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Session 9

Discussion in 'Movie Forum' started by Setenza, Sep 19, 2002.

  1. Setenza

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    I borrowed the title (Session 9) from my sister and watched it last night. I had never heard of it until then, and was not excatly aware of what sort of movie this was.

    Well in an age of boardroom film making, I was quite impressed with this tight, character driven little psychological tale.

    The fact that it was a real insane asylum and a lot of the history mentioned in the film is true, made things even more creepier.

    The ending may or may not surprise you, depending on how much of a fan your our of this sort of material. The inclusion of deleted scenes and an alternative ending also put an interesting slant on things. A good example of relevenat extras and not just padding.

    My only complaint is that the Canadian disc I was watching only had a 2 channel English track, yet the French was 5.1

    I recommend this film and would be interested to see what other peoples comments on it are.
     
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    I bought this a while ago and was well impressed - intelligent film making at long last!!!
    No CGI - no special effects - just quality acting and directing and, in this Scream generation, genuine frights.
    I wasn't too disappointed about the 2 channel stereo soundtrack - sound was not the major factor in this film.

    You have to watch the extras on this too - nearly as disturbing as the film!!!
     
  3. Rambo John J

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    My only response to this film when I saw it was "...so what?". I found it totally underwhelming, lacking in any atmosphere or chills despite the location and the decent cast.
    I'm not afraid to admit that I'm in a serious minority in my opinion, but I was finding myself bored more than anything. The pacing was pedestrian at best and offered me very little by way of entertainment.

    I'm no philistine and certainly not a big fan of no-brainers, but I struggled to find anything positive in this film.
    Thems the breaks, I guess.

    I swapped it for Ghostbusters with a friend and he loves it. One mans meat is another mans toothpick.
     
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    Mind you for £2.38 from DDDhouse who cares! I liked it and have just ordered it. Yes £2.38!:eek: :eek: :eek:
     
  5. Rambo John J

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    the hong kong disc's fullscreen. The OAR is 2.35:1
    As it was shot on digital video I'm not sure how the Hong Kong disc's ratio works out - if it's unmatted, panned and scanned or what. I'd imagine it's panned and scanned
     
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    oh flipping heck I have a feeling I've just ordered a bunch of 4:3 discs!:(
     
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    Oops sorry honey! Well, you don't get something for nothing! ;)
     
  8. James45

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    buying pan and scan is worse than getting nothing tho:(

    Anyone reckon DDDhouse will take any notice of my cancellation email sent to their customer service?
     
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    Speak to them nicely and they should be fine about it. I've cancelled stuff before with no probs. I think kit's a small operation so it shouldn't get lost filtering down through the chain of command
     
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    from DDDhouse? did you email them? I just sent them a more detailed email stating I would reorder any titles they could confirm were anamorphic widescreen. I really like using DDDhouse and was just half asleep when I placed the order yesterday.:(
     
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    yep. I only ever have contact with them by email. Returning faulty discs/cancelling etc. They're always helpful when I've had a problem
     
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    cheers hope they are ok about it.
     
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    really?:confused:

    anyway they cancelled the order gawd bless 'em!

    they said that none of the four dvds i had ordered were in w/s which I was a bit surprised at.

    EDIT: now I remember!
     
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    Including Session 9?

    Why did they tell me it was in widescreen then? :mad:
     
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    yes including session 9 and most surprisingly resi evil (yes I know, me bad) thought that would definitely be w/s
     
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    Oh well, not much point emailing them in future to ask the specs then :(
     
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    thinking about it they actually said: "All are not anamorphic widescreen, this order has been cancelled" so maybe they meant not ALL of the titles were w/s... some may have been. better to ask about individual titles than four at a time, it was Rambo who told me their R3 Session 9 was pan and scan.
     
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    Or maybe they meant they weren't anamorphic. When I asked if Session 9 was anamorphic, they just said it was "widescreen" which probably meant non-anamorphic.

    Oh who knows :D
     
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    I can't believe how much the thought of ordering pan and scan material sent me into a panic, it wouldn't have bothered me that much back in the days of video.:D
     

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