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The Director's Chair => Quentin Tarantino => Topic started by: Cecil on January 27, 2003, 09:58:02 PM

Title: my best friend's birthday bootleg
Post by: Cecil on January 27, 2003, 09:58:02 PM
check it out
http://superhappyfun.com/product.cfm?whereme=354

i wonder what the movies like
Title: my best friend's birthday bootleg
Post by: Satcho9 on January 27, 2003, 10:24:16 PM
Now that would be an interesting buy.
Title: my best friend's birthday bootleg
Post by: Duck Sauce on January 28, 2003, 12:01:31 AM
What is it about? Somebody buy it, and let me know if its worth anything.
Title: my best friend's birthday bootleg
Post by: MacGuffin on January 28, 2003, 12:24:19 AM
Doesn't look like it's a complete copy:

Tarantino wrote the script with acting-class buddy Craig Hamann and starred (with Hamann) and directed the film with money pulled together from his Video Archives friends (who were all involved, either as actors or behind the camera).

The audio from their first batch of footage was out of synch (thanks to the ancient camera they used) and the second batch of film was destroyed in the lab. So Tarantino dropped it altogether and moved on to writing TRUE ROMANCE.

Mickey Burnett (played by Hamann in the film) is about to turn thirty and he’s not happy about it. Worse yet: his girlfriend has dumped him. And worse still: he’s just gotten fired from his deejay job thanks to Clarence Pool (played by Tarantino in the film). Clarence, whose friendship with Mickey rises to almost homosexual proportions, wants his buddy to enjoy his birthday and hires a hooker (named Misty Knight) to go to Mickey’s house and sleep with him. Misty’s pimp (Clifford) shows up. Mickey and Cliff battle it out. Misty ends up with Clarence. Mickey winds up with Clarence’s girlfriend Cecilia. And Cecilia’s real boyfriend, the volatile, truculent Eddie (who’s a cop) is looking for Cecilia and to kick the crap out of anyone who steps in his way.

(http://www.baader-kirchofer.net/tarantino/pictures/movies/birthday/birthday1.jpg)
(http://www.baader-kirchofer.net/tarantino/pictures/movies/birthday/birthday9.jpg)
(http://www.baader-kirchofer.net/tarantino/pictures/movies/birthday/birthday10.jpg)

More screenshots: http://www.baader-kirchofer.net/tarantino/movie/bestfriendsbday.htm
Title: my best friend's birthday bootleg
Post by: Satcho9 on January 28, 2003, 06:29:57 PM
I wonder how they got this, I was under the impression that quentin had the only copy of the vid? Anyone smell a theif? Maybe one of the old Video Archives crew sold it to make some extra cash...
Title: my best friend's birthday bootleg
Post by: Cecil on January 28, 2003, 08:03:33 PM
roger avary says that he owns a copy of the film... so i guess a completed version does exist.
Title: my best friend's birthday bootleg
Post by: Travis Bickle on February 09, 2003, 06:08:43 PM
but i heard he never completed it
Title: my best friend's birthday bootleg
Post by: Cecil on February 09, 2003, 08:33:07 PM
Quote from: Travis Bickle
but i heard he never completed it


yeah thats what he tells you
Title: my best friend's birthday bootleg
Post by: SubstanceD on February 19, 2003, 02:06:45 PM
The movie sounds like it sucks. I mean, I bet anyone of us on this board could have come up with that story, probably made a hell of alot better. Anyhow, what the fuck do I know. It should be a cool buy. I would like to see the other movies WHo do you thinky ou're fooling. I heard about them. They compare hong kong movies with Reservoir dogs (City On Fire Particularly) and show how the story of City on Fire is identical to Reservoir Dogs. Like he's a little copy cat punk. But I don't think so, he's the bomb.
Title: my best friend's birthday bootleg
Post by: Cecil on February 19, 2003, 02:38:42 PM
Quote from: SubstanceD
The movie sounds like it sucks. I mean, I bet anyone of us on this board could have come up with that story, probably made a hell of alot better. Anyhow, what the fuck do I know. It should be a cool buy. I would like to see the other movies WHo do you thinky ou're fooling. I heard about them. They compare hong kong movies with Reservoir dogs (City On Fire Particularly) and show how the story of City on Fire is identical to Reservoir Dogs. Like he's a little copy cat punk. But I don't think so, he's the bomb.


ive seen those, you can find them online if you look for them