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THE MINION (Jean-Marc Piché, 1998)

PostPosted: 14 Jul 2005, 00:54
by Craigie-Boy
Does anybody have any idea when The Minion is due to be released on DVD in the UK? I remember reading in a DVD mag some time ago that it was scheduled for a release toward the end of March, and also the HMV website states that it is currently in stock, but I've still never seen a single copy on the shelves.
I already have it on video, but would like to get the DVD as well - any word on whether it will feature any extras? Seems like most of Dolph's R2 DVDs are lucky to even include the trailer; The Peacekeeper, Storm Catcher and Hidden Agenda are all totally devoid of extras, unlike their R1 counterparts.
Can anybody elaborate?

Re: THE MINION (1998)

PostPosted: 10 Feb 2010, 12:48
by Lennert
I'm quite curious what you people could tell me about this movie, since I finally found a place in the Netherlands where I can get it from. I hear some bad things about The Minion, but I would like to know what you guys think. How is the movie acting/actionwise?

Re: THE MINION (1998)

PostPosted: 10 Feb 2010, 13:23
by xclaw
It's a classic and worth getting if you can. They constantly show it on TV here and I've got the VHS version, one day I'll convince myself to pony up the cash for the DVD version if I find a place selling it with affordable shipping charges.

Re: THE MINION (1998)

PostPosted: 10 Feb 2010, 15:32
by bomaz2
I really like this movie. Maybe because it's mixing fantasy and action. it's not perfect, but it does have a good "ambiance" and the music is quite interesting (mostly guitares if my memory's right). The supporting cast is also quite good. Good movie.

Re: THE MINION (1998)

PostPosted: 10 Feb 2010, 16:18
by Jox
This should have been MUCH better, originally more like a real horror movie, but the final product is very bad, again one of Dolph's worst.

Re: THE MINION (1998)

PostPosted: 10 Feb 2010, 18:44
by bomaz2
Jox wrote:This should have been MUCH better, originally more like a real horror movie, but the final product is very bad, again one of Dolph's worst.

Well I guess Michele Soavi would have been a better choice than mister Piché (so I guess it's not you jox that wrote the review on D-U).

Re: THE MINION (1998)

PostPosted: 10 Feb 2010, 21:50
by Jox
bomaz2 wrote:(so I guess it's not you jox that wrote the review on D-U).

You're right, I've left all the original reviews from Blaine (who gave me the site to take over) up until HIDDEN AGENDA. I thought about writing my owns but never took the time to do it (which reminds me I'm late with the recent ones).

Re: THE MINION (1998)

PostPosted: 10 Feb 2010, 23:05
by Mosquito
I think The Minion is just plain boring.

Re: THE MINION (1998)

PostPosted: 11 Feb 2010, 10:56
by Lennert
But what is the overall tone of the movie? Gritty, deadserious action, or does it have some lighthearted humoristic elements?

Re: THE MINION (1998)

PostPosted: 11 May 2010, 16:58
by Scorpio
Spanish Trailer

Re: THE MINION (1998)

PostPosted: 15 Jul 2010, 23:44
by Jox
German dubbed trailer

Re: THE MINION (1998)

PostPosted: 26 Aug 2010, 16:11
by Jox
Detailed comparisons between the first version (US, France, UK) and the new cut (Germany, Hong Kong)
http://www.schnittberichte.com/report.php?ID=2509
http://www.schnittberichte.com/report.php?ID=2510

Re: THE MINION - Jean-Marc Piché (1998)

PostPosted: 26 Aug 2011, 21:49
by Jox
18 November in Germany, probably 2nd cut with prologue and new score

Image

http://www.lighthouse-kg.com/home/produ ... 021e6b4c51

Re: THE MINION - Jean-Marc Piché (1998)

PostPosted: 30 Aug 2011, 09:10
by Jox
French re-release this October with a simple yet classy cover for once (maybe to make people confuse with the Nic Cage flick SEASON OF THE WITCH which has almost the same title in French: "the last templar") 8)
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http://video.fnac.com/a3689038/Le-Derni ... DVD-Zone-2

Re: THE MINION (Jean-Marc Piché, 1998)

PostPosted: 02 Oct 2011, 13:12
by Jox