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 Post subject: Re: What have you been watching?
PostPosted: 10 Apr 2016, 16:18 
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this new SW was ALL RIGHT, i suppose, on the whole chock full of what i considered to be sloppy storytelling and wonky "Acting"
Leia and Kylo Ren were sterling standouts in terms of astounding daftness, IMHO.

essentially, FORD's fantastic acting skills, -as well as all those slick, swanky IMPERIAL and ALLIANCE costume and vehicle redesigns- carried the film pretty much entirely AFAIAC...
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PostPosted: 16 Apr 2016, 14:35 
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"MOONTRAP" (1989)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moontrap

just another forgotten, third-rate late-80's sci-fi/horror flick i grew up on,
big draw here being that the cult legend BRUCE CAMPBELL and more general legend WALTER KOENIG co-star;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=270j3YK2YMU
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 Post subject: Re: What have you been watching?
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Zeffereli's Romeo and Juliet (1968)
http://www.lddb.com/laserdisc/26731/LV6 ... mp;-Juliet

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PostPosted: 18 Apr 2016, 04:51 
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That has a great soundtrack, and the LP is ubiquitous in thrift stores.
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"MOONTRAP" (1989)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moontrap

just another forgotten, third-rate late-80's sci-fi/horror flick i grew up on,
big draw here being that the cult legend BRUCE CAMPBELL and more general legend WALTER KOENIG co-star;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=270j3YK2YMU

Its A moonTRAP! :mrgreen:

Got get this on LD saw it on VHS rental when it came out.
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Mikado, The: English National Opera (1990) [ID7818HB]

I really like stuff shot on video like this, looks great on LD.

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Caught (1996) [94966]

They tried to sell this as a thriller, but it is really just more of a slice-of-life film set in Jersey City & New York. I really liked it, Arie Verveen had a great performance along with the better known Edward James Olmos and Maria Conchita Alonso. Steven Schub is pretty over the top but it suits the part (a lousy stand up). Interesting that apparently he was able to work a band he is actually in into the character's bio.

Transfer and sound were both very good.

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 Post subject: Re: What have you been watching?
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star wars vii - iii = IV the new hope awakens
dtshdma 7.1

It was plainly and painfully just dreadful!!

I did give it a few more plays after the early afternoon show with it (muted) as the dialouge was just terrible.

The bluray had a typical colour flaw that I noticed months ago on youtube and wasn't surprised to see this visual distracting on bluray. When the stormtoopers land ramp drops down and they all running about with a white light in the background and a hint of blue and the boosted levels no doubt creates a third colour cyan that absolutely hate! Its typical with video transfers.
Go and watch early region 1 Poltergeist 1982 and the later DVD or bluray all the whites are messed up looking cyan green its DISTRACTING!

Sound mix at least it wasn't as dire as jar jar abrams, star trek into DEAFNESS that was just sheer bloody way too loudly mixed!

The new force hope awakens was pleasing home near field mix not deafening just loud with frequency extension down to about near 7Hz LFE.1 at soft level that I noticed on Spectrum lab but typically higher level around above 20Hz.

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So this is, Rey of Arabia?

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An AT-AT walker died of thirst :lol: in the desert.

I'd rather watch 136mins of chimpanzee washing a cat. :mrgreen:

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STAR WARS 10 out of 10
THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK 10 out of 10
RETURN OF THE JEDI 8 out of 10

Star Wars episode 1 6 out of 10
Star Wars episode 2 4 out of 10
Star Wars episode 3 7 out of 10

star wars episode of a new hopeless rehash 1 out of 10. Well jar jar abrams I got to hand it to you, it was the best Jedi mind f-k yet! :crazy:


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 Post subject: Re: What have you been watching?
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It was a bit of a rehash but infinitely better than the prequel trilogy. 3 of 4 stars in my book. Not great but entertaining.
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Watching Braveheart: exceptional quality!

Which pressing do you have?

Thinking should I go for this at 179 mins

Braveheart (1995) [PILF-2170]

177 mins unless these times is a misprint or the speed rate is slower on Japan or has additional footage or something else added?

Braveheart (1995) (Uncut) [LV 33118-2WS]
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 Post subject: Re: What have you been watching?
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Spinning one of many Star Wars: A New Hope (1977) [1130-70] Still holds up fairly well for a 1982 pressing.

FM analouge Dolby Stereo stereo spread across the left/right sounds a bit narrow not as wide open as the CBS/FOX letterbox pressings still it is good it has reasonable fair matrix surround that envelopes around my room. Music isn't drowned out by the star destroyer thundering overhead (where the DVD and bluray drowns it out).

A few little dropouts nothing major. Brightness of image is a bit too bright but its clear all way though. Colour not bad.

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 Post subject: Re: What have you been watching?
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Recently got this movie . . .

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. . . remember it being called Savate: Deadliest Art in the West when it aired on HBO back in the day, but never got around to seeing it. Always interested in odd martial arts, so seeing a movie about Savate (La Boxe Francaise) was interesting to me.

It's kinda cheesy and the Savate isn't quite authentic, but not bad.
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Watched Gun of Dragon (1993) [ML 432] tonight. Love these movies, really funny with the engrish subtitles. Were expecting poor image quality, but it was in fact really good. Low noise and little to no aliasing. Completely different from Sudden Death (1995) [PILF-2320] that I watched yesterday. That movie had some really nasty aliasing from the digital process its been put through. Probably really poor picture downscaling. Some of the skyscrapers in the background flickered into solid color and a lot of staircasing all over the place in general. Still a fun movie regardless, gotta love Van Damme!
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 Post subject: Re: What have you been watching?
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I heard this was bad but until I saw it I had no idea just how bad:

http://www.lddb.com/laserdisc/08122/ID4236LI/Spawn:-The-Movie:-Special-Edition

That's 97 minutes of my life I'm never getting back.........
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We finally finished our Star Trek: The Next Generation marathon (on laserdisc). It took many months but was well worth it and entertaining. Here is our most recent watch list.

Watch List (Blu-ray in Bold):

Star Trek Next Generation #085/86: Data's Day/The Wounded [LV 40270-185]

Star Trek (2009) - Fairly good reboot of the series.

Star Trek Next Generation #087/88: Devil's Due/Clues [LV 40270-187]

Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials - Was not overly impressed. I think the first film was better.

Star Trek Next Generation #089/90: First Contact/Galaxy's Child [LV 40270-189]

Star Trek Next Generation #091/92: Night Terrors/Identity Crisis [LV 40270-191]

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers - Extended Edition - Awesome movie, one of my favorites.

Star Trek Next Generation #093/94: the Nth Degree/Q-pid [LV 40270-193]

Star Trek Next Generation #095/96: the Drumhead/Half A Life [LV 40270-195]

The Walk - Interesting true story. Worth a watch.

Star Trek Next Generation #097/98: the Host/The Mind's Eye [LV 40270-197]

Star Trek Next Generation #101/102: Redemption #2/Darmok [LV 40270-201]

The Martian - Another really good sci-fi movie. Highly recommended.

Star Trek Next Generation #103/104: Ensign Ro/Silicon Avatar [LV 40270-203]

The Intern - So so comedy. A rental at best.

Star Trek Next Generation #105/106: Disaster/The Game [LV 40270-205]

Star Trek Next Generation #107/108: Unification #1 & 2 [LV 40270-207]

Star Trek Next Generation #109/110: Matter of Time/New Ground [LV 40270-209]

Star Trek Next Generation #111/112: Hero Worship/Violations [LV 40270-211]

Black Mass - I didn't find this that entertaining. If you are a Johnny Depp fan you should check it out.

Star Trek Next Generation #113/114: Masterpiece Society/Conundrum [LV 40270-213]

Star Trek Next Generation #115/116: Power Play/Ethics [LV 40270-215]

Star Trek Next Generation #117/118: the Outcast/Cause & Effect [LV 40270-217]

Star Trek Next Generation #119/120: the First Duty/Cost of Living [LV 40270-219]

Everest - Another based on a true story film. Entertaining.

Star Trek Next Generation #121/122: the Perfect Mate/Imaginary Friend [LV 40270-221]

Star Trek Next Generation #123/124: I, Borg/The Next Phase [LV 40270-223]

Star Trek Next Generation #125/126: the Inner Light/Time's Arrow #1 [LV 40270-225]

Star Trek Next Generation #127/128: Time's Arrow #2/Realm of Fear [LV 40270-227]

Star Trek Next Generation #129/130: Man of the People/Relics [LV 40270-229]

Star Trek Next Generation #131/132: Schisms/True Q [LV 40270-231]

Star Trek Next Generation #133/134: Rascals/A Fistful of Datas [LV 40270-233]

Rock the Kasbah - This was a huge disappointment.

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King: Extended Edition - Another favorite.

Star Trek Next Generation #135/136: the Quality of Life/Chain of Command #1 [LV 40270-235]

Star Trek Next Generation #137/138: Chain of Command #2/Ship in A Bottle [LV 40270-237]

Sicario - This movie had really good reviews and I thought it was pretty entertaining.

Star Trek Next Generation #139/140: Aquiel/Face of the Enemy [LV 40270-239]

Star Trek Next Generation #141/142: Tapestry/Birthright #1 [LV 40270-241]

Star Trek Next Generation #143/144: Birthright #2/Starship Mine [LV 40270-243]

Star Trek Next Generation #145/146: Lessons/The Chase [LV 40270-245]

Bridge of Spies - Another Spielberg/Hanks collaboration. Worth a watch.

Youth - A very "artsy" movie.

Star Trek Next Generation #147/148: Frame of Mind/Suspicions [LV 40270-247]

Star Trek Next Generation #149/150: Rightful Heir/Second Chances [LV 40270-249]

Star Trek Next Generation #151/152: Timescape/Descent #1 (1998) [LV 40270-251]

Star Trek Next Generation #153/154: Descent #2/Liaisons [LV 40270-253]

Star Trek Next Generation #155/156: Interface/Gambit #1 [LV 40270-255]

Star Trek Next Generation #157/158: Gambit #2/Phantasms [LV 40270-257]

In the Heart of the Sea - Slightly disappointed in this one. It's entertaining, worth a rental.

Star Trek Next Generation #159/160: Dark Page/Attached [LV 40270-259]

Star Trek Next Generation #161/162: Force of Nature/Inheritance [LV 40270-261]

Star Trek Next Generation #163/164: Parallels/The Pegasus [LV 40270-263]

Star Trek Next Generation #165/166: Homeward/Sub Rosa [LV 40270-265]

The Danish Girl - I wasn't so impressed. I found it rather boring.

Purple Rain (1984) [11398LV] - We decided to watch this after the passing of Prince. Great soundtrack, ok movie.

Star Trek Next Generation #167/168: Lower Decks/Thine Own Self [LV 40270-267]

Star Trek Next Generation #169/170: Masks/Eye of the Beholder [LV 40270-269]

Star Trek Next Generation #171/172: Genesis/Journey's End [LV 40270-271]

Concussion - Entertaining.

Star Trek Next Generation #173/174: Firstborn/Bloodlines [LV 40270-273]

Star Trek Next Generation #175/176: Emergence/Preemptive Strike [LV 40270-275]

Star Trek Next Generation #177/178: All Good Things #1 & 2 [LV 40270-747]
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 Post subject: Re: What have you been watching?
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dutchinmiami wrote:
Peter Pan: horrible: lots of blackouts on the CLD-1010. Cleaned it to no avail. Another disc for the trash can. :)


You may want to check your player before throwing out all those discs. I've watched many hundreds of laserdiscs and have had only maybe one side that actually wouldn't play. For you to get two bad discs in a row like this makes me think it's a player issue vs the discs.

Let us say for example that 1 in a hundred discs are bad (although this would be a much higher failure rate than what I have experienced). That means to have 2 bad discs played in a row has a chance of 1 in 10,000. If the failure rate is 1 disc in 300 (probably more realistic), then the chance falls to 1 in 90,000. Can it happen, sure, but it would be pretty unlikely.
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He just picked up the lot of discs and i think they may be warped.

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If they are warped then he can probably tell that by just looking at them. If he has a large number of warped discs then there are ways to unwarp them with fairly good success (especially if one side plays which means the warping is probably not incredibly bad). It would be a shame if he throws out 1/3rd of the disks due to either a player issue or warping (which may be remedied).
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