Remains of the Day: Anybody seen it yet?

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  1. Mark Bendiksen

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    I just realized that this DVD is being released tomorrow. Has anyone gotten a look at the transfer?
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  2. Jeff Ulmer

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    I was hoping we'd get an advance review copy. No sign yet. I'm really interested in the commentary.
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  3. DaViD Boulet

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    dvdfile.com has a review. Looks like a mixed-bag in terms of audio and video presentation.
    -dave
     
  4. Marc Colella

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    quote: dvdfile.com has a review. Looks like a mixed-bag in terms of audio and video presentation.[/quote]
    DVDFile doesn't have a review of Remains of the Day yet. Are you sure you're not talking about Age of Innocence? (which is a "mixed bag").
    [Edited last by Marc Colella on November 05, 2001 at 10:57 AM]
     
  5. Michael Reuben

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    I just received my copy, but I won't have time to watch till later this week.
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  6. Thane

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    I watched Remains Of The Day last night, thought the picture was very solid, though I viewed it on my computer monitor and I've found a DVD needs to be pretty poor before it looks poor on the monitor! I have the LD and I was noticing things on the DVD that I simply hadn't noticed before. Emma Thompson's expression as she parts from Anthony Hopkins at the station was a revelation to me...maybe I just hadn't noticed it before, or maybe I can only see it now :)
    Only extra I've watched so far is the documentary and enjoyed it very much...has recent interviews with Emma, Anthony, Christopher, etc.
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    I'm watching it right now - nice video quality, but not without some minor flaws. Audio is 5.1, but there's little activity, as expected. Commentary with Emma Thompson and Merchant/Ivory is not a laugh-riot, but livelier and funnier than I'd expected, while still being informative. Haven't seen the rest of the DVD.
     
  9. Mark Bendiksen

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    Mark,
    Tha quote about the lunchboxes is from "Waiting for Guffman". [​IMG]
    Rafael
     
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    Oops, my bad...I got the two titles confused.
    I much preferred Remains of the day as a film...glad to hear the transfer is a good one. A definite buy for me (I've got quite the Emma Thompson collection!)
    -dave
     
  13. Marc Colella

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    Mark, thanks for reminding me about this title! I completely forgot that it was due out tomorrow. And I thought I was going to get away with only buying Star Trek - The Motion Picture and Dr. Zhivago! TRotD is a fine adaptation of one of my favorite books. Now if only we could see a just-as-good film version of The Unconsoled...
     
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    Mark, why not use the font that the rest of us minions use?
    Just curious... [​IMG]
    Jeff
     
  16. Mark Bendiksen

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    quote: Mark, why not use the font that the rest of us minions use?[/quote]
    Heh heh heh.
    I'm not sure. Is it
    a) I want to feel like an elitist bastard.
    OR
    b) I want to be just like my hero Ron Epstein.
    OR
    c) I simply like the sleeker look of a proportionally-spaced font.
    Believe it or not, it's really just "C". I just like the look of the Arial font better, and since HTML tags are fully supported by this forum I use them. However, if doing this makes people think "a" or "b", then oh well...
    Don't worry, though. I definitely have no delusions of grandeur. [​IMG]

    [Edited last by Mark Bendiksen on November 06, 2001 at 08:53 AM]
    [Edited last by Mark Bendiksen on November 06, 2001 at 08:54 AM]
     
  17. Mark Bendiksen

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    Okay, I just drove to four stores and nobody had this DVD in stock. To add insult to injury, Best Buy did not even have it in their database!!. We're not talking "Out of Stock" or "On Order" here. No. According to them the DVD does not even exist, which is ironic since it's listed on their own frigging website! [​IMG]
    Of course, none of the five sales clerks I spoke with had even heard of the movie. One guy, while attempting to find which shelf it might be on, said, "That's an action movie, right?" [​IMG]
    Oh well, time to do what I should've done in the first place and order it from a Web vendor.
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  18. James D

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    Mark-did you try your local K-Mart? The K-Mart near me has plenty of them-kind of surprised me that they would have so many for an eight year old British drama.
     
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    I have eagerly waited for this movie to come out on DVD, glad to see it's finally here! I was actually surprised it didn't come out sooner.
    I'm not surprised Best Buy didn't have it, or have a clue what it is. I asked for the "Fawlty Towers" box set, it honestly seemed like the guy thought I was asking about a faulty "Towers" box-set or something.
    I'll look for this movie at Super K-mart, thanks for the tip.
    /Mike
     
  20. Mark Bendiksen

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    quote: Mark-did you try your local K-Mart? The K-Mart near me has plenty of them[/quote]
    K-Mart, huh? Whod've thunk it? I'll check it out.
    Kiss my butt, Best Buy! [​IMG]

    [Edited last by Mark Bendiksen on November 06, 2001 at 02:25 PM]
     

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