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« Reply #30 on: February 26, 2004, 03:47:53 PM »
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Oh believe me, we've been through this all before...
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When those who hated capital and consumption (and Jews) in the 20th century murdered some hundred million people, and the poster children for the struggle against international capitalism and America are now fanatical Islamic terrorists, this puts recent enthusiasts in an awkward position. Most of them are too dense and shameless to appreciate it, and far too many are taken in by the moralistic and paternalistic rhetoric of the Left.

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« Reply #31 on: February 26, 2004, 03:49:49 PM »
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That "guest" post was from me.  I forgot I was logged out.  Didn't know we could post without logging in.

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« Reply #32 on: February 26, 2004, 06:04:21 PM »
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That "guest" post was from me.  I forgot I was logged out.  Didn't know we could post without logging in.

I disabled guest posting a while ago... but since I just created this forum, that permission was accidentally left in there. I guess I'll change it now.
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« Reply #33 on: February 26, 2004, 11:31:41 PM »
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All great, LOTR probably deserves to win, but I voted for Fear And Loathing because it's a good movie, too. Nah LOTR is ok.

I would've voted for my shitty City of God bootleg if I could. Extra features include case with shitty insert, chapter selections, and extra special limited edition "For Screening Purposes Only" banner on top of picture!
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« Reply #34 on: February 27, 2004, 11:44:32 AM »
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All great, LOTR probably deserves to win, but I voted for Fear And Loathing because it's a good movie, too. Nah LOTR is ok.

I would've voted for my shitty City of God bootleg if I could. Extra features include case with shitty insert, chapter selections, and extra special limited edition "For Screening Purposes Only" banner on top of picture!


I used to work for the corporate office of Hollywood Video and they gave these away all the time. I've got a whole grip of "promotional" low budget and "B" movies on a seperate shelf. Sometimes I put one in while I am playing video games or something.. but I was surprised that every now and then they'd get a copy of a really great film, and nobody would take one home. I've got a screener of Northfork, Owning Mahony, and a few other great films all with that annoying little "This is not for sale: For promotional use only" banner running across the top.

But hey, better than nothing right?

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« Reply #35 on: February 27, 2004, 01:40:49 PM »
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LotR bores me, so I could care less about its thousands of hours of extras.


Ditto.  I liked the first film in the series, but after that I was bored stiff.

Here is my summary for the plot of the last two films in the LOTR series: First they fight and fight some more....and then they fight again.  Then the credits roll for an hour and a half and you wonder why the movie wasn't better with 3 and a half million people working on it for two years.

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« Reply #36 on: February 27, 2004, 02:03:06 PM »
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yeah but its not best movie, its best DVD.  the film should be almost irrelevant in picking the winner.  the transfer, packaging, extras, etc.  alone should make the film qualify for best dvd.  find another dvd that is more well puttogether and comprehensive than that one.
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« Reply #37 on: February 27, 2004, 06:19:21 PM »
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EXACTLY! get your dicks out of the PDL dvd already.  :roll:

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« Reply #38 on: February 27, 2004, 07:18:42 PM »
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I voted for Straw Dogs. For me, best DVD = best "rescued" film, which to me is pretty much the most valuable thing about the format, plus this one had some very nice extras and a very nice transfer.
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