Posted: Thu, 13th Nov 2003, 8:35pm
Post 1 of 71
|Inspired by "Kinji Fukasaku's Battle Royale", B.R.U.K Takes place in a world at war. British casualties are increasing, and the government is considering compulsery armed service for all citizens 18 - 50. To test the effectivness of untrained citizens in a combat situation, the army set up an experiment on a small abandoned island. |
12 students are chosen to take part, not knowing what they are getting themselves in for. The rules. Last one alive wins. They have 2 hours to kill or be killed. However, if at the end of the two hours more than one of them remain, they will all be killed.
The film is still being shot and edited, and will be finished in a month or two.
Posted: Thu, 13th Nov 2003, 9:20pm
Post 2 of 71
That was pretty damn cool. I watched this one with some anticipation as I really loved battle royale and I thought this was gonna be another one of those completely botched up fan film affairs. But it wasn't. At all.
For one, you seem to have a cast! Thats always good news. The effects were cool as was the head shot at the end, very nice. Slick cuts. Good camera angles. Nice location. I shall look forward to seeing all of this one.
A very high 4. In fact, I'm pretty tempted to give it a 5. So I will.
Posted: Thu, 13th Nov 2003, 9:30pm
Post 3 of 71
very nice i enjoyed watching it, i LOVED the end shot although i could see that it came from the side but that dosnt matter, i liked the effects specially when he is behind the barrel and the seekers coming down and hitting the floor, very nice high 4 from me
Posted: Thu, 13th Nov 2003, 9:35pm
Post 4 of 71
Ok. major problem here, what the hell is with the light swords in the trailer (or infact in the film at all?). Yeah the last shot was nice.. although you can see the dudes hand, and some of the other shots were nice (including the sped up shot going through the location).
<--above comment explained - I hate lightswords.
I do look forward to seeing the final full version, it'll be interesting to see if you use a grainy/murky filter (just like the original did), and also how your idea and adapted plot works out.. settings will also play a huge part as some of shots didn't seem very 'BR' as it seemed you were in a back garden?
I may come across as a bit harsh, but Battle Royale is one of my favorite films, and it doesn't need to have a lightsword fight.. keep that to Star Wars films. Good luck on the full thing, I await with highly critically breath.
3/5 - it has some good angles but other aspects stop it from being a 4.
Posted: Fri, 14th Nov 2003, 12:59am
Post 5 of 71
thankyou for your comments. I too adore battle royale and look forward to the sequal, however it was not our intention to re-create the film, I was inspiration. we called it b.r.u.k to show our source of inspiration, so for this reason, the story is not true to the film. the dudes hand you see is the guy doing the shooting, holding down the guy who gets shot.It's fair enough that you do'nt like lightswords and i agree that they arent necessary, but as a newcomer to alamdv, i felt i had to do it once!, and i didnt want to do star wars! It also makes a nice weapon to be given in that situation!! the location is a small residential island in London. It has woodland at one end, and a large boat yard in the centre. There are houses, but BR's island had houses/huts also!
As we still have a few scenes left to film, feedback and critisim will be helpful, thanks.
Posted: Fri, 14th Nov 2003, 8:36am
Post 6 of 71
Loose the lightsabers! PLEASE! they will lower your movie, take away thoose and you seem to have a heck of a movie here, I LOVE THE DEPTH OF FIELD! What camera do you use? Or what Lins do u use?
The locations looks great, also the bullethits, blood etc. etc. Most of it looks really good!
I am very kind with rates, 5/5
oh, one thing, next time, make a nicer thumbnail !
Posted: Fri, 14th Nov 2003, 9:16am
Post 7 of 71
hi this is zaz
great trailer. Good job. Good "cine look".
The lightsabers didn't hurt me...
Will the entire version be soon available ?
Posted: Fri, 14th Nov 2003, 10:48am
Post 8 of 71
I quite liked the lightsabers.
As long as you don't use Duel of the Fates or do something similarly unwise.
This is looking good, love that final shot!
I'd better go watch Battle Royale before this comes out...
Posted: Fri, 14th Nov 2003, 6:19pm
Post 9 of 71
This looks as though the full movie is going to be really good.
Look forward to it.
I was supposed to give you a 3 vote, but I pressed the wrong button:(
I'll ask Tarn if it can be changed.
Posted: Fri, 14th Nov 2003, 10:36pm
Post 10 of 71
Really damn good...caught my attention in a second. Great pacing, sweet cinematography...and the one thing i need to know...you color corrected i'm sure...some parts have little saturation in them and really bright light spots...it loosk great! tell me how you did that i hope its not a fluke!
Posted: Sat, 15th Nov 2003, 6:12pm
Post 11 of 71
we wont be using duel of the fates or any star wars music. i used a canon xl1s (gl1) for the film with a standard lens. i used the ND setting and increased the contrast, other than that, i haven't done much colour correction. some days we filmed, were really bright and sunny, giving us good shadows and contrast. in the film, the shots done on sunny days look a lot better than those on cloudy days. i realised how important lighting is, while shooting this. We never meant to make this film, we were supposed to be shooting a feature we've been planning since feburary, but we couldnt shoot, cos i broke my collar bone, so we thought up this in about a week and just started making it. I'll be shooting our feature in march, which will hopefully look alot better, since its fully scripted and storyboarded, where as this wasn't.
Posted: Sat, 15th Nov 2003, 8:04pm
Post 12 of 71
That was one of the best films ive seen so far. Great job on everything.. How did u make the blood for the end clip?? good job, i thought that the light sabers were cool and the camera angles were sikk. hope to see the full thing... cyaa
Posted: Sun, 16th Nov 2003, 7:45pm
Post 13 of 71
i really rate this trailer, i love everything about it. especially the end, i was like
. full of impact! i am very interested to see the whole film. when will it be on here? some very interesting themes highlighted. keep it up 'chuter'.
Posted: Tue, 18th Nov 2003, 6:37pm
Post 14 of 71
Niiice... The headshot was awsome...
One question though are you going to release the full movie here or just the trailer like u did with band of fellows?
Posted: Tue, 18th Nov 2003, 7:35pm
Post 15 of 71
yeh hopefully we are...band of fellows was only like tht coz the trailer was better than the actual film...but this film is gonna be ill! its close to being dun but the only problem is tht it will be near an hour long we reckon so aint sure how well tht will go down with downloaders...by the way...if u appreciate a film pls give a rating coz it wud be much appreciated just to show sumthing for our efforts an all. but thank u for your comments...ne thing to add jimi?? peace R
Posted: Tue, 18th Nov 2003, 9:04pm
Post 16 of 71
yeah, who are you?
Posted: Wed, 19th Nov 2003, 4:30pm
Post 17 of 71
y its me..richie richie c!!
Posted: Thu, 20th Nov 2003, 11:59pm
Post 18 of 71
That was such a great trailer. The whole headshot was great. I cant wait to see the whole movie!!!
Posted: Sun, 23rd Nov 2003, 12:33am
Post 19 of 71
Nice trailer. I have to echo some of the words from fellow FX'ers:
Really liked the pacing, lot's of info put over swiftly but easy on the eye as well.
I liked the integration of the FX, they added to the look of the trailer rather than dominating it (light swords are fine, whatever )
Looking forward to seeing more.
My only gripe, and this is in no way an attack on you personally, is that I really don't like the whole 'gun on it's side, firing thing'. Just a personal 'pet hate' as I think it looks naff.
Good job though!
4 from me!
Posted: Sun, 23rd Nov 2003, 5:01pm
Post 20 of 71
yeah i agree, it's naff, but i couldn't do anything about that. i told the guy not to,but every take, he just did. i didnt notice until i edited it! thanks for your comments and your vote.
Posted: Sun, 23rd Nov 2003, 5:23pm
Post 21 of 71
Ah, the joy of actors when they get guns in their hands
Posted: Sun, 23rd Nov 2003, 5:33pm
Post 22 of 71
personally, i think it looks stupid. Being an actor myself, (not like some famous hollywood person...darn) i NEVER hold a gun that way....
actors do what the director says....or they should.
Posted: Sun, 23rd Nov 2003, 6:14pm
Post 23 of 71
yeah, but these actors are my mates, and half the point in making a film is to enjoy the process. we all have a laugh doing it, so if someone wants to hold a gun like that, then he can. it doesnt really matter. ( even though we all took the piss out of him for it! ) if someone has an idea for their character, or something they wanted to do, I let them do it!. Its more fun that way. my mates have been great in making this, giving up a lot of their time, and following directions excellently, but you've got to allow them to contribute to the project aswell in someway. in summary, yeah it looks crap! blame craig!
Posted: Sun, 23rd Nov 2003, 6:25pm
Post 24 of 71
well sed jimbo!! here here!! i think craig wud look stupid if he weren't straight outta compton!! (richie c)
Posted: Mon, 24th Nov 2003, 1:53pm
Post 25 of 71
hahaha!! yeah, one thing i got to mention. craig wishes he was a black man.
Posted: Tue, 2nd Dec 2003, 6:21pm
Post 26 of 71
Chuter man you have out done yourself, absolutely wicked bruv. Chat later Patrick...
....big up eel pie!
Posted: Sun, 14th Dec 2003, 7:51pm
Post 27 of 71
update: we have one day of filming left, but still have a lot of work in post left to do. should be done in a few weeks
Posted: Tue, 16th Dec 2003, 11:19am
Post 28 of 71
craig is a bad man - he just dont give a fudge
the trailer looks good
i only hope craig wins
craig is a true hero
have you forgotten his inspirational performance in band of fellows
without actors like craig life would be meaningless
Posted: Tue, 6th Jan 2004, 3:40pm
Post 29 of 71
Wow andrew actor guy, a really useful comment u made there...next time tho..take ure thumb out of ure arse and try to say sumtin about the film rather than ureself!
Posted: Tue, 6th Jan 2004, 8:28pm
Post 30 of 71
The gun on the side thing does not bother me at all. I don't get why its such a big thing!?!?
Posted: Wed, 7th Jan 2004, 1:13am
Post 31 of 71
just seen this film lurking in the archive. looks cool! very fast moving. acting looks good. how long is the film going to be?
Posted: Wed, 7th Jan 2004, 1:17am
Post 32 of 71
i dont think this deserves a 4. all it is, is a few clips of people running around. at least the other trailers have a plot. the end shot is good, but you cant expect that to componsate for the film. i'd go watch althetics if i wanted running. hope i'm wrong when i see the film
Posted: Thu, 8th Jan 2004, 6:12pm
Post 33 of 71
sorry, i know tht is ure opinion an all and i respect tht, but trailers are not generally there to tell the plot of the story necessarily..they r there to appeal to the audience and make them want to watch the film..wen goin thru the clips originally we did actually agree there was too much running so we altered some, but tht is actually the nature of battle royale itself..ppl just running about afta each other..if u dont like tht then fair enuf but personally i think it works well to attract viewers. peace
Posted: Thu, 8th Jan 2004, 7:42pm
Post 34 of 71
too many guests
Posted: Thu, 8th Jan 2004, 8:50pm
Post 35 of 71
agreed. thought i was overdue a moan from a guest. everybody gets one!
Posted: Thu, 8th Jan 2004, 8:52pm
Post 36 of 71
oh yeah, update: its bin really tuff getting everyone together for the last day or two of filming (exams for some) so we're just waiting for a weekend when we can film, then it'll be dun...finally.
Posted: Mon, 12th Jan 2004, 11:06pm
Post 37 of 71
yo chuter, when can we watch your film
weve been waiting to see it for ages
im a baby
i want to see it now
did anyone get hurt in the making of the fil;m?
all of that running around and shooting those guns about looks dangerous
did that pretty guy mess his hir up?
i sure hope not that would be tragic
p.s. guest is a cool and very popular username - whats the beef with that?
Posted: Mon, 12th Jan 2004, 11:10pm
Post 38 of 71
I hate guests that take advantage that they are anonomys and write dumb things.
Posted: Tue, 13th Jan 2004, 3:26pm
Post 39 of 71
filming this saturday and hopefully next sunday, then its done and it'll be posted ASAP
*people got hurt - bruises, concussions and blood loss for some!
*pretty guy messed his hair up, but stylists were quick to respond and no
lasting damage was done. a tradgedy quickly avoided.
*now stop posting stupid tings you jackass! you know who you are!!
p.s - i was thinking of posting another trailer showing a little bit about each contestant in the "battle royale" so people could vote on the order in which they think they will die from the last five survivors to the winner. i could give the winners all my force points since i dont quite see the need for them! ( as long as nobody who was in the film or knows me posts the answers as that would be really gay of them as it would ruin it for those who dont know - so PLEASE dont do that). i might do that a day or two before i post the film
Posted: Tue, 13th Jan 2004, 3:29pm
Post 40 of 71
that last post was me btw
Posted: Wed, 28th Jan 2004, 7:28pm
Post 41 of 71
Keep the LightSabers in
I look forward to the full version.
Posted: Wed, 28th Jan 2004, 7:39pm
Post 42 of 71
A few questions to you chuter. What plugin did you use for the muzzle flashes? Also, what effect did you do to make the screen "rumble" when the explosion happened? When the guy is sitting behind the garbage can, what are those laser things that he is hiding from, and thats live smoke, right? Again, great job on this. I cant wait to see the full thing. Good luck with it.
Posted: Thu, 29th Jan 2004, 1:52pm
Post 43 of 71
the muzzle flashes were standard cinematic muzzle flashes with alam lightbulbs behind them. the rumbling is a plugin on imovie3! ans those laser things are tracer fire from a machine gun, which was just a thin yellow lightsword with hardly any glow. the smoke is real.
we have half a scene to film this sunday, then its done, but continuity might force a delay, since, believe it or not it's snowing in england right now! should be posting the film in about two or three weeks. thanks again.
Posted: Thu, 5th Feb 2004, 12:41pm
Post 44 of 71
Hey. That looks sick. Craig is looking cool! What software did u use for that and what computer do u have?
That looks soo good. The editing is pro.
Posted: Sat, 7th Feb 2004, 2:32pm
Post 45 of 71
films finished. will be posted in about a week
Posted: Mon, 23rd Feb 2004, 10:36am
Post 46 of 71
ok, ran out of web space to put the film on, gonna try and get some more, then post it
Posted: Mon, 8th Mar 2004, 5:04pm
Post 47 of 71
cool man !
Posted: Sun, 14th Mar 2004, 9:49pm
Post 48 of 71
when will the full length of this movie be done ?
Posted: Sun, 14th Mar 2004, 9:51pm
Post 49 of 71
by the way have u seen BRII ? pretty cool but i liked the first film more
Posted: Wed, 17th Mar 2004, 1:36pm
Post 50 of 71
trying to get some webspace so i can post the finished film. BR2 was dissapointing and way too long, but yeah...wasn't bad.
Posted: Wed, 17th Mar 2004, 9:44pm
Post 51 of 71
Have you seen the list of free webspace providers? They each provide 50 or 100 megs of storage.
Posted: Wed, 17th Mar 2004, 9:49pm
Post 52 of 71
Lloyd66 wrote:Have you seen the list of free webspace providers? They each provide 50 or 100 megs of storage.
Tey dont like to work for me.
Posted: Mon, 22nd Mar 2004, 11:44am
Post 53 of 71
yeh, i tried that. but the free webspace thingys only allow you to upload files of about 2mb maximum at a time, so i can't really upload a 193mb film. A friend of mine has a site and is trying to sort some webspace for me, so i'm just waiting for that, then i'll post it.
Posted: Wed, 31st Mar 2004, 5:15pm
Post 54 of 71
just wondering how you made the blood effect in the bathtub, was that a squib or did you use alam?
Posted: Thu, 20th May 2004, 8:08am
Post 55 of 71
UPDATE: finally found someone who can put this on the internet for me. should have the film up in a week.
Posted: Sat, 22nd May 2004, 1:44am
Post 56 of 71
*giggles with excitement*
I have been looking forward to this movie for a while, as I am a BR freak, and it just looks really cool.
Posted: Sat, 22nd May 2004, 2:08am
Post 57 of 71
Yeah, ditto that, although I've never seen (and never want to see) BR, this looks very good. Can't wait!
Posted: Sat, 22nd May 2004, 2:09am
Post 58 of 71
*runs off to watch BR for the billionth time*
Posted: Mon, 24th May 2004, 4:05pm
Post 59 of 71
any on you BR fans seen any of takashi miikes stuff? he's a great director. um..yeh, BRUK should be up on june 5th, cos i'm seeing the guy i know who does webpage designs etc, whose putting it up for me. if anyone needs a site or anything, check him out: www.bluecherry-designs.net
Posted: Mon, 24th May 2004, 4:08pm
Post 60 of 71
Lloyd66 wrote:Yeah, ditto that, although I've never seen (and never want to see) BR
Why don't you ever want to see it?
It's a very, very good film. Extremely surprising, genuinely touching and immensely moving at times. It's all about friendship, and love, and the corruption of power and morals.
Needless to say, I was very pleasantly surprised when I saw it a few weeks back.
Posted: Mon, 24th May 2004, 4:25pm
Post 61 of 71
Are you talking about BR or BR2?
I agree the 1st one was amazing, not because of the violence but because of the story it told.
Most touching scene = the revealment of a childhood crush (too late).
And the music was just fabulous too
Posted: Mon, 24th May 2004, 9:07pm
Post 62 of 71
Im talking about BR, I have yet to find a translated version of BR II though I have heard it is not so good.
BR UK looks to be pretty close to BR, and still cannot wait to see this
Posted: Tue, 25th May 2004, 2:25pm
Post 63 of 71
hope it lives up to your expectations! i'm afraid it isn't touching or moving though....and the musics pretty different, and its kinda nothing like the brilliant original, but hey!
BR2 didnt have the same impact, since it was no longer friends killing friends. not once do you care about the characters, and it just becomes an over long film that just makes political stabs against america in one long monologue after another. also, the box advertises Takeshi Kitano alot, as did the trailer, but he's only in it for a few seconds.
also, check out "Audition" and "Ichi The Killer" by Takashi Miike
Posted: Wed, 26th May 2004, 3:15pm
Post 64 of 71
ok. its been submitted. just pending, waiting for the fxhome stamp of approval, then it should be up. sorry its taken so much longer than expected. it took forever to find someone who had the webspace to help me out. hope you enjoy. look forward to hearing your feedback
Posted: Wed, 26th May 2004, 9:35pm
Post 65 of 71
!!!!!!!!!!!!! can't wait !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
by the way, check out my icon. it's kakihara from Ichi (one of my favorite films of all time.)
Posted: Thu, 27th May 2004, 5:07pm
Post 66 of 71
nice! have you seen the manga version?
Posted: Thu, 10th Jun 2004, 11:38am
Post 67 of 71
Whens the full movie coming?
U said u submitted it ages ago... Whats going down?
Posted: Thu, 10th Jun 2004, 1:06pm
Post 68 of 71
its been a pain, i finally found someone with enuff webspace to put it up. i gave him a compressed copy, he put it up and i submitted it to the cinema section, but thhe file was freezing about 10mins in, then i spoke to the guy whose webspace it is and he says his webspace has been bought by someone else or something, so he's had to re-upload it. he's uploaded around 3/4 of it. the second its all online it should be up. sorry for the ridiculously long wait
Posted: Thu, 10th Jun 2004, 6:43pm
Post 69 of 71
Cool no worries, looking forward to seeing it
Posted: Fri, 18th Jun 2004, 12:40pm
Post 70 of 71
ok, its online!
Posted: Sun, 29th May 2005, 6:21am
Post 71 of 71
Ive been wanting to see this movie for weeks, but the link is down. Where can i watch it? I cant seem to find the link...