ultimatum to Poland: last days before the war by mfx [web]
screenshot added by tomaes on 2003-08-31 10:40:42
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release date : august 2003
release party : Buenzli 2003
compo : combined demo
ranked : 2nd
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popularity : 64%
  • 0.46
alltime top: #3716
added on the 2003-08-31 10:40:42 by tomaes tomaes

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really nice
rulez added on the 2003-08-31 12:05:39 by Shifter Shifter
really odd
added on the 2003-08-31 12:10:39 by tomaes tomaes
really awesome
rulez added on the 2003-08-31 12:55:24 by Gargaj Gargaj
it´s hard to describe a feeling as this particular combination of history and video art is indeed a little confusing.
yet, i think it was done in an excellent and adequate way.
added on the 2003-08-31 13:51:12 by fiver fiver
reminded me a lot of Children by CaPaNNa actually
added on the 2003-08-31 13:53:58 by Gargaj Gargaj
holymoly! this really sucks. ugly visuals, stupid overall topic and the music reminds me of my first steps in music trackering.
sucks added on the 2003-08-31 14:36:47 by Fzool Fzool
not exactly my cup of tea this time, but cool nonetheless.
added on the 2003-08-31 14:49:56 by ryg ryg
rulez added on the 2003-08-31 15:39:58 by stil stil
not my taste
added on the 2003-08-31 15:47:26 by NuKem NuKem
not the kind of demo i typically like - it mostly displays distorted b/w shapes.
but certainly builds atmosphere and, although there's few actually visible, creates a feeling...
rulez added on the 2003-08-31 15:49:59 by hfr hfr
Not sure if it had all of the intended impact with me, but it definitely had atmosphere. And, of course, respect for approaching the subject without sensationalism.

I can't understand how someone could find this a "stupid overall topic". War and genocide are topics that simply cannot be dealt with too often. Isn't this one of the foremost functions of art?

(Oh, and please don't get stuck on the a-word again.)
rulez added on the 2003-08-31 16:38:25 by jobe jobe


rulez added on the 2003-08-31 17:00:39 by elend elend
yeah! great job :)
rulez added on the 2003-08-31 18:19:16 by prost prost
my personal winner of the compo.
the music alone combined with just a black screen would give a thumb up, but combined with that very fucked up effects and the serious theme it's just perfect.
rulez added on the 2003-08-31 18:52:06 by Hopper/SquoQuo Hopper/SquoQuo
i love the well done fx.. never saw that before in such "perfection".. and nice music..
rulez added on the 2003-08-31 19:41:02 by toxie toxie
mmm did nothing for me..
maybe i need to watch it again in a diferent mood.. or maybe it bugged on display...
added on the 2003-08-31 19:43:37 by psenough psenough
Very Strange.... Too much strange for me :/ The Music is also confusing
sucks added on the 2003-08-31 20:10:09 by Sapphire Sapphire
Thank all for the superfast feedbacks. The point of the demo was to push ourselves to some kind of limit, dealing with a quite difficult topic, and doing it in our way. Of course, we didn't expect anyone besides us perverts to like this.
added on the 2003-08-31 21:28:06 by dixan dixan
I couldn't discern anything tangible from this black & white mud puddle.
sucks added on the 2003-09-01 00:35:08 by sea_monkey sea_monkey
Looks like the work of gypsies to me.
sucks added on the 2003-09-01 01:45:51 by Shanethewolf Shanethewolf
interesting visuals
rulez added on the 2003-09-01 03:17:09 by cats cats
i liked, something different from MFX.
who doesn't discern anything in those b/w shapes should watch it more carefully.
rulez added on the 2003-09-01 11:28:28 by soolta soolta
I agree with soolta... and I loved staring at this demo from the "buenzli harem".
Finally I liked it, got the same position as the winner one in my very personal charts.
rulez added on the 2003-09-01 12:59:44 by rIO rIO
Worked very well for me. Perhaps the visuals could be improved though I think, some parts looked too low-res and blocky. Maybe a little more blur on those parts, or higher res textures?

Great work MFX. How about the cold war next? ;)
rulez added on the 2003-09-01 14:09:59 by psonice psonice
I really loved it.
rulez added on the 2003-09-01 16:54:32 by pan pan
mfx's minimal animal parody? ;) well done, with strange gfx to 3dplane distort? hard to see the tank, planes and the stuff.
rulez added on the 2003-09-01 17:00:08 by mrdoob mrdoob

nice visuals + unexpected theme + appealing music.

the mfx appears once again to never run out of ideas and shows always new ways of demomaking.
rulez added on the 2003-09-01 20:36:04 by florent florent

hmm, boring show and theme i'd rather not touch - although the scrolling text was rather interesting and the product itself is perfect. but neither innovative, nor impressive

added on the 2003-10-20 22:23:36 by raver raver
without the music i would have pressed ESCAPE much earlier
sucks added on the 2003-10-24 15:18:00 by Zzed Zzed
rulez added on the 2003-10-24 16:28:43 by Preacher Preacher
Strange but stylish.

Haven't seen much of the pics form the data-dir in the demo so maybe my r9600 doesn't shows me the demo correct.
rulez added on the 2004-05-26 13:11:23 by René Madenmann René Madenmann
Not for me
sucks added on the 2004-05-26 13:42:41 by Vulture Vulture
First time I didn't like it. But it's great.
rulez added on the 2004-07-22 23:09:33 by jimmi jimmi
at first sigth i thought it was going to be boring, but when it finished i was waiting for more! nice prod!! :)
rulez added on the 2004-09-15 17:29:51 by Grover Watrous Grover Watrous
rulez added on the 2004-11-20 23:38:38 by zomb zomb
it miss some red colors
becomes quickly boring
if you want to make political prods, use today stories and not +60 years old
i really like the mood in this one
rulez added on the 2004-12-09 12:56:20 by kusma kusma
added on the 2005-08-14 06:22:06 by marxcel marxcel
rulez added on the 2005-10-29 19:19:08 by wie8 wie8
rulez added on the 2005-10-29 20:08:59 by bdk bdk
what great screen composition..
rulez added on the 2005-11-02 02:01:00 by Gaia Gaia
It creates some kind of atmosphere but it's a bit too static from times to times. Dense nevertheless and therefore a marginal 'rulez'
Opposing zone's comment it's really okay to make demos about anything, let's be happy that we can.
rulez added on the 2006-01-19 14:20:10 by Paralax Paralax
loved it, great mood, i like the black/white scheme, helps dramatizing it just enough :)
rulez added on the 2006-08-09 05:10:41 by BarZoule BarZoule
reminds me on cncd amiga styled demos somehow..

the sync at the smashing M F X letters is great!
added on the 2006-11-28 19:03:01 by gentleman gentleman
sucks added on the 2007-04-28 09:31:38 by puNky puNky
And then after I see the recent mfx ultimatum, I remember that I had not seen this one in the past. Quite a different style, in fact I like the dark atmosphere and music into this, though I like the new ultimatum more.
rulez added on the 2007-08-21 02:21:12 by Optimus Optimus
And I wonder if I could read the text there behind somewhere?
added on the 2007-08-21 02:21:44 by Optimus Optimus
rulez added on the 2007-08-22 00:21:51 by src src
rulez added on the 2007-08-22 00:51:59 by xernobyl xernobyl
the piano sounds like as if the tank first drove over it :P
but for some reason this has smth
rulez added on the 2007-08-22 23:50:30 by post malone post malone
too positive.
added on the 2008-01-20 03:48:53 by nosfe nosfe
Fine music, but poor and repetitive visual...
added on the 2008-05-05 16:12:11 by untel untel
Nothing special but + for the idea
rulez added on the 2008-05-10 16:32:16 by #535 #535
rulez added on the 2008-05-17 00:36:56 by wrthlss wrthlss
what Zzed said
sucks added on the 2008-08-03 20:34:49 by seppjo seppjo
added on the 2009-03-17 15:19:27 by ninja ninja
mfx - as usual it leaves me with mixed feelings. Almost thumb up, still something is missing for it.
added on the 2009-06-05 21:44:59 by Zweckform Zweckform
I'm not a Pole,but this is so tendency.
added on the 2010-01-16 16:35:13 by Scooter Scooter
Simply...rocks hard!
rulez added on the 2010-09-14 16:40:30 by Raven^NCE Raven^NCE
Good. but the sequel was good than this.
rulez added on the 2015-03-26 09:20:29 by non-handled guy non-handled guy
Like i have found the vimeo:
promising concept, poor execution
added on the 2018-12-30 23:26:44 by T$ T$

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