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  1. Gerard Priori

    TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE Re-release specs!!!

    In comparing the scene at the beginning of the movie, Franklin's pee break and rolling down the hill, the old DVD exhibits several lines of damage that were clean on the LD. The new DVD doesn't show the same damage in this scene and appears the same as the LD. However, the new DVD looks darker...
  2. Gerard Priori

    TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE Re-release specs!!!

    I'm confused, too. I thought the new release was just a repackaging of the old Pioneer disc. But when I compared the house-to-moon disolve on the new DVD to the old one, it is different; the new DVD of that particular shot matches the the Elite LD, not the initial Pioneer release. The UK DVD...
  3. Gerard Priori

    TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE Re-release specs!!!

    Yes, on the Pioneer re-release there is definitely a fade from the house to the moon and not the jumpy cut during this transition as on Pioneer's first DVD release. The discs are not identical, somebody did some work here--if only that much. It's still a disappointing DVD--especially considering...
  4. Gerard Priori

    Need Help Finding Monty Python Episode...

    I don't know which disc it's on, but the sketch appears in episode eleven of the first series. -Jerry
  5. Gerard Priori

    Beavis & Butthead History dvd Cancelled?!?....

    I'm hoping the Time-Life set will be better, too. All the fuss and the Paramount collection, I agree, is disappointing. A history of B & B-H and yet there's no "Frog Baseball." How did that happen? With the best episodes of the series not included and a collection that could have fit on one...
  6. Gerard Priori

    I'm on the Fence about Fraility

    I did. I hated the film. -Jerry
  7. Gerard Priori

    I'm on the Fence about Fraility

    If you're not religious you might want to stay away from this one, too. I'm an atheist and I absolutely hated the movie. -Jerry
  8. Gerard Priori

    What are your favorite "Backstory" episodes on AMC?

    Vickie, here are some more episodes I've seen for your list: All About Eve Anastasia Bus Stop Day the Earth Stood Still, The Hush... Hush, Sweet Charlotte Longest Day, The Myra Breckinridge Norma Rae There may be more, but I can't think of them. -Jerry
  9. Gerard Priori


    I watched the film last night. I didn't care for it nearly as much as you seem to, but it did interest me enough to want to go back and watch it with the director/actor commentary. I liked Jeremy Renner in the film, but I think that has less to do with his performance as Dahmer than the fact...
  10. Gerard Priori

    Witchblade fans- Do they exist?

    Yes, we exist. And we're looking forward to the second season starting next Sunday night. -Jerry
  11. Gerard Priori

    The Tony Awards on CBS -- maybe the last year?

    Michael, not only do we agree about ELAINE STRITCH and THE GOAT, but we agree about NOISES OFF, too. It's the funniest play I've ever seen and the revival is wonderful. I was as pleased as I was surprised to see Kinneran take home the Tony; she was hysterical. -Jerry
  12. Gerard Priori

    The Tony Awards on CBS -- maybe the last year?

    I wouldn't object to two numbers from each nominated musical. Though, I'd prefer one longer number from each--the INTO THE WOODS medley was interesting, but I would rather see one number presented in context (perhaps the entire opening number). And I'd have liked the OKLAHOMA! number better if...
  13. Gerard Priori

    The Tony Awards on CBS -- maybe the last year?

    I'd much rather see the whole thing on PBS than CBS. Perhaps without the frequent commercial interruption we could have heard Elaine Stritch's entire acceptance speech, which was the most interesting speech of the evening. Conversely, since the entire awards show is little more than a...
  14. Gerard Priori

    1776 - Director's Cut coming on July 2nd.

    Each time I find my opinion of Hunt softening and I reconsider purchase of this disc when it's released, the "deal" gets more and more sour. With the complete exclusion of the deleted scenes even as a supplement, I definitely will not buy this DVD. Hunt can keep his director's cut; I no longer...
  15. Gerard Priori

    *** Official "FRAILTY" Review Thread

    You're not crazy, Richard. FRAILTY was every bit as awful as you suggest. It was preposterous and predictable. The plot twists were telegraphed and forced. I can't think of anything I liked or admired about this movie--the story, the dialogue, the performances, the direction--all abysmal. And...
  16. Gerard Priori

    The Devils anyone?

    Warner has never released the film uncut on video stateside and I doubt they will. I love the film and I have the UK VHS version, which is only missing one minute of footage. The UK tape is letterboxed but the aspect ratio is modified--it isn't presented in its full Panavision ratio. I'm hoping...
  17. Gerard Priori

    I'm Pretty Much Done With OZ

    Dave, you certainly aren't the only one who has had enough of OZ. The show jumped the shark towards the end of last season. This season has been covering the same territory as past seasons and it all seems much less interesting this time around. The major difference this season has been very...
  18. Gerard Priori

    Dark Shadows (TV): Barnabas Collins makes his way to DVD!

    I've been wondering if they were ever going to get around to this. I'm so glad that they are. I'll definitely be supporting these releases. -Jerry
  19. Gerard Priori

    Horror/Gore DVD Shopping PART II

    As fate would have it, I get home from work yesterday to find an email in my inbox notifying me that JUNGLE HOLOCAUST has shipped. I'm glad to see that it's finally being released. Thanks to all who confirmed that this is, in fact, the case. I'll fourth the recommendation to stay away from...
  20. Gerard Priori

    Horror/Gore DVD Shopping PART II

    Whatever happened to the DVD release of JUNGLE HOLOCAUST? Was it ever released, or has it been postponed? Does anybody know? FYI: If there are any Deodato fans out on Long Island, the Cinema Arts Centre in Huntington is screening CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST on the 13th! -Jerry
  21. Gerard Priori

    Ownership, above all else

    I'm another one with several dozen unwatched DVDs. Most of them are movies or TV shows that I've seen and loved, but I haven't gotten in the mood to watch them again on DVD. But the number films and shows I own on DVD that I've never seen before is more substantial than I'd like. I keep...
  22. Gerard Priori

    Pet Peeve: Having to say "God Bless You" 50 times a day!

    I never bless anyone when they sneeze. I see it as a mindless cultural habit and I have no reason to support it (regardless of how the custom originated). I couldn't imagine saying it fifty times a day. When someone blesses me when I sneeze, I either ignore it or explain why I don't...
  23. Gerard Priori

    STAGE FRIGHT and THE CHURCH -- any good?

    I'm a fan of both films. If you're a fan of Argento, I think that there's a great chance that you'll like Soavi's films, too. Of the two, STAGE FRIGHT has the more coherent narrative--simple though it is (standard masked serial killer story you've seen a hundred times in American horror films...
  24. Gerard Priori

    ***Gay-Friendly DVD's, Version 5***

    I pretty much agree with what's been said about OZ so far. I'd only like to add that while the Keller/Beecher is quite violent and dysfunctional, the moments of love and passion between the two men is more honest (and erotic) than anything I've ever seen on television. (QAF should take a...
  25. Gerard Priori

    The TICK on DVD Please!!!!

    A victim of bad and inconsistent scheduling, THE TICK should definitely be released on DVD so it can find its audience. (And I'd love to see it sooner rather than later.) Please? -Jerry
  26. Gerard Priori

    Buffy R1 packaging - not nearly as good as R2

    I have all the region two BUFFY sets they released so far, so I'm not really too upset about the region one packaging. But you're right, the region two set looks nicer, and the booklet from the R2 version is full of fun trivia that should have been included with the domestic edition. I'm really...
  27. Gerard Priori

    Touchstone: Please release Noises Off!

    I've wanted Noises Off on DVD for years now. With the current Broadway revival getting rave reviews, it's a perfect time to release this title. -Jerry
  28. Gerard Priori

    Overwhelming Majority: South Park On DVD Themed Sets Must Stop

    I've been purchasing the region two season sets from the UK. I'd gladly buy region one sets if Warner/Comedy Central ever get their act together. -Jerry
  29. Gerard Priori

    Return of the Living Dead SE request!!!

    While it's great to know that I can retire my VHS version next year, a special edition of RotLD would be an even greater cause for celebration. -Jerry
  30. Gerard Priori

    Anchor Bay needs your OPERA discs

    I received the same email yesterday. So I'm off to the post office during lunch today. -Jerry