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Bluray 01-03-2013 16:55

Stoker
 
Wow!

Utterly brilliant film!

It's sick, it's weird, it's odd, it's bizarre.

It will divide opinion just like Drive.

grimtales1 01-03-2013 18:20

What its about?
When the TV spot said "From the Director of Oldboy" I thought they meant the US remake (which I havent seen) :confused:

007Fusion 01-03-2013 18:33

I'm looking forward to seeing the film over the weekend. It looks like a psychosexual thriller, which intrigues me.

Bluray 01-03-2013 19:05

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Originally Posted by grimtales1 (Post 64534410)
What its about?
When the TV spot said "From the Director of Oldboy" I thought they meant the US remake (which I havent seen) :confused:

18 year old girls Dad dies and her long-lost Uncle appears with an unhealthy interest in her........but so much more than that ;-)

SpaceToilets 02-03-2013 00:23

Just watched it, great film. Just the kind of perverse, strange, violent type of film I'd expect from Park Chan-wook.

grimtales1 02-03-2013 00:31

Interesting... I didnt know they meant the Korean Oldboy... :o
May try and check Stoker out (Oldboy is a great film) :)

little-monster 02-03-2013 08:26

I wanna see this. I read about it ages ago when Nicole Kidman confirmed shooting it.

LandslideBrad 02-03-2013 10:18

The trailer looks great, I need to see this.

little-monster 02-03-2013 10:45

For those who have seen it, is Nicole kidman brilliant in it? I am a big fan of hers and she is the main reason why i want to see it

Bluray 02-03-2013 13:27

Quote:

Originally Posted by little-monster (Post 64544818)
For those who have seen it, is Nicole kidman brilliant in it? I am a big fan of hers and she is the main reason why i want to see it

Funnily enough when I was watching it I thought to myself how cool and understated she is in it.
I think she could be Hollywood royalty now.

CJClarke 02-03-2013 14:45

Saw it last night and enjoyed it, although i did feel that the outstanding visuals were let down somewhat by the fairly by the numbers storyline. If it weren't for the cinematography and direction i'd probably be far less impressed with it. The acting was great though from everyone involved, particularly Matthew Goode who portrays a quietly menacing character in a brilliant way.

LandslideBrad 04-03-2013 23:19

I can't believe this film was written and co-produced by Wentworth Miller aka the main guy from Prison Break :eek:.

GandalfsFeet 04-03-2013 23:59

What happens at the piano?

NorfolkBoy1 05-03-2013 03:57

While it felt long for a 90-ish minute film, it sure as help was one of the most engaging trips to the cinema I've had in a while. Beautifully shot, brilliantly scored by Clint Mansell, and the three central performances are superb. Kidman does what she does best; cold, detached, vulnerable. But Mia Wasikovska was astonishingly good from start to finish. The denoument was telegraphed a little, but it didn't stop this being a superb experience, Park Chan Wook has managed to transition into English language film while keeping the unsettling air which made Old Boy lso good (and which Hollywood will no doubt kill completely in the remake.

NorfolkBoy1 05-03-2013 03:58

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Originally Posted by GandalfsFeet (Post 64598860)
What happens at the piano?

Spoiler

Virgil Tracy 06-03-2013 14:19

ok , Park Chan Wook is a brilliant director , he's like Kubrick , every shot is lovingly crafted , hypnotic , I'll watch anything he makes , but this is slow , I think I'll prefer watching it again on tv .

the plot is basically one of those psychological dramas where you're not sure if the main character is imagining all or some of it , each scene is filled with symbolism , I'm sure in the future there will be long essays written about the meanings of each scene (it's full of childhood symbolism : drawings , forgotten traumas, eggs etc.) , but on a first viewing its hard to get involved you're not sure what its supposed to mean .

Skyfall 07-03-2013 21:08

Stoker is really great film and looking foward to collecting it once it's out on dvd.

They want to make Stoker into a trilogy.

Matthew Goode and did really well in their roles.

Carey Mulligan, Kristen Stewart, Rooney Mara, Emily Browning, Emma Roberts, Bella Heathcote and Ashley Greene were considered to play India Stoker.

Carey Mulligan and Jodie Foster were originally cast but both dropped out and were replaced by Mia Wasikowska and Nicole Kidman.

Colin Firth, James Franco, Joel Edgerton, and Michael Fassbender were considered for the role of Uncle Charlie. Firth was actually cast, but he dropped out and was replaced by Matthew Goode.

NorfolkBoy1 08-03-2013 16:50

Oh christ, Fassbender would have been superb, got nothing against Matthew Goode's performance but if there was a weak link in the film it was probably him, he was a bit too...... gurney.

Sweet FA 08-03-2013 17:13

Wouldn't mind seeing this...

Virgil Tracy 08-03-2013 17:22

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Originally Posted by NorfolkBoy1 (Post 64665513)
Oh christ, Fassbender would have been superb, got nothing against Matthew Goode's performance but if there was a weak link in the film it was probably him, he was a bit too...... gurney.

I dunno , Fassbinder's great , but the part required some aspects of reverting to childhood which Goode did really well .

NorfolkBoy1 08-03-2013 18:16

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Originally Posted by Virgil Tracy (Post 64666016)
I dunno , Fassbinder's great , but the part required some aspects of reverting to childhood which Goode did really well .

couldn't disagree there, I'm not saying he wasn't good, it's just the one role which left soem room for improvement imho.

Bluray 08-03-2013 19:00

I think Fassbender would've been too steely and sinister.
Goode was perfect at being slightly smarmy but beguiling.

kadylou 08-03-2013 20:01

I really enjoyed this movie in a weird sort of way...
I kinda didnt want it to end... I kinda felt that Indias and Charlies relationship coulda been developed a bit more :sleep:

Frankie2013 09-03-2013 23:31

Just got home from seeing this, loved it! So different and utterly bizzare but held my interest. Really enjoyed it.

Ads 13-03-2013 10:19

Watched it last night - really enjoyed it. Beautifully shot and directed.


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