THE SHOOTER / Hidden Assassin (Ted Kotcheff, 1995)

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Re: THE SHOOTER / HIDDEN ASSASSIN (Ted Kotcheff, 1995)

Postby Jox on 23 Jul 2013, 13:25

The extended version (15 mins longer than the U.S. cut) is available for less than 5€ on Amazon.de. It's not real Blu-ray quality but decent Widescreen DVD.
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Re: THE SHOOTER / HIDDEN ASSASSIN (Ted Kotcheff, 1995)

Postby Jox on 24 Nov 2013, 01:39

I don't know what it is but the full movie is uploaded everyday on Youtube.
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Re: THE SHOOTER / HIDDEN ASSASSIN (Ted Kotcheff, 1995)

Postby savagesketch on 24 Nov 2013, 19:07

To this day, I still think that this and MEN OF WAR are Dolph's two best acting jobs. Oddly enough, they were both filmed and released around the '94-'95 period...
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Re: THE SHOOTER / HIDDEN ASSASSIN (Ted Kotcheff, 1995)

Postby Jox on 05 Mar 2014, 11:35

http://houseinrlyeh.blogspot.fr/2014/03 ... -1995.html
Ted Kotcheff’s Hidden Assassin is one of the more surprising vehicles for that loveable lug, Dolph Lundgren. As we all know, while Lundgren is one of the more likeable action specialists of his generation (which automatically puts him in a higher league than Seagal and Norris), his thespian skills have their limits mostly in glowering, looking like the nicest guy ever to bash your head in, and two kinds of smiles, which results in a limited repertoire of roles, so much so that most of his films aren’t even trying to get anything else out of him.
That blog review is not to silly and kinda funny.
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Re: THE SHOOTER / HIDDEN ASSASSIN (Ted Kotcheff, 1995)

Postby Jox on 15 Jun 2014, 17:24

The international theatrical trailer - in English:

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Re: THE SHOOTER / HIDDEN ASSASSIN (Ted Kotcheff, 1995)

Postby bomaz on 16 Oct 2014, 14:54

A french article about Ted Kotcheff, guest at the last Lumier festival in Lyon.
http://www.lexpress.fr/actualites/1/cul ... 12054.html
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Re: THE SHOOTER / HIDDEN ASSASSIN (Ted Kotcheff, 1995)

Postby Jox on 16 Oct 2014, 16:20

Kotcheff has been honored/rehabilitated at the Cannes festival with the restoration screening of The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz.

There's a documentary in the works about him as well, called The Apprenticeship of Ted Kotcheff:
http://www.tedthefilm.com
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Re: THE SHOOTER / HIDDEN ASSASSIN (Ted Kotcheff, 1995)

Postby Jox on 15 Mar 2015, 17:06

TV spots (France):
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Re: THE SHOOTER / HIDDEN ASSASSIN (Ted Kotcheff, 1995)

Postby Jox on 09 May 2015, 12:31

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How well do you remember filming The Shooter in Prague? Do you have any story you could share?


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Yeah! It was right after the fall of Communism. It was a rough city in those days. Beautiful, but I remember that there was not a lot of - my favorite food was the beer and soup, hahaha! Because that's the food that was the best. I remember that. I think we shot right at the Palace of the - what was his name now- the guy who started the movement that toppled Communism - anyways, we shot there at the palace, on the ROOF of the palace - I'm trying to remember his name now - anyways, I'll remember his name later, but it was a great city.
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Re: THE SHOOTER / HIDDEN ASSASSIN (Ted Kotcheff, 1995)

Postby Jox on 17 Jul 2016, 11:09

THE SHOOTER came out 20 years ago today in French theatres.

This was Dolph's last theatrical release (25 screens) in the territory as well as in most European countries.

Contrary to other European territories, THE SHOOTER was released in France in its 15 minutes-shorter US version cut by Miramax, which Ted Kotcheff didn't even seem to be aware of.

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Re: THE SHOOTER / HIDDEN ASSASSIN (Ted Kotcheff, 1995)

Postby Jox on 30 Jul 2016, 18:20

French lobby cards

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Re: THE SHOOTER / HIDDEN ASSASSIN (Ted Kotcheff, 1995)

Postby Jox on 26 Sep 2016, 19:35

UK rental VHS cover

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Re: THE SHOOTER / HIDDEN ASSASSIN (Ted Kotcheff, 1995)

Postby Jox on 25 Oct 2016, 14:12

Ted Kotcheff completed his memoirs to come out soon.

Will THE SHOOTER / HIDDEN ASSASSIN be mentioned?
Hard to believe it was being filmed 22 years ago, and that was the last real theatrical release for Dolph in many territories...

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With six decades in show business, legendary director Ted Kotcheff looks back on his life

Born to immigrant parents and raised in the slums of Toronto during the Depression, Ted Kotcheff learned storytelling on the streets before taking a stagehand job at CBC Television. Discovering his skills with actors and production, Kotcheff went on to direct some of the greatest films of the freewheeling 1970s, including The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz, Wake in Fright, and North Dallas Forty. After directing the 1980s blockbusters First Blood and Weekend at Bernie’s, Kotcheff helped produce the groundbreaking TV show Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. During his career, he was declared a Communist by the U.S. government, banned from the Royal Albert Hall in London, and coped with assassination threats on one of his lead actors.

With his seminal films enjoying a critical renaissance, including praise from Martin Scorsese and Nick Cave, Kotcheff now turns the lens on himself. Witty and fearless, Director’s Cut is not just a memoir, but also a close-up on life and craft, with stories of his long friendship with Mordecai Richler and working with stars like Sylvester Stallone, James Mason, Gregory Peck, Ingmar Bergman, Gene Hackman, Jane Fonda, and Richard Dreyfuss, as well as advice on how to survive the slings and arrows of Hollywood.
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