"Upstream Color" ‘Primer’s Shane Carruth returns!

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  1. jefferiestubes8

    jefferiestubes8 Commodore Commodore

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    At Sundance now is Shane Carruth's 2nd feature film.


    'Upstream Color': Why the Geek World's Most Anticipated Film Deserves a Viewing (Or Eight)
    http://www.hollywood.com/news/upstream_color_shane_carruth_sundance_2013_review/48673001

    There is a trailer at this link
    http://www.hollywood.com/news/Upstream_Color_Trailer_Sundance_Shane_Carruth_Primer/48224118


    He is the cinematographer, editor, writer, actor, composer again!
    I will see it at the cinema and probably buy the Blu-ray. After owning "Primer" on DVD it was worth multiple views.
    self distributed. Cool.



    The io9 article
    http://m.io9.com/5569986/more-details-about-shane-carruths-next-mind+bending-film
    was wrong in the 2nd to be released feature from Shane 2 1/2 years ago.
    That film "A Topiary" is dead in development.
    Info in this entertainment weekly interview:
    http://insidemovies.ew.com/2013/01/22/sundance-shane-carruth-upstream-color/


    Looking forward to this film in the spring.
     
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    No replies yet on this thread?!

    I've only watched the trailer and it should doesn't give too much away. very interesting sound design.

    from reviews about the story


    http://www.fandor.com/blog/daily-sundance-berlin-2013-shane-carruths-upstream-color

    I still would like to see a screenplay for "A Topiary" but I'm sure from Carruth it would pale to the visuals anyway since it is a sci-fi film.


    for April & May's release of "Upstream Color":
    http://screencrush.com/upstream-color-trailer-shane-carruth/

    Even though in May it will be available to stream I figure I'm going to watch it at least 3-5 times and would appreciate an audio commentary so I think I'll do the Blu-ray instead of watching i a few times with a 24-hour or 30-day rental during that period only.

    It just won the Sundance U.S. Dramatic Special Jury Award for Shane Carruth & Johnny Marshall's sound design.
     
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    My wife saw it at Sundance, she was there as an actor in a short film. She liked it. I don't know if she loved it--I'm really anxious to see it.
     
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    I'm definitely interested in this. I loved Primer. Carruth's a talented guy, and knows how to generate a spooky vibe.
     
  5. Harvey

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    Perhaps this will get PRIMER released on Blu-Ray. Hopefully this film will be as good as Carruth's earlier effort. I'm looking forward to it.
     
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    Since "Primer" was shot on Super16 film and released on DVD with 2 audio commentaries I don't see the need for this on Blu-ray. This film did not have stellar visuals or dialogue sound. Going from Lossy Dolby Digital to a lossless track would be pretty minimal considering the low budget origins of the film.
    It is available on iTunes but i don't think in HD either.
    Were you hoping for its release to just get another scifi film on HD or released to consumers to help the genre or specifically because HD would show off the Super16 source any better?

    I own the DVD and am fine with it on DVD. Carruth shot Upstream Color on a Panasonic GH2 $700. camera in HD and i'll want to see it in HD.
     
  7. jefferiestubes8

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    cool way of keeping us interested:
    Shane Carruth‘s film Upstream Color soundtrack
    composed by Carruth

    https://soundcloud.com/shane-carruth/uc-score-track-01/s-LAUW7

    http://www.slashfilm.com/category/movie-genres/scifi/
    via

    It will be on DVD/Blu-ray in May according to slashfilm.
     
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    The reviews -- especially the reviewers I trust the most -- really liked it. I am asking for the Blu-Ray for Xmas.
     
  10. Starbreaker

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    I saw it. It's definitely different. You have to pay close attention to the entire film and probably have to watch it twice (or more) to figure out exactly what is going on. I'll be honest - I had to look up an FAQ to figure out all the plot points. I don't even want to give it away here. You really just need to go in to it blind and let the movie play out.

    I liked it, but I didn't love it. I didn't really care about any of the characters and I was kind of frustrated with not knowing what was going on. I wasn't a big fan of the score, either. I know that's been a big selling point of the movie, but I just wasn't that impressed.
     
  11. Agent Richard07

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    ^ I felt the same way. Someone at the IMDb described this as "an extended film school project gone awry" and I agree. It's extremely artsy to the point where I didn't know what was going on at times. I had to read up on the film afterwards to get some clarification. While doing so, I see that a lot of people did manage to follow the movie and I was surprised to see that it got a lot of positive reviews, including an 89% on Rotten Tomatoes. Despite not being able to understand a lot of it, I didn't find it boring. It held my attention mostly because I was waiting for something to click. In the end, it's worth checking out and I'd love to know what others think of it. I'm even willing to give it another go someday.
     

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