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vdc530
06-25-12, 12:16 AM
Hidddyy Hooooeee!

I was about to pull the trigger on this (http://www.amazon.com/The-Road-Warrior-Blu-ray-Gibson/dp/B000OCZD5G/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1340595615&sr=8-2&keywords=the+road+warrior) and wanted to know if this was legitly as bad ass a film as people make it out to be? I ask this because I don't trust the reviews on Amazon based on the sole fact that most people who go through the trouble of posting reviews are usually big fans of the title already or they leave positive reviews just because it was part of their childhood. Nothing wrong with that, lord knows I have my own share of guilty pleasures from childhood , but I need to know for sure before I drop $35. I just saw the original mad max on BD and I came away feeling iffy about it. Half of me wants to give the second one a try and the other half doesn't. The main reason why I'm considering it is because I saw this. (http://www.movie-censorship.com/report.php?ID=2922)

No i don't have a netflix account and please don't tell me to buy used, I prefer new, just my personal preference.

Blade Runner?
F&^% you guys. Yeah, I was wrong about the Blade Runner re-release, but atleast I'm man enough to admit it. (even if it took me 4 weeks to have the balls to show my face here. Not to mention the fact that I couldn't write this without hiding it in a spoiler tag.) :nopanic:

The Valeyard
06-25-12, 12:24 AM
Oh.

You came back.

:sad:

Gizmo
06-25-12, 12:36 AM
Is this out of print? Shiiiiiiiit

vdc530
06-25-12, 12:38 AM
Oh.

You came back.

:sad:

Only to spread happiness and joy to bananas everywhere.

BuckNaked2k
06-25-12, 11:26 AM
Probably going to be replaced with an updated release....maybe a new xfer, more likely just a combo pack with unneeded DVD and DC. Either way, no reason to pay $35 for a bare-bones catalog title in this day and age.

Solid Snake
06-25-12, 11:53 AM
Hidddyy Hooooeee!

I was about to pull the trigger on this (http://www.amazon.com/The-Road-Warrior-Blu-ray-Gibson/dp/B000OCZD5G/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1340595615&sr=8-2&keywords=the+road+warrior) and wanted to know if this was legitly as bad ass a film as people make it out to be? I ask this because I don't trust the reviews on Amazon based on the sole fact that most people who go through the trouble of posting reviews are usually big fans of the title already or they leave positive reviews just because it was part of their childhood. Nothing wrong with that, lord knows I have my own share of guilty pleasures from childhood , but I need to know for sure before I drop $35. I just saw the original mad max on BD and I came away feeling iffy about it. Half of me wants to give the second one a try and the other half doesn't. The main reason why I'm considering it is because I saw this. (http://www.movie-censorship.com/report.php?ID=2922)

No i don't have a netflix account and please don't tell me to buy used, I prefer new, just my personal preference.

Blade Runner?
F&^% you guys. Yeah, I was wrong about the Blade Runner re-release, but atleast I'm man enough to admit it. (even if it took me 4 weeks to have the balls to show my face here. Not to mention the fact that I couldn't write this without hiding it in a spoiler tag.) :nopanic:

I just want you to know. You're pretty shitty at making threads. Get to the point and stop pussyfooting around.

Also...why the fuck would you pay 35 bucks for this? It's been much lower before. And considering that Mad Max 4 is literally in, I guess a healthy, pre production that now has cast Theron...we may get the movie again in a re release sometime down the line.

Road Warrior is awesome. it's not paying 35 dollars for a BD that's been out for years though. Look around in stores if it really is OOP. Some random store might have it, maybe a book store or something.

GoldenJCJ
06-25-12, 01:13 PM
By all means, buy it for $35. It would be fitting for you to drink some of that kool-aid you've been trying to pour down the forum's throat the last few months.

Dubya
06-25-12, 02:46 PM
Buy High Fidelity first!

Boba Fett
06-25-12, 05:12 PM
Heaven forbid you buy the "like new" copy for $14.99 in the used section.

vdc530
06-25-12, 05:53 PM
LOL I knew you guys would have a shit attack over this thread, your a very predictable bunch of overly paranoid cynics. Sorry to burst your bubble, but the fact that I purchased Mad Max 1 while the second one is out of print wasn't some grand master plan I hatched to time the events together and suck the money out of you. Keep your money, it seems like you really need it. I on the other hand can afford to drop $35 on a blu-ray if the film is good enough.

And honestly, ask yourselves, why would I be here trying to sell something to you? You guys don't even seem to have any money.

The Valeyard
06-25-12, 06:24 PM
http://i1109.photobucket.com/albums/h433/Andrew_Rubio/Forum%20Pix/4022ff1c.jpg

clckworang
06-25-12, 06:34 PM
Well, you won't know whether you think the movie is worth $35 until you watch it, regardless of what people might say to you either way. But as has been pointed out, the Mad Max films will most likely be revisited when the new film is released. If you were iffy on the first one, why not just wait until then?

dhmac
06-25-12, 08:51 PM
Also...why the fuck would you pay 35 bucks for this?Yeah, but 35 bucks is only about a 1/4th the reported cost of a High Fidelity disc, so this is kind of a bargain when looked at that way.

Boba Fett
06-25-12, 11:05 PM
The Ayatollah of Shilling Trolla

NoirFan
06-26-12, 09:02 AM
Heaven forbid you buy the "like new" copy for $14.99 in the used section.

Or an "entirely new" copy for $16.95.

Jay G.
06-26-12, 09:36 AM
Well, you won't know whether you think the movie is worth $35 until you watch it, regardless of what people might say to you either way.
This. Even if everyone else in the world loved it, you could still hate it.

That said, I do agree that Amazon reviews aren't the best source for judging consensus on a movie. For that, I'd got to rottentomatoes or imdb:
http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/mad_max_2_the_road_warrior_1981/
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0082694/

vdc530
06-27-12, 02:34 AM
I was starting to agree with you guys, then I had a thought...

I agree that a re-release isn't too far away. Maybe it goes OOP forever, who knows? but likely hood is they'll have a re-release by Christmas. However, Warner Bros just took one of their most successful Home Video releases in history, discontinued it, and then announced a re-release with the EXACT same transfer that they had prepared for a dead and inferior format back in 2007. Even the exact special features they worked on over 5 years ago! If they did that to Blade Runner, you swear they're gonna give two shits about The Road Warrior when it comes time for it's re-release.

I had completely forgotten about the marketplace (Thanks NoirFan!), on there is an average American is trying to sell his unused personal copy for a little cash and I rather fork it over to him then wait for a re-release and reward Warner's crappy business tactics. If your going to double dip/triple dip/etc, especially during a recession, at least create a new transfer! I guess they've been soooo busy creating jobs in India and Poland, while laying off American workers they've forgotten what year it is.

I can care less about this communities mentality of rewarding companies like this just "because it's cheaper." The reason why your so cash strapped isn't because you spend $35 on a blu-ray, it's because you rather pay $20 to a bottom line obsessed corporation.

Th-th-th-that's all folks!

OldBoy
06-27-12, 12:37 PM
u r a tool

clckworang
06-27-12, 12:44 PM
I was starting to agree with you guys, then I had a thought...

I agree that a re-release isn't too far away. Maybe it goes OOP forever, who knows? but likely hood is they'll have a re-release by Christmas. However, Warner Bros just took one of their most successful Home Video releases in history, discontinued it, and then announced a re-release with the EXACT same transfer that they had prepared for a dead and inferior format back in 2007. Even the exact special features they worked on over 5 years ago! If they did that to Blade Runner, you swear they're gonna give two shits about The Road Warrior when it comes time for it's re-release.

I had completely forgotten about the marketplace (Thanks NoirFan!), on there is an average American is trying to sell his unused personal copy for a little cash and I rather fork it over to him then wait for a re-release and reward Warner's crappy business tactics. If your going to double dip/triple dip/etc, especially during a recession, at least create a new transfer! I guess they've been soooo busy creating jobs in India and Poland, while laying off American workers they've forgotten what year it is.

I can care less about this communities mentality of rewarding companies like this just "because it's cheaper." The reason why your so cash strapped isn't because you spend $35 on a blu-ray, it's because you rather pay $20 to a bottom line obsessed corporation.

Th-th-th-that's all folks!

Promise?

Solid Snake
06-27-12, 01:01 PM
u r a tool

that's weak shit. i probably would've called him something worse.

vdc530
06-27-12, 04:26 PM
Looks like I hit a nerve, again. :D When your right, you're right. What can I say? No point in getting butt hurt about it.

Best $20 bucks I spent all week. You guys can go back to counting your pennies, your selfish ideas are no longer welcome in my eyes.

Kory
06-27-12, 05:06 PM
Bought my copy for $4 at Blockbuster.

vdc530
06-27-12, 05:19 PM
Bought my copy for $4 at Blockbuster.


Awesome. Congrats. Was that the pre-owned price? Because I've never even seen blockbuster sell even their pre-owned stuff for that cheap.

Nice find dude.

The Valeyard
06-27-12, 05:31 PM
Looks like I hit a nerve, again. :D When your right, you're right. What can I say? No point in getting butt hurt about it.

Best $20 bucks I spent all week. You guys can go back to counting your pennies, your selfish ideas are no longer welcome in my eyes.

http://i1109.photobucket.com/albums/h433/Andrew_Rubio/Forum%20Pix/a79b8ea4.jpg

Jay G.
06-27-12, 05:42 PM
Awesome. Congrats. Was that the pre-owned price? Because I've never even seen blockbuster sell even their pre-owned stuff for that cheap.
Blockbuster has had 5 for $20 Blu-ray sales in the past:
http://forum.dvdtalk.com/blu-ray-bargains/590758-blockbuster-5-20-sale-previously-viewed.html

Shagrath
06-27-12, 05:54 PM
Bought my copy for $4 at Blockbuster.
I got ya beat. This was one of my $1 purchases from the Memorial Day sale last year! Had no idea it was now OOP. I'm gonna put it up on Amazon and pay off my mortgage after it skyrockets like Blade Runner did!

Gizmo
06-27-12, 11:39 PM
I got ya beat. This was one of my $1 purchases from the Memorial Day sale last year! Had no idea it was now OOP. I'm gonna put it up on Amazon and pay off my mortgage after it skyrockets like Blade Runner did!

Mark Zuckerwho?