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  1. JohnTRU

    Criterion Special to start at Barnes and Noble

    Picked up these; Seven Samurai Sword of Doom Yojimbo/Sanjuro 2-pack (used a coupon to get and extra 10% off this title) The Third Man The Last Emperor (4-disc version) Very happy. Was going to get Seventh Seal blu-ray, but I don't want to get it and find out my player can't handle Region A...
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    Directors DIRECTOR FILMOGRAPHY - The Films of FRANK OZ

    Seen (Bold) 8 Own (*) 1 The Stepford Wives (2004) The Score (2001) ... aka The Score (Germany) * Bowfinger (1999) 9/10 In & Out (1997) 7/10 The Indian in the Cupboard (1995) HouseSitter (1992) 4/10 What About Bob? (1991) 9.5/10 Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988) 9/10 Little Shop of...
  3. JohnTRU

    Kenneth Branagh's HAMLET -- the ultimate, merged, when-oh-when thread

    Ordered it the other day, but won't get it until The Office: S3 ships early September... Grrr. Must. have. now!
  4. JohnTRU

    Do you care when a DVD doesn't include the teasers or trailers or TV spots?

    Not at all. I buy the DVD for the film, not the trailers. Even if they're on the disc, I'll probably watch them once (if that) and not bother about them again. Sure, for completists' sake they're essential, but in all reality they're rather superfluous. Except of course they're the...
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    Kenneth Branagh's HAMLET -- the ultimate, merged, when-oh-when thread

    Wow. I'm not so much a big 'Blade Runner' fan, so for me this is the DVD I'd buy if I could only buy one this year. Kudos to Warners (although not for the excrutiating wait )
  6. JohnTRU

    That Thing You Do! Director's Cut question

    I'm not bummed by a lack of a Hanks commentary. I doubt he'll be snubbed in the 2nd disc extras. And besides, has he even ever done a commentary before? That specs list (including the extra 50 minutes in the DC) is the best DVD news of the year, for me anyway. Bring on May!
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    That Thing You Do! Director's Cut question

    One thing I forgot to make mention of is how *great* the soundtrack to this film is. The crew who wrote the songs (including Tom Hanks himself) really excelled in churning out songs that wouldn't have seemed out of place in the early-to-mid 60s. Sure, the soundtrack isn't 'Abbey Road' or...
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    That Thing You Do! Director's Cut question

    Count me in as another who'll buy this in a heartbeat. Saw it at the cinemas when first released and have watched my (practically) bare-bones edition numerous times. "Oh, I'm not here with these fellas. I've got a pig in competition over at the livestock pavilion, and I am going to win that...
  9. JohnTRU

    SNL Season 1 on 12/5/06 (and season sets in general)

    If the missing bumpers are what's keeping people from buying this set then something tells me they're just looking for an excuse not to hand over the cash. It's not like they cut out the Weekend Updates or the musical acts - it's a still frame that's missing. I agree that cutting them makes...
  10. JohnTRU

    Who ever thought this would ever be done?

    A bit excessive maybe - but for fans of the show it'd be dvd gold! Will probably hold the record until the entire run of 'Coronation Street' gets put on the market
  11. JohnTRU

    'Miami Vice' Details

    Alas, it's all white on the other side - no reversible cover!
  12. JohnTRU

    Donner Superman 2 SE (merged thread)

    You've got to be kidding me?!? It could have a picture of a toothless and wandering Margot Kidder circa 1996 on the cover and it won't change a thing about what's inside the case!
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    Donner Superman 2 SE (merged thread)

    Maybe it was replaced with something better?? I think people should just sit on their hands and wait until they can see the film before they say Donner has stuffed the 'Donner Cut' and run down a list of things they would've done differently or better, or how because a certain scene isn't in it...
  14. JohnTRU

    'Miami Vice' Details

    Hi all, Picked up my R4 copy of 'Slither' this morning and the insert has some details on the 'Miami Vice' release, due on November 29. - Audio Commentary with Director Michael Mann - Deleted Scenes & outtakes - Multiple Camera Angles - Pre-production - Real World High-tech Global...
  15. JohnTRU

    New Apocalypse Now DVD set this year?

    From AICN; "The new DVD release of Apocalypse Now has been criticized by completists for not including the "Heart of Darkness" documentary. Coppola said that he didn't want to include the documentary because he considered it a separate...
  16. JohnTRU

    Most desired Criterion release

  17. JohnTRU

    New Apocalypse Now DVD set this year?

    From "I am trying to get Francis to release HEARTS OF DARKNESS on DVD. He feels that it is not a flattering portrait of himself. I have told him it makes him look heroic. Any die-heard fans out there of Coppola or APOCALYPSE NOW, I all...
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    New Apocalypse Now DVD set this year?

    In regards to what's spread over the discs - the above tells me that the full Redux cut is NOT included in the set, only the significant scenes added to it. If Redux is not present, then a two-disc set seems about right, if it is, then it should be more than two discs and the 'Added and...
  19. JohnTRU

    Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid SE on June 6th See Post #8

    The cover over at DVD Times is awesome. Can't post it here, so;
  20. JohnTRU

    Official Warner Chat Discussion See Post #2 for Chat Transcript Link.

    Thanks to Warners for their ongoing participation in the HTF. There isn't any law to say they need to front up here annually and answer our questions - so the fact they do is much appreciated. With regards to Mr Bltyhe at Paramount - what would people rather, a person who listens to requests...
  21. JohnTRU

    Your Ideal Criterion Box Set?

    Not to be a dunce or anything... But wasn't the festival three days long? And didn't they film all the performances? Plus all the stuff not to do with what was going on stage? I'm all for a set - but this could be a record 164-disc set!
  22. JohnTRU

    DVD Review HTF Review: Elizabethtown

    Add me to the list of those that loved this movie. I wasn't expecting much, as I'm not a fan of either Bloom or (especially) Dunst, but for some reason the film just got to me in a way I can't explain at all. Mark this down for me as the biggest DVD viewing surprise of the year. 4/5 for...
  23. JohnTRU

    Warner Unveils Aggressive Catalog Initiative for 2006

    Maybe it's just me, but 14 discs for a Superman set is bordering on overkill - especially considering that it will include 'Superman III' and 'Superman IV', both of which are movies that don't necessarilly scream out "gimme a special edition!" Having said that - I'll still probably buy it...
  24. JohnTRU

    Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

    The best film I've seen in the last 12 months. Proof that Robert Downey Jr hasn't lost it, proof that Val Kilmer knows how to have fun, and proof that Michelle Monaghan is easy on the eyes Can't wait for the DVD release!
  25. JohnTRU

    Gallipoli remastered?

    I'm normally a critic of Aussie films (we just don't make enough good ones), but I'm always lost for words when trying to describe my love for this movie. The best Aussie film of all time. The Mad Max trilogy (well, maybe just the first two) are great, brilliant even, but Gallipoli is almost...
  26. JohnTRU

    What was your very first DVD?

    My first were three that came with my player when I bought it in 2001; 'Die Hard' 'X-Men' 'There's Something About Mary' The first title I actually bought myself was 'Year of the Horse' That same player has only just died, but I suppose that's what you can expect when you literally...
  27. JohnTRU

    DVD Review HTF Review: Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy... FAN Recommended

    Well, I don't know about derogatory I can be the biggest fanboy when it comes to things, I'm not sure about any books or movies, but for people such as Neil Young, yeah sure, I'm a fanboy. I think of a fanboy as someone who is so deeply 'into' something that their reactions are generally...
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    DVD Review HTF Review: Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy... FAN Recommended

    Way to go, good for you - all that stuff. I don't care if you didn't like the movie, don't care if you did like the movie. My point (which wasn't actually directed towards you, FYI) is that there are never going to be people happy with literary adaptations, simply because when reading a book...
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    DVD Review HTF Review: Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy... FAN Recommended

    I always find it funny when there's a popular book turned into the movie and all the fanboys come out if there's the slightest deviation and decry the movie becuase it's either; a) not what they had in mind for the movie (go make your own then) or; b) not what the fans of the book...
  30. JohnTRU

    Dazed And Confused: Criterion?

    I think people are missing the big picture here... This is the third film with Ben Affleck to be given the Criterion treatment! Not that I hate the guy - he just strikes me as the least Criterion-like actor out there