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post #31 of 112
Its good to hear the extended cut doesn't add much more to the film. Thats something I was worried about.
post #32 of 112
Going to pick this up on release, great review as usual.
post #33 of 112
Anybody know if the "Movie-Only Edition" is the extended cut??
post #34 of 112
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Originally Posted by sillysally View Post

Anybody know if the "Movie-Only Edition" is the extended cut??

If you are talking about the rental version it does not have the extended cut. I believe the only way to get the extended cut is if you actually buy the movie. Its a shame. Warner makes us sit through all the trailers without being able to skip. The least they can do is fork us over the extended cut on the rental discs.
post #35 of 112
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Originally Posted by sb1 View Post

May blind buy this one. Drinking, a laptop, and Amazon Prime are a lethal mix.

Stephen just becareful you dont buy anything you dont like.
post #36 of 112
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Originally Posted by DJ Matt View Post

If you are talking about the rental version it does not have the extended cut. I believe the only way to get the extended cut is if you actually buy the movie. Its a shame. Warner makes us sit through all the trailers without being able to skip. The least they can do is fork us over the extended cut on the rental discs.

I am asking about the retail BD version. There are two for sale at amazon, one with the works and one that says "Movie version only"
post #37 of 112
^^
My understanding is that no because the extended version is on a separate disc according to what I've read so you have to buy the more expensive version to get the extended cut. I also read the audio is of a slightly higher quality on the extended cut. This info is in the Sucker Punch thread over at the blu-ray.com forum.
post #38 of 112
thanks for the great review
post #39 of 112
I hate it when I am stupid.

Near the top of the jacket it says "Extended Cut" and on the Blu Ray movie only jacket there is no "Extended Cut" wording.

So yes "spiritfox" it looks like your understanding is right, at-least about the "Extended Cut", couldn't find out about the audio track.
post #40 of 112
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Originally Posted by Lazarus Dark View Post

We found those who like/dislike this movie typically fall into two categories: those who liked it were anime fans, those who didn't were not anime fans. This is basically a live-action/CG anime. I could easily see Japan actually making this movie.

I am not an anime fan at all and yet I loved the movie. Like Ralph said the story premise is rather convoluted but I did like how Snyder told it. I still think there's more to this story than the bad reviews wanted us to believe.
post #41 of 112
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Originally Posted by hjackson View Post

Message to all action movie creators out there. Whether you like it or not, if you want your movie to be well received, give an upbeat, hero chest thumping ending (ie Commando).

Unfortunately we'll never get to see the original intended ending which was indeed different that what we saw in theaters. It's not in this extended cut either. Maybe you know which one I'm referring to, Snyder only told what should have happened in an interview, but he was unable to complete it iirc due to budget constraints and test audiences who were apparetnly too dumb to make sense out of it.
post #42 of 112
Please tell about the original intended ending.

OK, I found it (that's what Google is for...). Here is the link: http://www.filmschoolrejects.com/fea...cker-punch.php
post #43 of 112
This movie was so bad @$$ i saw it twice!

I mean Baby-Doll in a Japanese schoolgirl costume w/ a samurai sword making sushi out of her enemies? C'mon! Definitely collecting this one.

Cheers
post #44 of 112
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Originally Posted by Summa View Post

Just wanted to reiterate what Dr.Jitsu said....keep in mind Rotten Tomatoes just compiles the number of good (fresh) and bad (rotten) tomatoes for a given film. So they don't actually give the rating, they just report it. "It" being the percentage of critics who gave a film a positive review.

Needless to say, I rely on RT quite a lot...not as much as I do the King P, but a lot nonetheless

They actually do give an average rating, but i think it's just for top critics.
post #45 of 112
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Originally Posted by JamE55 View Post

This movie was so bad @$$ i saw it twice!

I mean Baby-Doll in a Japanese schoolgirl costume w/ a samurai sword making sushi out of her enemies? C'mon! Definitely collecting this one.

Cheers

Yeah--I have to say that factored heavily into my decision to buy this one.
post #46 of 112
Sounds like a check your brain and turn it up kind of flic. Cool.
post #47 of 112
Thats what I like about Ralph - he can still have fun with an average movie while being a top rated critic. I always go by his reviews.
post #48 of 112
This film is infuriating. The sanitarium and brothel plots are totally boring and non-sensical, the fantasy segments are brilliantly executed but way too stagey.

Dull practically non-existent plot , boring simplistic characters (really didn't care what happened to anyone).

The sanitarium plot is so cod, its as if snyder is screaming at the audience to find it dark and harrowing but its just cheesy. The brothel is like some sick cheesy fantasy but again it makes zero sense and is just a collection of cardboard cut out characters.

The high octane fantasy segments are so disjointed there is no time to build up any tension or action development. It just all happens for arbitrary reasons.

I can imagine the script meeting consisting of snyder just blurting out , " then this happens , then that happens " with a bunch of production keys nodding their heads sagely and scribbling notes.

The whole point of the film is trying to be a mash-up but its impossible to take it seriously or invest any connection with the characters.

My advice is to watch the fantasy stuff once or twice to appreciate the great work going on but the rest of the film is just not worth anyone's time. It reminds me of some cheesy 80s prog rock band experimental video project. I felt similarly nauseous trying to watch "moonwalker".
post #49 of 112
I am really on the fence about this one. I didn't like Watchmen but have liked everthing else Zack as done. Watchmen had more to do with the story than the direction. I might bite on this one.
post #50 of 112
All of the bad reviews from various movie websites and critics stopped me from going to see this flick at the theater. I was pretty bummed that this wonderful movie trailer was possibly leading me into watching a disaster of a movie.

However, now that I have seen this movie for myself, I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised about how entertained I was throughout. It's not a perfect movie, but even with its dream-like action sequences and adult themed confusion I was still able to follow the story pretty good. I don't know if I got everything that the director intended, but I was left satisfied nonetheless.

I have watched several terrible movies in my time on Earth, and I can easily say that Sucker Punch isn't one of them. I have viewed movies that the masses have stated were classics, and I was bored to tears by many of them. I know every individual has their own taste when it comes to movies, but I recommend giving it a rent and checking it out for yourself...
post #51 of 112
Thought the movies visuals and audio was spectacular but story had holes...but in all for me the movie was good....should be at my doorstep when i get home today.....
post #52 of 112
While I'm not surprised to see that this released is getting high marks for audio and video, I couldn't get past how senslessly bad the film was when I saw it theatrically...and I saw it in IMAX! Visuals aside, which I felt weren't even that involving emotionally, the film was a complete waste of time. Us AV enthusiasts may love the way it looks on our screens but film buffs will be utterly bored.

Just my two cents and great review, as always, Ralph!
post #53 of 112
I watched this one last night and I am one of the few in the middle. I nether loved it or hated it. There were a lot of good visuals but the story was just a little off. I read the link someone posted with the director commenting on removing parts of the film for rating. I felt as if the story could have been so much better after I watched it and after reading that interview I know why it felt off. I really like movies that make you think and open up. This is one of those types of movies but I think an unrated directors cut would be number 1.

Anyone else get that feeling as well?
post #54 of 112
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Originally Posted by njskaguy33 View Post

Us AV enthusiasts may love the way it looks on our screens but film buffs will be utterly bored.

I dare to pretend I qualify as both somehow. And I like SP a lot. I also think people who missed it in theaters should go directly for the Extended cut...
post #55 of 112
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Originally Posted by njskaguy33 View Post

While I'm not surprised to see that this released is getting high marks for audio and video, I couldn't get past how senslessly bad the film was...

The audio and video does deserve high marks, but like you, I couldn't get past how bad the film was. Most of it had to do with how bad the actresses were, they seemed to be more influenced by Fox than Foster. In other words, it's all about their looks rather than talent. Which would have been fine if it was an R rated flick where they just ran from monsters saying "eeeek" while forgetting where they left their clothes.

Sucker Punch was better than Jennifer's Body, but that's about as much praise as it deserves.
post #56 of 112
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Originally Posted by Devianza View Post

Sucker Punch was better than Jennifer's Body, but that's about as much praise as it deserves.

LMAO! Wow, I've never heard anyone compare a movie's value to the likes of "Jennifer's Body".
post #57 of 112
They have similarities in my opinion. They both used the hip hotties of this decade, but the ones who lack actual talent when it comes to acting, and both used overrated writers.

The problem is that they claim their films involve female empowerment, and try to claim there's substance to be found, when neither of those things exist in either film. Now I dig mindless popcorn flicks, especially 80's slasher flicks. But those flicks never pretended to be anything more than gorey flicks that relied on teens being killed, oh and tits.
post #58 of 112
I loved this film in the theater, and I love this BD extended cut.
post #59 of 112
This movie "extended cut" on Blu Ray, is just one more example of what audio and visual can add to a modern day movie.
As with most of these types of modern day action/adventure movies it will help to tone down the audio so you can follow the story better, or view these movies a few times with all the glory that the audio track brings to a movie like this.
I am glad I viewed tailor for the movie "clock work orange" that help to set the tone for this movie.

What I saw in this movie was a combination of "Clock Work Orange", Bob Dylan's song "Lily, Rosemary And The Jack Of Hearts" and I guess action video games ( I am not a gamer)
post #60 of 112
Spoiler alert

I think I understand 99% of what's going on in this movie - but the voice over by Sweet Pea baffles me.
If we assume that the entire sequence between the "freeze point" of the hammer descending toward the Lobotomy spike is a flashback to the last 5 days as seem through the Lens of Baby dolls Psychosis, then it follows that the scene at the bus stop is as well (The film style, face makeup, and coloration all match - and the appearance of Scott Glen seals that deal for me). Where's the narration coming from?
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