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« Reply #210 on: February 08, 2004, 11:26:34 PM »
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Seriously, I almost guarantee that the folks who vote for PDL don't even own Straw Dogs or Fear & Loathing.

What about Casablanca? Huh? .... Anyone?

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« Reply #211 on: February 08, 2004, 11:29:37 PM »
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I refuse to believe that a non-Criterion dvd could ever come close to a CC.

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I don't work for them, I swear.
Those who say that the totalitarian state of the Soviet Union was not "real" Marxism also cannot admit that one simple feature of Marxism makes totalitarianism necessary:  the rejection of civil society. Since civil society is the sphere of private activity, its abolition and replacement by political society means that nothing private remains. That is already the essence of totalitarianism; and the moralistic practice of the trendy Left, which regards everything as political and sometimes reveals its hostility to free speech, does nothing to contradict this implication.

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 #212 on: February 08, 2004, 11:43:29 PM »
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I refuse to believe that a non-Criterion dvd could ever come close to a CC.

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I don't work for them, I swear.


We all wish we did, though. Hell, I'd be happy just to meet the people at Criterion who are doing all this fine work for cinema, let alone actually get to work for them!
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« Reply #213 on: February 08, 2004, 11:48:37 PM »
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I'd be happy just to meet them, tell them they're doing such a great job, and that if they needed anymore volunteers/employees, that they can reach can reach me right outside their offices -- because that's where I'll be sleeping.

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« Reply #214 on: February 08, 2004, 11:55:47 PM »
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the only reasons PDL gets as much mention as it does is:

1- it's the last thing pta has done
2- a lot of the ppl praising it were too late to gush over magnolia so they're latching on to this one like it's a huge revelation or even half as important as his previous two. not that it even matters cos it's the dvd not the movie being judged. and seriously TWO DISCS and all u get is a mattress commercial? that's a joke in any language.
3- gamblor was right. we just aren't ready for the complexity of a dvd category.

u know, and what, so being an admin i can't make a joke? let's see here, like 8 ppl thought it was funny, 4 or sumthin freaked out and had their realities shattered. calm the fuck down. i'm voting for PDL anyway.
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« Reply #215 on: February 09, 2004, 12:54:12 AM »
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I'd be happy just to meet them, tell them they're doing such a great job, and that if they needed anymore volunteers/employees, that they can reach can reach me right outside their offices -- because that's where I'll be sleeping.


wanna send them an e-mail together?
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« Reply #216 on: February 09, 2004, 11:38:43 AM »
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u know, and what, so being an admin i can't make a joke? let's see here, like 8 ppl thought it was funny, 4 or sumthin freaked out and had their realities shattered. calm the fuck down. i'm voting for PDL anyway.


bwahahahah.

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« Reply #217 on: February 09, 2004, 10:19:11 PM »
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.....i'm voting for the PDL single disk.......i hate  phucking slip cases...:wink:

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« Reply #218 on: February 13, 2004, 02:46:39 PM »
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Voting for PDL to be best dvd is as fucking retarded as not voting Kill Bill for best cinematography.


or gerry for best cinematography!

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« Reply #219 on: February 17, 2004, 12:44:27 PM »
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seriously TWO DISCS and all u get is a mattress commercial? that's a joke in any language.


This is true.  

I waited way too damn long for PDL, and it comes out ina flimsy case with few worthwhile special features.  At least a commentary, but NO.  Just a matress man commercial, although funny, not worth the wait.

The movie itself was awesome, but the features were lacking.
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« Reply #220 on: February 17, 2004, 01:51:57 PM »
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and it comes out ina flimsy case

Explain.  :?:   I thought the packaging was flawless.
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« Reply #221 on: February 17, 2004, 02:03:59 PM »
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Quote from: Walrus, Kookookajoob
and it comes out ina flimsy case

Explain.  :?:   I thought the packaging was flawless.


Nah, see, so many hate the snap cases, but I dig them. It's these slip cover cases (all PTA dvds minus HE) that I can't stand. They get damaged so easily -- I was looking at my Magnolia yesterday, and the edges are just fucking mangled -- and this is coming from a guy who practically uses tongs and gloves to touch his discs...
Those who say that the totalitarian state of the Soviet Union was not "real" Marxism also cannot admit that one simple feature of Marxism makes totalitarianism necessary:  the rejection of civil society. Since civil society is the sphere of private activity, its abolition and replacement by political society means that nothing private remains. That is already the essence of totalitarianism; and the moralistic practice of the trendy Left, which regards everything as political and sometimes reveals its hostility to free speech, does nothing to contradict this implication.

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 #222 on: February 17, 2004, 02:59:25 PM »
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My slip cases look beautiful to this day... the standard cases, on the other hand, look all dented and creased and just plain ugly.  

The ONLY advantage the standards (not cardboard snappers, of course, only Pic likes those) have over the slips is that they can be replaced.

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« Reply #223 on: February 17, 2004, 03:10:23 PM »
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Ever had to do a move, though? Even the most delicate of boxing your dvds will always = frays in the edges of the slip cases...
Those who say that the totalitarian state of the Soviet Union was not "real" Marxism also cannot admit that one simple feature of Marxism makes totalitarianism necessary:  the rejection of civil society. Since civil society is the sphere of private activity, its abolition and replacement by political society means that nothing private remains. That is already the essence of totalitarianism; and the moralistic practice of the trendy Left, which regards everything as political and sometimes reveals its hostility to free speech, does nothing to contradict this implication.

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 #224 on: February 17, 2004, 06:08:12 PM »
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(not cardboard snappers, of course, only Pic likes those)

Oh God, cardboard snappers... reminds me too much of the botched Kubrick set...
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