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ufoclub

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L.A. see Sign O' The Times the movie on the big screen... again...

http://www.thenewbev.com/...s-berkeley

I'm planning on going! This is Quentin Tarantino's theater.

[Edited 12/12/14 13:55pm]

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Reply #1 posted 12/10/14 8:40pm

ufoclub

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It's quite possible this is Tarantino's personal 35mm print. He likes to screen from his own collection.

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Reply #2 posted 12/10/14 10:06pm

bonnie184

Very Cool

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Reply #3 posted 12/10/14 10:22pm

m33kn3ss

yes I plan on attending, thanks 4 the info !!! yes

Superfunkycalifragisexy!
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Reply #4 posted 12/10/14 11:29pm

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I originally saw this in 1987, the 2nd day it came out
There were 5 people in the theater including me lol

and it was awesome headbang

Cant believe my purple psychedelic pimp slap pimp2

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I will take my place, In the great below
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Reply #5 posted 12/10/14 11:35pm

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FragileUndertow said:

I originally saw this in 1987, the 2nd day it came out
There were 5 people in the theater including me lol

and it was awesome headbang

I once went to see this three times in the same day.

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Reply #6 posted 12/11/14 8:13am

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Wish I was back in L.A. for this. I'll even catch a double header with the Jimi Hendrix concert film.
"Just like the sun, the Rainbow Children rise."

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Reply #7 posted 12/11/14 11:39am

luvsexy4all

why dont a few fans get together and rent out a theatre and play the new CDs and his movies ?

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Reply #8 posted 12/11/14 12:29pm

lostangel078

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I'm gonna have to make it to this one even though I just bought the blu ray in August.

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Reply #9 posted 12/11/14 4:53pm

dandan

Damn that sounds like it would be bloody awesome. Would have loved to attend.

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Reply #10 posted 12/11/14 5:48pm

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This movie turned me into a huge fan much more than Purple Rain for some reason. I was also amazed at how few people were in the theater. Most of my life I have felt that nobody around me appreciated Prince, which made me like him even better. Would be cool to see it again on the big screen.

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Reply #11 posted 12/12/14 10:39pm

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This movie turned me into a huge fan much more than Purple Rain for some reason. I was also amazed at how few people were in the theater. Most of my life I have felt that nobody around me appreciated Prince, which made me like him even better. Would be cool to see it again on the big screen.

I'd been a big fan for a few years when this came out. It amazed me! I was too young to understand that it was basically a staged concert with live audience shots spliced in (very well produced in that manner), but I don't think I needed to know that. This concert film showcased everything that was electric about him right at the peak of his early years. The guitar playing floored me, Prince's dances (and especially his splits) mezmerized me, the band was kicking, and for it being my first "live" performance, I was so sold. The way he stretched out Forever In My Life and the way Beautiful Night seemed to go on forever, all this and so much more, and I just ate it up. I got the Prince & the Revolution LIVE from Syracuse tape and watched both of those pretty much every day.

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Reply #12 posted 12/12/14 10:56pm

SoulAlive

FragileUndertow said:

I originally saw this in 1987, the 2nd day it came out
There were 5 people in the theater including me lol

Same here! I saw it in theatres and there were only about 5 people in the theatre.I didn't care,though.That movie blew me away headbang I was literally dancing in my seat,especially when Prince launched into "Housequake".

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Reply #13 posted 12/12/14 10:58pm

SoulAlive

3rdeyedude said:

I was also amazed at how few people were in the theater.

Concert films appeal only to diehard fans and this film had a hasty release with very little promotion.That's probably why it wasn't a bigger box office success.

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Reply #14 posted 12/13/14 9:48am

ufoclub

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I'm hoping there's a little crowd at the screening in LA.

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Reply #15 posted 12/14/14 3:22am

fielder

It was sweet seeing it at the Uptown theater in Minneapolis 10 years ago or so but full size it was very obvious that he was lip synching and that much of it was done in the soundstage. Much more obvious than it ever was on my video taped copy. Was this ever released on DVD officially?

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Reply #16 posted 12/14/14 11:01am

SoulAlive

^^It's still hard to believe that so much of the footage from this tour couldn't be used in the actual concert film.I was surprised to learn that Prince bascially had to re-film the entire show at Paisley Park (using the live vocal recordings).

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Reply #17 posted 12/14/14 12:11pm

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fielder said:

It was sweet seeing it at the Uptown theater in Minneapolis 10 years ago or so but full size it was very obvious that he was lip synching and that much of it was done in the soundstage. Much more obvious than it ever was on my video taped copy. Was this ever released on DVD officially?

It's out officially on DVD and Blu-ray but ordered from Canada or Japan or Australia distributors.

I'm going Friday I think (it's also playing Saturday). Sometimes Tarantino is even there and likes to mingle and talk about the film. "No pictures or autograph requests allowed."

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Reply #18 posted 12/19/14 7:29pm

ufoclub

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I'm here front row
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Reply #19 posted 12/20/14 4:18pm

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fielder said:

It was sweet seeing it at the Uptown theater in Minneapolis 10 years ago or so but full size it was very obvious that he was lip synching and that much of it was done in the soundstage. Much more obvious than it ever was on my video taped copy. Was this ever released on DVD officially?



You might have been watching the bad DVD copy, the sound and video are horribly out of synch. The version from Canada is far better. I'd love to see this on the big silver screen, I think that would be amazing.
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Reply #20 posted 12/20/14 8:22pm

warning2all

This film is the best released document of Princes overall talent!

When I saw "Under the Cherry Moon", I was one of 2 people in the theater.
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Reply #21 posted 12/21/14 8:43am

noclaim

I was there last night. First time first impression - 'It Was An Awesome Experience Wish I Hadn't Missed so Much of It', 'I Will Definitely Try to See it In Full'. I had no idea Prince was a master thespian. He captures the talent, the emotion, the troubles, the spirit, the experience, the truth, the lies, the meaning and the purpose, folds it into a context that amplifies it's profundity and presents a sign for the times. Unfortunately, I now have more questions and no answers, and I am overly convinced that Prince is a bit of a loon but, on the bright side I am still in love with the tunes. shrug

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Reply #22 posted 12/21/14 11:37pm

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noclaim said:

I was there last night. First time first impression - 'It Was An Awesome Experience Wish I Hadn't Missed so Much of It', 'I Will Definitely Try to See it In Full'. I had no idea Prince was a master thespian. He captures the talent, the emotion, the troubles, the spirit, the experience, the truth, the lies, the meaning and the purpose, folds it into a context that amplifies it's profundity and presents a sign for the times. Unfortunately, I now have more questions and no answers, and I am overly convinced that Prince is a bit of a loon but, on the bright side I am still in love with the tunes. shrug



The man is a genius, and as the saying goes, there's a fine line between genius and madness. wink
"Just like the sun, the Rainbow Children rise."

"Am I black or white? Am I straight or gay?"

"We had fun, didn't we?"
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Reply #23 posted 12/22/14 6:16pm

legna

"Forever" then "It" on acoustic guitar has always been one of favorite things he's ever done. Great to see it on the big screen again. And, there was a cartoon in between.

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Reply #24 posted 12/22/14 9:49pm

noclaim

FYI the show was a Prince/Hendrix double feature. I was eagerly anticipating staying for part of the 1977 Jimi Plays Berkeley film afterwards. The Hendrix footage I saw showed an interesting perspective that oddly enough ties in an eerie socio-historical dialogue that gives me the impression that Jimi Hendrix was probably a tool. He has some great and inspired music when taken out of the context/setting. His music (Hendrix), within the context of the film, seemed mis-directed and over-burdened.

The '87 SOTT film shared a similar socio-historical dialogue. SOTT's discourse however, uses religion as a foundation for exploring the human condition. Messages of uplift and redemption, which I assume are within the SOTT interpretive dialogue, seemed to be crowded by their delivery.

Ultimately both films present artists, who in my opinion, were trying to provoke some level of activist judgment or jugment followed by activism. Unfortunately, it's not clear whether either artist really knew how, or even cared about how their dialogue would be interpreted. reading

BTW SOTT is a fun film.

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