Deadwood is back!

Discussion in 'TV & Media' started by flavaflav, Jul 25, 2018.

  1. antichristhill

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    Finally got around to watching this. I think I'd been putting it off because I didn't want to say goodbye to Deadwood again.

    For as harsh a realm as Deadwood is, there's still a grotesque beauty to it all, and a surprisingly kind ending for some.

    It was a wonderful way to finally wrap things up.
     
  2. Dave Scarpa

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    Al's Final Line and the last Line of the movie was perfect and what a fitting way for Al's Journey to end
     
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  3. Mojochi

    Mojochi Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    WTF? It's HBO. You can't tell me they cut it for run time, & as he says in his tweets, it's mostly for concise storytelling, but here we already have flashbacks going on, & a Caroline character that's only purpose was as a thematic note, another 20-30 minutes of superfluousness wouldn't have killed it imho. Plus, it has well earned some latitude to be a little longwinded, in that it had to wait a decade to even get finished

    In fact, my only issue with Deadwood: The Movie, is that it somehow got dubbed "The Movie", when clearly it is not a stand alone project in any way. Anyone watching it, would certainly have at least known this was a revisit & completion of their tv series, & would've thereby expected some of it to harken back to that. They could've just given it a different title, like Deadwood: "Insert something here"

    The only complaint I could even make about the viewing experience was that imho it was actually a little TOO neat, that Hearst comes back to town and so quickly gets his comeuppance. That there's a wedding, a baby, a rekindled romance (For Jane), resolution for the town, & the lead character laid to rest, if not entirely killed off. Frankly, a little padding the run time might have actually alleviated some of that "wrapping things up" feeling.

    Yeah, put it back in, or at least give up the content for us to see
     
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  4. 137th Gebirg

    137th Gebirg Vice Admiral Premium Member

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    I hope all that cut footage makes it to the BRD release.
     
  5. Mojochi

    Mojochi Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    There is one question that still looms over this show. Who in their right mind would ever eat a cut of Wu's pork?:lol:
     
  6. Evil Headhunter

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    Maybe Jewel since she's so trusting of the canned peaches with cinnamon. ;)
     
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  7. T'Booooo

    T'Booooo T'Bonz - Romulan Curmudgeon Administrator

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    Finally got to watch this. I enjoyed it, but man, it made me feel old - just like Wrath of Khan made me feel old.

    Good old Al - himself to the end.

    Hearst. Very satisfying though you know it didn't happen. I LOVED seeing Bullock grab him by the ear again, and letting him get beat up. Seth was always my favorite character on the show.

    The cussing didn't seem to stand out as much as it did when it first aired. I guess that says something about modern TV.
     
  8. cardinal biggles

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    ^I think the profanity was actually toned down a bit, and most of it seemed to come from Trixie.
     
  9. Mojochi

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    Well, neither did what happened to Charlie Utter. Hell, I think I read that at one time Jane Cannary actually worked in the Gem Saloon for Al Swearengen, who I think might've actually been Dutch, & was entirely the opposite of an orphan. Lot of liberties taken on the show

    However, there is one bit of history I do wish had made it into the movie in some way. By the time of the South Dakota statehood, the real Seth Bullock had become friends with Teddy Roosevelt. That would've been a neat easter egg or something
     
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  10. T'Booooo

    T'Booooo T'Bonz - Romulan Curmudgeon Administrator

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    I know, right?
     
  11. cardinal biggles

    cardinal biggles ZARDU HASSELFRAU Premium Member

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    Roosevelt was in Washington, serving as a Civil Service commissioner. Not that history ever stopped Milch before. ;)
     
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  12. T'Booooo

    T'Booooo T'Bonz - Romulan Curmudgeon Administrator

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    I'm now doing a rewatch of the series after seeing the movie. I've forgotten so much and it's a lot easier to watch now that I know the characters. It's like having it new again as I've forgotten some of the stories.
     
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  14. T'Booooo

    T'Booooo T'Bonz - Romulan Curmudgeon Administrator

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    ^ Yeah, I just backed it. I love Deadwood. I'm not sure it'll make it though as it's not even 60% there.

    I binge-watched the last episodes last night, plus the movie. I got a lot more out of the movie after rewatching the series. Kinda sad how much I had forgotten. :/
     
  15. cardinal biggles

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    I only bothered with the free trial week of HBO Now, so I only got to see the movie once. When it comes out on Blu-ray, I'll do a re-watch of the series before seeing the movie again.
     
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  16. Evil Headhunter

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    Yeah, that's what I did, too. Gave me the opportunity to watch the show again, too. I look forward to watching it again...and not with HBO's crappy player.
     
  17. T'Booooo

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    Well I did the movie, then a rewatch of the first four eps of Chernobyl plus the last episode of it that I had missed.

    Then I decided to do the full Deadwood rewatch and then the movie again.

    Now I'll have to see if there is anything else out there that I'd like.
     
  18. cardinal biggles

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    For anyone who missed the movie, or wants to rewatch, or wants to complete their collection, the DVD & Blu-ray of Deadwood: The Movie drops in U.S. stores on Tuesday, 10/8.
     
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  19. Evil Headhunter

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    Any good special features and will the DVD buyers get shafted again?

    (I already know the answer to second one...)
     
  20. cardinal biggles

    cardinal biggles ZARDU HASSELFRAU Premium Member

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    Probably a bare-bones release for both formats; MSRP is only $14.99 for the DVD and $19.99 for the BR. And a lot of recent HBO Films releases have been bare-bones.