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YOU bought THAT? 10/27-11/04

Postby stypee » Mon Oct 27, 2008 6:01 pm

I still don't understand my buying choices. It's been eons since I've bought DVD'S and for some strange reason I went ahead and bought Salo: 120 Days of Sodom from Criterion. The guilt is just overwhelming me and I feel so very dirty right now. Not to mention that I haven't seen the film in close to 12 years!!

Other purchases:

The Breakfast Club - Okay, this is my THIRD copy, I'm getting really tired of studios milking my vulenrabilities (or however you spell it)... This film is on my top 10 faves of all time and I really, really needed the audio commentary... If John Hughes ever crawls out of his rock and decides to do one on his own, I'm all ears but this time, I want HIM to buy me a copy!

Mother of Tears - I cannot wait to watch this movie!! I've been waiting forever to see it and now I finally have it in my hands! I just wish Dimension Extreme didn't release it the way they did. I can't stand their marketing strategy those stupid "Dimension Extreme!" logos all over the box. It completely cheapens the experience for me. Which is a contradiction since I guess this is a cheap flick but than again Argento deserves some serious respect, no matter what he puts out!
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Re: YOU bought THAT? 10/27-11/04

Postby molly1216 » Mon Oct 27, 2008 6:25 pm

stypee wrote:I still don't understand my buying choices. It's been eons since I've bought DVD'S and for some strange reason I went ahead and bought Salo: 120 Days of Sodom from Criterion. The guilt is just overwhelming me and I feel so very dirty right now. Not to mention that I haven't seen the film in close to 12 years!!

I feel dirty just from having read the words
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Re: YOU bought THAT? 10/27-11/04

Postby HGervais » Mon Oct 27, 2008 8:56 pm

On the domestic front, nothing but from region 2 I have coming, That Mitchell And Webb Look - Series 2, Criminal Justice, The Passion, Mutual Friends and King Lear with Ian McKellan. Digging the stronger dollar.
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Re: YOU bought THAT? 10/27-11/04

Postby Steve T Power » Tue Oct 28, 2008 9:09 am

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Postby thepegsdave » Tue Oct 28, 2008 11:43 am

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Postby sneakers » Tue Oct 28, 2008 12:12 pm

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Postby Andrew Forbes » Tue Oct 28, 2008 2:13 pm

Studio Canal's Alfred Hitchcock set
Beowulf (Zemeckis)
The Bishop's Wife
Touch of Evil
50th Anniversary
Phantom of the Opera (1925 - Delta)
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1920 - Delta)

And I made myself feel dirty by trading in Schindler's List and using the proceeds to buy Triumph of the Will.
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Re: YOU bought THAT? 10/27-11/04

Postby Andrew Forbes » Wed Oct 29, 2008 6:29 pm

Black Christmas
My Winnipeg
. I had no idea this was out on DVD yet! I cannot recommend this strongly enough to anyone who wants a beautifully shot, bizarre, funny, unique, completely original (pseudo) documentary experience. By far, my favorite movie of the year.
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Re: YOU bought THAT? 10/27-11/04

Postby Gabriel Girard » Wed Oct 29, 2008 6:33 pm

chamucamel wrote:Black Christmas
My Winnipeg
. I had no idea this was out on DVD yet! I cannot recommend this strongly enough to anyone who wants a beautifully shot, bizarre, funny, unique, completely original (pseudo) documentary experience. By far, my favorite movie of the year.



That's it chamu! You've finally convinced me to see a Maddin flick - I was always intrigued by Tales From The Gimli Hospital...
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Postby Andrew Forbes » Wed Oct 29, 2008 6:44 pm

Zappakub wrote:That's it chamu! You've finally convinced me to see a Maddin flick - I was always intrigued by Tales From The Gimli Hospital...

Yes! I win!

Tales is definitely not the place to start. It is slow-going Maddin that benefits from prior experience with his movies. In my opinion, Winnipeg and Dracula are the ones to begin with. They're two of his most visually- and aurally-impressive films, and they're masterfully cut.
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Re: YOU bought THAT? 10/27-11/04

Postby Steve T Power » Thu Oct 30, 2008 8:22 am

chamucamel wrote:
Zappakub wrote:That's it chamu! You've finally convinced me to see a Maddin flick - I was always intrigued by Tales From The Gimli Hospital...

Yes! I win!

Tales is definitely not the place to start. It is slow-going Maddin that benefits from prior experience with his movies. In my opinion, Winnipeg and Dracula are the ones to begin with. They're two of his most visually- and aurally-impressive films, and they're masterfully cut.


I tried a few weeks back. The end result was not good. The guy is just too nonsensical for me. Bizarre isn't even the word i would use. It's like watching Asian comedy without the subtitles. I'm now convinced that Western Canada is a scary scary place.

I did chuckle at the "Make us some Meatloaf... NOW!" bit though. Kind of reminded me of Hellboy 2.
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Re: YOU bought THAT? 10/27-11/04

Postby Andrew Forbes » Thu Oct 30, 2008 11:02 am

Steve T Power wrote:I tried a few weeks back. The end result was not good. The guy is just too nonsensical for me. Bizarre isn't even the word i would use. It's like watching Asian comedy without the subtitles. I'm now convinced that Western Canada is a scary scary place.

I did chuckle at the "Make us some Meatloaf... NOW!" bit though. Kind of reminded me of Hellboy 2.

He's definitely insane. But the more of his movies you watch, the more it all comes together. He published a collection of his writings, including significant portions of his personal diary, and it really helps to figure out what is going on, autobiographically, in his movies. Having said that, if he took himself seriously, I wouldn't be able to stand the guy, but he's so totally self-deprecating and aware of his own absurdities that it prevents his style from becoming unbearably pretentious.

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Re: YOU bought THAT? 10/27-11/04

Postby BenSaylor » Thu Oct 30, 2008 11:46 am

chamucamel wrote:
Steve T Power wrote:I tried a few weeks back. The end result was not good. The guy is just too nonsensical for me. Bizarre isn't even the word i would use. It's like watching Asian comedy without the subtitles. I'm now convinced that Western Canada is a scary scary place.

I did chuckle at the "Make us some Meatloaf... NOW!" bit though. Kind of reminded me of Hellboy 2.

He's definitely insane. But the more of his movies you watch, the more it all comes together. He published a collection of his writings, including significant portions of his personal diary, and it really helps to figure out what is going on, autobiographically, in his movies. Having said that, if he took himself seriously, I wouldn't be able to stand the guy, but he's so totally self-deprecating and aware of his own absurdities that it prevents his style from becoming unbearably pretentious.

Ledge Man? Genius!


I agree with what you said on Maddin not taking himself seriously. What I really like about Maddin, though, beyond that and his high technical prowess, is the feverish energy his best films have. I like David Lynch, but even movies of his that I enjoy are slow going. Maddin's films, however, have a much more kinetic bizarreness to them that makes them fly by.
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Re: YOU bought THAT? 10/27-11/04

Postby Steve T Power » Thu Oct 30, 2008 12:16 pm

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chamucamel wrote:
Steve T Power wrote:I tried a few weeks back. The end result was not good. The guy is just too nonsensical for me. Bizarre isn't even the word i would use. It's like watching Asian comedy without the subtitles. I'm now convinced that Western Canada is a scary scary place.

I did chuckle at the "Make us some Meatloaf... NOW!" bit though. Kind of reminded me of Hellboy 2.

He's definitely insane. But the more of his movies you watch, the more it all comes together. He published a collection of his writings, including significant portions of his personal diary, and it really helps to figure out what is going on, autobiographically, in his movies. Having said that, if he took himself seriously, I wouldn't be able to stand the guy, but he's so totally self-deprecating and aware of his own absurdities that it prevents his style from becoming unbearably pretentious.

Ledge Man? Genius!


I agree with what you said on Maddin not taking himself seriously. What I really like about Maddin, though, beyond that and his high technical prowess, is the feverish energy his best films have. I like David Lynch, but even movies of his that I enjoy are slow going. Maddin's films, however, have a much more kinetic bizarreness to them that makes them fly by.


Yeah, one word i definitely wouldn't use is pretentious. He's not trying to impress, and he definitely doesn't seem to be traveling that Lynchian road. He's more of the vanity school, making flicks for himself more than anyone. I can respect that. I'm not familiar with the guy outside of Saddest Music in the World and My Winnipeg, and i just chalk him up to "not my thing." Which in itself is strange, as I'm a visuals whore, and his work is definitely pretty to look at.
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Postby Andrew Forbes » Thu Oct 30, 2008 5:48 pm

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Re: YOU bought THAT? 10/27-11/04

Postby BenSaylor » Thu Oct 30, 2008 8:02 pm

chamucamel wrote:Arsenic and Old Lace
Ingmar Bergman: Four Masterworks


I just finished playing Mortimer in a community theater production of Arsenic and Old Lace near where I live. It's a tough part; I give Cary Grant a lot of credit.
Also, that Bergman set is great.
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Re: YOU bought THAT? 10/27-11/04

Postby BenSaylor » Fri Oct 31, 2008 7:56 am

Oh, and I picked up Jarhead in the Wal Mart $5 bin the other day.
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Re: YOU bought THAT? 10/27-11/04

Postby molly1216 » Fri Oct 31, 2008 6:33 pm

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Re: YOU bought THAT? 10/27-11/04

Postby HGervais » Mon Nov 03, 2008 12:39 pm

Finally marked another one of those movies I thought we might never see on DVD off the list when I picked up Kiss of the Spider Woman at BB.
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Re: YOU bought THAT? 10/27-11/04

Postby Andrew Forbes » Mon Nov 03, 2008 9:02 pm

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Re: YOU bought THAT? 10/27-11/04

Postby Belmondo » Tue Nov 04, 2008 8:34 am

RIDE WITH THE DEVIL - (Dir. Ang Lee, with Tobey Maguire and Skeet Ulrich)
Found it in a used bin for 6 bucks. Great action scenes and a powerful story even though there is a middle section that loses dramatic momentum.
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Re: YOU bought THAT? 10/27-11/04

Postby HGervais » Tue Nov 04, 2008 8:45 am

Belmondo wrote:RIDE WITH THE DEVIL - (Dir. Ang Lee, with Tobey Maguire and Skeet Ulrich)
Found it in a used bin for 6 bucks. Great action scenes and a powerful story even though there is a middle section that loses dramatic momentum.And a topless Jewel.

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Re: YOU bought THAT? 10/27-11/04

Postby J.M. Vargas » Tue Nov 04, 2008 10:06 am

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Battlestar Galactica: Season One (HD-DVD - one for me, one for mom)
Transformers (HD-DVD)
Eastern Promises (HD-DVD)
The Host (HD-DVD)
Stardust (HD-DVD)
The Warriors: Ultimate Director's Cut (HD-DVD)

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