Senior HTF Member
- Jul 3, 1997
- Real Name
- Ronald Epstein
I liked the new Godzilla movie as I watched it twice at the movie theater. I won't buy it on disc until the Black Friday sales. I'm not sure you'll like it, but its not short of monster action which is all I wanted for me to be entertained by it.I will check it out tomorrow.
Then I have to watch the new Godzilla movie. Promised someone I would.
So the Eclipse set is Criterion, correct?
Damn, you can still buy this from Criterion.Yes, Eclipse is seprately numbered series of dvd box sets Criterion puts out. The Sabu one is #30.
Damn, you can still buy this from Criterion.
I did find it on DVD Profiler as Jungle Book Eclipse Series 30 with a 11-29-11 release date.Which really makes it odd to me that DVD Profiler has the box set and 2 of the 3 dvds from it, but not Jungle Book. So bizarre that someone would go to so much trouble to enter *almost* all of it into the database and skip one disc.
Most of the Eclipse series movies have not been cleaned up by Criterion. Seems like Jungle Book looked beautiful, but most of their releases on that label are not the usual pristine jobs you find on regular Criterion discs. I need to search for that review to see if it made the transition from one server to another.
I remember a set of early Kurosawa films from the 1940s that were in very rough shape, for example.
I found the review! It is here.
Ron,I need a Criterion Channel recommendation, Robert.
With the exception of John Wick 3, I am watching crap these days.
After watching it and some further thought, I don't think I'll buy it on Blu-ray even it was was released in Region A. The movie was fine, but it's not the type of movie I have to see again. My last viewing of it was when I was a kid and after seeing it again, I actually prefer "The Jungle Book" 2016 which is probably heresy to some around here. Also, I enjoy the 1967 film too with some of the musical numbers.I'm watching the movie on the Criterion channel right night and it's a shame this beautiful looking Technicolor movie isn't on a properly released Blu-ray in Region A.
This morning I was in the mood to watch some Ms. Stanwyck, who happens to be my all-time favorite actress so I took my own recommendation I gave to Ron and re-watched "Baby Face" for the umpteenth time. I love Stanwyck's character in this pre-code film. With that said, I never liked the ending and I always wished they didn't go with the soapy ending as it was against the tough-as-nails character she portrayed throughout the movie. Anyway, I'm probably going to watch again at least one more of those early Stanwyck films today. I'm thinking of "Ladies They Talk About" and/or "Gambling Lady".Ron, are you a fan of Barbara Stanwyck? If so you might want to check out "Baby Face" an early Stanwyck film that runs counter to her Victoria Barkley role. It's a short film at about 75 minutes. You'll see a young John Wayne in it too as this film was made in 1933.
I'll get back to you with some other recommendations.
I also saw The Bear when it opened. I considered the Bear's performance to be the most outstanding for that particular year, better than any nominated actor's.Ron,
Have you ever seen "The Bear" (1988)? I see it's playing on The Criterion Channel. A really good film that I'm going to revisit with my BD in the near future. I actually watched that film for the first time in a movie theater and have watched it a couple times since then. It's been a while since my last viewing.