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Lost in Translation see it in theaters or wait for dvd?

Old 01-17-04, 06:09 PM
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Lost in Translation see it in theaters or wait for dvd?

I noticed that it is playing in my area for about 2 weeks. I was wondering if its worth spending about 20 bucks to see the movie in theaters (8.50 for a ticket, and about 10 bucks for food), or just wait and rent the dvd.
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Just rent the dvd.
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Just don't spend $10 on food

This is my #1 pick for the year, but I don't think it's the kind of film where it's effect will be deminished if you watch it on the small screen.

When does the DVD come out?
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I enjoyed it at the theater, then again, I also prefer to see good films on the big big screens.
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Originally posted by Pants
Just don't spend $10 on food

This is my #1 pick for the year, but I don't think it's the kind of film where it's effect will be deminished if you watch it on the small screen.

When does the DVD come out?
i think its feb 3
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$10 for food? Why would you ever pay that much for movie theater snacks?

I loved the movie and it's one of my favorites of all time, but at this point since it is coming out Feb. 3, you could probably just wait for the DVD and it wouldn't make much difference.
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Watch in theaters, this will give you a valid reason to bash it on the forum as I do not think it's your type of movie... prove me wrong.

Loved it Loved it LOVED IT
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Originally posted by Jackskeleton
Watch in theaters, this will give you a valid reason to bash it on the forum as I do not think it's your type of movie... prove me wrong.

Loved it Loved it LOVED IT
I could do that after the movie is on dvd as well. (also, i didn't like groundhog day, or rushmore, but loved the virgin suicides)
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You didn't like Groundhog Day?!!? Theres like 5 people in the world that dont like that movie. (Yes, I know by saying that I am welcoming a barrage of hooligans to come out of the woodworks and prove me wrong)
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Originally posted by Pants
...I don't think it's the kind of film where it's effect will be deminished if you watch it on the small screen.
i agree. the audience my friend and i saw it with was very subdued. stuff we were laughing at, they were taking very seriously. c'mon people, bill murray is funny!
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If the theater is good, I say go and smuggle in some snacks. I really enjoyed seeing it in the theater with a big screen and good sound because the movie was just so intrinsically beautiful.
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The closest LIT came to me was a 40 minute drive. I can't wait for the DVD.
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C'mon. support good films and see it in the theater. Don't blow your money on Torque. Make Holywood make more films like LIT and less like Charlie's Angels 2.
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I love the film, I'd recommend you see it at the theater but it's really not all that big of a deal. Wait for the DVD if you wish.
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One reason I say theater is because, although you are not going for the audiance reaction like if you were watching a comedy, the big view of japan on the big screen really adds something that just makes you go "wow"
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Originally posted by Jackskeleton
although you are not going for the audiance reaction like if you were watching a comedy
Uhh, Lost in Translation is a comedy.
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I wouldn't call it a comedy, although it has some very funny moments. I consider it a romance, admittedly with an askew point of view to it.
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It's playing at the campus theater here for $2 for a few days before the DVD release. I didn't have a chance to check it out during its initial run -- think I'll check it out, since I love practically everything Bill Murray does.
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Originally posted by Pants
Uhh, Lost in Translation is a comedy.
uhhhh It's a Light Comedy with more of a drama/character study then anything else. It wont be LOL funny so that is why I don't suggest it to anyone based on it being a "comedy". most folks expect a non stop joke after joke when you attach "comedy" to it. this is not that type of movie. It has a lot of dry humor, but I wont sell it to others on the comedy. that's an added bonus.

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Originally posted by Jackskeleton
One reason I say theater is because, although you are not going for the audiance reaction like if you were watching a comedy, the big view of japan on the big screen really adds something that just makes you go "wow"
I most definitely agree.

My favorite film of 2003 and probably in my top 20 of all-time.

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