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Post by orlovsky » Sun Jan 04, 2009 6:14 pm

I picked up the Booray version of The French Connection yesterday, and I'm actually pretty disapointed by the level of b*ggering around that Mr Friedkin has done - no stupid re-cutting, but he's made the film look like a cr*ppy bootleg. (he's oversaturated the colours, then applied it to a b/w print, in an attempt to make the film look like Moby Dick.)

Oh and Doris Picked up Wall-e, which was almost a little too saccharin for me.
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Post by maxmum » Tue Jan 06, 2009 1:32 pm

Got Mum and Dad dvd.

Bought some cheapo stuff in the play sale aain. I dunno why i keep buying things i aint got time to watch them all.

I got paperhouse and some other stuff this time.

Death Race Blu ray came too :D
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Post by krispyg » Tue Jan 06, 2009 7:06 pm

I'm the same, if I see something I want or there is a bargain to be had I just buy it anyway. There is no rush to watch it but there are times like at the moment I am off work (after trapping my hand in a taxi door) that I can work through my film collection.

This week I have got through 4 Friday the 13ths (1-4), Funny Games and Broken.

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Post by maxmum » Wed Jan 07, 2009 3:32 pm

Ouch!

Ohh I don't like funny games - either the original or the hollywood remake.

Hate them infact they just make my skin crawl.
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Post by Vampirella » Wed Jan 07, 2009 9:35 pm

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Post by Melvin Junko » Sat Jan 10, 2009 4:53 pm

the Violent professionals - vipco uncut version
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Post by Vampirella » Tue Jan 13, 2009 10:12 pm

Jackass Box Set: Jackass: The Movie / Jackass The Movie: Number 2 / Jackass 2.5

Nightwatch (1997)

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Post by giles edwards » Wed Jan 14, 2009 10:31 am

This month’s stash:

Coffy
Truck Turner
The Pope Of Greenwich Village
Out For Justice
Branigan
Hour Of The Wolf
Ratatouille
Dreamgirls
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Post by orlovsky » Wed Jan 14, 2009 11:52 am

On the way:
Starship Troopers oddly, don't have this on dvd, and allegedly the Booray transfer is superb
and
Evil Dead II on Booray - at £9.99, I couldn't resist.

Also re-pre-ordered (due to once decent company being a little bit rubbish of late)

Midnight Meat Train
Akira - on Booray
Four Flies on grey velvet
Let the Right One In - super special fancy cover booray edition.

oh, and HMV posted Eden Lake out yesterday, which I'm really looking forward to watching again.
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Post by krispyg » Wed Jan 14, 2009 12:02 pm

I take it there is an import LTROI on dvd then?

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Post by orlovsky » Wed Jan 14, 2009 12:07 pm

Magnet have got it in the US, and I'm pretty sure I've seen a dvd of it for pre-order. Looks to be out in the US on the 10th of march.
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Post by Payne » Mon Jan 19, 2009 2:40 pm

Kuro Sh*tsuji (yes it really is called that) volume 1

Kara no kyoukai 1 and 2

And the 4 dvd old grey whistle test set

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Post by Team Banzai » Mon Jan 19, 2009 3:19 pm

there's some joyous hilarity to be found on the old grey whistle test dvd's .. many repeat view hours of glorious entertainment

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Post by orlovsky » Mon Jan 19, 2009 11:18 pm

Eden Lake Turned up today, looks like a great transfer, but loses brownie points as there are not only forced trailers, but an advert for f*cking Snickers!

Optimum, take note - feel free to bung trailers on your dvd's, but please, make them optional and in keeping with the title. Adverts for popular peanut based confectionary items are not something I need to have rammed down my throat when I settle down to watch a dvd that i've gone out and bought. Even if they do star Mr. T.
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Post by Team Banzai » Mon Jan 19, 2009 11:36 pm

my review of the eden lake blu ray will appear on the site in a day or so

the BR has no forced trailers.. i agree they ARE very annoying when you can't skip them - i find the forward button always helps. disney are/were another prime offender. the other annoying non-skipable advert is the anti piracy one, which i always think is a bit of a pain - especially as we're the ones who have bought the dvd in the first place.

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