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Blade Trinity Review?


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#1 of 40 OFFLINE   Chris Tedesco

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Posted April 26 2005 - 02:52 AM

Just wondering if HTF is going to review this movie or not. It's coming out today and wanted an opinion from you guys. Actually I haven't seen to many DVD reviews of this movie yet. Kinda weird don't you think?

#2 of 40 OFFLINE   Jonathan Carter

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Posted April 26 2005 - 05:23 AM

DVD Talk and IGN both have reviews up for it. I'm buying it today regardless since I actually enjoyed this flick in the theater. I'd like to see HTF review it anyway though.

#3 of 40 OFFLINE   Manus

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Posted April 26 2005 - 06:12 AM

One of the best sites for catching up with reviews whatever the region is dvdbasen. They have links to the reviews of Blade Trinity here :

http://www.dvd-basen.dk/uk/home.php3

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#4 of 40 OFFLINE   Chris Tedesco

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Posted April 26 2005 - 07:55 AM

Thanks Manus, I actually went to DVD-Basen, just didn't see HTF on the listPosted Image

#5 of 40 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted April 26 2005 - 08:57 AM

The reason HTF does not have a review posted
is because we are in a reviewer transition with
New Line Cinema.

Michael Elliott was our New Line reviewer.
He has been replaced by Matt Stone whom we
are currently setting up an account with the
studio.

These transitions take time and unfortunately
it came during the release of Blade Treinity.

Our apologies.

 

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#6 of 40 OFFLINE   George_W_K

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Posted April 26 2005 - 12:46 PM

Will the review still come after the fact? Because I know I've gone back to the archival sections a few times to check out a purchase of an older DVD.

#7 of 40 OFFLINE   Chris Tedesco

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Posted April 26 2005 - 02:19 PM

Plus I got to tell you Ron, I loved the review you have of Blade II. There was alot of buzz in 2002 with that DVD. In fact, I feel that one should be in the top 10 most anticipated DVD's.

That might be a stretch, but it's close. That's what makes Blade III release kind of a let down. Not just here, but most sites have overlooked it.

I haven't seen the movie yet, so I can't comment on that. However, DVD-Basen only has 3 reviews out for it. Blade II at this time had at least 15.

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#8 of 40 OFFLINE   Ralph Jenkins

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Posted April 26 2005 - 02:38 PM

I caught the movie in the theater, and it's not nearly as good as the first two installments. There's really not a whole lot to say about it. The movie is noisy and resembles a hyperactive music video. The primary villain lacks bite. Snipes apparently didn't even want to be in the movie and clashed with the cast and crew. On the plus side, Jessica Biel makes good eye candy, Ryan Reynolds does what he can to make things entertaining, and there are a couple of funny gags. I think a documentary about the making of this movie could be a lot more interesting than the movie itself, though.

This third Blade entry reminded me a lot of another recent vampire flick, one that starred Hugh Jackman and Kate Beckinsale. Not exactly a good thing.

#9 of 40 OFFLINE   Jason_V

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Posted April 26 2005 - 03:25 PM

Ralph, compared to Van Helsing, Blade Trinity is a cinemetic masterpiece. Against the other two flicks, it's subpar.

#10 of 40 OFFLINE   allan espinoza

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Posted April 26 2005 - 03:26 PM

just seen it and I don't think that this movie's soundtrack is nothing of what blade II was and I was looking forward to hearing the dts es track and was left rather disappointed. Video was good. Can't say much about the film itself.

#11 of 40 OFFLINE   Chris Huber

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Posted April 26 2005 - 04:45 PM

Funny, I liked the 3 installment alot more then the last 2...

It had Comedy, which worked really well. 2 other main actors (with Blade) which it needed because snipes can't act that well. Actual Daylight sceens, which I missed in the 1st 2. Great fight sceens.

#12 of 40 OFFLINE   Chris Tedesco

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Posted April 27 2005 - 11:10 AM

Just saw the first half last night. I'm not sure what to think of it. The whole time I'm thinking it could be better. It's by no means a bad movie, I was enjoying it, but it didn't feel "Blade" if that makes sense.

I actually like the good guys and not crazy about the casting of the bad. Park Posey? Wow, she look like utter poo. I mean maybe that was the point, but good lord!

Did anyone else think that Wesley Snipes has lost some weight since the last installment? Didn't look as buff. He is gettin older so what are ya gonna do?

Anyway, I will watch it in it's entirety this weekend, hopefully the later half gets better.

#13 of 40 OFFLINE   Rob T

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Posted April 27 2005 - 11:46 AM

I love #2, but #3 is more on par with #1, which are both still good.

#14 of 40 OFFLINE   Joseph J.D

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Posted April 27 2005 - 12:57 PM

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hopefully the later half gets better


I wouldn't count on it. It has its moments, but for me...Dominic Purcell (Drake) really sucks the life out of the film with his bland performance....if you are going to cast someone as Dracula, at least get someone who would relish the role as the lord of the vampires. One of the worst Dracula performances ever IMHO.

Regardless, I'm still picking this up....as I said, it does have its moments and the completist in me demands it.

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#15 of 40 OFFLINE   Chris Tedesco

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Posted April 27 2005 - 02:24 PM

Hey, here's another review for Trinity. He didn't like the movie but loved the transfer:





http://www.digitally...ew.php3?ID=7328

#16 of 40 OFFLINE   Greg Robinson

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Posted April 28 2005 - 05:51 AM

Can anyone comment on which version to watch first? The unrated version or the theatrical cut? I interviewed director David Goyer about this ongoing annoyance (dual releases) for DVD ETC. Magazine, and he suggested I start with the theatrical. Agreements? Disagreements? Which cut is better? I'm not going to buy both, that's for sure.

#17 of 40 OFFLINE   Porfirio

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Posted April 28 2005 - 06:13 AM

Greg,

The Unrated version dvd features both cuts of the film in anamorphic widescreen. And the R-Rated dvd features the theatrical cut in both full-screen and widescreen. One more thing I should add is that they both cost the same. Posted Image

#18 of 40 OFFLINE   Greg Robinson

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Posted April 28 2005 - 06:20 AM

Aha! Thank you Porfirio. That is VERY helpful. Hmm, which one should I buy.........

#19 of 40 OFFLINE   Grant H

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Posted April 28 2005 - 07:41 AM

I wouldn't count on it. It has its moments, but for me...Dominic Purcell (Drake) really sucks the life out of the film with his bland performance....if you are going to cast someone as Dracula, at least get someone who would relish the role as the lord of the vampires. One of the worst Dracula performances ever IMHO.

Of course, this wasn't an "I want to paint the town red, Dracula". It was one who wanted to remove himself from the world and all the gung-ho vampires out there. I thought Purcell's performance was spot-on for the character written. Not your typical over-the-top villain or super-villain which was a nice change of pace.

Imagine how pissed Snipes would have been if the villain took as much attention away from him as the sidekicks did.Posted Image

I definitely want to know more about the Unrated cut (my DVD should be here any day now). I just presumed there would be more violence. Seems strange the director would recommend the theatrical first. It's not that fresh in my mind anymore. If I watch the Unrated cut, I may not notice all the differences. And I rarely have the time or desire to watch two versions of the same movie in close succession. Guess I'll watch the Unrated first, and if I hate it go back to the theatrical thereafter. Much like I did with "Butterfly Effect."
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#20 of 40 OFFLINE   Porfirio

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Posted April 28 2005 - 02:01 PM

No problem Greg.