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    02-27-2010 06:26 AM
    Check your PM's when you have some time also may I suggest the film called bottle Shock....

    Great review as always, sucks that I can't import them yet

  2. pro-bassoonist
    02-23-2010 07:08 PM

    The disc is in.

  3. Shanester
    02-23-2010 02:20 PM
    Hi Pro-B

    Could you please add the German import of Nothing But The Truth (NIchts Als Die Wahrheit). It's currently not in the database


  4. JohnyBGood
    02-22-2010 02:47 AM
    On my PAL DVD of Story of O the French audio version is longer than the English audio version. In your blu-ray review it would be great if you could elaborate on which versions they actually are (director's cut, edited, etc.). Thank you!
  5. pro-bassoonist
    02-21-2010 08:28 AM
    Good evening,

    Give me a couple of days to find out whether or not we could do a review for the Mexican show. I will report back.

    Thank you and have a wonderful weekend.

  6. Sponge-worthy
    02-20-2010 11:08 PM
    I enjoyed your recent review of the Metallica concert BD in France. I thought it was a pretty good show myself.

    Any plans to look at the Mexico City show?

    I have seen both performances in less-than-BD quality, but I found the Mexico City presentation a bit more enjoyable.

    Just FYI here really. Thanks for all the work!
  7. Frank Leonidas
    02-14-2010 12:20 PM
    Frank Leonidas
    Ben Franklin once wrote: "Originality is the art of concealing your sources"

    Mad Detective is a great modern HK noir with a supernatural spin. The comparisons to Kurosawa's Stray Dog are evident but never thrust in your face. While it's not as stylish and polished as other recent attempts at the genre, it is strange, dark, fun and thoroughly unique in it's own way.

  8. Frank Leonidas
    02-14-2010 12:16 PM
    Frank Leonidas
    nor is it as banal as you propose.

    Also, To's film is not as interested in stringing the audience along as Boe's was. Nor is it nearly as pretentious. Both films present similar constructs (superficially at times) but ultimately are different. Just as Bu˝uel's That Obscure Object of Desire employed a similar device (though brilliantly ambiguous) I still feel To's film is innovative in it's intent.

    For someone who enjoys thrillers (especially of the psychological variety) The Mad Detective BD is all region and a wonderful addition to any film library. Certainly the most impressive and original idea for a film from HK director Johnny To (despite all it's flaws).
  9. pro-bassoonist
    02-11-2010 07:44 AM

    I am quite busy now and do not have the time to respond in detail. However, To's film is hardly as innovative and original as you suggest. Excluding a few minor plot tweaks, the entire premise for "Mad Detective" is very much a replica of Danish director Christoffer Boe's "Reconstruction" (which rightfully won the Camera d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival a few years ago). I am sorry, it is certainly a good film, but it is nowhere as groundbreaking as you suggest.

  10. Frank Leonidas
    02-09-2010 09:19 PM
    Frank Leonidas
    ...I'm no Johnny To fan boy. I saw the film out of curiosity (I've always admired Lau Ching-Wan as an actor) and was blown away by the potential of it more than anything else. Aside from it being a flimsy mystery that went in too many directions at once (and never truly arrived at the same place) the last thing in the world I would call it would be unoriginal.

    Oh, and Nusair's single-paragraph rant didn't even admit the film had any aura at all. And just for the record, I would rather watch a Johnny To film over an M. Night movie any day of the week.



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