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Re: What Have You Just Ordered or Received?

Unread postby Masterofoneinchpunch » 01 Feb 2016, 23:23

I have seen none of these. Always happy to get more Bogart.
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Unread postby Masterofoneinchpunch » 05 Feb 2016, 18:55

Nice little bunch here: Kung Fu Bob (of KFF) did the artwork for Zombie Fight Club; I would have bought it just for the name.
I still have not see a Hou Hsiao-Hsien film, this might be my first.
No idea if Revenge of the Green Dragons is any good.
The Tales of Voodoo I found used.
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Unread postby Yi-Long » 05 Feb 2016, 22:10

Received MGS5 Phantom Pain for PS4, Japanese release, and Gravity Rush, and Naruto UNS4.

Book 'Geek in Japan' should be arriving tomorrow or early next week.
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I was there, the big BNB blackout of november, 2008. We lost many that day...

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Unread postby Masterofoneinchpunch » 09 Feb 2016, 19:36

^ I'll have a little more to say on that when I bring a few books over to work.

I did see The Wind Rises which means I have seen all of Miyazaki's full length films.
I saw Maze Runner 2 and After Earth in the theater. I got After Earth mainly for my brother to look at.
The bottom two I have not seen yet. I do like Guy Richie's films so I'm looking forward to The Man from Uncle.
I do like Michael Mann's films, but I have not heard great things on Blackhat.
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Unread postby Masterofoneinchpunch » 12 Feb 2016, 23:18

I also got Return to Dark HK (No picture on Amazon)

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Unread postby Masterofoneinchpunch » 17 Feb 2016, 22:26

Ghost in the Shell: This was given to me; but I have seen it before.
TCM Family: I've seen all four films. Lassie Come Home was better than I thought it would be (the fourth one Hills of Home is also quite good), though Flipper was just OK. Both films have several sequels and led to TV series. National Velvet is a well-made horse film also with a young Elizabeth Taylor (like a couple of the Lassie films). I'm not as big on Mr. Limpet as I am with several other Don Knotts films.
Cleopatra 75th Anniversary: this is an upgrade of a version I have of this film. It actually is pretty good and I like Colbert. I bought it for the extras (and it was only a couple of dollars.) The other version I have is in a DeMille boxset.
Big Night is OOP; so luckily I found used
Chocolat: been meaning to watch this.

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Unread postby Masterofoneinchpunch » 19 Feb 2016, 19:55

Upgrades:
Houdini & Those Daring Young Men and Their Jaunty Jalopies BD: Have not seen these two so was happy to find it used and cheap.
Firefox/Heartbreak Ridge BD: I have not seen Firefox, but like Heartbreak Ridge.
Miss Congeniality 1 & 2 BD: Seen both multiple times, I collect all William Shatner films :).
The Fly BD: This was only a few dollars so I though why not. Good film.
A Christmas Carol BD: Not my favorite version (that would be the Sim's version), but still nice to have a BD of.
To Live and Die in LA BD: Vastly underrated movie. One of the greatest car chases of all-time.

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Unread postby Masterofoneinchpunch » 03 Mar 2016, 23:15

Selma (BP nominee) is the only one I have seen out of this bunch.
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Unread postby Masterofoneinchpunch » 10 Mar 2016, 00:45

multi-movie sets:
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Unread postby HungFist » 12 Mar 2016, 05:05

Finally Toei is re-releasing these! The box set has been OOP for years I couldn't afford a used copy.

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Three more volumes to go

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Unread postby Masterofoneinchpunch » 14 Mar 2016, 21:14

Borzage appears to have been a big influence on Chinese cinema especially in Shanghai in the 1930s. For example his Street Angel (1928) was partially redone as Street Angel (1937) :). But I have been reading of others as well.

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Here are the movies in the set:

- Lazybones (1925)
- Street Angel (1928)
- 7th Heaven ( Seventh Heaven ) (1927)
- Sunrise ( Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans ) (1927)
+ 94 Minute Movietone Version
+ 79 Minute European Silent Version
- Lucky Star (1929)
- They Had to See Paris (1929)
- City Girl (1930)
- Liliom (1930)
- After Tomorrow (1932)
- Young America (1932)
- Song o' My Heart (1930)
- Bad Girl (1931)
+ River, The (1929)
+ Murnau's 4 Devils: Traces of a Lost Film (Documentary) (2003)
+ Murnau, Borzage and Fox (Documentary) (2008)

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Re: What Have You Just Ordered or Received?

Unread postby grim_tales » 15 Mar 2016, 01:44

Seeing some Chinese cinema from the early days of film (1910s-1930s) would be pretty interesting

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Unread postby Masterofoneinchpunch » 15 Mar 2016, 16:24

grim_tales wrote:Seeing some Chinese cinema from the early days of film (1910s-1930s) would be pretty interesting


I have several from the 1930s on DVD like Street Angel, The Highway and The Goddess (several more I cannot remember). Some of them are good, if not a little derivative of Hollywood scripts. Some are quite important because of the actress like Ruan Ling-yu in Little Toys and The Goddess. The Mainland kept silent films into the mid 1930s so the camera movements are pretty nice (more like late 20's Hollywood before many sound films became static) and it is interesting to see the anti-Japanese movies even then. They can be a little didactic so that can be sometimes annoying.

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Unread postby grim_tales » 15 Mar 2016, 18:41

Thanks :) Maybe there are some on Youtube.

I once read about a film series called Burning of the Red Lotus Temple (1928) - maybe thats what we'd call the first "martial arts" film? It was released in 18 feature length parts (!) between 1928-1931.
I thought they were now considered lost :?

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Unread postby Masterofoneinchpunch » 15 Mar 2016, 23:26

grim_tales wrote:Thanks :) Maybe there are some on Youtube.

I once read about a film series called Burning of the Red Lotus Temple (1928) - maybe thats what we'd call the first "martial arts" film? It was released in 18 feature length parts (!) between 1928-1931.
I thought they were now considered lost :?

There is definitely a few on youtube.

That film Burning of the Red Lotus Temple is lost (gone) like unfortunately the majority of Chinese silent film (well even American silent are missing a high percentage.) David Desser wrote in "The Kung Fu Craze" that there were about 250 sword fantasies from 1928 to 1931 (Shanghai.) Because of so much that is missing it is possible that there was one before it.

Here's David Bordwell on the topic (from Planet Hong Kong):

The eighteen-part serial Burning of the Red Lotus Monastery (1928–1931) was the prototype of the fantasy swordplay movie; already there were flying daggers, weightless leaps, and palm power, the ability to shoot bursts of energy from one’s hands (Fig. 8.2).9Many of the cinematic tricks that present superheroic feats were developed in this era, including wirework and double exposures. Heroine of the Wild River: Big Trouble at Deer Horn Gulch (1930) features fast-motion swordfights, a huge bird that carries off a little boy, animated silhouettes of eagles, and a woman warrior who tosses around gigantic barbells. Fearing that the martial-arts films would harm children, the Chinese government suppressed them, but when Shanghai directors emigrated to Hong Kong in the late 1930s they revived the genre.

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Re: What Have You Just Ordered or Received?

Unread postby Masterofoneinchpunch » 21 Mar 2016, 22:37

Run Silent, Run Deep is the only one of the bunch I have seen (liked it). Stella Dallas I'm especially looking forward to. But always need to improve film noir knowledge so glad to have Road House.

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Unread postby Masterofoneinchpunch » 31 Mar 2016, 22:19

The Star Wars are upgrades.
I have already seen Crimson Peak (beautiful film.)
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Re: What Have You Just Ordered or Received?

Unread postby Masterofoneinchpunch » 12 Apr 2016, 00:33

I have already seen Mad Mad: Fury Road which I liked quite a lot.
I've been collecting the Disneynature films though I have not seen any yet :).
Catching Fire I saw in the theater so I wanted a combo copy.
Jobs just cost me a few dollars (and not just the film either; no I'm not an Apple fan). I have read the Walter Isaacson biography which I highly recommend.
Ronin is an upgrade. Already have seen it several time. Oh so fun film.
I've seen the first Purge but not the second.

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This is just for Body Count (which is only for featuring Sonny Chiba). I would've preferred just Body Count, but it's OOP and the 4-pack was notably cheaper.

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Pre-order. Two more volumes to go after this

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Canadian edition. Less than $10 from Amazon.ca, though the shipping cost more than the BD.

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Pre-order. This is my 4th time purchasing the first two films, 3rd for the other two :lol:

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Re: What Have You Just Ordered or Received?

Unread postby Masterofoneinchpunch » 18 Apr 2016, 22:12

Pedicab Driver is the only one I've seen out of this bunch:
The blurred picture is Chang Cheh's The Weird Man (R3/IVL)
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Re: What Have You Just Ordered or Received?

Unread postby Masterofoneinchpunch » 26 Apr 2016, 22:44

Upgrade for Thor (already seen several times).
Upgrade for Aladdin (also seen several times).
Paddington seen, good film, though slightly underwhelmed.
I'm a Depp fan and Irish mob films so needed to get.
The Big Short was nominated for AA BP so that is a list I've been working on.
Bought American Ultra because friend wants to see it :).


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Re: What Have You Just Ordered or Received?

Unread postby Markgway » 26 Apr 2016, 23:38

Pedicab Driver is dubtitled. Just in case you didn't know.
Bradavon: As probably the only guy on this forum who has snogged another man (3 times in fact), it didn't do a lot for me but I didn't hate it either. Who doesn't like a snog?

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Unread postby Shingster » 27 Apr 2016, 01:17

Is it a bad dub translation-wise? Don't think I've ever seen it in English!

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Unread postby HungFist » 27 Apr 2016, 09:33

Dubtitled also? I know it's supposed to have hard of hearing subs only, but those are actually HoH dubtitles?

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Unread postby Markgway » 27 Apr 2016, 15:27

Bradavon: As probably the only guy on this forum who has snogged another man (3 times in fact), it didn't do a lot for me but I didn't hate it either. Who doesn't like a snog?

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