Recent content by Lars Vermundsberget

  1. Lars Vermundsberget

    Help with viewing my R1s in an R2 country

    At least here in Norway I'm under the impression that practically any new TV set or DVD player will handle "anything". So I think your solution is simple - sell off your equipment before you go and buy new in the UK. There's no reason to replace your DVDs. The majority of my collection is also...
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    Pan's Labyrinth

    I guess "R" stands for "Read"...?
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    Possible Release of Disney's "Song of the South"?

    It might be a gamble, but Disney could "call the bluff", so to speak, simply by releasing SotS - then "those people" would finally be able to see how "lame" it really is...
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    A retailer's comment on HD

    Somewhat high prices and limited selection of titles about a year into the game doesn't mean that the HD formats are never going to "get there". But I'd say players that play both HD formats could be a step in the right direction - so they could call off this stupid gamble.
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    Borat DVD fakeout

    It seems quite Russian - except the title - that's just "fake Cyrillic".
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    After almost a year, still glad to be sitting out format war

    I remember DVD in the beginning - even though I didn't buy into it until three years later. Some "new guys" started to show up at "my" laserdisc store and would seemingly buy anything as long as it was a DVD. Weird. I didn't bother until there was a certain amount of material available that I...
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    After almost a year, still glad to be sitting out format war

    Hm, contrary to what I wrote in one of my previous posts I guess now that some indeed seem to be "in denial". Why make this such a question of "to be or not to be"...? Given that the better formats still use discs the same size as DVD or CD and the players will still play SD-DVD I'd say the HD...
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    After almost a year, still glad to be sitting out format war

    Years ago I was following quite closely what "laserdisc people" had to say; and some of them would for quite a while tell that - and explain why - DVD wasn't and couldn't be better than LD, or even as good as LD. Soon it became obvious that these guys were in denial... I don't think that's quite...
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    After almost a year, still glad to be sitting out format war

    A better format is better, obviously. Whether or not it's worthwhile to upgrade at this time is up to every single one of us to decide for ourselves - and nothing to quarrel about...
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    After almost a year, still glad to be sitting out format war

    As for my own approach to upgrading: I was and still am a fan of Disney animation. Several years ago (early-middle 90s) I had a number of titles on VHS, but at one point I concluded that the VHS format really wasn't sufficient - and I had at that time really nothing else in particular to compare...
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    Criterion and BERLIN ALEXANDERPLATZ???

    So nothing to worry about, then... We should assume that the Criterion will be the best edition as usual...?
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    Criterion and BERLIN ALEXANDERPLATZ???

    What's the point of "will be edited"...?
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    why would i rebuy THE 3RD MAN?

    This wasn't that bad, but it has occured that discussions about people's "policies" for their DVDs collections have become really ugly. Something along the line of...: Those who have only half as many DVDs as I have are really "lesser" collectors, while those who have twice the size of my...
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    DVD Review HTF REVIEW: 49th Parallel

    Sounds pretty good - will buy. The Powell & Pressburger team alone is almost good enough reason to buy, IMO.
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    why would i rebuy THE 3RD MAN?

    The Third Man isn't just any movie - at least not to me. Since it's probably in the top five or so of my favourites, I might consider to rebuy.