Is Spun worth the blind purchase?

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  1. Jeff Adams

    Jeff Adams Screenwriter

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    I read a little about this movie and it looks pretty good. I love Britany Murphy, plus Mena Suvari, John Leguizamo and Mickey Rourke how can you go wrong. Any input on this movie would be greatly appreciated. Should I rent or buy?
     
  2. Magnus T

    Magnus T Supporting Actor

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    Saw this one at a film festival. If you haven't got Requiem for a Dream allready buy that one instead. Spun is a rental at best.
     
  3. Michael Reuben

    Michael Reuben Studio Mogul

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    Rent. It's an interesting experience one time, but I doubt it would stand up to repeat viewing. You can find my review in the Movies forum; look for the 2003 Alternative, Foreign and Independent Film thread (there's an index on the first page).

    M.
     
  4. Jeff Adams

    Jeff Adams Screenwriter

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    Magnus,
    Funny you mention that. When I was at Best Buy picking up Final Destination 1 & 2, they had Requiem For a Dream on sale for $9.99 so I picked that one up too. I have never seen it and was told it was an unbelievable movie.
     
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  6. Mark Palermo

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    I watched SPUN tonight. It's a lot of talented actors in an almost entirely worthless film.

    Mark
     
  7. Scott Weinberg

    Scott Weinberg Lead Actor

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    Well said, Mark. If people are looking for opinions on Spun, here's mine:

    It's stunningly bad.

    Were this a Spun "appreciation" thread, I wouldn't bother to chime in with my negative feedback - but if you're asking if it's a "blind purchase"...

    Hell, it's not even a "blind rental".
     
  8. Yumbo

    Yumbo Cinematographer

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    If you want a reference DD track, give SPUN a listen.

    Astounding!

    No dialnorm, perfect placement, and seamless effects.
    This is what DVDs should sound like, DTS or not!

    Spun, don't buy it. A rental will be amusing. VERY dark humour, and not for kids.

    The animation is interesting.
     
  9. Michael Reuben

    Michael Reuben Studio Mogul

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    I think you just doubled the sales of Spun. There are people here who would buy Polar Bears Hibernating if it had a "reference soundtrack". [​IMG]

    M.
     
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  11. Skyler

    Skyler Stunt Coordinator

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    We watched Spun last night. Very similar to Requiem for a Dream & The Salton Sea. All & all a good flick, but a rental IMHO. The sound quality was excellent, lots of surrounds & lots of LFE! I'm not going to say reference though. I was PISSED that Hollywood Video only has the R version. There is an unrated version as well. I HATE making mistakes like that! The music was supervised by Billy Corgan, of Smashing Pumpkins fame. The highlight was a mellow cover of Iron Maidens "Number of the Beast".
     

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