654 Repo Man

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Re: 654 Repo Man

#26 Post by dwk » Mon Apr 08, 2013 7:34 pm


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Re: 654 Repo Man

#27 Post by Jeff » Mon Apr 08, 2013 10:23 pm

That's a great piece. Very interesting about Universal giving Anchor Bay the rights to Evil Dead 2 (I wonder if he meant Army of Darkness) in order to get Repo Man back early. I'm looking forward to attending a 35mm screening of Repo Man with Cox in attendance at the new Alamo Drafthouse in Denver this weekend. Only wish I could get my hands on a copy early enough to have him sign it.

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Re: 654 Repo Man

#28 Post by andyli » Mon Apr 08, 2013 11:06 pm

Well, the thing is, technically speaking, already signed.

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Re: 654 Repo Man

#29 Post by dwk » Mon Apr 08, 2013 11:08 pm

He definitely meant Army of Darkness, Anchor Bay had Evil Dead 2 before they started releasing DVDs.

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Re: 654 Repo Man

#30 Post by tenia » Tue Apr 09, 2013 2:02 am

He also targets the wrong person when stating that the region locking is due to MPAA, no ?

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Re: 654 Repo Man

#31 Post by MichaelB » Tue Apr 09, 2013 2:43 am

tenia wrote:He also targets the wrong person when stating that the region locking is due to MPAA, no ?
Yes, absolutely - it's Criterion's own policy to region-lock all their Blu-rays.

And even if it hadn't been, the decision would be down to Universal.

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Re: 654 Repo Man

#32 Post by rspaight » Wed Apr 10, 2013 10:32 am

Well, *he* seems to like the cover.

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Re: 654 Repo Man

#33 Post by Adam Grikepelis » Tue Apr 16, 2013 4:40 am

RobertAltman wrote:When Repo Man came out, Cox optioned Harry Harrison's sci-fi novel Bill the Galactic Hero, hoping to make it his next film. Obviously, that never happened, but Cox still owns the rights, and has now started a Kickstarter campaign to raise the $100 000 he needs to make it. It will be in black and white, shot on monochrome film stock, and Phil Tippet will help out with the effects. This is a Kickstarter campaign I'm backing!
Damn, 5 days to go and still $11,500 to go.
If there's any fans of Cox's anarchic filmmaking left on this forum who haven't pledged any dosh, now's the time to do it. This sounds like a really exciting project for him, and it'd be a shame to see it get so close to completing funding and yet, not making it past the finish line.

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Re: 654 Repo Man

#34 Post by colinr0380 » Wed Apr 17, 2013 6:14 pm

4 days to go and it has just reached its target (currently at $101,747)

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Re: 654 Repo Man

#35 Post by movielocke » Mon Jul 22, 2013 1:50 pm

Blind bought this last week. It's a film I've heard about for years, but never got around to seeing. I wasn't a huge fan of it, but in retrospect putting it in the Monty Python esque anarchy tradition helps to appreciate and understand it a bit more (in forgiving the continuity errors and sketch like lack of cohesion in the story). The film would make a wonderful double feature with the far superior Kiss Me Deadly, particularly as both are such interesting dystopian takes on the wonderful city of Los Angeles, thirty years apart.

It's the sort of film I feel like I need be in a stoned audience (or be stoned myself) to really get the most mileage out of it, because watching it sober on a first time means it only produces a handful of chuckles at best, since most of the jokes miss or require a second viewing to even know it's a joke.

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Re: 654 Repo Man

#36 Post by colinr0380 » Tue Jul 23, 2013 1:56 pm

movielocke wrote:The film would make a wonderful double feature with the far superior Kiss Me Deadly, particularly as both are such interesting dystopian takes on the wonderful city of Los Angeles, thirty years apart.
Or even a triple bill with Southland Tales, given that Richard Kelly's film also features its share of allusions to Kiss Me Deadly.

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Re: 654 Repo Man

#37 Post by gajahduduk » Fri Aug 23, 2013 12:00 pm

I bought this Criterion Blu Ray, twice. Neither copy will play on my Samsung BD-P3600 blu-ray player. I've not been able to get ANY response from Criterion by email, twitter, or facebook. Samsung at least responded by twitter but in the end only had me fill out a trouble ticket form on the disc. How else can Criterion be contacted?

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#38 Post by Apollinaire » Thu May 09, 2019 2:05 pm

Ok, so Olivia Barash’s character Leila is a member of an UFO cult, but somewhere during the film it turns out she’s with the secret government types? Can someone explain how this shift happened?

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Re: 654 Repo Man

#39 Post by Yaanu » Thu May 09, 2019 4:49 pm

gajahduduk wrote:
Fri Aug 23, 2013 12:00 pm
I bought this Criterion Blu Ray, twice. Neither copy will play on my Samsung BD-P3600 blu-ray player. I've not been able to get ANY response from Criterion by email, twitter, or facebook. Samsung at least responded by twitter but in the end only had me fill out a trouble ticket form on the disc. How else can Criterion be contacted?
Try emailing orders@criterion.com and seeing what happens. CC mulvaney@criterion.com as well, just in case.

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Re: 654 Repo Man

#40 Post by Roger Ryan » Fri May 10, 2019 2:00 pm

Apollinaire wrote:
Thu May 09, 2019 2:05 pm
Ok, so Olivia Barash’s character Leila is a member of an UFO cult, but somewhere during the film it turns out she’s with the secret government types? Can someone explain how this shift happened?
It's been years since I've seen the film (much longer than the last time this thread was active!), but my impression of the character was that she was a government agent who infiltrated the UFO cult as a mole.

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Re: 654 Repo Man

#41 Post by Apollinaire » Sat May 11, 2019 7:12 pm

Roger Ryan wrote:
Fri May 10, 2019 2:00 pm
Apollinaire wrote:
Thu May 09, 2019 2:05 pm
Ok, so Olivia Barash’s character Leila is a member of an UFO cult, but somewhere during the film it turns out she’s with the secret government types? Can someone explain how this shift happened?
It's been years since I've seen the film (much longer than the last time this thread was active!), but my impression of the character was that she was a government agent who infiltrated the UFO cult as a mole.
Thanks! I watched the film again and I think it’s kind of ambiguous. Leila is without a doubt a part of the cult and she was kidnapped by the secret government types. On the other hand, she’s allowed to torture poor Otto together with the woman who’s a part of the CIA. So who knows?

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Re: 654 Repo Man

#42 Post by nitin » Sun May 12, 2019 9:48 am

When she is captured but the government agents, there is offscreen dialogue asking her if she wants to join the CIA (and her reply is “I have to ask my boyfriend”). After that I assumed she did join the CIA because as you say she stays with them for the rest of the movie.

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Re: 654 Repo Man

#43 Post by Apollinaire » Fri May 31, 2019 5:32 pm

nitin wrote:
Sun May 12, 2019 9:48 am
When she is captured but the government agents, there is offscreen dialogue asking her if she wants to join the CIA (and her reply is “I have to ask my boyfriend”). After that I assumed she did join the CIA because as you say she stays with them for the rest of the movie.
Yes! I watched the film again and that answers my question. Thanks!

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