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Old 12-21-08, 09:46 PM
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Martyrs (Pascal Laugier) BD/DVD



Pascal Laugier's Martyrs (2008) is set to be released in French territories on March 3rd (Monaco/France). Courtesy of Studio Canal.

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http://www.martyrs-lefilm.com/

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French splatterfest "Martyrs" offers a few genuine scares early on, but they're quickly washed away by all the blood tossed around by writer-director Pascal Laugier ("House of Voices"). With no apparent goal beyond keeping the ketchup count high, the pic dispenses with its plot -- basically "Hostel," without the laughs -- and turns its two heroines into human pincushions for the talented makeup f/x team. Film should score OK with hardcore gore fans, but others will expect martyrdom for sticking it out until the end. After appealing its original NC-18 rating (very rare in France), Gaul-side Sept. 3 release received an NC-16 tag.

Script replaces Eli Roth's thrill-seeking businessmen with a cult of wealthy savages who torture their captives to provoke a state of Joan of Arc-like grace. When a young girl (Jessie Pham) manages to escape their clutches, she returns 15 years later (now played by Mylene Jampanoi) for revenge, but winds up sending herself and her galfriend (Morjana Alaoui) back to the chopping block. Hell-bent on joining the Splat Pack, helmer Laugier has neither the humor nor the skills to make the pic interesting.

Camera (color), Nathalie Moliavko-Visotzky, Stephane Martin; editor, Sebastien Prangere; music, Seppuku Paradigm; production designer, Jean-Andre Carriere; costume designer, Claire Nadon. Reviewed at UGC Cine Cite Les Halles 3, Paris, Sept. 6, 2008. (Also in Fantasy Filmfest, Germany; Frightfest, London; Toronto Film Festival -- Midnight Madness.) Running time: 99 MIN.
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Old 12-21-08, 11:35 PM
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I've been dying to watch this one. Can't wait.
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Old 12-22-08, 02:08 AM
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This better hurry the fuck up and be released.
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Old 12-24-08, 12:32 AM
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Definitely looking forward to picking this one up.

Have heard lots of good things
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Re: Martyrs (Pascal Laugier) BD/DVD

will this ever be released in R1?
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Old 02-25-09, 08:51 PM
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The R1 U.S. DVD is slated for April 28th courtesy of The Weinstein Company/Genius Products.
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Old 02-25-09, 10:00 PM
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Can't wait to see this...going to wait for a R1/2 release though w/English subs for the extras.
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Old 02-26-09, 12:00 AM
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Re: Martyrs (Pascal Laugier) BD/DVD

The film will be out on Blu-ray in the UK on May 25th.

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Old 02-26-09, 01:34 AM
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sweet thanks guys!
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Old 02-26-09, 10:13 PM
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Re: Martyrs (Pascal Laugier) BD/DVD

So is French Release of this confirmed to NOT have English Subs?

I want to see this film so bad.
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Old 02-27-09, 01:18 AM
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Re: Martyrs (Pascal Laugier) BD/DVD

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So is French Release of this confirmed to NOT have English Subs?
Yes!

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Old 03-04-09, 12:47 AM
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Yes!
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I'll probably wait for the UK version then.

There was a mention of the R1 release in this month's "Horrorhound" magazine.
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Re: Martyrs (Pascal Laugier) BD/DVD

Does anyone have any specs for the upcoming Canadian release? Mostly wondering if there will be English Subs. Would be nice to have the movie a month early, even though I haven't seen it.



http://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B001...pf_rd_i=915398
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Re: Martyrs (Pascal Laugier) BD/DVD

Preliminary info indicates lack of English subtitles (but coming from Paradox Entertainment this means little).

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Re: Martyrs (Pascal Laugier) BD/DVD

Originally Posted by pro-bassoonist View Post
Preliminary info indicates lack of English subtitles (but coming from Paradox Entertainment this means little).

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I've just been ridiculously impatient for this title. I'll keep my eyes open on the Canadian release next week.
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There's a full page ad for the Canadian DVD from Paradox in a recent issue of Fangoria (I think it was on the inside front cover). Fangoria is an English language publication, so I'm not sure why they'd be advertising it there if it's not going to be English-friendly. Stranger things have happened, I guess.
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There's a full page ad for the Canadian DVD from Paradox in a recent issue of Fangoria (I think it was on the inside front cover). Fangoria is an English language publication, so I'm not sure why they'd be advertising it there if it's not going to be English-friendly. Stranger things have happened, I guess.
Did the ad list the extras? I'm wondering if it will have the feature-length documentary from the French release.
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Re: Martyrs (Pascal Laugier) BD/DVD

I don't know about the Canadian release, but the 55min doc will be on the US edition.
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I don't know about the Canadian release, but the 55min doc will be on the US edition.
The making-of doc on the French release is an hour and a half. The Weinstein bastards must have truncated it for the US release.
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I just stopped by the local Borders and the Martyrs Canadian dvd ad is in Rue Morgue, not Fangoria. Rue Morgue is a Canadian publication. However, I don't doubt that the movie will have English subs... don't know if the extras will, though. The ad didn't mention extras...but it did say the disc streeted yesterday while Amazon says the 31st. Either way, Amazon dropped their price to $19.99 CAD, if anyone is interested.
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The making-of doc on the French release is an hour and a half. The Weinstein bastards must have truncated it for the US release.
ah jeesh, "typical"
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Typical of what? That they truncated it or that I called them bastards?
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no I'm just referring to the fact when the Weinsteins were part of Miramax they were infamous as the scissor wielding brothers who cut any and everything to their standards, whether the film was not meeting ratings approval or the film was just too damn long.
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Yeah, from Dragon Dynasty to Dimension to Miramax, they've always seemed to enjoy putting their dirty fingers in anything and everything they find not to their liking.
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are you being sarcastic or ... what?
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