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Buy Bust (August 2018)
« on: Jun 25, 2018 at 07:16 AM »
Decided to create a separate thread for this movie (from the "Filipino Films" thread).....



BUY BUST
Directed by Erik Matti
Screenplay by Anton Santamaria
Story by Erik Matti
Starring Anne Curtis, Brandon Vera, Joross Gamboa, Mara Lopez, Nonie Buencamino, AJ Muhlach and Victor Neri

"Buy Bust" will be getting a global premiere as the closing film of the New York Asian Film Festival next month.

Opens in Philippine cinemas on August 1, 2018.

BEHIND THE SCENES:
https://youtu.be/4nqBuxo2h4Y

TEST SHOOT:
https://youtu.be/RQOy4CXLL40

TRAILER 1:
https://youtu.be/33XZIrH2Hk8

TRAILER 2:
https://youtu.be/oTUjHh3PeVc
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Re: Buy Bust (August 2018)
« Reply #1 on: Jun 25, 2018 at 07:22 AM »
Looks like we will be getting a Blu-ray release.... :)

Erik Matti’s “Buy Bust” to Screen in North American Cinemas Thru Well Go USA

The highly-anticipated film “Buy Bust” by critically-acclaimed director Erik Matti has been acquired by Well Go USA for North American Cinema release.

Well Go USA announced the acquisition of North American rights to BUYBUST, the latest from master Filipino filmmaker Erik Matti (On The Job, Honor Thy Father). Well Go USA will release the film to North American theaters later this year, followed by a digital and home video release.

https://pelikulamania.com/2018/02/19/erik-mattis-buy-bust-to-screen-at-north-american-cinemas-thru-well-go-usa/

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Re: Buy Bust (August 2018)
« Reply #2 on: Jul 04, 2018 at 06:43 AM »
US POSTER:



SYNOPSIS:

After surviving the slaughter of her entire squad in a drug raid compromised by dirty cops, anti-narcotics special operative Nina Manigan (Anne Curtis), is eager to go head-to-head with the drug cartels that hold a bloody grip on Manila. But when her new mission in the city’s most dangerous slum goes south, the angry civilians turn on her squad. Trapped between a brutal drug gang and hordes of bloodthirsty citizens, their only option is to fight their way out, turning one claustrophobic street at a time into a symphony of apocalyptic violence.

BuyBust will be at the New York Asian Film Festival on July 15th, have its Canadian Premiere in Montreal at Fantasia on July 18th then will be in Comicon as part of the 21st Annuel Superhero Kung Fu Extravaganza panel on Thursday, July 19th.
 
WellGOUsa presents Erik Matti's BuyBust, in US cinemas on August 10th.

US TEASER TRAILER:

https://youtu.be/o31xr1Q1dhc

INTERNATIONAL RED BAND TRAILER:

https://youtu.be/BxeN03fUYR0

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Re: Buy Bust (August 2018)
« Reply #3 on: Jul 04, 2018 at 10:03 AM »
similar yun vibe & story different setting sa The Raid
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Re: Buy Bust (August 2018)
« Reply #4 on: Jul 08, 2018 at 06:41 PM »

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Re: Buy Bust (August 2018)
« Reply #5 on: Jul 11, 2018 at 02:38 PM »

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Re: Buy Bust (August 2018)
« Reply #6 on: Jul 13, 2018 at 05:31 AM »
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Re: Buy Bust (August 2018)
« Reply #7 on: Jul 17, 2018 at 07:15 AM »
Rave reviews from the film's world premiere at the New York Asian Film Festival:

Film Review: ‘BuyBust’

Pulsating action and lacerating social commentary are the ingredients of an outstanding genre outing by Filipino filmmaker Erik Matti.

https://variety.com/2018/film/reviews/buybust-review-1202874011/

'BuyBust': NYAFF Review

The New York Asian Film Festival’s closing film is both brazenly cynical and brilliantly executed.

Filipino genre pioneer Erik Matti has delivered one of the most blistering action pictures since Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) on a fraction of George Miller’s blockbuster budget.

https://www.screendaily.com/reviews/buybust-nyaff-review/5130918.article

NYAFF 2018: BUYBUST Review

BuyBust is a non-stop, adrenaline-soaked bloodbath that hits the ground running and doesn’t let up until the exhausting conclusion. Rivaling Gareth Evans’ brilliant film, The Raid, Matti delivers clever action set pieces with brutal fighting and top-notch camera work and choreography. The sheer scale of this film had me stunned early on, unable to pick my jaw up off the floor for the two-hour run time.

Complex, brutal and always thrilling, BuyBust is a martial arts action marvel that pushes you into the deep end early on and doesn’t let you up for air until the credits roll.

https://filmpulse.net/nyaff-2018-buybust-review/

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Re: Buy Bust (August 2018)
« Reply #8 on: Jul 17, 2018 at 07:18 AM »
BuyBust will premiere in Philippine cinemas on August 1, and will be streamed on Netflix starting November 1.

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Re: Buy Bust (August 2018)
« Reply #9 on: Jul 20, 2018 at 09:06 PM »
Just noticed that the local PH posters are banking on star power while the US poster has dialed down the crimson.

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Re: Buy Bust (August 2018)
« Reply #10 on: Jul 26, 2018 at 09:12 AM »
It will be the opening film of Cinemalaya 2018.

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Re: Buy Bust (August 2018)
« Reply #11 on: Jul 26, 2018 at 09:18 AM »
Just noticed that the local PH posters are banking on star power while the US poster has dialed down the crimson.

ganun talaga locally, everything needs to be amped up I don't know why :( majority ng shows lahat kailangan nag sigawan etc., even sa concerts pansinin mo; both intimate and large settings, basagan tenga levels volume! samantala overseas even if you're up front in a bar banayad lang sa tenga..... mindset yan locally, your eyes and ears need to bleed LOL ...flash over substance :(
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Re: Buy Bust (August 2018)
« Reply #12 on: Jul 26, 2018 at 09:43 AM »
With regards to the poster designs, I think it's because Anne Curtis is a big star & top drawer in the Philippines, but not in the US. Standard marketing lang yan for major productions, whether locally or in the US. Even for major Hollywood films with famous actors. they usually ramp up the star power in their poster designs.

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Re: Buy Bust (August 2018)
« Reply #13 on: Jul 26, 2018 at 10:05 AM »
cool, it has a rottentomatoes page where it's currently 4/4 fresh

https://rottentomatoes.com/m/buybust/

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Re: Buy Bust (August 2018)
« Reply #14 on: Aug 01, 2018 at 10:34 PM »
cool, it has a rottentomatoes page where it's currently 4/4 fresh

https://rottentomatoes.com/m/buybust/

In fairness, love the international poster at RT

This could be our "The Raid"

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Re: Buy Bust (August 2018)
« Reply #15 on: Aug 03, 2018 at 12:59 AM »


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Re: Buy Bust (August 2018)
« Reply #16 on: Aug 03, 2018 at 01:45 PM »
I've seen some clips on the workshop they did before filming the movie. Mukhang matindi ang immersion ni Matti sa mga characters to prepare them "in character" for their roles.
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Re: Buy Bust (August 2018)
« Reply #17 on: Aug 03, 2018 at 03:17 PM »
^^  At this time, parang hindi fair & accurate to compare Buy Bust to the other Hollywood action films on Rotten Tomatoes. Buy Bust only has a total of 6 reviews counted so far (although all positive), while Mission: Impossible Fallout already has a total of 282 reviews counted. Hindi yata patas to just compare by the RT percentages, at least for now.

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Re: Buy Bust (August 2018)
« Reply #18 on: Aug 04, 2018 at 06:52 AM »
Intense, gritty, violent & furiously action packed. However, I think the hand-held camera movements distracts during the hand-to-hand fight scenes, rendering some of the fight choreography into quick blurs. The set-up of the action does have similarities to Indonesia's The Raid, but I won't call this a complete knock-off. It does find it's own identity & the final third (up to the last perfect aerial shot of the Manila skyline) provides sharp social commentary on the Philippines' unending corruption & the current War on Drugs. Technical merits are all outstanding, with special notice to the excellent production design, sound & music.     

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Re: Buy Bust (August 2018)
« Reply #19 on: Aug 05, 2018 at 12:04 AM »
BuyBust (Erik Matti) ***1/2 - A rookie female police officer joins a drug buy-bust operation that goes horribly wrong and must shoot and fight her way out the byzantine maze-like slum areas to survive. This is my favorite Filipino film I've seen this year so far. Director Erik Matti proves once again he is the Philippines' most reliable genre filmmakers and he crafts a stunningly bone-crunching and intense action movie. It's quite similar to The Raid movies in its style but it does have some depth and social commentary to go along with the insane action sequences. If you're in any way familiar with what's happening in the Philippines today, you'll know what I'm talking about. It's a must-see.

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Re: Buy Bust (August 2018)
« Reply #20 on: Aug 06, 2018 at 07:31 AM »
Yes it was like watching The Raid only in this hindi nakakapagod panuorin un fight scenes. The fight scenes in The Raid was a tad too long in some parts na nakakasawa na unlike this one which isn't..

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Re: Buy Bust (August 2018)
« Reply #21 on: Aug 06, 2018 at 07:38 AM »
Yes it was like watching The Raid only in this hindi nakakapagod panuorin un fight scenes. The fight scenes in The Raid was a tad too long in some parts na nakakasawa na unlike this one which isn't..

yung sa raid kasi nakainom yata ng extra joss or cobra energy drink kaya hyper sila  >:D
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Re: Buy Bust (August 2018)
« Reply #22 on: Sep 02, 2018 at 07:00 AM »
Amazon lists the US Blu-ray release date as October 16, 2018.




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Re: Buy Bust (August 2018)
« Reply #23 on: Sep 02, 2018 at 02:29 PM »
Amazon lists the US Blu-ray release date as October 16, 2018.



Hopefully this is just a placeholder cover.

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Re: Buy Bust (August 2018)
« Reply #24 on: Sep 03, 2018 at 05:12 AM »
Mixed feelings for me, to be honest. I wouldn't rate this as high as many on this thread.

It's just too far out for me to suspend disbelief. It certainly felt overboard. The premise was good but everything else: the bodycount, how the slums were presented, how the screenplay played out, the characters, it all felt too much.  I thought the screenplay, in particular, could have been better.

The acting was pretty good but Anne Curtis as a swashbuckling PDEA agent with the moves to kapow slumdog goons was a bit of a stretch for me. 

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Re: Buy Bust (August 2018)
« Reply #25 on: Sep 06, 2018 at 08:59 AM »
Blu-ray Special Features:

Making of Featurette
Comic Con Panel 2018
Additional English dub track
Original Trailers

http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=23884

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Re: Buy Bust (August 2018)
« Reply #26 on: Oct 17, 2018 at 07:22 AM »
available na kay suki :)




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Re: Buy Bust (August 2018)
« Reply #27 on: Oct 17, 2018 at 07:39 AM »
kung napanood nyo na ang raid redemption ma cocornyhan talaga kayo dito. pilit na pilit i gaya ang tense ng movie ng raid redemption. thumbs up lang ako sa cinematography.

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Re: Buy Bust (August 2018)
« Reply #28 on: Oct 17, 2018 at 07:57 AM »
kakanood ko lang din nito. di ko magets bakit 7 ang ratings. should have been 5 at the highest.
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Re: Buy Bust (August 2018)
« Reply #29 on: Oct 19, 2018 at 09:54 PM »
Erik Matti's Buybust

This is a review of the iTunes release

It was technically brilliant! At least for a Filipino film. The sound design was good, although I didn't fully buy the production design as there were plenty of times when I was aware that most of the "slum area" was a set. So the look was more polished than gritty. It was well cast, although the story was bare minimum so there was no emotional hook. So even though there was a lot of body count, the deaths didn't really have an impact on me. Also, the movie had a comic book feel to it so when it went to its serious political commentaries, they felt forced and awkward. But my major problem with this movie being an action movie was that I found the fight sequences to be repetitive, to a point of exhausting. Also, the fight choreography was sloppy in places. And was it just me, but how come ordinary slum dwellers knew martial arts?