RETROGRADE (Christopher Kulikowski, 2004)

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Re: RETROGRADE US DVD release

Postby Warchild on 29 Jan 2009, 05:09

Seems like Dolph as no luck with directors and producers, i think The Last Warrior and Agent Red had the same problem with budget and director and producer not gettin along or disagree with eachother on stuff for the movie.
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Re: RETROGRADE (2004)

Postby Travis on 03 Dec 2009, 04:04

I just watched this on Showtime HD channel. It is not Dolph's worst movie. The main problem is the low budget.

I think this is the best Dolph has looked since being older though. He is in very good shape and his hair looks cool.
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Re: RETROGRADE (2004)

Postby savagesketch on 15 Dec 2009, 04:19

How and why did this sit on the shelf for over four years I still don't know... And why First Look suddenly decided to release it, I don't know either... Perhaps to bank on the upcoming release (at the time of course) of Direct Contact...
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Re: RETROGRADE (2004)

Postby Jox on 18 Dec 2009, 21:30

savagesketch wrote:How and why did this sit on the shelf for over four years I still don't know...

Because it went to various distributors, Warner Home Video being originally supposed to release it.
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Re: RETROGRADE (2004)

Postby savagesketch on 20 Dec 2009, 05:14

Well, I can see why Warner decided to pass on it... Of course it would've been cool to see Dolph headlining a film produced by Warner Bros. That'd be a first since 1987's Masters of the Universe[i].[/i]
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Re: RETROGRADE (2004)

Postby Jox on 20 Dec 2009, 20:56

Warner didn't released MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE theatrically (Cannon did), only in video. But SHOWDOWN IN LITTLE TOKYO really was produced and distributed by Warner Bros (unfortunately they only did a limited release in the US and DTV worldwide).
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Re: RETROGRADE (2004)

Postby acanuckfan on 20 Mar 2010, 04:43

Well I just finished watching Retrograde for the first time a few minutes ago. Considering the budget it was given and the limited time for shooting and editing I thought it was pretty good. Obviously the special effects could have been better especially the helicopter scene and the ship blowing up but I wasn't bored by the story and Dolph looked great.

As a Wing Commander series fan It brought a smile to my face seeing props from the WC movie. It was actually nice to see the guns used in full affect instead of the 2-3 minute quick cuts in Wing Commander.

All in all I enjoyed it and will probably watch it again.
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Re: RETROGRADE (2004)

Postby Jox on 10 Apr 2010, 18:08

Jox wrote:HMH will release RETROGRADE on Blu-ray in Germany on May 20th
http://www.bluray-disc.de/blu-ray-filme ... u-ray-disc
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DOWNLOAD HIGH-RESOLUTION BLU-RAY COVER (4,83MB)
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Re: RETROGRADE (2004)

Postby Jox on 16 Aug 2010, 13:11

On the set with Kyokushin pals Barry Evans and James Chalke
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Re: RETROGRADE (2004)

Postby savagesketch on 09 Nov 2010, 20:24

What exactly happened and went down with the distribution on this one?? It seems that it was dumped from distributor to distributor over the course of over four years... Warner Bros. apparently even having hold of it briefly... Is this the reason for it sitting on the shelf for so long before finally getting a quiet release?? And why the constant holdup? Was it because the film was... well... pretty bad??
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Re: RETROGRADE (2004)

Postby Jox on 09 Nov 2010, 20:38

Probably. But also in the meantime Franchise Pictures went under, and they had not totally secured the rights, in the US notably. And obviously you can't release a title while it goes from one company to another...
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Re: RETROGRADE (2004)

Postby Jox on 23 Nov 2010, 23:21

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Re: RETROGRADE (2004)

Postby leigh1975 on 06 Dec 2010, 08:06

The BBFC have posted information that Retrograde will finally be released in the UK through Lionsgate in it's original Widescreen format;

http://www.bbfc.co.uk/AVV273775
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Re: RETROGRADE (2004)

Postby Jox on 01 Mar 2011, 03:09

The music score is available on iTunes

http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/music- ... d128828591

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