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Postby Athena » 26 Mar 2010, 07:37

wildeny wrote:Edit: The first post about "The Long Friday" is in this thread, which refused to come along. But we'll start over here.

I have several ones to talk about, so let me list here so that I won't miss talking about them.

0. Jet Li's Fearless
1. Mona Lisa
2. Happy Together: see this post.

Not sure that they will be ready for your HOLIDAY season (My holiday won't come till Feb.
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Re: Movie Talk

Postby Athena » 26 Mar 2010, 07:37

Member B wrote:
wildeny wrote:I have several ones to talk about, so let me list here so that I won't miss talking about them.

0. Jet Li's Fearless
1. Mona Lisa
2. Happy Together or An short introduction to Kar Wai Wong's movies (only those I've seen).

Not sure that they will be ready for your HOLIDAY season (My holiday won't come till Feb.


I'm such a putz <hanging my head in shame> I can't remember the last movie I watched or the last time I watched television.
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Re: Movie Talk

Postby Athena » 26 Mar 2010, 07:38

wildeny wrote:0. Jet Li's Fearless

R1 DVD cover (12/19/06) vs R2 UK DVD cover (10/23/06)
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Initially this is not what I want to talk about first, but the R1 DVD is just out on Dec. 19 so I'm thinking you need a comment from someone you know.

If you didn't catch it on the theater, you won't waste your money in renting one, even in buying one (for an action fan).

IMDB wrote:Huo Yuan Jia (2006)
Plot Outline: This film tells the story of Chinese Martial Arts Master Huo Yuanjia (1869-1910). ...


Well, I cut off the plot outline, since that's way too long and full of spoilers. In short, Master Huo was a spoiled brat (by his "supporters") and arrogant until something changed him completely ..

This movie doesn't stick with the truth any more than other movies (one of Huo's descendant even filed a lawsuit against the movie production company). Even though some flighting techniques are far from what a human being can achieve, Jet Li really can flight. He won several competition titles before becoming a star. And this movie was claimed to be his last one in martial arts.

Conclusion: This movie is fun to watch, if a well-made movie with lots of action sequences suits you. This kind of the story is not new (referring to my short outline), but the way of the story-telling makes it better and enjoyable.

Run time: The R1 DVD is labeled as the unrated version, which in fact is just the original Chinese cut, 105 min (the real uncut version should be R2 Japan, 143 min), while R2 UK is the theatrical cut, 99 min.
Video: Vivid & crisp
Audio: No DTS as appeared in R3/R2Japan but good enough for DD5.1
Extra: R1 US is better than R2 UK, which doesnt' have any extra. Other releases that have more extras are not English-friendly.
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Re: Movie Talk

Postby Athena » 26 Mar 2010, 07:38

la_gringa89 wrote:
Jarron Ennis wrote:I'm such a putz <hanging my head in shame> I can't remember the last movie I watched or the last time I watched television.



I can't remember the last time I watched something without cartoon characters or that wasn't picked out by my 2 1/2 year old son.
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Re: Movie Talk

Postby Athena » 26 Mar 2010, 07:38

wildeny wrote:
la_gringa89 wrote:I can't remember the last time I watched something without cartoon characters or that wasn't picked out by my 2 1/2 year old son.


Well, when your son is about 4+, you can show him "My Neighbor Totoro" (check this threadabout Miyazaki's film). ;)
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Re: Movie Talk

Postby Athena » 26 Mar 2010, 07:39

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Jarron the putz wrote:I can't remember the last movie I watched or the last time I watched television.

Me neither.. :dunno:
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Re: Movie Talk

Postby Athena » 26 Mar 2010, 07:39

Sarge049 wrote:I don't watch a lot of TV but I went to the movies recently and saw Happy Feet. OMG it was so funny I went two other times with different people. I also went to see Charlottes Web and enjoyed it.
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Re: Movie Talk

Postby Athena » 26 Mar 2010, 07:39

Sarge049 wrote:Went to see Eragon last night and that dragon was the sh!t!!
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Re: Movie Talk

Postby Athena » 26 Mar 2010, 07:40

Deb wrote:Yes it WAS, Sarge! I read the book, so the changes to the storyline didn't go over too well with me, but the dragon was awesome...they did such a good job with the facial expressions. You just KNEW how she was feeling.

And how about that excellent flight scene!?!
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Re: Movie Talk

Postby Athena » 26 Mar 2010, 07:40

Sarge049 wrote:That was the sh!t too, Deb. I'm def gona have to watch that a couple, three times :yahoo:
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