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Originally titled CHEMICAL WEDDING, the Bruce Dickinson produced CROWLEY will hit shelves on March 10th and will retail for $26.97.

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kidneyhawk
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This is really good news.

I was gifted with the CW dvd over the holidays and the thing won't play on ANY of my machines (something about the wrong "international code!").

Arghhh!!!! (groaning because after all the extensive chat on this film, I have YET to see it!) πŸ™


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Erm, you might want moderate your expectations on this one!

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Kyle, you need a region-free player, or alternatively some software for your computer to let you play any region-coded discs.Both easy to find.A look on amazon for "region free dvd" will show you how cheap they are.Oh and your TV /monitor needs to be able to display the PAL signal,but most machines can these days.


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I haven't seen it yet either, and am more apprehensive than eager, I think πŸ™‚


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I believe this will work as a player on your computer. It's free.

http://www.videolan.org/vlc/


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"Camlion" wrote:
I haven't seen it yet either, and am more apprehensive than eager, I think πŸ™‚

It's my opinion that you're right to be "more apprehensive than eager". I watched it over Christmas. Mildly amusing, I though, but what it reminded me of more than anything was "Herbert West Reanimator".

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Prepared to do some cringing. πŸ™‚


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I actually thought it was a good flick. Although not any sort of biopic, it WAS very much a "Crowley" movie. The actor had the part nailed, I thought. It made me want to dig out my copy of the CONFESSIONS or MAGICK WITHOUT TEARS, and what better praise than that can I offer?

Plus the redhead is to die for.

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donthepoet: (Plus the redhead is to die for.)
Are not all Redheads to die for? 😈


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"Camlion" wrote:
Prepared to do some cringing. πŸ™‚

I was prepared to...

But as I didn't go in expecting a biographical film, I was pleasently surprised, and really enjoyed this movie quite a bit. I have seen it 3 times as of right now. And I'm sure I'll be purchasing it when I have the chance.


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"donthepoet" wrote:
Plus the redhead is to die for.
"Alistair" wrote:
Are not all Redheads to die for? 😈

... or to die. πŸ™

I haven't seen CW/C yet, but the ultimate movie-paean to redheads (the poor dears) is, of course, Perfume.

Lucille Ball I can't get my head around, though.


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Watched a downloaded version of this a couple months back. It was most certainly cringe-worthy... but good for a few laughs.


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Well, I bought this yesterday and watched it. Walmart is carrying it for $9.96 and I wasn't expecting an accurate portrayal, it was a fun romp with Callow playing not just the legendary version of Crowley but an exaggerated version of the legends! I enjoyed the movie until the ending, which was not at all consistent with the feel of the rest of the movie and I'm sorry, the hero didn't look a day of 35, let alone 53! Gads was that a weak ending. Out three days and I have already had to do some small explanations though. LOL


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If you go to Walmart aka The Evil Empire, you can get the movie for 10 bucks.


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oops Didn't see the most recent post from uranus. Sorry for the repeat of info. 😳


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I found this film absolutely hopeless; although it was well made and well acted, the script was just rubbish.


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"michaelclarke18" wrote:
I found this film absolutely hopeless; although it was well made and well acted, the script was just rubbish.

From the DVD's commentary and deleted scenes, it was fairly obvious that this was not the film they wished they could make, but was the film they were able to make. IMO, of course.


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Let's face it, it's crap !!! - not worth watching twice. In fact probably best to rent it if you want to see it rather than buying it. Oh, yes and the 'extras' if you can wade through them have a 'Blair Witch' (which is also hyped crap) element.


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Not surprisingly, my local Wal-Mart does not carry this film; undoubtedly due to the cover image of an upside down pentagram in flames- probably nothing to do with the actual Title or story line. I had to order online to ship directly to my home.
Note: the community I live in also didnt show the re-released Exorcist film either- due to the "Satanic" nature of the movie and the Bible-Thumping locals protesting. Uugh....


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Again - Simon Callow was great - the lecture was fantastic and funny! The first song - an old tyme piece about the "Boogeyman" was also great and made me laugh - The rest was just awful... esp. the end...

Because of the hero's (Mathers') revealing his birthdate at the end - was the hero supposed to be an actual re-incarnation of AC here now to kill off the "bad boy" image of AC that the computer generated? I just didn't get it I guess.

The movie was not just foggy, but simple slush.

Luckily I rented it via Netflix and sent it back ASAP.


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"durga23" wrote:
Because of the hero's (Mathers') revealing his birthdate at the end - was the hero supposed to be an actual re-incarnation of AC here now to kill off the "bad boy" image of AC that the computer generated? I just didn't get it I guess.

At the premiere in London, the director, Julian Doyle, admitted that this was mainly just the result of a failure to update the script/screenplay...

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I watched this a few weeks back and it was a fun movie. I didn't expect much, especially not the proper biopic which Crowley's life merits. As has been said before you could script three or four great films from any aspect of his life. Personally, I wouldn't mind seeing a costume drama in the style of "Wilde" dealing with his personal trials, tribulations, and evolution.

I would think many actors would leap at the chance to play a man who is so completely moved and marked by his desire to explore the limits of consciousness. The film would be even better IMO if the mystical elements were left entirely subjective. Imagine a tracking shot on a closed door in Cairo while we are left to imagine the reception of The Book of the Law taking place inside.

Anyway, as for Chemical Wedding I agree with Michael it felt a lot like a Stuart Gordon - ReAnimator era flick. It has a sense of humor (if little sense).

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"durga23" wrote:
Again - Simon Callow was great - the lecture was fantastic and funny! The first song - an old tyme piece about the "Boogeyman" was also great and made me laugh - The rest was just awful... esp. the end...

Because of the hero's (Mathers') revealing his birthdate at the end - was the hero supposed to be an actual re-incarnation of AC here now to kill off the "bad boy" image of AC that the computer generated? I just didn't get it I guess.

The movie was not just foggy, but simple slush.

Luckily I rented it via Netflix and sent it back ASAP.

It was upposed to insinate that he was the Moonchile resulting from Parson's and Hubbard's thingy. And that he was over 50? I'm not sure when this movie was supposed to take place.
I thought it was hilarious though.


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Thanks AEternitas - now I get it - ooh - wish I hadn't though...;)


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I always disliked Iron Maiden for the unbelievable STUPID Lyrics, but now Mr. Dickinson reached a whole new dimension of STUPIDITY.

At least that movie is a wonderfull display of the subsumption of all christian (and other Peters) anti Crowley propaganda and the wet dreams of Heavy Metal-Wrinklys

Thank you Mr. Dickinson for giving this picture of Crowley and Thelema to all the Iron Maiden Fans............ but i wonder, why nobody in this movie eats excretement or having sex with a goat?


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The funny thing is that the opening scenes led me to believe that the film was going to be rather good, sadly, it didn't deliver.


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Indeed, the opening scene is the best part of the film. The rest is sub Hammer Horror.


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