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10th May 2000, 05:38
Princess Bride is scheduled for release this summer. Sometime in mid-June if I remember right. Go to dvd.ign.com (http://dvd.ign.com) to get all the DVD release schedules and crap.

My rant:

ANIME ON DVD! I love anime, it's so cool. Anyway, there is a nasty trend by some anime distributors here in the US *cough* ADV/Manga *cough* to release less than an hour of material (2 episodes) and sell it for $30! Can you say rip-off?

On the good side, companies like Bandai and Pioneer are releasing DVD's with 4-5 high quality video, sound, subed and dubbed episodes with extras for $25-$30. The best part though is that if you pre-order an anime DVD from Express (http://www.dvdexpress.com) you can get the DVD for $18, plus $5 shipping, for a grand total of $23 for 4-5 episodes of great anime!

ADV and Manga are getting better, but watch out for older releases, as you may get screwed.

My next rant - Double DVD special editions. Is it really that expensive to produce a dual layered, double sided DVD? Why are they printing 2 DVD's for special edition DVD's, when they could easily fit it all on one DVD? I guess they really like their picture on one of the sides. I stil don't get it.

Last rant...for now - This is not about DVD's per say, but related. Why is it that Toshiba is the ONLY TV maker that is making component video inputs standard on almost all of their TV's? Although Toshiba TV's are nice, I would like a few more options under $900 for TV's with component inputs for my DVD player! This really pisses me off. Oh well. *steps down from his soap box*


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10th May 2000, 06:15
Gurm.... baby... DUNE ON DVD????

Good God, man, wouldn't it be simpler to just shoot yourself in the head??? Do you really want to hear all those voiceovers in Dolby Digital? "I am the housekeeper," indeed!!!

(Before you get on me, I saw that movie in the theater the week it was released; I knew we were in trouble when a theatre employee handed out a glossary to all of us waiting on line to buy tickets....!)

Jammrock, what's cheezing me off about anime on DVD is that many classics aren't available. Since all my videos are now useless once I get to Europe, I thought, "Hey, I just got a DVD-ROM, I'll replace them!" In fact, the only DVD I have at this moment is "Ghost In The Shell" (a great film, and good add-ons).

So I started searching, and the only thing I can replace is "BubbleGum Crisis", which is not my fave anime anyway.

Where's Black Magic M-66 and Appleseed? Where's Project A-ko (only Part 1 is available on DVD)? Where's Gunbuster and Sol Bianca and GallForce and The SuperGal (even the renamed version), not to mention Vampire Princess Miyu??? At least My Friend Totoro and Kiki's Delivery Service have been released in US theaters so those might be available...

I mean, geez! These are all classic animes that have been available for years-- how hard is it to just fling 'em onto DVD? I'm not complaining about some of my favorite "bargain bin" vids, like The Wanna-Bes or They Were 11 or Explorer Woman Ray...

Every anime fan doesn't want a collection of DragonBallZ or gd Macross!!

*sigh*... maybe I'll just get Euro format videotapes instead.... http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/frown.gif


10th May 2000, 06:57
Don't Sony Wega's have component video inputs? You may pay a bit more for the putting green screen(yeah real spirit level flat) they got on those suckers + the're bloody heavy due to the weight of the glass used in the tube.

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10th May 2000, 08:03
Holly: you might want to do the last thing, get everything on European format (PAL) video-tapes http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/wink.gif
Pierre has about 650 video's he can copy without a problem... even Disney's videos. (Decoder for the anti-copy thing) http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/smile.gif

Jason: Everything you buy from Disney is very expensive. I wonder what Mr. Disney would do if he still lived http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/frown.gif


10th May 2000, 08:14
want devil hunter yoco, md geist, venus wars and more eck..........
never mind that im allso a sci-fi horror nut.

10th May 2000, 08:18
Ah, I'm happy as I've sussed out the DVD->VCD conversion technique. Problem is, it takes the best part of 24 hours to do on my PII-515 (win2k).


"Life is what we make of it, yet most of us just fake"

10th May 2000, 09:23

The key was under $900. Min prices of Wega's are $1200. There is a nice Toshiba 27" (don't have the cash for much else) that I am looking at that have component in's and runs about $350.

Holly and other anime fans,

It kind of sucks that the older stuff isn't being released. Some of it definately should.

One more new release rant. DAMN IT, I WANT ESCAFLOWNE ON DVD NOW!!! I have all 8 tapes, but they have been watched so many times by so many people that the video/sound is already degrading. Now they pushed back the DVD release to October, because the dubbed version is airing on Fox Kids. At least this excellent show will get a shot at the big time.


10th May 2000, 11:22

Why don't you get a VCR with both PAL and NTSC support ?

There's quite a few of them on the marked, I know that Phillips makes some, and even though they can only play NTSC tapes and not record in NTSC format, it would still solve your problem.

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10th May 2000, 12:06
OK PEOPLE!!! HOLLY, WHAT THE HELL CRACK ARE YOU SMOKIN!?! - no, I'm not being mean people (especially people in the Netherlands don't have to come over to LA and kick my ass) http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/wink.gif

... DUNE ON DVD????
Good God, man, wouldn't it be simpler to just shoot yourself in the head??? Do you really want to hear all those voiceovers in Dolby Digital? "I am the housekeeper," indeed!!!

Ummm, I don't know where to go on this one.... Maybe just read my name..... ummmm, still not sure what to say..... http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/smile.gif

DAMMIT IT'S A GREAT MOVIE!!! and a better booK!

But Gurm, why would you want the 4 hour version? I heard it really sucked!

I agree though, I want Princes Bride and Back to the Future on DVD. Also all the Star Wars but that's for a different thread! lol

I'm not a big anime fan, so I have nothing to say on that.

But I think the best way to go about getting movies now though is to wait for people to rip the dvd's and then get them on divx format and burn 1 per cd and you're set. 75 cents per movie and a day to dl it.... http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/smile.gif


10th May 2000, 12:09
CHHAS, I may answer for Holly. Why we're not getting a new VCR is:

Because I have a good functioning (PAL) VCR in our flat.
Because sending all of her video's to Europe is a waste of valuable money.
Because, if even she wants to bring along the tapes, my brother can retape them to PAL format using his Sony VCR.
It's way easier to ask my friend Pierre to copy those movies she wants, for he has about all of them... and what he doesn't have he can hire at the videotheque http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/smile.gif
We need all our money for our **to be kid** http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/wink.gif


[This message has been edited by Jorden (edited 10 May 2000).]

10th May 2000, 12:43
I'm sorry, Dimitri... I adored the books (at least the first series, the second set wasn't as fab)... but I really can't bear that film but for Sting's big fight scene.

It bums me out, I love Sting, and Patrick Stewart, and Linda Hunt... I admit that my nick for Kyle McLachlan is "Ol' Wooden Face", but he does look like Paul.... but if one more telepath had looked up and off into the middle distance while a voiceover relayed their thoughts, it would not have taken a telepath to read <u>my</u> thoughts-- the screams of frustration pretty much summed it up.

I'm sorry, it was just such a letdown after those wonderful books, imo. I'm glad the two of you can find something to like about it.

Maybe you can teach me to see it with new eyes (or to stop smoking crack http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/wink.gif).


10th May 2000, 12:53
I agree Holly. There were too many bald women (where the hell did that come from btw!?!) who spoke to themselves.... I only liked the movie cause the books were so good. I don't think otherwise that it is a good movie. Don't worry though, I forgive you for not liking it... http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/wink.gif

BTW, Jord, what the hell is a videotheque!?! This American (maybe more but I'm not sure) thinks Holly sent you her crack so you could make up words like this.... hehe


10th May 2000, 13:03
videotheque = your local Blockbuster Video? (Do you have those over in americano?) (actually, didn't we (the UK) get them from you?) http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/wink.gif


"Life is what we make of it, yet most of us just fake"

10th May 2000, 14:01
Am I the only one who caught the 'to-be kid'? Is this the next immaculate conception?!? I thought you two haven't seen each other in a while...

SteveC, you may have gotten Blockbuster from us, but only because we anticipated you guys sending us Robbie Williams & The Spice Girls... http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/smile.gif

10th May 2000, 15:51
when you can get a movie like 8MM on dvd you really don't need anything else!!

10th May 2000, 16:11
To be honest with you ahartman, I caught it too. I just forgot about it when I reposted... http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/smile.gif Yeah, so how does this work guys, I mean one of you is in NY and the other is in the Netherlands, right? Does ICQ have a new feature I don't know about?



P.S.: Thanks for translating Steve....

10th May 2000, 16:28
Ok, this thread has been started as a general rant/rave thread about DVD's. To keep it somewhat relevant, my first rave is over my most recent DVD acquisition:

"Army of Darkness", the super-special version!

It has the original ending, as well as deleted scenes and a featurette. It has voice-overs by Mr. Campbell himself! Woohoo!

Now I get to hear my favorite quotes in Dolby Digital, baby!


Ok, another rant. Why the #$%^* are Disney movies so damned expensive on DVD? I found the "Tarzan" special edition, with 2 DVD's, for "only" $29.95, and bought it because that's SUCH a good deal. Of course the REGULAR "Tarzan" is usually $29.95. ACK!


Heard a random quote somewhere saying that Lucas is actually readying an Episode 1 DVD release, in an effort to get us to spend even more money. *sigh*


DIDN'T get the "Conan the Barbarian" DVD release, since it had NO extras and was in Dolby Mono. Ick!


Movies I still can't get on DVD:

- Back to the Future (All)
- Princess Bride
- Star Trek 1 & 2
- The Long version of DUNE.


Ok, I'm done now. TTFN!

- Gurm

Listen up, you primitive screwheads! See this? This is my BOOMSTICK! Etc. etc.

10th May 2000, 17:51
I want "Basket Case" on DVD. http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/smile.gif

Brian R.
10th May 2000, 18:09
I want all Stanley Kubrick on wide-screen. Full Metal Jacket, Dr. Strangelove etc. on 4x3 is poor.

10th May 2000, 18:43
Ah, a man with taste ... don't forget "Clockwork Orange".

10th May 2000, 18:46
I want Falling Down, and Clockwork Orange on DVD.

10th May 2000, 19:32
I'd like a DVD with the first 25 minutes of Full Metal Jacket run back to back to back to back to back.

"Your ass looks like about a hundred pounds of chewed bubblegum!"

I've never understood the anime thing...

10th May 2000, 19:35
Ahhhhh...Full Metal Jacket, let's see:

"Sgt Pile, put down your rifle now, or I will poke your eyeballs out and skull **** you soldier!"

and of course:

"What do you get for 10 dollars, 'any-ting you want', Anything? 'anyting!'"

Hehehe Great movie.

10th May 2000, 23:01
This is my rifle,
This is my gun!
This is for fighting,
This is for fun!

11th May 2000, 06:11
My other favorite lines:

"The best part of you ran down the crack of your momma's @ss and ended up as a brown stain on the sofa"


"I bet you're the kind of guy that would **** a man in the @ss and not even give him the courtesy of a god d@mned reach-around!"

Truly brutal...

11th May 2000, 07:23
Ok, some thoughts:

Special Editions in general. I am sick and friggin' tired of going to the store, being about to pick up a good movie, and then thinking... "Wait, there might be a special edition!" so I have to go home, look on the Internet to see if there is one or not, and then go BACK to the Mall. Or else I have to look around every store. ARGH!

Example: Entrapment. Special Edition: $26. Regular Edition: $26. Outside Differences: Box Color.

But the special edition has ALL KINDS OF FEATURES, plus a bunch of deleted scenes, etc.

Or... Stargate. The "special edition" (which I own) has a half hour of extra footage - inserted into the movie! With the option to watch with or without! WOWEE! Of course, it is the same price as the regular edition, and differentiated only by a little bar that says "special edition".

Army of Darkness - I had to hunt for this one. The one with the cover from the videotape is NOT the special edition and contains NO extras. The special edition has a vastly different cover and is the same price.

What is behind this bull****?


As for Dune, Holly - I liked the movie. It was strange and odd, but I liked it. Why? Because I saw the 6-hour version first. The Beta tape it was on has sadly disintegrated, and I have a "taped-from-the-sci-fi-channel" copy of the 4-hour version, which is "acceptable", but has commercials.

David Lynch made a mockery of the book. The 4-hour version is MUCH better, has all the scenes necessary for the beginner to understand what the hell is going on, and removes the irritating "I am the daughter of the emperor" voice over in favor of Frank Herbert reading passages from the book to fill in the gaps, accompanied by hand-illustrations.

The 6-hour version contains even more footage, but some of it is of questionable quality, hence it is impossible to get. Even the 4-hour version had to be dubbed an "Alan Smithee" film, since Lynch refused to authorize it.


On to Anime - is it so much to ask that they pack 3 hours onto a DVD? DVD's can hold hours and hours of video if it's just in Stereo (and you can't convince me that they redubbed all that Anime in surround). The videotapes were bad enough - half an hour each for $19.95. Now it's half an hour for $24.95. Silly. And yeah, it would be nice to be able to get the old stuff, but it's coming (albeit slowly). I want the long version of Akira on DVD, that's what I want.


Dual layer DVD's, or the lack thereof, bother me as well. We rented "Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves" the other night. Now, I know it's 3 hours long. But I had to flip the damn disc over! What kind of idiot does that? Now Amadeus is the same way, but that's understandable - they have like 6 audio tracks on that, and a couple of them are THX versions of just the music... so you get 3-hours of digital music. So I can forgive that. But Robin Hood? And there were no real big extras either... just some text. So why do you have to flip it over? I'm waiting for them to announce the "special edition" of that, since the Stargate non-special was the same way - flip it over halfway through. GRR...


Ok, I'm done for now.

- Gurm

P.S. Jord, is there something ELSE you guys have failed to properly announce? You're lucky Holly loves you, after the massive fumble you made of the whole proposal thing... hehe.

Listen up, you primitive screwheads! See this? This is my BOOMSTICK! Etc. etc.

[This message has been edited by Gurm (edited 11 May 2000).]

11th May 2000, 11:51
If I may, I'd like to put in some perspective for ya'll out there regarding DVD, special editions and such.

First off Holly, most anime companies in the US are producing anime on DVD as fast as they can, but there is something you have to realize. While it may seem in a small circle of friends that everybody loves anime and more should be produced, you have to know that producing a DVD is not a inexpensive prospect, and you normally have friends with similar interests to your own. So while you may like anime, it's still a niche market in the US. Anime is usually produced on DVD in runs of about 5000 copies, and there have been times when the company has this first run on shelves for a year or so. That's TERRIBLE for business. Especially when it costs them about 10 grand just to make the master, then you have duplication costs, etc. VHS is incredibly cheaper. DVD is mpeg2. Well, mpeg2 is a very fickle compression. It usually takes a few months just to encode the movie properly, since it has to be done and redone with different bit rates to get optimal viewing quality, while maintaining a bitrate that will allow the company to fit all they can on the disk. There have only been 7 million DVD players sold in the US (not counting DVD-ROM), and the anbime fan base is a very small number of these people. Most companies ARE producing classic anime as fast as they can, but also a lot of companies dont own the rights to a series, or the japanese voices, etc. anymore. Take a look at Akira. What is arguably one of the best anime fimls ever made is not on DVD. Why? the copyright for it's distribution in the US was floating for a long time. It has only just begun to be remastered for DVD. So yes, Sol bianca, etc will come out, it's just a question of time.

To the person asking about A-Ko, the reason they havent done the rest is that the first one sold so poorly. Admitidly it's because they did a lousy job of the release, but still, they register low sales, and the rest of the movies never sold that well anyway. There's stuff out there that has a lot more posibility to be done before.

Clockwork Orange is indeed on DVD BTW (xortam and Rags)

Also, the reason most Stanley Kubrick flicks are 4x3 aspect, it's because thats how Stanley wanted them originally. (Brian R.)

About the dual sided dual density disks, the reason they arent used now is the horrible manufacturing costs for them still. It would cost double to make a disk like this than 2 double density disks. The manufacturing process is still at a relativly low quality level. This will change, just give it time. DVD is only now taking off. I have had a DVD player since the very first generation came out, and only in the past year has there really been anything worth buying on DVD (Space Jam was one of the few disks available when the format started. That tell's ya how sad it was).

About Special editions, now this is even worse. Reeason? Your avergae Joe just wants to watch the movie. Hell, most people plug their DVD players in the TV using a composite video cable. Even worse, most epople dont even have a big screen to watch the flicks on. These are the epople that will buy the nromall versions. However, if your like me, you'll just wait and buy the special edition, because this is where DVD really shinces IMHO. Hell. Look at The Abyss. This has to be one of the best examples of what a special edition should be.

Finally, Disney DVD. Disney is a money loving company that will do whatever it can to make more. Simple. Until people boycott them for their ridiculous prices, and eve more importantly, let them know about it, they will do the same. When they raised their price for special editions to 50 bucks and the normal flicks to 35, a HUG boycott went into effect. as soon as they saw the 10,000 or so emaisl telling them to take their overpriced DVD's and shove them where the sun dont shine, the prices dropped to 39 and 29 respectivly. Still expensive, but MUCH better no?


Anybody that buys Star Wars on DVD is just giving Mr. lucas even more incentive to screw his fans over. It wasnt until Lucas got a petition with over 25,000 signatures that he decided to release the DVD next year. He originally had stated it wouldnt be out until the other 2 movies had been released. Kinda shows ya how quick people will change their mind if the money is there huh?

Anyway, there's a little something to think about. I am not in the DVD production business per se, but I sell some fo the stuff used for it, hence why I know some of this stuff. Hope it help's the frustration (for the record, I am a huge DVD fan, having well over 300 titles in my collection so far)

Also escuse any spelling mistakes, as I am recovering from a damn kidney stone and still kinda fuzzy from the pain and I just dont feel like fixing them.

[This message has been edited by Genom (edited 11 May 2000).]

11th May 2000, 16:39
We need all our money for our **to be kid**


11th May 2000, 16:47
To answer Andy, Dimi and Paddy quickly: It's no ICQ feature (not one I have heard of anyway http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/wink.gif), but have you ever heard of artificial insemination?

Well, that ain't it http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/smile.gif lol


11th May 2000, 17:24
Thanks very much for the info, Genom! That's what I love about the MURC; there's always a pro or semi-pro around to help put things into a real-world perspective. So sorry about the kidney stone, btw. Hope you feel better very soon.

It's true that in surfing around the anime distribution houses, I did get it that people are working as fast as they can on transferring stuff (I think it was A.D. Vision that complained "Stop emailing us! We <u>get</u> it, already!!" http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/wink.gif).

So, fine, I'll be a little patient. Watching a 6-hour version of Dune would sure use up a little time, anyway http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/icons/icon2.gif , maybe I'll try that.

As to announcements: forthcoming shortly, though I'd think that
Since all my videos are now useless once I get to Europe might be something of a clue, and did you think that Jord's "Brief Goodbye" as he moves to a new flat comes for no reason in particular?

Ah heck, Gurm, maybe you can't hear me anyway, as your ears are probably still ringing from Jord's likely response to your mention of the engagement thread... at least he hates it when I mention it http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/icons/icon2.gif , maybe you're a bit luckier. http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/biggrin.gif

Holly, in the count at T-29.

Later, it occurred to her (sorry, I'm slow)... Oh!! No, no... we didn't have an 'accident on purpose' while I was there last, thanks for asking, Jason http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/wink.gif. We did try to, but our daughter politely but firmly declined the invitation http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/frown.gif. She clearly has no intention of setting foot in the material world until she can develop in the company of both her parents. Stubborn, like her dad. *sigh*.

The announcement I'm referring to should occur at about T-(minus)10.

Holly (again), at T-28 (it now being after midnight here... http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/wink.gif)

[This message has been edited by HollyBerri (edited 12 May 2000).]

11th May 2000, 19:02
Bah, StarGate, I picked it up for around $5, the version I have here is requires you to flip the damn thing over halfway through, considering it's only 122mins long it just doesn't make sense.

Brian R.
11th May 2000, 21:04
I know what Kubrick wanted. I don't care what he wanted. He's sleeping with the fish. I want widescreen!

11th May 2000, 22:44
All right, Brian R.!!! Dead is <u>done</u>, eh? I got your back; Tom Cruise, bring it on, we're ready for ya!!! http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/icons/icon2.gif


12th May 2000, 05:13

That version of Stargate SUCKS. Get the special edition. In addition to an extra half-hour of footage, it is dual-layer and has all kinds of neat-o menus and extras.

- Gurm

Listen up, you primitive screwheads! See this? This is my BOOMSTICK! Etc. etc.

12th May 2000, 05:37
ANIME FANS! In case you do not know, there is a website called...drum roll please...Anime on DVD (http://www.animeondvd.com) that gives a crap load of info on upcoming anime titles on DVD and reviews on those already out.


Pioneer bought the rights to Akira and are going to re-release it next year on DVD. Rumor has it that they are doing the full uncut version and are completely redoing the subs and dubs to more match the Japanese version. They are also digitally remastering the music/audio track in THX (or some surround format) and are rumored to do an anamorphic transfer from the original reel. Pioneer takes their anime very seriously, and I love them for it! A must buy for next year!


12th May 2000, 05:37
Holly, I've grown far too polite to slam Jason around his ears over such an old subject like that. I've also grown in confidence that I was asked properly http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/wink.gif, and that I did ask <u>properly</u> outside earshot of the rest of the People of MURC http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/smile.gif

As for our daughter, or the "to be kid", y'all will be the... errrm, (counting here, ......) about the 10th to know http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/smile.gif


Brian R.
12th May 2000, 06:58
I also want Planes, Trains, and Automobiles.

"Where's your hand?"
"Between two pillows."
"Those aren't pillows!!" http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/wink.gif

16th May 2000, 18:02
If ya visit that anime site, in the reviews, there's a few alternate ones from myself http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/smile.gif

16th May 2000, 20:35

I'll be sure to look for it next time I'm hunting for DVDs. Have a list of titles I'd like, that Blade Runner Director's cut for one.

17th May 2000, 06:06
Welp, if yer also into DVD a good news site is thedigitalbits.com. Just this morning they posted news about the suepr duper ultimate T2 DVD thats gonna be released, and I myself, will preorder it as soon as it's on dvdexpress.com's list http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/smile.gif

As a side note, Whats the ending to Blade Runner nromal version? I never bothered to see it. http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/smile.gif Have the Directors cut on VHS and DVD though

17th May 2000, 06:19
Doesn't Rutger Hauer kill himself at the ending of the normal Blade Runner?

Brian R.
17th May 2000, 07:38
The end with Rutger Hauer is the same with both versions. The difference, if I remember correctly, is the voice-over discloses that Sean Young has no artificially shortened life span and they live happily ever after (that is until Harrison Ford tells her she cooks like a Nexus 2).

17th May 2000, 07:53
Correct. And there is no "hinting" that perhaps Deckerd is also a replicant...


As for T2... where is T1? No Terminator 1 on DVD makes Gurm an unhappy boy!

- Gurm

P.S. Boomsticks are NOT PAINTBALL GUNS. My Boomstick is a Remington double-barrel 12-gauge with cobalt blue steel, a walnut stock, and a hair trigger. It retails for about $129.99 at S-Mart. That's right... Shop Smart. Shop S-MART.

Listen up, you primitive screwheads! See this? This is my BOOMSTICK! Etc. etc.

17th May 2000, 07:55
Also, on the topic of movies that transitioned to DVD very well...

Labyrinth is EXCELLENT on DVD. Also Army of Darkness... did I mention that one already?

And Galaxy Quest was a cool DVD with nifty little features.

- Gurm

Listen up, you primitive screwheads! See this? This is my BOOMSTICK! Etc. etc.

Brian R.
17th May 2000, 11:57
I don't get it. I have T1 on DVD. Did the stop making it? Here's a site.

Gurm - or are you in a place that less accessible to purchasing these things?

Oh, I get it, it is a Dolby mono thing. Right?

[This message has been edited by Brian R. (edited 17 May 2000).]

17th May 2000, 15:00
Welp, I also have T1 on DVD and it looks OK. I wuold like a special edition, but lets face it, T2 is where it's at with that. I cant wait until August 28 for the SE to come out. Anybody want an regular edition of T2 BTW? on DVD of course http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/smile.gif

Army of Darkness looks great on DVD, naturally I have the Special Edition as well. Galaxy quest is an OK movie, but the Omega 13 thing just cracked me up big time.

BTW, apreciate the Blade RUnner info. I guess I'm happy with the Directors cut. Dunno, just seems right to me the way it is.

Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep?

17th May 2000, 15:34

Which Omega 13 thing... the whole concept, or the thing on the main menu that just rewinds the intro?

Brian R:

Not only hadn't I seen T1 until today (when I went specifically looking for it), but yes - Dolby Mono is not acceptable for any movie produced after... oh... 1965.

- Gurm

Listen up, you primitive screwheads! See this? This is my BOOMSTICK! Etc. etc.

17th May 2000, 16:08
The thing that it rewinded the intro. Just made me laugh. Stupid thing but I am easaly amused http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/smile.gif

And the mono thing is kinda sucky. I was especially disapointed when I bought Full Metal Jacket and found the same thing.

17th May 2000, 16:11
any one see like mystery men.

the movie is dumb but funnie and the transfer is just increadable.

every thing just looks so 3demtional and deep.

17th May 2000, 16:18
I don't want the Blade Runner director's cut until I can get a dual-layer CD with BOTH versions. 'Cuz sometimes I like a happy ending, ya know?

- Gurm

Listen up, you primitive screwheads! See this? This is my BOOMSTICK! Etc. etc.

17th May 2000, 16:41
Great photos, Helevitia! (I really like your name - reminds me of Switzerland) Who took them?
Your boomstick is nice, too...

By the way - and desperately trying to show that I will suceed in life as a movie director and/or creative artist in all admired artforms as photography, design, painting, movies, etc. - I worked in the production of a TV commercial last month whose director was Max Modray - one of the 2 directors of photography of BLADE RUNNER!!! (I haven´t checked this out yet - is this true?)

How´s that for an incredible thing?

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17th May 2000, 16:43
What´s a boomstick?

17th May 2000, 16:50
This thread has boomstick pics:


Brian R.
17th May 2000, 20:23
Full Metal Jacket - Dolby Stereo - Widescreen

YES (someday)

17th May 2000, 22:20
Labyrinth, great puppets, didn't like the singing bit though, I prefer David Bowie in movies without him singing. The man who fell to earth was good.

Re: Blade Runner, just want the DC, already saw the normal version. Rented a movie recently about clones with the same best after theme, Johny #2 I think the name was.

Brian R.
18th May 2000, 10:37
Gurm - Beside the unicorn vision, did you notice that Decckard was in love with historical family photographs?

19th May 2000, 03:39
sleepy hollow is out in 4 more days.

i will let you know if its any good, transfer wise. i know the movie is good.

The Rock
19th May 2000, 20:38
Any of you guys get Apocalypse Now on DVD? And if so, what were the major differences? Is it a directors cut or something?

As for Blade Runner, those little "hints" that Deckard may have been a replicant were extremely sublte and for me, added nothing to the movie. Still on the great movies of all time though.

The Rock
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Brian R.
19th May 2000, 21:25
"Apocalypse Now" is great. No special add-ins that I know of.

"Jeronimo" is great also.