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Postby madmax_00uk » Wed Apr 15, 2009 12:03 pm

Has anyone got a copy of the film Metal Skin, I can't find it anywhere. Thanks.
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Re: Metal Skin

Postby rockatansky4073 » Fri May 08, 2009 2:03 am

Awesome movie it was the FAST AND THE FURIOUS 9 years before FAST AND THE FURIOUS and waaay fuckin' better if you ask me
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Re: Metal Skin

Postby Gasoline » Mon May 11, 2009 5:05 am

I think that whilst it is a good film in its own rights, I wouldnt really call it primarily a car film.
Its a very weird and troubling movie with a major role reversal at the end. ie; our underdog main character joe becomes the bad guy, while daisy becomes the good guy. (maybe it is the result of an anxiety)
Having said all of that, here are the best 3 minutes of the film. Gotta love that brushed metal look on the charger.
I also respect the fact that all of the actors were involved in a lot of the car stunt work. This is apparent from the visible effects of inertia on their bodies which is noticable during the front on facial shots. Especially nadine garner in the passenger seat with no belt on.
Not so real in the ass ramming sequence which has the actors over doing it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6aAtlwm12LQ
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Re: Metal Skin

Postby rockatansky4073 » Wed May 13, 2009 2:10 am

Yeah i got a Making of somewhere on tape (yes Videotape) and BEN did most his driving, awesome actor. he fucking rules in IDIOT BOX. "you rooted her on her rags?" :lol:
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Re: Metal Skin

Postby toecutter » Wed May 13, 2009 11:43 pm

Metal Skin brings back some memories.

i was involved in illegal drags back in the 80's and only got it out of my system when i moved interstate and became a responsible adult etc etc. Of course i moved to the Alice where the speed bug was well and truly satisfied with no open speed limit on the roads.

It captures some of the feeling surrounding the drags, but we used to go to Cooper St or Donnybrook Rd instead of inside warehouses. Donuts occurred near the breweries off Lygon St.

Metal Skin had some structural flaws, and as a film it used movie magic for the bizarre induction system in the valiant. I think a great illegal drags in th 80's film is yet to be made. Running on Empty is the closest so far. Metal Skin was also made by the bloke who made Romper Stomper, and he is all about relationships and power.

Great clip though.
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Re: Metal Skin

Postby rockatansky4073 » Wed May 13, 2009 11:58 pm

one good thing about it - is it being made in 1994. makes all the cars cool 70's-80's muscle, none of that fucking import crap that bogan's drive about in all through Australia now.
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Re: Metal Skin

Postby Gasoline » Thu May 14, 2009 2:32 am

I struggled with some of the storyline elements of "Running on empty".
The Main character is a crap driver. He never wins a drag race.
There is a fantastic driver in the film who appears to be completely blind. WTF?
He befriends the blind guy who ends up rebuilding the main characters XY after it was trashed. For free. WTF?
The main character then smashes his car again as he does everytime he drives the thing.
He then shows up at the blind guys house and asks to borrow his own prized car in order to drag race somebody, the blind guy then agrees to lend it to him. again, WTF?

And another thing, when did losing a drag race become grounds for suicide?

Please let me know if I mis-interpreted the story.
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Re: Metal Skin

Postby toecutter » Fri May 15, 2009 9:17 am

"one good thing about it - is it being made in 1994. makes all the cars cool 70's-80's muscle, none of that fucking import crap that bogan's drive about in all through Australia now."

I saw a ute yesterday with 'fuck off were full' on an aussie map sticker and an 'aussie pride' sticker on each corner of his window. on his TOYOTA ute.

what a clown.

I agree, subarus are just dull. and its all about the stereo.

there were jap cars back in the 80's rotarys were quick, and i've played with a few. most dangerous car i saw was a toyota crown with a 350 chev in it. to fit the engine and gearbox the floorpan had been hacked away and not replaced. you could see the exhaust manifold, engine and auto from inside the car!
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Re: Metal Skin

Postby rockatansky4073 » Fri May 15, 2009 9:37 pm

check out how fucking backward they are down here in HOBART - saw a fucking plastic SKYLINE the other week that had a BROCKIE sticker right across the front window.
WHATTHEFUCK? - can ya do that? the damn thing wasn't even a bloody HOLDEN let alone a COMMODORE or MONARO or something. - Peter brock's become a bloody hero to these scrubbers.
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