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Movie: Attack the block

 
 
Reply Tue 22 Mar, 2011 05:27 pm
I've been reading about a movie called Attack The Block. It sounds good, but I can't quite figure out when the general release date is for US distribution. Does anyone know when this film is due to be released in the US?



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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Thu 24 Mar, 2011 06:44 pm
@rosborne979,
According the IMDb company credits page: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1478964/companycredits

The relatively low budget film (8 million pounds) doesn't have a US film distributer yet.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1478964/business

Which doesn't make much sense given the high profile film projects the director, Joe Cornish, is involved with in the immediate future.
Cornish is the writer of the following two films.
Ant-Man (2014) (announced) (screenplay): film to be directed by Edgar Wright.
This writing project is too far ahead and it even might not make it to the production stage.

But the more important one is the VERY HIGHLY anticipated Spielberg directed animated film, The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn (2011) (post-production) (screenplay)

Maybe it'll get at least a limited run here in the US. Maybe the distribution companies are waiting to see the box office turnout in the UK before investing any money into the film and allowing the theatrical distribution here.
rosborne979
 
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Reply Fri 25 Mar, 2011 10:19 am
@tsarstepan,
Oh, so that's what the problem is. No US distributor. Very unfortunate. This seems like a good movie.

I guess I'll have to wait for DVD or HBO or iTunes to release it.

Thanks
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Sat 26 Mar, 2011 10:12 am
@rosborne979,
I guess it was screened this month at the film festival section of the infamous SXSW (South by Southwest media festival):

Why 'Attack the Block' Needs SXSW
Brit sci-fi movie is a fun time but can distributors get past the heavily-accented slang of its inner-city London protagonists?
12:11 AM 3/12/2011 by Borys Kit
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/why-attack-block-needs-sxsw-167000
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The movie doesn't have a distributor. A buyer's screening was held at last month's Berlin Film Festival and another one in London before that, showing a pic that still needed some VFX work.


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There is talk of having subtitles for any North American release.


djjd62
 
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Reply Sat 26 Mar, 2011 10:27 am
@tsarstepan,
tsarstepan wrote:

Why 'Attack the Block' Needs SXSW
Brit sci-fi movie is a fun time but can distributors get past the heavily-accented slang of its inner-city London protagonists?
12:11 AM 3/12/2011 by Borys Kit
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/why-attack-block-needs-sxsw-167000

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There is talk of having subtitles for any North American release.



Rolling Eyes

i can remember the original US release of Mad Max was dubbed, guess i watch too much British tv, actually i watch almost exclusively British tv,
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Reply Thu 28 Jul, 2011 10:40 am
@rosborne979,
So it's finally getting a US theatrical run, albeit a limited one at that. Opening up this Friday.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1478964/releaseinfo

So far, it has an impressive 100% approval rating on Rottentomatoes.com. That might change come Friday when most of the print media publishes their reviews for the weekend.
http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/attack_the_block/#top-critics-numbers
rosborne979
 
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Reply Thu 28 Jul, 2011 01:39 pm
@tsarstepan,
I'm glad it's finally going to be released, but now I'm wondering how far I will have to drive to see it. And I'm certain it won't retain it's 100% rating, but I bet it will still be highly rated (and possibly the best scifi film this year).

Cowboys and Aliens also comes out tomorrow, and I have hopes that it will be good, but I suspect that Attack the Block will still be better.
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rosborne979
 
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Reply Sat 6 Aug, 2011 01:33 pm
Cowboys and Aliens was passable, but certainly nothing memorable.

Attack the Block is still not showing anywhere in my area. The nearest listing I can find for it is in New York City and I'm not driving that far to see it.

I wonder how long I'll have to wait to see this movie, and I wonder why it wasn't in larger release in the US.
djjd62
 
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Reply Sat 6 Aug, 2011 02:31 pm
@rosborne979,
movie review guy (germain lussier (SP) from slashfilm) i hear on my fave radio show (ron & fez) gave attack the block a great review, he was less than kind to cowboys and aliens
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rosborne979
 
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Reply Mon 15 Aug, 2011 01:13 pm
It's unbelievable. The nearest place showing the movie is New York City. And I can't find it anywhere online to download it even though I'm perfectly happy to pay for it.
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rosborne979
 
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Reply Thu 8 Sep, 2011 03:25 pm
Ok. I was finally able to see this film. It was very good. Nice crisp story without a lot of fluff. It's a nice realistic feeling scifi/horror film.
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