MEN OF WAR (Perry Lang, 1994)

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Re: MEN OF WAR (Perry Lang, 1994)

Postby Jox on 24 Oct 2018, 11:42

Now available on Amazon Prime UK
https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07JMQR4MV/

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Re: MEN OF WAR (Perry Lang, 1994)

Postby Jox on 30 Oct 2018, 00:33

The full "making of / interview" I produced for the German edition in 2015.
Lots of rare trivia and anecdotes in this 12 min featurette, enjoy! 8)

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Re: MEN OF WAR (Perry Lang, 1994)

Postby Mosquito on 07 Nov 2018, 20:23

That is an excellent and very interesting feature. I wonder why hadn't seen it yet. Thanks for the many insights!
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Re: MEN OF WAR (Perry Lang, 1994)

Postby Jox on 07 Nov 2018, 21:29

Thank you for watching and the kind words, Mosquito!
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Re: MEN OF WAR (Perry Lang, 1994)

Postby bomaz on 07 Nov 2018, 21:50

Yes, I didn't underline it myself, but that's a good interview and insight on the movie. Once again, good work :D
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Re: MEN OF WAR (Perry Lang, 1994)

Postby Jox on 07 Nov 2018, 22:06

If I had the time I would write a book about it, this is only an overview of what went on behind the scenes... Producer Arthur Goldblatt kept a journal while making it and told me he might turn it into a book but I dunno if that's gonna become a reality.
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Re: MEN OF WAR (Perry Lang, 1994)

Postby Jox on 14 Jan 2019, 13:13

A Greek DVD edition I had never seen before.

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By the way, 25 years ago the production was close to wrap filming after a few gruelling months in remote and yet unknown parts of Thailand...
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Re: MEN OF WAR (Perry Lang, 1994)

Postby ramboraph4life on 23 Jan 2019, 09:41

I was wanting to pick up a Blu-Ray of this. While reading through this thread, I read up on the French Blu-Ray which is bundled with The Peacekeeper...but then it seems reviews of it aren't too kind:

https://www.amazon.fr/LHomme-guerre-dur ... ewpoints=1

In particular, this "The aspect ratio is 2,35:1 but the Blu-ray of Men of War on this double feature release is sourced from the already zoomed US master by Miramax. The added framing with black bars to achieve 2,35:1 aspect ratio results in cut off heads and objects. When you compare with the German/Austrian Blu-ray which is sourced from a different master, you can clearly see the faulty framing of the Metropolitan Disc."
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Re: MEN OF WAR (Perry Lang, 1994)

Postby Jox on 23 Jan 2019, 23:29

I personally don't agree with the assessment of this Amazon review.

I worked on this French edition, we addressed and investigated the matter. The German release has indeed a bigger frame because the anamorphic lenses captured a 2.20 aspect raio, but it's not the way the film is meant to be seen (it would be like watching a 2.35 film in 1.78 or 1.33) which is in 2.35 ratio.

The color grading has also been quite altered with on the German edition with excessive DNR and a greenish/blueish color grading that's not doing justice to the beautiful photography of this excellent film.
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Re: MEN OF WAR (Perry Lang, 1994)

Postby ramboraph4life on 29 Jan 2019, 04:16

So could you someone perhaps give me their review of the Germany Blu-Ray (the one with the features aka the Dolph interview and such) compared with the one with The Peacekeeper?

For example, does the German one have DNR problems or so forth? I know that's been a problem with a lot of Oliver Krekel (the guy behind those Platinum ones) for a lot of past releases.

I really want to get this flick on Blu-Ray and just wondering which is the best one to get?
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Re: MEN OF WAR (Perry Lang, 1994)

Postby Jox on 29 Jan 2019, 19:29

It's a real draw between those two because the French version of the film is more faithful to the theatrical release, and the German edition has more special features (short Dolph interview, retrospective making of by yours truly, French TV report, various trailers, while the French only has a presentation -- that I did as well)...

ramboraph4life wrote:For example, does the German one have DNR problems or so forth? I know that's been a problem with a lot of Oliver Krekel (the guy behind those Platinum ones) for a lot of past releases.

See my comment from above:
The color grading has also been quite altered with on the German edition with excessive DNR and a greenish/blueish color grading that's not doing justice to the beautiful photography of this excellent film


Might be expensive but I recommend getting both (plus the French one has an excellent version of THE PEACEKEEPER...
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Re: MEN OF WAR (Perry Lang, 1994)

Postby Jox on 12 Feb 2019, 01:24

Whereas the German edition was just re-released once again in a standard case, a 250-limited VHS throwback mediabook will follow in March...
https://www.medienversand.at/DVD/Demnae ... reich.html

(2 discs + 2 discs bonus film "Sabotage" with Mark Dacascos)

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Re: MEN OF WAR (Perry Lang, 1994)

Postby Jox on 13 Mar 2019, 12:29

Japanese theatrical admission ticket

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Re: MEN OF WAR (Perry Lang, 1994)

Postby Jox on 06 Apr 2019, 01:37

Shamrock Media presents a VHS "hard box" BD edition at Week-end of Well (Dortmund, Germany) next week:

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(same as the 1995 video release in Germany)
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Re: MEN OF WAR (Perry Lang, 1994)

Postby Mosquito on 06 Apr 2019, 13:02

If it is the same as the video release that means it is also 19 minutes shorter than the US release? Wonder if there will be that VHS throwback edition at the WoH. I'm so looking forward to the event!
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