BMWFims - Beat the Devil

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  1. Brian L

    Brian L Cinematographer

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    Anyone seen this?

    Its an absolute hoot. I won't spoil anything, but its well worth a view. Even if you hate it, you need to watch it until the end....just about p*ssed myself. Not quite as car-centric as some of the others.

    Fortunately for me, Tivo has a deal with BMW such that the films are downloaded to Tivo shortly after the release to the BMWFims web site. It appears that it is in 1.85:1, and looks pretty good on a 53" WS set. Sound is also very good, lots of low bass.

    One more note, as was previously reported, you can sign up on the BMWFilms.com site for notification when the DVD comes out in the Spring of 2003. Can't wait!

    BL

    PS: Sorry I don't know how to spell FILMS....Dohhhh! I can't edit my thread title!
     
  2. AllanN

    AllanN Supporting Actor

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    You can also catch them on DirectTV playing all day long on a specific channel. I dont remember it now but ill check when I get home. For those of you who have a HD DirecTV reciever I saw HDNet is playing the BMW films as well.
     
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    It downloaded on my Tivo not long ago automatically. I loved it.

    Jeff
     
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    It's a good thing they decided to put in subtitles for some of James Brown's dialogue because you can't understand the guy half the time! Pretty funny stuff, though.
    However, Mr. Scott needs to stay off the Jolt Cola when he's editing his movies. Not recommended viewing if you're epileptic... [​IMG]
     
  5. Doug_L

    Doug_L Stunt Coordinator

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    For those with Time Warner digital cable with Movies on Demand capability the most recent BMW films titles are available. The 24-hour rental is free, and you have the capability to pause, stop, fast-forward or rewind. Films are presented in letterboxed format with 5.1 DD sound.

    Here in NYC Movies on Demand is available on channel 1000.

    As good as these films are, they're still no substitute for actually driving a BMW.
     
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    It the funniest of all the BMWFilms. I thought it was great. [​IMG]
     
  7. Justin1

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    BMW films is also showing on Speedvision, for those of you that have it. check SpeedTV for tv scheduling
     
  8. Nick_Scott

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    For those that are impatient-

    Just download the quicktime version, burn it, and watch it on your DVD player.

    The quality of the QT version was pretty good, though you'll need a program called "dumpster" to extract the a/v stream so you can convert to a MPG stream for whatever format you player can handle. (I used 'CVD').

    Nick
     
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    The QT version is really good- framed properly. If you have a HDTV hooked to your PC, just have QT run fullscreen. Nice stuff- native resolution is higher than DVD.
     
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    Just a thought, but I wonder if BMW films will ever put these onto a dvd for purchase ... I was looking at the "R2-D2 Beneath the Dome" and thought of the idea *shrug*.

    Just my rambling brain at work ...
     
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    I watched a bunch of these BMWFilms and thought they were pathetic. They looked like USC shorts, only with an unlimited budget.
     
  12. Nick_Scott

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    Is that a bad thing?
    They were FREE after all.... [​IMG]
    Nick
     
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    I've watched a bunch of them also.

    I think the best ones so far are 'Beat the Devil' and 'Star' (the one with Guy Ritchie and Madonna). I'm a huge fan of Don Cheadle, but the one he was in (Ticker) didn't do much for me.

    don't answer it.... that guy scares me.....
     
  14. Rob Dawn

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    AllanN - Did you ever find out what channel on DirecTv is showing these? I'd love to watch them on my TV!

    Thanks,
    Rob
     
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    They're showing again on the Speed channel Sunday at noon Eastern time.
     
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    The first season was already available on DVD, don't think it is anymore though. The second season will be available later.
     

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