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bizarre_eye@Cult Labs 24th May 2016 02:17 PM

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Originally Posted by Demdike@Cult Labs (Post 491325)
Just Psychomania for me there.

I'll be getting Cry of the City, The Crying Game, The Quay Brothers collection and Psychomania for sure. :nod:

Stephen@Cult Labs 27th May 2016 03:26 PM

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Originally Posted by bizarre_eye@Cult Labs (Post 491330)
I'll be getting Cry of the City, The Crying Game, The Quay Brothers collection and Psychomania for sure. :nod:


Definitely in for The Crying Game.

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The Reaper Man@Cult Labs 27th May 2016 09:45 PM

Cracking British film.
Never seen a bad Jordan film yet.

Bought THE FIRM and PENDA'S FEN tonight-both superb packages!

Stephen@Cult Labs 27th May 2016 09:53 PM

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Originally Posted by The Reaper Man@Cult Labs (Post 491795)
Cracking British film.

Never seen a bad Jordan film yet.



Bought THE FIRM and PENDA'S FEN tonight-both superb packages!


Still need to get the Firm. Read a review of the Director's Cut a couple of weeks ago. Bloody hell, no wonder it was cut by the BBC.

The Reaper Man@Cult Labs 27th May 2016 10:52 PM

Just about to go and put it on mate....I'll let you know!;)

Frankenhooker 28th May 2016 08:29 AM

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Originally Posted by Stephen@Cult Labs (Post 491798)
Still need to get the Firm. Read a review of the Director's Cut a couple of weeks ago. Bloody hell, no wonder it was cut by the BBC.



I watched the BFI release of The Firm the other night, it's very powerful and its completely understandable why the BBC couldn't risk airing Clarke's cut. It would of taken them six months to deal with the complaints. Really nasty in places.

The Reaper Man@Cult Labs 30th May 2016 09:26 AM

Yeah compared to the TV edit,it IS really nasty.

Didn't realise that Oldman and Manville were married at the time.....

Just as well probably for the scene in the dir cut where Trigger burst into the living room!:lol:

Paul@TheOverlook 30th May 2016 10:00 AM

Colour me intrigued!

Ive seen THE FIRM fifteen or twenty times - absolutely love it. I'm waiting on the box set.

The Reaper Man@Cult Labs 30th May 2016 09:11 PM

You'll love the Dir cut then.

Paul@TheOverlook 30th May 2016 09:12 PM

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Originally Posted by The Reaper Man@Cult Labs (Post 492024)
You'll love the Dir cut then.

So excited to see it!

The Reaper Man@Cult Labs 30th May 2016 09:13 PM

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Originally Posted by Paul@TheOverlook (Post 491973)
Colour me intrigued!

I'm waiting on the box set.

On my Father's Day want list.;)

Justin101 31st May 2016 12:28 PM

Really considering getting Penda's Fen on the way home from work as a treat in advance of my taking an exam a week today. I wont be watching it as I have revision to do but in our HMV they tend to only get these things on initial release and then you have to special order them.

Demdike@Cult Labs 31st May 2016 02:35 PM

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Originally Posted by Justin101 (Post 492050)
Really considering getting Penda's Fen on the way home from work as a treat in advance of my taking an exam a week today. I wont be watching it as I have revision to do but in our HMV they tend to only get these things on initial release and then you have to special order them.

I think you'd like it, Justin. :nod:

Demdike@Cult Labs 1st June 2016 12:34 PM

Can anyone tell me how much longer The Firm directors cut is to the original version please?

Also as i'm still dvd only is it actually worth paying a tenner for when i could pick up the tv version for a quid.

Finally, @Stephen, if you could link that review you mentioned it would be brilliant.

Thanks for any help guys. It's a film i've never seen and all your chat has made me want to watch it.

Justin101 1st June 2016 12:54 PM

It's 1 minute longer :lol:

The back lists 67 min and 68 min, but it might be a case of alternative footage.

Demdike@Cult Labs 1st June 2016 01:03 PM

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Originally Posted by Justin101 (Post 492178)
It's 1 minute longer :lol:

The back lists 67 min and 68 min, but it might be a case of alternative footage.

From what Reaper was saying it's a strong minute of footage then. It's probably extra seconds of stabbings or punching.

Michael Brooke 1st June 2016 01:44 PM

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Originally Posted by Demdike@Cult Labs (Post 492175)
Can anyone tell me how much longer The Firm directors cut is to the original version please?

The broadcast version is 66:59, the director's cut is 68:06 - so technically just over a minute.

But that doesn't tell the whole story, because the broadcast version also contains unique material - the entire opening sequence with Bex doing his estate-agent day job (concluding with the monkey impression, which also isn't in the director's cut), the initial scene with his dad (after his car is vandalised), a near-final scene where the police visit Sue, etc.

Also, running-time comparisons are blurred by the fact that there've been a few shot substitutions - the scene in which Sue is trying to seduce Bex in the kitchen is conducted in long shot in the director's cut but medium shot in the broadcast version, to eliminate some fairly blatant crotch-rubbing - and some dialogue has also been modified. So it's a bit like The Devils, where the running-time gap between the US and UK versions makes the differences seem a lot less pronounced than they actually are.

Demdike@Cult Labs 1st June 2016 01:46 PM

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Originally Posted by Michael Brooke (Post 492191)
The broadcast version is 66:59, the director's cut is 68:06 - so technically just over a minute.

But that doesn't tell the whole story, because the broadcast version also contains unique material - the entire opening sequence with Bex doing his estate-agent day job, the initial scene with his dad (after his car is vandalised), a near-final scene where the police visit Sue, etc.

Also, running-time comparisons are blurred by the fact that there've been a few shot substitutions - the scene in which Sue is trying to seduce Bex in the kitchen is conducted in long shot in the director's cut but medium shot in the broadcast version, to eliminate some fairly blatant crotch-rubbing. So it's a bit like The Devils, where the running time gap between the US and UK versions makes the differences seem a lot less pronounced than they actually are.

Thanks, Michael.

It sounds like the directors cut is the one to go for then.

Michael Brooke 1st June 2016 01:57 PM

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Originally Posted by Demdike@Cult Labs (Post 492192)
Thanks, Michael.

It sounds like the directors cut is the one to go for then.

It's swings and roundabouts. It's certainly Clarke's preferred version, but it's been unavoidably compromised by the fact that it only survives as an ungraded workprint in fairly rough condition - presumably because the original negative was censored and the offcuts discarded. The BFI conscientiously replaced all the common-to-both-cuts footage with far superior material sourced from the original neg, and they've done their best to colour-match everything, but the picture quality dips fairly dramatically whenever it cuts to material unique to the director's cut - sometimes within the same shot.

By contrast, the more familiar broadcast version is the same superb quality throughout.

Demdike@Cult Labs 1st June 2016 02:00 PM

Thanks for the detailed info Michael. You've been a big help. :thankingyou:

bizarre_eye@Cult Labs 2nd June 2016 04:40 PM

BFI Summer titles

bizarre_eye@Cult Labs 2nd June 2016 04:44 PM

Liking the cover art for Psychomania

http://www.bfi.org.uk/sites/bfi.org....?itok=BBxH9L6k

bizarre_eye@Cult Labs 2nd June 2016 04:50 PM

The Alan Clarke box set has been delayed.

The Reaper Man@Cult Labs 2nd June 2016 07:27 PM

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Originally Posted by bizarre_eye@Cult Labs (Post 492333)
Liking the cover art for Psychomania

http://www.bfi.org.uk/sites/bfi.org....?itok=BBxH9L6k

Superb!

The Reaper Man@Cult Labs 2nd June 2016 07:29 PM

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Originally Posted by bizarre_eye@Cult Labs (Post 492336)
The Alan Clarke box set has been delayed.

FFS!

Paid for it up front in HMV for fathers day.:rolleyes:

Demdike@Cult Labs 2nd June 2016 07:40 PM

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Originally Posted by The Reaper Man@Cult Labs (Post 492354)
FFS!

Paid for it up front in HMV for fathers day.:rolleyes:

As far as i'm aware HMV don't take payment until dispatch.

bizarre_eye@Cult Labs 2nd June 2016 07:45 PM

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Originally Posted by Demdike@Cult Labs (Post 492356)
As far as i'm aware HMV don't take payment until dispatch.

Unless you use Paypal.

Demdike@Cult Labs 2nd June 2016 07:47 PM

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Originally Posted by bizarre_eye@Cult Labs (Post 492357)
Unless you use Paypal.

Oh, right, thanks. Didn't know that. I've never had a Paypal account.

The Reaper Man@Cult Labs 2nd June 2016 09:43 PM

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Originally Posted by Demdike@Cult Labs (Post 492356)
As far as i'm aware HMV don't take payment until dispatch.

Paid for it over the counter instore.

Demdike@Cult Labs 2nd June 2016 09:53 PM

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Originally Posted by The Reaper Man@Cult Labs (Post 492367)
Paid for it over the counter instore.

How does that work? Do they give you a credit voucher or just ship it out to you when it arrives in store?

The Reaper Man@Cult Labs 2nd June 2016 10:40 PM

They phone you when it's in and you pick it up.

They usually ask for a deposit,but I paid it there and then.:rolleyes:

Demdike@Cult Labs 2nd June 2016 10:51 PM

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Originally Posted by The Reaper Man@Cult Labs (Post 492380)
They phone you when it's in and you pick it up.

They usually ask for a deposit,but I paid it there and then.:rolleyes:

At least you know you've nothing to pay when it does arrive.

bizarre_eye@Cult Labs 13th June 2016 09:03 PM

An interesting article on Folk Horror on the BFI site.

Demdike@Cult Labs 13th June 2016 10:11 PM

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Originally Posted by bizarre_eye@Cult Labs (Post 493969)
An interesting article on Folk Horror on the BFI site.

Did you notice the photos? The modern houses in Witchfinder General and the lines of whatever that run round the circle for the cameras to move on in The Wicker Man?

The Reaper Man@Cult Labs 14th June 2016 05:18 PM

Great article!

And for the most up to date folk horror,don't miss THE WITCH.

bizarre_eye@Cult Labs 14th June 2016 06:40 PM

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Originally Posted by The Reaper Man@Cult Labs (Post 494075)
Great article!

And for the most up to date folk horror,don't miss THE WITCH.

Hopefully I'll be able to see it before the year is out.

It's easily my most anticipated film of the year.

Demdike@Cult Labs 14th June 2016 06:42 PM

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Originally Posted by The Reaper Man@Cult Labs (Post 494075)

And for the most up to date folk horror,don't miss THE WITCH.

I have it preordered at HMV.

Susan Foreman 11th July 2016 11:46 AM

Slightly off topic, but it IS connected to the BFI

Rocky Horror and sequel to be celebrated with live performances at BFI Southbank screening

More information and tickets are available from here:


Science Fiction Double Feature Picture Show - Rocky Horror Picture Show + Shock Treatment

bizarre_eye@Cult Labs 18th July 2016 07:53 AM

Another fine Noir on its way:

http://dv1.us/p1/239/261239-d0.jpg

Demdike@Cult Labs 21st August 2016 09:54 PM

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Originally Posted by bizarre_eye@Cult Labs (Post 497497)
Another fine Noir on its way:

http://dv1.us/p1/239/261239-d0.jpg

Have you seen it?

I haven't but it sounds really good. One to pick up methinks.


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