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Taxi Driver - 4/5/11

Old 02-16-11, 01:56 PM
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Re: Taxi Driver - 4/5/11

Originally Posted by Guru Askew
That's kinda weird that they credit Criterion for the laserdisc on the back. Not that it isn't deserved or appropriate, I just don't think it was done on other cases where their supplements wound up on non-Criterion discs. I wonder if Criterion insisted on that as part of the licensing agreement.
It says it on the back of The Rock, but not Life of Brian. *shrug*
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Re: Taxi Driver - 4/5/11

Has anyone watched Taxi Driver on AMC this week, will the bluray look better than it does on AMC HD?
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Re: Taxi Driver - 4/5/11

The Blu-ray will look better.
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Re: Taxi Driver - 4/5/11

Originally Posted by Bluelitespecial
Has anyone watched Taxi Driver on AMC this week, will the bluray look better than it does on AMC HD?
It will for me since lame ass Time-Warner only broadcasts up to 1080i. but the TV broadcast looked pretty good. Edited, but good looking at least.
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Re: Taxi Driver - 4/5/11

http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Taxi-D...y/1105/#Review
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Re: Taxi Driver - 4/5/11

Holy crap, that looks excellent
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Re: Taxi Driver - 4/5/11

The PQ looks phenomenal. It's way better than what I was anticipating given the low starting price for this release.
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Re: Taxi Driver - 4/5/11

can't believe i'm getting this day of release for only $12.99
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Re: Taxi Driver - 4/5/11

Jesus titty fucking Christ that thing looks amazing. Fucking yeah....
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Re: Taxi Driver - 4/5/11

Originally Posted by droidguy1119
So excited!

I never bought the 2-Disc SE, so I'll be happy to get rid of the '99 DVD.
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Re: Taxi Driver - 4/5/11

dvdbeaver review

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It has our highest recommendation and with immense value will, undoubtedly, be represented in our year-end picks for Blu-ray of the Year. The disc is worth the lossless track alone. Buy with extreme confidence. This is one of the best new-format deals I've ever seen.
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Re: Taxi Driver - 4/5/11

Well, this is why I find myself buying more and more Sony catalog titles. If it came from film, the Sony BD usually looks like film. Keep' em coming, Sony. Can't wait for Das Boot in June.
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Re: Taxi Driver - 4/5/11

Wal-Mart's gonna have it for $13. I just scanned one tonight.

To be honest, the set should be at LEAST $25. It's very reminiscent of the Deer Hunter/Sting/Vertigo, etc. sets that Universal put out that have the thick "cardboard" digipacks (it's a double-wide spine as well). And the 5 1/4 x 6 1/2 inch lobby cards are really nice as well as the beautiful artwork inside and outside the case.

It's most definitely a steal at the price it is!
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Re: Taxi Driver - 4/5/11

packaging details start around 8:30:

<iframe title="YouTube video player" width="640" height="390" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/HLrdPWeEds0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

kinda concerned about that paper flap
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Re: Taxi Driver - 4/5/11

Originally Posted by riotinmyskull
kinda concerned about that paper flap
The paper on mine was actually glued pretty securely on the back of the case close to the top. I can cut off the top piece that folds over the top of the case with no issues if I wanted to.
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Re: Taxi Driver - 4/5/11

Originally Posted by AsmodeusVice
The paper on mine was actually glued pretty securely on the back of the case close to the top. I can cut off the top piece that folds over the top of the case with no issues if I wanted to.
how is it attached to the front? can the whole thing come off? mind posting some pics?
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Re: Taxi Driver - 4/5/11

So it sorta looks like The Social Network.
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Re: Taxi Driver - 4/5/11

Originally Posted by riotinmyskull
how is it attached to the front? can the whole thing come off? mind posting some pics?
For mine, it just had a flap that folded over the top to the top of the front with the Blu-Ray logo on it, and the paper "disc details" sheet covered the back of the case that was glued length-wise pretty sturdy near the top of the back of the case.

It can be taken off by just peeling it off and taking that rubber glue off the case (the glue comes off with the paper when I tried peeling it off), or you'll be able to leave it on. The bottom of the sheet doesn't really flap around when you pick up the case, so you needn't worry about it folding accidentally when putting down the case.

I'd post pics, but my camera's broken.
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Re: Taxi Driver - 4/5/11

Originally Posted by AsmodeusVice
Wal-Mart's gonna have it for $13. I just scanned one tonight.

To be honest, the set should be at LEAST $25. It's very reminiscent of the Deer Hunter/Sting/Vertigo, etc. sets that Universal put out that have the thick "cardboard" digipacks (it's a double-wide spine as well). And the 5 1/4 x 6 1/2 inch lobby cards are really nice as well as the beautiful artwork inside and outside the case.

It's most definitely a steal at the price it is!
Best Buy's new ad for Sunday also advertises $12.99. So it'll be available for under $15 at Walmart, Best Buy, and Amazon. Nice to see some aggressive pricing for a change on a new catalog title.
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Re: Taxi Driver - 4/5/11

What strange packaging. Wished Sony went with just a digipak of some sort for this release.
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Re: Taxi Driver - 4/5/11

as long as it fits on my BD shelf...the better.
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Re: Taxi Driver - 4/5/11

Looks pretty good to me. Personally, I never keep those paper flappy things.
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Re: Taxi Driver - 4/5/11

Originally Posted by Superdaddy
Looks pretty good to me. Personally, I never keep those paper flappy things.
I don't either. That's going in the garbage
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Re: Taxi Driver - 4/5/11

Got my copy today from Amazon. Looks fantastic on blu! I agree on the packaging being absolute shit though
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Re: Taxi Driver - 4/5/11

for some fucking reason...I'm getting it tomorrow. I ordered this immediately when I could pre order this..Fuck you, Amazon. You've failed me very few times...but this...this hurts me the most.

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