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  • rtk79 2 Jan 2014 21:15:31 493 posts
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    I find classics (40s to 60s) tend to look great when well treated.
    The Searchers looks stunning, as well as being one of the greatest films of all time, as do Studio Canal films if you're into French cinema (Renoir's Grand Illusion, Godard's Contempt and Melville's Red Circle all look amazing).
    Silent films can look terrific as well, but I haven't seen too many out at this point.

    Edited by rtk79 at 21:50:40 02-01-2014
  • Khanivor 2 Jan 2014 21:18:07 40,547 posts
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    Get yourself Baraka.
  • BeebleB 2 Jan 2014 21:18:35 908 posts
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    also once apon a time in the west looks really good

    Psn - Emperorzaphod
    Steam - Emperorzaphod
    Wii U - sirzapalot

  • Punctum 2 Jan 2014 21:21:31 933 posts
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    Thanks for the recommendations. I've ordered this lot for the time being:

    Alice In Wonderland (2010)

    Baraka

    Killer Joe

    Samsara

    Tree Of Life


    Not bad for £20.
  • jaangus 2 Jan 2014 21:30:06 188 posts
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    @Punctum I guarantee you haven't seen anything quite like Killer Joe before. Matthew mc is great in it but its also a little bit odd :) if you are not watching it alone choose your viewing partner wisely

    Edited by jaangus at 21:30:49 02-01-2014
  • BravoGolf Moderator 2 Jan 2014 22:35:16 12,740 posts
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    Punctum wrote:
    Thanks for the recommendations. I've ordered this lot for the time being:

    Alice In Wonderland (2010)

    Baraka

    Killer Joe

    Samsara

    Tree Of Life


    Not bad for £20.
    Baraka and Samsara are amazing!
  • Punctum 4 Jan 2014 22:31:00 933 posts
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    Thanks for the Baraka recommendations.

    Fantastic film. Image quality, photography and score were outstanding!

    Zen monk in rush hour/Ten
  • mrpon 4 Jan 2014 22:36:05 28,765 posts
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    Now in 8K vizzini!!

    Give yourself £5 or ½ gig, you're worth it.

  • Short-Round 4 Jan 2014 22:56:51 1,181 posts
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    Nobody's mentioned John Carpenter's The Thing :(

    Anyway, The Fall looks amazing on BR, as does all that chaps stuff.
  • Kay 28 Jan 2014 12:45:35 17,820 posts
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    I take it the Alien Anthology at under £15 at Amazon is a bit of a bargain?

    Anyway, just gone a bit Blu-Ray crazy and ordered the above, as well as:

    The Aviator
    Road to Perdition
    Hugo 3D
    Casino Royale
    Coraline/Paranorman 3D

    I think that'll do for now.
  • monkman76 28 Jan 2014 13:57:52 4,176 posts
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    Heh, me too... Alien Anthology (though just the 4-disc version), Hugo 3D, Despicable Me 3D, Pulp Fiction, Hurt Locker, Inglourious Basterds, City of God.
  • Soton4084 28 Jan 2014 16:18:22 73 posts
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    @Kay

    Sainsbury's have the Alien Anthology Blu-ray (only 4 discs) for £10
  • kalel 28 Jan 2014 16:30:29 87,001 posts
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    At some point they will be paying people to take the Alien Anthology. It just gets cheaper and cheaper.
  • Nexus_6 28 Jan 2014 16:33:06 3,876 posts
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    I thought I got it for a bargain at £18 a year or so back. NOT SO
  • takosuke 5 Feb 2014 19:20:05 230 posts
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    Been meaning to see The Talented Mr. Ripley, as i've read it's really good. Only today I discovered, the UK release must be avoided at all costs, as it looks sh-t. The version to go for is the US Warner Bros. release as they bothered to give the picture the full Blu-ray treatment.
  • Punctum 5 Feb 2014 20:03:31 933 posts
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    @takosuke Thanks. Looking to get it myself. Where's the best place to buy?
  • takosuke 5 Feb 2014 20:24:08 230 posts
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    Punctum wrote:
    @takosuke Thanks. Looking to get it myself. Where's the best place to buy?
    I've seen the US release (it has a different cover to the UK release) on ebay. Amazon have it listed also, listed under Talented Mr Ripley [Blu-ray] [1999] [US Import]
  • monkman76 13 Mar 2014 12:10:17 4,176 posts
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    Amazon are currently doing two Disney 3D Blu-rays for £19 - seems a pretty good deal.

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/feature.html/ref=amb_link_180317887_2?ie=UTF8&docId=1000788283&emi=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&pf_rd_m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&pf_rd_s=hero-quick-promo&pf_rd_r=1C4CGMM66X37QB99A777&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_p=474297827&pf_rd_i=B00B0Y2BNY
  • Kay 21 Mar 2014 12:14:56 17,820 posts
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    Hoping to collect most of the Pixar films, and now's a good time to do so with various places doing Disney "2 for £xx" offers (including the Amazon one above).

    HMV are currently doing 2 for £15, which is the cheapest I've seen. But they've also got the rather beautiful Pixar Complete Collection box for £90 too. So currently deciding whether I should go for the individual 3D copies, or the cheaper 2D box-set option.

    Then there are the steelbook versions to consider which, as tempting as they are, I'd rather not get into collecting for various reasons...
  • monkman76 21 Mar 2014 13:35:59 4,176 posts
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    Is that 2 3D Blu-rays for £15 at HMV? (And what's going on with their website? I guess you can only buy stuff in-store now.)
  • Kay 21 Mar 2014 13:49:45 17,820 posts
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    Sorry I didn't clarify - 2 for £15 is for 2D only. The Amazon deal I've seen is the cheapest for 3D versions. I suppose it's worth spending £4 more for the 3D version, unless you want more than two and it starts building up.

    Yeah, HMV is in-store only now. The main store on Bond Street has a huge BR collection with some decent offers (e.g. LOTR extended trilogy boxset for £20).

    Edit: Think I'll plump for Tangled and Wreck-It Ralph in 3D, and stick to 2D for the Pixar films.

    Edited by Kay at 13:51:04 21-03-2014
  • robc84 21 Mar 2014 13:51:40 5,493 posts
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    Thinking of starting a Disney collection for my son. 2 for £15 is pretty good. Thanks for the heads up.
  • Dougs 21 Mar 2014 14:00:15 67,200 posts
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    We've been steadily doing that over the years, so got most of those. (plus a few hooky ones...). Don't do 3D though.

    One thing, looked into getting Beauty and the Beast on DVD/BD for my niece. Cheapest was £40! It was only re-released 3 or 4 years ago!
  • monkman76 21 Mar 2014 14:03:29 4,176 posts
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    I got Monsters Inc and Toy Story 3 in that Amazon deal. Have only watched a bit of Monsters Inc but the 3D is much more impressive than in Despicable Me, which surprised me given it was added retroactively. Though I may be misunderstanding what that actually means.
  • monkman76 21 Mar 2014 14:04:35 4,176 posts
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    robc84 wrote:
    Thinking of starting a Disney collection for my son. 2 for £15 is pretty good. Thanks for the heads up.
    Amazon are doing 2 for £16 - might be cheaper if it saves you a bus fare :)

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/feature.html/ref=amb_link_180318747_2?ie=UTF8&docId=1000670893&pf_rd_m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&pf_rd_s=right-3&pf_rd_r=05YN75XMM9ZQMNY2050V&pf_rd_t=1401&pf_rd_p=474305347&pf_rd_i=1000788283
  • robc84 21 Mar 2014 14:25:24 5,493 posts
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    monkman76 wrote:
    robc84 wrote:
    Thinking of starting a Disney collection for my son. 2 for £15 is pretty good. Thanks for the heads up.
    Amazon are doing 2 for £16 - might be cheaper if it saves you a bus fare :)

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/feature.html/ref=amb_link_180318747_2?ie=UTF8&docId=1000670893&pf_rd_m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&pf_rd_s=right-3&pf_rd_r=05YN75XMM9ZQMNY2050V&pf_rd_t=1401&pf_rd_p=474305347&pf_rd_i=1000788283
    Nice one, thanks!
  • Kay 21 Mar 2014 14:36:03 17,820 posts
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    monkman76 wrote:
    I got Monsters Inc and Toy Story 3 in that Amazon deal. Have only watched a bit of Monsters Inc but the 3D is much more impressive than in Despicable Me, which surprised me given it was added retroactively. Though I may be misunderstanding what that actually means.
    From what I've read the older Pixar films look great in 3D, as they were effectively cleaned up and re-done.

    Was never fussed about 3D versions myself, but I watched a bit of Coraline BR in 3D the other day and thought it actually looked pretty good. Still a gimmick but pretty cool for certain films.

    Edited by Kay at 14:37:19 21-03-2014
  • monkman76 21 Mar 2014 14:39:19 4,176 posts
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    Yeah, I figure I might as well pay a pound or two more for a 3D version and actually use the technology I begrudgingly paid for in my TV. They all come with the 2D version anyway.
  • Kay 21 Mar 2014 14:41:50 17,820 posts
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    Shame the 2D and 3D versions are on separate discs though (with most of the Disney films). Great thing about Coraline is that it's all on one disc, so you can switch at will and see the difference.
  • cheeky_prawnking 23 Mar 2014 19:43:32 4,457 posts
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    Been slowly building up a Disney collection when these deals pop up. Git nearly all the Pixar films bar 2 or 3 of the most recent so funny bother with those left like monsters inc university.

    Disney classics building up though, ordered a few this evening will take my collection up to 17, keeps my niece happy when she visits so always worth while.

    I am also partial to a good Disney film as well which helps.
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