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Discussion in 'Movie Forum' started by Hartigan, Jul 18, 2005.

  1. Hartigan

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    Right, seeing that:

    a) a few are in agreement that 2004 was a pretty lean year for qulaity DVD entertainment and

    b) Razor said it was a good idea (yeah - you get the blame to mate! ;) )

    I thought I'd start my first thread.

    What has been your best DVD purchase so far this year, or what are you looking forward to most?

    For me 'Man On Fire' is the best film I've bought so far. Stunning visuals, great sound.

    As for what's coming. My mouth is watering at the prospect of trying to get my system to perform something like the cinema experience on EpIII, War of the Worlds, Batman and, of course, Sin City.

    And that's before I get to see F4 next week... :D

    Great year for film so far, huh?
     
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    For sound I would vote for Flight of the Phoenix the bass is awsome!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    Would have to agree: the opening to Flight of the Phoenix is simply stunning...shame it all goes rapidly down hill once the Johnny Cash title song finishes and the plane lands! Another classic ruined with some truly awful direlogue...and will someone please explain just how Giovanni Ribisi has a career???

    Loved Sideways, Lantana and Hell Boy, which were all DVD highlights this year...and against all expectations, I actually rather enjoyed The Forgotten! Go figure.

    As for the cinema - so far, so bad!

    That said, I've yet to see Batman or Sin City...and I can't wait for A History of Violence.
     
  4. Razor

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    Hartigan :hiya:

    Great idea for a thread :thumbsup:

    Here are a few of my fav dvd buy's for 2005 in no sort of order. :rolleyes:

    Appleseed
    The Manchurian Candidate
    Collateral
    Saw
    Resident Evil 2
    Man on Fire
    Dawn of The Dead
    Coach Carter
    The Grudge (not sure if this is 2004 or 2005?)

    I'm sure there's a few more that I have forgotten :confused: :D

    Cinema wise it has to be Batman Returns, Starwars III and WOTW. :clap:

    :D
     
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    Agree with Razor, great thread!!!

    Highlights so far for me...

    Bourne Supremacy
    Man on Fire
    Collateral
    Ocean's Twelve (just kiddin')

    Can't wait for 'Batman Begins' and 'Ep III' to see them at home... Also wouldn't mind seeing 'The Jacket' again...
     
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    It was the long-awaited blockbusters that were so disappointing in 2004 for me and presumably others: Van Helsing, League of extraordinary gentlemen and Troy. CGI gone mad. I was apologising to the DVD player afterwards for putting the disks in. Day after tomorrow wasn't great but not bad for me.

    It wasn't all awful though: ROTK:thumbsup: , Shaun of the dead, Love actually (not to everyone's taste maybe but I loved it), Last samurai and I did like I robot.

    2005? As others have said, Denzel was fantastic in Manchurian candidate and Man on fire. Bourne Supremacy was bleak but brilliant and House of flying daggers amazed me. Hope the next few are as good, inc Alexander (worried about this one), Hitchhikers guide (ditto) and Hostage.
     
  7. Razor

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    I enjoyed Alexandra, plesant enough and better than expected. :smashin: Hostage was good but not brilliant, :rolleyes: I haven't seen Hitchikers Guide yet, not going to rush too either. :confused:

    Bourne Supremecy was an enjoyable movie , so far I've seen it 3 times this year. :D

    I can't remember if Troy was this year or last but I enjoyed that movie too. :clap:

    :D
     
  8. Gary D

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    some of you people are very easily pleased aren't you. its been a good year for blockbusters, i'll reserve judgement on if its been a good year for film until 2006 :smashin: its only July - still 5 months to go :)

    i'm not going to comment on titles as its each to his own - but some films need to have the brain engaged, then may be you'll see there not that good really. :D

    Gary
     
  9. Hartigan

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    You got a good point there. Must admit that I like my cinema experience to be more of the big budget blockbuster popcorn fest rather than anything to cerebral. However, these don't necessarily transfer best to DVD and suffer from longevity problems.

    Wish you would offer up some titles as alternatives to this. I'm still trying to find my next LA Confidential! :)

    Oh, and Razor :hiya: What's wrong with Ocean's Twelve...? :D
     
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    script, direction, acting, plot, story......



    Gary
     
  11. Hartigan

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    I meant apart from that, obviously... :D
     
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    LOL... :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: Oceans 12 was a let down for me. :(


    Gary :hiya:

    I am very easly pleased when it comes to movies. :p There are many catogories for movies to fall into. Only a few ever make the Classic status, but this doesn't mean I dont enjoy other movies. As long as the movie occupies me for the time it is on and gives me a good feeling after watched it, it has succeded. :smashin: I basically watch near enough anything :blush: :blush: :blush: I even like Steven Segal evan tho I know his movies aren't all that :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: His latest movie Submerged was quiet good :rolleyes:

    2005 has also been the year for series but that is another story :D
     
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    I put National Treasure on the other night and really enjoyed it. A great little gem of a film.

    Pete.
     
  14. Gary D

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    as i found out last week in France its called "Benjamin Gates and the Treasure of the Knights Templar"

    it ok as long as the brain remains firmly "off" - although i think i could get quite excited about Diane Kruger :devil:

    Gary
     
  15. Hartigan

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    Yeah, I'm easily pleased too. Sure Ocean's Twelve has it's faults, but most films do. For me it's fun and it looks good. Sometimes when it's late at night that's all I want. Hell, I've even watched AVP twice!

    But :rotfl: :rotfl: Steven Seagal?!? :rotfl: :rotfl:

    Sorry Razor..! :D
     
  16. Razor

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    Steven Segal was an extreme example to get my point across... :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

    I have seen AVP twice as well. :D
     
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    i cant bring myself to sit through it once! and i can get for free :eek: when i was going to watch it - i decided to watch Aliens and Preditor instead :smashin:


    Gary
     
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    Flight of the phoenix
    AVP
    Resident Evil 2
    Constantine
    The Grudge
    Shutter
    Incredibles

    I also can't wait for Sahara to come out on DVD enjoyed it very much at the Cinema.
     
  19. Hartigan

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    Nah, an extreme example would be Casper van Dien. But then I have seen Starship troopers twice too! :D

    Gary - great idea - if you have 4 hours to spare!. :D

    I have yet to see Constantine, but I have a night free tonight that might be filled with a rented movie. Recommended?
     
  20. Gary D

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    i thought Constantine was ok (a bit Mummy and a bit Blade) Starship Troopers is great but Starship troopers 2 :nono: :nono: :nono: :nono:


    Gary
     
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    Hartigan :hiya:

    I actually own starship troopers the CGI series :D

    I love a bit of Bug killing :devil:

    Constantine is ok I enjoyed this movie, although I kept expecting to see Agent Smith pop up.

    Banshee :hiya:

    I fell asleep at the end of Sarah. :boring:
     
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    Starship Troopers is great?!? And I thought you were a fan of acting, directing, plot... :D Mindless popcorn fodder at best. But nothing wrong with that!

    Thanks for the heads-up on 'Constantine' looks like I'll have to get the popcorn in myself! :) Anything else new out I've missed. Hostage?
     
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    For me, the best DVD so far this year is the Incredibles. Pixar perfection!
     
  25. Hartigan

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    And what makes you think I'm a Bruce Willis fan? :D
     
  26. Razor

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    Hartigan :hiya:
    Hostage was ok but not great, its on the same level as Unbreakable.
    Try and get a copy of Coach Carter :thumbsup:


    Gary :hiya:

    3.6 isnt that bad a score :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: I must admit I have only seen the second Stratship once. The CGI series is better. :D
     
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    Collaterall, cant think of much else I have bought during this year oh yeah Ray as well.
    Batman Begins is in my wish list!!
     
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    :eek: what the fudge!!!!! please dont ever invite me to your house for a movie :D Unbreakable is Genius!! Hostage is really poor.

    as for troopers 2 - you shouldn't even have watched it once!! :D

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    Ha ha! :rotfl:

    Better not come round here then either! But Razor :hiya: if you're feeling left out you are welcome. If you think you could watch a movie on a 'portable' 46"! :D
     
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    Gary :hiya:
    LOL... :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

    I didnt rate Unbreakable that much. I do ho ever like Bruce Willis, Die Hard is one of my all time fav's. :thumbsup:

    Are you sure you dont fancy popping round to see Steven Segal on a 65' DLP rear pro...lol :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: I could always find my copy of Ticker which has to be the worst Steven Segal film ever. Sh*t aint the word for this movie. :suicide:

    Hartigan :hiya:

    I have a 46' set in my bedroom :D Cheers for the invite mate. :thumbsup:
     

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