this is true. damnit. I'm still excited though. more so than for any other film I can recall.
Seems like a waste of his talent imo, but we'll see.
Guys below are crazy. This is one of his bland looking films, esp of that time. House and City are way better tha nZombie.
Fun fact about Ulysses Gaze: Harvey fell asleep watching his first Angelopoulos film - in front of Theo!! According to Keitel, the story goes that he was sent the script for Ulysses Gaze but didn't know much about Angelopoulos and hadn't seen one of his films, which is quite understandable given the fact that he had only had one film released officially in the U.S at the time.
Anyway, he agreed to it but Angelopoulos insisted that he see one of his films first, so he flew to the U.S to organise a private screening. Harvey claims that he fell asleep during the film and his partner at the time nudged him about she realised. Theo apparently smiled at him, and Harvey supposedly turned around and said 'ok, i'll do the movie', despite not having seen one of his films in full. haha
It's being released on Blu-ray via the BFI in August.
To me this is more of a transitional film for Sokurov. It's still quite talky for him, and this problem was rectified on 'Stone' two years later; Sokurov is better with images than words.
More of his fans need to see Whispering Pages and The Stone. Both of those films mark his arrival as a distinctive auteur in a way that was only really hinted on Days Of The Eclipse and The Second Circle, as good as they are/were.
Judge's best film, but it is a grower; I didn't like it much at first.
The trailer makes it look boring i must admit, but i'm sure it's decent
Friedkin is working on a transfer from the original negative!! Blu-ray release is on the way! Hope it's the director's cut
No wonder the Oprah crowd loves this movie so much; it's a film that romanticises/glamorizes an affair on the grounds of boredom and neglect. It's well made, but it's difficult to swallow
Sokurov's first masterpiece; this is where the elements of his distinctive style fell into place. A beautiful elegy for a bygone era, and for cultural obsolescence
New film is delayed until 2014
Good film, but it should have been great. Missed opportunity.
It's not Browning's fault, but the hiss is very distracting in this film, particularly in the scenes in Dracula's castle, which are meant to be atmospheric. It's a little slow at times, and feels a little awkward(probably should have been a silent film), but it looks great, and no doubt was highly influential and important for the genre. Definitely worth a look
Kino is releasing this on blu-ray in January
You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make it drink.
Does anyone else think the use of colour is at least somewhat reminiscent of Costa? particularly in the second half? My favourite Alonso film by far.
Burton's best in a long time.
Masterpiece. One of Sokurov's finest. It's like the culmination of almost 20 years work.
Nothing in the film matches the brilliance of the opening sequence.
Could never accuse him of lazyness, but Noe is really an acquired taste. and given the commercial failure of Enter The Void, he will probably never be able to make a film on this scale again. I have mixed feelings about it, but i'm glad he made it nonetheless.
Eureka blu-ray scheduled for release in April 2013
Is there another example of a more 'final' film in the history of cinema than this?
This is a story worth telling, but it wasn't told well imo. It's too long and unfocussed, although it does have its moments, and in those moments we get a clear glimpse of what might have been. The final battle scene in the village is great though.
Can't believe all the style freaks gave this such a low mark! Coming to blu-ray this December! Can't wait!
Quite good, but i read Jones' character as being a little more aggressive and belligerant in McCarthy's play. Guess that was just my interpretation.
It seemed cooler back in the mid 90's, but it's still a lot of fun.