What an Amazing Film!

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  1. skunk macrumors G4

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    I'm just recovering from having seen Besmrtna (Immortal). What an incredible production! As a small taste of its storyline:
    All done with a mixture of real and CG humans, aliens, backdrops, Charlotte Rampling and a gorgeous French woman called Linda Hardy. Mindblowing.
    Linda Hardy_1.jpg
    Has anyone else seen this?
     
  2. dllavaneras macrumors 68000

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    No, but most definitely will! It's quite a strange plot if you ask me, but I haven't been to the movies in ages. I'd like to see something new
     
  3. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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    I'd not even heard of it, but it certainly sounds interesting from what you describe. Is it something that's on general release at the moment?
     
  4. savanahrose macrumors 6502a

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    sounds like something you would watch on a lazy saturday afternoon.
    You know like those old 'B' horror movies with the gigantic spiders...ants etc.

    I miss those movies.
     
  5. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    Did you rent it or go to a theater to see it? It sounds very cool and I'm putting it on my list of things to see. And its not available on NetFlix yet....

    D
     
  6. savanahrose macrumors 6502a

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    I tried to bring it up on the web, but only found it with foriegn words in the synopsis part. Does this movie have subtitles?
    It sounds like something I would love watch sitting on the couch with my husband.
     
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    Wow, that is a crazy-good porn storyline. I really admire that. Most porn doesn't have a very inventive story. It's just sex sex sex. With the whole "genetically altered" angle as well? Wow....imagine all the huge, disproportionate body parts you could add to the movie without making it too unrelated to the actual plot!

    And "Horus" (great name for a porn character) being a God means he's going to get most of the action with the Girl With Blue Hair, I'm sure. Giving him a falcon's head makes a bit too strange for me, as it'll essentially involve animals, but I'll go along with it just this "one time". *wink*






    Yes, I'm joking. I don't even watch porn. Have only seen several in my life. Maybe I should start?
     
  8. skunk thread starter macrumors G4

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    I saw it on DVD. Well worth looking up. Not a B movie at all.

    The dialogue is in English, except for one scene in French and one in "ancient Egyptian"... :)
    It's a French/English/Italian co-production with a Yugoslav director.
     
  9. Quboid macrumors 6502

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    never heard of it either. But i like the way it sounds. Thanks for not blowing the plot in our faces. For a minute i thought that was what you were doing.
     
  10. Lixivial macrumors 6502a

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    Ah, but it is on Netflix, and it's now in my queue. Thanks for the suggestion, skunk.
     
  11. someguy macrumors 68020

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    I don't use Netflix, but I do use Blockbuster Online. I can't find it there, though. :(
     
  12. Lixivial macrumors 6502a

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    What, you mean this? :D

    Blockbuster's search tools are a bit less intelligent/robust than Netflix's, it appears. And here I thought I was going to do a good ol' convertin'. Sorry, I'll stop hijacking.
     
  13. someguy macrumors 68020

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    Ah, Immortel...

    Helps when you spell the title correctly. :rolleyes:

    Thanks! Queued!

    Convert me to Netflix? Never. I love Blockbuster Online. So nice to be able to return the movies at the store in exchange for free rentals. :D
     
  14. zelmo macrumors 603

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    I didn't recognize the title, but I saw about 40 min of this flick on cable a month or three back. I was instantly captivated by the imagery, but had no clue what was going on since I missed quite a bit at the start. I ended up not watching it to the end so I wouldn't ruin it for the full viewing once I found the title.
    Thanks for the title. Now I can pick it up.:)
     
  15. skunk thread starter macrumors G4

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    Being such a mixed co-production, the title comes in many linguistic flavours. I suppose it's just as well it's not in ancient Egyptian.

    Judging by the reviews, it's not for everyone, but I certainly recommend it.
     
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    Seen it, good entertainment.
    Some strange jumps in the story, not the best CGI.
    I enjoyed it, but it's not in my top 10 list.
     
  17. bozigle macrumors regular

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    The reason why this movie is qualified as B-movie in US is because it is a europen production!
    Enki Bilal the director/writer is a very famous (franco-belgium)comics writer that is far different from what the US main stream is.

    you can find more info there
    http://www.unesco.org/courier/2000_04/uk/dires.htm

    The movie was a great hit in France (country where Enki Bilal lives)... i guess it might get an international success if there would be a American remake... you never know

    bozigle
     
  18. MrSmith macrumors 68040

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    Where does it come on a scale of 1 to Blade Runner?
     
  19. skunk thread starter macrumors G4

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    It contains a touch of Blade Runner in the vision of urban dystopia, a touch of Fifth Element in the heroine, and an ommage to Aliens (one of Horus' lines is: "Not bad, for a human"), but it is in general in a genre of its own. I'd give it an 8.5.
     
  20. MarkCollette macrumors 68000

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    I saw this a couple months ago, and yeah, it's pretty cool. But then again, I have a soft spot for weird-ass foreign films.

    I just ordered "Bon Cop, Bad Cop" and "District 13" the other day too.
     
  21. xlii macrumors 68000

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    Just did a google search for this movie but only came up with a movie made in 1948. Can anyone post a link?
     
  22. tkidBOSTON macrumors 6502a

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    From the Internet Movie Database:

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0314063/
     
  23. xlii macrumors 68000

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    Thanks for the pointer. I followed it and ended up watching a French 10 minute preview. Then I looked it up on Amazon (they have it). Today I rented it from the local video store. I've watched half of it and it is very very good. I like the storyline better than Bladerunner. The 'world' we are shown is richer than Bladerunner's. The Computer Generated Graphics might not be as polished but it is well worth watching IMO.
     
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    Never heard of it, and despite it sounding like the kind of film I wouldn't like I feel compelled to watch it :eek:
    Please don't tell me it's cliched and recycled. Might be the next film I see since Borat.
     
  25. xlii macrumors 68000

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    See for yourself, here is the French trailer... don't worry the movie is in English.

    http://www.immortel-lefilm.com/immortel_extraits_hq.html
     

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