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edogawa rando
Mar 20, 2007

Ya like Little Wayne?


Here's my terrible collection.

https://www.blu-ray.com/community/collection.php?u=480875&categoryid=7

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CPL593H
Oct 28, 2009

I know what you did last summer, and frankly I am displeased.

Egbert Souse posted:

Just a heads up, Indicator has a flash sale coming up this Friday. A bit unexpected since the last two were in August and September. I forget the margin, but it's basically everything except the last month of releases and free international shipping if you spend at least 200 GBP.

https://www.powerhousefilms.co.uk

They now let you create an account and signing up gives you 25 "PH Points" towards purchases, similar to Criterion. Also, they now have a section listing all the region free titles.

The difference between limited and standard editions is that the limited ones are in Criterion cases with a thick booklet (sometimes in a hard board slipcase) while standard ones are in Arrow-style cases sans booklets.


https://www.blu-ray.com/community/collection.php?u=88794

I don't see a thing that lists them by region free titles. Can you link that?

edit: I'm a fat moron, it's at the bottom of the page.

CPL593H fucked around with this message at 05:44 on Mar 12, 2020

Xenomrph
Dec 9, 2005

AvP Nerd/Fanboy/Shill



That’s bizarre, the blu-ray.com app says I have like 785 movies, but the link I posted says 551. That’s a hell of a discrepancy.

Liar Lyre
Jun 3, 2011

TOOT TOOT
All aboard!


Xenomrph posted:

That’s bizarre, the blu-ray.com app says I have like 785 movies, but the link I posted says 551. That’s a hell of a discrepancy.

You only linked to your Blus, no DVDs.

Xenomrph
Dec 9, 2005

AvP Nerd/Fanboy/Shill



Liar Lyre posted:

You only linked to your Blus, no DVDs.

Oh durr, I was just using the link the app generates.

The website says I’ve got 731 movies and the app says 785. :iiam:

Iron Crowned
May 6, 2003


One more thing I like about physical media: When we're all quarantined and the internet/Netflix is strained from everyone else being quarantined, I can watch it.

feedmyleg
Dec 25, 2004

EVERY FAIRY TALE NEEDS ITS HERO.



I just sorted all of my unwatched blus into a stack for easy access.

Xenomrph
Dec 9, 2005

AvP Nerd/Fanboy/Shill



feedmyleg posted:

I just sorted all of my unwatched blus into a stack for easy access.

Christ, my “unwatched” stack is 300 loving movies, according to my collection tracker.

I should really ramp up my efforts to do something about that.

feedmyleg
Dec 25, 2004

EVERY FAIRY TALE NEEDS ITS HERO.



Yeah, I have pretty strict limits about what I buy. It's TV series that really get me, it takes me forever to watch an entire season let alone an entire series. I jump around too much in what I want to watch most of the time. But I only buy things that I'm going to watch multiple times, or things that aren't available in HD/remastered on rental services for a reasonable price. And occasionally an old favorite under $5.

Big Mean Jerk
Jan 27, 2009

Well, of course I know him.
He's me.


Xenomrph posted:

Christ, my “unwatched” stack is 300 loving movies, according to my collection tracker.

I should really ramp up my efforts to do something about that.

I felt so accomplished the other day when my unwatched number dropped under 200 for the first time in ages. All these giant box sets and the seemingly-monthly sales I buy them in are killing me.

IUG
Jul 14, 2007

Without me, there is no mission.
I am the mission!


I just went a bit nuts and bought 11 movies from the Disney Movie Club, so my wheel of what to watch is a bit skewed.



I have a separate wheel for what my wife doesn't want to watch, but that's like 8 movies.

I, Butthole
Jun 30, 2007

Begin the operations of the gas chambers, gas schools, gas universities, gas libraries, gas museums, gas dance halls, and gas threads, etcetera.
I DEMAND IT


IUG posted:

I just went a bit nuts and bought 11 movies from the Disney Movie Club, so my wheel of what to watch is a bit skewed.



I have a separate wheel for what my wife doesn't want to watch, but that's like 8 movies.

Watch A Talking Cat??? 11 times instead and throw everything else out

Egbert Souse
Nov 6, 2008



I slide my unwatched discs out to the edge of the shelf so they stick out from the rest. Kind of makes the shelf look like HAL's memory bank in 2001.

Xenomrph posted:

Christ, my “unwatched” stack is 300 loving movies, according to my collection tracker.

I should really ramp up my efforts to do something about that.

I keep track with a Letterboxd list. It's swollen up again thanks to the recent Criterion, Kino, and Twilight Time sales, but I tend to get through 8-10 films on an average Friday-Sunday (two films when I return from work, 4-5 each for Saturday/Sunday while doing chores)

https://letterboxd.com/egbertsouse/list/unwatched-videos/

david_a
Apr 24, 2010





Megamarm

Egbert Souse posted:

I slide my unwatched discs out to the edge of the shelf so they stick out from the rest. Kind of makes the shelf look like HAL's memory bank in 2001.
lol I do that with books

I get antsy if I bought a movie and haven't watched it within a week; you people are weirdos

But then again I've succumbed to that fact that most of the time I'll take the easy option and just watch something new on streaming instead of digging through my horridly organized pile of movies to rewatch something :(

ChazTurbo
Oct 4, 2014


I always have a handful I haven't watched but I try to keep it low. Tv series are the most difficult for me to start up.

feedmyleg
Dec 25, 2004

EVERY FAIRY TALE NEEDS ITS HERO.



david_a posted:

I get antsy if I bought a movie and haven't watched it within a week; you people are weirdos

I'm a whim-follower. I'll buy a movie based on what I'm into at that moment, but by the time it arrives I very well may have moved on to the next thing. It'll have to wait til I'm back in that headspace to get watched.

egon_beeblebrox
Feb 29, 2008

WILL AMOUNT TO NOTHING IN LIFE.





https://letterboxd.com/farts_johnson/list/movies-i-own-but-have-not-watched/

Here's my (huge) list of movies I own but haven't watched. I've got a lot of trash in there because I won a box of Mill Creek sets recently, and I kind of doubt I'm ever going to watch stuff like 'Did I Kill My Mother' and 'Nanny Seduction'

gey muckle mowser
Aug 5, 2003

Do you know anything about...
witches?





Buglord

According to Letterboxd I own 92 unwatched films, which is about 10% of my collection. The majority of those are from big box sets that I'm still working my way through (Bergman, Godzilla, Zatoichi), a few are from crappy multi-packs that I will probably never actually watch, and maybe 5 are actual standalone discs I haven't gotten to yet.

ChazTurbo posted:

Tv series are the most difficult for me to start up.

Same. I stopped buying TV series because they would always just sit there forever.

Iron Crowned
May 6, 2003


gey muckle mowser posted:

According to Letterboxd I own 92 unwatched films, which is about 10% of my collection. The majority of those are from big box sets that I'm still working my way through (Bergman, Godzilla, Zatoichi), a few are from crappy multi-packs that I will probably never actually watch, and maybe 5 are actual standalone discs I haven't gotten to yet.


Same. I stopped buying TV series because they would always just sit there forever.

:yeah:

It's a bit sad since I do have several series, but TV series seem to really work a lot better when it's streaming.

Liar Lyre
Jun 3, 2011

TOOT TOOT
All aboard!


So the Powerhouse/Indicator sale is up. Those Sinbad and Harryhausen sets are must buys for me, but what else is good?

trdn89
Aug 16, 2008


- Housekeeping is loving amazing. Criterion recently put out Local Hero by the same director (Bill Forsyth); if you liked that, or if you like weird Altman like 3 Women or Images, or if you just generally like incredibly disquieting movies, put Housekeeping at the top of your list.
- I bought Little Murders blind and it knocked me the gently caress out. Same energy as those mid-70s conspiracy thrillers like Klute and Parallax View and 3 Days of the Condor.
- Jonathan Rosenbaum has been recommending The 5000 Fingers Of Dr. T for decades, so when I saw they were releasing it I decided to take the plunge. I was expecting it to be weird (it's a musical written by Dr. Seuss) but it ended up being a thousand times stranger and more interesting than I had expected. Recommended if you like stuff like Fantastic Planet.

Egbert Souse
Nov 6, 2008



Liar Lyre posted:

So the Powerhouse/Indicator sale is up. Those Sinbad and Harryhausen sets are must buys for me, but what else is good?

Here's my takes on all the stuff I have from them so far except for Fat City and Five Tall Tales (five Budd Boetticher/Randolph Scott westerns) since they're the only ones I haven't watched in my collection yet...

10 Rillington Place - One of the creepiest films I've ever seen, based on court transcripts of serial killer John Christie. Richard Attenburough is unsettling as Christie. Great disc, as the film has an "antique" look by design. 4K restoration.

Samuel Fuller at Columbia - While only two films of the seven in the set were directed by Fuller, the five films written or based upon his novels/stories are fun. The highlights besides Underworld USA and The Crimson Kimono are It Happened in Hollywood (only 57 min long and has a brilliant scene featuring Hollywood actor stand-ins that's like a cartoon), Power of the Press, and Scandal Sheet. One highlight of the extras are 7 1/2 hours of uncut interview rushes of Sam Fuller as interviewed by Tim Robbins.

William Castle at Columbia (Vols. 1 and 2) - These have both some of his most iconic films (The Tingler, 13 Ghosts, Strait-Jacket), but also some surprises. Mr. Sardonicus is a great body horror film and I think Homicidal is almost as great as Psycho in terms of thematic content (makes Dressed to Kill look archaic and gross). The Old Dark House and ZOTZ! are pretty funny and silly, plus 13 Frightened Girls is a decent spy thriller. This also has a feature-length doc on Castle, plus multiple viewing options - including The Tingler with a fully restored "special" sequence (both visual and aural). These two volumes are probably the most essential to grab before they go OOP.

Experiment in Terror - Obviously an inspiration for Twin Peaks, great restoration, Blake Edwards noir with a great Mancini score.

The Big Heat - Essential Lang noir, 4K restoration

Age of Consent - Michael Powell's unusual film is an early starring role for Helen Mirren (often undressed) with veteran James Mason. Has the director's and theatrical cuts.

Night of the Demon - One of the best British horror movies, has half a dozen cuts, and tons of extras.

Hardcore - Dark, disturbing take on the porn industry by Paul Schrader. Great leading role by George C. Scott, Peter Boyle hasn't played a slimier character.

Happy Hippo
Aug 8, 2004

The Something Awful Forums > The Finer Arts > Batman's Shameful Secret > BSS Derailed Thread: Spider-Island



I own a shitload of box sets so I own a shitload of movies that I might not otherwise had bought so that shelf idea is useless for me. I did, however, just download that decision making app so maybe my decision-making paralysis has met its match..?

Egbert Souse
Nov 6, 2008



Warner Archive April releases:

V: The Final Battle
Tin Cup
Action of the Tiger
Reflections in a Golden Eye (2-disc set with both John Huston's "gold tinted" version and a regular color version)
Rachel and the Stranger (newly restored version with 15 minutes of previously removed footage)
Sweet Bird of Youth
Blood on the Moon

Also, got my 2020 Flicker Alley calendar with The Bolshevik Trilogy and in addition to the already-announced 3-D Rartities II (April) and Spring Night, Summer Night (coming in May), the following titles are teased:

Gallery of Monsters (1924 French silent produced by Marcel L'Herbier)
Repeat Performance (1947 noir-fantasy directed by Alfred L. Werker)
The Signal Tower (1924 Clarence Brown silent drama)
The City Without Jews (1924 Austrian silent anticipating the Holocaust)
The Beast Must Die (1952 Argentinean noir)
Juleen Compton Collection (including Stranded, The Plastic Dome of Nora Jean, and Blue)
The Narrow Trail (1917 William S. Hart western, MOD only)
Different From the Others (1919 German silent starring Conrad Veidt, one of the first films to positively portray homosexuality)
Waxworks (1924 German silent by Paul Leni)

CPL593H
Oct 28, 2009

I know what you did last summer, and frankly I am displeased.

Oh man, I've been waiting for them to put out V: The Final Battle. especially since someone borrowed my DVD and never gave it back. The two V mini series rule, even if the ending is kind of an annoying deus ex machina. The remake is terrible and I never saw the other 80s thing that was an attempt to make it an on going series but I've never heard good things.

CPL593H fucked around with this message at 03:11 on Mar 14, 2020

Vince MechMahon
Jan 1, 2008





Here is my collection: https://boxd.it/4gtKm

dorium
Nov 5, 2009

If it gets in your eyes
Just look into mine
Just look into dreams
and you'll be alright
I'll be alright






I keep my unwatched stack on the subwoofer and try and keep it below 10 at a time.

tho I just ordered another six 4K sets because amazon has a nice 2 for $30 deal rn for all the shut ins to keep expanding their collection.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/promotion/AL72B6DJP1Z14?ref_=pdaatf_psp_AL72B6DJP1Z14

446 with no solo dvd's in the collection (yet)
https://www.blu-ray.com/community/collection.php?u=483938

dorium fucked around with this message at 04:20 on Mar 14, 2020

EL BROMANCE
Jun 10, 2006

COWABUNGA DUDES!



Yeah put me down as glad about V The Final Battle too. Last years release of the original miniseries was decent, even if the A/R caused some grief around the net.

Everything you heard about the actual series is true, the quality takes a massive cliff dive.

Egbert Souse
Nov 6, 2008



EL BROMANCE posted:

Yeah put me down as glad about V The Final Battle too. Last years release of the original miniseries was decent, even if the A/R caused some grief around the net.

Everything you heard about the actual series is true, the quality takes a massive cliff dive.

Warner Archive Podcast had a special episode with Kenneth Johnson and he confirmed that V was shot for 1.85:1 and mixed for stereo because he knew it was going to get a theatrical release outside the US. He didn't like how the pilot for The Incredible Hulk was shown theatrically overseas cropped to widescreen since it was filmed specifically for TV.

EL BROMANCE
Jun 10, 2006

COWABUNGA DUDES!



Yeah that was the argument that was brought up, and lots of people think he’s full of poo poo. They wanted the version that was how they first saw it, and it went on and on. I watched in 4:3 originally but I rewatched it in 16:9 more times, so I don’t personally care a huge amount.

I’m guessing TFB will also be 16:9, but they won’t have that ‘original intent’ thing as they knew full well it was only going to be aired on TV.

Egbert Souse
Nov 6, 2008



EL BROMANCE posted:

Yeah that was the argument that was brought up, and lots of people think he’s full of poo poo. They wanted the version that was how they first saw it, and it went on and on. I watched in 4:3 originally but I rewatched it in 16:9 more times, so I don’t personally care a huge amount.

I’m guessing TFB will also be 16:9, but they won’t have that ‘original intent’ thing as they knew full well it was only going to be aired on TV.

Nope, it's 4x3 per Warner Archive's press release.

They're really good about "unusual" aspect ratios. For example, the Rankin-Bass animated feature Flight of Dragons was made as a theatrical feature and ultimately released as a TV movie, but the Blu-ray is in the original widescreen (with the standard def 4x3 version as an extra on the disc). Likewise, a lot of 50s "transition era" films in 2.55:1, 2.00:1, 1.66:1, or 1.75:1 are in those aspect ratios when necessary instead of plain 16x9 or 2.35:1.

EL BROMANCE
Jun 10, 2006

COWABUNGA DUDES!



Oh that’s interesting, I’m sure the last version out was 16:9 but it’s been a while since I watched it. I wonder what new thing the nerds will be moaning about instead.

CPL593H
Oct 28, 2009

I know what you did last summer, and frankly I am displeased.

EL BROMANCE posted:

Oh that’s interesting, I’m sure the last version out was 16:9 but it’s been a while since I watched it. I wonder what new thing the nerds will be moaning about instead.

When the's the next Marvel/Star Wars movie that has womz in it?

EL BROMANCE
Jun 10, 2006

COWABUNGA DUDES!



Oh I mean these specific nerds. They were still arguing about the AR of the original miniseries up to about 3 days ago. They’re currently quiet because of this news, but it’ll start again soon.

CPL593H
Oct 28, 2009

I know what you did last summer, and frankly I am displeased.

EL BROMANCE posted:

Oh I mean these specific nerds. They were still arguing about the AR of the original miniseries up to about 3 days ago. They’re currently quiet because of this news, but it’ll start again soon.

At least they're yelling about the actual content of the video and not the case being slightly the wrong shade of blue if it's analyzed with special lab equipment.

EL BROMANCE
Jun 10, 2006

COWABUNGA DUDES!



The other thing they’re complaining about is a yellow tint to the video. I think some were moaning about the case art too.

CPL593H
Oct 28, 2009

I know what you did last summer, and frankly I am displeased.

EL BROMANCE posted:

The other thing they’re complaining about is a yellow tint to the video. I think some were moaning about the case art too.

Yeah that's the stuff. It's the same box art they've been using on every release since it was on tape.

edit:

This bit from the imdb trivia for V made me chuckle a little.

"The series was intended as a literal retelling of the Nazi takeover of various countries, and the resistance movement against them. However, because of the popularity of the Star Wars saga and other science fiction hits, as well as the belief among network executives that U.S. citizens would not believe a fascist takeover, the network executives had the producers change it to a science fiction miniseries. Other ideas were also discussed, but discarded."

CPL593H fucked around with this message at 23:22 on Mar 15, 2020

I, Butthole
Jun 30, 2007

Begin the operations of the gas chambers, gas schools, gas universities, gas libraries, gas museums, gas dance halls, and gas threads, etcetera.
I DEMAND IT


https://twitter.com/MrVinSyn/status/1239400557212819457

feedmyleg
Dec 25, 2004

EVERY FAIRY TALE NEEDS ITS HERO.



What are some of the likely MGM gems from that time period?

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Lastdancer
Apr 21, 2008


* I'm gonna need some
dog treats for this!!!



Finally, we can get Walk Like a Man in 4K

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