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#21 of 53 OFFLINE   schan1269

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Posted November 14 2013 - 11:03 AM

I could add in the titles...figured Amazon/UK links would suffice for the curiosity...



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Posted November 14 2013 - 04:56 PM

Thanks for continuing to post these, Sam. Some interesting discoveries here. I just received my Mizoguchi blu-ray set a few days ago, BTW.



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Posted November 14 2013 - 04:58 PM

I'm tempted on that one as well. I have 5 of them on DVD. All 5 have cobwebs though...



#24 of 53 OFFLINE   Charles Smith

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Posted November 15 2013 - 04:31 AM

I enjoy some offbeat stuff, too.  Keep it coming.  At the very least, I'll throw some things into my cart basket as a reminder.



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Posted November 22 2013 - 05:16 PM

Here we go Asian tonight...

 

Tale of Two Sisters

http://www.amazon.co...e of two sister (so much better than The Uninvited)

 

Kotoko (I'd add this movie every post...to prove a point. Horror fans, you haven't seen horror till you spun this disc. P.E.R.I.O.D.)

http://www.amazon.co...TARA3JQ0QHC4A1Q (simple perfection...well, not simple...)

 

i'm a Cyborg

http://www.amazon.co...29PEH2X59ZVMFA8 (this is just good. Does Chan-Wook Park  even have a bad movie?))



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Posted November 26 2013 - 06:53 PM

Those at HTF that like Cinemascope films of the fifties and especially Musicals should take a look at a new release from Network/Studio Canal.

 

"The Good Companions" (1957) is a most enjoyable British Musical.

Shot in CinemaScope and Technicolor, this disc is framed at 2.35:1 and is Anamorphic with mono sound (as was the case with nearly all british Scope movies)

The Movie has some catchy songs and several large production numbers.

Picture quality on the DVD is very good.

 

It has a good cast including Celia Johnson (Brief Encounter), Hugh Griffith (Ben Hur), John Fraser (El Cid), Janette Scott (Day of the Triffids), Rachel Roberts (Picnic at Hanging Rock), Joyce Grenfell and Eric Portman.

 

This J.B. Priestly novel had been filmed previously and it appeared much later as a stage musical.

 

It's no "Singin' in the Rain" but it's an enjoyable Widescreen Musical on a nice quality region B, Pal DVD.

 

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Posted November 30 2013 - 08:35 PM

Couple more...

 

I'm Not There

http://www.amazon.co...rds=Todd Haynes (excellent)

 

Shortbus

http://www.amazon.co...=shortbus uncut (past the notoriety...great flick anyway)

 

White Dog

http://www.amazon.co...PZTP1NDEJK8RBMN (seriously. how does the US not have a release?)

 

Dreamers

http://www.amazon.co...ywords=dreamers (great movie)



#28 of 53 OFFLINE   Keith Cobby

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Posted December 01 2013 - 01:40 AM

I agree with you Doug about The Good Companions. I have only seen it once on UK television but there was a 15 minute break in transmission. I am fairly confident of receiving it from Santa!



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Posted December 01 2013 - 03:05 AM

Here we go Asian tonight...

 

http://www.amazon.co...e of two sister (so much better than The Uninvited)

 

This one's no great loss to the US & you guys might get it done properly one day.

The UK Tartan BD has only one extra, a behind-the-scenes featurette, in stark contrast to the extras-heavy DVDs.

Far more importantly though, it's a 1080i transfer & actually has less resolution than the DVDs, especially the region 3: http://www.dvdbeaver...two-sisters.htm


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#30 of 53 OFFLINE   schan1269

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Posted December 06 2013 - 09:29 PM

Here is one that does have a US release, but history buffs...buy this one...

 

Army of Crime

http://www.amazon.co...eywords=ledoyen

 

French take on the CIA/terrorist movie...

 

Secrets of State

http://www.amazon.co...=Simon Abkarian

 

Not everybody's cup of tea, but an interesting premise...

 

Sleeping Beauty (definitely...uh, not Disney...)

http://www.amazon.co...f=pd_sim_d_h__7

 

Everything that is great about French cinema...

 

Q (no English sub...but the DVD does...The US cut has revisionism going on...)

http://www.amazon.co...ef=pd_cp_d_h__2

 

Badass

 

Confessions

http://www.amazon.co...JYR4K0VGXZP00HH



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Posted December 07 2013 - 03:07 PM

I hope I'm thinking of the wrong THE UNINVITED you compared that to.


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Posted December 09 2013 - 09:22 AM

I hope I'm thinking of the wrong THE UNINVITED you compared that to.

LOL...

 

No, this one...

http://www.amazon.co...s=The uninvited



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Posted December 19 2013 - 04:52 PM

Some more...

 

The Princess of Montpensier

http://www.amazon.co... of Montpensier (lovely in so many ways)

 

The Legend of 1900 (seriously, if you like movies. Buy and watch. Really, you must)

http://www.amazon.co...Mélanie Thierry (inspired)

 

Largo Winch

http://www.amazon.co...Mélanie Thierry (great movie)

 

All starring the same actress we only got to see in the travesty that was Babylon AD



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Posted January 27 2014 - 10:55 AM

Next month in the U. K. Dead Of Night is coming on BRD with very little publicity.

 

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For such a famous and influential film I'd have expected more publicity.

 


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#35 of 53 OFFLINE   schan1269

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Posted February 03 2014 - 01:20 PM

Been neglectful...but roaring back with a couple goodies...

 

Young and Beautiful (I think we are getting this...don't care. ShortBus, Q, 9 songs....)

http://www.amazon.co...YASW8FJDH6ZD5S9 (another...why not here? But if we did get it, probably be crop edited...)

 

A Time to Love and a Time to Die

http://www.amazon.co...T4PWTXET9950A2P (how do we not get this?)

 

Two Mothers

http://www.amazon.co...8GSQP3WYVTT2Y9G (the movie that "got lost" amongst the buzz for BitWC)



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Posted February 03 2014 - 01:46 PM

Middle Eastern cinema at its best. If you like Mama Mia and To Wong Foo...this is for you...

 

Mary Lou

http://www.amazon.co...mid oto chalom)



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Posted February 11 2014 - 06:43 PM

Common theme today...

 

Kelly + Victor

http://www.amazon.co...=kelly + victor

 

The Past

http://www.amazon.co...=pd_sim_d_h__24 (One I hope to find is coming state side. If you liked A Separation)

 

Aguirre, Wrath of God

http://www.amazon.co...f=pd_sim_d_h__8 (another hhhmmmm, maybe)



#38 of 53 OFFLINE   Jari K

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Posted February 12 2014 - 08:22 AM

Schan, could you also add film titles with the links? I mean don't get me wrong - it's fun that you add these titles, but in the end it's about the films, not Amazon links...
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Posted February 12 2014 - 08:37 AM

Part of the reason I don't is so you have to click the link.

I suppose I could add some IMDB. But some cases I add the link instead so there is no confusion.

#40 of 53 OFFLINE   Jari K

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Posted February 12 2014 - 02:29 PM

But why do I "have to" click the link? Does the Amazon give some commission for clicking these links or is it something like "find out what this mystery film is"?




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