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Jeremy Blackman

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« on: February 25, 2005, 08:08:17 PM »
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Best DVD Release: SHORT CUTS (Criterion Collection)

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« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2005, 09:16:36 PM »
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criterion whores.  what are the extras on this?  how can they possibly compare with the ROTK disc or the star wars box?
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« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2005, 09:46:25 PM »
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Luck, Trust, and Ketchup, an hour+ documentary on the making of Short Cuts.  It rivals That Moment.  A half-hour sit down conversation between Tim Robbins and Robert Altman about the film.  Lots of great, great music from the film.  A booklet with all the Carver stories from the film.  An Altman commentary.  Should I go on?  The $28 bucks I paid for this was well worth it, needless to say.  This was the only category I wasn't disappointed in.  Buncha fanboys, this site, that.

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« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2005, 09:54:02 PM »
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Quote from: themodernage02
criterion whores.  what are the extras on this?  how can they possibly compare with the ROTK disc or the star wars box?


The difference is that when Short Cuts and all the Cassavetes films were being made, they were being made to be just films. With LOTR and Star Wars, the mind set of commercializing the films into a million different products was evident from the start. Criterion getting all the special features they got feels miraculous compared to those glossy DVDs.

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« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2005, 11:20:18 PM »
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There's an Altman commentary?  Where?
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« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2005, 11:23:07 PM »
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My mistake, I was talking about great Altman commentaries with someone and forgot that this one didn't have one.  Luck, Trust, and Ketchup and the Altman/Robbins conversation both have the impact that it seems he's "commenting," anyway.

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« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2005, 11:28:44 PM »
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Yeah, you're right about that.
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« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2005, 12:09:50 AM »
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« Reply #8 on: February 26, 2005, 12:43:36 PM »
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This thing came jampacked with features, even the script... hells yes.

Isn't Jackson planning an ultimate edition with all the Extended's together and even more features?  It's obvious to me why that lost to Short Cuts.  It had a lot, but the lingering thought of being cheated might be the scarlet letter for LOTR.
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« Reply #9 on: February 26, 2005, 02:40:06 PM »
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how can they possibly compare with the ROTK disc or the star wars box?


Or The Ultimate Matrix set... Oh, wait, that wasn't nominated.  :yabbse-angry:
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« Reply #10 on: February 26, 2005, 02:40:55 PM »
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how can they possibly compare with the ROTK disc or the star wars box?


Or The Ultimate Matrix set... Oh, wait, that wasn't nominated.  :yabbse-angry:


..due in part to that fact that Revolutions sucked ass..

But I agree that it is a great box set with a shitload of extras.

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« Reply #11 on: February 26, 2005, 11:35:31 PM »
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I was just glad to have this film on DVD.  The extras were...well, extras.

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« Reply #12 on: February 27, 2005, 01:38:27 AM »
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Luck, Trust, and Ketchup, an hour+ documentary on the making of Short Cuts.  It rivals That Moment.  A half-hour sit down conversation between Tim Robbins and Robert Altman about the film.  Lots of great, great music from the film.  A booklet with all the Carver stories from the film.  An Altman commentary.  Should I go on?  The $28 bucks I paid for this was well worth it, needless to say.  This was the only category I wasn't disappointed in.  Buncha fanboys, this site, that.


those are great features.  i really want to get this now

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« Reply #13 on: February 27, 2005, 01:45:01 AM »
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Or The Ultimate Matrix set... Oh, wait, that wasn't nominated.  :yabbse-angry:

if we had a box set category -- oh wait  :yabbse-angry:

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« Reply #14 on: February 27, 2005, 02:17:09 PM »
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if we had a box set category -- oh wait  :yabbse-angry:


Dude, two of the nominees were box sets... it wouldn't have changed anything.

Matrix didn't get nominated because not many people bought it... because the first film is the only really good one.

 

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