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Reply #2205 on: July 03, 2014, 07:04:09 PM
hm. well, it's pretty different. if you hate 'eyes without a face' i would stay away i guess. but i would say judex is greatly superior.

didn't hate it, just wouldn't say it's something I'm head over heels about.  like I don't really care to own eyes without a face.  there are things I admire about it though.  I've seen the party scene with the bird heads from judex and it's pretty incredible.  if the rest of the movie' saw hypnotic I'm down.


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Reply #2206 on: July 03, 2014, 09:52:05 PM
went with a friend who had the coupon (15%), we borrowed a membership number (10%), and with the sale (50%) i left whistling with the long day closes for $16.47. whistling

felt its purchase was inevitable. now i got all this time to pick my final. encouraging reports back on purchases, even like "my sixth time and still a stunner" or "watched the movie and immediately left to buy a cat for some reason" etcs

has anyone pulled a pierre petaix?

[edit due to having forgotten to share another thinger]
everyone i go with, as in the two other people i've gone with because not trying to brag but i know at least two people, they also experience the relatable problem of choosing the one to buy. seems like a universal movie person pickle


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Reply #2207 on: July 06, 2014, 09:33:51 PM
feel solid about my decision to find a way to watch il sorpasso before buying it. glad i watched it, glad i didn't buy it. i think its description from criterion is accurate and your internal self already knows what that means for you

i enjoyed both of the characters, their presentation, and the chemistry of their relationship
chuckled during the antonioni description. a great and common antonioni description
*vague spoiler*
sadly felt the ending coming and didn't appreciate the ending

marketa lazarová remains my favorite seduction from criterion within the past year or about that, you know what i mean, recentish excellent personal discovery


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Reply #2208 on: July 07, 2014, 04:51:34 AM
got a few more 15% off coupons that expire as of 10 minutes ago from some generous donors so i ordered breaking the waves, la vie de boheme, judex, and the freshman.  3 out of 4 are blind buys.  felt frisky.  redeemed some credit card points for some barnes and noble gift cards so i'll be blowing those once i get them/after pickpocket is out. 

as for the conflict of which to buy, i basically only ever buy movies during this sale, and i usually go pretty hard.  they announce dates a month or so in advance so i have time to prepare.  there's discretion involved, i'm just covetous.  and on top of the fact that they just flat out release great films, there's sentimental value and implicit trust with the brand. 


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Reply #2209 on: July 07, 2014, 09:26:03 AM
What do you guys think about the Jean Vigo set?


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Reply #2210 on: July 07, 2014, 11:51:31 AM
zéro de conduite is stunningly good imo


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Reply #2211 on: July 07, 2014, 12:05:09 PM
What do you guys think about the Jean Vigo set?

get it get it get it


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Reply #2212 on: July 08, 2014, 01:32:47 AM
What do you guys think about the Jean Vigo set?

one of criterion's best packages, and all three films are amazing. 


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Reply #2213 on: July 10, 2014, 08:07:32 PM
curveball overshare: new releases considered, i've now begun staring admiringly at movies i've owned on dvd and traded in for bluray days

top contenders --

ace in the hole
no one's being quiet about being excited about going back to this. that's what i was saying everyone, i'm in a vulnerable state currently
^last seen: six years ago or something, on dvd. doesn't frequently appear theatrically. spent 10mins looking for my dvd last night. it's traded!

thief
last seen five years or something on dvd. doesn't frequently play theatrically

breaking the waves
last seen 100 years ago? 10 years maybe. on dvd. owned an unopened oop dvd but didn't trade it in until the new release. hmmm. doesn't frequently play theatrically

throne of blood
last seen theatrically three years ago when edgar wright played it with an intro from him and rian johnson. johnson teased him for pronouncing "sam-your-eye"

nashville
last seen on dvd like 10 years ago. plays theatrically every year. for example five times this year

jules and jim
seen it 5X, plays every year, and one day i gotta buy it

badlands
mentioned

what'll happen:
mystery


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Reply #2214 on: July 10, 2014, 08:40:50 PM
All great movies...maybe forget about the Truffaut? I'm rooting for Ace/Thief/Waves.

Sidenote - Obv the above post is in "English", maybe more than usual, but somewhere along the line recently I realized I could understand most everything you were saying. Can't tell if you've lightened up on the cryptology or turned us all into codebreakers.


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Reply #2215 on: July 10, 2014, 09:33:03 PM
gtk. the long story short is i posted here during a period of time in my life in which my writing tendencies simply weren't my central concern. now i worry about things like that more, true enough. and now we're all better friends anyway, agreed. pfwew

[edit] bought ace in the hole


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Reply #2216 on: July 15, 2014, 02:57:49 AM
the freshman is awesome.  blind buy paid off hard on that one.  the transfer is pretty staggering.  just about pristine.


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Reply #2217 on: July 15, 2014, 06:42:07 PM
Yet another release of Playtime in the Tati box set.
I have Mon Oncle, MHH, Playtime (the 1st & 2nd versions) and Trafic.
Do you keep all versions of movies that you buy even after you upgrade?

I'm guessing Eraserhead won't include the extras from prior versions, but I don't own it.
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Reply #2218 on: July 15, 2014, 06:59:04 PM
glad you asked because i've been wanting to share my feelings

recently i did a big trade in because my guess is, the way the market is going, dvds are worth so little now and in a year they'll be worth nothing. so i traded in my tatis for example, glad to see they're coming to blu-ray as we'd been hinted. now the question is whether i'll buy the new releases, how often i'll watch them, and what exactly is my psychology here

today i spent 10mins looking for my copy of stephen frears's the hit, but i don't have it anymore. i'd mistakenly thought it'd already gone to blu-ray. so now i miss it. also, i miss cutter's way, which i traded in and who is gonna release that on blu-ray?

it's a bit of a gamble, and i'm a movie person but sometimes i can't tell my split as a movie person and a consumer. nothing is easy in my land of emotions


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Reply #2219 on: July 16, 2014, 12:40:20 AM
The Complete Jacques Tati Boxset & 'La Dolce Vita' Anchors The Criterion Collection October Releases
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For the most part, The Criterion Collection tends to serve up four or five films each month, and perhaps something in their Eclipse line of down and dirty releases. But this October, they've got stuff coming that's so big, they're keeping the focus where it should be, rather than spreading themselves too thin.

First up is "The Complete Jacques Tati," which as the title suggests, will feature his six feature length films — "Jour de fęte," "Monsieur Hulot’s Holiday," "Mon oncle," "PlayTime," "Trafic," and "Parade" — along with seven short films as well. Needless to say this has all been beautifully restored, and yes, it will be coming absolutely packed with extras. This thing will be teeming with documentaries, archival interviews, visual essays and much, much, much, more. It's everything you could want as a Tati fan or newcomer alike, so get on it.

A bonafide classic, Criterion has finally got their mitts on "La Dolce Vita" and are giving it the treatment to Frederico Fellini's iconic film. That means a new transfer, fresh interviews, visual essays and more. If you haven't seen this, now you have no excuse at all, so make sure this is on your list.

Meanwhile, Criterion is also bringing John Ford's "My Darling Clementine" to home video. It will feature both the 103 minute pre-release version and the 97 minute theatrical cut, the 1916 short "A Bandit's Wagon" featuring Ford and his brother in the lead roles, and a plethora of vintage material.

Finally, the boutique label is putting a new coat of paint on George Sluzier's "The Vanishing."
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