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Postby 35mmpaul on Fri Jun 29, 2018 10:58 am

nice. probably gonna pick up breakfast club and dr. strangelove
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Postby Irishman12 on Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:11 pm



Wow, $240 for 30 dics? That's not a bad deal at all.
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Postby iwokeinrelief on Thu Jul 12, 2018 5:45 pm

100% getting that box; looks drymounting amazing.

And holy fudge did I spend too much money at B&N this month :shock:
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Postby RottenAtom on Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:20 pm

Dope as drymount. Definitely scooping that up. :clap:

I've always regretted not picking up the AK100 25 film Akira Kurosawa set when it was available.
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Postby RottenAtom on Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:13 pm

iwokeinrelief wrote:100% getting that box; looks drymounting amazing.

And holy fudge did I spend too much money at B&N this month :shock:


What'd you get? Things you'd seen before or stuff that's new to you?

I've been skipping the B&N sale for the last couple of years and just asked for Criterions for Christmases and birthdays, but I went ahead and grabbed a few this time around. I kind of forgot how much fun it is to go through all of them and discover films you've never heard of that look cool or sound interesting.

The haul:

Thief- Seen it. Love it. Can't wait to check out the special features.

Michael Cimino's Heaven's Gate- Never seen it. Heard it has amazing cinematography.

Judex- Never heard of it. Cover art looks Japanese but it's a French crime caper from 1963 described as 'effortlessly cool.' Directed by Georges Franju.

Speedy- Never heard of this Harold Lloyd movie from 1928 that was shot in NYC. I love Buster Keaton, like Charlie Chaplan, and haven't seen a ton of Harold Lloyd.

Film School. The rest are movies from acclaimed directors I haven't seen and I'm filling the gaps on:

Stalker (Tarkovsky)

Good Morning (Ozu)

A Man Escaped (Bresson)
Pickpocket (Bresson) - I saw this on VHS years ago but don't remember much about it.
L'Argent (Bresson)
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Postby iwokeinrelief on Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:52 pm

Nice pick-ups! I've got Heaven's Gate from a Half Price Books sale earlier this year; it's loooong, so I haven't found the time for it. And goddamn do I love Stalker (picked up the blu of it through this sale, had been almost 20 years since I saw it, and it was so nice to see the gold tones in HD).

The "already seen, but can't resist the HD transfer" pickups:

Stalker
Solaris
Dr Strangelove
Modern Times
The Gold Rush
City Lights
The Great Dictator
Rashomon
Kagemusha
Throne of Blood
High and Low
The Hidden Fortress
It's a Mad, Mad, Mad World
The Virgin Spring
The New World
Days of Heaven
Line Wolf and Cub
Fantastic Planet
If…
The Sword of Doom
Vampyr

And the "brand new to me / filling in gaps" pickups:

Blind Chance
Good Morning
Pale Flower
Seconds
Tokyo Drifter
Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion
Persona
An Actor's Revenge
Sansho the Bailiff
The Freshman
Safety Last
Complete Lady Snowblood
Phoenix
Night and Fog
Le Samouraï
Satyricon
Eyes Without a Face
The Exterminating Angel
Carnival of Souls
The Lure
Black Moon
Ivan’s Childhood
Harakiri
Three Outlaw Samurai
El Sur
The Executioner
The Magician
Kuroneko
Code Unknown
The Ballad of Narayama
Eclipse: Silent Ozo
Eclipse: Pearls of the Czech New Wave
Eclipse: Nikkatsu Noir
Eclipse: When Horror Came to Shochiku
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Postby RottenAtom on Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:08 pm

:lol: :clap:

You weren't kidding :pint:

Lots of great stuff in there on both lists. I love having Criterions on the shelf that I haven't seen. Each one feels like a special occasion.
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Postby jkw3000 on Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:22 pm

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Postby iwokeinrelief on Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:52 pm

RottenAtom wrote::lol: :clap:

You weren't kidding :pint:

Lots of great stuff in there on both lists. I love having Criterions on the shelf that I haven't seen. Each one feels like a special occasion.

Yeah, for sure. It’ll probably take me like 6 months to get through all of those - mostly because my wife for some incomprehensible reason does not want to watch Criterion every night - but I get a thrill every time I look at them all, just knowing how much awesome watching I have ahead of me.

We got back from vacation this past weekend, and once we were back I told my wife to just pick whatever looked good - she picked Stalker :heart: - of course, I had her pick again and now we’re watching the entire first season of True Detective. Which is awesome, but it’s delaying my damn Criterion time :evil:
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Postby FrankBooth on Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:24 pm

Eyes Without a Face & The Face of Another would be a great double feature, both great films pertaining to identity.

The latter being a personal favorite.
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Postby deancc on Fri Jul 13, 2018 4:39 am

iwokeinrelief wrote:Sansho the Bailiff
Harakiri
The Ballad of Narayama

Make sure you space out these new-to-you Japanese classics. All amazing and will destroy you.
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Postby iwokeinrelief on Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:18 am

FrankBooth wrote:Eyes Without a Face & The Face of Another would be a great double feature, both great films pertaining to identity.

The latter being a personal favorite.

I've never heard of The Face of Another before; is it currently only available on the OOP Hiroshi Teshigahara DVD set?

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iwokeinrelief wrote:Sansho the Bailiff
Harakiri
The Ballad of Narayama

Make sure you space out these new-to-you Japanese classics. All amazing and will destroy you.

Appreciate the heads up; had come across a similar comment on reddit specifically pertaining to The Ballad of Narayama, but wasn't aware on the other two, especially not Sansho. Will space my devastation out...
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