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Anyone hear anything about 'IDENTITY'? It looks very good.


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#1 of 33 OFFLINE   Inspector Hammer!

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Posted April 01 2003 - 02:01 PM

During Buffy tonight I saw a trailer for a film called Identity and was very intrigued. It stars Ray Liotta, Amanda Peet and a bunch of other stars who are all stranded at a hotel together and get entwined in some sort of trouble. It looks very promising to me, hell, the trailer itelf was suspensful!

The way the trailer portrayed the film, it struck me as a cross between Clue and Psycho, if that makes any sense.

Anyone have any info on this film?
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#2 of 33 OFFLINE   Justin_S

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Posted April 01 2003 - 02:22 PM

I have been following this film for a while, as it looks spectacular, and it has an outstanding cast consisting of Amanda Peet, Jake Busey, Ray Liotta, Clea Duvall, Rebecca De Mornay, etc. As of right now, this is my most anticipated film of the year.

The trailer pretty much outlines the plot. Ten people who don't know each other get stranded at a motel because of a storm, and they find out that they are all connected some how, and someone or something begins killing them. If there are any Dean Koontz fans on this board, the setup is a bit similar to his novel, STRANGERS, but I think that's where the similarities end.

Anyhow, this is one film I've been looking forward too, and being a horror fanatic, I have known about it for a while, and I am pleased that I'll finally be able to see it on the 25th. I can pretty much guarantee you right now that I'll more than likely wind up loving this film, and I'll probably see it at the theater multiple times. It just looks too perfectly done to fail IMO!

#3 of 33 OFFLINE   Justin_S

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Posted April 01 2003 - 02:27 PM

Oh yeah, here is the site that I have been visiting in my ever growing anticipation: http://www.sonypictu...ovies/identity/

#4 of 33 OFFLINE   Steve_Knutzen

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Posted April 01 2003 - 04:00 PM

I saw the trailer for it last week when I saw Dreamcatcher. It definitely caught my attention and I'll likely see it in the theater.
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#5 of 33 OFFLINE   Scott Weinberg

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Posted April 01 2003 - 07:55 PM

Ditto fellas.

I saw this trailer a few weeks ago and immediately thought "Hey, I like ALL these actors!" And it looks like it could be an exciting little roadside thriller. Kinda like Joy Ride with a bigger cast and only one set.

Looking forward to it!

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Posted April 02 2003 - 01:23 AM

When I first saw the trailer I could not wait for this movie to be released. I started searching around on the internet to see if I could find any early reviews just to see what type of "buzz" it was receiving. Unfortunately, I came across a little blurb that completely ruined the movie for me.

Believe me when I say that you can not understand how p*****d I am right now! Posted Image

I will still see this when it comes out, but it is not nearly as high as what it was on my "anticipation" list.

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Posted April 02 2003 - 04:06 AM

Don't forget John Cusack is in this as well. He's one of my favorite actors, so I will definitely be seeing this!
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#8 of 33 OFFLINE   Dana Fillhart

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Posted April 02 2003 - 04:20 AM

Brett,

What kind of blurb was it, a spoiler? If so, what is the site so I don't accidentally stumble upon it?

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#9 of 33 OFFLINE   Brett_B

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Posted April 02 2003 - 04:56 AM

Dana,

The blurb was a "spoiler". I went to the Internet Movie Database to see what other actors were in the movie, and at the bottom of the first page (about the movie "Identity") there's an area in regards to the message board. I clicked on the topic "This movie is ripping off Dean Koontz's STRANGERS" because I am a HUGE Dean Koontz fan and have read "Strangers". Well I was going through the individual messages and wouldn't you know someone responded with a huge spoiler that started with the very first word in his sentence. The whole conversation up to that point was about the book "Strangers". That is when this dipsh*t decided to clarify that "Identity" was not ripping off "Strangers" by spoiling the movie.

I wish I could say more, but believe me when I say that you don't want to know.

I will say this, if anyone has a desire to see this movie I HIGHLY RECOMMEND avoiding ANY REVIEWS no matter what. It seems that reviewers can't keep spoiler information to themselves anymore. That is why I like to read the "blurbs" on Rotten Tomatoes website.

Just like Justin said above, "This is my most anticipated movie this year." For me, now, I almost don't feel like seeing it, because I know I won't be able to enjoy it on the same level as others (ones who know nothing about the movie except for what is shown on the trailer).

I am jealous of all of you that don't know anything about this movie. I wish I could be in your shoes on opening night.

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Posted April 02 2003 - 05:24 AM

Looks like a good thriller...excellent cast...John C. McGinley! Hell Yeah!

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Posted April 02 2003 - 08:42 AM

John Cusak, and with that trailer I'll definately see it.

I just hope this movie doesn't pull a "dreamcatcher".

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Posted April 02 2003 - 11:08 AM

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I just hope this movie doesn't pull a "dreamcatcher".

Ditto, Steve.
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#13 of 33 OFFLINE   Elizabeth S

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Posted April 02 2003 - 11:43 AM

I'm very much looking forward to it. However, I can't help but suspect that there's one piece of info in the theatrical trailer which tells too much. Hopefully, it won't prove to be as crucial as I think, but now, I can't help but think I'll feel one step ahead of the characters until that info comes into play.

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Posted April 02 2003 - 05:15 PM

I guessing everyone is talking about the

9? The number on the door?


If so then I doubt it will mean much, or we will see that scene in the first 30 minutes.

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Posted April 02 2003 - 06:03 PM

Steve, I think she's maybe referring to the
same birthday thing
, but if she is talking about what you said, I'm pretty sure there isn't much to that. I did read somewhere (hey, I research the hell out of films that I am highly looking forward to) that
when one of the characters is about to die, we are signaled that they are about to bite it by seeing their room key
, so that's probably the only major plot point involving
room numbers
.

#16 of 33 OFFLINE   Elizabeth S

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Posted April 02 2003 - 06:04 PM

I now saw the part I meant in the TV ad as well. Steve, that might be crucial as well, but I was referring to

the same birthday being the factor which ties them all together. Surely we would otherwise spend the early part of the movie wondering what these disparate characters might have in common. . . How the common birthdate makes them targets is unclear, but it still seems like a major spoiler to me which I would have preferred not to know.

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Posted April 02 2003 - 06:19 PM

When I saw the trailer on TV the other day, I thought the whole time it was Koontz' STRANGERS too. Weird. The trailer looked intriguing, and I rarely get worked up over a trailer. Hope it delivers.

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Posted April 15 2003 - 01:44 PM

The new movie that comes out a week from Friday.

Without giving much away I'll say it was a pretty good flick, and very similar to the trailer in terms of atmosphere, tone, etc.

I'm sure there will be some good discussions here after it's released, so I'll wait untill then to really get into it. Definitely worth at least $5 for a matinee.

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Posted April 15 2003 - 01:51 PM

Well I just saw it Elizabeth and what you are concerned about shouldn't hurt your enjoyment of the film whatsoever.

While I won't reveal if or how much that spoiler is important to the film, you should still enjoy it.

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Posted April 15 2003 - 02:04 PM

One of the best movies I've seen this year.

I loved it.