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A History of Violence ----> 14 Mar 06

Old 12-05-05, 12:54 PM
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A History of Violence ----> 14 Mar 06

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New Line Home Entertainment has officially announced A History of Violence which stars the likes of Viggo Mortensen, Maria Bello, Ed Harris and William Hurt. The David Cronenberg thriller will be available to own from the 28th February, and should set you back around $28.98. The film itself will be presented in 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen, along with both English Dolby Digital 5.1 and DTS 5.1 Surround tracks. Extras will include a feature commentary by director David Cronenberg, a deleted scene with commentary by director David Cronenberg, an Acts of Violence documentary, and a Violence's History: United States Version vs. International Version featurette. Completing the package will be an Unmaking of Scene 44 featurette, a Too Commercial for Cannes featurette, and the films theatrical trailer.
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Old 12-05-05, 12:59 PM
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That's some crappy cover art, I wish they would have gone with the one sheet instead.

At least there's going to be a commentary by cronenberg
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Wow. That cover art looks as bad as "happy family" stock photos on bad spam sites.

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Old 12-05-05, 01:29 PM
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Wow. That cover art looks as bad as "happy family" stock photos on bad spam sites.
Which may actually be an effective commentary on the family life depicted in and deconstructed by the film.

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My Lord, that cover art looks like ass. Pure ass. What was wrong with the poster? Criminey!
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If I buy this movie, it will be only for one scene
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If I buy this movie, it will be only for one scene
Viggo's buttocks?
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You guys are right, that's a terrible choice for cover art. I wonder if they chickened out on using the "gun cover" or if they're just vision impaired.
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You guys are right, that's a terrible choice for cover art. I wonder if they chickened out on using the "gun cover" or if they're just vision impaired.
I was thinking the same thing. Wasn't there a survey about the selection of the DVD cover?
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Man I was so hoping they were going to use the poster art for the cover. I love the gun poster. I actually called in my theatre connections to score one of the posters.(possibly 2). This and the Walk the Line poster are two of my favourite posters of recent years.
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Regarding the cover

"How do you fuck that up"
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Old 12-05-05, 05:27 PM
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Wasn't there supposed to be an Unrated Edition coming out? I've heard that there is more violence that was cut, but it was supposedly going to be re-integrated back into the movie for the dvd.
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Originally Posted by Fok
If I buy this movie, it will be only for one scene
maybe i was seeing things, but isn't there a brief full frontal shot of Maria Bello after the second sex scene?
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There is and I shake to think of what was so bad it needed to be cut from the movie. Regardless I'm buying, best movie of 05 so far
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Originally Posted by Rypro 525
maybe i was seeing things, but isn't there a brief full frontal shot of Maria Bello after the second sex scene?
Yes there is,though honestly it's not a 'pleasing' moment in the film and on the serious/dramatic side. But still,you do get to see her full frontal


Oh and what is this about the 'U.S. vs International' version featurette? I sure hope the film was not cut to get an R rating and other countries got the full version. If that is so,I'm very pissed when they do 'comparison' featurettes and only release the edited version in the U.S.
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Yes, I agree with everyone the cover art does indeed suck, but nevertheless, I cannot wait to pick up the dvd.
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I loved this movie, so I will definitely be picking it up. I'm not a big fan of the cover art, but oh well; I'll still be picking it up.
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I too will most likely pick this up (though also not a fan of the cover art).
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Originally Posted by Julie Walker
Oh and what is this about the 'U.S. vs International' version featurette?
Yeah, what's the deal with this? I wasn't aware that the version released internationally differed from the U.S. theatrical cut in any way.

EDIT: found an interview with Cronenberg on another site. In it, he says the following:
In this case there were no battles over the sex scenes; I mean the MPAA didnít ask me to cut anything so there just hasnít been a problem.
He could just be referring to the sex scenes, but who knows.

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maybe it will come with a slip sleeve with a better cover.
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Old 12-06-05, 12:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Rypro 525
maybe i was seeing things, but isn't there a brief full frontal shot of Maria Bello after the second sex scene?
That and the cheerleader outfit.....damn lucky guy
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Great flick, but I don't know if it warrents a purchase for me. The cheerleader scene was pretty hot though.
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This and the Walk the Line poster are two of my favourite posters of recent years.
I totally agree...which is why I'm pretty damn pissed about this cover art... the poster conveyed the TONE of the movie so well, in addition to just being one of the fucking coolest posters I'd ever seen... EXCELLENT movie though so I'll be picking it up, shitty cover and all.

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Not to create an echo in the forum, but that IS some seriously bad cover art.

Let's hope on some creativity with a slipcover. Wasn't this supposed to be a better flick than the typical "slap a cover together and get it on the market" movie?
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