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Old 03-17-05, 12:47 AM
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Short Cuts and Slacker Criterions worth blind buys?

Also, which one do you recomend more?

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Old 03-17-05, 12:52 AM
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What kind of films are you into? I'd say generally that Slacker is the more approachable of the two but it would help if we knew what other films or genres you like.
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http://www.dvdaficionado.com/dvds.ht...rfingelectrode There's my collection.
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Yeah out of the two, I would go with Slacker.
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If you liked Waking Life better than Magnolia, go with Slacker. If you like Magnolia better than Waking Life, go with Short Cuts. Both are great flicks with amazing extras and worth blind buys. You could rent them on (gasp!) VHS before buying. Would probably run you about 4 bucks, and most local video stores around here have both.

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Old 03-17-05, 10:09 AM
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since you have clerks i would say slacker but do check out short cuts.
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I don't know if I have been spoiled by getting into Cassavetes lately or what but I was completely stunned by how hollow I felt the characters in Short Cuts were. I would NOT recommend this as a blind buy, I almost did it myself (luckily caught in on IFC) because of Tom Waits being involved and I like a couple Altman films but I felt it was about 3 hours wasted afterwards.
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slacker is horrible in my opinion, haven't seen the other one
Old 03-18-05, 01:06 AM
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I haven't seen Slacker, but I bought Short Cuts blind and loved it!
Old 03-18-05, 10:02 AM
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I've got them both. I like both films very much, and the Criterion editions are not just typically great, but even a bit greater than usual. I could almost qualify as an Altman/Linklater fanboy, and I have more Criterions in my collection than DVDs from any other studio. But, as you can see from this thread, opinions differ greatly.

I think it's unwise to blind-buy DVDs that costs this much unless you have plenty of disposable cash (and, if so, I doubt you'd have started this thread). I'd recommend you pay less than the cost of one of these discs for a month's worth of Netflix service that will allow you to see practically every R1 DVD you want without having to stress over paying a premium for something you've never seen and which you may not like.
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The Short Cut DVD/set is great. It includes a book of short stories that inspired parts of the movie. It isn't a movie for everyone, though. The camera wanders around, checking things out in a seemingly random fashion and there are many subplots that don't seem to be related. I can see it annoying people, but I personally liked it. As an added, bonus you get some good nude shots of Madeline Stowe and Julianne Moore.

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