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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #28800 on: March 29, 2019, 02:32:16 PM »
RIP Agnès Varda  :(

Sad news.

I saw recently that someone had uploaded to YT a verite documentary she made on the Black Panthers back in 1968:

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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #28801 on: March 29, 2019, 03:09:23 PM »
One of my favorite Sci-Fi films from the 1950s (when I was a kid!) - I own the DVD below which fills the screen on my HDTV, so assume 1.66 aspect ratio as shown in the technical stats from IMDB - apparently also recorded in 'stereo' - the back cover notes states 'Dolby Digital - English 2.0 Surround - English & French Mono'  Now, filmed on a 35 mm negative format which should make a decent blu-ray restoration if the original is in good condition - BUT, I've been waiting for years for a BD of this great film to appear - .  Dave :)

 

If you want to see the film the way it appeared as a theatrical release you need to see it in 1.375:1
1.66 is a soft matte via an aperture mask employed by the projectionist in certain theatres to take advantage of the 'new' widescreen fad.

e: another way to consider it. A great mono recording is 'Electronically Re-channeled for Stereo' to take advantage of a new fashion or selling point. The one that comes most readily to mind for me is Pet Sounds by The Beach Boys - mono recording reprocessed into duophonic sound. The guy who produced it was deaf in one ear.
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #28802 on: March 31, 2019, 06:53:56 AM »



For no good reason, I watched The Dirt.  It's all about sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll.  It's good to see Ramsay Bolton playing a rocker.  The Ozzy scene is funny, though I could have sworn the snorting ants thing happened on a tour bus, based on vague memories of the 80s.  Oh well, it's just a (mediocre at best) flick.
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #28803 on: March 31, 2019, 07:47:19 AM »
Well, my 'to see' list of recent movies has hit nearly two dozen, so over the last few nights, I streamed a few from Amazon:

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) - an animated superhero film that was well reviewed, so had to give the feature a watch - ratings: 8.5/10, IMDB; 97% Rotten Tomatoes; 4.5*/5*, Amazon - the film was dedicated in memory of the creators of Spider-Man, Stan Lee and Steve Ditko, who died on November 12, and June 29, respectively (Wiki Source).  The animation was excellent, the characters enjoyable, and the overall effect w/ 'comic book dialog comments' was different - I'd give this a 4* rating on Amazon - great film to enjoy w/ older kids.

Creed II (2018) - well, I cannot remember how many Rocky films and their sequels under other names have appeared since my wife and I saw the first Rocky way back in 1976 - the synopsis below w/ Rocky Balboa training Apollo Creed's son and Ivan Drago his own for an ultimate fight in Moscow (did not see Trump in the audience next to Putin - ;)).  Ratings: 7.3/10, IMDB; 84%, Rotten Tomatoes; 4.3*/5*, Amazon - I enjoyed this film more than most of the recent 'sequels' - I'd do at least 3.5*/5* on Amazon; if you're a fan of these films, then a recommendation.

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n 1985, Russian boxer Ivan Drago killed former U.S. champion Apollo Creed in a tragic match that stunned the world. Against the wishes of trainer Rocky Balboa, Apollo's son Adonis Johnson accepts a challenge from Drago's son -- another dangerous fighter. Under guidance from Rocky, Adonis trains for the showdown of his life -- a date with destiny that soon becomes his obsession. Now, Johnson and Balboa must confront their shared legacy as the past comes back to haunt each man.

 

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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #28804 on: March 31, 2019, 01:37:30 PM »
If you want to see the film the way it appeared as a theatrical release you need to see it in 1.375:1
1.66 is a soft matte via an aperture mask employed by the projectionist in certain theatres to take advantage of the 'new' widescreen fad.

e: another way to consider it. A great mono recording is 'Electronically Re-channeled for Stereo' to take advantage of a new fashion or selling point. The one that comes most readily to mind for me is Pet Sounds by The Beach Boys - mono recording reprocessed into duophonic sound. The guy who produced it was deaf in one ear.


     

     There's a version of this film on the web that's 4k HDR. The aspect ratio is 1.374.
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #28805 on: March 31, 2019, 04:48:41 PM »
This French film based on an American thriller novel is a solid good time.

Tell No One, 2006:

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0362225/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MvvY1M8vjzI

Probably gushed about it before in this thread...


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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #28806 on: April 06, 2019, 07:00:18 AM »



The Highwaymen.  Kevin Costner and Woody Harrelson play the tough guy Texas Rangers who hunted down Bonnie and Clyde.  Looks good, with nice period detail.  Meh dialogue, and of course one knows the ending.  A postively OK waste of time.
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #28807 on: April 10, 2019, 07:47:20 AM »

     Alien is now available in 4K, with both the theatrical and directors cut versions included.
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Re: Last Movie You Watched: Bondarchuk's WAR AND PEACE: Restored!
« Reply #28808 on: April 10, 2019, 09:44:05 AM »
Greetings!

I have been somewhat overwhelmed by assorted things recently, and so have had little time to drop by GMG.

This came up a few days ago: great news!

Sergei Bondarchuk's digitally restored, four-movie version of War and Peace, with the great score by the late Vyacheslav Ovchinnikov, will be available as of June 25th on Blu-Ray thanks to Criterion.

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/3DqanxfecIA" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" class="bbc_link bbc_flash_disabled new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/3DqanxfecIA</a>


See:

https://www.criterion.com/films/28891-war-and-peace

See also:

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/15/movies/war-and-peace-bondarchuk-lincoln-center.html
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #28809 on: April 14, 2019, 11:32:20 AM »
Two classics of French cinema:


This quite enjoyable take on the Orpheus myth is very Cocteau-ish (but marred IMO by terrible acting by Jean Marais  ::)). Will be watching Le sang d’un poète (which partly inspired Elliott Carter’s First SQ that I listened to in concert last weekend) and Le testament d’Orphée next.


Beautiful film, bordering on perfection. Beautiful!  :)
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #28810 on: April 14, 2019, 12:25:26 PM »
I haven’t seen Orphée - don’t particularly like Cocteau’s films except the extraordinary La Belle et la Bête.

Truffaut’s Les 400 coups is one of those first works that hit a bull’s eye and becomes an instant classic. The title is hard to translate, it means to be reckless, always in trouble.

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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #28811 on: April 14, 2019, 03:37:11 PM »
The Highwaymen (2019)

Kevin Costner and Woody Harrelson hunt Bonnie and Clyde.

I thought this an excellent movie, perhaps a bit long but it never drags. The acting is uniformly excellent, and the look, sans CGI or explosions, is spot on. 

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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #28812 on: April 14, 2019, 04:07:54 PM »
R.I.P. Bibi Andersson


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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #28813 on: April 15, 2019, 06:51:32 AM »

This came up a few days ago: great news!

Sergei Bondarchuk's digitally restored, four-movie version of War and Peace, with the great score by the late Vyacheslav Ovchinnikov, will be available as of June 25th on Blu-Ray thanks to Criterion.

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/3DqanxfecIA" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" class="bbc_link bbc_flash_disabled new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/3DqanxfecIA</a>


See:

https://www.criterion.com/films/28891-war-and-peace

See also:

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/15/movies/war-and-peace-bondarchuk-lincoln-center.html


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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #28814 on: April 15, 2019, 08:55:01 AM »
Susan & I just returned from Kiawah Island near Charleston, SC - we stayed in a lagoon villa w/ several BD players and HDTVs, so brought along a number of DVDs/BDs - watched the first two below - before going we had streamed the new Willem Dafoe film about van Gogh but stopped watching, so cannot make a recommendation (or not?):

Nobody's Fool (1994) w/ Paul Newman, Jessica Tandy, Bruce Willis, and Melanie Griffith - we've always enjoyed this film - nice ensemble acting w/ the inter-relationships well developed and distinct between the characters - recommended.

Lust for Life (1956) w/ Kirk Douglas & Anthony Quinn; Vincent Minelli, Director - beautifully film w/ plenty of van Gogh's artwork shown in splendid color (have the BD - 4.5 & 4.5 of 5 AV rating HERE) - nominated for 4 Oscars (Anthony Quinn winner for Best Supporting Actor); Douglas awarded a Golden Globe award for Best Actor (and an Oscar nomination - won by Yul Brynner for the King & I) - highly recommended.  Dave

   

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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #28815 on: April 15, 2019, 10:26:40 AM »
Alien Resurrection





A great cast which give a great collective performance.
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #28816 on: April 15, 2019, 11:10:35 AM »


Third time viewing this fun film.
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #28817 on: April 16, 2019, 10:56:02 AM »
Smokin' Aces





Good enough entertainment.
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #28818 on: April 19, 2019, 12:05:41 PM »
Life





This is not a million miles away from the Alien story line. This film is perhaps better than I think; it is unfortunate that I watched it not too long after I had re-watched the four Alien films. There is no one in Life that can come close to such a commanding performance as that of Sigourney Weaver’s.
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #28819 on: April 21, 2019, 01:52:33 AM »
Amadeus





This is one, for me, that is always worth another watch irrespective of how many times one has seen it.
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