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Audition
« on: April 9, 2002, 20:07:14 »

From: Ventura Distribution

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Takashi Miike's Critically-Acclaimed Audition Available On Video And Dvd May 7 From American Cinematheque Presents ... And Chimera Entertainment

Distributed By Ventura Distribution, Audition was Release Theatrically in 'O I by American Cinematheque presents ... in Association with Vitagmph Films

Thousand Oaks, CA, March 26, 2002 -- When a producer sets up a fake casting call to help his middle-aged friend search for a new wife, it turns into a hallucinatory nightmare of female revenge. Not for the weak of heart, Director Takashi Miike's (Dead or Alive) Audition makes its video and DVD debut May 7, from American Cinematheque Presents and Chimera Entertainment and distributed by Ventura Distribution. "While he packs a majorjolt for horror fans, Audition is actually carrying a critique of the lingering subordinate status of women in Asian society to its horrendous, hideous extreme," says The Los Angeles Times.

Deceptively innocent at first, Audition finds Aoyama (Ryo Ishibashi) middle-aged widower of many years, urged by his teenage son and film producer friend Yoshikawa (Jun Kunimur-a) to start dating again. Yoshikawa devises a plan to hold a phony Audition for a non-existent film. After interviewing 30 young hopefuls, Aoyama falls for the demure and alluring actress Asami (fashion model Eihi Shiina in her film debut), a former ballerina with a suspicious past. " ... a great, sick rush with a kicker on the level of 'The Vanishing," ...Audition doesn't let you down, but bring a strong constitution - like any Audition, it's a test of nerve," says The New York Times.

An American Cinematheque presents ... Vitagraph Films release, Audition was directed by Takashi Miike, produced by Akemi Suyama and Satoshi Hukushima, based on a story by Rvu Murakami.

Audition
Pre-order date: April 8, 2002
Genre: Thriller
Street date: May 7,2002
SRP: VHS: $29.98/DVD: $24.98
Rating: R
Running Time: 115 mins.

DVD SPECIAL FEATURES: Widescreen (Aspect Ratio 1.85: 1)
Audio: Japanese 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround
New Digital Transfer with removable English Subtitles
Theatrical Trailers (U.S./intemational and Japanese)
Theatrical Trailers for upcoming Chimera/American Cinematheque titles
Interview with Takashi Miike at the American Cinematheque Theatre - conducted by Dennis Bartok and Chris D. (24 mins)
Scene specific audio commentary by Takashi Miike (still pending schedule)
Biography/Filmography for director Takashi Miike
Tour of the Egyptian Theatre (8 minutes)
Photo Gallery
Liner Notes by Chris D.

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Re: Audition
« Reply #1 on: April 9, 2002, 21:35:45 »
Ik heb vorige week de Tartan versie gezien.

[hidden] De film is bewust zeer traag gemaakt, volgens het interview met de regisseur. Hierdoor is het wel een lange zit. Het is wat mij betreft geen film die je vaker zal zien.
Hierdoor is het contrast met het extreme einde wel groot.
Op zich wel een origineel verhaal.
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Beeldkwaliteit van de Tartan versie was niet zo bijzonder. Erg weinig detail in het zwart, voor zover ik het me herinner.


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Re: Audition
« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2002, 18:34:00 »
Ik heb de film twee jaar geleden op het filmfestival in Rotterdam gezien. Echt de halve zaal liep weg en dat was niet omdat het een slechte film was!
Ik heb het helaas ook niet tot het eind kunnen volhouden :-(
Ik krijg dus een herkansing met deze DVD
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Re: Audition
« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2002, 18:43:32 »
Inderdaad is de film TRAAAAAAAAAAG, maar het eind moet je echt niet missen, knappe jonge die dan zijn eten binnen houdt.

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