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Today's One Hell Of A DVD Day (In America)

PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2007 2:02 pm
by Nordling
THE FOUNTAIN.
PAN'S LABYRINTH 2-Disc.
BECKET.
ARMY OF SHADOWS Criterion.

Give me money.

PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2007 2:05 pm
by Ribbons
KONG!

PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2007 2:06 pm
by Lord Voldemoo
Priority Rental: The Fountain, because I haven't seen it yet. :oops:

Priority Purchase: Pan

PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2007 2:15 pm
by TheBaxter
priority rental (because i don't buy DVDs very much) - it's kind of a tossup between fountain and pan's but in the end i voted for pan's. i haven't seen either yet.

PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2007 2:17 pm
by minstrel
Hmm. I can't say I'm really interested in any of them. Maybe Pan, eventually. Also Becket. But I'm not ordering anything today, I think.

PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2007 2:22 pm
by Nordling
I understand how THE FOUNTAIN is a love it or hate it kind of film... but trust me, you'll wind up buying PAN'S.

PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2007 2:26 pm
by Lord Voldemoo
Nordling wrote:I understand how THE FOUNTAIN is a love it or hate it kind of film... but trust me, you'll wind up buying PAN'S.


Seconded. It's one of those films you just will want to own...at least I did immediately after watching it in the theater. And I really don't buy that many dvds either...

Re: Tomorrow's One Hell Of A DVD Day (In America)

PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2007 2:43 pm
by Theta
Nordling wrote:THE FOUNTAIN.
PAN'S LABYRINTH 2-Disc.
BECKET.
ARMY OF SHADOWS Criterion.

Give me money.


"Fountain" and "Shadows" are going into my goody basket. Also most likely "Vengeance Is Mine".

PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2007 2:45 pm
by so sorry
Well, I buy way to many DVDs of movies that you jerks reccomend, so I'll be getting Pan's Lab for sure.

Army of Shadows is what?

PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2007 2:51 pm
by Nordling

PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2007 3:02 pm
by The Vicar
Lord Voldemoo wrote:
Nordling wrote:I understand how THE FOUNTAIN is a love it or hate it kind of film... but trust me, you'll wind up buying PAN'S.


Seconded. It's one of those films you just will want to own...at least I did immediately after watching it in the theater. And I really don't buy that many dvds either...


An incredible film, although the unrelenting brutuality is tough on some viewers. Full props to Del Toro for NOT pulling his punches.
A must own.

PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2007 3:05 pm
by Lady Sheridan
I'm definitely buying The Fountain. As luck would have it, I've got a Best Buy credit I can use it on, huzzah!

My sister will probably end up buying Pan's, so I'll have two awesome films without spending one damn cent. :D

PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2007 3:26 pm
by Nachokoolaid
I'm getting both THE FOUNTAIN and PAN'S. I can't wait until the weekend when I'll have time to check them out.

PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2007 3:31 pm
by so sorry
FYI Best Buy is having a sspecial on these.. if you buy both you get five bucks off..

PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2007 3:36 pm
by Fried Gold
I have the 2-disc Pan's Labyrinth. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

Far better than that silly Fountain film.

PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2007 3:44 pm
by The Todd
The Todd is camping out in front of Best Buy for Coach: Season Two (2-disc set)

FIRST, bitches!

PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2007 4:09 pm
by Theta
Fried Gold wrote:I have the 2-disc Pan's Labyrinth. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

Far better than that silly Fountain film.


Kinda apples and oranges; they're aiming for different things and different effects. "The Fountain" is a creation myth and "Pan's Labyrinth" is a fairy tale.

I'll heartily endorse "The Fountain"; it's not remotely conventional but it's an amazing film and everybody bagging on it now is going to change their tune by 2017. Honestly, "Pan's" is low down my list because I don't see myself watching it more than one more time until I have kids in their tweens.

PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2007 4:24 pm
by Nordling
Theta wrote:Kinda apples and oranges; they're aiming for different things and different effects. "The Fountain" is a creation myth and "Pan's Labyrinth" is a fairy tale.

I'll heartily endorse "The Fountain"; it's not remotely conventional but it's an amazing film and everybody bagging on it now is going to change their tune by 2017.


I agree. As I said before, I know THE FOUNTAIN is a love it or hate it kind of film, but what I didn't say is that I have no idea why that is. To me, the film was bursting at the seams with ideas and emotion and powerful moments. I saw it three times in the theater and each time I was profoundly moved. It's certainly not "silly" and that's dismissive.

I've lived with cancer in my life. I understand completely the sense of loss and powerlessness that someone like Tom has in the film because I've felt it. And at the same time, I've learned from that, unlike Tom in the film. THE FOUNTAIN is a piece of art attempting to bring comfort and understanding to people who question why the universe can be so cruel as to take a loved one away from them. I don't really believe in God, but I feel something larger than myself in THE FOUNTAIN. As far as I'm concerned, it's the best film so far this decade.

PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2007 4:51 pm
by stereosforgeeks
Im picking up Army of Shadows. Army of Shadows is just simply brilliant and it's a criterion! I will wait on Pans and Fountain as the bigger editions will be out eventually.

PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2007 5:41 pm
by Keepcoolbutcare
stereosforgeeks wrote:Im picking up Army of Shadows. Army of Shadows is just simply brilliant and it's a criterion!


co-sign.

Del Toro + Aronofsky < Melville.

PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2007 2:19 pm
by Nordling
Mori got a shout out on THE FOUNTAIN's cover jacket!

"Not many films can blow your mind and break your heart at the same time, but this one will" (Drew McWeeny, Ain't It Cool News)


Whoo hoo!

PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2007 2:21 pm
by Lord Voldemoo
HEY!!!!! Very cool.

It'd be sweet if it really said "Grande Rojo's Favorite Person McWeeny"

PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2007 2:41 pm
by Nordling
Heh, you pesky filter!

PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2007 3:05 pm
by Theta
Nordling wrote:Mori got a shout out on THE FOUNTAIN's cover jacket!

"Not many films can blow your mind and break your heart at the same time, but this one will" (Grande Rojo's favorite person McWeeny, Ain't It Cool News)


Whoo hoo!


I kind of love how AICN's gone from bastard stepchild to legitimate news outlet in the space of, like, five years. If you stay around long enough, they have to accept you!

PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2007 5:37 pm
by Lady Sheridan
It makes the movie even more of a must have. :D

When I lend it to my bosses, I'll be sure to point it out. "See, I'm not just making AICN up, it's right here!"

PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2007 5:45 pm
by The Todd
The Todd just got done watching disc 1 of Coach: Season Two.

I laughed the loudest during the episode where Dauber and Luther did something stupid and Coach yelled at them!

CRAIG T. NELSON-FIVE!!!!!

PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2007 5:51 pm
by Nordling
I can't believe no one else wants to pick up BECKET. At least rent the sucker, it's a fantastic film with some of the best dialogue ever on screen.

That's okay, I'm sitting here with PAN'S, BECKET, and THE FOUNTAIN, and Jerry Falwell is dead, and later I'm gonna have ice cream. That's pretty much the definition of a good day. Well, that and maybe sex later.

PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2007 5:52 pm
by TheBaxter
Lord Voldemoo wrote:HEY!!!!! Very cool.

It'd be sweet if it really said "Grande Rojo's Favorite Person McWeeny"


it would be even sweeter if it said "Grande Rojo's Favorite McWeeny"

PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2007 6:13 pm
by Lady Sheridan
Nordling wrote:I can't believe no one else wants to pick up BECKET. At least rent the sucker, it's a fantastic film with some of the best dialogue ever on screen.

That's okay, I'm sitting here with PAN'S, BECKET, and THE FOUNTAIN, and Jerry Falwell is dead, and later I'm gonna have ice cream. That's pretty much the definition of a good day. Well, that and maybe sex later.


I've seen it, it is excellent. The new DVD release is quite tempting but I'm not sure I'll watch it enough to justify the cost...though I do love me some Burton and O'Toole. It's one of those movies I find rather exhausting to watch, can't really explain why.

Come to think of it, I'd like to see it on the big screen. *coughBNAT9hintcough*

PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2007 7:00 pm
by Keepcoolbutcare
Nordling wrote:Jerry Falwell is dead, and later I'm gonna have ice cream. That's pretty much the definition of a good day. Well, that and maybe sex later.


eating the ice cream while skull fucking Fatwell's corpse?

priceless.

PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2007 7:14 pm
by Brocktune
if anyone picked anything off this list, before "BECKET", you should be boiled in oil.

fucking philistines.

PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2007 7:15 pm
by Lord Voldemoo
Brocktune wrote:
fucking philistines.


when's that motorcycle movie with Travolta and the dad from Home Improvement coming out?

*rubs hands together, in anticipation*

PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2007 7:42 pm
by Lady Sheridan
Lord Voldemoo wrote:
Brocktune wrote:
fucking philistines.


when's that motorcycle movie with Travolta and the dad from Home Improvement coming out?

*rubs hands together, in anticipation*


That's still on the big screens, cow-man, knock yourself out. ;)

I can't hold my head up now that I bought The Fountain over Beckett, way to bring the hurt, Brocktune. :cry:

PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2007 7:46 pm
by Brocktune
m'lady, thou hath brought shame and chagrin upon the goode name of windsor.

i hope you like how boldly i display my lack of knowledge regarding the history of ye olde englishe monarchy, by assuming Henry II's last name to be windsor.

wouldn't it actually be Rex? :? :wink:

PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2007 7:46 pm
by The Todd
Brocktune wrote:if anyone picked anything off this list, before "BECKET", you should be boiled in oil.

fucking philistines.


Wasn't Becket the tv show that Ted Danson did after Cheers?

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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2007 7:47 pm
by Keepcoolbutcare
Brocktune wrote:if anyone picked anything off this list, before "BECKET", you should be boiled in oil.

fucking philistines.


Jean-Pierre Grumbach takes a back seat to no one...

NO ONE!

and unlike that h@ck Moby, he's not related to Herman, just changed his name in Melville's honor.

PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2007 8:22 pm
by Theta
Brocktune wrote:if anyone picked anything off this list, before "BECKET", you should be boiled in oil.

fucking philistines.


Sorry, man, but Melville turns my crank more and I have, tragically, limited cash at the moment.

Maybe next week, along with Bond and the one true Scarface.

PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2007 9:31 pm
by Lady Sheridan
Brocktune wrote:m'lady, thou hath brought shame and chagrin upon the goode name of windsor.

i hope you like how boldly i display my lack of knowledge regarding the history of ye olde englishe monarchy, by assuming Henry II's last name to be windsor.

wouldn't it actually be Rex? :? :wink:


I have no excuse for not owning it--I have Lion in Winter, I should have the prequel.

Henry's last name was Angevin. Descended of those Norman upstarts that overthrew my proud Anglo-Saxon people. Bah!

Let us call truce!

PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2007 9:56 pm
by Theta
Hey, I've been hearing rumors that "The Fountain"'s transfer is crap. True?

PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2007 3:36 am
by Lady Sheridan
Nordling will know! I didn't get to watch my copy today. I wouldn't be surprised, they didn't even bother to include the paper insert with the scene list. Fuckers.

PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2007 3:52 am
by silentbobafett
Well.... The Fountain was perhaps my fave film of last year. But I won't be buying it due to the lack of extras. I'm not paying that amount of money, for a film that deserves a better release. Fuck this greedy gentlemen.

Pan's has abeautiful Asian 2 disc set which is done in like an old book. Thats mine.

And the others got over shadowed when I realised that the real move release date of the year is:

11/06/2007













Hot Fuzz.... which I will be bying cos its completly rammed packed with extras. INculding Edgar Wrights first cop film (4o mins long) which also has commentaries and making ofs.


NOW thats how you do a first release of a DVD! :-)

PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2007 9:26 am
by Theta
silentbobafett wrote:Well.... The Fountain was perhaps my fave film of last year. But I won't be buying it due to the lack of extras.


I don't think we're getting another release, man. Warners lost a fortune on this one and apparently they just want to get shot of it.

PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2007 6:05 pm
by Lady Sheridan
We might get a nice Criterion re-release in 10 years. We're lucky we got a DVD at all, judging from Aronofsky's blog on MySpace.

Frankly, everyone who liked it even slightly should buy a copy to at least tell Warner Bros there's a demand for a proper release.

PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2007 7:39 pm
by Keepcoolbutcare
Lady Sheridan wrote:Frankly, everyone who liked it even slightly should buy a copy to at least tell Warner Bros there's a demand for a proper release.


tell you what, since I "slightly" liked it...

if Darren gives me a crack at getting into Rachel's crack, then it's a deal.

PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2007 8:05 pm
by Lady Sheridan
Keepcoolbutcare wrote:
Lady Sheridan wrote:Frankly, everyone who liked it even slightly should buy a copy to at least tell Warner Bros there's a demand for a proper release.


tell you what, since I "slightly" liked it...

if Darren gives me a crack at getting into Rachel's crack, then it's a deal.


I'll go leave a comment on his MySpace page...we're super close.

PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2007 8:06 pm
by Keepcoolbutcare
Lady Sheridan wrote:I'll go leave a comment on his MySpace page...we're super close.


can you leave me a comment as well?

so.

lonely.

PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2007 8:08 pm
by so sorry
Theta wrote:
silentbobafett wrote:Well... . The Fountain was perhaps my fave film of last year. But I won't be buying it due to the lack of extras.


I don't think we're getting another release, man. Warners lost a fortune on this one and apparently they just want to get shot of it.


well if that's the case, then I guess I can pick it up in a few months when its in the 9.99 section. I can probably say conservatively that 30-40 of my DVDs could have been bought for up to ten dollars cheaper had I waited a few months...

PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2007 8:13 pm
by Lady Sheridan
Keepcoolbutcare wrote:
Lady Sheridan wrote:I'll go leave a comment on his MySpace page...we're super close.


can you leave me a comment as well?

so.

lonely.


Done and done. 8)

PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2007 8:14 pm
by Lord Voldemoo
Keepcoolbutcare wrote:
so.

lonely.


Image

PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2007 8:18 pm
by Keepcoolbutcare
Lord Voldemoo wrote:Image


hmmm...big tender chunks of beef.