STORM CATCHER (Anthony Hickox, 1999)

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Re: STORM CATCHER (1999)

Postby Jox on 16 Feb 2010, 14:30

It's a generic low budget action flick but thanks to the chops of director Anthony Hickox (HELLRAISER III, WAXWORK etc) there's some pretty cool moments that I particularly dig and where Dolph is pretty good too: the one on one interrogation scene with the general, the eerie moment at the end of the house shootout after his wife gets stabbed (choir music, dissolves on the gunshots from low camera angle) and the awesome ER hospital scene (frantically shot and edited with variations of film speed), very simple tricks for effective effective effects. And the score is pretty cheesy yet fun at times. It's not a great movie but yet I find it 100 times better than AGENT RED and shows you how a competent director can make the difference.
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Re: STORM CATCHER (1999)

Postby Jox on 11 Dec 2010, 15:56

This is one of the sequences I thought were nicely done for no budget because it had some texture to it.



Love the end of the shooting after his wife got stabbed, filmed in low angle and nicely edited with those fadings, though Hickox is right in the commentary when he says it can be read as gun apology. The 'religious'-like score makes it sound very dramatic though and I like the fact that there is no cutaways to the guys shot. Then the hospital scene with the masterspiece/Oscar winning sequence of the whole movie, makes you think Dolph would do good in a piece like BRINGING OUT THE DEAD if directed by Scorcese or any decent director with "balls"
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Re: STORM CATCHER (1999)

Postby riotgirl77 on 09 Apr 2011, 10:11

IMO I think Dolph looks good in this movie :) He doesn't look old...just mature :)
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Re: STORM CATCHER (Anthony Hickox, 1999)

Postby Sgt.AndreaScott on 23 Mar 2013, 23:44

Since my friend's apparently to lazy to register on this board herself, she forc'd me to ask this question for her: Does the French release of Storm Catcher have the English audio track? 'N' what's the aspect ratio?

I can't believe that she really wants to waste money for this...flick. :roll:
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Re: STORM CATCHER (Anthony Hickox, 1999)

Postby Jox on 24 Mar 2013, 01:29

If I remember, the French release does have the English audio but is 4/3...
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Re: STORM CATCHER (Anthony Hickox, 1999)

Postby Sgt.AndreaScott on 24 Mar 2013, 18:15

Thanks, I'll tell her.
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Re: STORM CATCHER (Anthony Hickox, 1999)

Postby leigh1975 on 24 Mar 2013, 19:20

The only one that's widescreen is the American Sony version of the film (FOX re-released it in 4:3). However, it's possible that, like Jill Rips and Agent Red, that Sony made the DVD region 0. I will find out for you if I can.
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Re: STORM CATCHER (Anthony Hickox, 1999)

Postby Sgt.AndreaScott on 26 Mar 2013, 19:39

Thanks, but don't waste your time. It's my friend who wants that damn DVD, so I don't care much 'bout the aspect ratio. :wink:
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Re: STORM CATCHER (Anthony Hickox, 1999)

Postby Jox on 10 Dec 2013, 01:16

Trailer in Widescreen and German

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Re: STORM CATCHER (Anthony Hickox, 1999)

Postby TEMIRLAN on 10 Dec 2013, 20:30

Storm Catcher (Dolph Lundgren) Movie Review
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Re: STORM CATCHER (Anthony Hickox, 1999)

Postby Jox on 24 Jun 2014, 14:19

Suit used in STAR TREK VOYAGER
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Re: STORM CATCHER (Anthony Hickox, 1999)

Postby savagesketch on 24 Jun 2014, 17:24

Does that make it the THIRD time the suit was used in film? Twice by Dolph as well? Amazing considering Dolph is so much taller than the VOYAGER actor...
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Re: STORM CATCHER (Anthony Hickox, 1999)

Postby Jox on 24 Jun 2014, 18:28

They had two guys in suit remember?

And another one with Stephen Badlwin!
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Well it comes from a rental company specialized in space suits costumes and stuff so.. I remember seeing them interviewed in a SFX TV show where he pointed out SC's suit. But I believe it's fairly authentic.
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Re: STORM CATCHER (Anthony Hickox, 1999)

Postby Ivan, Jr. on 25 Jun 2014, 04:06

I believe that is Adam Baldwin(no relation to the Baldwin brothers) from the TV series "Firefly". But he is 6'4", so he most likely is wearing Dolph's suit.
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Re: STORM CATCHER (Anthony Hickox, 1999)

Postby Jox on 25 Jun 2014, 08:50

Yes totally, what was I thinking?! :mrgreen:
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