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    Quote Originally Posted by elmonthc View Post
    It wasnt overrated. Jake whatever his last name is just sux.

    Ive always thought the shawshank redemption was overrated.
    Wow. How so? I admit I'm pretty much a sucker for anything Morgan Freeman does, but...

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    Quote Originally Posted by zitothebrave View Post
    Expendables 2 is the best movie of all time.
    Even Stallone didn't like it that much. You're probably being sacastic, but I liked the first one much more. Stallone felt they eased off the throttle too much to make Chuck Norris happy. This time around, no Norris and he's talking about getting Mel Gibson to direct! And Jackie Chan! Now THAT movie has potential.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rico43 View Post
    Even Stallone didn't like it that much. You're probably being sacastic, but I liked the first one much more. Stallone felt they eased off the throttle too much to make Chuck Norris happy. This time around, no Norris and he's talking about getting Mel Gibson to direct! And Jackie Chan! Now THAT movie has potential.
    It was highly sarcastic. But it was great. As far as the first vs the second. Jean-Claude Van Damme was freaking hilarious as the villain and the kills were even more ridiculous. I approach the Expendables movies as basically a shoutout to the ridiculous 80s action movies. Norris was absurd but he was enjoyable as well. I mean he made a Chuck Norris joke in the movie and it worked.

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    Watched the Conjuring twice.

    Jesus Christ.

    Scared the living **** out of me.

    Haven't been that legitimately scared of a horror movie in a very very long time.
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    The Conjuring is definitely a good one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BravesFanInSAV View Post
    Is anyone into foreign films?

    I've been buying a lot of movies from the "Criterion Collection". They're mainly foreign movies, non-blockbuster status, and a lot of small-time indy films.
    Criterion is the tits. I just watched my Criterion blu-ray of Chaplin's Monsieur Verdoux this weekend (after coming home from US Cellular). Great film — though not as masterful as Modern Times (obviously), or The Great Dictator, which is an amazing film that I also just saw via Criterion's blu-ray release.
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    Just watched the original Evil Dead for the first time. Scotty is such a flamboyant sob

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    Quote Originally Posted by jpx7 View Post
    Criterion is the tits. I just watched my Criterion blu-ray of Chaplin's Monsieur Verdoux this weekend (after coming home from US Cellular). Great film — though not as masterful as Modern Times (obviously), or The Great Dictator, which is an amazing film that I also just saw via Criterion's blu-ray release.
    Good to know someone else here collects Criterion Blu Rays.

    Barnes and Noble has a 50% off sale on Criterions right now, they're $19.99 priced (if you collect criterions you KNOW this is a huge discount). If you can use the 15% off coupons or $8 off $40 coupons, you can get them for $12 or so.

    These are all my Criterions on Blu:
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    • 12 Angry Men
    • The 39 Steps
    • 3:10 to Yuma
    • The 400 Blows
    • 8 1/2
    • Amarcord
    • Anatomy of a Murder
    • AntiChrist
    • Army of Shadows
    • Badlands
    • Band of Outsiders
    • Battle of Algiers
    • Being John Malkovich
    • Bigger than Life
    • Black Narcissus
    • The Blob
    • Blow Out
    • Bottle Rocket
    • Brazil
    • Breathless
    • Carlos
    • Le Cercle Rouge
    • Charade
    • Che
    • A Christmas Tale
    • The Complete Jean Vigo
    • Cronos
    • Curious Case Benjamin Button
    • Darjeeling Unlimited
    • Days of Heaven
    • Devil's Backbone
    • Diabolique
    • Down By Law
    • Following (Christopher Nolan's First Film)
    • For All Mankind
    • Forgiveness of Blood
    • The Game
    • Godzilla
    • The Gold Rush
    • Gray's Anatomy
    • The Great Dictator
    • La Haine
    • Hunger
    • If...
    • Island of Lost Souls
    • Ivan's Childhood
    • Jubal
    • The KIlling
    • Kiss Me Deadly
    • The Last Emperor
    • The Last Metro
    • Last Year at Marienbad
    • Leon Morin Priest
    • Letter Never Sent
    • Life and Death of Colonel Blimp
    • Lord of the Flies
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    • A Man Escaped
    • Man Who Knew Too Much
    • Marketa Lazarova
    • Medium Cool
    • Ministry of Fear
    • Modern Times
    • Monsieur Verdoux
    • Naked Lunch
    • Night of the Hunter
    • A Night to Remember
    • On the Waterfront
    • The Organizer
    • Paris Texas
    • Path of Glory
    • Pierre Etaix Set
    • La Promesse
    • Purple Noon
    • Qatsi Trilogy
    • Rashomon
    • Red Desert
    • Repo Man
    • Robinson Crusoe on Mars
    • Rosemary's Baby
    • Royal Tenanbaums
    • Rushmore
    • Safety Last
    • Salo
    • Sansho the Bailiff
    • Seven Samurai
    • Seventh Seal
    • Shallow Grave
    • Shoah
    • Summer Hours
    • Sweet Smell of Success
    • The Thin Red Line
    • Things to Come
    • Three Colors Trilogy
    • The Tin Drum
    • Traffic
    • Two-Lane Blacktop
    • Umberto D
    • Videodrome
    • Vivre Sa Vie
    • Wages of Fear
    • The War Room
    • Weekend
    • Wild Strawberries
    • Wings of Desire
    • World on a Wire
    • Yojimbo/Sanjuro

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    Nice. I love that Vigo set, especially À propos de Nice, which is without a doubt one of my favorite films of all time. Both the early Terrence Malick's – Badlands and Days of Heaven – are also up there on my list (particularly Days of Heaven, which is a damn-near perfect film). I'm also a huge fan of I vitelloni, which is masterful and worth purchasing even though Criterion's only published it on DVD so far.

    Also: while the B&N deal is still going, you might want to check out the America Lost and Found: The BBS Story, a pretty phenomenal set that includes Easy Rider, a few other early Jack Nicholson gems, and Bogdanovich's The Last Picture Show, which is breathtaking (and features a super-hot 21-year-old Cybil Shepherd as the town coquette). I was actually lucky enough to snatch this set for $50 thanks to an Amazon GoldBox deal, but half-off would still be a great price for it.
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    My collection, by the way:

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    • The Grand Illusion (DVD)
    • Seven Samurai
    • The Lady Vanishes
    • Amarcord
    • A Night to Remember
    • Samurai I: Musashi Miyamoto
    • Samurai II: Duel at Ichijoji Temple
    • Samurai III: Duel at Ganryu Island
    • The Naked Kiss
    • Shock Corridor
    • Alphaville (DVD)
    • Time Bandits (DVD)
    • The Red Shoes
    • Yojimbo
    • Sanjuro
    • The Unbearable Lightness of Being (DVD)
    • Brief Encounter
    • Good Morning (DVD)
    • Alexander Nevsky (DVD)
    • Ivan the Terrible: Part I (DVD)
    • Ivan the Terrible: Part II (DVD)
    • The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (DVD)
    • Rashomon
    • Children of Paradise
    • Royal Tenenbaums
    • Contempt (DVD)
    • Pépé le moko (DVD)
    • Throne of Blood (DVD)
    • Umberto D.
    • The Leopard
    • The Golden Coach (DVD)
    • French Cancan (DVD)
    • Elena and Her Men (DVD)
    • I vitelloni (DVD)
    • Heaven Can Wait (DVD)
    • Late Spring
    • Army of Shadows
    • Days of Heaven
    • Mafioso (DVD)
    • Le plaisir (DVD)
    • Le doulos (DVD)
    • The Taking of Power by Louis XIV (DVD)
    • Last Year at Marienbad
    • Howard's End
    • The Golden Age of Television (DVD)
    • Stagecoach
    • Head
    • Easy Rider
    • Five Easy Pieces
    • Drive, He Said
    • A Safe Place
    • The Last Picture Show
    • The King of Marvin Gardens
    • The Great Dictator
    • Léon Morin, Priest
    • The Music Room
    • The Complete Jean Vigo
    • Blue
    • White
    • Red
    • World on a Wire
    • In Which We Serve
    • This Happy Breed
    • Blithe Spirit
    • The Organizer
    • Summer Interlude
    • Summer with Monika
    • The Gold Rush
    • Lonesome
    • Rosemary's Baby
    • The Decameron
    • The Canterbury Tales
    • Arabian Nights
    • Koyaanisqatsi
    • Powaqqatsi
    • Naqoyqatsi
    • Badlands
    • Monsieur Verdoux

      Plus:
    • Eclipse Series 5: The First Films of Sam Fuller
    • Eclipse Series 10: Silent Ozu—Three Family Comedies
    • Eclipse Series 16: Alexander Korda's Private Lives
    • Eclipse Series 22: Presenting Sacha Guitry
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    Quote Originally Posted by jpx7 View Post
    Nice. I love that Vigo set, especially À propos de Nice, which is without a doubt one of my favorite films of all time. Both the early Terrence Malick's – Badlands and Days of Heaven – are also up there on my list (particularly Days of Heaven, which is a damn-near perfect film). I'm also a huge fan of I vitelloni, which is masterful and worth purchasing even though Criterion's only published it on DVD so far.

    Also: while the B&N deal is still going, you might want to check out the America Lost and Found: The BBS Story, a pretty phenomenal set that includes Easy Rider, a few other early Jack Nicholson gems, and Bogdanovich's The Last Picture Show, which is breathtaking (and features a super-hot 21-year-old Cybil Shepherd as the town coquette). I was actually lucky enough to snatch this set for $50 thanks to an Amazon GoldBox deal, but half-off would still be a great price for it.
    I'm actually trying to get that set but my B&N doesn't have it. I've heard a lot about the Easy Rider movie. If I order it from them, I'm trying to make sure I get a few extra because if it's a single item they don't ship it with bubble wrap protective packaging. Just put itin the plastic grey wrapper. A few months ago Save-A-Lot had a gift card sale for Father's Day. Buy a $25 Barnes and Noble Gift Card for $15. So rest assured, I bought about $600 worth of GC's, and I saved it all for the Criterion Sale. B&N Criterion sale runs from 7/9 to 8/5 I believe. In November they have a B2G1 sale.

    I've heard nothing but great things about the VIgo set, I just haven't gotten around to it yet. Thin Red Line is also a very good Malick film from what I heard, and he just had a beautiful new movie To The Wonder with Javier Bardem that came out a few months ago. I bought Tree of Life on sale for $8 on blu a few weeks ago, haven't watched it yet but I heard it's another beautiful Malick film.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jpx7 View Post
    Nice. I love that Vigo set, especially À propos de Nice, which is without a doubt one of my favorite films of all time. Both the early Terrence Malick's – Badlands and Days of Heaven – are also up there on my list (particularly Days of Heaven, which is a damn-near perfect film). I'm also a huge fan of I vitelloni, which is masterful and worth purchasing even though Criterion's only published it on DVD so far.

    Also: while the B&N deal is still going, you might want to check out the America Lost and Found: The BBS Story, a pretty phenomenal set that includes Easy Rider, a few other early Jack Nicholson gems, and Bogdanovich's The Last Picture Show, which is breathtaking (and features a super-hot 21-year-old Cybil Shepherd as the town coquette). I was actually lucky enough to snatch this set for $50 thanks to an Amazon GoldBox deal, but half-off would still be a great price for it.
    Agreed. Huge fan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jpx7 View Post
    My collection, by the way:

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    • The Grand Illusion (DVD)
    • Seven Samurai
    • The Lady Vanishes
    • Amarcord
    • A Night to Remember
    • Samurai I: Musashi Miyamoto
    • Samurai II: Duel at Ichijoji Temple
    • Samurai III: Duel at Ganryu Island
    • The Naked Kiss
    • Shock Corridor
    • Alphaville (DVD)
    • Time Bandits (DVD)
    • The Red Shoes
    • Yojimbo
    • Sanjuro
    • The Unbearable Lightness of Being (DVD)
    • Brief Encounter
    • Good Morning (DVD)
    • Alexander Nevsky (DVD)
    • Ivan the Terrible: Part I (DVD)
    • Ivan the Terrible: Part II (DVD)
    • The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (DVD)
    • Rashomon
    • Children of Paradise
    • Royal Tenenbaums
    • Contempt (DVD)
    • Pépé le moko (DVD)
    • Throne of Blood (DVD)
    • Umberto D.
    • The Leopard
    • The Golden Coach (DVD)
    • French Cancan (DVD)
    • Elena and Her Men (DVD)
    • I vitelloni (DVD)
    • Heaven Can Wait (DVD)
    • Late Spring
    • Army of Shadows
    • Days of Heaven
    • Mafioso (DVD)
    • Le plaisir (DVD)
    • Le doulos (DVD)
    • The Taking of Power by Louis XIV (DVD)
    • Last Year at Marienbad
    • Howard's End
    • The Golden Age of Television (DVD)
    • Stagecoach
    • Head
    • Easy Rider
    • Five Easy Pieces
    • Drive, He Said
    • A Safe Place
    • The Last Picture Show
    • The King of Marvin Gardens
    • The Great Dictator
    • Léon Morin, Priest
    • The Music Room
    • The Complete Jean Vigo
    • Blue
    • White
    • Red
    • World on a Wire
    • In Which We Serve
    • This Happy Breed
    • Blithe Spirit
    • The Organizer
    • Summer Interlude
    • Summer with Monika
    • The Gold Rush
    • Lonesome
    • Rosemary's Baby
    • The Decameron
    • The Canterbury Tales
    • Arabian Nights
    • Koyaanisqatsi
    • Powaqqatsi
    • Naqoyqatsi
    • Badlands
    • Monsieur Verdoux

    Sweetness!

    Naked Kiss and Shock Corridor were next on my list.

    How's the Samurai Trilogy? I see you have all the digibooks for the most part. Good to know someone else here shares my collecting passion! I have 499 blu-rays currently.

    These are all the ones I'm missing from my collection I want to buy:
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    Broadcast NewsDazed and Confused
    Gate of Hell
    Heaven's Gate
    Kes
    Lady Vanishes
    Last Temptation Christ
    Naked
    Naked Kiss
    Revanche
    Rules of the Game
    Schizopolis
    Shock Cooridor
    The Leopard
    Tiny Furniture
    Seconds
    Life is Sweet
    Alambrista
    America Lost & Found
    Au Revoir Les Enfants
    Babette's Feast
    Beauty & beast
    Belle De Jour
    Black Moon
    Branded to Kill
    Chronicle of Summer
    Cul-De-Sac
    My Life as a Dog
    Quadrophenia
    Repulsion
    Still Walking
    Close Up


    Also, idk if you know but Criterion releases their announcements of blu-ray releases every 15th-16th of the month that will be out in 3 months. So July's announcements were for October.
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    Here's my entire collection. Some are missing because I let my sister and brother-in law borrow like 10-12, and I have a few in the other room that I was watching the other day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BravesFanInSAV View Post
    Naked Kiss and Shock Corridor were next on my list.
    The Naked Kiss is pretty good, and one of the first Criterion discs I purchased after buying a blu-ray player — I'd recently seen Sam Fuller's The Steel Helmet at the neighborhood cinema, was fairly blown away, and decided I need to see more of that man's films (plus, it was like $17.99 on Amazon at the time). For whatever reason, I didn't get around to buying Shock Corridor until the big Father's-Day-centered Amazon sale in early June, and only just watched it last night: it's damn incredible, and the better of the two films in my opinion, though I'm going to rewatch The Naked Kiss in the next couple days and more directly compare the two (since it's been about a year-and-a-half since I'd seen The Naked Kiss).

    Nonetheless, I'm a huge proponent of Sam Fuller and would definitely recommend grabbing both of them. Each has pretty great cover/booklet art, and good written supplements (though not a ton of video supplements on the discs themselves).
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    Quote Originally Posted by jpx7 View Post
    The Naked Kiss is pretty good, and one of the first Criterion discs I purchased after buying a blu-ray player — I'd recently seen Sam Fuller's The Steel Helmet at the neighborhood cinema, was fairly blown away, and decided I need to see more of that man's films (plus, it was like $17.99 on Amazon at the time). For whatever reason, I didn't get around to buying Shock Corridor until the big Father's-Day-centered Amazon sale in early June, and only just watched it last night: it's damn incredible, and the better of the two films in my opinion, though I'm going to rewatch The Naked Kiss in the next couple days and more directly compare the two (since it's been about a year-and-a-half since I'd seen The Naked Kiss).

    Nonetheless, I'm a huge proponent of Sam Fuller and would definitely recommend grabbing both of them. Each has pretty great cover/booklet art, and good written supplements (though not a ton of video supplements on the discs themselves).
    Yeah the art-work I loved plus it's a full-screen aspect ratio which I prefer watching on my HDTV. Nothing against 1:33 aspect ratio movies (Most of Bergman's work I've seen are in this ratio and I love his movies), I'm just interested in seeing full-screen older black and white cinema. On the Waterfront with Brando blew me away with the quality of the image and everything all-around. It was a 4k restoration, done beautifully.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BravesFanInSAV View Post
    How's the Samurai Trilogy? I see you have all the digibooks for the most part. Good to know someone else here shares my collecting passion! I have 499 blu-rays currently.
    Samurai Trilogy is really cool – a great narrative arc, beautifully photographed (in color), and obviously boasting a great performance by the inimitable Toshiro Mifune – though I wouldn't necessarily say it has the same sort of ethical and philosophical heft of Kurosawa's samurai films, for instance.

    I'd also strongly recommend The Leopard, amongst the films on your wish-list: Burt Lancaster is great, it narrates a really interesting period of Italian history, you get two different cuts of the film (one a solid English-dub, one longer-cut in Italian, which I prefer), and the cinematography is incredibly lush — plus Claudia Cardinale.

    As for the digipaks: I've generally prioritized the sets when purchasing, since usually it's a better film-per-dollar ratio and moreover because I really like studying and getting to know specific directors and/or periods. I also generally tend to buy more Criterions that I haven't seen before — hence why I haven't jumped on On the Waterfront, which like you say looks magnificent, or Videodrome, which is another of my favorite titles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jpx7 View Post
    Samurai Trilogy is really cool – a great narrative arc, beautifully photographed (in color), and obviously boasting a great performance by the inimitable Toshiro Mifune – though I wouldn't necessarily say it has the same sort of ethical and philosophical ramifications of Kurosawa's samurai films, for instance.

    I'd also strongly recommend The Leopard, amongst the films on your wish-list: Burt Lancaster is great, it narrates a really interesting period of Italian history, you get two different cuts of the film (one a solid English-dub, one longer-cut in Italian, which I prefer), and the cinematography is incredibly lush — plus Claudia Cardinale.

    As for the digipaks: I've generally prioritized the sets when purchasing, since usually it's a better film-per-dollar ratio and moreover because I really like studying and getting to know specific directors and/or periods.
    Ahh gotcha.

    Usually with the foreign films, I prefer the non-english dubbed versions and go with the original language. I want to watch the original authentic director's intended viewing and not an english dub. I know with the Godzilla set there was two versions, which I declined to watcht he second although I should just for comparison sake. I used to be anal on black bars on the top and bottom and having to zoom in to watch the movie and it fill up my screen, now I'm all about OAR.\

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    Anda s for the Leopard, I was giong to try and swing by B&N today and buy the Leopard, BBS set, and Babette's feast. All are digipacks in the cardboard packaging, and if I order one it will be shipped in a plastic wrap and hte corners get messed up. I usually by in trios or more, so I think I found my trio to buy later today.
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    Watched the Conjuring twice.

    Jesus Christ.

    Scared the living **** out of me.

    Haven't been that legitimately scared of a horror movie in a very very long time.
    Was a good movie, enjoyed it alot...wouldn't say it was that scary though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BravesFanInSAV View Post
    Ahh gotcha.

    Usually with the foreign films, I prefer the non-english dubbed versions and go with the original language. I want to watch the original authentic director's intended viewing and not an english dub. I know with the Godzilla set there was two versions, which I declined to watcht he second although I should just for comparison sake. I used to be anal on black bars on the top and bottom and having to zoom in to watch the movie and it fill up my screen, now I'm all about OAR.
    Yea, that's definitely my preference as well — and like I said I think the Italian dub of The Leopard is just the longer, better cut anyways, though it's cool that Criterion gives you both. Of course, the weird thing with Italian films of that period (60s–90s, basically) is that, even in Italian, they're dubs, because pretty much every film made in Italy during those decades was photographed without sound, then post-synched. In other words, even when you watch The Leopard in Italian (or any Sergio Leone film, for instance), the characteristic disjunction between mouth movement and what is heard is still there.
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