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19 January 2008 @ 09:12 am
Wryyyyy no Cloverfield???  
~^_^~ I haven't had ANY time for anything recently-- just SO busy, life is taking me by storm. I just want to sit around for one day, is that too much to ask? ;o; I want to finish up my China posts, and I have so many other posts to make too, but there is no time..

But I thought that I would take a second to state publicly how angry I am that Cloverfield is not coming out here YESTERDAY, as it came out in America on the 18th. Why is it not coming out in Japan until Spring??!?!?!!! The whole movie is based around Japan for crying out loud!! That is more than unfair! *cries big tears and goes away swearing* I'm so angry, I'm definitely going to be downloading somebody's camera-copy of this one and I'll say it right out here in public. Because I have no other choice. GRR Who knows how to write complaints in to the movie company in charge?
Current Mood: angry
Momokoxelloss_poo on January 19th, 2008 12:41 am (UTC)
*sighs* I understand. But at least Japan now has a release date. Remember when there was no date for Japan at all. At least you know it is coming. And watching it ahead of time is okay. :) ITs their own fault. I know I will be doing that once a reliable version of it comes out.
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on January 19th, 2008 12:45 am (UTC)
There's a date now? What is it? (I only was able to find "Spring", which is really vague). I was angry enough that we had to wait for Enchanted (which of course I've seen many times but never legally, since it is still not out here). But to withhold a movie that is essentially based around Japan is not fair at all.
Momokoxelloss_poo on January 19th, 2008 12:54 am (UTC)
April 5th is the release date.
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on January 19th, 2008 01:04 am (UTC)
*cries* Well, they've definitely lost revenue from all of their japanese expats, because not a single one is going to be waiting to see it, know what I mean? When this whole movie is based around the timing, who wants to see it after the fact? ^^;

I hope they put all of the websites onto the DVD as extra features, that would be awesome!!
Patricktallanvor on January 19th, 2008 12:54 am (UTC)
Why are you so eager for it? The reviews I've read say it's basically Godzilla shot in Blair Witch style.

I couldn't stand Blair Witch... The camera style was so distracting that it made the whole movie completely stupid and not even the slightest bit scary!

Sorry, but the way I figure, if I want to see jerky videos, I can watch home videos. If I go to the movie, I want quality.
Hi-chan (火ちゃん): 011808hinoai on January 19th, 2008 01:02 am (UTC)
Ahhh you see that's exactly why I want to watch it! I LOOOOOOOOVED Blair Witch! Not just the camera style that made it seem real and not something made up. I got really into the "story" behind it, and seeing all of the information that led up to it. Back in WA I have all of the books that were made to make the movie seem like it was something that really happened. (There is quite a lot!) That's why I really like Cloverfield so much-- it's made to look as if it's a real event, even more so than Blair Witch! As one who really enjoys that sort of thing, it's really exicitng! I've been following all of the "real" sites on the internet (slusho, tagruato, Jamie's videos to her bf, the news reports on youtube in random languages, the message boards) since the beginning of summer, and it's like torture not being able to see the final product.
Raynermundist on January 19th, 2008 01:32 am (UTC)
I would have gone to the midnight showing but I had an all day training today. Usually not a big thing but climbing around 40+ feet for a majority of the day...I wanna be sharp.

Anyway, I'll let you know what I think of it when I see it (I will see it this weekend) as we both enjoyed Blair Witch and the supporting mythos created around it. I figure it should be interesting to see a monster attack from the perspective of one of the little ants being attacked.

One review I read criticized it for the bad quality they got trying to look like a "documentary." Dolt. A home movie isn't a documentary so that's not what it's supposed to look like. It's SUPPOSED to look like it was done untrained and in the middle of a hellish situation. I think some people need to turn on their brains before AND during a movie to really get what kind of atmosphere is trying to be pulled across at times. The shaky cam is PURPOSE not lazy filming...ugh.

Sounds like some people are getting the same motion sickness problems folks got with Blair Witch also. So, if you see it with anyone who is like that make sure they take whatever they need to take so they don't hurl in your popcorn.

Also, as to why it's being delayed it could be because Japan wants to "see" how it's portrayed in the Cloverfield-verse. I don't think the movie is gonna have much to do with Japan. I think that's mostly the ARG. Kind how Rustin Parr was named in the Blair Witch but most of the stuff about him was in the books and supporting media, ya know?

I will let you know how important Japan is in the movie. I will reveal no spoilers (beyond that). The nice thing is that if/when you download it since the movie is made to look the way it does a quality reduction probably won't be too noticeable...hehe.
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on January 19th, 2008 01:44 am (UTC)
Hehee, I'm already downloading quite a few rips of it, that claim to be good-quality rips. I really hope that they're the real thing (and preferably not cams but beggars can't be choosers! ^^;;). I definitely want to know what you think, though! Especially if you think that it lives up to all of the effort put into the ARG. I really loooooove ARGs, oh man.

Yeah, I'm sure that Japan really isn't in the movie, but the whole cause is supposed to be Tagruato, and all of the numbers on Slusho's site and Tagruatos are real japanese numbers, etc.. Seriously, I expect to be left behind with a majority of the new movies (Harry Potter GRRRRR but at east we only had to wait two weeks!), but if they can open some of the big movies here on release day (PotC we got before anyone else in the world due to time zones! XD), it seems horrendously unfair that they ignore the country that is supposed to be the "cause" for the monster in the first place.

I want a sluuuuuuusho! I think I'll make myself a t-shirt if I like the movie. :)
Raynermundist on January 19th, 2008 07:34 am (UTC)
Sorry to say hon, but don't be upset.

I just got out of the movie and I can tell you that I would have been very angry if I had gone to the midnight showing. That is, waiting in the cold and missing some sleep for what I just saw.

It's not horrible, but it isn't Blair Witch caliber. I really think more time was put into the ARG than the movie. =(

If you were here in the states I'd recommend a rental. If you were insistent on seeing it in a theater, a matinee.

I didn't have high expectations either (I don't believe). I just don't think the movie delivered in the way they wanted it to.
~Elle~suthrnbellechan on January 19th, 2008 02:56 am (UTC)
Aww i'm sorry it's gonna take a bit to get there >.<

Man i'm going to not like that come this fall when i should be living there by then.

But sometimes i's fun ^^ like when we saw PotC3, and it was 14 hours before anybody else lol
kaollashiorikaollashiori on January 19th, 2008 04:20 am (UTC)
oh my... april 5th is a really big gap O_O how come they dont release it in japan till that late? =/
(Anonymous) on January 19th, 2008 06:02 am (UTC)
I'm glad to see you're posting again. Love you!! Mom
Ariel/Kaori: Masuda-Ninja!!kokoro_no_uta on January 19th, 2008 07:31 am (UTC)
Cloverfield...I just came back from the movie theater. It was good, but if you get motion sickness AT ALL, you probably should take medicine first. It's in the form of a personal video, so it's moving violently about 99% of the movie. The concept is cool and all, but my friends and I were motion sick from the movie about 30 minutes in. ^_^ I'd say watch it for the fact that it is awesome, but I'm warning you about that sickness part.

AH! That's a shame it's not coming out until the spring!!! It was good!
BluAyu: Nanabluayu on January 19th, 2008 09:16 am (UTC)
I went to see it with my boyfriend. It was really good. o_o The side stories to it are strange. Supposedly there's a manga for Cloverfield or something? Maybe that's why it's delayed over there? -shrugs- I dunno.

It'll be on DVD by the time it's in Japan ne? Get somebody to mail it to yoooou!!!
tl;dree970 on January 19th, 2008 03:10 pm (UTC)
I never heard of this thing...
but there's a japanese only manga here
(hooray for gaygamer.net?)
Jubeijubeichan on January 19th, 2008 03:18 pm (UTC)
Based around Japan? I just thought that the guy was going to Japan because of a job transfer, had a party and NYC went to shit.

I read an in depth plot summery of it and.. the guy who made it, made LOST. And it is SO like LOST is made. So I'm going to wait to see if my dad can get a good dvd from his friend. (He got DVD quality of I Am Legend and The Bucket List) Or get up for the first showing. Of course, a movie like this is best scene on the big screen.