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Postby Precious Doll » Wed Sep 27, 2006 3:10 am

Magilla,

That's odd about Amazon UK because I buy from them all the time and I don't live in the U.K.

Other good U.K. retailers are Send It & Movie Mail. There's also HMV UK.
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Postby Big Magilla » Tue Sep 26, 2006 11:57 pm

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Big Magilla wrote:Four re-issues and the OK American Madness while we wait in vain for The Miracle Woman and The Bitter Tea of General Yen.

Ironically these two are available on Region 2 along with some other Stanwyck classics. However I am not prepared to buy the package just for The Miracle Woman given that I have some of the others already.

I finally stepped up to a region free DVD player. The problem now is obtaining software. I found an on-line source in New York that sells Region 2 and 4 DVDs at very reasonable prices. The problem is their inventory is limited. I thought Amazon.com- uk woudl be a resource but they will not deliver outside of Britain although some of their retailers will. Ironically the title I was searching for is available at Amazon.com-uk and six of their retailers, but none of them will ship outside of the u.k. and Europe. Ah, well.
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Postby Big Magilla » Tue Sep 26, 2006 10:37 am

Yes, they are busy restoring the 1929 version which was released on laser disc in the early 90s with most of the soundtrack missing. It has apparently been found!
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Postby Penelope » Tue Sep 26, 2006 8:18 am

I heard a rumor on another forum that sometime next year, Warner was going to issue a box set of all 3 Show Boat films (1929, 1936, 1951)...anybody else know anything about this?
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Postby Big Magilla » Sat Sep 02, 2006 6:13 pm

To be sold as an exlusive at Best Buy from Sep 19th is Universal's new Classic Sci-Fi Collection to include The Incredible Shrinking Man, Tarantuala, The Mole People, The Monolith Monsters and Monster on the Campus. Retail price is $29.95. I don't know what's so classic about the last two titles, but The Incredible Shrinking Man is a genuine classic whose DVD release is long overdue.
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Postby anonymous1980 » Thu Aug 31, 2006 8:20 pm

A bootleg is simply a copy of an original DVD. In other words, a PIRATED disc.

I wouldn't BUY a DVD of that price unless I know it's an original copy. I would never add a pirated disc onto my collection. I'd borrow it and view it, sure but I never add it to my collection. (All DVD's in my collection are genuine DVD's).

The thing is, Kurosawa movies and other foreign/classic/art house films need people to buy them so they can make more of them. If I buy a pirated copy, then I would be doing the producers of foreign/classic/art house films a great disservice for not patronizing their business and the production of foreign/classic/art house films would be greatly reduced and thus reducing the chance for more people to view them.

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Postby Reza » Thu Aug 31, 2006 12:37 pm

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Reza wrote:I picked up most of these titles here for about $1.75 each.

They have to be bootleg copies (or very used copies).

What exactly is a ''bootleg copy''?

Whatever they are, these DVDs I find here have excellent picture and sound quality.

I suppose I'm supporting piracy when I buy a film here. But please don't tell me that you would pass on the chance to pay $1.75 for Kurosawa's High and Low and instead buy it off Amazon for $37?

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Postby anonymous1980 » Thu Aug 31, 2006 11:03 am

Reza wrote:I picked up most of these titles here for about $1.75 each.

They have to be bootleg copies (or very used copies).

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Postby Reza » Thu Aug 31, 2006 10:13 am

I picked up most of these titles here for about $1.75 each.

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Postby criddic3 » Mon Aug 21, 2006 12:42 am

Damien wrote:
Big Magilla wrote:The character as written may have been more historically accurate but Reza is correct, Brando's mincing fop characterization is what is insufferable. If you really want accuracy, though, go to the 1984 version called simply The Bounty with Mel Gibson as Christian and Anthony Hopkins as Captain Bligh.

Talk about insufferable: A movie featuring the Wooden Anti-Semite With The Stubby Little Legs as Christian and the World's Worst Actor as Bligh.

I've seen this version as well. It is not nearly as good as the first two. The first was a rousing adventure, while the second was a nicely-photographed epic drama. Both had some wonderful production values, but the third version just never gets you involved. The only review I can recall that was truly positive was Roger Ebert's.

However, I take exception to the idea that Anthony Hopkins is the "world's worst actor." He has been absolutely amazing in some of his performances, from Hannibal Lecter to Presidents Nixon and Adams, and his repressed butler in The Remains of the Day.
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Postby Big Magilla » Sat Aug 12, 2006 2:48 pm

Caught! LMAO!
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Postby Damien » Sat Aug 12, 2006 2:09 pm

Big Magilla wrote:Hopkins' Blight

Hilarious Freudian slip, Big!
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Postby Big Magilla » Sat Aug 12, 2006 1:01 pm

I didn't say it had great acting in it, only that it was more historically accurate. Hopkins' Blight is rather bland next to Howard's and the great Laughton's portrayals, but it is a more balanced portrayal. Mel in his early career reminded me of a young Errol Flynn with Tim, Gallipoli and The Bounty providing the best indications of a promising career.
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Postby Damien » Sat Aug 12, 2006 10:02 am

Big Magilla wrote:The character as written may have been more historically accurate but Reza is correct, Brando's mincing fop characterization is what is insufferable. If you really want accuracy, though, go to the 1984 version called simply The Bounty with Mel Gibson as Christian and Anthony Hopkins as Captain Bligh.

Talk about insufferable: A movie featuring the Wooden Anti-Semite With The Stubby Little Legs as Christian and the World's Worst Actor as Bligh.
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Postby Big Magilla » Sat Aug 12, 2006 8:13 am

The character as written may have been more historically accurate but Reza is correct, Brando's mincing fop characterization is what is insufferable. If you really want accuracy, though, go to the 1984 version called simply The Bounty with Mel Gibson as Christian and Anthony Hopkins as Captain Bligh.
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