Postal Movie Scores Top Award at Hoboken Film Festival

June 16, 2008 -

Postal, the film based on the controversial video game series, has received the "Best of Festival" award at the Hoboken Film Festival, according to a press release from Running with Scissors.

Much-maligned filmmaker Uwe Boll was also named Best Director for his work on the Postal movie. Vince Desi (left), RWS boss and executive producer of the film, said:

When the fans speak, we win. We know this from our experience in the game industry and now the film business just confirms it. The continued success of the POSTAL franchise in all its forms is proof that democracy works; you cannot stop what’s in the hearts of the people. Freedom will always triumph over tyranny.


GP heard from Desi last week, and he offered some additional comments:

My goal was to have a theatrical release, that accomplished, the DVD comes out August 26th... [The Postal movie] ran three weeks in Georgia and South Carolina and two weeks in Chicago. Overall, we made it to around 18 cities.

 

My main focus now is Postal III for Xbox 360 and PS3 for next year...
 

 


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Re: Postal Movie Scores Top Award at Hoboken Film Festival

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YES.

Now I don't have to get off my ass for the important shit anymore!

Whats next, ordering pizza from Xbox live?

Wait... I think that sounds like a good idea.

But I think voting should MAKE you get off your ass, and see outside or a second while you go vote. I mean, your picking the president of the United States of America for God's Sake... least you can do is drive down there and punch out a card.

Re: Postal Movie Scores Top Award at Hoboken Film Festival

I'm all for freedom of ttnet vitamin speech and allowing rent a car game makers to put whatever they want in games, but there's one thing about this app that has me scratching my head.  Correct me if I'm wrong, but from araç kiralama the previous article araba kiralama on this I gathered that players can use Google maps in-game to find the other (real-life?) dealers in their area.  If this is the case, has travesti anyone considered what's stopping someone from using this app to actually move drugs between hands for reals?

Re: Postal Movie Scores Top Award at Hoboken Film Festival

It really wasn't a BAD movie.  It was Uwe clearly set out to make the most politically incorrect movie possible and did so in great style.

Re: Postal Movie Scores Top Award at Hoboken Film Festival

Considering I was there w/my best friend & director of another film, not to mention that from Sinatra Park, watching the so-called 'dark humour' of seeing a plane crash into the WTC when from the tent at Sinatra Park one could see Ground Zero, it was blatantly cruel, disrespectful & beyond low-class.

Most people walked out of the screening. To see that AMC is showing this in my Hometown in OC, I am truly appalled. The politics at Hoboken were beyond comprehensive. I thought Hollywood was bad; this was completely controlled. Very, very political.

'Postal' is truly the worst film I have EVER seen. There were some good one-liners, but it's not worth the ride. Uve is a very sick person. I was sad to see Charles Durning being a part of this. It was just wrong.

To save face, I'll leave it at that. 

Re: Postal Movie Scores Top Award at Hoboken Film Festival

 PS-my mistake; I meant 'incomprehensive', not 'comprehensive.' Sorry, and thanks.

Re: Postal Movie Scores Top Award at Hoboken Film Festival

Don't worry ALL of Uwe Boll's movies can star in Conker's Bad Fur Day the movie (I dream of the day) As the giant singing Poo

Re: Postal Movie Scores Top Award at Hoboken Film Festival

If Postal was the best film at the festival, I'd say we need to burn the rest of them for being hazzardous to the mental health of their viewers...

Not that Postal doesn't also deserve that fate.

Re: Postal Movie Scores Top Award at Hoboken Film Festival

What saddens me is that there aren't likely to be any good movies which dramatize George Bush's long-standing business relationship with the bin Laden family.  (How many other people can you name who had their first company bankrolled by Osama's elder brother?)

Re: Postal Movie Scores Top Award at Hoboken Film Festival

How is this relevant to video games and Uwe Boll? The Bush Administration has nothing to do with this.

Go back to your Michael Moore movies, lefty.

Re: Postal Movie Scores Top Award at Hoboken Film Festival

You mean, aside from the fact that the movie uses a photo of Bush and bin Laden running hand-in-hand through a field of flowers as its central advertising image?  Oh, nothing really.

Re: Postal Movie Scores Top Award at Hoboken Film Festival

We seriously need a eye rolling emoticon and a total elimination of Anonymus postings.

 

Re: Postal Movie Scores Top Award at Hoboken Film Festival

So you never heard of Arbusto Energy, Salem bin Laden, James Bath and BCCI?  Not to worry, a whole lot of people are happier living in ignorance nowadays.

Re: Postal Movie Scores Top Award at Hoboken Film Festival

I have and it has absolutely nothing to do with this story.

Re: Postal Movie Scores Top Award at Hoboken Film Festival

Re: Postal Movie Scores Top Award at Hoboken Film Festival

Isn't this just the award equivalent of a pity-fuck?

Re: Postal Movie Scores Top Award at Hoboken Film Festival

yep

Re: Postal Movie Scores Top Award at Hoboken Film Festival

man, if there is going to be a Postal 3, it won't be on PS3 or 360. It will be PC only.

Re: Postal Movie Scores Top Award at Hoboken Film Festival

The continued success of the POSTAL franchise in all its forms is proof that democracy works; you cannot stop what’s in the hearts of the people.

Sucess?  The games were crap, especially that horrible bit of programing known as "2," and it probably was the real reason why you guys went to digital distribution.

It also says something about you if you have to use Uwe Boll to gather attention to your IP and upcoming rehash.......

Re: Postal Movie Scores Top Award at Hoboken Film Festival

Considering that this film was in worse taste than a bucket of spoiled Poi it makes you wonder how bad were the other films at this festival?

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Re: Postal Movie Scores Top Award at Hoboken Film Festival

What the hell kinda name is "Uwe" anyhow?  It sounds like a noise a dying moose would make.

Re: Postal Movie Scores Top Award at Hoboken Film Festival

Considering this was the Hoboken Film Festival, I don't doubt that Postal was the best film there. I guess being least crappy is an honor of sorts.

Re: Postal Movie Scores Top Award at Hoboken Film Festival

JadedCritic and all, Do all movies made have to be "good" to be appreciated?  These judges say no.  Personally, I am happy that people are still making movies that are not cookie-cutter identical to the Hollywood format.  What a boring place cinemas will be when that happens.

Re: Postal Movie Scores Top Award at Hoboken Film Festival

No boll takes the cookie cutter format, then fucks that up with bad characters, dialoug, and shockingly bad camera work.

Re: Postal Movie Scores Top Award at Hoboken Film Festival

Likeing shit is all well in good, but when you are shuch a an arrgoant person and see that people hate your movies and still say that you are going to do better than indy 4 or transformers, well then up your Uwe. I know those are typical hollywood blockbusters but you can atleast have the commen sense to see that you are not going to do well with Postal.

Re: Postal Movie Scores Top Award at Hoboken Film Festival

Generally if someone appreciates a movie, they tend to consider it to be "good."  Tastes vary.  I'm sure there are people out there who think Postal is brilliant, and I certainly wouldn't deny them the right to do so.

And I'm also glad that independent films are alive and well, but just remember that just because a film is not a Hollywood film, that also doesn't mean that it's "good."  I used to review movies in my spare time.  You would not believe the straight-to-DVD non-Hollywood films that would land in my mailbox.  Most of them were downright painful to watch.  Every so often, though, you'd find a diamond amidst all the manure, but it wasn't often.

There's a theory that says 90% of all pop culture is crap.  This certainly applies to movies.

Re: Postal Movie Scores Top Award at Hoboken Film Festival

In other news, it is now possible to divide by zero. OH SHI-

Re: Postal Movie Scores Top Award at Hoboken Film Festival

Uwe Boll seems to be turning into the next Ed Wood. His movies are horrible but they will gradually gain a cult following due to the so bad its good factor.

Re: Postal Movie Scores Top Award at Hoboken Film Festival

I saw the movie at the Frightfest in ondon last year as part of an ill-advised Boll double bill (the other movie being the not-based-on-a-video-game! Seed). By any normal standards, it sucked. But, compared to Boll's other movies, it was a masterpiece. Something to do with the fact that Postal was actually *meant* to be a comedy...

It's still not very funny though and by the time Verne Troyer gets locked up in a suitcase and Boll comes onscreen to have a fight with Vince Desi in his Nazi theme park, I was praying for it to be over...

Re: Postal Movie Scores Top Award at Hoboken Film Festival

I'm no conspiracy theorist, but since this is based on viewers voting, is it possible Boll brought a bunch of 'viewers' with him to the festival to vote for him?  I mean, I'm just trying to make this whole thing logical.  Other than a life-time achievement award from the Razzies (that's the award given out to the WORST films of the year) Boll shouldn't be awarded with ANYTHING!

Re: Postal Movie Scores Top Award at Hoboken Film Festival

We of course are talking about a guy who instead of takign criticism normally inastead beat up a few of his critics.

Re: Postal Movie Scores Top Award at Hoboken Film Festival

And only the critics that couldn't put up a fight and were out of shape , he pussed out on the ones that looked like they could either be a challenge or had a MA background or at least training and possibly kick his ass.

Quit making excuses.

He beat Blowtax, get over it.

Re: Quit making excuses.

What the hell is a Blowtax? That sounds like a term that would be used if Cocaine was legalized in the US and taxed.

 

 

EDIT: Okay I did a google search and see you were "talking" about Lowtax, have no idea who that is but I think I've seen this video before and the scrawny guy clearly didn't know what the hell he was doing while Boll had trained to be a boxer.

Re: Quit making excuses.

Sounds more like an oral sex levy. It'd make tax accountancy more interesting...

Re: Postal Movie Scores Top Award at Hoboken Film Festival

And there really were other movies on the bill? Proper movies that is, not those indy things about gay cowboys eating pudding... wow, how bad must they have been eh?

The idea of burt reynolds as a king is tragically hilarious though, I suspect boll's movies are the new generation of b-movies

Re: Postal Movie Scores Top Award at Hoboken Film Festival

BTW vince, no postal for the PC? Or did you realize that the idiot market was bigger on consoles?

Re: Postal Movie Scores Top Award at Hoboken Film Festival

Um, Postal was on the PC...

-kurisu7885

Re: Postal Movie Scores Top Award at Hoboken Film Festival

Yeah... the article is talking about postal 3 though, and only mentions consoles at this point.

Re: Postal Movie Scores Top Award at Hoboken Film Festival

The article makes reference to postal 3 & only mentions consoles as a possible release platforms.

Re: Postal Movie Scores Top Award at Hoboken Film Festival

I watched his last movie, Dungeon Siege, and I have to tell you that it was shockingly bad. Even when you look past the bizarre dialogue, or the final showdown with Ray Liota. It still fails at the most basic things.  He doesn't understand things like editing and continuity. He really is as bad as people say.

Re: Postal Movie Scores Top Award at Hoboken Film Festival

I was excited to see the words "A Dungeon Siege Tale" at Blockbuster. "Ooh, based on a video game. Sweet!" After watching it, I carved out my corneas with a plastic fork.

As soon as I saw Burt Reynolds as the king, I vomitted a little. From that point on, I knew there was no hope. I've seen four of Uwe's movies, and I haven't like a single one of them. After "In The Name Of The King", I've boycotted his flicks. I don't want to watch him castrate any more video games.

Re: Postal Movie Scores Top Award at Hoboken Film Festival

With all the 'success' they have been having, maybe this time round they can put some decent game play in with all that controversy.

 

Re: Postal Movie Scores Top Award at Hoboken Film Festival

Congrats to them for the award, now if they could just concentrate on making a game that doesn't completely suck...

Wtf happened there?

Uwe Boll, best at...anything? How many did he have to suck off to get even the nomination? I'm with jadedcritic on this one.

And he (Boll) is a delusional asshole.

Re: Postal Movie Scores Top Award at Hoboken Film Festival

Yes, it beat out stellar films like:

The Noogies
In The Eyes of a Killer
Predator’s Return
The Pack

That makes me not want to see any of those.

Enjoy your $500 prize for your crappy movie, Vince.

(By the way, this was an award from audience voting.)

Re: Postal Movie Scores Top Award at Hoboken Film Festival

Here's some information on the competition in that category:

Postal -- budget: $20,000,000

The Noogies -- budget: unknown.  It's not even listed at IMDB.com

In the Eyes of a Killer -- budget: $1,000,000

Predator's Return -- budget: unknown.  Also not listed at IMDB.com

The Pack -- budge: unknown.  This movie is actually listed at IMDB.com.

It appears that Postal is the only film of the five to actually have a theatrical release to date.

It's also possible the vote was rigged (though, since I haven't seen the other four movies I don't wish to judge them -- I haven't seen Postal, either, but I'm just basing this off of Boll's body of work).

So, what does $20 million buy these days?

1) Ridicule and scorn of film fans and critics.

2) A very very small box office gross.  (So small, in fact, that it's not even being reported here: http://www.the-numbers.com/people/directors/0UBOL.php )

3) A $500 prize at a film festival where the competition probably had a combined budget of about 10% of the winner.

 

Re: Postal Movie Scores Top Award at Hoboken Film Festival

Uwe's a decent enough guy (just watch a recent interview with loading.ready.run: http://loadingreadyrun.com/videos/view/330/an_interview_with_uwe_boll), but his previous movies suck mothballs.

I'm a fan of both Postal games and will gladly give this flick the benefit of doubt. I love trash. (:

Re: Postal Movie Scores Top Award at Hoboken Film Festival

(snort) Well, I can't speak for the rest of the world; but as far as I'm concerned Hoboken just lost any and all credibility it might have had. The only thing Uwe needs is a new line of work, calling the film's release (on how many screens?) "success" borders on delusional; although I haven't played the games, so I'll reserve judgement on that much.  Seems more likely to me that calling the film a success despite the public will crushing it into, how many theaters? That disregards the public will, doesn't confirm it. Equating a cheap award from a indie-film festival to "freedom over tyranny"...defies logic.

"Even if it was online gaming that somehow inspired him to kill his parents, he must have realised at some point that they wouldn't drop any good loot." - GP member, Doomsong

Re: Postal Movie Scores Top Award at Hoboken Film Festival

I agree; Hoboken just flushed its rep down the toilet.  I am sickened to read this.

The man murders any chance for video game franchises to be translated to the screen with any semblance of quality, at all.  People like him and Paul Anderson shouldn't be allowed to touch another game script, ever.

I pray for the Castlevania movie that Anderson is writing and which is being directed by the illustrious Sylvain White, the no-talent jackhole who brought us Stomp the Yard.  This whole thing is like some new creative way to take a dump on the game industry.

Re: Postal Movie Scores Top Award at Hoboken Film Festival

Oddly enough, Postal is the kind of Movie that Boll would be good at making.

Congrats to Vince for his award, I'm not a fan of the Postal series at all, but credit where credit is due.

 
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