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In the mid 90's, 20 urban dancers join together for a three-day rehearsal in a closed-down boarding school located at the heart of a forest to share one last dance. They then make one last party around a large sangria bowl. Quickly, the atmosphere becomes charged and a strange madness will seize them the whole night. If it seems obvious to them that they have been drugged, they neither know by who nor why. And it's soon impossible for them to resist to their neurosises and psychoses, numbed by the hypnotic and the increasing electric rhythm of the music. While some feel in paradise, most of them plunge into hell.
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re: Climax (2018, D: Gaspar Noe) S: Sofia Boutella, Romain Guillermic

I messed up the thread title, should read

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I know Adam Driver works a LOT and has no problem with nudity. Seemed plausible.
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SO stoked for this. That trailer was amazing.
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Another case where a negative review sells it for me:

"Climax" works, at least when it's willing to be a human drama. But then it sinks in that you're watching "Fame" directed by the Marquis de Sade with a Steadicam.
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I still need to watch Love.
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I was living in Nashville,TN when Irreversible came out . Since it was a decent sized city I was actually able to find a DVD of "I Stand Alone" to rent and watched it two days before I saw Irreversible. Naturally I felt like an insider at the beginning of the new movie. The Belcourt in Hillsboro Village was the arthouse that showed the movie, and the grindhouse nature of the theater really helped the way that movie ended. I've never seen Noe's follow-ups to his first two movies, but am curious if they segue into one another in a similar style.
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I still need to watch Love.
It's been on Netflix for a while.
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It's been on Netflix for a while.
Yup. It's been in my queue for a while.
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Too much stuff to watch, eh?
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Too much stuff to watch, eh?
Yup.
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This guy gave it a stellar review. He says it has everything...

Spoiler:
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It sure as hell better have Sangria.
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I would assume NSFW:

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Also need to actually watch Love. I thought I Stand Alone/Irreversible/Enter the Void was such an untouchable trifecta of cinematic growth and mastery that I didn't want to spoil it if Love wasn't that good. But this looks great, so there you go ...
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This has a limited opening this week... NY, LA, Austin, and SF.
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This was alright-to-good, I felt the second act dragged on way too long, some of the on-screen text was hammy, and it was (not actually a spoiler but just to be safe)
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nowhere near as dark as his other work.


And yet, I can't completely shake the movie. The way Noe makes everything feel more like an experience you need a shower after rather than a movie is also in full effect.
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Arrow released this in the UK.


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why can't we get Irréversible on blu anywhere??
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why can't we get Irréversible on blu anywhere??
It is on Blu-ray. Just in other countries with crappy transfers and no English subtitles. It definitely could use a remaster.
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why can't we get Carne & I Stand Alone on blu anywhere??
Fixed
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It is on Blu-ray. Just in other countries with crappy transfers and no English subtitles. It definitely could use a remaster.
really? even the Australian region free version? heard it was better than DVD and 1080p, but some say DVD upgrade only, but the former was site i found online that seemed legit review site...
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Saw this in theaters yesterday and have to recommend it seeing in on the big screen vs. at home. It's more of an experience than any of his last films. It has — and I find this hard to believe — an actual heart. It has humor. It's beautiful. And then, predictably, it all goes to hell (for better or for worse). I can't stop thinking about it.
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Oooh, what Luc Besson could have done with this!
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