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Old 08-25-16, 12:14 AM
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Is the Gulliver the classic feature length cartoon, or something else?
The only "Gulliver's Travels" worth owning is the animated classic produced by Max and Dave Fleischer—the same brothers responsible for the vintage "Superman," "Popeye" and "Betty Boop" cartoons. The only version worth owning on Blu-ray was released by independent distributor Thunderbean which is run by animation enthusiast Steve Stanchfield. They did an eye-popping restoration of the film but unfortunately it is currently OOP. Steve has remarked over at Blu-ray.com that he plans an encore pressing when the funds are available. I regret every day that I sold my copy.


Caution: Don't confuse it with the horrendous disc released previously by Koch media—that version is an abomination.

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Old 08-25-16, 02:53 PM
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I think I have the one you mention on dvd; thanks!
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Old 08-25-16, 03:44 PM
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The only "Gulliver's Travels" worth owning is the animated classic produced by Max and Dave Fleischer
Have to humbly disagree, personally I was very impressed with the Hallmark Channel version. Granted it wasn't as bitterly cynical as the book (although it definitely tread into that territory), and the truncated take on the fleet towing scene was disappointing (a nod to budgetary concerns, but still it is an iconic scene in both the literary and theatrical sense and deserved better).

But I found it dramatically impressive, technically competent, fairly literary faithful, and emotionally moving. I'd buy it again on Blu-Ray in a heartbeat if it existed in that format.
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Old 08-30-16, 11:11 AM
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Have to humbly disagree, personally I was very impressed with the Hallmark Channel version. Granted it wasn't as bitterly cynical as the book (although it definitely tread into that territory), and the truncated take on the fleet towing scene was disappointing (a nod to budgetary concerns, but still it is an iconic scene in both the literary and theatrical sense and deserved better).

But I found it dramatically impressive, technically competent, fairly literary faithful, and emotionally moving. I'd buy it again on Blu-Ray in a heartbeat if it existed in that format.
If that's the one with Ted Danson, well, I'll just say I remember seeing it but it didn't make an indelible mark. Granted, the Fleischer version has a whole lot of nostalgia associated in viewing it. When I was a young boy, it played every Thanksgiving.along with Laurel and Hardy's "March of the Wooden Soldiers." But the Fleischer's animated version is a bona fide classic. It was one of the first full-length animated features produced and I can't wait to grab a copy when it is available again. But to each his own.
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Old 09-01-16, 01:52 PM
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Went in today and they had a few copies of Gravity 3D and Pacific Rim 3D for $5. Nothing else stood out.
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Old 09-01-16, 05:31 PM
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Went in today and they had a few copies of Gravity 3D and Pacific Rim 3D for $5. Nothing else stood out.
Damn, where was this ? Would get them in a heartbeat for those prices
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Old 09-02-16, 08:34 PM
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Damn, where was this ? Would get them in a heartbeat for those prices
They were on the shelves up near the registers on the bottom at mine.
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Old 09-02-16, 09:51 PM
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Damn, where was this ? Would get them in a heartbeat for those prices
At mine they were with the rest of the movies. They've really lowered this stock. Just one 4 sided bin. 1 side with TV shows, 1 side with cd/dvds, 1 side clearance and 1 side Blu Rays/DVDs. It was at the Lakewood, CA biglots.
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Old 09-03-16, 11:25 AM
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At mine they were with the rest of the movies. They've really lowered this stock. Just one 4 sided bin. 1 side with TV shows, 1 side with cd/dvds, 1 side clearance and 1 side Blu Rays/DVDs. It was at the Lakewood, CA biglots.
none to be found. Am at the store as I post this msg
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Old 09-03-16, 02:11 PM
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none to be found. Am at the store as I post this msg
Sorry. When I was there on Thursday I only bought one of each. They had one more gravity and a few Pacific Rim.
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Old 09-03-16, 05:46 PM
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Sorry. When I was there on Thursday I only bought one of each. They had one more gravity and a few Pacific Rim.
no issues. That's a full day in between. BTW, this is the store on Lakewood Blvd ,next to the USPS and Trader Joes, right ?
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Old 09-03-16, 07:55 PM
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Certainly seems like BL is gradually phasing out physical media in their B&M's. Hit 3 locations today and selections have been whittled down to a single 4 sided display, one of which is exclusively CD's. Few BDs remain and the less talked about the DVD selections, the better. One side of the rack is called Clearance and has some BD's and DVD's special priced but they are a very small selection. One of the stores had a few sets of Office and Two and a half men marked down to $2 and $2.50.

I picked up
X-Files - I want to believe: Ultimate X-Phile edition - $1.25 (clearance)
The Big Year - $1.25 (clearance)
Return To Nim's Island - $3
Messengers/Freedomland Mill Creek 2 pack - $3

Most certain that movie media will soon be a thing of the past at BL. Am flashing back to 2007 and 2008 when I loaded up on tons of MGM, Warner, Universal, Sony dumps at $3 - unbelievable selections and stores overflowing with them. Good days !
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Old 09-04-16, 12:54 AM
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I've actually eliminated periodic visits to Big Lots this summer checking for media goodies. The chain is now simply a low-rent version of Wal-Mart without the thousands of extra products.
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Old 09-04-16, 05:45 AM
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Yeah, there was a time I enjoyed going into Dollar General and Big Lots looking for treasure. I never go out of my way anymore. If I am in the neighborhood, I'll stop by to check it out.
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Old 09-05-16, 01:50 AM
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no issues. That's a full day in between. BTW, this is the store on Lakewood Blvd ,next to the USPS and Trader Joes, right ?
The one right next to the Lakewood mall. Across from the El Torito. The one you went to is on Bellflower in Long Beach next to the USPS and Trader Joes. That one rarely has good stuff. The one in Lakewood by the mall has a better selection. At least it used to before they started phasing the media out.
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Old 09-05-16, 12:42 PM
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The one right next to the Lakewood mall. Across from the El Torito. The one you went to is on Bellflower in Long Beach next to the USPS and Trader Joes. That one rarely has good stuff. The one in Lakewood by the mall has a better selection. At least it used to before they started phasing the media out.
thank you very much. 1 copy of each was available, just got them.
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Went in today and they had a few copies of Gravity 3D and Pacific Rim 3D for $5. Nothing else stood out.
I came across these discs. There were single copies of each movie. A few new $3 DVDs but nothing worth mentioning, mostly direct-to-video films like Bad Country.

The most impressive sighting was a sole copy of Jetsons Season One on DVD for $8.
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Old 09-05-16, 02:20 PM
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Also found a movie called 'Detention', which I had never heard of. Risked it for $3 based on some +ve reviews on Amazon
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Picked up the following:



Gravity Blu 3D $5.00
Pacific Rim Blu 3D $5.00
Prison Break S3 DVD $5.00

Bruno DVD $0.47 reduced from $1.88 75% off (bought 3 copies for the cases, will throw away the artwork and discs.)

Two and a Half Men S9 $2.00 reduced from $8.00 75% off
Elizabeth The Golden Age DVD $1.25 reduced from $5.00 75% off

There was only one copy each of the 3D's.
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Bruno DVD $0.47 reduced from $1.88 75% off (bought 3 copies for the cases, will throw away the artwork and discs.)
That says so much about the state of Big Lots!
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The two Big Lots stores in my area don't have much anymore.

Both have switched to similar layouts. They still have a ton of DVDs but not many Blu-Rays anymore. One of the stores did have 1 copy each of the Pacific Rim & Gravity 3-D Blu-Rays.
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Old 09-17-16, 06:09 PM
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I didn't find anything at my local store.

Eh, I basically go there just for the snacks.
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Old 09-21-16, 01:19 PM
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Last week, my nearest BL only had Blu-rays of Beastly (2 copies), unrated edition of The Last Exorcism Part II (1 copy) , Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs (1 copy), and Blu-ray 3D of Pacific Rim (1 copy).

But they had a ton of $5 Looney Tunes DVDs.
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Old 09-28-16, 04:04 PM
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Had to go to two different Big Lot's before finally finding Pacific Rim 3D.
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Old 09-29-16, 06:18 AM
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FYI this weekend is Big Lots family & friends 20% off, saturday just for their reward members and sunday for everybody.
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