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Re: August. Buy.

Postby J.M. Vargas » Sat Aug 14, 2010 11:42 am

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Birthday gifts!

Mmmph, that's the 2000 DVD edition of "North By Northwest" (the recent DVD/BD are much better) and the old two-disc DVD set of "Maltese Falcon" that is going to be released on Blu-ray this October (along with Bogie's "Treasure of Sierra Madre"). So, in his/her own way, whoever gave you those birthday gifts really hates you (although "Coronation Street" and "Sunset Boulevard" are cool)! ;-)
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Re: August. Buy.

Postby hoytereden » Sat Aug 14, 2010 2:34 pm

Dan Mancini wrote:
Steve T Power wrote:
hoytereden wrote:The Searchers (Blu-ray) I don't care if the sky isn't the same color blue that it was 50+ years ago. :o ;-)

Nor I, it's a damn pretty disc.

I distinctly remember that particular hue of blue (even though I wasn't alive 50+ years ago), and I'm deeply offended that Warner Bros. has tried to trick me with such a shoddy high definition transfer.

I was alive when this came out and I don't know how anybody, in all honesty, can say that some color this or that doesn't match up with what they saw in the theater when the film first came out. My memory has gotten less reliable as I've gotten older and I suspect their's has too. Such silliness! :lol:

But now that I've seen it again-The buttons on Ethan's shirt are............. ;-)
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Re: August. Buy.

Postby ccb » Sat Aug 14, 2010 4:01 pm

Rescued a $7.50 discontinued version of Bell, Book, and Candle from a fate worse than death at Target. Not the most recently remastered nifty-poo copy but it'll do.
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Re: August. Buy.

Postby mavrach » Sat Aug 14, 2010 8:18 pm

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Re: August. Buy.

Postby Dan Mancini » Mon Aug 16, 2010 7:15 am

Recent purchases include:

Reign of Fire (BD)
Piranha (BD)
Clash of the Titans (1981) (BD)
Humanoids from the Deep (BD)
King Kong (2005) (BD) - (Not a huge fan, but it was 10 bucks at Target and it looks fantastic in HD, so what the heck?)
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Re: August. Buy.

Postby Future Man » Mon Aug 16, 2010 9:03 am

[quote="Dan Mancini"]Recent purchases include:

Clash of the Titans (1981) (BD)

Most of the film is meh but the Medusa's lair scene is awesome.
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Re: August. Buy.

Postby Steve T Power » Mon Aug 16, 2010 10:11 am

Kane and Lynch 2: Dog Days (PS3).
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Re: August. Buy.

Postby Andrew Forbes » Mon Aug 16, 2010 11:38 am

Dan Mancini wrote:Humanoids from the Deep (BD)

Now that someone respectable has made the first move...
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Re: August. Buy.

Postby Dan Mancini » Mon Aug 16, 2010 12:12 pm

Andrew Forbes wrote:
Dan Mancini wrote:Humanoids from the Deep (BD)

Now that someone respectable has made the first move...

Wait. Someone respectable bought it? Who?!?

Future Man wrote:
Dan Mancini wrote:Recent purchases include:

Clash of the Titans (1981) (BD)


Most of the film is meh but the Medusa's lair scene is awesome.

Seeing as I was about 11 when it came out, my opinion of the movie is completely tainted by childhood nostalgia. Plus, even if the story is stupid, the effects compositing is often rickety, Medusa wasn't a titan, and the Kraken wasn't even part of Greek mythology let alone a titan, I dig how Harryhausen knit everything together (for one tiny example, the scene in which Thetis moves Perseus to Joppa has a lot going on in terms of sfx, but it's all about visual coherence; you don't need any sound whatsoever to follow what's happening).

And, yeah, the Medusa scene is among Harryhausen's best work.
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Re: August. Buy.

Postby Mitchell Hattaway » Mon Aug 16, 2010 12:19 pm

Dan Mancini wrote:
Future Man wrote:
Dan Mancini wrote:Recent purchases include:

Clash of the Titans (1981) (BD)


Most of the film is meh but the Medusa's lair scene is awesome.

Seeing as I was about 11 when it came out, my opinion of the movie is completely tainted by childhood nostalgia. Plus, even if the story is stupid, the effects compositing is often rickety, Medusa wasn't a titan, and the Kraken wasn't even part of Greek mythology let alone a titan, I dig how Harryhausen knit everything together (for one tiny example, the scene in which Thetis moves Perseus to Joppa has a lot going on in terms of sfx, but it's all about visual coherence; you don't need any sound whatsoever to follow what's happening).

And, yeah, the Medusa scene is among Harryhausen's best work.

Don't forget the sweet, sweet PG nudity.
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Re: August. Buy.

Postby Dan Mancini » Mon Aug 16, 2010 12:29 pm

Mitchell Hattaway wrote:
Dan Mancini wrote:
Future Man wrote:
Dan Mancini wrote:Recent purchases include:

Clash of the Titans (1981) (BD)


Most of the film is meh but the Medusa's lair scene is awesome.

Seeing as I was about 11 when it came out, my opinion of the movie is completely tainted by childhood nostalgia. Plus, even if the story is stupid, the effects compositing is often rickety, Medusa wasn't a titan, and the Kraken wasn't even part of Greek mythology let alone a titan, I dig how Harryhausen knit everything together (for one tiny example, the scene in which Thetis moves Perseus to Joppa has a lot going on in terms of sfx, but it's all about visual coherence; you don't need any sound whatsoever to follow what's happening).

And, yeah, the Medusa scene is among Harryhausen's best work.

Don't forget the sweet, sweet PG nudity.

Between Clash of the Titans' Judi Bowker and Vida Taylor -- not to mention flicks with Jenny Agutter, Ornella Muti, and Phoebe Cates -- it was entirely impossible to avoid the rapid onset of puberty in the early '80s.
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Re: August. Buy.

Postby Andrew Forbes » Mon Aug 16, 2010 1:11 pm

Dan Mancini wrote:
Andrew Forbes wrote:
Dan Mancini wrote:Humanoids from the Deep (BD)

Now that someone respectable has made the first move...

Wait. Someone respectable bought it? Who?!?

I meant "bespectacled."
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Re: August. Buy.

Postby thepegsdave » Thu Aug 19, 2010 7:07 am

J.M. Vargas wrote:
thepegsdave wrote:Image
Birthday gifts!

Mmmph, that's the 2000 DVD edition of "North By Northwest" (the recent DVD/BD are much better) and the old two-disc DVD set of "Maltese Falcon" that is going to be released on Blu-ray this October (along with Bogie's "Treasure of Sierra Madre"). So, in his/her own way, whoever gave you those birthday gifts really hates you (although "Coronation Street" and "Sunset Boulevard" are cool)! ;-)

:lol: I've never seen any of these movies and my aunt said you must see these and she bought em' for me for my birthday. I think she bought them for herself so she could watch em' on my HDTV. :lol: Either way I got DVDs for my birthday so I ain't complaining.

I'll pick up the newer/better versions when they come out.

Coronation Street is one of my favorite shows of all-time. I can't miss an episode. I got hooked during the 2010 winter Olympics (Coronation Street airs 5 nights a week on CBC here in Canada).
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Re: August. Buy.

Postby thepegsdave » Thu Aug 19, 2010 7:09 am

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Dexter: The Fourth Season (Blu-ray)
WWE Raw "The Beginning": The Best of Seasons 1 & 2
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Re: August. Buy.

Postby Dan Mancini » Fri Aug 20, 2010 7:56 am

Rambo: Extended Cut (BD)
Van Damme Four-Feature Film Set (Hard Target, Lionheart, Sudden Death [in anamorphic widescreen!], The Quest)
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Re: August. Buy.

Postby Steve T Power » Fri Aug 20, 2010 8:47 am

Dan Mancini wrote:Rambo: Extended Cut (BD)
Van Damme Four-Feature Film Set (Hard Target, Lionheart, Sudden Death [in anamorphic widescreen!], The Quest)


WOO! Hard Target!

For me:

Escape from New York (blu)
Event Horizon (blu)

and for the wife:

The Dark Crystal (blu)
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Re: August. Buy.

Postby mavrach » Sat Aug 21, 2010 5:31 am

Kick-Ass - DVD/Blu Combo
The Gewatay
Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid
Doctor Who: The Waters of Mars
Doctor Who: The End of Time 1 & 2
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Re: August. Buy.

Postby Jon Mercer » Sat Aug 21, 2010 12:30 pm

Ys Seven Premium Edition - PSP
Never mind the fact that I'm a fan of the series who has played through all the available North American releases; this sucker is packed with goodness. A sweet 60-page artbook, crammed full of purdy images from this latest release, plus the first three tales in the series; a soundtrack CD that is simply wall to wall Ys awesome (gamers familiar with the series will always laud its phenomenal music); the game itself (badass action-rpg); and a sexy 34" x 12.5" cloth map that I'm seriously considering using as a towel.
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Re: August. Buy.

Postby Andrew Forbes » Sat Aug 21, 2010 2:54 pm

Speed Blu
The Good, the Bad and the Weird Blu
The Ghost Writer Blu
Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer Blu
Universal Soldier Blu
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Re: August. Buy.

Postby mavrach » Sat Aug 21, 2010 4:34 pm

In the Loop
Hot Tub Time Machine
Book of Eli
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Re: August. Buy.

Postby Future Man » Mon Aug 23, 2010 2:23 pm

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Re: August. Buy.

Postby Andrew Forbes » Mon Aug 23, 2010 2:37 pm

Big Trouble in Little China Blu
Broken Embraces Blu
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Re: August. Buy.

Postby cdouglas » Tue Aug 24, 2010 1:48 pm

All on Blu-ray in recent days...

Vanishing Point
The Brave One
The Long Good Friday
Pandora & the Flying Dutchman
Steamboat Bill, Jr.
Darkman
A Star is Born
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Re: August. Buy.

Postby Steve T Power » Tue Aug 24, 2010 6:13 pm

You know, I actually really enjoyed The Brave One.
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Re: August. Buy.

Postby cdouglas » Tue Aug 24, 2010 6:36 pm

Steve T Power wrote:You know, I actually really enjoyed The Brave One.


I think it's a somewhat underrated film. One of the more thoughtful entries in the revenge thriller genre, a memorable Foster performance and strong direction from Neil Jordan.
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Re: August. Buy.

Postby Steve T Power » Wed Aug 25, 2010 7:18 pm

Some Birthday swag:

Mafia II :Collector's Edition (xbox360)
Ys Seven: Collector's Edition (PSP)
Ys Legacy: Animated collection (DVD)
Metroid: Other M (Wii)
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Re: August. Buy.

Postby ccb » Thu Aug 26, 2010 4:53 pm

A dive into the local Wal Mart sale bin got me Eastwood's Bronco Billy.
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Re: August. Buy.

Postby Future Man » Thu Aug 26, 2010 5:26 pm

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Re: August. Buy.

Postby Gabriel Girard » Thu Aug 26, 2010 6:46 pm

Future Man wrote:Night Moves


Great Great Film - enjoy Future!
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Re: August. Buy.

Postby HGervais » Thu Aug 26, 2010 7:10 pm

Gabriel Girard wrote:
Future Man wrote:Night Moves


Great Great Film - enjoy Future!

Spectacular film with one of the greatest final shots in movie history.
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Re: August. Buy.

Postby Future Man » Fri Aug 27, 2010 5:56 am

I noticed it was on Gabriel's "perfect movies" list, so that plus Gene Hackman was all I needed to know. $5.98 at amazon btw.
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Re: August. Buy.

Postby J.M. Vargas » Fri Aug 27, 2010 7:22 am

Three Silent Classics by Josef von Sternberg (Criterion Collection) - $40 with a B&N coupon.
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Re: August. Buy.

Postby Boba Fett » Sat Aug 28, 2010 11:03 pm

Major Dundee
Cemetery Man: Uncut
Lawrence of Arabia: 2 Disc Special Edition (I own the Superbit, but for $2.50 I couldn't pass up a mint copy)
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Re: August. Buy.

Postby Steve T Power » Sun Aug 29, 2010 7:55 am

Boba Fett wrote:Major Dundee
Cemetery Man: Uncut
Lawrence of Arabia: 2 Disc Special Edition (I own the Superbit, but for $2.50 I couldn't pass up a mint copy)


That the nice one with the fabric covered case? That's the version I have.
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Re: August. Buy.

Postby HGervais » Sun Aug 29, 2010 9:55 am

It was a region two kind of order from amazon.uk. Steven Moffat & Mark Gattis' modern reinvention of Sherlock Holmes Sherlock series one is on the way and so is Four Lions. Four Lions is the first film from Chris Morris. It's a comedy about four inept jihadists and I can't imagine any company in the US wanting or willing to take this on.
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Re: August. Buy.

Postby LarryLockyer » Sun Aug 29, 2010 12:06 pm

Mafia 2 360
Dragon age Origins PS3
Dragon age Awakenings PS3
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Re: August. Buy.

Postby Boba Fett » Sun Aug 29, 2010 4:28 pm

Steve T Power wrote:
Boba Fett wrote:Major Dundee
Cemetery Man: Uncut
Lawrence of Arabia: 2 Disc Special Edition (I own the Superbit, but for $2.50 I couldn't pass up a mint copy)


That the nice one with the fabric covered case? That's the version I have.

Yeah. They did re-release it in a standard keepcase last year, but I've never seen that version in stores.
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Re: August. Buy.

Postby Boba Fett » Mon Aug 30, 2010 3:10 am

The Last Samurai
Lara Croft: Tomb Raider
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Re: August. Buy.

Postby Future Man » Mon Aug 30, 2010 12:31 pm

Duplicity Blu
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Re: August. Buy.

Postby mavrach » Mon Aug 30, 2010 4:28 pm

Starman - Blu
Sleepaway Camp
Enemy Mine
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