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calliopes_pen ([personal profile] calliopes_pen) wrote2017-04-26 10:23 am

The Weirdest Jack And The Beanstalk

From The Nostalgia Critic: The Weirdest Jack And The Beanstalk. It’s just a bit over 15 minutes, without all the usual skits that he's done lately with his reviews.

I watched that movie when I was 2 or 3 in the 1980’s; I'm just surprised someone else knows about it, since very few people I have encountered ever have. Right around that same time, I discovered both Unico movies. And around that same time was The Little Mermaid (also anime; this one, not another from the same time frame) and The Last Unicorn (which wasn’t as surreal as the others). Is it any wonder I am the way I am, and go for the darker (and possibly on the weirder side) fairy tale stuff?

(It explains a lot. Granted, back then I sort of liked the evil Hecuba from that version of Jack And The Beanstalk, and found Jack to be the weird one.)

Meanwhile, checking on the poll in the previous locked (only on Dreamwidth) post: So far, it’s at a tie between people just wanting to vote, and people in favor of a Gothic Horror/Romance community; second place is do both. I forgot to mention that the poll will continue through Saturday evening.
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[personal profile] sovay 2017-04-26 06:34 pm (UTC)(link)
From The Nostalgia Critic: The Weirdest Jack And The Beanstalk.

I remember that! I caught a chunk of it on TV at some point in my childhood. I've never seen it since. It looks about as strange as I remember.
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[personal profile] sovay 2017-04-26 06:57 pm (UTC)(link)
either evil perfume or make-up being put on the princess by Hecuba, to reinforce a spell over her.

Oh, hey. Apparently I remember that.
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[personal profile] seandc 2017-04-29 06:21 pm (UTC)(link)
Is it any wonder I am the way I am, and go for the darker (and possibly on the weirder side) fairy tale stuff?
No commentary. :P ;) Though would this have been before or after counting bats?

So yeah, no idea what to make of this (I don't remember having seen it, but that doesn't mean anything, I don't remember seeing Dot and the Kangaroo either, and other cartoons I remember riding to get them from a video store the next suburb over those wondrous times Dad looked after one of the school's VCRs during the holidays more than I do the cartoons).

Though Nostalgia Critic does mention at once point the dissonance between the giant's death scene and the music in use - leaving out that so many shows have a limited playlist to choose from (like RGB only had a handful), I wonder if this was to become a more commonly used thing, such as End of Evangelion featuring a very peppy upbeat number, until you listen to the actual words starting with the title translating as Come Sweet Death, and going from there. I dunno, just the feeling I got at that part of the video.