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Re: New DVD/Blu-ray Purchases

Postby Dr Kain » Fri Dec 29, 2017 1:32 am

Yay, my Xmas present came in with actual discs:

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Re: New DVD/Blu-ray Purchases

Postby Rody » Tue Jan 02, 2018 12:31 am

lhb412 wrote:Christmas movies!

These were the domestic releases I got:
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I'm looking forward to getting The Philadelphia Story. I've had to watch my spending lately, but next time Criterion does a sale, it shall be mine.
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Re: New DVD/Blu-ray Purchases

Postby Gwangi » Tue Jan 02, 2018 2:03 am

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For me at least, New Year's can end up to be one of the most draggiest days of the year. I don't particularly care for parades or bowl games. I did find out that lots of places were open on Jan. 1st, so I decided to check out my local Fry's (particularly for computer needs), but then, having plenty of time, I also decided to browse through their blu-ray/DVD inventory and lo and behold, "Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan", was staring right at me! :mrgreen:

It has been said that perhaps this was not as good as "The Harryhausen Chronicles". I think both have much to offer. True, "Chronicles" has the great narration from Leonard Nimoy and we get to see Harryhausen and Ray Bradbury in better days, as opposed to "Titan" where both men were reaching their finale. However, I love the way "Titan" went through all of Ray's movies including, "One Million Years B.C.", which talk of it was practically absent in "Chronicles". Plus, in "Titan", we get to see some fascinating test footage (which I had never seen), and some featuring Ray's father, Fred Harryhausen.

The interviews were fine, though it was something we haven't seen before. Again, Ray ends up becoming the most interesting of the interviewees.

With this, i can now finally say that my Harryhausen blu-ray collection is complete (unless of course, WB decides to issue "The Animal World" on BD).
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Re: New DVD/Blu-ray Purchases

Postby klen7 » Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:41 pm

i cashed in an Amazon gift card for "The Wailing" and "Blue Ruin"
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Re: New DVD/Blu-ray Purchases

Postby Rody » Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:32 pm

My first Amazon haul of the year:

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Re: New DVD/Blu-ray Purchases

Postby O.Supreme » Thu Jan 11, 2018 1:39 pm

Image -I'm not really a fan of Scooby-Doo, but Batman TB&TB was a great series, and this film does not disappoint, I thought the actors might be a little stale getting back into character, but they were all on point. Aquaman steals the scene quite a few times, and Jeffrey Combs back as The Question (reprising from JLU as opposed to Nick Guest who voiced him in TB&TB) is amazing! If you are a fan of either of these franchises, or both, you will not be disappointed. With all the crossover films Warner is going with these properties, some of them can get quite bad (Willy Wonka and Tom and Jerry--really?) but here's to hoping we get more like THIS. I'd love to see a Space Ghost/Batman crossover film if they continue to bounce off ideas experimented on in TB&TB series.
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Re: New DVD/Blu-ray Purchases

Postby Dr Kain » Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:02 am

My first Patreon requested movie to review:

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Re: New DVD/Blu-ray Purchases

Postby lhb412 » Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:25 am

^Gorgo doesn't look terrific, but considering the only extant materials are in poor shape they did a pretty great job (the Blu-Ray has a before and after restoration featurette).
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Re: New DVD/Blu-ray Purchases

Postby canofhumdingers » Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:35 am

It's been a while since I watched it, but I remember being quite happy with how nice Gorgo looks on BD. I remember it being grainy, but not obnoxiously so. It looked like watching an actual release print in a theater, as opposed to a top of the line transfer scanned from original negatives. But that's just fine by me. I love watching actual film prints!
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Re: New DVD/Blu-ray Purchases

Postby O.Supreme » Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:48 pm

I remember always wanting to see Gorgo as a kid because of the obvious similarities to Godzilla. I first saw it as a rental from Blockbuster when I was 13 (1989). I thought it was kind of boring...and to this day I still kind of do (even though I have the Blu-Ray as well). Watching it on MST3K sure does liven things though. I suggest you give that version a watch at some point. :wink:
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Re: New DVD/Blu-ray Purchases

Postby Dr Kain » Sat Jan 20, 2018 12:53 am

Picked these up today:

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Re: New DVD/Blu-ray Purchases

Postby Dr Kain » Sat Jan 27, 2018 4:48 pm

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Re: New DVD/Blu-ray Purchases

Postby Gwangi » Sun Jan 28, 2018 4:32 pm

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In honor of Nick Adams on the 50th anniversary of his passing (Feb. 7th). He died a month before I was born.

I did see several episodes of “The Rebel” on MeTV a couple of years ago. The show was nothing groundbreaking, but Nick was always his likable self.

“Twilight of Honor” was his only Oscar nominated acting role, a film for which I’ve only seen in bits on TCM.
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Re: New DVD/Blu-ray Purchases

Postby Dr Kain » Tue Jan 30, 2018 9:26 pm

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Re: New DVD/Blu-ray Purchases

Postby DannyBeane » Sat Feb 03, 2018 3:53 pm

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Re: New DVD/Blu-ray Purchases

Postby lhb412 » Sat Feb 03, 2018 4:54 pm

It's terrible that I want to replace all my Disney Ghibli single Blu-rays because I prefer the packaging of the new Gkids ones.

(Still have like six movies to go to have a complete Ghibli set!)
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Re: New DVD/Blu-ray Purchases

Postby Dr Kain » Sat Feb 03, 2018 9:39 pm

Thankfully most of the ones I already own are part of the Miyazaki box set. I think we only have two that aren't.

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Valerian? Do you need to fix some insomnia?
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Re: New DVD/Blu-ray Purchases

Postby DannyBeane » Sun Feb 04, 2018 11:42 am

Valerian is a film with many flaws but I love the different worlds and aliens. I enjoy the film immensely despite its short comings.
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Re: New DVD/Blu-ray Purchases

Postby Dr Kain » Mon Feb 05, 2018 1:08 am

DannyBeane wrote:Valerian is a film with many flaws but I love the different worlds and aliens. I enjoy the film immensely despite its short comings.


More power to you. I actually fell asleep during it for a good 20 or so minutes. The whole movie was just boring. The characters were wooden and none of the plot made any sense. Like there is one scene where Valerian is trying to save his girlfriend, but then goes into some strip club to watch some girl that randomly changes forms dance around a pole because reasons. It doesn't help that you have the shitstain that played Harry in Amazing Spider-Man 2 teaming up with the dumbass who played Enchantress in Suicide Squad when neither of them can act or even show any sort of chemistry together whatsoever.
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Re: New DVD/Blu-ray Purchases

Postby DannyBeane » Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:04 pm

Well the Planet of the Apes Legacy collection was only $15 at Walmart so I had to pick that up.
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Re: New DVD/Blu-ray Purchases

Postby Rody » Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:49 pm

Both Right Stuf and Twilight Time had sales going recently, so I purchased these two:

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Criterion's flash sale was this week, too; so a few more titles are on their way...
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Re: New DVD/Blu-ray Purchases

Postby Dr Kain » Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:24 am

I picked up Night of the Living Dead for my g/f for Valentine's Day and the other two are from her Disney Movie Club account:

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Re: New DVD/Blu-ray Purchases

Postby Rody » Thu Feb 22, 2018 12:01 am

The Criterion catch is in:

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Re: New DVD/Blu-ray Purchases

Postby Dr Kain » Thu Feb 22, 2018 1:23 am

Rody wrote:The Criterion catch is in:

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The quality on that Dr Stranglove is incredible.
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Re: New DVD/Blu-ray Purchases

Postby jellydonut25 » Thu Feb 22, 2018 2:59 pm

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And then my daughter has been pretty into this movie so I figured I should buy it instead of just ummm....uhhhh....have it...
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