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Old 04-01-02, 01:26 AM
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Millenium Mambo Review wanted

This movie was supposedly released on DVD on Friday. Anybody seen it?
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...don't know about the DVD (released on a Friday you say?) but this review of the movie - as shown at the 2001 Cannes Film Festival - doesn't make it sound at all appealing - to me, that is...

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hol...tent_id=856267

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Simple answer - do you like films by Hou?

If you do, you'll probably like it. If not, then you won't. If you've never seen a Hou film, you should do that before buying Millennium Mambo, which isn't his strongest work anyways.

If you don't like slow films, don't buy it.
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"...If you don't like slow films, don't buy it..."

...actually, I don't mind 'slow' films per se - heck, I sat through all 180 minutes of Meet Joe Black without flinching - well almost without flinching... and I love In The Mood For Love and Stalker, for instance...

...you'll have to admit, though, that some 'slow' films are or seem to be 'slower' than others - and it's not a matter of a movie's length either!...

...anyway, I have the French DVD of Flowers Of Shanghai on order, so I'll find out soon enough what Mr Hou is about...

http://www.dvdfr.com/dvd/fiche.php3?id=5468

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Old 04-01-02, 05:41 AM
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Hell, I'll be honest and say that I bought it cuz of Shu Qi. So sue me! :P

I like slow films too and the reviewer above seems to have an axe to grind about something... I'll post my thoughts on it once I watch it.
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Originally posted by Trigger
Hell, I'll be honest and say that I bought it cuz of Shu Qi. So sue me! :P

I like slow films too and the reviewer above seems to have an axe to grind about something... I'll post my thoughts on it once I watch it.
Ummmm...what axe to grind?

Have you *seen* a Hou film?

If you thought that In the Mood for Love was slow, well, go watch a Hou film. In the Mood for Love will seem like Armageddon.

Not that I dislike Hou's films - quite the opposite, actually. Flowers of Shanghai is exquisite.
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well, thanks for the reviews. i guess i'll hold off on getting it for now. btw the friday release was whatever release that pokerindustries is getting. they seem to be the only people that i could find that was getting it. and trigger, i was getting it for shu qi too.
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I'm looking forward to this movie at the San Fran film festival. I wouldn't say I'm a Hou fan, but I like movies where I have to figure out what its about.

And speaking of In the Mood for Love, I just saw it again last week and it really flew by for me. I think maybe because I started looking for the little details and it really is low on the running time.
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special request - Mambo soundtrack

To, anyone who happens to see it, can I request that you pay particular attention
to the soundtrack and report back here? I'm tempted to get the OST but would like
some impressions from anyone who's heard/seen it, as I won't be ordering the
film right away. TIA

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