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5-May-04 2:16pm
#1
savior
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7-Jul-19 2:17pm
#2
Sid_Ceaser
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Kommie wrote:
Supposedly he's going to restored Bad Taste, Meet the Feebles and Dead Alive to 4K. https://movieweb.com... I have the DVDs of all of them and IIRC Feebles looks awful. (but is an amazing movie. It's what The Happytime Murders probably wanted to be)
I don't think Feebles ever got a really legit R1 release on dvd. I have some kind of version, not sure if it's a bootleg or what, but the transfer is not good.

Bad Taste I still have the 2 disc edition that came out long long ago. That was a pretty good set. It took him like 10 years or something to film that, didn't it?

Dead Alive ... man. Such an over the top blood fest. That scene with the porrige makes me gag every time.

I kick ass for the lord.

Can't wait for all three to be remastered.


7-Jul-19 2:46pm
#3
whitefire
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Jester695 wrote:
whitefire wrote:> Has anyone seen Midsommar? I kind of want to see it, but I am very weary of any horror> film which has significantly more critical appraise than audience appraise (I've> been burned before). Usually, they end up being some artsy bullcrap, not actually> scary at all, and even have some dumb "twist" at the end with long dry spells in-between> supposed "scares." The Witch, The Babadook, It Comes at Night, and Hereditary all> followed this common path, and I heavily disliked each of them.> > Well considering it's the same writer/director as Hereditary........wouldn't expect the style to change.
Thanks. I actually didn't know that.

7-Jul-19 2:57pm
#4
DarkFact
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Far From Home was pretty good. Spider-Man continues to be the bright spot in the MCU for me.
7-Jul-19 3:08pm
#5
Foxhack
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Sid_Ceaser wrote:
I don't think Feebles ever got a really legit R1 release on dvd. I have some kind of version, not sure if it's a bootleg or what, but the transfer is not good.
I've seen - and owned - two different versions of this movie. Neither of them were legit. Both had crappy transfers.
7-Jul-19 3:13pm
#6
Gypsy
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ninesalone wrote:
@Gypsy Did you watch A Silent Voice? It was a bit sappy for my taste, but really well done/good story. Also seemed to be aimed at a younger audience. Perfect Blue up next, then probably Ghost in the Shell.... looking for English dubs atm. Can't find a digital copy to buy anywhere for Princess Mononoke. Trying to make my way through these classics and high rated releases.
I did not. I think I skipped it because it was clearly aimed at teens.

@Sid_Ceaser There are official releases I think. You can search DVDs on blu-ray.com and this came up: https://www.blu-ray....
7-Jul-19 3:29pm
#7
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Gypsy wrote:
ninesalone wrote:> @Gypsy Did you watch A Silent Voice? It was a bit sappy for my taste, but really> well done/good story. Also seemed to be aimed at a younger audience. Perfect Blue> up next, then probably Ghost in the Shell.... looking for English dubs atm. Can't> find a digital copy to buy anywhere for Princess Mononoke. Trying to make my way> through these classics and high rated releases. I did not. I think I skipped it because it was clearly aimed at teens. @Sid_Ceaser There are official releases I think. You can search DVDs on blu-ray.com and this came up: https://www.blu-ray....
That's a bootleg. I owned that.

I also owned this one: https://www.blu-ray....
7-Jul-19 3:30pm
#8
Gypsy
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@Foxhack I was wondering. Really annoying that they catalog boots. If there is no official DVD that means the best release currently is...a German LaserDisc ....
7-Jul-19 3:58pm
#9
Foxhack
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Gypsy wrote:
@Foxhack I was wondering. Really annoying that they catalog boots. If there is no official DVD that means the best release currently is...a German LaserDisc ....
I'm fine with them cataloguing bootlegs if they say it's a bootleg. Neither of those pages lists that information.

Even FilmAF / DVDAF mentioned that back in the day.
7-Jul-19 4:25pm
#10
Kommie
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Yeah I don't think my Meet the Feebles is a legit copy, if one even exists. It looks like ass too, popped it in the PS4.

By the way they're also doing an Akira 4K restoration, a new anime series and another anime movie. Something like that.
7-Jul-19 5:36pm
#11
Gypsy
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Foxhack wrote:
Gypsy wrote:> @Foxhack I was wondering. Really annoying that they catalog boots. If there is no> official DVD that means the best release currently is...a German LaserDisc .... I'm fine with them cataloguing bootlegs if they say it's a bootleg. Neither of those pages lists that information. Even FilmAF / DVDAF mentioned that back in the day.
That's a pretty good point. I'd agree with that.
7-Jul-19 5:56pm
#12
theJaw
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Spider-man: Far From Home - 9/10 I gave Homecoming a 9/10 too but this one is better and has officially surpassed Spider-man 2 as my favorite Spider-man movie. Homecoming was always just about on par with Spider-man 2 but this one stole the show. Save for Thor: Ragnarok, this is a comedic peak for the MCU too and, while the story definitely had some staples of MCU storytelling, the cast and location really did well with presenting it differently. I was wondering how a Spider-man movie that takes place outside of NYC would play for me, personally, but it ended up being an extremely welcomed breath of fresh air. Holland continues to be the best theatrical Peter Parker. Mysterio did suffer from the same pitfalls as a lot of MCU villains - under-developed due to only appearing in one movie, with his entire true backstory coming during one real info-dumpy speech over the course of only one scene. But Gyllenhaal put in a great performance as the character. He made you believe that Mysterio could be an alright guy despite us all obviously knowing otherwise, and he really ramped up his intensity during the climax. His line "FIRE ALL THE DRONES" was about as loud and intense as I can remember Gyllenhaal. I dug the others in the cast too, all the characters given screen time did well. The MCU callbacks to movies like Iron Man and Captain Marvel were great, and the fudging cameo in the post-credits scene RULED. I audibly popped an "aw yes!" when it happened - and then the bombshell that was dropped on Spider-man himself was a great way to leave us on a cliffhanger while the MCU takes a few months off from releasing movies. Really fun stuff.
7-Jul-19 6:01pm
#13
shadyfozzie
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theJaw wrote:
Spider-man: Far From Home - 9/10 I gave Homecoming a 9/10 too but this one is better and has officially surpassed Spider-man 2 as my favorite Spider-man movie. Homecoming was always just about on par with Spider-man 2 but this one stole the show. Save for Thor: Ragnarok, this is a comedic peak for the MCU too and, while it definitely had some staples of MCU storytelling, the cast and location really did well with presenting it differently. I was wondering how a Spider-man movie that takes place outside of NYC would play for me, personally, but it ended up being an extremely welcomed breath of fresh air. Holland continues to be the best theatrical Peter Parker. Mysterio did suffer from the same pitfalls as a lot of MCU villains - under-developed due to only appearing in one movie, with his entire true backstory coming during one real info-dumpy speech over the course of only one scene. But Gyllenhaal put in a great performance as the character. He made you believe that Mysterio could be an alright guy despite us all obviously knowing otherwise, and he really ramped up his intensity during the climax. His line "FIRE ALL THE DRONES" was about as loud and intense as I can remember Gyllenhaal. I dug the others in the cast too, all the characters given screen time did well. The MCU callbacks to movies like Iron Man and Captain Marvel were great, and the fudging cameo in the post-credits scene RULED. I audibly popped a "aw yes!" when it happened - and then the bombshell that was dropped on Spider-man himself was a great way to leave us on a cliffhanger while the MCU takes a few months off from releasing movies. Really fun stuff.
I agree with this review 100%.

Also, Ned and Betty were also a lot of funny comic relief.
It sucks that Gyllenhaal had to die (unless he faked that too). He was a great character and his flip from good to bad was really well done on his end.

7-Jul-19 6:03pm
#14
theJaw
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@shadyfozzie I'd throw that bit in a spoiler tag but...


I kinda feel like Ralphie from A Christmas Story (the scientist helping Mysterio) could recreate him at some point. We saw him downloading something to a thumb drive before escaping at the end. While part of that was probably the doctored drone video we see in the post-credits scene, I think it'd be a neat little swerve to have that guy bring Mysterio back as a projection of some sort later on down the line. I agree, I was a little piffed that they killed him off - MCU has a bad track record with killing off all their villains. But maybe we'll see more of him, who knows!?

7-Jul-19 6:04pm
#15
Foxhack
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Spoiler:


Not a fan of JJJ being turned into an Alex Jones conspiracy nutjob.



Edit: Regarding the villain.


The glasses said someone died, but they didn't confirm it was Quentin Beck...

7-Jul-19 6:06pm
#16
bill
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Alien (1979) - 10/10
7-Jul-19 6:12pm
#17
theJaw
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@Foxhack

JJJ has always been that type of character though. He was always spouting conspiracy theories, mostly about Spider-man, but he was also loud and obnoxious about anything he didn't personally believe as truth. The only major change is them presenting the Daily Bugle as a "controversial" news outlet - though even that could be attributed to the older comics considering he constantly ran exaggerated smear stories, so it was likely lots of folks didn't trust his journalism from the get-go. So I guess the fact that he has a show is the only real change-up. I think it's just that there are more figures like JJJ in the real world zeitgeist right now that it comes off as a little too "obvious" - but that's just how the character has always been.

7-Jul-19 6:12pm
#18
Jester695
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bill wrote:
Alien (1979) - 10/10
These moments are why we keep you around.
7-Jul-19 6:23pm
#19
whitefire
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theJaw wrote:
@shadyfozzie I'd throw that bit in a spoiler tag but... ...
That's true. On the other hand, I kind of like the permanence of their storylines, and when it comes to that, there are nearly limitless ones to choose from.

7-Jul-19 6:25pm
#20
bill
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I added the spoiler tag to that.
7-Jul-19 6:48pm
#21
Anxiouz
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kevolones wrote:
Night School Surprisingly funny from start to finish. I thought it was great because its not just another Kevin Hart movie, all characters are funny and absolutely crazy. This movie kinda reminded me of "My Boss' Daughter", comedy style-wise. 7/10
Kevin Hart is always himself, which is always funny. But this was rather dull for me. I don't mind having spent the time watching it but it was a 5/10 average comedy.

whitefire wrote:
Has anyone seen Midsommar? I kind of want to see it, but I am very weary of any horror film which has significantly more critical appraise than audience appraise (I've been burned before). Usually, they end up being some artsy bullcrap, not actually scary at all, and even have some dumb "twist" at the end with long dry spells in-between supposed "scares." The Witch, The Babadook, It Comes at Night, and Hereditary all followed this common path, and I heavily disliked each of them.
I feel 100% the same. Hereditary had so much hype by the time I watched it at home, and I felt that it plodded along and then just did a full 180 towards the end into absurdity which I didn't appreciate as much as most critics seemed to. Midsommar has me equally intrigued by the premise but I have to expect it is similar in style so I'm gonna wait until it hits streaming.

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