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    Why does the bottom of my tongue peel?

    Someone tell me why. Basically, I'm scraping loose, seemingly dead tissue from the underside of my tongue on nearly a daily basis. This has been going on for as long as I can remember, so we are talking 20+ years. My doctor cannot seem to provide a good explanation, but doesn't appear...
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    I've fallen in love with a pit bull

    A few weeks ago, I went down to the local animal shelter to look at dogs. Though I have two cats already, I have been thinking for some time of adding a dog to my little family. I looked at the dogs that were up for adoption, but didn't really get any particular vibes from any of them. So I...
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    The Last of Sheila

    I'm not sure who owns the rights to this excellent thriller (I never quite figured out how to find that out), but this is my request to whomever to please, please release it on DVD. Anyone with me on this one?
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    Attention British Columbia (and other Canadian) residents re: Telephone service

    I found out something recently that I thought I would share with my fellow BC residents. (Other residents of Canada may benefit too if they are willing to shop around a bit.) Do you know that you no longer have to tolerate the second rate customer service provided by the former...
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    Is my family completely dysfunctional? (long)

    I'm not really sure where to begin here... About 2 months ago, I borrowed $200 from my parents. They had just sold a practically new car that my grandparents (father's parents) bought for them outright. At the time I told them I wasn't sure when I'd be able to pay them back, as my...
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    Far From Heaven - Canadian vs. US DVD?

    I just picked up Far From Heaven at a bargain basement price, but after getting it home I noticed it is an Alliance/Atlantis DVD. Since I know these guys are notorious for releasing DVDs which are sometimes subpar compared to their US counterparts, I was wondering if anyone could tell me if...
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    I had to turn down a kitten today

    For a couple years now, I have been thinking about getting a third cat. I've even dreamt about it on occasion. Now some will wonder why and I guess it just boils down to the fact that I want to adopt another orphaned cat or kitten and I feel I have a little more love to give out. Maybe...
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    Lolita (1997)

    I just watched the Adrian Lyne's film of Lolita for the first time ever last night. First off, I cannot recommend this film highly enough. Though I'm likely to draw some flame for this, I have to tell you that in all honestly it is a far superior film to Kubrick's version. While Kubrick...
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    Canadian Tax Question: Capitol Gains

    Ok, so while I was with my previous employer, let's call them Big and Evil, Inc., I was a member of the employee stock program. As such, during 2001 and 2002 and I bought and sold some of the stock that I held in the company. I'm currently waiting for some statements that I can make heads...
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    More Sony problems: Is it convergence circuitry or static set up?

    I'm going through quite the ordeal with my Sony KP51WS500. Not surprisingly, it developed the infamous "flicker" problem. The CRTs have been replaced, but ever since then my convergence will not hold and keeps drifting even after short periods of time. This is also affecting geometry...
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    My Touch of Evil DVD died.

    Ok, so all this time I've been thinking you guys were crazy with this DVD rot thing. I thought surely it had something to do with how you were storing your discs. Evidently, I stand corrected. :b My Touch of Evil DVD, which used to play fine, now goes all pixilated around chapter 12...
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    Random musings about the Member Photo Gallery

    So it's late and I'm bored, so I decide to browse through the HTF Member Photo Gallery. Now we've had this feature for a while now and I only counted 29 photos in the gallery. Out of almost 35000 members, that's not many. So here's what I'm wondering: Do people not know about this...
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    Has HTF abandoned the REAL NAMES only rule?

    I'm just curious. It's one of the things I liked about HTF, but it seems that many obviously fake names are springing up lately....
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    Frankenheimer's The Iceman Cometh on April 1

    Having received my copy of Metropolis today, I also got a new DVD catalogue from Kino. On April 1, they will be releasing the first of 3 sets of DVDs of "the finest collection of plays brought to the screen in the history of American cinema." Of particular interest is a film that I have...
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    Waiting for the TV repair guy....

    Is there anything worse than waiting for a TV repair guy or a cable guy, when all you are told is something like "He'll be there between noon and 3pm?" So here I sit...it's 3:25pm. I can't go anywhere, I can't even hop in the shower, which I foolishly neglected to do this morning. What can...
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    Movie(ish) Tournament - Cinematography Edition Part 3

    ...and without further delay, let us begin. Please be sure to read this entire post before doing anything! This time around the initial list will consist of 128 films. There will also be 64 wild card spots open which will be filled via the nomination/seconding process. Once the actual...
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    Is there any difference between the Canadian and US DVDs of Princess Mononoke?

    Tried a search, but couldn't find any threads specifically about this movie. I noticed the Canadian DVD is from Alliance/Atlantis. I know that sometimes their discs are different in Canada and often omit special features. Does anyone know if there are any differences between the Canadian...
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    Say "Happy Birthday" to Our Little Member....

    TO MATTHEW CHMIEL (aka VEGAS BOY) Yes, today our little Matthew turns 17 years old. He's growing up so fast, isn't he? Over these last many months, we've laughed together, cried together...and listened to him prattle on endlessly about not having a girlfriend. Seems like only...
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    Need some quick clarification on Hitachi "Stretch Modes" and Tosh "Resolution"

    As I mentioned in another thread, I'm very disappointed in my Sony RPTV due to the severe "ghosting." As I find this intolerable, I'm going to try to swap it for a different brand. So, I need some clarification on some of the stuff I've read, but that hasn't really been explained. Hitachi...
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    Strange "shadow" effect - what am I seeing?

    Ok, so I recently acquired a 51" Sony RPTV (KP51WS500). For the most part, I'm impressed with the improvement in picture quality, but now I'm starting to see things I haven't seen before. I'm noticing a sort of transparent white "shadow" around objects on the screen. I'm pretty sure I'm...
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    Criterion - any December releases?

    Seems like they haven't updated the "Coming Soon" section on their website in quite sometime. There is nothing announced beyond November. Did I miss something somewhere else? Anyone know if they have any titles planned for December? The suspense is killing me.
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    Question about RPTV screen (warping?)...

    I have another (possibly dumb) question as a new RPTV owner. I noticed that there appears to be some ever so slight warping in the screen. I noticed this looking at the reflection of something in the TV, while it was turned off. On the right side of the screen, the reflection appears...
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    Service manual for Sony KP51WS500?

    I'm thrilled to bits with my new TV, but I need a do a little tweaking, in particular to try to reduce the overscan a bit. I know how to get into the service menu, but unlike with my previous cheap TV, I don't want to just go blindly playing with the settings so I need some guidance...
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    A Christmas Story OAR petition now online

    Since I joined HTF, I've never ceased to be amazed how many people love this movie. Before that, I really thought I was one of only a few. Happy to be wrong in this case. Anyway, since it is only available in a non-OAR DVD with poor video quality to boot, many of us won't buy it. It's time...
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    Silence of the Lambs (Criterion) for trade

    I've decided to unload my copy of the Criterion edition of The Silence of the Lambs. As this is now out of print, and a Criterion, I would prefer another Criterion in trade. Here's my want list: Henry V The Passion of Joan of Arc Le Million Gimme Shelter The Lady Eve Sullivan's...
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    OAR of The Sorrow and the Pity?

    I recently watched this magnificent documentary on the Image DVD. It struck me as odd that the DVD presents the film in what appears to be a matted transfer. It looks to be opened up to expose slightly more than what a 1.66:1 matted film would look like. However, given that this is a...
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    L.I.E. - Question about Canadian vs. US release

    I just picked up the Canadian version (released by Alliance Atlantis) of this DVD yesterday. Unfortunately, I found out shortly thereafter that the US release contains a director's commentary and deleted scenes, which are absent from the Canadian version. I was hoping there might be someone...
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    Question about The Doors Special Edition

    I just bought the Artisan 2-disc "Special Edition" of this film yesterday and I was very disappointed to find that the transfer is NON-anamorphic. So I went surfing to see if there is an anamorphic version and to see if perhaps I bought the wrong one. Lo and behold, both IMDB and Amazon...
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    Criterion to re-do Beauty and the Beast DVD

    After screening a newly restored 35mm print of this French classic the other night, I emailed Jon Mulvany to ask if Criterion would be revisiting the DVD with a new transfer from the restored elements. The answer came back "YES." He told me this has already been announced on Criterion's...
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    Wasn't there supposed to be an SE of The Sting????

    I could have sworn that Universal said at one point that they were going to be doing a Special Edition of The Sting. Haven't heard anything about this in ages. Has anyone else heard anything? I'm still refusing to buy the existing non-OAR DVD.