ICARUS / The Killing Machine (Dolph Lundgren, 2009)

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Re: ICARUS / The Killing Machine (2009)

Postby Jox on 11 Dec 2010, 19:08

The tagline for on the Japanese cover reads "Human atomic warhead is back"!

Did you know that "Human atomic warhead"/ NINGEN KAKU DAN TOE is Dolph's nickname in Japan since about 1989?! :D

Thanks to Hanako from the StalloneZone for these precisions.
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Re: ICARUS / The Killing Machine (2009)

Postby Jox on 16 Dec 2010, 22:45

Opening today in Kuwait on 7 screens (which is a lot actually if you compare to the blockbusters)
http://webserver2.kncc.com/synopsis.php?mv=3189
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Re: ICARUS / The Killing Machine (2009)

Postby Jox on 26 Dec 2010, 15:11

Jox wrote:
Jox wrote:ICARUS will be released in Japan on February 2, 2011.
http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/detailview.html?KEY=ALBSD-1387

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Re: ICARUS / The Killing Machine (2009)

Postby Jox on 27 Dec 2010, 16:45

US Region 1 backcover
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Re: ICARUS / The Killing Machine (2009)

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Re: ICARUS / The Killing Machine (2009)

Postby Ivan Drago on 29 Jan 2011, 07:17

WTF? Why is the American back cover calling the title of movie "Dolph Lundgren is The Killing Machine"? Twice!!! :mrgreen:
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Re: ICARUS / The Killing Machine (2009)

Postby Jox on 29 Jan 2011, 11:48

Because that's the official title that Anchor Bay chose for the US and UK, it's on all press releases, go figure... even Dolph said in a recent interview how stupid that was...
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Re: ICARUS / The Killing Machine (2009)

Postby Travis on 30 Jan 2011, 11:40

Honestly, I know the title is a little silly but I understand why they did it. It makes the film more marketable and I think it will get more people to see the movie, which is a good thing.
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Re: ICARUS / The Killing Machine (2009)

Postby Jox on 02 Feb 2011, 11:23

More marketable? That is really arguable and I've already made point to the distributor and publicist. This is that kind of bad marketing that is also part of how Dolph never broke totally through.

Anyway, thanks to Colligion for the heads up, it seems that Best Buy will have an exclusive Blu-ray in their stores (same for another 20 titles)
http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=5816
http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/The-Killi ... ray/20239/
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Re: ICARUS / The Killing Machine (2009)

Postby Jox on 16 Feb 2011, 02:12

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Re: ICARUS / The Killing Machine (2009)

Postby Travis on 16 Feb 2011, 07:56

It's a judgement call for the distributer that has money on the line. I think Killing Machine is not an appropriate title for this film, but I can't blame them. I don't think it ruins the movie. It's a lower end movie. It's OK but we can't fool people into thinking it is a great piece of art.
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Re: ICARUS / The Killing Machine (2009)

Postby Jox on 01 Mar 2011, 11:48

Review and screenshots for the Region A (US) "Best Buy exclusive" BD release

http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/The-Killi ... 39/#Review
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