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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: 2006 DVD Releases Thread
« on: June 28, 2006, 08:13 PM »
The Unrated version is 1 minute longer than the Theatrical, actually, and that extra minute focuses on the 2 parts of the movie I disliked the most. Go figure.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: I just shaved my head bald.
« on: June 26, 2006, 03:27 PM »
I've been bic-king for a year now, off and on.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: 2006 DVD Releases Thread
« on: June 23, 2006, 02:32 PM »
I found a good portion of "The Hills Have Eyes" to be in poor taste. Now, I've argued with a lot of my friends who are also Horror movie fanatics like myself, and they more or less justify everything in the movie by saying "it's not real" and that "it's the director doing their job". But I had two huge, huge issues that pretty much ruined the entire experience for me.


[spoiler]The raping of the mother, lactating (in the movie) no less, and the graphic rape of the teenage girl.[/spoiler]

The evil of the characters was already well established long before, and those scenes were needlessly extended and included. I felt sick. Literally.

As for "Night Watch", I caught it a few days before it dropped this past Tuesday and loved it. Very original presentation, especially in the special effects and the actual showmanship.  Stylized subtitles were the highlight.

JD Sports Forum! / Re: NHL 2005-2006 Thread
« on: June 19, 2006, 11:13 PM »
I remember when the RBC Center was being built. I worked at the building adjecent to it, thinking "We're getting a hockey team? Why?" 9 years later, looks like it lasted afterall.

Congrats 'Canes!

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: 2006 DVD Releases Thread
« on: June 19, 2006, 06:12 PM »
They may have, but these were broken up. I got all 3 at a pawn shop, of course. That bust set, sealed, is actually worth a lot. They (Universal) blew them out towards the end of the run through DDD for @$50. Now, they're anywhere between $75-$125. The only other one I'd like is The Creature From the Black Lagoon, namely for the first movie and "The Creature Walks Among Us". It stars Rex Reason from "This Island Earth". Not many, if any other, of his movies are on DVD. If I found Invisible Man and Mummy cheap, I'd get them for the sake of completion.

There's also an Abbott and Costello Meet the Universal Monsters set about somewhere. The one where they meet Frankenstein & Dracula is hilarious.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: 2006 DVD Releases Thread
« on: June 19, 2006, 05:52 PM »
I think all the Synapse DVD's are Region 1. I've got a few, just never bothered looking. I had my order for the Guinea Pig set cancelled, claiming it was Disco'd. So, I got Lone Wold and Cub: Sword of Vengeance on backorder.

As far as "The Omen" goes, it's basically one deleted scene, a commentary, and something by Wes Craven. They didn't even update the audio, so I'd pass, personally.

Picked up 3 today for $36 total.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: 2006 DVD Releases Thread
« on: June 17, 2006, 04:30 PM »
The DeepDiscount sale is over tonight at Midnight, so I snuck a couple more in. Final tally;

DDANI203001D  LONE WOLF & CUB-SWORD OF VENGEANCE              1   $14.12
DDRYK303029D  WILD ZERO                                       1   $13.97
DDRHI971611D  PANTERA-3 VULGAR VIDEOS FROM HELL               1   $13.30
DDRYK000103D  ERASERHEAD                                      1   $12.93
DDBVD017447D  HEAVENLY CREATURES                              1    $5.08
DDIMA012020D  CHOPPER (SE)                                    1   $14.63
DDMGD907994D  THE NIGHT OF THE HUNTER                         1    $7.53

Not too bad. There were a couple I was considering, but even at $16, "Shakes the Clown" will have to wait even longer. It's expensive everywhere I look, and I don't know why.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: 2006 DVD Releases Thread
« on: June 14, 2006, 12:54 PM »
Picked up block party and all I can say is that it a huge disappoint for me.  Pretty boring IMO.

I imagine a bunch of casual Chappelle fans are going to expect a bunch of Dave himself, when in fact it's more or less a concert DVD. From that aspect, it's fantastic. The live sets sounds great, especially Dead Prez and Mos Def. The Unrated version is the only one to feature the complete sets as well. I liked the whole "homecoming" aspect of the doc, too.

"Equilibrium"? I'm not surprised a lot of you are just now hearing about it. I ended up suggesting it to two people this past week in anticipation of Kurt Wimmer's "Ultraviolet", and they both loved it. I watched it myself about a week ago. It wasn't as fun as the first time, but still a great Sci Fi flick. Its biggest mistake was promoting itself as being better than "The Matrix", which is on the actual cover art (not the generic art pictured above), and there are no similarities, really. They made a great flick with an incredibly low budget, right down to using Cadillac STS's, painted solid white, inside and out, and they STILL looked futuristic. In a nutshell, it's about a society who's feelings are outlawed. Yeah, supression with the one lone hero to change it all has been done before, but coupled with the introduction of Gunkata, and Christian Bale in the lead, it's absolutely insane. What a fun movie.

I also liked "16 Blocks". I think I may get it before the weeks out, along with "Green Street Hooligans". Elijah Wood is on a role, and to think he could have stopped after LOTR. A great follow-up to "Everything Is Illuminated". "Kiss Kiss Bang Bang" started off great, but I found myself not giving a **** about the needlessly oversexed (and distracting) plot, and boring characters. I liked the noir feel, but it went flat about 1/2 way into it, IMO.

As for Neil Young, he's like Johnny Cash to me. Interesting person, but the music is pretty monotonous. That, and I don't dig musicians that say they write for themselves, then cash in on the war with their album titles, not to mention he's Canadian to begin with.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: What's spinning?
« on: June 14, 2006, 01:44 AM »

Tracks 2 and 6. All the proof you need to solidfy Jason Bittner as the greatest metal drummer of the decade.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: 2006 DVD Releases Thread
« on: June 14, 2006, 01:40 AM »
I caved on the DeepDiscount sale, finally. Ditched pretty much my entire Adult Swim DVD catalog for some quick cash.

So, today's purchases.

DVD Talk Forums - $58 shipped got me..

Best Buy trip today..

Deep Discount - $40/shipped...

I'm renting "Syriana" and "The Hills Have Eyes" tomorrow.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: 2006 DVD Releases Thread
« on: June 9, 2006, 10:01 AM »
Try these:


Watto's Junk Yard / Re: 2006 DVD Releases Thread
« on: June 9, 2006, 01:21 AM »
Ends on 6/17.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: 2006 DVD Releases Thread
« on: June 9, 2006, 12:34 AM »
Linklater was quoted as having said that the "Flashback Edition" was in no way the release he ever intended. Guess that's why the Criterion edition came with a big ass red sticker that read DIRECTOR APPROVED: RICHARD LINKLATER. I want to see "Slacker" now, and of course, "A Scanner Darkly". He's got his mitts in all the genres, so it seems.

Speaking of DeepDiscount, the 20% off sale is on as we speak. Unfortunately, nothing for me. I just dropped about $1,000 on HT stuff in the past month, as well as $80 on new releases this week.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: 2006 DVD Releases Thread
« on: June 8, 2006, 02:23 AM »
Just so artsy and different, like a lighter, more coherent Tony Scott movie.

Explain your veiw of "artsy", and please remember about spoilers. I haven't seen the movie yet.


Hmm. Without spoiling, I can say there is a lot of visual allegory, namely when Oleg (Cameron Bright) is on screen, because it's being told through his eyes. People don't always appear, visually, as they would to him normally. Another instance is just the cinematography itself. Things are slowly unveiled piece by piece in some scenes and its incredibly effective and haunting, while the situations get worse. The opening sequence alone has some unique effects as well, involving a "choose your own destiny" type scene where one situation begins to unfold, there's a quick rewind, which leads to another outcome, and goes from there. A little "Fight Club" meets "The Matrix" camerawork that still maintains its own identity.

Trust me, it has to be seen to be appreciated.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: 2006 DVD Releases Thread
« on: June 8, 2006, 12:50 AM »
Anything in particular on the Criterion D&C that's really interesting, Cory? I might pick this one up.

Excellent transfer, for one. DTS track really pops for the soundtrack, and the extras are fantastic, especially the documentary. I've been told that the Linklater commentary was very informative and fun, as well. People are going nuts over the packaging as well. It has holes in the cardboard, with pictures on the digipak sleeve, then when you remove the digipak sleeve, there's pictures printed on the back/inside of the case. It also includes a VERY cool booklet (I read it all) as well as the original movie poster (art only).

Great package over all, and probably the last of the classic Criterion releases with the regular "Criterion Collection" bar at the top. After "Dazed and Confused", "Equinox", "Yi-Yi", and "Koko" I believe they're going with the new look they debuted.

I did fold and buy "Running Scared". I saw the first 8 minutes online, uncut and it sold me. I ended up renting it before it was released and really enjoyed it. Just so artsy and different, like a lighter, more coherent Tony Scott movie. I came to learn the DTS track on it is insane, especially during the apartment raid with Chazz Palmenteri. Each gun sounded like it had its own channel.

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