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9. San Francisco Days

While Method Studios worked on the Neo Seoul, VFX house RISE turned present-day Glasgow and Düsseldorf into 1975 San Francisco-area town Buenas Yerbas in the film.

“The original plan was to go to San Francisco to shoot this material - which obviously made sense! – but they couldn’t make it work financially, so we used Germany in part and Scotland. Steve McQueen’s Bullitt was an important reference for 1970s San Francisco.”

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The film was criminally under-supported by the multiplexes who were terrified of such an unclassifiable film. it was given a very short release on the minimum number of screens and tended to be on their smaller ones too. It deserves to fly on disc, hopefully word of mouth will have time to take it to true cult status. A double bill with Code 46 at the PCC perhaps? More

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I adored this movie, such an ambitious project to under-take. Each story in the movie had me hooked and I couldn't take my eyes off it. I'm a little sad that this movie flopped so badly but if ever the words 'cult classic' were used to describe a movie, surely this will be the ultimate example in a few years to come. p.s. the above piece is very good More

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