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  1. Mark_vdH

    Foreign/Art/Independent Film DVD Preorder List II

    6/7: Lars von Trier's Europa Trilogy (4 discs), with Epidemic, The Element of Crime and Europa (AKA Zentropa). http://www.laserdisken.dk/html/visva...29194463526870
  2. Mark_vdH

    The Stanley Kubrick Archives...

    I really don't understand all the fuss about this. First of all, the transfers for the movies you mention have absolutely nothing to do with Pan & Scan, as they are open matte transfers. Second, and more importantly, regardless of what Kubrick wanted, these transfers perfectly reflect the...
  3. Mark_vdH

    The Stanley Kubrick Archives...

    I have taped an interview with Johanna Ter Steege just after Kubrick died, and (from memory) she said that shooting had already been scheduled, but was delayed by one month for several times, and after about eight months Kubrick canceled the project. He had his eyes on her because of watching...
  4. Mark_vdH

    2001 Special Edition?

    I remember hearing that two actual cuts of the doc were made: one by Stanley and one by Vivian (which was aired). Regarding 2001, I have some snippets of interview footage of Kubrick at the NY premierre. I'd like to see the full version of this. Anyone remember this footage?
  5. Mark_vdH

    The Urination Shivers?

    I believe morning wood also "helps" with getting me the pee shivers..... In scientific terms: Morning wood + having to go badly => pee shiver And, for the thread-hijacking shower peeing people: Morning wood + having to go badly + going in the shower = clean toilet floor
  6. Mark_vdH

    Commentaries You'd Love To Hear, But Are Not Possible

    Friedrich Nietzsche on 2001: A Space Odyssey Stephen King on The Shining ('80) Carl Th. Dreyer on Breaking the Waves Lee Harvey Oswald on JFK.
  7. Mark_vdH

    Seven Samurai - 2 Disc Special Edition???

    Yojimbo, and also Sanjuro, are possiblities because the current dvd's of these movies are pretty poor. There's nothing wrong with the fairly recent Ikiru and Rashomon dvd's however, and these will probably not be redone...
  8. Mark_vdH

    Titanic SE See Post #541 for Update

  9. Mark_vdH

    "Picnic at Hanging Rock" (1975) - Wanted in 16x9!

    Too late: I'd already taken your advice and (re-)ordered it. I'm weak.....
  10. Mark_vdH

    "Picnic at Hanging Rock" (1975) - Wanted in 16x9!

    Gordon, I did order Picnic about two weeks ago at ezydvd, but canceled it because another item (Before Sunset/Sunrise) wouldn't ship. I'll probably get it one of these days.... Heard nothing about The Passenger, but I have to admit I'm not really closely following Dutch dvd news sites. I'll...
  11. Mark_vdH

    "Picnic at Hanging Rock" (1975) - Wanted in 16x9!

    Fearless is in more need of a nice, shiny new SE. IMO, of course. :) Regarding Picnic at Hanging Rock: I now own the German disc, which is already my fourth dvd version of this great film. I'm still in doubt about getting the Australian disc, but a disc containing the theatrical cut is what's...
  12. Mark_vdH

    What's your experience with CD Wow! ?

    -They charge when you order. -Their customer service is excellent (e-mail reply usually within 24 hours). -They're usually pretty quick with shipping things. -No boots.
  13. Mark_vdH

    Best Tragic Love Story on DVD

    I actually had that in my response, but decided to delete it. I guess because I felt it wasn't the sort of tragic love story tragic love story lovers love to watch. ;)
  14. Mark_vdH

    Best Tragic Love Story on DVD

    My favorites: Dangerous Liaisons Turkish Delight (Turks Fruit) Brief Encounter Casablanca Breaking the Waves Gone with the Wind Children of Paradise (Les Enfants du Paradis) The Age of Innocence
  15. Mark_vdH

    Films of the 90's that aren't on DVD yet.

    Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills
  16. Mark_vdH

    Any news on Raging Bull:SE? (MERGED THREAD)

    DVD Producer Van Ling once said in a HTF chat: I think the same applies to commentaries. Three commentaries don't take up that much room, and thus it would be inefficient to re-encode the whole thing just so one consumer can see the difference three inches from his 100'' screen. :)
  17. Mark_vdH

    Any news on Raging Bull:SE? (MERGED THREAD)

    YES IT IS!
  18. Mark_vdH

    The Roulette Wheel (probability) question

    If this is a hoax it's an elaborate one, as the original arrest six months earlier was also reported: http://www.nu.nl/news.jsp?n=296181&c=50 (03/22/04 - Sorry, Dutch only) http://www.sundayherald.com/40874 (03/28/04 - with an alternate "evil eyes" theory)
  19. Mark_vdH

    The Roulette Wheel (probability) question

    I guess it refers to the strategy from the original poster. While the 14 rolls weren't the same color, playing black for 14 rolls in a row (and each time doubling the bet) would have lost the better a lot of money....
  20. Mark_vdH

    The Kingdom ?

    Just a little heads up.... I've found out that the superior Danish release has been re-released in seperate parts and both are available at "bargain" prices: Part 1 (2 discs): 99 DKK (~$17 US) Part 2 (2 discs): 99 DKK (~$17 US)
  21. Mark_vdH

    Its's Official: BAMBI Comes to DVD March 1, 2005

    As the R2 release will arrive a few weaks earlier than the R1, overseas reviews are dripping in. Check out the DvdTimes review: http://www.dvdtimes.co.uk/content.php?contentid=56032 Not that enthusiastic about the image quality.... :frowning:
  22. Mark_vdH

    Top 100 DVD Census (2005 Edition) - Vote Now For Your Top 10

    01. The Passion of Joan of Arc: Criterion Collection 02. Gone With The Wind: 4-Disc 65th Anniversary Edition 03. The Stanley Kubrick Collection (Remastered) 04. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring: Extended Edition 05. The Godfather Trilogy 06. Rebecca: Criterion Collection...
  23. Mark_vdH

    The Kingdom ?

    If you mean the 4 disc Danish release of parts 1 & 2 , then yes there's news: it's very good. I've owned the Canadian Seville version and the British DVD, and the Danish version is so much better. Better AV quality, no cuts, original 4 part structure, and much better extras - what more can you...
  24. Mark_vdH

    Calling all Australians…

    Better: Picnic at Hanging Rock Not available in US: Napoleon
  25. Mark_vdH

    130,000+ people die due to tidal wave in Asia...

    Pretty bad quality, but this shocking Banda Atjeh video shows how fast and forcefully the water rose: http://cgi.omroep.nl/cgi-bin/streams...05/atjeh12.wmv
  26. Mark_vdH

    A few things that bother me...before I forget

    I hate it when artists lip-synch vocals that just could never be generated live on stage. For instance, remember Cher a few years ago, with "Believe". If you can't perform live, fine, but please re-record the track with more realistically sounding vocals for "live" performances. I also hate...
  27. Mark_vdH

    DVD Review HTF Review: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind - Collector's Edition

    I was able to sell the original disc for a good price (I believe $16-17) immediately after I heard of this CE, so I'll be upgrading this one. No hurries though, and I've ordered it with the upcoming Scorsese set so save on postage. Let's hope it has its effect on the Academy and grabs some...
  28. Mark_vdH

    DVD Review HTF Reviewers Pick: Their FAVORITE DVD Releases Of 2004

    No need to, as I've already read them. I'm sorry if you got the impression, but I didn't mean to imply at all that you've treated one or more studios better than others, as I fully realize these lists are nothing more than good old honest, personal taste. :) Now we're at it, one...