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Postby jellydonut25 » Tue Aug 18, 2009 9:28 am

the extended cuts are quite a different viewing experience...

you can pick 'em up on DVD at Best Buy for like - $12 now
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Postby The Dark Uniter » Tue Aug 18, 2009 12:59 pm

Is that so?! Well, I don't really double dip on movies, but I might consider getting all movies again in their extended cuts. Plus doesn't the extended cuts have more extras than the regular dvd releases?
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Postby Green Dragon » Tue Aug 18, 2009 3:09 pm

Yes, they do, and I am not sure, but there may be stripped down extended versions out there with the movie only. Be sure to check when looking for them.
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Postby The Dark Uniter » Wed Aug 19, 2009 8:26 pm

Currently watching Latitude Zero in its original English version[ Japanese cut was dubbed] and the kung fu flick King Boxer
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Postby Tiny Gigan » Sat Aug 22, 2009 12:58 am

Watching House 2 - The Second Story even as I type this. This movie scared the ever-loving hell out of me as a child, though at this point I really can't see how...
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Postby The Dark Uniter » Sat Aug 22, 2009 10:20 am

Yesterday, I've watched the Japanese version of Godzilla vs Megalon, the international cut of Godzilla vs Hedorah in its Japanese audio and the international cut of Godzilla Againest Mechagodzilla in its Japanese audio.
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Postby lhb412 » Sun Aug 23, 2009 9:43 pm

M*A*S*H

I really, really loved this movie. All I knew about the franchise was the TV show (which never grabbed me) but this movie is terrific. Very much in the Catch-22 mode, and better than the Catch-22 movie to boot!
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Postby jellydonut25 » Mon Aug 24, 2009 8:34 am

Planet of the Apes and Beneath the Planet of the Apes

I really enjoy both movies, though you can definitely tell that a sequel was not intended at all...there's a lot of ret-conning going on in Beneath and some things just don't add up

but damn if the first film isn't one of the best atmospheric films i've ever seen, the score is incredible - it may be silly on it's own but in the context of the film - i love it

Can't believe i forgot this one:
Jurassic Park - i watched it on Friday i think (mighta been thursday...) and good GOD it blew me away...it'd been YEARS since i'd seen this movie aside from a moment here or there on TNT or some such channel...

the reveal of the brachiosaurus hit me with a wave of nostalgia so hard i felt like i was 10 years old and all was good and right with the world again, and GINO didn't exist and Spielberg still had edge and alien 3 was the worst of the TRILOGY and robin williams in mrs. doubtfire was the funniest movie ever and the millenium was so far away nobody thought about it and the word MATRIX was stricly a math term and Star Wars was synonomous with 'A New Hope' and people still looked forward to Disney's yearly animated feature and six deaths in the world trade center was one of the worst terrorist attacks in this country's memory...
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Postby jellydonut25 » Tue Aug 25, 2009 8:45 am

Escape from and Conquest of The Planet of the Apes

Escape from - hmmm...i havent seen Battle for in a long time (tonight possibly...) but thus far, this is easily the worst one. It offers up ideas without explaining them at all and retcons the story and the universe to an extent that barely makes it recognizable...'A gorilla named Aldo said no'??? in 'a day commemorated by all apes'??? there was NOTHING of that sort even hinted at in either of the first two films not to mention there was nothing ever even remotely hinted at in any way, shape, or form that the apes went and retrieved Taylor's spaceship...granted, a lot of it can be explained away by saying that Cornelius had access to certain information when Dr. Zaius put he and Zira in charge of the culture of the apes, and learned a lot at that point, it still doesnt explain the 'annual observance of NO' remark and the spaceship repair, both of which do not seem to fall in line with the story as we know it...

Conquest - I rather like this one. Sure, it's extremely contrived, as, according to Zira and Cornelius, it took two hundred years for apes to evolve intelligence and their new, larger, more human-like forms (and in this movie, apparently thats been reduced to 20), but i find Caesar to be a fascinating character. Which is really the only temporal aspect of the movie that bothers me...as far as people claiming that Caesar's ape rebellion creates certain paradoxes, i'd say that's false, considering Gorillas and Orangutans end up being able to speak, as well is Lisa, and it's stated throughout the movie that Apes are becomming more human-like and intelligent, the Ape Rebellion would have eventually happened no matter what, Caesar's involvement just sped up the process.
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Postby Reaper G » Tue Aug 25, 2009 12:15 pm

"Inglourious Basterds"

I don't think this was Quentin Tarantino's best dialogue, but his characters, performances, and bloodshed were his usual awesomeness. Brad Pitt and Christoph Waltz were excellent, and it seems that not only was this Tarantino's first foray into a semi-historical film, it was also the first movie about *film* from the ultimate film geek.
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Postby jellydonut25 » Wed Aug 26, 2009 8:34 am

Battle for the Planet of the Apes - OK, so this may be the technically worst one of the series, but I still prefer it to Escape. Though it has it's problems, namely it's only been 12(?) years since Caesar's revolution and ALL apes can talk...and again, kind of like Escape, they throw things out without properly explaining them, or that seem to clash with the known timeline (specifically the orangutan that lives in the armory said he'd been there for 27 years...wtf?) all in all though there's some really good ideas on display here and i think the point of it is that you cant change the future...earth is still doomed to be destroyed when the gorillas attack the mutants who worship the bomb
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Postby ultrazilla2000 » Thu Aug 27, 2009 6:52 pm

Last movie was John Carpenter's The Fog on dvd, but the last two days I've been busy watching Tremors, The Series which I know aren't movies...but it's what I've been watching!
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Postby lhb412 » Fri Aug 28, 2009 12:51 pm

North by Northwest
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Postby Reaper G » Sat Aug 29, 2009 12:06 pm

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Postby Legion » Sat Aug 29, 2009 12:22 pm

Here's a list of some of the movies I've watched most recently:

Home on the Range (my friends and I have been doing a Disney marathon for a while and this is the movie we're up to. Not particularly a good one)
Saturday Night Fever
Short Circuit
Godzilla
('54)
Battle in Outer Space
Mothra
Mothra vs Godzilla
Plan 9 From Outer Space
(well it was the version shown at Rifftrax Live, but it still counts)
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Postby Reaper G » Sun Aug 30, 2009 11:46 am

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Postby lhb412 » Sun Aug 30, 2009 12:26 pm

My Man Godfry (1930s version)
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Postby MekaGojira3k » Sun Aug 30, 2009 8:09 pm

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Postby Legion » Sun Aug 30, 2009 8:13 pm

Mothra vs Godzilla (lol again)
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Postby Destroysall » Mon Aug 31, 2009 12:11 am

Legion wrote:Mothra vs Godzilla (lol again)


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Postby jellydonut25 » Mon Aug 31, 2009 9:13 am

Dog Soldiers - I was pretty thoroughly disappointed by this film. I'd heard a bit of buzz about it and really the only thing that was done really well was the creature effects. Unfortunately, that can't carry the movie away from feeling like a movie of the week syfy production...the acting is at times just simpyl appalling and the cinematography is poor. That said, I think I was largely disappointed because I'd heard so many good things and was expecting better. It's a fun film, but it's B-movie trash and I wanted more.

I Love You, Man - Now, I've been watching quite a bit of 'How I Met Your Mother' lately so imagine my surprise when Jason Segel ends up in this movie. Other than that, it's a pretty bland movie with occasional laughs that just didn't do it for me. Also, I hate Rush, so, yeah, not a good plot point there. It's not terrible, but only because Rudd and Segel put in such good performances that it's easy to see the on-screen chemistry they have, unfortunately, that doesn't save the movie from playing into various stereotypes and cliches. I had higher hopes, once again.

Fight Club - after 2 disappointments, I watched a movie where I knew exactly what i was going to get. one thing i noticed more this time was the relationship between marla and ed norton...it's really a fascinating movie, i like it.
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Postby king_ghidorah » Mon Aug 31, 2009 9:41 am

jellydonut25 wrote:Dog Soldiers - I was pretty thoroughly disappointed by this film. I'd heard a bit of buzz about it and really the only thing that was done really well was the creature effects. Unfortunately, that can't carry the movie away from feeling like a movie of the week syfy production...the acting is at times just simpyl appalling and the cinematography is poor. That said, I think I was largely disappointed because I'd heard so many good things and was expecting better. It's a fun film, but it's B-movie trash and I wanted more.

I Love You, Man - Now, I've been watching quite a bit of 'How I Met Your Mother' lately so imagine my surprise when Jason Segel ends up in this movie. Other than that, it's a pretty bland movie with occasional laughs that just didn't do it for me. Also, I hate Rush, so, yeah, not a good plot point there. It's not terrible, but only because Rudd and Segel put in such good performances that it's easy to see the on-screen chemistry they have, unfortunately, that doesn't save the movie from playing into various stereotypes and cliches. I had higher hopes, once again.

Fight Club - after 2 disappointments, I watched a movie where I knew exactly what i was going to get. one thing i noticed more this time was the relationship between marla and ed norton...it's really a fascinating movie, i like it.


I had the same reaction to Dog Soilders...very, very over-rated
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Postby Reaper G » Mon Aug 31, 2009 9:42 am

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Postby lhb412 » Wed Sep 02, 2009 1:20 pm

The Devil and Daniel Webster

Watched it on TCM. Beautifully short supernatural dark comedy, the only unfortunate bit is that the actor playing the lead character (Jabez Stone) makes the character kind of an unlikeable moron from the begining so we're not really rooting for him getting his soul back from The Devil (who was a much more compelling character).
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Postby howze01 » Wed Sep 02, 2009 2:52 pm

I have had Milk for a few months and never got around to watching it. I finally did on Saturday and it was great. I knew the story already but it was one of those rare movies that despite knowing what happens, I made it through the whole thing.
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