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Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #80 on: 09-14-2003 15:46 »
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Alice in Chains - Music Bank, the videos

I haven't got that many music DVD's, but this is definately my favourite. The menus are great. There may not be many of them, but that's made up for in quality animation that totally fits with AIC's artistic themes. It's like opening a mini-bank full of their videos.

It includes all of their videos, from 'We Die Young' to 'Get Born Again'. Also, at the very beginning is a little documentary called the 'King 5 documentary'. It's from 1989 before they got signed, and it's really interesting. The videos themselves are awesome. Lots of these hardly ever come on TV anymore unfortunately.

My favourite vids are for 'Sea of Sorrow', 'What the Hell Have I?', 'Grind', and 'Get Born Again'. All of thm are awesome vids though. It's kinda sad seeing Layne Staley health get worse through the vids though. In 'Get Born Again' they even have to use clips from 'Sea of Sorrow' to try and get by. But despite this it's a really clool video, although sadly their last.

Their videos are very artistic, with a lot of expression through art used in them. Also, between many of the vids are some clips of the band through the years. They're pretty clool and interesting, and easy enough to skip if you want.

I love this DVD, it's great for any AIC, grunge, metal and rock fan. The picture isn't the sharpest, but it's definately good enough, not bad at all. And the sound quality is great! Hightly recommended   smile
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« Reply #81 on: 09-24-2003 21:50 »
« Last Edit on: 09-24-2003 21:50 »

Just scooped up Run Ronnie Run!. It's based off of a Mr. Show character. The movie's got tons of cameos in it including Jack Black, Ben Stiller, Jeff Goldblum, Trey Parker, Matt Stone and many more. It's pretty funny. I recommend it.
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« Reply #82 on: 09-24-2003 23:08 »

Hey, I saw Run, Ronnie Run! way back before it was released on DVD! I'm special.

Go me!
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« Reply #83 on: 09-25-2003 21:45 »

Awww. We should have a big parade for you!
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« Reply #84 on: 09-26-2003 00:03 »

Yeah, I second that motion.
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« Reply #85 on: 09-30-2003 22:10 »

 Trigger Happy T.V was weak as a series... too british but thats just my opinion... The Special Edition Pulp Fiction DVD was the way to go as far as total overall greatness as a film and the extras TOTALLY KICKED ASS..... anyways thats just me....

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« Reply #86 on: 10-01-2003 16:27 »

Korn - Live At Hammerstein
I was expecting this DVD to be quite extensive, but alas, no.  It was fairly disappoiting.

Firstly, the concert is only 60 minutes.  Secondly, there's no real reason that a second disk is justfied.  The "Documentary" is around 10 minutes, and the "alternative angle" is a remixed version of the concert with computer visuals, which is downright annoying.

I wish I'd bought "Deuce".

5/10.
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« Reply #87 on: 10-24-2003 22:15 »
« Last Edit on: 10-24-2003 22:15 »

The Adventures of Indiana Jones

Finally, after six long years of lobbying, the world famous archaeologist finally arrives on DVD. The question on everyone's mind is: was the long and enduring wait worth it? The answer is of course, HELL YEAH!

Movie(s) (10/10) - G'uh, this trilogy is the high benchmark of all action/adventure movies. Sure, Temple of Doom may recieve some flak for Kate Capshaw and violent sequences, but the movie has some of my favorite set-pieces ever (mine-carts, anyone?). Of course, Raiders and Last Crusade are my favorite Indy flicks. Raiders for its unparalelled action sequences and Last Crusade for high-brow comedy as well as Sean Connery.  Also, unlike Lucas' other trilogy or Spielberg's little alien film, there was no CGI enhancements or sugar-coating added to the rough-and-tumble protagonist.  Although it should be noted that there has been some "tinkering" in form of fixing mistakes like the glass reflection between Indy and the snake in Raiders of the Lost Ark.

Video (10/10) - All three movies have been restored frame-by-frame courtesy of the folks at Lowry Digital Imagery (the same guys that restored such classic films like North by Northwest, Citizen Kane, and Snow White and the Seven Dwarves). The results have been magnificent, with very few flaws. I did notice some grain in the FX shots, but that's to be expected.

Audio (9.5/10) - The audio has been remixed in 5.1 sound. The best part here is that this is a full, enveloping mix, yet it retains the "flavor" of the original sound effects as opposed to recent remixes like Superman and The Godfather.

Extras (9/10) - Well, first things first, there is NO audio commentary on any of the three films. Spielberg has yet to record one and probably never will. All of the extra features are conveniently located in the fourth disc. The meat of the fourth disc is a feature-length documentary on the making of the Indiana Jones Trilogy. The making-of doc is fantastic and features interviews with just about everyone who participated in the Indy flicks. Not to mention that there is plenty of revealing behind-the-scenes footage. There's also four additional featurettes on the music, sound, stunts, and visual effects.  Finally, trailers for all three films and a weblink rounds out the extras. The extras may not be up to par as say, Fellowship of the Ring Extended Edition, personally I thought there should've been some deleted scenes (there are bits of pieces of deleted outtakes shown throughout the making-of), but the making-of doc is great and demands repeat viewings.

Overall (10/10) - One of the best DVDs of 2003 and a exceptional presentation of one of the greatest movie adventure series.
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« Reply #88 on: 10-25-2003 06:22 »

Simply superb, SimPurist! Professee concurs wit you totally, man!
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« Reply #89 on: 11-08-2003 08:33 »

Matrix Reloaded

I got this a few weeks back, and with talk of the Third installment doing the rounds, I thought I'd add my review of this one.

Clarity of picture and sound is amazing, expecially if viewed on a large TV and using a good sound system. 

Second and subsequent viewings of the movie itself have lead me to the conclusion that the criticism of it was kinda harsh.  It's a great movie, and the FX doesn't standout as being too "computery" on DVD.

Extras: The Matrix's are criminally missing commentaries, but that's the arsiness of the Wachowskis for you.  Their movie should do the talking.  I, on the other hand, like the insight (and humour) that commentaries can bring to the table.

There is however, a couple of great "making of" documentaries, one dedicated specifically to the Highway Chase.

That said, the standout feature for me, was the MTV Movie Awards Parody, Will Ferrell as The Architect is as funny as hell, and makes this feature a light departure to the (relatively serious) other features.

7.5/10
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« Reply #90 on: 11-08-2003 13:08 »

Payback:
Got this yesterday.
It's in a one of those shitty carboard clip cases but my other ones seem to be in ok condition.
There's not much on this DVD other than the film (widescreen on side A, non-widescreen on side B), 4 interviews about 2 mins long each with Mel Gibson, Lucy Liu, Maria "Foxy" Bello and James Coburn.
"There's scene selction too, dummy!"
Sshhh!

The picture quality is great (for that degraded greyish film noir look) and the cool soundtrack and sounds of Mel Gibson getting his toes hammered is about right.

B-, for no extra features, although it is only a small film.
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« Reply #91 on: 11-18-2003 02:40 »

Lord of The Rings: The Two Towers: Special Extended Edition

Just finished watching it. With an extra 42minutes of footage, makes this take all afternoon to watch, but it is worth it most definately.

The cinema release of the Two Towers had me a little disappointed, as some much of the great stuff from the book was cut. The first Extended Edition did some work to put back what the cinemas took out, but the second Extended Edition does so much more.

New Stuff Includes:
and a lot more little additions

If you havent read the book, you might not understand the relevance a lot of this stuff has but its still very good, and for those that have read the book it makes it that much better.

The biggest thing for me is the better ending, so much better than the crappy montage of shots we got in the cinema version, plus Faramir shows his quality.

I havent viewed the special features. but from the blurb they are similar to those on the Fellowship Extended Set.

This is definately a must for any LOTR fan out there.
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« Reply #92 on: 11-18-2003 03:01 »

FAMILY GUY: Season One (Australian version)

Well, I got this DVD of one of the funniest animated shows ever made a few weeks ago, so I thought I might as well review it. This DVD contains the whole first season IN PRODUCTION ORDER, with the exception of There's Something About Paulie (probably because it aired so late). Anyway, as expected - all 14 episodes on here were hillarious, highlights being Death Is A Bitch & Chitty Chitty Death Bang.

Unfortunately, I don't think the show transitioned well to DVD. The lines are often jagged and fuzzy (like a low quality jpeg) and the sound is at TV quality. I'm not sure if it's supposed to be like that, considering they only ever showed 2 episodes on TV in Perth (and that was over 3 years ago), but still - it's really annoying, although still watchable.

The main problem with this DVD though is the complete lack of features - that's right, not ONE bonus feature whatsoever. There's a short little intro with compiled clips from episodes, then a menu where you select the episode you want... and that's it. No audio commentary, not even a featurette or deleted scenes. NOTHING.

Still, all the things I complained about can be overlooked, and when you get right down to it - it's a damn good show. Unfortunately, the fact that the whole DVD just seemed rushed is a real downside and is pretty unforgivable in my opinion.

QUALITY: 4
EXTRAS: 0
CONTENT: 9

OVERALL: 7/10 (I would've given it an 8 if the quality was a bit better, or if it had some fucking extras!!!)
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« Reply #93 on: 11-18-2003 06:26 »

Law and Order: Criminal Intent Season One

While I'm still waiting for the second season of the original L&O, I am enjoying the first season of Dick Wolf's third show of the franchise.  The picture is clear, the sound is good, and the material is great.  The only downfall is the near-total lack of bonus features.  There is a short mini-documentary on the sixth disk that reveals very little about any of the cast or crew and pretty much sums up what we already know.

Overall 7/8.  Nothing spectacular, 'just the facts,' so to speak.
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« Reply #94 on: 11-18-2003 19:39 »

Grim:
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« Reply #95 on: 11-19-2003 02:59 »

Faze:
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« Reply #96 on: 11-19-2003 20:36 »
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is the f-word spewing gollum in the extended dvd, as an easter egg or not?

EDIT: It's from the MTV movie awards. it was hilarious.
and according to dvdreview.com, it is! YES!

"On New Line Home Entertainment?s Extended Edition release of 'The Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers' the studio has once again hidden some additional material that is definitely worth checking out.
Insert the first DVD from the box set ? the one containing the first half of the movie. From the Main Menu go to the 'Select A Scene' submenu where you proceed to go to the last page of these scene selections. Now highlight the 'Of Herbs And Stewed Rabbit' menu entry and press the 'Down' arrow key on your remote control. The One Ring will appear on the screen now and if you press 'Enter' you will see some footage of Peter Jackson congratulating you to finding this Easter Egg, followed by the clip from the MTV Movie Awards featuring Gollum's hilarious acceptance speech for 'Best Virtual Performance.'"

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« Reply #97 on: 11-19-2003 20:51 »

I hope the don't bone R2 DVD buyers again by not putting it on, like the Councli of Elrond spoof that should have been on Fellowship.
Grrrrrrrrasberries.
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« Reply #98 on: 11-22-2003 11:28 »

 
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Originally posted by Beamer:
FAMILY GUY: Season One (Australian version)

OVERALL: 7/10 (I would've given it an 8 if the quality was a bit better, or if it had some fucking extras!!!)

Yeah I was pissed off there were no extras but I was overjoyed at getting it at all in Austarlia....Only ever saw the 2 eps they showed here and I loved it from the start....Bloody Channel 7 again.... roll eyes

Great dvd(s) and I can't see the drop in quality but it is crudely drawn anyway....

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« Reply #99 on: 11-22-2003 12:47 »

 
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Originally posted by Grim:
The biggest thing for me is the better ending, so much better than the crappy montage of shots we got in the cinema version, plus Faramir shows his quality.

Huh?  Did you watch the same theater version I did?  Because the ending was exactly the same, with Gollum plotting the demise of Frodo and Sam. 

"She could do it!"
"Yes, she could."

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« Reply #100 on: 11-22-2003 16:08 »
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Well, I can't find Gollums acceptance speech on either of the movie discs, it doesn't look good for R2 owners.    frown  cry

Why Peter, why?
So close to perfection!!
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« Reply #101 on: 11-22-2003 16:30 »

just watched the extended version last night...i can't wait till they do that matinee of showing the two extended cuts in the theater followed by the premiere of ROTK...

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« Reply #102 on: 11-23-2003 05:16 »

 
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Originally posted by Nixorbo:
 Huh?  Did you watch the same theater version I did?  Because the ending was exactly the same, with Gollum plotting the demise of Frodo and Sam. 

"She could do it!"
"Yes, she could."


Yes I know the VERY end is exactly the same, but all that montage stuff that leads up to that has been greatly added to, that is what I meant

And the Gollum Acceptance speech is on the R4 disc, go to the scene selection on disc one, go to the very last (of herbs and stewed rabbits I believe it is called) press down and it will select a ring that was not visible before, press select, and Peter Jackson's ugly mug is there for all to see  big grin

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« Reply #103 on: 11-25-2003 05:47 »

Futurama Season 4
loved it lovd lved but the last episode the ending in that pissed me off a bit

9.9/10
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« Reply #104 on: 11-28-2003 23:33 »

Furi Kuri (FLCL) Volume 1

I bought this two months ago, but better to review it now than never. I liked every bit of it, all the action is still packed in there and now I can get to hear it in Japanese (I still think the English sounds better). The director's commentary is very useful as it explains the gags and ideas that inspired the show.

As a bonus, there's a booklet inside that shows translation notes for the episodes and background music info. Staff members make their input on FLCL and there's even in-depth info on Haruko's Vespa. At last there's a short manga taken from the bit in the first episode translated in English.

The extras in this video are awesome, but since it only contains 2 measly episodes I'll have to give it an 8/10.
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« Reply #105 on: 11-29-2003 01:35 »
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Originally posted by Just Chris:

As a bonus, there's a booklet inside that shows translation notes for the episodes and background music info. Staff members make their input on FLCL and there's even in-depth info on Haruko's Vespa. At last there's a short manga taken from the bit in the first episode translated in English.

The extras in this video are awesome, but since it only contains 2 measly episodes I'll have to give it an 8/10.

For new buyers of the FLCL DVDs, if you want the booklet Chris is talking about, you're going to have to check the packaging.  Apparently they have discontinued printing the booklet so newer versions don't have it in there.  You can tell if the DVD has the booklet because there will be a black sticker on the shrink wrap that has the text "informational booklet inside".  I don't know why they stopped printing them, but I find it disappointing considering how much the DVDs cost.  You can read about it here:  http://pub27.ezboard.com/fanimegamersforumfrm20.showMessage?topicID=11.topic

P.S.  If you want to get the vol. 3 DVD with a limited edition box (I really don't like limited edition crap, but I like boxes for my DVDs) without having to overpay some twat on ebay go to www.animegamers.com.  I got mine from there along with a few other things and have had no troubles at all dealing with them.

Ooops, animegamers link fixed!  Darn automatic url tags!
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« Reply #106 on: 11-29-2003 12:05 »

Make sure to remove the period for the Animegamers link. Otherwise, you'll be redirected to a web hosting site.
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« Reply #107 on: 11-29-2003 12:59 »

Anyone yet have the fifth element SE
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« Reply #108 on: 12-15-2003 15:59 »

*bump*
C'mon folks, there's loads of new stuff out!

Alias Season 2:
OMFG!!
High drama and sexy action couldn't be any better than this
Highlights are:
Excellent DVD with planty of cool features:
Audio commentary on important episodes, brilliant blooper reel and deleted scenes and a few documentaries which I have yet to watch.
There's some great guest appearances by Faye Dunaway, the guy who played The Hitcher, Ethan Hake and Christian Slater.
Where they get the awesome plots, I'll never know.
A+
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« Reply #109 on: 12-15-2003 16:12 »

T3

Amazing transfer, and crystal clear sound. Nice menu's, but not amazing. The extras are interesting, and Arnold still seems pationate about the franchise. We even get a detailed feature dedicated to making the merchandise models for the film. However it doesn't seem as lovingly put together as T1 and T2. The animated menus on them are amazing. But still it's a great DVD in all areas, and I love the film  smile
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« Reply #110 on: 12-15-2003 18:07 »

Red Dwarf S1+2
New to the Red Dwarf DVD sets i wasn't sure what to expect.

The episodes were classics, some i'd not seen before because i was too young to see them (First aired before i was born). The commentaries were interesting, but Futurama, my first major DVD investments, set an annoyingly high commentary standard.

My biggest gripe was with the menus. They were slow and annoying. They were just way too long, menus should be much faster to navigate. I did like the way they have placed Holly clips into them though.

Extras were interesting. The "drunk" featurette is one of the best, but none have beaten the full "Tounge Tied" video.

9/10 - Sort out those damned menus.
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« Reply #111 on: 12-15-2003 22:15 »
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Did anyone get the Desperado\El Mariachi DVD??? It sucked quite badly... The movies are Robert R.'s finest but really the DVD didn't have a whole lot going for it. It had a couple of read in character bits and director bits... I give it a 4 outta 10... I'm glad to have it on HDTV but jesus man. I expect more when I shell out the extra dough. Just so you know if you're going to pick this up... (Grabs ice-sickle to stab anyone who hasn't seen it) El Mariachi is a subtitled film and I really have to not recommend it to anyone who doesn't have the patience and relaxation to read the whole story. Desperado on the other hand is the prequel to "Once Upon A Time In Mexico"... All of these are destined for cult status... just as the first and the second one are... (The first more so)

El Mariachi
Desperado
Once Upon A Time In Mexico.
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One of the single greatest trilogies... EVER.


On another note I picked up Red Dragon... PERFECT DVD.. do not finish reading this.. go pick it up now.. I give it a 10... I could ramble on even more than my beloved Robert R. Trilogy but I won't. Go pick up this DVD even just to see the beautiful menus and the creepy character bios.
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« Reply #112 on: 12-17-2003 15:32 »
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Pirates O' the Carribbean:
The best pirate film made in my lifetime!
It's got it all, funny pirates, a buxomy young lass to fantasize about, an annoying elf, and your standard snobby English goody goody.
Planks, gold, the Jolly Roger, a curse, ships, cannons, swords, muskets, pistols and great scenery.
All with Audio Commentaries on the movie disc.
The second disc has a treasure chest load of goodies like a blooper reel (which I'd love to see on every DVD), some cool deleted scenes, a making of documentary or two, video diaries and a historical feature which tells you what pirates were actually like in the Carribean.

9/10 Arrrs'!!!

Edit: On closer inspection, the word 'with' does have a 't'!!
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« Reply #113 on: 12-19-2003 12:31 »

i do love muskets... muskets and cannons. DOWN WITH THE ROYALS!
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« Reply #114 on: 12-21-2003 16:01 »

Does anyone have R1 the league of extraordinary gentlemen? Is it worth 13? What are the extras like?
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« Reply #115 on: 12-21-2003 16:38 »

Anyone up for making a review of Alien Quadrilogy? Or should I just sit down and watch it myself?
I just won it in an internet quiz, although I rarely win anything. Easy questions... "What is written on Vasquez's weapon?", "What is the name of Ripley's cat?", "From what is 85's nickname derived?". Answered them and a bunch more like them and *phwoosh*.. 9 DVDs in my mailbox (nice packaging). Now I only need time. Loads of time.
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« Reply #116 on: 12-22-2003 04:19 »

I got the Alien Quadrilogy a few days after it was released (though being more an VHS fan than DVD). Its the ultimate collectors item - by far. I dont really want to make a big-ass review on it, maybe because it has too many extras to list.

9 Disks may be over the top, but, this is mainly for the obsessed Alien fan or people with the faintest interest in Sci-Fi. Great sound, perfect picture - right down to the glare of a torch is detailed, alternate versions of all films Alien, Aliens, Alien 3, Alien: Resurrection (directors cut/special edition/theatre editions). The extras alone are more than 5 disks, so your sure to get more of a background behind the films.

A+
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« Reply #117 on: 12-22-2003 04:41 »

 
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I got the Alien Quadrilogy a few days after it was released (though being more an VHS fan than DVD).

That seems odd. My understanding is that DVD is a superior medium. Could you explain?
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« Reply #118 on: 12-22-2003 04:55 »
« Last Edit on: 12-22-2003 04:55 »

EDIT: Ah the hell with explaining. Who the hell cares what I think.

 http://www.peelified.com/cgi-bin/Futurama/14-000953/
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« Reply #119 on: 12-30-2003 18:38 »

Anyone ever see Lock Stock And Two Smoking Barrels the TV Series?
It's just as clever and funny as the film and you can get it for 5.99 at play.com!!
Sweet deal if you ask me.

What's that, you didn't?
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