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Have you watched the trailer? For once, the trailer is a pretty good representation of what the movie is, only three hours of it! If the trailer doesn't make you say, "Wow! I gotta see that!" then I wouldn't recommend buying it.
Thanks. Will seek out the trailer.
 

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Have you watched the trailer? For once, the trailer is a pretty good representation of what the movie is, only three hours of it! If the trailer doesn't make you say, "Wow! I gotta see that!" then I wouldn't recommend buying it.
The trailer doesn't show the elephant bit nor the urinating on the fat person bit or the eating the live rat bit, so no, the trailer is not a pretty good representation of the the movie is. Oh, and the vomit scene. It's a charmer, all right.
 

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If you’re easily offended, this film is not for you. I do believe the trailer is a good indication of what you’re gonna get. Accurate enough I believe to make a decision on whether it not to see it.
 

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The trailer doesn't show the elephant bit nor the urinating on the fat person bit or the eating the live rat bit, so no, the trailer is not a pretty good representation of the the movie is. Oh, and the vomit scene. It's a charmer, all right.
First Eric Roberts and now this? This thread has really sold me on seeing this movie.
 

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A few reasons- I don’t have WiFi at the house any longer (I used to have it, but it was money wasted due to my not using it enough), and I have a ton of stuff on physical media I still haven’t gotten to yet.
I can exactly identify with what you've said. Because due to a sum of money I inherited back in 2014, an Amazon Prime membership was acquired, which then led to ordering Blu-rays a couple times a week, for a few years, before gradually cutting back to ordering Blu-rays (and now some select 4K Blus) to the point where we now average buying about 3 to 5 discs a month. But the situation with our 1,142 movies on BD & 4k BD, is that there are still at least 200 of those movies that neither my wife, nor I, have gotten around to viewing yet. But I'll admit that while a large number of the movies in our collection are genuine classics, or are others of fine quality, there are quite a number of movies I bought blind, because their Blu-rays were in some 4 or 5 buck movie bins, and such movies are the ones that are the most likely to have not been seen by us yet. And BTW, we have absolutely NO INTEREST in doing any streaming, though our new Wi-Fi 6 level router, & fast Spectrum internet, could sure enable us to have quality streaming, but discs are MUCH preferred!!
 

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For all of its positives, idiosyncrasies and perceived faults, Babylon really needs to be seen on a very large screen, and Atmos is essential.
But RAH, though I've not seen "Babylon", something I heard hinted about some elephant behavior above a person, in the movie, which sounded like it could be a trifle overwhelming in Dolby Atmos!
 
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But RAH, though I've not seen "Babylon", something I heard hinted about concerning an elephant's behavior over a person in the movie, sounds like it might be a trifle overwhelming in Atmos!

Just be glad it's not in 4DX !
 

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But RAH, though I've not seen "Babylon", something I heard hinted about concerning an elephant's behavior over a person in the movie, sounds like it might be a trifle overwhelming in Atmos!
It was very immersive. ;)
 

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FYI, there are also a very few 70mm prints out there ; one in Toronto and (I believe) three in the United States.
 
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Glad to hear you enjoyed it. This is a film I'll purchase blindly along with THE WHALE, which I have heard nothing but great things about (and awaiting a home release announcement).

I've seen both and I'll be curious to get your thoughts - especially being blind purchases.

Robert's description of "wonderful, strange, exhausting film." is accurate to how I felt towards Babylon. Tino's description of "polarizing" is accurate. It had many scenes that made me uncomfortable, but the film was also laced with things that I found humorous. It was also visually stunning. The best proxy for this movie is Boogie Nights.

I find Damien Chazelle to be a brilliant, young director and I share his fondness for jazz music. I'm likely going to order the steelbook so if I do, I'll use the link in this thread.
 

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