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    My Name is Anonymous
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    Re: What have you been watching?

    Post  My Name is Anonymous on Tue May 03, 2011 9:59 am



    I have recently started keeping a log of every film I watch using Twitter.

    It can be found here http://twitter.com/#!/AnonymousManc


    I thought it was a good way of keeping track of everything I have watched. Just wished I had started it years ago.


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    Re: What have you been watching?

    Post  Mark on Fri Jun 03, 2011 10:40 am

    Two Mario Bava greats: Lisa And The Devil and Baron Blood laserdisc are the latest I have watched.
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    Re: What have you been watching?

    Post  March on Sat Jun 11, 2011 10:28 pm

    Just watched Vigilante [ purchased from Mark this evenin - cheers ] I really enjoyed the movie. It's a typical Death Wish type affair influenced by the spagetti revenge exploitation movies. Completely predictable and cheesy but brilliantly done.

    Picture and sound were pretty good I have to say, I'd give it an overall a good 7/10

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    Re: What have you been watching?

    Post  DGTWoodward on Sun Jun 12, 2011 7:16 am

    We just watched Guillermo Del Torro's CRONOS.

    Like all his films, it is a little quirky, but it is a decent and fresh take on the 'Vampyre' schtick. Well worth catching if you can.

    One rather odd thing though, Ron Perlman (a long time GDT collaborator) and Claudio Brook are in it. Not unusual in itself but then all of the film's dialogue is in Spanish but for Claudio and Ron's pieces. When they have lines, sometimes they are in English, sometimes Spanish and sometimes a mix of both in the sme scene!? What makes it more odd is that when this happens, everyone else responds to them in Spanish, as if they had spoken it too.

    I assume that this was to be over dubbed later, at some point.

    Strangley, it does not detract from the film as a whole, which holds up very well.

    What does detract is the very poor picture and audio quality. Print damage is visible a lot of the time, with two very obvious and long scratches running for whole minutes in the early 'antique shop' sequence, that and the picture is very soft indeed too, to boot. Contrast and colour are pretty good, with details even in the dark holding up well.

    The audio is just plain poor, with pops and cracks occasonally interupting the flow through the ealy part of the film, though it does settle down later.

    A good and interesting film, let down by technicalities.

    7/10


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    Post  DGTWoodward on Thu Jun 23, 2011 5:29 pm

    We have just watched HENRY: PORTRAIT OF A SERIAL KILLER (NTSC unrated/uncut) Thank you Mark!!!

    What a disturbing film. So well played my a very young Michael Rooker. This is based (though not very closely) on the life of real-life killer Henry Lee Lucas.

    Its brutality and depictions of murder are shown very coldly, actually...with all the coldness and detachment of Henry himself.

    The film also plays head games with the audience as to exactly who is more of a monster(and why) between Henry and his room-mate Otis?

    Very well made film.

    Shan't watch it again for a while.


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    Re: What have you been watching?

    Post  Mark on Thu Jun 23, 2011 7:17 pm

    Yes, definitely a disturbing film. Michael Rooker really does play this stone cold killer very well.
    No fear, no cares.
    Certainly cruel but a brilliant film all the same.

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    Post  My Name is Anonymous on Tue Jun 28, 2011 12:23 pm

    I recently managed to get a copy of the Terminator 2: Judgement Day special edition, with the leatherette cover etc.

    Terminator 2 hasnt aged at all and is still an amazing piece of action cinema.
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    Re: What have you been watching?

    Post  Reelmaster Oz on Wed Jun 29, 2011 8:36 am

    Lethal Weapon 2 and weekend at bernies last night as I just picked these up the other day
    Am getting more LD films on saturday, cheap from a lions club monthly goods sale in australia

    they raise funds for good causes by selling donated goods

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    Re: What have you been watching?

    Post  Wim1310 on Wed Jun 29, 2011 12:47 pm

    Goldfinger and Thunderball, the CAV THX editions. The picture quality is STUNNING, I completely forgot they were that good. I'd even go as far as to say they easely blow most dvd's out of the water. Very warm, colorful and razor sharp image! Really shows the potential of laserdisc. And with 40 year old movies!
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    Re: What have you been watching?

    Post  LaFong on Thu Aug 18, 2011 12:20 am

    I'm with you on the Bonds, there. Mine was the latest Japanese release of You Only Live Twice. I recently climbed Mt. Fuji and felt a Bond-san kinship.
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    Re: What have you been watching?

    Post  IrlingLegorm on Sun Nov 06, 2011 8:22 am

    Movie Switching Channels (Japan fully analog version). Compared to DVD, broadcast on TV or browsing the Internet in the LD version of the most warm and amazing sound image (LD sound is very clear.) It is interesting and the movie itself - an attempt to prosecutor (a candidate for election as governors) to arrange the direct TV broadcast executions on the electric chair like movies with anguish, murder and a demonstration of the body of Libyan leader in news and even in the children's programs. Journalists in the film to a not reached, they still had morals.

    Photo online store. For now, this LD in my collection.


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    Re: What have you been watching?

    Post  DGTWoodward on Sun Nov 06, 2011 10:00 am

    IrlingLegorm wrote:Movie Switching Channels (Japan fully analog version). Compared to DVD, broadcast on TV or browsing the Internet in the LD version of the most warm and amazing sound image (LD sound is very clear.) It is interesting and the movie itself - an attempt to prosecutor (a candidate for election as governors) to arrange the direct TV broadcast executions on the electric chair like movies with anguish, murder and a demonstration of the body of Libyan leader in news and even in the children's programs. Journalists in the film to a not reached, they still had morals.

    Photo online store. For now, this LD in my collection.



    Thank you Irling, I'd forgotten about that film totally. My wife is a MAJOR Christopher Reeve fan, and we have been trying to track down all of his films...

    This one makes another to add to the list. A very useful reminder, thank you Wink


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    Re: What have you been watching?

    Post  IrlingLegorm on Sun Nov 06, 2011 12:14 pm

    Good evening, DGTWoodward! Christopher Reeve a wonderful actor and a very strong person. Even after the injury, he found the strength to fight and at the end of life, according to some reports, it appeared minimal movement in his hands (which is usually in patients with spinal cord injury, alas, not happening). He was a hero in the film and in life.

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