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Fatherland DVD

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Paul Arnette, Mar 26, 2003.

  1. Paul Arnette

    Paul Arnette Cinematographer

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    This is one of those films that people probably know very little about, but I thought I would post my question here anyway in the hopes that someone might know something about a potential forthcoming DVD release.

    The film in question is, I believe, a made-for-HBO movie entitled "Fatherland" starring Rutger Hauer.

    http://us.imdb.com/Details?0109779

    I have a vague recollection of seeing this film, and I remember being somewhat disappointed with it, believing the book to be much better. Who hasn't heard that one before? [​IMG] Still, I'd be willing to purchase it in order to watch it again to see if my opinion has changed.

    Anyone, anyone? [​IMG]

    Thanks.
     
  2. Jack Briggs

    Jack Briggs Executive Producer

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    An interestingly done made-for-HBO drama, well-acted and a certainly plausible-seeming "alternative-history" tale. As for its availability on DVD, I have heard nothing.
     
  3. Marty M

    Marty M Cinematographer

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    I agree that the book was much better than the movie, but I enjoyed the movie. I am really entrigued by what if scenarios.
     
  4. LennyP

    LennyP Supporting Actor

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    I want it 'cause of Miranda Richardson and Rutger Hauer, the excellent plot is just a bonus, I was looking it up recently and there doesn't seem to be a DVD in any major country that I could find.
     
  5. Malcolm Cleugh

    Malcolm Cleugh Second Unit

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    Agree with the comments above I think the book is superb. Film is okay given it was a made for TV effort.

    In the UK all we have is the VHS which I got when it first came out many years ago, its now OOP. No sign of a DVD from Warner even though English author.
     

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