From: guest (thesaint137)
, 98 months, post #1 |
The best TG short film I've ever seen is Mako's ELEVEN.|
It's got, hands down, THE GREATEST practical effects transformation
(with a little digital effects mixed in) I've ever seen. And
everything that follows is a wonderfully stylized, dark and
twisted, tale in the spirt of the Twilight-Zone and Tales from the
The scenes where the new woman explores her body and gets dressed
is a Fictionmania readers dream come true. Expertly directed,
artistically beautiful, and sexy as hell.
I tend to prefer stories with a gradual acceptance of the
transforme (Cleo / Leo did it the best), and this movie has more of
a Jekel/Hyde battle of personalities, but it's so well made that it
didn't hinder my enjoyment one bit.
For only $15 dollars it's an incredible value and the best TG movie
(minute per minute) that I've seen in the last 5 or 6 years. It
blew all my expectations away.
I know I sound like a plant, but I've posted on this site enough to
show that I'm just a very enthusiastic fan transformations and
especially of Mako's work. This by far is his best movie and
deserves the support of all TG and transformation fans. You WON'T
be disappointed. Buy it today. Spread the word. I'd love to see
Mako make a full length movie!
, 91 months, post #2 |
One of the best transformation sequences I've seen. The effects
used to portray the transformation as well as the acting by both
the actor and actress were executed very nicely.|
The thought that went into this transformation is enlightening. The
changes that a body would have to go through, and the effects and
products of those changes were not ignored. This movie portrayed
the transformation in a very real way - painful.
The actress playing the transformed character did an excellent job
of showing the internal conflict that would arise from such a TF on
an unwilling participant. She also deserves credit for attempting
to display the difficulties a typical man would encounter as a
woman getting ready to go out.
The style of the movie matches the genre with it's dark undertones
and grainy and skewed-hue look.
Also worthy of note are the music and the clean post-production...
they have a very professional 'feel' to them.
The commentary was a nice touch - after watching the movie, I
suggest checking out the commentary feature (which runs the entire
length of the movie) to learn more about the story from the
writer's point of view.
From: guest (dirkadirka)
, 73 months, post #3 |
i don't understand the plot line....could someone explain it in
, 73 months, post #4 |
Just ask Mako and he will explain it all to you (dirkadirka).|
, 73 months, post #5 |
SOME SPOILERS BELOW:|
Eleven Plotline: Sometime in the future - Two friends enjoy a week
at a resort called PLEASURE ISLAND INC. A place that is catered
mainly for men. These two friends decide not to pay the bill - and
end up being turned into female employees (slaves) for the company
by way of nano-technology. However, one of the victims (Peter),
isn't quite 100% under control of the company and causes some
problems for them. Both in ELEVEN and in TFTU: THE TRAP.
The overall story is really an homage to the story of PINOCCHIO.
However, instead of little boys being turned into Donkey's by the
headmaster of Pleasure Island, the men in ELEVEN are turned into
- Mako -
From: guest (Leonides)
, 73 months, post #6 |
Hey Mako, your store is not available anymore -- Anyway we can
order the DVDs?|
, 73 months, post #7 |
I know. Ray hasn't been able to focus and deal with the store these
past few months. There are really two ways to get the DVD's:|
1. You can send me an e-mail at (firstname.lastname@example.org) and I will
send you some info on how to get the DVD's thru me.
2. Or you can wait 'til the first quarter of 2009. A friend of ours
is going to take over the DVD distribution and store around that
time - when we're ready to release the DVD for TFTU.
- Mako -
, 73 months, post #8 |
Are you going to make a DVD with all the Tales From the
, 73 months, post #9 |
OK, I just realized you answered my question already|
I too think that Eleven had the best transformation sequence out of
all the movies. I also like the TF in the firs TFTU
, 73 months, post #10 |
Yeppers. The TFTU DVD will include all 8 episodes (they were shot
in HD) so the quality will be a lot better then what's on YouTube.
In addition: we also made two TF TG shorts just for the DVD.|
The last episode (#8) of TFTU has the most complex TF TG in the
series. It's a bit more in tune with with the TF we did in THE
ADDICTION - as I kind of wanted to save it for last. I bookended
the series on purpose this way.
- Mako -
From: guest (dirkadirka)
, 73 months, post #11 |
sounds great....is there anywhere online i can view the full
movie....don't quite hav the money to buy it...|
From: guest (qnheidi)
, 73 months, post #12 |
dirka, you don't have $15? WOW.|
, 73 months, post #13 |
Save up for the $15 if you have to - sometimes, even I have to do
that. Mako's been one of those to re-offer his work at a later
time, if you can't afford it now.|
, 68 months, post #14 |
Message deleted by The Man. Dont ask for downloads.|
From: guest (thesaint)
, 68 months, post #15 |
Here we go again.
, 52 months, post #16 |
Thanks to 'blackshirtboy' again. Now he's taken a stab at "ELEVEN"|
From: Dale Ribbons
, 52 months, post #17 |
Hmm. Just watched the clips on YouTube. The full movie sounds
pretty interesting. I'll have to consider getting it. :-)|
From: guest (Robbie)
, 52 months, post #18 |
Dale-it is a great movie! I purchased it a few years back and it is
well worth the small price.|
Mako-thanks for making Eleven,
From: Dale Ribbons
, 52 months, post #19 |
I was also interested in 'The Black Rabbit' and 'Last Piece
Standing' as well. How do those rate in comparison with 'Eleven'?
As good, better, or worse? Just curious as to what other viewers
From: guest (TheSaint)
, 52 months, post #20 |
I like all of Mako's films for different reasons. Even though The
Kiss was his first film there is refreshing about the reliance on
practical effects. I liked the finger nails and the wig that slowly
grows. It also had interesting casting since the actor and actress
looked similar (i think they were married). I appreciated the moon
cycle story, but felt that it was a much longer story crammed into
a short film. Eleven had my favorite transformation. It was a nice
blend of practical and and computer f/x. The nudity was appreciated
and very tastefully done. The green filter added a surreal touch
but the black costume obscured some of the transformation. The post
transformation shower and clothes scene was nice but I wasn't
really a fan of the brain washing. Since the film was an homage to
Pleasure Island I was hoping for a character who became more of a
reluctant call girl. I think that would have fit the motif better.
Last Piece Standing is probably my favorite of all of Mako's
stories. It is a great thriller with a tg twist and has the
strongest characters and strongest performances. The transformation
was all CG from a talent artist from Australia, I think. Since the
metamorphose happens while the character is unconscious it is
broken up with some surreal dream imagery. Very well with some of
my favorite post-transformation reactions. The ring falling off the
finger was a great touch: both concerning the physical and
emotional arc of the character. I also liked the mirror reaction. I
particularly liked the inner monologue at the end of the film when
the character dealt with her bitter fate. Mako's films have the
best transformations but I wish he would show more of the after
effects of changing gender. Still, with such high production value
and a dedication to releasing 4 films in 4 years, there's not much
to complain about. I haven't seen Black Rabbit since it came out. I
don't remember it very well except that I found it disappointing. I
honestly don't remember why. Hope that helps.|