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Sky Captain And The World Of Tomorrow

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  1. TurnipFarmer

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    I am thinking about getting this film, is it any good?

    should I buy it is the main question?
     
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    Easy answer -

    Do you have a fondness for 1940's serials like Flash Gordon & Buck Rogers? Did you like The Rocketeer?

    If yes - you'll probably get a kick out of this. If not, you'll probably hate it with a passion.
     
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    Yes - multiregion players can play all the regions (normally 1-6) ;)

    The soundtrack is quite nice too :)

    Enjoy it - it's good fun!
     
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    the only thing about this region 3 one you might need to double check is the soundtrack. on cd-wow it says its dts 6.1 and doesnt list any other tracks, so if thats the case you'll need either a dvd player or an av receiver with a dts decoder for the sound to work.
     
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    Marc - it's sound - it has a Dolby Digital 6.1 soundtrack too - so it's safe ! Am even tempted to get the R2 Japanese for a comparrison :)

    Glad to see you agreed with "Twisted" :thumbsup:
     
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    :) yeah you totally nailed it, that was exactly what i thought when i watched the movie.
     
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    Yeah, the film does a good job of recreating those old serials: bad dialogue, pointless romantic sub-plot, and a goofy storyline, it's all there.

    Still, it's entertaining for what it is. The only real problem I had was with the direction of the action sequences. There's no life there, which took away any drama for me. It was like watching a series of still photos, which -- although they looked good -- conveyed no tension or excitement.
     
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    my dvd player does play dts sound
     
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    I had seen the trailers, and loving the 30's and 40's film serials etc... decided to buy it.

    I loved it - it is extremely stylised, with a look all its own.

    Ok the dialogue was trashy - but completely taken from the serials of the time.

    Some cracking SFX (come to think of it - the whole film is one big SFX!) - look out for King Kong's cameo - blink and you'll miss it - he's climbing up the Empire State building in a background shot!

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