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Old 02-05-2014, 01:18 PM
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Old 02-05-2014, 02:27 PM
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I remember this film...
Lol - the cover art is still using terms that have no real meaning, "digitally remastered."
If I took a crappy VHS tape and captured it on my computer, the capture on the computer is considered a digital master because it is the original in the new format. It in no way implies it is good quality or anything. Sort of like Directv advertising "digital quality picture and sound."
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Holy Moses! Really!!

Love Svankmajer's films, and am very excited for this release.
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I've had this for a couple of years on Blu-Ray from BFI. I wonder if it is the same transfer and extras - the transfer was amazing on the UK version, and loaded with extras - including a few British PSAs which were entertaining. The British disc is region free (sadly, the included DVD is not). Highly recommend it - to the point that I even bought an extra copy a couple of years back and sent it to a HDD staff person.
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I remember trying to watch this a couple years back and was completely lost as to what the hell I was even watching, the thing put me to sleep and that rarely ever happens. Needless to say I wont be going back to it and I'm really surprised its even getting a Bluray treatment.
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How accurate is this to the book?
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How accurate is this to the book?
Depends. This actually reminds me more of American McGee's Alice games than the books. There is very little dialogue, and the Alice character seems to be mentally disturbed. As such, it is very loosely based on the book. Think of this as Jan showing off his work using a familar story rather than it being a faithful adaptation of the book.

It is really unique, if you like strange, weird movies, or Soviet-style movies (ie lots of stuff happens and there is really no resolve, and if there is a resolve, it is either "suck it up and get on with your life" or something depressing). I highly recommend it - I think it is a cinematic masterpiece, but if nothing else, it is unique.

If anyone wants to go ahead and pick it up, amazon.co.uk has it for 11.12GBP, so after currency conversion and shipping and minus VAT, this is still less than Amazon.com currently has it listed for.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Alice-DVD-Bl...keywords=alice

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