Finally Got around to The Last Starfighter

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  1. Dave Scarpa

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    Guess I can't complain got it as a freebie from CH. It's probably the best we'll ever get the film but it was a tad softer and Grainier than I expected. It's tough to see any film from that period look good. Hell 70's films look sharper and clearer. The 5.1 was a faily nice mix for the age of the film. The extras were'nt bad. If you can get it cheap ($34.95 list) then by all means pick it up. It brought me back to my youth, if just for a bit.
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  2. Matt Pasant

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    I think it is a great presentation of the film myself. Certainly the best I have ever seen it in my short 24 year life.
    In fact this has been one of my most spun discs. I think its a good transfer. And almost watched it tonight, but opted for Ferris Bueller being in my 80s mood tonight.
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    I love this disk. Sure, the transfer isn't dazzling, but it's not bad either. Considering the age of the film and it's relative cult status, I'd say it's been treated pretty well. Tons of great extra features to be found on the disc too, an excellent directors commentary, a great making of documentary, lots of still photos, trailers and production notes. You really couldn't expect a better special edition [​IMG]
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  4. Scott Weinberg

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    I'm humiliated that this DVD hasn't found its way onto my beloved "80's shelf" alongside such childhood favorites as The Goonies, The Beastmaster, Krull, Sword and the Sorcerer and Battle Beyond the Stars.
    I have GOT to get this one!
    (Anyone else have all five of those DVDs also? [​IMG] )
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    Is this one anamorphic?
    I caught the end of it on TV the other day and this is a film that needs to be seen in it's OAR. Love the score, too.
    Always enjoyed this flick since I saw it originally at the cinema - although I thought that the graphics in the game he plays were far too advanced to be believeable - I mean, we'll never have those sort of free-roaming 3D worlds in a mere video game... [​IMG]
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    Mark,
    I thought the same thing. See the linked thread to see how wrong we were (or don't, if you've been avoiding Rogue Leader screenshots)!
    http://www.hometheaterforum.com/uub/...ML/000678.html
    Wow!
    On topic, I really need to pick up this disc. Been wanting it a long time now.
    [Edited last by Greg_S_H on October 31, 2001 at 03:09 AM]
     
  7. David Lambert

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    quote: I'm humiliated that this DVD hasn't found its way onto my beloved "80's shelf" alongside such childhood favorites as The Goonies, The Beastmaster, Krull, Sword and the Sorcerer and Battle Beyond the Stars.
    I have GOT to get this one![/quote]
    I WOULD feel the same way, but I'm not so fond of it that I'm willing to pay $27.99 (or more) street price for it. I've been posting on and off for a couple of months that it's long past time for Universal to drop the price on this puppy, along with others like Field of Dreams.
    Well, Universal just announced a price drop on several titles, including FoD, scheduled for March 2002, down to an SRP of $19.95!! (Current SRP: $34.95)
    TLS? Nope....
    ....I'll wait. If noone gets it for me for Christmas, I'll resume my hunt for a pristine copy of it in the used DVD stores.
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  9. MikeEckman

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    I could post how you could get Last Starfighter plus 6 other DVDs for under $10 each, but no one would listen to me, and the ones that would listen, would just say "its not worth it", or "theres probably some catch." So I wont.
     
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    You mean Columbia House?
     
  11. David Lambert

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    No, I won't screw around with Columbia House anymore, either. I've had too much "fun" with them in the past to bother ever again.
    Titles from the '80's? Ho, boy! 227 of my DVD's are from the '80's!! That's the era I discovered movies, so naturally my favorite films are from that decade.
    Some of the "cheese" I have, besides the 5 titles mentioned (I have them all), are:
    9 to 5, Airplane!, Blame it on Rio, Blue Thunder, Caddyshack, Cannonball Run, Desperately Seeking Susan, Earth Girls are Easy, The Idolmaker (P&S...grrr!), LifeForce, Porky's, Red Dawn, Runaway, Swamp Thing, Videodrome, Working Girl, and Xanadu!
    ...and that's just SOME of the highlights! [​IMG]
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    "Is this one anamorphic?"
    Yes it is Mark.
    It actually holds up very nice on my 106" screen. May just have to fire up the disc again this weekend.
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