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CTV

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« Reply #120 on: 12-30-2003 19:34 »
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Futurama Season 4...fantastic episodes...fantastic extras....etc....10/10.

TOTP Dance!
davids

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« Reply #121 on: 12-31-2003 06:04 »

I just got LXG on region 3 dvd and it is excellant. it is a two disk set with lots of extras and a reasonably good film.
8/10
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #122 on: 12-31-2003 14:00 »

 
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Originally posted by eggsandwich:
I got the Alien Quadrilogy a few days after it was released

I got the Alien Legacy a few years ago soon after that came out. It was the Limited 20th Anniversary edition, with certificate too. Sure it only had 5 discs, not 9, but at least it still contained all the films. Since the Quadrilogy coming out, I haven't seen the Legacy about anymore. Who knows, maybe it'll become a rare collectors item, I'll stick with it. I prefer the outer packaging anyway...

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« Reply #123 on: 01-01-2004 23:01 »

Peter Kay's Pheonix Nights Box Set:
Right, this has series one and two (12 episodes) and  each one is pure gold, I was pissin' meself laughing.
There's full Audio Commentary (Peter Kay has a brilliant girlish giggle), loads of outtakes (which is probably my favourite of all the extras on the DVD format) AND deleted scenes for each episode (with commenatry aswell).
There's two specially made for the DVD bonus sing songs in the van when they're driving down the road.
There also documentaries, trailers and Red Nose day (or whatever it was) parodies.

The only bad thing I can say is that there's not enough seasons and that it skipped a bit in the DVD player!
A  big grin  big grin  laff
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« Reply #124 on: 01-02-2004 00:18 »
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Originally posted by Otis P Jivefunk:
 I got the Alien Legacy a few years ago soon after that came out. It was the Limited 20th Anniversary edition, with certificate too. Sure it only had 5 discs, not 9, but at least it still contained all the films. Since the Quadrilogy coming out, I haven't seen the Legacy about anymore. Who knows, maybe it'll become a rare collectors item, I'll stick with it. I prefer the outer packaging anyway...



Yeah, its funny; if it has more discs its an absolute must-have. Then the 5-disc set is obsolete.

'Out this fall, the 45-disc DVD set of The Lord of the Rings trilogy'
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« Reply #125 on: 01-03-2004 17:28 »

I watched the first half of the 1985 film the breakfast club the other day and thought it was excellent. I will buy it from somewhere and watch the rest at a later date. But i have a few questions;
- so is the film related to the breakfast club thing in Futurama luck of the fryrish or is the film title a take on a band or something? fill me in mo fos?

- in the film one character says 'eat my shorts' i always thought this was a simpsons thing but as this was made 4 years b4 the simpsons i guess not. Did the simpsons get it from the breakfast club or was it said somewhere else originally?

p.s i know this isnt supposed to go here. But i dont know where else to put it...some peelers arnt very helpful to say the least...
Pikka Bird

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« Reply #126 on: 01-03-2004 17:34 »

Spl'uh! If you call somebody mo fos, then waht'd you expect....
But I am pretty sure The Breakfast Club from LOTF is referring to the movie (or more specifically, to the soundtrack) I did an amazon search for it, and the movie and the soundtrack were the only "real" results I got. And the cover DOES look like the real-life cover.
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« Reply #127 on: 01-03-2004 17:38 »

ta. not mo fos in a bad way. dont you watch bo selecta? its in a loving way. thanks anyway.
Pikka Bird

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« Reply #128 on: 01-03-2004 19:00 »
« Last Edit on: 01-03-2004 19:00 »

Whoa! How do youy say "you're welcome" in ebonickz? Yizzow izza Wizzome, mo fo!
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« Reply #129 on: 01-29-2004 20:18 »
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Tenacious D - The Complete Masterworks

Disk I – For Fans
Live Concert at Brixton Academy – (60 Minutes).
Live Tracklist: Flash, Wonderboy, Explosivo, Medley, Karate, Kyle Quit The Band, Friendship, Kielbasa, Dio, The Road, The Cosmic Shame, Fuck Her Gently, Tribute, Rock Your Socks, Double Team.

Tenacious D - Six HBO Episodes – (70 minutes).
Episodes: In Search For Insperado, Angel In Disguise, Death Of A Dream, The Greatest Song In The World, The Fan, Road Gig.

Disk II – For Psycho Fans[/b]
Promo Tracklist:
Tribute (and making of)
Wonderboy (and making of)
Fuck Her Gently


Short Films:
JB's BJ
Rock Star Sperm For Sale
Butt Baby


Documentaries:
In The Studio With Tenacious D (10 Minutes)
On The Road With Tenacious D (30 Minutes)

TV Appearances:
Mad TV – “Tribute” (Full Band Including Dave Grohl)
Crank Yankers – “Friendship”
Late Night With Conan O'Brien – “Wonderboy” (Full Band with Max Weinberg)

Easter Eggs:
'The Osbournes' TV Spots
Tenacious D Album TV Ad

Quite literally one of the best Music DVD Releases for quite some time.  This packages The Legendary D's entire visual back-catalog.  Disk One going with an hour-long gig at Brixton Academy featuring just Jack and Kyle belting out all of their favourites and including some hilarious asides and skits (watch out for the best musical instrument ever, the Saxaboom!), highlights are the fantastic Medley, and The Cosmic Shame (JB's English accent is pretty damn funny).  Further to that we've got the six original episodes from HBO, which give us the premise to most of the popular songs (backed by their regular appearance at a local club) - the introductions being fantastically hilarious every time:

"Those women in the audience who are ovulating, please do not get too near the stage, as the following band are so potent you may get pregnant."

"....Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath and Molly Hatchett couldn't make it, but they all had sex and are proud to announce the birth of their two-headed baby: Tenacious-D"
   laff

But it's Disk II which provides an array of extras and eggs which add to The D's legendary reputation.  Two Documentaries covering the recording of their album, and the subsequent tour, then three (frankly) bizarre Short Films (also for HBO).  Then we have the three promo videos (yes, three, as region two DVD owners get FHG as a bonus) plus two making ofs.

The TV appearances feature The D with their full band on two out of the three tracks (great to see Kage and Jables playing with Grohl on MADTV).

Hilarious highlight is the easter egg Album commercial, with The D's album as respite for a teenage girl's first period.  Has to be seen.

All in all, it's a must-have.

You're like the fun vampire, but instead of sucking blood, you just suck...

STILL The Cuddly Face Of Heavy Metal
alexvilagosh

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« Reply #130 on: 02-06-2004 05:02 »

Cheers Melll!

*adds DVD to list of must get DVDs*
Impossible

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« Reply #131 on: 02-06-2004 06:09 »

 
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Originally posted by SwanMan3000:
I watched the first half of the 1985 film the breakfast club the other day and thought it was excellent. I will buy it from somewhere and watch the rest at a later date. But i have a few questions;
- so is the film related to the breakfast club thing in Futurama luck of the fryrish or is the film title a take on a band or something? fill me in mo fos?

- in the film one character says 'eat my shorts' i always thought this was a simpsons thing but as this was made 4 years b4 the simpsons i guess not. Did the simpsons get it from the breakfast club or was it said somewhere else originally?

p.s i know this isnt supposed to go here. But i dont know where else to put it...some peelers arnt very helpful to say the least...
The film title refers to what a friend's son of John Hughes (the director) called saturday morning detention. And yes the music is related to LOTF - "Don't You (Forget About Me)" was written for the film.

The "Eat my shorts" thing - I think that Groening could have borrowed it, as he does seem to be a fan of TBC (you know, that's how he got the name for Bender and all). It would be cool if he had done.

*Waits for The Breakfast Club to come out on DVD*

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« Reply #132 on: 02-06-2004 15:29 »

It's out on Region 1, and I've yet to see it.
Gorky

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« Reply #133 on: 02-07-2004 19:33 »

Here's my review of....

The Critic: The Complete Series

Distributed by: Columbia Tristar Home Entertainment

Discs: 3

Region: 1

Release date: 1/27/04

               EPISODES

Disc one: Contains the first eight episodes of season 1.

Disc two: Contains five episodes from season 1 and three from season 2.

Disc three: Contains the last seven episodes of the series, all from season 2.

Overall episode rating: 5/5

                 EXTRAS

Disc one: Two trailers for DVDs from Columbia Tristar Home Entertainment. Four episodes ("Pilot", "Miserable", "Eye on the Prize", and "Every Doris has her Day" ) have audio commentary tracks with creators Al Jean and Mike Reiss as well as others from the cast and crew.

Disc two: Audio commentary tracks on three episodes ("L.A. Jay", "Jay, Woman, and Child", and "Sherman of Arabia" ). For the episode "A Pig-boy and his Dog" a few scenes have a split screen comparison of the storyboard, animatic, and final version of the scene, hosted by Rich Moore and David Cutler.

Disc 3: Commentary on the episode "Siskel and Ebert and Jay and Alice". There are two clip compiltations, "Trailor Parodies" and "Top Ten List". The ten internet 'webisodes' written by Al Jean and Mike Reiss are also included.

Overall Extras rating: 5/5

Overall DVD rating: 5/5


Anyway, this DVD was great. I do have a few problems that I'd like to mention, though. The episodes don't appear to have been touched at all, and most likely weren't digitally remastered. They appear as they did in '94 and '95. Also, on the Bonus Features front, there are no subtitles or scene selection menus. This isn't that troublesome for me, but it may be for others, so I thought I'd mention it. The eight commentary tracks are very informative, my only complaint is that there was no commentary on the finale episode (if a clipshow qualifies as a finale) or the webisodes. It's not that big a problem, I just would have liked to hear the commentaries for them.

Well, that's my review. I hope it helps.
evan

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« Reply #134 on: 02-17-2004 19:47 »
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Well, I've been debating on whether or not to buy The Critic on DVD, or just wait until Comedy Central repeats them into the ground. So, thanks on helping me make my decision. I might pick it up if I find it cheap, or if the special features are really really good.

 
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Originally posted by Impossible:
The "Eat my shorts" thing - I think that Groening could have borrowed it, as he does seem to be a fan of TBC (you know, that's how he got the name for Bender and all). It would be cool if he had done.


From one of the commentary tracks, Groening mentions how, in the begining of the series, Bart would pick up and repeat things he heard on television. So it is likely that Bart got "eat my shorts" from TBC. (makes sense, time-wise)
Gorky

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« Reply #135 on: 02-17-2004 20:43 »

The webisodes are good. The featurette was produced on the same day that some of the commentaries were recorded, so it is new and informative. As for the commentaries themselves, they're great. I just wish that there had been more. The clip compiltations feature both useless and fake facts that last for about two minutes before the actual clips are shown (in fact, all disc three special features are like this). IMO, the only real reason to watch the clips is for the facts.
The extras could be better, but they're worth it.
Impossible

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« Reply #136 on: 02-18-2004 06:17 »
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Originally posted by evan:
From one of the commentary tracks, Groening mentions how, in the begining of the series, Bart would pick up and repeat things he heard on television. So it is likely that Bart got "eat my shorts" from TBC. (makes sense, time-wise)
Thanks evan   smile I wasn't sure because I'd never seen it anywhere on IMDB. Thanks for the info   smile


 
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Originally posted by ~Fazeshift~:
It's out on Region 1, and I've yet to see it.
I know   frown I really want it to come out here though ... so I can make framegrabs!   smile
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« Reply #137 on: 02-18-2004 11:22 »

 
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Originally posted by Gorky:
The clip compiltations feature both useless and fake facts that last for about two minutes before the actual clips are shown (in fact, all disc three special features are like this). IMO, the only real reason to watch the clips is for the facts.

Those fake facts were written for the webisodes.  They were displayed while you waited for the movie to load.
davids

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« Reply #138 on: 02-26-2004 16:37 »
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Does anyone own the R1 Alien Quadrilogy? If so can you please post an exploded packshot so that I can decided which version to buy.
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« Reply #139 on: 02-28-2004 06:30 »
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I got the Aliens Quadrilogy but on R2 and I still ain't watched the re-edit of Alien.

One DVD/film thats is really good is City of God, A brazilian film using amatuar actors, so it is subtitled, but don't let that stop you from seeing it, this is one badass film!! 

As for the extras, I haven't watched any yet as I got a feeling they'd be subtitled too.
Recommended film for movie lovers, I'd give it a 10 outta 10.
Gocad

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« Reply #140 on: 02-28-2004 06:53 »

zoolander

the plot:
a male model is brainwashed to kill the prime minister of malaysia (the movie is still banned there), because his actions threaten the fashion industry...

this movie made me cry...ben stiller and owen wilson as incredibly stupid male models is fun to watch.

the dvd is has almost all extras one could want:

- a commentary with ben stiller (who also directed it) and the writers
- deleted and extended scenes with commentary by ben stiller
- alternative end credits sequence (arrg, will ferrell dancing.....  laff )
- promotion spots and more (including an easter egg)
- an introduction into the dvd menu by derek zoolander  tongue
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« Reply #141 on: 02-28-2004 07:17 »

Oh, love it, love it!

I got the Zoolander DVD before Xmas in a special offer.  So worth it.  The extras are great (the hilariously great Easter Egg is Stiller and Wilson rehearsing the "Walk-Off" ).

Also, I loved the outtakes and deleted scenes, especially the extra Earth To's.
boingo2000

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« Reply #142 on: 02-28-2004 12:09 »

 
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Originally posted by nerdlingus:
One DVD/film thats is really good is City of God, A brazilian film using amatuar actors, so it is subtitled, but don't let that stop you from seeing it, this is one badass film!! 

As for the extras, I haven't watched any yet as I got a feeling they'd be subtitled too.
Recommended film for movie lovers, I'd give it a 10 outta 10.

Unfortunatly, Miramax bumped back the release of the R1 DVD of this to June becuase the movie's up for some Oscars.  So I'm going to have to wait a while before I can see this film, but I'm looking forward to it (I've yet to hear a bad review).
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« Reply #143 on: 02-28-2004 17:19 »

 
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Originally posted by Melllvar:
Also, I loved the outtakes and deleted scenes, especially the extra Earth To's.

My very favorite outtake is the stuff with Will Ferrell as Lil' Cletus -- especially the fake-crying at the very end of the outtake reel.  laff
Woodbot 2.0

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« Reply #144 on: 02-29-2004 11:49 »
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GRIMLINS 1 DVD
Sound/Picture:This has very good digital sound and picture.You can hear the very point when the grimlins sing Hi-Hoe.
The picture makes you wonder if this was a
1980's movie because of the wonderful picture.This section gets a 4.5/5

Special Fetures:
Audio commetary-Very funny commantarys.
The cast one is very good espacially when Howie Mandela say in gizmo's voice"It was murder getting in that box everyday!"
The one with the creatores really nocked my socks off!They we're so funny!"Gizmo being played with sharp darts was a crew requesed
because the crew was so sick of Gizmo"
This section gets a 5/5.

Deleted Scenes-Not much here ,but still very funny,only we can't here Stripe singing Chrismas songs! mad
This one gets a 3/5

Theatrical Trailers:These were good.
The first one didn't show any Grimlins though.The second one made me think my would they show a Chrismas movie in the summer.The one for Grimlins 2 wanted me to get the 2 DVD.This one gets a 4/5

Overall Grade:5/5
This is a very good movie!
Isay buy it!
Grimlins 2 DVD review is coming soon.
davids

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« Reply #145 on: 02-29-2004 15:12 »
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Originally posted by davids:
Does anyone own the R1 Alien Quadrilogy? If so can you please post an exploded packshot so that I can decided which version to buy.

Fine if no-one has an exploded packshot can someone at least describe the R1 packaging? Is it in a booklet style like the R2? there is only £2 in it between the R1 and R2 and packaging is the only real difference.

Melllvar

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« Reply #146 on: 02-29-2004 15:12 »

 
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Originally posted by LAN.gnome:
 My very favorite outtake is the stuff with Will Ferrell as Lil' Cletus -- especially the fake-crying at the very end of the outtake reel.   laff

The outtake reel is a great way to see how much Will Ferrell improvised in that movie.  The man's a comic genius!

"Serve me up a batch of hot steaming Hansel!laff
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« Reply #147 on: 07-28-2004 00:12 »
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Godzilla: King of the monsters

Considering the film is nearly fifty years old, I wasn't expecting the image quality to be great, but I was duly impressed by Godzilla.  The effects are corny as hell and dubbing technology apparantly hadn't advanced enough to make Richard Burton's presence unnecessary, but the movie looks great on screen.  Sony released this glorious 78 minute black and white monster rampage in 2002.

The DVD, however lacks the razzle-dazzle that most of us are used to by now.  The menus are all but static and make use of minimal background music.  From the main menu, three opions are available: play movie, scene access, and special features.  The special features contains no more than a selection of Dolby surround or genuine mono sound and a promo for a Godzilla videogame for Gamecube.  I have to admit, the videogame looked pretty cool.  If only I had a Gamecube...

Anyway, Sony Music really dropped the ball in terms of features for this DVD.  Given its short length, there should have been plenty of room for snazziness.  A game, some trailers, a short featurette, commentary... anything.

I am forced to give this DVD three of eight stars.
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« Reply #148 on: 08-06-2004 22:30 »
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Richard Burton?  I think you mean Raymond Burr.

Anyway, I just finished watching the DVD set of the cartoon Undergrads.  Overall the show was pretty good.  Some episodes weren't so great, but most were funny and enjoyable.

The DVDs don't have too many extras, but I guess there wasn't much they could include.  There's an interview with creator Pete Williams, a short video of a voice recording session in which we see him doing all the different voices, commentary from Williams on one episode, and text notes from Williams about each main character.  In the commentary and notes he reveals that pretty much every recurring character is based on a real person.  He's the basis for Nitz, of course (he looks like Nitz and uses his real voice for the character), and the character Jessie is voiced by her real-life inspiration.

Williams mentions a few ideas they had for a second season, but he makes it clear that the show isn't coming back (even though the DVD set is called "The Complete First Season").  That's unfortunate.
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« Reply #149 on: 09-08-2004 13:48 »
« Last Edit on: 09-08-2004 13:48 »

*Bump*

Shaun Of The Dead

Extras:

Audio Commentaries[/u]
Audio commentary from actor/writer Simon Pegg and director Edgar Wright
Audio commentary from actors Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Dylan Moran, Kate Ashfield and Lucy Davis
Audio commentary from actors Bill Nighy and Penelope Wilton
Audio commentary from the zombies.

Missing Bits[/u]
Extended bits (with optional audio commentary)
Outtakes
'The Man Who Would Be Shaun'
‘Funky Pete’
'Plotholes': What Happened To Shaun When He Ran Off? / What Happened To Dianne When She Left The Winchester? / How Did Ed Get From The Cellar To The Shed?

TV Bits[/u]
Coldplay on T4
Fun Dead (full version of It's a Knockout Zombies)
Trisha - 'Your nine lives are up!'
Trisha - 'I married a monster'
'Remembering Z Day': an interview with Jeremy Thompson

Raw Meat[/u]
'Electronic Press Kit' featurette
Vignettes: Simon's cam / Lucy's cam / Joe's diary
'Edgar Wright's and Simon Pegg's Flip Chart': a presentation of the first draft
SFX comparison from Double Negative
Make-up tests

Zombie Gallery[/u]
Photo Gallery
Poster Designs
2000AD Strip: 'There's Something About Mary'

Trails Of The Dead[/u]
TV spots
Official trailer
Official teaser trailer
'Fright Fest' exclusive trailer

Subtitles[/u]
English
Storyboard Comparisons
Zomb-O-Meter: Trivia Track


Wow, just wow!  From this movie onwards, this is how DVD's should be done.  With just one omission (a decent "making of" documentary), there's not much more you can expect from the best British zombie-comedy of all-time.

The commentaries are pure class, with Pegg and Wright leading the way with the geeky writer-director track, pointing out comedy cameos and references aplenty.  Then there's the cast track, which is much akin to the tracks on Spaced and Black Books, not so much on the insight, more on the additional comedy.

The pick of the other extras (for me) was the "Plotholes" feature, which points out omissions from the movie, where you wonder what might have happened.  Needless to say, one of the outcomes was pleasing, and the others are well-covered.

There are a couple of moments in the outtake reel (which is total class) which are fantastic.  One merits a feature of it's own "The Man Who Would Be Shaun" (featuring Pegg as Michael Caine and Nick Frost as Sean Connery), and the other (along the same lines) with Peter Serafinowicz and Pegg impersonating Paul and John from The Beatles.   Classic.

The video-cam diary's provide some insight into the making of Shaun, and Joe Cornish's (of Adam & Joe Show fame) day as a zombie extra is good fun.

Of the other features, I'd say the undiscovered gem is the "Coldplay On T4" segment, which is fantastic.  Chris Martin riffing on the demise at the hands of zombies of his original bassist and drummer (who are replaced by familiar faces), is pretty hilarious.

Finally, the Zomb-O-Meter trivia track is great too.  Those who are regulars to the Spaced Thread know that the Homage-O-Meter is a great feature of the Spaced DVD, and it's great to have it on here too.  Pointing out the music cues, references, and some fun facts (The second album Lucy Davis ever bought was "Rio" by Duran Duran).

DVD's don't get much better than this, plus the movie is awesome.

9.9/10
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« Reply #150 on: 09-09-2004 16:38 »
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I watched some of the Shaun Of The Dead special features and they were all brilliant. I love the Simon cam because Nick Frost was really funny and poor guy have to have an injection in his butt. I also like the Lucy cam especially where they show how the zombies ripped David to pieces. The Jo Cam was ok. Nick looks different with his hair even shorter.

The plot holes where good and I absolutely love the Michael Cain and Sean Connery bit with Simon and Nick. Simon can also put on a really good Liverpool accent too when he did a scene with Peter Serafinowicz as The Beatles. I listened half way from with the cast commentary and it was fun to hear them. I going to finished off listening to the end later on tonight,

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« Reply #151 on: 11-03-2004 07:18 »

Bump

Shrek 2 – 2 disk special Edition

The film was brilliant and I absolutely love that movie so much. I am more interested in the special feature the most.

The best part about the extra feature is Far Far Away Idol which is en extra surprise ending. You see the characters having a singing contest you get get to vote who is your favourite singer interactively. The judges are Shrek, Fiona, and Simon Cowell. 

There a Puss In Boots music video, he is so cute that why he is my favourite character, the making of Far Far Away Idol. Burp with Shrek and Fiona and lots more. It was an enjoyable DVD.

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« Reply #152 on: 11-03-2004 13:33 »
« Last Edit on: 11-03-2004 13:33 »

I worked my way through the Shrek 2 DVD today too...

First the film is awesome, very funny, a total joke fest, and great story/characters. Only thing which let's it down are a few cheap pop culture jokes, otherwise cloolsome...

The transfer is very clean, sharp, bright and detailed, just as you'd expect. It could perhaps be very slightly shaper and brighter, as I have seen better, however this is nearly as good as it gets. The sound is also clear and detailed, with some nice high and low end scattered throughout. Although personally, I'd have had the dialogue louder, so that the music doesn't overpower the movie, which it did in places...

As for the extras, I got the single disc edition. Normally I'm all out for getting the 2 disc version, but I've read that the second disc mainly contains kids games, and little much else which isn't on the first disc. One thing which really pissed me off is that there's two trailers before the movie begins, and you can't skip them! It just won't let you! The trailers are for Sharks Tale and Madagascar, but you're forced to watch them every time you put the DVD in. I press "DVD menu", but no, that action is prohibited. So I try skipping the chapters ">>", but no, that's prohibited too! Those cheap skates!...

Anyway, onto the extras. This is pretty light on extras, however there are a few short documentaries, which are pretty interesting and insightful. There could have been more though. Also, ironically, Shrek 2 doesn’t have it's own trailer on the disc, despite the numerous trailers for other films. Although I hate Pop Idol, I have to admit that the Far Away Idol extra is pretty fun. I loved the joke about Pinocheos performance being wooden    laff But that was a Shrek line, Simon Cowell was pretty dull, and didn't fit the "Far Away" theme. The kids games included on this first disc are pretty dull, often resorting to recycling clips from the film...

The menu's are an average affair. I like the talking main menu, visually average, but the dialogue makes up for it. The other menu’s are all pretty good too...

I like the packaging, a neat green plastic case, and a picture disc...

As a complete DVD I rate it 7.5/10. Not being able to skip the trailers at the beginning, and the fact it contains no trailer for the actual film itself is the main reason which brings it down...
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« Reply #153 on: 11-05-2004 06:51 »

Seinfeld...

No need for a review, just buy it.
Sweetmelly

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« Reply #154 on: 11-18-2004 17:46 »

Live Aid

It was the biggest televison event of the 1980s and I was very delighted after I've heard that this concert* will be now released on DVD. Well the orinigal concert has lasted 16 hours. But on the DVD are unfortunately only 10 hours. This is a major disappointment.

*Participants were e.g. Phil Collins, Eric Clapton, David Bowie, Queen, The Eurythmics, Bruce Springsteen, Sting, U2, Madonna, Bob Dylan. Crosby, Stills & Nash, The Who, Band Aid and many others
Lrrr_2004
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« Reply #155 on: 11-18-2004 21:38 »

If anyone has Smallville season three, could you tell me what episodes have commentary by the cast.  And what special features there are.
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« Reply #156 on: 11-18-2004 22:07 »
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Originally posted by Sweetmelly:
Live Aid

It was the biggest televison event of the 1980s and I was very delighted after I've heard that this concert* will be now released on DVD. Well the orinigal concert has lasted 16 hours. But on the DVD are unfortunately only 10 hours. This is a major disappointment.

*Participants were e.g. Phil Collins, Eric Clapton, David Bowie, Queen, The Eurythmics, Bruce Springsteen, Sting, U2, Madonna, Bob Dylan. Crosby, Stills & Nash, The Who, Band Aid and many others

I have this DVD, and I have to disagree, it's totally worth it.  The stuff that they didn't put on the DVD was stuff they couldn't find the footage for, save for a few artists (Santana and Led Zeppelin) who didn't pledge their permission to have their stuff on the DVD (Zepp said that their performance was "sub-standard" ).

Bob Geldof told MTV, ABC and the BBC that they were not to record any of the concert, as it was only meant to be broadcast on that day, and never again - plus it would sidestep a huge legal (read: copyright) hole when it came to negotiating rights with artists thereafter.  Luckily, the BBC and MTV ignored him.  ABC took him at his word.  This is why finding original tapes of the concert footage has been difficult.

There were a few other bits missing, songs which were not shown in their entirity on the TV Broadcast, and songs which suffered "technical difficulties" (namely, "Rat Trap" by Boomtown Rats, Bob Geldof pulled his mic out of it's socket, and therefore couldn't be heard - "A View To A Kill" by Duran Duran, Simon Le Bon famously hits a bum-note, during the songs climax - Two songs, "My Generation" and "Pinball Wizard", from The Who's set were only seen by the Wembley crowd as the TV Generator blew).

Add to that the links and TV studio bits during the broadcast and you'll have your 16 hours.  Needless to say this is pretty comprehensive (I mean, come on, it's got REO Speedwagon's set on it!).

I was planning to do my own review of this, but I'll stick my thoughts on this here instead.

One thing, for me, which stands out, is, at the time of Live Aid, the American Music Scene (and therefore the American leg of Live Aid) was incredibly weak, compared to the British.

On the Philadelphia gig, it's loaded with British superstar artists from the time (Mick Jagger, The Pretenders, Duran Duran, Thompson Twins, Simple Minds, etc.), and a few token Americans (who would say, like: "who the hell are they?" - for instance: George Thorogood & The Destroyers.)  Almost all of these American artists, bring out "special guests" to beef-up their own appearance - Ashford & Simpson literally wheeling-out Teddy Pendergrass has to be seen to be believed.

This was on the cusp of Rap and Madonna going double-massive (Madonna featured on an early evening slot, whereas headlining (practically) was Hall & Oates!), and Run DMC wasn't even broadcast on TV (yet features on the DVD - classic too!).

On the whole, this DVD is a total nostalgia trip for me, as I watched it on the day, and it's great to finally have this available.  Well done, Bob!

8/10

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Lrrr_2004
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« Reply #157 on: 11-22-2004 20:46 »

 
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Originally posted by Lrrr_2004:
If anyone has Smallville season three, could you tell me what episodes have commentary by the cast.  And what special features there are.

I just got the Third season today, so i'll answer my own question, for any of you that are wondering.

The episodes that have cast commentary are, "Exile", "Truth", and "Memoria"

The special features are, Chloe Chronicles vol. 2, gag reel, deleted scenes, behind the scene featurette about the Smallville crew, such as stunt people, the light crew, hair people, and costume.  And the set designers.  It's very informative, and Michael Rosenbaum is hilarious as always.

I rate the DVD an A+
Very good deleted scenes.  It's a must have for any Smallville fan.
Malachy

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« Reply #158 on: 11-22-2004 20:52 »

Star Trek The Original Series Season 1

Great buy. Great episodes, some of my personal favorites. The inside part that actually holds the DVD's is sortof flimsy- but no big. A+
RavenStar

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« Reply #159 on: 11-23-2004 01:06 »

Chronicles of Riddick: Unrated Director's Cut

This shoulda been the one released in the theaters. Much better, all the firefights can actually be seen instead of just all ragged close-ups. Skimpy on the extras, but what are there really help the movie make more sense.

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