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      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.
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I've only seen HD DVD samples but I can imagine that Blu-ray is much the same. The quality was damn impressive, but I don't think they're going to take over from DVD as the standard anytime soon. Heck, I got my first DVD drive a bit before Gladiator came out on DVD - not that long ago.

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I bought a bunch of movies:

Spartacus - Criterion

Seven Samauri - Criterion

Gremlins

Unforgiven

Jingle All The Way

Ratatouille

Spiderman 3

Golden Age Of Looney Tunes Vol. 5

John Wayne Century Collection

The Searchers

Poltergeist

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Marc,

It has it's moments.

Seeing Arnold punch out a reindeer and flying around as Turbo Man makes it worth getting.

It's one of those silly films you can enjoy.

Which Unforgiven did you buy, the Clint one, or the John Huston one?

Eastwood.

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Marc,

It has it's moments.

Seeing Arnold punch out a reindeer and flying around as Turbo Man makes it worth getting.

It's one of those silly films you can enjoy.

Mark,

Step away from the crack.

I repeat, step away from the crack.

:blink:

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Jingle All The Way is hilarious (or rather has some hilarious parts). Sinbad's one-liners are great.

"Rodney King! Rodney King!" as he's stuck at the bottom of a dog pile. :blink:

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No,I rent movies at the video store.

I have a few of the "classic" movie I like,but I don't buy a ton of useless titles,even the titles in discount bins that costs only a bit more than renting it.

I also don't watch movie more than once,with a very few exceptions

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when I threw out all my VHS tapes,i thought my shelf looked too empty,so I got a few DVD's.The usual suspects,Star Wars OT,Indiana Jones Trilogy,some Star Trek movies,Alien,Jurassic Park,Jaws,CE3K,Poltergeist..the usual classics we talk about here ...but then I stopped,since I never really watch them anymore,and If i did want to see them,I could rent them.

I rent 2-3 movies a week and go to the cinema once or twice a week too...that's enough

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The Office Season 1.

The Village (it was 4 bucks used, and with all the money I pay with all the late fees of renting it, I figured I'd just buy it)

I also got a season of the British Office, but the DVD was also used, and had a large scrape on the disc, and woudln't play.

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I've heard good things about the first and always wanted to see it. The sequel had mostly negative reactions it seems.

The sequel did get some good reviews as well (referring to 28 Weeks Later). It's one of those "you love it or you hate it films".

I loved it, and think that 28 Days Later and 28 Weeks Later are two of the most interesting non-Romero "zombie-like" movies ever made.

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That's because the pilot US episode was written by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, (The writers of the BBC version)

Excellent purchase, btw.

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I'm glad you like it, I've heard nothing but good comments about it so far. :(

I'm not used to hearing British accents, so I actually couldn't understand a lot of the dialouge, and had to use subtitles. This isn't really a big problem, but it is sort of interesting.

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Got Memoirs of an Invisible Man yesterday. Really loved it in the cinema when I was a kid, so I couldn't resist it when I saw it being sold for few €. ;) Unfortunately, it's nearly impossible to obtain the sountrack (by the late Shirley Walker) ... ;)

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I'm not used to hearing British accents, so I actually couldn't understand a lot of the dialouge, and had to use subtitles. This isn't really a big problem, but it is sort of interesting.

:rolleyes:

You should also check out Extras. I think the episode with Daniel Radcliffe ranks among the funniest things I've ever seen.

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I bought Death Proof the other day and I'm hoping for my 5-disc Blade Runner to arrive today as well.

Ther should also be a 10-movie boxset on the way, including Brokeback Mountain, Manderlay, Der Untergang, Volver and a few other films. I'm hoping that'll arrive soon as well.

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Well, ass.

Well, the dent's not huge, and at least I don't have buckled hinges.

But there's also a nasty scratch on the back corner, though. It looks like it even took a nick out of the can itself, and the sleeve is damaged as well. Not too surprising, since this heavy tin can was sent in a simple bubble wrap envelope. The corner was sticking through a small hole that had ripped in the packaging. It might sound larger than it is, but I'm a bit disappointed by this sour note. Hrumph.

- Marc, who hates going through a return process, especially on an eagerly anticipated product.

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