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Nosferatu@Cult Labs 26th March 2011 07:25 PM

I watched Wake Wood last night and thought it was a very classy piece of filmmaking, harking back about four decades. I've just finished my review, which is now online. Wake Wood

nekromantik 26th March 2011 08:24 PM

I need to see this!

Behemot 27th March 2011 09:44 AM

I read a review of this DVD somewhere (but I cannot remember where!) which showed, with screen comparisons, that the image on the UK DVD has been "opened up" (NOT cropped) from 2.35:1 to 1.78:1. It seems the German Blu-ray and DVD which will be out later this year will be 2.35:1. Thought it worth a mention.

Nosferatu@Cult Labs 27th March 2011 10:34 AM

That would be interesting to see; I thought the framing looked spot-on for a 1.78:1 aspect ratio. Thanks for the info!

Behemot 27th March 2011 12:18 PM

Finally found the review I was talking about! I am not allowed to post links, but the review is over at DVDBeaver.

Pre-release info on the German Blu-ray can be found at the German website of Koch Media Film.

Nosferatu@Cult Labs 27th March 2011 12:50 PM

The review is here:
Wake Wood - Eva Birthistle

Make Them Die Slowly 28th March 2011 09:46 PM

Just finished watching "Wake Wood", an enjoyable film in it's own way. It's not going to set any houses on fire as an original work but as a film cobbled together from several other films it more than holds it's own, if that makes sense. I really liked the way the Paganism was more a way of doing things rather than a religion that bound the community together. Also I liked that the Paganism was never explained, it's just what you do in Wake Wood.

Nosferatu@Cult Labs 28th March 2011 09:54 PM

It also feels like a Hammer film and one that could have been made in the 1960s or '70s, which can be said for Let Me In.

Leman 28th March 2011 09:54 PM

Discs sitting on my bed, working up the will to go stick it on.

Im very tired.

Nosferatu@Cult Labs 28th March 2011 09:56 PM

If I were you, I'd wait until morning. If you watch the first quarter of an hour and then fall asleep, you'll end up regretting it and will have to watch it tomorrow anyway!


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