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Re: BLACKJACK (John Woo, 1998, TV pilot)

Postby Jox on 18 May 2020, 19:21

Interesting piece I missed out from 2017

Not Jack Black
https://popcultmaster.com/2017/10/08/not-jack-black/

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Re: BLACKJACK (John Woo, 1998, TV pilot)

Postby Tom on 20 May 2020, 15:27

Well, I can't say I've ever read that much into Blackjack. :lol:
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Re: BLACKJACK (John Woo, 1998, TV pilot)

Postby bomaz on 20 May 2020, 16:07

Me neither, but it's interesting to have a new point of view on the movie (and not too much tongue-in-cheek).
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Re: BLACKJACK (John Woo, 1998, TV pilot)

Postby preacher on 20 May 2020, 19:43

I have not seen Blackjack in a looong time so I can’t say either way when it comes to this analysis.
Interesting none the less.
Does he say the movie is ”Gay” by design. That the writer intended Jack as a gay man? Or did I misunderstand?

I have always thought that the action genre in general is beaming with gayness, with it’s worship of the naked, ripped, oiled male body. At the same time going above and beyond in portraying it’s protagonists as ultra straight and macho ofcourse.
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Re: BLACKJACK (John Woo, 1998, TV pilot)

Postby Jox on 03 Jul 2020, 13:24

https://twitter.com/Robertjl/status/1278486282818158592

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Re: BLACKJACK (John Woo, 1998, TV pilot)

Postby Jox on 06 Aug 2020, 18:24

Shipping next week
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Re: BLACKJACK (John Woo, 1998, TV pilot)

Postby Jox on 27 Nov 2020, 11:06

New German release in standard case edition
https://www.pretz-media.at/de/blu-rays/ ... ck-blu-ray

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Re: BLACKJACK (John Woo, 1998, TV pilot)

Postby Jox on 29 May 2021, 01:11

TV spot

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Re: BLACKJACK (John Woo, 1998, TV pilot)

Postby Jox on 04 Jun 2021, 20:59

John Woo's Blackjack Cast Dolph Lundgren As A Hero Afraid Of The Color White
https://screenrant.com/blackjack-movie- ... te-afraid/
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It's fair to say Blackjack has a unique premise in this regard, as chromophobia is a condition very rarely depicted in movies or TV. When his condition is triggered, Dolph Lundgren's Jack is left dazed and disoriented - which is bad in a gunfight. Jack deals with this by wearing glasses all the time, but of course, the story has to contrive instances where he can't avoid the color. The most outrageous is when he chases the killer into a dairy and is showered with milk during a shootout. Somehow, the killer quickly deduces Jack's fear and thus begins to dress in white during later encounters.

Despite being a TV movie shot in Canada, Woo still brings his stylish flair to Blackjack. It retains his stylish camerawork and themes, in addition to featuring some great gunfights. The whole affair is undeniably over the top and goofy - including Jack killing gunmen while bouncing on a trampoline - but it's still recommended for fans of John Woo's work, especially as it came between Face/Off and Mission: Impossible 2. It's also a good showcase for Dolph Lundgren, who gets to play a much suaver and charming character than his usual array of heroes. Jack wears nice suits, practices magic tricks and even gets a slo-mo dance scene. Blackjack also ends on a hopeful note, with Jack able to overcome his condition long enough to defeat the killer in the finale.
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Re: BLACKJACK (John Woo, 1998, TV pilot)

Postby Jox on 09 Aug 2021, 21:33

BLACKJACK French video-store chain collector's card with what seems to be the pre-sales art

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