Free DVD's From Total Movie Magazine

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  1. Brad Vautrinot

    Brad Vautrinot Stunt Coordinator

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    Yesterday I received a package of 40 movies on DVD from Total Movie Magazine - yes, the long promised and awaited free gift for the faithful subscribers. Here's what's there:

    Battleship Potemkin
    The General
    Intolerance
    Dr. Jekyll
    Scrooge
    Farewell To Arms
    Cyrano
    Road To Bali
    Africa Screams
    At War With The Army
    Pajama Game
    Dressed To Kill
    Kennel Murder Case
    Dick Tracy, Detective
    Dick Tracy Meets Gruesome
    Meet John Doe
    His Girl Friday
    The Stranger
    Beat The Devil
    Suddenly
    Angel and The Badman
    One Eyed Jacks
    Boy In The Plastic Bubble
    Cause For Alarm
    Sabotage
    Sherlock Holmes and The Woman In Green
    Sherlock Holmes and The Secret Weapon
    White Zombie
    Carnival Of Souls
    I Bury The Living
    God Told Me To
    Little Shop Of Horrors
    Bucket Of Blood
    The Terror
    Dementia 13
    Giant Gila Monster
    Killer Shrews
    Assassin Of Youth
    Reefer Madness
    The Brain That Wouldn't Die
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    Anyone else get theirs yet?
     
  2. David Ely

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    How's the quality of the disks?
     
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    streeter Screenwriter

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    public domain quality, and even the newer movies included are full frame.
     
  4. Scott Leopold

    Scott Leopold Supporting Actor

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    I'm still waiting on mine. I've called five times, and have been given five different dates that mine were supposed to be shipped out on. I was told this last time that they never get the amount of discs that they're supposed to, so they can't fill as many orders as they'd like. My newest, definite, set-in-stone ship date is July 15th. I plan on calling on July 16th to find out what my next definite, set-in-stone ship date is.
     
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    JohnAD Cinematographer

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    I have yet to recieve my disks, in fact my subscription has run out. From the way Brad describes them, it won't be any great loss if they don't show up.

    John.
     
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  7. Jesse Skeen

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    Mine came pretty late, but they ended up sending me 2 [​IMG] I gave the other one to my parents. I've watched a few of them, One Eyed Jacks and Suddenly are letterboxed, The General and Intolerance are literally silent movies without even an audio signal encoded (I have The General on laserdisc with a piano score.) Anyone know if there's a good CD with the music for Intolerance that plays well with the movie?
     
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    Exactly who the hell cares about any of these films?

    I don't subscribe to TM, but would be MUCH more inclined to do so if I had a choice of 2-3 good movies I would watch, as opposed to 40 I wouldn't dare put on my bookshelf.
     
  9. Brian E

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    There are actually some pretty good movies in the set. They unfortunately look crappy though. It's about what most people expected when the set was first offered.

    I like that they are now including independent films and some stuff they are getting from MGM as the features with each issue instead of the same old public domain stuff they used to include.
     
  10. Jesse Skeen

    Jesse Skeen Producer

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    BTW I read that their next issue will include "So Wrong They're Right", the 8-track documentary! I bought this on VHS, never thought it would see the light of day again! If anyone still needed a reason to subscribe, this is it.
     
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    why buy a cd if you can get a great transfer of Intolerance from Image?
    I don't care much for the magazine, or the DVDs, but here are three reasons to subscribe: 1. God Told Me To - this film is not on DVD. The movie has a cameo by Andy Kaufman. quality is crappy, though. 2. public domain titles which aren't available elsewhere in better quality. 3. So Wrong They're Right, next month.

    And they might be including Wings of Desire on a future issue.
     
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    Many grip about the quality of the films.. myself .. I am more amazed that some of these films are even still in a form that can be shown.. with many of them being over sixty years old!

    --David
     
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    God told me to? Isn't that a terrible film that uses footage of a naked Woman being sucked screaming into an Eagle from Space 1999? The big difference they flipped the Eagle upside down so it would look different. Yeah that's a keeper.
     
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    Oddly enough, after complaining that I hadn't received mine yet on Thursday, they arrived yesterday (Friday). I would have liked a sturdier package, but otherwise I'm not too upset. I got what I expected.
     
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    I still haven't received mine.
     
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    I got mine a while back and then a couple of weeks later i recieved a bill stating that my subscription had been suspended for non-payment even though i had paid in full.

    So i called them up and the guy says it shows on our computer that payment had been recieved, strange.
     
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    It's blatantly obvious that this company is not capable of running a subscription division. Never, ever, have I heard of such widespread problems.

    They need to stop taking orders for subsciptions immediately until they can get a system in place to handle it.

    Anyone who subscribes from this point on is taking a real chance. Better to buy these PD movies off the shelf at the local drugstore!
     
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