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Old 07-23-2006, 11:29 PM


I've been waiting for a proper region 1 release of this forever.
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Old 07-24-2006, 02:40 AM
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^ Nice going Tayzlor.
A purchase to make up for the disappointing Vertical Ray/Swimmer/Vanya haul. DDD doesn't have these beasts in stock, so I'm hoping they will charge the sale price if they end up shipping it long after the sale is over.
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Old 07-24-2006, 08:29 PM
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A purchase to make up for the disappointing Vertical Ray/Swimmer/Vanya haul. DDD doesn't have these beasts in stock, so I'm hoping they will charge the sale price if they end up shipping it long after the sale is over.
Wait wait, you didn't get the Swimmer? I thought you di-- I'm confused. What happened again?
Anyway, are you reffering to the trio as disappointments because they suck as movies? If so, then I understand.
I'm sure the Keaton set won't suck.
I would get it too, but I'm far more anticipating getting the Chaplin and Hitchcock boxes first. Although I probably should have went for the Keaton set on my birthday.
Anyway, good for you for finally getting the set.
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Old 07-25-2006, 01:42 AM
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Old 07-26-2006, 11:31 PM
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Anyway, are you reffering to the trio as disappointments because they suck as movies?
I didn't think any of the three really sucked. Vanya just didn't interest me or maybe it's Chekhov who is the culprit. Maybe the play (whatever it's called) is good or interesting but from Vanya I just got a bunch of actors rehearsing the play, and I couldn't shake that feeling off throughout the movie. So anything I have against the movie is entirely subjective, and probably shouldn't be taken seriously (as if the assignations of ratings by a kid on an internet forum would be).

"The Swimmer" was dated and corny. It was too much metaphorical for its own good.

"Vertical Ray" was awfully pretty to look at, but shallow.

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Old 07-26-2006, 11:49 PM
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I didn't think any of the three really sucked. Vanya just didn't interest me or maybe it's Chekhov who is the culprit. Maybe the play (whatever it's called) is good or interesting but from Vanya I just got a bunch of actors rehearsing the play, and I couldn't shake that feeling off throughout the movie. So anything I have against the movie is entirely subjective, and probably shouldn't be taken seriously (as if the assignations of ratings by a kid on an internet forum would be).

"The Swimmer" was dated and corny. It was too much metaphorical for its own good.

"Vertical Ray" was awfully pretty to look at, but shallow.
Interesting. I guess I'll have to see the Swimmer pretty soon to compare notes. I would 'av seen it earlier but I had classes, which end tomorrow thank god.
And Uncle Vanya isn't really interesting in general, as I remember watching the play for English Lit class. It was boring, and I don't think Malle could have done anything, although the way you describe the film makes it sound tedious.
Keaton should be fun though (at the very least) - and I want to see Yi Yi, and I 'll rent it sometime.
What are you planning to do about the Kicking and Screaming & Seduced and Abandoned? There are some other great releases in August, so I may just be renting those two. Have you seen either?
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Old 07-27-2006, 01:08 AM



Finally..
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Old 07-28-2006, 01:21 AM
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What are you planning to do about the Kicking and Screaming & Seduced and Abandoned?
I like me Criterions bought blindly, but "Kicking and Screaming" is a rental, an eventual rental at that. It seems like a Criterion wildcard; I'm just wary of the quality. But I did love "The Squid and the Whale"...

I'll snag "Seduced" somewhere down the line.



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Old 07-28-2006, 02:37 AM
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I like me Criterions bought blindly, but "Kicking and Screaming" is a rental, an eventual rental at that. It seems like a Criterion wildcard; I'm just wary of the quality. But I did love "The Squid and the Whale"...

I'll snag "Seduced" somewhere down the line.
Kicking and Screaming sounds interesting I guess, but I didn't like the Squid and the Whale. I'll rent both probably.
I can't see why you like to blind buy criterions.
I like to blind buy regular dvds, but not the 30 dollar criterions.
If the film sucks, well, it just cost you 30.
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Old 07-28-2006, 03:42 PM
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If the film sucks, well, it just cost you 30.
True, but I'm confident the majority of the Criterions have some value, even if they aren't 10/10 masterpieces. There's not much room for error when wading through all those Kurosawas, Godards, etc. The only blindly bought Criterion I hated was "The Tin Drum" -- and that was a gift at that.
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Old 07-28-2006, 03:46 PM
Criterions also sell really well if you didn't like your blind buy. \

I'd say most are a fair trade, I havent rented/purchased one Criterion film that I didn't appreciate enough on some level to make it worth checking out.
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Old 07-28-2006, 08:16 PM
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Criterions also sell really well if you didn't like your blind buy. \
I'd say most are a fair trade, I havent rented/purchased one Criterion film that I didn't appreciate enough on some level to make it worth checking out.
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True, but I'm confident the majority of the Criterions have some value, even if they aren't 10/10 masterpieces. There's not much room for error when wading through all those Kurosawas, Godards, etc. The only blindly bought Criterion I hated was "The Tin Drum" -- and that was a gift at that.
I'll reply to both.
Criterions do sell well as a matter of fact. I sold my old Seven Samurai for 20 bucks, which is a lot since I bought it for 25.
And I guess I wasn't truly disappointed with some of my rented Criterions but I think this was due to the fact that I rented them. Like Shoot the Piano Player was just okay to me, and a good rental.
Usually, Criterions are pretty good, but some of them kind of suck. None come to mind now, but I'm sure I'll think of some later. You can't go wrong with Kurosawa, Fellini, and Renior & Bergman sometimes, but what about the rest? They're pretty hit or miss to me. Okay, I remember some bad Criterions I bought and returned: The Night Porter, Carnival of Souls (not really bad, but I just needed the money that month so I returned it), And God Created Women.
These I rented and they were a little disappointing or just worthy of rental status: Sisters, Big Deal on Maddona Street, How to get Ahead in Advertising, and Naked Lunch.
Those are my picks as so/so Criterions from the little amount I've seen. But they do sell well, as I've never gotten less than half MSRP for Criterions when selling. I don't regret watching the films and they do have some value, be it in the special features, but still.
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Old 08-02-2006, 11:25 PM






Very first order with Deep Discount DVD. They've got amazing prices. From now on, if I can get my DVDs from there, I will. Anyway, I cannot wait to watch all of these. I've been wanting to see Ebola Syndrome for a LONG ass time, and it was only 9 bucks. I could've used free shipping, but I'm too damn impatient, so I paid the 6 bucks for shipping. Oh, well. I've got money to spare because I just traded in some of my old DVDs and CDs that I don't watch/listen to anymore.

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Old 08-21-2006, 08:16 PM
just ordered A Bittersweet Life and Lady Vengeance from Play.com
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Old 08-22-2006, 02:58 PM
Mac, those are some interesting purchases (I haven't heard of either). What led to the purchase of the Gary Busey surfer movie (I guess a genre that never caught on)?
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Old 08-24-2006, 02:42 PM
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Mac, those are some interesting purchases (I haven't heard of either). What led to the purchase of the Gary Busey surfer movie (I guess a genre that never caught on)?
That movie is directed by my favorite fascist, John Milius, and seems to have the higest score of all his films of all his filmography on IMDb. Plus it was cheap and had a commentary so I was sold instantly.

The other is about early Islam. It's an epic title about I subject I'm interested in learning more about along with containing a commentary and some decent extras, plus a really awesome score on IMDb, so I decided to bite.





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