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Unread postby Moonbeam » Sat Apr 20, 2019 4:19 pm

I came across this post:

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When I click on the blu ray link it will not go through, but the dvd link sends me to an Italian Amazon, I think. I believe it says they can pre-order it, and that it will be released on 6/19/19. I assume that this is not the English audio version.


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It is not on my American version of Amazon, however.

Can we get it soon? Does anyone know?
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Unread postby justintime » Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:24 pm

So now I am so sad, so angry, and so totally at odds with anyone you tries to claim Johnny’s acting career is doing just fine, I apologize ahead of time if the rest of my tirade is borderline incoherent.

Global Road apparently sent City of Lies (aka LAbryinth; let’s hope they have the correct title this time) straight to DVD, but it’s not easy to order, especially in the States. And frankly, I DON’T WANT just a DVD version. I want a proper premiere. I want some grab-you-by-the gut promotion. I want to see this IN A THEATER! (I live in a densely populated part of the northeastern USA and the only theater The Professor could be seen in was a small specialty theater downtown in the Village. I never made it. Capitulated and rented it on Amazon - once. Decided to save my money for the DVD. BUT - it deserved so much better! Those snakes at Variety and the other 16 critics who panned the film - one positive review - must have been giddy with their “success”.) A Johnny Depp film is in danger of becoming known as a profitless exercise in wheel-spinning!

All kinds of excuses are being tossed around, including the negative light the film supposedly shines on the LAPD. Some are still referencing Johnny’s “bad behavior” on set, another lie cleared up long ago, but no one sets them straight. Where/who is his publicist or agent or whoever should be on top of all this garbage and undoing every knot and roadblock thrown in Johnny’s way before it even hits the ground. Mr. Waldman cannot do everything. Bottom line: film #2 is being quietly and hurriedly shuffled off to a DVD graveyard. Not only Johnny, but Forest Whitaker deserved more professional consideration than has gone down so far.

And if “they” get away with this one, what can we expect when it’s WFTB’s and Minamata’s turn? Will WB (the only Hollywood-based studio) continue backing Johnny for Grindelwald in FB3? And after those three, then what? Well known as a workaholic, Johnny has always thrived on working - constantly. He’d seemingly gotten to a place where he juggled music and acting in apparently fulfilling proportions. IMAO, to lose the opportunity to indulge that facet of his creative self because of that vile person (and those who are using her to their own ends) would be the epitome of all the injustice Johnny has endured and continues to endure.

Some related comments re: City of Lies:
https://twitter.com/depphead_/status/11 ... 4091891713
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Unread postby nebraska » Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:06 pm

The Italian discs are available on ebay and the price/shipping is not bad at all. My concern is if they will play in the USA. From what I have read most blu ray discs (but not all) are region free. The seller I contacted on ebay couldn't give me any region information. I hadn't thought about the language thing, if it is dubbed in Italian or if it is in English with Italian subtitles. Wish there was more information available. (I just looked at a different ebay listing. The DVD is region 2 and it says the audio is in Italian)

If it has been released in Europe there is a chance it will be released in the US as well, I hope. :hope: The Professor was available overseas first but is now available for pre-order on Amazon in the US.

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Unread postby smithyn76 » Sun Jul 07, 2019 12:56 pm

Hey :hello: zoners,

I found the full movie in HD on YouTube. :applause: and after downloading it to my PC, I checked if it works and it does, yeah!! :yahoo:

And it is in English too. :cloud9:

After watching it, I must say the whole movie has a dark theme to it and I should warn you guys:

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Very sad :tear: ending to a movie with an otherwise great performance from Johnny. :applause2:
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Unread postby stroch » Sun Jul 07, 2019 1:41 pm

Thank you smithyn76, I'm watching it now!
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Unread postby Ruby Begonia » Sun Jul 07, 2019 2:33 pm

:omg: Thanks for the heads up, smithyn76! Hoping it's still on youtube to watch in a few minutes!

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Unread postby justintime » Sun Jul 07, 2019 5:46 pm

Thanks so much, smithyn76! What a fantastic performance from both Johnny and Forest Whitaker, and several others as well. I would really love to see these two work together again.

I have to admit I was put off by watching this film on YouTube, of all places, instead of a theater where it belongs, but I couldn’t even find it on DVD in English or for all players. So I rationalized the YouTube option. I will continue to keep an eye out for the DVD and pick it up if it becomes available. I guess the theater is not even going to be a possibility. I do miss the excitement of going to see Johnny on the big screen . . .
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Unread postby Sweeney Todd » Sun Jul 07, 2019 7:09 pm

Crimes of Grinndelwald wasn't that long ago, justintime. :grin2:
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Unread postby justintime » Sun Jul 07, 2019 7:29 pm

Hahaha! Well, Sweeney Todd, I guess that just goes to show, I can never have enough of Mr. Depp. Never!
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Unread postby Sweeney Todd » Mon Jul 08, 2019 1:39 am

I think we've become spoiled. :lol:
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Unread postby justintime » Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:02 pm

You can write a review for City of Lies on Rotten Tomatoes now! Current score is “no consensus” from critics (i.e. no reviews yet); 61% positive from audience.

https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/city_of_lies/

This is definitely something we can do to support Johnny!
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Unread postby nebraska » Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:12 pm

I watched it today. I don't know whether it would be confusing for someone who hadn't done any background work first, but I was glad I had read the book and watched some documentaries before I watched the movie. Johnny was absolutely wonderful in this film! I guess I shouldn't be surprised by that, but I am amazed how he can continue to produce quality work character after character the way he does.

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Unread postby Pizarros Pies » Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:46 am

There doesn't seem to be a City of Lies thread so I'm posting this here. Please move it if you think it goes better somewhere else. Also If you already knew this, forgive me as I haven't seen it posted anywhere, but ...
IMPORTANT NEWS!!! I've just bought the blue ray of City of Lies from Amazon Italy (amazon.it) because I thought it MUST have the original language on it and indeed it DOES. You can switch the language to English on the setup menu. Obviously it's region 2, which is where I live. But I've bought region 1 dvds in the past and they work fine on my machine. Also I believe computers aren't regional so you can always play it on that if you have a disc drive.
Please spread the word as I don't do twitter or Facebook.
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Unread postby nebraska » Sat Jul 13, 2019 5:23 pm

Pizarros Pies wrote:There doesn't seem to be a City of Lies thread so I'm posting this here. Please move it if you think it goes better somewhere else. Also If you already knew this, forgive me as I haven't seen it posted anywhere, but ...
IMPORTANT NEWS!!! I've just bought the blue ray of City of Lies from Amazon Italy (amazon.it) because I thought it MUST have the original language on it and indeed it DOES. You can switch the language to English on the setup menu. Obviously it's region 2, which is where I live. But I've bought region 1 dvds in the past and they work fine on my machine. Also I believe computers aren't regional so you can always play it on that if you have a disc drive.
Please spread the word as I don't do twitter or Facebook.

I am waiting for my disc to arrive. I bought the blu-ray on ebay because most blu-rays are region free. :hope: After I was one of the lucky ones to see the movie on you tube, I was pretty sure the English would be available. I can't be sure about much of anything until it comes.


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