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Play or Future Entertainment for Hannibal R1?

Discussion in 'Movie Forum' started by Juzminator, Aug 7, 2001.

  1. Juzminator

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    Hi guys - just got back off my honeymoon....v. enjoyable <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

    I'm thinking about getting Hannibal R1 from either of the two suppliers listed above (used em both before), but I've never pre-ordered anything from them. The question is this: which one of these suppliers tends to release the film before its official release date (if either)?

    Also, I've noticed on Play's site that Hannibal R2 seems to have the alternative ending, but the R1 doesn't - what's going on???? (I'll probably get the R1 version cos it's got DTS anyway).

    Also thinking about pre-ordering Swordfish and The Fast and The Furious, so I'd be interested to see who you think could ship me these babies before they're officially supposed to <img src="wink.gif" border="0">

    Thanks people.
     
  2. Chandler

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    Hi

    From my experience of ordering with these companies is that future tend to release ahead of play and the prices are ususally the same. Play do not have listings for swordfish (£16.99 at Fut.) and Final Fantasy (£7.99 at Fut.)

    Play were originally doing Hannibal R1 for £14.99 but price went up by £1 - but they charge you the price of the film when you ordered or the cheapest price when goods dispatched.
     
  3. Jimmy the Saint

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    Juz

    Get the R4 version from either Ezydvd.com or Movietyme.com as this version has both DTS and the alternate ending.
     
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  5. Jenz

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    Neither. Get the R4 <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0">

    Hannibal R1 vs R2 vs R4 Comparison Review:<br /><a href="http://www.bulletsnbabesdvds.com/article.php?sid=421" target="_blank">http://www.bulletsnbabesdvds.com/article.php?sid=421</a>

    Later Jenz.
     
  6. dUnKle

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    Went for the R1 version from Play, which arrived yesterday, cost £15.99 and has BOTH DTS and alternative ending
     
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  8. SimonSays

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    The review that Jenz pointed out says <br />"With the R4 being available at a good low price and also in a cheap box set with the new Silence Of The Lambs disc that's the one to go for."

    Is this saying that SOTL and Hannibal are available in one box set ? Or just that you can buy them both separately ?

    Cheers,<br />Simon.
     
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    I got the SOTL and Hannibal Reg 4 boxset from Movietyme for £34.99..Nicely presented but no different from other versions..just a nice outer box..looks nice on the shelf though..
     
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    Yes they can be bought in a set together from Oz. Movietyme.com do them in the boxed set as mentioned.

    Quite nice too <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0">
     
  11. General Skanky

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    Glad you enyed your honeymoon, lucky man. <img src="wink.gif" border="0"> <br />My R1 from Play arrived last week, watched it, been there and have the T shirt. Good disc, good film, R1 is fine. Pull your finger out and buy it.<br />Enjoy.

    Wise words indeed grasshopper. <img src="smile.gif" border="0">
     
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    Did you have any wine with it1
     
  13. Juzminator

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    Thanks for all the advice guys <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

    Unfortunately, in a complete turnaround kinda way I've decided not to buy Hannibal, I'm gonna rent it first cos I just heard too many people saying that it's a visually stunning but pants film otherwise (I have to admit that the book was rather tedious).

    Definitely gonna pre-order Swrordfish and the Fast and the Furious though - I've only heard good things about these lovely no-brainers. <img src="wink.gif" border="0">
     
  14. General Skanky

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    I'll stick my neck out then and say that it's a good film. Those that have said otherwise I don't understand. What reasoning have they used? I could name plenty of films others have said far worse about and still bought. Hannibal was a very enjoyable film. You won't be wasting your money. However, it is your money!

    [ 23-08-2001: Message edited by: General Skanky ]</p>
     
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    I have to disagree. Apart from the 'Tea Party' scene which, for me, had the manic edge and genuine menace that the rest of the movie lacked, I found Hannibal hugely disappointing. All Clarice seemed to do for most of it was sit in an office or argue with her bosses, while the tension and apprehension of 'Silence's character development and interplay was replaced with Freddy style witticisms on Hopkins' part. Plus, what was all that pointlessness with the Florence policeman? A spot of severe padding!! Having said that, the Mason Verger character was played superbly - even through that make-up - and the last 15 minutes ALMOST made it worth the rental fee.
     
  16. General Skanky

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    Ok, I'm not as 'wordly' in review matters, however, here is my reply.<br />I thought the hunt for Hannibal built up quite nicely. <br />The characters were fine.<br />The 'rich revenge' character drove it all along well, and all that came of what he tried to do.<br />Clarice was a more mature character this time around which came through quite well. The trail she follows links nicely with everything else.<br />The films goes through its stages and does what we would expect of a Hannibal film.<br />The gore of it etc was fun.<br />Hannibal was fun.<br />The 'filling out' characters (without giving away the story) were fun and so on. <br />I was definately not disappointed at all. In fact it made for a good Sunday afternoon's viewing.<br />Ok, I now that's my opinion, but I'm not too fussy.

    Juz, if you simply want to borrow my copy and decide for yourself, no problem.

    After all, films are entertainment, and I'd class this as exactly that.<br />Here's to No.3!!! <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

    [ 24-08-2001: Message edited by: General Skanky ]</p>
     
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    Hi General:

    Can I come back on this? I'll try not to be too 'wordly'.<br />I watched Hannibal again last night (Friday)- I manage an independant video library and someone had reported the DVD faulty. It was a little better for me on second viewing, but my original criticisms still stand. I did not bother being too vague in my post, because, as I understand it, Jez had already read the book and so would know about Mason Verger etc, etc. <br />I still feel that, given the cast, director and pedigree, I would not expect Hannibal to be merely 'entertaining' - I would expect it to be GREAT!! 'Dude, Where's My Car?' is what I expect to be merely entertaining. Hannibal (to me) is nothing more than a two and a quarter hour chase movie - much like the book which I also did not like. Given that it took Harris 10 years to write it and Hollywood 2 years to make it, I don't think it is being unreasonable to expect something of a little more substance than that.

    Chris
     
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    Thought the book was outstanding. The film was a delight.

    Spoilers follow:

    Just to address the earlier comment about the "pointless" sequence in Florence. I would say "hardly". Pazzi, in an attempt to crawl back some kudos after the distastrous Il Mostro case, tries to set Hannibal up and, at the same time, make a bit of money so he can treat his wife "with the ever open beak" to the kind of life beyond the means of a disgraced inspector. He sells Hannibal to Mason Verger, the last surviving victim who wants to feed the doctor to man-eating pigs.

    Sadly, for Pazzi, it all goes Pete Tong. But, now the authorities are onto Hannibal and he has to flee Florence. His destination: America, straight for Clarice who is also being set up, this time by Verger, so he can exact the kind of revenge that would make Dr Phibes proud.

    Without Pazzi, Hannibal would never have left Florence.
     
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    This thread is nearly 6 years old!!:eek:
     
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    Doesn't mean it has to die!
    I mean why start a new one?
    ;)
     
  21. Basil Plumley

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    You're right...mods, please change thread title to "Hannibal Rising"...:D
     
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    Another vote for Hannibal :smashin: - an excellent movie.
     

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