Last movie you purchased (or obtained)?

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  1. zompirejoe

    zompirejoe Active Member

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    I actually found them at my local Wal Mart for fifteen dollars each, so I felt like it was a pretty good buy. Yeah I can't wait to watch them, as soon as I get the time.
     
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    Oh, silly me :lol:

    In that case....

    Pieces
    Horror Rises from the Tomb
    Sweet Six......oh wait, I already put all this under Now Buying...
     
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    DVDs
    Pieces
    Savage Streets
     
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    Larry Cohen's SPECIAL EFFECTS and PERFECT STRANGERS.
     
  5. Kolpitz

    Kolpitz Purely and Simply Evil

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    The last five purchases on both formats:

    Blu-ray

    Tropic Thunder
    Hellboy II: The Golden Army
    Sukiyaki Western Django
    The Incredible Hulk
    1408

    DVD

    Futurama: Bender's Big Score
    Futurama: The Beast with a Billion Backs
    The Good German
    Hamlet (Kenneth Branagh)
    Lost Highway (R1)
     
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    Kolpitz Purely and Simply Evil

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    It's fun to have multiple threads about the same topic! I'm about to start a thread called "Quantum of Solace ... Not the Longest Bond Film Ever?"
     
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    Oh MAN that movie's great. Done in the style of a '40s noir film. Soderberg actually used the same lighting method used in the '40s, as well as having the film presented in academy ratio. The only thing that brings the film down (as with most films he's in) is Tobey Maguire. How he got the lead in Spider-Man over James Franco baffles the fucking mind.

    ~Matt
     
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    Mark Relford Chairman of the Bored

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    Rawhead Rex- Found this used for $15. Didn't know it was OOP until I did a search here. I love Rex's look. I'll take fake looking practical effects over fake looking CGI anytime. This needs a remastered re-release.

    Pieces- Great trash. Really enjoyed the interview with Paul Smith. I forgot about some of the movies that he's been in. Glad they covered Sonny Boy, a movie that needs a DVD release. The interview with Simon wasn't bad. Wish they would've covered his other movies in more detail.
     
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    This week I picked up like 20 DVDs cheap, so I don't feel like listing them all. On Blu Ray though I grabbed 2001, Bullitt, Daredevil, Dark City, and Hellboy 2. Waiting to find The Incredible Hulk now, as there were problems with the first batch, and now it's sold out everywhere.
     
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    just picked up beyond the door...gotta love code red.
     
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    i also found rawhead rex on dvd at a flea market a few months back it was new still sealed for 14.99 i asked if they had any more copies and they said no
     
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    Bullitt looks beautiful on blu, as does road warrior. i saw that best buy had their kubrick blu's on sale for $15 each and i was sorely tempted. but i'd just bought the dvd box of them all back round xmas and i'm trying to save some cash so i passed on them. but if they put out barry lyndon on blu, that'll be a no-brainer.
     
  13. Uncle Jay

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    I found Rawhead Rex about 4 years ago, in the $5.99 (or 3 for $10) used bin at Gamestop. I love when I strike gold like that.

    However, they need to give this better treatment. I caught RR on Monsters HD a few months back. Looked incredible in HD.


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    -UJ
     
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    Mark Relford Chairman of the Bored

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    You got lucky with that one. Mine wasn't in the best shape, but it played without a hitch.
     
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    Yeah I have Road Warrior and it looks pretty amazing! I have The Shining and Full Metal jacket as well, haven't got around to watching them yet though. Just need to grab Clockwork orange and Eyes Wide Shot now to complete my Kubrick Blu collection, well until the rest get released. I have never seen Barry Lyndon, how is it compared to his other films?
     
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    i would love to see lionsgate release a remaster widescreen edition but that will more than likely never happen though i love when Rawhead baptizes Declan i heard there was a longer version of the scene out there somewhere
     
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    I agree. I remember hearing about this movie and thinking "Soderbergh's making a movie in the style of the 40's WB movies. That's like a dream come true." Then, the reviews started coming out and they were mixed, at best, saying that the film was "style over substance" only. It didn't play near me anyway so I just waited for video. Then, when I did finally watch it, I loved it. Sure, the style was great but I really liked the actors and the story too. I disagree with you about Tobey Maguire though. I wouldn't say that I would see a movie because he was in it but I don't think he's a bad actor. James Franco's the same way for me. I don't necessarily think he's a bad actor but I wouldn't see a movie just because he was in it. Although, he was hilarious in Pineapple Express. I just hope that when this hits Blu, that they keep it 1.33:1 and don't crop it to 1.78:1 to "appease" the widescreen TV owners. Sam Raimi can get away with saying that Evil Dead was intended to be matted. Stanley Kubrick's 1.33:1 films were really shown in a matted presentation theatrically (and that's how he wanted it). But, we know that Soderbergh never intended The Good German to be matted.

    What was wrong with The Incredible Hulk? I picked it up on release date and had no problems with it.
     
  18. Matt89

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    Hmmm....Bullitt is one of my favorite movies and honestly... it looks HEAPS better than the DVD in terms of color and detail, but I still think it's somewhat lacking. The movie's LOADED with grain. I know that's inherent in the print and I'm not one to complain about grain (I'm completely against DNR-ing a movie) but Bullitt is sometimes overwhelmed with grain. But the Kubrick movies look insane on blu-ray, especially 2001. Absolutely beautiful.

    Yeah I really want Barry Lyndon (and Lolita) to come out on blu, since Warner's DVDs (along with GIANT) are STILL non-anamorphic 1.66:1!! It's infuriating. You can't even zoom 1.66:1 without it going to at least 1.78:1 so you're never getting the correct aspect ratio.

    ~Matt
     
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    Yeah I really hope they don't matte the movie (like they did in its theatrical run, but then again, todays theatres aren't equipped to handle the 1.33:1 academy ratio). I really DO hope that they'll actually put some special features on the blu-ray if it ever does come out, though since the DVD was seriouly lackluster. I'm sure Soderberg has a lot to say about this film im terms of its production and I think a commentary and doc would prove to be really interesting.

    But yeah, can't stand Tobey Maguire. He's an awful actor, he can never get "emotion" right. Whenever he gets angry or upset it just looks fake. James Franco, on the other hand. Jesus, what an actor. I'd even go as far as to say he's one of the best actors in Hollywood today.He can be genuinely funny and touching. I can't say I've liked every movie he's been in, but I've definitely been impressed with his performance in every film he's been in.

    ~Matt
     
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    I'm not sure what the problem is as I know some stores did release it. I saw it at HMV, but I didn't have any money. All I know is I went into two Future Shop's, as well as a movie store called Cinema One and they all said they had to send all their copies back, and that it would be delayed for a week or something. I think some stores just recently started getting them back again. So yeah, I don't know if only certain batches were affected or what!?
     

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