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Old 01-12-04, 11:37 PM
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The 2003 Films that got away...

As an extension to a recent EW story on those moviegoers who got jilted from movies that didn't make to their town/city. I was wondering if any DVDTalkers had similiar films that you were expecting to see but for some reason or the other did not get booked at your local cinema. Mine was the art film Le Fils (The Son).
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Yes, I've heard quite a bit of positive remarks on The Son.

Is it close to a DVD release date or anything?

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Originally posted by Frank TJ Mackey
Yes, I've heard quite a bit of positive remarks on The Son.

Is it close to a DVD release date or anything?

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I haven't seen any info from New Yorker Home Video's website pertaining to a future video release. I am hoping that with Ebert's praise for the film, some DC theatre could take a chance on this and show it.
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monster didn't come to my area.
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The Son has been out for several months in R2 (Artificial Eye). In my opinion it was the best film released theatrically in the United States during 2003, unless Ten counts as a 2003 release (I saw it in 2002).
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I too missed The Son - did that ever get a proper release?I also couldn't see Lilja-4-Ever or The Mother - I'm sure there's others I'm not aware of.

Rypro, Monster is still in limited release so you just may get it, especially if it ends up getting Oscar noms.
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Originally posted by wendersfan
The Son has been out for several months in R2 (Artificial Eye). In my opinion it was the best film released theatrically in the United States during 2003, unless Ten counts as a 2003 release (I saw it in 2002).
yeah I know with some extras that probably wont get ported over to the eventual R1 release.

Number of discs: 2
ASIN: B00009Z52J
Catalogue Number: ART248DVD

Special Features:

- Interviews with Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne and Olivier Gourmet

- Stills gallery

- Filmographies

- Theatrical trailers of The Son, Rosetta and La Promesse

DVD Technical Information:

- Language: French

- Subtitles: English, Dutch and Italian

- French Dolby Digital 5.1 with optional Italian dubbing

- Region Code: 2

- Enhanced for widescreen TVs

Running time:
Disc 1: 101 minutes
Disc 2: 70 minutes
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Originally posted by Giles
yeah I know with some extras that probably wont get ported over to the eventual R1 release.
I wouldn't hold your breath for a R1 release; Rosetta (also by the Dardennes) is still unavailable in R1, and it won the Palme d'Or...
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Originally posted by MrN
I too missed The Son - did that ever get a proper release?I also couldn't see Lilja-4-Ever or The Mother - I'm sure there's others I'm not aware of.

Rypro, Monster is still in limited release so you just may get it, especially if it ends up getting Oscar noms.
The Son had one of the slowest roll-outs for a foreign film. Mind you here in DC, the only known screening was in 2002 at the AFI's European Union Film Festival.

Not that I believe everything IMDB denotes, The Mother limited theatrical release is scheduled for May 28th of this year.

In regards to Lilja 4-ever, I foolishy listened to a DVDTalker's negative remarks about the film, and didn't see it... oh well.. guess I'm gonna have to wait for the video release (has a date been mentioned for a Region 1 release of this film?)
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Just a few of the movies that never made it to our area theaters:

Mystic River
Lost in Translation
28 Days Later
American Splendor
Swimming Pool
In America
The Cooler
21 Grams
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Where to begin? Let's see...

Bubba Ho-Tep
Lost In Translation
Monster
American Splendor
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I can't think of anything that didn't come through Chicago in one form or another. Most of the movies I regret missing were due to circumstance more than unavailability. Two of those were Van Sant's Elephant and the documentary In the Mirror of Maya Deren.
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This thread makes me very grateful that, for a city its size, Columbus seems to get everything I'd possibly want to see...
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Originally posted by sundog
I can't think of anything that didn't come through Chicago in one form or another. Most of the movies I regret missing were due to circumstance more than unavailability. Two of those were Van Sant's Elephant and the documentary In the Mirror of Maya Deren.
I'm from Chicago, too. It's nice having all the great theatres that pretty much get everyone at some point or another. Don't worry about missing Elephant though. It was ok, but you're definitely not missing about by not seeing it.
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Heh, actually Elephant is back for a run at the Village theater this week . . . crazy. Now will I make an effort to see it? Who knows.
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I'm still upset that Au Hasard Balthazar was not screened in Chicago, but almost every other big city in the US.
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21 Grams
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Originally posted by Giles


In regards to Lilja 4-ever, I foolishy listened to a DVDTalker's negative remarks about the film, and didn't see it... oh well.. guess I'm gonna have to wait for the video release (has a date been mentioned for a Region 1 release of this film?)
No, but it is out on DVD in region 2.
It played here in San Fran for one week but right in the midst of the SF film festival! It also played in Oakland for a week - but naturally, it was the same week - marketing decision I guess.
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Well, since I'm now in Hong Kong, I missed a boatload of films that came out in the US. This includes:

Lost in Translation (coming Feb)
Cold Mountain (coming Feb)
Master & Commander (coming Feb)
21 Grams (coming end of Jan)
Elephant
American Splendor
The Station Agent
Thirteen
In America
Demonlover
The Man Without a Past
School of Rock
Bad Santa
Chihwaseon
L'Homme du Train
In this World
Monster
House of Sand and Fog
The Cooler
Girl with Pearl Earring
Millennium Actress
The Barbarian Invasions

Instead, I get to see a crap film like "Young Adam" first. Blah.

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