What DVDs should I rent?

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Post by helen nightingale » Sat Aug 25, 2007 2:28 pm

i liked Happy Gilmore for its utter daftness.

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Post by Mark in Vancouver » Sat Aug 25, 2007 3:18 pm

Dave C wrote:btw, I watched & really liked The Quiet Earth. Turns out it's written by a guy named Craig Harrison from New Zealand. It's long out of print & had a very short run to begin with so I couldn't find it anywhere. Then I stumbled across a thread on a movie site where some guy in NZ has the book & is willing to ship it to interested readers. So it's on the way to me & then I'll be getting an address of the next reader. I doubt the book will live up to the hype I've attributed to it but it should be a fun read.
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Post by Martin Thoene » Sat Aug 25, 2007 7:19 pm

Silent Running.....love it! Bruce Dern's finest hour.

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Post by Mark in Vancouver » Sat Aug 25, 2007 8:40 pm

This is another movie that I loved when I saw it the first time - I really loved it. Upon recent viewings, it's more of an interminable, vapid, hippie-inspired yawn. You remember the neat robots (which Jesus hates) and the bio-domes, and the kind of cool ending, but you don't recall the folk songs...

Rent it again, Martin.

Similarly, I loved Bergman's The Magic Flute and also a French film, The King of Hearts. But watch them twenty years later and you really wonder what the attraction was. They all have their charms, but meh...
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Post by Dave C » Sat Aug 25, 2007 8:50 pm

I watched Logan's Run again expecting to hate it & it was still good. So was THX 1138. Maybe I should rent Phantom of the Paradise. Ha ha ha. That movie has the distinction of doing very well only in Winnipeg (and possible Paris, though that's unsubstantiated).
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Post by Mark in Vancouver » Sat Aug 25, 2007 8:58 pm

Yeah, but Logan's Run has a neat camp value to it. It wasn't trying too hard to "say" anything.

Phantom of Paradise was more like Rocky Horror (I can't make it through either film) in that it was trying to be campy.

You Winterpeggers just need to sit tight for the next Guy Maddin festival. Tales from Gimley Hospital - now there's a completely strange film.
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Post by Martin Thoene » Sat Aug 25, 2007 9:58 pm

Ahah!....THX 1138.....which begat......

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American Graffiti.......brilliant, period perfect. Lucas's heart was in that film.

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Post by Mark in Vancouver » Sat Aug 25, 2007 11:42 pm

I'm just taking a breather between discs. I'm watching Apocalypse Now Redux with the director's commentary. A bit arduous, but totally f*ing amazing. Very worth while for the patient film buff.

Apocalypse Now Redux is very worth while for the patient film buff on its own, but the commentary adds another dimension.
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Post by Dave C » Sun Aug 26, 2007 7:31 pm

I loved Apocalypse Now Redux. I just watched The Lathe of Heaven. The original 1980 version. Very low budget flick. Originally on PBS and never made it to video because it had a Beatles song on it & they didn't want to pay the royalties. They dubbed over it with a cover version & made a tape from a copy made by some viewer (I think, something like that) so the quality isn't very high. But a really good sci-fi movie.
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Post by helen nightingale » Sun Aug 26, 2007 7:52 pm

has anyone ever seen any subliminal messages in films? i have, but cant remeber what it was :roll:

been watching The Young Ones on DVD the last few evenings, and there is a "subliminal" skier, frog and dove so far

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Post by Martin Thoene » Sun Aug 26, 2007 7:54 pm

What about Vyvian's hamster?

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Post by helen nightingale » Sun Aug 26, 2007 7:59 pm

most of the time that is FAR from subliminal :lol:

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Post by Mark in Vancouver » Sun Aug 26, 2007 8:24 pm

What the hell?
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Post by helen nightingale » Sun Aug 26, 2007 8:34 pm

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=8EqhPuJ-Qyo

i think this is the one with the subliminal skier in.

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Post by Mark in Vancouver » Sun Aug 26, 2007 8:38 pm

Yes... Yes, I see.
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