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#1 absinthe_film

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Posted 21 February 2011 - 03:23 PM

* Previously posted incorrectly under -Absinthe in Media-

Check out http://absinthefilm.com/

for the release of the definitive documentary film on absinthe.

Available now in the US (worldwide availability to follow)

We look forward to hearing your thoughts and reviews.

#2 Absomphe

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Posted 21 February 2011 - 03:30 PM

We have to stop meeting like this, sailor. :pirate:

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Posted 21 February 2011 - 04:19 PM

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Posted 21 February 2011 - 06:35 PM

<yawn> Books, movies and music.

Where to start? Perhaps a nap.
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Posted 21 February 2011 - 06:50 PM

I've wanted to see this. Is Amazon going to be our only choice or will other options be coming available in the future?
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Posted 21 February 2011 - 08:25 PM

The definitive documentary?

Absinthe was banned in the US in 1912, not 1910.

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Posted 21 February 2011 - 08:56 PM

That is odd. I've seen places that say 1912 and some saying 1914 as the year absinthe was banned in the US (1912 coming from the most credible sources), but that's the first time I've seen 1910.
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Posted 21 February 2011 - 09:01 PM

Thanks for the interest in our film.

Ugh, Food Inspection Decision, 1912.

The film aims to be the definitive history on the subject. The trailer - apparently not so much.

Beg your pardon...

The film will be available through other outlets (hulu, netflix streaming) within the next few months.

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Posted 21 February 2011 - 09:33 PM

Hooray for streaming on Netflix! :thumbup:
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Posted 21 February 2011 - 10:22 PM

I just finished watching it...not bad..makes me thirsty...
hooray for free on demand vid that expires Feb.28th from an old dvd order.

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Posted 21 February 2011 - 10:37 PM

That is odd. I've seen places that say 1912 and some saying 1914 as the year absinthe was banned in the US (1912 coming from the most credible sources), but that's the first time I've seen 1910.


Food Inspection Decision 147.

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Posted 21 February 2011 - 11:10 PM

Food Inspection Decision 147.

"The Secretary of Agriculture, therefore, will regard as adulterated under the Food and Drugs Act absinth which, on and after October 1, 1912, is manufactured or offered for sale in the District of Columbia or the Territories, or shipped in interstate commerce or offered for importation into the United States."

I would interpret that as meaning absinthe could not be made/sold in DC and the territories, or shipped from State to State, or imported? What are/were the territories?

In early 1912, these are the territories:
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This seems to confirm that absinthe that was already in a State (as opposed to the territories) could still be sold there, and absinthe could still be produced in the States, but not shipped from one to the other. In other words, absinthe was only effectively banned when prohibition came in, and not in 1912. I am not an expert on the US Constitution, so it would be great to have some clarification on this.
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Posted 21 February 2011 - 11:23 PM

In my not so expert opinion, I think you may have missed your calling as a lawyer or a politician.

Edited by Phoenix, 21 February 2011 - 11:25 PM.

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Posted 22 February 2011 - 01:50 AM

Plenty of friendly faces... and familiar places. If you've participated much in absinthe, it's like flipping through an absinthe yearbook. But I don't think it has the visual and theatrical impact that someone new to absinthe could invest an hour and some change watching. I hope that isn't taken more critically than I intended. I think it's a very enjoyable movie. I'm also very glad it isn't dubbed where the native french is spoken... which is often.
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Posted 22 February 2011 - 02:22 AM

The content is there. You'll witness interviews with nearly most of the central figures whose books and distilled spirits you've seen and continue to see discussed here and now on these boards. If the feature has a circa 2007-ish feel, it's focused on absinthe before the advent of commercial American absinthe... and the shift that occurred around that time on these boards away from topics that were entirely concerned with the availability of absinthes of Swiss/French origin.

I think many of you will enjoy it too.
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Posted 22 February 2011 - 02:42 AM

It turns out it's available on the playstation network too. I'm downloading it now.
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Posted 22 February 2011 - 03:27 AM

where is the female nudity, the bloody swordplay, fighting to the last warrior? am i watching the wrong film here?

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Posted 22 February 2011 - 05:10 AM

Sounds like it.

But when Boudica is released as a feature film, please let me know. :dribble: ;)

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Posted 22 February 2011 - 05:35 AM

yeah....i'd follow Boudicca against the Romans anytime..... something about women in chainmail........

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Posted 22 February 2011 - 03:13 PM

I got to see the first half last night and it was decent. They even said that absinthe was banned in the US in 1912. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to finish the movie and I'd have to pay a second time to watch the second half. Stupid Playstation Network. :thumbdown:

EDIT: Fortune smiled upon me and I was able to get back to my PS3 and finish it before I'd have to rent it again.

I thought the documentary took on a very "home movies" feeling at times. I enjoyed that aspect as I'm familiar with most all the names, but haven't met any of them or even heard most of them speak. I thought it made it a little more personal, but as Grim mentioned, it could be tough for someone completely new to absinthe to get in to. The absinthe history was spot on so I think anyone with a budding interest in absinthe could benefit greatly from watching this.

Edited by Phoenix, 23 February 2011 - 12:47 AM.

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Posted 21 March 2011 - 07:54 PM

But it says 1910 in an old-timey, silent-movie style font. It must be true!

Sounds like I'll have to check it out. :cheers:
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Posted 21 March 2011 - 09:23 PM

Thanks for the interest in our film.

Ugh, Food Inspection Decision, 1912.

The film aims to be the definitive history on the subject. The trailer - apparently not so much.

Beg your pardon...

The film will be available through other outlets (hulu, netflix streaming) within the next few months.


Who said we were interested?

I'm not. I bore easy. And this? Booooooring.

Now, a movie about a loincloth-wearing hot Celtish chic hacking away at Romans... Bare-chested?

Sir, you have my attention.

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Posted 25 July 2011 - 05:15 PM

On hulu now. Watch it for free. Not as bad as I thought it would be. In fact quite good IMHO. :cheers:

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Posted 26 July 2011 - 01:21 PM

Thanks for the update Tatan!

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Posted 27 July 2011 - 09:57 PM

Saw this at Alan's home, and highly recommend it.
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Posted 01 August 2011 - 11:16 AM

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....just saw the documentary. Thanks for referring it and Hulu. Enjoyed very much.

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Posted 02 August 2011 - 06:41 PM

Just watched in on Hulu. I'm glad I did.
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Posted 03 August 2011 - 06:48 AM

Kinda Euro-centric regarding absinthe IMHO. There are other USA available absinthes besides Lucid.

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Posted 03 August 2011 - 06:59 AM

Yes, it is Euro-centric, but a lot of the movie was shot before 2007; Ted's segments were filmed well before that.

There are other USA absinthes besides Lucid.

I don't think Viridian would consider Lucid to be a USA absinthe.
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Posted 03 August 2011 - 07:42 AM

Kinda Euro-centric regarding absinthe IMHO. There are other USA absinthes besides Lucid.

It's French absinthe, they are welcome to take credit for it. :)


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