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 Post subject: Stormy Monday
PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 10:22 am 
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In 1988, Mike Figgis (Internal Affairs, Leaving Las Vegas) made his feature directorial debut with Stormy Monday, a taut, noir-influenced gangster movie that drew on his key formative influences, including his youth in the Newcastle of the late ’50s and early ’60s, and the city’s vibrant jazz scene.

Sean Bean (Ronin) plays Brendan, a young loafer taken under the wing of jazz club owner Finney (Sting, Quadrophenia), who’s under pressure from American mobster Cosmo (Tommy Lee Jones, The Fugitive) to sell up in exchange for a cut of a local land development deal. Brendan just wants to earn an honest crust, but his burgeoning relationship with Cosmo’s ex-lover Kate (Melanie Griffith, Body Double) threatens to drag him into the middle of the impending showdown…

A romantic crime thriller with genuine heart, Stormy Monday features striking, rain-drenched cinematography by Roger Deakins (The Big Lebowski, No Country for Old Men) and a seductive jazz score provided by the director himself. Presented here for the first time in high definition in the UK, there has never been a better time to discover one of this iconic filmmaker’s most assured and uniquely haunting efforts.

SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations
Original stereo audio (uncompressed on the Blu-ray Disc)
Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing Audio commentary with Mike Figgis, moderated by critic Damon Wise
New video appreciation by critic Neil Young, and a “then and now” tour of the film’s Newcastle locations
Theatrical trailer
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Jacey

FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Booklet featuring new writing by critic Mark Cunliffe


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 Post subject: Re: Stormy Monday
PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 11:09 am 

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Fantastic! I hope Liebestraum is on the horizon, too.


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 Post subject: Re: Stormy Monday
PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 1:27 pm 
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A Blu of Liebestraum would be like a gift from God. But in the meantime I'll take this.


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 Post subject: Re: Stormy Monday
PostPosted: Tue May 02, 2017 1:21 pm 

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Just found out today from Arrow's Facebook page that a rights issue is holding up the release here in the U.S.; anyone who preordered the movie will get a refund while the issue is sorted out.


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 Post subject: Re: Stormy Monday
PostPosted: Thu May 04, 2017 2:22 pm 
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AfterTheRain wrote:
Just found out today from Arrow's Facebook page that a rights issue is holding up the release here in the U.S.; anyone who preordered the movie will get a refund while the issue is sorted out.

I hadn't read this thread until just now, and only because a few minutes ago I saw the pre-order link on Amazon.ca at a good price so I put an order in. But the Amazon.com page doesn't exist, so maybe Amazon.ca is just behind on the news.


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 Post subject: Re: Stormy Monday
PostPosted: Tue Jul 11, 2017 11:20 am 

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I just got a reply from Arrow on their Facebook page that the U.S. release of the Blu-ray is due next week, so it looks like the rights issue is taken care of.


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 Post subject: Re: Stormy Monday
PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2017 9:08 am 

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I received mine today so they are definitely available!


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 Post subject: Re: Stormy Monday
PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2017 7:32 am 
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Saw this on R1 DVD years ago. Didn't think it would ever get the deluxe treatment (thanks, Arrow!). I'm in it for Roger Deakins, whose camera movement style is apparent even in this early film.


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 Post subject: Re: Stormy Monday
PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2017 4:10 am 
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willoneill wrote:
AfterTheRain wrote:
Just found out today from Arrow's Facebook page that a rights issue is holding up the release here in the U.S.; anyone who preordered the movie will get a refund while the issue is sorted out.

I hadn't read this thread until just now, and only because a few minutes ago I saw the pre-order link on Amazon.ca at a good price so I put an order in. But the Amazon.com page doesn't exist, so maybe Amazon.ca is just behind on the news.

And my Amazon.ca just got cancelled because they weren't going to receive any copies.


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