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Old 01-19-09, 03:02 AM
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Clubbed - Movie based on Geoff Thompson's book about Bouncers, "Watch my Back"

Anyone who knows anything about the martial arts world knows who Geoff Thompson is.

Clubbed is a movie about bouncers based on his book

It's a great gritty realistic drama which has violence but the violence isn't the focus of the movie

I really enjoyed this movie. Great characters and character development

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0856778/
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Re: Clubbed - Movie based on Geoff Thompson's book about Bouncers, "Watch my Back"

Is this movie worth a blind buy? The BD is region free.

http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/movies...19&show=review
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Re: Clubbed - Movie based on Geoff Thompson's book about Bouncers, "Watch my Back"

Originally Posted by Daytripper
Is this movie worth a blind buy? The BD is region free.

http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/movies...19&show=review
bump. any opinions on this flick? the blu-ray is super cheap (around $10 shipped) and region free like the previous post mentions.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Clubbed-Blu-...dp/B001X22XNG/
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Re: Clubbed - Movie based on Geoff Thompson's book about Bouncers, "Watch my Back"

First of all they're called coolers.

Second, I already saw Roadhouse. Nothing more is needed on the subject.
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Re: Clubbed - Movie based on Geoff Thompson's book about Bouncers, "Watch my Back"

Originally Posted by Mabuse
First of all they're called coolers.
Not in the UK.

bump. any opinions on this flick?
Personally, I think you'll enjoy this most if you've already read Thompson's book, Watch My Back. There's a fair bit of quite nasty violence (people getting whacked with bricks, stamping on heads, nails through hands etc), but it's in context.

There have been a lot of comparisons to Guy Ritchie's stuff, which is warranted. If you liked Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels, there's a good chance you'll like this too.
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Re: Clubbed - Movie based on Geoff Thompson's book about Bouncers, "Watch my Back"

They're most commonly called 'Bouncers' in the US also.

I'm going to check this out.
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Re: Clubbed - Movie based on Geoff Thompson's book about Bouncers, "Watch my Back"

Thompson did a short film called Bouncer a few years earlier, also based on his autobiography. He managed to get Ray Winstone to play the leading role: many similarities to Clubbed. It's on YouTube, if you search for 'bouncer' and 'geoff thompson'. About ten minutes long.
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Re: Clubbed - Movie based on Geoff Thompson's book about Bouncers, "Watch my Back"

Here's a great bouncer video from Youtube:

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Re: Clubbed - Movie based on Geoff Thompson's book about Bouncers, "Watch my Back"

Heh - Bas is a legend. Always enjoyed his commentary for PRIDE, as well as his early Pancrase fights.
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Re: Clubbed - Movie based on Geoff Thompson's book about Bouncers, "Watch my Back"

i guess this is the prequel to: Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire
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Re: Clubbed - Movie based on Geoff Thompson's book about Bouncers, "Watch my Back"

I realize this is an old thread, but for anyone reading this: don't buy the movie.

I just watched this and man I'm glad I didn't buy it.

Starts off as a fairly standard tale of a simpering wimp who can't even defend himself in a fist fight trying to develop into being a man. Trite themes but it was decent for a while.

Then it degrades into a ridiculously, hilariously bad pile of drivel in the second half.

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