Aug. 9, 2001, 7:21 a.m. CST
by Jack Diamond
usually if Moriarty says its good it is, so i'll follow his word.
Aug. 9, 2001, 7:29 a.m. CST
by Dr Loomis
I read a review of it on another site,and that was also singing its praises.I really wanna see it and hope it arrives in England soon. Never heard of Sla$hers though.Don't think I'll bother checking that one out.
Aug. 9, 2001, 7:45 a.m. CST
It's nice that somebody still remembers this terrific, disturbing film. I saw it 6 years ago in a finnish film festival and I have never heard of it before or after that in any media. It feels sad that nobody seems to know this film. Not quite the masterpice Moriarty seems to think it is, but very good and original.
Aug. 9, 2001, 7:52 a.m. CST
ah fuck it... if Chasing Sleep's sent to straight to video they can always remake it at a later date.
Aug. 9, 2001, 8:04 a.m. CST
by No. 41
Finding out about small gems and potential gems like "Session 9" "Chasing Sleep," "Ginger Snaps," "Memento," (which was once a small gem), and "CTHD" (ditto) are why I visit this site. Anyone can cover the biggies. Oh yeah, I do sometimes enjoy the unintentional hilarity that is the SW talkbacks.
Aug. 9, 2001, 10:42 a.m. CST
I live in Montreal and I still don't know which movie won the Grand Prize this year! I hope it was Millennium Actress, though I also liked Crash Landing, the Chinese airplane disaster movie. I did enjoy seeing Laputa on the big screen, though I can appreciate why Disney won't release it theatrically, as the animation (especially of the villains) is a lot more primitive than Mononoke, though that's to be expected, as Kiki's Delivery Service was the first "big" budget Ghibli film. Steve Brandon Kiyone_Mabi@galaxypolice.com
Aug. 9, 2001, 1:49 p.m. CST
...is The Tenant, with Polanski putting himself in the lead role. Not to take anything away from Chasing Sleep, which is a solid little film. I'm just sayin'.
Aug. 9, 2001, 3:38 p.m. CST
I was there when the winners were announced, so I'll try to remember some of the winners. First animation prize was Millenium Actress (which also won in the Innovation category), second was Metropolis and I *think* the third was Nekojiro-so. Otaku was first for Short Movie and L'Ilya (with its depressive director ^_^) second. Joint Security Area was in the Asian Feature Film winners, and I think The Isle too. Heart of the Warrior was first for International Feature... Damn! Why haven't they displayed the winners on the website yet? (and why is my memory so bad?) There are so many categories that is makes the prizes almost meaningless, but I *DO* remember one important thing that was said in the awards ceremony: Millenium Actress is by *far* the movie that got the biggest number of votes, bigger than any movie in any year of the festival!
Aug. 9, 2001, 6:41 p.m. CST
FOR ME TO POOP ON! always wanted to try that.
Aug. 9, 2001, 8:12 p.m. CST
by jeff bailey
Can you tell us what The Convent is about?? Please folks when you mention cool movies for us to find, tell us a little about the plot etc. I look forward to trying to find it.
Aug. 9, 2001, 8:21 p.m. CST
I would like to know a little more about The Convent, too.____Curiosity Hasn't Killed The Bee Yet <Scolded, yes. Killed, no.>
Aug. 10, 2001, 11:39 a.m. CST
Well, that Millennium Actress was the best animated film at Fantasia (Laputa and Akira don't really count, as they're just rereleases) isn't really disputable. Metropolis was the only anime I missed, but whomever wrote the review for AnimeNewsNetwork.com wasn't too thrilled. But is there no singular Grand Prize for "Best of the Festival", such as the award given to Perfect Blue in 1997, anymore? Has Fantasia turned into the film festival equivalent of "everyone gets an award" school field days? _______________________________________________ The worst anime presentation I saw was Boogie Pop Phantom. The anime itself looks to be interesting, and the dubbing wasn't too bad (not Cowboy Bebop quality, but much better than Utena, which featured most of the same dub actors). The animation, which was produced by Studio Madhouse (Perfect Blue, X, and the Fantasia guide didn't mention this, but also Cardcaptor Sakura) is above average for a TV show, nowhere near as beautiful as Cowboy Bebop, though a bit better (IMHO) than Lain. But the video quality was terrible: the colours were almost completely washed out (yes, I know that BPP is from the same creators as Lain, in which the colours were intentionally faded in some scenes, but in the BPP presentation I saw, I doubt the "washed out" effect was intentional), and there were lines all over the screen. It looked almost like watching a really bad fan sub (like a 10th generation transfer or something) at my anime club. (Like my anime club, they used a video projector, as I doubt that there are any 35mm prints of BPP available.) I don't have any inside knowledge as to which video format the copy of BPP that the Right Stuf sent to Fantasia was, but I'd guess that it was a VHS tape, and not a DVD. Also, BPP is TV animation, so the you could almost count the lines of resolution. BPP isn't the type of animation that was meant to be watched on a big screen; blown up to giant size, the inherent flaws of TV budget animation are glaringly obvious. I'd suggest that Fantasia consider showing TV anime on pay-per-view, in conjunction with the festival, but this would probably be a licensing nightmare.__________________________________________________________ Steve Brandon Kiyone_Mabi@galaxypolice.com