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Re: The Last DVD(s) You Bought

Postby Fried Gold on Thu Aug 26, 2010 5:33 pm

Pacino86845 wrote:IPAMPILASH!

But I can assure you that Clash of the Titans is not worth the money you paid.

EDIT: Unless the film is actually "Turkish Clash of the Titans," in which case you are in possession of a masterpiece.

And I thought it was Turkish Clash of the Titans at first, but then I realised I'd not changed the audio to English language.
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Re: The Last DVD(s) You Bought

Postby magicmonkey on Thu Aug 26, 2010 9:49 pm

Spandau Belly wrote:Everybody can tell Bay really cares deeply about what people think of him. It's so obvious he wants to be a guy like Cameron or Spielberg who can make popcorn movies that become classics and also win Oscars. So every now and then he tries something like PEARL HARBOR or THE ISLAND to spread his wings and when he gets panned he just goes back to making stupid messy lowbrow action films and hiding behind his usual front of "critics suck, they don't know anything, my movie made 50 million dollars this weekend, the fans know what's what, so take that!"


He is am interesting one. I think if he tried to pastiche himself instead of parody, then he could make some damn fine 70's esque Grindhouse flicks.
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Re: The Last DVD(s) You Bought

Postby Indy Jones on Thu Sep 02, 2010 1:56 am

Just bought Full Metal Jacket on Blu-ray.
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Re: The Last DVD(s) You Bought

Postby Tyrone_Shoelaces on Thu Sep 02, 2010 2:15 am

Just ordered the Criterion Blu-ray of Malick's Days of Heaven.
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Re: The Last DVD(s) You Bought

Postby Hermanator X on Thu Sep 02, 2010 3:26 am

Had a bit of a splurge recently.

Bluray:
Goodfellas (Realised I hadnt actually "watched" this movie before. Musta been hungover or not paying attention in the past, but it rocked my world.)

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (Looks like a new release. Stunning looking movie. The opening sepia section looks better than most all other blu rays ive seen. Robert Redford had my fiance all a flutter)

Daredevil Directors cut (Kinda enjoyed this one at the cinema, until the internet told me I wasnt supposed to, but havent seen it since. Will be interesting to see how it holds up)

Fantastic Mr Fox (Loved it. Think its easily gonna be rewatched a few times. Loaned it to a friend who set it up for his son to watch. Was quite upset at his kid seeing the rat with a flick knife. eeeek. sorry dude.)

Dirty Harry (Utterly ridiculous, but great fun. The soundtrack is just outstandingly funky.)

DVD:
The Dead Zone (Movie not the tv show. Surprisingly has aged rather well. Thoroughly enjoyed it, and got a lot more out of it then as a kid watching for the gory stuff. :D )

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Peking Duck (Sadly no english subs, so have to make do with Norwegian, but I can learn/practice while I watch)

Apart from Mr Fox they were all sale/used prices so quite a good haul for little cash.
...and so forth.
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Re: The Last DVD(s) You Bought

Postby caruso_stalker217 on Thu Sep 02, 2010 5:06 am

Hermanator X wrote:DVD:
The Dead Zone (Movie not the tv show. Surprisingly has aged rather well. Thoroughly enjoyed it, and got a lot more out of it then as a kid watching for the gory stuff. :D )


"The ICE is gonna BREAK!"

Walken is great in that film. One of my favorite King adaptations.
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Re: The Last DVD(s) You Bought

Postby Hermanator X on Thu Sep 02, 2010 6:16 am

caruso_stalker217 wrote:
Hermanator X wrote:DVD:
The Dead Zone (Movie not the tv show. Surprisingly has aged rather well. Thoroughly enjoyed it, and got a lot more out of it then as a kid watching for the gory stuff. :D )


"The ICE is gonna BREAK!"

Walken is great in that film. One of my favorite King adaptations.


Yeah, hes ace in it. Some of the movie was a little creaky, but overall it holds up well. WW2 battlescenes done well, and his vision of the housefire is awesome for practical effects. Cronenborg built this baby to last.
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Re: The Last DVD(s) You Bought

Postby magicmonkey on Thu Sep 02, 2010 7:50 am

Hermanator X wrote:
caruso_stalker217 wrote:
Hermanator X wrote:DVD:
The Dead Zone (Movie not the tv show. Surprisingly has aged rather well. Thoroughly enjoyed it, and got a lot more out of it then as a kid watching for the gory stuff. :D )


"The ICE is gonna BREAK!"

Walken is great in that film. One of my favorite King adaptations.


Yeah, hes ace in it. Some of the movie was a little creaky, but overall it holds up well. WW2 battlescenes done well, and his vision of the housefire is awesome for practical effects. Cronenborg built this baby to last.


Yeah, the tone is simply amazing, its one of the few films I've recommended to others that they've actually enjoyed! Having said that, Cronenberg has very few weak sauce films in his oeuvre, and even those are better than most comparably low budget exploitative fair.
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Re: The Last DVD(s) You Bought

Postby travis-dane on Thu Sep 02, 2010 4:43 pm

i got...

Shutter Island

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Re: The Last DVD(s) You Bought

Postby The Vicar on Thu Sep 02, 2010 7:51 pm

Had you seen Shutter Island, or are you going in blind?
I'd recommend it strongly, as it's a fine effort from a Certified Gold Standard Director.
If you hadn't already seen it, I hope you drop off your opinion in the Shutter Island thread.
Let me know it the song "This Bitter Earth" appears at the end of the film. That song was a perfect end cap to the experience,
and yet I've seen a version where that song was excised, much to my horror.

On a similar note, does anyone out there have the non-director's cut of Last of the Mohican's?
Speaking about things going missing in a film, there were several lines of dialogue &
a song by Clannad that were cut for no damned reason I could discern.
I loved, loved, loved this film in the theatre, but am very disappointed in the DC.
I want the uncircumsized version.
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Re: The Last DVD(s) You Bought

Postby Bloo on Thu Sep 02, 2010 10:17 pm

man I need to buy Shutter Island. I caught it in the theater's and really liked it, but haven't gotten around to buying it
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Re: The Last DVD(s) You Bought

Postby DerLanghaarige on Fri Sep 03, 2010 3:24 pm

I wonder what took me so long to buy Children Of Men but when I saw the 2 DVD set for 6 bucks today, there was no excuse anymore.
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Re: The Last DVD(s) You Bought

Postby travis-dane on Sat Sep 04, 2010 2:00 am

The Vicar wrote:Had you seen Shutter Island, or are you going in blind?
I'd recommend it strongly, as it's a fine effort from a Certified Gold Standard Director.
If you hadn't already seen it, I hope you drop off your opinion in the Shutter Island thread.
Let me know it the song "This Bitter Earth" appears at the end of the film. That song was a perfect end cap to the experience,
and yet I've seen a version where that song was excised, much to my horror.

On a similar note, does anyone out there have the non-director's cut of Last of the Mohican's?
Speaking about things going missing in a film, there were several lines of dialogue &
a song by Clannad that were cut for no damned reason I could discern.
I loved, loved, loved this film in the theatre, but am very disappointed in the DC.
I want the uncircumsized version.


Have not watched Shutter Island yet, I know the "basic" story, but I think there will be a few surprises...

I recorded the old version of Last of the Mohicans a while ago while it was on TV. What's new in the DC?
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Re: The Last DVD(s) You Bought

Postby The Vicar on Sat Sep 04, 2010 10:02 am

A scene outside the fort when Duncan engages the French in a little bitch slapping contest while Hawkeye covers the courier's escape.
A little bit more conversion between Duncan and General Webb, mostly insulting the French.
A lot of dialogue cut (Someday I think you and I are going to have a serious disagreement, e.g.) and music missing.
Hawkeye no longer says "Clear things up any?" to Duncan.
A longer coda where Chingachook rambles on about how his country is going to get overrun by the white man.

But the bits that were cut really diminished the story, diminished bits of character.
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Re: The Last DVD(s) You Bought

Postby Bloo on Sat Sep 04, 2010 5:28 pm

how many Director's Cuts does Micheal Mann have out there?
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Re: The Last DVD(s) You Bought

Postby The Vicar on Sat Sep 04, 2010 7:00 pm

Bloo wrote:how many Director's Cuts does Micheal Mann have out there?


At least two.
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Re: The Last DVD(s) You Bought

Postby Bloo on Sat Sep 04, 2010 7:29 pm

The Vicar wrote:
Bloo wrote:how many Director's Cuts does Micheal Mann have out there?


At least two.


A quick check of Amazon shows that

MIAMI VICE
ALI
LAST OF THE MOHICANS
MANHUNTER

and I THINK there is one of HEAT but I couldn't find it on Amazon, so I may be mistaken it for a deluxe edition that has commentary and special features
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Re: The Last DVD(s) You Bought

Postby travis-dane on Sun Sep 05, 2010 2:35 am

Bloo wrote:
The Vicar wrote:
Bloo wrote:how many Director's Cuts does Micheal Mann have out there?


At least two.


A quick check of Amazon shows that

MIAMI VICE
ALI
LAST OF THE MOHICANS
MANHUNTER

and I THINK there is one of HEAT but I couldn't find it on Amazon, so I may be mistaken it for a deluxe edition that has commentary and special features


A DC of HEAT? How long would that one be, like 5 hours...
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Re: The Last DVD(s) You Bought

Postby The Vicar on Sun Sep 05, 2010 11:34 am

I thought you were asking how many DC's Mann had of LotM.
D'oh.
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Re: The Last DVD(s) You Bought

Postby Bloo on Sun Sep 05, 2010 11:39 am

The Vicar wrote:I thought you were asking how many DC's Mann had of LotM.
D'oh.


oh common mistake no worries
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Re: The Last DVD(s) You Bought

Postby caruso_stalker217 on Sun Sep 05, 2010 7:45 pm

travis-dane wrote:A DC of HEAT? How long would that one be, like 5 hours...


I'd be cool with that.

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Re: The Last DVD(s) You Bought

Postby Bloo on Sun Sep 05, 2010 8:00 pm

Awhile back I bought my brother (who was living with me) all 4 Indiana Jones movies for Christmas. He moved out and the bastard took those with him ;) so I broke down and bought all 4 for myself
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Re: The Last DVD(s) You Bought

Postby Bayouwolf on Tue Sep 07, 2010 5:45 pm

Picked up John Carpenters "The Thing" on Blu Ray on Saturday.
One of my favorite Sci-Fi films of all time, and definitely my favorite Wilford Brimley movie.
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Re: The Last DVD(s) You Bought

Postby caruso_stalker217 on Tue Sep 07, 2010 7:41 pm

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Re: The Last DVD(s) You Bought

Postby GerryMcD on Thu Sep 16, 2010 12:22 pm

Community: Season 1. It's out next week.

DVD Features

* Cast & Crew Commentary on Every Episode!
* Community Season One Cast Evaluations
* Outtakes!
* Season One Highlight Reel
* Creative Compromises
* "Advanced Criminal Law" Alternate
* Mini Episodes
* Communication Studies Extended Producer's Cut
* The Art of Discourse Commentary with Dan Harmon, Danny Pudi, Donald Glover, Adam Davidson and Chris McKenna

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Re: The Last DVD(s) You Bought

Postby Bloo on Thu Sep 16, 2010 12:33 pm

picked up CASINO and EASTERN PROMISES for $7.50 at Wal-Mart...almost bought Jesus Christ Superstar...still might

I've got some other musicals sitting in my cart at Amazon that I haven't bought yet including Rent and the stage version of Sweeney Todd
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Re: The Last DVD(s) You Bought

Postby minstrel on Thu Sep 16, 2010 12:54 pm

Inglourious Basterds
The Wages of Fear
The Dam Busters

all from Amazon a few days ago. Dam Busters is a very cool movie. Wages of Fear is good but has tons of European overacting in it. Inglourious Basterds is spelled wrong.
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Re: The Last DVD(s) You Bought

Postby travis-dane on Thu Sep 16, 2010 4:53 pm

I bought CLASH of the TITANS on Blu Ray.
Had to download a hacker programm to crack the copy protection, so that I could watch it on my TV. My fucking PC wasnt let me watch Blu Rays on my TV, the copy protection thinks I am trying to rip the movie...
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Re: The Last DVD(s) You Bought

Postby caruso_stalker217 on Thu Sep 16, 2010 6:58 pm

Bought DEATH AT A FUNERAL (American version) on Blu-Ray. I'm apparently one of the few people who actually enjoyed this.
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Re: The Last DVD(s) You Bought

Postby Bloo on Sun Sep 26, 2010 11:58 am

my local Hastings was having a big sale on DVDs so I picked up some films I needed to complete collections and some I just wanted

CLERKS
CHASING AMY
JAY AND SILENT BOB STRIKE BACK

THE MAJESTIC

RENT
HAIRSPRAY

DANCES WITH WOLVES

the sale was buy 2 get 2 for $2
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Re: The Last DVD(s) You Bought

Postby Tyrone_Shoelaces on Sun Sep 26, 2010 5:33 pm

Picked up Where The Wild Things Are for cheap on Blu-ray a couple weeks ago.
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Re: The Last DVD(s) You Bought

Postby bastard_robo on Thu Oct 14, 2010 12:36 pm

Nabbbed

Iron Man 2
Superman/Batman Apocolyspe
Raging Phoenix
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Re: The Last DVD(s) You Bought

Postby Bloo on Thu Oct 14, 2010 1:03 pm

recently picked up
PUNISHER WAR ZONE
a Turner Classic Movie 4 set of westerns including:THE WILD BUNCH, MCABE AND MRS MILLER, JEREMIAH JOHNSON, and THE TRAIN ROBBERS
HENRY V (Branagh)
MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING (Branagh)
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Re: The Last DVD(s) You Bought

Postby The Vicar on Thu Oct 14, 2010 5:25 pm

That Henry the V is probably the finest Shakespeare adaptation on film.
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Re: The Last DVD(s) You Bought

Postby Bloo on Thu Oct 14, 2010 6:09 pm

The Vicar wrote:That Henry the V is probably the finest Shakespeare adaptation on film.


it is an amazing adaptation. Bought it at a Sam's Club for like $6
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Re: The Last DVD(s) You Bought

Postby minstrel on Fri Oct 15, 2010 12:20 am

Had to order some new batteries for a cordless drill, and Amazon carried them, so I also ordered the following Blu-Rays:

The NeverEnding Story
Spartacus
Patton
The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly
Logan's Run
Labyrinth
The Dirty Dozen
2001: A Space Odyssey
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
Robocop
Astro Boy
How The West Was Won
Inglourious Basterds

With any luck, these should all arrive tomorrow morning.
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Re: The Last DVD(s) You Bought

Postby Peven on Fri Oct 15, 2010 7:41 pm

that is quite the eclectic mix, minstrel
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Re: The Last DVD(s) You Bought

Postby minstrel on Fri Oct 15, 2010 8:48 pm

Peven wrote:that is quite the eclectic mix, minstrel


Yeah, it is. They all arrived this morning. Roomie wants to watch Astro Boy tonight - he's a longtime fan of the original Japanese show, and figures he ought to see the movie even though he thinks it will suck. I'm not a big Astro Boy fan so I'll probably skip it.

I can hardly wait to see Kubrick on Blu-Ray, though.
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Re: The Last DVD(s) You Bought

Postby Peven on Fri Oct 15, 2010 9:24 pm

my first watch off that list would be "Logan's Run"
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Re: The Last DVD(s) You Bought

Postby minstrel on Fri Oct 15, 2010 11:23 pm

Peven wrote:my first watch off that list would be "Logan's Run"


Astro Boy lasted ten minutes on the Blu-Ray player before my roomie took it off in disgust. He hated everything about what they did with his beloved Astro Boy world. So want to know what he put on instead?

You guessed it: Logan's Run.
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Re: The Last DVD(s) You Bought

Postby Chris a.k.a StuntMike on Tue Oct 19, 2010 9:18 am

Just picked up the Apocalypse Now BluRay on the way to work. It has both versions as well as the Hearts of Darkness doc. And about 702 hours of special features, including a 1 hour interview with John Milius.

I think I'm going to wet my pants.




Disc One

Two versions of the film are included, the original 1979 theatrical cut (running 2:27:17) and Apocalypse Now Redux, which runs 3:16:09. There's an interesting, if perhaps too long, sequence at a plantation which makes up the bulk of the running time difference, but it's fascinating to watch both versions of the film and notice little changes, as in how Col. Kilgore is introduced in the longer edition. My advice is to watch the original theatrical cut first, digest it for a few days, and then return to Redux. Both versions offer a really excellent Commentary by Coppola, obviously edited together from the same recording sessions, but timed differently for each version. The Redux commentary includes some information not included on the theatrical commentary.

Disc Two

The bulk of the standalone supplements are presented on this disc, the first three of which are new to any home video release of this title in either of its iterations:

* A Conversation With Martin Sheen (HD; 59:26), a fun chat with the star and Coppola, where they discuss everything from the convoluted casting process the rigors of filming (Sheen suffered a heart attack during production);
* An Interview With John Milius (HD; 49:45), another really interesting gabfest with Coppola and his co-scenarist. Milius discusses his own military ambitions, which played into the writing of this film;
* Fred Roos: Casting Apocalypse (HD; 11:44) features the film's casting director talking about the hundreds of actors tested for various roles. Screen test footage is also included;
* Mercury Theater Production of 'Heart of Darkness' (Audio; 36:34). This Orson Welles production (the week after his infamous 'War of the Worlds' broadcast) of Conrad's novella is offered, with some significant audio damage;
* The Hollow Man (SD; 16:57), a really odd little period (circa 1979) featurette offering Brando reciting Eliot's poem with scenes from the film and the filming itself;
* "Monkey Sampan" Deleted Scene (SD; 3:03), a disturbing excised segment which nonetheless features the restless natives singing "Light My Fire";
* Additional Scenes (SD; 26:28), a collection of 12 window and pillar-boxed curios with timecode captions;
* Destruction of the Kurtz Compound (HD; 6:06), the jettisoned final credits sequence which Coppola ultimately rejected when he feared audiences were misinterpreting it;
* The Birth of 5.1 Sound (SD; 5:54), a fascinating and way too brief look at how Apocalypse Now led to a revolution in film surround sound design;
* Ghost Helicopter Flyover (SD; 3:55), another very interesting look at the surround design for this one sequence;
* The Synthesizer Soundtrack (Text Article), a reprint from Keyboard magazine;
* A Million Feet of Film: The Editing of 'Apocalypse Now' (SD; 17:57), a great look at editor Walter Murch at work with his Movieola;
* Heard Any Good Movies Lately? The Sound Design of 'Apocalypse Now' (SD; 15:22), shows us in-depth what the sound designers were up against as they basically invented 5.1 surround sound for this film;
* The Final Mix (SD; 3:09) has some great footage of the multi-room setup which was necessary to achieve the final mix for the film;
* 'Apocalypse' Then and Now (SD; 3:44) has some brief snippets of the Ebert interview from Cannes (see below) with insight into both versions of the film;
* 2001 Cannes Film Festival: Francis Ford Coppola (1080i; 38:35), presents the entire Ebert interview from the Festival;
* PBR Streetgang (SD; 4:09) profiles the actors playing Willard's crew, including 14 year old Laurence Fishburne;
* The Color Palette of 'Apocalypse Now' (SD; 4:06) goes into the technical aspects of the three strip dye transfer Technicolor process utilized on the film.

Disc Three

The bulk of the third disc is given over to the completely fascinating documentary Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse (HD; 1.33:1; DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0; running time 1:36:00). This incredible peek behind the long and tortuous filming of Apocalypse Now is one of the most devastating documentaries about the rigors of filmmaking ever made. It's hilarious to hear the then-young Coppola insisting he isn't making art, but instead aiming for (in his words) an "Irwin Allen" experience with Apocalypse Now. Things soon turn from lighthearted to tragic as one problem after another rears its ugly head and Coppola nears madness himself. The film features copious home movies made by Coppola's wife, Eleanor (several with pretty bad damage), as well as tapes she recorded without Francis' knowledge for what she at the time expected to turn into a diary. The documentary comes with an optional commentary by the Coppolas which is nearly as fascinating as the film itself.

The other supplements on this disc include:

* John Milius Script Selections with Notes by Francis Ford Coppola (Text);
* Storyboard Gallery;
* Photo Archive;
* Marketing Archive, featuring the 1979 trailer, radio spots, theatrical program, lobby cards and press kit photos, and a poster gallery.
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Re: The Last DVD(s) You Bought

Postby GerryMcD on Tue Oct 19, 2010 10:40 am

Catherine Keener film PLEASE GIVE. I'd recommend checking it out. Very well written. The whole cast is great. I enjoyed Oliver Platt and Amanda Peet in particular. Anyone else see it? Just came out today on DVD, but had a small theatrical release showing at some of the film festivals earlier this year.

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Re: The Last DVD(s) You Bought

Postby minstrel on Tue Oct 19, 2010 1:10 pm

Chris a.k.a StuntMike wrote:Just picked up the Apocalypse Now BluRay on the way to work. It has both versions as well as the Hearts of Darkness doc. And about 702 hours of special features, including a 1 hour interview with John Milius.

I think I'm going to wet my pants.


Thanks for reminding me that this is coming out! It's going into my Amazon shopping cart immediately. A must-have!
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Re: The Last DVD(s) You Bought

Postby Peven on Tue Oct 19, 2010 2:01 pm

minstrel wrote:
Peven wrote:my first watch off that list would be "Logan's Run"


Astro Boy lasted ten minutes on the Blu-Ray player before my roomie took it off in disgust. He hated everything about what they did with his beloved Astro Boy world. So want to know what he put on instead?

You guessed it: Logan's Run.


still waiting to see what you thought about the blu-ray transfer. worth the buy? were Micheal York's exquisitely defined cheekbones even more exquisite on blu-ray? :wink:
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Re: The Last DVD(s) You Bought

Postby Bloo on Tue Oct 19, 2010 2:15 pm

picked up STARMAN and THE SHADOW at my grocery store on the cheap
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Re: The Last DVD(s) You Bought

Postby minstrel on Tue Oct 19, 2010 2:33 pm

Peven wrote:still waiting to see what you thought about the blu-ray transfer. worth the buy? were Micheal York's exquisitely defined cheekbones even more exquisite on blu-ray? :wink:


Yes! His exquisite cheekbones were definitely worth the money. He talks like James Mason, too ... I hadn't noticed that before.

This was the first time I'd seen this movie. It's quite cheesy. Their idea of Utopia is pretty much a big shopping mall. And they sneak in a nude shot of Jenny Agutter by putting her and York in an icy cave and having York say "Let's take our clothes off before they freeze to our skin!" or something ... I laughed, anyway.
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Re: The Last DVD(s) You Bought

Postby Chris a.k.a StuntMike on Tue Oct 19, 2010 3:15 pm

Also just picked up the Planet of The Apes BluRay box set for $40 at Future Shop.

Too good a deal to pass up.
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Re: The Last DVD(s) You Bought

Postby GerryMcD on Tue Oct 26, 2010 12:27 pm

WILD GRASS. Very different sort of comedy. Beautifully directed. The fact that Alain Resnais directed this at 87 is impressive enough. After showing the film at Cannes, they gave him a lifetime achievement award.

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Re: The Last DVD(s) You Bought

Postby minstrel on Tue Oct 26, 2010 12:51 pm

That big Apocalypse Now Blu-Ray thing with all the bells and whistles. I haven't watched it yet.
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Re: The Last DVD(s) You Bought

Postby GerryMcD on Tue Oct 26, 2010 1:40 pm

Lake Placid 3. Killer Crocs and Gratuitous nudity. Awesome.

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