glimpse of his head exploding,the editing is just perfect,lol...the exploding head fading to the sunrise...awesome!
-Linda and her boyfriend in the forest,i love the music,the steadycam shots,the creepy silhouette of the killer seen by Linda through the woods....sooo scary!
-Linda and her boyfriend swimming in the lake...i like the crane shot from above,the eerie,cool music...one of the few "peaceful" scenes of the film,lol!
-the fountain slowly "bleeding",the blood's reflections on Linda's face...great!
-the door slowly opened,dead Barney in his chair pushed towards Linda!!
-and the awesome scene when the frightened Linda is running through woods and country to search Barney...a very lyric scene,wonderfull shot and scored!
07-02-2008, 10:34 PM
Next of Kin is fantastic. Its a shame that the director only made two movies.
10-17-2008, 03:06 PM
10-20-2008, 05:13 PM
Neat little movie, but if I can predict who the killer is, that makes a film incredibly predictable. :)
That said, the thread here prompted me to grab the Australian DVD and I'm not disappointed that I did.
10-21-2008, 11:09 AM
There is also an X Rated Kult DVD out there that I've been curious about. Can anyone confirm the Aussie DVD is uncut ?
04-10-2009, 05:41 AM
The director and Tarantino are talking about the film in this short clip:
10-16-2009, 01:47 PM
Jeremy Richey's review:
07-15-2010, 12:06 AM
Just watched this! Great movie! Does anyone know if the Cult dvd is better than the Aussie one? The sound is not too hot on it.
07-15-2010, 02:17 AM
I actually just got a copy of this one recently. I'm thinking it would be wise to put it at the top of my to watch pile!
04-04-2012, 05:55 AM
Any chance of this getting a North American DVD release? I know Code Red won't do it. Could Scorpion be a contender if their upcoming Ozploitation DVDs sell well?
It can be a pain in the ass to search for this film since, as it's been noted, it's not the only film to be titled Next of Kin. Should anyone be looking it up anytime soon on IMDB, this'll spare you the time wading through search results: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0084408/. See, of the Next of Kins made in 1984, IMDB lists this as as
Next of Kin (1984/II)
aka "Hell House" - Philippines (English title)
The #1 "Next of Kin" from 1984 is an Atom Egoyan film.
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