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PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2011 1:21 am
by MouthForWar
king_ghidorah wrote:And don't forget, there's only 2 films so far. I figure they're probably saving a lot of the deeper stuff for the last two movies as I recall the original series starting off with action and then adding the deep stuff towards the end of the series.

Yeah, I've been keeping that in mind, and that too is another reason why I haven't checked these out yet. I kinda wanna just take them all in at once. If the third part is another radical departure, I'd like to know if its a good one before buying the two releases that lead up to it, ya know?

king_ghidorah wrote:And BTW Mouth...I watched Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer tonight for the first time, a good film but I don't love it like most horror fans seem to (probably because it's so good, and realistic that I don't like to stay in the world the film presents).

Yeah, its certainly not a pleasant film, which, in this case, is what the point is. I'd say this is up there with the original Texas Chainsaw in terms of just how uncomfortable it is... maybe even more so. :shock: Not for everyone, but still an incredibly well done movie. Michael Rooker is an amazing and underrated actor.

king_ghidorah wrote:Also watched Kurosawa's Stray Dog tonight...couldn't get into it :oops:

Noooooooo! :lol: J/k. This is a really good one, but not one of the absolute bests, so I can't berate you too much. I like this one for its really interesting commentary on post war Japan and the chemistry between Mifune and Shimura.

PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2011 1:23 am
by MekaGojira3k
You can blame Tomino (creator of Gundam) for that one. In fact, much of Eva's tone, right down to how the two films in 97' were set up (One a recap and the other a new ending for the series) were a direct homage (unless I'm drastically mistaken) to Space Runaway Ideon (<3). In like, the very tail end of that film or so goes very KILL EM' ALL (not a new thing for Tomino).

I don't think they were arguably deeper. I think they just are. It's not perfect, but I think Eva was still doing something kind of revolutionary at the time. Unfortunately, as K_G mentioned, a lot of anime nowadays is pretty heavy handed with it, and that seems to be a trend (at least with mecha anime) inspired by Evangelion.

PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2011 1:24 am
by MouthForWar
kiryugoji04 wrote:Mouth, just give the films a watch sometime and decide for yourself. If they don't do it for you, the original series will always be there to welcome you back into its spiny, unwelcoming hedgehog arms. :lol:


kiryugoji04 wrote:Man, I was going to wait until I got ahold of and watched 2.22 to do it but I really think we need a Rebuild of Evangelion thread in the anime section NOW.

I'm pretty sure there WAS a thread there at one point, but since threads in the Anime forum only last like 5 minutes, it has long been gone.

PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2011 1:30 am
by king_ghidorah
Yeah Stray Dog was just a little too slow for what I was in the mood for tonight. Can't wait to rent Don't Be Afraid of the Dark next week though!!! (And then in March, The Skin I Live In!!)

And I agree...I think there was a Rebuild thread but it expired very, very quickly.

On a side note...I really, really want to watch the Daimajin trilogy tonight but I also want to wait for to watch the films again on blu ray....and that's like 10 months away....I may not survive this. I'll probably have to just break down and watch my dvd copies.

And Kiryu...kudos for the hedgehog refrence man lol. I remember I felt like that saying perfectly summed up life when I first saw that series, but since then I'm a happier guy and life and all the crazy people in it don't seem so hedgehoggy lol.

PostPosted: Sat Dec 31, 2011 1:37 am
by kiryugoji04


And since that's a pretty boring (though not ineffective) cover, here's this too:


PostPosted: Sat Dec 31, 2011 1:43 am
by king_ghidorah
They seemed to give some of the women, slightly more realistic (and to me appealing) body types in the movies. I have "fan service" in anime. In most anime, if you duplicated that same shot, you wouldn't be able to see her face because her boobs would block out the screen.

PostPosted: Sat Dec 31, 2011 6:45 am
by MouthForWar
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 31, 2011 11:41 am
by king_ghidorah
Both are excellent movies

PostPosted: Sat Dec 31, 2011 10:49 pm
by The Shadow
I picked up Cyborg 009: Unedited and Uncut at the Half Price Bookstore yesterday during their 20% sale. The set only cost me $4 and change - great deal.


It contains the only 8 episodes of the 2001 series that Sony bothered to release in the US. The televised versions of the same 8 episodes were released over two single DVDs; as I understand it not much was actually trimmed though.

If you have a Half Price Books in your area they're well worth checking out. HPB is a buy-sell-trade business focusing primarily on books, but they also carry home video, and vinyl & CDs (handy if you're interested in records). They also get in some new books (publisher remainders I believe) and home video (close outs I expect).

PostPosted: Sun Jan 01, 2012 4:19 am
by Tom R VanSlambrouck
I'll probably pick up The Office Season 7 BD if it goes on sale soon.

PostPosted: Sun Jan 01, 2012 4:42 am
by RyanClark
Stuff I got in the mail the other day when I took advantage of Right Stuf's Christmas sale:


Then these ones, also from the sale, are in the mail or backordered.


PostPosted: Sun Jan 01, 2012 2:58 pm
by Tom R VanSlambrouck
I picked up The Lord of the Rings Extended Edition Blu-ray on Amazon just now.

PostPosted: Sun Jan 01, 2012 9:13 pm
by The Shadow
Okay -- just what is Sgt. Frog about? It seems like it could be a fun show.

PostPosted: Sun Jan 01, 2012 9:18 pm
by MekaGojira3k
Tiny frog aliens trying to take over Earth. They aren't very successful.

PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2012 10:06 pm
by RyanClark
MekaGojira3k wrote:Tiny frog aliens trying to take over Earth. They aren't very successful.

As well as a really fun dub. I've met several of the dub cast members. Also there's several Toho movie references, ones I really need to get around to submitting to Toho Kingdom.

PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 2:26 am
by MekaGojira3k
Yeah, I have like the first 6 volumes of the manga and there's a ton of references to other scifi/anime in that as well.

PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 9:43 pm
by StevenScrivello
Over the Christmas period I've bought and recieved a few titles:

John Carpenter's THE THING (Blu-Ray)
SUPER (Blu-Ray)
The Masters of Cinema Series – METROPOLIS: Reconstructed & Restored (Blu-Ray)
The Masters of Cinema Series – M: Dual Format Edition (DVD & Blu-Ray)
SHERLOCK: Series 1
SPACED: 3 Disc Collector’s Edition
François Truffaut: The Films (6-Discs)

I know there's more, but I'm a bit behind on cataloguing them...

PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 11:04 am
by ebirahsmeg1
Just bought all the "Shout! Factory" Gamera DVDs today. I've never seen the showa Gamera films in a decent format other than just the crappy VHS's and low quality DVDs release over the years (Alpha Video anyone? *shudder* :puke:), so I'm really looking forward to these. It will be awhile before I receive these since I am in Japan, but I should get them soon (I have a region free dvd player).

Speaking of Gamera, my New Year's resolution for 2012 is to finally start collecting some Gamera figures (I only have one Gamera figure...a Bandai Gamera 3 figure)...

PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 1:48 pm
by MouthForWar
From the local FYE closing.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2012 2:15 am
by kiryugoji04

I found LINDA LINDA LINDA on DVD today for only $6 used! I was bad and picked it up. Besides, I need a GOOD Bae Doona film to wash away the pain of betrayal leftover from Spring Bears Love! D8

PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 1:19 am
by Green Dragon
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:o Sorry for the big images, they weren't that big at Amazon!

But at least they look nice. :D (the blu-rays are just beautiful to look at)

PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 2:36 am
by RyanClark
Waiting for this in the mail. Image

PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 9:18 pm
by StevenScrivello
Arrived today...


ULTRAMAN NEXUS, all ten Japanese volumes, plus THE NEXT movie (I already had this on bootleg, but nice to have it properly).

Absolute steal at £140 (roughly) in total!

Also bought SINKING OF JAPAN yesterday, at my local Cash Converters of all places, for only £2.

PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 10:24 pm
by MouthForWar
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 9:16 pm
by MouthForWar
Three Blockbusters and one FYE in my area are going out of business. I went nuts!

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