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post #301 of 335
When are we going to get the rumored "Extended Edition?"

I have put off buying the original release...
post #302 of 335
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When are we going to get the rumored "Extended Edition?"

I have put off buying the original release...

Hate to double dip, but would certainly do it for a worthy extended cut.
post #303 of 335
I bought the current BD edition of Kick-Ass last month because it was on sale at Amazon for $13.99. I finally got around to watching it tonight, which made the third time I had seen the film. As had been the case with the first two viewings, I was blown away. Kick-Ass may the meanest and most subversive film I have ever seen while, at the same time, having some sweetness about it. Best of all it is very, very funny. The BD's PQ is uneven but its 7.1 DTS-HD MA audiotrack is demonstration class.

I buy very few BDs for my own library but am very glad I added Kick-Ass. If I hadn't said so before, I give Kick-Ass 10 Stars out of 10. It is utterly original and a joy to behold.
post #304 of 335
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I bought the current BD edition of Kick-Ass last month because it was on sale at Amazon for $13.99. I finally got around to watching it tonight, which made the third time I had seen the film. As had been the case with the first two viewings, I was blown away. Kick-Ass may the meanest and most subversive film I have ever seen while, at the same time, having some sweetness about it. Best of all it is very, very funny. The BD's PQ is uneven but its 7.1 DTS-HD MA audiotrack is demonstration class.

I buy very few BDs for my own library but am very glad I added Kick-Ass. If I hadn't said so before, I give Kick-Ass 10 Stars out of 10. It is utterly original and a joy to behold.

Good price gwsat. I have that in my collection absolutely love it.
post #305 of 335
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Good price gwsat. I have that in my collection absolutely love it.

One of my favorite things about Kick-Ass was Nick Cage's wonderful performance. He had been mailing it in for so long, using about one-third of his formidable talent in a series of forgettable action thrillers, I was starting to think he would never get his mojo back. Kick-Ass proved me wrong. Cage's performance as the weird but weirdly charming Damon Macready, AKA Big Daddy, was delightful. His scenes with Chloe Moritz, who played his daughter, were very funny and sometimes moving. The puzzled, almost horrified, expression on Cage's face when his 11 year old daughter, an enthusiastic assassin, told him she wanted some kind of Barbie doll was priceless. Equally wonderful was Moritz's slow smile when she saw Cage's expression and said, "Just f**kin with you, Daddy."
post #306 of 335
Agreed. Great film. Saw it first time sat nite.
What i loved was that cage basically did an Adam West impression when he was in costume.
post #307 of 335
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Originally Posted by gwsat View Post

I give Kick-Ass 10 Stars out of 10. It is utterly original and a joy to behold.

Hard to beat 10 out 10. very nice.
post #308 of 335
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Originally Posted by Dave Mack View Post

Agreed. Great film. Saw it first time sat nite.
What i loved was that cage basically did an Adam West impression when he was in costume.

In his commentary, the film's director, Matthew Vaughn, said that Cage's use of the Adam West as Batman impression had been Cage's idea. Whose ever idea it was, it was very funny. "Ass [beat] Kick."
post #309 of 335
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Agreed. Great film. Saw it first time sat nite.
What i loved was that cage basically did an Adam West impression when he was in costume.

Yep, love this one. I've watched it many times. Cage was clearly spot on.
post #310 of 335
Agree with everyone about this movie.
Simply great stuff and an enormous amount of fun.

Chomping at the bit to add it to my library.
But this release is problematic.

I have to wait....
post #311 of 335
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Agree with everyone about this movie.
Simply great stuff and an enormous amount of fun.

Chomping at the bit to add it to my library.
But this release is problematic.

I have to wait....

There would be no way to improve on the audio of Kick-Ass, it's DTS-HD 7.1 soundtrack is already demonstration class, it seems to me. The video, though is more problematic but in his commentary, Vaughn was frankly critical of his director of photography. This make me wonder whether there is likely to be much, if any, improvement in the video in an extended edition.

By the way Vaughn said there would be no director's cut because the theatrical release was the director's cut. Vaughn had been unable to get studio financing so he raised the money for the film privately and retained total creative control over his project. I'm glad he did that.
post #312 of 335
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Vaughn had been unable to get studio financing so he raised the money for the film privately and retained total creative control over his project. I'm glad he did that.

No way a major studio lets him keep Hit Girl's curses.

I have shown this movie a few times when we have had other couples over. Watching the womens face that have not seen this before is classic on a few of the shocking scenes. First scene with HG and BD when they are practicing with the gun, HG at the ice cream parlour and our first introduction to her vocabulary and when KA gets hit by the car. They are physically shocked and it is quite a crack-up to watch their expressions. The movie is quite a ride, and for folks with a more gentler sensitivity, can be a gut wrenching, but fun, experience. Not many movies you can say that about.
post #313 of 335
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Originally Posted by gwsat View Post

There would be no way to improve on the audio of Kick-Ass, it's DTS-HD 7.1 soundtrack is already demonstration class, it seems to me.

Absolutely.


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The video, though is more problematic but in his commentary, Vaughn was frankly critical of his director of photography. This make me wonder whether there is likely to be much, if any, improvement in the video in an extended edition.

I wasn't aware of his comments, but I want to believe he will be tinkering with the video in the future.


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By the way Vaughn said there would be no director's cut because the theatrical release was the director's cut. Vaughn had been unable to get studio financing so he raised the money for the film privately and retained total creative control over his project. I'm glad he did that.

+1
post #314 of 335
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Originally Posted by GoCaboNow View Post

I have shown this movie a few times when we have had other couples over. Watching the womens face that have not seen this before is classic on a few of the shocking scenes. First scene with HG and BD when they are practicing with the gun, HG at the ice cream parlour and our first introduction to her vocabulary and when KA gets hit by the car. They are physically shocked and it is quite a crack-up to watch their expressions. The movie is quite a ride, and for folks with a more gentler sensitivity, can be a gut wrenching, but fun, experience. Not many movies you can say that about.

Check out "Super" when it's released on Blu-ray in a couple weeks. Similar premise, but it goes even darker. Like, a lot darker. Ellen Page is pretty great in it as the hero's sidekick.
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Super is indeed super. Boltie rules!
post #316 of 335
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Originally Posted by Josh Z View Post

Check out "Super" when it's released on Blu-ray in a couple weeks. Similar premise, but it goes even darker. Like, a lot darker. Ellen Page is pretty great in it as the hero's sidekick.

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Super is indeed super. Boltie rules!

Thanks for the tip about Super, guys. I can't imagine why I missed it in the theater because I love Ellen Page. In any event, I have it on my calendar to pickup at my neighborhood BB when it is released August 9.
post #317 of 335
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Originally Posted by Josh Z View Post

Check out "Super" when it's released on Blu-ray in a couple weeks. Similar premise, but it goes even darker. Like, a lot darker. Ellen Page is pretty great in it as the hero's sidekick.

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Originally Posted by Shaded Dogfood View Post

Super is indeed super. Boltie rules!

Yes, on my list as well.
post #318 of 335
Just watched Kick Ass for the first time. Better than I thought it would be for sure, but I won't be adding it to my favorite list.
post #319 of 335
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Thanks for the tip about Super, guys. I can't imagine why I missed it in the theater because I love Ellen Page.

It only got a very limited theatrical release.
post #320 of 335
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Originally Posted by Josh Z View Post

It only got a very limited theatrical release.

I think I remember seeing Super advertised here in OKC but for some reason, I didn't see it in the theater while it was here. Thank God for BDs!
post #321 of 335
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I think I remember seeing Super advertised here in OKC but for some reason, I didn't see it in the theater while it was here. Thank God for BDs!

I hadn't heard about it before Josh mentioned it.
post #322 of 335
BD:

I found there to be many scenes where the periphery was out of focus while the centre was in focus. Editing was generally excellent and you can't detect abrupt cuts unless you slow-mo it (for instance when Hit Girl re-loads in mid aire when fighting in the penthouse.) Speaking of which, the CG wasn't always consistent in the aforementioned fight scenes where body holes weren't carried throughout a scene, they disappeared after a split second or two.
post #323 of 335
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Originally Posted by wallijonn View Post

BD:
I found there to be many scenes where the periphery was out of focus while the centre was in focus. Editing was generally excellent and you can't detect abrupt cuts unless you slow-mo it (for instance when Hit Girl re-loads in mid aire when fighting in the penthouse.) Speaking of which, the CG wasn't always consistent in the aforementioned fight scenes where body holes weren't carried throughout a scene, they disappeared after a split second or two.
There are other issues with the BD as well.

Hopefully, we will get the rumored "Extended" release someday and some of these things can be fixed up.
post #324 of 335
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Originally Posted by wallijonn View Post

BD:
I found there to be many scenes where the periphery was out of focus while the centre was in focus.

That's anamorphic for you. Look closely at pretty much any film lensed in that format and you'll notice similar amounts of distortion. Most films don't have the bizarre blue blacks of this one though, Vaughn is quite critical of the colour grade in the audio commentary.
post #325 of 335
The cinematographer posts here, maybe would be good to ask him on this one.
post #326 of 335
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Originally Posted by Geoff D View Post

Vaughn is quite critical of the colour grade in the audio commentary.
Interesting....I didn't know that.
post #327 of 335
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Originally Posted by dvdmike007 View Post

The cinematographer posts here, maybe would be good to ask him on this one.
I thought I'd read something around here recently from him, regarding Kick Ass.

He said that Matthew Vaughn is colour-blind, which didn't help matters.
post #328 of 335
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He said that Matthew Vaughn is colour-blind, which didn't help matters.
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post #329 of 335
I believe Vaughn himself mentions his colour-blindness, in the Layer Cake audio commentary
post #330 of 335
Great movie! And I want to get The Avengers Blu-ray collection
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