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#98626
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Sequels that should never be...
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Originally posted by: Bossk
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Originally posted by: Galahad_Skywalker
Last I saw, Bossk, the whole set was down to $20.

I loved the hoverboard chase. I think the thing that kept it from being a re-hash of the skateboard chase (at least in my opinion) is that the movie was making fun of the fact that it was basically the same thing, with Biff watching and saying, "There's something very familiar about all this." The last two movies were all about how crazy you could take the premise of the trilogy and still keep it under control, and somehow it worked, unlike a lot of movies today. In my view, the whole trilogy is classic, even though I will admit that the first one is the best of the bunch, though I do have a soft spot for part two, so you're not the only one Ric.


Yeah, I know. We picked it up for my brother in law for his birthday, but it turns out a friend of his got it for him as well. We can't find the receipt so we may be stuck with it. And we only just realized it is the full screen version (only in tiny letters on a sticker on the front of the box; nowhere else on the set, even on the back specs sheet, does it tell the aspect ratio).


That's irresponsible packaging, right there. It's strange, since my set has the 1:85:1 aspect ratio listed in the specs. Yet another reason why the movie industry needs to quit producing fullscreen format. *restraining myself from raging on about pan and scan for an indefinite amount of time*
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#98325
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bonus libri
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Originally posted by: ricarleite
I thought he was retired.


King loves his work too much to retire. But I think he's reached the stage of his life where he realizes he can just toy around the rest of his life, especially now that the Dark Tower is finished, because he'll no longer have fans holding it over his head that he hasn't finished the story. The crime novel is one of his "just-for-fun" enterprises, I take it, and I'd actually like to try it.
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#98324
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UPCOMING DVDs
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Originally posted by: TheSessler
The DVD player should be no problem.

BTW, have you read the "Grail Quest" books?


I have, and I loved every minute of them. I was so taken with the first book that I had to break down and buy the last two in hardcover when they came out, which I don't typically do. The climax of the whole trilogy was so dark and brutal that I can't wait to read it again.

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#98323
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Sequels that should never be...
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Originally posted by: Bossk
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Originally posted by: Warbler
Well, to each their own. I just think that BTTF part 2 and 3 pale in comparison to the 1st one. The 1st one is a classic.


My wife and I agree with you, Warbler. And that's the reason we haven't purchased the box set. We only want 1. Not that we hate 2 and 3. Actually, I thought 3 was okay. 2 I could do without. But the original is all you need.


Last I saw, Bossk, the whole set was down to $20.

I loved the hoverboard chase. I think the thing that kept it from being a re-hash of the skateboard chase (at least in my opinion) is that the movie was making fun of the fact that it was basically the same thing, with Biff watching and saying, "There's something very familiar about all this." The last two movies were all about how crazy you could take the premise of the trilogy and still keep it under control, and somehow it worked, unlike a lot of movies today. In my view, the whole trilogy is classic, even though I will admit that the first one is the best of the bunch, though I do have a soft spot for part two, so you're not the only one Ric.

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#98322
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New Season of Clone Wars
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Originally posted by: Rikter
These toons are the best thing to come from the Prequels...


And the animation is KILLER!!!!


I agree...I never thought I would enjoy them, but after the two episodes with Mace Windu fighting on Dantooine, I was hooked.

BTW, Rikter, will you possibly be offering up a DVD of the third season before it's announced on DVD, like you did with the first two?

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#97715
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Sequels that should never be...
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Originally posted by: Bossk
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Originally posted by: Galahad_Skywalker
before the Shrek 3 people buy them all, that is.


Am I missing something here?


I guess I should've clarified that.

I agree, though...Back to the Future 4 should never be made, and I'm glad there's been no talk about it...those movies defined my childhood, and as much as I would love to see Christopher Lloyd and Michael J. Fox and the DeLorean again, the story is over, and I'm glad Zemeckis seems to know that. Besides, even though I enjoyed it at seven years old, the cartoon show was horrible, proving that any attempts to go beyond the trilogy just won't set well with me.

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#97702
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Who has caved?
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I had a period where I opposed the DVDs, but that passed a few weeks before they were released. I went to Best Buy the day after they came out, and after seeing the asteroid chase scene on the big widescreen TV there, complete with the 5.1 surround sound, I couldn't leave without a set (besides, it was about $10 cheaper to buy it during it's first-week sale than afterwards).

My verdict? I'm more or less okay with them, excepting the whole film preservation issue, and the really bad lightsaber fixes in ANH. They're great to watch in context with the whole saga (at least when you take the spoilers for ROTS), and I can understand the changes in light of the prequels, because it certainly adds a new element to the story. Does that excuse Lucas not admitting that the original versions exist? No, but I'm content to leave that as an issue that Lucas will have to face up to eventually for the time being. I guess that's because I have my bootleg originals and the box set, and at least have a choice in which ones I watch. If you can stand the changes (not necessarily liking them, mind you), go ahead and buy the official set for the amazing sound and picture quality; and, if you have the extra money floating around, get a set of the original versions transferred from laserdisc. That way, you'll be okay until the originals do come out (fingers crossed, because if I have kids, they're going to see the originals first, like I did, and then the entire saga in order the way Lucas currently says he wants it).
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#97698
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bonus libri
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I'm reading Matthew Stover's Shatterpoint right now, but I'm really deep into The Dark Tower series by Stephen King. It's really unclassifiable in terms of genre, so I won't even try to explain it, but if you're into dark fantasy and/or epic quests, I recommend it. I'm not a King fan, and I'm still surprised that I'm so addicted to the series.
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#97694
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UPCOMING DVDs
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But they have a hell of a deal on the Sharpe DVD collection, its 300 here in the states and even though you have to air-mail it here it only costs like 130 bucks.


You're a Sharpe fan, too, Sessler? The price of the DVDs are ridiculous, so I probably won't invest in them any time soon, but I'm debating buying the soundtrack on Amazon.co.uk sometime soon. So, have you read any Bernard Cornwell?
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#80657
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New Holiday Special DVD Covers
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I just sat through my second viewing of the Holiday Special tonight...mind you, it was eased by watching it with a group, but still words fail me. My friends and I came up with this scheme of hooking up a microphone to someone's laptop and passing the mic around as we watched it, essentially recording our own commentary. It was wild and hilarious for the first forty-five minutes, but eventually it got really quiet and our jokes became forced as time went on. But it was great (what I wish we could do is save it as a DVD audio track, sync it up with the Holiday Special itself, and make a whole new copy of my disc, including optional commentary). If anyone really wants to listen to it, I'm thinking of making a low bitrate version available on my web space, just because it was so fun to record.
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#80654
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General DVD Talk
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Thinking about Road House got me to thinking about Sam Elliot which got me to thinking about...a Criterion edition of Gettysburg. The current DVD treatment of the movie is okay, but I think it would be nice to have something a little better.

And, oh how I wish Paramount would give us a tenth anniversary Special Edition of Braveheart next year.