View Full Version : Anyone ever hear of this one?
10-11-2002, 12:08 AM
It's a German action adventure film(with real life stunts,by the actors) called Cascadeur: The Amber Chamber It's about a Group of spies going after a long lost treasure called the Amber Room.Sort of like an Indiana Jones type of film. It screened at the Toronto Film Festival a few years back, and disappeared off the continent.
10-11-2002, 04:05 AM
Sure, pretty fun film actually. I saw it on cable last weekend btw.
It was given a small release here in sweden (like 3 theater screens and then straight to video). It did pretty good on the home video market though (We bought like 45 copies for our 10 stores, and made our money back pretty fast).
Dont think it ever got a DVD release here though. But I can look into it if you want me to?
10-11-2002, 05:34 AM
Hell, I didn't even know Germany* was making action films ever since those 007 knockoffs and Euro-Westerns of the '60s. Sure, flicks like Das Boot and Stalingrad have action set-pieces in them, but they're more angst-ridden** historical dramas than adventure movies.
Speaking of action-oriented historical dramas, I would really like to see a Region 1 DVD release of the Finnish film Tolvisota ("Winter War"). It's about the brutal 1939 invasion of Finland by Stalin's Red Army... Grim and gripping, it's the "Saving Pvt. Ryan" of Finland. It's available in the U.S. only on VHS, but the transfer used is so shitty it's almost unwatchable. (Actually, it looks like someone pointed a videocamera at a TV monitor and taped it!)
* I know Resident Evil was a German-U.S. co-production, but I'm not counting "multinational" efforts.
**A German specialty?
10-11-2002, 05:53 PM
Yes, I would like to know if it's available on PAL R2 disc. Uncut and if possible with english subtitles. Thanks again.
10-12-2002, 11:27 AM
There was a cheap bare bones DVD of that title in germany (without english audio or subtitles)
You may also find a cheap copy at www.ebay.de . B.t.w. the movie wasn't very successfull in german cinemas. It was in cinemas for hmm.. around 4 weeks or so and went than to video. The old page for the movie is still online:
10-13-2002, 01:15 PM
apparently it was never released on DVD here, because the distributors didnt think it to be a "big" enough movie for that kind of special treatment. (And now, 2 year later every piece of shit that washes up on these shores gets released on DVD )
10-13-2002, 02:02 PM
Originally posted by Brian Lindsey
Speaking of action-oriented historical dramas, I would really like to see a Region 1 DVD release of the Finnish film Tolvisota ("Winter War"). It's about the brutal 1939 invasion of Finland by Stalin's Red Army... Grim and gripping, it's the "Saving Pvt. Ryan" of Finland. It's available in the U.S. only on VHS, but the transfer used is so shitty it's almost unwatchable. (Actually, it looks like someone pointed a videocamera at a TV monitor and tap
Heh funny to see someone talking about a Finnish film :D. I could get this easily on dvd for you here in finland but it is Region 2 and Pal so you probably would not be able to watch it.
My grandfather was in this war and knew personally very well one of the lead characters in this film named 'Rokka'. This great movie is based on a memories writed by one of the soldiers.
10-13-2002, 02:37 PM
One of the film's must memorable scenes is when, right after destroying a Russian tank with a Molotov cocktail, a Finnish soldier slumps in exhaustion down in a trench. He pulls out a cigarette, then notices the sleeve of his uniform is on fire. He calmly lights the cigarette from the flame, then starts laughing hysterically.
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