The Salton Sea Anyone?

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  1. I J S

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    I've always had time for Val Kilmer (The Island Of Dr Moreau excluded) and after reading many rave reviews about The Salton Sea on AICN and IMDB, i think i'll be buying this blind.It's out on the 10th of Sept (Play have it in now) yet isn't released at the cinema until later this year in the UK.Does anyone else fancy this one?
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  2. Rambo John J

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    I've had it preordered for a while now. Never seen it but it sounds right up my alley.

    The Island of Dr Moreau is ace:blush:
     
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    When this film finally arrives in the UK it will probably be on for
    a week and then disappear into obscurity, which is a shame
    for such a good movie. Obviously some will say its a load of
    rubbish but its a film you have to stick with.

    Drugs plays a major part in this film and even opens with a
    history of speed, we are then introduced to Kilmer and his
    drugged out buddies. A dark film at heart with some good
    performances,especially Kilmer as the man haunted by his
    past. Ultimately its about revenge and redemption.

    Hope you enjoy it.

    Mieville
     
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    I've had it on pre-order with dvdboxoffice since May! I'm really looking forward to this one, and much like yourself it'll be a blind purchase based purely on a couple of snippets from Empire etc.

    There's nothing better than discovering a true gem and then introducing your (aprehensive in my case) friends to it. Donnie Darko's the last one I can think of.
     
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    Shipped today from dvdboxoffice
     
  6. Rambo John J

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    Mine came from Play today. Nice
     
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    I ordered mine from Futureent but unlike Play, they aren't shipping it yet..........the swines:rolleyes:
     
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    I personally think Val is a bit overated, maybe I have not seen his good films though, anyone care to share some films he has been in and are worth watching. I saw him in 'The Saint' which was poor and also I thought Keaton made a far better Batman.

    Still I am prepared to be proved wrong after seeing Kevin Costner (who I think is a 'heartless' actor) in DragonFly which I thought he played the part very well.
     
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    The Salton Sea might change your opinion of Val then. I thought it was excellent. In fact, probably the best film I've seen in a while.
    Nice noir-ish twists to throw you off balance, some brilliantly used visual moments, and some real laugh-out-loud funny bits (Bob Hope's stool!).
    Not to mention quirky characters and bloody violence.
    Ace.
     
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    Granted, the Saint was rather poor although i'd take Kilmer (or Clooney for that matter) ahead of Keaton as the Dark Knight - just my personal prference of course.As for his best work,check out Val as Jim Morrison in The Doors or as Doc Holiday in Tombstone. I also enjoyed his understated performance in Heat.I think he's suffered from some rather duff choices recently although The Salton Sea looks to be a move in the right direction.

    Talking of which....i'm still waiting for it from Futureent:rolleyes:
     
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    Watched it twice now and have to say it's worth a whirl. There are some very enjoyable moments in this with oddball characters littered throughout, played by several popular faces. The drug gang, Bobbie and Pooh Bear moments are whacky in the extreme. Oh and the badger, ouch:eek:
    Plus the film has a healthy dollup of sincerity and sensitivity with a thinking edge.
     
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    Only just got round to watching this last night and thought it was a pretty good movie :)
     
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    I've watched it 3 times now and think it's a cracking film.This very impressive directorial debut from D.J.Caruso has a tight script and some terrific performances, particularly Kilmer as the tormented soul seeking vengeance.Certainly his best role for many-a-year.

    It's a shame Warner Brother's had simply no idea how to market one of their best films of the year! The Salton Sea deserves an audience.
     

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