What DVDs did you get this week?

Discussion in 'DVD' started by Gordon McMurphy, Jul 28, 2003.

  1. Gordon McMurphy

    Gordon McMurphy Producer

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    I'm surprised that there isn't an ongoing, or new thread each week for what DVDs we all got this week - not pre-ordered, what you actually bought from a store or recieved in the mail. The main reason this would be a good idea is that there are many great DVDs that slip under our radars, and by reading what each of us got each week, we avoid overlooking DVDs of films we wan to check out? Does that make sense? I think it would be a good idea.


    Region 1 titles this week (monday to sunday):

    Dead And Buried
    Destiny Of A Man
    Riding The Rails



    Region 2 titles this week (monday to sunday):

    Citizen Kane: Special Edition
    A Touch Of Zen
    (2.35:1 anamorphic! Okay transfer)


    Thanks for reading. [​IMG]


    Gordy
     
  2. rich_d

    rich_d Cinematographer

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    Perhaps because they go somewhere else for that info

    for example:

    http://www.dvdtalk.com/forum/showthr...hreadid=307720

    Gordy,

    If you do this again, I would suggest also putting the week in the thread title so someone knows whether the thread is the current one.
     
  3. Malcolm R

    Malcolm R Executive Producer

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    Also, threads like this should be over in the "Polls" area, so you shouldn't see any here anyway. [​IMG]
     
  4. Gordon McMurphy

    Gordon McMurphy Producer

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    Why should it be in the Polls Forum, Malcolm?


    Gordy
     
  5. Paul_Scott

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    all right- let's see a show of hands:
    who wants this thread in the Polls area?
     
  6. Malcolm R

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    Um, because it's a poll?
     
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    ok by the above definition, the entire home theater forum belongs in the poll section.
     
  10. Andrew Radke

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    I don't really consider it a poll when the purpose of this thread is to submit the names of DVD's we've purchased from week to week. A poll is where you pick one out of a set number of pre-selected options. I don't see that happening here.

    BTW, only DVD I purchased this week was "Kangaroo Jack". Hilarious movie in my opinion.
     
  11. Todd_Brown

    Todd_Brown Second Unit

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    I'll play along. This week I bought:
    Gangs of New York
    The Warriors
    The Curse of Frankenstein
    13 Ghosts (1960)
    Jeremiah Johnson
    Road to Perdition
    Catch Me if you can
    Empire Records Remix
    20 million miles to Earth
    Godzilla King of all monsters
    Destroy all Monsters
    House on Haunted Hill(1959)
    Angry Red Planet
    Earth vs. the Flying Saucers
    Dances with wolves
    Gods and Generals
    Lost in Space
    Clerks
    Mallrats
    Mad Max
    Miller's Crossing
    Resevoir Dogs

    It was a busy week [​IMG]

    Todd
     
  12. Derek_McL

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    I'm baffled by the insistence that this should be a poll.

    This to me suggests everyone's purchases are going to be the same or similar that it's going to be a measure of the popularity of the latest discs.

    Human nature to me suggests otherwise ; first not everyone is going to get the same movies and not everyone has been been collecting DVDs for years and is going to buy the latest titles people might have a backlog of favourites they want to pick up. Some people might not be interested in the latest titles.

    I'm sure we've all went into a store or went online all set to buy something but at the last moment changed our mind and ended up getting something else. Actually I thought Gordon's idea was quite good. Posting what you've purchased weekly or on a regular basis could be interesting not just because you can say what you think of your purchase : transfer quality etc but others can chime in with their experiences of the discs too.

    By the way today Monday 28th July 2003 I purchased these DVDs :

    Foreign Correspondent (1940) (R2) : seems an OK transfer if a bit grainy.
    Dr Strangelove CE (1964) : looks like some interesting extras here concerning the early career of Kubrick.

    As you can see these are hardly the latest releases !
     
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    I have Solaris and May in the mail. I bought May on recommendation from a couple of people over in the Movies area, it hasn't been released here yet and i'm dying to see it.

    Can't wait to give Solaris a spin, I loved it in the theatres - right up there with Soderbergh's best.
     
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    Can I respond even if my purchases were not on DVD but VHS tape!? [​IMG]

    I purchased:

    Something About Mary

    Daredevil

    Phone Booth


    all on D-Theater Hi Def tape.
     
  15. Jason Hennigan

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    I can tell you what I did NOT get.

    Versus 2 Disk Special Edition and Jesse James meets the Daughter of Frankenstein.

    Versus was pushed back until 8/19 and JJmtDoF was delayed indefinitely.

    I may go buy Daredevil tomorrow however.
     
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    OK, I guess I'll play. I buy all my DVDs online, so in the last week I've received:

    Miller's Crossing (Coen/1990/Fox)
    Fanny and Alexander (Bergman/1982/Artificial Eye/R2 PAL UK)
    Un Chant d'amour (Genet/1950/bfi/R2 PAL UK)
    Secrets & Lies (Leigh/1996/FilmFour/R2 PAL UK)
    The Apu Trilogy: Pather Panchali/Aparajito/World of Apu (Satyajit Ray/1955,57,59/Artificial Eye/R2 PAL UK)
    Charade (Donen/1963/Criterion) OOP from Ebay
    How Green Was My Valley (Ford/1941/Fox)

    BTW, for the all-region capable: I watched Fanny and Alexander and The Apu Trilogy over the weekend, and believe they are two of the great masterpieces of cinema. Neither set is "reference-quality"--the Ray films in particular have numerous print flaws (the original negatives for all three films were lost in a fire). Still, for those who appreciate great film, I can't recommend these highly enough.
     
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    I just ordered, from amazon, Warner's trio of 8-5-03 Horror titles:

    House of Wax
    The Haunting
    The Thing from Another World

    I'm still thinking if I should go ahead and order Casablanca: SE and/or Rocky & Bullwinkle Vol. 1.

    Also pending pre-orders are Lawrence of Arabia: Superbit and the Warner Legends box set.
     
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    "POLL" = "A questioning or canvassing of persons selected at random or by quota to obtain information or opinions to be analyzed." -- Merriam-Webster's

     
  19. Paul_Scott

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    these just came in today

    Dark City
    Jaws: DTS
    Blade Runner
    Rabbit Proof Fence
    Bye, Bye Birdie
    The Man Who Wasn't There


    i should also be getting

    The Life & Times Of Judge Roy Bean
    and 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea tomorrow

    with Soaris and Dead & Buried on pre-order.

    except for D&B, all the rest came to about $7 each with tax & shipping [​IMG]
     
  20. Bob Turnbull

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    My DVDSOON order came in with:

    Punch Drunk Love
    Cold Comfort Farm
    42 Up

    Apparently my DVD Planet order with a bunch of Criterion discs has shipped, but I guess I'll wait until that arrives...
     

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