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Old 01-18-03, 11:32 AM
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pitof and vidocq?

i was just over at AICN and saw that this is the director for the new catwoman movie starring ashley judd. previously he's been a special effects "genius" but in the story, AICN mentioned a movie pitoff did called vidocq. said it was a visual stunner. since i dont have a region-free dvd player i was curious to hear if anyone else has seen it and what were your thoughts....
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Re: pitof and vidocq?

Originally posted by hgar78
i was just over at AICN and saw that this is the director for the new catwoman movie starring ashley judd. previously he's been a special effects "genius" but in the story, AICN mentioned a movie pitoff did called vidocq. said it was a visual stunner. since i dont have a region-free dvd player i was curious to hear if anyone else has seen it and what were your thoughts....
I've owned the DVD since the day it was released & I absolutely love the movie & would see ANYTHING, I mean ANYTHING Pitof directed(plus he is very much responsible for City of Lost Children which is one of my favorite movies).

Vidocq is actually quite sloppy in parts but I let it slide b/c the director was clearly trying very hard to make a very visually unique movie. And he succeded. Quite frankly I think the Anarchist (the villain) of the movie is one of the coolest looking villains I have ever seen filmed. I know there are a lot of people that don't care for this movie but I say poo on them. Even if you don't like it no one can deny it's visually stunning, & I think the story is actually an excellent horror/mystery with a pretty cool twist at the end.
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Re: pitof and vidocq?

Originally posted by hgar78
since i dont have a region-free dvd player i was curious to hear if anyone else has seen it and what were your thoughts....
You don't need one, there's an excellent R1 release from Seville "Signature Collection". Here's a review:

http://www.currentfilm.com/dvdreview...idocqdvd2.html
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Re: Re: pitof and vidocq?

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You don't need one, there's an excellent R1 release from Seville "Signature Collection". Here's a review:

http://www.currentfilm.com/dvdreview...idocqdvd2.html
thanks! the review seems pretty good. would you suggest this as a blind buy?
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Re: Re: Re: pitof and vidocq?

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thanks! the review seems pretty good. would you suggest this as a blind buy?
Hmmm, always a difficult question to answer not knowing someone's taste in films. As Sessa17 pointed out, the film is flawed but visually stunning. I own it, and I like it. A good comparison would be "The Cell" which a lot of people hate but also has stunning visuals. Granted, the story/acting in Vidocq is superior. "Avalon" also comes to mind. If you want a visual feast and not a great but an interesting story, you won't be disapointed.
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well, i didnt like 'the cell' BUT found it visually stunning (except for the damien hearst-like imagery). mostly i hated the acting and the gore but that's not to say i cant handle gorey movies, this one just seemed intentionally over-the-top IMO. if you check out my dvd collection thru dvdaf. you'll see i'm pretty versatile in my tastes. i also share my collection with my boyfriend who absolutely loves horror movies and bizarre films!

i think i'll prob. check this one out. thanks
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of course, you can dl it from Kazaa first - just for documentation reasons only, let this be well understood...

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