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Old 08-26-04, 06:27 PM
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Renny Harlin's Mindhunters going direct to video

http://www.fangoria.com/news_article.php?id=2702

"Guess we knew this was coming... Variety reports that after announcing several release dates for each, Dimension has decided to send Jaume Balagueró's DARKNESS and Renny Harlin's MINDHUNTERS direct to video. The studio acquired both movies ages ago and most recently had slated them for June 18 and June 4 of this year, respectively, but now has apparently lost faith in their theatrical potential. The trade is referring to Balagueró's film under its original title, though as we reported here, it will play at LA's Screamfest in October under the title THE DARK. For now, there are only two genre films confirmed (or as confirmed as it gets for Dimension) on its theatrical slate, both of which have also been much-delayed: Wes Craven's CURSED (February 25, 2005) and Terry Gilliam's THE BROTHERS GRIMM (November 23, 2005). Still no word on when the likes of Balagueró's THE NAMELESS, Brian Gilbert's THE GATHERING, Vincenzo Natali's CYPHER etc. will escape from Dimension's overcrowded shelf."


Too bad. I thought it looked pretty decent. Here's the trailer.

http://moviemaze.de/media/trailer/1145.html
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craaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaap!!!!!
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I was actually looking forward to Mindhunters....oh well, guess I'll buy the DVD.
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Too bad The Exorcist didn't do the same.
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I'm almost relieved at this news....Dimension/Miramax has been dragging ass on releasing this in theaters, so at least if it goes direct to DVD, I'll get to see the damn movie.
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Its an ok movie, another variation on the "guess who's the killer" genre but there are some inventive kills, some are totally off the wall and unbelieveable if you examine them closely with the plot, but whatever.
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Couldn't be any worse than Anacondas 2 or Paparazzi.
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I found Darkness to be quite interesting. It's lacking a bit in parts, but overall, a very enjoyable film. Hopefully the DVD release will contain a few interesting extras.
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The Brothers Grimm not until Nov. 05. Well suck me sideways that blows. I've been wanting to see that movie forever. Now I have to wait over a year.
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While Mindhunters was fun to watch; the longer you thought about it afterward, it just didn't make a lot of sense. There was no way to figure out the "killer" due to the fact that it was impossible to know the motif of the "killer" and how the "killer" knew exactly which person to kill and when to kill them. Not to mention a HUGE "Red Herring" that played out and then just didn't make sense why. But most of this came out while I was thinking about the movie afterwards. It is a suspenseful movie that suffered from a conclusion that even the writer(s) didn't know where it was going. Maybe worth a (cheap) rental or download for the death scenes. This is just the opinion of someone who was eager to see the movie.
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Glad to see someone realizing where Renny Harlin movies belong in the first place.
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Originally posted by oyracrombie
While Mindhunters was fun to watch
I agree. I thought it was a fun ride. Silly, but fun.
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Originally posted by Joem
I was actually looking forward to Mindhunters....oh well, guess I'll buy the DVD.
You are wasting your money. It's terrible. Such a great premise ruined.
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According to amazon's (take it for what it's worth) info - this is supposedly coming to theaters May 13th 2005 in a nationwide release. *yay* However, it has been in theaters in other countries recently and managed to rake in some decent coin as well as decent reviews... this may mean a DVD release in another country before May.
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Interesting...thanks for the update!
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Originally Posted by Geofferson
Too bad The Exorcist didn't do the same.
no shit, I honestly don't know why I never added it to the list of movies I've walked out on either.
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According to www.filmjerk.com, it has been delayed again.

Mindhunters (Miramax): Yet another new release date for the Renny Harlin-directed thriller. Film is now set to open on May 27, two weeks later than previously scheduled
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Ryo posted this info a while back; since then, Darkness was indeed given a theater release, and a quite decent one for its type.

I'm told by colleagues that Mindhunters is great fun. (Work at a theater... sometimes we get official screener DVDs. Rare, but nice)
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If anyone can't wait (and has a region free player), its availible on dvd at xploitedcinema.com.

http://www.xploitedcinema.com/dvds/dvds.asp?title=3142
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It's a decent flick. I'll buy it.
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couldn't find it at rbcmp3.com
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Just saw the trailer for this tonight before Sin City. I said to myself, "Wasn't this supposed to come out a year ago?" It just said Coming Soon.
Old 04-02-05, 12:27 AM
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Forgot about this thread - I've since seen Mindhunters and I thought it was just allright. It had alot going for it and I really liked alot of it, but they had problems wrapping it up I think. It's indeed pretty fun and worth seeing.
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Originally Posted by DVD Josh
Such a great premise ruined.
but isn't that the way it happens all too many times?

it's such a shame that all the money in Hollywood is owned by a bunch of tasteless morons. They should just give the filmmakers the money and take the finished product whether they like it or not.
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Originally Posted by AsmodeusVice
They should just give the filmmakers the money and take the finished product whether they like it or not.
would you like to be my agent?

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