The Mechanical Man / The Headless Horseman 2005 Horror Movie Review
Horror movies Review
The Mechanical Man is an incomplete piece of what was originally an epic,serial like adventure made in the silent era.
Alpha does an alright job(for once) of restoring the image and presenting the film tinted.
However,it is also saddled with an unintentionally,HILARIOUS music score that combines Jazz-Fusion with techno to ridiculous effect.
(My favorite piece of music,that friends and I would sing is the one that sounds like-“I’m the man,ar-da-dork-dork!).
The effects of the Robot are actually pretty cool as is the climatic battle between two mechanical men(!) at a dinner party.
(Which is also pretty funny as we watch the Mechanical Man get drunk and hit on some ladies,which is always good for a few chuckles.)
The film is only a twenty minute fragment,but it’s very entertaining,and the footage that does remain appears very far ahead of it’s time.
It also proves that Germany did not have a monopoly on fantasy product in that decade.
As a bonus,the DVD also includes the 1922 version of The Headless Horseman(with Will Rogers!),which is a fairly faithful adaption of the Washington Irving story with elements of Comedy and some atmosphere.
The ending is alright,but it’s a shame the supernatural elements were not elaborated on.
This DVD is wonderful for the curious fan of the Fantastic,as this offers some cool,interesting rarities for those who can appreciate them.
About The Mechanical Man / The Headless Horseman (2005)
Starring: Giulia Costa, André Deed, Valentina Frascaroli, Mathilde Lambert, Gabriel Moreau,
Runtime: 77 minutes
Director: André Deed Edward D. Venturini,
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