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Old 08-12-09, 09:36 PM
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Re: Criterion Film Club

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Which is exactly why the club is important. I can't wait to see the first heated arugument a film presents =)
I'll be disappointed if any film fails to generate at least one heated exchange.
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Re: Criterion Film Club

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I'll be disappointed if any film fails to generate at least one heated exchange.
Agreed. Hmm.... this is starting to sound even more fun! I'm excited about this period though as I have plenty of Criterions to see for the first time still.
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Re: Criterion Film Club

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Good enough to pick as a club choice? I'm planning on picking one of the blu-ray releases when my turn comes, I have way too many unopened blu-rays, including all the Criterions.
I'm hoping so, since I'm the one that picked it. I wouldn't want to get things off to a lame start...
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I'm hoping so, since I'm the one that picked it. I wouldn't want to get things off to a lame start...
Doh! Totally got confused there. Great choice! One more blu to open up.
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Indeed. But that extra 25% off that I missed out on still stings.
So I won't mention
Spoiler:
that you really only got 23.5% off, not 25% (10% off member price, then 15% off of the 90% left).

Or that a couple weeks ago it was really 67-80% percent off depending on MSRP (50% off, than another 5% with membership (10% off 50%) then another $5 with coupon).


Sorry, I'm evil today. But back on topic, I've been in the Criterion mood the last couple weeks and have watched a bunch of really good films.

Before the Rain was amazing, I might pick that if no one else does.
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Re: Criterion Film Club

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So I won't mention
Spoiler:
that you really only got 23.5% off, not 25% (10% off member price, then 15% off of the 90% left).

Or that a couple weeks ago it was really 67-80% percent off depending on MSRP (50% off, than another 5% with membership (10% off 50%) then another $5 with coupon).


LOL, you're killin' me.
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Re: Criterion Film Club

whoever gets picked for the october choices please make them horror titles...
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whoever gets picked for the october choices please make them horror titles...
Good call. And sci-fi in July, Metropolitan in December, etc etc

Maybe the OP can kind of guide that or move slots around to accomodate the Challenges here? I can't imagine people complaining about the order of their place in the queue.
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Maybe the OP can kind of guide that or move slots around to accomodate the Challenges here? I can't imagine people complaining about the order of their place in the queue.

Speaking of which, when will we find out where we are in the pecking order?
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Re: Criterion Film Club

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Speaking of which, when will we find out where we are in the pecking order?

did someone say 'peck'

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Re: Criterion Film Club

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Good call. And sci-fi in July, Metropolitan in December, etc etc

Maybe the OP can kind of guide that or move slots around to accomodate the Challenges here? I can't imagine people complaining about the order of their place in the queue.
blast of silence for december as well
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Re: Criterion Film Club

There is no pecking order. People are detirmined by a random number generator, and then have an asterisk placed by their name so they won't get picked twice.
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There is no pecking order. People are detirmined by a random number generator, and then have an asterisk placed by their name so they won't get picked twice.
Ok, let me re-phrase it. When do we find out where our choice is in the picking order?
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You wont until you get a pm from me saying your # was chosen.
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Is it bad that I've bought so many Criterions lately that I can't remember if I own George Washington or not?

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Ok, just checked my DVD Profiler and apparently I do own it. Hmm...interesting.
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I'm getting antsy I guess, about to watch week one's film, Empire of Passion, right now. Was going to wait until one day before the discussion starts, but what the heck. Love the menu shot.

Decided on thread titles yet? Maybe something like:

"Criterion Film Club Week 1, 8/17/09 - Empire of Passion"

Starting the thread a few days early may give it more exposure and get more people involved.
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Re: Criterion Film Club

im in
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Re: Criterion Film Club

Kind of strange I started to watch "Empire of Passion" A few days ago before I read this post.
Only watch about the first 20 minutes or so,I will wait until Monday to finish it.:-))

Now George Washington is going to be hard to find.
We need a another Criterion sale.hint to DDD..
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Re: Criterion Film Club

Week one is a go!

http://forum.dvdtalk.com/dvd-reviews...e-passion.html
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I was gonna watch Empire for the Horror Challenge - oh well.
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Ive made my choice. Hopefully everyone enjoys it and is as impressed as me with the film. It was a blind buy and I loved it. I'll wait for gg to list it for 8/21.
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fwiw...two of the first choices for this are available at Amazon for $16.49 - The Ruling Class and This Sporting Life. Many can also get tRC from Columbia House.
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Did I dream Criterions or did someone change their selection? I bought some titles in the queue and now one of them is missing.
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Just noticed that through the first five weeks we already have two horror films selected, and neither slated for October and the long standing Horror Challenge.

Would it be possible to play with the slots to facilitate the challenges a bit better?
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Re: Criterion Film Club

In case anyone is interested.I'm going to list what I find at my local library and Netflix.I'm just going to keep updating this post.
Netflix might even have every Criterion,I'll soon find out.

8/17 Empire of Passion(own,Keeper)
8/24 George Washington(local Library,found it their they day after I requested it from netflix,lol)
9/7 The Ruling Class (netflix,mail or streaming)
9/14 Do the Right Thing(local library)Not Criterion..:-(
9/21 Jigoku(netflix)
9/28 Brakhage: An Anthology(netflix)
10/5 This Sporting Life(netflix)


Also I decided no more blind buys of DVD's.I just have way to many movies to watch and just joined netflix.Also use Cashbaq to save $15.

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