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Case 39 clip reveals reason for no distribution

Case39.jpgA clip online for the film Case 39 perhaps reveals why there's not been a release of the film for so long, and why we're waiting until now to finally get to see it. Even then those in America still don't have a release date.

The film, written by Ray Wright and directed by Christian Alvart, has always confused me as to why it hasn't received a proper release, and I think this clip clearly shows why the mainstream US studios would have a problem with the film.

A child in this much distress and the idea of the parents about it kill her in this manner is perhaps rather shocking, and in a way I'm wondering why they would even release this clip in particular, it is a bit upsetting for some, probably for most. Can you think of some of the repurcussions of showing this scene?

I imagine this is perhaps one of the strongest moments of Case 39, and that the rest does delve into more traditional horror, but then I haven't seen it to know, no one has, and the film has been on the go for a hell of a long time.

Meanwhile Christian Alvart, who wrote and directed the excellent Antikörper (Antibodies) has moved on to science fiction/horror in Pandorum, drama with Liebe, and if IMDB is to be believed, The Zero and a remake of his own Antibodies film, something I can't remember if he said he would never do or would do if he was offered money.

I do remember him saying at the screening that his film will always be there so he doesn't mind what Hollywood do with a remake.

Anyway, back to the clip which shows all the leads involved, especially Renée Zellweger, Jodelle Ferland and Ian McShane. See what you think.



Wow, some powerful shocking stuff there. Does get the blood flowing! The film looks good, and I can't think of a film, this recent, that has given me such a weird, almost disturbed feeling of wanted to see the whole film.

Hmmm the first country in the world to have this movie released I believe, New Zealand that is. Showed some promise but overall it was a rather cliched movie so no surprises there. Was good to see Renee Zellweger in something other than a rom-com though. The scene above would be rather disturbing to some people but in the context of the entire movie it makes total sense.

How does she hold up in the roll? Does she show that there's much more to her acting than the comedy then?

Shame the film isn't so hot, I was hoping for a lot from the director.


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