The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (Joel and Ethan Coen, 2018)

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Re: The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (Joel and Ethan Coen, 2018)

#26 Post by mfunk9786 » Wed Sep 12, 2018 11:01 am

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Trailer.
Easily my most anticipated film of this year since it... emerged that it was a film. And I wasn't expecting the trailer to be so visually toothsome. Bring it on.

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#27 Post by Persona » Wed Sep 12, 2018 1:41 pm

That's a really strong trailer but watching it all I can think is, yeah, all those different segments (and some of them seriously abridged for run-time purposes) might not work too great together as one movie. At the moment feels like a mistake that they converted this into a film. Wonder if there will be some sort of eventual release for the mini-series form of it.

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Re: The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (Joel and Ethan Coen, 2018)

#28 Post by Ribs » Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:21 pm

It was never a TV show why does everyone think this

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Re: The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (Joel and Ethan Coen, 2018)

#29 Post by domino harvey » Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:22 pm

Probably because it was? It started as a six episode Netflix series

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Re: The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (Joel and Ethan Coen, 2018)

#30 Post by swo17 » Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:26 pm

Ribs wrote:
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It was never a TV show why does everyone think this
I LEARNED IT BY WATCHING YOU
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The Coen Brothers are jumping to television

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Re: The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (Joel and Ethan Coen, 2018)

#31 Post by mfunk9786 » Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:32 pm

Live look-in at Ribs:

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Re: The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (Joel and Ethan Coen, 2018)

#32 Post by The Elegant Dandy Fop » Wed Sep 12, 2018 3:21 pm

Ribs wrote:
Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:21 pm
It was never a TV show why does everyone think this
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Er, no, the article is pretty clear; it's being devised as one project that can play theatrically as an anthology film, but it's also being made in this format to allow it to be easily divided into six episodes as it's being produced by a Television company and seeking distribution from the networks.

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Re: The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (Joel and Ethan Coen, 2018)

#33 Post by mfunk9786 » Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:22 pm

So there are a bunch of articles talking about this getting a theatrical release on November 8th in the lead-up to its Netflix debut on the 16th... but um, where? I can't find one theater in the Philadelphia area with a showtime this weekend or any whiff of it. One of our Landmark theaters had it listed as "coming soon" with a date of November 9th, but it's no longer going to be showing this week. Anyone know what the deal is?

EDIT: Can only find three theaters nationwide, one each in Los Angeles, New York City, and San Francisco. What a joke. I'd even take the wacky Fathom Events "one night only" treatment over this.

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Re: The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (Joel and Ethan Coen, 2018)

#34 Post by Professor Wagstaff » Thu Nov 08, 2018 5:17 pm

Netlfix is full of it with these theatrical release plans. I found an article from last month in Variety about all the markets that would show 22 July. Where did it play in my market? A dollar theatre, just for a few days.

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Re: The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (Joel and Ethan Coen, 2018)

#35 Post by ianthemovie » Tue Nov 13, 2018 6:58 pm

I'm curious to see what happens with Roma, which is supposedly going to play on 200 screens. Having caught it at a film festival it really does deserve to be seen theatrically, but I'm wondering if most people will actually get the opportunity to do so. No screenings of Buster Scruggs here in Boston either. Is Netflix just screening these things for a week on the coasts so they can say the film has had a qualifying theatrical run for awards purposes?

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Re: The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (Joel and Ethan Coen, 2018)

#36 Post by Brian C » Fri Nov 16, 2018 5:34 pm

SCRUGGS is playing this week at the Landmark Century Centre here in Chicago. Not my favorite place to go but obviously will support the theatrical showing.

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Re: The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (Joel and Ethan Coen, 2018)

#37 Post by Mr Sheldrake » Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:37 am

A powerful dose of malevolent twists of fate, Coen style. Story #5 knocked me for a loop, one of the best things the Bros have ever done with terrific performances by Zoe Kazan and Bill Heck. Steven Root is barely recognizable in a short turn that can accurately be termed a "hoot". Tom Waits also great, as is the Coen's feel for the old west, danger abounds in the majesty.

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Re: The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (Joel and Ethan Coen, 2018)

#38 Post by John Shade » Sun Nov 18, 2018 1:46 pm

I don't mean to derail this thread at all but I imagine at some point someone will ask it: any sign this will get a blu ray release? I have no hope of this playing in a theater near me.


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