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post #31 of 7853
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Originally posted by Gus


Sunday: Soylent Green??


I didn't know Soylent green was out on DVD. I've never seen it, but sounds like my cup of tea. Is the PQ any good?

Gus

It came out on Tuesday but it took some my husband and I some hunting to find a copy (CC didn't have it an Best Buy has a release date of 8/26 in their computers), but a local chain had it.

I didn't see it last night (we ended up being in the mood for a comedy so we watched "Bedazzled" (remake) instead. The PQ for Soylent Green is *supposed* to be pretty true to the source from what I've read (it has an intentional desaturated and kind of smoggy look) but I'll know more when I watch it. I really like it (but I'm a fan of 60's-70's era social science fiction), and I've been waiting for this to come out on DVD as my VHS copy was getting pretty shot.
post #32 of 7853
Thanks Deean. So you recommend it then? I'll try to get my hands on it this week-end.

Gus
post #33 of 7853
I once won a diorama contest by re-creating one of the key scenes with marshmallow peeps (don't click the link until after you've seen the movie if you don't like spoilers, even though it is a bit hard to make out what's going on in the pic), which means either it's a very powerful movie that sticks with you, or I'm a total geek. But regardless of which it is, I'd have to say, yep, I fully recommend it.
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post #34 of 7853
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Originally posted by deeann
I once won a diorama contest by re-creating one of the key scenes with marshmallow peeps

You are one twisted gal. I like that.

Definitely a great movie - great performance by Edward G. Robinson, as well.

Randy
post #35 of 7853
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Originally posted by deeann
I once won a diorama contest by re-creating one of the key scenes with marshmallow peeps (don't click the link until after you've seen the movie if you don't like spoilers, even though it is a bit hard to make out what's going on in the pic), which means either it's a very powerful movie that sticks with you, or I'm a total geek. But regardless of which it is, I'd have to say, yep, I fully recommend it.

Damn, I clicked on the link, now the marshmallow peeps scene is completely ruined...


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Originally posted by Drew Eckhardt
This week so far:

Super Troopers (funny, intoxicants suggested while viewing)

This would explain why you thought it was funny!

- Cryo

Soylent Green is Peeps!!!
post #36 of 7853
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Friday Night: Spartacus (up to the intermission - watching with the kids).

Saturday Night: the exciting conclusion of Spartacus (BTW - if you haven't watched this movie, it's a great one for the big screen - especially the march of the Roman legions against the slave army - cast of thousands!)

Also, when I was heading to bed, my wife turned on the TV and "North by Northwest" was just starting - ended up staying up and watching it, too - although I suppose it doesn't count since it wasn't in the theater!

Randy
post #37 of 7853
Friday: TV (Dead Like Me, Free for All and Mr. Hell) so no movies.

Saturday: The first movie was Saving Private Ryan. I think I was one of the few people left who hadn't seen it yet. I thought it was pretty good, but don't know if I'll be seeing it again anytime soon. I liked it more than my husband who thought it was too long and really isn't into much of the new(er) Spielberg movies anyway.

After that I settled in with a nice bowl of ramen (had no desire for any food with the color red in it, go figure) and we watched Soylent Green. It took a little bit to get into it as my brain was throughly scrambled from the prior movie (both content and the shaky cam) but after a while I caught up with the change of pace and was with it.

Gus, if you haven't seen it yet before you read this, PQ was just about as expected from what I'd read about it. Very good for the age of the film. I think some of the outdoor scenes could have used a *slight* bit of DNR with a light touch 'cause there was a lot of MPEG wiggle in the (intentional) grain, and it has some scratches and a couple of torn frames, but overall I was very pleased with the transfer and it looked better than I'd ever seen it. And it was nice to see it in OAR. I forgot to mention before that it's a slower paced story (kind of like the non-action parts of the original Rollerball) and has a very similar somewhat misogynistic bent to it (in case that bothers either you or your SO), just so you know ahead of time.

Sunday (tonight): Don't know yet. Maybe Casablanca, Advertising Rules or Brotherhood of the Wolf.

Jw_Wood, I'm with ya on Darkness Falls. I think I would have had more fun taking the disk out to the backyard and playing AOL diskball with it than watching it.

Cryo, yes, now you know the unfortunate truth behind the secret of Soylent Green. It is a shock to the sensibilities, but professional counseling may help.
post #38 of 7853
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Oh, and no movies this week - it's Shark Week!

Randy
post #39 of 7853
I had a flashback weekend to when I was 10 and watched Sci Fi movies on Saturday Mornings...The line up included:

The Thing (from another world)...just released.
THEM!
20 Million Miles to Earth.
The Day the Earth stood still..
Godzilla

Even though they were B and W and in Mono Stereo....the memories came flooding back.

Glad to see that they are coming out with these oldies, but goodies. There are still a few I need to pick up.

The Blob (Steve Mcqueen)
Body Snatchers..
This Island Earth...the list goes on and on...

enjoy....

pb
post #40 of 7853
"The Producers" gets released Sept 3 on DVD - guess what we watch that week

We may have to do a Mel Brooks fest!

Pam
post #41 of 7853
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But when will they release "High Anxiety"? Can't wait for that one!

Randy
post #42 of 7853
Holy Smoke...that reminds me...I need to get "Young Frankenstein"...or is it "Fraunkenstien"

post #43 of 7853
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Originally posted by pbenson1167
Holy Smoke...that reminds me...I need to get "Young Frankenstein"...or is it "Fraunkenstien"


Is that the one with all the eye gore?
post #44 of 7853
This past weekend we watched Casablanca and Solaris. I have seen Casa before, but it was the first, but not last, time for Solaris. I knew Solaris was about a space station, but knew of nothing else about the movie.
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The conflict of letting go the one you love, I was suprised I put those 2 movies together.
post #45 of 7853
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Originally posted by CptnRandy
Oh, and no movies this week - it's Shark Week!

Randy

Wow. We saw the Shark Bite one on Sunday night. That was pretty gruesome. The Discovery Channel is getting more and more adult by the minute, isn't it?

Did you see that...

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scene near the end when they showed the entire footage of the guy that got his calf eaten off?
... That was about as bloody and gory as the beach scene in "Private Ryan"!

Gus
post #46 of 7853
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Originally posted by pbenson1167
I had a flashback weekend to when I was 10 and watched Sci Fi movies on Saturday Mornings...The line up included:

The Thing (from another world)...just released.
THEM!
20 Million Miles to Earth.
The Day the Earth stood still..
Godzilla


Neat! That sounds like it was a lot of fun!

Sunday night was Casablanca SE. It looked really, really good. The commentary by Roger Ebert was interesting but within half an hour or so I was asleep (no knock on Ebert, commentaries just do that to me). I haven't looked at disk 2 yet.

Last night was Brotherhood of the Wolf. I *think* I liked it, it seemed a little uneven story-wise but mostly good. The sets and scenery were pretty lush, but some of the action sequences looked kinda CG'd up.

I'm not telling my husband it's "Shark Week" as we probably won't be seeing many movies in the next few days if he knows about it .

Pam, if you're looking for the R1 version of "The Producers" SE it's available now (though Amazon has it backordered until September).
post #47 of 7853
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Gus - yeah, we saw it - yikes!

The Monster Garage - Shark Boat - was pretty lame by comparison - no sharks showed up!

Randy
post #48 of 7853
Dang...I missed the shark bite...I'm gonna have to try and catch that.

One good thing about at the 50's sci fi flicks was they are rarely more than 90 min long...so you get two for the time of one now a days...

Eye Gore....LOL!!!



Too funny....

You all have a good one...

cptnrandy...outstanding theater...two thumbs way up.
post #49 of 7853
I watched Drumline this past weekend. for those that haven't seen it, it is a fairly enjoyable movie with a moral message: You may be selfish and care about nothing but yourself, but if you have enough talent, then you can get away with it. Oh yeah, and if you are in charge of this person, and you try to hold them to the rules like everyone else, you could find yourself out of a job. (Larry Brown- are you listening? Allen Iverson - you have nothing to worry about).

Steve
post #50 of 7853
Now playing at the Bishop home theater:

Friday: Tears of the Sun (love all the scenes shot in the dark)

Saturday: a double header with Solaris (George Clooney) and Daredevil

Sunday: Shanghai Knights (they're back together again!)

Daniel
post #51 of 7853
Thanks for the heads up deeann!

I was checking the Amazon site when I came up with the date. Sorry! I'll go look for it this weekend.

I love this thread!
post #52 of 7853
Playing tonight at our place: House of 1000 corpses.

I have to admit, neither of us are a fan of horror flicks, but a friend has requested to see this with us, so it's on tonight.

Still haven't got my hands on Soylent Green, but I DO have the next few days off, so i may take a drive up to BB.

Gus
post #53 of 7853
Last night -
Chocolat

Complete with hot cocoa to drink!
post #54 of 7853
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My wife and I were out of town all weekend, but got back last night. The kids wanted to watch a TV movie called "Red Water" - a fun cap to Shark Week.

Pretty funny, but I don't think it was supposed to be a comedy . . .
post #55 of 7853
Monday:The Big Sleep (1946 version)
Hadn't seen it yet. I liked the story but PQ was kind of iffy in places (or else I've been too spoiled by the Casablanca SE release).

Tuesday: National Lampoons Van Wilder
Dumb, but funny. Created a new phobia of pastries.

Wednesday:The Recruit
Entertaining, not bad, not super great.

Thursday: news coverage of the blackout.

Friday: TV night.

Saturday (afternoon): Advertising Rules! (aka Victor Vogel: Advertising Man)
I liked it.

(evening) The Omega Man
I'd forgotten how cool Rosalind Cash was in this movie. Somehow though I can't watch this anymore without thinking of Ned Flanders as Mathias.

Sunday: Barton Fink
Hadn't seen it since it first came out. For the best experience watch it on a warm evening with the AC off or down.
post #56 of 7853
Sunday; The Hunted. Tommy Lee Jones, Benicio Del Toro.

It wasn't bad, but the story was pretty shallow. If you've seen the trailer, you've seen the whole story.

The rest was just pure action. The cinematography was good, the location was exhilirating, the sound was dynamic, and most of the acting was pretty good too.
post #57 of 7853
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Originally posted by deeann
Wednesday:The Recruit
Entertaining, not bad, not super great.

That was next on my list. I don't think my wife would sit through Van Wilder...
post #58 of 7853
Friday: House of 1000 Corpses.

Good if you are into the "chain saw massacre" thing. Very gruesome. I have to admit, I thought it was well made and kind of funny, though not my style. PQ and SQ were very good.

Saturday: HBO Boxing. A snore-fest.

Sunday: Nefertiti, Resurrected on Discovery. I fell asleep, but not because of the show. I had a rough saturday night. Had about 12 billion margaritas while watching boxing. Wife loved it.

Gus
post #59 of 7853
The weekend movie fest was a success!

Best friends and children stayed for a weekend of swimming, grilling and movie thrilling!

- Kids loved "Monsters Inc., Ice Age, and Toy Story"
- Big Kids (dads)loved "Tears of the Sun"
- Wives overruled dads and watched "How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days"

All in all a good time was had by all...

Showing this weekend:

Starship Troopers - corny but a lot of action!
Resident Evil - love the scene in the corridor
Payback - watch out for your toes Mel!

Of course the wives will overrule us and we will probably end up with "Somewhere in Time".

Daniel
post #60 of 7853
Tonight: Stop Making Sense. Great concert video with full surround sound, and even a studio remixed surround sound track.

Concerts are great on the big screen. Especially when they're shot on film and have a good surround track.

Az
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