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Re: HIDDEN AGENDA (Marc S. Grenier, 2001)

PostPosted: 23 Jul 2013, 13:28
by Jox
leigh1975 wrote:
Jox wrote:New German widescreen edition coming December 1st (DVD only)

http://www.amazon.de/Hidden-Agenda-Dolp ... 266&sr=1-1

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is this worth it? Anamorphic?

Yes it's a decent anamorphic widescreen edition (maybe even OAR 1.85:1, have to check more carefully). 8)

Re: HIDDEN AGENDA (Marc S. Grenier, 2001)

PostPosted: 02 Feb 2014, 20:54
by Jox
Israeli DVD

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Re: HIDDEN AGENDA (Marc S. Grenier, 2001)

PostPosted: 07 Mar 2014, 11:11
by Jox
You know Charlotte Le Bon, the up and coming French/Canadian star from ASTERIX and YVES SAINT LAURENT? She's the daughter of Brigitte Paquette who plays Connie (Dolph's associate and probably former lover).

Re: HIDDEN AGENDA (Marc S. Grenier, 2001)

PostPosted: 18 Jun 2015, 13:20
by Jox
One of the underrated films of the early 2000s.

Rare stills:

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Re: HIDDEN AGENDA (Marc S. Grenier, 2001)

PostPosted: 18 Jun 2015, 15:20
by Nathan
Jox wrote:One of the underrated films of the early 2000s.


He had a bit of a shaky start to the 2000's, as did every other action star, mostly thanks to The Matrix but in part due to the fact the 90's was over. This is probably his best overall film from 2000 - 2004, with the exception of The Defender I guess. I kinda liked the MTV style editing in places, a few kicks he hasn't brought out since, good twist at the end, find looking chick in it, fun opening sequence. I'd like to see him do another kinda thriller/conspiracy/shadowy government type flick, something like Seagal's The Foreigner which to me had an interesting plot and was shot nicely but chunks of it were just shit.

Re: HIDDEN AGENDA (Marc S. Grenier, 2001)

PostPosted: 18 Jun 2015, 22:54
by Tom
I always liked Hidden Agenda. It's smarter than people give a movie like this credit for and I thought the DOP did a great job.

Re: HIDDEN AGENDA (Marc S. Grenier, 2001)

PostPosted: 19 Jun 2015, 01:24
by savagesketch
It's difficult to hate on HIDDEN AGENDA. It looks great and goes for a more intelligent, sophisticated angle. It just becomes too convoluted for its own good and hampered down by its low budget.

Re: HIDDEN AGENDA (Marc S. Grenier, 2001)

PostPosted: 26 Jun 2015, 23:39
by Jox
Tom wrote:I thought the DOP did a great job.

Certain still shots almost make it look like an eerie sequence from Russell Mulcahy's awesome RAZORBACK:
(even though this kind of back lighting became typical in the 80s)

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Re: HIDDEN AGENDA (Marc S. Grenier, 2001)

PostPosted: 30 Aug 2016, 11:09
by Jox
El Rey Network TV spot
www.facebook.com/ElReyNetwork/videos/859058317531932
Looks like HIDDEN AGENDA got remastered in HD... 8)

Re: HIDDEN AGENDA (Marc S. Grenier, 2001)

PostPosted: 29 Oct 2016, 16:00
by Jox
The underrated HIDDEN AGENDA is 15 years old already (and was shot a year earlier)...


Re: HIDDEN AGENDA (Marc S. Grenier, 2001)

PostPosted: 13 May 2017, 14:33
by Jox
HIDDEN AGENDA will receive a new Japanese DVD edition apparently sourced from an HD master (out July 28)
https://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/B071RXYD3V/

Would be cool if it got released on Blu-ray, HIDDEN AGENDA was a welcomed surprised when it came out in 2001-2002 (on the tale of the outdated THE LAST PATROL and AGENT RED) and is really underrated. It may not be as strong as other "classics", but it's still is a commendable lower budget effort. I wish writer Les Weldon's script for DIRECT CONTACT was as "sophisticated" and less run-of-the-mill...

Re: HIDDEN AGENDA (Marc S. Grenier, 2001)

PostPosted: 01 Jun 2017, 17:29
by Jox
Jox wrote:HIDDEN AGENDA will receive a new Japanese DVD edition apparently sourced from an HD master (out July 28)
https://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/B071RXYD3V/

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Re: HIDDEN AGENDA (Marc S. Grenier, 2001)

PostPosted: 06 Jun 2017, 00:44
by Scifibuff5
It's wild how some of these overseas DVD covers list it as being in the type of Enemy of the State and Spy Game, even though I think it pre-dates the latter. Overall, I can understand the loose comparisons and marketing game.

Re: HIDDEN AGENDA (Marc S. Grenier, 2001)

PostPosted: 28 Jun 2017, 17:17
by Jox
New trailer in HD for the upcoming Japanese re-release with a look at the new cover artwork

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Re: HIDDEN AGENDA (Marc S. Grenier, 2001)

PostPosted: 04 Jul 2017, 18:33
by Jox