GREEN CARD; WOW- More Like This Please!

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  1. Paul_Scott

    Paul_Scott Lead Actor

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    the only reason i bothered picking this up yesterday was the price- $7.99.
    this wasn't a price reduction or some special promotion.
    the out of the gate msrp was only $10.

    the disc is as stremlined as possible.
    a static menu w/ absolutely no extras whatsoever.
    not even a trailer.
    and you know what?
    after watching it, i could care less.

    the audio and video are superb.
    the film is little 'flat' looking, but it excels to me in the area that counts most- it actually looks like film when i project it on the wall.
    the print is remarkably clean and the transfer consistent and stable.
    and just as important, the film is reproduced in its OAR.

    i don't expect many people to jump on board here, but far and away, all that matters to me is how the film looks and sounds in my ht.
    i did not miss the Peter Wier commentary, or the fluff piece w/ Andie MacDowell telling me how much she liked working with Depardieu, or the 5 minute examination of Hans Zimmers career-
    i didn't realize how thouroughly annoying some of this supplemental clap-trap is becomming until i didn't have it.

    as the bard would say - The Films The Thing!
    and here some studio was nice enough to give me a nifty little film without a lot of fanfare, looking and sounding as good as i could have ever expected, and all for under a 10 spot.

    i realize the film itself probably struck a lot of people as slight when they first saw it. I always liked it, although seeing it listed as an upcoming release never got me all that hot and bothered. seeing the price tag on it definitely pushed me over the edge, and i'm glad i jumped because it still has a lot of charm.
    to me its only real fatal flaw is
    i just can't buy Andie McDowells characters abrubt change of heart. it just rings too false as if it was neccesarry to allow the film to be marketed as a 'romantic comedy' and allow it to be mentioned with the previous years Pretty Woman in the same sentence.
    if the film had hinted at the characters true feelings and kept them ambiguous at the end, it would have made for a much deeper, long lasting experience. as it is, the end makes the movie seem even more of a trifle.


    oh well, even with that problem i still find much to enjoy.
    an excellant value to me in any case
     
  2. Mark_vdH

    Mark_vdH Screenwriter

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    I really love many Peter Weir movies (Picnic At Hanging Rock, Gallipoli, Fearless), but I think of Green Card as one of his lesser movies.

    I only saw it once though, and at that price (6,30 at DDD) I'll give it another spin. Thanks. [​IMG]
     
  3. Qui-Gon John

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    Same here, ordered if from DDD for $6.30 shipped! [​IMG]
     
  4. Yumbo

    Yumbo Cinematographer

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    get it for the Hans Zimmer score!
     
  5. Qui-Gon John

    Qui-Gon John Producer

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    Nah, if I'm interested in Hans Zimmer, I'd rather have Crimson Tide (SE Anamorphic PLEASE!!!).
     
  6. Scott Shanks

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    My movie collection would probably be much larger if DVD's were released movie only and cost $6-$7 than with alot of extras for $15-$20.
     
  7. Mark Walker

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    Thanks for mentioning this title and the MSRP.
    I ran out and got it.

    As for the DVD being "bare bones," well, I do
    love bonus features, but I also love getting
    excellent picture/sound cheaply.

    AND, I prefer non-animated main menus, so
    is perfect for me. Best Buy here in the Portland, OR
    area now appears out of stock on this title.

    Here's hoping we get a few more "simple DVD" titles
    like this in the future at this same price point.


    Mark
     
  8. BrianP

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    I ordered a copy from DDD for $6.30 shipped.
     

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