• Announcements

    • Jay

      Donation time at JWFan   01/16/18

      Hello!

      For those who may not know, JWFan relies entirely on donations to keep running.  Donations pay for our server bills, as well as keeping our domain and Invision Powerboard fees.
      As an incentive to donate, I am offering a series of free CDS to anyone who donates over a certain amount!   Last time this was a modest success, where I raised $500 of our desired $1,000 and mailed out 3 free CDs to lucky JWFanners.  This time I'll be doing the raffling a littler different!   Our goal is $1000 once again, and I will have four tiers of free CDs you can win once again.  But this time, the more you donate, the more entries into each raffle you'll get!   Each $10 you donate gets your name put into the raffle mug once for the $10 pool, twice for the $20 pool, thrice for the $30 pool, and five times into the $50 pool.  Here is the list of CDs you can win - and I have more to add at a later time when I get a little more organized (I'll post what they are by Friday at the latest)   The $10 pool (Every $10 you donate gets you one ticket into this pool) - will be drawn as soon as we hit $250 donated Tyler Bates - God of War; Ascension (OST, La La Land Records) Danny Elfman - Planet of the Apes (OST, Sony) Danny Elfman - Taking Woodstock (OST, La La Land Records) Christopher Lennertz - Identity Thief (OST, La La Land Records) Christopher Lennertz - Medal of Honor: Rising Sun (OST) Michael Giacchino - Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (OST, Varese Sarabande) Dave Holmes & Various - Ocean's 11 (OST, WB Records) Joel McNeely & Various - Hollywood '94 (Varese Sarabande) Joe Kraemer - Jack Reacher (OST, La La Land Records) John Williams - Born on the Fourth of July (OST, MCA Records)   The $20 pool (Every $10 you donate gets you two ticket into this pool, must donate at least $20 to be eligible) - will be drawn as soon as we hit $500 donated John Barry - First Love (La La Land) Jerry Goldsmith - The Challenge (La La Land) Jerry Goldsmith - In Harm's Way (2009 Intrada edition) Jerry Goldsmith - The Red Pony (Varese) Alan Silvestri - Dutch (La La Land) Shirley Walker - Willard (La La Land) John Williams - Family Plot (Varese Sarabande) or, any of the above CDs if you prefer   The $30 pool (Every $10 you donate gets you three ticket into this pool, must donate at least $30 to be eligible) - will be drawn as soon as we hit $750 donated James Horner - Gorky Park (OOP Kritzerland Edition) James Newton Howard - Outbreak (2CD, Varese Deluxe Edition) Laurence Rosenthal - Clash of the Titans (2CD, Intrada) John Williams - The Fury (2CD, La La Land) John Williams - Jane Eyre (OOP, La La Land) or, any of the above CDs if you prefer   The $50 pool (Every $10 you donate gets you five ticket into this pool, must donate at least $50 to be eligible) - will be drawn as soon as we hit $1,000 donated Jerry Fielding - The Wild Bunch (3CD, FSM) Ira Newborn - The Naked Gun trilogy (3CD, La La Land) Shirley Walker and Various - Batman: The Animated Series Volume 3 (4CD, La La Land) or, any of the above CDs if you prefer     All shipping will be paid by me to anywhere in the world!   I will pull names from a hat for each pool, and you get to pick whatever CD set you want if I pull your name!   To be eligible, leave your JWFan username in the comments area of your donation.  If you want to donate but not be in the running for a free CD, mention that in the comment.   Use this link or the link on the mainpage.       Thank you!   Jason, Ricard, and Andreas.
Trent B

Recently purchased movie(s)?

Recommended Posts

I figured since there's a topic about your recently purchased soundtracks why not have one for movies too?

I recently bought all three Terminator films from Best Buy online using my Best Buy card. I will be getting them next week. I know I'm slow on getting them. There's a ton of films I still need to buy.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ah, I like this one.

Most recent purchase is Star Trek V. Now I'm only missing III and IV (and I should replace my old Khan with the Collector's Edition.

It's still shrinkwrapped at the moment. Other shrinkwrapped DVDs (I make it a point to not unwrap DVDs before watching them) are Down by Law, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy and Moulin Rouge, plus four seasons of DS9.

The only ones of these I've never seen so far are Down by Law and the final DS9 season.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Poltergeist - Special Edition

from Academy Records for $10

I also saw Blade Runner: The Final Cut at the AMC Theater on 42nd street. Amazing experience to see a movie like that on the big screen compared to the crap that comes out these days.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I always wait until the dvd price drops, some months after release. And I almost never buy special editions, extended editions, director's cuts, 2-disc editions or collector's editions, but just the 1-disc widescreen versions.

I just bought Batman Returns and I, Robot. First one I already knew, second one I just watched. Liked it to some extend but I think The Sixth Day and Minority Report are better movies.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Amistad.

It took me several months to get it. i orgered it in a store. And asking for it several times later. They say they call wehn they receive it. MEH. I found it in the shelves the other day.

Same happened with Close encounters.

To their defense...it seems i always ask for recently OOP DVDs (that companies have still in stock but are not in print nad discatalogued on most sites)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Movies I loved that I wanted to own (and found on sale in NYC)/movies I love that I only had on VHS:

The Apartment

Dark City

Se7en

Stranger than Fiction

Thank You for Smoking

Ferris Bueler's Day Off

Office Space

Magnolia

Dr. Strangelove

Batman Begins

Shakespeare in Love

Miller's Crossing

Movie I didn't like the first time, but wanted to see again:

Punch Drunk Love

Chinatown (well, I liked it, but didn't fully get it)

Movies I've never seen before:

All About Eve

Shane

Streetcar Names Desire

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I also saw Blade Runner: The Final Cut at the AMC Theater on 42nd street. Amazing experience to see a movie like that on the big screen compared to the crap that comes out these days.

It certainly is.

Recently purchased:

The Passenger (Michelangelo Antonioni)

Tokyo Story (Yasujiro Ozu)

The Man Who Fell To Earth (Nicholas Roeg)

The Killing (Stanley Kubrick)

Les Choristes (Christophe Barratier)

Hable Con Ella (Pedro Almodovar)

Swimming Pool (François Ozon)

L'enfant (Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I recently bought David Fincher's The Game and Indiana Jones Trilogy. Now, I'd already bought that last before, of course, but I lost it on a bet. Now I had to go and buy it again (for 25 Euros, which is a good deal, I think).

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
The Passenger (Michelangelo Antonioni)

Tokyo Story (Yasujiro Ozu)

The Man Who Fell To Earth (Nicholas Roeg)

The Killing (Stanley Kubrick)

Les Choristes (Christophe Barratier)

Hable Con Ella (Pedro Almodovar)

Swimming Pool (François Ozon)

L'enfant (Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne)

Interesting selection. Have you seen the Dardenne or Ozon movies before?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Swimming Pool is a superb film - with yet another excellent Phillipe Rombi score and yes Morlock know what you mean re Punch Drunk Love - I adore P.T. Anderson but found this film very hard to get into, improves slightly with repeated viewing but doesn't touch the brilliance of Boogie Nights or Magnolia, even Hard Eight infact.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Man, I love Punch-Drunk Love. I think it's Anderson's best. Magnolia goes to the point where it's too emotionally overreaching for me. I never like it when a movie opens all emotional registers (Crash, Million Dollar Baby, ...).

Morlock, I haven't seen them before. I already watched L'enfant. Flawless film-making but somehow not very engaging. But still very good.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Man, I love Punch-Drunk Love. I think it's Anderson's best.

Really? The narrative, characters and direction doesn't come close to Boogie Nights & Magnolia and you are the first person I know of to rate Punch over these.

What is it that you particularly like about it so much?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Man, I love Punch-Drunk Love. I think it's Anderson's best. Magnolia goes to the point where it's too emotionally overreaching for me. I never like it when a movie opens all emotional registers (Crash, Million Dollar Baby, ...).

Magnolia is like Altman's Short Cuts, but less vague and natural (a minus), and more focused and cataclysmic (not necasserily a plus or a minus, but I liked it more). I don't know, Magnolia struck a nerve with me. It's a tight Altman movie, when Altman would concider that phrase an oxymoron. And I think the movie is still small enough at the end, that it is not in the same emotionaly-cloying class as Crash (which I liked for what it was trying to say), or Million Dollar Baby (which I didn't like).

Morlock, I haven't seen them before. I already watched L'enfant. Flawless film-making but somehow not very engaging. But still very good.

I think I had a similar reaction. I liked the dillema, and the way it was handled...but I think it might have worked better in written form. Swimming Pool I was not a big fan of.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have over 400 DVD's so you can imagine that I'm constantly buying them.

I think the last ones I got were Planet Terror and Death Proof.

I'm looking to get the blu-ray versions of 2001, A Clockwork Orange, The Shining, and Close Encounters. Oh, and My Name Is Earl: Season 2.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Man, I love Punch-Drunk Love. I think it's Anderson's best.

Really? The narrative, characters and direction doesn't come close to Boogie Nights & Magnolia and you are the first person I know of to rate Punch over these.

What is it that you particularly like about it so much?

The main character, the fresh direction (he won best director in Cannes for it), the stylish and colorfull photography, the odd soundtrack, the strange and unexplained things like his fondness for the keyboard he found, the phone sex people, the fact that I never knew what was going to happen next. In short, I like everything about this movie.

Alex

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Oh, I also got the Office season three a few weeks ago.

Does anybody know if JW speaks at all in the behind the scenes stuff on The Patriot DVD? I've rented it, but I'll probably take it back soon, so if anybody knows...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Superman doomsday, I'll watch it next weekend.

my next dvd purchase will be Order of the Phoenix, and Classic Sci-Fi Ultimate Collection #2 with Leach Woman, Deadly Mantis, Cult of the Cobra and another film. I want Collection #1 but cant find it, it has the Monolith Monsters, so I need it to complete my B&W 50's horror movie collection.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Oh, I also got the Office season three a few weeks ago.

Does anybody know if JW speaks at all in the behind the scenes stuff on The Patriot DVD? I've rented it, but I'll probably take it back soon, so if anybody knows...

No Williams footage i'm afraid, he is mentioned in Emmerich's commentary though

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Just bought Gandhi (for 10 bucks!). My wife and I started watching it this morning. What a stunningly great film! One thing tht completely took me by surprise is how little the film has aged. It would look just as effective if it was released today.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You will enjoy it - Dennis Hopper is just completely out of his head which is entertaining and of course the Martin Sheen outbursts and angry phone calls from Coppola are just legendary!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I bought 3 HD-DVDs even though I don't have the hardware yet to play them with:

- Deliverance

- 2001: A Space Odyssey (lots of new featurettes)

- A Clockwork Orange (lots of new featurettes)

Damn! I need a big HD-ready screen ASAP!

41PdEU1aYqL._AA240_.jpg

Alex

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Children of Men - Only seen this once, in the theatre, and found it unexpected and very well made.

28 Days Later - Always wanted to see this one.

Lord of War - Same here, after all, it's by Niccol, and Ian Holm is in it.

28 Days Later, I found to be better than the first. There was more "emotion" in this one, I feel.

I just got a HD DVD player, the one that hooks up to the Xbox 360, and since the purchase of that I have gotten:

300

Dawn of the Dead (2004 remake)

Full Metal Jacket (Special Edition)

Hot Fuzz

King Kong (Came with it)

Shaun of the Dead

Shining, The (Special Edition)

and

Transformers

Stunning pictures on all of these, esp. if you have the 1080p capability! Yet one more reason why it will take A LOT for me to step into a theater again.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I bought 3 HD-DVDs even though I don't have the hardware yet to play them with:

- Deliverance

- 2001: A Space Odyssey (lots of new featurettes)

- A Clockwork Orange (lots of new featurettes)

Is Deliverance the new anniversary edition, if so there's some terrific documentaries etc on that and the film looks and sounds amazing with its new transfer! Da-Da-Ding-Da-Ding-Da-Ding has never sounded so good!

Damn! I need a big HD-ready screen ASAP!

Santa will have bother getting that down the chimney if that's what you have asked for! :(

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Is Deliverance the new anniversary edition, if so there's some terrific documentaries etc on that and the film looks and sounds amazing with its new transfer! Da-Da-Ding-Da-Ding-Da-Ding has never sounded so good!

Yes! The HD is the Anniversay Edition.

Soooooo... what if Blu-Ray wins the war?

Then I buy a PS3 (me kid would love that) and keep my Toshiba player for the HD titles.

Alex, do you have any particular preference of HD over blu-ray?

I thought HD-DVD had more interesting titles.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've seen both formats, and both certainly look impressing. But I'm not gonna commit to anything since it could swing either way, and in a few years time you are gonna get a better deal for your money anyway.

DVD's will do perfectly well for a little while longer.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I've seen both formats, and both certainly look impressing. But I'm not gonna commit to anything since it could swing either way, and in a few years time you are gonna get a better deal for your money anyway.

DVD's will do perfectly well for a little while longer.

Been precisely my thinking all along.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I've seen both formats, and both certainly look impressing. But I'm not gonna commit to anything since it could swing either way, and in a few years time you are gonna get a better deal for your money anyway.

DVD's will do perfectly well for a little while longer.

In a few years we all might be living in the new ice age. Live now, not tomorrow!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Rubbish, this oil will keep us going for decades,

That's what I meant. As soon as Brazil starts pumping their oil it will become so cheap that the quest for alternatives will be over. We will never see clean energy, not in our lives anyway.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Who cares about the enviroment? Don't you know your Darwin? Only the fittest survive. The tasmanian butterfly became extinct because it didn't have wat it takes to survive.

BTW, you do know that big LCD and Plasma screens use a lot of power, right?

Would you go back to your 35 CM old-fasioned tv?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Rubbish, this oil will keep us going for decades,

That's what I meant. As soon as Brazil starts pumping their oil it will become so cheap that the quest for alternatives will be over. We will never see clean energy, not in our lives anyway.

I vote for nuclear power!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now