Kairo (Pulse) June 17, 2011Posted by oldboy in : Asian Cinema, J-Horror , add a comment
Kairo is a film which for me is impressive visually and atmospherically. It’s a film that scares you by showing less and making you feel more. It’s of the same caliber as films like “Ring” or “Ju-on” for the fear it can bring about within you. But story-wise it’s dull and tedious. I didn’t know what the heck the film was about nor what the characters were talking about. Their little discussions about life, death and where the ghosts came from made little sense. Example: “the afterlife is full with ghosts so they must be falling out of it”. Right. That’s just a theory on behalf of a character. But really, where are they coming from? Was it that computer at the university that had that screen saver with the little lights that wouldn’t touch each other? No, not that. The ghosts came from an Internet site streaming videos of them online. Cool but, where did that start? What’s the source? In “Ring” we had that explanation in Sadako. We had her motives and reasoning. Most Japanese ghost stories are like that, the ghost wants revenge, there is a point to it. Rather than ghosts just being as*holes for the sake of it.
No, none of these things are ever really explored in any detail, the reasoning behind why people sellotape doors shut is not explained. How people can become ghosts isn’t explained. What the significance of them becoming black ash and how it’s easy to be affected/infected by that is all just, well, a mystery.
Where as “Ring” was a mystery that built to a fascinating conclusion Kairo does nothing but try to scare you. It’s throws things at you but doesn’t tell you where it came from, it’s nonsensical and disappointing.
On the plus side the movie does feature ‘Koyuki’ who seems to be hot for one of the nerdiest most stupid characters in the film. I’ve noticed this trend in J-Horror movies, the attractive girl goes for the dumbest guy who in reality couldn’t get a girlfriend to save his life.
Norwegian Wood Movie December 31, 2010Posted by oldboy in : Cinema, Asian Cinema, Book to Film , add a comment
“I once had a girl, or should I say she once had me” is a line from the song Norwegian Wood by The Beatles which this Movie and Novel got it’s name from. The film haunts me in the way the novel does. At best it serves that purpose well and I tend to like what the director has done with this. Having watched all of his previous films I’m rather fond of his style and am always quite affected by them. Music plays a big factor in that and the music here reflects Naoko’s inner turmoil well. Suicide is a background theme of the movie and book. There’s a certain frustration because unlike some other forms of media the movie doesn’t really deal with it. It’s more about the people left behind, We aren’t given answers to why people kill themselves and true to life sometimes that is the case. It might be that thing that is most tormenting.
The film photography is exquisite, very beautiful. Tran has an impressive eye for detail in his films exploring the most encratite things that are often so tiny and unnoticeable in our every day lives. I feel it’s a return to form from his last film “I come with the Rain” where he shied away from that into something a little more mainstream.
Rinko Kikuchi as Naoko was perfect, she resembles the image of Naoko that formed in my mind when reading the book, Midori too is also close to the image I have of the character and both actresses give a great performance. Kenichi Matsuyama as Watanabe I was less thrilled with, the unsure and young Toru doesn’t really come across in Matsuyama’s performance. There is a vulnerability with the character that is missing here, unfortunately casting a more geeky, less manly type of actor won’t cut it for audiences.
This film might have problems finding an audience. To appreciate it I think having read the novel or being familiar with Murakami’s works will be of benefit. However as a fan of the novel you may also dislike the adaptation of the material as is typical with such things. But scripts are far shorter than novels. Before I had imagined a director like Wong Kar Wai making this thinking his style suits Murakami’s world. For me I like both Murakami’s work and also Tran Hung’s work so I felt I got the best of both worlds and was given the Director’s personal interpretation of the material.Unproduced Scripts, Asian Cinema , add a comment
This years marks the 100th anniversary of kurosawa’s birth. Throughout the year Japan has been celebrating his centenary through exhibitions and attractions featuring his art work and international posters of his movies as well as screenings of his most celebrated and important films in his long career.
A while back I had the privilege of attending an Exhibition in Ebisu, Tokyo which featured paintings from the master himself. It’s beyond a delight to get up close to something the great artist has laid his creative hands on. It’s a wonderful exhibition to mark his centenary and gives a greater insight into his method and process of film making.
From what I’ve read Kurosawa was a meticulous filmmaker, when he wrote the scripts for his movies such as the Seven Samurai, he even went into such great detail to note what each character ate for breakfast.
Kurosawa also enjoyed painting but burned a large portion of the work he created. A lot of his paintings that exist today are based on his film projects, for some projects such as Kagemusha Kurosawa was unsure he would be able to secure financing for such a large scale film and thus wanted to release his artistic vision to the world in some form if film was not possible. So presented were paintings for ‘Ran’, ‘Kagemusha’, ‘Dreams’, ‘Mādadayo’, and ‘The Sea is Watching’
It was really interesting to see paintings from scripted scenes that were cut out of his films, for example the declaration of world peace segment that was written for ‘Kurosawa’s Dreams’, the main character being woken up by artillery shells only to discover they are being fired in celebration of world peace.
A large portion of these sketches and paintings were donated by Martin scorsese who was given them as a gift by Kurosawa. Scorsese himself appeared in Kurosawa’s “Dreams” as Vincent Van Gogh. Kurosawa cast him after meeting him and seeing how passionate Scorsese was about the art of filmmaking, so much so that it reminded Kurosawa of Van Gogh’s passion in his letters to his brother Theo.
The most interesting Painting in the exhibition for me was a painting from “Dreams” of the old wise man by the water mill. Why I adored it so much was because the brush strokes were so vivid like those of Van Gogh himself. I couldn’t help but smile inside.
Favorite Quote: “Everybody, find something you really love. I advise you to look for something that is truly important to you, something that matters and has most significance to you. Once you find it, try to channel all your energy into it.” - Akira KurosawaDVD/Video/T.V., Science Fiction, Asian Cinema , add a comment
What in the name of holy blue F**k is this? I’ve seen some bad movies in my time and this ranks high among them. A 50th anniversary film for Godzilla in 2004 and this is how Toho decided to send off the big G? Seriously? I kept watching it wondering if this really was the actual movie and not some cheaply made piece of trash knock off, but to my horror I find that no, this is the last Godzilla film made in all it’s in-finiteness to retire the character.
I mean, what the….
Words fail me. The effects are dreadful, absolutely dreadful. The cheapest episode of power rangers has better effects than this movie. It’s astonishing to me that such a low quality level of film making was allowed to be screened at cinemas and people were made to pay for it. Did the director think “yeah, these effects look cheaper than any other Godzilla movie before. That will do”.This movie had the largest budget of any Godzilla movie! Even fan movies created for the likes of youtube have better effects than this movie.Shame on you Ryuhei Kitamura and anyone else who let this out on the general public.
The acting. I don’t even need to go there. Horrible. Even a great script couldn’t have stopped such clunky delivered dialogue. We’ve got this guy who looks like Haggar from the arcade game “Final Fight” (great game) as a captain of a crew of mutants that look like boyband rejects who have to face off against evil aliens that also look like boyband rejects. These aliens control all the world’s monsters except Godzilla. Godzilla goes around the world and beats the crap out of them all. The Godzilla scenes aren’t too bad, but I feel the movement of the monster has become too human.
This is not the Godzilla I grew up with in my youth. I first encountered the big G late on Friday night on Channel 4 after eating a midnight snack in my kitchen and was glued to it. The first movie of Godzilla’s I saw was called “Destroy All Monsters”, followed weekly by “Godzilla Vs Gigan” “Godzilla Vs Mechagodzilla” etc. The Shōwa series. In later years I was able to see the far darker and mature original from 1954. What.A.Movie. The Godzilla remake by the US in 98 wasn’t great nor wasn’t really Godzilla but as a disaster movie of a monster tearing up a city it wasn’t so bad.
This Final Wars Godzilla is a joke though and the apple has fallen far from the tree. The last great Godzilla scene was in the film “Always” which had a brief opening scene of Godzilla. What might save Godzilla now is the planned US reboot of the remake of Godzilla, this time getting the formula right, having a monster that looks like Godzilla and foes to match.
Least Favorite Quote: “Listen kid, there are two things you didn’t know about the Earth. One is me. And the other is… Godzilla” - The guy that looks like Hagger
Space Battleship Yamato Live action Movie December 16, 2010Posted by oldboy in : Cinema, Science Fiction, Anime/ Manga, Asian Cinema , add a comment
I was pretty excited to see this as I enjoyed the series quite a bit. Unfortunately it’s more of a typical Generic Sci-fi movie.
It looks like Yamato, everything is there. Beautiful effects, wave motion Canon, the Yamato lifting off from Earth. Analyser at first only appears as a tricorder type object used by Kodai but surprisingly turns up later in full robot mode and kicks some serious ass. In many ways the movie stays close to the series story and visuals. The voices of Dessler, Analyser and Starsha sound the same as the series. The music captures the spirit of Hiroshi Miyagawa. The costumes and sets are great (although the bridge could have been bigger).
But it’s lacking spirit. The cast aren’t great. Kimura Takuya who plays Kodai is pretty much acting as himself in the movie. In this movie I feel it’s less about Kodai the Hero and more about Kimura the hero. Too much time is spent talking in this movie. It doesn’t move forward enough and is a bit dragged out at over 2 hours.
Meisa Kuroki plays Yuki who is more like a Starbuck type figure from the re-imagined Battlestar Galactica, she is an ace fighter pilot and she likes to act tough and punch people’s lights out. I’m all for 21st Century chicks been more bad ass and less girlish making tea for the crew etc but the character is uninspiring and just seems like a rip on Galactica.
The space battles. Gods damn it, the makers of this movie just didn’t get it right. They are your typical affair nothing inspiring, space battles that are pretty much the norm for sci-fi movies, fast and furious. Nothing dynamic about them. Even the opening looks like it copied the opening of the new Star Trek movie. There is also a scene where Kodai has to save Yuki who is stuck out in space before the enemy reaches them and before Yamato warps which is a copy of the miniseries episode of nBSG which had Kara saving Lee in his Viper before the enemy reached them and Galactica Jumped away. In the original animated series they based the battles on World War II movies and had the attack fighters move like fighter planes. Here it’s just ships buzzing around. Where’s the beauty gone in space battles these days?
Gamilus. Are now a bunch of bug type aliens. In the animated series they looked human which was shocking to the Yamato crew and made it far more complex an enemy for it’s a lot harder to kill an enemy that looks like you rather than bug creatures that jump around. Here there is no tactical battles of miltary minds between Gamilus and the Yamato. It’s just a free for all. And Dessler is as disappointing as galactus was in ” Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer” here he is just a blue humanoid squiggly light.
The Ending is a bit heartbreaking and a tiny bit cheesy in a good way. Unfortunately though it looks like we are only getting one Yamato movie. After watching this ending I realised it’s a bit like Armageddon. Meteorites attack the earth, a ship leaves earth to stop them. At the end the hero dies saving the earth and the song ends with a song by Steven Tyler (from Aerosmith) Coincidence? I don’t think so.
Battle Royale 3-D December 6, 2010Posted by oldboy in : Asian Cinema, Book to Film , add a comment
New opening and ending credits with a techno version of Verdi’s Requiem adding an extra umf to the movie, a lot of the most noticeable 3D consists of CGI blood splatters and bullets firing out of the screen which look a bit too CGI, the blood in particular works well in 3D as it gives the impression of landing on the 3D glasses but it looks a bit unreal and reminds me of a horrible scene from the 1973 film Earthquake, (if you seen it you’ll know right away what I mean).
Having Takashi Kitano in the film changes the plot of the film somewhat from the novel. sticking in a well known actor is bound to do that. But some scenes are out of place making it a little less realistic, having Kitano walk out onto to the island to Noriko while the game is still going on. The relationship between Noriko and Kitano I don’t really get and neither does she it seems.
However Kitano plays up his character well and is quite menacing at the beginning. In fact i’m on his side in this movie. When he set of Yoshitoki’s collar I was glad. Thing is, I don’t like this punk kid, we see near the beginning of the movie Yoshitoki stab Kitano. I have no sympathy for a kid who performs a random act of violence for pleasure. This might be a failure in the film since we are supposed to sympathize over his death and this is the driving force behind Shuya, to get some revenge for his best friend’s death.
While the film is controversial it’s a mild commentary on teen killings in my opinion. These people who are trapped on the island don’t show too much hesitation to kill each other off unlike the novel where they show a bit more restraint. It might have to do with the number youth killings in Japan and the laws which do not punish youth crime as much as they do to Adults. Often I have read reports of youth crime of youths attacking Teachers and parents because they “felt like it” and wanted to experience something before entering adulthood.
Shuya is a bit whiny and idiotic. Shogo and Kazuo are pretty close to their novel counterparts. What we missed out in the novel we get here. Mitsuko Vs Kazuo. Kazuo vs Shogo. However, after reading the novel (which is 615 pages long) this movie feels very condensed and quick. Missing are the elements of mistrust between characters, the relationships between them, the basketball team, Shuya, the Third man and Kotohiki are guys whom are depended upon by their classmates and are the most skilled of their class. We only get a glimps of their relationship here through flashbacks of them playing basketball. The novel is well worth a read to appreciate these characters more and what these scenes are all about. They didn’t hold much meaning for me when I first saw the film almost 10 years ago.
What really goes well with this movie is the classical music score. I think it’s pretty perfect.
Lastly those Collars. A great idea that’s been used before in Films such as “The Running Man” and one of my favorite Anime’s “Cyber City Oedo”. A great concept.
Unfortunately and expectingly so the 3D CGi blood and bullets detract from this film. The only good reason to see it is the oportunity to watch a Cult Asian Extreme movie on the big screen and get all teary eyed with nostalgia.
Favorite Quote: “And then - I’m glad I found true friends.” - Shogo Kawada - student # 5
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The most violent novel I have ever read I don’t think I’ve ever read a novel like this that has made me squince at the detailed description of violent acts and murder preformed by the students.
The message of the novel, well it deals with dictator ship, bad people who come to power and societies attitude towards it. Basically comments on people’s passiveness and collective thinking allowing dictators to govern and bad things to happen while the general public concern only themselves and thus evil succeeds because good people do nothing. The issue of trust is explored too, can anyone really trust each other if they are told they will be killed if they don’t kill. It’s a rip situation for paranoia bordering on the orwellian.
Shogo is the Hero of the story in my mind. He wants to tear down the fucking country even though he knows at heart what he can do is very little.
Unlike the movie when The third man’s plan falls it’s pretty horrid as it almost all came together. The movie shows this but it’s over all too quickly and the tense dramatic buildup is completely missing from the movie.
Kazuo Kiriyama, is this guy ‘The Flash’? He practically can dodges the speeding bullets of anyone that shoots at him yet others are falling into the line of bullets often. When Kazuo gets a bullet proof vest he is pretty much Superman and how he is killed at the end is just unbelievable after all his beyond lucky escapes.
Favorite Quote: “I’ll Tear this fucking country down” - Shogo
My Heart Is That Eternal Rose September 7, 2010Posted by oldboy in : DVD/Video/T.V., Asian Cinema , 1 comment so far
殺手蝴蝶夢 “Sha shou hu die meng”
Ultra stylish and an unknown Gem, this is a definite recommend for Cal’s Heroes of the East.
Starring Tony Leung, Kenny Bee and Gordon Liu!
With cinematography by Christopher Doyle. (For those few not in the know he is the cinematographer on many of Wong Kar Wai’s Movies). Here he lets lose on the visuals and lightnings and makes violence beautiful. In the 80s boom time of Hong Kong action movies this film seems to have slipped under the radar when we all look back fondly on that time. It’s the kind of quintessential story that so many of those Heroic of Bloodshed movies had, a hitman, cruel mob boss, a beautiful femme fatal, a secret bond of love and a big shoot out at the end.
It follows a basic structure of Heroic Bloodshed. Things go very wrong in the opening scenes of the movie leading one of the characters Rick (Kenny Bee) to make a run to the Philippines leaving behind his lover Lap (Joey Wong) to look after her father. We jump ahead to a few years later where the characters we were introduced to are in far more unpleasant ways of living and when the ex lover now hitman Rick returns to Hong Kong and has a chance encounter with his girl who is property of a Triad boss you can guess this is not going to end pretty.
My favorite scene of this Movie had to be Tony Leung playing Cheung the chauffeur for Lap. He bids farewell to a Lap and Rick, he has feelings for Lap but allows them both to leave while he knows that he has to head back to his Boss who was going to seriously mess him up for helping Rick and Lap. It’s no wonder he won a Hong Kong film award for best supporting actor in this. Kenny Bee I felt was a little off in this and rather disappointing as a stone faced hitman. Gordon Liu and Chan Wai Man were menacing which is enforced by the way they are lite. The characters go through transformations from light to shadow which is a really effectively used. Obvious but delicious to view.
Unfortunately the original print of this movie has being destroyed but it lives on as a fantastic representation of what once was a golden age of action movies.What this film is to me is a guilty pleasure in filmmaking and cinematography. It’s something we are unlikely to see in Hong Kong movies of today.
Tetsuo The Bullet Man May 31, 2010Posted by oldboy in : Cinema, Asian Cinema , add a comment
The Third Tetsuo Movie to be released following the original “Tetsuo The Iron Man” (1989) and “Tetsuo II Body Hammer” (1992). The first film was an underground cult hit, a cult of which I’d like to proudly say I am part of. By constantly exposing oneself to as many movies as possible you sometimes find something unexpected that leaps out at you and takes hold of your mind. Tetsuo is the kind of movie that is more likely to melt your mind. It’s not for the timid or your normal movie going fan but for those of us who get it. We go nuts for this.
The third film had been rumored about for a few years and was more of a pipe dream than anything else. An American version was banded about with Tarantino involved some way, possibly as a producer or co-director but the predicted budget of the film would be too high for the concept they had in mind. Tsukamoto decided on bringing the film back to it’s roots in Tokyo. Nothing was heard and then in 2009 while Tsukamoto was promoting his upcoming film “Bullet Man” he announced it was going to be the next Tetsuo film.
The Tetsuo films have always been like a painting in motion. The film shies away from modern effects and continues in the fashion of stop-motion animation and prosthetics but lacking the S&M scenes found in the first movie. Electric drill anyone? The character of Tetsuo most certainly has attributes of Tetsuo from “Akira” (Manga). Both Cyberpunk films were released a year apart. Both characters go through similar transformations becoming uncontrollable weapons of destruction. The bullet man is the first Tetsuo movie that starts to move away from the artistic, visual side. There’s more dialogue for one thing, it starts to become more explanatory which can be explained by the fact that it’s shot in English in America and might be aimed towards western audiences more.It probably reveals too much, not leaving a mystery so much to ponder over.
I don’t know if I would call this a sequel, more like a retelling as Tetsuo II was of the original movie. What links these is the same character that tries to instigate the creation of the weapon/machine.This time we get more backstory of Tetsuo’s orgins, actually going as far as to explain the how and why of his creation. That of Artificial life. It may come as a strange concidence that at the time of writing this scientists have created a synthetic genome that can self-replicate, how we will measure or use this new “artifical life” remains to be seen in our world but “The bullet man” may be one view of how things might turn out. Do we learn about this new life or do we turn it into our wants and needs?
I don’t think the film entirely succeeds in it’s desires as a sequel but that doesn’t mean I wouldn’t want to see another one. But how often are we going to rehash this story? There’s a possible hint at the end of a sequel “you don’t know what I’ll do inside you” but if there is a sequel I imagine it might be reset once more.
The actor who becomes Tetsuo this time is Eric Bossick, a video game voice artist and that shines through here. I think there is little emotion in his voice and it’s rather bland. Suited to video games but not for a movie. The voice seems detached from the actual character. I don’t think it’s a casting choice that would attract western audiences. He certainly has the ‘look’, rather plain undefined and clear features almost looking half Japanese. The dialogue itself here isn’t so much the problem, it’s the delivery of the lines, sounding unnatural and spoken as if it were being read from the script.
The soundtrack: Nine Inch Nails provide an excellent theme for this movie. Chu Ishikawa also returns to provide a classic opening Tetsuo theme.
The Cinema: I went to view the movie at Cinema rise, the style of that place certainly seems fitting to watch such a movie.
Favorite Quote: “You don’t know what i’ll do inside you” - The Guy
Bullet in the Head March 31, 2010Posted by oldboy in : DVD/Video/T.V., Asian Cinema , 14 comments
One of the best movies I have ever seen. I think as a Hong Kong action movie it has never been eclipsed for it’s action and powerful themes of War and brotherhood throughout the movie. It was the first Hong Kong Movie I ever saw, a film that introduced me to the Directorial gunplay of John Woo and the magnificant acting talents of Tony Leung. It’s a film that at the time was shocking to watch. It’s a film that could never be made today without a heavy reliance on CGI and male popstars.
I first watched the movie in the early 90s during a late night showing in the early hours of the weekend on S4C (Channel 4 UK). It’s one of those movies you watch in the dark and by the time it’s ending light is starting to creep through your curtins. In contrast to American action movies, “Lethal Wepaon” for example, the heroes don’t come out of the explosions and flying bullets unscaved. While the hero always wins in American action movies, the hero of Hong Kong films often don’t survive or are left deeply scarred by their experience, with John Woo’s Heroic Bloodshed movies of the 80s and 90s the characters go on a journy that will change them forever. As much as these movies are action they are more about the brotherhood and bond between characters, something America has seemed to miss in copying Woo’s movies by solely focusing on gunplay as the appeal of Woo as movies like “Shoot’em Up” (advertised as John Woo’s “wet dream”) have shown to completely miss the point of what a John Woo movie is. I guess this is largely why I became so attracted to Hong Kong Movies in the first place. After a diet of mainstream american action movies I was sideswiped by this, not for a moment expecting what that final outcome would be for the Protagonists. I love it when a movie can have that kind of impact on you, you aren’t expecting it yet you find yourself going on that journey with the characters and ending up somewhere that isn’t always comfortable but sticks with you long after the movie finishes. I believe this movie had a life course changing effect on me.
The story in a nutshell is about three best friends who grow up together in Hong Kong, their lives start to take a turning point during the riots of the 1960s. When they get themselves into trouble, they decide to head to Vietnam to avoid the autorities and make a small fortune selling goods on the black market. Instead it turns into a “out of the frying pan into the fire” situation as they are trust into the heart of the Vietnam War.
If this were simply just action then there is no concern as to what happens to these characters, the 3 main characters are friends who have grown up together, defend one another, they go to vietnam in search of savoiour but are thrown into a hell on earth, they surive gun battles together and overcome the odds for half the film, but when we see the friendship of this trio tear itself apart as they start pointing guns at one anoither, that’s when it really hits the fan. It’s almost heart wrenching to see them fall apart. Waise Lee has recieved criticism over his performance in the movie but part of the problem is the major shift in his character mid way through. He loses his mind with gold fever. For some his descent into madness happened too quick. At the time of viewing it didn’t bother me though. The gravity of the situation they found themselves in was a harsh one and the gold was his savour out of the whole mess he had gotten himself into.
The film wasn’t well recieved in Cinemas, particullarly because it was released soon after the protests in Tianmin square in 1989 which it takes a lot of imagery from but places it in a 1960s vietnam war setting. Woo was always inspired by “The Deer Hunter” and “Apocalypse Now” and this is definitly reflected in the movie along with classic Woo signature imagery of religious symbols since he himself grew up wanting to be aChristin Minister. He stills claims this movie to be his most personal work.
For years after seeing this movie I had tried to attain it on Video, buty upon requesting it at Stores I recieved only blank or very strange stares upon mentioning the title “Bullet in the Head”, this was long before Hong Kong films were popular, there was no Matrix or Crouching Tiger hidden SDragon to captilise on. It wasn’t until 2004 that I was finally able to see the movie again thanks to the release on DVD by UK DVD company Hong Kong Legends.
The longest availbale version of this film today is 135 mins. But there was actually 3 Hours of footage in total which I earn to see. It might not ever happen, the footage could have already been destroyed or stored poorly somewhere which seems likely after according to Woo’s comment “The original version was 2 hours and 50 minutes, but the studio makes you cut it to 2 hours. When I came to America I tried to buy the film and put all the scenes back. I checked at the lab and at the studio, and all the extra scenes are gone. In the Hong Kong labs, they never keep the extra scenes. They throw them away like garbage. They make so many movies, they have no room to store this footage.”
But maybe one day on Blue Ray we can get a 3 Hour Bullet in the head Redux. Yes, I can dream. The thing is that there probably IS more footage out there. I for one remember a Russian roulette in the film when I first saw it on Channel 4 (S4C). Then when I got the HKL DVD of the movie there was no such scene on it and more so I couldn’t find any reference to it. Of all the famous deleted scenes the most talked about is the ‘piss drinking scene’ which can be found online and other DVDs of the film but never this Russian roulette scene which, from what I remember was a really heavy scene. Bey Logan does give a brief mention to it on the DVD commentary for the movie but there is no deleted material of it on the DVD itself. I have confirmed with other people that watched the movie on Channel 4 years ago that the scene does exist. Better still one of the people I spoke to online has a video recording of it which he plans to make some screen caps of later. When he does I’ll update this blog again with pictures.
Favorite Quote: “Today I saw a soldier kill a man and I learnt something. In this world, we can do anything if we have guns!” - Little Wing