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Old 01-05-2012, 04:46 PM   #376
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I'm not quite sure how the math works out on that one. Please explain.
The math is bad, it would be spending 100% too much.
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Old 01-06-2012, 07:59 AM   #377
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My local Blockbuster is going out of business! F*ck yeah, 'bout to get me some BD's for 60-70% off in a few weeks.

My Blockbuster went out of business in October.. everything was so cheap. Of course I didn't have a blu-ray player back then though.
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Old 01-06-2012, 04:31 PM   #378
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My Blockbuster went out of business in October.. everything was so cheap. Of course I didn't have a blu-ray player back then though.

Did you check out the sale at least?

Also, the Deer Hunter was announced today. I've been waiting a year for this. There are several foreign versions available, specifically from Studio Canal in which the transfer is flawless. I almost considered paying the international shipping charges but decided to wait for a U.S. release.

Set to be released on March 6th
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Old 01-07-2012, 04:17 PM   #379
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Did you check out the sale at least?

Also, the Deer Hunter was announced today. I've been waiting a year for this. There are several foreign versions available, specifically from Studio Canal in which the transfer is flawless. I almost considered paying the international shipping charges but decided to wait for a U.S. release.

Set to be released on March 6th

Yeahh I checked it out. I bought some 360 games, and looked around at the blu-rays and DVDs. BDs were like 15 bucks at the most and they still had some real good selection. The closer you wait till they close the store the cheaper stuff will get (a lot of good BDs were around 5 bucks) but there will be less selection.

Also, I just bought 2 new BDs today, The Dark Knight and The Mechanic
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Old 01-07-2012, 06:27 PM   #380
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Picked up The Big Lebowski today. ****ing legendary film!
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Old 01-07-2012, 07:42 PM   #381
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Yeahh I checked it out. I bought some 360 games, and looked around at the blu-rays and DVDs. BDs were like 15 bucks at the most and they still had some real good selection. The closer you wait till they close the store the cheaper stuff will get (a lot of good BDs were around 5 bucks) but there will be less selection.

Also, I just bought 2 new BDs today, The Dark Knight and The Mechanic

That's exactly what I'm doing to do.
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Old 01-07-2012, 07:57 PM   #382
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That's exactly what I'm doing to do.
Good idea. I'm not sure how much stuff will be there because a lot of stuff went fairly quick here and its not really that big of a town. Good luck on your BD search.
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Old 01-07-2012, 08:00 PM   #383
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I'd really like to have copy of Little Children on blu-ray but it doesn't seem like they are/will make one. I guess it just wasn't a big enough movie? Too bad, I loved it.
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Old 01-07-2012, 11:07 PM   #384
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I'm seriously considering purchasing a region free or region B Blu Ray player so I can start importing foreign SteelBooks. They're tin-boxes with the ink applied directly to the metal. They're simply stunning. I can't believe they aren't available in the U.S. Just look at these:














F*ck man. They're perfect.
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Old 01-08-2012, 09:01 AM   #385
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hmm...how do you do this? would it work on a tablet?
Yes. You'd have to have a blu-ray ripping program that will rip the blu-ray to your hard-drive, then you have to have a program that will convert that ripped blu-ray into a playable digital video (I like Handbrake for this). After you convert it, you'd have to transfer it from your hard-drive to your tablet.

As far as I know the best blu-ray ripping program is AnyDVD...it has the latest updates for breaking copyrights on DVDs/blu-rays, but the program is to rip anything higher than a DVD you have to have a license key for it, as far as I know there's no way to crack/register it and have it rip blu-ray, which means you have to actually pay for the program straight up. i can use it for free because in trial mode it'll rip DVDs, and there's a program that will reset the 21 day trial if it runs out.
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Old 01-09-2012, 07:59 PM   #386
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Just bought a region free BD player from Bestbuy.com My first two SteelBooks are:

Apocalypse Now [Italy]



Pan's Labyrinth [Italy]



Also going to be getting SteelBooks of Tinker, Tailor/Drive/Tron: Legacy in a few weeks as well.
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Old 01-09-2012, 08:28 PM   #387
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I'd really like to have copy of Little Children on blu-ray but it doesn't seem like they are/will make one. I guess it just wasn't a big enough movie? Too bad, I loved it.

That really is a great movie. Excellent acting all around, great dialogue and narration. Maybe a little too uncomfortable for some becuz it exposes some ugly truths that lie within American middle upper class suburbia. Really grabbed me when I first saw it and still keeps me enthralled on repeat viewings
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Old 01-09-2012, 08:33 PM   #388
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Did you check out the sale at least?

Also, the Deer Hunter was announced today. I've been waiting a year for this. There are several foreign versions available, specifically from Studio Canal in which the transfer is flawless. I almost considered paying the international shipping charges but decided to wait for a U.S. release.

Set to be released on March 6th

Some films I would rather have that grainy look becuz it adds to the tone of the story, specifically the '70s or early '80s when Hollywood became a little more grungy and gritty. I don't know if I would need an upgrade for TDH. Certain stories are better told in their original format for me, it adds intimacy or something if the story is more raw.
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Old 01-10-2012, 09:47 PM   #389
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Some films I would rather have that grainy look becuz it adds to the tone of the story, specifically the '70s or early '80s when Hollywood became a little more grungy and gritty. I don't know if I would need an upgrade for TDH. Certain stories are better told in their original format for me, it adds intimacy or something if the story is more raw.

Proper restorations upgrade the picture quality and keep the grainy look of the period. The best possible example I can use is Taxi Driver.

There are collectors that are very picky about it, but all I care about is what the director wanted. Scorsese wanted to be as true to the original as possible. Some people will see that release and think It's shitty looking because of the grain. Other directors don't care, like George Lucas, who constantly cleans the transfers with the newest technology. The latest BD release of the original trilogy looks nothing like the theatrical releases.

Anyways, I just pre-ordered my first two SteelBooks from the UK, should be here in about 4 weeks.





Also putting in an order from France for that Deer Hunter release I mentioned earlier, as well as a beautiful release of Mean Streets, neither are available in the states at all, let alone these editions:



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Old 01-10-2012, 09:55 PM   #390
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Also just pre-ordered Criterion's new release of Traffic



and this



Am I obsessed with Blu Rays?
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