Bone Tomahawk (2015)

the story is quite riveting, despite kicking off with a pace of a Japanese samurai film,

you will get rewarded for staying patient.

 

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The hateful Eight (2015) – DCP version

After seeing the 70 mm version I went to see the the DCP version;

the movie, according to the sources is ~5 minutes  shorter, the missing scenes are not crucial to the film, so it is still the same movie, and it is still as god as it should be!

The real bad thing about the DCP in comparison to the film-print version are the shitty colours of the DCP version.

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The Hateful Eight (2015) 70mm roadshow version

Booking  tickets for two 70mm roadshow version screenings  in one day was not a mistake. This has been / is the full cinematic experience.

If you have the opportunity to watch it from a 70mm film print , Do it!

I could write how good the movie is, but there are many, many reviews on the internet.

The only bad thing : In Europe that they don’t give you a nice paper program, as they do it in the US, but it is the only dislike I have.

Mr CINERAMA FRANCE – François Carrin,  the owner of the film projection equipment, gave a nice introduction, showed some film prints and a lens during the intermission, which was a nice addition to the event.

I will watch it few more times in a theatre, and I hope the 70mm copies will be still in circulation for some time.

Thank you Mr Tarantino for one of the best cinematic christmas days ever.

 

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A Danish western – The Salvation (2014)

Plot:

In 1870s America, a peaceful American settler kills his family’s murderer which unleashes the fury of a notorious gang leader. His cowardly fellow townspeople then betray him, forcing him to hunt down the outlaws alone.

The Good:

Casted well, with one exception (why do you need E.Cantona in this film!).

Really nice paced, wouldn’t hurt if the movie would be a bit longer than 90 minutes.

Editing is on a good level.

Music spaghetti western style.

Action sequences well constructed.

Photographed nicely, few unconventional shots, few really well know shots (S. Leone shots?)

Great locations (despite post-production manipulation); shot in Africa

The Bad:

Not much to complain about,

missed long-shots a bit (Italian western twisted my brain)

night scenes are a bit distracting ( watching them made me think if they shot them during the day…)

The Ugly

CGI – some cgi implementation choices could be skipped (fire and smoke  for instance), some were unavoidable (burning man), some seem weird (the canyons/ landscape)

Flaming Star

We have Navajo – Burt Reynolds in Navajo Joe

We have Apache- Burt Lancaster in The Apache

and we have our third Hollywood-Indian:

Half breed  Kiowa – Elvis in The Flaming Star.

The movie itself is a good quality Don Siegel western with songs, shooting, stampede and stabbing (interracial love affair included).

however it’s far away form Rio Bravo.

 

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Audie “the Apache” Murphy

No, it’s not a typo, Audie Murphy is one of the most decorated WWII soldiers America’s, and a star of 44 movies. The following 2 are not his finest but they are also not his worst. Looking forward to watch the remaining 41 films.

 

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