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Postby MekaGojira3k » Sat Sep 17, 2011 2:10 am

Excellent purchases!
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Postby MekaGojira3k » Sat Oct 01, 2011 11:20 pm

Picked up Quantum of Solace for 5.00 at Wal-Mart.
I've been wanting to watch this thing again, but I've held off on it because I know there will probably be a new fancy Blu-Ray when Bond 23 comes out.
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Postby MekaGojira3k » Fri Oct 21, 2011 12:21 am

I picked up 1408 in the 5.00 bin at Wal-Mart. I've never seen it, but I recall liking the short story well enough. (I'm sure this will be pretty different.)
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Postby jellydonut25 » Fri Oct 21, 2011 12:37 am

MekaGojira3k wrote:I picked up 1408 in the 5.00 bin at Wal-Mart. I've never seen it, but I recall liking the short story well enough. (I'm sure this will be pretty different.)
Yeah, it's pretty different, but if you can divorce yourself from the short story, it's a decent enough horror flick on its own.

My problem was seeing it too soon after reading the story.


The story is this awesome almost Lovecraftian tale, but the movie drops that "the room is an entity, not JUST a haunted room" angle, which makes it a little less unique.
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Postby MekaGojira3k » Fri Oct 21, 2011 1:03 am

The room as an entity thing is what made me like it so well. :/
Still, it's interesting to see how things get adapted, so I'll give it a whirl this weekend.
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Postby MouthForWar » Fri Oct 21, 2011 1:08 am

MekaGojira3k wrote:The room as an entity thing is what made me like it so well. :/
Still, it's interesting to see how things get adapted, so I'll give it a whirl this weekend.


Yeah, its not a bad movie, but its not amazing. Its a fairly standard, yet very enjoyable haunted house flick. I know has King said this is one of his favorite adaptations of one of his works. And while I wouldn't go that far, its still a lot better than a lot of them (ie Graveyard Shift, anything Mick Garris has ever done, etc.)
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Postby MouthForWar » Tue Oct 25, 2011 10:24 pm

Latest haul from Amazon (sadly missing Destroy All Monsters :():

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Postby king_ghidorah » Tue Oct 25, 2011 10:30 pm

I love Alligator :)
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Postby MouthForWar » Tue Oct 25, 2011 10:37 pm

king_ghidorah wrote:I love Alligator :)


I've actually never seen it! I rarely blind buy movies, but it was real cheap on Amazon and people kept telling me "This is a total YOU movie!" so I just got it. And its written by John Sayles who I'm a big fan of and who writes fantastic b-horror films (not enough if you ask me!)
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Postby jellydonut25 » Tue Oct 25, 2011 11:00 pm

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king_ghidorah wrote:I love Alligator :)


I've actually never seen it! I rarely blind buy movies, but it was real cheap on Amazon and people kept telling me "This is a total YOU movie!" so I just got it. And its written by John Sayles who I'm a big fan of and who writes fantastic b-horror films (not enough if you ask me!)
I loved Alligator. I'll be surprised if you don't.
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Postby Tom R VanSlambrouck » Tue Oct 25, 2011 11:25 pm

Alligator is fracking awesome Alligator 2 The Mutation not so much.

Anyone pick up the JP BDs that where released today?
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Postby Shokara » Tue Oct 25, 2011 11:42 pm

Tom R VanSlambrouck wrote:Alligator is fracking awesome Alligator 2 The Mutation not so much.

Anyone pick up the JP BDs that where released today?


I have, but I haven't watched it yet. I just got done watching Captain America: The First Avenger and went through a bit of Island of Lost Souls.
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Postby jellydonut25 » Wed Oct 26, 2011 9:59 am

Shokara wrote:
Tom R VanSlambrouck wrote:Alligator is fracking awesome Alligator 2 The Mutation not so much.

Anyone pick up the JP BDs that where released today?


I have, but I haven't watched it yet. I just got done watching Captain America: The First Avenger and went through a bit of Island of Lost Souls.
did you and MFW go shopping together??? :lol:
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Postby RaymondBurr » Thu Nov 03, 2011 11:06 am

Special thanks to king_ghidorah! :clap:
king_ghidorah wrote:Just a heads up everyone...Barnes and Noble is having its Criterion sale again....


I picked up the Criterion discs of:

Island of Lost Souls
Kuroneko
Four Feathers
Secret Sunshine

Just in time for the weekend! Hooray!
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Postby lhb412 » Thu Nov 03, 2011 12:33 pm

^I would love this news of a new B&N Criterion sale if I hadn't already spent this few weeks petty cash budget on...


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I've been waiting for this set for two years. That's how long I've been a Laurel and Hardy fan (thanks TCM!) and that's how long I've been frustrated that the great majority of their catalog, the ones everyone agrees are the best films from their peak period, have been MIA on DVD. This DVD set is 10 discs, and has all their talkie shorts and most of their features from when they were with the Hal Roach studios (aside from 3 features that ended up in the hands of different studios, and those are already on DVD). It also has half a dozen foreign versions, remakes for other countries where Laurel and Hardy memorized their lines phonetically!

Now all we need are their silent era shorts and everything will be out there.
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Postby The Shadow » Fri Nov 04, 2011 3:14 am

Oooh -- so were finally getting something that approaches the 21 disc UK set. Could you do a review for us? There seems to be a lack of worthwhile reviews right now.
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Postby lhb412 » Fri Nov 04, 2011 1:35 pm

^Well, I'm only 2 discs in, but I've popped in all the discs and surveyed the set:

While their hasn't been any remastering done (UCLA is currently undertaking the complete L&H remastering project and it'll take years) these are the best transfers taken from the best prints available, considerably better then the UK set. The original title cards have replaced long-standing replacement titles cooked up for reissues, TV and video, and several shorts have the option of watching them with the original early-'30s music tracks or the reissue soundtracks from later in the decade (where they pasted wall-to-wall music). Sometimes only the reissue tracks remain, and where that's the case it's mentioned in the extensive liner notes. A few of the films have multiple commentaries because the L&H experts behind them gathered so much info that they had to run through the film twice to get it all in.

The contents of the set are all the Hal Roach talkie shorts and features (besides Fra Diavolo, Bonnie Scotland, and Wooden Soldiers which are under different rights holders and widely available). Half a dozen expanded foreign language versions are included. The extras disc has a featurette where Jerry Lewis, Tim Conway, Dick Van Dyke, and Penn and Teller are interviewed about L&H, a survey of locations (showing how they appeared in the films and how they appear now), three other Hal Roach shorts that L&H cameo in, and a three original trailers.

The packaging has stirred up some controversy: a book style case (featuring the extensive liner notes I mentioned) where each page is a cardboard sleeve containing one of the ten discs. None of my discs came scratched, and I'm pretty careful with my discs anyway so I seem to be able to take them in and out (each several times so far) without scratching.

It's pretty sweet.
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Postby MekaGojira3k » Fri Nov 04, 2011 11:24 pm

Picked up a Midnite Movies 4 pack:
The Land That Time Forgot - I've seen this
THe People That Time Forgot - Never seen this
Panic in the Year Zero - Never seen this
The Last Man on Earth - Saw this A LLooooonng time ago.

Looking forward to cracking into this stuff....some time.
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Postby The Real McCoy » Fri Nov 04, 2011 11:34 pm

Just bought the Iron King complete series set from EBay. Next on my list is either Robot Red Baron or Spectreman.
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Postby MouthForWar » Sat Nov 05, 2011 4:19 am

MekaGojira3k wrote:Picked up a Midnite Movies 4 pack:
The Land That Time Forgot - I've seen this
THe People That Time Forgot - Never seen this
Panic in the Year Zero - Never seen this
The Last Man on Earth - Saw this A LLooooonng time ago.

Looking forward to cracking into this stuff....some time.


I luh Last Man On Earth. :D
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Postby king_ghidorah » Sat Nov 05, 2011 11:09 am

Mouth you are wrong man...the most important film in that list is The Land that Time Forgot!!
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Postby jellydonut25 » Sat Nov 05, 2011 10:41 pm

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Under $60 for the whole kit and kaboodle.
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Postby The Real McCoy » Sun Nov 06, 2011 9:54 am

^Tell us how the subtitles are on the Gamera disc; maybe they might be different than the subs on their trilogy box set.
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Postby gila-monster » Sun Nov 06, 2011 1:17 pm

The Real McCoy wrote:^Tell us how the subtitles are on the Gamera disc; maybe they might be different than the subs on their trilogy box set.

I'm pretty sure they're both from the same pressing. The box set is just both releases within a cardboard sleeve.
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