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Old 08-19-14, 06:18 PM
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Re: Criterion releases on Blu-Rays, Part II

I'd buy a Criterion Manos release. It's at least as valid as Salo.
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Old 08-19-14, 06:32 PM
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I wonder where Tarantino got that 35mm print of Manos? Apparently, it's very rare, and one of his favorite "comedies."
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Old 08-20-14, 12:20 AM
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Well, restored Manos IS coming soon: http://www.manosinhd.com/ just not from Criterion.
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Dumb and Dumber was one of the funniest movies made and a classic in many people's eyes. Should that be included?
No, but Kingpin should.
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Old 08-20-14, 09:39 AM
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I still want to see Salo. I almost bought at the last B&N sale. I pussied out though.
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I saw it and In the Realm of the Senses at my local B&N. I was pretty surprised to see them at a mainstream video store. Salo had a sticker. They had Faces of Death too.
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B&N carries books that are far more fucked up than In the Realm of the Senses and Salo.
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B&N carries books that are far more fucked up than In the Realm of the Senses and Salo.
They sure do!

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I still want to see Salo. I almost bought at the last B&N sale. I pussied out though.
I netflixed it instead of blind buying it awhile back and was glad I did. I like controversial movies but found Salo just to be gross for gross' sake...kinda like the human centipede movies. While interesting, it wasn't something I had any interest in revisiting anytime soon.

I know others will disagree with me and say it is a work of art, but whatever. People smear shit on walls and call it art so to each his own.
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I know others will disagree with me and say it is a work of art, but whatever. People smear shit on walls and call it art so to each his own.
Ah so you attended my one-man show?
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Old 08-20-14, 02:51 PM
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I netflixed it instead of blind buying it awhile back and was glad I did. I like controversial movies but found Salo just to be gross for gross' sake...kinda like the human centipede movies. While interesting, it wasn't something I had any interest in revisiting anytime soon.

I know others will disagree with me and say it is a work of art, but whatever. People smear shit on walls and call it art so to each his own.
I thought it was good when I first saw it. Need to see it again soon for a re-evaluation, but like you said to each their own.
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I netflixed it instead of blind buying it awhile back and was glad I did. I like controversial movies but found Salo just to be gross for gross' sake...kinda like the human centipede movies. While interesting, it wasn't something I had any interest in revisiting anytime soon.

I know others will disagree with me and say it is a work of art, but whatever. People smear shit on walls and call it art so to each his own.
I'd agree with this. I saw it about 10 years ago when the Criterion DVD was pulled and it (at the time) was the most valuable DVD out there.

I wasn't overly impressed and felt no need to ever watch it again. It felt more like shock value than anything of substance, although from what it sounds like the original source material was along the same lines.
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Old 08-20-14, 03:28 PM
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B&N carries books that are far more fucked up than In the Realm of the Senses and Salo.
True. I remember back in my school days when they had filters on the Internet, but seemed blissfully unaware of what was in the lurid Judith Krantz novels in the library . Guess it's the sometimes too-accurate "nobody reads anymore" mindset, or maybe figuring that people aren't going to know as much because the selection is much broader. Who knows ?
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True. I remember back in my school days when they had filters on the Internet, but seemed blissfully unaware of what was in the lurid Judith Krantz novels in the library . Guess it's the sometimes too-accurate "nobody reads anymore" mindset, or maybe figuring that people aren't going to know as much because the selection is much broader. Who knows ?
A local library used to carry Piers Anthony's novels in the children's/young readers section. I have to believe the librarian was a very twisted person hoping to corrupt young minds or had never actually read any of his work.
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Old 08-20-14, 07:06 PM
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Salo always seemed like the kind of movie John Waters would make if he wanted to make a serious art house film.
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How did this old guy get a copy three weeks early?

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Old 08-21-14, 05:51 PM
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^^^^^^^^^^^
Who is that hack?

Not every Criterion director can be a genius like this guy :

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Old 08-21-14, 05:53 PM
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I'm so glad Criterion didn't mess with that Eraserhead cover art. It's iconic to me.
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Old 08-21-14, 05:55 PM
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How did this old guy get a copy three weeks early?
Spoiler:

that's not some random dude...it's the director, David Lynch, i believe. don't know how he got it before street date however. thought that was illegal...
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How did this old guy get a copy three weeks early?

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Looks like the corners are a bit damaged, he's off to bluraydotcom to write a strongly worded post about the quality of shipping.
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Old 08-21-14, 06:22 PM
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that's not some random dude...it's the director, David Lynch, i believe. don't know how he got it before street date however. thought that was illegal...
I can't tell if you missed the sarcasm, or are responding to his sarcasm with sarcasm.
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I can't tell if you missed the sarcasm, or are responding to his sarcasm with sarcasm.
My money is on the former.
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I can't tell if you missed the sarcasm, or are responding to his sarcasm with sarcasm.
exactly.
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y'all make my head spin ...
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Looks like the corners are a bit damaged, he's off to bluraydotcom to write a strongly worded post about the quality of shipping.
No slipcover = No sale.
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