Movies Film Thread

Enja

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Bullfrog said:
Can't see me doing it for a while to be honest, DVD quality is good enough and picture quality isn't something I really prioritise. The expense of upgrading my players and even just some of my library is also somewhat off putting.
Absolutely agreed. Picture quality just isn't a priority for me either, it's why I won't go for HD TV. It's just too expensive, and for better quality picture.. no thanks!

I'm sure it's great and all, but personally I'd rather have however many £ worth of DVDs instead of a better quality player, where I'd need new Blu-Ray films to get the best out of it anyway.
 

Brogan

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We've been HD since 2003.

We hate watching SD now, the level of detail on HD is something we really miss.
 

Enja

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Brogan said:
We've been HD since 2003.

We hate watching SD now, the level of detail on HD is something we really miss.
Well for non-HD people... WE JUST DON'T CARE. LOL

It leads to other bad things too.. such as the BBC's decision to get rid of red button services to make way for HD. :whistle: :givemestrength:

Anyway.. back on the film topic. I saw someone mentioned Escape from New York, I saw that movie on ITV late on night last year, was actually pretty surprised by how enjoyable it was. Missed the ending, though. :unsure:
 

Bullfrog

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Enja said:
Brogan said:
We've been HD since 2003.

We hate watching SD now, the level of detail on HD is something we really miss.
Well for non-HD people... WE JUST DON'T CARE. LOL

It leads to other bad things too.. such as the BBC's decision to get rid of red button services to make way for HD. :whistle: :givemestrength:

Anyway.. back on the film topic. I saw someone mentioned Escape from New York, I saw that movie on ITV late on night last year, was actually pretty surprised by how enjoyable it was. Missed the ending, though. :unsure:
He escapes. :o

I've had HD for years, it's called a half decent graphics card and a monitor, literally years ahead.
 

Bullfrog

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Came back from Fopp with:

Nikita
In The Loop
Insomnia
9
Drunken Master
High Plains Drifter
District 9

Not a bad haul for less than £40.
 

fat jez

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The Commitments
We Were Soldiers
Batman Begins
The Dark Knight
Dances with Wolves
Saving Private Ryan
The Lord of the Rings film trilogy (extended)
The Fugitive
Star Wars
Star Trek II Wrath of Khan
A Bridge Too Far
Last of the Mohicans
Battle Of Britain
 

Enja

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Bullfrog said:
Came back from Fopp with:

Nikita
In The Loop
Insomnia
9
Drunken Master
High Plains Drifter
District 9

Not a bad haul for less than £40.
Which Insomnia is that? The original?

I saw that V for Vendetta was on tonight - any good, someone?

And I'm taping Eastern Promises tonight! :thumbsup:
 

Bullfrog

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Enja said:
Bullfrog said:
Came back from Fopp with:

Nikita
In The Loop
Insomnia
9
Drunken Master
High Plains Drifter
District 9

Not a bad haul for less than £40.
Which Insomnia is that? The original?

I saw that V for Vendetta was on tonight - any good, someone?

And I'm taping Eastern Promises tonight! :thumbsup:
V for Vendetta is very good indeed, well worth a watch.

I got the De Niro / Williams version of Insomnia as they didn't have a copy of the original and my Norwegian isn't as good as it should be :)
 

Enja

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Good choice. The Norwegian version is meant to be better, but the US version is very, very good.

I stayed up watching the original a couple of years back and found it quite dull. But then it was 2AM in the morning and watching a film called 'Insomnia' which was a slow burner was probably a bad idea.. :D

I should try to watch it again.
 

FB

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Talking of originals, if you get the chance to see the original Japanese version of The Ring you won't regret it.
 

Enja

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I pretty much knew it was going to be great before I put it in but I've just finished watching Hana-bi.

What a marvelous film.

Beautifully shot, well paced, superbly acted and just a wonderfully understated beautiful, shocking, moving, emotional, powerful film.

10/10.
 

McZiderRed

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OK, I've no doubt this won't be to everyone's tastes, but...

... I absolutely love the Hitchcock film, The Rear Window

The first time I saw this film astounded me! Some guy sat in his window, being a voyeur and spying on his neighbours! :snigger:
But it was a real gem. The tension just kept building and building...

..Jimmy Stewart and Grace Kelly. Need I say more? :goodday:
 

McZiderRed

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GeoffP said:
Hmm, just updated my film list, couldn't get it below 29 though...
...
The Incredibles
...
.. There were some other flicks mentioned in the above post , but..
I watched The Incredibles last night on BBC1 and it was, to borrow a phrase, "FANTASTIC"! LOL

It has to be the best animated film for a while. I thought "Finding Nemo" was good, but The Incredibles was ace!
The fact that it was about humanoids helped!, but the interaction of the characters was exceptional!

10 out of 10, from me! :1st:
 

Brogan

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We watched Inglourious Basterds the other day.

I'm not a fan of all of Tarantino's stuff but we both enjoyed it, although it was fairly brutal.
 

Enja

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Watched 'Eastern Promises' tonight.

Good, 7/10 film.

David Cronenberg. Viggo Mortensen. Naked shower fight with pools of blood.

What more could you want?

The plot was wrapped up a bit conveniently, the pacing wasn't great, not as good as I was expecting but worth a watch.
 

snowy

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It was rather interesting reading some of the lists and being reminded of all the films I like, admire and love, so here is a list of films that I love and have meaning for me.

I have to warn you it is very long! :embarrassed:

In no particular order:

Sin City
Watchmen
Zack & Mirni Make a Porno
Hero
Old Man
Hancock
Countryman
The Harder They Fall
Jackie Brown
Coneheads
The Life of Brian
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Jabawoki
Wings of Desire
Paris, Texas
Burn!
Starship Troopers
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Pulp Fiction
Kill Bill 1&2
Planet of the Apes (orig)
Bladerunner
Darkstar
The Blues Brothers
Steelyard Blues
Bananas
The Hitcher
The Jerk
Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid
LA Story
Grand Canyon
Bowfinger
Roxanne
Planes, Trains and Automobiles
Love and Death
Anny Hall
Take the Money and Run
All You Wanted to Know About Sex (But Were Afraid to Ask)
The Purple Rose of Cairo
Sleeper
Zelig
Harvey
Lucky Number Slevin
The Fifth Element
The Jackal
Spinal Tap
Dr Strangelove
Slaughterhouse Five
Hot Fuzz
Anchorman
Les Visiteurs
Wasabi
Nikita
Zombieland
Hell Boy
Species
Unbreakable
Klute
Shaolin Soccer
Kung Fu Hustle
Jean de Florette
Manon des Sources
Tropic Thunder
Ironman
Shrek
Blade
Timecop
The One
Enter the Dragon
House of Flying Daggers
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
The Killer
Hard Boiled
The Killers
Con Air
The Family Man
Phenomenon
In the Heat of the Night
The Caine Mutiny
The Yakuza
Point Blank
Collateral
Gattaca
The Corsican Brothers
Up In Smoke
The Bridge Over the River Kwai
No Country For Old Men
The Unforgiven
Amélie
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Memento
Twelve Monkeys
Brazil
Groundhog Day
Mon Père, ce Héros
Some Like it Hot
The Italian Job (orig)
The Man Who Would Be King
Fight Club
Once Upon A Time in the West
Donnie Darko
So I Married An Axe Murderer
Leon
Ronin
Matrix
Akira
Spirited Away
Shawshank Redemption
Man On Fire
Stardust
Bullitt
The Day the Earth Stood Still (orig)
The Thing
Airplane
Assault on Precinct 13 (orig)
Madagascar
The Incredibles
Road to Perdition

In my haste I forgot all these

Falling Down
Wonder Boys
The Jewel of the Nile
Wall Street
Black Rain
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Basic Instinct
The War of the Roses
Accidental Hero
Paths of Glory
Greedy
Moby Dick
Mars Attacks
Westworld
Terminator Terminator ll
Animal House
Robocop
Being There
The Thirty-nine Steps
Masque of the Red Death
The Abominable Dr Phibes
Marlowe
Ice Cold in Alex
Reach for the Sky
Zardoz
Time Bandits
Catch 22
Thief
Grand Prix
Le Mans
Vanishing Point
Easy Rider
Electra Glide in Blue
The Witches of Eastwick
Pandora and the flying Dutchman
North by Northwest
The Blue Max
The Man Who Fell to Earth
Soylent Green
The Omega Man
Midway
Wayne's World
The Great Escape
Papillon
The Hunter
The Magnificent Seven
The Odd Couple
Some Like it Hot
There's Something About Mary
Apocalypse Now
Murphy's War
Lawrence of Arabia
Shout at the Devil
12 Angry Men (Orig)
The Longest Day
Once Upon a Time in the West
Fail-Safe
Fobidden Planet
Cape Fear(Orig)
Taxi Driver
Charley Varrick
Thunderbolt and Lightfoot
The Battle of the River Plate
Five Easy Pieces
China Town
The Missouri Breaks
As Good as it Gets
Some Like it Hot
Mister Roberts
How to Murder Your Wife
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
It's a Wonderful Life
The Flight of the Phoenix (Orig)
The Man Who Knew Too Much
Dr. No
Thnderball
Outland
Highlander
The Untouchables
Rising Sun
The Desert Fox
Das Boot
The Enermy Below
The Fearless Vampire Killers also known as Dance of the Vampires
Frantic
The Ninth Gate
Where the Buffalo Roam
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Ed Wood
Sleepy Hollow
Chocolat
Blow
Once Upon a Time in Mexico
The Out-of-Towners
Predator
The Seven Samuri
Cool Hand Luke
M*A*S*H
Caddyshake
Cocoon
The Goonies
The Long good Friday
The Fly (Orig)
Star Trek ll
Star Trek IV
Good Morning Vietnam
Spaceballs
Hellraiser
A Fish Called Wonder
The Naked Gun
Who Framed Roger Rabbit
Beetle Juice
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
Earth Girls Are Easy
Edward Scissorhands
Mo' Better Blues
Barton Fink
The Fisher King
What About Bob?
The Dish
The Last Boy Scout
Hudson Hawk
Reservoir Dogs
Fargo
Pleasantville
Men in Black
The Truman Show
Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
Galaxy Quest
Dogma
The Green Mile
Monsters, Inc.
Rabbit-Proof Fence
Lost Boys
21 Grams
Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
Casino Royal (Orig)
What's New Pussy Cat
An American Werewolf in London
Fitzcarraldo
Tron
Local Hero
Repo Man
Brother From Another Planet
Starman
Walkabout
A Clockwork Orange
If
Get Carter
Play Misty for Me
Silent Running
Fahrenheit 451
Harold and Maude
Play it Again Sam
Casablanca
Deliverance
Don't Look Now
Young Frankenstein
Blazing Saddles
The Stepford Wives (Orig)
The Kentucky Fried Movie
Eraserhead
Atlantic City
Flash Gordon
To Kill A Mockingbird
Jules et Jim
Point Blank
The Graduate
Barbarella
They Shoot Horses, Don't They?
 
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