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DVD Talk review of 'Cypher'

Old 08-02-05, 03:34 PM
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DVD Talk review of 'Cypher'

I read Scott Weinberg's DVD review of Cypher at http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/read.php?ID=17000 and...

I was not as "wowed" by CUBE as many folks were, but I certainly admired the style in which the film was made. IMO, CYPHER is a far superior film, and beautifully shot. I can't imagine that CYPHER had a huge budget, but Natali makes the most of his resources in terms of sets and special effects.

I want to rent the US Region 1 version of CYPHER for sake of comparison, but I've already rented the UK version via Nicheflix. If you have a multi-region capable player, you might want to consider renting/purchasing the UK version, since it comes in a 2-disc special edition with the second disc packed with supplements.

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Old 08-02-05, 11:48 PM
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CUBE had some great possibilites, but ultimately was flawed (especially the actors!)...

CYPHER is one of those gems that slip through the corporate juggernaughts... Seriously, this film is about 85% better than most of the trash that's at your local cineplex. I actually did a review for the Japanese R2 DVD awhile back. Check it out:

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Old 08-03-05, 09:14 AM
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Another reason to go region-free. The Region2 dvd is loaded and has a great dvd case.
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is the R2 any cheaper??? $25 on first week, for a stripped down edition... ouch.
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Old 08-03-05, 08:12 PM
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damn, i did not even bother to look for the R2 version (i just ordered the R1 from DDD).
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Old 08-05-05, 08:07 PM
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I picked up the R2 UK dvd (2 disc SE) a few months ago after reading a review by my buddy Serdar. Awesome stuff, and while it was unfortunately never released in the theaters domestically, I'm pretty sure (via IMDB) that a number of other places got it large screen.

Really kinda mind blowing. I had a small hunch about a few of the twists before getting there, but I was on my toes the whole time. Highly recommended: 8.5/10
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Old 08-08-05, 06:34 AM
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Cypher is a great film but I've always preferred Cube.
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