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« : October 14, 2014, 06:55:43 AM »

This guy deserves a thread ... especially since not too many of his films have their own thread.

I'll try as best as possible to remember the ratings I gave his movies, some of which I saw a while ago

Un Flic/A Cop 7/10
Deux hommes dans Manhattan/Two Men in Manhattan 8/10
Le Doulos/The Finger Man 8/10
Bob Le Flambeur/The Gambler 8.5/10
Le deuxième souffle/Second Breath 8.5/10
L'armée des ombres/Army of Shadows 8.5/10
Le Samourai 9/10
Le Cercle Rouge/The Red Circle 9/10


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« #1 : October 15, 2014, 12:21:37 PM »

So what are you waiting for before watching Le deuxième souffle?


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« #2 : October 15, 2014, 02:31:08 PM »

So what are you waiting for before watching Le deuxième souffle?

huh? read my list again, that movie is on there


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« #3 : October 16, 2014, 02:03:59 AM »

huh? read my list again, that movie is on there

you're right, must have been sleeping. sorry.4


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« #4 : November 02, 2014, 07:15:13 PM »

TCM will be showing two Melville movies in a few hours from now
http://www.tcm.com/schedule/index.html?tz=est&sdate=2014-11-02

Monday, Nov. 3, 2014

2:00 AM EST Le Silence de la Mer / The Silence of the Sea (1949)
3:30 AM Les Enfants Terribles / The Strange Ones (1952)

I haven't seen either of these yet; my DVR is set  :)


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« #5 : November 02, 2014, 07:20:22 PM »

So far I only recall seeing Le Samourai (9/10), The Red Circle and Army of Shadows (both 8/10). I'd been meaning to watch more of his work but never got around to it.



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« #6 : November 02, 2014, 07:27:44 PM »

So far I only recall seeing Le Samourai (9/10), The Red Circle and Army of Shadows (both 8/10). I'd been meaning to watch more of his work but never got around to it.

It's my intent to watch every Melville movie I can ... I've seen 8 of his movies and only one lower than 8/10 that's pretty damn good  O0


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« #7 : June 16, 2016, 10:36:59 AM »

The one Melville I've been waiting to see (because it is not generally available with Eng. subs) is now available. But for how long? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sz9qnFnM5tI



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« #8 : June 16, 2016, 11:19:10 AM »

The one Melville I've been waiting to see (because it is not generally available with Eng. subs) is now available. But for how long? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sz9qnFnM5tI

Why don't you download it from the tube?


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« #9 : October 15, 2016, 08:22:40 PM »

I got the LE CERCLE ROUGE Criterion DVD from Amazon. This disc usually costs a zillion bucks, but I finally found a guy on Amazon selling a used copy for $30 plus shipping  :) One of the all-time great heist movies

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« #10 : October 16, 2016, 10:58:05 AM »

I got the LE CERCLE ROUGE Criterion DVD from Amazon. This disc usually costs a zillion bucks, but I finally found a guy on Amazon selling a used copy for $30 plus shipping  :) One of the all-time great hesit movies
Why didn't you get the blu??? ::)



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« #11 : October 16, 2016, 01:32:30 PM »

Why didn't you get the blu??? ::)

Maybe I should have; I actually did not really pay attention. But looking at Amazon now, I see that the cheapest used BRD is more than $60. So I am happy with my DVD.  :)


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« #12 : October 16, 2016, 03:52:35 PM »

Except that I must have the DVD kicking around my place; I haven't really paid attention to it since I got my BD copy. But if I'd known you wanted the DVD, I could have given you mine! :(



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« #13 : October 18, 2016, 04:59:19 PM »

Except that I must have the DVD kicking around my place; I haven't really paid attention to it since I got my BD copy. But if I'd known you wanted the DVD, I could have given you mine! :(

A shame; I appreciate it.

Why not try selling your DVD on Amazon or eBay? This title is fetching high prices; both the Criterion DVD and BRD are out of print. You have lots of discs, you can try selling them and make back some money to fuel your movie habit  ;) You can make more than 30 dollars for the DVD or more than 60 dollars for the BRD.

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« #14 : October 18, 2016, 08:55:38 PM »

LE CERCLE ROUGE screencap comparisons from Beaver here http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film/dvdcompare2/cerclerouge/cerclerouge3.html


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