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    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Zardoz -- in Blu-ray

    Well, it was a rather sharp-edged commentary on intelligentsia and privileged "scientific" classes that became so insulated -- isolated -- that they lost touch. Some even craved the nihilistic destruction that the "brutals" provided. In the theater, even with nudity and wild visuals/music, it...
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    Coffee: Intermediate to Advanced

    I've been so happy with coffee made in a Sowden Jakob 4-cup maker that after I bashed the too-fragile carafe too many times, I found a 2-cup maker on eBay for a fair price. As well as the Starbucks version of the 4-cup maker. It takes a little diligence to make it, but oh the smooth flavor...
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    My Universal Wish List From the Kino Deal

    Some great titles in the OP list, THIS ISLAND EARTH, SLAUGHTERHOUSE FIVE, THE MONOLITH MONSTERS would be easy immediate buys for me, so long as the transfer was adequate. The Monolith Monsters could use a restoration (if possible), the others surely should get 2K or even 4K remasters with...
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    James Bond 007 soundtracks - Golden Gun, Spy, Moonraker, View To a Kill & Octopussy

    "Full DAD in lossless?" How is a disc set a lossless format, unless a DVD-R featuring FLAC files (wouldn't fit on CD-Rs I think)?
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    Definitions commonly used on the forum...

    There are simply too many shows and films and series and such to start supporting acronyms for everyone's favorite. If I say "TAL," are you expected to know it? Just spell it out once and intro the acronym for the rest of your post/thread, e.g. "So who else listens to This American Life (TAL) on...
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    Father Goose: Olive Signature Edition November 7th

    Okay, maybe we can keep this topic on topic.... Father Goose was Grant's attempt to break out of old-enough-to-be-Dad leading man roles into character roles, and he would've succeeded if it'd been more of a success. Alas, it wasn't, he made a couple more movies, then retired into real...
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    Good article about Netflix's lack of classics -- Physical Media's continued relevance

    I'll have to check out Kanopy. I didn't realize that Criterion Collection still had a licensing arrangement with a third party. I'll be happy to check out of Amazon Prime. Their "Prime Video" is woefully inadequate for a supposed "all you can eat" promise. Many of the older films they feature...
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    I saw this as a kid and even then recall thinking this was a lackluster production. Not nearly as inspired as Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, but still some good entertainment: song, dance, story, romance(?), mysteries.
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    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Beneath the 12-Mile Reef -- in Blu-ray

    I don't know about the full $30, but for something in that neighborhood, the ability to hear Bernard Herrmann's original score on TT's usual isolated music track must be worth the price. Charles Gerhardt/National Philharmonic's rerecording of it in the 1970s is breathtaking, particularly...
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    James Bond 007 soundtracks - Golden Gun, Spy, Moonraker, View To a Kill & Octopussy

    Of course, the Benicio Del Toro fart in the lineup (google for Usual Suspects trivia if you don't know the story) is mentioning the James+Xenia car chase music. Nyeah, nyeah. :P
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    James Bond 007 soundtracks - Golden Gun, Spy, Moonraker, View To a Kill & Octopussy

    I thought the soundtrack release DID have the symphonic tank chase music on it...? I'm going by the Google Play Music version, though. I only wish I had the music from the trailer(s). I loved the "still one man" mystery reveal that opened it. I need to find a VCR, because my memory is that my...
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    A Few Words About A few words about...™ The Right Stuff -- in Blu-ray

    Wow. Fantastic good read (of course, Kaufman is a grand storyteller). Thank you!
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    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Rear Window -- in Blu-ray

    I wonder if the VistaVision camera would've hampered Hitch's style. He has that great opening shot that moves around the apartment for exposition.
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    Scott Atwell Star Trek Discussion thread (Series and Films)

    Anyone who gets horny. Who wouldn't want a Delos Resorts on the ship?
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    UHD James Bond films in Ultra HD blu Ray?

    The first reboot. First use by Barry (in a Bond film) of synths. First Bond film to end on a downbeat.... The remastered soundtrack CD is great. Some unused takes, including the attack on Piz Gloria that was replaced with the Monty Norman theme. Recommended. ;)