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Gimme Shelter - Stones


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#1 of 12 OFFLINE   PhilBoy

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Posted December 10 2003 - 12:59 PM

I just saw this on the shelf at Wallymart $60 ?

I noticed a dts track and a high definition transfer in the tech specs...

Anyone want to give us a review and play list. I haven't seen this flick in 30 years.

If it's a 10, I'll get it.
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#2 of 12 OFFLINE   Nick Sievers

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Posted December 10 2003 - 01:33 PM

Great flick if you are a Stones fan, but $60 is way too much. You could find this a lot cheaper just about anywhere else.
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#3 of 12 OFFLINE   Rob Lutter

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Posted December 10 2003 - 01:35 PM

Well... $60CAD = = $45.88USD
Not necessarily a bad B&M price for an imported title (Criterion doesn't distribute in Canada).

You would probably be better-off importing from the US yourself though

#4 of 12 OFFLINE   Estevan Lapena

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Posted December 10 2003 - 03:22 PM

If it's $60 CAD, its not that bad of a deal. But you can get it in the mid-twenties (USD) on DeepDiscountDVD.com. Good DTS track and features though, I never saw this on VHS or in the theaters so I cant compare, but the transfer was good from what I gather.

#5 of 12 OFFLINE   LawrenceK

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Posted December 10 2003 - 03:44 PM

I love this release. The sound is pretty killer, great documentary, good picture. Extras are also quite good. I would definately reccomend picking it up.

#6 of 12 OFFLINE   PhilBoy

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Posted December 11 2003 - 12:54 AM

Widescreen ? I didn't notice.
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#7 of 12 OFFLINE   Rob Lutter

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Posted December 11 2003 - 12:59 AM

IIRC, the OAR is 1.33:1

#8 of 12 OFFLINE   Reagan

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Posted December 11 2003 - 04:55 AM

PhilBoy,

Criterion did a first rate job on the disc in terms of pic and sound quality. The extras are great, too. Two things that I liked in the extras:

a) The commentary by one of the directors that is still with us. It's a great commentary and he sounds just like Adam Sandler, which is strange.

b) The Madison Square Garden performance of the song Prodigal Son, which is offered as an extra and contains a bit of a surprise. That's all I'm saying.

Find a way to get it for less than $40 US.

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#9 of 12 OFFLINE   Mark Zimmer

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Posted December 11 2003 - 05:45 AM

My review at digitallyObsessed.com:

http://www.digitally...iew.php3?ID=685

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#10 of 12 OFFLINE   Rich Malloy

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Posted December 11 2003 - 06:09 AM

Phil, this disc is a definite "10" for picture, sound, extras, and the film itself... the whole frickin' tamale. I can't believe you don't already have it! Posted Image

(But not for $60, Canadian dollars or no. This is--or should be--a regularly-priced special edition Criterion.)
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#11 of 12 OFFLINE   PhilBoy

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Posted December 11 2003 - 06:36 AM

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Excellent review Mark...

Thanks all.
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#12 of 12 OFFLINE   Estevan Lapena

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Posted December 11 2003 - 09:22 AM

Rich, Regular priced Criterions ARE 60 dollars in Canada. Posted Image
Just import it from Deep Discount along with some other Criterions and save a lot of money.