Penn Jillette's "Director's Cut" makes its debut tonight

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Penn Jillette's "Director's Cut" makes its debut tonight

Postby Richard Hatch » January 22nd, 2016, 9:47 pm

Penn Jillette's crowdfunded film "Director's Cut" makes it debut tonight in Park City as the opening feature of the alternative "Slamdance Film Festival". Apparently demand for tickets was so high that a third screening was added to the original two. Here's a link to the crowdfunding campaign. Apparently someone paid $25,000 to get the ponytails of Penn and director Adam Rifkin!
http://makepennbad.com/

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Re: Penn Jillette's "Director's Cut" makes its debut tonight

Postby Richard Hatch » January 22nd, 2016, 10:26 pm

Here's a link to a site than includes the film's trailer:
http://deadline.com/2016/01/directors-c ... 201683529/

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Re: Penn Jillette's "Director's Cut" makes its debut tonight

Postby observer » January 22nd, 2016, 10:49 pm

Richard Hatch wrote:Penn Jillette's crowdfunded film


Just when I thought I couldn't dislike the guy more ...

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Re: Penn Jillette's "Director's Cut" makes its debut tonight

Postby Richard Stokes » August 29th, 2016, 4:37 pm

It was shown at the London Frightfest today (Aug 30th).

Negative reviews so far from horror aficionados:

"3/10 - A few hilarious moments... but not worth digging out from the blah."

"Agreed. A one joke movie that stretches its singular conceit out to 90 minutes."

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Re: Penn Jillette's "Director's Cut" makes its debut tonight

Postby Richard Kaufman » August 29th, 2016, 10:11 pm

Making a horror movie is a very tricky business. I've watched way too many to admit!

Making a "good" horror movie is incredibly difficult.

Making a "bad" horror movie that is enjoyable--a guilty pleasure--is also incredibly difficult.

Don't begrudge Penn for trying ... he is following a path trodden by hundreds before him, most of whom were unsuccessful.
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