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#1 of 43 AdamZ

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Posted September 02 2002 - 09:02 AM

I am going to buy one or the other tonight
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#2 of 43 John Simon

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Posted September 02 2002 - 09:16 AM

I'd go with Thirteen Days. For one thing, I really believe the film is better. But from a home theater fan's perspective, I think it is also a great DVD. I can't think of any other movie that has utilized New Line's InfiniFilm better than this. The disc's got some great bonus features, and the video and audio quality is top notch.

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#3 of 43 Martin_T

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Posted September 02 2002 - 09:19 AM

Hey Adam,
Both of these are very good movies.
I have not watched LA Confidential on DVD yet, but the Thirteen Days DVD has a good picture and plenty of extras on the disc.
I would say that you can not go wrong with either of these since they are both great movies.
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#4 of 43 Jeff_HR

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Posted September 02 2002 - 09:19 AM

If you like history or anything about the Kennedys then go for "Thirteen Days". If a lot of action is to your taste, then "L.A. Confidential". If I had to pick one regardless of content, then I would go for "L.A. Confidential". It is the more entertaining film of the two.
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#5 of 43 Alex Spindler

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Posted September 02 2002 - 09:21 AM

L.A. Confidential - one of the best films of the 90s. In the top 40s on IMDb for a reason. Great work from all involved (especially Crowe and Pearce). It also has some interesting special features that are a bit off the beaten path.

Couldn't recommend it more.

#6 of 43 Ray H

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Posted September 02 2002 - 09:46 AM

From a movie stand point, I felt L.A. Confidential was much better. But I haven't seen either DVDs, so I can't say anything about presentation. But contentwise, 13 Days seems to be the more loaded of the two.
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#7 of 43 ThomasC

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Posted September 02 2002 - 09:50 AM

if it was me, i'd buy thirteen days because i haven't seen l.a. confidential yet. but i guess it should be the other way around...Posted Image

#8 of 43 Neil S. Bulk

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Posted September 02 2002 - 09:50 AM

I've seen both. L.A. Confidential withouht a doubt is the better film.

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#9 of 43 Joseph J.D

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Posted September 02 2002 - 10:01 AM

I would go with L.A. Confidential....a truly excellent film. Thirteen days is also quite good but is slower paced and more cerebral due to the subject matter. Both are excellent films for different reasons.
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#10 of 43 Justin Doring

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Posted September 02 2002 - 10:26 AM

I haven't seen 13 Days, but L.A. Confidential is an excellent film.
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#11 of 43 Andy_MT

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Posted September 02 2002 - 10:29 AM

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If a lot of action is to your taste, then "L.A. Confidential"

????? Jeff_HR, are you sure it was L.A. Confidential you saw ?

#12 of 43 Jeff_HR

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Posted September 02 2002 - 10:50 AM

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are you sure it was L.A. Confidential you saw
I guess I may have slightly overstated about the action, but it is a matter of personal perspective.
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#13 of 43 Arthur Legardo

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Posted September 02 2002 - 11:29 AM

Go with L.A. Confidential. With a cast that includes (Academy Award Winner, I believe) Kim Bassinger, Guy Pierce, Russell Crowe, Kevin Spacey and Danny DeVito how can you go wrong? If you choose 13 Days, be warned, Kevin Costner's New England accent is one of the worst ever attempted!

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#14 of 43 Leon Liew

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Posted September 02 2002 - 11:34 AM

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#15 of 43 Dave H

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Posted September 02 2002 - 11:57 AM

Thirteen Days was very interesting in terms of the plot and events that actually took place. But, the acting was just plain BAD.

I would definitely go with LA Confidential.

#16 of 43 Nathan V

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Posted September 02 2002 - 12:04 PM

There is nothing wrong with LA Confidential. Sure, it probably could have been better, but there is NOTHING wrong with it. That's saying a lot. It's also the only film to get no negative reviews (from major/important reviewers)
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#17 of 43 Bruce Hedtke

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Posted September 02 2002 - 12:10 PM

It's a toss-up film wise. Both films are pretty equal in watchability so you won't go wrong there. The Thirteen Days DVD is an Infinifilm edition, so that might sway your vote but either DVD is very good.

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#18 of 43 Phil Florian

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Posted September 02 2002 - 01:25 PM

At this point, you might not care with so many votes, but for my money, LA Confidential is a better buy. Also, I think it is a movie that will be re-watchable (hasn't been mentioned, yet). While the plot isn't impossible to figure out, especially by the end, it is fun to watch over again to see the stuff with a new perspective. Great performances, top notch writing. Go to LA.

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#19 of 43 AaronMK

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Posted September 02 2002 - 01:50 PM

I own both discs, and I would go with LA Confidential. It has better repeat value an is a better movie I think.

But pick up Thirteen Days at some point as well. It is a great film that even Kevin's accent can't sink. The extra features on that disc are excellent, better than the ones on LA Confidential.

#20 of 43 Joe D

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Posted September 02 2002 - 01:50 PM

LA Confidential by a long mile. Much better movie, better acting, etc.





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