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ringu0
Feb 24, 2013




Is there a discount season at amazon.co.uk, similar to Thanksgiving sales in US? I have an expensive order of blu-ray collections (Tarkovsky, Varda, Andersson) sitting in a cart basket; would love to save several bucks quid.

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ringu0
Feb 24, 2013




B&N is having a Criterion sale, which includes preorders:
https://twitter.com/Criterion/status/1058371033848336384

"50% Off The Criterion Collection
Save on classic and contemporay films from The Criterion Collection of Blu-rays and DVDs in stores and online, through 12/3."

ringu0
Feb 24, 2013




What's the direct link to the Black Friday UHD deals at Best Buy? For some reason I'm not seeing any movies on their Black Friday Ad page.

ringu0
Feb 24, 2013




Egbert Souse posted:

If I'm watching something, usually the boxy one next to the wall is on since it's out of the viewing angle and softer.

I would recommend getting a backlight strip. The impulse purchase I made after watching Hold The Dark enhanced by reflections of myself and a couch lamp turned out to be the best impulse purchase I ever made.

ringu0 fucked around with this message at 00:00 on Jan 9, 2019

ringu0
Feb 24, 2013





Walmart preorders are up: $14.96

ringu0 fucked around with this message at 14:42 on Mar 11, 2019

ringu0
Feb 24, 2013




Criterion does the thing:

https://twitter.com/Criterion/status/1154440404042997761

FILMS IN THIS SET
Godzilla 1954
Godzilla Raids Again 1955
King Kong vs. Godzilla 1963
Mothra vs. Godzilla 1964
Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster 1964
Invasion of Astro-Monster 1965
Ebirah, Horror of the Deep 1966
Son of Godzilla 1967
Destroy All Monsters 1968
All Monsters Attack 1969
Godzilla vs. Hedorah 1971
Godzilla vs. Gigan 1972
Godzilla vs. Megalon 1973
Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla 1974
Terror of Mechagodzilla 1975

Coming soon, available Oct 29, 2019

ringu0
Feb 24, 2013




Millenium Actress blu-ray by ShoutFactory is pushed back to December 10.

ringu0
Feb 24, 2013




CPL593H posted:

The Criterion Collection is also doing a 50% off sale for the next 24 hours.

HOWEVER.

When I went to get the link it says the site is down for maintenance.

https://twitter.com/Criterion/status/1184150134025834497

Quick reminder: their Godzilla box is out on 10/29, and, being a pre-order, is probably not a part of this flash sale.

ringu0 fucked around with this message at 17:30 on Oct 15, 2019

ringu0
Feb 24, 2013




Alec Eiffel posted:

What's the better set: first films of Kurosawa or post-war Kurosawa

If you happen to have a Criterion subscription, you can see for yourself

ringu0
Feb 24, 2013




GrandpaPants posted:

I'm really glad that Satoshi Kon's movies are coming out on blu ray finally. Gonna watch me some Millennium Actress this weekend! Is there supposed to be a Tokyo Godfathers release soon?

That, and Paranoia Agent would be an instant pre-order for me...

ringu0
Feb 24, 2013




clockworkjoe posted:

I just got a 4k tv and blu ray player. Picked up the UHD of Annihilation and was very impressed with it. What are some of the most visually impressive 4k discs out there right now?

I was super-impressed with Alien.

Someone upthread said Wizard of Oz should be your 4K demo disk, and it looked very good, too.

e: n-thing The Martian and Pacific Rim

ringu0
Feb 24, 2013




Boinks posted:

Evil Dead 4k and Halloween 4k were both eye openers for me.

Carpenter or

ringu0
Feb 24, 2013




dorium posted:

Makes me wonder what Carpenter Alien movie would be like.... :wiggle:

uh-h... Prince of Darkness?

ringu0
Feb 24, 2013




No complaints about a giant (and beautiful) book that is a new Criterion's Godzilla release?

ringu0
Feb 24, 2013




Splint Chesthair posted:

I was a little annoyed that I didnít realize how gigantic it was until it arrived at my house. But it is very appropriate and works as a coffee table book.

Yeah, I don't know what I expected, but that's pretty much my reaction, too.

ringu0
Feb 24, 2013




Criterion is having a flash sale

https://twitter.com/Criterion/status/1232351463751417859

ringu0
Feb 24, 2013




feedmyleg posted:

I assume it's the same people in both threads, but accidentally posted this in the Deals thread, but: I just upgraded to 4K, what are everyone's favorite flicks that show off the visuals and HDR?

Previously: https://forums.somethingawful.com/showthread.php?noseen=0&threadid=3853471&pagenumber=158&perpage=40#post501542246

ringu0
Feb 24, 2013




egon_beeblebrox posted:

Rise of Skywalker 4K - Movies Anywhere: 47DJNUGPM4G

Redeemed, thanks a lot!

ringu0
Feb 24, 2013




There is a site that reviews commentary tracks: Commentary Commentary

ringu0
Feb 24, 2013




AgnŤs Varda Criterion box:

https://twitter.com/Criterion/status/1259905797032681474

Coming soon, available Aug 11, 2020
BLU-RAY 15 Discs $174.96

ringu0
Feb 24, 2013




dorium posted:

Pre-Ordered it as soon as I saw it available. I will happily make sure I save up for this. Looks like a great collection.

I love Varda's work so much, and this is a fantastic collection. I just need to accept that price tag.

ringu0
Feb 24, 2013




Do Tarkovsky next, please. Pretty please. Please with a little birdie on top.

ringu0
Feb 24, 2013




oneforthevine posted:

Ainít gonna happen. The only unreleased (in North America) Tarkovsky they have the rights to is The Mirror. A box set with five of his seven features doesnít make any sense.

I guess they don't have The Sacrifice and Nostalgia. A blu-ray of the newly scanned and restored The Mirror would be what I really want...

ringu0
Feb 24, 2013




Cemetry Gator posted:

The Sacrifice is available on Kino, and it looks stunning.

Also, given the small number of films he has, a boxset would be a hard sell since a lot of your audience already has his films.

UK got this, among other interesting boxsets: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Sculpting-Time-Tarkovsky-Collection-Blu-ray/dp/B074ZXQ226/

But they have to import Criterion editions from us, so that evens things out somewhat. Also people in this very thread constantly double- and triple-dip when a movie they like gets another release.

Just to clarify, I'm not complaining or trying to change anyone's mind about anything, it's just that Mirror in better quality was always my dream. I have it on DVD, and I would definitely buy a Criterion edition.

ringu0 fucked around with this message at 00:53 on Aug 13, 2020

ringu0
Feb 24, 2013




Lizard Combatant posted:

So I just scanned a 8mm reel of mystery film and struck gold (well, bronze maybe), it's 8 minutes of atrociously dubbed kungfu from the 70s (based on the cars) that I'm not sure if it was taken from a real film or if it's some Chinese stunt guy's demo. Either way it's awesome and I want to try and get more information. Can any of you fine folks point me towards a thread here or some other pocket of the internet that could help?

You can try asking this guy: https://twitter.com/forgottenvcr

ringu0
Feb 24, 2013





/* heavy breathing */

ringu0
Feb 24, 2013




Boywhiz88 posted:

This will be interesting. The film will look great but the effects are already kinda oof in 1080P. Iíd be interested in knowing if there was any tweaking or remastering, but well... WETA had their hands full.

People upthread are considering Starship Troopers in 4K, and those effects were oof twenty years ago. It will be fine.

ringu0
Feb 24, 2013




dorium posted:

Starship Troopers looks fantastic in 4K, dated CG or not.

I enjoyed it a lot just recently, it's one of my favorite movies, I owned it on VHS and DVD, and now on 4K, but I would be struggling to explain the benefits of 4K using only this movie as a reference.

ringu0
Feb 24, 2013




TheScott2K posted:

Starship Troopers has loads of awesome model shots and practical effects. The bug hordes don't look good in 4k but a TON of other stuff looks great in it

Agreeing wholeheartedly. I didn't expect to still love it twenty plus years later, but here we are.

ringu0
Feb 24, 2013




Two words: Criterion sale

ringu0
Feb 24, 2013




Shout got Lupin III: The First (Jan 12th) and Prince of Darkness 4K (Jan 19th)

ringu0
Feb 24, 2013




dorium posted:

is that Lupin flick any good? is the Shout release 4K?

im very interested because I love the art style they chose for it.

I don't know, but I'm very interested, too. The release is not 4K, it's a regular blu-ray, and a regular blu-ray in a steelbook.

ringu0
Feb 24, 2013




Rascar Capac posted:

I'm looking to get an external Bluray drive so that I can rip films with Make Mkv. Is the Pioneer BDR-XD07TB any good? It often gets good reviews online.

Practically no complaints about BDR-XD05S. Feels a bit flimsy, but that's about it. No 4K capabilities though.

ringu0
Feb 24, 2013




Got my Essential Fellini boxset. Going by the size of the box, they printed the movies on vinyl. Looks absolutely stunning, and I didn't even open it yet.

ringu0
Feb 24, 2013




Xenomrph posted:

I donít like slipcases but the Steelbook/slipcase combo for Ghost in the Shell 4K is pretty slick. Itís made of a hard plastic instead of regular slipcase cardboard or whatever, and parts of it are transparent so the steelbookís artwork lines up with slipcase art creating a new image. Itís a pretty cool effect.

by the way if someone wants to check it out, it goes for a tenner at BestBuy: https://www.bestbuy.com/site/ghost-...p?skuId=6422207

I have the other edition, and it's fantastic

ringu0
Feb 24, 2013




Any news on Contact (1997) going 4K?

ringu0
Feb 24, 2013




Holy moly they did Mirror

https://twitter.com/Criterion/status/1382727187321741321

I... am... finally complete.

ringu0
Feb 24, 2013




Did anyone see Severin's Vyi? How's the release?

ringu0
Feb 24, 2013




MacheteZombie posted:

it's dope and i based my MotM thread on it as a result.

Can you drop a link please?

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ringu0
Feb 24, 2013




I have found it: the ugliest / weirdest steelbook. Only @ BestBuy (currently on sale for $29.99)

ringu0 fucked around with this message at 22:55 on May 19, 2021

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