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More Spiderman problems

Discussion in 'Movie Forum' started by Cnic, Dec 7, 2002.

  1. Cnic

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    Not sure if this is just my disc but I've not noticed any other complaints so far...
    My copy seems to have a dreadful romantic subplot, an uninteresting hero, a sub-pantomime villian, the worst end credits theme song since Pet Semetary and some dire digital effects scattered throughout.
    My friends noticed these defects in the cinema print as well...
    Have we just been unlucky???
    Where did you guys get your discs from?
    Mine was from Play - Have the sent me the wrong film entirely???
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  2. Geezer

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    well that's a great entry for a newbie.
    welcome and
    yes everyone has those problem. They also seem to spread over all regions. But most people are to preoccupied with the fact that their discs don't play at all or freeze.;)
     
  4. Squirrel God

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    Well I loved it. Great movie. So there :p
     
  5. Lux

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    we all did otherwise we wouldn't have bought the DVD, no?
     
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    Doesn't work like that for everyone. About 85% of the DVDs I buy, I have never seen before ;)
     
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    Are u serious??
    It's 25% for me. I think I rent too much, waste of money.
     
  8. Squirrel God

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    Yep, I'm deadly serious. And now that I've caught up on most of the back catalogue I was after, that figure is now at about 99%. I never rent and I go the cinema about once or twice a year (if that).

    I can never be bothered with renting and I'm usually very good at knowing what I'll like, so in the days when I used to rent movies, I almost always liked the movie so much that I wanted to own it. So may as well just cut out the middle man and own it straight off :D

    Cinemas in central London are ridiculously expensive too. If you want to go at a good time, i.e. a weekend evening, you're looking at handing over £10 or more just to see a movie - it's a joke if you ask me when you compare that to the price of a new release @ £14.99 (and R1s have frequently come out at the same time or before a movie is released in the cinema over here as well). If I don't want to pay that, then I have to drive out a fair distance or go to some obscure showing in the middle of the afternoon, when I really don't feel like watching a movie. It's also really hard to find a good cinema as well due to drunken audiences, children screaming, people talking, and so on. So I tend to leave cinema going as a rare social occasion or if I'm desperate to see a movie (e.g. I'll be dashing out to see Matrix 2 and 3, unless they're released on R1 first :D).

    If I'm not sure about a movie, then I just wait for the DVD price to drop to £7 or £8 and then take a chance :)
     
  9. RossG

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    I've started renting a lot more due to two simple reasons

    a) I rarely watch a film twice, or when I do the time between viewing is such that a new format has come out :clown:

    b) Recently I've been disappointed with several choices I've made. For example I bought Training Day a few months ago but only recently watched it. It was reasonable fayre but I do wonder why Denzel Washington got an oscar for it. I rented Ocean's 11 last weekend and wondered what all the fuss (read hype) was about. I thought I was on safe ground with the latter, Clooney seems to pick good roles and I really like Steven Sodenbergh's work. Although it had a lot of his trademark stylish touches IMHO the film didn't go anywhere. They put together a team of disparate people and robbed a casino vault. Aside from the two main leads the character were not really fleshed out and at the end of the film I just thought 'why do I care about these people'.

    In both of these cases I thought I was on reasonable safe ground and that I should like them. However, I did rent The Others at the same time and that did live up to expectations, all good as well!

    Suffice to say I'll be mostly renting a lot in future and I'll only buy the few big blockbuster that really deserve repeat viewing (LotR etc)

    Ross
     

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