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rick_7 -> RE: CLASSIC FILMS I HAVE JUST PURCHASED (25/2/2010 1:20:00 PM)

That other DVD looks good, as well. The Searchers? Is it a kind of prototype-Taxi Driver, with John Wayne as a tortured soul trying, misguidedly, to liberate a young girl from her supposed oppressors? Perhaps with a small role for Hank Worden? I got all that from the front cover.




sharkboy -> RE: CLASSIC FILMS I HAVE JUST PURCHASED (25/2/2010 1:42:55 PM)

That's the one! [:D]

Cheers Rick, there goes another 5.88 of my already-stretched-to-breaking monthly wage...[:)]  As a fan of Greene's book, I'm interested to see how a movie version works.  But having been brought up on The Quiet Man (got a pic at home of my grandparents posing with John Wayne on set [:)]), another Irish outing for Vic McLaglan and Ford was enough to sell it




rick_7 -> RE: CLASSIC FILMS I HAVE JUST PURCHASED (25/2/2010 2:35:29 PM)

Sweet. [:D] I should have sold The Informer to you by saying it was "The Quiet Man, but with all the knockabout fun replaced with crippling guilt". I remember you saying about the photo/meeting; that's really cool. "Sweet"? "Cool"? How old am I? [:D]




siegfried -> RE: CLASSIC FILMS I HAVE JUST PURCHASED (28/2/2010 2:01:38 AM)

I thought it was about time I got the six Connery Bonds, particularly as they are selling for a mere $14 each at my local video store:
DR NO
FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE
GOLDFINGER
THUNDERBALL
YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE
DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER

(Never Say Never Again doesn't really count, as it's just a remake of Thunderball and isn't a part of the official Bond franchise.)




Professor Moriarty -> RE: CLASSIC FILMS I HAVE JUST PURCHASED (28/2/2010 1:23:54 PM)


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ORIGINAL: siegfried

I thought it was about time I got the six Connery Bonds
DR WHO

(Never Say Never Again doesn't really count, as it's just a remake of Thunderball and isn't a part of the official Bond franchise.)


And this one is part of the official Bond franchise [:D]




siegfried -> RE: CLASSIC FILMS I HAVE JUST PURCHASED (28/2/2010 6:57:54 PM)


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ORIGINAL: Professor Moriarty


quote:

ORIGINAL: siegfried

I thought it was about time I got the six Connery Bonds
DR WHO

(Never Say Never Again doesn't really count, as it's just a remake of Thunderball and isn't a part of the official Bond franchise.)


And this one is part of the official Bond franchise [:D]

What the HELL was I thinking of! Thank you for that, I'll amend it post haste.




Nicola1001 -> RE: CLASSIC FILMS I HAVE JUST PURCHASED (3/3/2010 4:03:14 PM)

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Nicola1001 -> RE: CLASSIC FILMS I HAVE JUST PURCHASED (8/3/2010 7:26:21 PM)

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and 3 films on one DVD for 1 which had
Rain (1932)
The Racketeer (1929)
Shriek The Night (1933)




The Todge -> RE: CLASSIC FILMS I HAVE JUST PURCHASED (11/3/2010 12:51:35 AM)

I just bought House of Wax with Mystery of the Wax Museum on there as a special feature for three quid.  What a steal.  Haven't got round to watching House of Wax yet, Mystery is gold though.  Gorgeous looking film.




siegfried -> RE: CLASSIC FILMS I HAVE JUST PURCHASED (28/3/2010 1:17:59 AM)

A couple more from the Universal Horror Collection:

House Of Frankenstein: - Boris Karloff, Lon Chaney, John Carradine, Lionel Atwill, J. Carrol Naish

Frankenstein Meets The Wolf Man: - Bela Lugosi, Lon Chaney, Ilona Massey, Patric Knowles, Lionel Atwill




siegfried -> RE: CLASSIC FILMS I HAVE JUST PURCHASED (11/4/2010 3:13:56 AM)

The Genius Of Buster Keaton:

A four disc set, containing all 33 of the short films he made from 1917 to 1923.




Nicola1001 -> RE: CLASSIC FILMS I HAVE JUST PURCHASED (13/4/2010 6:40:03 PM)

Knock On Any Door Humphrey Bogart




xmagic_dustx -> RE: CLASSIC FILMS I HAVE JUST PURCHASED (24/4/2010 1:34:05 AM)

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BigAMachine -> RE: CLASSIC FILMS I HAVE JUST PURCHASED (21/5/2010 8:59:51 PM)

Gone a bit bonkers in the past month. Just trying to add films I should have already owned.

Criterions:
The 400 Blows
Black Narcissus
The Leopard
The River
Umberto D.
Rashomon
The Hidden Fortress
Seven Samurai
The Red Shoes
M
Red Beard
The Bad Sleep Well
John Cassavetes Five Films
Andrzej Wajda's Three War Films

Non-Criterions:
A Streetcar Named Desire
Rebel Without A Cause
The Band Wagon
Point Blank
Zorba the Greek
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
The Informer
Sweet Smell of Success
T-Men
The Red House
East of Eden
The Left Handed Gun
Cool Hand Luke
A Star is Born
I Was A Male War Bride
Shoeshine (found a R1 copy, VERY excited!)
Bringing Up Baby
The Damned
Forty Guns
Seven Men From Now
Silver Lode
The Bad and the Beautiful
The Killing
Hud
The Naked Spur
The Roof
Gods of the Plague
The Philadelphia Story

Also picked up every Wajda film I could find on DVD -- Promised Land, Man of Marble, Landscape After Battle, Everything For Sale, Young Girls of Wilko, Samson. Even found a copy of Man of Iron on VHS, which I'm very excited about.

I've actually bought much more than this but most of what I've bought is from the 70s. Didn't feel like sitting down and seeing which ones were before '75.

Also been picking up a good amount of Rossellini, Visconti and De Sica on VHS for films that have no DVD release (or, at least, no R1 release).

As you can see, I've been busy.

Arthur




siegfried -> RE: CLASSIC FILMS I HAVE JUST PURCHASED (22/5/2010 6:21:45 AM)

Bloody hell! Did you rob a bank, or take out a second mortgage?
Some superb films in that list, though, and a number that are on my must have list. Unfortunately, we don't have the range of Classic films on release here that are available overseas, and ordering on the Internet can be an expensive business once you add in the cost of postage and packaging.




BigAMachine -> RE: CLASSIC FILMS I HAVE JUST PURCHASED (22/5/2010 9:06:52 AM)

That's unfortunate. I can't speak for R2 (that's UK, right?) but there are a ton of deals to be had on ebay if you're patient and a little lucky. You'd be surprised, I've found a great many of the movies on my list have R2 PAL releases but no R1 NTSC releases. I suppose it all evens out in the end.

If we include the 70s, I've also picked up:

The Last Detail
Chinatown
Who's That Knocking at my Door?
Badlands
New York, New York
Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore
Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid
3 Days of the Condor
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Nashville
The King of Marvin Gardens
Shampoo
Marathon Man
Dog Day Afternoon
Reds
Days of Heaven
Five Easy Pieces
All That Jazz
M*A*S*H
The Parallax View
The French Connection
Sorcerer

Also, left out earlier that I picked up the Budd Boetticher box set. Also grabbed The Vanishing. Then probably another 40-45 DVDs from the 80s-present day. I've been working a lot lately so decided to treat myself. 2010 has already been much better than 2009.

Arthur




siegfried -> RE: CLASSIC FILMS I HAVE JUST PURCHASED (22/5/2010 10:59:59 AM)

I'm actually in New Zealand, which is Region 4. I think there is a far more comprehensive choice of movies available in the UK than there is here.
Pre 1970, the choice is pretty limited, although the odd few gems do come up occasionally.
Same with foreign language films. Pretty limited, and the distributors tend to take a pretty hit and miss attitude to what they do release.




BigAMachine -> RE: CLASSIC FILMS I HAVE JUST PURCHASED (22/5/2010 11:17:55 AM)

What about VHS? I've been forced to search for and buy many VHS films because of a lack of DVD release.




Professor Moriarty -> RE: CLASSIC FILMS I HAVE JUST PURCHASED (22/5/2010 8:06:49 PM)


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ORIGINAL: siegfried

I'm actually in New Zealand, which is Region 4. I think there is a far more comprehensive choice of movies available in the UK than there is here.
Pre 1970, the choice is pretty limited, although the odd few gems do come up occasionally.
Same with foreign language films. Pretty limited, and the distributors tend to take a pretty hit and miss attitude to what they do release.


Would it not be possible for you to get a DVD player that is multi-region?

btw I finally managed to get a copy of Quai des orfevres, which I think you first recommended to me about 3 years ago [:D] I hope its worth the wait.

I went a bit WW2 crazy and got the following as well:
- A Bridge Too Far
- The Devil's Brigade
- The Dirty Dozen
- The Heroes of Telemark
- The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp
- The Longest Day

As well as Charley Varrick and Death Hunt.




siegfried -> RE: CLASSIC FILMS I HAVE JUST PURCHASED (23/5/2010 5:10:42 AM)


quote:

ORIGINAL: Professor Moriarty


quote:

ORIGINAL: siegfried

I'm actually in New Zealand, which is Region 4. I think there is a far more comprehensive choice of movies available in the UK than there is here.
Pre 1970, the choice is pretty limited, although the odd few gems do come up occasionally.
Same with foreign language films. Pretty limited, and the distributors tend to take a pretty hit and miss attitude to what they do release.


Would it not be possible for you to get a DVD player that is multi-region?

btw I finally managed to get a copy of Quai des orfevres, which I think you first recommended to me about 3 years ago [:D] I hope its worth the wait.


I have got a multi region player, but as I said to BigA it can be an expensive business ordering from overseas and money is rather tight at present.
Let me know what you think of Quai Des Orfevres. I rate it among the best police procedurals I've seen. Louis Jouvet is superb.




siegfried -> RE: CLASSIC FILMS I HAVE JUST PURCHASED (24/5/2010 3:40:28 AM)

Just purchased:

Anna Karenina (The Garbo version)

Cat On A Hot Tin Roof

Days Of Wine And Roses

The Devil And Daniel Webster

The Public Enemy (1931 - Cagney)

All for less than $25.




BigAMachine -> RE: CLASSIC FILMS I HAVE JUST PURCHASED (27/5/2010 11:23:09 PM)

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Picked this up brand new for $19.99 on ebay. Must have been a listing error by the seller as the cheapest it had been listed at before was $44. I pounced.

Arthur




rick_7 -> RE: CLASSIC FILMS I HAVE JUST PURCHASED (28/5/2010 11:55:35 AM)

What an excellent purchase. That is one awesome DVD set - every movie in it a gem. A gem. Innit.




Pigeon Army -> RE: CLASSIC FILMS I HAVE JUST PURCHASED (28/5/2010 12:17:54 PM)

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ORIGINAL: siegfried

Just purchased:

Anna Karenina (The Garbo version)

Cat On A Hot Tin Roof

Days Of Wine And Roses

The Devil And Daniel Webster

The Public Enemy (1931 - Cagney)

All for less than $25.


WHERE THE FUCK FROM TELL ME NOW

EDIT: IS IT THE WAREHOUSE




BigAMachine -> RE: CLASSIC FILMS I HAVE JUST PURCHASED (28/5/2010 5:33:53 PM)

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ORIGINAL: rick_7

What an excellent purchase. That is one awesome DVD set - every movie in it a gem. A gem. Innit.


It really is. Got a pretty decent treatment, as well. The Seventh Victim has a documentary "Shadows in the Dark: The Val Lewton Legacy" as well as a feature commentary by film historian Steve Haberman.

The Leopard Man has a feature commentary by William Friedkin.

Bedlam has a feature commentary by film historian Tom Weaver.

I Walked With A Zombie has a feature commentary by film historians Kim Newman and Steve Jones.

The Body Snatcher has a commentary by Steve Haberman and director Robert Wise.

And there's a commentary with historian Greg Mank w/ audio interview excerpts of Simone Simon on both Cat People and The Curse of the Cat People. Not to mention the Scorsese documentary. I still can't believe I got it for only $19.99. Like I said, had to have been a listing error by the seller.

On a side note, I'm really impressed with the work of Turner Classic Movies and, especially, Martin Scorsese in both restoring and releasing so many gems from the past but also in getting the word out on them. Based on the releases of the past few years by Criterion I have to imagine they're taking quite a que from Scorsese. Just watch his BBC special "My Personal Journey Through American Cinema" and then at the Criterions that came out after its broadcast. His doc "My Voyage to Italy" is also outstanding. I worked a day on the TCM Classic Film Festival this year here in Hollywood and my crew badge got me admission to all films, panels and discussions. It was mind-blowing. If anyone reading this has been tossing around the idea of taking a trip to the US do yourself a favor and schedule it around the next TCM festival. It's pure bliss.

It's amazing. I used to think I had seen a lot of films but the past 12 months have only showed me that I'm so far from seeing everything I want to. It's kind of overwhelming. I've got 80+ films I'm watching on ebay I plan to buy and another 330+ in my Netflix queue and I feel like I haven't even scratched the surface. How does one prioritize which films to watch now and which to save for later? For every film I cross off my list I add 4 or 5.

Arthur




siegfried -> RE: CLASSIC FILMS I HAVE JUST PURCHASED (30/5/2010 2:25:29 AM)

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ORIGINAL: Pigeon Army

quote:

ORIGINAL: siegfried

Just purchased:

Anna Karenina (The Garbo version)

Cat On A Hot Tin Roof

Days Of Wine And Roses

The Devil And Daniel Webster

The Public Enemy (1931 - Cagney)

All for less than $25.


WHERE THE FUCK FROM TELL ME NOW

EDIT: IS IT THE WAREHOUSE


Not The Warehouse - JB HiFi.
Actually, The Devil And Daniel Webster should have cost more, but I have a mate who works there, and he gave it to me at the same price as the others.

Just purchased today:
Blazing Saddles
Young Frankenstein
(Thought it was about time I upgraded them from tape to disc.)




Dr Lenera -> RE: CLASSIC FILMS I HAVE JUST PURCHASED (30/5/2010 11:59:03 AM)

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ORIGINAL: BigAMachine

[image]http://www.stephenjoneseditor.com/media/dvd-vallewton-bonus.jpg[/image]

Picked this up brand new for $19.99 on ebay. Must have been a listing error by the seller as the cheapest it had been listed at before was $44. I pounced.

Arthur


I want to get that!  Maybe as soon as I've gone through the Universal horror sets.....




BigAMachine -> RE: CLASSIC FILMS I HAVE JUST PURCHASED (30/5/2010 12:22:47 PM)

quote:

ORIGINAL: Dr Lenera

quote:

ORIGINAL: BigAMachine

[image]http://www.stephenjoneseditor.com/media/dvd-vallewton-bonus.jpg[/image]

Picked this up brand new for $19.99 on ebay. Must have been a listing error by the seller as the cheapest it had been listed at before was $44. I pounced.

Arthur


I want to get that!  Maybe as soon as I've gone through the Universal horror sets.....


Here's the lowest price available on ebay -- $34.95. It's 50% off and the sale ends in 12 hours.

http://cgi.ebay.com/VAL-LEWTON-HORROR-COLLECTION-6-DVD-SET-9-MOVIE-BOX-SET-/290439908509?cmd=ViewItem&pt=US_DVD_HD_DVD_Blu_ray&hash=item439f914c9d




Nicola1001 -> RE: CLASSIC FILMS I HAVE JUST PURCHASED (1/6/2010 4:40:49 PM)

Billion Dollar Brain




siegfried -> RE: CLASSIC FILMS I HAVE JUST PURCHASED (13/6/2010 6:28:19 AM)

The Roaring Twenties (Raoul Walsh) - Cagney and Bogart.

Easter Parade (Charles Walters) - Fred Astaire and Judy Garland

Once again, bargains at $4.98 each.




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