Roberto Benigni as "Pinnochio"

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  1. Peter McM

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    Just saw this promo'ed on TV. Anyone heard any feedback yet? Been waiting for him ever since A Beautiful Life.
     
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    I just can't believe how bad the dubbing looks. Horrid to say the least.
     
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    No OSL, no sale

    Since the local arthouses don't seem to have booked it, I doubt I'll be seeing it theatrically
     
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    I'm expecting nothing short of a train wreck. It will not be screened for critics, and I don't think there will even be wire reviews. I've been told that the dubbing has been going up to the last minute. Doesn't sound good.
     
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    Skip this one... wait for the Italian version (if it ever comes out on DVD)
     
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    (life is beautiful)
     
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    Is it dubbed or did they film separate scenes in english. I thought I read that somewhere. It broke all kinds of records in Italy, of course, but got mediocre reviews. A little of Benigni goes a long way for me.
     
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    It is being dubbed with American actors. I saw an ad in today's paper trumpeting that it has the voices of such actors as Jim Belushi and Breckin Meyer. Ugh.
     
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    By looking at the TV promos for this film, I got a bad impression on it regardless whether it is dubbed or subtitled. Regardless of what language it will be released, I can see Roberto Benigni nominated for "Worst Actor" by the Raspberry Foundation.
     
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    the flick seems somewhat "creepy" to me.....

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    Pinnochio is kind of a creepy story to begin with.
     
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    Pinnochio looks like a 50 year old man. Oh wait, he is. As much as I really enjoy Roberto's energy this movie and concept as a whole looks terrible.
     
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    After seeing the commercial, all I have to say is that either it's a truly awful commercial or a truly awful film.
     
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    This flick has been a box office smash in Italy, but the reviews at home for one of Italia's heroes were all very negative.
     
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    Did you catch Benigni on The Toight Show? The clip was atrociously dubbed.
    Seeing McDonald's promote this film with the toy tie-ins is probably the worst thing they could do - it's not a Disney film, it's a Miramax import. Who is the target audience? No wonder shares are down.
    Benigni said his version is truer to the original Collodi book. Has anyone actually read the real story? I have not, but my understanding (from the Disney Laserdisc documentary as told by Ollie Johnston and Ward Kimball) is that Pinocchio has very few redeeming qualities, and upon his meeting with the cricket, promptly squashes him. This is family entertainment? It looks (from the trailer) as cluttered as Terry Gilliam's Adventures Of Baron Munchuasen, and we know how well that translated to the big screen - as much as I like Gilliam's work, I still have a hard time getting through that movie.
    From http://www.christianfantasy.net/carlocollodi.html:
     
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    *Captain Nitpick flies in to save the day*

    *Captain Nitpick says*

    It's spelled "PINOCCHIO", guys.

    *exit Captain Nitpick*

     
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    Speaking of which, this film is released in only two days. Does anyone know anything about availability of subtitled prints?
     
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