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Old 04-15-04, 04:44 PM
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Johnny Got His Gun... a good blind buy?

Okay so I just finished Dalton Trumbo's book. I thought it was excellent and would like to check out the movie. I'm aware it's only out in the U.S. on VHS. I checked all video stores and none of them had it. So, I'm thinking of purchasing the DVD on eBay. It's around $20, I believe.

Anyways, is this movie any good? How does it compare to the book? Any comments welcome!

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Old 04-15-04, 05:31 PM
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Is that a DVD from another region? Or a bootleg?

It's a decent movie (although the book blows it away), but there's no way I'd pay $20 for a bootleg.
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Old 04-15-04, 06:15 PM
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The DVD is from Honk Hong so it is an Asian release. The U.S. VHS version is even more expensive. Hmm, I might have to check flea markets, or maybe just try and find a better deal.
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Old 04-15-04, 08:04 PM
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...it's a good enough movie and should be out on DVD...
...but in these PC times who knows when or even if it will be released...

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Old 04-16-04, 08:17 AM
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...it's a good enough movie and should be out on DVD...
...but in these PC times who knows when or even if it will be released...

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This definitely ought to be on DVD...

PC times? Since when is anti-war not PC??
 
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http://variagate.com/johnny.htm
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Old 04-17-04, 12:20 PM
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Good links guys, thanks. Man, I wish Critierion would make a release for this film. The VHS is too expensive, and I don't feel like spending $30 for a asian bootleg on eBay.
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Old 04-19-04, 10:23 PM
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There is a French release but it has burnt in french subs:

http://www.dvdtimes.co.uk/content.php?contentid=5233

And an Australian release scheduled for May 21st:

http://www.ezydvd.com.au/item.zml/227012
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