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#21 of 51 David Ren

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Posted January 24 2003 - 08:31 PM

I was at the same screening at Sundance and I didn't have tickets either. I was at a screening for Pieces of April and some guy asked me, "need an extra ticket to 28 Days Later tonight?" I grabbed the ticket from his hand before he finished the sentence.

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#22 of 51 Scott Weinberg

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Posted January 25 2003 - 07:41 AM

Cool!

But my version of the story was...longer.

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Posted January 25 2003 - 08:33 AM

With the benefit of almost 3 months to reflect...

I really hated the final act. Brilliantly photographed, but so much British filmmaking resorts to the kind of characters the group come up against in the
faux-Military base.
Spoiled the film for me. But I can see that Americans may well not even notice this.
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Posted January 30 2003 - 09:29 AM

Yeah, Amerkans dont notiss much. Posted Image

I'm really curious to see how well this movie will fare in American movie theaters. I've always been a supporter of American films (even our crappy movies are better than most other countries' crappy movies; we just make TOO DAMN MANY of 'em!), but I've been noticing a downward trend in American horror.

A very loose experiment:

Last "International" horror flicks I've seen:

28 Days Later
Ginger Snaps
Dog Soldiers
The Devil's Backbone


Last American horror movies I've seen:

Darkness Falls
Halloween: Resurrection
Ghost Ship
Below
The Ring
Session 9


OK, I may have just shot myself in the foot, since I actually really liked Below and Session 9, while The Ring is an American film only by theft. Posted Image

So I guess my point is that American horror, for the most part, kinda sucks these days. At least on the studio end.

Ironic that fantastic horror like Dog Soldiers couldn't play American multiplexes, but Halloween: Resurrection actually cut a profit.

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Posted January 30 2003 - 11:06 AM

But I can see that Americans may well not even notice this.


In the sense that they aren't exposed to the barrage of idiotic British characters on TV over here, so the criticism that the 3rd act is boring and samey doesn't apply.
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#26 of 51 Scott Weinberg

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Posted March 03 2003 - 03:35 PM

Back to the movie at hand:

It looks like Fox Searchlight has announced an August 1st release date for 28 Days Later. Hopefully it'll be one of those 'wide limited' releases.

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Posted March 31 2003 - 06:59 PM

Yo I got GOOD NEWS here!

According to the mega-reliable www.upcomingmovies.com , Fox Searchlight will be releasing 28 Days Later on June 13th in New York and Los Angeles...

Which means that its 'wider limited' release should sprout up somewhat sooner than the date earlier reported (8/1).

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Posted April 01 2003 - 11:39 AM

I was tempted to purchase the VCD of it I wanted to see it so badly.
Looking forward to it.

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Posted April 11 2003 - 11:01 PM

Good news and bad news.

Bad: The release was pushed back a few weeks to June 27th. Posted Image

Good: It will now be a wide (1,500+) release. Posted ImagePosted Image

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Posted April 28 2003 - 10:01 AM

Ahh my favorite thread. I got some more release news.

From ComingSoon.net :

On Friday the 13th of June, 28 cities across the U.S. will be infected by 28 Days Later sneak preview screenings. June 27 marks the date Fox Searchlight Pictures will fully unleash the horror that gripped the UK last fall with the U.S. release of Danny Boyle's British smash hit film.

Sneak screenings will take place in the following 28 cities on Friday the 13th of June: Albuquerque, Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Baltimore, Charlotte, Chicago, Columbus, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Madison, Minneapolis, Montreal, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Portland, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, Seattle, Toronto, Vancouver and Washington, D.C.

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Posted April 28 2003 - 10:17 AM

Let me get this straight - Albuquerque and Madison (frickin Wisconsin) get this before I do? Makes me wanna eat some brains.

I saw the expanded (full?) trailer for this before Identity and I am fully pumped to see this. It was one of the better trailers that I've seen in a long time and had a bunch of wonderful images and snippets of dialog.

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Posted April 28 2003 - 10:06 PM

I saw this last week in the cinema and I agree with Paul's comments.

It starts really good but the last 1/3 of the movie is a letdown, don't set your hopes up to high or you'll be dissappointed ! It's a decent flick but nothing great or spectacular. It's worth seeing but not buying

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Posted May 27 2003 - 02:04 AM

I just watched the movie and loved it! This just became my favorite Zombie flick ever. I agree with some of the criticism for the 3rd act of the movie though.

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Posted May 27 2003 - 08:32 AM

Here are some screenshots from the R2 DVD.
(Images are non-chronological and unaltered.)

1. Peeka Boo
2. English Countryside
3. Empty London Streets
4. Eyes
5. First Encounter
6. Forest Stroll
7. Up Close and Personal
8. Hope
9. An Infected
10. Monkey See Monkey Do
11.Tunnel Silhouette
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Posted May 27 2003 - 08:42 AM

Great pics, Paul.

I cannot WAIT to see this movie again. I don't want to oversell it, but I really hope you guys dig the flick as much as I do.

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Posted May 27 2003 - 09:49 AM

I got it in the mail yesterday but didn't get the chance to watch it. Maybe tonight.
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Posted May 27 2003 - 01:02 PM

I agree about the lackluster third act. Interesting twist,
I guess the filmmakers are saying the normal people are every bit as rotten and barbaric as the Infected
, but considering the strength of the first hour, this movie deserved a stronger ending.

And speaking of which, the DVD has two alternate endings, including an entirely different third act shown in storyboards(kinda reminds me of the Joyride disc). It's even weaker than the one they used in the actual film, but it takes the story in a completely different direction.
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Posted May 27 2003 - 03:13 PM

Just got the R2 DVD, will watch after I'm done drooling all over Throne of Blood. Comments to follow shortly...
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Posted May 28 2003 - 02:49 AM

I watched this last night, and was pretty disappointed. I'll spoilerize plot points for those who have't seen it yet.


Some scenes are excellent, such as the early shots of Jim wandering through an empty London, and the journey from London to Manchester.


But the main thing I was disappointed by was the lack of scary moments - I don't mean cheap "made you jump" shocks, but scenes that make you want to look at the floor rather than the screen!

There is a feeling of constant unease, but there is not one single time in the movie I felt fear. Maybe it's because I've been watching some great Asian horror movies lately (The Eye, Pulse, Dark Water) which have some genuinely frightening scenes!

And the third act, where
Jim becomes an action hero
wasn't very good at all. And the ending, honestly, sucked. I don't mind what it's telling you (in fact it makes sense) but it's just so abrupt.

I'd rate it ** out of ****.

#40 of 51 Dominik Droscher

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Posted May 28 2003 - 03:16 AM

Dave, damn, you must have nerves of steel. Posted Image

They are promoting the movie in Germany with audience reaction shots. Pretty intresting to figure out which scenes they are just watching. Posted Image

I guess the difference between this one and other zombie flicks is that I actually cared about the characters. And by having no big names in the cast one was actually concerned for them and wondering who is going to make it.