July '10-What Did You Buy?

Upcoming DVD Release news, your reviews, your collections, bargain hunting

Re: July '10-What Did You Buy?

Postby J.M. Vargas » Fri Jul 16, 2010 11:36 pm

Michelangelo Antonioni's RED DESERT (Blu-ray)
Alfred Hitchcock's NORTH BY NORTHWEST (Blu-ray)
MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000: THE MOVIE (DVD) - eight bucks at Best Buy
'You can't make chicken salad out of chicken s***'
User avatar
J.M. Vargas
County Prosecutor
 
Posts: 3123
Joined: Thu Sep 09, 2004 6:23 am
Location: New York, NY

Re: July '10-What Did You Buy?

Postby HGervais » Sun Jul 18, 2010 4:34 pm

Yeah, yeah, yeah...back to B&N and picked up Kagemusha on blu-ray and The Golden Age of Television on regular DVD.
"The most dementing of all modern sins: the inability to distinquish excellence from success."-David Hare
User avatar
HGervais
Judge
 
Posts: 4725
Joined: Wed Jun 13, 2007 12:14 am
Location: Greater New Orleans

Re: July '10-What Did You Buy?

Postby Gabriel Girard » Sun Jul 18, 2010 9:51 pm

Just out of curiosity - how long is this sale lasting? I'm thinking about buying Che - but I've spent all my spending money this week.
User avatar
Gabriel Girard
County Attorney
 
Posts: 2270
Joined: Fri Jan 20, 2006 9:42 pm
Location: Montréal, Québec

Re: July '10-What Did You Buy?

Postby J.M. Vargas » Mon Jul 19, 2010 6:43 am

B&N sale ends Aug. 1st so you have 11 days or so (assuming all the "CHE" copies aren't sold by then) to rob somebody. ;-)
'You can't make chicken salad out of chicken s***'
User avatar
J.M. Vargas
County Prosecutor
 
Posts: 3123
Joined: Thu Sep 09, 2004 6:23 am
Location: New York, NY

Re: July '10-What Did You Buy?

Postby Gabriel Girard » Mon Jul 19, 2010 7:18 am

J.M. Vargas wrote:B&N sale ends Aug. 1st so you have 11 days or so (assuming all the "CHE" copies aren't sold by then) to rob somebody. ;-)

LOL - I'm lucky enough to make tips where I work so , next paycheck (thursday), I will order CHE - this will be my first Criterion.I don't buy many DVDs but I can't wait to hear the historical commentary on this. I read a biography of Che at the beginning of the year and my curiosity still wasn't satisfied.
User avatar
Gabriel Girard
County Attorney
 
Posts: 2270
Joined: Fri Jan 20, 2006 9:42 pm
Location: Montréal, Québec

Re: July '10-What Did You Buy?

Postby Steve T Power » Mon Jul 19, 2010 10:44 am

Gabriel Girard wrote:
J.M. Vargas wrote:B&N sale ends Aug. 1st so you have 11 days or so (assuming all the "CHE" copies aren't sold by then) to rob somebody. ;-)

LOL - I'm lucky enough to make tips where I work so , next paycheck (thursday), I will order CHE - this will be my first Criterion.I don't buy many DVDs but I can't wait to hear the historical commentary on this. I read a biography of Che at the beginning of the year and my curiosity still wasn't satisfied.


It was a pretty solid (if slightly one-sided) film. Del Toro really brings it.

You really should make Seven Samurai a priority :)
As the ancient Tibetan philosophy states:"Don't start none... won't be none...".
User avatar
Steve T Power
Judge
 
Posts: 5351
Joined: Wed Sep 11, 2002 3:08 pm
Location: St. John's, Newfoundland, CA

Re: July '10-What Did You Buy?

Postby Gabriel Girard » Mon Jul 19, 2010 10:54 am

Sorry to disappoint you Steve, I love Seven Samurai, but I can't see myself owning it ...yet. I'd buy the Criterion of Brazil and maybe even Stary Dog before I bu that one. Oh and I've already seen Che - i perasonally think it's a masterpiece- because, despite what you said, Soderbergh doesn't seem to have an agenda. He plunges almost directly in the jungle with no background and he seems to view Che as a human being and not as some kind of Messiah. I was kind of wary about seeing the film because I don't agree with communism but it shows us that Che was both much more and much less than the image that usually surrounds him.
User avatar
Gabriel Girard
County Attorney
 
Posts: 2270
Joined: Fri Jan 20, 2006 9:42 pm
Location: Montréal, Québec

Re: July '10-What Did You Buy?

Postby Steve T Power » Mon Jul 19, 2010 11:08 am

Gabriel Girard wrote:Sorry to disappoint you Steve, I love Seven Samurai, but I can't see myself owning it ...yet. I'd buy the Criterion of Brazil and maybe even Stary Dog before I bu that one. Oh and I've already seen Che - i perasonally think it's a masterpiece- because, despite what you said, Soderbergh doesn't seem to have an agenda. He plunges almost directly in the jungle with no background and he seems to view Che as a human being and not as some kind of Messiah. I was kind of wary about seeing the film because I don't agree with communism but it shows us that Che was both much more and much less than the image that usually surrounds him.


I think by ignoring some key moments where Guevara was implicit in or otherwise committed a few heinous atrocities kind of steals some of the thunder myself. That's not to say i didn't really enjoy the movie (I did!) or think that Soderbergh didn't knock it out of the park (he did!) The film just kind of portrays him as a little less turbulent of a figure than he actually was, and while it doesn't try to portray him as a saint or benevolent soul, the fact that it didn't really get into his dark side is definitely a weakness from my perspective.

As for your thoughts on Communism; We're Canadians man! We're all dirty commies!
As the ancient Tibetan philosophy states:"Don't start none... won't be none...".
User avatar
Steve T Power
Judge
 
Posts: 5351
Joined: Wed Sep 11, 2002 3:08 pm
Location: St. John's, Newfoundland, CA

Re: July '10-What Did You Buy?

Postby HGervais » Tue Jul 20, 2010 2:25 pm

On blu-ray, The Red Shoes and Black Narcissus and on standard Criterion DVD, There Was Only A Father/The Only Son by Ozu. I wish it were 50% all year long.
"The most dementing of all modern sins: the inability to distinquish excellence from success."-David Hare
User avatar
HGervais
Judge
 
Posts: 4725
Joined: Wed Jun 13, 2007 12:14 am
Location: Greater New Orleans

Re: July '10-What Did You Buy?

Postby BenShultz » Tue Jul 20, 2010 2:44 pm

My haul from the Criterion sale (all standard def):

In the Realm of the Senses
Man Bites Dog
The Lady Vanishes
The Thief of Bagdad
The Last Emperor

I was going for two to challenge me, two I'll purely enjoy, and one huge box set.
Oh, you're paying way too much for worms, man. Who's your worm guy?
User avatar
BenShultz
City Prosecutor
 
Posts: 863
Joined: Wed Oct 06, 2004 1:49 pm
Location: Delmar, MD

Re: July '10-What Did You Buy?

Postby Andrew Forbes » Tue Jul 20, 2010 4:53 pm

BenShultz wrote:I was going for two to challenge me, two I'll purely enjoy, and one huge box set.

Since you didn't specify, we get to guess the order then judge you.
Formerly chamucamel
User avatar
Andrew Forbes
County Prosecutor
 
Posts: 2615
Joined: Mon Mar 01, 2004 9:43 am
Location: Edmonton, AB

Re: July '10-What Did You Buy?

Postby BenShultz » Wed Jul 21, 2010 1:41 pm

Andrew Forbes wrote:
BenShultz wrote:I was going for two to challenge me, two I'll purely enjoy, and one huge box set.

Since you didn't specify, we get to guess the order then judge you.


Go for it.
Oh, you're paying way too much for worms, man. Who's your worm guy?
User avatar
BenShultz
City Prosecutor
 
Posts: 863
Joined: Wed Oct 06, 2004 1:49 pm
Location: Delmar, MD

Re: July '10-What Did You Buy?

Postby Andrew Forbes » Wed Jul 21, 2010 1:53 pm

BenShultz wrote:
Andrew Forbes wrote:
BenShultz wrote:I was going for two to challenge me, two I'll purely enjoy, and one huge box set.

Since you didn't specify, we get to guess the order then judge you.

Go for it.

Sicko.
Formerly chamucamel
User avatar
Andrew Forbes
County Prosecutor
 
Posts: 2615
Joined: Mon Mar 01, 2004 9:43 am
Location: Edmonton, AB

Re: July '10-What Did You Buy?

Postby J.M. Vargas » Thu Jul 22, 2010 8:20 am

^^^ Perv! :D
'You can't make chicken salad out of chicken s***'
User avatar
J.M. Vargas
County Prosecutor
 
Posts: 3123
Joined: Thu Sep 09, 2004 6:23 am
Location: New York, NY

Re: July '10-What Did You Buy?

Postby Gabriel Girard » Fri Jul 23, 2010 8:43 am

Che (Criterion collection)
User avatar
Gabriel Girard
County Attorney
 
Posts: 2270
Joined: Fri Jan 20, 2006 9:42 pm
Location: Montréal, Québec

Re: July '10-What Did You Buy?

Postby mavrach » Fri Jul 23, 2010 7:45 pm

Finally hit the Barnes & Noble Criterion sale. For $70 I got:

Naked Lunch
Short Cuts
The Seventh Seal
The Blub (1958)
- I didn't even know this was on Criterion, but always wanted to see it.
+1. this is very interesting.
User avatar
mavrach
County Attorney
 
Posts: 1728
Joined: Thu Apr 08, 2004 11:41 am
Location: North Jersey, at the end of a one-way dead-end road.

Re: July '10-What Did You Buy?

Postby thepegsdave » Sat Jul 24, 2010 7:16 am

Image Image Image

Cop Out (Blu-ray)
The Losers (Blu-ray)

WWE: Satan's Prison - The Anthology of the Elimination Chamber
thepegsdave
City Attorney
 
Posts: 378
Joined: Sun Feb 17, 2008 5:16 pm

Re: July '10-What Did You Buy?

Postby J.M. Vargas » Sat Jul 24, 2010 5:24 pm

This B&N Criterion sale is going to be the end of me (I'm so broke! :)):

Alain Resnais' LAST YEAR AT MARIENBAND (Blu-ray)
Win Wenders' WINGS OF DESIRE (Blu-ray)
Robert Altman's 3 WOMEN (DVD)
Rainer Werner Fassbinder's BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND (BRD) TRILOGY (Box Set)
.
'You can't make chicken salad out of chicken s***'
User avatar
J.M. Vargas
County Prosecutor
 
Posts: 3123
Joined: Thu Sep 09, 2004 6:23 am
Location: New York, NY

Re: July '10-What Did You Buy?

Postby Boba Fett » Sat Jul 24, 2010 5:59 pm

Office Space
The Great Escape: Special Edition
Reign of Fire
True Lies (you can thank me now, when the inevitable confirmed SE announcement comes next week)
Romeo is Bleeding
The Road
Hellboy: Director's Cut
Avatar (Blu-Ray)
"I assure you, whatever the others promise to do, when it comes to the showdown, they won't be there."
User avatar
Boba Fett
County Attorney
 
Posts: 1714
Joined: Sat Aug 14, 2004 2:11 am
Location: Oregon

Re: July '10-What Did You Buy?

Postby HGervais » Sun Jul 25, 2010 11:38 am

Price reductions at Best Buy...Dark City: DC, blu-ray and The Invention of Lying, blu-ray.
"The most dementing of all modern sins: the inability to distinquish excellence from success."-David Hare
User avatar
HGervais
Judge
 
Posts: 4725
Joined: Wed Jun 13, 2007 12:14 am
Location: Greater New Orleans

Re: July '10-What Did You Buy?

Postby Jim_Thomas » Mon Jul 26, 2010 10:09 am

DAMN YOU BARNES & NOBLE!!!

The Red Shoes
Black Narcissus
Jim_Thomas
Judge
 
Posts: 432
Joined: Thu Nov 08, 2007 10:40 am

Re: July '10-What Did You Buy?

Postby Mitchell Hattaway » Mon Jul 26, 2010 10:28 am

Flash Gordon (Blu-ray)
User avatar
Mitchell Hattaway
Judge (Retired)
 
Posts: 857
Joined: Tue Sep 21, 2004 8:40 pm
Location: Griffin, GA

Re: July '10-What Did You Buy?

Postby HGervais » Tue Jul 27, 2010 2:56 pm

Steve Power better not be smoking crack because I bought Clash of the Titans based on his glowing comments. Also hit B&N for more Criterion goodness and walked away with The Secret of the Grain on blu and Eclipse: Sasha Guitry....almost typed in Sasha Grey. Heh.
"The most dementing of all modern sins: the inability to distinquish excellence from success."-David Hare
User avatar
HGervais
Judge
 
Posts: 4725
Joined: Wed Jun 13, 2007 12:14 am
Location: Greater New Orleans

Re: July '10-What Did You Buy?

Postby Steve T Power » Tue Jul 27, 2010 3:26 pm

HGervais wrote:Steve Power better not be smoking crack because I bought Clash of the Titans based on his glowing comments. Also hit B&N for more Criterion goodness and walked away with The Secret of the Grain on blu and Eclipse: Sasha Guitry....almost typed in Sasha Grey. Heh.


Hey now, I said i had fun, I didn't say "movie of the year" or anything ;)
As the ancient Tibetan philosophy states:"Don't start none... won't be none...".
User avatar
Steve T Power
Judge
 
Posts: 5351
Joined: Wed Sep 11, 2002 3:08 pm
Location: St. John's, Newfoundland, CA

Re: July '10-What Did You Buy?

Postby Andrew Forbes » Tue Jul 27, 2010 3:55 pm

HGervais wrote:Steve Power better not be smoking crack because I bought Clash of the Titans based on his glowing comments.

Who's smoking the crack here? ;)
Formerly chamucamel
User avatar
Andrew Forbes
County Prosecutor
 
Posts: 2615
Joined: Mon Mar 01, 2004 9:43 am
Location: Edmonton, AB

Re: July '10-What Did You Buy?

Postby J.M. Vargas » Tue Jul 27, 2010 5:41 pm

^^^ I am, because I keep going back to B&N to buy stuff even though I'm TOTALLY BROKE! :?

Roberto Rossellini's WAR TRILOGY (Box Set) - went to every B&N store in Manhattan looking for this and found the last copy on the last store I went to. This, the OOP Studio Canal titles still in the pipeline and the "Sanjuro-Yojimbo" Blu-ray Box Set were the first things to go when the B&N sale started.
Robert Rossellini's THE FLOWERS OF ST. FRANCIS (DVD)
EASTER PARADE (2-DISC SE)

WE ARE MARSHALL (HD-DVD) - three bucks after discount.
'You can't make chicken salad out of chicken s***'
User avatar
J.M. Vargas
County Prosecutor
 
Posts: 3123
Joined: Thu Sep 09, 2004 6:23 am
Location: New York, NY

Re: July '10-What Did You Buy?

Postby HGervais » Tue Jul 27, 2010 8:34 pm

J.M. Vargas wrote:^^^ I am, because I keep going back to B&N to buy stuff even though I'm TOTALLY BROKE! :?
Ditto. Still, these are hard to pass up.

Roberto Rossellini's WAR TRILOGY (Box Set) - went to every B&N store in Manhattan looking for this and found the last copy on the last store I went to. This, the OOP Studio Canal titles still in the pipeline and the "Sanjuro-Yojimbo" Blu-ray Box Set were the first things to go when the B&N sale started.

Same here. Both my local B&N's were OOS, so online for me. Maybe a couple of the Eclipse sets that I don't have and possibly the blu-ray of By Brakhage and then I'm done.
"The most dementing of all modern sins: the inability to distinquish excellence from success."-David Hare
User avatar
HGervais
Judge
 
Posts: 4725
Joined: Wed Jun 13, 2007 12:14 am
Location: Greater New Orleans

Re: July '10-What Did You Buy?

Postby J.M. Vargas » Tue Jul 27, 2010 9:33 pm

^^^ Famous last words (which will end up being total lies anyway). :D
'You can't make chicken salad out of chicken s***'
User avatar
J.M. Vargas
County Prosecutor
 
Posts: 3123
Joined: Thu Sep 09, 2004 6:23 am
Location: New York, NY

Re: July '10-What Did You Buy?

Postby the5thghostbuster » Tue Jul 27, 2010 9:43 pm

Batman: Under the Red Hood (Blu Ray)
Wonder Woman (Blu Ray)
Superman: Brainiac Attacks (DVD)
Rambo (DVD for my brother's upcoming Birthday)
User avatar
the5thghostbuster
County Attorney
 
Posts: 1229
Joined: Mon Jan 31, 2005 9:17 pm
Location: The Great Country of the North

Re: July '10-What Did You Buy?

Postby the5thghostbuster » Wed Jul 28, 2010 12:15 pm

Star Trek Season 2 Blu
Star Trek Season 3 Blu
User avatar
the5thghostbuster
County Attorney
 
Posts: 1229
Joined: Mon Jan 31, 2005 9:17 pm
Location: The Great Country of the North

Re: July '10-What Did You Buy?

Postby mavrach » Wed Jul 28, 2010 5:46 pm

Back to the Barnes & Noble Criterion sale. A newfound Bergman fan, I got 3 more of his movies and a Kurosawa:

Wild Strawberries
Fanny & Alexander
The Virgin Spring
Stray Dog
+1. this is very interesting.
User avatar
mavrach
County Attorney
 
Posts: 1728
Joined: Thu Apr 08, 2004 11:41 am
Location: North Jersey, at the end of a one-way dead-end road.

Re: July '10-What Did You Buy?

Postby Andrew Forbes » Wed Jul 28, 2010 7:44 pm

mavrach wrote:Back to the Barnes & Noble Criterion sale. A newfound Bergman fan, I got 3 more of his movies and a Kurosawa:

Wild Strawberries
Fanny & Alexander
The Virgin Spring
Stray Dog

Dude, Sawdust & Tinsel and Smiles of a Summer Night. Now.
Formerly chamucamel
User avatar
Andrew Forbes
County Prosecutor
 
Posts: 2615
Joined: Mon Mar 01, 2004 9:43 am
Location: Edmonton, AB

Re: July '10-What Did You Buy?

Postby J.M. Vargas » Wed Jul 28, 2010 7:52 pm

mavrach wrote:Fanny & Alexander

Did you get the five-disc Box Set with the extended (i.e. original length) TV version or the edited-for-cinema international theatrical version that won an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film (i.e. the cheaptest of the two)? If you got the former then F*** YEAH!!!!, and if you got the latter then... uhh, yay?!?! :(
'You can't make chicken salad out of chicken s***'
User avatar
J.M. Vargas
County Prosecutor
 
Posts: 3123
Joined: Thu Sep 09, 2004 6:23 am
Location: New York, NY

Re: July '10-What Did You Buy?

Postby Steve T Power » Wed Jul 28, 2010 8:40 pm

Rambo - Extended cut - on Bluray. Watched it this evening, and found myself enjoying it considerably more than the theatrical cut. This is actually the version I "saw" a few months before Lion's Gate picked it up... strange that.

Moon - also on Blu-ray, because it was the right thing to do.
As the ancient Tibetan philosophy states:"Don't start none... won't be none...".
User avatar
Steve T Power
Judge
 
Posts: 5351
Joined: Wed Sep 11, 2002 3:08 pm
Location: St. John's, Newfoundland, CA

Re: July '10-What Did You Buy?

Postby mavrach » Thu Jul 29, 2010 4:28 am

J.M. Vargas wrote:
mavrach wrote:Fanny & Alexander

Did you get the five-disc Box Set with the extended (i.e. original length) TV version or the edited-for-cinema international theatrical version that won an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film (i.e. the cheaptest of the two)? If you got the former then F*** YEAH!!!!, and if you got the latter then... uhh, yay?!?! :(



The latter :?
+1. this is very interesting.
User avatar
mavrach
County Attorney
 
Posts: 1728
Joined: Thu Apr 08, 2004 11:41 am
Location: North Jersey, at the end of a one-way dead-end road.

Re: July '10-What Did You Buy?

Postby mavrach » Thu Jul 29, 2010 4:29 am

Andrew Forbes wrote:Dude, Sawdust & Tinsel and Smiles of a Summer Night. Now.


I have no money left! Not that this has stopped me in the past.
+1. this is very interesting.
User avatar
mavrach
County Attorney
 
Posts: 1728
Joined: Thu Apr 08, 2004 11:41 am
Location: North Jersey, at the end of a one-way dead-end road.

Re: July '10-What Did You Buy?

Postby Andrew Forbes » Thu Jul 29, 2010 12:40 pm

Shutter Island Blu
Raging Bull Blu
Total Recall Blu
Angel Heart Blu
Formerly chamucamel
User avatar
Andrew Forbes
County Prosecutor
 
Posts: 2615
Joined: Mon Mar 01, 2004 9:43 am
Location: Edmonton, AB

Re: July '10-What Did You Buy?

Postby thepegsdave » Fri Jul 30, 2010 7:20 am

Image

The Best of N.W.A: The Strength of Street Knowledge
thepegsdave
City Attorney
 
Posts: 378
Joined: Sun Feb 17, 2008 5:16 pm

Re: July '10-What Did You Buy?

Postby Future Man » Fri Jul 30, 2010 7:06 pm

Another from the B&N Criterion sale:

Black Narcissus Blu

Still contemplating the Dreyer set, Rossellini War Trilogy, and, on Blu, Stagecoach and Days of Heaven.
Future Man
County Attorney
 
Posts: 1884
Joined: Sat May 14, 2005 9:05 pm

Re: July '10-What Did You Buy?

Postby Gabriel Girard » Fri Jul 30, 2010 7:40 pm

Caved in and bought M from the Criterion sale. It could have been worse, Berlin Alexanderplatz also caught my eye ... someday it will be mine.
User avatar
Gabriel Girard
County Attorney
 
Posts: 2270
Joined: Fri Jan 20, 2006 9:42 pm
Location: Montréal, Québec

Re: July '10-What Did You Buy?

Postby hoytereden » Sat Jul 31, 2010 8:50 pm

I also joined in the B&N madness and ordered the following on Blu:
Days of Heaven
Walkabout
Red Desert

Is this a once a year thing or do they also do it later in the year? There's a couple of others I wanted (The Thin Red Line & Black Orpheus) but they're pre-orders at the moment.
"You can lead a horse to water but a pencil must be lead"-Stan Laurel
Moe-"Were you scared?" Larry-"No, just apprehensive." Moe-"Apprehensive, that's a pretty big word.What's it mean?" Larry-"That's scared with a college education!"
User avatar
hoytereden
County Attorney
 
Posts: 1095
Joined: Wed Jun 11, 2003 5:24 pm
Location: The Big Island of Hawaii

Previous

Return to DVD

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest