The Calamari Wrestler

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  1. Emperor

    Emperor GPO Registered

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    I've been a bit of a stranger in these parts recently but I popped back with this gem and as I couldn't find a thread on it.....

    www.venturadistribution.com/new_releases/serve/9810/The+Calamari+Wrestler

    www.imdb.com/title/tt0428662/

    Direct link to trailer (the actual page has some pretty dodgy ads on it):

    http://mediax.muchosucko.com/movies/512_ika_xl.mov

    Its out in a week and a half on DVD in the States:
    www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B0009YA3SQ/wwwrevenantmc-20

    There is even a Calamari Wrestler doll:

    Yes Asia (US)
    Yes Asia (global)
     
  2. dawnchihuahua

    dawnchihuahua GPO Registered

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    OMG that looks freaking halarious! I have to see it! I wonder if it will be available as a rental?
     
  3. Fujisawas Sake

    Fujisawas Sake Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Supporter Registered

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    Oh, there are SO many things wrong that... :shock:

    LOL

    John
     
  4. erich orser

    erich orser Architeuthis Supporter Registered

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    I've been waiting for this gem to become a U.S. DVD release for a while! The theme song is amazing!
     
  5. erich orser

    erich orser Architeuthis Supporter Registered

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    The "dodgy" link mystified me: could not get to trailer.
     
  6. Emperor

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    Ahhhhhhh sorry it was an old link - I've also been tracking this for a while. I'll see what I can dig out.

    I found a couple of links but my browser isn't happy wth the QuickTime movie but you may have better luck (I hope they aren't of something foul):

    www.pathfinderpictures.com/mov/calamari01.html
    www.pathfinderpictures.com/mov/calamari02.html

    I have the original trailer on my hard disc - its a 6.7Mb WMV file but if you want it email me via the board and I'll email it to you. Watching it again has only gone and got my awfully excited about this again!! Someone who saw it at the Fantasia film festival says the audience in the movie theatre went crazy for the film

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    It seems similar to Kaiju Big Battel:

    www.kaiju.com

    See more of an explanantion here:

    www.kaiju.com/vid_whatiskaiju.htm

    but of course the forced faux-Japanese-style cannot compare to the real thing. ;)
     
  7. erich orser

    erich orser Architeuthis Supporter Registered

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    I LOVE Kaiju Big Battel, actually - wish they'd do West Coast events more often! I went to pathfinderpictures.com on my own earlier, and wasn't able to get it to load either.
     

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