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HTF Blu-ray Review: THE BAD LIEUTENANT: PORT OF CALL NEW ORLEANS



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#1 of 10 OFFLINE   Michael Reuben

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Posted April 04 2010 - 03:30 PM


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#2 of 10 OFFLINE   Michael Elliott

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Posted April 04 2010 - 04:42 PM


Great review of a great movie.

Originally Posted by Michael Reuben 
 
 
It took Bad Lt.: New Orleans almost a year to get a theatrical release, and then it never went beyond the arthouse circuit. That’s a shame, because the film is Cage’s best work in years, and because Herzog is a world-class director who made a great film.
It's certainly a shame that more people weren't given the chance to see this in theaters.  I can't believe the studio couldn't have pushed this film and got more folks interested in it.  Even Cage's THE WICKER MAN was downright horrid yet they were able to bring people in due to his name.  I'm not sure if the film ever played in more than 90 theaters at one time.  This certainly isn't "mainstream" stuff but I'm sure more could have been done to try and get people into the movie.

#3 of 10 ONLINE   Robert Crawford

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Posted April 04 2010 - 09:10 PM

Thanks for the review.  This weekend, I had a gold box special from Amazon on this release and bought it for 14.24, so hopefully, I'll get it later this week.




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#4 of 10 ONLINE   Richard Gallagher

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Posted April 05 2010 - 07:30 AM

I've been intrigued by this one since I first heard about it. Amazon still has it for $14.99, so I'm going to jump on it.

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#5 of 10 OFFLINE   Neil Middlemiss

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Posted April 06 2010 - 07:26 AM

Thanks for the review, Michael - like others, I am inspired to pick this up based on your review (and that too-low-to-pass-up price on Amazon)!
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#6 of 10 OFFLINE   Cees Alons

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Posted April 06 2010 - 11:39 AM

Michael, Thanks for a splendid review again. Like you, I have never been attracted by the previous BL movie (never saw it even), for similar reasons like you it seems. And then there seem to be a few scenes even most fervent fans of Harvey Keitel could live without. On the other hand, the bothersome ways so many of Nicholas Cage's characters have to drag themselves through this life on earth have always been interesting and almost always entertaining. (And then that Amazon price...) So you did it again: I ordered the BD. Cees

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Posted April 07 2010 - 05:30 AM

" (Herzog has said that the script first struck him as a comedy.)"

I Thought the same thing after finishing it the other day.
If it wasn't some kind of black comedy, then I didn't get it.

I also felt the guy was lacking in the "bad" department.

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#8 of 10 OFFLINE   Tina_H_V

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Posted April 08 2010 - 05:36 PM

I picked this one up for $14.99 locally this past Tuesday and took at peak at it.  This is one wild and crazy ride of a movie!!!!!   
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#9 of 10 OFFLINE   David Wilkins

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Posted April 11 2010 - 02:34 AM

 I'm absolutely pleased with both the BD and the movie itself. The purchase was blind, because I've seldom been disappointed by Herzog's work, and the price was right. It's great to see Herzog still turning out work that's edgy, smart, and skillful. I think it's safe to say that it's unlike anything he's done before. Gives me hope that there will be more great Herzogian work to come. 

#10 of 10 OFFLINE   Rhett_Y

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Posted April 11 2010 - 08:29 PM



Originally Posted by TonyD 

" (Herzog has said that the script first struck him as a comedy.)"

I Thought the same thing after finishing it the other day.
If it wasn't some kind of black comedy, then I didn't get it.

I also felt the guy was lacking in the "bad" department.
This was my feeling also.  Even the wife said he wasn't bad like the original Bad Lt.  I also didn't like the ending as much as the first one.  But over all I was really pleased with it!!!!!  I would recommend it even though I have a few minor nick picks with it.

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