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Postby BattleMonkey » Wed Mar 31, 2010 7:32 am

Smooth motion features are very random with how they affect what you are watching. I personally can't stand the look of the feature and feel it totally kills the original work.

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Postby ran1 » Wed Mar 31, 2010 12:38 pm

Just bought the Black Lagoon first season Steelbox set for a paltry ten dollars. I :heart: Bestbuy.
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Postby schismatics » Wed Mar 31, 2010 1:18 pm

View Original Postran1 wrote:Just bought the Black Lagoon first season Steelbox set for a paltry ten dollars. I :heart: Bestbuy.


Speaking of Best Buy I say this giant box set of Gantz there for like $30...but didn't pick it up.

Instead I got:
Gunslinger Girl
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Donnie Darko
(all on Blu-Ray)

and more importantly - a kinda new car! :D

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Postby Merridian » Wed Mar 31, 2010 1:28 pm

Last week I ordered the Lost Universe and Sorcerer Hunter thinpack sets for under $20 each off Amazon, and both of 'em just came in today. I have no idea what to expect, but considering their prices and my general interest in 90's anime, I figured I couldn't go TOO wrong. I'll start on 'em after I finish Arjuna and some OVAs first, though.

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Postby Guyver Spawn » Wed Mar 31, 2010 5:25 pm

I got Pokemon Soul Silver today, and I can't wait to play it soon.
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Postby Oz » Fri Apr 02, 2010 7:08 am

I just ordered the 3-disc Criterion release of Akira Kurosawa's Seven Samurai and James Udden's epic book on Hou Hsiao-hsien from Amazon. The price of the order was 75 euros / 100 dollars altogether.
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Postby ran1 » Fri Apr 02, 2010 9:45 am

From roaming around borders yesterday, I picked up:

Battle Royale Novel (16.00)
Ghost in the Shell S.A.C. Season 1 Case 2 (3.00)

Not bad for $20, I suppose.
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Postby Joseph the PRPD » Sun Apr 04, 2010 1:47 pm

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Postby supershinjiasukashipper » Tue Apr 06, 2010 1:24 pm

I just came into possesion of a very beautiful calligraphy set. The brushes are fine and even the ink stick is a work of art. It all comes in a silk covered box. Its very nice, but I doubt im going to get the time or motivation to use it very soon. Depression always kills my work. Still, ill have it there when im feeling better.
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Postby Hexon.Arq » Tue Apr 06, 2010 7:24 pm

I got Air for $12.00. After having seen it, I am no longer in awe of the price.

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Postby Eva Yojimbo » Tue Apr 06, 2010 9:50 pm

View Original PostBattleMonkey wrote:Smooth motion features are very random with how they affect what you are watching. I personally can't stand the look of the feature and feel it totally kills the original work.
Well, I was noticing earlier that for some reason the feature does seem to add an extreme amount of pixelation to some films. On others it looks quite stunning though. What do you mean it "kills the original work"? It's been a while since I've been to an actual theater but motion does seem a lot more smooth when projected at 24fps than what you get on DVD.

View Original PostOz wrote:I just ordered the 3-disc Criterion release of Akira Kurosawa's Seven Samurai and James Udden's epic book on Hou Hsiao-hsien from Amazon. The price of the order was 75 euros / 100 dollars altogether.
I generally try to avoid investing in Criterion since I can rent them. There are some exceptions though and geez I'd love to have so many of those Kurosawa's, Ozu, and a ton of others I could list. Though now I'm waiting until a blu-ray release of TSS to even consider getting it.

As for Udden's book, it's extremely informative but really dry until you get to the part where he's analyzing the actual films. But it really helps to fill you in on the essential historical context and the complex notion of Hou being a very "Asian" or "Taiwanese" director.

Also; I hope you still have enough for the Grand Illusion and The Hole DVD I bought. I should find time to pack them up soon but things have been REALLY hectic lately.
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Postby Oz » Wed Apr 07, 2010 2:14 am

View Original PostEva Yojimbo wrote:I generally try to avoid investing in Criterion since I can rent them. There are some exceptions though and geez I'd love to have so many of those Kurosawa's, Ozu, and a ton of others I could list.

I've had problems with payment because Amazon doesn't seem to like the credit card I'm using. So I'm not sure if I even end up getting what I ordered because the system is being a bitch right now. The Criterion release of Seven Samurai is probably as good as a DVD release will ever get. I'm trying to create a nice Kurosawa collection and I desparately need a better release of Seven Samurai to replace the crappy Finnish DVD release of it (which I only keep for the Finnish subtitles).

View Original PostEva Yojimbo wrote:Also; I hope you still have enough for the Grand Illusion and The Hole DVD I bought.

I've had the money waiting for you the whole time.
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"Oh, Oz, I fear I'm losing my filmfag to the depths of Japanese pop. If only there were more films with Japanese girls in glow-in-the-dark costumes you'd be the David Bordwell of that genre." - Jimbo
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Postby Captain_Morgan » Wed Apr 07, 2010 1:23 pm

Picked up The Thing at the Doorstep, Crime and Punishment, and Good Omens from the bookstore today. Should occupy my time for awhile.

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Postby Joseph the PRPD » Wed Apr 07, 2010 7:08 pm

Well, I received my amazon.com orders today, a lot sooner than expected.
Naturally, I was happy to see that my packages came(inb4obviouspenisjoke). So I open the SW Clone Wars Volume 1 case to see that the volume 2 disc is inside.

I had a blank look on my face.
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Postby Eva Yojimbo » Wed Apr 07, 2010 8:12 pm

View Original PostOz wrote:The Criterion release of Seven Samurai is probably as good as a DVD release will ever get.
Blu-Ray maaaaaaaan!
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Postby Halicat » Thu Apr 08, 2010 4:19 am

Pre-owned red NDS lite with Pokemon SoulSilver. I was playing it all evening yesterday and will probably be doing the same for the next few weeks. If anyone has any GBadvance or NDS game recommendations I'd love to know!

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Postby LeoXiao » Thu Apr 08, 2010 11:32 pm

I got a laptop that can play BF2 and COD4 on high settings for 650$ I'm very happy.

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Postby Combs » Sun Apr 11, 2010 4:58 am

just got a blood+ dvd box set. My parents must've seen it on conan and assumed I liked it, so theyve mailed to me (though a while after the actuall episode) :|
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Postby CorporalChaos » Sun Apr 11, 2010 11:55 pm

When you get a book sale and a gem and mineral show in the same weekend, I'm bound to spend upwards of $50-$60.

What I got:

A piece of the Sikhote Alin meteorite, about the size of the bone at the end of the finger.

A polished thin-slice of a rock containing fossil nautiloids.

Various agate samples from around the world.

Handbook of Illinois Stratigraphy, another book on the structure features in geology in Illinois, and two large foldout maps (these were definitely the most expensive items I got this weekend, $7.50 each)

~15 books from the library sale, the most notable of which was a book written and autographed by Norman Mailer, which I bought for the grand sum of 50 cents.



Looking at my bookshelves, as much as it pains me to say this, but I'm going to start having to get rid of some books :/
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Postby MugwumpHasNoLiver » Mon Apr 12, 2010 12:13 am

I got so many books this week, and none of them are Ayn Rand either. First, I got my 50th anniversary copy of Naked Lunch, and its more beautiful than I could ever imagine. The green slipcase looks okay, but the book itself is embossed with the calligraphy scribbles from the Olympia edition and all the sides of the pages are inked in black. It smells like it came right off the press. If I had to have sex with just one book, it would be this one.

I also got the three paperback boxed edition of 2666 by Roberto Bolano, which I've been interested in for awhile. And then I got this London Folio Society slip-cased copy of Les Enfants Terribles by Jean Cocteau and a little hardcover copy of Valerie Solanas's SCUM Manifesto.

But it's not enough, I need more. Much, much more.
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