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Friend of Fred
Feb 12, 2009
5,717
Where the action is!
gotta say, that last version of last man on earth really upset me.
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The series with Will Forte (available on Hulu) is by far and away the funniest version. I highly recommend it. It never got a proper ending, but the journey is still worth taking.
Watch the original "Das Boot" in surround sound. You can hear the water rushing alongside as they dive, and other auditory FX. The music fits the time period it was made in. Too bad you can't have one without the other.
When Hollywood puts me in charge of scoring, the rule I'll be implementing will be that all soundtracks reflect the era in which the movie is set, not the era in which it was filmed.
did you know that the sequel was repurposed as big trouble in little china?
I absolutely loved that movie when I was a kid. When my daughter was about 10 or so, I thought maybe it would be a fun family movie night selection. Um, nope. In my mind, it was almost a kid's movie. I guess I forgot about a lot of it. Especially the sex trafficking.
 

MrWookiee

Country Gent
Jun 17, 2020
1,512
SoCal, USA
Then you'll surely be delighted to learn that they're remaking "Road House".

Is there a version without the original soundtrack? I've learned to accept the '80s synth music to the point where I don't really notice it anymore. But I could certainly do without it.
Not as far as I know. Perhaps I should have said, "... with the original dialog track."
 

Bertotti

Friend of Fred
Jul 20, 2017
9,773
South Dakota
I like "Big Trouble in Little China" as well.
I'm still looking forward to "Hanoi Shan and the World Crime League".

A flux capacitor is cool and all, but it's no oscillation overthruster.
When you watch Buckaroo, make sure you have the director's comments enabled---Pinky Caruthers does the little-known facts. Distracting but worthwhile.
It’s not a movie but watch the BBC show Coupling. Absolutely hilarious!
 

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I Bleed Orange
Feb 10, 2010
18,255
lafayette in
When Hollywood puts me in charge of scoring, the rule I'll be implementing will be that all soundtracks reflect the era in which the movie is set, not the era in which it was filmed.
John Williams and Danny Elfman must've been busy elsewhere. Can't always use period music for "Robin Hood" or "Gladiator", and "Das Boot" did feature some music appropriate to the time. The bar scene at the beginning, and the singing "Tipperary" and other tunes within the sub. The orchestral stuff fit the scene, even if it wasn't period appropriate.
 

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I Bleed Orange
Feb 10, 2010
18,255
lafayette in
Don’t they run specials for premium channels in the summer?

Netflix & Amazon Prime are full price.
I’ve got AMC, Showtime, Paramount+, Epix for $1 each per month for 6 mos via Amazon Prime. Hulu (free with phone plan).

Even that—is a lot to watch TV.
The problem is that even the major networks are going to a pay subscription service along with too many others. I'm paying thru the nose now, and when this cable contract period is up, I'm cutting everything but internet. I'll see what happens afterwards.
 

Bertotti

Friend of Fred
Jul 20, 2017
9,773
South Dakota
John Williams and Danny Elfman must've been busy elsewhere. Can't always use period music for "Robin Hood" or "Gladiator", and "Das Boot" did feature some music appropriate to the time. The bar scene at the beginning, and the singing "Tipperary" and other tunes within the sub. The orchestral stuff fit the scene, even if it wasn't period appropriate.
Some of the shows of the ancient period I think benefit from some heavier music, the fight scenes to me are much better with appropriately hard music. So depending on the scene and type of atmosphere, the scene calls for period music could detract from my point of view. Now if it is some serious period piece then that would be a different story but I stay away from the too realistic and too formal movies.
 

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I Bleed Orange
Feb 10, 2010
18,255
lafayette in
I've loved that song since the first time I saw the movie.
It was in the WWI Hit Parade. Ironic that the Germans are singing it, but it's great for a sing-along tune. Taht's something we don't have much of anymore---sing-alongs. Last time I witnessed/participated in a large one was at a CSN concert over 25 years ago. Other than that, it's relegated to P&W at church.
 

Randy99CL

Country Gent
Feb 17, 2020
2,189
Albuquerque
As to the new Dune, I will buy it just because I haven't seen it yet, but I will get the normal version. The $15 is only a little more than a theatre ticket. These days I rarely go see a movie, I pay a little more a few months later and watch it as many times as I want. Like tomorrow I will probably watch it twice.
I ended up buying the new Dune from amazon, only $12 for the blu-ray/DVD/digital version and it came in the mail today. Excited to watch it tonight!
 

Bertotti

Friend of Fred
Jul 20, 2017
9,773
South Dakota
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The series with Will Forte (available on Hulu) is by far and away the funniest version. I highly recommend it. It never got a proper ending, but the journey is still worth taking.

When Hollywood puts me in charge of scoring, the rule I'll be implementing will be that all soundtracks reflect the era in which the movie is set, not the era in which it was filmed.

I absolutely loved that movie when I was a kid. When my daughter was about 10 or so, I thought maybe it would be a fun family movie night selection. Um, nope. In my mind, it was almost a kid's movie. I guess I forgot about a lot of it. Especially the sex trafficking.
I started watching this then the lady showed up and I was yelling run run! I couldn’t watch anymore. No amount of isolation would make me stay with her!
 

afire

Friend of Fred
Feb 12, 2009
5,717
Where the action is!
I started watching this then the lady showed up and I was yelling run run! I couldn’t watch anymore. No amount of isolation would make me stay with her!
I assume you're talking about Kristin Schaal, not January Jones. I was already a fan of hers as a comedian, so I was familiar with that annoying persona and it didn't throw me off.
 

Emergence

Synchromatic
May 25, 2022
556
New York
My wife ordered “Ambulance” on FIOS On Demand. I walked out on it after ten minutes. I used to watch movies during flights but I don’t fly much anymore. I don’t watch TV much anymore either. I have books, scientific publications and guitars.
 

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I Bleed Orange
Feb 10, 2010
18,255
lafayette in
I ended up buying the new Dune from amazon, only $12 for the blu-ray/DVD/digital version and it came in the mail today. Excited to watch it tonight!
I'm waiting for Part Two and the box set. I still buy DVDs. My feet don't stick to the floor at home, I don't have to deal with idiots on cell phones, the popcorn's much cheaper, and I can turn the sound down if I want.
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My latest acquisition.
Over 900 horror, sci-fi, and action movie trailers from the 50s-80s on 6 blu-ray discs.
I love movie trailers!
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"In a world...."
 

Bertotti

Friend of Fred
Jul 20, 2017
9,773
South Dakota
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I assume you're talking about Kristin Schaal, not January Jones. I was already a fan of hers as a comedian, so I was familiar with that annoying persona and it didn't throw me off.
Im not sure of her name but the first one he met that was correcting every little thing and was going to fix him. Freaking nightmare! I knew a woman like that once never made it to the date!
 

Maguchi

Electromatic
Aug 11, 2022
69
Lalaland
As long as we're all housebound, and have time for other things than playing guitar, I suggest we come up with a list of recommended movies. They can be silly, deep, apropos, pointless, whatever. What are your suggestions for a couple of hours of entertainment?

Topical---
Mad Max (all four)
The Last Man on Earth (all of them from Vincent Price to Will Smith)
Zombieland
Outbreak
Night of the Living Dead---all of the variations

Fun---
Blues Bros.---find the extended version. It answers a lot of questions
Buckaroo Banzai
5th Element


Series---
LOTR/Hobbit
Band of Brothers
Blackadder (box set---thanks you, Dear wife))
Monty Python (box set---this one, too)

I've Tivo'd Koyaanisqatsi and Metropolis as well as other stuff. Just watched the 1905 Battleship Potemkin yesterday (The borscht WAS bad,)
Old John Wayne and Jimmie Stewart westerns anytime.
Din't read all 9 pages, so apologies if there's repeats.

This is Spinal Tap, Office Space, Animal House, Blues Brothers, Back to School, Easy Money, Basic Instinct, 1st two Godfather movies, Goldfinger, Thunderball, You Only Live Twice, Diamonds Are Forever, Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein, Wall Street, Tora! Tora! Tora!, Trading Places, Dumb and Dumber, Midway, Wonderland, Zodiac, Scarface, Schindler's List, Raging Bull, From Russia with Love, Dr. No, Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room, Fritz the Cat, Clockwork Orange, Casino, Casablanca, The Third Man, Cheech and Chong's Up in Smoke, History of the World: Part 1, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Sirens
 
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Bertotti

Friend of Fred
Jul 20, 2017
9,773
South Dakota
Not
I assume you're talking about Kristin Schaal, not January Jones. I was already a fan of hers as a comedian, so I was familiar with that annoying persona and it didn't throw me off.
sure her name but the first one he met that was correcting every little thing and was going to fix him. Freaking nightmare!uu
 


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