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srsly?

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Feb 24, 2018
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Fuck everything indeed. About ~90% of the programming I enjoy watching is streamed from FilmStruck. This news just made a whole lot of film fans culturally-poorer. Thanks AT&T
 

Fhtagn

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Oct 25, 2017
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Sad as heck about FilmStruck.

have a couple hundred stashed aside for the next BN sale, I’m getting the Bergman set, and I’ve got a good couple dozen blu-rays I haven’t watched yet, but it still burns.

Anyone made a list of out of print films currently on FilmStruck? Gonna watch as many as I can before it goes away.
 

cj_iwakura

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Oct 25, 2017
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Sad as heck about FilmStruck.

have a couple hundred stashed aside for the next BN sale, I’m getting the Bergman set, and I’ve got a good couple dozen blu-rays I haven’t watched yet, but it still burns.

Anyone made a list of out of print films currently on FilmStruck? Gonna watch as many as I can before it goes away.
I don't think any OOPs were there, could be wrong though.
 

overcast

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Oct 25, 2017
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Barnes & Noble 50% off sale starts 11/2 - 12/3

Thinking of doing a few of these:
-400 Blows
-Jacques Tati
-Some Like It Hot
-Midnight Cowboy (blind buy)
-Barry Lyndon (blind buy)
-Modern Times
 

Fjordson

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Oct 25, 2017
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So I finally got a region free player and holy hell my wallet is screwed. I’ve been purposefully ignoring companies like Eureka to try and avoid the temptation, but the floodgates are open now. So many great titles we haven’t gotten in the states.
 

IronRinn

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Oct 25, 2017
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Patiently waiting for November 20th so I can grab that Bergman set at 50% + 10% off in store.
 

Fjordson

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Oct 25, 2017
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How much did you pay for that? I always wanted to get one for the exact opposite reason, I can play Eureka, BFI and Curzon releases and they're great but there's a lot missing that's available in the US, mostly Criterion stuff.
$140. Got it from here: https://www.bombayelectronics.com/products/sony-bdp-s1700-multi-region-code-free-dvd-blu-ray-disc-player

Super barebones, I just wanted basic blu-ray playback, but I've seen it mentioned positively on the blu-ray.com forums and someone I know has it and says they've had no issues with it.
 

ArtVandelay

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May 29, 2018
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Honest question: which movies would you want it for?
I have a handful of Region 1 Blu-rays. The US release of "The VVitch", for instance, features an audio commentary by director Robert Eggers. None of the Region 2 versions have that, as far as I know.
Other than that, mostly for Shout! Factory releases.
 

Fjordson

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Oct 25, 2017
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$140. Got it from here: https://www.bombayelectronics.com/products/sony-bdp-s1700-multi-region-code-free-dvd-blu-ray-disc-player

Super barebones, I just wanted basic blu-ray playback, but I've seen it mentioned positively on the blu-ray.com forums and someone I know has it and says they've had no issues with it.
Just to update: I got this in the mail yesterday and it’s fantastic. Works exactly as advertised for all three regions, comes with the remote and everything you need. I love it.
 

Fhtagn

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Oct 25, 2017
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Berlin Alexanderplatz is great news for me, I would go for a Fassbinder’s Cinema set if they made one.

If (ok, when) I get a region free blu-ray player, Chinese Roulette will be in the first batch of region B I pick up.
 

berzeli

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Oct 25, 2017
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Fhtagn

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Oct 25, 2017
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Berlin Alexanderplatz is a 15 hour miniseries adaptation of one of the “greatest works of German literature” directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder, who was a madman (both good and bad) who directed 44 films before dying at 37!

I haven’t seen it yet, but I recommend checking out Ali: Fear Eats The Soul, World on a Wire (his only sci-fi film) or Bitter Tears of Petra Von Kant as a starting place for Fassbinder.


https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berlin_Alexanderplatz_(miniseries)
 

Steamlord

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Oct 26, 2017
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So, I've been thinking about how to phrase this without coming across as too hypberbolic but here goes:

To Sleep with Anger is probably the most significant release Criterion has put out on blu-ray. And if you don't buy it you're a terrible human being.


This is a weird way to spell Bo Widerberg.
Cool, but if The Wind doesn't get a Blu release within the next year I'll riot.
 

Radiophonic

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Oct 25, 2017
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Me and two or three other film nerds were all hitting the B&N here this morning to grab that Bergman set. Saw that they’d gotten at least ten in, so they must be expecting it to sell pretty well.
 

srsly?

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Feb 24, 2018
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It's a shame this thread is hardly ever active, except to react to the latest Criterion releases. Otherwise, I'd be tempted to write about all the great art film discoveries/rediscoveries I enjoy on a regular basis. (No fun expending the energy to write for a dead thread.) Oh well...
 

Net_Wrecker

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Oct 25, 2017
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It's a shame this thread is hardly ever active, except to react to the latest Criterion releases. Otherwise, I'd be tempted to write about all the great art film discoveries/rediscoveries I enjoy on a regular basis. (No fun expending the energy to write for a dead thread.) Oh well...
These threads haven't been much more than a hub for release updates, sales, and discussion about who licenses what in which region. You'd be better served taking your thoughts to the general movie thread tbh.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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It's a shame this thread is hardly ever active, except to react to the latest Criterion releases. Otherwise, I'd be tempted to write about all the great art film discoveries/rediscoveries I enjoy on a regular basis. (No fun expending the energy to write for a dead thread.) Oh well...
Come on over to the movie thread! We talk about classic stuff all the time.
 

ObiWan

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Oct 25, 2017
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It's a shame this thread is hardly ever active, except to react to the latest Criterion releases. Otherwise, I'd be tempted to write about all the great art film discoveries/rediscoveries I enjoy on a regular basis. (No fun expending the energy to write for a dead thread.) Oh well...
Yeah, the movie thread is kind of where its at now and a lot of users here are there. I do appreciate the new announced releases, especially from stuff like Shout, but maybe it's better to use the Movie thread for that.
 
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Oct 25, 2017
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Yeah, the movie thread is kind of where its at now and a lot of users here are there. I do appreciate the new announced releases, especially from stuff like Shout, but maybe it's better to use the Movie thread for that.
This thread has always been about physical releases for the most part, even from the old site. Honestly, I'm just too lazy to post when new things are announced, so this is basically all Berzeli's fault that no one uses this thread. He's too busy talking about TV and weekend box offices.
 

berzeli

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Oct 25, 2017
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this is basically all Berzeli's fault that no one uses this thread. He's too busy talking about TV and weekend box offices.
Shilling in EtcetEra proper pays the big bucks compared to hangouts! (also, I'm not sure if there were enough region B folk in here for me to continually try and prop up that side of things)
 

Fjordson

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Oct 25, 2017
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I should start posting in the Movies thread. Ever since I got the region free player I've been watching stuff constantly. Eureka and Arrow alone are a treasure trove of interesting releases.

One I'm going to watch tonight in the spirit of my ongoing Red Dead 2 playthrough:
New 4K restoration for the first Django is pretty hype. My only prior experience with the movie was a crappy quality YouTube video of it lol