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Re: The Last DVD(s) You Bought

Postby minstrel on Tue Apr 06, 2010 2:50 am

Just ordered the Downey "Sherlock Holmes" and the classic De Palma "Phantom of the Paradise" from Amazon. Should receive them tomorrow.
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Re: The Last DVD(s) You Bought

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Re: The Last DVD(s) You Bought

Postby travis-dane on Tue Apr 06, 2010 12:50 pm

Man, I really envy you for owning BLOODFIST 2050!
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Re: The Last DVD(s) You Bought

Postby caruso_stalker217 on Tue Apr 06, 2010 4:22 pm

I bought THE KILLER because I ain't never seen it.
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Re: The Last DVD(s) You Bought

Postby minstrel on Tue Apr 06, 2010 4:28 pm

In addition to Sherlock Holmes and Phantom of the Paradise, I received the commemorative edition of The African Queen today. It contains a reprint of Katherine Hepburn's memoir of the making of the film, with vintage photos and so on. Looks GREAT! I can hardly wait to rewatch the movie and read the memoir. This is cool stuff!
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Re: The Last DVD(s) You Bought

Postby Bloo on Wed Apr 07, 2010 1:13 am

minstrel wrote:In addition to Sherlock Holmes and Phantom of the Paradise, I received the commemorative edition of The African Queen today. It contains a reprint of Katherine Hepburn's memoir of the making of the film, with vintage photos and so on. Looks GREAT! I can hardly wait to rewatch the movie and read the memoir. This is cool stuff!


I've been debating about picking that up
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Re: The Last DVD(s) You Bought

Postby caruso_stalker217 on Wed Apr 07, 2010 5:39 am

Picked this up tonight:

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Re: The Last DVD(s) You Bought

Postby Spandau Belly on Wed Apr 07, 2010 7:35 am

I got BROKEN EMBRACES because I am an Almodovar junkie and I really liked this film.

I also got a three DVD bargain pack of post-apocalyptic Italian garbage because I have to watch one of the movies, BRONX WARRIORS, for Oleg Movie Club. It also included 2019: AFTER THE FALL OF NEW YORK and THE NEW BARBARIANS. All three movies look awesome.
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Re: The Last DVD(s) You Bought

Postby Tyrone_Shoelaces on Thu Apr 08, 2010 2:13 am

Picked up 28 Days Later and La Femme Nikita on Blu-ray.
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Re: The Last DVD(s) You Bought

Postby thefraze on Thu Apr 08, 2010 11:59 am

Picked up Blu Rays of:

28 Weeks Later
The Transporter
The Collector

- pleasantly surprised by The Collector - pretty good stuff.
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Re: The Last DVD(s) You Bought

Postby justcheckin on Thu Apr 08, 2010 8:48 pm

Ok... so what I bought wasn't really a DVD but it is cool like a DVD collection. Long story short, I decided to convert my DVDs to digital format and sell off my collection. OMG! I just bought a WD Media Player and an external hard drive for my movies... the playback is AWESOME! I am in geek heaven.

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Re: The Last DVD(s) You Bought

Postby so sorry on Fri Apr 09, 2010 8:39 am

justcheckin wrote:Ok... so what I bought wasn't really a DVD but it is cool like a DVD collection. Long story short, I decided to convert my DVDs to digital format and sell off my collection. OMG! I just bought a WD Media Player and an external hard drive for my movies... the playback is AWESOME! I am in geek heaven.

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Does that Western Digital thingie convert your DVDs for you? This whole scenario intrigues me...but I really do wonder about the resolution/playback. Does it handle BluRay? Does it convert the extras/commentaries/etc?
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Re: The Last DVD(s) You Bought

Postby bastard_robo on Sat Apr 10, 2010 2:40 am

thefraze wrote:
bastard_robo wrote:Picked up:

Worlds Greatest Dad
Brothers Bloom

Fantastic Mr Fox
Up in the Air
At Target.. Cashier thought I had a hard on for Clooney



Have you seen World's Greatest Dad? I picked it up as well but haven't seen it - heard good things. How is it?


BTW.. Worlds Greatest Dad is fantastic... Made my TOP 5 films of 09! Only behind Coraline, Fox, and Up
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Re: The Last DVD(s) You Bought

Postby bastard_robo on Sat Apr 10, 2010 2:42 am

Forgot to mention I picked up BAD LIEUTENANT: POCNOL the other day
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Re: The Last DVD(s) You Bought

Postby hawksburn on Mon Apr 12, 2010 9:30 pm

Last Blurays I purchased were 'The Men Who Stare At Goats','Up In The Air','The Fantastic Mr Fox','Coco Avant Chanel','The Blindside','The Killer','Ninja Asassin','Sherlock Holmes' and 'Where The Wild Things Are'.

Last DVD I purchased was 'Carriers'.

All were in the one Amazon order. I live in Australia but buy the majority of my viewing from both Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk for 3 reasons:

1) Often cheaper than buying locally, even when including the shipping surcharge;
2) Often released (in the U.S especially) 2 months or more earlier than locally;
3) Some titles (i.e non-blockbuster/arthouse) are often never released locally (even tho we belong in the same bluray region as the UK) or are extremely hard to find.
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Re: The Last DVD(s) You Bought

Postby justcheckin on Tue Apr 13, 2010 1:12 am

so sorry wrote:
justcheckin wrote:Ok... so what I bought wasn't really a DVD but it is cool like a DVD collection. Long story short, I decided to convert my DVDs to digital format and sell off my collection. OMG! I just bought a WD Media Player and an external hard drive for my movies... the playback is AWESOME! I am in geek heaven.

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Does that Western Digital thingie convert your DVDs for you? This whole scenario intrigues me...but I really do wonder about the resolution/playback. Does it handle BluRay? Does it convert the extras/commentaries/etc?


No, it doesn't convert for you. You can usually get a program to do that for free. I have a Mac so I am using HandBreak. You can convert as much of the disc as you want. So, if you want all the special features you can convert them to individual files. It doesn't play like a DVD anymore though with a menu and such but you can place chapter markers in the file. It works like a computer file system alphabetically or by file type alphabetically. It also plays back music and images on your TV. As far as quality, the conversion program would handle that. I convert mine to MP4 (10) which encodes H.264. I really only know a little about what this means but basically it is the latest MP4 technology and has the best outcome at the moment. However, I don't own any blurays or a bluray player. I didn't buy into that whole thing so I can't tell you about those.

I am excited to just be getting out of the clusters of dvd racks in my house.
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Re: The Last DVD(s) You Bought

Postby DerLanghaarige on Fri Apr 16, 2010 9:10 am

Scooby Doo, Where Are You, the complete series for 22,95€
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Re: The Last DVD(s) You Bought

Postby Bloo on Fri Apr 16, 2010 10:21 am

RENT Live On Stage for $15

DOGMA SE for $10

both at my local grocery store
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Re: The Last DVD(s) You Bought

Postby travis-dane on Fri Apr 16, 2010 12:33 pm

I bought

Underworld 3

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Re: The Last DVD(s) You Bought

Postby Seppuku on Fri Apr 16, 2010 12:36 pm

Bloo wrote:RENT Live On Stage for $15


Funny, I didn't have you pegged as a Rent boy.
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Re: The Last DVD(s) You Bought

Postby ironic name on Fri Apr 16, 2010 2:07 pm

Seppuku wrote:
Bloo wrote:RENT Live On Stage for $15


Funny, I didn't have you pegged as a Rent boy.

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Re: The Last DVD(s) You Bought

Postby Bloo on Fri Apr 16, 2010 5:21 pm

Seppuku wrote:
Bloo wrote:RENT Live On Stage for $15


Funny, I didn't have you pegged as a Rent boy.


is it the Republican thing? :lol:

I like the music and I actually find myself relating to the story (specifically Mark) as a writer. It took me awhile to get into, and actually several years removed from the "hype"

It's a show I'd love to see Live and I've contemplated directing the "Jr" version if I didn't think I'd be run out on the rails if I did.
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Re: The Last DVD(s) You Bought

Postby Tyrone_Shoelaces on Sat Apr 17, 2010 3:28 pm

30th Anniversary Edition of Close Encounters on Blu-ray
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Re: The Last DVD(s) You Bought

Postby Fievel on Sat Apr 17, 2010 4:24 pm

Tyrone_Shoelaces wrote:30th Anniversary Edition of Close Encounters on Blu-ray



This means something....
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Re: The Last DVD(s) You Bought

Postby DennisMM on Sat Apr 17, 2010 5:55 pm

This is important.













What's important is, I don't have a blu-ray yet.
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Re: The Last DVD(s) You Bought

Postby DennisMM on Sat Apr 17, 2010 6:00 pm

minstrel wrote:In addition to Sherlock Holmes and Phantom of the Paradise, I received the commemorative edition of The African Queen today. It contains a reprint of Katherine Hepburn's memoir of the making of the film, with vintage photos and so on. Looks GREAT! I can hardly wait to rewatch the movie and read the memoir. This is cool stuff!


The book is excellent. Hepburn is an unrepentant bitch in both of her memoirs, but the narrative of making The African Queen is wonderful.
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Re: The Last DVD(s) You Bought

Postby Bloo on Sat Apr 17, 2010 6:20 pm

if I had an HDTV and a BluRay I'd be all over that CE3K BR
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Re: The Last DVD(s) You Bought

Postby Maui on Sun Apr 18, 2010 1:16 pm

Do you ever feel like you need (even if the film is a turd) to complete your trilogy collection?

Picked up Spider-Man 3.
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Re: The Last DVD(s) You Bought

Postby Hermanator X on Sun Apr 18, 2010 1:40 pm

Maui wrote:Do you ever feel like you need (even if the film is a turd) to complete your trilogy collection?

Picked up Spider-Man 3.


Madness. I have stood my ground and not bothered with buying no 3. It was on tv the other night, and I caught a bit of it and it was still pants. Not the "couldnt possibly live up to the hype, and maybe I asked to much of it but in retrospect its ok" kind of movie. Just pants. Hope the special features are good!! :wink:

Picked up "Ondskappens Hotell" (translated - Evils Hotel) (The shining) and Nattsvermeren (-translated - The moth)(Silence of the lambs) on blu ray. Gotta love those foreign names!! Shining looks fantastic, but havent watched the whole thing. Just had a quick look.
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Re: The Last DVD(s) You Bought

Postby Bloo on Sun Apr 18, 2010 1:56 pm

Maui wrote:Do you ever feel like you need (even if the film is a turd) to complete your trilogy collection?

Picked up Spider-Man 3.


hell I have kind of an OCD problem with that

I have Wolverine and X-Men 3

I have Superman 3, 4 and Returns (which I don't think is half bad but still)

Hell I have BOTH Fantastic Fours, both incarnations of Daredevil AND Elektra
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Re: The Last DVD(s) You Bought

Postby Maui on Mon Apr 19, 2010 12:16 pm

Bloo wrote:
Maui wrote:Do you ever feel like you need (even if the film is a turd) to complete your trilogy collection?


hell I have kind of an OCD problem with that


:lol:

My Batman collection is still incomplete (sans Batman and Robin). :roll:
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Re: The Last DVD(s) You Bought

Postby Bloo on Mon Apr 19, 2010 12:50 pm

I have all the Batman movies sans the 40s seriels they released on DVD when TDK came out, and yes that means I have Batman and Robin
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Re: The Last DVD(s) You Bought

Postby ironic name on Mon Apr 19, 2010 6:48 pm

Bloo wrote:I have all the Batman movies sans the 40s seriels they released on DVD when TDK came out, and yes that means I have Batman and Robin

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Re: The Last DVD(s) You Bought

Postby Bloo on Mon Apr 19, 2010 9:23 pm

ironic name wrote:
Bloo wrote:I have all the Batman movies sans the 40s seriels they released on DVD when TDK came out, and yes that means I have Batman and Robin

:shock:


sadly yes...
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Re: The Last DVD(s) You Bought

Postby caruso_stalker217 on Mon Apr 19, 2010 10:49 pm

I, too, succumbed to the temptations. The difference between us is that I am not ashamed. BATMAN & ROBIN is a terrible, wonderful film.
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Re: The Last DVD(s) You Bought

Postby DennisMM on Mon Apr 19, 2010 11:47 pm

Maui wrote:Do you ever feel like you need (even if the film is a turd) to complete your trilogy collection?

Picked up Spider-Man 3.


I bought it right after it came out, and I don't go for the trilogy mania. Forgive me. I'm just weak.

Seriously, I bought it because I thought it was passable, though only from seeing 1/4 of it at the theater. I had a migraine and the fight with Harry Osborne nearly made me puke, so I left. But I'd enjoyed it to that point - so I assumed the rest was okay. :(
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Re: The Last DVD(s) You Bought

Postby DennisMM on Tue Apr 20, 2010 12:01 am

DennisMM wrote:
Maui wrote:Do you ever feel like you need (even if the film is a turd) to complete your trilogy collection?

Picked up Spider-Man 3.


I bought it right after it came out, and I don't go for the trilogy mania. Forgive me. I'm just weak. Seriously, I bought it because I thought it was passable, though only from seeing 1/4 of it at the theater. I had a migraine and the fight with Harry Osborne nearly made me puke, so I left. But I'd enjoyed it to that point - so I assumed the rest was okay. :(


I do own X-Men: The Last Stand, mostly for Kelsey Grammer. I have both iterations of Daredevil, but not Elektra, and I knew what I was getting going into those. I own Superman: The Movie (director's cut), Superman II and Look! Up in the Sky! - The Amazing Story of Superman, which was the documentary that showed up on cable right before Superman Returns. Not bad. No big deal. However, I also own Superman: The Ultimate Edition, a 14-disc set that includes all of those - including two versions of Superman: The Movie and two versions of Superman II.. A bit compulsive.
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Re: The Last DVD(s) You Bought

Postby Bloo on Tue Apr 20, 2010 12:06 am

I need to get the director's cuts of Superman and Superman II
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Re: The Last DVD(s) You Bought

Postby Tyrone_Shoelaces on Tue Apr 20, 2010 2:57 am

The Fantastic Mr. Fox on Blu-ray.
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Re: The Last DVD(s) You Bought

Postby Maui on Tue Apr 20, 2010 11:40 am

caruso_stalker217 wrote:I, too, succumbed to the temptations. The difference between us is that I am not ashamed. BATMAN & ROBIN is a terrible, wonderful film.


I like this logic. I may apply this thought process to my purchase of Indie 4.
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Re: The Last DVD(s) You Bought

Postby Maui on Tue Apr 20, 2010 11:46 am

DennisMM wrote:
Maui wrote:Do you ever feel like you need (even if the film is a turd) to complete your trilogy collection?

Picked up Spider-Man 3.


I bought it right after it came out, and I don't go for the trilogy mania. Forgive me. I'm just weak.

Seriously, I bought it because I thought it was passable, though only from seeing 1/4 of it at the theater. I had a migraine and the fight with Harry Osborne nearly made me puke, so I left. But I'd enjoyed it to that point - so I assumed the rest was okay. :(


What about the dance scene with Peter in the jazz club? :lol: I get such entertainment value from that particular scene even if it is soooooooooooo incredibly bad.
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Re: The Last DVD(s) You Bought

Postby Peven on Tue Apr 20, 2010 11:49 am

Maui wrote:Do you ever feel like you need (even if the film is a turd) to complete your trilogy collection?

Picked up Spider-Man 3.


did you ask the cashier to put it in a brown paper bag for you? :wink:
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Re: The Last DVD(s) You Bought

Postby Spandau Belly on Tue Apr 20, 2010 12:56 pm

Y'alls be kray-zee. Spiderman 3 is the best Spiderman movie yet. So many plotlines! So much melodrama! So little logic! It's beautiful! I really like the dancing part, Ron Howard's daughter is not Kurstin Dunst (a success by this series's standards), Franco is in full Akira mode to the point where I think he even screamed "Kaaaaannnnneeeeedaaaaaa!!!!", but I think my favourite is the part where Sandman shrugs out a halfhearted apology at the end like he's some kid who stole another kid's toy or something. That's just the best.

I doubt that that hipster doofus who made 500 Days Of Summer will do a better job.
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Re: The Last DVD(s) You Bought

Postby Lord Voldemoo on Tue Apr 20, 2010 3:33 pm

Bloo wrote:I need to get the director's cuts of Superman and Superman II


I have the Donner cut of Superman II. It's worth watching just by way of comparison if nothing else. A lot of the slapstick in the big Metropolis fight is removed, as are the scenes with Superman's random powers (giant plastic "S", etc) at the Fortress and his magical kiss of not remembering stuff. Plus all the extra Brando in the Donner cut is very nice.

EDIT: I think Dennis mentioned a while back that he was going to pick up the Donner cut, I'd be interested to know what he thought of it.
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Re: The Last DVD(s) You Bought

Postby Spandau Belly on Tue Apr 20, 2010 9:29 pm

I ordered BITCH SLAP in standard def but they sent me the wrong DVD, some hippie concert, so I got a refund and it's good because they put out a bluray and I now ordered that because I love tits.

I also picked up the bluray of BOOGIE NIGHTS because I love cock.

This has been a hemaphrodite shopping experience.
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Re: The Last DVD(s) You Bought

Postby The Vicar on Tue Apr 20, 2010 9:54 pm

Lord Voldemoo wrote:
Bloo wrote:I need to get the director's cuts of Superman and Superman II


I have the Donner cut of Superman II. It's worth watching just by way of comparison if nothing else. A lot of the slapstick in the big Metropolis fight is removed, as are the scenes with Superman's random powers (giant plastic "S", etc) at the Fortress and his magical kiss of not remembering stuff. Plus all the extra Brando in the Donner cut is very nice.

EDIT: I think Dennis mentioned a while back that he was going to pick up the Donner cut, I'd be interested to know what he thought of it.


I thought the Donner cut was a better film...I was never too big on the slapstick elements from the other.
I like Richard Lester - his Robin & Marian and Three Musketeers are among my very favorite films.
But in this case, I think the vision Donner had was a better fit and produced a better film.
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Re: The Last DVD(s) You Bought

Postby caruso_stalker217 on Tue Apr 20, 2010 11:10 pm

Picked up MINORITY REPORT on Blu-Ray. Second viewing. Solid flick with some bizarre touches.
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Re: The Last DVD(s) You Bought

Postby DennisMM on Wed Apr 21, 2010 11:12 pm

Lord Voldemoo wrote:
Bloo wrote:I need to get the director's cuts of Superman and Superman II


I have the Donner cut of Superman II. It's worth watching just by way of comparison if nothing else. A lot of the slapstick in the big Metropolis fight is removed, as are the scenes with Superman's random powers (giant plastic "S", etc) at the Fortress and his magical kiss of not remembering stuff. Plus all the extra Brando in the Donner cut is very nice.

EDIT: I think Dennis mentioned a while back that he was going to pick up the Donner cut, I'd be interested to know what he thought of it.


It's a better movie than what was released in theaters. The Richard Lester slapstick, which bothered Donner intensely, is gone. The "Houston, Earth," redneck scenes are trimmed to the bone, removing the British kid actor who couldn't manage a southern accent if you dangled his puppy over an alligator pit. (I am one of a very few people who enjoys moments of that sequence - but they don't belong in a Superman movie.) Obviously, the reconstruction is not what Donner would have preferred. He had access to alternate takes, but much of the material he had to work with was rough or even unfinished. The outing of Clark is actually a screen test, of all things. The costumes and set don't match the shots before and after the business that was inserted. The turn-back-the-world finale is difficult to take, since we saw it in the first film already. (Turning back time was meant to end the second film anyway, but Warners pressured Donner into pushing it forward.) Even so, it's a better ending than the magic amnesia kiss.

Sweeping aside the largely frivolous elements of the story allows Donner to focus on the epic scale of the battles. Somehow, watching the Kryptonians blow cars for blocks in all directions is more impressive when we don't cut away to a man having his ice cream shoved in his face by the wind. Clark's big reveal seems stronger when it's not an unmotivated stumble into a fireplace but the emotional shock of being fired upon by a manic Lois. (One can argue whether Clark should have known there were blanks in the gun, but it still makes a great deal more sense than the fireplace fall.)

I enjoyed Superman II back in 1981, but even at 19 I knew it was a badly flawed movie. While its predecessor had wildly different tones in its three segments, it nonetheless held together. One could argue that the three parts of Clark's life portrayed were different in their own ways. In the second film, the silliness seemed even more tacked on - a largely serious film infiltrated by ludicrousness. While Donner probably has too high an opinion of his original intentions, his cut brings the film back to something with a level of dignity. Theatrical 7/10, Donner cut 8.5/10.
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Re: The Last DVD(s) You Bought

Postby caruso_stalker217 on Fri Apr 23, 2010 1:34 am

Well, I was going to pick up AVATAR on Blu-Ray after work until I discovered it's one of those bullshit Blu-Ray/DVD combo packs with no special features and apparently I was expected to pay $25 for it.

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Re: The Last DVD(s) You Bought

Postby Bloo on Fri Apr 23, 2010 1:42 am

yeah I'm waiting until November (I'm guessing the day after Thanksgiving) for the deluxe Avatar disc
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