Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Guess Who's Back?

Yes, Saint Jack is back, just in time to coincide with the 30th Anniversary of the film's commercial release, and as Ben Slater puts it,
almost exactly 30 years since Warners innocently sent a copy to the Singapore Censorship Board for a look-see.

Heh, guess we all know by now what came out of that.

In any case the film's already unbanned, and there has been a couple of past screenings, such as this one some 3 years ago. The Australian DVD is also available at HMV and I think you may just find some stray copies still on the shelves, but nothing beats having to watch it on the big screen on what's possibly one of the best prints out there to be hunted down for exhibition, and shown where else but at the National Museum Gallery Theatre.

Mark the dates of 26th to 28th November on your calendar, because not only cast and crew will make an appearance during the screening, there will also be a bus tour called the Jack of Hearts Mystery Tour where you get to retrace the steps in the scouting team's effort in location finding, offering a unique look into Singapore's past, hosted by Ben Slater (Author of Kinda Hot: The Making of Saint Jack, an excellent, must-read book on the making of Saint Jack) and Tony Yeow (Unit Manager on Saint Jack) who will serve as guides.

So what are you waiting for? See you there!

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