down with love reviews?

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  1. Sam E. Torres

    Sam E. Torres Second Unit

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    yeah yeah...i'm impatient and i can't wait less than 24 hours...just give me the reviews already...i don't have a problem.
     
  2. Kevin Clemons

    Kevin Clemons Stunt Coordinator

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    Digitallyobsessed.com has a review up for it today. I didn't like the flick as much as Joel did but it sure is a great DVD.



    Kevin
     
  3. Bill Burns

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    Here's a minor, but intriguing, question:

    Down With Love stands as the first time in decades that the classic Fox "CinemaScope" lead-in has been attached to a feature film for release (select "CinemaScope" films have been released, such as Fox's animated Anastasia in 1997, presumably shot with CinemaScope lenses {?}, but none have had the original CinemaScope lead-in card and 20th Century Fox logo since sometime in the 60's). I still don't know if Down With Love was actually shot with CinemaScope or Panavision lenses and/or camera housings -- the lead-in may have just been a gag. But it was swell to see it attached to a national release in 2003!

    Does the DVD preserve this lead-in for the film? Or is that little treat something Fox only wanted to offer theatrical patrons in the know?

    UPDATE: Oops. [​IMG] I should have followed the Digitally Obsessed link above -- this question is answered in the first line the reviewer wrote! I'm happy to see they've preserved the lead-in ... so, a new question: does anyone know if the film was indeed shot with CinemaScope lenses? Or is the lead-in just a gag designed around the setting of the picture?
     
  4. Jason Seaver

    Jason Seaver Lead Actor

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    The IMDB lists "Panavision" under its technical specifications, with no mention of CinemaScope. I think it was just a gag - notice that they used the old Twentieth Century Fox logo as well. Too bad Regency couldn't come up with a retro-looking vanity card, as theirs was a little out of place.
     
  5. Yumbo

    Yumbo Cinematographer

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    love this movie.

    good picture, great sound.

    Ewan is the man! He should be James Bond.
     
  6. ThomasC

    ThomasC Lead Actor

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    WTF, my local Walmart didn't order any copies! [​IMG]
     
  7. Xenia Stathakopoulou

    Xenia Stathakopoulou Cinematographer

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    Wow, Thomas C,my area is flooded with the dvds.You would think a place like wal mart would have it. The most underated flick of the year, loved it in theatres. Bought my copy early this morning along with lion king.[​IMG]
     
  8. ThomasC

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  9. Xenia Stathakopoulou

    Xenia Stathakopoulou Cinematographer

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    The reason i think this movie had horrible box office is the trailers. Did anyone see them ? It makes the movie seem awful and not what it really is. Luckilly i read positive reviews in magazines, newspapers, online, and caught it in the theatre during its extremely short run. Glad to have it in my collection. [​IMG]
     
  10. ThomasC

    ThomasC Lead Actor

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    I thought the trailer did a great job of promoting the movie. Are you talking about the TV spots? I didn't catch any of them.
     
  11. Nick Sievers

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    The trailer got my attention as well, it made it look different to all the other romantic comedies that are released every year. I guess most people didn't want 'different'. The timing might have been a factor as well since it was released the same weekend as Reloaded. I don't think it did all that well over here either, it opened about a month ago and on the opening weekend I was the only one in the theatre. Disappointing, hopefully it will find its audience on DVD. I should have it in my hands soon.
     
  12. Xenia Stathakopoulou

    Xenia Stathakopoulou Cinematographer

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    Lol Nick, the only one in the theatre ! I thought the showing i went to was bad, about 15 people.[​IMG]
     
  13. Xenia Stathakopoulou

    Xenia Stathakopoulou Cinematographer

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    Thomas, im talking about tv spots, never actually saw the trailer so cant say.
     
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  15. Nick Sievers

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    I still think it is a gag just like using the old Fox logo.
     
  16. ChrisBEA

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    Loved this movie
    Can't wait to watch the disk!

    Side note- WHo thinks Ewan would make a great Superman? He pulls off an impressive Clark Kent here!
     
  17. Scott Weinberg

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    Glad to see more people enjoying this movie. I think it's one of the most underrated and overlooked comedies of the year.

    Twas like a breezy breath of fresh air, I tells ya.

    Looking forward to buying this one...soon.
     
  18. Mick B

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    Interesting note. Wife rented pan and scan version which we watched tonite. The stupid ass studio had to zoom out to widescreen every time they had a split screen telephone scene so that they could get everybody in the frame. Then when the scene was over it zoomed back into full screen. And since it is a Doris Day type 60's movie it happended quite often. "Hey, why is the pitcher getting smaller and then bigger? Honey give the tv a whack on the side."

    oh CinemaScope logo was there. It was a gag. It fit the feel of the movie.
     
  19. Sam E. Torres

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    i am pretty pissed off about the lack of trailer. i LOVED the trailer for this movie and i had to argue with all my friends about why i thought this movie looked so good...and now i have to argue with them about why it was necessary for me to buy a dvd that comes in a pink case...haha.
     

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