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

    I'm considering buying the UK version. Is the booklet that comes with TT's version worth the almost $20 more I'd have to spend?
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    Blu-ray Review Buster Keaton Collection Blu-ray review

    Does the Blu-Ray set have all the contents from the "Keaton Plus" disc in the Kino DVD box set?
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    DVD Review HTF DVD Review: Ratatouille

    I'm sure it will be on sale at Thanksgiving or something. I'll pick it up eventually for about $10. The movie was good but if it doesn't have any extras I'm weary of paying over $10 for it.
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    Holy Smokes - November Criterion!

    They're still windowboxing their transfers? SIGH...
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    Hitchcock Coming from Mill Creek September 25th

    Putting aside the talk of rights for a moment, how are these films? Are they more of historical interest because they were directed by Hitchcock or are they also good films? And can a film be PD in one country and not PD in another?
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    HTF REVIEW: Blades of Glory

    I liked Blades of Glory. I liked it better than Talledega Nights, which had funny moments here and there but was a bloated film. But there is an obvious formula to these films. Cocky (insert profession here) becomes washed up (or is already washed up) and must come back to fame. He needs to stop...
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    Larry Sanders Season 1 - Again?

    I just picked up season 1 and, like many others, are dismayed at the video quality. The pilot looks the worst, but the other episodes are still not as good as they should be. Ideally Columbia Tristar would go back to the original film and video elements, but I don't see that happening :frowning:
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    DVD Review HTF REVIEW - Hot Fuzz - Highly Recommended

    I'm surprised Universal didn't release a fuller SE of Shaun of the Dead to coincide with the theatrical release of Hot Fuzz.
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    Commando Director's Cut coming in September!

    Hell yeah! This movie is awesome.
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    Pan's Labyrinth

    I'm glad I bought this DVD. What a GREAT movie. I haven't seen anything like it. I only wish I hadn't missed it in the theaters. I had two problems with the video transfer, though. 1) Blacks were not quite black throughout the entire film. I don't know if it was intentional, but it looked...
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    Worse Audio and Equivocal Video Quality for Leon The Professional" Review on DVD Talk

    I got the Superbit Leon ($4.99 at Fry's a few of weeks ago) and yeah, the picture quality is dull. Are the audio and video improved on the 2-disc special edition?
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    Interesting digital preservation article

    How can this film be played back?
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    Commercials that just irritate you....

    Jason, I'm with you on that commercial (and on ear buds). Plus, he's listening to Fall Out Boy (blecch).
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    LCD Monitors for Video Editing, DVD Watching?

    What are some good widescreen LCD monitors to use for video editing and manipulation as well as watching DVDs? The Apple cinema displays seem to be pretty good, but is there anything comparable for a lower price?
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    pubwic wadio

    I haven't noticed that Ira Glass turns r's and l's into w's, but I'll have to listen for it. Daniel Shore's speech is weird to me. Its hard to explain what exactly it is that seems off.
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    After almost a year, still glad to be sitting out format war

    I don't know about that. There's probably a lot more demand for HD movies than for multichannel music.
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    Disney "Digital Restorations"

    I have three of the Treasures tins sitting unwatched on my shelf. I'll have to watch them. Snow White is the only feature disc I've seen. IIRC it looked a little too grainless for a film from the 1930s.
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    Gary Larson - Offensive?

    What about the one with the cow driving the meat delivery truck? Gary Larson sure thought about cow cannibalism (cownnibalism) a lot...
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    Disney "Digital Restorations"

    I had no idea these were so bad. That Pinocchio candle shot is particularly disappointing. Did Disney get any of these animated films right on DVD?
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    Gary Larson - Offensive?

    I have the Prehistory of Far Side, which includes some letters to the editor. I can understand how people were offended by the cartoon where the cat is hanging outside (not hanged, but hanging) and a man inside the house is saying, "The dog ain't going for the new cat." It looks like they tied...
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    Hi-Def Security Cameras?

    Well, it wouldn't have to be 60p... :)
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    Hi-Def Security Cameras?

    Are there any hi-def security video cameras out there? Surely these would produce better footage than the crappy looking security camera footage we sometimes see on the news when a convenience store is robbed.
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    DVD Review HTF REVIEW: The Science of Sleep

    This is worth checking out. I found it overwhelming (in a good way) on the big screen, but I look forward to seeing it again.
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    Scoring for television or: "they don't write 'em like they used to"

    Was Seinfeld one of the earliest shows to not have a theme song? Or were there others before?
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    DVD Review HTF REVIEW: Snakes on a Plane

    This was fun to watch once in the theater. Its not the camp classic it was made out to be but go in expecting a cliched action thriller with some CGI snakes and you'll have a good time. I can't watch it again, though!
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    Complete loss of any "talkies"?

    Was Murnau's film Four Devils ever found?
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    Any difference between The Office (UK version) Region 1 & 2 DVD's?

    The R1 version of series 1 includes a translation of "Slough slang" for American viewers who may not understand all the words or references. Its probably best to get the original PAL versions so you don't have to deal with PAL to NTSC issues, but I own the R1 discs and they look fine.
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    First Time with Prescription Glasses... Yowza!

    I got my first pair in the 7th grade when I couldn't read the blackboard. I could see everything so much clearer after that, especially the cute girls in class that I couldn't see before :) I haven't changed my prescription in 5 or 6 years since I can still read at a pretty good distance...
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    Criterion's Eclipse line

    Artificial Eye in the UK released very good DVDs of the Apu Trilogy. I believe they were taken from HD masters, so Criterion could use these. And they include a few pretty good extras, though some commentaries would be welcome. Columbia totally f***ed up their region 1 discs. Eureka released...
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    Shows you have abonded and why?

    The Simpsons- I will not get any seasons beyond season 7. The show went downhill after that.
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