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Re: WAR PIGS (Ryan Little, 2015) (in post-production)

Postby Jox on 22 Nov 2015, 13:15

Jox wrote:While still about $2,000 short a few days ago, the Kickstarter ended with $9,904 pledged of $6,000 goal (71 backers).

Did people who pledged get their rewards? Most of them are supposed to have been shipped a few months ago, except for particular items like the score/soundtrack (which they may not have clearance for from the rights owners).
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Re: WAR PIGS (Ryan Little, 2015)

Postby Jox on 30 Nov 2015, 20:38

US Blu-ray review:
Best Feature: No features – would have like to at least gotten some interviews from the cast! (The costume designer should also have defended Rourke’s outfit!)

http://www.starpulse.com/news/index.php ... w-war-pigs
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Re: WAR PIGS (Ryan Little, 2015)

Postby Jox on 02 Dec 2015, 21:28

US back cover

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Can somebody confirm the running time in the US?
(If the indicated time of 88 minutes is accurate, then it must be cut since the European version is 91 mins, in HD at 24fps)...
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Re: WAR PIGS (Ryan Little, 2015) (in post-production)

Postby savagesketch on 02 Dec 2015, 22:29

Jox wrote:
Jox wrote:While still about $2,000 short a few days ago, the Kickstarter ended with $9,904 pledged of $6,000 goal (71 backers).

Did people who pledged get their rewards? Most of them are supposed to have been shipped a few months ago, except for particular items like the score/soundtrack (which they may not have clearance for from the rights owners).


I'm thinking that the various awards still have yet to be sent out... I saw on FB that there's a little resentment on behalf of those who pledged and have yet to receive their item...
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Re: WAR PIGS (Ryan Little, 2015)

Postby Jox on 02 Dec 2015, 23:43

They had announced they shipped (most of) them (around the end of summer/early fall).
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Re: WAR PIGS (Ryan Little, 2015)

Postby Jox on 15 Dec 2015, 10:28

Blu-ray.com review of US release with captures
http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/War-Pigs- ... 18/#Review
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Video Quality 4.5 of 5

War Pigs lacks the traditional war movie grit and grain in favor of an almost excessively smooth digital sheen that doesn't reduce detail but that does disrupt the classic filmic stylings many audiences might expect of a movie of this variety. That said, aside from the disappointing aesthetics, there's little room for complaint from a purely technical perspective. Details are terrific. Military uniforms are very revealing, particularly the rougher, worn-down spots, frays, and caked-on mud and blood. Faces are likewise complex and effortlessly so. Pores, scruff, and wounds are on full display. Background support pieces are sharp and detailed, particularly woodland foliage and terrain. An overhead shot of dense forest is smeary but it's the only example in the movie. Colors are fine, limited largely to numerous shades of natural and combat uniform greens. Various earthy shades support and red blood and Nazi paraphernalia add some vibrance to the palette. Black levels and skin tones are fine. Noise is an occasional problem, but banding, aliasing, macroblocking, and other maladies are not of any concern.


Audio Quality 4.0 of 5
War Pigs features an active and immersive DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 lossless soundtrack. While not quite as precise, fully enveloping, and totally immersive as tracks supporting bigger movies with a substantially larger budget, this track is no slouch. Action scenes, few and scattered as they may be, are excellent. Machine gun fire rattles around the stage, seeming to emanate from various locations around the listening area. Semi automatic rifle shots crack with a nice bit of natural weight and pop. Armor rumbles through the stage with more than enough rattly, weighty bass. Planes occasionally zip around the listening area. Minor woodland ambience, like snapping twigs and singing birds, help define the environment outside of battle. General background sounds at the military camp are lively and filling. Music enjoys good all-around definition and detail, including a bit of surround support. Dialogue delivery is clear and detailed with positive center balance.


Special Features and Extras n/a
This Blu-ray release of War Pigs contains no supplemental content. Note that this package does include a DVD copy of the film.
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Re: WAR PIGS (Ryan Little, 2015)

Postby Jox on 15 Dec 2015, 19:10

Jox wrote:
Jox wrote:The French trailer is in 2.35:1 (making it look better and hidding part of the low budget aspects) so it seems the UK and German releases may not be in the correct aspect ratio...


Still waiting for a real confirmation but it seems the French distributor tricked us by cropping the trailer to 2.35 to make it look like a more prestigious production than it is... :(
(and yet the movie still seems perfectly framed for the wider format)

The cinematographer confirmed to me that the movie was intended in 2.35 ratio, but it seems all masters (only one probably, instead of two soometimes) were produced in 1.78. :(

So if you have a player (OPPO might be able to) or a program such as VLC, crop the video to 2.35 to appreciate it at its best. 8)
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Re: WAR PIGS (Ryan Little, 2015)

Postby dude hallenbeck on 08 Jan 2016, 06:03

Rented this one last night. It was mostly inconsequential and forgettable, but I enjoyed myself while watching it. It harkens back to those old Dirty Dozen made for TV sequels. The cast all did a great job, although it looked like Mickey Rourke's face was melting off most of the film. It's a rarity to have a cast of likable characters and the annoying one to be annoying on purpose. The musical score was actually really fun, much better than the standard DTV score. Aside from the opening action scene the rest of the action was surprisingly well done, though the film wasn't really about that.

It really proves that this kind of schedule and budget is no way to make anything that's not a dramatic piece about character and story and the movie was at it's best when it was the cast sharing stories. I'd watch a sequel if it was less action and more them preparing for an incoming strike.

Overall, I applaud the effort.
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Re: WAR PIGS (Ryan Little, 2015)

Postby Jox on 08 Jan 2016, 11:38

Pretty much what I thought.
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Re: WAR PIGS (Ryan Little, 2015)

Postby Jox on 14 Jan 2016, 15:53

Jox wrote:Can somebody confirm the running time in the US?
(If the indicated time of 88 minutes is accurate, then it must be cut since the European version is 91 mins, in HD at 24fps)...

The US version is 87 minutes so it indeed seems the US cut is 3 or 4 minutes shorter than the European's... :?

There's been a lot of messing around in the cuttingf room on this one, which is too bad because this is one of the better projects of late.
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Re: WAR PIGS (Ryan Little, 2015)

Postby Jox on 29 Jan 2016, 13:03

Jox wrote:Opening October 15th in United Arab Emirates theaters:

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Grossed $73,701 in 3 weeks (with about 19 screens in 1st week)
http://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/?pa ... arpigs.htm
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Re: WAR PIGS (Ryan Little, 2015)

Postby Jox on 17 Feb 2016, 11:25

About the advertising campaign
http://www.imeanit.com/portfolio/war-pigs/

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Provisional DVD artwork
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