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  1. Sean Campbell

    disrupted cinema going experiences

    Sometime in the early 80s my Dad wanted to bring me to see 'Raiders of the Lost Ark' but I was far more interested in seeing a re-release of 'The Empire Strikes Back' which was playing elsewhere. After trying to persuade me to go see 'Raiders' several times he finally gave in and brought me to...
  2. Sean Campbell

    Movies You Wished You Had Waited 'Til You Were Older To See

    Saw 'Alien', 'The Thing' ( John Carpenter version ) and 'Creepshow' all before I was 10. Oddly enough, the only thing I remember being seriously freaked about was the monster in the box in 'Creepshow'. Actually, now that I come to think of it, the autopsy scene in 'The Thing' kind of...
  3. Sean Campbell

    20th Century Fox Ready to Target Canada for Bootlegs!

    Yes, what a bizarre comment indeed. Apparently I live in a third world country too...
  4. Sean Campbell

    The Aristocats 2-Disc SE - March 27th

    How typical. They WOULD wait until I bought the original release... :)
  5. Sean Campbell

    *** Official WAR OF THE WORLDS Discussion Thread

    When Ray says "This is something else", he's talking about the Martian ( they're from Mars as far as I'm concerned! )heat ray device. In reference to earlier comments about the invaders' ignorance of Earth bacteria, it's worth noting that in the original novel Wells' mentioned that after the...
  6. Sean Campbell

    The Tripods

    Season one can be found going cheap on www.sendit.com It's a region 0 release, but make sure your system can handle PAL. Season two is apparently held up due to rights - some film company now has an option on the books ( not sure which company or what the current status of the project is ).
  7. Sean Campbell

    Criterion to release Huston's 'Under the Volcano' & 'Robinson Crusoe on Mars' 2007

    Fantastic news about RCOM - haven't seen it for about 20 years.
  8. Sean Campbell

    Fistfull of Dynamite

    Kind of odd how the BBFC decided to cut a few seconds involving horses in 'FOD' when the scene of the horse falling down the steps is intact in 'Andrei Rublev'.
  9. Sean Campbell

    Disney's Robin Hood: Most Wanted Edition - 11/28/06!!

    I love this movie but I think I'll wait for the reviews and more information on the specs before I double dip. The alternate ending seems to be the only additional extra over what was on the original disc ( did the US version have the large art gallery that featured on the R2 edition? ). If this...
  10. Sean Campbell

    "The Quiet Earth" arrives on dvd!

    At least one print of this film has Api dubbed over with a bland, accentless voice ( Api is the tough Maori guy ). The region 2 DVD and tv screenings here have his original voice intact, but an old US videotape I've seen ( CBS Fox I think ) had the substituted voice. I assume this was done for...
  11. Sean Campbell

    Giant Monsters on film

    Now that Peter Jackson's 'King Kong' is about to hit DVD, what are everyone's favourite giant monster films? I'm talking about 'giant creature loose in the contemporary world' style flicks, so no films such as '7th Voyage of Sinbad' or 'Jason & The Argonauts' ( excellent as they may be ). My...
  12. Sean Campbell

    Sequels--the worst

    The Secret of NIMH 2. An awful, awful film. The original had superb animation, an excellent Jerry Goldsmith score, some great characters and a wonderful dark feel. The sequel was cheap, had horrid animation that was far too simplistic and bright, a sh*t score and a stupid comedy baddie who was...
  13. Sean Campbell

    DVD Security Tape is a Nightmare!

    I can't stand them either. Most DVDs sold here don't have them at all, so I'm not well practised at removing the buggers. The latest 'victim' was the R1 'King Kong', which now has some sticky residue on top and bottom. It's especially bad when a disc arrives from the US and you can hear it...
  14. Sean Campbell

    Akira Ifukube R.I.P.

    Japanese composer Akira Ifukube passed away yesterday at the age of 91. Along with Miklos Rosza, he was my all time favourite film composer. He provided the music for a vast number of films during his long career, notably dozens of Toho's sci-fi productions ( many Godzillas, The Mysterians...
  15. Sean Campbell

    Who does this (with their 2 dvd disc sets)

    Me too. In fact, I just did it with the 33'King Kong'DVD about an hour ago.
  16. Sean Campbell

    Now That We Are All Enjoying King Kong...

    Even the Japanese release of 'Gojira' is no great shakes. A few trailers, a commentary and an interview with composer Akira Ifukube all squeezed onto one disc. If the official Toho release was an average effort then I really can't see any other region getting the star treatment. Pity. On a...
  17. Sean Campbell

    IGN Film Force Top 25's

    I see that with the exception of 'Snow White & The Seven Dwarves', every film in the animation top 10 was made after 1990, and several of them were productions made within the past 5 years. I think this clearly proves the list was a memory test more than anything else!
  18. Sean Campbell

    IGN Film Force Top 25's

    I find it particularly bothersome that 'Bambi' and 'Pinocchio' ( both of which should be in the top 5 )rank lower than the highly overrated 'Beauty & The Beast' and 'South Park'. And where is 'My Neighbour Totoro', which is quite possibly the finest animated movie ever made? A poor list put...
  19. Sean Campbell

    Both Toho KONG movies, in 16x9, coming from Universal 11/29!

    Although I'm a fan of Godzilla movies, I think I'll pass on this. I already have the region 2 release and although it's not subtitled, it features the movie as it was always intended to be seen - 2:35:1 and with the original score intact. Plus, said score ( by the wonderful Akira Ifukube ) is...
  20. Sean Campbell

    What's currently the most prized item/s in your DVD collection and why ?

    Well, at the present moment my two most prized DVDs are my region 3 edition of 'My Neighbor Totoro' ( OAR and subtitled in English ) and 'Bambi'. 'Bambi' is a recent release and therefore not a rare item, but I love the movie to bits.
  21. Sean Campbell

    DVD Review HTF REVIEW: Bambi - Absolutely Recommended!!!

    I picked this up a couple of weeks back ( we got it slightly earlier over here ) and absolutely loved every minute of it. In fact, I've now watched it five times, multiple viewings which certainly make up for the fact that I'd been on this planet for 27 years without seeing it before. The film...
  22. Sean Campbell

    A Few Words About A few words about... Walt Disney's Bambi...

    I picked this up yesterday ( region 2 edition ) in a store in Dublin. Believe it or not, it was the first time I'd ever seen the movie and needless to say, I thought it was a fantastic piece of work. It's certainly up there with Fantasia and Pinocchio as a 'true' masterpiece. I'll be watching it...
  23. Sean Campbell

    Possible Release of Disney's "Song of the South"?

    Oscar, I see that you live in Glasgow. You might be interested to know that there's no controversy about this movie outside the US and in fact, it's regularly shown uncut on BBC 2 in a morning slot. I think it was last shown maybe 6 months back. It was also available on VHS for years in the UK...
  24. Sean Campbell

    King Kong 1976 Collectors Edition Set R2!

    This movie has always been a guilty pleasure of mine. It gets a lot of bad press but it's not really as wretched as some people make out. Do the extra scenes include any additional Kong footage?
  25. Sean Campbell

    DVD & The Decline of Television

    Has anyone else found that since becoming a dvd collector, their interest in broadcast television has declined? Back in the mid to late 90s I would watch every sci-fi show that came along and stuff like Babylon 5 and the X Files would be watched each and every week without fail. However, since I...
  26. Sean Campbell

    Why Disney's ROBIN HOOD is a Bad, Bad, Movie: A Dialogue

    Despite it's flaws I still love the movie. Robin himself comes across as a bland character, but Prince John and Sir Hiss are both great to watch. And Maid Marian is quite an adorable vixen - certainly the most attractive Disney female ever IMO. Um... maybe I shouldn't have admitted to that :)
  27. Sean Campbell

    Quantum Leap Season Two - Music Replaced!

    Quantum Leap was one of my favourite shows during the early 90s but thanks to these alterations I'll have to give the DVDs a miss It's a pity, but I suppose I have my memories...
  28. Sean Campbell

    Seven Samurai Age Appropiateness

    And if he likes it then he'll probably love The Hidden Fortress, which is probably Kurosawa's most kid friendly movie ( not actually for kids, but a nice adventure movie that the whole family can enjoy ).
  29. Sean Campbell

    What are the best made-for-TV movies available on DVD?

    The Stand The Day After Threads ( region 0 PAL )