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The Small Screen / Re: Mindhunter
« Last post by ©brad on October 17, 2017, 09:05:54 AM »
I don't know.

Yeah I don't know either. This is shockingly mediocre for a Fincher joint. I knew from the uninspired title sequence we were in trouble (which is odd because Fincher is usually the king of title sequences if nothing else).

The dialogue is forced and wooden and just plain bad. Johnathan Groff's character doesn't make sense. There's a manic pixie dream girl who also doesn't make sense. There are predictable music choices. The pilot just ends with no climax or cliffhanger. It all feels very paint by numbers. I wish Fincher took more risks with the genre like Soderbergh did with The Knick.

That being said, episodes 3-4 get better. It's watchable and entertaining enough, just not essential.



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DVD Talk / Re: Big Bad Guide to Director's Filmographies on Blu-ray
« Last post by Just Withnail on October 17, 2017, 03:13:56 AM »
AMAZING.

Doing the Lord's work.
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DVD Talk / Big Bad Guide to Director's Filmographies on Blu-ray
« Last post by wilder on October 17, 2017, 02:18:25 AM »



This is a database with categories containing all of a given directorís blu-ray releases in the United States, releases of their films abroad with better picture quality, and releases of their films abroad that are not yet available in the US as of 10-17-17.

If a director's film has been released on blu-ray anywhere in the world and is English-friendly, it's in this database, and the version with the best picture quality is in this database.

Scroll down for a list of all directors included.

  • Directors are sorted alphabetically by first name, because thatís the default method on blu-ray.com and changing it would be a pain in the ass
  • In the case of there being multiple blu-ray releases of a film in the US, only the release with the best picture quality is listed
  • In the case that a release has multiple versions (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy), the closest version to a blu-ray-only release is listed (best picture quality for the cheapest price)
  • Releases from the UK, Germany, or France with better picture quality are listed alongside their US counterparts, if applicable
  • Releases from the UK, Germany, or France with alternate cuts not available in the US are listed alongside their US counterparts, if applicable
  • Films from a directorís filmography that havenít been released in the US but are available abroad are listed
  • If a directorís films arenít in English (i.e. Michael Haneke), only foreign releases that include English subtitles are listed alongside the US releases
  • SD upscales and 1080i releases of films unreleased in the US are not included
  • TV Series where a director only directed the initial episodes (i.e. House of Cards) are not included
  • Foreign born directors who made the majority of their movies in English or are overwhelmingly associated with the history of Hollywood (i.e. Billy Wilder) are included in the English language list
  • (Most) directors with three or less titles on blu-ray are not included
  • Releases from the UK, Germany, and France may be region-locked (Region B)
  • Picture quality of foreign releases can be compared to their US counterparts on Caps-a-holic

To easily distinguish foreign releases from their US counterparts based on the covers alone:
  • UK releases have their rating inside a (usually white/red) circle (i.e. 15 or 18)
  • German releases have their rating inside a square with rounded corners
  • French releases are a free-for-all but the titles are usually in French

Or

  • Click this icon in the upper-right to change the display method to a thumbnail/list view, and country flags show up next to the non-USA releases




USA / English Language

Abel Ferrara

Alexander Payne

Alfred Hitchcock

Andrew Haigh

Anthony Mann

Billy Wilder

Brian De Palma

Buster Keaton

Carol Reed

Charlie Chaplin

Christopher Guest

Christopher Nolan

The Coen Bros.

David Cronenberg

David Fincher

David Lean

David Lynch

David Mamet

Douglas Sirk

Elia Kazan

F.W. Murnau

Francis Ford Coppola

Frank Capra

Frank Tashlin

Fritz Lang

George Cukor

Gus Van Sant

Hal Ashby

Hal Hartley

Howard Hawks

James Cameron

James Gray

Jerry Schatzberg

Jim Jarmusch

Jim Van Bebber

John Carpenter

John Cassavetes

John Ford

John Frankenheimer

John Huston

John Schlesinger

John Waters

Jonathan Demme

Joseph Losey

Ken Russell

Kenneth Lonergan

Lodge Kerrigan

Martin Scorsese

Michael Curtiz

Michael Mann

Michael Powell / Emeric Pressburger

Mike Leigh

Mike Nichols

Nicholas Ray

Nicholas Winding Refn

Nicolas Roeg

Noah Baumbach

Orson Welles

Otto Preminger

Paul Schrader

Paul Thomas Anderson

Paul Verhoeven

Peter Weir

Preston Sturges

Quentin Tarantino

Raoul Walsh

Richard Linklater

Robert Aldrich

Robert Altman

Roman Polanski

Sam Peckinpah

Samuel Fuller

Sidney Lumet

Sofia Coppola

Spike Jonze

Stanley Kubrick

Steven Soderbergh

Steven Spielberg

Terence Davies

Terrence Malick

Terry Gilliam

Terry Zwigoff

Todd Haynes

Todd Solondz

Vincente Minnelli

Wes Anderson

Whit Stillman

William A. Wellman

William Friedkin

William Wyler

Woody Allen




Foreign

Aki Kaurismaki

Akira Kurosawa

Alain Resnais

Andrei Tarkovsky

Andrzej Zulawski

Bernardo Bertolucci

Bruno Dumont

Carl Theodor Dreyer

Christian Petzold

Claude Chabrol

The Dardenne Bros.

Dario Argento

Edward Yang

Eric Rohmer

Federico Fellini

Francois Ozon

Francois Truffaut

Henri-Georges Clouzot

Ingmar Bergman

Jacques Demy

Jacques Rivette

Jacques Tati

Jean Cocteau

Jean Renoir

Jean Rollin

Jean-Luc Godard

Jean-Pierre Melville

Kenji Mizoguchi

Krzysztof Kieslowski

Lars Von Trier

Louise Malle

Luchino Visconti

Luis Bunuel

Mario Bava

Maurice Pialat

Max Ophuls

Michael Haneke

Michelangelo Antonioni

Nagisa Oshima

Pedro Almodovar

Pier Paolo Pasolini

Rainer Werner Fassbinder

Robert Bresson

Roberto Rossellini

Roy Andersson

Satyajit Ray

Sergio Leone

Takeshi Kitano

Tsai Ming-Liang

Werner Herzog

Wim Wenders

Wong Kar-Wai

Xavier Dolan

Yasujiro Ozu
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The Art Gallery / Re: I made a gender bending bank robbery short film
« Last post by JG on October 16, 2017, 09:55:55 PM »
looks awesome! inspiring stuff, pete, congrats!
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DVD Talk / Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
« Last post by wilder on October 16, 2017, 08:54:50 PM »
November 7, 2017

Robert Mulliganís Summer of í42 (1971) on blu-ray from Warner Archive



The sensual, heartwarming and sentimental story of three 15-year-old boys who spend a pleasant but sometimes painful summer vacation in New England. While his friends fumble with girls their own age, one boy finds first love in the arms of Jennifer O'Neill ("Bare Essence"), a young war bride.

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As well as being a commercial success, Summer of '42 also received rave critical reviews. It went on to be nominated for over a dozen awards, including Golden Globe Awards for "Best Motion Picture Ė Drama" and "Best Director", and five Academy Award nominations for Best Original Music Score, Best Cinematography, Best Editing, Best Writing-Story and Best Screenplay. It counted among its fans Stanley Kubrick, who had the film play on a television in a scene in The Shining.

Summer of '42 (1971) - Amazon


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The Grapevine / It Happened in L.A.
« Last post by wilder on October 16, 2017, 07:56:16 PM »


In this classically styled comedy of manners set in Los Angeles, sophisticated thirtysomethings try to determine whether ideal happiness exists in coupledom or if the perfectly suited couple is actually just an urban myth.

Written and Directed by Michelle Morgan
Release Date - November 3, 2017 in New York, November 10th in Los Angeles, VOD on November 14th
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News and Theory / Re: Miscellaneous trailers
« Last post by Jeremy Blackman on October 16, 2017, 05:27:51 PM »
NSFW


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Paul Thomas Anderson / Re: Phantom Thread
« Last post by polkablues on October 16, 2017, 04:49:49 PM »
DANIEL DAY LEWIS
IN HIS FINAL ROLE EVER
PAUL THOMAS ANDERSON'S EROTIC MASTERPIECE
PHANTOM THREAD

The marketing writes itself, and barely even has to give us a glimpse of the actual movie. The fact that we're not already seeing DDL's face plastered on every wall in New York and LA means everyone involved in releasing this movie is allergic to both money and Oscars.
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Paul Thomas Anderson / Re: Phantom Thread
« Last post by wilberfan on October 16, 2017, 04:46:59 PM »

You would be fine with absolutely no marketing? Hopefully, they release a trailer this week.

From my own personal perspective, yes, I would.  Now, of course they need to market the film, but if I was not allowed to see a trailer, etc, before actually watching the film?  Yeah, that'd be fine.
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The Art Gallery / Re: I made a gender bending bank robbery short film
« Last post by RegularKarate on October 16, 2017, 03:41:12 PM »
This is a great teaser. Very excited to see the whole thing some day!
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