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Old 09-26-2012, 10:10 PM   #1
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USA Cosmopolis (David Cronenberg film) - January 1st, 2013

Cosmopolis Blu-ray PRE-ORDER




Entertainment One Home Entertainment brings the latest D. Cronenberg film staring Robert Pattinson early January.

"GIVE THEM NOTHING! BUT, TAKE FROM THEM... EVERYTHING!"

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Old 09-27-2012, 03:43 AM   #2
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Does Robert Pattinson really deserve a last name only billing above Cronenberg
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Old 09-27-2012, 03:48 AM   #3
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Does Robert Pattinson really deserve a last name only billing above Cronenberg
Think of it like:

Cruise
Kidman
Kubrick

for Eyes Wide Shut.

Anyways, I'm very much looking forward to this. Love Cronenberg no matter who he works with.
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Old 09-27-2012, 03:51 AM   #4
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Does Robert Pattinson really deserve a last name only billing above Cronenberg
More people would recognize the name Pattinson than Cronenberg sadly.
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Old 09-27-2012, 03:52 AM   #5
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More people would recognize the name Pattinson than Cronenberg sadly.
Who is this Cosmopolis guy though?
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Old 09-27-2012, 03:53 AM   #6
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I think he's greek
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Old 12-01-2012, 04:27 AM   #7
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Looking forward to catching this on Blu. I'll see anything by Cronenberg, although his previous 2 movies were a little underwhelming to me.

When I see Cosmopolis, I believe it will be the first time I actually watch a Robert Pattinson movie.
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Old 12-01-2012, 04:56 AM   #8
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I think Pattinson got first place for aesthetic reasons. Take another look at the way the words sit. It wouldn't look as neat with Pattinson in the middle.
Anyway, I have a question... Does anyone know whether the special features will be identical to the UK releases? My girlfriend loves Robert Pattinson (hates the Twilight saga, so don't even go there lol) and I'd like to order this for her. Only the UK release has been reviewed though since it is released sooner but it's also really expensive still (over $24!). The US release's cover also looks much nicer. Both releases are by the same company (entertainmentone) so is it safe to assume they'll be the same transfer and special features? or should I wait it out?
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For me, this is one of the year's best films, second to Holy Motors, and one of the best Blu-ray releases. It has a guaranteed spot on my top 10 list

To answer your question, I think it is fair to assume that the transfer would be identical, and probably all of the supplemental features would end on the U.S. release as well.

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Old 12-01-2012, 05:30 AM   #10
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For me, this is one of the year's best
Wow, I thought this was one of the worst films that I'd seen in 2012. I am a big cronenberg fan, but I found cosmopolis to be hugely disappointing. I think I've only walked out of the theater on one movie (and that was a $1.50 screening of school of rock), but I was very close to getting out of my seat and driving home (and about half of the audience in the theater did in fact do that). No cohesiveness to the plot and characters that were devoid of any redeeming qualities. Maybe this was a case where my expectations got the better of me; although I knew nothing of the background behind the film, perhaps I was just expecting something else... And perhaps a second viewing is warranted... But I just don't think I could force myself to sit through that film again.
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Old 12-01-2012, 05:35 AM   #11
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Wow, I thought this was one of the worst films that I'd seen in 2012.
It just goes to show that we are all different We obviously look for different things in films.
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Wow, I thought this was one of the worst films that I'd seen in 2012. I am a big cronenberg fan, but I found cosmopolis to be hugely disappointing. I think I've only walked out of the theater on one movie (and that was a $1.50 screening of school of rock), but I was very close to getting out of my seat and driving home (and about half of the audience in the theater did in fact do that). No cohesiveness to the plot and characters that were devoid of any redeeming qualities. Maybe this was a case where my expectations got the better of me; although I knew nothing of the background behind the film, perhaps I was just expecting something else... And perhaps a second viewing is warranted... But I just don't think I could force myself to sit through that film again.
From what I understand, the plot and it's cohesiveness (or lack there of) doesn't really matter. It's all about presenting us with idea's, thoughts, things Pattinson is pondering while taking a bizarre journey in his limo. I haven't seen it so I wouldn't even know if that's what one should expect but I do know to expect nothing like Cronenberg's other films and to expect it to be very "wordy" and philosophical (which many feel is just prententiousness). I think my girlfriend and I will appreciate it. Although the fact that I keep hearing horror stories about peoples experiences when viewing this movie and the apparent mass walk-out's isn't exactly reassuring.
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Old 12-01-2012, 10:11 AM   #13
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IMHO the UK version has a nicer cover and mine came with a slipcase.

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For me, this is one of the year's best films, second to Holy Motors, and one of the best Blu-ray releases. It has a guaranteed spot on my top 10 list
Where will you be posting your list?
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This film is the biggest disappointment of the year for me. The plot is dense as noted elsewhere, but it is not compelling or engaging at all. Much of this wrests on Robert Pattinson, who just at this time carries no dramatic weight and sucks the life out of every scene he's in; that is, every scene in the film. It doesn't help that the film just plods along, and even if one may not know the ins-and-outs of the particulars in dialogue the script frequently telegraphs itself and nothing surprising really happens. This bodes triply true for the interminable ending, which anyone can see coming miles (twenty minutes) away.

It is at times very nice to look at - I do agree with the review that the digital photography is excellent, up there with Drive and Fincher's films for some of the best I've seen in the past few years - and I was drawn at times to the atmosphere Cronenberg sets. But this film is ABSOLUTELY not a blind-buy candidate.

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Old 12-01-2012, 12:36 PM   #15
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Cronenberg has always been very hit or miss for me with way more misses than hits. I'll probably pass on this.
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For me, this is one of the year's best films, second to Holy Motors, and one of the best Blu-ray releases. It has a guaranteed spot on my top 10 list

To answer your question, I think it is fair to assume that the transfer would be identical, and probably all of the supplemental features would end on the U.S. release as well.

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Ohmigawd...something we agree on Pro-B. It's syzygy.

P.S. Anyone have some specs on the Canadian edition? Often the native market releases of Cronenberg (and Egoyan) titles have features not available elsewhere.
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Where will you be posting your list?
Hi Lutz,

Very soon, all of the Blu-ray.com reviewers will have their Top 10 lists on the main page
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Entertainment One has just set David Cronenberg’s Cosmopolis for release on Blu-ray and DVD on 1/1/2013 (SRP $29.98 and $24.98). Both will include the Citizens of Cosmopolis featurette, audio commentary with Cronenberg and video interviews with the cast and crew.
Looks to be a better package than the UK disc. Glad to have waited.
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Looks to be a better package than the UK disc. Glad to have waited.
Woo-hoo! Cronenberg does superb commentaries - my favourite practictioner of that feature other than Carpenter.
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Old 12-03-2012, 08:42 AM   #20
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This film is the biggest disappointment of the year for me. The plot is dense as noted elsewhere, but it is not compelling or engaging at all. Much of this wrests on Robert Pattinson, who just at this time carries no dramatic weight and sucks the life out of every scene he's in; that is, every scene in the film. It doesn't help that the film just plods along, and even if one may not know the ins-and-outs of the particulars in dialogue the script frequently telegraphs itself and nothing surprising really happens. This bodes triply true for the interminable ending, which anyone can see coming miles (twenty minutes) away.

It is at times very nice to look at - I do agree with the review that the digital photography is excellent, up there with Drive and Fincher's films for some of the best I've seen in the past few years - and I was drawn at times to the atmosphere Cronenberg sets. But this film is ABSOLUTELY not a blind-buy candidate.
Me too . I dont know exactly what I was hoping for but I really wanted this to be good and it really isnt - for me.

For those who havent seen it yet, watch out for Paul Giamatti's Great Cornholio impression near the end of the film. This made me smirk quite a bit which I dont think was intended!

Before watching I was very excited about this - the same way I was with Drive. Drive turned out to be even better than I hoped...unlike Cosmopolis.
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