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Re: New DVD/Blu-ray Purchases

Postby lhb412 » Fri Aug 25, 2017 7:11 pm

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Re: New DVD/Blu-ray Purchases

Postby Dr Kain » Sat Aug 26, 2017 12:10 am

O.Supreme wrote:Strolled into a Walmart on Tuesday, I wasn't even aware GotG2 was coming out that day heh...picked that up of course, and found these two for a good price on Amazon:

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Re: New DVD/Blu-ray Purchases

Postby Dr Kain » Sat Sep 23, 2017 6:53 pm

At long last, an official, subbed release:

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Re: New DVD/Blu-ray Purchases

Postby jellydonut25 » Sun Sep 24, 2017 2:19 am

I got Shin Godzilla for $3!

A friend had it and HATED it and was gonna just throw it out and I said, "Nah bruv, send it to me, I'll pay for the shipping." And now I own the movie for about what it's worth to me!
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Re: New DVD/Blu-ray Purchases

Postby Dr Kain » Sun Sep 24, 2017 4:13 pm

Who the "OH GODZILLA! WHAT TERRIBLE LANGUAGE!" throws out a BD they paid for? Shin Godzilla might not be for everyone, but it is not worthy of being treated like Battlefield Earth.
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Re: New DVD/Blu-ray Purchases

Postby O.Supreme » Sun Sep 24, 2017 10:18 pm

well, I cant say I actually *paid* for it, but as a bonus, I received a DVD copy of The Matrix with some other foreign DVD's I got a while back. It was in a paper folder with no case or packaging, so i simply threw it away because that movie holds no interest for me, and I was not informed of this "bonus" when I ordered the other DVD's initially.
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Re: New DVD/Blu-ray Purchases

Postby jellydonut25 » Mon Sep 25, 2017 2:24 am

Dr Kain wrote:Who the "OH GODZILLA! WHAT TERRIBLE LANGUAGE!" throws out a BD they paid for? Shin Godzilla might not be for everyone, but it is not worthy of being treated like Battlefield Earth.

Battlefield Earth is better.
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Re: New DVD/Blu-ray Purchases

Postby canofhumdingers » Mon Sep 25, 2017 7:16 am

Who are you and what have you done to the jellydonut we knew and loved who actually had taste in movies?

It's like I've somehow slipped into a mirror universe. Where I actually agree with Kain's taste in film more than j.d.'s? Up is down. Left is right. I don't know who I am or what is going on anymore! This is madness I tell you! Madness!
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Re: New DVD/Blu-ray Purchases

Postby Dr Kain » Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:38 am

canofhumdingers wrote:Who are you and what have you done to the jellydonut we knew and loved who actually had taste in movies?

It's like I've somehow slipped into a mirror universe. Where I actually agree with Kain's taste in film more than j.d.'s? Up is down. Left is right. I don't know who I am or what is going on anymore! This is madness I tell you! Madness!


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Re: New DVD/Blu-ray Purchases

Postby klen7 » Mon Sep 25, 2017 9:16 pm

I forgot about Garo! Glad this thread reminded me.
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Re: New DVD/Blu-ray Purchases

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Re: New DVD/Blu-ray Purchases

Postby jellydonut25 » Tue Sep 26, 2017 1:11 am

canofhumdingers wrote:Who are you and what have you done to the jellydonut we knew and loved who actually had taste in movies?

It's like I've somehow slipped into a mirror universe. Where I actually agree with Kain's taste in film more than j.d.'s? Up is down. Left is right. I don't know who I am or what is going on anymore! This is madness I tell you! Madness!

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Re: New DVD/Blu-ray Purchases

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Re: New DVD/Blu-ray Purchases

Postby Dr Kain » Tue Sep 26, 2017 6:36 pm

Shin Godzilla might not be the best Godzilla movie ever, but that doesn't make it bad. It's still a well made movie even if what you want was a standard formulaic traditional Kaiju film.
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Re: New DVD/Blu-ray Purchases

Postby jellydonut25 » Thu Sep 28, 2017 12:36 am

Dr Kain wrote: It's still a well made movie.

I disagree.
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Re: New DVD/Blu-ray Purchases

Postby Dr Kain » Thu Sep 28, 2017 8:37 am

jellydonut25 wrote:
Dr Kain wrote: It's still a well made movie.

I disagree.


I think the Japanese Oscars override that as being a fact. The cinematography was simply outstanding.
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Re: New DVD/Blu-ray Purchases

Postby jellydonut25 » Thu Sep 28, 2017 2:14 pm

Dr Kain wrote:
jellydonut25 wrote:
Dr Kain wrote: It's still a well made movie.

I disagree.


I think the Japanese Oscars override that as being a fact. The cinematography was simply outstanding.

By all accounts, the Japanese Oscars are even less prestigious than those of the American Academy, and they typically just give the awards to the highest grossing films.

Imagine a world where Michael Bay movies were routinely given Oscars.
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Re: New DVD/Blu-ray Purchases

Postby Dr Kain » Thu Sep 28, 2017 6:30 pm

jellydonut25 wrote:By all accounts, the Japanese Oscars are even less prestigious than those of the American Academy, and they typically just give the awards to the highest grossing films.

Imagine a world where Michael Bay movies were routinely given Oscars.


Frankly, I fail to see how it makes a difference be it some garbage Bay movie or crap like La La Land and Birdman.
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Re: New DVD/Blu-ray Purchases

Postby jellydonut25 » Thu Sep 28, 2017 7:50 pm

Dr Kain wrote:
jellydonut25 wrote:By all accounts, the Japanese Oscars are even less prestigious than those of the American Academy, and they typically just give the awards to the highest grossing films.

Imagine a world where Michael Bay movies were routinely given Oscars.


Frankly, I fail to see how it makes a difference be it some garbage Bay movie or crap like La La Land and Birdman.

If your definition of crap includes La La Land and Birdman then it's no wonder you think highly of Sh*t Godzilla.
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Re: New DVD/Blu-ray Purchases

Postby Tom R VanSlambrouck » Fri Sep 29, 2017 1:41 am

I bought The Night Gallery The Complete series the other night. Going to start it on Sunday.

Instead of doing movies every day this month I'm going to do TV shows. I plan on going through The Night Gallery and Tales from the Darkside. If I have any spare room I might get Kolchak the Nightstalker as well.
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Re: New DVD/Blu-ray Purchases

Postby Dr Kain » Fri Sep 29, 2017 1:43 am

jellydonut25 wrote:
Dr Kain wrote:
jellydonut25 wrote:By all accounts, the Japanese Oscars are even less prestigious than those of the American Academy, and they typically just give the awards to the highest grossing films.

Imagine a world where Michael Bay movies were routinely given Oscars.


Frankly, I fail to see how it makes a difference be it some garbage Bay movie or crap like La La Land and Birdman.

If your definition of crap includes La La Land and Birdman then it's no wonder you think highly of Sh*t Godzilla.


La La Land was as generic and cookie cutter as you could get. It didn't help that the songs and dance choreography were mediocre and Stone can't sing for crap. Musicals tend to suck normally, but this was an exceptional type of suckage since there were several movies vastly superior to it that deserved to win. Of the nominated ones, Hell or High Water should have won.

Birdman was great for its cinematic aspect as I loved how the scenes were seemelessly edited as if the whole movie was show in one take, but the characters were unlikable douchebags and the plot was so damn boring. For 2015, Grand Budapest Hotel was easily the best movie (and they gyped Hateful Eight). Such a phenomenal movie that seems to have already been forgotten by the masses because it didn't win a paid for award.
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Re: New DVD/Blu-ray Purchases

Postby tbeasley » Fri Sep 29, 2017 6:27 am

jellydonut25 wrote:By all accounts, the Japanese Oscars are even less prestigious than those of the American Academy, and they typically just give the awards to the highest grossing films.

Imagine a world where Michael Bay movies were routinely given Oscars.

I've been noticing this but one of the ways I've seen some people disparage Shin is by saying Japanese audiences/critics have poor taste and it comes across as very disrespectful to me. It's obvious the film, as a domestic release, resonated soundly with people over there and trying to knock that because you didn't like tadpole Godzilla or whatever is unfortunate.
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Re: New DVD/Blu-ray Purchases

Postby klen7 » Fri Sep 29, 2017 8:37 am

^ I agree. I get some people didn't like it (some of them spent months complaining about it before it was released) but dismissing the critical and financial success this film found seems especially petty.
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Re: New DVD/Blu-ray Purchases

Postby lhb412 » Fri Sep 29, 2017 10:18 am

It seems a bit rich to decry Shin Godzilla's quality when the baseline of quality for the '90s and '00s films tend to hover just above mediocrity.

... not that I enjoy dragging on these movies. The location footage in Spacegodzilla is pretty!
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Re: New DVD/Blu-ray Purchases

Postby jellydonut25 » Sat Sep 30, 2017 1:42 am

I'm only relaying what I've heard about the Japanese Oscars from people ACTUALLY IN JAPAN.

I can't disparage the critical or financial success of the film except to say that I disagree that it's anything above mediocre, and kick off the arguments we've had since its release for MONTHS already. And despite what anyone might want to believe, I went in with a VERY open mind, and up until Godzilla takes a nap I found a fair bit more to enjoy than not. Then the second half of the movie happened.

I still haven't watched my nearly-free blu ray.
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