So who picked up "The Vikings" Yesterday?

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  1. Dave Scarpa

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    Although I have'nt watched it yet, $9.99 for an anamorphic WS Version is Sweet, thanks MGM. This is definately a guily pleasure of mine, sure Kirk Douglas overacts, and Janet Leigh is miscast but I just love this movie and I'm not sure why. Anyone check out the transfer yet?
     
  2. Bill Huelbig

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  3. Henry Gale

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    Oh, GREAT! My $100.00 laser disc just became worthless. [​IMG]
     
  4. Frank Anderson

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    It does look great for it's age. Not to mention it's an enjoyable movie.
     
  5. Henry V

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    There's a very nice special with director Richard Fleischer on the disc too with a great deal of background information on the making of the film.[​IMG]
     
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    Very cool. Will be picking this up this weekend, I think. [​IMG]
     
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    Yes, the transfer is pretty good -- especially considering the age of the movie. MGM has done a great job on this one.
     
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    You mustn't think about it! You mustn't think about it![​IMG]
     
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    I've had The Vikings preordered for weeks, and it shipped last week, but it's not here yet. [​IMG]
     
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    I got this online for under $10. GREAT value for the money. I thought the featurette was one of the most informative I've seen in a long time. For fans of historical epics, a great bargain!
     
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    I only rented it, not bought it, but I want to bump this thread and echo every other comment in this thread... gorgeous disc, gorgeous film. Awesome, unpretentious-but-not-stupid film that had me wearing a nice shit-eating grin throughout the whole two hours.
     
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    MGM is becoming one of my favorite studios. All these great classic titles in OAR for under $10 a piece. I picked up The Vikings & The Devils Brigade for $10 each last week and today got 2 packs of The Alamo/The Kentuckian and Support Your Local Sheriff/Support Your Local Gunfighter for $15 each (+ 20% off thanks to BB).

    Thanks MGM!
     
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    The Vikings has always been on of my favorite fun films. The transfer is excellent on this disc. [​IMG] For $10 how could you go wrong.
    Anyone interested in just a plain fun historical epic should pick this up. Kirk Douglas & Ernest Borgnine make fantastic vikings and the Cinematography by Jack Cardiff is simply amazing. I can honestly say this is The best Viking film ever made. Much better than the insipid 13 Warriors.
     

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