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Pan's Labyrinth 97% at Rottentomatoes

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This one is looking mighty impressive from the initial reviews. Unfortunately, it looks to be another amazing film being put into limited release, with no theaters anywhere near me.
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Holy crap. The trailer looks amazing!
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Children of Men was another absolute GEM. Just watched it last night at the theater, after watching Babel (amazing - picked up the soundtrack at B&N while we waited an hour to see CoM) right before that. I believe Children of Men was at about 95% on the RT meter when I looked yesterday.

I'm very much looking forward to Pan's Labyrinth.
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I was looking forward to seeing this in Louisville on Friday. It showed on movietickets on the schedule of movies available at the Stoneybrook theatre, but when I looked for the showtimes this morning at the same theatre on Friday--now its not listed. Anyone else notice this? I hope its just a mistake!
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Hopefully it's another movie put initially into limited release then will go wide later on. I would like to see this and Children of Men in the theater, but right now it appears I will have to see them on DVD.
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Hopefully it's another movie put initially into limited release then will go wide later on. I would like to see this and Children of Men in the theater, but right now it appears I will have to see them on DVD.


Same for my location. I already have both of these on pre-order. 'Children of Men' R2 release is 15 Jan 2007 and 'Pan's Labyrinth' R2 is 12 March 2007 (althought I'm still trying to confirm that this will have English subtitles).
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Same for my location. I already have both of these on pre-order. 'Children of Men' R2 release is 15 Jan 2007 and 'Pan's Labyrinth' R2 is 12 March 2007 (althought I'm still trying to confirm that this will have English subtitles).

Confirmed English subs on the Pan's Labyrinth disc I have on pre-order. I was lucky enough to get to see this over the weekend and it is very good!
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PL does not appear to be playing in Chattanooga. I hope it does well enough that it goes into a more general release, ala Borat.
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99% now. WOW! The only films that I've see rate higher are "The Terminator", "The Evil Dead" and "The Evil Dead 2" which are all at 100%. I need to check this out. I haven't even seen a trailer for it yet.
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99% now. WOW! The only films that I've see rate higher are "The Terminator", "The Evil Dead" and "The Evil Dead 2" which are all at 100%. I need to check this out. I haven't even seen a trailer for it yet.

There's a link to a teaser trailer right on the RottenTomatoes page for this film. Linky.
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Was sort of limited release at first here ireland, then more cinemas picked up on it
Great movie nice mix of reality/fantasy, don't know about 99% but definietely worth seeing
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I read that wide release of this will be on 19JAN07 for those who arent near the limited locations... I cant wait!!!!
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It hits wide release on Friday. Anyone else making the trip to see this? Its still holding strong at 97% on Rottentomatoes.
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I saw it Saturday night and thought it was well worth it.
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what is this movie about??
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what is this movie about??


http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0457430/


Here's a link to a 2 disc version w/ English subs. The site is in Spanish and I was able to translate most of it using babel fish. However, I can't find out if it can be pre ordered.


http://www.zonadvd.com/modules.php?n...ticle&sid=8093

Babel Fish translator:

http://www.babelfish.altavista.com/
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what is this movie about??

Just got back from seeing it. OOOeee.

A little girl in 1944 is dragged with her pregnant mother to be near her psychotic father, an officer in Franco's Fascist army, who believes that "his son should be born near his father". She is drawn into a fantasy world existing nearby, populated with fauns, fairies, giant toads and a particularly hideous monster whose eyes are in his palms. It's a rich tapestry that has to be seen to be believed.

But it's dark, literally as well as figuratively, and, from the look of the subtitles, the print I saw looked as if it was struck from a positive, as if they took the easy way to get a bunch of prints out fast. I wish I had gone to see it at a theater that had been showing it since Christmas. Its cinematography is very contrasty, with sunlight and deep shadow, and it just didn't look as if it was as good looking as it should have been (and the theater may have been playing the old game of cutting down on the lamp intensity for afternoon shows). It's also very violent and gruesome, and though it shows a world through the eyes of a child, it is by no means a children's film, though brave teens might really enjoy it.

I think it's an instant classic, a fantasy for the ages, a fitting companion piece to director Guillermo del Toro's definitive ghost chiller The Devil's Backbone. It's interesting that del Toro's friiend Alfonso Cuaron at the same time came up with his own masterpiece, Children of Men, which is similarly dark and uncompromising, both pictures of hell on earth- each with a little ray of hope.
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Very cool, Shaded...
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It's probably nothing like it, but the trailer reminds me very much of Narnia (CoN).
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Shame about the poor exhibition. I suppose at this point I shall consider myself lucky merely to see the film, whatever the conditions prevailing at the local multiplex, and I'll hope for a better experience in the HT down the road!!
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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0457430/


Here's a link to a 2 disc version w/ English subs. The site is in Spanish and I was able to translate most of it using babel fish. However, I can't find out if it can be pre ordered.


You can pre-order here or from Amazon UK. Release date is 12 March 07.
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You can pre-order here or from Amazon UK. Release date is 12 March 07.

I saw your original link, thanks but I'm looking to get the 2 disc version. I'm brushing up on my Spanish and it looks like it has more extra material than the UK version.
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Did anyone happen to catch this movie? I thought it was a pretty good movie subtitles and all. Not your typical fantasy movie, but one with an edge I thought. Acting was good all around with a good story line. Filming wise it had a lot of dark colors and seemed to have a blue tint throughout the film. I'll be picking this one up on HD DVD assuming it gets released.
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Thanks. I spelled it wrong when I did the search so I never found that thread.
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This was a great film. I loved the story line and it was brutal in places. I would not take anyone less then 13 to see this movie. A little to dark for kids, but adults should like it. I'll be picking this one up when it comes out in HD. It took forever to get to a local theater for me, but at least it made it finally. Reading subtitles was not very bad at all. Although I wish the paper would say if it is subtitled since I was surprised that it had English subtitles.
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merged threads

larry
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merged threads

larry

Thanks Larry sorry for the second thread I started.
post #29 of 262
saw it last night on the local Mega Screen, a movie theater with a screen about twice the size of a normal movie screen. it was a great movie; very original, and never dull.

highly recommend it.
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I'll likely just buy this one on HD DVD as a blind buy. I think it's a solid movie and I'm sure I'll enjoy it.
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