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The RAWK Film Thread
« on: July 19, 2005, 02:16:17 PM »
This is a thread for all you film buffs and those of you who just want to know what is out or worth investing in, both at the cinema and on DVD.

Each month a list of new releases will be listed, along with links to various sites for extra information.

Use this thread to Discuss forthcoming and existing films
Ask questions about any films, actors, directors, etc, as i am sure there will be someone who can help in the thread.

All new release information will be updated on this 1st post, so  remember to keep checking back here.

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CINEMA



---------- September 9th ----------

Cinderella Man

What's it about? Russell Crowe plays a boxer who became an unlikely heavyweight contender in 1930s America in Ron Howard's true-life drama.
Cast: Russell Crowe, Renée Zellweger, Connor Price, Paddy Considine, Paul Giamatti
Director: Ron Howard (Parenthood, Ransom, A Beautiful Mind)
Cert 12A | 144 minutes | Buena Vista | General release | USA
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Region 1 DVD out December 6th


The Longest Yard

What's it about? The second remake of Robert Aldrich's 1974 prison football movie, following 2001's UK version, Mean Machine. This time Adam Sandler plays the jailed American football star while original star Burt Reynolds has a supporting role.
Cast: Adam Sandler, Burt Reynolds, Chris Rock, James Cromwell, Nelly
Director: Peter Segal (The Naked Gun 33 1/3, Anger Management, 50 First Dates)
Cert 12A | 113 minutes | Sony | General release | USA
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Region 1 DVD out September 13th


Green Street
(US title: Hooligans)

What's it about?Drama about British football hooliganism, starring Elijah Wood as a young American who is accepted into a West Ham firm. Before you laugh, this has been winning awards at film festivals.
Cast: Elijah Wood, Charlie Hunnam, Claire Forlani, Marc Warren, Leo Gregory
Director: Lexi Alexander
Cert 18 | 109 minutes | UIP | General release | USA
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The Man

What's it about? Comedy starring Eugene Levy as a hapless travelling salesman who stumbles into the middle of federal agent Samuel L Jackson's sting operation.
Cast: Eugene Levy, Samuel L Jackson, Luke Goss, Miguel Ferrer, Anthony Mackie
Director: Les Mayfield (Encino Man, Flubber, Blue Streak)
Cert 12A | 83 minutes | Entertainment | General release | USA
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Asylum

What's it about? Erotic thriller written by Patrick Marber (Closer). The wife of a psychiatrist working at a maximum security mental hospital meets and becomes attracted to one of his most dangerous patients.
Cast: Natasha Richardson, Ian McKellen, Hugh Bonneville, Marton Csokas, Joss Ackland
Director: David Mackenzie (The Last Great Wilderness, Young Adam)
Cert 15 | 99 minutes | Momentum | General release | UK
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The Aristocrats

What's it about? A kind of experiment in comedy. A hundred comedians are asked to tell the same dirty joke, each in their own personal style. The comedians include Robin Williams, Chris Rock, Whoopis Goldberg, Eddie Izzard and Billy Connolly.
Director: Paul Provenza
Cert 18 | 89 minutes | Pathe | Limited release | USA
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Rock School

What's it about? Documentary about a real-life school of rock, an unconventional after-school music academy for teenagers in Philadelphia run by rock afficionado Paul Green.
Director: Don Argott
Cert 15 | 94 minutes | Icon | Limited release | USA
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Region 1 DVD out September 13th


The Jealous God

What's it about? British drama set in 1960s Yorkshire. A young Catholic man is torn between his mother's desire for him to become a priest and his own feelings for a pretty Protestant librarian.
Cast: Jason Merrells, Denise Welch, Mairead Carty, Andrew Dunn, Pamela Cundell
Director: Steven Woodcock
Cert 12A | 95 minutes | Miracle | Limited release | UK
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The Adventures Of Arsène Lupin
(French title: Arsène Lupin)

What's it about? Arsène Lupin is a heroic, swashbuckling thief and a French cultural icon. This new, big-budget adventure movie, set in the early 20th century, aims to compete with Hollywood's efforts.
Cast: Romain Duris, Kristin Scott Thomas, Pascal greggory, Eva Green, Robin Renucci
Director: Jean-Paul Salomé
Cert 15 | 131 minutes | Cinefile | Limited release | France | Subtitled
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The Night Of Truth
(Burkinabé title: La Nuit De La Vérité)

What's it about? A film about civil war in Africa told by the Africans themselves. Set in a fictitious war-torn state, this follows a possibly doomed attempt to negotiate a peace settlement.
Cast: Moussa Cissé, Adama Ouédraogo, Rasmane Ouedraogo, Georgette Paré, Naky Sy Savane
Director: Fanta Régina Nacro
Cert 18 | 100 minutes | BFI | Limited release | Burkina Faso | Subtitled
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Vengeance Is Mine
(Japanese title: Fukushû Suruwa Wareniari)

What's it about? Grim, realistic Japanese film, made in 1979, following the exploits of a sociopathic serial killer.
Cast: Ken Ogata, Mayumi Ogawa, Renturo Mikuni, Mitsuko Baisho, Nijiko Kiyokawa, Chocho Miyako.
Director: Shohei Imamura (Ballad Of Narayama, The Pornographer, The Eel)
Cert 18 | 140 minutes | CULT! | Limited release | Japan | Subtitled
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He was a skater boy... Lords Of Dogtown



---------- September 16th ----------

Lords Of Dogtown

What's it about? Drama about the origins of today's skateboarding craze, telling the story of the young men who developed their tricks in drained pools in California in the 1970s.
Cast: Emile Hirsch, Victor Rasuk, Heath Ledger, John Robinson, Samantha Lockwood
Director: Catherine Hardwicke (Thirteen)
Cert 12A | 105 minutes | Columbia | General release | USA
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Region 1 DVD out September 27th


Pride And Prejudice

What's it about? Last year we got the Bollywood version. Here's the real thing: an all-star costume drama based on Jane Austen's classic love story.
Cast: Keira Knightley, Matthew MacFadyen, Judi Dench, Donald Sutherland, Jena Malone
Director: Joe Wright
Cert U | 127 minutes | UIP | General release | UK
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Must Love Dogs

What's it about? Romantic comedy starring Diane Lane as an unattached fortysomething who decides to try the personal ads to pep up her love life.
Cast: Diane Lane, John Cusack, Elizabeth Perkins, Dermot Mulroney, Christopher Plummer
Director: Gary David Goldberg (Dad)
Cert 12A | 98 minutes | Warner Bros | General release | USA
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Wolf Creek

What's it about? Visceral Australian horror movie in the Texas Chainsaw vein and inspired by a real life case. A group of teenage backpackers crossing the Outpack are terrorised by a maniac.
Cast: John Jarratt, Cassandra Magrath, Andy McPhee, Kestie Morassi, Guy Petersen
Director: Greg McLean
Cert 18 | 99 minutes | Optimum | Limited release | Australia
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Room 36

What's it about? Low budget British black comedy, made in black and white. A phone call mistakenly made to the wrong number sets in motion a chain of events.
Cast: Paul Herzberg, Portia Booroff, Brian Murphy, Norman Mitchell, Frank Scantori
Director: Jim Groom (Revenge Of Billy The Kid)
Cert 15 | 91 minutes | Winstone | Limited release | UK
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Daybreak
(Swedish title: Om Jag VSnder Mig Om)

What's it about? Marital jealously and despair in the Swedish suburbs are the subjects of this drama with three story strands. It's been nominated for eight "Golden Bugs" at the Swedish Oscars.
Cast: Pernilla August, Jacob Eklund, Magnus Krepper, Ann PetrTn, Marika Lindström
Director: Bjørn Runge
Cert 15 | 108 minutes | Metrodome | Limited release | Sweden | Subtitled
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With Blood On My Hands: Pusher II

What's it about? Sequel to the 1996 Danish crime drama. Tony, a supporting character in the original film, is released from prison and tries to go straight but finds it hard.
Cast: Mads Mikkelsen, Leif Sylvester, Anne Sørensen, Øyvind Hagen-Traberg, Kurt Nielsen
Director: Nicolas Winding Refn (Pusher, Bleeder, Fear X)
Cert 18 | 100 minutes | Vertigo | Limited release | Denmark | Subtitled
IMDB Entry


R-Point

What's it about? Korean horror film. A group of Korean soldiers fighting on the American side in Vietnam are sent on a mission to locate some missing comrades. They soon discover that, besides the Vietcong, they face a supernatural foe.
Cast: Woo-seong Kam, Byung-ho Son, Tae-kyung Oh, Won-sang Park, Seon-gyun Lee
Director: Su-chang Kong
Cert 15 | 107 minutes | Tartan | Limited release | S Korea | Subtitled
IMDB Entry


Tell Me Something
(Korean title: Telmisseomding)

What's it about? Gory Korean thriller, made in 1999, about the hunt for a serial killer in Seoul. His MO is leaving different parts of his victims' bodies mixed together.
Cast: Suk-kyu Han, Eun-ha Shim, Hang-Seon Jang, Jung-ah Yum, Seok-Hwan An
Director: Yoon-Hyun Chang
Cert 18 | 118 minutes | Tartan| Limited release | S Korea | Subtitled
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The Rocky Road To Dublin

What's it about? Irish documentary, made in 1968, examining how independence from Britain affected the nation and its people. Controversial in Ireland for its less than flattering portrait of the country.
Director: Peter Lennon
Soda Pictures | Limited release | Ireland
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The Umbrellas Of Cherbourg
(French title: Les Parapluies De Cherbourg)

What's it about? The BFI are re-releasing the unconventional 1964 musical that made Catherine Deneuve a star. The story may be a romance but it's a cynical, realistic one.
Cast: Catherine Deneuve, Nino Castelnuovo, Anne Vernon, Marc Michel, Ellen Farner
Director: Jacques Demy (Lola, Bay Of Angels, The Young Girls Of Rochefort)
BFI | Limited release | France | Subtitled
IMDB Entry

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Ray Liotta's doing the gangster thing again
in Guy Ritchie's Revolver



---------- September 23rd ----------

Revolver

What's it about? Guy Ritchie's latest gangster movie shifts the location from London to Los Angeles but otherwise it's business as usual with Jason Statham playing a gambler who gets on the wrong side of mob boss Ray Liotta.
Cast: Jason Statham, Ray Liotta, Andre Benjamin, Vincent Pastore, Andrew Howard
Director: Guy Ritchie (Lock Stock And Two Smoking Barrels, Snatch, Swept Away)
Cert 15 | 115 minutes | Redbus | General release | UK
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Land Of The Dead

What's it about? Long-awaited fourth installment in George A Romero's Living Dead trilogy, set in a walled city, which is mankind's last refuge against an army of evolving zombies.
Cast: Asia Argento, Simon Baker, Dennis Hopper, John Leguizamo, Krista Bridges
Director: George A Romero (Dawn Of The Dead, Creepshow, The Dark Half)
Cert 15 | 93 minutes | UIP | General release | USA
Quicktime Trailer | Official site | IMDB Entry | US reviews
Region 1 DVD out October 18th


Howl's Moving Castle
(Japanese title: Hauru No Ugoku Shiro)

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What's it about? Spirited Away director Hayao Miyazaki's latest animated feature is a fantasy tale of a young girl's quest to break the curse placed on her by a wizard.
Voice cast: Chieko Baisho, Takuya Kimura, Akihiro Miwa, Tatsuya Gashuin, Ryunosuke Kamiki
Director: Hayao Miyazaki (My Neighbour Totoro, Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away)
Cert U | 119 minutes | Optimum | Limited release | Japan | Dubbed / Subtitled
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When Will I Be Loved

What's it about? When his girlfriend starts becoming very sexually adventurous, a hustler hatches a plan to pimp her out to a rich man who finds her alluring.
Cast: Neve Campbell, Fred Weller, Ashley Shelton, James Toback, Alex Feldman
Director: James Toback (The Pick-Up Artist, Two Girls And A Guy, Black And White)
Cert 15 | 81 minutes | Verve | Limited release | USA
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Region 1 DVD out now


King's Game
(Danish title: Kongekabale)

What's it about? Danish political thriller. A pair of journalists investigate some dodgy dealings involving the husband of a powerful politician and it turns out to be the tip of an iceberg of parliamentary corruption.
Cast: Anders W Berthelsen, Søren Pilmark, Nastja Arcel, Nicolas Bro, Lars Mikkelsen
Director: Nikolaj Arcel
Cert 12A | 107 minutes | Dogwoof | Limited release | Denmark | Subtitled
IMDB Entry


One Night In Mongkok
(Chinese title: Wong Gok Hak Yau)

What's it about? Hong Kong thriller in which cops try to head off a gang war by finding and stopping a contract killer who's been hired to kill a Triad boss.
Cast: Cecilia Cheung, Daniel Wu, Alex Fong, Anson Leung, Kar Lok Chin
Director: Tung-Shing Yee
Tartan | Limited release | China | Subtitled
IMDB Entry


Abnormal Beauty
(Chinese title: Sei person that I find irritating Se Jun)

What's it about? Gory thriller from Hong Kong. A young woman witnesses a horrific car accident and becomes obsessed with death.
Cast: Race Wong, Anson Leung, Rosanne Wong, Michelle Mee, Ekin Cheng
Director: Oxide Pang Chun (Bangkok Dangerous, The Eye, The Tesseract)
Tartan | Limited release | France | Subtitled
IMDB Entry


Agatha And The Storm
(Italian title: Agata E La Tempesta)

What's it about? Italian romantic comedy with a supernatural twist. Its heroine is a mild-mannered bookshop owner who causes electrical storms to occur whenever she gets too excited.
Cast: Licia Maglietta, Giuseppe Battiston, Emilio Solfrizzi, Marina Massironi, Claudio Santamaria
Director: Silvio Soldini
Cert 15 | 125 minutes | Capers-Matcine | Limited release | Italy | Subtitled
IMDB Entry


Bread And Tulips
(Italian title: Pane E Tulipani)

What's it about? An Italian housewife who has put up with her husband's philandering and bullying for years finally breaks free from him when her tour bus breaks down and leaves her stranded in Venice. Comedy.
Cast: Licia Maglietta, Bruno Ganz, Giuseppe Battiston, Antonio Catania, Marina Massironi
Director: Silvio Soldini
Cert 12A | 116 minutes | Capers-Matcine | Limited release | Italy | Subtitled
IMDB Entry


One Dollar Curry

What's it about? French comedy in which an Indian immigrant arrives in Paris and poses as a famous chef.
Cast: Vikram Chatwal, Gabriella Wright, Smriti Mishra, Trevor A. Stephens, Benoît Soles
Director: Vijay Singh
Cert 12A | 89 minutes | Silhouette | Limited release | France | Subtitled
IMDB Entry


4
(Russian title: Chetyre)

What's it about? A musician, a civil servant and a prostitute meet in a Moscow bar and set in motion this impressionistic, nightmarish thriller from Russia.
Cast: Shavkat Abdusalamov, Anatoli Adoskin, Yuri Laguta, Konstantin Murzenko, Sergei Shnurov
Director: Ilya Khrjanovsky
ICA | Limited release | Russia | Subtitled
IMDB Entry

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Four Brothers back on the block and after revenge



---------- September 30th ----------

Four Brothers

What's it about? Revenge drama in which the eponymous four brothers set out to avenge the murder of their mother.
Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Tyrese, Josh Charles, André Benjamin, Fionnula Flanagan
Director: John Singleton (Boyz N The Hood, Shaft, 2 Fast 2 Furious)
Cert 15 | 109 minutes | UIP | General release | USA
Quicktime Trailer | Official site | IMDB Entry | US reviews


Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo

What's it about? Former man-whore Rob Schneider is tricked by pimp Eddie Griffin into taking up his old profession again, this time in Europe, where he discovers a secret society of male gigolos.
Cast: Rob Schneider, Eddie Griffin, Til Schweiger, Jeroen Krabbé, Rachel Stevens
Director: Mike Bigelow (no relation)
Cert 15 | 83 minutes | Buena Vista | General release | USA
Quicktime Trailer | Official site | IMDB Entry | US reviews


A History Of Violence

What's it about? David Cronenberg's dark thriller is about a family man who attracts the unwanted attention of a gangster after he kills some thugs in his diner.
Cast: Viggo Mortensen, Maria Bello, Ed Harris, William Hurt, Ashton Holmes
Director: David Cronenberg (Videodrome, The Fly, Naked Lunch)
Cert 18 | 96 minutes | Entertainment | Limited release | USA
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Goal!

What's it about? A ghetto kid from Los Angeles who is obsessed with football (in the British sense!) gets a trial with Newcastle United FC.
Cast: Kuno Becker, Marcel Iures, Alessandro Nivola, Anna Friel, Kieran O'Brien
Director: Danny Cannon (The Young Americans, Judge Dredd, I Still Know What You Did Last Summer)
Icon | General release | UK
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Blinded

What's it about? British psychological drama. A drifer takes work from a blind farmer. While staying with him, he becomes attracted to the farmer's young wife.
Cast: Anders W. Berthelsen, Jodhi May, Peter Mullan, Phyllida Law, Samantha Bond
Director: Eleanor Yule
Cert 15 | 93 minutes | Guerrilla | Limited release | UK
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Innocence

What's it about? Bizarre, surreal Belgian film set at a girls' boarding school and focusing on a group of young girls in their last years of childhood.
Voice cast: Zoé Auclair, Laisson Lalieux, Astrid Homme, Lea Bridarolli, Ana Palomo-Diaz
Director: Lucile Hadzihalilovic
Cert 15 | 121 minutes | Artificial Eye | Limited release | Belgium | Subtitled
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Another Public Enemy
(Korean title: Gonggongui Jeog 2)

What's it about? Korean thriller. An unorthodox prosecutor investigates an old schoolfriend of his who he suspects may have murdered his father and brother to take control of the family business empire..
Cast: Kyung-gu Sol, Jun-ho Jeong, Shin-il Kang, Geun-hyeong Park, Hie-bong Byeon
Director: Woo-Suk Kang
Cert 15 | 148 minutes | Tartan | Limited release | S Korea | Subtitled
IMDB Entry


Vital

What's it about? Japanese drama. A young former medical student loses his memory after a car crash in which his girlfriend dies. He regains it by performing an autopsy on her.
Cast: Tadanobu Asano, Nami Tsukamoto, Kiki, Kazuyoshi Kushida, Lily
Director: Shinya Tsukamoto (Tetsu, Tetsuo II: Body Hammer, A Snake Of June)
Cert 18 | 85 minutes | Tartan | Limited release | Japan | Subtitled



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Re: The RAWK Film Thread
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2005, 02:16:41 PM »
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Re: The RAWK Film Thread
« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2005, 02:34:35 PM »
I'm looking forward to The Island quite alot, say what you like about Michael Bay, he makes cracking action movies and the cast is exceptional.

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« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2005, 02:51:12 PM »
I saw the trailer for Stealth yesterday. It looks absolutely catastrophically bad.
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« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2005, 02:52:13 PM »
maybe whack the last week of July in there as well, Bradigor?

Good Point and ammended.

I'm looking forward to The Island quite alot, say what you like about Michael Bay, he makes cracking action movies and the cast is exceptional.

Pearl Harbour ;)

Although, The Island does look interesting.

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« Reply #5 on: July 19, 2005, 03:54:29 PM »
Good Point and ammended.

Pearl Harbour ;)

Although, The Island does look interesting.
Good Point and ammended.

Pearl Harbour ;)

Although, The Island does look interesting.
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« Reply #6 on: July 19, 2005, 04:40:59 PM »
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« Reply #7 on: July 19, 2005, 04:48:35 PM »
I saw the trailer for Stealth yesterday. It looks absolutely catastrophically bad.

Saw the ads yesterday - doesn't even look as good as you say El P. Looks like a big steaming pile of dog wank.
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« Reply #8 on: July 19, 2005, 04:49:02 PM »
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Wrong thread?

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« Reply #9 on: July 19, 2005, 04:52:23 PM »
Just watched a film now called versus, it's been out a fair while i think.

it's a japanese kung-fu zombie flick, if you like gore, comical characters and lots of sword fights and gun fights set in a forest (the forest of ressurection) then you'll enjoy this, a lot of fun.
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« Reply #10 on: July 19, 2005, 04:54:52 PM »
good thread, very useful (for those days without footy!)
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« Reply #11 on: July 19, 2005, 10:04:17 PM »
Just watched a film now called versus, it's been out a fair while i think.

it's a japanese kung-fu zombie flick, if you like gore, comical characters and lots of sword fights and gun fights set in a forest (the forest of ressurection) then you'll enjoy this, a lot of fun.

Heard about this on the IMDB message boards, was recommended by a few on there.

good thread, very useful (for those days without footy!)
thank you

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« Reply #12 on: July 19, 2005, 10:05:50 PM »
Plot Summary for
Versus (2000/II)

A pair of escaped convicts meet up with a group of gangsters by a remote forest road. After an arguement over a girl the mobsters have kidnapped, shots are fired and one of the gangsters is killed. The standoff is cut short, however, when the dead man suddenly springs to life and starts trying to kill his former friends. The zombie eventually goes down in a hail bullets, but their problems aren't over. It seems the gangsters have been using this forest to dispose of of their victims, all of whom are now looking to settle some old scores. Even if they get through this mess, there is still the question of why they've arranged to meet the convicts out here, and why they've brought along the girl. How are they connected to the dead bodies coming back to life?

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« Reply #13 on: July 19, 2005, 10:16:46 PM »
another recommendation.

Been doing the rounds in DVD mags offices, they are all raving about this.

Nochnoy dozor (2004) (Night Watch) English Title
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Plot Outline: A fantasy-thriller set in present-day Moscow where the respective forces that control daytime and nighttime do battle.

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« Reply #14 on: July 19, 2005, 10:31:58 PM »
Saw the advert for it today, and it doesn't even look as good as you say, BIGdavalad. Looks like a festering turd after a night out on the curry, stewing in a sweaty Armenian wrestlers jockstrap after days of competition in the sweltering heat

It looks poor, I agree.

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« Reply #15 on: July 19, 2005, 10:34:42 PM »
Can't wait for that Stealth to come out.

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« Reply #16 on: July 19, 2005, 10:35:09 PM »
If you're not doing anything on friday nights in the coming few weeks, then it's Al Pacino season on ITV3 - starting with Sea of Love next week at 10pm. Decent film.

Oh, and Leaving Las Vegas is on ITV 2 now, straight after the footie...

Pacino Season, good stuff. Hope they show 'Devils Advocate' Mainly for Pacino Showing Keanu Reeves up in the acting stakes and totally blowing him off the screen.

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« Reply #17 on: July 19, 2005, 10:36:33 PM »
Just a quick note, if anyone has a particular site they use for Film/DVD news/sales then please let me know and i can ammend the 1st post.

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« Reply #18 on: July 19, 2005, 10:37:20 PM »
Stealth does look shocking, don't think I'll waste my time :)

I want to see Hotel Rwanda after talking to Saph about it, haven't seen any new films that have caught my eye really.

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« Reply #19 on: July 19, 2005, 10:38:43 PM »
Stealth does look shocking, don't think I'll waste my time :)

I want to see Hotel Rwanda after talking to Saph about it, haven't seen any new films that have caught my eye really.

Can lend it to you if you want Elli, have a moody dvd rip of it, also has Assasination of Richard Nixon on it aswell. Both films DVD quality.

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« Reply #20 on: July 19, 2005, 10:49:34 PM »
Excellent, cheers Brad :) how's the knee by the way?

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« Reply #21 on: July 19, 2005, 10:58:27 PM »
Excellent, cheers Brad :) how's the knee by the way?

No probs.

I can walk again, well limp around the house. Gets painful if i do too much moving. Thought it would be a good idea to pop to Asda earlier, barely managed to get back ;D Swelling has gone down though which is good. Just a pain being limited to what i can do.

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« Reply #22 on: July 20, 2005, 01:21:36 PM »
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« Reply #23 on: July 20, 2005, 01:41:42 PM »
Saw the advert for it today, and it doesn't even look as good as you say, BIGdavalad. Looks like a festering turd after a night out on the curry, stewing in a sweaty Armenian wrestlers jockstrap after days of competition in the sweltering heat

As bad as that? No, it looks worse experience than catching sight of a scabbed-up and knickerless Ann Widdecombe doing the can-can to the tune of Crazy Frog whilst Mike Tyson unloads uppercuts into your groin.

Anyone seen the remake of The Manchurian Candidate? Thought it was good up until the last fifteen minutes where it all felt a bit rushed.
As for the cinema, on the basis of the trailers I'm looking forward to The Island. Also got my ticket for Frightfest 2005 last week; an August Bank Holiday weekend worth of obscure horrors & thrillers from around the world, mmmm, geeky! I'll post a report on what I see once I regain focus having been in a cinema for four days, should be some good stuff, last year they had OldBoy and The Machinist amongst many others.

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« Reply #24 on: July 20, 2005, 01:46:18 PM »
As bad as that? No, it looks worse experience than catching sight of a scabbed-up and knickerless Ann Widdecombe doing the can-can to the tune of Crazy Frog whilst Mike Tyson unloads uppercuts into your groin.

Anyone seen the remake of The Manchurian Candidate? Thought it was good up until the last fifteen minutes where it all felt a bit rushed.
As for the cinema, on the basis of the trailers I'm looking forward to The Island. Also got my ticket for Frightfest 2005 last week; an August Bank Holiday weekend worth of obscure horrors & thrillers from around the world, mmmm, geeky! I'll post a report on what I see once I regain focus having been in a cinema for four days, should be some good stuff, last year they had OldBoy and The Machinist amongst many others.

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« Reply #25 on: July 20, 2005, 01:52:45 PM »
Pacino Season, good stuff. Hope they show 'Devils Advocate' Mainly for Pacino Showing Keanu Reeves up in the acting stakes and totally blowing him off the screen.

Quality film - though it gets a bit mad at the end. The scene where the guy gets coughed out of court is pretty genius too, along with the teeth licking...
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« Reply #26 on: July 20, 2005, 01:58:22 PM »
It runs over the August Bank Holiday - Friday 26th till Monday 29th August. Was at the Prince Charles just off Leicester Square, this year it is at the Odeon West End (being an OOT has some benefits ;)).
Weekend passes are not the cheapest at £130, but tickets for one-off shows are available at a tenner a pop so you do save a fair whack by seeing all 21 features. Last year they also had a screening of Hellboy with a cast and director Q&A, as well as a few other Q&As, and a load of freebies. Atmosphere was great, just loads of film buffs enjoying some films that might not normally get an outing on a big screen as well some sneak previews.
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« Reply #27 on: July 20, 2005, 01:59:32 PM »
It runs over the August Bank Holiday - Friday 26th till Monday 29th August. Was at the Prince Charles just off Leicester Square, this year it is at the Odeon West End (being an OOT has some benefits ;)).
Weekend passes are not the cheapest at £130, but tickets for one-off shows are available at a tenner a pop so you do save a fair whack by seeing all 21 features. Last year they also had a screening of Hellboy with a cast and director Q&A, as well as a few other Q&As, and a load of freebies. Atmosphere was great, just loads of film buffs enjoying some films that might not normally get an outing on a big screen as well some sneak previews.
Anyway, that's enough selling from me, I'm not on commission :), their website is here: http://www.frightfest.co.uk/perl/search.pl?LABEL=2005-May&T=main

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« Reply #28 on: July 20, 2005, 03:12:16 PM »
Not a film but since brad mentioned thundercats thought i would mention this. Quantum leap season two finally available to pre-order on region two. Gotta wait till october though for it to be on sale :(
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« Reply #29 on: July 20, 2005, 03:22:45 PM »
Not a film but since brad mentioned thundercats thought i would mention this. Quantum leap season two finally available to pre-order on region two. Gotta wait till october though for it to be on sale :(

Good stuff, got Season 1 when it 1st came out in US, but need season 2.

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« Reply #30 on: July 20, 2005, 03:38:36 PM »
Seasons two and three already available over in region one but not got them as don't want to change the region setting on my pc dvd player
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« Reply #31 on: July 20, 2005, 03:47:18 PM »
Mine was just a case of not being able to afford them, had to pay nearly £10 import tax with season 1. Got stung big time.

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« Reply #32 on: July 20, 2005, 04:14:42 PM »
and i thought 'versus' was unique ::)

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« Reply #34 on: July 20, 2005, 04:23:02 PM »
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« Reply #35 on: July 20, 2005, 04:28:30 PM »
Not huge on the Kung Fu stuff, although crouching tiger etc has got me into wire fighting stuff. Hero & House of flying daggers both on the wishlist. More into the Asian Horror and drama than the Kung Fu.

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« Reply #36 on: July 20, 2005, 04:33:11 PM »
Watched a decent British made horror flick called Creep on dvd at the weekend set in the London underground.  Think it's only recently been released on DVD.

If you like your horrors full of claustrophobic atmosphere then I'd recommend it.  It's about some girl that falls asleep while waiting for the last tube, then wakes to find the underground deserted and locked up.  She comes across a number of individuals who exist in the bowels of the underground, and the gist of the film is that they are pursued by some sort of mutant type person through disused underground tracks and corridors.

Was also surprised to see an actor who used to have one of the main roles in Holby City play the perv role at the start and then get mashed for his troubles.

Decent scarey flick, with a fair bit of gore and lots of rats thrown in for good measure.  Not one for a cosy night in with the missus though.

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« Reply #37 on: July 20, 2005, 04:37:27 PM »
Don't want to alarm you or anything Bradley but i cant seem to have lost the thingy that says Thundercats is on pre order i seem to have nothing on order now  :P

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« Reply #38 on: July 20, 2005, 04:44:00 PM »
Stars the excellent actress that is Franka Potente  :lickin

Probably best known for her role in 'Bourne Identity' for the masses. But for those a little more into thier films she is excellent in a highly recommended film called 'Run Lola Run' She does a decent turn in 'Creep'. She has 4 new films due this year,(includung a film about the life of Che Guevara) and despite a long CV it is weird saying that she is one to look out for in the future for western audiences.

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« Reply #39 on: July 20, 2005, 04:45:02 PM »
Don't want to alarm you or anything Bradley but i cant seem to have lost the thingy that says Thundercats is on pre order i seem to have nothing on order now  :P

still says on pre order when i look at it :wave

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