Dark Tower 4K digital film £6.99 @ iTunes store
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Dark Tower 4K digital film £6.99 @ iTunes store

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LocalFound 9th Mar
Posting this despite the recent hate for the iTunes 4K films because i know that some people will find this to be a good purchase. No doubt this thread will decend into disc vs digital debate again! Lol.

Dark Tower 4k digital film at the iTunes store until Monday, just £6.99!

Enjoy!
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Not seen it, but heard it’s a terrible film. May explain the price drop so soon after release
Its 5.4 rated on IMDB so pretty average, however i dont think the film quality has anything to do with the price drop...iTunes have been doing some fantastic prices on 4K films recently and they have frequently done selected £6.99 price drops for a limited time, the last films being Atomic Blonde and American Made,
currently on book 8 of 8 and it is sapping my will to live. they were pretty good until 7 then bombed. Can'tt see how they compressed all of the 8 books into 2 hr film
Film is poor. Idris Elba is not Roland, film isn't particularly the books at all. Poor on everything apart from the choice of actor for Walter
I watched it for free and i think i should of been paid to watch it
OP, you’re the one whose comments ends up getting into a physical vs digital debate! Most of us respect each others choices, but from your description it’s like you want to enter another debate.

JP
EstorilBlue1 h, 14 m ago

Its 5.4 rated on IMDB so pretty average, however i dont think the film …Its 5.4 rated on IMDB so pretty average, however i dont think the film quality has anything to do with the price drop...iTunes have been doing some fantastic prices on 4K films recently and they have frequently done selected £6.99 price drops for a limited time, the last films being Atomic Blonde and American Made,


16% on Rotten Tomatoes is a bit worse than average.
In my humble opinion, the film is shockingly bad....it not only fails to compress the books into a single film, but bears little resemblance to any of the plot lines in the books. I honestly can't see how anyone who has read (and enjoyed the books) could enjoy the film. Such a wasted opportunity.
KangTC25 m ago

16% on Rotten Tomatoes is a bit worse than average.


Shall we just go around plucking review scores off of different sites?

All I stated is that it scored 5.4 on IMDB. Thanks for the trolling though, very helpful.
EstorilBlue16 m ago

Shall we just go around plucking review scores off of different sites? All …Shall we just go around plucking review scores off of different sites? All I stated is that it scored 5.4 on IMDB. Thanks for the trolling though, very helpful.


Im pretty sure rotten tomatoes is professional reviewer rating and imdb is user rating. I could be wrong though. I usually go for the user ratings myself so i agree with you
johnwillowlfc2 m ago

Im pretty sure rotten tomatoes is professional reviewer rating and imdb is …Im pretty sure rotten tomatoes is professional reviewer rating and imdb is user rating. I could be wrong though. I usually go for the user ratings myself so i agree with you


Exactly. Thanks buddy!
jp2973 h, 42 m ago

OP, you’re the one whose comments ends up getting into a physical vs d …OP, you’re the one whose comments ends up getting into a physical vs digital debate! Most of us respect each others choices, but from your description it’s like you want to enter another debate.JP


Heres your poking stick back “JP”...you dropped it whilst running out of the room.
oliwilliams4 h, 23 m ago

Film is poor. Idris Elba is not Roland, film isn't particularly the books …Film is poor. Idris Elba is not Roland, film isn't particularly the books at all. Poor on everything apart from the choice of actor for Walter


very true
cantbRssed13 h, 9 m ago

In my humble opinion, the film is shockingly bad....it not only fails to …In my humble opinion, the film is shockingly bad....it not only fails to compress the books into a single film, but bears little resemblance to any of the plot lines in the books. I honestly can't see how anyone who has read (and enjoyed the books) could enjoy the film. Such a wasted opportunity.


also very true
tighty4 h, 35 m ago

currently on book 8 of 8 and it is sapping my will to live. they were …currently on book 8 of 8 and it is sapping my will to live. they were pretty good until 7 then bombed. Can'tt see how they compressed all of the 8 books into 2 hr film



I apologise in advance, but this film really grinds my gears...

books..
I'm not sure I could read them all in succession, as I read them as they came out over the years.But If I were to go back and give myself some advice it would be this.
When Stephen king addresses you toward the end of the story, when your warned that you've had a good ride and now it's time to get off. listen to him! don't continue when warned not to...
That and don't ever watch the last episode of Lost. As it had the same problem; a good closure is hard to do.

Regarding the film...

Iirc- the justification for using Idris was that this is a spin off world so his colour doesn't matter, having all his fingers doesn't matter and not having the 'honky mofo' get abused by Susanna (who, being absent, also doesn't matter) doesn't matter. Apparently nothing mattered except the broard strokes of the world being spun into a cash cow.

It was a terrible retelling of the books and imo has ruined the chance at a good interpretation ever being made, I like Idris but, just like Tom cruise playing Jack reacher the casting choice set the tone for what followed. It was an alright/so so film, but only if you could ignore the books behind it and watch it believing that it was after the horn was re-blown But it's pretty much impossible to do so.

Ron howard's idea was best - three films with a 6 episode tv miniseries inbetween each one using;
" Javier Bardem and Viggo Mortensen were in line to play the lead character of Roland Deschain, and Naomie Harris was being considered for the character of Susannah Dean,
Aaron Paul stated that he had a conversation with Howard and was possibly being considered to play Eddie Dean"
Then it all went bad again, sold to sony and fast tracked into the abomination that was released. It took ten yeas to get that onto the screen!

Hopefully they'll do it right in my lifetime, cast someone who actually resembles clint eastwood in the starring role, and make it spread over a few seasons- Netflix or hbo should be given rights to it as a gift.

end rant\
Edited by: "syne209" 9th Mar
pdrydenuk5 h, 22 m ago

Not seen it, but heard it’s a terrible film. May explain the price drop so …Not seen it, but heard it’s a terrible film. May explain the price drop so soon after release


I watched it... And got right it is terrible
tighty5 h, 21 m ago

currently on book 8 of 8 and it is sapping my will to live. they were …currently on book 8 of 8 and it is sapping my will to live. they were pretty good until 7 then bombed. Can'tt see how they compressed all of the 8 books into 2 hr film


Book 8 is actually book 4.5. best series ever
I loved the books and was looking forward to the film but it is awful, cannot see how they ever thought they could compress a huge story into a short film but they didn't even try. My other half couldn't understand why anyone acted the way they did as there was no time for explanation of the worlds or the characters motivations.

Such a shame, and I don't blame poor old Idris for it at all as I think he did a decent enough job with a stinker of a storyline.
syne2091 h, 29 m ago

very truealso very trueI apologise in advance, but this film really grinds …very truealso very trueI apologise in advance, but this film really grinds my gears...books..I'm not sure I could read them all in succession, as I read them as they came out over the years.But If I were to go back and give myself some advice it would be this. When Stephen king addresses you toward the end of the story, when your warned that you've had a good ride and now it's time to get off. listen to him! don't continue when warned not to...That and don't ever watch the last episode of Lost. As it had the same problem; a good closure is hard to do.Regarding the film...Iirc- the justification for using Idris was that this is a spin off world so his colour doesn't matter, having all his fingers doesn't matter and not having the 'honky mofo' get abused by Susanna (who, being absent, also doesn't matter) doesn't matter. Apparently nothing mattered except the broard strokes of the world being spun into a cash cow.It was a terrible retelling of the books and imo has ruined the chance at a good interpretation ever being made, I like Idris but, just like Tom cruise playing Jack reacher the casting choice set the tone for what followed. It was an alright/so so film, but only if you could ignore the books behind it and watch it believing that it was after the horn was re-blown But it's pretty much impossible to do so.Ron howard's idea was best - three films with a 6 episode tv miniseries inbetween each one using;" Javier Bardem and Viggo Mortensen were in line to play the lead character of Roland Deschain, and Naomie Harris was being considered for the character of Susannah Dean,Aaron Paul stated that he had a conversation with Howard and was possibly being considered to play Eddie Dean"Then it all went bad again, sold to sony and fast tracked into the abomination that was released. It took ten yeas to get that onto the screen! Hopefully they'll do it right in my lifetime, cast someone who actually resembles clint eastwood in the starring role, and make it spread over a few seasons- Netflix or hbo should be given rights to it as a gift.end rant\


Don't even get me started on Jack reacher.
crap film but 4k quality was fantastic on TvPlus

worth watching to experience 4k, its not to long either
Even in 4k it's just awful
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