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Old 01-16-04, 11:54 AM
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Ollivier Assayas DEMONLOVER

DEMONLOVER which was screened at Cannes in 2002 and generated a bit of controversy (though clearly not to the extent that Irreversible did) is to be released in R1 (finally!!)

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From PalmPictures:

Director: Olivier Assayas
Primary Cast: Chloe Sevigny
Primary Cast: Connie Nielsen
Primary Cast: Charles Berling
Primary Cast: Gina Gershon


DEMONLOVER is Olivier Assayas's (IRMA VEP, LES DESTINEES) breathtaking vision of our modern global world. On the surface, the film follows Diane (Connie Nielsen), a corporate mole who in trying to undermine a deal between two multinational conglomerates uncovers a link between one of the companies and an interactive torture Web site known as "The Hellfire Club." However, she is challenged every step of the way by her amoral colleague (Charles Berling), an antagonistic and mysterious assistant (Chloe Sevigny) and an outspoken, pot-smoking American executive (Gina Gershon). Brilliantly shot by Denis Lenoir and featuring an original soundtrack by Sonic Youth, the film captures a culture spiraling out of control in which reality is posited as a video game and where every twist escalates the film to a new level.

A thought-provoking, radical essay on the matrix of art, life and virtual reality which deliberately toys with narrative conventions, DEMONLOVER will open in New York and Los Angeles on Friday, September 19th followed by a national release.

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The DVD is to be released on March 21 but so far no word whether or not we'll be getting the Festival cut or the uncut version.

Also, I had thread about this awhile ago and it was removed to the Movie section so since the cover work is now available I decided to move back to the Talk section.
if you are still interested in the old thread:
http://www.dvdtalk.com/forum/showthr...ght=demonlover

...and for comparison here's the international cover:

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Old 01-16-04, 11:58 AM
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The screener of this says it will be available in separate "R"-rated and "Director's Cut" versions.

Excellent movie, by the way!
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Old 01-16-04, 11:59 AM
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It also appears to be pretty packed with features. If necessary, I can post them for you (if they haven't been posted before). 6.1 DTS-ES!
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Old 01-16-04, 12:00 PM
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O, thank you for posting this news!!

I feel much better now as I was a bit nervous about the uncut status since there are a few scenes one has to see to believe

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Sure go ahead and post them for the rest of the forum members. Thank you!!

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Old 01-16-04, 12:03 PM
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Thanks for the news!
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I'll post them in a couple of hours. I don't have the DVD on me and I'm getting ready to walk out the door. Maybe someone else will before I do... Sorry!
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Sorry for being late...

-16x9 Widescreen
-6.1 DTS-ES Surround
-5.1 DD-EX Surround
-Audio Commentary Track with Oliver Assayas
-Making of Featurette
-Making of Soundtrack with Sonic Youth
-Interviews with cast
-Q&A with Oliver Assayas
-"Hellfire Club" Bonus Footage
-Trailers
-English & Spanish Subtitles
-Previews
-Weblinks
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Saw this in the theater and didn't think it was very good. Here is my old review:

Edit: Damn I can't find it.

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Old 01-16-04, 09:13 PM
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Originally posted by ProjectMayhem
Sorry for being late...

-16x9 Widescreen
-6.1 DTS-ES Surround
-5.1 DD-EX Surround
-Audio Commentary Track with Oliver Assayas
-Making of Featurette
-Making of Soundtrack with Sonic Youth
-Interviews with cast
-Q&A with Oliver Assayas
-"Hellfire Club" Bonus Footage
-Trailers
-English & Spanish Subtitles
-Previews
-Weblinks
O great...looks on par with the R2 version- SOLD!!
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Have they released the date for the unrated version? I know that the rated R version comes out in March, but does the unrated one come out the same day? I've heard we wont get the unrated version til June. Anyone can confirm this info?

Edit: Nevermind, I looked it up on Amazon.com and it confirms the release date for the unrated version on June 8th. My bad.

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Old 02-29-04, 05:33 PM
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HMMMMMMMMMMM...Gina Gershon is widescreen and in DTS.

How's the film? I heard about it but never seen it.
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update:

Cover art (via Columbia house) for the upcoming director's cut coming this September 14.




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Coolness!

Thanks for the info, Pro-B!
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Sweet! mmmmm now whats this? "Hellfire Club" Bonus Footage suff from the site I hope
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Originally posted by VicVegaMRBLOND
Sweet! mmmmm now whats this? "Hellfire Club" Bonus Footage suff from the site I hope

..and...Perhaps more of....of this....




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Old 08-19-04, 01:25 PM
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I have to say the Director's Cut cover is much classier than the R-rated DVD cover. I'm glad they changed it.
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Can't wait for the directors cut. Nicer cover art too.
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Originally posted by cultshock
Can't wait for the directors cut. Nicer cover art too.
Anyone know what the extra stuff will be for the DC??
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I have no confirmed specs yet.....

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Old 08-31-04, 01:25 PM
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Talk review.....

http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/read.php?ID=12110

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I wasn't crazy about the film. After seeing the trailer last year I was expecting something much more involving. Maybe if the movie had started 15 minutes before the end and continued from there, they would have had something. Otherwise I found most of it sleep inducing. Maybe the new cut will improve things.
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It was my impression that the director's cut omitted the digital masking of certain, animated scenes.
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Originally posted by pro-bassoonist
Talk review.....

http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/read.php?ID=12110

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Problem is that is doesn't tell me what is different. Why review a director's cut and not tell us what is different?? Makes no sense...
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You guys think Netflix will carry the director's cut?
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Originally posted by d2cheer
Problem is that is doesn't tell me what is different. Why review a director's cut and not tell us what is different?? Makes no sense...
the strange thing is...I agree with you....

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