Second Sight Films (UK)

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Re: Second Sight Films (UK)

#476 Post by MichaelB » Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:24 am

I suspect this film will struggle to entertain:

(a) people who are utterly humourless;
(b) people whose native language isn't English.

Combine the two, and... well, it's no surprise.

As with Withnail & I, the joy of In Bruges is in its virtuoso use of language - like Bruce Robinson, Martin McDonagh has an uncanny knack of picking exactly the right word or phrase, both to serve the narrative and to trigger an involuntary belly laugh - the fact that Atanasov thinks it's just "random lines" reveals how totally he's missed the essential comedic point. And of course anyone even vaguely familiar with McDonagh's career will know that he's far from "inexperienced" - he'd written at least six highly acclaimed plays (and notched up two Tony nominations) prior to making the film.

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Re: Second Sight Films (UK)

#477 Post by knives » Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:23 am

Not to forget an Oscar.

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Re: Second Sight Films (UK)

#478 Post by tenia » Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:24 am

His issues seem that he mostly expected, well, another type of movie.
It's actually quite ironic, I guess, because he keeps on saying how the movie is cliched while simultaneously expecting exactly the kind of movies he's already seen. In the end, he seemed to have missed the bitter-sweet melancholic drama tht underlies the whole movie, instead expecting in vain a pop comedy like Snatch or a pulpier gangster movie like Layer Cake.
I'm not a English native speaker either, and that never prevented me enjoying the hell out of In Bruges.

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Re: Second Sight Films (UK)

#479 Post by Luke M » Tue Sep 10, 2019 1:03 pm

Not to mention Ritchie's movies are ensemble casts and In Bruges has like 6 people in it.

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#480 Post by domino harvey » Tue Sep 10, 2019 1:15 pm

*5 1/2

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Re: Second Sight Films (UK)

#481 Post by rapta » Thu Sep 12, 2019 4:00 pm

Hilarious that Martin McDonagh is being compared to Guy Ritchie. Only a BR.com review would be so foolish.

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Re: Second Sight Films (UK)

#482 Post by jazzo » Thu Sep 12, 2019 4:06 pm

Luke M wrote:
Tue Sep 10, 2019 1:03 pm
Not to mention Ritchie's movies are ensemble casts and In Bruges has like 6 people in it.
And emotion. And wit.

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Re: Second Sight Films (UK)

#483 Post by jazzo » Thu Sep 12, 2019 4:07 pm

In fact, the only thing I don't particularly like about the film is Carter Burwell's oddly hard rock soundtrack during the chase scenes.

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Re: Second Sight Films (UK)

#484 Post by M Sanderson » Sat Mar 07, 2020 3:19 pm

Walkabout has been teased on SS’s Facebook.

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Re: Second Sight Films (UK)

#485 Post by Franc Zaic » Sat Mar 07, 2020 5:43 pm

Does Second Sight not have an email newsletter? Can't find one on their website...

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#486 Post by dwk » Fri Mar 13, 2020 12:39 pm

Update on Dawn of the Dead and Martin
DAWN OF THE DEAD and MARTIN LIMITED EDITIONS to be released October 26th. Dawn of the Dead will include 3 versions and be available in Blu-ray or UHD formats. Pre-order on our site from March 27th when full content will also be revealed. More news on Martin to follow.

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#487 Post by Adam Grikepelis » Tue Mar 24, 2020 12:08 pm

Yet unfortunately, though not unexpectedly...
***DAWN OF THE DEAD UPDATE***
“We're afraid the pre-order date will now be delayed. Latest restrictions will affect production and while we hope the release date won’t change we want to be sure before taking pre-orders. The situation is ever changing so we will update when we can but most importantly Stay Safe.”

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Re: Second Sight Films (UK)

#488 Post by dwk » Fri Mar 27, 2020 1:51 pm

Dawn of the Dead specs
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Shame the world is ending in September.

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Re: Second Sight Films (UK)

#489 Post by Drucker » Fri Mar 27, 2020 3:01 pm

This will be region B right? Any word on a region A equivalent?

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#490 Post by dwk » Fri Mar 27, 2020 3:32 pm

Nope.

Also, for those with an UHD player but no region free capabilities, the bonus disc is also going to be B locked.

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#491 Post by tenia » Fri Apr 10, 2020 1:15 pm

I watched The Man with the X Ray Eyes this morning and was pleasingly surprised by it. Technically, it's a very competent 2K remaster (I guess the same Kino used in the US), but it was also a better movie than I expected. It's silly in its second half for sure, but I thought the movie would get exploitative or sleezy or something like this, but it actually remains quite "general audience friendly" and Milland's character remains likeable enough to relate to him in some ways.
It also comes with 2 new interviews, one with Corman and one with Kat Ellinger, and both are interesting, though I liked Ellinger's one better.

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Re: Second Sight Films (UK)

#492 Post by colinr0380 » Sun Apr 12, 2020 6:26 am

Document of the Dead - The New Cut sounds very interesting! It looks as if I'm still going to have to keep that early 2000s Synapse disc around for the Roy Frumkes commentary though!

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Re: Second Sight Films (UK)

#493 Post by Adam Grikepelis » Sun Apr 12, 2020 11:40 am

I'm guessing it's the version Synapse released on their 2012? reissue, though I honestly don't remember what the added material brought to the table. I feel like it cuts all of the Two Evil Eyes material tacked onto the end, but the press release suggests it included footage from it, so I really can't say. I guess continue to be intrigued!

Something I'm really curious about is the novelisation - has anyone read it? A recent reprint seems to suggest it was co-written by Romero, but I'm guessing that's most likely becuase he wrote the film? This set sounds like it'll be enormous! At this stage, their edition of Martin can't help but pale in comparison, extras-wise. I feel like somewhere there should be an ad for it stating "Four blu-rays, three CD's, two books, one film!". Or should that be 1kg.

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Re: Second Sight Films (UK)

#494 Post by Drucker » Thu Apr 30, 2020 2:23 pm

There's been no update on the pre-order for Dawn of the Dead correct? I don't see it on their website and just looking to confirm.

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Re: Second Sight Films (UK)

#495 Post by Adam Grikepelis » Fri May 01, 2020 7:44 am

Not that I've seen, no. Given what they stated a month ago, I'd imagine the ongoing apocalypse is making it a little hard to nail things down right now.

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Re: Second Sight Films (UK)

#496 Post by Adam Grikepelis » Fri May 22, 2020 11:51 am

I'm guessing this first bit is down to Richard Rubenstein...
DAWN OF THE DEAD: LIMITED EDITION Blu-ray and 4 UHD pre-orders update!! Released October 26th, pre-order direct from www.secondsightfilms.co.uk (UK shipping only) from Tuesday May 26th at Midday. Will also be available from all other online retailers shortly after.
DAWN OF THE DEAD: LIMITED EDITIONS pricing!
The final full spec will be announced on our site on Tuesday midday. Each format box will include 3 Blu-ray or 3 UHD discs with each version of the film, a bonus features Blu-ray, the Goblin OST CD plus alternate and bonus The De Wolfe Library Cues across 2 CDs, the novelisation book and 150 page hardback book with new essays and rare stills. The Blu-ray release will be £69.99 and the 4K UHD £79.99

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Re: Second Sight Films (UK)

#497 Post by hearthesilence » Fri May 22, 2020 1:42 pm

Second Sight doesn't release limited edition titles in cheaper standard editions (i.e. with less or no extras), do they?

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Re: Second Sight Films (UK)

#498 Post by senseabove » Fri May 22, 2020 1:56 pm

They released a standard edition for Color of Pomegranates.

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Re: Second Sight Films (UK)

#499 Post by hearthesilence » Fri May 22, 2020 2:01 pm

Thanks! I'll probably hold out (or rather hope) for that. Unless there's an enormous markdown, 70 or 80 quid for one film is way too much for me as I'm only interested in the US theatrical cut, not the other two.

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Re: Second Sight Films (UK)

#500 Post by EddieLarkin » Fri May 22, 2020 2:06 pm

A standard edition minus the books and CDs is already confirmed. No date though.

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