I watched this the other night and was very disappointed. I don't know if they could have done any better with the transfer or if it is just in bad need of being restored or both. The movie was very grainy and had a lot of white speckling and scratches. I enjoyed this movie over the years watching it on TV, but now I found it hard to even finish the movie. I now consider it one of the worst looking DVDs in my collection.
I was hoping more from this movie since I purchased it. This movie is definitely not worth a second viewing (ever).
My wife and I watched this one last night. It has been years since we had seen it, the last time was on laser. This movie was a fun ride and we look forward to watching the other two within this set.
Just saw Thin Red Line....good sound and all around good war movie. Also saw The Hurricane, what can I say..........It was Denzel. Enough said. Next we'll see a true classic...Philidelphia, with Tom Hanks and Denzel Washington.
Last night, I watched my new platinum edition of Seven. TERRIFIC movie. And it taught a very important lesson. That being of course, "Just because a f*cker's got a library card doesn't make him Yoda."
I also watched Pirates of the Carribean. Very overrated. Johnny Depp was amusing at times, and reading in Ebert's 2004 book of reviews that he was trying to channel Keith Richards made it all the more fun to watch. However, the movie as a whole was incredibly trite, cliched, and overrated. It was truly made for the lowest common denominator of the movie-viewing society. From Ebert's 3 star review of this movie, 3 star review of The Phantom Menace vs. 2 stars for AOTC, and his giving only 1/2 star to Death to Smoochy, I've decided to begin taking his reviews with slightly more than the grain of salt I had given them beforehand.
last night checked out santa clause 2...nice audio,and video and overall a nice x-mas movie..iv'e said i think it's getting tough to come up with new ideas for studios,but the santa claus series i like so far.
First I watched my Patriots thoroughly thrash the Bills in HD nirvana.
Then I went out to eat (Texas Roadhouse) with the family. I had to pick up a friend at the airport, by the time I got back, it was too late to watch Lawrence Of Arabia. So I watched Deliver Us From Eva with LL CoolJ.
Tonight, I plan to watch Lawrence Of Arabia even if I have to barricade myself inside the HT!
I just may be the only person in The USA who has never seen Lawrence Of Arabia.
I had that version in my hand twice last week, but decided to seek the Superbit on recommendations from this thread. My Wife finally found it at Suncoast yesterday. Highway robbery, I tell you. She paid $27 for it. The walmart price is $20, I believe.
Lawrence of Arabia is a true classic and yes the transfer to DVD was great in this movie. This is from the epic days of Hollywood and is well worth sitting through in its entirety. I think I have seen Lawrence of Arabia 5 or 6 times in my life and I have thouroughly enjoyed it each time. In this day and age with the war in Iraq and all it is interesting to hear the same city names in LOA as in todays headlines. Seems like things haven't changed much over there. Omar Shariff is an interesting character in this movie. I think this movie was how he got noticed. Speaking of Omar Shariff, another great movie to watch this time of year (cold winter evenings) is Doctor Zhivago. Put the kids to bed and lock yourself in the theater with your wife or other and you will thouroughly enjoy this epic love story.
I've watched Chicago again. I just can't get enough of this movie, just great. Contrasted with Moulin Rouge which really SUCKED big time. Somebody put Nicole Kidman out of our misery, she should be banned from doing anymore movies.
Also rewatched Braveheart, another thouroughly enjoyable movie. After watching Braveheart, Patriot and Lawrence of Arabia, one begins to really hate the British and royalty. They just aren't depicted as nice caring people are they.
Also saw Jeepers Creepers II. Not an academy award favorite but a somewhat suspenseful fright flick. I guess III will be coming out sooner or later. Having watched I and II, I would probably watch III.
Finally, kept with Christmas tradition and watched Christmas Vacation with the family and In-laws. What a blast. That movie is funny every time I see it. I've seen it at least 10 times already.
Watched "Christmas Vacation" last night. I always get a good laugh when watching this one.
My favorite quote from the movie is:
Clark: Where do you think you're going? Nobody's leaving. Nobody's walking out on this fun, old-fashioned family Christmas. No, no! We're all in this together. This is a full-blown, four-alarm holiday emergency here! We're gonna press on, and we're gonna have the hap, hap, happiest Christmas since Bing Crosby tap-danced with Danny f*cking Kaye! And when Santa squeezes his fat white ass down that chimney tonight, he's gonna find the jolliest bunch of a**holes this side of the nuthouse!
Last night I watched Bruce Almighty. I can't say that I'm a real big Jim Carrey fan but this film had me in stitches. Highly recommended. If you buy or rent this one be sure not to miss the deleted scenes in the special feature section. There's one cut scene in particular that is priceless, though I understand why it was left out.
I thought Bruce Almighty was good too. A friend brought it over a couple of weeks ago. Unfortunately, he brought the fullscreen version , so I put it down on the coffee table and marched down to Blockbuster (about a block away) and rented the widescreen one . After the movie was over, and they were leaving, the fullscreen copy was nowhere to be found!!!! We have turned the house inside out and haven't come across it. Big enigma! We've concluded that it's not in the house, but then no one entered nor left the room during the movie!!
Just finished watching Lawrence Of Arabia. (only took me 3 days )
Hard to believe that movie is 42 years old!!!! Some of those scenes look like they were filmed yesterday!
The picture quality is definitely as you guys said it would be. It was refreshing to watch a movie other than the current fare. I would have enjoyed it ALOT more had I not been baby sitting my two kids the whole time. That's why it took me 3 days to watch it!
Picked up "SWAT" with Samuel L. Jackson, Colin Farrell, & LL Cool J.
Standard "shoot-em-up-bang-bang" flick. The movie had good special effects (explosions, chase scenes, loved the dark scenes in the storm drains), dragged in some parts. Overall an enjoyable picture if you want "mind fluff".
I have been trying to get around to viewing X2 uninterrupted. Guess I am going to have to make another "movie day" on Thursday (1st day of a new "HT" year!).
I feel your pain...we have been taking care of the grandkids for about a month...love them to death but it sure can cut into movie viewing time.