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 Post subject: Re: Movies you've just watched
PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2019 2:28 pm 


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Would anyone here know where I could find (for purchase is fine too) the subbed version?


jacob@tranquilitypalace.com <--This guy creates custom blurays with all the best elements. We've talked about him in the past. I've bought a few things and the quality is good. In the past his communication was shit, but I believe he's been addressing that and is now sending out email updates.

He's probably the best bet at the moment. The Chinese Region A bluray that's pretty mediocre is out of print.

And if you just want to see it I can probably pull some links for you.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2019 4:38 pm 


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Appreciate it drauch:D

I think I'll give that guy a go. Unless it is ridiculously $$ I won't need those links.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2019 4:43 pm 


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Nah, it's about standard Bluray pricing. Comes in a nice case with glossy cover, special features, all that. Feels like the real deal.


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 Post subject: Re: Movies you've just watched
PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2019 4:48 pm 


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Shazam (2019)
Very entertaining movie. As a fan of the best Captain Marvel (fuck off, Marvel), I liked Zachary Levy's performance. Sivanna's portrayal was ok, my main grip was the fact they pretty much turned him into Black Adam. I was surprised by the use of the new Shazam family in recent comics, and a certain tiny villain appearance right before the credits. :o


I definitely plan to watch. I thought the actor playing Sivanna looked more like Black Adam than Sivana. I liked the version of Sivanna in the BaTB cartoon. I have the 40s serial, but I haven't watched it yet.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 29, 2019 6:02 pm 



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Shazam - a good code word, a terrible superhero name.

It was a fun movie. I think Jack Dylan Grazer did a particularly good job. There's a harsher disconnect between the child characters and their super forms than in comics, where everything's a drawing, due to the need to have different people portray each. Despite this, Zachary Levi was more believable than Tom Hanks in Big, who acted far more juvenile than the actual juvenile.

I agree they took a dumb approach with Dr. Sivana. What's the point of Black Adam when you've already done an 'evil Marvel' story?

I'm unfamiliar with the modern comics, but the scene with Billy freaking out over being shot before he realized he was bulletproof is a mirror of Mary Marvel's debut.
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 Post subject: Re: Movies you've just watched
PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:04 pm 


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Blade Runner

9/10

Hadn't seen this in many years and just as good as I remembered. Might have to go on a quality binge, haven't watched Brazil in a minute.


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 Post subject: Re: Movies you've just watched
PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2019 5:07 pm 


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Blade Runner

9/10

Hadn't seen this in many years and just as good as I remembered. Might have to go on a quality binge, haven't watched Brazil in a minute.


Best double bill ever is Blade Runner followed by the four hour making of documentary that comes with the Blu Ray. I generally have no interest in making ofs but it's genuinely riveting.
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 Post subject: Re: Movies you've just watched
PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2019 7:44 pm 


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Blade Runner

9/10

Hadn't seen this in many years and just as good as I remembered. Might have to go on a quality binge, haven't watched Brazil in a minute.


Best double bill ever is Blade Runner followed by the four hour making of documentary that comes with the Blu Ray. I generally have no interest in making ofs but it's genuinely riveting.


Is that with any of the BDs or only the one with every cut?

I forgot to mention I also watched Kingpin which is a fairly crude comedy from the 90s. I'd give it a 6/10. I definitely laughed a bit.

Just watched Lawnmower Man uncut. A very odd movie, you can tell there wasn't enough to the short story to actually make a movie. Plays out very differently than the theatrical cut which is 32 minutes shorter. Better than it gets credit for IF you watch the proper cut which thankfully was finally release on BD by Shout a couple years ago. Previously the only option was VHS or LD (I watched the LD). 7.5/10.


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 Post subject: Re: Movies you've just watched
PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2019 3:10 am 


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The Andromeda Strain fuck Crichton endings/10


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 Post subject: Re: Movies you've just watched
PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2019 8:41 pm 



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Finally saw Spider-Man: Far From Home! Liked it!


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 Post subject: Re: Movies you've just watched
PostPosted: Sun Jul 07, 2019 11:47 am 


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Blade Runner

9/10

Hadn't seen this in many years and just as good as I remembered. Might have to go on a quality binge, haven't watched Brazil in a minute.



+1 Never get tired of that film.

Toy Story 4 next weekend, can't wait lol


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 07, 2019 5:08 pm 


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Men at Work and Platoon

Wife suggested MaW a few nights ago. Charlie Sheen playing Charlie Sheen with his slightly less wacky brother and Keith David:D Silly and crappy but fun for what it is. All the bits I found laugh out loud funny as a 13 year old naturally fall flat now, but that isn't too say it doesn't have its moments. Would I watch it again? Yeah, but it isn't one I need to watch any more than once every few years.

Platoon

This I haven't seen in a really long time (15 or so years I want to say) and it really impresses me with how the older I get the harder this one seems to hit.

Nearly perfect on all fronts (if I had to level a complaint he uses Adagio for Strings a few too many times) and required viewing if you like movies at all.

Stone does a wonderful job of not only depicting the war, but the dynamics between the characters.

Best war movie ever? Maybe not, but it is in the discussion for sure.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 07, 2019 7:26 pm 


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Is Bridge Over The River Kwai a war movie officially? That one is damn good. Platoon is in my queue, no not Netflix don't be silly, my Laserdisc queue hahaha. Bloodstained devoured my weekend but I'm gonna watch at least one movie tonight.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:10 pm 


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I caught Midsommar over the weekend. Amazing film. I hope I never see it again.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:33 pm 


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2019 1:47 am 


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It left me feeling pretty sick afterward. I commented to my friend that it was Cannibal Holocaust for millennials.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:19 pm 


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It left me feeling pretty sick afterward. I commented to my friend that it was Cannibal Holocaust for millennials.


Yowza. This kinda thing doesn't do a lot for me usually... The hint of the visuals / bad trip seems cool but the horror aspect not so much. Enter the Void was the perfect balance for me but in the one notorious scene I generally prefer to turn away.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2019 2:33 pm 


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Long Days Journey Into Night

Bi Gan, 2018

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Long_Day% ... (2018_film)

I thought it was beautiful. It's a very intense, lush, and disconnected narrative about a man searching for something, perhaps that he lost. Set in rural central China, the film is worth watching for the location footage alone.
Downside of the movie is that the narrative is somewhat weak and some of the metaphorical content intended to glue the plot together feels a bit forced and stilted.
All-in-all a fascinating if not overly-ambitious film. recommended with caveats.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:50 pm 


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I definitely have a few movie like that where they are very good but I can't rewatch them often if at all. Sansho the Bailiff is one for sure.

Anyway..

Braveheart 7/10

Watched it last night. Pretty mixed bag. Don't like the overtones and the lack of any ambiguity.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2019 1:54 pm 


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Lost in Translation

Seen this a couple of times years back. When I did a 2 year stint in Hawaii way back in 2005 (followed the job, didn't really want to go) I couldn't watch it b/c the watching the atmosphere was such a gut punch. Of course, I was a different man then and Tokyo was a different place. Watching it now, the nostalgia hits me probably as hard as the wow factor would hit someone, back then, who had never been to Japan. (Keep in mind when I went back I lived about 500 meters from The Park Hyatt). That being said, now that I'm an old man, what's shown as quirky in the film is the stuff that really did my head in by the time I packed up and left... and still haunts me from time to time.

All that aside, I really do dig the film. The no-subtitles was a great touch, and it really does capture how empty Tokyo can be, despite inundating you with stimulus at seemingly every turn. Scarjo in the pink wig was nice, although it's nothing compared to Natalie Portman's version a couple of years later (holy shit!).
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:14 pm 


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The Tale of Zatoichi (1962) and Zatoichi Challenged (1967)
Very cool character. Both movies were good, especially the final battle in Challenged with Akira Ifukube's score. Anyone saw the 2003 movie with Beat Takeshi? Any good?
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:56 pm 


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I personally don't like it. Just seems pretty superfluous and the comedy didn't sit with me, but other's mileage may vary.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:39 am 


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Platoon 9/10

Men in Black 1997 7/10

Nightmare Before Christmas 8/10

Pan's Labyrinth 7/10

Meet Joe Black I'm still torn on this movie but gun to my head 6.5/10


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2019 4:46 am 


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Decided to watch The Dark Tower film because I want to feel close to Idris Elba and Mathew McConaughey. I didn't have high expectations and was mostly along for the ride, undemanding as it was, but I gotta say I am amazed that such a mediocre film is even possible. This is the peak of middle of the road! Amazing that a film so straightforward, no surprises, clear cut and entirely surface level can even exist.

I've never read the books and was only aware of the series because of a few kickass metal songs inspired by it, but I imagine this film does not do them any kind of justice.

It strikes me as somewhat comparable to the first MCU Thor film, but I have some respect for the craft of that film, coming across, as it does, as more tastefully restrained than unambitious. Meanwhile the Dark Tower passes by blank as a fart...

In conclusion, the 5/10 ever


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:17 am 


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Hey just a heads up - Drunken Master 2/LOTDM is on Netflix with the option to watch in Cantonese with subtitles.

I've been waiting ages to see it like this.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:26 pm 


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Alita Battle Angel (2019)
I have never read the manga, only watched the 1993 OVA on VHS (French dubbed, too). With that in mind, what to say about this movie?
Well, mildly entertaining. They reduced the anime eyes from the first trailer, but she still looks ridiculous. Then you got two big actors like Christoph Waltz and Jennifer Connelly on great parts, but the script falls flat. The others are... there, guess. Rosa Salazar wasn't too bad, but I think the way they wanted to portray Alita was inadequate and wrong.
Ghost in the Shell was a better adaptation, barring using fucking Scarlet Johansson to portray Motoko. :?
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^ B.A Alita

It's actually trying to follow the original story at least a little bit (with completely unnecessary changes), but fails miserably at everything that made the manga great, the postapoc-punk, fights, characters, gore, kuzutetsu, everything is dumbed down and too clean.

The GitS film was even worse for me so I won't comment on that (think I already did at the time anyway)

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Michael Clayton (2007)
Brilliant thriller with George Clooney and Tilda Swinton. Clooney plays a fixer for a NY law firm, and he gets involved with one of his colleagues, who had a maniac episode during a deposition for a bigass lawsuit against a agricultural products conglomerate. Ball starts to roll there. Good movie. :wink:
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The GitS film was even worse for me so I won't comment on that (think I already did at the time anyway)

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Minority Report: ***

2002 big-budget Spielberg blockbuster that seems mostly to have been trying to cash in on the popularity of The Matrix (at least until the other two Matrix movies came out a year later and basically killed the genre.) Not a bad movie overall, but it feels like it's trying too hard a lot of the time. Can't decide if it wants to be a Tom Cruise action flick, a Christopher Nolan style mindscrew, a cerebral sci-fi thriller or a dark moody Blade Runner style movie (understandable as it's adapted from a Phillip K. Dick story), so it keeps jumping constantly from one to the other. In spite of this it does hold up fairly well for its age, but the narrative is kind of a mess, and at 140 minutes in length it overstays its welcome by about a half hour.

Also, as a general rule, if you have Max Von Sydow (or Danny Trejo, although he's not in this one) in your movie you can be pretty certain he's going to end up being the villain, in much the same way that if Sean Bean or John Hurt are in your movie you can be pretty certain their character is going to die. That fact has a tendency to inadvertently spoil things, although that's not really the movie's fault.
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