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Postby Samuel_Scott » 27 Mar 2012 11:45

Masters of Cinema have announced a new dual format release for the end of the year. I'm excited. :)
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Re: Birth of a Nation

Postby Jim_Mcdonaugh » 27 Mar 2012 11:50

I'm not for some reason. :lol:
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Re: Birth of a Nation

Postby Paul_Lewis » 27 Mar 2012 14:57

I'm looking forward to this too, Sam. I've got the two recent Pasolini releases on their way to me as I type this. Really looking forward to revisiting both films.
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Re: Birth of a Nation

Postby Jim_Mcdonaugh » 27 Mar 2012 14:58

What's so special about those films that both of you're so happy?
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Re: Birth of a Nation

Postby Samuel_Scott » 27 Mar 2012 16:13

Well, Birth of a Nation isn't just a portrayal of a bad moment in history, but it also has a lot of relevance in film history. I'm more excited for what will hopefully be some in-depth extras into the controversy surrounding the film, its historical importance and how it is looked upon now. Of course, no extras have been announced yet I don't think, but this being a Masters of Cinema release, it should include some very good ones judging from their track record.
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Re: Birth of a Nation

Postby Jim_Mcdonaugh » 27 Mar 2012 16:26

Heh, the movie was shot in 1915 so definitely not my thing. :-D I watched a few prehistoric movies once though. I don't dig how people still watch them these days... But I guess like everything esle it's a matter of taste. :)
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Re: Birth of a Nation

Postby Nigel_Badnell » 28 Mar 2012 08:49

Still waiting for "Song of the South"...
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Re: Birth of a Nation

Postby Mark_Meakin » 28 Mar 2012 12:51

Jim_Mcdonaugh wrote:Heh, the movie was shot in 1915 so definitely not my thing. :-D I watched a few prehistoric movies once though. I don't dig how people still watch them these days... But I guess like everything esle it's a matter of taste. :)

Never seen Birth Of A Nation but I like Nosferatu (1922) a great deal.
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Re: Birth of a Nation

Postby Jim_Mcdonaugh » 28 Mar 2012 12:54

I like Nosferatu (1922) a great deal.


I watched it only a few yrs ago and laughed my butt off! :lol: Simply hilarious! So NOT scary and silly, damn. :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Birth of a Nation

Postby Mark_Meakin » 28 Mar 2012 13:10

Jim_Mcdonaugh wrote:
I like Nosferatu (1922) a great deal.


I watched it only a few yrs ago and laughed my butt off! :lol: Simply hilarious! So NOT scary and silly, damn. :lol: :lol: :lol:

Fair enough but I can imagine at the time it creeped out cinema audiences who had not been subjected to the likes of The Exorcist & Hostel.You're looking at it from a modern perspective it's bound to have lost a great deal of impact now. :)
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Re: Birth of a Nation

Postby Jim_Mcdonaugh » 28 Mar 2012 13:17

Fair enough but I can imagine at the time it creeped out cinema audiences who had not been subjected to the likes of The Exorcist & Hostel.


Both Hostel and The Exorcist are very poor. Neither scary, well written, acted or directed. Dull and senseless overall.
Atleast Hostel has a few fair moments but the latter none at all.

You're looking at it from a modern perspective it's bound to have lost a great deal of impact now


Actually it's more then that. I rarely watch/buy movies older then 35 yrs.
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Re: Birth of a Nation

Postby Mark_Meakin » 28 Mar 2012 13:24

Jim_Mcdonaugh Actually it's more then that. I rarely watch/buy movies older then 35 yrs.

I love the older movies,the Universal Horrors of the 1930s & 1940s & the classic sci-fi movies of the 50s.I hate a lot of stuff made in the last few years which is over reliant on CGI work.I thought Avatar was hugely overrated & the original version of Clash Of The Titans was far superior to the remake despite the reviews of critics at the time it was released.
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Re: Birth of a Nation

Postby Jim_Mcdonaugh » 28 Mar 2012 13:31

I love the older movies,the Universal Horrors of the 1930s & 1940s & the classic sci-fi movies of the 50s.


I really tryed to dig that stuff but couldn't... :lol: I just can't watch those films! :-D

I hate a lot of stuff made in the last few years which is over reliant on CGI work.


Yap, cheap CGI ruins everything. It's so fake and obvious in the most movies these days.

I thought Avatar was hugely overrated.

I don't consider Avatar as a movie at all. Atleast a decent one. Cameron has lost the control of his big boat and crashed. No survivors on the horizon... :lol:
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Re: Birth of a Nation

Postby Paul Moran » 28 Mar 2012 22:24

Samuel_Scott wrote:Masters of Cinema have announced a new dual format release for the end of the year. I'm excited. :)

I'll probably buy it idc, but I'm not excited. I bought - and watched - the Eureka DVD release in 2003. I don't think I was excited then, either.
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Re: Birth of a Nation

Postby Brent_Reid » 13 Jan 2018 18:03

This started as a promising thread, but quickly got sidelined/trolled. What did you think to Eureka's Birth of a Nation BD, Sam?
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Re: Birth of a Nation

Postby Samuel_Scott » 13 Jan 2018 22:34

Brent_Reid wrote:This started as a promising thread, but quickly got sidelined/trolled. What did you think to Eureka's Birth of a Nation BD, Sam?


It's been in the to watch pile for over 5 years :lol:

I'll let you know if I ever get round to it.
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Re: Birth of a Nation

Postby Brent_Reid » 14 Jan 2018 22:59

Ah, a man after my own sad, sorry, hoarding heart... :oops: I reckon at my current rate of watching a film or two per week, to get through them all I only need to live to be around 200 - and still I buy!

I'd say if you haven't seen it yet, then don't. Have a butcher's at this article and treat yourself to the latest BFI restoration. The difference between the two is truly astounding. Its price is currently quite high, but a couple of months back it was selling around the £6 mark, so I'm sure it'll drop again.
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