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 Posted:   Mar 3, 2011 - 6:31 AM   
 By:   ScottDS   (Member)

...on my hard drive! I designed the booklet/tray/etc for this one. A very kind thanks goes out to Robin for the opportunity to do so!

Cool! Thanks!

 
 Posted:   Mar 3, 2011 - 6:40 AM   
 By:   1980's Soundtrack Whore   (Member)

Woo hoo!!

Ordered!!!

 
 Posted:   Mar 3, 2011 - 7:34 AM   
 By:   LeHah   (Member)

...on my hard drive! I designed the booklet/tray/etc for this one. A very kind thanks goes out to Robin for the opportunity to do so!

Ahhh... so you're the gentleman he praised so highly! smile

 
 Posted:   Mar 3, 2011 - 7:49 AM   
 By:   LeHah   (Member)

This is one of those films that I probably never would've heard of if it wasn't for forums like this. I watched the film on YouTube (it's on their in its entirety with commercials) and, despite a few interesting ideas (and the score), I have to say it was quite boring.

The film is the most interesting of failures.

Its a fairly big budget production. You have an ensemble cast thats largely British, with two Oscar winning actors (Sir Ben Kingsley and F. Murray Abraham) and several noted theater actors (Robbie Coltrane and the late, great Bob Peck whom Sir Ian McKellan said was the person he learned the most about acting from). Its got one star as he's falling from public view(Mark Hamill, whos actually excellent as the antagonist and far away from Luke Skywalker) and one star on his way up (Bill Paxton, complete with a Whitesnake hairmetal haircut). Aside from some interesting sets, the film also features a rare kind of airplane (an Optica OA7 - the prop they used in the SFX shots in the film popped up on Ebay about 5 years ago) and, of course, Bernstein with the LSO.

And not much happens.

Its a very talky film, with a wonderful nuanced performance by Peck and glorious scene chewing by Hamill but ultimately fails because it doesn't know what it wants to be. The script is one part Silent Running, one part Blade Runner and (in the end) one part bad satire. Its got all the ideas but you can tell that either there were script changes as they were shooting or they took a cleaver to the film in the editing room. Some of the dubbing is incredibly awful too but largely the effects are pretty good and some of the scenery is excellent.

Do I like the film? Yes. Its one of my all-time guilty pleasure movies.

Would I recommend anyone see it? Probably not.

 
 Posted:   Mar 3, 2011 - 8:36 AM   
 By:   JackDVD78@gmail.com   (Member)

Will Perseverance update their listing when it hits Low Qty status?

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 3, 2011 - 8:44 AM   
 By:   Jon Lewis   (Member)

I thought we weren't gonna see this til the beginning of April!

Going to order it now. This is gonna be the soundtrack release to beat for 2011.

LeHah, your description of the film appeals to some contrarian spirit in me; I think I need to see it.

 
 Posted:   Mar 3, 2011 - 8:50 AM   
 By:   Francis   (Member)

I like all of the samples. I never heard of this release or movie before Perseverance announced they were doing it. More of this please!

 
 Posted:   Mar 3, 2011 - 8:51 AM   
 By:   tyuan   (Member)

Ordered! I hope to get it soon!!!

 
 Posted:   Mar 3, 2011 - 8:51 AM   
 By:   LeHah   (Member)

I thought we weren't gonna see this til the beginning of April!

The link we have is a preorder. I think the label got wind that this is gonna be a big seller for them...

LeHah, your description of the film appeals to some contrarian spirit in me; I think I need to see it.

Most people would think its not worth paying the $2 you're likely to find it for at the Walmart discount bins. (I'd disagree but I'm biased). Its also not available on Netflix.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 3, 2011 - 8:55 AM   
 By:   Jon Lewis   (Member)

Forgot to say Perseverance and their designer got the cover EXACTLY right. It looks totally beautiful.

Yeah, I noticed when I ordered that it won't ship for quite a while. I have patience, that's fine.

 
 Posted:   Mar 3, 2011 - 9:10 AM   
 By:   SchiffyM   (Member)

Taken from the composer's own tapes housed at USC and digitally restored, this music sounds as crisp and clean as if it was recorded yesterday. Bullseye!

I knew Doug Fake should have copyrighted "Bullseye!"

 
 Posted:   Mar 3, 2011 - 9:16 AM   
 By:   Peter Greenhill   (Member)

I'm not familiar with either movie or score.

I'm trying to significantly cut my spending on DVDs and CDs but have just listened to the samples and am sure I'd regret missing out on this one.

Ordered!

 
 Posted:   Mar 3, 2011 - 9:16 AM   
 By:   BasilFSM   (Member)

I'm definitely ordering this, though I think I will wait and bundle it with whatever Intrada is releasing on Monday.

 
 Posted:   Mar 3, 2011 - 9:23 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

I'm definitely ordering this, though I think I will wait and bundle it with whatever Intrada is releasing on Monday.

That's my plan. ;-)

 
 Posted:   Mar 3, 2011 - 9:55 AM   
 By:   LeHah   (Member)



Looks like a VHS trailer. Doesn't really do the movie any favors but might give you an idea of the production values.

 
 Posted:   Mar 3, 2011 - 10:22 AM   
 By:   Perky_Norm   (Member)

Valleyforge/LeHah - MANY thanks for those covers! big grin

I saw this film upscaled to HD on a projector a month back and... my Gawd the transfer is awful. This one would look pretty amazing given a decent HD transfer some of the aerial photography is breathtaking. There's a few very badly matted FX shots in there but for the most part it looks great. I'm sure given this soundtrack release and a decent transfer opinion for this film would improve. No it's no masterpiece but it is very interesting nonetheless. Pity about the obviously rushed ending though frown

Bob Peck (RIP) is just wonderful in this film, as is Mark Hamill.

Man April can't come soon enough now!!!

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 3, 2011 - 10:23 AM   
 By:   tarasis   (Member)


Looks like a VHS trailer. Doesn't really do the movie any favors but might give you an idea of the production values.


It does look quite interesting from that trailer and cool to see what seemed to be a Young Master Bra'tac.

[edit]

Finally got to hear the samples, really impressed with them (even with the end credits reminding me a little of Ghostbusters due to one of the instruments) despite the odd synth splashes. Surprised they where done as part of the music and not simply a sound edit.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 3, 2011 - 10:24 AM   
 By:   CindyLover   (Member)

I'm not familiar with either movie or score.

Score: Fantastic.

Film: Terrible.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 3, 2011 - 10:55 AM   
 By:   quiller007   (Member)



I hope there are a few of these left by the end of the month!

Den

 
 Posted:   Mar 3, 2011 - 10:59 AM   
 By:   adragon   (Member)

I remember the movie expected to be a big blockbuster; and I remember the disappointing reception; but I always had a week spot for it. I never through it was "terrible". It was alright, with a good idea.. and yes, an excellent score.

 
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