Wednesday, February 08, 2012

'Ink' by Jamin Winans

Last night I watched the film Ink, directed, written, edited and distributed by Jamin Winans and shot for a stunning $250,000, thanks to Den Of Geek bringing it to my attention.

It did take a while to get going, IMO, but I stuck with it and was rewarded with a more original, imaginative and emotional film than all of current Hollywood (and their obsession with remaking the 80's & 90's) put together! The soundtrack, composed by Jamin Winans as well, is very haunting and kind of reminds me of Clint Mansell's soundtrack to Moon (another under rated film in my opinion). As the blurb on the poster says, 'A dark, wonderous, poetic tale', and that is definitely what it is. Totally recommended

Synopsis (from IMDb):
As the light fades and the city goes to sleep, two forces emerge. They are invisible except for the power they exert over us in our sleep, battling for our souls through dreams. One force delivers hope and strength through good dreams; the other infuses the subconscious with desperation through nightmares. John (Chris Kelly) and Emma (Quinn Hunchar), Father and Daughter are wrenched into this fantastical dream world battle, forced to fight for John's soul and to save Emma from an eternal nightmare. Separate in their journey, they encounter unusual characters that exist only in their subconscious. Or do they? Ink is a high-concept visual thriller that weaves seamlessly between the conscious and the subconscious. Ink has been hailed as the new "it" movie and compared to cult classics Brazil, Donnie Darko, The Matrix, Dark City and Pan's Labyrinth. 

You can catch it on Lovefilm and Netflix, but the downside now, is trying to hunt down a copy on Region-Free bluray.

You can buy a region free version direct from Jamin Winans' website and it's even signed by him as well!

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