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47 Ronin
axie
2014-03-28 23:52


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I'm slack, ever since the lightening killed one of my HDMI ports on the TV - I haven't used the DVD player. The Roku? All the time. Love that little box. Not practical for everyone but for me I just purchase the virtual DVDs at Amazon and can stream on any device at anytime. That's handy.
LucaM
2014-03-29 00:00


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Wish I could do that, too... but amazon won't sell me video content. 'not available for your country'. bah.
Besides, I don't trust keeping my files on someone else's server. Especially amazon which has a history of erasing kindle books purchased by customers just cuz. What's mine stays on my shelf. Collector mentality ;)
axie
2014-03-31 07:03


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Especially amazon which has a history of erasing kindle books purchased by customers just cuz.

Yeah...they just paid out a huge settlement to customers for that, too. Lets hope it tightens up the ship there, though. Many ways to verify what you purchased [if it was an option] the purchase history, the c/c info, the email verification as well which I keep on *all* orders. Got to CYA. My physical collection on DVDs and even music CDs was pretty much decimated by time and the boys or someone borrowing and not returning. Yeah, collector's mentality - "hording with purpose and organization" hehe.

LucaM
2014-03-31 16:07


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"hoarding with purpose and organization"

oh, yes. definitely ;)

Karamelle
2014-03-31 23:51


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http://www.metronews.fr/culture/47-ronin-keanu-reeves-je-suis-juste-un-mec-de-la-generation-star-wars/mncE!G6aPenEGa2mA/

Keanu Reeves: "I’m just a guy from the Star Wars generation"

Keanu Reeves is back in great shape with two films under his belt: 47 Ronin in theaters Wednesday and Man of Tai Chi the April 30. While in Paris, the actor spoke about these two very personal projects.
Two martial arts films in the same year ... Where does this passion come from?
Surely my childhood. I watched a bunch of kung-fu movies, fighting ... I always loved action and adventure movies. At that time, I wanted to go into space, fight, do stuff like this (he gestures in vacuum and laughs). However, I've never really been a fan of a hero in particular. I'm just a guy from the Star Wars generation and Excalibur.
You are Kai in 47 Ronin, a half blood taken by samurai. What attracted you to this project?
His ambition. I am very attracted by the stories of honor and sacrifice, with the backdrop of an impossible love. A little like Romeo and Juliet. My character wants to connect to a group, and by extension, the world. He wants to change his life and doesn’t always control things. He must fight against the prejudices of each other and impose himself. This makes it a universal man with modern concerns where things are never won beforehand. I recognize myself in his state of mind.
Man of Tai Chi marks your first time behind the camera. Was it a way to reconnect to your Asian roots?
To be honest, I have not looked at it that way. That said, in China, I was surprised to be so comfortable. I felt good and I do not know if that had something to do with Chinese root. I was not really digging, as you say, an aspect of my personality. (He thinks) I have always been attracted to the East: his haiku, books, Buddhism, philosophy, the quest for understanding the energies that make up the body...
Why did you wait so long before directing?
I am in the business for a while now. It's very simple, I arrived at that moment where I wanted to do it. Develop a story, direct it. And there I worked in excellent condition as we had 100 days of shooting. This allowed me to fine-tuned fight sequences and put them by using different techniques. I really hope to repeat this experience.
Unlike 47 Ronin, you play a villain in Man of Tai Chi who organizes fights to the death. And it is rare with you!
Isn’t it (laughs). I loved it. The villains are great to interpret because they know what they want. They have little or no hesitation. They are the kind to shout: I want! (he takes an angry face).
Do you practice a martial art in everyday life?
Absolutely not. I only know kung fu movie and it takes a lot of training beforehand. I’ve experience of action. Younger, I did a lot of sport. But not anymore. Let’s say in the movies, I love the physical acting as would say Harrison Ford. Tom Cruise is like that too. He jumps and runs for a long time (laughs).
A new trilogy Matrix is developing and a remake of Point Break in preparation. What do you think?
I have not heard anything about Matrix. It’s funny ... (thinking) For Point Break, they will not make a remake itself, but reinvent the story. It will be a different story with an old title. I wish them good luck.

Karamelle
2014-03-31 23:54


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http://www.artofvfx.com/?p=6092

http://www.artofvfx.com/?p=6207

LucaM
2014-03-31 23:58


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thank you :)
LucaM
2014-04-01 00:07


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in that first link there seems to be an image from a scene that didn't make it to the final cut :|

ARYA
2014-04-01 04:18


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The arrows all CGI I see. Thanks Karamelle.
axie
2014-04-01 06:46


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and Excalibur.

Definitely. First saw that at a very young age. O.o That movie came out around the same time as Star Wars. Excalibur, has camp and was a product of its time. Of course there are many books on the myth and legend of Excalibur.

MmeRenard
2014-04-01 07:20


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Great movie, has always been one of my favorites. One of the most visually stunning films I've ever seen, and the story is pretty good, too. Helen Mirren as Morgan Le Fay!
ARYA
2014-04-01 10:52


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http://www.etonline.com/movies/144950_Keanu_Reeves_47_Ronin_Clip/index.html

http://www.etonline.com/movies/144950_Keanu_Reeves_47_Ronin_Clip/index.html

"Keanu, do you have to do another one?... Yeah"

Christine2014-04-01 12:27


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"He has emotions in his eyes" YES, that´s my impression,too...
LucaM
2014-04-01 22:08


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http://www.craveonline.com/film/previews/668909-47-ronin-exclusive-blu-ray-preview
ARYA
2014-04-01 23:57


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Flip flop alert 1:13.
ARYA
2014-04-03 10:43


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MmeRenard
2014-04-03 20:18


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Yeah, that scene and the seppuku scene in the bonus features had me sobbing. I keep thinking that this is a truly great film and after a while, people will realize this. I'm sorry they didn't have the detail that's in the novelization about Kai and the dying Kirin.
ARYA
2014-04-04 00:12


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There are plenty of movies that don't catch a lot of box office but turn out to be classics and this is one of them. We have to face the facts. The majority of movie goers are the younger demographic and this is not what catches their attention...apparently.
Having said all that, am I the only one that sees that cushion as a kimono that looks a lot like Mika's? I know I know, ARYA is incorrigible.
MmeRenard
2014-04-04 00:59


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OMG, she melted?
LucaM
2014-04-06 02:52


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http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/nailbiter111/news/?a=97557

for those who, like me, are still waiting for the DVD :)

(the universe has been pretty kind to me lately. *knocks on wood* )

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