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Old 05-08-09, 12:03 AM
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Banlieue 13 Ultimatum (2009) - Follow-up to District B13

Banlieue 13 - Ultimatum (2009)
d: Patrick Alessandrin
w: Luc Besson
c: David Belle, Cyril Raffaelli

Release: Feb 18th, 2009 (France), TBD (USA)
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Looks like fun - enjoyed the first a great deal, hopefully Alessandrin can keep up what Morel started (Morel is quickly becoming a go-to director for the straight forward action flick.)

Also, looks like Belle put on some weight... but only in the face? how does that work.

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Old 05-08-09, 12:36 AM
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Re: Banlieue 13 Ultimatum (2009) - Follow-up to District B13

From what I've read, they upped the martial arts but downplayed the parkour this time around. And Dany Verissimo is nowhere to be found. Nevertheless, I want to see this.
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Re: Banlieue 13 Ultimatum (2009) - Follow-up to District B13

Sweet!! Loved the first one.
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Re: Banlieue 13 Ultimatum (2009) - Follow-up to District B13

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Old 06-01-09, 11:43 AM
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I will see this ASAP. I really liked the first one.
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Re: Banlieue 13 Ultimatum (2009) - Follow-up to District B13

Is it too much to hope that everyone starts tacking "Ultimatum" onto sequel movie titles?
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Old 08-17-09, 08:04 PM
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Re: Banlieue 13 Ultimatum (2009) - Follow-up to District B13

Seriously. When is this getting a U.S. release.......anyone??
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Re: Banlieue 13 Ultimatum (2009) - Follow-up to District B13

Saw the first one at TIFF in 2005.
Can't wait to see this!
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just saw the first one and i fuckin' loved it. such a great balance of everything good about action pics and stuff you've never seen before, this was an absolute blast of a movie. can't wait to somehow see this sequel with those two.
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Re: Banlieue 13 Ultimatum (2009) - Follow-up to District B13

finally just got to see the first one on netflix and loved it! lookin forward to the sequel. is there any updates to a US release on dvd/bluray? and does anyone know if the sister is in the second one also??
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Old 11-08-09, 05:40 AM
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Loved the first one. This one was a disappointment.
Stupid, stupid plot and not enough fighting or parkour
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Old 11-08-09, 08:58 AM
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aww really?! damn! i was really lookin forward to seein this too..
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Re: Banlieue 13 Ultimatum (2009) - Follow-up to District B13

The UK PAL dvd is already out for this flick.
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Re: Banlieue 13 Ultimatum (2009) - Follow-up to District B13

How could they fuck up this film? Well, get a bad writer and bad director.

I just watched the UK PAL DVD of this, and it's not that great. Any scenes with David Belle and Cyril Rafaelli are great, but they don't show up together until 50 minutes past. There's more martial arts than parkour in this as well. What made the first film great was the pacing, and the balance of the parkour and the martial arts. I don't know why they didn't have much parkour in here. That's the whole point of these films. Everyone has seen martial arts films, but parkour is still pretty new and exciting. There should have been more of that.

I remember being disappointed that Luc Besson was not directing the first District 13, but over time, I know realize that director Pierre Morel is a good filmmaker. He knows about pacing, action, intensity, and more. The director of the sequel is just nothing.

I hope David Belle and Cyril Rafaelli are working on something else together now. They have great chemistry together. I certainly hope that a filmmaker writes a masterpiece for David Belle to show off even more parkour.
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Old 01-25-10, 07:54 PM
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For anyone interested, I just saw that this movie is gonna be on HDNet on February 3.
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It's also available on Demand.

And yeah, Pierre Morel understands how to pace a movie.
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Re: Banlieue 13 Ultimatum (2009) - Follow-up to District B13

And i already own the pal dvd. I'll prob watch it tonight or tomorrow. Oh and btw, if you order on demand its 9.99 for an hour 40 minute movie
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Re: Banlieue 13 Ultimatum (2009) - Follow-up to District B13

I got it today on BD from Amazon.co.uk. Same day it premieres on HDNet. Watching it now and have to say that so far, it's just o.k. at best. It's clear it has a different director than the first film. Because the sequel suffers from the pacing of the original. It's just no where near as frenetic. In fact, it borders on boring here and there. Tough shoes to fill. The first was so good (IMO).
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