THE PEACEKEEPER (Frédéric Forestier, 1997)

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Re: THE PEACEKEEPER (Frédéric Forestier, 1997)

Postby Jox on 18 Jun 2017, 10:31

Jox wrote:
Jox wrote:Seems like it's coming to Blu-ray this year, just in time for the 20th (!) anniversary...
Jox wrote:Upcoming Blu-ray (region B)
http://www.amazon.fr/Dolph-lundgren-fil ... 071XQ7LCP/

The upcoming French release will feature both an interview with director Frédéric Forestier and a presentation from yours truly (in French, out in September).

THE PEACEKEEPER / MEN OF WAR Blu-ray combo to be released on September 12th
http://video.fnac.com/a10577461/L-homme ... en-Blu-Ray



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Re: THE PEACEKEEPER (Frédéric Forestier, 1997)

Postby Jox on 12 Jul 2017, 20:37

Jox wrote:
Jox wrote:
Jox wrote:Seems like it's coming to Blu-ray this year, just in time for the 20th (!) anniversary...
Jox wrote:Upcoming Blu-ray (region B)
http://www.amazon.fr/Dolph-lundgren-fil ... 071XQ7LCP/

The upcoming French release will feature both an interview with director Frédéric Forestier and a presentation from yours truly (in French, out in September).

THE PEACEKEEPER / MEN OF WAR Blu-ray combo to be released on September 12th
http://video.fnac.com/a10577461/L-homme ... en-Blu-Ray

Worldwide Blu-ray exclusive, featuring a 3 min presentation by yours truly and an interview with director Frédéric Forestier with rare production concept art, stills and behind the scenes photos 8)

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Re: THE PEACEKEEPER (Frédéric Forestier, 1997)

Postby Moltisanti on 13 Jul 2017, 04:37

THE PEACEKEEPER is one that I was real close to digging but it just didn't quite measure up. Might be tempted to pick up this edition. Too bad they couldn't have paired it with another of his that isn't already on blu. SWEEPERS would have been nice.
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Re: THE PEACEKEEPER (Frédéric Forestier, 1997)

Postby Jox on 13 Jul 2017, 10:21

By the way the subtitles should not be forced.

I think some of the cheesy and humorous aspects of THE PEACEKEEPER were not understood, I haven't seen the interview yet but I think Forestier wanted to kind of make fun of it and almost make it slightly satiric à la DR STRANGELOVE...

Yes, I would have loved to get SWEEPERS as well, but it wasn't chosen to pair up with MOW because it's not as commercial, the VHS and DVD sales back then were really low here unfortunately. Glad to have THE PEACEKEEPER though, it's much better it seems and way above other DIE HARD knock offs.
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Re: THE PEACEKEEPER (Frédéric Forestier, 1997)

Postby Jox on 16 Jul 2017, 18:52

Compared to what these low budget action films have become, this new Blu-ray release shall easily rehabilitate the movie and make it look like a big budget blockbuster in regards to nowadays lazy outputs, more especially for those abroad who had only seen it in 4/3 full screen. Granted the shooting script didn't bring much new onto the table and it's cheesy and cheap at times but overall it looks bigger and well shot.

Remember that like SILENT TRIGGER (handled by the same Canadian co-producers) and despite very few 1996-1997 CGI effects, THE PEACEKEEPER was the same budget as previous theatrical DL films and featured a lot of miniatures and practical effects which would have looked terrible if it had been made today.
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Re: THE PEACEKEEPER (Frédéric Forestier, 1997)

Postby Leigh2704 on 21 Jul 2017, 16:12

Did they use a generic English transfer, or are the title cards French?
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Re: THE PEACEKEEPER (Frédéric Forestier, 1997)

Postby Jox on 21 Jul 2017, 17:01

There never was a French title card even on the VHS (and the subtitles are removable)

I just saw a control disc and this is the best the movie was ever shown outside of the theatrical releases. The film is presented in widescreen 1.85:1 aspect ratio and the HD master really shows off how the movie wasn't that cheap, especially compared to nowadays DTV it almost looks like a blockbuster despite its flaws.

It's a true rediscovery of the film...
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Re: THE PEACEKEEPER (Frédéric Forestier, 1997)

Postby Leigh2704 on 23 Jul 2017, 15:30

Fantastic! Will it be a single or double disc set, do you know? Obviously, that will be quite a lot of compression.
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Re: THE PEACEKEEPER (Frédéric Forestier, 1997)

Postby Jox on 23 Jul 2017, 20:39

It will be a single 50GB disc so it should be fine compression-wise.
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Re: THE PEACEKEEPER (Frédéric Forestier, 1997)

Postby bomaz on 23 Jul 2017, 21:05

I can testify, the one disc / two features by Metropolitan is a good deal (I have the nemesis / Mean Guns one, and it's a good BluRay).
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Re: THE PEACEKEEPER (Frédéric Forestier, 1997)

Postby Leigh2704 on 24 Jul 2017, 20:57

Jox wrote:
I just saw a control disc and this is the best the movie was ever shown outside of the theatrical releases. The film is presented in widescreen 1.85:1 aspect ratio and the HD master really shows off how the movie wasn't that cheap (especially compared to nowadays DTV it almost looks like a blockbuster despite its flaws).


It's amazing to think, at the time the mainstream would look at those $10m budgeted DTV films from former theatrical stars and slam them as a huge downgrade. In hindsight, quite amusing.
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Re: THE PEACEKEEPER (Frédéric Forestier, 1997)

Postby Jox on 09 Aug 2017, 20:29

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Re: THE PEACEKEEPER (Frédéric Forestier, 1997)

Postby Jox on 12 Aug 2017, 12:43

Editor Yves Langlois, who also cut SILENT TRIGGER, edited early Claude Chabrol's films and Jean-Jacques Annaud's LA GUERRE DU FEU / QUEST FOR FIRE...
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Re: THE PEACEKEEPER (Frédéric Forestier, 1997)

Postby Jox on 14 Aug 2017, 17:14

Has anybody noticed the very similar ending in MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE 4?! ;)
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