posted this 21 October 2011
Well, "Lifeforce" probably qualifies. For one thing, Mathilda May naked. For another, wait, do I need another?
The film really worked great in the "American" edit. It just shot along so fast that the illogical and the "hang on, what was that?" moments didn't have time to register. In the "European" cut it slows down, and you have time to say, "Wait a moment, this
is pretty stupid. Oh wait another moment, Mathilda May naked!"
I read the novel (The Space Vampires by Colin Wilson) a couple of years ago, and it's surprizing how much of the dialogue went straight into the script.