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Old 10-05-04, 06:10 PM
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Just bought Bowie's The Hunger...Am I the only one?

Anyone else interested this title?
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Old 10-05-04, 06:15 PM
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While I hardly think of it as Bowie's movie, I'm pleased that it's finally shown up on DVD. I just picked this up with BB trade-in credit, and I'm really looking forward to the commentary. The movie is more style than substance, but lots of fun.
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Old 10-05-04, 06:50 PM
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Mine should arrive from DDD either today or tomorrow. I've been waiting a long time for this one.
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Old 10-05-04, 07:08 PM
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Re: Just bought Bowie's The Hunger...Am I the only one?

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Anyone else interested this title?
Absolutely... It's very high on my wishlist. Unfortunately, I'm in a serious $$ crunch right now, so it'll have to wait... The Hitch box and DOTD UE tapped out my DVD funds for a few weeks.
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I'm really looking forward to it as well, but lacking funds. Let me know what you think of the commentary.
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Old 10-05-04, 09:00 PM
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i rented it a while ago. it was seriously lacking in the Bowie. Me sad.
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Old 10-05-04, 09:27 PM
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Yep. I ordered it last week and mine's in the mail.
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Old 10-05-04, 11:01 PM
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Mine arrived today from Digital Eyes.
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Old 10-06-04, 01:35 AM
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Picked it up at Best Buy. Been waiting for it to come out since I got into dvd.
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Old 10-06-04, 04:54 AM
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I'm definitely looking forward to this one (Amazon should deliver mine soon)-- a long time on my wishlist for DVD release, as a major Bowie fan (though I agree Bowie is hardly in it, really). It wasn't even listed on the "what are you getting this Tuesday?" thread.

Catherine Deneuve and David Bowie are one of the greatest vampire couples ever! And that opening with Bauhaus was awesome (it would have been cool if the DVD would have included an uncut take of Bauhaus' performance as an extra).

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Old 10-06-04, 06:07 AM
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Picking mine up after work. Can't wait to see it.
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Old 10-06-04, 08:25 AM
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Bowie's The Hunger? That's like saying Alec Guiness' Star Wars or Sean Astin's Lord of the Rings!

And no, you're not the only one who bought it, but you are the only one who thinks it's Bowie's film. I mean he's out of the picture after the 1st 20 minutes!

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Old 10-06-04, 09:11 AM
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Time to retire the LD and pick up the DVD. Gotta love the march of technology.
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Old 10-06-04, 10:02 AM
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Picked it up at Best Buy yesterday.

I was hoping for more extras, but at least there's a commentary with Susan Sarandon and Tony Scott.

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Old 10-06-04, 10:58 AM
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I've always loved this movie. I bought it yesterday with a bunch of other stuff, and made time to watch it all the way through. I don't particularly think it was "more style over substance". I felt it was very poetic in it's portrayal of vampyric life....stylish, yes, but the bleak blue hues and billowing drapes, the emotive music and soft-spoken voices all lent themselves well to the traditional vampire lore and made for an unsuspecting, but quite embraceable sad story. I only wish they had remasted the damn thing in 5.1 sound.
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Old 10-06-04, 11:24 AM
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Is this the movie with the really hot lesbian scene between Denevue and Sarandon? I've seen the film and can't remember a thing about it EXCEPT that scene!
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Old 10-06-04, 12:27 PM
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That's the one. I personally have never found Susan Sarandon all that attractive, but I guess the scene worked with Deneuve by her side.
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Old 10-06-04, 03:32 PM
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Originally posted by dullboy
I don't particularly think it was "more style over substance".
I made that comment (earlier in this thread) before watching the DVD and listening to the commentary track, and thought it interesting that both Tony Scott and Susan Sarandon (their comments recorded separately) both implied the same thing, especially Sarandon.

Still great fun, though.
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Old 10-06-04, 06:37 PM
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Sure, bought it yesterday.

Uhh... Warner? What happened? Your cover art is usually perfection itself. This cover is... is... well, is your cover design department schizophrenic or something? (Bad days: The Hunger, Name of the Rose. Good days: everything else...)
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Old 10-06-04, 07:24 PM
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Originally posted by Fartface
Bowie's The Hunger? That's like saying Alec Guiness' Star Wars or Sean Astin's Lord of the Rings!

And no, you're not the only one who bought it, but you are the only one who thinks it's Bowie's film. I mean he's out of the picture after the 1st 20 minutes!

Relax, dude, I only labelled it Bowie's The Hunger so there wouldn't be any confusion as to which film I was referring...geesh..
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Old 10-07-04, 09:25 AM
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Originally posted by marty888
I made that comment (earlier in this thread) before watching the DVD and listening to the commentary track, and thought it interesting that both Tony Scott and Susan Sarandon (their comments recorded separately) both implied the same thing, especially Sarandon.
It's too bad the people involved in making the movie don't appreciate it for it's full artistic value.
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Old 10-07-04, 10:56 AM
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Originally posted by dullboy
It's too bad the people involved in making the movie don't appreciate it for it's full artistic value.
I'd have to say that they do.

I like the movie, but substantive it's not.
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Old 10-07-04, 01:31 PM
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I'd have to say that they do.

I like the movie, but substantive it's not.
So the film is substantive to dullboy. That's what matters. The good thing about stylish films like this one is the open-endedness of its intrepretation. I mean, the same could be said about David Lynch films. And even if the artists' believe it's style over substance, what matters most is the viewer's interpretation of it.

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Old 10-07-04, 02:56 PM
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Thanks, slowcloud.
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