It Couldn’t Happen Here June 2020 Release Confirmed

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#166 Post by TwizzleUK »

davee wrote:
Sat 06 Jun 2020, 12:48 pm
Arrived this morning, Oxford UK :-)

Will be watching this afternoon :-)
Wow, 9 days before release date! I just ordered from the BFI shop in the hope I can get it sooner than Amazon (which estimates delivery on 20 June - I'll cancel if BFI ships first).

Edit/question: Davee, I assume you ordered from the BFI store?

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TwizzleUK wrote:
Sat 06 Jun 2020, 1:22 pm
davee wrote:
Sat 06 Jun 2020, 12:48 pm
Arrived this morning, Oxford UK :-)

Will be watching this afternoon :-)
Wow, 9 days before release date! I just ordered from the BFI shop in the hope I can get it sooner than Amazon (which estimates delivery on 20 June - I'll cancel if BFI ships first).

Edit/question: Davee, I assume you ordered from the BFI store?
Yeah, had completely forgotten about order until it arrived. Lockdown treat :-)

Ordered from BFI Shop on 13 Feb according to the delivery note.

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#169 Post by bongsteve »

So just to confirm, this would not be playable on a US bluray/DVD player, correct?


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#171 Post by tottenhammattspurs »

The blu ray version looks incredible. The regular dvd version looks pretty good too tbh although mine doesn’t rip as it’s a bit scratched 😡
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#172 Post by Boring90 »

Interesting that it says 1:85 to 1 as I always thought the film was 1:66 to 1 or so. Hopefully we aren't losing any room at the top and bottom of the screen.

I wish Amazon would hurry up.
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#173 Post by lucienchardon »

Thanks for the pictures Dog. The packaging looks amazing. I decided to order it even though my blu-ray disc player is region 1. I think there are ways I can turn my laptop dvd player into a multi-region player so hopefully I can watch it there.

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#174 Post by Dog »

I watched It Couldn’t Happen Here last night for the first time in a long, long time. I never got to see it at the cinema but had both VHS editions and used to watch it a great deal. I even recorded the full audio track onto cassette to listen to on my Walkman. Last night I found I could still recite the dialogue. The quality is really good and I could see details I had never made out before.

The film still makes for bizarre viewing. PSB always give themselves over to their collaborators and this is so much obviously Jack Bond’s voice and therefore completely unique in their cannon. Thematically, as an observation of aspects of Englishness it is aligned to the Please and Actually albums but surrealism and absurdism were relatively new territory for them. The basic plot - a journey through a landscape, impervious to their surroundings; a loose illustration of each song - is a template they have returned to again and again.

Neil's production diary in the accompanying book highlights that they were also working with Derek Jarman at the same time on the Rent video which made me wonder whether he was ever in the running for directing this feature film? He arguably had more proven credentials than Bond and maybe also a more obviously PSB aesthetic.
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#175 Post by leesmapman »

What's in the production diary?

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#176 Post by trafaelwyr »

bongsteve wrote:
Tue 09 Jun 2020, 3:29 pm
So just to confirm, this would not be playable on a US bluray/DVD player, correct?
Correct, it will not play on a U.S. bluray/dvd player. Now, there may be an exception. There are some Bluray / dvd players sold here in the U.S. that have a hack to them so that you can change the region. You can find out if your player can be hacked at this site: https://www.videohelp.com/dvdhacks. Years ago I bought an Insignia Bluray player (NS-BRDVD4) for about $60 or so. That player has a hack where you enter a sequence of buttons on the remote and you gain access to a hidden menu where you can then change the settings for Bluray and regular DVDs. There are about 3 right now on Ebay for about $50. It's a good player and does the job.

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#177 Post by matt74uk »

Base.com are now shipping their orders too as I've had the notification email.

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#178 Post by Dog »

leesmapman wrote:What's in the production diary?
It’s brief; 18 months covered over two pages in mostly single line diary entries, like in Literally. Lots of night shoots, interspersed with Top of the Pops recordings and video edits. It must have been a busy time for them.
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#179 Post by dgraysn »

Is there a commentary track with Neil and Chris? I seem to remember they mentioned recording one in a past issue of Annually or possibly Literally. I know its not listed o n the packaging, but perhaps its hidden on the discs?
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#180 Post by Den »

dgraysn wrote:
Thu 11 Jun 2020, 1:22 am
Is there a commentary track with Neil and Chris? I seem to remember they mentioned recording one in a past issue of Annually or possibly Literally. I know its not listed o n the packaging, but perhaps its hidden on the discs?
It' on the Elysium track commentary (i think) Chris said the only reason they wanted to release it again was to do a commentary.

I haven't got the film yet so I can't check.

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