Oh, and since I’m on this thread. Recently I’ve added
Marie-AntoinetteUnited 93ElephantThe Manchurian Candidate (the good one)Paths of Glory (in a pack)Twelve Angry Men (in a pack)A Bridge Too Far (never seen, in a pack)Judgement at Nuremburg (never seen, in a pack)
All of this for under $30
Nathan, I relplied.
The Human Condition-Criterion Selection
Dossier 51 – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0176666/
Heart of a Dog – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0096126/
The Forty First – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0049783/
The Spider’s Strategem – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0066413/
Head Against the Wall – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0052328/
Killing Words – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0339489/
Static – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0090069/
Ghosts of the Civil Dead – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0095217/
The Damned House of Hajn – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0232475/
The Goat’s Horn – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0068814/
The Letter That Was Never Sent – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0053106/
Plus a bunch of new Blu-Ray disks.
The Manchurian Candidate (the good one)
Paths of Glory (in a pack)
Twelve Angry Men (in a pack)
A Bridge Too Far (never seen, in a pack)
Judgement at Nuremburg (never seen, in a pack)
All of this for under $30’
2 or 3 Things I Know About Her
Pandora’s Box (Pabst)
My life to live
Fear and loathing in las vegas
My first blu-rays!
Full Metal Jacket
Mad Monster Party
Did anyone pick up Malick’s Blu debut?
Last Tango in Paris
Trumbo – A really wonderful documentary on the blacklist era and Dalton Trumbo specifically. This is a must-see doc for anyone interested in the history of Hollywood.
The Killing – Kubrick film. Bought it used $7.
I picked up Malick’s The New World on bluray. I think the picture quality’s great, very natural & true to the movie. It’s a gorgeous movie & the bluray does it justice.
An Otto Preminger Trifecta:
Advise & ConsentBunny Lake is MissingAnatomy of a Murder
Un homme sans l’Occident (Raymond Depardon)Polytechnique (Denis Villeneuve)Trys dienos (Šarūnas Bartas)Koridorius (Šarūnas Bartas)Empire II (Amos Poe)
It’s been a while
Blood for Dracula
The Last Wave
The 39 Steps
Tunes of Glory
Killing of a Chinese Bookie
Drag Me to Hell
3 Seconds Before Explosion
Entrails of a Virgin
Girl Boss Revenge
Black Tight Killers (finally!)
Grave of the fireflies
Fight for Your Life
Cat in the Brain
The Nomi Song
The Shop Around The Corner
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
Onibi: The Fire Within
The Devil’s Backbone
Graveyard of Honor
Let the right one in
Avant Garde – Experimental Cinema of the 1920s & 1930s
Shelley Duvall’s Faerie Tale Theatre: The Complete Collection
Drive-In Cult Classics 1,2, and 3
The Towering Inferno
Showgirls VIP edition
Drive-In Classics collection
Hitchhike to Hell/ Kidnapped Coed
Jeanne Dielman, 23, Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles
I don’t have any money, but I won a free copy of ‘Inside’ in a competition.
Baby DollFort ApacheShe Wore a Yellow RibbonRio GrandeThe Last Picture ShowDr. Strangelove
The first four were pretty cheap on Amazon, and the last two were $6 each.
Nathan, and those last two are pretty freaking amazing!
La CienegaRed Road
These were both over $20 each but they are so good that it was worth it.
I bought repulsion a few hours ago im excited for that. yesterday I bought y tu mama tambien and heathers for $5 each. quite the bargain.
some Amazon and Barnes & Noble orders are starting to arrive:Bride of FrankensteinThe Lady from ShanghaiThe Last DetailRan
still waiting for:It Happened One NightLe jour se leve
Two big shopping sprees recently. Picked up the following:
The Double Life of Veronique
The Devil, Probably
Dawn of the Dead (1978) blu-ray
The New World blu-ray
How Green Was My Valley
The Horse Soldiers
My Darling Clementine
The Man from London
Charlie Chaplin Boxset (City Lights, Modern Times, The Gold Rush (2 versions), The Circus, The Kid, Limelight, Monsieur Verdoux, The Great Dictator, A Woman of Paris, A King in New York)
The Damned (1969)
Bringing Up Baby
The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and her Lover
The Passion of Anna
The Hour of the Wolf
The Serpent’s Egg
The Sand Pebbles
The Magnificent Seven
The Thomas Crown Affair
The Great Escape
The Parallax View
Heaven Can Wait
The Public Enemy
The Roaring Twenties
Angels With Dirty Faces
No Country for Old Men blu-ray
Night of the Living Dead (1968) blu-ray
My Fair Lady
West Side Story
The Maltese Falcon
The Straight Story
Some Like It Hot
The Taking of Pelham 123 (1974)
Casualties of War
A Fistful of Dynamite
Judgment at Nuremberg
McCabe & Mrs Miller
They Were Expendable
Drag Me to Hell blu-ray
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974
The Getaway (1972)
The Elephant Man
The 25th Hour
The Remains of the Day
The Red Shoes blu-ray
The Wolf Man
Pierrot le Fou
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
Monsters versus Aliens
The Umbrellas of Cherbourg
Touch of Evil
Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?
The Empire Strikes Back
The Return of the Jedi
Neil isn’t kidding when he says ‘big shopping sprees’….heck of a collection.
“A Bridge Too Far” (Blu-Ray)
“Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (Diamond Edition)” (Blu-Ray)
I am waiting on:
“The Third Man” (Blu-Ray)
“Santa Sangre” (DVD 2-disc set.)
Claus, I was thinking of picking up A Bridge Too Far on blu-ray; what’s the quality like?
35 Shots of Rum
The Mabuse trilogy box set (MoC)
Rosemary’s Baby for $10
I hope to watch it tonight. Best horror movie of all time.
“Bridge” looks faithful to my eye (58-inch screen used); it has a slight diffusion added to a lot of the scenes, which is typical of 70es productions when they wanted to indicate ‘earlier times.’ Color, texture, sharpness and black levels are good. Some process scenes have a bit of flicker in the stock, but nothing to worry about.
The sound is re-mastered into THX or Dolby Digital (take your pick) and runs cleanly in a predominantly L-C-R 3-channel mix with very little surround info (as would be expected.) Compared to dialogue, some of the action scenes get a bit louder than the inherent dynamics of the recordings warrant (I was running THX 5.1), probably just an attempt to make the track sound more ‘contemporary.’
One thing about the subtitles: if you just load the film and play it, you don’t get any subs in the Dutch and German segments, and if you do the normal thing and click the subtitle option to "English’ you now have subtitles throughout (as in: for the deaf.) The solution is to click through on your player’s remote to the last subtitle option which is also “English” (just before ‘off’) and you now will get subs only for the non-english segments. In other words, the film doesn’t have the Dutch/German subs ‘burned in’ by default.
There is a trailer, and that is it. No extras. Just a nice dual-layer MPEG-2 transfer of the film. Then again, I got it for $10 at CostCo, so I am not complaining. If you like big old-fashioned war films, this one is well worth having (the over-the-top casting in itself is amazing.)