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post #1 of 75 Old 10-02-2006, 01:13 PM - Thread Starter
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Not sure if this Thread makes sense...I'll give it a shot! LOL We (at least I can't) rent HD DVD's up here in Canada.


"Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas"

Blind Buy today, it's still Sealed...I heard of the title but never paid attention to it. I read the back of HD DVD and saw the Cast listings so I picked it up!

Is it worth opening? Reviews both the Movie and HD DVD it self?


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two words--

KICK ASS
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Fear and lothing is a great flick.

My blind buy was kiss kiss bang bang... Im a big fan of Val Kilmer and this movie was fantastic. The art direction lends itself VERY well to HD with vivid colors that pop like crazy. I highly recommend (even though it's a combo)
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Fear and Loathing, great pickup you will love it.

I have made 2.

Enter the Dragon and Dukes of Hazzard, and will be making a third in Slither.
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Fear and Loathing, great pickup you will love it.

I have made 2.

Enter the Dragon and Dukes of Hazzard, and will be making a third in Slither.

I made a blind buy with Swordfish U571, and The Searchers. And will with again with Slither. I have been delited everytime so far.

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For me Blind Buys are hard to come buy as I am as big a movie theater freak as a HT freak. I know most people with good HTs have stopped going to the movies because of the noise, lines, etc but I consider the Movie Theater experience to bring a different view of the same movie. I also like to see a 20 foot Yoda or a 30 foot Jessica Simpson every once in a while.

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this is easy, buy them all, every release

I haven't been to a theater in almost 4 years, I buy what I wanna watch and my release schedule is the video release schedule

just my 2 cents, who needs the overpriced, annoying, subpar quality movie theater ? not me

-Gary
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You can certainly rent HD-DVDs (on line) in Canada - I've been doing it for three months.

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God, many of the purchases I have made are Blind Buys...

Polar Express
Seabiscuit
T3
Good Night and Good Luck
├ćon Flux
Bone Collector
Ray
Manchurian Candidate
Pitch Black
Sky Captain
U571
Syriana
Phantom of the Opera
Last Samurai
Million Dollar Baby
Serenity

and there will probably be a lot more. I didn't really purchase a lot of DVDs for some odd reason.

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I haven't made any blind buys yet, and I don't think I will, unless they get to under $10 (which won't happen for a while). I don't mind purchasing HD-DVD titles I have on DVD, but I have to know that I like them first.
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More than half of mine have been "blind buys" (defined, I assume, as a movie you have not seen before?). There have been more "that was really good" ones than "renting it would have been good enough" ones so far.

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I bought Land of the Dead on amazon, and it's actually my first HD-DVD. I don't have a player, but I will be scooping up these combo discs when I find them priced reasonably (most on amazon are fairly easy to be swallowed).

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DVD: Only 3 over 9 years of purchases.

HD DVD: 5 and it's only been 6 moths...not good, financially! LOL

Tonight is Depp's "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory"


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DVD: Only 3 over 9 years of purchases.

HD DVD: 5 and it's only been 6 moths...not good, financially! LOL

Tonight is Depp's "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory"

Great movie. I loved it. I enojyed it even more than the original.

My blind buys were:

The Bourne Supremacy
Firewall
Syriana
Serenity
Seabiscuit
Red Dragon
Four Brothers
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I buy what I wanna watch and my release schedule is the video release schedule

just my 2 cents, who needs the overpriced, annoying, subpar quality movie theater ? not me

-Gary

Amen Gary! Same here.
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With a bunch of hassle at Best Buy and no new discs out yet, and the guy with the box just happens to come out while two employees are trying to figure things out with the odd street date, I felt on the spot since all these employees were around me. I wanted to look at the new releases, like both Wonka movies and Corpse Bride. But being in the situation I just said what the hell, give me both Willy Wonka movies and Corpse Bride from that box (in his arm) and I was out of there.

Then I have problem of not getting to watch all the movies I buy before I get another movie. I need to get a chalk board and put it up with movie viewing times like a theater to commit myself to watch them, like, "this Saturday, 6pm, Batman Begins HD and Willy Wonka HD, free popcorn "
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Phantom of the Opera
Training Day
Sleepy Hollow

That's 3 of the 12 HD DVDs I have (including 4 on order).
I'm expecting Doom to be next...
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Another one...

I've been trying to use my Future Shop GC for sometime now and got tired of waiting...I'm made another Blind Buy..."The Rundown." Great first Rock movie...worth the purchase!


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For me Blind Buys are hard to come buy as I am as big a movie theater freak as a HT freak. I know most people with good HTs have stopped going to the movies because of the noise, lines, etc but I consider the Movie Theater experience to bring a different view of the same movie. I also like to see a 20 foot Yoda or a 30 foot Jessica Simpson every once in a while.

Jorge

Yeah I go to the theater just about every weekend, sometimes twice in one weekend. This last one I saw The Departed and The Grudge 2.

I know what you're thinking, "Why the hell would you waste money on The Grudge 2!?"

First of all, one of my local theaters has a 70' wide screen, the largest in the midwest. If you go before 1 p.m., admission is only $4.00. Secondly, although I didn't like The Grudge in theaters, the director's cut was much better. I began to appreciate the Japanese aesthetic. The scary stuff has it's own wicked beauty. While watching G2, I was constantly amazed how the entire film is essentially the same trick over and over again...and it kept working! The ending is crap which is too bad because I was enjoying The Grudge 2 up until then. It's not particularly scary, the plot is all over the place, it is supposed to take place the day after the first film yet Buffy's hair has changed from blonde to brunette, but visually I thought it had a lot of good ideas.
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My only blind buy was Serenity. What a mistake.

I never saw Firefly, but now I know what the hub-bub was about. I want it to come back.

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I have blind bought Goodfellas, Polar Express, Pitch Black, Riddick, Unforgiven, We Were Soldiers and Lethal Weapon. Quite a few I guess seeing as how I have 13 total. I pre-ordered V for Vendetta today which will be another.
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I forgot to add to The Rundown...I didn't Columbia Pictures Produced it! LOL It's weird seeing it on HD DVD! This is the closest we'll ever get.


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My very first HD DVD blind buy is coming up: Slither.


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out of 16 2 blind buys so far: Tokyo Drift and Grand Prix.

my next one will be V for Vendetta
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Blind buys with HD DVD tend to work out just fine. Fear and Loathing is a great, great movie with TrueHD. If you like drugs and have abused them regularly, the movie enters a whole new level. Some memorable quotes (may not be exact as my memory is always impaired during movie).

"The bats!"

"Holy crap, someone is giving booze to these lizards!"

***Warning*** Do not look into laser with remaining eye!!
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I've made a lot of hd dvd blind buys, but I also ask myself a simple question after I view a disc: would I watch this movie again?

After doing this with each hd dvd, I've kept most and sold four immediately: Sahara, U571, Four Brothers, and Spy Game. If I get 10-15 buck back for each, I consider it a night at the movies and forget about it. I can't stand looking at expensive discs on my shelf that I know I didn't enjoy and don't want to watch ever again.
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Another Blind Buy purchase today. "V for Vendetta," I got it for $8.99 CAN because the CSR at Best Buy today did 2x $10 returns...instead of $69.99 he gave me back $79.79? LOL

The bad news is I lost my second set iPod Earphones! I guess it's an excuse to upgrade. LOL


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I don't do any blind buys. That's what Netflix is for. It's not that I don't want to spend the money, I just hate accumulating stuff I don't use.

Oh, and by the way, I thought "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas" was a pretty stupid movie. It just didn't do it for me.

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Hmm Blind Buys

The Break Up
The Searchers
Grand Prix
Slither
MI3
Four Brothers
KKBB
Lake House
Out of Sight

Like Gary I havent been in a theatre since the first Lord of the Rings came out. Too expensive to go and I can enjoy the film more in 2 months when it comes out on disc. Now it is even better with HDDVD.


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Originally Posted by Gary Murrell View Post

this is easy, buy them all, every release

I haven't been to a theater in almost 4 years, I buy what I wanna watch and my release schedule is the video release schedule

just my 2 cents, who needs the overpriced, annoying, subpar quality movie theater ? not me

-Gary

Me too. T3, Aeon Flux, Constantine and Serenity are the only movies I'd seen of my ~30 HD-DVDs.
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