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General Discussion / Sergio Leone's Leningrad
« on: June 20, 2004, 02:52:00 AM »
Italian Filmmaker Has 'Leningrad' In Sights

Oscar-winning Italian director Giuseppe Tornatore is hard at work on the script of "Leningrad," an English-language historical epic depicting the Nazi siege of the Russian revolution's birthplace during WWII, the movie's producer revealed Thursday.

Breaking the wall of silence that has encircled the project since its announcement at the Festival de Cannes last month, the movie's Italian backer Medusa Film said it expected Tornatore to complete the script by the end of this year. "The 900-day German assault on this major Soviet city, now known as St. Petersburg, has become memorable because Hitler thought it would be quickly reduced to rubble.

 But in the end the Nazis were forced to retreat," managing director Gianpaolo Letta said. "It is a key WWII episode never seen before on Western movie screens," he added. The Medusa chief described "Leningrad" as a big-budget epic that would have an A-list international cast.

Talks are ongoing with a number of potential production partners. Medusa -- which is owned by Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi -- co- produced with Miramax Tornatore's latest work, the erotic period piece "Malena," which launched Monica Bellucci's international career. Tornatore's "Cinema Paradiso" won the 1990 Academy Award for Best Foreign Film.

I heared Leone's post-OUTIA project supposed to be something like this. I'm not sure Tornatore was inspired by Leone's idea but sounds like there's something to do with it.
Ennio Morricone is also joined as music composer.

Off-Topic Discussion / Has anyone seen HK flix 'Infernal affairs'?
« on: January 03, 2004, 03:23:38 PM »
I've recently seen HK highest ever grossing film 'Infernal affairs' and it's prequel'Inferal affairs 2' I'm not really a HK movie fan though it is one of the best films I've seen in 2003. Great plot,nice acting and directing. It's story about special agent who penatrate underworld society VS mafia informer who acting a cop. I'd like to recommand this movie you guys. I'm sure many of you will enjoy it.

Here's more info

Off-Topic Discussion / Anita Mui died
« on: December 29, 2003, 05:53:38 PM »
Hong Kong actress-singer Anita mui(best known as ghost lover of Leslie Cheung in Rouge) died of cancer at the age of 40 last night. RIP :'(

Once Upon A Time In The West / OUTITW DVD of the Year???
« on: December 26, 2003, 04:06:38 PM »
I voted OUTITW as DVD of the year at
Exellent re-mastering,5.1 sound,great commentary,full of special features,nice cover-art design and unbelievable price(I paid $11.95) What's not to like? This is  definitely
must-get DVD.

Duck, You Sucker / Great News!
« on: December 13, 2003, 06:04:31 PM »
I've found great news for you guys. There will be the first NTSC code3 release form Spectrum(Korea) include both 153mins UK English version and 156min Italian version in 2discs. Price would be approximatley $16~18(plus Shipping about$5). I'll let you know, maybe in a week, where you can purchase .

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