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  1. gooner#14

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    hi chaps has any of you seen this film its a french film EXTREMELY GORY but theres a twist at the end which doesnt make any sense at all, i wont divulge the twist but if any one has seen it can you please help me understand what the hell happened
     
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    She has a split personality and was the one doing all the murdering. (That's what i concluded)
     
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    but how can she ring the bell<when shes upstairs>
    drive the car <when shes in the bak>
    run to the gas station <when shes filling it up with gas>
     
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    Because - Everything that the movie goes through is a story from the real nutcase from the asylum where she is locked up. The "other bits" that don't make sense are her excuses to fool the cops into letting her off the hook - ringing the door bell, the man in the van, helping her freind escape from the van, killing the false murderer in a greenhouse in the middle of nowhere where the cops won't find him. You will note that the captured woman crys even more when her "freind" is trying to comfort her - a small nod to the audience (given that it is mixing both reality and the murderers story) and a hint of things to come. The only real trick that the guys use is at the beginning where the man in the van is using the severed head engage in something which may be censored if I write it out in full. In this case, the murderer was elsewhere en route to the farm, and so the murderer couldn't have been "there" (in whatever character) to see this act, or even achieved seeing as she doesn't have the right biological equipment to fulfill such a task.. It does get you to thinking the real murderer is innocent until the last third which is why the scene is there.

    There will be a review up shortly of the R1 unrated directors cut...
     
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    there's a director's cut now? i've got the uk r2 uncut "switchblade romance" dvd
     
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    Here are the specs:

    R1 America - (Lions Gate - Unrated)
    Commentaries:
    Audio commentary by writer/director Alexandre Aja, and screenwriter/art director Gregory Levasseur
    Audio commentary from director Alexandre Aja, and actress Cecile de France (5 scenes - 46 min)
    Extras:
    Introduction by Alexandre Aja and Gregory Levasseur (0:23 sec)
    "Haute Horror: Making of High Tension" -featurette (24 min)
    "Building Tension" -featurette (8 min)
    "Giannetto de Rossi: The Truth, The Madness, and The Magic" -featurette (7,5 min)
    Bonus trailers: "Crash", "Rize", "House of D, Desperate Souls", "Undead", "Dark Harvest 2: The Maize", and "Saw 2"
    Subtitles:
    English, and Spanish
    Picture format:
    2.35:1 Anamorphic NTSC
    Soundtrack(s):
    French Dolby Digital 5.1
    French Dolby Digital 2.0 surround
    French/English (US theatrical release audio) Dolby Digital 5.1
    French/English (US theatrical release audio) Dolby Digital 2.0 surround
    English (full English dub) Dolby Digital 2.0 surround
    Case type:
    Amaray (Keep) Case
    Notes:
    English subtitles are actually "dubtitles". All extras have optional English subtitles. Both the full English and the mixed English/French tracks are redubbed so that we're suppose to believe that Alexia's family is an American family that moved to France.

    R2 United Kingdom - (Optimum Publishing)
    Commentaries:
    Audio Commentary by director Alexandre Aja and actress Cécile de France hosted by Jamie Graham of Total Film magazine (in English)
    Extras:
    "Haute Tension: Making Of d'un Survival" documentary (36:18)
    Interviews:
    - Phillip Nahon (5:13)
    - Cécile de France (21:52)
    - Maïwenn Le Besco (5:28)
    "Giannetto de Rossi" SFX featurette (7:18)
    Theatrical Trailer (1:46)
    English Dub Trailer (1:43)
    4 Trailers for Other Releases:
    - "Dead Man's Shoes" (1:38)
    - "Shaolin Soccer" (1:29)
    - "Memories Of Murder" (2:40)
    - "Bon Voyage" (2:00)
    Subtitles:
    English (burned in)
    Picture format:
    2.35:1 Anamorphic PAL
    Soundtrack(s):
    French Dolby Digital 5.1
    French Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
    Case type:
    Amaray (Keep) Case
    Notes:
    Name: "Switchblade Romance".

    To further confuse matters: -R1 has the "Unrated"-version, with good selection of English friendly extras (and optional subtitles). Just avoid the "R-rated"-version, since it´s 4:3 and cut.
    -The R2 UK disc is also uncut, has English subtitles (note that they are "burned in") and good extras. At this point it seems, that both has exclusive extra-features. While the Korean SE has DTS sound with English subtitles, but is PAL sourced. The French release also has DTS (and is correctly mastered), but has no English subtitles. The R3 HK release has DTS sound and English subtitles for the extras (though not as many extras as the other releases). The choice is yours as to what's more important.

    Info from dvdcompare.net.
     
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    gooner....

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    she's not upstairs, it's just her other personality thinks she is.

    i thought this was a great film, but a few bit's did'nt add up.

    the main one being the beginning when the guy in the truck cuts off a girls head, and then they turn up at the house after. how could she or her split personality be there when you KNOW she was in the car with her friend?

    unless she did'nt kill anyone then and it was a dream of sorts :rolleyes:

    can't remember it exactly, but i think thats what happened at the beginning (watched it ages ago)
     
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    Read my message above re beginning.
     
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    ultra violent tho i quite liked it
     

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