DVD Reviews and Recommendations Read, Post and Request DVD Reviews.

NINTH GATE ANY GOOD???

Old 07-04-00, 03:26 PM
  #1  
DVD Talk Legend
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2000
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio/Aguadilla, Puerto Rico
Posts: 10,201
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Has anybody seen this movie yet? I am thinking about preordering the movie for $14.99!!
Old 07-04-00, 04:04 PM
  #2  
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
 
Gil Jawetz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: I was here but I disappear
Posts: 8,407
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I saw this in theters. It is really stupid. There are some good sequences but I couldn't help shake the feeling that I was watching a dumb movie and then the ending cemented it for me. Polanski continues hie decades long downward slide.

------------------
My DVDs
buskerdog.com
Old 07-04-00, 04:22 PM
  #3  
DVD Talk Legend
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2000
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio/Aguadilla, Puerto Rico
Posts: 10,201
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Thanks Buskerdog!!!
Old 07-04-00, 06:38 PM
  #4  
Banned by request
 
Supermallet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: Termite Terrace
Posts: 54,150
Likes: 0
Received 8 Likes on 8 Posts
I have to disagree with Buskerdog here. This movie is one of the best I've seen this year. Johnny Depp gives a great performance, and the cinematography looks wonderful. This isn't one of Polanski's major films, but considering what else is out now, it's pretty damn good. Be warned, if you are expecting a horror movie like Scream or Urban Legend, forget it. This movie relies on a totally different pacing. Far better than most other horror movies that have come out recently. If you're unsure, rent it. One viewing may satisfy you, or convince you to buy it.

------------------
"All arts can and must wait. They may even wait to live until after the artist is dead. Only the ridiculous costs of cinematography force it to instant success, so it is satisfied with being mere entertainment."
-Jean Cocteau
Old 07-05-00, 02:29 AM
  #5  
New Member
 
Join Date: Dec 1999
Posts: 11
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I have to second Suprmallet. I thought the movie was great. The film was visually pleasing, great acting, and it held my interest continuously throughout the film. It's on my pre-order list.
Old 07-05-00, 03:28 PM
  #6  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Jul 1999
Posts: 18,009
Likes: 0
Received 2 Likes on 2 Posts
While I didn't like it as much as the 3 people above me, I did enjoy it. But be warned, its not for everyone. I would suggest renting it first.

Old 07-05-00, 09:40 PM
  #7  
GetShorty
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Bad movie. The opening scene is good, however after that the movie begins its long slow decline into mediocrity. I would suggesting avoiding it at all costs.
Old 07-07-00, 07:42 PM
  #8  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 1999
Posts: 303
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
this movie was very disappointing. I was hoping for the Polanski of old, but this movie dragged on forever. I admit it was interesting to see Depp as a semi-investigator and how he goes about seraching for clues, but the overall script and style was not developed enough to create a good movie. Wanted to like it, but in the end (especially the Scooby-Doo type ending) it sucked.
Old 07-07-00, 08:09 PM
  #9  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Jul 1999
Posts: 18,009
Likes: 0
Received 2 Likes on 2 Posts
quote:<HR>Originally posted by Rupin:
this movie was very disappointing. I was hoping for the Polanski of old, but this movie dragged on forever. I admit it was interesting to see Depp as a semi-investigator and how he goes about seraching for clues, but the overall script and style was not developed enough to create a good movie. Wanted to like it, but in the end (especially the Scooby-Doo type ending) it sucked.<HR>


what scooby doo ending?
Old 07-07-00, 08:21 PM
  #10  
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
 
Gil Jawetz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: I was here but I disappear
Posts: 8,407
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
SPOILERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
SPOILERS!!!!!!!!!!!
SPOILERS!!!!!!!!!!!
SPOILERS!!!!!!!!!!!

I think Rupin was talking about Frank Langella's eeeeeeevil castle activities. ooooooh! And the finding of the page on top of the bookcase. What a crappy movie!!! Don't say i didn't warn you!!

How's that for a spoiler warning?

------------------
My DVDs
buskerdog.com

[This message has been edited by buskerdog (edited July 07, 2000).]
Old 07-07-00, 11:06 PM
  #11  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 1999
Posts: 303
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
We're exactly on the same page Buskerdog!!! That scene was horrible!!! It made me cringe.

And great spoiler warning too!!
Old 07-08-00, 02:49 PM
  #12  
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
 
Gil Jawetz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: I was here but I disappear
Posts: 8,407
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I just felt that unwarninged spoilers in a review forum would be REALLY inappropriate.

------------------
My DVDs
buskerdog.com
Old 07-08-00, 05:34 PM
  #13  
DVD Talk Special Edition
 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Oklahoma City, OK
Posts: 1,896
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I liked this movie very much.
Old 08-02-00, 06:45 PM
  #14  
Hoc
DVD Talk Platinum Edition
 
Join Date: Sep 1999
Location: The deepest recesses of your inner fears
Posts: 3,327
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I thoroughly enjoyed the movie. The acting was great, cinematography, direction and set design was engrossing. Overall, visually and musically, this movie was extremely appealing. However, it is certainly more mystery than horror, and the primary themes are more an exploration of human nature, greed and obsession than an exploration of the supernatural. I still don't understand the role of the mystery girl, nor do I entirely understand what happened at the end, although I suspect I understand generally.

I hated Scream, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Friday the 13th and the like. I prefer a movie that has a more creepy feel to it and leaves you asking questions.

The movie's not for everyone. The feel is quite European, both in pacing and in the storyline. But, for those who enjoy that kind of thing, it's a very good movie.
Old 08-03-00, 06:35 AM
  #15  
DVD Talk Godfather
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: City of the lakers.. riots.. and drug dealing cops.. los(t) Angel(e)s. ca.
Posts: 54,199
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
i got my hopes up because of promotional material explaining all the rings of hell, and all the caretakers.. and when i saw no refrence to that in th emovie. it blew for me. it was ok. but nothing great.
Old 08-19-00, 10:35 PM
  #16  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Posts: 744
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
This movie is one of the LONGEST ANTICLIMATIC movies that I've ever had the displeasure of enduring.

Slight spoilers****

If an actor walks up some stairs you see them from the first stair to the last. If they walk down a street you see them walk down the whole freaking street. AHHH!! Haven't they ever heard of editing?? Then you have this movie that you've endured just to see an awesome ending of the Ninth Gate and you get NOTHING!! I was so mad that I wanted to throw my tv across the room for working the whole time the movie was on. Lastly, you have the women/demon/whatever that can float and do karate but it NEVER explains what her role is in the movie!! If you like to watch every second of every move of the actors and you like to watch a person looking at books then you will like this ok. Well, as long as you don't expect an ending.

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service -

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.