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Once Upon A Time In The West / Re: OUATITW in 4K
« on: Today at 12:42:31 PM »
 ::) ::)That last paragraph

?Note that this disc would not play on my reference Panasonic DP-UB9000, which marks yet another Paramount UHD disc that refuses to play on this otherwise reliable machine. Playback was instead through an old backup Oppo UDP-203 player.?

could be a dealbreaker for me. I have a SONY (region-free) UHD player. If it doesn?t play on that ? and how can I know if it will? ? this is of no use to me.

I?ll probably get it anyway, just cuz I am a Leone completist  ::) Then I?ll get the next one in a few years ?.

Web Site Announcements / Re: Search Engine problems
« on: May 19, 2024, 05:05:39 PM »
Anybody try to search anything lately?

This search engine has long sucked. When I want to do a search I usually search in google, adding ?

Once Upon A Time In The West / Re: OUATITW in 4K
« on: May 15, 2024, 12:03:44 AM »
$38.20. I don't usually do math problems, but for you I made an exception.

Thanks. What would I do without you?

I just took a closer look. It seems the more expensive one is from Europe and includes  "six art cards, a collectible "Morton" train sign and a vintage fold out photograph of the rail road."

Looks like it's either sold out or not available yet on

In France it's 70 euros

Once Upon A Time In The West / Re: OUATITW in 4K
« on: May 14, 2024, 08:59:40 AM »
what's the difference between this

and this

Once Upon A Time In The West / Re: OUATITW in 4K
« on: May 13, 2024, 05:59:02 PM »
You are invited anytime. But we?ll be watching in English

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: MANK (David Fincher, 2020)
« on: May 13, 2024, 12:12:52 AM »
Ok n_l, I did some searching and found your review

Do you really think this movie was about collaboration and entrepreneurship, rather than a way to look at piss all over Hollywood (and California and society) of the 1930?s?

I don?t know who really wrote CK. But this movie is not really all that much about who wrote CK. It shows as fact that HM wrote it and OW didn?t. Snore. The meat of the story really is in all the flashbacks. About the evil reactionaries vs. the principled idealist Commie. Snore.


Off-Topic Discussion / Re: MANK (David Fincher, 2020)
« on: May 13, 2024, 12:01:04 AM »
I just saw the movie

Did not like it very much. But I am interested to know what n_l thought of it, since he  made a bunch of posts before he saw it and none afterward

Once Upon A Time In The West / Re: OUATITW in 4K
« on: May 11, 2024, 07:25:19 PM »
Thanks for posting that, DJ

I typically disagree with every word Erickson says, but this piece was very good.

Anyway, it seems in a nutshell that this new BRD has better image quality but doesn?t offer much else and is the same version of the movie as the previous BRD (but no option for Scorsese version?)

I guess, being a Leone nut with a new 4K TV, I will make the purchase, but it feels disappointing.

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
« on: May 08, 2024, 04:22:45 AM »
Unfrosted (2024)

Jerry Seinfeld?s movie about the battle between Kellogg?s and Post to come up with breakfast biscuit that culminated in making of Pop Tarts.

I hardly ever watch comedy but I am a lifelong Seinfeld fan so I watched this. It?s absolutely hilarious, I laughed the entire time. I see it is rated really low (5.6/10 on IMDB) but it?s terrific.

Other Films / Re: Recent viewing
« on: May 06, 2024, 11:08:55 AM »
I have never watched a TV Western (of course, I didn't grow up with them like you did).

as for my recent movie viewings: the wife knows nothing about classic movies but has loved the ones I introduce her to, so I am watching the classics all over again. Our recent viewings have included the Dollars films, OUATITW, Sunset Blvd., Stalag 17, The Woman in the Window, Casablanca, Lawrence of Arabia, Port of Shadows, Le Cercle Rouge, The Tall T, Singing in the Rain (that one I had no interest in, but showed it entirely for her). The one movie she will never forgive me for showing is Hannibal ? it's a favorite of mine, but she'll never get me showing her that dinner scene! Every time we watch a movie she says, "Your record is still perfect ? except that one." My response is, "... especially that one!"

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: For Love of Art
« on: May 06, 2024, 07:53:46 AM »

The Metropolitan Museum of Art has raised $550 million in private donations for the museum?s wing for for modern and contemporary art. What's most important, of course, is that "Construction is expected to generate 4,000 union jobs, targeting 30-40 percent Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprise participation," and that "Over the past decade, The Met has significantly expanded its exhibition and acquisitions program to include more diverse perspectives, with acquisitions of works by women and artists of color."

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
« on: April 18, 2024, 04:26:24 PM »
Jesse James (1939) - 9/10

A very fun watch. Looks surprisingly beautiful (they probably did some remastering, because the colours and picture quality are excellent for how old it is). Great cast too. Certainly not historically accurate but a good story, and although Jesse is mostly depicted as a folk hero, he still comes off as a complex character.

Now I definitely need to watch the sequel where Frank hopefully kicks Bob Ford's sorry arse.

 I have seen both though not in quite a while. I liked both, though I don?t remember my rating and it probably wasn?t as high as yours  ;)

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Orson Welles
« on: April 17, 2024, 01:53:11 PM »
I have emailed Groggy from time to time asking him to come back. I think he popped in once or twice.

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Orson Welles
« on: April 16, 2024, 08:56:49 PM »
Mr. Arkadin (1955) - 7/10

Welles movie by (almost) all means. Fantastic atmosphere, memorable shots/locatons, ambitious (although not very original) plot, solid performances (save Arden - hard to say whose fault is that).

From the moment Arkadin hires Van Stratten you know where it's going. Welles - great presence and all - at times unneccesary on screen. Some great little moments, also some missed cuts, in the end lacks the overall coherency to deliver.

I hated it  :D

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Li'l Duce's Reviews Palace
« on: April 12, 2024, 06:22:37 AM »
RE: The discussion of the 12 Angry Men remake: I actually saw this around 2001 (rented the videotape from the local video store shortly after we read the play in high school), which was before I had seen the original. I thought it was great. I didn't see the original till like a decade later. (I watched the original one more time a few years after that.) I can't remember enough about the remake to compare it, though.

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