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Re: SILENT TRIGGER (Russell Mulcahy, 1996)

PostPosted: 20 Feb 2019, 23:05
by Jox
"Cinema Now" film journal set to publish SILENT TRIGGER tag-team review and exploration shortly. As a piece piece of writing, it goes overboard in both the contentions made AND sheer subjective-frivolity about the film.

Excerpts:

Ben: When I think of Russell Mulcahy, I think of smoky visuals. I think of dramatic backlighting and shafts of light. I think of killer swine hating on humans and sword-fighting immortals decapitating each other. I think of Christopher Lambert as a Scotsman, Sean Connery as an Egyptian, and some of the best songs from the Queen catalogue. Like most punters, I think of Razorback (1984) and Highlander (1986), and those are certainly jewels in the crown of their director’s CV, and would be in any director’s CV. But Mulcahy’s career trajectory has been defined as much by his failures as it has by those objects of cult adoration, and those failures have in turn yielded interesting, eclectic fruit. A case in point is Silent Trigger (1996).


Mike: Russell Mulcahy continues a grand tradition of "British visual stylists" that began with Alfred Hitchcock's early-aping of German expressionist horror. Hitchcock, an early British cinema Sex Pistols equivalent ushered in a wave of interesting post-punks such as Charles Laughton, Michael Powell, Nick Roag and Peter Yates right through to the 80's TV-commercial directors Adrian Lynne, Ridley and Tony Scott. In fact, Mulcahy was often called "the poor man's Ridley Scott", which is an example of some of the backhanded-compliment maligning he gets. Similar to Yates and the Scott Brothers, who all came from advertising, Mulcahy would enter cinema via the shorter, distilled and highly stylised form of MTV film clips. Mulcahy may have been the first significant MTV director to make the transition that many others like Michael Bay, Spike Jonze and Jonathan Glazer would make.



http://www.pureshitauscinema.com/cinema_now.html

I can't wait to read it, of course com back with the details when the zine is ready to order!

Re: SILENT TRIGGER (Russell Mulcahy, 1996)

PostPosted: 22 Feb 2019, 14:21
by Jox
Indonesian VCD that include two additional characters!

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Re: SILENT TRIGGER (Russell Mulcahy, 1996)

PostPosted: 09 Apr 2019, 10:57
by Jox
Italian rental VHS. SILENT TRIGGER previously had the theatrical release treatment in Italy.

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Re: SILENT TRIGGER (Russell Mulcahy, 1996)

PostPosted: 27 Sep 2019, 11:46
by Jox
Korean VHS

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Re: SILENT TRIGGER (Russell Mulcahy, 1996)

PostPosted: 20 Oct 2019, 17:21
by Jox
Russian VHS

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Re: SILENT TRIGGER (Russell Mulcahy, 1996)

PostPosted: 03 Apr 2020, 11:07
by Jox

Re: SILENT TRIGGER (Russell Mulcahy, 1996)

PostPosted: 18 Jun 2020, 18:30
by Jox
Silent Trigger: Straight-to-Video Arthouse Action
https://www.flickeringmyth.com/2020/06/ ... se-action/

Interesting comparison with Nicolas Winding Refn's work, Tom :wink:
I would have thought of it, perhaps because my frame of mind tries to keep the films in the context of the time they were made and released...

Note: As far as my research and interviews go, Gina Bellman's spotter character was never "written as a man".

Re: SILENT TRIGGER (Russell Mulcahy, 1996)

PostPosted: 18 Jun 2020, 20:50
by Tom
Lol. You beat me to it. Was just coming to post it up. :lol:

Re: SILENT TRIGGER (Russell Mulcahy, 1996)

PostPosted: 19 Jun 2020, 19:27
by Jox
Oh sorry, I wasn't sure you would :wink:

Re: SILENT TRIGGER (Russell Mulcahy, 1996)

PostPosted: 21 Jun 2020, 22:04
by Scorpio
I have tried to find the English trailer for this movie, but it is impossible. Does anyone have it? I have never seen it... :(

Re: SILENT TRIGGER (Russell Mulcahy, 1996)

PostPosted: 25 Jun 2020, 20:21
by Jox
For some reason the English version of the official trailer never showed up, and the video trailer from Buena Vista / Hollywood Pictures was once online and removed (it was back in the day on a site that the video could not be saved).

Re: SILENT TRIGGER (Russell Mulcahy, 1996)

PostPosted: 24 Jul 2020, 11:04
by Jox
Filming was underway 25 years ago as THE ALGONQUIN GOODBYE (July - September 1995)

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