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feedmyleg
Dec 25, 2004

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Is throwing away slipcovers a bannable offense? Asking for a friend.

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feedmyleg
Dec 25, 2004

EVERY FAIRY TALE NEEDS ITS HERO.



I just want a giant jukebox-style blu-ray player so I don't have to ever deal with disc packaging again.

feedmyleg
Dec 25, 2004

EVERY FAIRY TALE NEEDS ITS HERO.



Yeah, I was referring to the cardboard as well. They're just one more barrier between you and your movie.

feedmyleg
Dec 25, 2004

EVERY FAIRY TALE NEEDS ITS HERO.



I think they both look great, though the warmer colors are probably more accurate to Carpenter's intention. I'd say go with the one with the special features you dig more, or all things equal go with what looks good to you.

feedmyleg
Dec 25, 2004

EVERY FAIRY TALE NEEDS ITS HERO.



I recently got my first VCR since 2003, in order to watch tapes from this cult movie buff whose taped-from-TV-in-the-80s-and-90s collection I bought on eBay.

...they're the best. Watching 80s commercials in between segments of horror-host hosted movies is a dream.

feedmyleg
Dec 25, 2004

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Egbert Souse posted:

Then there were all those extras and a booklet.

Ah yes, I remember extras. Those were the days.

Hey, at least now we have Kickstarted documentaries about fandoms of particular films!

...

feedmyleg
Dec 25, 2004

EVERY FAIRY TALE NEEDS ITS HERO.



I'm not sure I want to see the Liquid Sky restoration. It's so tied to its lovely transfer in my memory.

The Last Jedi: FA5JXLZFE78

feedmyleg
Dec 25, 2004

EVERY FAIRY TALE NEEDS ITS HERO.



drat, that makes me worried, since my player has trouble with a number of discs...

feedmyleg
Dec 25, 2004

EVERY FAIRY TALE NEEDS ITS HERO.



For years I've hated the inclusion of DVDs in Blu-Ray packaging, feeling that it's super wasteful.

...but today I bought a portable DVD player for my (schizophrenic) uncle who has been bounced around between bad government housing situations for the past few years and was briefly homeless earlier this year. He introduced me to Blade Runner (both of our favorite movie) and hard sci-fi many years back, and I realized that he probably probably hasn't seen any of the good sci-fi movies from the past decade since he doesn't feel comfortable in the theater and doesn't have any consistent home video setup.

He's going to be SO excited to watch Blade Runner 2049. I don't even think he realizes it exists. And he'll LOVE Prometheus too for being so spiritually similar to Blade Runner. And as a former 80s and 90s rocker, Fury Road is going to blow him away. I'll also order some separate DVDs online for some stuff like The Expanse and Looper and Moon if he watched through all these. Though I'm thinking about leaving out Inception, which seems like a bad thing to give to someone who has breaks with reality (or is that condescending to his condition?).

Well anyway, as a bonus for you, the reader, going through all the boxes made me find some extra codes:

It Follows: ATFW 6RRM 2A4D MV73
No Country for Old Men: 3G43GHHYFKXW
Ghostbusters (OG): GHKJ JDEU P1PQ J4N8
Prometheus: 5264784613352062 (might be expired)

feedmyleg
Dec 25, 2004

EVERY FAIRY TALE NEEDS ITS HERO.



TheScott2K posted:

Today I found out my wife, with whom I saw Jurassic World, was completely unaware of the existence of The Lost World and Jurassic Park III.

So now I have to sit through JP3 again.

I envy your wife's former ignorance. Even the trailer scene from TLW doesn't make it worth it.

Jurassic Park could have remained a singular, perfect movie for one soul without your meddling

feedmyleg
Dec 25, 2004

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TheScott2K posted:

I don't think LW is very good but it's interesting enough as a product of its time and the meta-narrative of getting the series off the ground that I still like watching it. JP3 is just like "well the last one made money and Sam Neill is game."

Nah. JP3 is just like "We threw our script out 3 weeks before production and have to improvise a blockbuster film around Sam Neill."

Sir Lemming posted:

He said Jurassic World

Right, he watched that with her. But then said she was unaware of Lost World. Though if someone was blissfully ignorant of Jurassic World's existence and someone else told them, that should be considered a serious crime.

feedmyleg fucked around with this message at 14:04 on Jun 12, 2018

feedmyleg
Dec 25, 2004

EVERY FAIRY TALE NEEDS ITS HERO.



As far as blockbusters improvised with no script, it's right there below Iron Man. But there's not a whole lot of success stories in that particular camp.

feedmyleg
Dec 25, 2004

EVERY FAIRY TALE NEEDS ITS HERO.



Johnston has refuted that—at no point was there a planned military vs. dinosaurs battle. That was all just fanboy speculation based on the seemingly obvious setup.

feedmyleg
Dec 25, 2004

EVERY FAIRY TALE NEEDS ITS HERO.



What're the cheapest 4K/HDR Bluray players? Does the PS4 not do it?

I think I'm finally upgrading to a 4K TV with all these recent price drops, but I want to make sure I'm putting my money in the right place.

feedmyleg
Dec 25, 2004

EVERY FAIRY TALE NEEDS ITS HERO.



Empress Brosephine posted:

The psp was way better than the DS and even 3DS if you aren’t a fan of Nintendo’s kid poo poo

Are you 12? Let it go, dude.

feedmyleg
Dec 25, 2004

EVERY FAIRY TALE NEEDS ITS HERO.



Uh, guys, it's called Night of the Living Dead. The DP just fixed a continuity error.

I asked in GenChat a while back, but maybe this is a better place: has modern color-grading been used to overhaul any older films? Not basic color correction or bringing it more in line with the director/DP's vision, but going all-out with digital grading to give the film a new/modern look?

I'm really curious to see what classic films would look like given modern color grading tastes. It's probably sacrilege, though, the Ted Turner colorization of modern times. But I also think that those colorizations are a really cool curiosity—after you've watched the film in the format the director originally intended.

feedmyleg
Dec 25, 2004

EVERY FAIRY TALE NEEDS ITS HERO.



Liar Lyre posted:

Can we talk about VHS for a minute? I bought two boxes of random tapes today. It’s wrestling, tv recordings of movies, Ninja Turtles and other random stuff. I love sorting through the mystery tapes. You never know what you’ll find! I got Problem Child 2 and poker on one!

Hell yes. I just bought a bunch of VHS storage this afternoon (only the most tasteful faux-wood grain drawers) because I've had ~150 tapes sitting around my apartment with nowhere to go for the past year. Mine's mostly TV recordings too, lots of weirdo sci-fi and cult horror movies. The guy I got them from was selling them as blanks, but he had really great taste. Even a handful of tapes with horror hosts, too. And there's a bunch of weird old porn in there. But it really is a massive treasure trove of amazing sounding stuff. I haven't even heard of 3/4 of it, but seeing how the guy called it "psychotronic" content in the auction, it looks like he's a real-deal cult cinema dude from back in the day, as he clearly got the word from the Psychotronic Video.

It's really interesting watching these with no control over what's coming up next or the ability to change the channel. It's like watching antenna TV in my friend's basement when I was a kid. One channel and that's it. Incredibly nostalgic. And those commercials, man, it's like time travel.

Almost Blue posted:

I'd say the aforementioned Night of the Living Dead is an example. If this video is accurate Jurassic Park was futzed with in some scenes. Arguably, Blade Runner Final Cut. I heard the Lord of the Rings movies were made more green, but I haven't seen it on blu ray.

Exactly what I was looking for, thanks. It's really interesting to see the difference in taste, there. I feel like I'm torn on every other scene. The original is how it looks in my mind (and on my earlier Blu) but there is something very attractive about some of the scenes from the re-grade.

The visual anomalies, 3D weirdness, and hair removal are all bizarre and unnecessary/sloppy, though.

feedmyleg fucked around with this message at 22:09 on Jul 6, 2018

feedmyleg
Dec 25, 2004

EVERY FAIRY TALE NEEDS ITS HERO.



ruddiger posted:

You gotta find a way to digitize these and throw them up on Youtube.

Or dub them using two vcrs and send me copies.

There's like 4+ movies on each tape and I have around 150 tapes, it'd take a full-time archivist. I just pop one in on a lazy night every once in a while. Though I did meet a guy online who collects and digitizes exactly this sort of stuff with a truly impressive collection according to his color-coded spreadsheet he showed me. He seems like he might be an insane person though.

Just search for "vhs blanks horror commercials" and such on eBay, plenty of people selling, you could always get lucky. This guy has a pretty amazing-sounding Betamax lot right now if you have money to burn. Mostly mainstream stuff, though.

feedmyleg fucked around with this message at 00:31 on Jul 7, 2018

feedmyleg
Dec 25, 2004

EVERY FAIRY TALE NEEDS ITS HERO.



Where the Wild Things Are: NHTEWXRAEKYP

feedmyleg fucked around with this message at 14:19 on Jul 14, 2018

feedmyleg
Dec 25, 2004

EVERY FAIRY TALE NEEDS ITS HERO.



Can highly recommend Techmoan if you like a good dry, exhaustive video. Which I really do.

feedmyleg
Dec 25, 2004

EVERY FAIRY TALE NEEDS ITS HERO.



I just bought the Star Trek animated series. The first thing to go in the trash was the stack of awful "collectors cards" that came with them that looked like some intern put them together.

feedmyleg
Dec 25, 2004

EVERY FAIRY TALE NEEDS ITS HERO.



business hammocks posted:

History will want those betamax tapes. The things on them are the things people never bother to archive. Do digitize them if you at all find a way to do it.

But the historical society won't. I'd say get them digitized by a service then upload them to Archive.org for future generations to use as they please.

feedmyleg
Dec 25, 2004

EVERY FAIRY TALE NEEDS ITS HERO.



Egbert Souse posted:

What's great is that his videos are amazingly well-produced, even for something he's doing just as a hobby. It's funny how there's this "professional" content that's full of time wasting garbage, while Mat is able to make a 30 minute video on a dead format in his garage that's riveting.

This is so much of YouTube. Just really well-produced super niche stuff getting in the low-thousands of views while sloppy trash gets millions. I'm subscribed to something like 200 channels of the most niche stuff you could imagine and I'm constantly blown away by the quality of most of it.

feedmyleg
Dec 25, 2004

EVERY FAIRY TALE NEEDS ITS HERO.



LA Confidential: 4JQ3UWFQRESFVPH7

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feedmyleg
Dec 25, 2004

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zenintrude posted:

Movies Anywhere didn’t recognize it but thanks... maybe someone else grabbed it.

Updated! Somehow I hit an extra letter.

feedmyleg
Dec 25, 2004

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CPL593H posted:

There's also a kinda sequel called Vault of Horror which is also based on stories from EC Comics but I haven't seen it so I can't officially recommend it. Shout Factory has released them both on blu-ray as a two pack.

It good

feedmyleg
Dec 25, 2004

EVERY FAIRY TALE NEEDS ITS HERO.



Body Melt looks amazing.

feedmyleg
Dec 25, 2004

EVERY FAIRY TALE NEEDS ITS HERO.



Big Mean Jerk posted:

I really hope not. I still miss Borders, and I don’t have a Books-a-Million anywhere near me. Not to mention that it’ll make Amazon basically the only place to offer books that aren’t airport trash or movie tie-ins.

Luckily, independent bookstores are actually on the rise. I'm admittedly spoiled in a big city, but I'd never step foot in one of the big chains these days—they're just so, so much better. Hopefully if they do close in your area, a mom and pop shop will crop up to fill the void.

feedmyleg
Dec 25, 2004

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Iron Crowned posted:

So Vinegar Syndrome is having a Summer "Hot Flash" Sale. It's all pre-2018 pornography

Link for those curious.

Anyone have any suggestions with these? I love a good sexploitation kind of thing, if that's what's going on here. I'd just Google all of them myself but I'm at work for a while...

feedmyleg
Dec 25, 2004

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Spatulater bro! posted:

I just preordered the 88 Films limited edition release of Eyeball. I'm more excited than I probably should be.



Help a friend out with a link

feedmyleg
Dec 25, 2004

EVERY FAIRY TALE NEEDS ITS HERO.



Empress Brosephine posted:

My grandfather was one of the salesman in Salesman, so hoping that one gets reissued on blu. I never met my grandfather so it’d be cool to see him in high res it would probably make my mom cry though lol

Nice. Watched this recently for a pilot I'm writing, it's pretty amazing stuff.

feedmyleg
Dec 25, 2004

EVERY FAIRY TALE NEEDS ITS HERO.



Spider-Man: Homecoming: 3TEU 01WN 81X4 SDD4

feedmyleg fucked around with this message at 13:32 on Sep 13, 2018

feedmyleg
Dec 25, 2004

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I would in no way shape or form be surprised if a Sounds of Grunge infomercial already existed.

feedmyleg
Dec 25, 2004

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Yeah, I couldn't ever get into Undeclared because it was sold to me as "a sequel to Freaks & Geeks" and it turned out to be a straight-up comedy instead of a humorous drama and way different tonally.

feedmyleg
Dec 25, 2004

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Is there a Little Shop of Horrors Blu that has the original ending in fully-restored color actually edited into the movie? I know it exists as an SD black-and-white bonus feature on one, and I know there's been a theatrical release of it, but do any editions actually have the full thing watchable as originally intended?

feedmyleg
Dec 25, 2004

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Megaman's Jockstrap posted:

I mean Funko is really just Precious Moments for the present day. There's always been stylized figs or art that your aunt or mom or whatever can put on their shelf. Just somebody figured out to include nerds. It's Thomas Kinkade level.



My god.

feedmyleg
Dec 25, 2004

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Big Mean Jerk posted:

The only two instances you should ever care about slipcovers are the nice Shout/Scream Factory releases that come with new art on the slip and reversible art on the paper cover, and nice Criterion digipaks/slips.

Yeah they're really nice to look at while you immediately throw them into the trash.

feedmyleg
Dec 25, 2004

EVERY FAIRY TALE NEEDS ITS HERO.



I hate having to store Blu-rays, I hate the look of the Blu-ray cases and most of their artwork, I hate having to put the physical disc in the player and deal with load times and forced trailers and menus. If I didn't also hate binders I'd just use one of those, because all I care about is picture quality and occasionally special features.

feedmyleg
Dec 25, 2004

EVERY FAIRY TALE NEEDS ITS HERO.



Also might be my lovely Blu-ray player I bought from a goon for $20 on a street corner.

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feedmyleg
Dec 25, 2004

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Pretty loving gaudy.

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