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PHONE BOOTH worth a blind buy?Im


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#1 of 28 OFFLINE   Dan Shogren

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Posted July 10 2003 - 01:49 PM

I'm heading off to my local dvd supplier this weekend and i am wondering if PHONE BOOTH is worth the purchase. I missed it the first time in the theaters. Is the transer, audio, extras, and most of all, the movie worth the moolah? Opinions would be appreciated.Posted Image

#2 of 28 OFFLINE   Patrick Sun

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Posted July 10 2003 - 01:53 PM

Blind Rental is my recommendation.
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#3 of 28 OFFLINE   WillG

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Posted July 10 2003 - 02:39 PM

It's pretty solid if you are willing to accept a SPOLIER WARINING..... ....less is more type of thriller. But yes you should be able to watch the feature and the commentary possibly even in one sitting. If you do buy it watch the security tape on the packaging. I noticed when I bought it, the cover are was sticking out of the plastic protector. I rooted through several copies to find one that was not sticking out. Thought I found one, but when I took off the security tape, I ripped some of the paper cover that was sticking out.
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#4 of 28 OFFLINE   Dan Shogren

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Posted July 10 2003 - 03:56 PM

hmmmm... i think ill rent it first, unless there's a deal on the dvd that i just cant resist.

#5 of 28 OFFLINE   Patrick Soucy

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Posted July 10 2003 - 07:38 PM

Rent it before... It's a good movie, but I don't think it's a movie with a good "replay value". The movie is short, and the it's a "bare-bones" DVD (Trailers and Commentary only I think).

#6 of 28 OFFLINE   Mike Graham

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Posted July 10 2003 - 09:31 PM

I thought it was one of the best movies produced this year - a fun thriller that had the right pace and length...but, the list price for the disc, upwards of $25, is quite ridiculous for such a short movie that was produced cheaply and has absolutely no extras, except for a commentary. Definitely worth a rental though.

#7 of 28 OFFLINE   Luis A

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Posted July 10 2003 - 09:41 PM

I say yes, it is worth a blind buy. This is a damn good movie, and sure you may not watch it soon after you first do, but if you decide you want to see it in a couple days at least you will have it there. Posted Image

#8 of 28 OFFLINE   WillG

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Posted July 11 2003 - 12:40 AM

Well, I think the dvd can still be found for less that $25. I paid $17 at Circuit City. I wouldn't call it "Bare Bones" either since it does include a commentary which I think is usually the Premier extra on a DVD
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#9 of 28 OFFLINE   Magnus T

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Posted July 11 2003 - 01:51 AM

Definitely worth a download, I mean, rental (Steve Martin at the Oscars). Posted Image

Anyway, the film is pretty cliche, but Colin Farrell elevates it with his amazing performance (this guy is going to be a Oscar winner one day, mark my words, and soon!).

I wouldn't recommend buying it, but, as I said, definitely worth a rental.
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#10 of 28 OFFLINE   John Medeiros

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Posted July 11 2003 - 06:57 AM

It was one of my favorite films of the year. Lots of fun. A 70 minute Colin Farrel & Keifer Sutherland festival...what's not to like? I bought it at Fye for $19.95 and they have a $5 rebate ticket. I saw it once in the theater....have watched it 3 times on DVD this week . John
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#11 of 28 OFFLINE   Luis A

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Posted July 11 2003 - 07:59 AM

[quote] have watched it 3 times on DVD this week [quote]

LOL! Same here. Posted Image

#12 of 28 OFFLINE   Mark Silver

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Posted July 11 2003 - 08:04 AM

No. I would definitely recommend against a blind buy. Rent it first. I personal found this movie to be the worst moive of the year so far.

#13 of 28 OFFLINE   Ron-P

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Posted July 11 2003 - 08:16 AM

Quite the love it or hate opinions here. I'll rent first.


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#14 of 28 OFFLINE   Holadem

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Posted July 11 2003 - 09:19 AM

Fun, intense movie, but I wouldn't buy it. Not much replay value. Farrell was good, not great. His NYC accent was quite laughable. -- Holadem

#15 of 28 OFFLINE   Daryl Stovall

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Posted July 11 2003 - 01:18 PM

I purchased it for $14.99 at Target. Pretty intense little movie.

#16 of 28 OFFLINE   Scott L

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Posted July 11 2003 - 08:14 PM

I saw it in theaters, you'll either love or hate it. I loved it and bought it for $16 at Best Buy today. Nice cinematography of the nyc streets. Posted Image

#17 of 28 OFFLINE   Jan Strnad

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Posted July 13 2003 - 11:54 AM

I really enjoyed Phone Booth. I thought it was smart and very tense. With such a premise, it's really hard to maintain the situation, the tension and credibility for the length of a feature film, even a shortish one, but they pulled it off. Jan
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#18 of 28 OFFLINE   Adam_WM

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Posted July 13 2003 - 02:06 PM

A rental for sure. I just rented it, liked it, and probably won't watch it again. Oh well.
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#19 of 28 OFFLINE   Steve_AS

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Posted July 13 2003 - 05:15 PM

[quote] I'm heading off to my local dvd supplier this weekend and i am wondering if PHONE BOOTH is worth the purchase. [quote]
Nah. Rental.

#20 of 28 OFFLINE   Julian Lalor

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Posted July 13 2003 - 08:10 PM

I thought the first 30 minutes were great and then... it all evaporated. All the tension just left the movie and its ludicrous premise just glared at you. A rental.




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