Let's watch some lasers in October?

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  1. ekent

    ekent The Lord's Arm of Justice

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    Just thought I'd start this up again for 2008. I'm not going to set the bar as high as last year (30 titles), but lets see how many horror lasers we can watch in October!
     
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    Word! I just got back into the grove. I actually spun Wild Wild West last week - voluntarily!
     
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    Paff Super Moderator

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    Oh, I'll be watching some, but I can't really start until the 20th. My film festival runs from the 9th to the 16th, then I'm going away for a weekend.

    I'll get some in this weekend though, and the last two weekends definitely. Especially Halloween night. My copy of The Blair Witch Project always gets a spin.
     
  4. DeathDealer

    DeathDealer I Inhale Horror

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    Film Festival?
     
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    Paff Super Moderator

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    Yeah, I work for four local film festivals, and my biggest one is in October. It's 8 days long. The first four days I'm there 9AM-midnight (or later), the last four days I go back to work at my regular job for 8-4:30, then go to the festival from 5-midnight.

    Pretty much makes laserdisc watching impossible. But after that, I'm so wiped, I just kick back on the couch for several days to recover. That's when I'll spin some 12-inchers.
     
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    DeathDealer I Inhale Horror

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    What type of films for the october Film Festival?
     
  7. Vlachio

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    All I have is a bunch of Disney movies on LD. Snow White, Sleeping Beauty etc. I'm not watching that no freggin way! I need to score some Horror on LD soon.
     
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    I'll try to sneak a few in. Damn work schedule's been so tight that I'm down to about one movie per week now on any format. :( Still have a number of lasers I've yet to view and powering the player would be a good maintenance idea with a year running of inactivity.
     
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    My laserdisc player broke about a month ago. I sold all of my discs, so I'm out of this one.:(
     
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    But they're CLASSICS!!! :D

    ~Matt
     
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    I watched my LD of "The Stepfather" last night. I might bust out my Monster Club Thrille Video disc tonight
     
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    indiephantom Horny Spirit

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    Well, my LD player is at my parents place and I only see it now when I visit a couple of times a year. :lol: Sadly, no viewing option here.
     
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    Paff Super Moderator

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    At first, I didn't think I'd be watching many discs.

    But there's a lot of movies I've been meaning to get around to, and most are on LD:
    Phantasm (might as well watch all 4 while I'm at it)
    Texas Chainsaw Massacre
    Night of the Living Dead
    Dawn of the Dead
    Zombie
    Rosemary's Baby
    Cannibal Holocaust
     
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    OK, first disc of October

    1. Horror Hotel

    Good little film, great if you don't have a lot of time. Elite's transfer isn't too bad. Good performances, glad it's in my collection (oh, and Jeremy's inclusion on the top ten list was the inspiration to dig it out...)
     
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    I powered up my laserdisc player for the first time in two years, and it is rusty...but it still works! I may need a new one though.

    I watched Joe Dante's Matinee which is a fun flick about a William Castle-like film producer/director (John Goodman) who comes to a small town to promote his new film "Mant," in 1962 Florida. He rigs up the local theater with gimmicks, gadgets and surprises to shock the audience with his atomic-era masterpiece, reminiscent of 50s/60s b-monster movies! But the Cuban Missle Crisis is also going on, making everyone in town bonkers enough as it is!

    The widescreen laserdisc contains the whole movie within movie "Mant,' which runs about 20 mins (it's really all they shot for it, but it's a cool and rare extra to have).

    [​IMG]

    -UJ
     
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    Matinee kicks major ass. And yes, only the LD has the complete Mant! footage. Joe Dante signed my copy a few years ago and commented on that.

    Matinee is one of those films that I call a true "family film". So many so-called family films are really kids' movies that don't make adults vomit. But there are not many movies you can watch as a kid and totally enjoy it,then see it again as an adult and love it again on a completely different level. The other that immediately comes to mind is the original Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (as a kid, I never saw the total cynicism of Gene Wilder's Willy Wonka).

    I love Matinee, and may have to put it in my LD to-watch pile. One other I'm going to spin is BlowOut, because it was the favorite film of a close friend of mine who recently died. Good as time as any to watch it.
     
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    I recently watched my Matinee LD last week. I did a double feature of that and Ed Wood
     
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    2. Shivers

    Still one of my favorite Cronenberg movies. Hope to get more LDs in before the end of the month, maybe I can hit double digits.
     
  19. I've been spinning my old Tales From The Darkside laserdiscs, those are just some of my favorites I own, I have one of those badass really nice LD players from Pioneer that flip over by itself. I managed to gather all the Tales From The Darkside laserdiscs there are.. I had a chance to get the Japanese versions but I wouldn't have been able to deal with the annoying subtitles, I do wish my laserdisc player had component video atleast.. the picture still looks really excellent on my big screen even for being just s-video. I have quite a few laserdiscs, Blood Diner japanese LD, ROTLDII LD, Evil Dead 1, 2 and AOD Japanese laserdiscs, and my Anthrax POV Japanese laserdisc. I just wish the subtitles were removable on the Japanese ld's.
     
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    I had a large laser collection (over 700 discs) and when DVD first came out I bought a Pioneer combo laser/dvd player. I ended up selling the laser collection on Ebay and only kept about 5 titles (unfortunately I no longer have a player for them). Now with Blu-ray here it looks like I'll be doing some format changing again.
     

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