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'The Cure Anniversary 1978-2018: Live in Hyde Park' will hit cinemas this summer

Started by dsanchez, May 04, 2019, 11:21:00

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word_on_a_wing

A funny moment tonight.. arrived at the cinema early. I stand near the entrance for a moment, unsure if I'm at the right door. A guy around 40-50y/o, who looks a little rough does similar, walks up to me and says I look as lost as him. I said "are you here for The Cure?" He replied "no, I'm seeing Pets"
😂 that was totally unexpected! A lesson to not read a book by its cover
"Where the flesh meets the spirit world,
Where the traffic is thin..."

dsanchez

I watched the film at an independent cinema called 'Lumiere' (means 'Light' in french) here in Bratislava. Ticket was 10 EUR and the hall was about 90% full. There were some familiar faces as I think most Curefans here in this small city know each other. I met @charlotte sometimes after very long time. A man did an introduction before the film, mentioned 'In Orange' and that Tim Pope is a long collaborator of the band, and he also mentioned other films they will pass in the upcoming months. This one was part of a series called 'Music & Film'.

It felt very nostalgic. Was watching this and so many memories came to my mind. Was thinking a lot about 'The Cure In Orange', difficult not to compare. I enjoyed the movie, I loved the sound (it was pretty amazing), and the video effects in psychedelic songs such as "If Only Tonight...". The highlights for me were that song, "Plainsong", "Disintegration" and "Push". The filming was beautiful and you could see how the band enjoyed playing that gig. Every word said by Robert between the songs was subtitled. I am glad I had the chance to be somewhere in the audience in that very hot summer day in London. Can't believe the time went so fast (first time I watched 'In Orange' was around 1993 and the 'Hyde Park' gig was already one year ago!)

I loved the close ups and Robert's classic gestures, Simon bouncing around the stage as always (much more than In Orange even thought he is 30 years older now), Reeves and his thoughtful way of playing, Roger and his proficiency in the keyboards and Jason... Hmmm.. although the drum's sound was pretty good (honestly, every instrument sounded perfect), he looked so stressed, like if he was counting the beat. Did anyone else had the same impression? I could be wrong, of course. But I couldn't help and compared him with Boris in 'Show', how relaxed yet powerful he played, or with Kiss's Erik Carr (watch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cDZggIp3t1s from 3:07 - 3:20 and how he kills it)

Anyway, they will pass the film again this Sunday and I am considering seeing it again for a second time :P

The Czech trailer (no, they do not speak Czech in Slovakia but Slovaks understand it pretty well)

2019.06.08 Dublin
2019.07.04 Novi Sad
2019.07.17 Athens

tzare

I couldn't watch the film, only one day at 8pm, so i was still at work.
Any news about it releasing on BR/DVD or even download code? I really wish they allow to have a 4K download, along with a physical release,  for those that don't plan to buy a UHD BR player.

Ulrich

2 tickets are booked for the movie on Thursday (July 25th), my ex is inclined to come along (hope she won't have to cancel).
Can't you see I try? Swimming the same deep water as you is hard...

Ulrich

Quote from: Ulrich on July 19, 2019, 12:53:24hope she won't have to cancel

Well she had to. Seeing it's unbearably hot today (I'd have to drive for 1 hour), I'll give it a miss. Last chance: Sunday. (Or waiting for dvd/blu.)
Can't you see I try? Swimming the same deep water as you is hard...

Ulrich

Three chances to see the film and all of them came and went... today it's impossible due to a jammed motorway and countryroads aren't the opportunity in that direction (plus some of them are flooded today).    :frowning:  :disappointed:
Can't you see I try? Swimming the same deep water as you is hard...

tzare

Hopefully the release of DVD/BR is close enough, despite not being the same as watching it on a big screen, home equipment these days is really good too.

Ulrich

Can't you see I try? Swimming the same deep water as you is hard...

tzare

Quote from: Ulrich on July 29, 2019, 08:57:02
Quote from: tzare on July 28, 2019, 18:59:48Hopefully the release of DVD/BR is close enough

Probably near Xmas, is my guess.  :)
yesterday i saw on Twitter that october 18 is the release date, in 4 variants.

Ulrich

Quote from: tzare on July 29, 2019, 17:52:06yesterday i saw on Twitter that october 18 is the release date, in 4 variants.

Good news, thank you!  :smth023
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SueC

Well, I think they're probably going to pick this one up at the alternative cinemas up in Perth, but I don't know this is going to come to our little coastal town's cinemas...
SueC is time travelling

dsanchez

Quote from: tzare on July 28, 2019, 18:59:48Hopefully the release of DVD/BR is close enough

You won't need to wait too long. The Cure's "40 Live Curaetion 25 + Anniversary" Deluxe Box Set will be released in October this year. More info here.
2019.06.08 Dublin
2019.07.04 Novi Sad
2019.07.17 Athens

Ulrich

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SueC

Thanks for the chart, @Ulrich.  It was interesting to see what else was charting.  Like for instance Cliff Richard.   :expressionless:   Which reminded us... anyone here watch The Goodies?  There was an episode where someone was kidnapping musicians.  They snatched Cliff Richard off the street in their car and then there's a pause, and the car comes back around again and drops him back off at the kerb.   :rofl

I hope I have not offended any Cliff Richard fans that might be present...

Since our local cinemas didn't come up with this film, it's nice that the DVD set has now been released.  Father Christmas apparently is getting this one for us.   :angel
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Ulrich

I haven't got it yet (hadn't pre-ordered), but I will look for it in a shop very soon. If that fails (or it seems to expensive), there's still the Xmas list to put it on.   :cool
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