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Old 01-01-08, 11:23 AM   #1
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Went a little crazy last month with the R2 stuff:

Amazon.uk
The Trial of Joan of Arc
The Savage Innocents
Last Year at Marienbad

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Le Doulos
Tabu
Nosferatu
The Innocents
Ossessione
Edge of the World
The Caretaker
Elgar

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The Most Important Thing: Love
Blast of Silence
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Old 01-01-08, 01:22 PM   #2
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I have in my "basket" at amazon.uk a few exploitation films that don't have R1 releases:

- Faster Pussycat Kill Kill
- She Shoots Straight
- Twisted Nerve

I'm waiting to find one or two more worthy purchases before I hit checkout.
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Old 01-02-08, 01:55 PM   #3
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Price finally went down on a couple I had in my cart at amazon.co.uk

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Old 01-02-08, 04:36 PM   #4
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amazon.co.uk
Garth Marenchi's Darkplace
Life On Mars: Series One
The Fall & Rise Of Reginald Perrin: Series Two
The Girl On The Bridge

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The Girl From Tomorrow: Complete First Series
The Rules Of Attraction: Unrated

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Old 01-02-08, 09:05 PM   #5
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Amazon UK
La Belle Noiseuse R2 UK

Warner Home Video
Blade Runner R1 Ultimate Edition

Barnes&Nobles
(Ken Burns') The War
Blue Planet Seas of Life Special Edition

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Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind R2 UK Special Edition
Purple Butterfly R3
Sword of the Beast Criterion
Gladiator R1 Extended Edition
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Old 01-02-08, 11:53 PM   #6
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I really hope you enjoy this Zulawski gem. It is nearly impossible to see it in an English friendly form if not for the Xploiited disc. Very rare.

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Old 01-03-08, 08:09 AM   #7
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Bought the The X Files Ultimate Edition R2 from amazon uk. Same 61 discs at a comparatively lower price vs the R1 version.
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Old 01-03-08, 08:45 PM   #8
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I really hope you enjoy this Zulawski gem. It is nearly impossible to see it in an English friendly form if not for the Xploiited disc. Very rare.
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Yeah, didn't even know this was on dvd until I saw your review. In Z Channel, F.X. mentions how The Most Important Thing was so beloved by French filmmakers in the 70s that they quoted /paid homage to it in their own films.Do you happen to know which specific titles he was referring to? Anyway, my only beef with the dvd is that I ordered the 'limited edition' version, which was four bucks more, assuming I'd be getting an interesting looking edition. Instead, the film is housed in an ugly, oversized plastic clamshell box that makes it look like an early 80s VHS release! Very lame. Was excited to see Xploited carried Blast of Silence, complete with director commentary. I remember being intrigued by this one years ago when it was discussed in Re/Search's Incredibly Strange Films guide, the first book to turn me on to fringe/cult cinema, when I was just an impressionable youngster. About to check it out now.
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Old 01-05-08, 01:34 AM   #9
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Yeah, didn't even know this was on dvd until I saw your review. In Z Channel, F.X. mentions how The Most Important Thing was so beloved by French filmmakers in the 70s that they quoted /paid homage to it in their own films.Do you happen to know which specific titles he was referring to?
I have not seen the bit your refer to but I know for a fact that Serge Gainsbourg was very much influenced by Zulawski's work. His Je t'aime moi non plus is the obvious title that comes to mind.

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Old 01-05-08, 11:33 AM   #10
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I have not seen the bit your refer to but I know for a fact that Serge Gainsbourg was very much influenced by Zulawski's work. His Je t'aime moi non plus is the obvious title that comes to mind.

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http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/read....=30151&___rd=1
Just ordered it, thanks. For anyone else who's interested, Je t'aime moi non plus is only 7.64 plus shipping from Amazon UK right now.
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Old 01-05-08, 06:44 PM   #11
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Earlier this week:
Grindhouse (6 disc R2 Japan)

Today:
Appleseed ex Machina (3 disc (subbed) + HD R2 Japan)

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Old 01-06-08, 08:42 PM   #12
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I have in my "basket" at amazon.uk a few exploitation films that don't have R1 releases:

- Faster Pussycat Kill Kill
- She Shoots Straight
- Twisted Nerve

I'm waiting to find one or two more worthy purchases before I hit checkout.
Faster Pussycat has an R1 release, it just isn't as good as the UK version and costs 3 times as much.
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Old 01-06-08, 08:43 PM   #13
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I have A Grand Collection of God of Gamblers, The Royal Tramp boxset and Mutt Boy on order from Yesasia.
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Old 01-06-08, 10:17 PM   #14
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Faster Pussycat has an R1 release, it just isn't as good as the UK version and costs 3 times as much.
Yeah, that's why I opted for the R2 version.

Anyways, I just put in my final order (I went a little nuts...)

- Nosferatu (Masters of Cinema)
- The Last Laugh (MoC)
- Silence (MoC)
- Tell No One
- Twisted Nerve
- She Shoots Straight
- Faster Pussycat

Even with the horrible exchange-rate these days, it all averaged out to less than $19 a peace - not bad for British imports...
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Old 01-09-08, 05:53 PM   #15
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Garth Marenghi's Darkplace - The Complete Series (R2) from Amazon UK ($16.00 shipped)
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Old 02-05-08, 10:06 PM   #16
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My R2 bounty from January:

Michael
Assassination
Vengeance is Mine
Humanity and Paper Balloons
Gertrud
Ordet
Bigger than Life
Diary of an Unknown Girl
The Cremator
David Holzman's Diary
Kes
The Disappearance
Friday the 13th
Buster Keaton: Complete Shorts
Je T'Aime Moi Non Plus
Marketa Lazarova
Jean Vigo Collection
Fritz Lang Box Set
Odd Man Out
Last Laugh
Women in the Moon
Reckless Moment
Letter from an Unknown Woman
Hot Blood
Hellzappopin'
Fantomas
Camille Claudel
Portrait of Jason
The Killing of America
Johnny Guitar
Party Girl
Shoah
Naruse Trilogy
Toni
Apu Trilogy
Tartuffe
Night Mail
The Shout
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Old 02-06-08, 04:31 PM   #17
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Apu Trilogy (Sendit.com) - reasonable price actually. Cannnot wait for this.
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Old 02-06-08, 09:02 PM   #18
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Apu Trilogy (Sendit.com) - reasonable price actually. Cannnot wait for this.
More than reasonable price - paid double that from Benson's World last month.
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Old 02-06-08, 11:48 PM   #19
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My R2 bounty from January:
Could I recommend two discs to you since you are spending so much:

In all Innocence (the only quality English-friendly release and a direct port of the French disc). Very cheap but solid transfer:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/All-Innocenc...2363070&sr=1-1

Open Hearts...my favorite Mikkelsen work, a direct port of the Danish disc, down to the actual menus:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Open-Hearts-...2363241&sr=1-1

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Old 02-07-08, 04:34 AM   #20
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Le Fabuleux destin d'Amelie Poulain - Japanese Photo Book LE
For A Few More & Fistful Of Dollars - German 4-disc Wood Crate Set
Saw - Spanish edition
Saw II - Spanish steelbook
Saw (Decadence) - Canadian edition
Saw II - Dutch edition
Saw III - German edition
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Old 02-07-08, 09:15 AM   #21
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ABBA - The Movie [HD-DVD] (Amazon.co.uk: 15.83)
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Old 02-07-08, 12:27 PM   #22
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My R2 bounty from January:

Michael
Assassination
Vengeance is Mine
Humanity and Paper Balloons
Gertrud
Ordet
Bigger than Life
Diary of an Unknown Girl
The Cremator
David Holzman's Diary
Kes
The Disappearance
Friday the 13th
Buster Keaton: Complete Shorts
Je T'Aime Moi Non Plus
Marketa Lazarova
Jean Vigo Collection
Fritz Lang Box Set
Odd Man Out
Last Laugh
Women in the Moon
Reckless Moment
Letter from an Unknown Woman
Hot Blood
Hellzappopin'
Fantomas
Camille Claudel
Portrait of Jason
The Killing of America
Johnny Guitar
Party Girl
Shoah
Naruse Trilogy
Toni
Apu Trilogy
Tartuffe
Night Mail
The Shout
Wow! Are you managing to see the majority of those or just building a big backlog? That's not a criticism as I have an insanely large backlog myself, I'm just curious.


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Saw - Spanish edition
Saw II - Spanish steelbook
Saw (Decadence) - Canadian edition
Saw II - Dutch edition
Saw III - German edition
That's a whole lot of Saw. I see you're a horror aficionado; do you consider that franchise to be the best thing going presently in horror?
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Old 02-07-08, 02:10 PM   #23
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This is most of it... Been awhile since I ordered anything...

Zebraman [US Version] DVD [pre-order]
A Taste Of Tea [US LE 2-Disc Set] DVD - 4/5
Exiled [2006] [HK Normal Edition] DVD
Exte: Hair Extensions DVD [pre-order]
The Great Yokai War [US SE 2-Disc Set] DVD - 2.5/5
The Restless [Malaysia Version] DVD
Shadowless Sword [Thai SE 2-Disc Set] DVD
The Warlords [SE 2-Disc Set] DVD [pre-order]
The Red Shoes [Korean SE 2-Disc Set] DVD [blowout]
The Films Of Toshiaki Toyoda [2-Movie Set] DVD
Bullet Ballet [US Version] DVD [blowout]
Gozu [US Unrated Version] DVD
Guinea Pig Box Set [6-Movie Set] DVD - 3/5 (some are terrible, some are decent)
Kekko Kamen: Live Action Pack [4-Disc Set] DVD
The Strange Faces Of Japanese Cinema [2-Movie Set] DVD [special order]
Love Ghost DVD
Marebito [US Version] DVD [blowout] - 2/5
Naked Blood [US Version] DVD - 3.5/5
Danger After Dark Collection [3-Disc Set] DVD - 4/5
Robo Vampire / Devil's Dynamite [2-Disc Set] DVD - HORRIBLE TRANSFER - AVOID... my old VHS is better by a mile.
Cutie Honey: The Movie [Thai Version] DVD - 4/5 - fun
Alive [SE 2-Disc Director's Cut] DVD [blowout] - 2/5 - meh...
Dora-Heita [US Version] DVD
Tom Yum Goong [US SE 2-Disc Set] - 4/5 - amazing fight scene
All For Love [HK Version] DVD
Blossom Again [Thai Version] DVD
The Beast And The Beauty [Thai Version] DVD
Forbidden Siren DVD [backorder]
Sad Movie [HK Version] DVD - 4/5 - truth in advertising
The Blade [US Version 3] DVD [blowout] - 5/5
Contour [Indican] DVD [pre-order]
Love And Honor [Malaysia Version] DVD - accidental double dip
Undercut DVD - 2.5/5 - if you like stunts...
See You After School [Korean SE 2-Disc Set] DVD [blowout] - 4/5 - 3 o'clock high in korea. Fun
Fearless (Director's Cut) (Hong Kong Version)
He Was Cool (Give-Away Version)
Dororo (DVD) (English Subtitled) (Hong Kong Version)
Flash Point (DVD) (Limited Edition) (Hong Kong Version) - 2/5 - lame
Secret (DVD) (Hong Kong Version) - 4/5 - great debut from Chau
Swindler In My Mom's House (DVD) (Special Edition) (Korea Version)
Jade Warrior (DVD) (China Version)
Tazza: The High Rollers (AKA: War of Flowers) (Special Edition) (Korea Version)
Vibrator Special Edition (Japan Version - English Subtitles)
I'm A Cyborg, But That's OK (DVD) (Hong Kong Version) - 4/5 - odd
Someone Behind You (DVD) (Limited Edition) (Korea Version)
The Eye 10 (DTS Version)
Getting Home (DVD) (aka: Luo Ye Gui Gen) (China Version)
Time (Give - Away Version)
Last Life In The Universe (Hong Kong Version)
The Detective (DVD) (US Version) - 4/5 - great story.
Re-Cycle (Special Edition DVD+Gift Set) (Hong Kong Version) - 3/5 - eh... it's ok
Now and Forever Special Limited Edition DTS
200 Pounds Beauty (DVD) (DTS) (Korea Version) - 1/5 - GARBAGE
Invisible Target (DVD) (Hong Kong Version) - 4/5 - great action, slick movie. Jackie Chan without Jackie Chan
Dog Bite Dog (DTS 2-Disc Version) (Hong Kong Version) - 3/5 - great start, weak finish
Initial D (Deluxe Limited Edition) (US Version) - 2/5 - kinda lame.
Sunflower (DVD) (DTS) (Special Limited Edition) (Korea Version) - 4/5
A Bittersweet Life DTS - DVD - 4/5 - great flick.
Shutter (US Version) - 4/5 - a little cheesy in spots, but good.
Nice no Mori - The First Contact (Normal Edition) (Japan Version - English Subtitles)
Triangle (DVD) (2-Disc Edition) (Hong Kong Version)
Summer Time Machine Blues Standard Edition (First Press Limited Edition) (Japan Version - English Subtitles)
Breath + Time (DVD) (Special Edition) (Limited Edition) (Korea Version)
Vexille (DVD) (English Subtitled) (Hong Kong Version)
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Old 02-07-08, 02:20 PM   #24
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for the record Trigger - I thought Re-Cycle was a terrible movie - one of the worst blind buys IMO - I would have given you this no cost.

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I thought the best part about Re-Cycle was the packaging. I thought it was merely okay... nothing I'd recommend though.

200 Pound Beauty was easily the worst thing I bought...
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