MISSIONARY MAN (Dolph Lundgren, 2007)

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Re: MISSIONARY MAN (Dolph Lundgren, 2007)

Postby bomaz on 19 Feb 2016, 14:08

If you ever want to eat sauce made by MM's writer. :P
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Re: MISSIONARY MAN (Dolph Lundgren, 2007)

Postby Jox on 25 Feb 2016, 19:05

THE MECHANIK and MM composer Elia Cmiral has been the subject of a documentary for Czech television
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Documentary charting the career of the Czech composer Eli Cmiral in the Mecca of the American film industry in Hollywood. The documentary is a reflection of the individual fates of Czech immigrants in the confrontation of two different worlds - the past connected to the Czech Republic, which enter into the presence of only as a memory of motherland, and the current reality of artistic and personal life after settling in the USA. The story also tells of the journey of life and its distinctive search. Here's to creativity confronted the question of human industry and talent with life dreams.
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Re: MISSIONARY MAN (Dolph Lundgren, 2007)

Postby Jox on 31 Oct 2016, 11:04

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(Director of photography Bing Rao at the camera)
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Re: MISSIONARY MAN (Dolph Lundgren, 2007)

Postby Scifibuff5 on 01 Jun 2017, 19:35

Great Stevens book link and photos, thanks for sharing, gang!

Dolph almost always mentions this film as the one he was proud of because while he did direct and write, he was also the 2nd Unit Director and star channeling his icon Clint Eastwood the entire shoot. Aside from the usual Pale Rider and High Noon (town taken over by violent gang themes) tribute, it is always energetic in it's whole build-up which I truly dig.

I used to have family that lived in the Waxahachie area, real shame that Texas doesn't have it's incentives program together as it deserves to be as big a place as California or New York. Lead actor Matthew Tompkins is apparently a very to the point actor but can also be a real stuck up jerk on other film sets I knew about; he also released some revenge/Commando type films that were real stinkers and co-written by him, showcasing that he was way too full of himself. However, his jerk attitude is totally appropriate for his main villain role in this film and I also dug producer Stevens' cameo as one of the armed dealers, definitely one of his less forced cameos.
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Re: MISSIONARY MAN (Dolph Lundgren, 2007)

Postby Jox on 01 Jun 2017, 19:47

Scifibuff5 wrote:he was also the 2nd Unit Director and star channeling his icon Clint Eastwood the entire shoot.

I don't think they were allowed a second unit, I don't remember if if mentioned it's in the credits but then it's meant for additional photography / pick-ups...
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Re: MISSIONARY MAN (Dolph Lundgren, 2007)

Postby Scifibuff5 on 06 Jun 2017, 00:39

Jox wrote:
Scifibuff5 wrote:he was also the 2nd Unit Director and star channeling his icon Clint Eastwood the entire shoot.

I don't think they were allowed a second unit, I don't remember if if mentioned it's in the credits but then it's meant for additional photography / pick-ups...

Yes, it's in the end credits, that's the only reason I know. Even on low-budget film shoots, they will sometimes send all the other coordinators and assistant directors to other locations to shoot key stuff with other actors or background talent or get B-roll footage just to keep a film on-schedule.

However, second units also are the ones often handling all the complicated action sequences so it makes sense that Dolph was making sure that was right from square one.
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Re: MISSIONARY MAN (Dolph Lundgren, 2007)

Postby Jox on 06 Jun 2017, 01:10

It was additional photography, they went to pick up more shots months after principal had wrapped, so not the same crew was there hence the "2nd unit" credits... This was a very small production.
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Re: MISSIONARY MAN (Dolph Lundgren, 2007)

Postby Scifibuff5 on 06 Jun 2017, 01:11

Guess that shows how passionate Dolph was about this particular story. He was on both units, principle and the follow-up, LOL.
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Re: MISSIONARY MAN (Dolph Lundgren, 2007)

Postby Jox on 06 Jun 2017, 01:19

When it's about reshoots the director is pretty much there every time, and why wouldn't he (except for times he's been replaced)?
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Re: MISSIONARY MAN (Dolph Lundgren, 2007)

Postby Jox on 12 Jun 2017, 23:48

Reunion with John Enos

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Re: MISSIONARY MAN (Dolph Lundgren, 2007)

Postby Jox on 10 Jan 2018, 13:25

On this day 10 years ago, I would have my first official encounter with Dolph with this interview on MISSIONARY MAN 8)

Dolph: "It's good to finally meet you"...

http://www.dolph-ultimate.com/dolph-ult ... n2008.html

http://www.dolph-ultimate.com/DolphLund ... 0-2008.mp3

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For the record, I had a bad flu so I was beat and very anxious not to cough!
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Re: MISSIONARY MAN (Dolph Lundgren, 2007)

Postby Jox on 22 Jan 2018, 19:59

And today is the official date when MISSIONARY MAN was released on DVD in 2008.
Time to revisit it! 8)

Advance key art inspired by the BILLY JACK artwork for the pitch presentation that Dolph had made:

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DVD cover:

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Re: MISSIONARY MAN (Dolph Lundgren, 2007)

Postby Jox on 16 Jun 2018, 14:34

Souvenir of an extra:
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Some souvenirs from my time as an extra in @Dolph_Lundgren movie #MissionaryMan. The man and baby next to dolph is my nephew and brother in law. These photos were taken behind the scenes, and Mr Lundgren was nice enough to give me a autograph as a memento of my experience :)

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