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Old 21-11-2013, 21:14   #1
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Snowpiercer



Did a search on this and could find a thread, This is meant to be pretty decent and was a smash hit in South Korea and France, from the bloke who directed The Host

Really hope we get the full version in this country and not the version the Wiensteins want to hack 20mins out off it for mainstream audiences
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Old 21-11-2013, 22:21   #2
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I have heard about this and it sounds interesting. Sounds like there is a socio-political allegory to the theme similar to Blomkamp's films. If France showed the full version, I am sure the UK will too. All that 'hacking for the mainstream audience' is for the Americans (I hope).
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Old 21-11-2013, 22:34   #3
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Sadly not.

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Speaking ahead of a screening of his new English-language science fiction thriller Snowpiercer at the Busan film festival, Bong told critics the version they were about to view was likely to be very different from the one that will eventually show in English-language territories. While filmgoers in France, Taiwan and Japan would get the version approved by its director, the Weinstein Company had maintained final cut in the UK, the US and Australia, he revealed.
I honestly don't know why Asian film makers continue to work with the Weinsteins at this point, it's not like their reputation is unknown. Only Quentin gets to do as he wishes, everyone else gets the scissorhands treatment.

I think I'll give it a miss until the Korean Blu-ray gets released.
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Old 21-11-2013, 23:10   #4
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As the director's cut was being screened in these territories, there now seems a better chance that "Snowpiercer" may make it to North America, the United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand unscathed. - according to Dark Horizons
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Old 07-04-2014, 18:43   #5
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I couldn't wait for a release anywhere else so I bought the French blu of this. Be warned: it does NOT have English subs for the Korean bits, of which there aren't many (and some have a translation device in-film for) BUT a quite important conversation near the end isn't subbed (or translated in the film).

This is terrific. Like Bioshock on a train. I haven't read the French graphic novel it's based on, though, so I don't know how much comes from that. There's a terrific mass fight in the dark and Tilda Swinton doing a barmy Yorkshire accent.
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Old 07-04-2014, 18:48   #6
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Yeah, I really enjoyed it as well. You just need to be willing to look past the plotholes!

It was a nice change from the almost completely CGI sci-fi films we usually see these days, reminded me more of something that could come out in the 90's/Early 00's
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Old 07-04-2014, 18:52   #7
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I enjoyed in right up til they got to the front
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I enjoyed this, it's certainly no classic but it's pretty good fun. Tilda Swinton felt like she'd just stepped out of a Wallace and Gromit short and I always love it when characters you expect to live are suddenly killed off at random.
Definitely worth a watch.
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Old 08-04-2014, 13:05   #9
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I haven't read the French graphic novel it's based on, though, so I don't know how much comes from that.
Only the most basic plot elements: Frozen apocalypse, train, lower classes in the back. That's all.

The comic even has two trains!
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I enjoyed the movie, but there are also a lot of plot holes in it.
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Old 11-04-2014, 07:37   #11
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I enjoyed the first 20 minutes, just the right amount of oddness for me then it went stupid.

A nightclub, sauna, 1920s barber and no sleeping quarters or toilets. Plot holetastic!!!

I had to watch it to the end just out of interest but I wish I had never started it!


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Old 11-04-2014, 07:41   #12
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yeh, did find it a bit odd that all them people squeezed in to a small space in the back then in an amazing tardis fashion there's suddenly room for a glass tunnel fishtank!
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A nightclub, sauna, 1920s barber and no sleeping quarters or toilets. Plot holetastic!!!
I don't think that's a plothole, they just didn't show them.

The train is supposed to have 1001 cars. It'd be a very long film if they'd shown them going through every one.


Really enjoyed it myself. Weird, funny, exciting, disturbing, epic. I knew very little about it going in, so a lot of the cast were a surprise.
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The train is supposed to have 1001 cars. It'd be a very long film if they'd shown them going through every one.
Of course but they didn't give a feel for that in the film, that would have taken days but i assumed they did it in a few hours. Also I'm sure there was some shots of the whole train and it didn't look very long. As it was a purpose build train and track it should have been three times as wide as a normal train.

Great Idea, great cast, poorly executed. Might read the book though.
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Yeah, I think it was just supposed to be a symbol of hope.


If you accept the premise of a microcosm of society on a train, I think picking at the small stuff is 'faulty sense of wonder'-tastic, really.
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This has had a release in several countries now, is there a consensus on which is the best version to go for?
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I'm in the same predicament, but will just wait for the US or UK release. As anephric pointed out, there's some Korean dialogue too that isn't subbed on the French release - and it appears the German/Italian releases are the same (main English track, but no English subs)
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Aren't the UK/US releases going to have 20 mins cut out?
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Aren't the UK/US releases going to have 20 mins cut out?
Nope, that was sorted. Only one cut worldwide now.
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