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PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2006 3:15 pm
by AtomicHyperbole
I just got the R2 Directors Cut of Dawn Of The Dead for £4. I'd forgotten how good the remake was... certainly very smart, very knowing and very well made. I'm interested in his take on The Watchmen and further moves from the man James Gunn after this and Slither...

PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2006 7:04 pm
by Cold_As_IceSMM
Brocktune wrote:
Cold_As_IceSMM wrote:Image


how much you end up paying for that?

or is it a bootleg?

or is it a laserdisc?


$55 US, if you can believe it. Original OOP Criterion Collection DVD. Not bootleg.

PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2006 8:46 pm
by Brocktune
was it new?

PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2006 9:35 pm
by sleepflower
mmhmmm

PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2006 11:16 pm
by Cold_As_IceSMM
Brocktune wrote:was it new?


No, but it's complete.

PostPosted: Sat Aug 12, 2006 5:30 am
by Cold_As_IceSMM
AtomicHyperbole wrote:I just got the R2 Directors Cut of Dawn Of The Dead for £4. I'd forgotten how good the remake was... certainly very smart, very knowing and very well made. I'm interested in his take on The Watchmen and further moves from the man James Gunn after this and Slither...


Slither is some of the most fun conventional entertainment I've seen since the likes of the original Tremors. Gunn obviously knows this sub genre inside and out, and he's certainly off to a great start with this thing. Improbably tight and polished, imo. This movie hit me like a brick.

PostPosted: Sat Aug 12, 2006 5:37 am
by banthafodderUK
Just got a 4 quid copy of american psycho!!!!!

i had it on vhs - but you know, it was there, and it was only 4 quid!!

excellent (mr burns voice)

PostPosted: Sat Aug 12, 2006 6:43 am
by AtomicHyperbole
Cold_As_IceSMM wrote:
AtomicHyperbole wrote:I just got the R2 Directors Cut of Dawn Of The Dead for £4. I'd forgotten how good the remake was... certainly very smart, very knowing and very well made. I'm interested in his take on The Watchmen and further moves from the man James Gunn after this and Slither...


Slither is some of the most fun conventional entertainment I've seen since the likes of the original Tremors. Gunn obviously knows this sub genre inside and out, and he's certainly off to a great start with this thing. Improbably tight and polished, imo. This movie hit me like a brick.


SaucyMinx liked it a ton too (g/f). I've not yet seen it but I'm all geared up for some Tremors-style nonsense. None of that Eli Roth shit.

On another note, I had some credit at Blockbuster - and as I'm currently moving, I had to spend it as its only valid at that particular store. Got Lady Vengeance, Bittersweet Life and (at last, been waiting to see this) Jarhead.

PostPosted: Sat Aug 12, 2006 6:44 am
by AtomicHyperbole
banthafodderUK wrote:Just got a 4 quid copy of american psycho!!!!!

i had it on vhs - but you know, it was there, and it was only 4 quid!!

excellent (mr burns voice)


Dontcha just love a bargain?

I always hunt around the shelves at CEX in London. Tons of stuff lurking for brilliant buys.

PostPosted: Sat Aug 12, 2006 6:44 am
by banthafodderUK
What was jarhead like mate?

PostPosted: Sat Aug 12, 2006 8:07 am
by Cold_As_IceSMM
AtomicHyperbole wrote:
Cold_As_IceSMM wrote:
AtomicHyperbole wrote:I just got the R2 Directors Cut of Dawn Of The Dead for £4. I'd forgotten how good the remake was... certainly very smart, very knowing and very well made. I'm interested in his take on The Watchmen and further moves from the man James Gunn after this and Slither...


Slither is some of the most fun conventional entertainment I've seen since the likes of the original Tremors. Gunn obviously knows this sub genre inside and out, and he's certainly off to a great start with this thing. Improbably tight and polished, imo. This movie hit me like a brick.


SaucyMinx liked it a ton too (g/f). I've not yet seen it but I'm all geared up for some Tremors-style nonsense. None of that Eli Roth shit.

On another note, I had some credit at Blockbuster - and as I'm currently moving, I had to spend it as its only valid at that particular store. Got Lady Vengeance, Bittersweet Life and (at last, been waiting to see this) Jarhead.


I was pretty impressed with Jarhead, but I viewed it w/o much expectation. I hadn't seen American Beauty yet (I have now.), so I was fairly blind going in. Don't expect an epic war odyssey experience. Do, however, expect some really beautiful cinematography and respectable performances. The movie really doesn't have too much going for it, otherwise, but it's a solid film all the same.

PostPosted: Sat Aug 12, 2006 8:17 am
by AtomicHyperbole
That's what I'm looking for. An inert war movie. It was either that or The New World... which I suspect is something similar.

I think Lady V and A Bittersweet Life are great movies. I saw Dumplings on the shelf in HMV the other day by Fruit Chan, which I thought had only just come out in the cinema... so many good films, so little budget...

PostPosted: Sat Aug 12, 2006 8:26 am
by Cold_As_IceSMM
AtomicHyperbole wrote:That's what I'm looking for. An inert war movie. It was either that or The New World... which I suspect is something similar.

I think Lady V and A Bittersweet Life are great movies. I saw Dumplings on the shelf in HMV the other day by Fruit Chan, which I thought had only just come out in the cinema... so many good films, so little budget...


Yeah, The New World blows its wad on mood and cinematography, and in turn, neglects the viewer by not providing cohesive narrative. Ok, it's really not THAT difficult to follow. But if you're going to see Malick films, take caution with The New World. With The Thin Red Line and Badlands, you get the best of both worlds. I guess I just expected more from Malick in all the areas he usually doesn't neglect.

PostPosted: Sat Aug 12, 2006 8:29 am
by banthafodderUK
I just bought the Back to the future trilogy for 6 pounds!!!!!!!!!!!!! HMV mofo's - i looooooooooooooove part 3 and the other two are cool too. thats not bad is it???????

PostPosted: Sat Aug 12, 2006 8:31 am
by AtomicHyperbole
!!!

Last time it was £12!

Damn those sales...

PostPosted: Sat Aug 12, 2006 8:34 am
by Cold_As_IceSMM
I think I read somewhere that a 4 disk set was coming out for Back to the Future Trilogy. Explains the 3 Disk price drop.

PostPosted: Sat Aug 12, 2006 8:36 am
by banthafodderUK
Cold_As_IceSMM wrote:I think I read somewhere that a 4 disk set was coming out for Back to the Future Trilogy. Explains the 3 Disk price drop.


shit man!!!!!!!!!!

still - it was still cheap!!!

im gonna do a new thread.............

PostPosted: Sat Aug 12, 2006 8:43 am
by Cold_As_IceSMM
banthafodderUK wrote:
Cold_As_IceSMM wrote:I think I read somewhere that a 4 disk set was coming out for Back to the Future Trilogy. Explains the 3 Disk price drop.


shit man!!!!!!!!!!

still - it was still cheap!!!

im gonna do a new thread.............


Yeah, I mean, it's Back to the Future. Nothing wrong w/ the set you picked up, and you're not going to see any IQ improvements until an HD release, anyways.

Edit: 10 posts! Man, I'm sharp!

PostPosted: Sat Aug 12, 2006 9:16 am
by AtomicHyperbole
Doin' good there fella. You're a great contributor and you've only been around a couple of days.

PostPosted: Sat Aug 12, 2006 9:28 am
by Ribbons
AtomicHyperbole wrote:I saw Dumplings on the shelf in HMV the other day by Fruit Chan, which I thought had only just come out in the cinema...


That's odd...

I thought that Dumplings was a part of that "3 Extremes..." anthology. Is it long enough for a proper feature film, or did Fruit Chan have a bunch of footage that he added back into the movie, or something?

PostPosted: Sat Aug 12, 2006 9:48 am
by AtomicHyperbole

PostPosted: Sat Aug 12, 2006 10:17 am
by Ribbons
AtomicHyperbole wrote:Here's the DVD at Amazon to answer that very question...

There is an extended, full version.


Ah, okay. Thanks AH.

PostPosted: Sat Aug 12, 2006 1:23 pm
by Brocktune
Cold_As_IceSMM wrote:
Brocktune wrote:was it new?


No, but it's complete.


awesome!

PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2006 12:05 am
by Tyrone_Shoelaces
A History of Violence
Lord of War

$6 total for the two of them. What a deal! Lord of War is a 2-disc set too.

PostPosted: Mon Aug 14, 2006 2:17 pm
by Vegeta
Best Buy is ruling again this week for the great deals on DVD's:

GlennGary GlennRoss (SE) - $3.99
Resevior Dogs (SE) - $3.99
American Psycho (SE) - $3.99
Van Wilder (I know, but I think that flick is hysterical) (SE) - $3.99

PostPosted: Mon Aug 14, 2006 2:41 pm
by Doc Holliday
Tyrone_Shoelaces wrote:A History of Violence
Lord of War

$6 total for the two of them. What a deal! Lord of War is a 2-disc set too.


:shock: Thats like, £4 isn't it? Less than a pack of smokes! Wheesh - that was a deal Tyrone. Definitely check out the extras on Lord of War too - the story of making that film is at lest as good as the film itself (I liked the film, I should add).

PostPosted: Wed Aug 30, 2006 2:17 am
by Tyrone_Shoelaces
Just got Veronica Mars season 1 from Wal-Mart for $20. There was a lot of Warner TV stuff for cheap. I saw Nip/Tuck seasons 1 and 2, and Gilmore Girls seasons 4 and 5. I checked online at a few places and they're all still $40 or more. I'm trying really hard to keep my wallet in my pocket.

PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2006 4:41 pm
by The Vicar
Picked up Neil Marshall's Dog Soldiers, with Sean Pertwee & Kevin "Rome" McKidd.

Since the only other project Marshall's been involved in, that I've seen, was The Descent ( complete bollocks ), I wasn't expecting much.

British soldiers VS werewolves.
That's a good start.
As it turns out, it was better than I'd expected.

Nice touch with some of the character names ( Sgt. Harry G Welles, Cpl Bruce Cambell ).

Good early moments introducing the platoon...felt quite right & natural.

Paid $5.99 for it.
I've wasted larger sums...

PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2006 5:02 pm
by thebostonlocksmith
I just recieved some films that i ordered off play, they were all in the three films for fifteen quid range so thirty pounds for six DVD's. Judging by what some of our American cousins have been charged above i don't think that they were too much of a bargain. I bought six films, all of which for some reason or another have escaped my viewing until now.

Deliverance,
Hustle and Flow, (can't see what all the fuss was about)
Glenngary Glennross,
Confessions of a dangerous mind,
American Splendour,
The Insider.

The only real dissapointment for me was Hustle and Flow. Jack Lemon was the best of all the brilliant performances in Glenngary Glennross. and i enjoyed the rest of them, with American Splendour being my favourite of the others.

PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2006 5:07 pm
by Fried Gold
I finally saw Clerks, as I bought the Clerks X set cheaply.

Also bought Grosse Point Blank and Falsh Gordon at the same time.

PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2006 7:47 pm
by Hollywood_Bob
two most recent purchases for me were LOST Season 2 and Stand By Me Special Edition...the one with the soundtrack.

PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2006 10:55 pm
by moose4787
Star Wars
Lost S2
the Saint- 3.99

PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2006 3:28 am
by AtomicHyperbole
I've recently bought (thanks to a sudden influx of very late birthday treatage, nearly three months!) nearly the entire Ghibli collection! I'm a happy bunny.

PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2006 2:31 pm
by The Vicar
Best Buy has The Haunting ( the original - not that wanker drool p.o.s. Neeson & Mrs. Douglas did ) for $4.99.

Widescreen, with interviews.
If you've never seen this film, go buy it. $4.99 for one of the finest "horror" films ever made. For one of Robert Wise's genius moments ( the other being The Day the Earth Stood Still ).

$4.99.

Go.

PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2006 2:32 pm
by unikrunk
Rock & Rule
The Muppet Movie
Ultimate Avengers 2
Battle of the Planets collection

PostPosted: Sat Oct 07, 2006 5:09 pm
by Fried Gold
I bought the Blade trilogy and Ghostbusters 2 for £15 this morning.

PostPosted: Sat Oct 07, 2006 7:29 pm
by Silent Shout
Picked up Batman Begins used last night.

PostPosted: Sat Oct 07, 2006 9:01 pm
by Vegeta
Well it was my Birthday today, and my lovely Girlfriend got me:

Deadwood - Season 2
Goodwill Hunting

and
The Shawshank Redemption

The latter two were VHS replacements, but what a sweetheart, eh? She got me some of my favorites! :D

PostPosted: Sat Oct 07, 2006 9:04 pm
by Peven
Vegeta wrote:Well it was my Birthday today, and my lovely Girlfriend got me:

Deadwood - Season 2
Goodwill Hunting

and
The Shawshank Redemption

The latter two were VHS replacements, but what a sweetheart, eh? She got me some of my favorites! :D



whoa. Deadwood:Season 2 is not a cheap purchase, the best show on tv ever, and prize piece of packaging too. she sounds like a keepr, Veg.

PostPosted: Sat Oct 07, 2006 9:07 pm
by Vegeta
Peven wrote:
Vegeta wrote:Well it was my Birthday today, and my lovely Girlfriend got me:

Deadwood - Season 2
Goodwill Hunting

and
The Shawshank Redemption

The latter two were VHS replacements, but what a sweetheart, eh? She got me some of my favorites! :D



whoa. Deadwood:Season 2 is not a cheap purchase, the best show on tv ever, and prize piece of packaging too. she sounds like a keepr, Veg.


Oh she is! She is. :D

PostPosted: Sat Oct 07, 2006 9:12 pm
by Peven
oh yeah, and Happy Birthday too, btw.

PostPosted: Sat Oct 07, 2006 9:42 pm
by DennisMM
Julia just bought both seasons of Carnivale off ebay and snapped up a copy of an old documentary she's always wanted: Marjoe.

And I picked up the standard edition of X-Men: The Last Stand while shopping for other goods.

PostPosted: Sat Oct 07, 2006 9:48 pm
by cap
Vegeta wrote:Well it was my Birthday today, and my lovely Girlfriend got me:

Deadwood - Season 2
Goodwill Hunting

and
The Shawshank Redemption

The latter two were VHS replacements, but what a sweetheart, eh? She got me some of my favorites! :D


That a girl.... Happy Birthday my brother, HB....

We will hook up later.....

PostPosted: Sun Oct 08, 2006 2:44 am
by thebostonlocksmith
I just bought 'The day of the Triffids' on DVD. it was the series that was shown in the 80's and then repeated a few years later. I remember watching it at the time and it scared the living shit out of me. My sister and i were discussing things we used to watch and she brought up the 'thing about plants that you used to have nightmares about' so i thought that i would get it....

It's really funny, i didn't know why i was scared of it so much, until i looked in the little book that came free with it and when i looked at when it was aired, the year was 1985 - I was five, i can't believe my parents let me watch that. With it's groundbreaking rubber suits and all.

I would suggest that it's good viewing for fans of the old Doctor who, or for those with a penchant toward nostalgic old sci-fi. It's well acted and the story is a 'Modern' (think early 80's) version of the book.

Just as a side note my sister went on to say that she couldn't remember a film that she used to watch as a child and could i remember the title... She said it was about 'A cat from outer space'. It's like talking to fucking rain man i tells you...

PostPosted: Wed Oct 11, 2006 6:29 pm
by Fried Gold
Scrubs series 4 was delivered today.

PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2006 11:42 pm
by Tyrone_Shoelaces
Barbarella
Rosemary's Baby

$4.88 each at Wally Mart. Couldn't help it.

PostPosted: Sun Oct 15, 2006 10:26 pm
by Silent Shout
My parents hooked me up with these for my b-day:

Simpsons Season 8
SW*
ESB*
RotJ*


*the "new" copies of the ORIGINAL versions, the special editions can burn in hell.

PostPosted: Sun Oct 15, 2006 11:02 pm
by SilentBobX
Tremors. I know there's probably an SE on the horizon, but I couldn't pass it up in the special $4.88 bin.

Other entries in that bin: Marathon man, Prophecy, Rosemary's Baby

PostPosted: Mon Oct 16, 2006 1:32 am
by Hal2814
Just picked up a couple of discs for my Halloween viewing this year:

From Warner, it's the Hollywood Legends of Horror Collection, which is 6 films on 3 discs: Lugosi in Mark of the Vampire, Karloff in The Mask of Fu Manchu, Peter Lorre in Mad Love, Tod Browning's The Devil Doll, Lionell Atwill in Doctor X (a two-strip technicolor little gem) and Bogart in The Return of Doctor X

From Universal, it's The Inner Sanctum Mysteries, starring Lon Chaney, Jr. (6 films on 2 discs) and featuring: Calling Dr. Death, Weird Woman, Dead Man's Eyes, The Frozen Ghost, Strange Confessions and Pillow of Death.

Anyone here remember the Shock Theatre program? Spooky films syndicated and hosted by a local ghoul or gal. I recall seeing the Inner Sanctum flicks as a part of the old Shock television package.

Anyway, Happy Halloween, everbody!

PostPosted: Mon Oct 16, 2006 7:16 am
by Coheed_and_Cambria
Click, Lords of Dogtown, Ghostbusters 2 pack, X-Men 3