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DVD Review HTF REVIEW: "Glengarry Glen Ross" (HIGHLY RECOMMENDED) (with screenshots)

Discussion in 'DVD' started by Ronald Epstein, Nov 12, 2002.

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  1. Gordon McMurphy

    Gordon McMurphy Producer

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    Thanks for the info, Patrick. [​IMG]
    I didn't know that certain states have different sales taxes. Is that an old thing?
    Can't wait to get stuck into Glengarry!
    Thanks gain,
    Gordy
     
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    Excellent News!!

    I am on this like white on rice!!

    This is truly an excellent film for ACTING PERFORMANCES!!! No bang bang, shoot'em up here folks.

    Greg
     
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    Good review Ron. Without a doubt this is a acting tour-de-force. I'll be picking it up for sure.

    Gordon,

    In the US you don't pay sales tax on items that cross a state line. Both Joel and DVD Empire are in PA, hence they must charge sales tax when shipping items to Joel.
     
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    Perhaps the most depressing movie I've ever seen.
     
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    So looking forward to this. Thanks for the review Ron.

    BTW, the movie is so good, I'd easily pay $50 for it if I had too...
     
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    Bruce Hedtke Cinematographer

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    Finally! Thanks for the great review, Ron...not that I needed it [​IMG] I was sold since it was announced, but to hear that it looks as good as I could hope it would just ices everything.
    For the film itself, in my mind, still the most perfectly acted movie caught on tape. Jack Lemmon is at the absolute top of his game and everyone else isn't far behind.
    Bruce
     
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    I'm glad to hear that this film gets the transfer it deserves. The acting and writing are top-notch. I'm not a big fan of the film, but I am happy to see that the fans are gettting a wondeful transfer of it. Enjoy it guys. After all these years, this film finally made it to DVD.

    -Dean-
     
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    It's supposed to be $19.99 at Best Buy, but you will also automatically receive a $5 gift card with purchase.
    So it's really $14.99 (although you get the $5 off on a future purchase.)
    I'm going to do this deal instead of ordering online. I buy eough at Best Buy that I can always use the $5 off in the coming weeks! [​IMG]
    I've never seen this film, but have heard enough great things to buy it sight unseen.
     
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    I'm considering a blind purchase here, guys. What other movies are out there similar to this one...perhaps I've seen some of those.
    It sounds like a fantastic film though.
    On a related note, I loved the Simpsons episode titled 'Realty Bites' in which Marge became a realtor. [​IMG]
     
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    I definetly recommend this movie sight unseen, I was told though that the movie Prime Gig with Vince Vaughn is similar, but I have not yet seen it, definetly give this a shot it is tottally worth a rental, but for 14.99 how can you go wrong on this!
     
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    After some quick checking on this set, it looks like the commentary track from the laserdisc featuring Jack Lemmon is not included. I don't think we can blame Artisan here. My guess is that whoever owns it (I'm guessing either the Lemmon estate or Pioneer) wants way too much money.

    Even with this, I'm still happy I sold the LD. The transfer on this DVD is stunning.

    Jeff
     
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    Hmm, I swore there was another Glengarry Glen Ross thread recently, but now HTF search doesn't show it!

    Anyhow, anybody in Canada managed to get a copy of it? Both futureshop.ca and absound.ca list them as out of stock! Is GGR ever going to arrive in Canada?
     
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    Max,

    GGR's release date for Canada is the 26th.

    That and the bilingual thing made it worthwhile to order from Amazon.com.
     
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