NCO Club: Off Topic Discussions => The Lounge - Get A Beer & Just Chatter Away => Topic started by: Koen on 26 October 2010, 19:11:28



Title: The Motion Picture thread, another endless topic
Post by: Koen on 26 October 2010, 19:11:28
Harry Brown
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1289406/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1289406/)
7.4/10

 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I2S3SraFmI0#ws)
good movie in it's kind, Micheal Caine doing what he does best


Title: The Cove
Post by: Koen on 26 October 2010, 19:16:32
The Cove
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1313104/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1313104/)
8.6/10

 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OYKNCN1ESZM#ws)
a must-see shocking docu... it makes you think about what 'human' means, what 'humane' means... it makes you ashamed that you're the same species as the ones shown in this docu


Title: Carlito's Way: Rise to Power
Post by: Koen on 26 October 2010, 20:13:00
Carlito's Way: Rise to Power

IMDB (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0427038/)

score: crap  :'(

THIS IS NOT THE ORIGINAL 'Carlito's Way'!!!!

It's a prelude which I bought in a duo-metal package with the original one included.

I won't waste more words/time on this disaster  :reddevil:


Title: Memoirs of a Geisha
Post by: Koen on 26 October 2010, 20:16:10
Memoirs of a Geisha

IMDB (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0397535/)

Official website (http://www.sonypictures.com/homevideo/memoirsofageisha/index.html)

7/10

 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WeXEIO5OBGg#ws)

good movie but not what I expected, I would've liked to see more insight, reality...I now got the feeling it was too short, too flat...

and as many others I agree that the movie would've been nicer spoken in Japanese

also starring the beautiful Gong Li

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y77/AcoolVW/diverse/gong-li-20070921-314399.jpg)

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y77/AcoolVW/diverse/Memoirs_of_a_Geisha.jpg)


Title: The Front line
Post by: Koen on 26 October 2010, 20:18:26
The Front Line

IMDB: here (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0488121/)

6.5/10

strange movie.... story shifts from a very 'daily' (movie)story as mugs and robbery into something very different

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y77/AcoolVW/diverse/TheFrontLineUSDVD.jpg)


Title: Rendition
Post by: Koen on 26 October 2010, 20:20:56
IMDB (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=all&q=rendition&x=0&y=0)

VERY GOOD MOVIE

8.75/10

 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yxfKSOyg5VQ#ws)

one of the best I've seen lately...

a view on terrorism through the eyes of an innocent accused, the terrorist, the anti-terrorist agencies, families and more...

very good personal performances by the actors
impressive story

bi-langual English/Egyptian

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y77/AcoolVW/diverse/rendition_xlg.jpg)

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y77/AcoolVW/diverse/19rendition600_1.jpg)

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y77/AcoolVW/diverse/2007_rendition_024.jpg)


Title: The Reading Room
Post by: Koen on 26 October 2010, 20:24:59
The Reading Room

IMDB (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0446769/)

nice TV afternoon movie

A man opens up a 'reading room' house in a mixed neighbourhood in the US as his wifes last wish.
Slowly but steadily kids start showing up and after several setbacks the room becomes a 'light' in the neighbourhood.

it's a bit mellow but still quite up-to-date, even in 2009.

for me it's quite personal, I've always been interested in giving my life a 'cause', a 'goal' and not this life with going to work and live the 'regular' life...

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y77/AcoolVW/diverse/readingroomdvd.jpg)


Title: Thick as Thieves
Post by: Koen on 26 October 2010, 20:25:51
Thick as Thieves

IMDB (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1112782/)

ok, 13 in a dozen, action movie

6.5/10

THICK AS THIEVES TRAILER (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p98zAD7CSrI#)

nothing spectacular or breathtaking except for the underwear of Radha Mitchell

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y77/AcoolVW/diverse/feastofl.jpg)

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y77/AcoolVW/diverse/N_RADHA_wideweb__470x2880.jpg)

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y77/AcoolVW/diverse/thickasthieves.jpg)


Title: The last King of Schotland
Post by: Koen on 26 October 2010, 20:28:24
IMDB (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0455590/)

good movie

8/10

The Last King Of Scotland trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWKPIS8-4HE#)

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y77/AcoolVW/diverse/the_last_king_of_scotland_dvdrip_xv.jpg)

Terrific acting Forest Whitaker who portrayes very well a sick and mad dictator!
His swingmoods are very well acted by Whitaker, I'm sure his co-actor didn't need to imagine how 'to be afraid' felt.

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y77/AcoolVW/diverse/25595357.jpg)

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y77/AcoolVW/diverse/forest-whitaker-the-last-king-of-sc.jpg)


Title: American History X
Post by: Koen on 26 October 2010, 20:31:02
American History X

IMDB (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120586/)

8-8.5/10

American History X movie trailer. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tu8N1K_qOAs#)

very strong movie

B/W & colour

B/W for the past
colour for the present

Edward Norton: becoming more and more one of my favourite actors..



(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y77/AcoolVW/diverse/american-history-x.jpg)
the original movieposter get's blocked by photobucket, sry.


Title: Pride and Glory
Post by: Koen on 26 October 2010, 20:32:37
Pride and Glory

IMDB (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0482572/)

7.5/10

Pride and Glory Official Movie Trailer HD (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nghhzzs-Aow#ws)

bunch of good actors but again Edward Norton steals the show....

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y77/AcoolVW/diverse/PNG_blueLG.png)

NYPD....the FINEST


Title: Eden
Post by: Koen on 26 October 2010, 20:38:17
Eden

IMDB (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0765444/)

This is a movie to watch!

I'm not so into romantic movies but this is an exception.

Great soundtrack, great acting....SUPERB....

8/10

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y77/AcoolVW/diverse/edenposterned.jpg)


Title: Cages
Post by: Koen on 26 October 2010, 20:40:24
IMDB (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0487369/)

7/10

Quote
Eve's an ambulance driver with the capacity to save lives even after her co-workers have given up. All this is about to change following a gruesome accident on the job that literally leaves her speechless, though the doctor claims her vocal chords weren't damaged and her condition therefore must be psychosomatic. A year later, Eve has just barely evolved towards a severe stutter, deeply frustrating Damien who can apparently no longer get through to her, sending him into the loving embrace of Léa (Micheline Goethals), beer supplier to his bar. Memories of the accident continue to paralyze Eve who has withdrawn into a steel-barred cage of stifling lethargy, her single activity now being her incompetent "helping out" at the bar. When she learns of Damien's infidelity and his resolution to give up on her, something snaps and she's determined to show him the error of his ways…



Nice movie about love, self-esteem and respect.

Very nice shots, good shooting.

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y77/AcoolVW/diverse/cages_1.jpg)


Title: Apocalypto
Post by: Koen on 26 October 2010, 20:42:35
pfewwww...a rollercoaster!

IMDB (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0472043/)

score: 8.5/10 (very good movie, worth watching it several times)

 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4f2omCHyYws#ws)

You definitely feel the money invested in this movie. It has stunning details, there are no flaws...and I am a very tough critic...

it's a +16 or +18 depending on the kids....

It is not only action or action, it also has some soft touches....

minus: the last minutes of the movie....

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y77/AcoolVW/diverse/apocalypto2.jpg)


Title: 3:10 to Yuma
Post by: Koen on 26 October 2010, 20:44:59
IMDB (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0381849/)

ha...a GOOD movie...quite refreshing to see a new western...

minus point? at one time in the movie Indians appear in the movie...in the dark...and only visible for half a second...gave me the idea that they couldn't find the right actors or equipment....

is it a brilliant movie? no, it's not a classic to be, it won't be on the list of best westerns ever but it has it's strong points...

score: 7.75/10, not an 8 and not a 7

3:10 to Yuma - fighting scene (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3CevILyvApw#noexternalembed)

maybe I'll rescore it after a 2nd view...

oh, this one has Russel Crowe in it so part of my score depends on him...without Russel the score would lower..
Christian Bale? Well, he's a good match against Crowe and delivers a good performance.

(http://www.moviewallpapers.net/images/wallpapers/2007/3-10-to-yuma/3-10-to-yuma-3-1600.jpg)


Title: Babylon A.D.
Post by: Koen on 26 October 2010, 20:45:47
very disappointing.... :(

IMDB (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0364970/)

Vin Diesel is becoming some kind of a 'Jean-Claude Van Damme' type with each movie becoming less interesting....

And Charlotte Rampling lowering herself to play in a movie like this?

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y77/AcoolVW/diverse/use-this.jpg)

points: 4/10


Title: Straightheads
Post by: Koen on 26 October 2010, 20:47:52
IMDB (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0480011/)

this one is difficult to describe and rate.

 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ITeGr62TQyc#ws)

It has some strong visual issues and the undertone is very dark...

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y77/AcoolVW/diverse/straightheads_poster.jpg)

quote from IMDB:

Quote
After the installation of an alarm system by the twenty-three year old low-class Adam in her fancy upper class apartment, the sophisticated owner Alice invites him to go with her in her boss' "opening house" boring party in the countryside. Adam dates Alice and has a dream night in the fashionable party inclusive having sex with her. While driving back home in a lonely cobblestone road in the middle of the night, Alice hits a moose and the couple parks the car to remove the wounded animal from the road. However, a van stops and a gang brutally assaults Adam and rapes Alice. One month later, Adam is impotent with Alice, has awful scars in his face and a blind eye and the traumatized Alice returns to her work. However, she is informed that her father has passed away and she travels back to the countryside to visit her father's home. While driving back home, she meets one of her rapist by chance and she discovers where he lives. Alice meets Adam and convinces him to come with her to take revenge against the violent man



It scores low on IMDB, 5.7, but I give a higher rate and for me it scores for me a 7 because I would have a 2nd look at it.

Gillian Anderson performs better than Danny Dyer

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y77/AcoolVW/diverse/2-large.jpg)


Title: Wanted
Post by: Koen on 26 October 2010, 20:49:28
IMDB (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0493464/)

WANTED

 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BOKLiAfEH1g#ws)

nice movie, an action filled matrix-kind movie with a nice touch of comedy without being too much of anything

mixture of actors with big names as Angeline Jolie & Morgan Freeman.

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y77/AcoolVW/diverse/WantedJoliePosterBig.jpg)

it deserves a 7/10


Title: Batman (s)
Post by: Koen on 26 October 2010, 20:51:14
When you still have to see 'The Dark Knight' I would recommend that you see 'Batman Begins' first.

IMDB:
Batman Begins (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0372784/)
The Dark Knight (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0468569/)

BB is an intro to DK.

 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MrBfWz-iZfE#ws)

The best Batman movie off all of them in my opinion?
Batman Begins.
It's quite refreshing and less humorous.
Not filled with special effects from top to bottom.
Very good casting with the most popular actors as Michael Caine & Morgan Freeman as extras :-]
Christian Bale is a very dark Batman, not a womanizer but a man with his heart sold to 1 woman.

There are double DVD's out there with the 2 movies in 1 package, go for it!

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y77/AcoolVW/diverse/batman_begins_ver6.jpg)

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y77/AcoolVW/diverse/the-dark-knight-characters_472x312.jpg)


Title: Convoy
Post by: Koen on 26 October 2010, 21:00:47
The Rubber Duck

I watched 'Convoy' again, been a long time...I LOVE this movie

It's going back to the not-manipulated, digitalized, over-active, good old 70's movies...

IMDB (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0077369/)

Quote
Chuck Arnoldi: We'd like to know, is this convoy some sort of protest demonstration? And if it is, what's its purpose?
Rubber Duck: Purpose of a convoy is to keep movin'.



Fan Website (http://www.stlouisdumptrucks.com/ConvoyMackTruck/index.html)

YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-PAq-1iaFgo)

1978 strong language  :)
Quote
Widow Woman: [kicking her overturned truck in disgust] This piece of white shit! I knew I should've bought myself a black truck!



(http://www.stlouisdumptrucks.com/images/Oct_07_Duck_06-1002x571.jpg)


Title: We own the night
Post by: Koen on 26 October 2010, 21:02:31
Very strong movie, impressed!

IMDB (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0498399/)

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y77/AcoolVW/diverse/we_own_the_night_movie_poster_onesh.jpg)

8/10

 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7EEA0caX2zM#ws)


Title: Traitor
Post by: Koen on 26 October 2010, 21:04:53
pfew....heavy stuff...got both of us nailed in our seats...

IMDB (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0988047/)

 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-w-n27F-mdU#ws)

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y77/AcoolVW/diverse/traitor-poster-cheadle.jpg)


Title: Paranormal Activity
Post by: Koen on 1 November 2010, 17:09:19
Paranormal Activity

IMDB (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1179904/)

(http://www.impawards.com/2009/posters/paranormal_activity.jpg)

can't tell too much since I don't wanna spoil the 'fun'.... it's a well-climaxed movie.... it's slow in the beginning but things move on, get faster (without going out of control) and come to an end (you will remember the end... be asured)

I also advice not to go watch any trailer, you should see it without any pre-information... unless that it IS a movie to watch....

Do not expect a horrormovie, do not expect a hack-n-slash movie.... it's a movie with tension, one that makes you sit in your seat never knowing what will follow, how it will end... and that gives it points when compared to other movies

other people will probably disagree and I won't watch it over and over like some other movies but in a time where most movies are 90% the same, we movielovers, can use movies like this one!


Title: Hachiko: A Dog's Story (2009)
Post by: Koen on 3 November 2010, 20:17:08
a special one!

due to things from the past I find it difficult to express feelings....

well, you try watch this movie and keep your eyes dry.... I couldn't, almost cried my eyes out  :cry:... it is a man/dog movie and I'm an animal/doglover so that didn't help...

movie info: IMDB (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1028532/)
story info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hachiko (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hachiko)

Hachik? (????, November 10, 1923–March 8, 1935), known in Japanese as ch?ken Hachik? (??????, "faithful dog Hachik?" ('hachi' meaning 'eight', a number referring to the dog's birth order in the litter, and 'k?,' meaning prince or duke)), was an Akita dog born on a farm near the city of ?date, Akita Prefecture, remembered for his loyalty to his owner, even many years after his owner's death.
In 1924, Hidesabur? Ueno, a professor in the agriculture department at the University of Tokyo took in Hachik? as a pet. During his owner's life Hachik? greeted him at the end of the day at the nearby Shibuya Station. The pair continued their daily routine until May 1925, when Professor Ueno did not return. The professor had suffered from a cerebral hemorrhage and died, never returning to the train station where his friend was waiting. Every day for the next nine years Hachik? waited at Shibuya station.
Hachik? was given away after his master's death, but he routinely escaped, returning again and again to his old home. Eventually, Hachik? apparently realized that Professor Ueno no longer lived at the house. So he went to look for his master at the train station where he had accompanied him so many times before. Each day, Hachik? waited for the return of his owner.
The permanent fixture at the train station that was Hachik? attracted the attention of other commuters. Many of the people who frequented the Shibuya train station had seen Hachik? and Professor Ueno together each day. They brought Hachik? treats and food to nourish him during his wait.
This continued for nine years with Hachik? appearing precisely when the train was due at the station.

That same year, one[who?] of Ueno's students (who had become an amateur expert on the Akita breed) saw the dog at the station and followed him to the Kobayashi home (the home of the former gardener of Professor Ueno — Kikuzaboro Kobayashi) where he learned the history of Hachik?'s life. Shortly after this meeting, the former student published a documented census of Akitas in Japan. His research found only 30 purebred Akitas remaining, including Hachik? from Shibuya Station.
He returned frequently to visit the dog and over the years published several articles about Hachik?'s remarkable loyalty. In 1932 one of these articles, published in Tokyo Asahi Shimbun, threw the dog into the national spotlight. Hachik? became a national sensation. His faithfulness to his master's memory impressed the people of Japan as a spirit of family loyalty all should strive to achieve. Teachers and parents used Hachik?'s vigil as an example for children to follow. A well-known Japanese artist rendered a sculpture of the dog, and throughout the country a new awareness of the Akita breed grew.
Eventually, Hachiko's legendary faithfulness became a national symbol of loyalty.

Hachik? died on March 8, 1935 and was found on a street in Shibuya. His heart was infected with filarial worms and 3-4 yakitori sticks were found in his stomach.
(http://www.pajamadeen.com/images/hachiko-stuffed.jpg)
His stuffed and mounted remains are kept at the National Science Museum of Japan in Ueno, Tokyo.

In April 1934, a bronze statue in his likeness was erected at Shibuya Station (35°39?32.6?N 139°42?2.1?E? / ?35.659056°N 139.700583°E? / 35.659056; 139.700583), and Hachik? himself was present at its unveiling. The statue was recycled for the war effort during World War II. In 1948 The Society for Recreating the Hachik? Statue commissioned Takeshi Ando, son of the original artist who had since died, to make a second statue. The new statue, which was erected in August 1948, still stands and is an extremely popular meeting spot. The station entrance near this statue is named "Hachik?-guchi", meaning "The Hachik? Exit", and is one of Shibuya Station's five exits.
The Japan Times played a practical joke on readers by reporting that the bronze statue was stolen a little before 2AM on April 1, 2007, by "suspected metal thieves". The false story told a very detailed account of an elaborate theft by men wearing khaki workers' uniforms who secured the area with orange safety cones and obscured the theft with blue vinyl tarps. The "crime" was allegedly recorded on security cameras.
A similar statue stands in Hachik?'s hometown, in front of ?date Station. In 2004, a new statue of Hachik? was erected on the original stone pedestal from Shibuya in front of the Akita Dog Museum in Odate.

Each year on April 8, Hachik?'s devotion is honored with a solemn ceremony of remembrance at Tokyo's Shibuya railroad station. Hundreds of dog lovers often turn out to honor his memory and loyalty.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/6b/Hachiko.JPG)

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/af/Hachiko200505-2.jpg/800px-Hachiko200505-2.jpg)

Hachi: A Dog's Tale - Behind the Scenes with Richard Gere (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFw-ZZY5KZc#)

Hatchi: A Dog's Tale trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6U7mAnPtw4#)


Title: Midnight Express
Post by: Koen on 27 December 2010, 17:59:38
Midnight Express (IMDB (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0077928/))

consider this as a movieclassic, based on true story

1978... yep, THAT old  hihi

I watched it again and was impressed by the strong acting, I saw it before but that was a loooooooooong time ago

Midnight Express Trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eAY4aADKk08#)

some fine acting by Brad Davis (died at 41 in 1991), John Hurt and Paul L. Smith as the bad guy (one of the best bad guys I've seen on the screen)
Midnight Express - authoritarian policeman (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iEc-GmoCZcg#ws)

Giorgio Moroder ? Chase (theme from Midnight Express) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Akyx5iu_z8Y#ws)
music by Giorgio Moroder

recommended!


Title: Un prophète
Post by: Koen on 2 January 2011, 12:07:24
French prisonmovie... good and realistic... no herostuff

Un prophète

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1235166/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1235166/)

(http://frankrijk.blog.nl/files/2010/12/un-prophete-affiche.jpg)

A Prophet (Un Prophete) - Official Trailer [HD] (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZs2vL2my7o#ws)


Title: War of the Worlds 2005 Blu-Ray
Post by: Koen on 3 January 2011, 18:33:18
War of the Worlds 2005 (IMDB (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0407304/))

I'm a big fan of the 'War of the Worlds', for you that doesn't know what it's all about: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_of_the_Worlds (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_of_the_Worlds) ... DO read it!
Quote
The War of the Worlds (1898) is a science fiction novel by H. G. Wells. It describes the experiences of an unnamed narrator who travels through the suburbs of London as the Earth is invaded by Martians. It is the earliest story that details a conflict between mankind and an alien race.
The War of the Worlds is split into two parts, Book one: The Coming of the Martians, and Book two: The Earth under the Martians. The novel is narrated by a writer of philosophical articles who throughout the narrative struggles to reunite with his wife, while witnessing the Martians rampaging through the southern English counties. Part one also features the tale of his brother, who accompanies two women to the coast in the hope of escaping England as it is invaded.
The plot has been related to invasion literature of the time. The novel has been variously interpreted as a commentary on evolutionary theory, British imperialism, and generally Victorian fears and prejudices. At the time of publication it was classified as a scientific romance, like his earlier novel The Time Machine. Since then, it has influenced much literature and other media, spawning several films, radio dramas, comic book adaptations, a television series, and sequels or parallel stories by other authors. It also influenced the real-life work of scientists, notably the rocket scientist Robert H. Goddard who developed practical techniques for interplanetary travel.



I own these:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/518N5Bv89rL._SS400_.jpg)
http://www.amazon.co.uk/War-Worlds-7-disc-Collectors/dp/B0009MA932 (http://www.amazon.co.uk/War-Worlds-7-disc-Collectors/dp/B0009MA932)

(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/514sh8acxHL.jpg)
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Jeff-Waynes-Worlds-30th-Anniversary/dp/B001D1F8QG/ref=sr_1_1?s=dvd&ie=UTF8&qid=1294075619&sr=1-1 (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Jeff-Waynes-Worlds-30th-Anniversary/dp/B001D1F8QG/ref=sr_1_1?s=dvd&ie=UTF8&qid=1294075619&sr=1-1)
& the 'War of the Worlds 30th anniversary' alive on stage 2DVD + book

I now need to get the original movies: https://www.amazon.co.uk/War-Worlds-Special-DVD/dp/B000AAF9V0/ref=sr_1_8?s=dvd&ie=UTF8&qid=1294075619&sr=1-8 (https://www.amazon.co.uk/War-Worlds-Special-DVD/dp/B000AAF9V0/ref=sr_1_8?s=dvd&ie=UTF8&qid=1294075619&sr=1-8)

now back to the Spielberg/Cruise version:

I got the Blu-Ray version as gift and I was positively surprised!
I saw the movie once before and I think my expectations were too high...
This Blu-Ray version is TOP!
This is really a movie that deserves Blu-Ray with a good TV!

War Of The Worlds HD 1080p Trailer - 2005 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hrCnXLlhuls#ws)


Title: Re: The Motion Picture thread, another endless topic
Post by: Koen on 3 January 2011, 19:53:07
a great actor died: Pete Postlethwaite

one of the actors who act great but are not well-known

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pete_Postlethwaite (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pete_Postlethwaite)
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000592/ (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000592/)

Rest in Peace  :salute:

edit: he deserves a video on WaT  :salute:

Pete Postlethwaite dies aged 64 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PyjYEZhwAeI#ws)


Title: Alexander 'Revisited' - The Final Cut
Post by: Koen on 20 February 2011, 12:08:17
Alexander Revisited
The Final Cut

IMDB (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0346491/)

Next to collecting War movies I also like those long historical ones.
So when I could buy this 'final' version on Blu-Ray for 10€ I went for it.

I knew that the movie did not turn into a great success and that the reviews were mixed. Seems that Colin Farrell has strong pro and contra fans in most of his movies.
First of all you need to take your time for this one, it's playtime is an overwhelming 214' or 3h34' !!!

As said before, these kinds of movies definitely need Blu-Ray! This is a good Blu-Ray, not the best but still good. Colours and details are detailed altough a negative side of Blu-Ray is that you see EVERYTHING in detail.
So I noticed that the boats in the harbour during the first minutes are CGI and had strange waterlines. Also that the dog at the balcony was laying in different poses when switching from cameraview.

Battlescenes are impressive and bloody and do show tactics on the battlefield. The Battle of Gaugemela (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Gaugamela) is breathtaking and I wouldn't complain if it got an even longer playtime in the movie!
Acting? Well, first there's Colin Farrell and that's a special one, he seems to draw the attention away from the story in the movies he plays. In this case he IS the movie so it's not such a big deal.
Agelina Jolie looks great and plays the wicked mother/witch well.
Anthony Hopkins is the storyteller and his voice (next to his performance) is excellent for this job.

So, overall:
the movie is ok, not one of the best but ok
the story is better
the action scenes are great

do watch it but don't expect too much

review: http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Alexander-Revisited-Blu-ray/287/#Review (http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Alexander-Revisited-Blu-ray/287/#Review)

Alexander Revisited: The Final Cut trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4reOUj7RQ6k#ws)


Title: Re: The Motion Picture thread, another endless topic
Post by: Koen on 18 April 2011, 19:50:02
guys, please tell me this:

am I the only one who watches movies?


Title: Re: The Motion Picture thread, another endless topic
Post by: stoffel on 18 April 2011, 20:40:27
We probably do but not so much.
btw War of the Worlds from 1955 has another earlier remake.....Independence Day.


Title: Re: The Motion Picture thread, another endless topic
Post by: Cranky on 18 April 2011, 22:31:28
Koen, I watch a LOT of movies - but mostly not ones that have just come out.

I like to sit around at home and put on a double feature.

Today I am watching

THE OUTFIT + BESTSELLER

last Friday it was

THE FOURTH PROTOCOL + NO WAY OUT.


Title: Re: The Motion Picture thread, another endless topic
Post by: Koen on 19 April 2011, 16:38:32
Koen, I watch a LOT of movies - but mostly not ones that have just come out.

I like to sit around at home and put on a double feature.

Today I am watching

THE OUTFIT + BESTSELLER

last Friday it was

THE FOURTH PROTOCOL + NO WAY OUT.

ALL movies are welcome with a review/intro, I recently saw Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo (1944) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0037366/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0037366/)) which I found a GREAT movie!

Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo - Trailer (1944) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9z_Wk8Dz2n8#)


Title: Re: The Motion Picture thread, another endless topic
Post by: Koen on 19 April 2011, 19:03:27
nice pack for nice price: amazon (http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Doomsday-Collection-Blu-ray/dp/B002M4CF0K/ref=sr_1_25?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1303236101&sr=1-25)

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61TRE-qJuvL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
The Doomsday Collection [Blu-ray] - £15.93


Title: Re: The Motion Picture thread, another endless topic
Post by: Cranky on 3 May 2011, 02:22:25
As I continue to work through the back-catalogue of movies that I somehow missed in spite of many nights in front of the TV until dawn, I just got to

THE ULTIMATE WARRIOR (1975)

Yul Brynner, Max von Sydow, Joanna Miles.

Like most people, I've watched lots of post-apocalypse movies - some were dreadful.

I don't mind the really over-the-top stuff, but it was refreshing to see a Nasty Future movie that played so understated and grimly realistic.

There are no big speeches in this flick - everyone is far too involved in surviving to waste time talking.

Great NYC location - the opening title sequence rivals THE OMEGA MAN in its scenes of a deserted New York - including the empty WTC buildings - as the date '2012' rolls up the screen.

Max von Sydow is the leader of a small group of survivors that have barricaded off a city block in downtown Manhattan, and are trying to grow some vegetables, while repelling attacks from nearby predatory street gangs...

Yul Brynner is the wandering fighter that von Sydow needs to help him defend his little patch.

Brynner is great in this, showing off his incredible athleticism, and bringing as much depth to his character as the very quickly moving, non-verbose script allows.

Von Sydow is also fantastic - but then, he is always watchable.

Director Robert Clouse - who also wrote the script -  made two great Bruce Lee movies: ENTER THE DRAGON and GAME OF DEATH, and the fight scenes in THE ULTIMATE WARRIOR  are expertly done - simple, brutal and realistic, as Brynner's knife-wielding 'Carson' character dispatches attackers with Seagal-like efficiency.

Very interesting little film, this - a classic example of 'hard sci-fi' on the screen.

Footnote: this film is also sometimes known as THE BARONY.

Director Clouse (1928-1997) was apparently completely deaf, and used his assistant directors to verify that the actors had delivered their lines properly....this may account for the quite simple dialogue in the film, which works really well in the context of the very grim world the protagonists inhabit.

Max von Sydow makes Yul Brynner an offer:

The Ultimate Warrior (Favorite Scene (1).avi (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Sy4stNmkRc#)

Yul Brynner earns his extra food ration:

The Ultimate Warrior (Fight Scene In Old Bakery).avi (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pF_tmCxa5Eo#)



Title: Re: The Motion Picture thread, another endless topic
Post by: Cranky on 3 May 2011, 02:24:23
The Mighty Stoffel wrote:

"I think I saw this movie some years ago.
Isnt it the one where Brynner has to fight in a metro train, losing his arm?"

It is the very same....  )


Title: Re: The Motion Picture thread, another endless topic
Post by: Koen on 13 May 2011, 19:09:51
Horrible Bosses Trailer 2011 HD (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDUpOXfwQUo#ws)

looks cool  :D


Title: Re: The Motion Picture thread, another endless topic
Post by: Koen on 31 May 2011, 17:30:25
highly recommended: Troubled Water
 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3yWGYS4aw8#ws)

strongly recommended: CRAZY HEART
 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0349E7kFEM#ws)

recommended, quite surprising movie: Possession
 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_wcv5jgZ8zE#)


Title: Re: The Motion Picture thread, another endless topic
Post by: Cranky on 13 June 2011, 03:17:47
I just watched HANCOCK (2008) in which Will Smith plays a Superhero with a drinking problem.

I really wanted to like this movie: I'm a big fan of director Peter Berg, both as a maker of films - his VERY BAD THINGS (1998) is one of my all-time favourites - and as an actor - he was Dr Billy Kronk in 'Chicago Hope'.

Unfortunately, HANCOCK is a great idea that doesn't quite make it as a movie, in spite of some funny stuff involving superhero powers and the the presence of the always-watchable Charlize Theron.

Trailer:

Hancock Trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rZQQgvhn4jg#ws)

The concept is great: a superhero that has behavioral problems and consequently isn't too popular.

Unfortunately, the execution of the idea falters, even in the first half, when it's meant to be funny.

When we get to the film's second half, when Hancock's story takes a turn towards tragedy, the whole thing kind of falls apart: not only is the transition from funny to sad poorly realized, but the movie as a whole is very uneven, and never quite seems to know where it's going.

Is it worth watching? Yes.

Is it a good movie?

Well, no.

I give it 3 out of 5.


Title: Re: The Motion Picture thread, another endless topic
Post by: Cranky on 13 June 2011, 03:18:59
And then, the night before last, I went out and saw Werner Herzog's new film CAVE OF FORGOTTEN DREAMS, which is screening as part of the Sydney Film Festival.

Chauvet Cave in France was re-discovered by archaeologists in 1994, and contains rock art from the Paleolithic - more than 30,000 years ago.

Herzog and his team were recently permitted to film inside the cave, using only the most non-intrusive lights and cameras.

Trailer:

Cave of Forgotten Dreams trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZFP5HfJPTY#ws)

Amazing stuff - and it was in 3D!  (glasses supplied).

Like all Herzog's films - THE ENIGMA OF KASPAR HAUSER, AGUIRRE WRATH OF GOD, FITZCARRALDO, GRIZZLY MAN - this one is anything but straightforward: it's not just a documentary record of incredible cave art, but contains as well various musings and oddball moments that are typically Herzogian.

Highly recommended.

Here's info about the cave:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chauvet_cave

Those interested in the subject might enjoy reading Graham Hancock's book 'Supernatural', which proposes a very interesting theory to account for the sudden appearance in prehistory of technically brilliant and emotionally powerful rock art.

http://www.amazon.com/Sup...id=1307931143&sr=1-1




Title: Re: The Motion Picture thread, another endless topic
Post by: Rattler on 13 June 2011, 04:51:21
Thanks for all those insightful recension, enjoying this thread immensely!

Rattler


Title: Re: The Motion Picture thread, another endless topic
Post by: Cranky on 19 June 2011, 03:31:48
And then last night, I went out and saw TUCKER AND DALE VS EVIL, which is being shown as part of the Sydney Film Festival.

This is a very, very, funny black comedy in which the well-worn story of City Folk being attacked by Hillbillies in the Backwoods - as seen in DELIVERANCE, TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE, THE HILLS HAVE EYES and so on - gets grabbed by its overalls and given a thorough shakin'.

Trailer:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tXG-vZGWFUI

(other trailers on YouTube give away too many of the great gags - don't watch 'em)

Highly Recommended.

And yes, that's Alan Tudyk (SERENITY) with a face full of bee stings.....


Title: Re: The Motion Picture thread, another endless topic
Post by: Koen on 19 June 2011, 10:37:30
KICK-ASS

Kick-Ass International Trailer [HD] (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymMOg_2yLuc#ws)

3652 Days: Kick-Ass Hit-Girl Redband Trailer HD (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Um-PEFE-2eE#ws)

FOR A GOOD LAUGHTER  hihi

but it's NOT a kidsmovie! strange mixture of comedy, violence and more


Title: Ben-Hur Ultimate Collector's Edition
Post by: Koen on 3 July 2011, 08:58:31
one of THE classics get its ultimate version!!

http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=6414 (http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=6414)

Ben-Hur Ultimate Collector's Edition Blu-ray

Warner Home Video has sent retailers and select members of the press a photo booklet and sneak peek DVD that reveals further details about the forthcoming release of the Ben-Hur: Ultimate Collector's Edition box set, its pack-in collectibles and its bountiful supplemental package. The 3-disc Blu-ray edition is set to arrive this fall in limited quantities and numbered for exclusivity, although an exact release date has yet to be announced.

Update: Amazon is now accepting pre-orders. The cost of the Ultimate Collector's Edition set is currently $44.99. It has also been revealed that the film and special features are spread across three Blu-ray discs; two for the feature film and one for the supplemental content.

As first reported in March, the 50th Anniversary Blu-ray release of Ben-Hur will feature a newly minted frame-by-frame restoration created from the original 65mm camera negative at a resolution of 6K; effectively achieving six times the resolution of the previous DVD release. The results, at least as teased in the following before/after comparison photographs, are promising:

(http://images.blu-ray.com/news/upload/274_tn.jpg)

A variety of special features will be spread across the Blu-ray edition's three BD-50 discs, chief among them Charlton Heston & Ben-Hur: A Personal Journey, an all-new, feature length, high-definition documentary that chronicling Heston's life while filming Ben-Hur. It not only includes a wealth of behind-the-scenes content, it also includes rare home movie footage from the Heston family.

(http://images.blu-ray.com/news/upload/269_tn.jpg)

In an interview with Christianity Today, Fraser Heston, Charlton Heston's now 56-year-old son, says: "My earliest memory was of my dad coming home in his chariot driver's outfit. I think I assumed he was a professional charioteer. I remember him bringing sand from the Roman arena for my sandbox, and being told this was not just any sand. It was MGM sand!" He continues, "We recently produced a film about my dad called Charlton Heston & Ben-Hur: A Personal Journey. In it, we used a lot of 16mm footage that my mom took. There's a lot of behind-the-scenes stuff of Dad driving the chariot around and me in it. It's pretty cool."

Other special features, most of which have been made available in previous releases of the film, include:

    Ben-Hur, A Journey Through Pictures: An audiovisual re-creation assembled using stills, storyboards, sketches, music, dialogue and other archive materials
    Ben Hur: The 1925 Silent Film
    2005 Documentary, Ben-Hur: The Epic That Changed Cinema
    1994 Documentary, Ben-Hur: The Making of an Epic
    Original Screen Tests
    Vintage Newsreel Gallery
    Highlights from the 4/4/60 Academy Awards Ceremony
    Theatrical Trailer Gallery

(http://images.blu-ray.com/news/upload/452_tn.jpg)

The Ultimate Collector's Edition also offers filmfans two collectible books in a three-tier collector's case. The first book, "Charlton Heston: The Ben-Hur Diaries" is the most intriguing. An exclusive look into the Oscar-winning actor's experience while making the award-winning film, this high-quality reproduction of Charlton Heston's personal and insightful diary documents events that occurred from January 1958 through April 1960; from a time before production of the film begain all the way through Heston's Oscar win. The book includes personal photos from the Heston family and some of Heston's own sketches.

(http://images.blu-ray.com/news/upload/272_tn.jpg)

The second exclusive book is a more traditional pack-in that features rare photographs, production art and reproductions from the original theatrical press book.

(http://images.blu-ray.com/news/upload/271_tn.jpg)

Ben-Hur won a record-setting eleven Academy Awards, among them Best Picture (producer Sam Zimbalist), Best Director (William Wyler), Best Actor (Charlton Heston), Best Supporting Actor (Hugh Griffith), Best Color Cinematography (Robert L. Surtees), Best Film Editing (Ralph E. Winters and John D. Dunning), Best Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture (Miklos Rozsa), Best Color Art Direction and Set Decoration (William A. Horning, Edward Carfagno and Hugh Hunt), Best Sound (Franklin E. Milton, MGM Studio Sound Department) and Best Special Effects (A. Arnold Gillespie, Robert MacDonald and Milo Lory).

BEN-HUR 50th ANNIVERSARY ULTIMATE COLLECTOR'S EDITION Blu-ray trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_AAXEQN9B-g#ws)

Ben-Hur (50th Anniversary Ultimate Collector's Edition) [Blu-ray] (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nyVz3znouOM#ws)


Title: Re: The Motion Picture thread, another endless topic
Post by: Koen on 9 July 2011, 15:28:31
IMDB (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0962782/plotsummary)

this is a VERY GOOD MOVIE

(http://www.cinemagora.co.uk/images/films/15/125715-b-survivre-avec-les-loups.jpg)

why do I like this one? because it's a combination of lots of things:

*WWII
*love and affection between human and animals
*showing an unshown aspect of war in movies: hunger
*showing the aftermath of war
and more

and what a perfomance of such a young girl Mathilde Goffart
(http://media.zoom-cinema.fr/photos/3187/mathilde-goffart-9.jpg)

(http://image.toutlecine.com/photos/s/u/r/survivre-avec-les-loups-survivre-avec-les-loups-16-01-2008-8-g.jpg)

Survivre avec les Loups (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q41rxJwvnYY#ws)

and docu:
Enquête - Mentir avec les loups (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZAzdGCEydgQ#ws)

amazon: BUY! (http://www.amazon.fr/Survivre-avec-les-loups-Blu-ray/dp/B001GQ2SZW/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1310221628&sr=1-2)


Title: Re: The Motion Picture thread, another endless topic
Post by: Cranky on 27 July 2011, 06:03:37
Because I felt like it, I sat down and watched a Late Nite Double Feature, starring two movies drawn from the vaults...

ENDPLAY (1976) and J.D.'S REVENGE (1976).

I'm gonna say straight off that ENDPLAY is NOT a very good film - I did hit the FF button a couple of times.

Psychological thriller about two brothers, one of whom is in a wheelchair, and either or both of whom may be killing young, lissome hitchikers:

End Play 1976 Ozploitation thriller video trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mp1X0DRVJeY#)

It is, however, interesting for a number of reasons:

* ENDPLAY comes out of a time when some Aussie directors were making sometimes rather painful and forced 'statement' films about 'being Australian'. Other directors in this period were looking to cash in on what was a worldwide boom in Exploitation films. ENDPLAY is a good, honest exploitation film - some violence, some far-fetched 'psychological' stuff, lots of plot twists, and some T&A...who's killing the hot chicks and pushing them around in wheelchairs? -don't worry, you'll find out in the last 5 minutes.

* Like a lot of Aussie artistic product, ENDPLAY was made with the Overseas Market firmly in mind - there is very little in the script or the locations that evokes Australia - this film was designed to be sold in the UK market, and is remarkably similar in it's style to various British thrillers of it's era.

* The script for ENDPLAY was from the novel of the same name by Russell Braddon -
Braddon's a very interesting writer - I just finished reading his WWII memoir 'The Naked Island', which recounts his experiences as a P.O.W. on the Burma Railway and at Changi - I'll write this up for the Reading Thread at some point, because it's a GREAT book.

* It's got Delvene Delaney!!!

Delvene is remembered fondly by Australians who were watching TV in the 1970's - she was a regular on The Paul Hogan Show, and in fact ended up marrying Hoges' sidekick and business manager, John 'Strop' Cornell.

Here's Delvene:

TAB Cola (Australian ad) 1984 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oODTXC_ajio#)

J.D.'S REVENGE is also Exploitation - it's a supernatural thriller set among African-Americans in New Orleans in the 1970's....a young, upwardly mobile law student finds himself possessed by the demonic spirit of a 1940's black gangster after a novelty hypnosis session....

JD'S REVENGE (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OcStHuF-KFg#)

But it's a much better film than ENDPLAY - very well made, given it's budget constraints.

Director Arthur Marks made a few interesting films in his career - I especially liked the gritty film-noirish feel of his BONNIE'S KIDS (1973):
Bonnie's Kids (1973) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DE_4RoBwzIQ#)

Marks is a very capable director, and J.D'S REVENGE is well worth your time - a great performance by the lead actor, Glynn Turman, who literally changes personalities before your eyes....and Lou Gossett Jr. in an interesting supporting role.....

You can actually watch the whole film on YouTube, if you want:

J.D.'s Revenge (1976) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cr63e4Fn3no#)

I would recommend either a Late-Nite session or make it your Midday Movie of the Week....


Title: Re: The Motion Picture thread, another endless topic
Post by: Koen on 30 August 2011, 17:57:21
damn... I've never seen so many good movies in such a short time!

The American
director: Anton Corbijn
starring: George Clooney (if I was gay I would.................................)

SUPERB movie if you're a fanatic.... the colours..... the camera POV and so much more.... OUTSTANDING!!!!!!!!!!!!!

'The American' Trailer HD (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ywmoXZwkA0#ws)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1440728/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1440728/)


Title: Re: The Motion Picture thread, another endless topic
Post by: Koen on 19 October 2011, 18:59:24
http://www.warandtactics.com/smf/the-lounge-get-a-beer-go-off-topic/the-motion-picture-thread-another-endless-topic/msg20872/#msg20872 (http://www.warandtactics.com/smf/the-lounge-get-a-beer-go-off-topic/the-motion-picture-thread-another-endless-topic/msg20872/#msg20872)

waited a long time hoping it would get cheaper and come to Europe... but it didn't so I had to order it in the US... now hoping that customs are moviefreak friendly  :congrats:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0013MYB9K/ (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0013MYB9K/)

Ben-Hur (50th Anniversary Ultimate Collector's Edition) [Blu-ray]

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/91GpAljKOGL._AA1500_.jpg)

BEN-HUR 50th ANNIVERSARY ULTIMATE COLLECTOR'S EDITION Blu-ray trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_AAXEQN9B-g#ws)

and just found this A M A Z I N G edition of Once Upon A Time In The West
http://www.amazon.de/Limited-Premium-exklusiv-Amazon-Blu-ray/dp/B004UJM78U (http://www.amazon.de/Limited-Premium-exklusiv-Amazon-Blu-ray/dp/B004UJM78U)
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/81JSLLfl31L._AA1309_.jpg)


Title: Re: Ben-Hur Ultimate Collector's Edition
Post by: Koen on 3 December 2011, 17:56:45
one of THE classics get its ultimate version!!

[url]http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=6414[/url] ([url]http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=6414[/url])

Ben-Hur Ultimate Collector's Edition Blu-ray

Warner Home Video has sent retailers and select members of the press a photo booklet and sneak peek DVD that reveals further details about the forthcoming release of the Ben-Hur: Ultimate Collector's Edition box set, its pack-in collectibles and its bountiful supplemental package. The 3-disc Blu-ray edition is set to arrive this fall in limited quantities and numbered for exclusivity, although an exact release date has yet to be announced.

Update: Amazon is now accepting pre-orders. The cost of the Ultimate Collector's Edition set is currently $44.99. It has also been revealed that the film and special features are spread across three Blu-ray discs; two for the feature film and one for the supplemental content.

As first reported in March, the 50th Anniversary Blu-ray release of Ben-Hur will feature a newly minted frame-by-frame restoration created from the original 65mm camera negative at a resolution of 6K; effectively achieving six times the resolution of the previous DVD release. The results, at least as teased in the following before/after comparison photographs, are promising:

([url]http://images.blu-ray.com/news/upload/274_tn.jpg[/url])

A variety of special features will be spread across the Blu-ray edition's three BD-50 discs, chief among them Charlton Heston & Ben-Hur: A Personal Journey, an all-new, feature length, high-definition documentary that chronicling Heston's life while filming Ben-Hur. It not only includes a wealth of behind-the-scenes content, it also includes rare home movie footage from the Heston family.

([url]http://images.blu-ray.com/news/upload/269_tn.jpg[/url])

In an interview with Christianity Today, Fraser Heston, Charlton Heston's now 56-year-old son, says: "My earliest memory was of my dad coming home in his chariot driver's outfit. I think I assumed he was a professional charioteer. I remember him bringing sand from the Roman arena for my sandbox, and being told this was not just any sand. It was MGM sand!" He continues, "We recently produced a film about my dad called Charlton Heston & Ben-Hur: A Personal Journey. In it, we used a lot of 16mm footage that my mom took. There's a lot of behind-the-scenes stuff of Dad driving the chariot around and me in it. It's pretty cool."

Other special features, most of which have been made available in previous releases of the film, include:

    Ben-Hur, A Journey Through Pictures: An audiovisual re-creation assembled using stills, storyboards, sketches, music, dialogue and other archive materials
    Ben Hur: The 1925 Silent Film
    2005 Documentary, Ben-Hur: The Epic That Changed Cinema
    1994 Documentary, Ben-Hur: The Making of an Epic
    Original Screen Tests
    Vintage Newsreel Gallery
    Highlights from the 4/4/60 Academy Awards Ceremony
    Theatrical Trailer Gallery

([url]http://images.blu-ray.com/news/upload/452_tn.jpg[/url])

The Ultimate Collector's Edition also offers filmfans two collectible books in a three-tier collector's case. The first book, "Charlton Heston: The Ben-Hur Diaries" is the most intriguing. An exclusive look into the Oscar-winning actor's experience while making the award-winning film, this high-quality reproduction of Charlton Heston's personal and insightful diary documents events that occurred from January 1958 through April 1960; from a time before production of the film begain all the way through Heston's Oscar win. The book includes personal photos from the Heston family and some of Heston's own sketches.

([url]http://images.blu-ray.com/news/upload/272_tn.jpg[/url])

The second exclusive book is a more traditional pack-in that features rare photographs, production art and reproductions from the original theatrical press book.

([url]http://images.blu-ray.com/news/upload/271_tn.jpg[/url])

Ben-Hur won a record-setting eleven Academy Awards, among them Best Picture (producer Sam Zimbalist), Best Director (William Wyler), Best Actor (Charlton Heston), Best Supporting Actor (Hugh Griffith), Best Color Cinematography (Robert L. Surtees), Best Film Editing (Ralph E. Winters and John D. Dunning), Best Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture (Miklos Rozsa), Best Color Art Direction and Set Decoration (William A. Horning, Edward Carfagno and Hugh Hunt), Best Sound (Franklin E. Milton, MGM Studio Sound Department) and Best Special Effects (A. Arnold Gillespie, Robert MacDonald and Milo Lory).

BEN-HUR 50th ANNIVERSARY ULTIMATE COLLECTOR'S EDITION Blu-ray trailer ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_AAXEQN9B-g#ws[/url])

Ben-Hur (50th Anniversary Ultimate Collector's Edition) [Blu-ray] ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nyVz3znouOM#ws[/url])

recieved it recently, finally bought it in the US

Quote
Survivre avec les loups

this is a VERY GOOD MOVIE

why do I like this one? because it's a combination of lots of things:

*WWII
*love and affection between human and animals
*showing an unshown aspect of war in movies: hunger
*showing the aftermath of war
and more

and what a perfomance of such a young girl Mathilde Goffart

bought the Blu-Ray version on Amazon cheap


Title: The Town
Post by: Koen on 3 December 2011, 20:54:37
 :danger: copycat alert  :danger:

The Town - average movie (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BXY_JvOK63c#ws)

clear copy of

Heat - excellent movie! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0xbBLJ1WGwQ#ws)


Title: Re: The Motion Picture thread, another endless topic
Post by: Koen on 10 September 2012, 17:36:24
ATTENTION PLZ  :champ:

Lawrence of Arabia

celebrates its 50th birthday with an excellent BluRay release

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/913S9W%2BS-lL._AA1500_.jpg)
    Box Set includes:

        88 page Coffee Table Book: With rare behind-the-scenes photos
        70mm Film Frame: Individually numbered
        3 Blu-ray Discs: Includes feature film and special features with new Blu-ray exclusives
        Soundtrack CD: With 2 previously un-released tracks and original score from the film

AND it's back in a select bunch of theaters!!!!!!!