MPI Video has announced Enter the Void for Blu-ray release on January 25, 2011. Loosely inspired in The Tibetan Book of the Dead, Gaspar Noé's follow-up to his controversial Irréversible is a highly experimental nightmare film, shot in first-person photography against a hallucinatory Tokyo cityscape. Running time is listed as 143 minutes.
whoa, that was a wicked trailer. i haven't seen or even heard of this film before 5 minutes ago, but i will definitely have to rent the blu when this comes out. the colors alone should be worth the rental price!
this movie is torture to get through. but it is a certain type of torture that must be endured at least once. it is brilliant and horrendous at the same time. if you havent seen it you will understand my meaning after watching it.
I thought Irreversible was an awful movie--and not for the usual reasons--but I'd like to see this. It definitely has style (like Irreversible), I just hope it has some substance to go with it (unlike Irreversible).
Wdm81 isn't the Hannah Montana/Jonas Brothers/Yogi Bear type of jackass. He's the Fight Club/Boondock Saints/The Expendables type of jackass. Much worse if you ask me.
Horrible time sitting through this in theaters. All style and no substance. Just like Gaspar Noés other films. Wouldn't touch this BD with a 10 foot pole. And someone had the gull to mumble Kubricks name in the same sentence?
ugh, I thought this movie would be like the one everyone here in the comments is hoping for, well, be prepared to be disappointed. It's boring and sluggish most of the nearly 2 and a half hour of film that could've and should've been condensed into a short 30-40 minute short film imo.
143 minutes? That sucks. I was hoping we wouldn't get the cut version. Lets see the Japanese release has mosaic censoring, the French release has forced subs, and the German doesn't have English audio. Maybe the UK will get the full version and I can import that. Doubt it though, the UK loves to cut films to shreds.
repete66211, I really resent your lumping of Fight Club with the other films you mentioned. I also highly disagree with your assessment of Irreversible. Even though you haven't seen Enter the Void and would like to see it, hoping it has substance, don't pigeonhole people. I liked Enter the Void and many other art films, but I also liked Fight Club.
I'm hoping the 143 minute runtime is a typo and that they will have the uncut version. Then again, I heard the film works best in that cut. The special features has listed deleted scenes, so maybe the 18 minutes cut will be there. I just might tolerate that if the UK release won't be region-free. We'll see. For now, I'm keeping my pre-order but it is subject to change.
"143 minutes? That sucks. I was hoping we wouldn't get the cut version. Lets see the Japanese release has mosaic censoring, the French release has forced subs, and the German doesn't have English audio. Maybe the UK will get the full version and I can import that. Doubt it though, the UK loves to cut films to shreds."
The UK didn't cut Enter The Void. In fact when the film showed theatrically we got both the directors cut and the standard version (which was approved by the director and passed uncut by the BBFC). The UK has it well when it comes to cutting, with a track record far greater than the MPAA, who act bizarrely and with a heavy political hand. British classification is nowhere near as bad as its unfair reputation suggests, and the only reason to suspect that we might not get the Director's cut of the film would be down to the decision of the distributors (as, like I said, it already has been certified (18) for theatrical release).
@Kakihara: I like Fight Club too. However, you must have forgotten what other kind of people liked it--frat boy/meathead types who just like the idea of fighting and missed the whole point of the movie. Kinda like you missed the point of my comment. Again, I look forward to finding out if Enter the Void is less devoid of content than Irreversible was.
@Atreyuu2003: The Expendables was a horrible fucking movie. There was nothing redeeming about it. I went in hoping to watch something mildly entertaining while eating my popcorn and it couldn't even do that for me. That is my assessment of it. If you liked the movie I congratulate you.
Here is what MPI told me when I asked them about this when they first announced it - Enter The Void will be the Director’s Cut – 161 minutes. Then again, they also sent out Santa Sangre with the wrong pricing and then had to raise it.