Discussion in 'Movie Forum' started by Gary D, Nov 26, 2004.
Has any one seen it? Is it any good? - (might be a bit late as i've already bought it!)
If you like films like The Eye, Dark Water, One Missed Call etc then you'll like this.
Nice atmosphere, a good use of surrounds to crank up the tension and the wife hid behind the cushion - enjoy!
i watched on Saturday night - it was totaly gob smacking - it was just so "creepy" - the use of the surrounds is amazing. all in all 9/10
Glad you liked it GaryD. I thought my daughter was out of bed upstairs, until I realised it was the rears working!
there is one point when you hear footsteps behind you that run really fast accross the soundstage, then a loud scream in the front left speaker - i nearly shat myself !! The other fantastic thing is that is shows you very very little - but it still manages to "creep you out" - fantastic film and a superb Tartan 2 discer
I've still got Audition to watch yet is that any good Steve?
I haven't seen Audition yet, but am tempted to pick it up (it's just over a tenner on CD-Wow) It's meant to be more shocking and sadistic rather than creepy...
Let me know what you think, and I'll go on your recommendation. I can't get enough R3 films at the moment!
i bought audition last week in a bogoff at HMV as for asain films i'm being complete bowled over by them at the mo.
As chance would have it - this months Empire comes with a "Tartan" catalogue which details loads of jap/korean/hk titles. I thought it was really handy as i wasn't really sure about were to start with R3 cinema (other than asking questions on here) - so i have a list now of about 20 titles - all of which i source from R3 retailers for £7.99
Whats the best version to buy?
CDWOW have R3 for £6.24 with link or £13.24 for R2
obviously the R3 is very tempting but if R2 is considerably better then...
I think all the editions are pretty barebones to be honest:
PS my UK edition is NOT the UK DTS version
Is there a thread where we can swap opinions on Asian Cinema? I have been interested in it for a long time (ever since I saw Rumble In Hong Kong years ago)...my personal Top 5 are Azumi, Versus, Returner, Dark Water and Battle Royale...I know a couple of them are a bit cheesy but hey...
I dont think there is, maybe we could start one?
But do we want everyone to know how good it is??? It feels good being one of the knowing few...
indeed it does!!
to be honest get really hacked off with people who cant or wont watch subtitled films.
in fact i think its marks a cinema fan from the casual film watcher - can you watch a movie with subtitles?
they only good thing is (working in a video shop part-time) that i get to take the **** out people who would rather watch the remake of Ring rather than the original
Edit, i've sent a PM to Stuart asking what the chances are of having a forum for is discussion of non english speaking cinema. fingers crossed.
it's a good idea...you never know...I'm waiting for more info on Zebraman and also a good DVD/cinema release of Casshern (which looks amazing)!!!
saw this last week, twice infact. fantastic film which is just as good second time round. even when you get to the moment its still good to try and peice it together. i had to look on several forums to try and get it straight in my head, havent quite done it yet as there appear to be several interpretations, which is why its so good, and a lot of other asian cinema.
my local video shop has been getting a steady flow of asian dvds in. they only get one copy but as there are only a few interested in them i get to see most of them.
before this i saw the grudge and azumi, totally nuts, i even saw one called the snake of june, odd.
i think warriors of heaven and earth is due in december.
i've seen Audition and i have to say wow!! its difficult to tell people about without giving things away - but i will say this; stick with it, dont turn it off, the emotions you feel towards the film are entirly what the director intends.
there are still some images that i cant shake this morning (but i wish i could )
all in all a solid 8/10
Cheers GaryD, I'll definitely have to pick this up then!
steve, checkout the tartan thread i've placed some links in there.
I watched audition a while ago when it was shown on channel 4. Afterwards i was left gobsmacked and felt a little uneasy. The film is weird to say the least, i love the scene with the piano wire!
Auditon was one of the films that got me into asian films and also having a friend who was a fan helped. I now have several in my collection including The Killer, A Better Tomorrow, Brother, Bullet In The Head.
I just wish western mainstream audiences could know how good these films are. They are way better than some of the rubbish we get at the cinema at the moment.
(My own opinions of course)
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