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Re: DIRECT ACTION (2004)

PostPosted: 12 Oct 2010, 09:54
by Jox
Trailer in French

Re: DIRECT ACTION (2004)

PostPosted: 30 Nov 2010, 17:59
by Jox

Re: DIRECT ACTION (2004)

PostPosted: 06 Dec 2010, 08:12
by leigh1975
The BBFC report that Direct Action has finally moved from it's previous home as an MGM rental-only title in the uk to a Lionsgate release which will be sell-through;

http://www.bbfc.co.uk/CVV203713

Re: DIRECT ACTION (2004)

PostPosted: 11 Dec 2010, 14:45
by Jox

Re: DIRECT ACTION (2004)

PostPosted: 27 Feb 2011, 01:02
by Jox
Hand-painted movie poster from Ghana (West Africa)

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http://www.ghanamovieposters.com/servlet/StoreFront
With the arrival of video and video cassettes during 1980s In Ghana (West Africa) a small-scale film distribution mobile Cinema was created.

This small size mobile " Cinema " operators were equipped with a television a Video and some times with a small portable generator and were moving from town to town from village to village operating and showing their films! (During the day inside social clubs or houses and during the night in the open air).

In order to attract more customers and in order to advertise their mission and business the need of huge posters was created and born!

Talented artists after viewing the film were creating large size posters using oil paint on canvas!

The artist had the freedom to add or change scenes seen or not seen in the film in order to make the poster more attractive! (This is the reason that this hand painted posters are more interesting as ART than the normal posters since each of this hand painted poster is UNIQUE! and except the film content it also express the artist him self!).

These posters were rolled or folded and easy to move around with the mobile Cinema.

Re: DIRECT ACTION - Sidney J. Furie (2004)

PostPosted: 17 Aug 2011, 23:49
by Jox
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Re: DIRECT ACTION (Sidney J. Furie, 2004)

PostPosted: 05 Sep 2011, 00:15
by Jox
I have just been informed by his wife that editor Nick Rotundo was diagnosed with stomach cancer in July and sadly passed away on August 30th. RIP
:(

I had just done an interview with Nick in June about his work on DIRECT ACTION which he edited (following Saul Pincus who had to drop out) under Sidney Furie, and Dolph (who got deeply involved in the post-production of this film, Furie stepping out and trusting him for the most part). Nick had a great time working on this film with Dolph, he was very nice to talk , he even sent me a screenplay he had written as he thought I could give him good feedback (and as he thought maybe it could be a good vehicle for Dolph)

Re: DIRECT ACTION (Sidney J. Furie, 2004)

PostPosted: 01 Jan 2013, 01:06
by savagesketch
Got around to watching this again the other day. Solid, all-around flick... However, once again I was completely distracted by Dolph's wardrobe throughout the film... The jacket and "number 57" t-shirt looks ridiculous. I can't imagine any department allowing that to be worn on duty... What were those in charge of wardrobe and costuming thinking? :lol:

Re: DIRECT ACTION (Sidney J. Furie, 2004)

PostPosted: 24 Apr 2013, 17:31
by Jox
I didn't know the rap/hip-hop (I don't know where to draw the line) songs in the film are from a Swedish band that seem to have broke through quite a bit over there: so it might be the influence of Swedish composer Adam Nordén or Dolph who asked a music supervisor to look for some Swedish songs...

Re: DIRECT ACTION (Sidney J. Furie, 2004)

PostPosted: 24 Apr 2013, 19:51
by preacher
I didn't know the rap/hip-hop (I don't know where to draw the line) songs in the film are from a Swedish band that seem to have broke through quite a bit over there


Really? Do you know the name of the band?

Re: DIRECT ACTION (Sidney J. Furie, 2004)

PostPosted: 24 Apr 2013, 21:33
by Jox

Re: DIRECT ACTION (Sidney J. Furie, 2004)

PostPosted: 24 Apr 2013, 23:12
by leigh1975
I think this film us pretty underrated, I think it's one of his best mid-period films.

Re: DIRECT ACTION (Sidney J. Furie, 2004)

PostPosted: 03 May 2013, 20:09
by Jox
Killcount

Re: DIRECT ACTION (Sidney J. Furie, 2004)

PostPosted: 22 Jan 2016, 23:13
by Jox
An in-depth book tackling Sidney Furie's career and contribution to filmmaking which reportedly influenced the likes of Kubrik, Scorcese and Tarantino
http://www.amazon.com/Sidney-J-Furie-Sc ... dney+furie

"How wonderful that there is finally a book about Sidney J. Furie, one of the best directors in the whole of my career . . . and one of my greatest friends. I wouldn't have had a career without him!"
―Michael Caine


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Author Daniel Kremer who also has a documentary on Furie in post-production

Re: DIRECT ACTION (Sidney J. Furie, 2004)

PostPosted: 01 Jun 2017, 19:06
by Scifibuff5
Thanks for sharing this other groovy trivia, guys.

If you have to introduce your pals to one film where Dolph is the lead, please have it be this one.