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HTF BLU-RAY REVIEW: Insomnia



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#1 of 8 OFFLINE   Cameron Yee

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Posted July 06 2010 - 07:10 PM



#2 of 8 OFFLINE   Southpaw

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Posted July 07 2010 - 12:55 AM

Thanks for the review Cameron. For me, this was one of those films that after watching it, I remember feeling sort of underwhelmed. But it's been so many years since I viewed it and I've come to respect Nolan as such a great filmmaker since The Prestige, and the two Batman films and I'm very much looking forward to Inception. I'm going to have to revisit this one.

#3 of 8 OFFLINE   Cameron Yee

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Posted July 07 2010 - 02:49 AM

If you felt underwhelmed about it, I'm curious how you'd feel about the original, because that was pretty much how I felt about it. It has been some time since I watched Insomnia, so putting it in light of Nolan's more recent work was interesting.

#4 of 8 OFFLINE   TravisR

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Posted July 07 2010 - 03:12 AM

Insomnia was a really good movie before Nolan made his Batman movies.

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Posted July 07 2010 - 03:21 AM

Given the high marks in the review, I'd consider this for a purchase for the right price.  I think this movie just got a bad rap because it's not Memento.  While I think he's become overrated, Nolan's movies always have a baseline level of competence for me that only a handful of others can match.  Also, at this point, it looks like this could go down as the last really solid Al Pacino movie.

#6 of 8 OFFLINE   David Wilkins

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Posted July 07 2010 - 05:26 AM

I had seen the original when it was first released on DVD, and liked it very much. When I heard sometime later that an American version was going to be made (no solid details other than Pacino), I suspected that any Americanized remake would get bastardized all to hell, but ended up very pleased with the result. Different, yes, but not in a bad way. Given the high marks for picture and sound, I'll definitely pick it up.  

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Posted July 09 2010 - 02:30 AM

Thanks for the review, Cameron. I have long appreciated the atmosphere and performances in this film - my second experience with Nolan (following Memento) and it cemented my love of his skill and style. It also has an eery and superbly atmospheric score by David Julyan (who Nolan worked with before switching, it seems, to Zimmer (and Newton Howard). Its a great, understated score. So, I will now do what I said I would try not to - order this film today!
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Posted July 12 2010 - 08:26 PM

Excellent review and movie, rare for a "remake."  I can't wait to get this.  It would have been nice to get a few new HD extras but I'm not complaining. Is the hidden easter egg from the DVD on the Blu-ray?  Your review says "all" ported over from the DVD but it's tricky with hidden extras.





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