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Children of Men (Region-3)

Old 01-09-07, 07:48 PM
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Children of Men (Region-3)

http://www2.cd-wow.com/review_2.php?...t_code=1857281

CD-WOW has a Children of Men HK region 3 ready to ship this week. Anyone else tempted by this. I haven't seen it yet but most of the reviews have been real positive.
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Old 01-10-07, 01:50 AM
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I preordered the R2 UK release which is also released this week
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Old 01-10-07, 01:54 AM
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Originally Posted by Vendetta-AKK
[url]CD-WOW has a Children of Men HK region 3 ready to ship this week. Anyone else tempted by this. I haven't seen it yet but most of the reviews have been real positive.
I watched a UK rental disc the other night. I liked the trailer but not too sure about the film. Problem seemed that I didn't particularly like any of the characters and for an 'end of the world'
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(and it implied at post nuclear)
film it seemed rather polite with not very much happening. I don't think Michael Caine fitted in well.

Some nice subtle FX but apart from that it's all a bit dull. There are far better films made much more cheaply.
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Old 01-10-07, 03:31 AM
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I saw it theatrically and I really liked it. It's not a message movie, but more of a mainstream film with its message kept to the background. So I guess it depends on what you like.

But, it's one of the most fabulously directed films in quite a while. And the complex long take cinematography is brilliant and a refreshing change from the usual 5 edits every 2 seconds during anything vaguely approaching an action scene.

It hits R2 dvd in february.
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Old 01-10-07, 08:47 AM
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I think Children of Men has been under-rated. It is a film made in the UK by a Mexican, and shows a UK seen though an outsider's eye. It is very political, as it projects into the future the logical consequence of the attitudes towards foreigners and asylum seekers the we now see expressed in the popular press and by some politicians.
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I thought it was EASILY the best movie of the year, if not the decade - so there.
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Old 01-12-07, 04:30 AM
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Can anyone find specs for this Region3 release?
Can't find any info anywhere about it.
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Old 01-12-07, 05:02 PM
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I'm curious, too. I don't see anyone else carrying it. The artwork doesn't look final. And the release date got pushed back to the 18th.
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Old 01-12-07, 06:11 PM
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I ordered this. But, I'm thinking about cancelling and going with the R2 version. Too many unknowns with this one.
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Old 01-13-07, 05:16 PM
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Are there any specs at all for the UK 2-disc? For a release on Monday seems odd there isn't any specs for it...
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Old 01-13-07, 06:12 PM
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http://www.dvdtimes.co.uk/content.php?contentid=63503
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Old 01-13-07, 07:50 PM
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Well people don't agree on a lot about the film, but all can agree that DVD cover is shite.
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Old 01-14-07, 02:59 AM
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Originally Posted by Subgeniusguy
...that DVD cover is shite.


It is shite. Maybe they got inspired when they saw the original 'artwork':



I blame Clive Owen. Darn fine actor (good in this too) but he's only ever looked good on one poster:




...back to the film. It's been a week or so since I watched it and I still don't have any good feelings about it. I'll watch it again in a few months.
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Old 01-14-07, 07:23 AM
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what's that a poster to ? the bond film that was going to be made if owen and jolie signed up ?
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Old 01-14-07, 04:16 PM
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Originally Posted by nitin77
what's that a poster to ? the bond film that was going to be made if owen and jolie signed up ?
"The Property of a Lady"? Yeah, that would be a great title for a Bond film.

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Originally Posted by Josh Z
"The Property of a Lady"? Yeah, that would be a great title for a Bond film.

maybe not, but damn if AJ doesn't look incredible in it.
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Old 01-17-07, 03:40 PM
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R3 edition has been pushed back to 1/25 per CDwow. But, it could be that CDwow has internally pushed back the date.....cause the R2 version, which is in stock at Amazon and Benson's, won't be in stock until 1/18 at CDwow...at least that was their est. yesterday.

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Old 01-18-07, 09:31 AM
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CD-WOW shows the price on the R2 as 14.95 but then it bumps up to 22.95 when it gets added to the shopping cart..whats up with that?
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Old 01-18-07, 11:58 AM
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CDJapan just put up a listing for a "Premium Edition" R2J disc:

http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/detailview.html?KEY=PCBT-50017
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Well, Cd-Wow now says February 8th for the R3. WTF?
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Old 01-18-07, 03:48 PM
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I had ordered this, but I cancelled the order a few days ago. Glad I did!!!
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Old 01-19-07, 09:14 AM
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I sent another email to CDwow asking about the R2 copy of Children of Men....again they said they experienced another delay in receipt of this title and they have not received any copies at all...zero....nada. In the meanwhile, AmazonUK, Benson's World, Diabolik and Xploitedcinema all have this title in stock. I ordered this title when they had it priced at $15, now it's $22 or so. I wonder if they are trying to weed through this possible "price mistake" by delaying shipment to the pre-orders? I usually don't buy into "this company screwing us" theories...but when small niche marketers can get this title, there is no reason why a larger etailer would experience delays.

Update: Canceled my cdwow order and placed an order with Tony at xploitedcinema.

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I sent another email to CDwow asking about the R2 copy of Children of Men....again they said they experienced another delay in receipt of this title and they have not received any copies at all...zero....nada. In the meanwhile, AmazonUK, Benson's World, Diabolik and Xploitedcinema all have this title in stock. I ordered this title when they had it priced at $15, now it's $22 or so. I wonder if they are trying to weed through this possible "price mistake" by delaying shipment to the pre-orders? I usually don't buy into "this company screwing us" theories...but when small niche marketers can get this title, there is no reason why a larger etailer would experience delays.

Update: Canceled my cdwow order and placed an order with Tony at xploitedcinema.
32 95???!!!! at Exploited..think Ill wait until they are back in stock at cd-wow
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We were having a dinner and movie night on the 27th for a group of friends. We wanted to treat everyone to this film....espcially since many wanted to go to the theaters to see it. So it's a special occasion. But, when you consider, it would cost us $18 + a babysitter (3 hours at $10 per hr) the cost is less than going to the theater. At least that is my justification.
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Old 01-19-07, 04:46 PM
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It's back up at AmazonUK if anyone's interested. Should have mine next week.
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