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What DVD / Video did you watch last night? (pt3)

Discussion in 'books, films, TV, radio & writing' started by editor, Jul 25, 2010.

  1. Virtual Blue

    Virtual Blue ready

    The Last Jedi - disappointed Beginning was average, middle was shite and final picked up a tad.
     
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  2. Nanker Phelge

    Nanker Phelge Monkey Boy

    It's a Wonderful Life....

    For the first time ever....

    Loved it.
     
  3. DotCommunist

    DotCommunist my world is fire and blood

    my favourite xmas film. B&W rather than colour for me, although I understand the technicolour version has its charms for some. I just like the subtleties of light and shadow in b&w
     
  4. Nanker Phelge

    Nanker Phelge Monkey Boy

    I watched the B&W version....looked fantastic...
     
  5. copliker

    copliker ...

    Park Yeol (2017) - IMDb Korean blockbuster about anarchists Park Yeol and Fumiko Kaneko and their trial for treason which was used to divert attention from the massacre of Koreans in the wake of Japan's 1923 earthquake.

    Taeksi Woonjunsa (2017) - IMDb Korean blockbuster about a taxi driver (funnyman/hardman Kang-Ho Song) who snuck grumpy German journo Jurgen Hinzpeter into Gwangju to cover the May 18th 1979 uprising.

    A Ghost Story - Trigger warning for 6 minute long pie scene. Neither big nor clever.
     
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  6. TheHoodedClaw

    TheHoodedClaw "Ride me sideways" was another one

    I only saw it for the first time a couple of years ago. It really does deserve its reputation, it really does.
     
  7. belboid

    belboid TUC Off Your Knees

    I’ve seen the colorised Casablanca, but never IAWL (which we watched again last night too). It’s just wrong. And it just doesn’t work. The colours just don’t look right, no subtlety to them.

    Guardians of the Galaxy tonight. The kids in the house we are staying at really didn’t want to watch it. Until ten minutes in by which time they were totally engrossed.
     
  8. Nanker Phelge

    Nanker Phelge Monkey Boy

    El Camino Christmas.

    A load of shit. Complete waste of time.
     
  9. fishfinger

    fishfinger تپلی

    Blade Runner 2049.
    A worthy sequel, with an atmospheric soundtrack, very much in keeping with the original style of music.
     
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  10. DexterTCN

    DexterTCN Well-Known Member

    Is it online yet, I want to see it again.
     
  11. fishfinger

    fishfinger تپلی

    Yes.
     
  12. DotCommunist

    DotCommunist my world is fire and blood

    is it a good copy? I haven't seen it at all.
     
  13. DotCommunist

    DotCommunist my world is fire and blood

    no cam jobs
     
  14. fishfinger

    fishfinger تپلی

    Not a cam. It's a perfect stream rip: Blade.Runner.2049.2017.1080p.WEB-DL.DD5.1.H264-FGT.mkv Video and sound quality is excellent, even includes subtitles and is 5.64GB. There are other rips available too but you won't get a better quality version until the Blu-Ray is out in a few weeks.
     
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  15. cybershot

    cybershot Well-Known Member

    Blu day rips usually follow within a few days if you want the 5.1 audio experience.
     
  16. fishfinger

    fishfinger تپلی

    The stream rip is 5.1
     
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  17. DexterTCN

    DexterTCN Well-Known Member

    In direct relation to this...

    Just watched Dunkirk.

    Good Nolan stuff...the stress started to build in me about 20 minutes in. Genuinely thought I was having heart problems just after an hour. And I loved the way they crossed each other's time-lines so many times.

    Ending was a bit meh.
     
  18. cybershot

    cybershot Well-Known Member

    I watched Dunkirk today also.

    Unfortunately I just couldn’t forgive the inaccuracies which is obviously common in film versions of such events but I expect better from Nolan. I appreciate he doesn’t like using CGI but this film needed it so badly in an attempt to make it more authentic. I didn’t watch this at the cinema as I expected I’d be a bubbling mess but I just didn’t connect emotionally with it at all. :(

    7/10. Doesn’t even make my top 10 for the year.
     
  19. DexterTCN

    DexterTCN Well-Known Member

    If by cgi you mean

    1000s of fucking boats! There was only about 12!

    then I agree with you.
     
  20. cybershot

    cybershot Well-Known Member

    yes. Pretty much the lack of everything which would have actually made this epic. More boats, more explosions, more people on the beaches, more RAF (my main grievance with the film as the RAF were made to look piss poor) and those little boats were made out to be saviours of the mission when in reality, yes they helped but not really that much, the ships at the mole were made out to be little when in reality the large ships docking there provided the majority of the evacuation, and oh yeah. Everyone was white.
     
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  21. DexterTCN

    DexterTCN Well-Known Member

    and 400,000 men would have been nice too
     
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  22. seventh bullet

    seventh bullet red mullet

    I watched that copy yesterday with my mum. Not bad at all. I'm glad I saw it at the cinema, though.
     
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  23. cybershot

    cybershot Well-Known Member

    A few I've watched since last posting

    Hell or High Water (2016) - IMDb
    Really enjoyed this one, two brothers robbing banks, and the just about to retire sheriff who wants to nab them.
    8/10

    Eraserhead (1977) - IMDb
    David Lynch's weird debut about a guy, his moany girlfriend, odd mutant child and plenty of odd trips. Hasn't dated well.
    6/10

    The Iron Giant (1999) - IMDb
    Good to see a film animated in the kind of way I remember them as a child, it's a heart warming story and despite the typical sad ending for a kids film, it isn't a total sad ending.
    7/10

    '71 (2014) - IMDb
    British soilder gets abonded in Belfast during a riot, but I failed to connect emotionally one way or the other with this film
    6/10

    The Mountain Between Us (2017) - IMDb
    Random couple get stranded on a mountain with a dog after their small craft crashes. This isn't really the 'disaster' film I was hoping for, and turned out to be a completely unrealistic soppy love story.
    6/10

    Brazil (1985) - IMDb
    More weirdness, this time from Terry Gilliam as an admin bloke tries to correct an error, falls in love with a woman from his dreams & gets blamed for terrorist bombs.
    6/10

    Victoria & Abdul (2017) - IMDb
    Surpringsly enjoyable in a typical British flick kind of way, plenty of amusing moments and Judi plays Victoria (again) really well.
    7/10

    Gremlins (1984) - IMDb
    Rewatch of this 1984 Christmas classic, and boy it has not aged well. Everyone in the film is an idiot and I forgot just how bad the second half of the film is, total car crash.
    5/10
     
  24. The39thStep

    The39thStep Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbour?

    The Mountain Between Us was terrible mauling slush regularly and predictedly punctuated by heroic acts
     
  25. May Kasahara

    May Kasahara channelling Lynda Day

    Jurassic World. I watched it with my son, and it ticked every big dumb action box :D Plus the two kids aren't nearly as annoying as the two in Jurassic Park.
     
  26. Mordi

    Mordi Amoral adventurist

    Both on my list. Looking forward to sitting down with them properly. My partner doesn't have the patience for subtitles currently.
     
  27. krtek a houby

    krtek a houby The end is meh

    Contact.

    First time in years. I can see the influence of 2001, Close Encounters in there. Not to mention the influence it's had on stuff since - like Arrival, Interstellar.

    Lovely film but the Silvestri score is a little bit much and Zemeckis gets a bit sentimental. Still, I'd been banging on about it to the better half for ages, and she was impressed all the same.
     
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  28. DexterTCN

    DexterTCN Well-Known Member

    Amazing shot.

     
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  29. The Octagon

    The Octagon Stop......Hammertime

    A few random choices for a movie day with cheese (in both senses)

    The Amazing Mr Blunden - quite an entertaining (if poorly acted at times) ghost story, reasonably gentle but not overlong and some decent lines. Diana Dors prob the most well known name, although there are some other familiar faces.

    Jesus Christ Superstar - still not sure if I liked it or not, but I was entertained throughout, even if some of the enjoyment was at the films expense. Judas was good, Jesus a bit wet. Wtf was the Herod sequence tho? :D

    Road House - very, very 80s, bit illogical and not Swayze's best performance, but some decent music, eye candy on both sides (Sam Elliott was a fine looking man) and what felt like a lot of crotch punching :hmm: before the classic throat ripping.

    Idle Hands - horror comedy that just about skates by on some good physical comedy, clever death scenes and decent effects. Early Jessica Alba a bonus :oops:
     
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  30. Beats & Pieces

    Beats & Pieces 24601 / 9430

    Dunkirk.

    I didn't really enjoy it at all, which is a shame as I had heard (and seen) good things about the movie. Perhaps one to revisit for another try in the near future.
     
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