Discussion in 'Blu-rays, DVDs & Download Services' started by Garrett, Mar 28, 2012.
haha it's not that old 94'
I didn't think much of Snowtown (Snowstorm ?) Reading up on the real case is a lot more interesting than the film, which missed a trick in making the complicated relationships between the characters clear. Animal Kingdom is great though.
laughs - dont push it
Watched the remake of the thing last night. Really enjoyed it.
Had to watch alone, OH was definitely not keen on it. Interesting movie, more story and "meat" to it than most of its contemporaries.
Shamefully I only watched the whole of this just recently as well, pretty good, enjoyed it a lot more than I thought I would!
Also much better than I thought it would be, enjoyed it. Wish Jeff Bridges would in-to-nate a bit clearer (yes I do understand that's supposed to be his character)...
Battle Los Angeles
Mostly predictable, good action movie, thundering sound track.
Hopefully going to convince the OH to watch Inception tonight (second time for me, but I think I'll still enjoy it).
X-Men First Class
Surprised it had taken me so long to get round to watching this as I am a huge fan of the X-Men series. I thought this was a very good film and mostly created the threads well that the previous films used. Excluding a few relationships created that would seem odd when watching back the first 3 films.
Quatermass and the pit this evening. Tremendous film - one of Hammer's very best. Wonderful job restoring this for BD as well.
There's something really satisfying about these older films on BD when they are presented so well.
Game of Thrones Season One for me today. Started it last night and ended up wasting the whole of today finishing it. Very addictive. Great production values, acting and direction. Blu-ray looks stunning. All-in-all very impressive with great picture quality. Shame so many of the extra's are in SD though.
Take Shelter rounded the day off. The synopsis goes something like "guy starts hallucinating a coming tornado, seeks mental health help but builds a shelter for his wife and family". Takes 2 hours to actually tell this "story". Sloooooooooooooooow doesn't even begin to describe it, and it's repetitive as hell. Good reviews and a fairly high score on imdb but I'd say it's definitely a rental rather than a purchase. Atmospheric I guess but the words "arty-farty" and "pretentious" just kept coming to mind. Can't imagine ever wanting to sit through this one again.
Melancholia,what to make of it,visually stunning start and end,but it was the bit in the middle i:e most of the film.
I just could not like or contect with any of the characters,they seem so vain and shallow.
Worth a watch just
p/q very good
s/q very good
The director hates people of their "class" so he wouldn't portray them as anything other than that.
I thought all the characters were eminently watchable. Although they were upper-middle class, he showed them to be every bit as vulnerable and ****ed up as anybody else.
AC/DC - Let there be rock. Really good performance from the Bon Scott era acca-daccas. Much more intimate than the arena shows they do now and the energy seems concentrated as a result.
This was never going to be a great BD picture-wise but it is as good as one might expect. Sound is wonderful, though and that's the key thing here.
I still keep thinking Kiefer is going to do a Jack Bauer and start barking/shooting at everyone and call CTU etc
Understand,but that the thing with Trier,is it his class.
Also make it very hard to revisit,theses people.
Kind of hoping he would at one point
Believe it or not, I've never seen 24!! But sutherlands character was one of my favourites in Melancholia. I liked his simmering resentment towards justine and her family, and also his sense of wonder during the second half. His cool, calm persona makes what happens to him later on all the more upsetting.
Youve never seen 24?!
You know when Jack Bauer is getting mad at the start of Melancholia? Well if you want more of that and a lot more besides watch 24! The bad guys dont stand a chance...
My 'arty' side was dead against this but my 'action' side was all for it!
I know, I know...
But until I see it, Kiefer Sutherland will always be Ace from Stand By Me (or the dude from Lost Boys)
Lasts night viewing was....
Gamer (Sky+ HD)
Had this on my planner for ages, I'm off work for the week so trying to knock a few off my huge unwatched pile. I was swayed having just watched episode 2 of Dexter season 6 and I'm a big fan of Michael C. Hall who's in this. along with Gerard Butler. This film is watchable, while i understood the plot and thought it was OK but a little trippy, there just seemed to much going on and a bit messed up. Pleased i didnt buy it. Picture quality was excellent.
The whole film is a massive satire of gaming in general, I can understand people not liking it. I found it hilarious.
Die hard 2 this afternoon. I think I prefer this to the first film. Very solid BD as well.
I understood the concept it was just a bit trippy for me, The Society aspect was like The Sims on acid.
Was Quatermass and the Pit,havnt seen it in a while,great to revisit it on blu-ray.
p/q is very good,think its the best i have seen it.
s/q not to bad as well
I've just commented on this one in another thread. I'll have to get this ti improve on my LD.
Watched The Town (Director's Cut/Extended cut) last night. Can't remember the entire film scene for scene from when I originally saw it upon its cinema release, but think I managed to identify a few of the extra scenes... an easy one to identify was one in which the leading man is asked about his family and he gives a detailed recounting of a memory from his childhood from when his Mother 'left' the family... only to be asked again a few scenes later about his family and whether his Mum/Dad still live in Charlestown... rather strange to say the least!!!
Pretty good film for those liking a bit of action and *some* storyline. The Audio was good, if a little difficult to follow at times (think it was more the accent rather than the transfer though!) and the picture was very sharp with little noise evident.
Didn't realise the extended cut made it draw out to just over 2.5 hours though rather than the 125 minutes quoted on the back of the BD!
Hopefully might get to break out Leon tonight and see the Directors Cut of that which I picked up last week. Not seen that film in years!
Just watched The Adventures of Tin Tin: The Secret of the Unicorn, the picture quality is absolutely fantastic truly amazing loads of detail especially in the Baaghar scenes, this is the second time I have watched this film, the first time in 3D and now this time in 2D I much preferred it in 2D it just came over better I found the 3D just to distracting.Tin Tin seems to me to be almost a film of 2 halves the 1st half up to where they are in the desert does not gel as well as everything from the desert onwards,the second half just flows better and is just for me the better half of the film if only they could have got this to work this well all the way though, the film would have been fantastic.
Film 1st half 6/10
Film 2nd half 8/10
Well worth the upgrade
Oh I've just got to buy it.
Just finished 1st series of Being Humanwhich was a complete blind buy (not sure how I missed it to start with)
I found S1&2 BR boxset for £20 in an HMV sale recently, so thought it was worth a punt. Absolutely loving it so far, just the right mix of drama, quirky humour and achingly funny insight
Will probably start S2 tomorrow
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