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Started by Rev. Powell, April 25, 2020, 12:17:49 PM

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zelmo73

Quote from: Archivist on April 21, 2021, 11:16:09 PM
Quote from: zelmo73 on March 27, 2021, 02:39:49 AM
Police Story 1 & 2: Criterion Collection on blu ray. I'm really stoked about this one, even more than I was about the Bruce Lee Criterion Collection that I bought on blu ray last summer.  :cheers:

Police Story Criterion Collection? And Bruce Lee Criterion Collection?? I need to go to the shops more often. How is the video and audio quality?


I've only ever owned the VHS version of Police Story (1985) before, so I know that the blu ray has excellent quality. I love that it includes the original Cantonese audio along with the English dub, so you can appreciate the emotion in the original voice acting. Criterion does their usual excellent quality in restoring these films to their remastered original audio before dubbing and international distribution ruined them for purists. The Bruce Lee collection is a definite must-buy; even though it is 1080p blu ray, they must have remastered them in 4K or something because they can easily pass for 4K movies if you are watching them on a 4K TV.
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pennywise37

last week i bought Evita  (1996) a favorite film of mine and i haven't seen it in years!  i love the music i think it's a matter of taste i suppose i don't think i've seen it since i was in my 20's or maybe even in my 30's so it's been a long time

kornula

Orca..with Richard Harris and Bo Derek!

I reemmber watching it in 1978 in the theater... I remember it being bad. What I did not remember is it being hilariously bad.

zelmo73

Quote from: kornula on May 12, 2021, 02:56:36 PM
Orca..with Richard Harris and Bo Derek!

I reemmber watching it in 1978 in the theater... I remember it being bad. What I did not remember is it being hilariously bad.

I saw that on TV when I was a little kid. I remember thinking "wow, a KILLER killer whale!"  :cheers:
First rule is, 'The laws of Germany'
Second rule is, 'Be nice to mommy'
Third rule is, 'Don't talk to commies'
Fourth rule is, 'Eat kosher salamis'
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The Dalai Lama walks into a pizza shop and says "Make me one with everything!"

pennywise37

i don't think i've ever seen a movie as bad as  the one i mentioned recently Delta Delta Die (2003) that one is i think the worst movie i've ever seen in my life. i'm not naming Troll 2 cause i've never seen the whole thing i watched about 5 minutes of it and shut it off cause it was that bad

dcj2112

Quote from: pennywise37 on May 15, 2021, 11:46:13 PM
i don't think i've ever seen a movie as bad as  the one i mentioned recently Delta Delta Die (2003) that one is i think the worst movie i've ever seen in my life. i'm not naming Troll 2 cause i've never seen the whole thing i watched about 5 minutes of it and shut it off cause it was that bad

s**t man, if you're looking for some real bottom of the barrel stuff check out some of the other Full Moon movies from around that period. Basically up to 1996 they are either old enough to have a charm to them or benefitted from big studio financing via Paramount. In the late 2000s they had new investors from China which at least gave them enough money to make the movies look like...well movies.

But that in between period is filled with some of the most horrible crap you can imagine. Seriously, a high school video production class could have made some better looking things than some of those movies.

pennywise37

yeah for a long time a lot of his stuff was pretty bad, i am thinking of the Howling film that they did in (1995) i think that was made after Paramount said F... to them but yeah that one is pretty bad. stiches (2000) yeah that one is just plain awful

dcj2112

Quote from: pennywise37 on May 19, 2021, 04:22:47 AM
yeah for a long time a lot of his stuff was pretty bad, i am thinking of the Howling film that they did in (1995) i think that was made after Paramount said F... to them but yeah that one is pretty bad. stiches (2000) yeah that one is just plain awful

Haha I've had the DVD of Stiches sitting on my nightstand for a few months now. I've seen a truncated version of it in one of Full Moon's clip show movies that puts a few truncated versions of movies together with very little rhyme or reason. From what I've seen I'd rank Stiches above some of the crap Full Moon has put out, but I haven't had the urge to watch the full thing either. 

pennywise37

Band has done some great movies Re-Animator (1985) and From Beyond (1986) come to Dolls (1987) comes to mind 'Castle Freak (1995) and so many more the Trancer series etc.. but he's also done movies so bad that i dunno what he was even thinking on putting them out and the films he put out last year during the shut down are a good example of not only out of ideas but a man of desperation even though he no doubt was making some pretty good money on streaming and prolly ordering movies online from him too and merchandise as well. but all that is just guess work of course


but Stiches (2000) was also Dr.  see i forget the name of that film from around that time on how bad it it was!   

TheBouncer

Slugs (1988) based on the Huston book. A largely unheard of cast, the majority of whom did nothing other than this film in the industry. Some good kills though.

Alex

Quote from: TheBouncer on May 22, 2021, 02:21:37 AM
Slugs (1988) based on the Huston book. A largely unheard of cast, the majority of whom did nothing other than this film in the industry. Some good kills though.

I've read that one and the follow-up. I can't remember if it was in the first novel or second, but I reached a passage in the book where something happens to a guy sitting on the toilet. I read that section and passed it to the guy sitting beside me and told him to read it. The book was then passed from person to person until everyone in the room had read this particular passage. You could tell by the squirming look on everyone's face when they reached this one particular sentence.
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Suddenly I'm finding cheap previously viewed DVDs of the recent Star Wars movies in every store I go to... last night I scored The Last Jedi for $8.99, and I wanna go back for Solo next chance I get (unless someone beats me to it).
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TheBouncer

Quote from: Alex on May 22, 2021, 02:39:02 AM
Quote from: TheBouncer on May 22, 2021, 02:21:37 AM
Slugs (1988) based on the Huston book. A largely unheard of cast, the majority of whom did nothing other than this film in the industry. Some good kills though.

I've read that one and the follow-up. I can't remember if it was in the first novel or second, but I reached a passage in the book where something happens to a guy sitting on the toilet. I read that section and passed it to the guy sitting beside me and told him to read it. The book was then passed from person to person until everyone in the room had read this particular passage. You could tell by the squirming look on everyone's face when they reached this one particular sentence.

I found the first book amongst my shelf this morning so I will look out for that passage (if it's featured in book one) when I find the time to give it a read. Picturing the book being passed around and people being revolted, almost reminds me of crime scene evidence being passed around members of a jury for examination.

Alex

Quote from: TheBouncer on May 22, 2021, 09:25:25 AM
Quote from: Alex on May 22, 2021, 02:39:02 AM
Quote from: TheBouncer on May 22, 2021, 02:21:37 AM
Slugs (1988) based on the Huston book. A largely unheard of cast, the majority of whom did nothing other than this film in the industry. Some good kills though.

I've read that one and the follow-up. I can't remember if it was in the first novel or second, but I reached a passage in the book where something happens to a guy sitting on the toilet. I read that section and passed it to the guy sitting beside me and told him to read it. The book was then passed from person to person until everyone in the room had read this particular passage. You could tell by the squirming look on everyone's face when they reached this one particular sentence.

I found the first book amongst my shelf this morning so I will look out for that passage (if it's featured in book one) when I find the time to give it a read. Picturing the book being passed around and people being revolted, almost reminds me of crime scene evidence being passed around members of a jury for examination.

Having had a think about it, I think the passage in question is in the follow up (which I believe is called Breeding Ground). I would have been about 16 or 17 when I read it.
Your kisses turn princes into frogs and passion plays into monologues.

Alex

Justice League: Snyder Cut.

A nearly four-hour-long sprawling epic. Is it better than the Whedon version? Well, that comes down to your own taste. I would say it is an exercise in storytelling bearing all the hallmarks of Snyder's established aesthetic. It is less entertaining as a tent pole movie in the Marvel tradition so I guess it comes down to appreciating movies as an art or just wanting to be entertained. Me, I like both versions for different reasons.
Your kisses turn princes into frogs and passion plays into monologues.