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In reply to an earlier post on Jul 30, 2012 6:35:44 AM PDT
WAS: Short film about killing,Short film about love,Camera buff,No end,Blind chance and The Scar. I think for the price I will order it.
Some of the posters may know about Edward R. Hamilton Bookseller Co. Falls Village,Connecticut.
Have ordered from there for years,prefers mail order and checks.
On the net if you want a catalog. They have some inventory listed on their web-site but just a small amount and charge extra for credit cards
if you order that way. Huge inventory,just got into DVDs a few years ago. Books may be overstock or cut outs but all are new including the.
movies.
Very slick catalog.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 30, 2012 6:55:59 AM PDT
Next question for everybody: A Serbian Film-Amazon has this for a reasonable price,Uncut,but when I clix down to the reviews they say don't
buy this because it is not the original uncut version. Several reviews are very passionate about this being false advertising.
Worth buying and why would Amazon say uncut?
Going to check out Double Life and Red,White,Blue.
I am into a lot of BBC DVDs,right now Inspector Lewis. Notice some posters say PBS chops up BBC programs.
I have an all region DVD player so no big deal to me since I always try to get the UK versions but is that really true and am I missing anything?
Back in the day when I was collecting vinyl records with my buddies we noticed that European albums would have an extra cut that the
American one did not have or maybe a different album cover,of course being a serious collector nut you had to have both.
I have the overseas Dragon Tattoo movies and I am not really that interested in the American,same with Let The Right One In.
Maybe if they turn up at pawn shop or garage sale I might buy them.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 30, 2012 10:17:34 AM PDT
There should be an art to trailers that do not give away too much but still draw you in. Too many businessmen in Hollywood and not enough artist.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 30, 2012 10:27:35 AM PDT
I like my review better.

Your post: May 15, 2012 2:31:47 PM PDT
California Couple says:

Shame

Michael Fassbender and Kate Beckinsale like to make out a lot. It seems like that is all they do in this movie.

The story takes place in Hungary in the 1930's. It is about a younger man in love with an older woman who he thinks may be his sister. The movie has a drab color scheme to accentuate the underlying morals involved here. Well paced and well acted, it is everything you could ask for out of a sick romance.

4 stars

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In reply to your post on May 15, 2012 3:37:51 PM PDT
Hikari says:
"Make out"? Is that all they are doing? If so, I feel I've been sold a bill of goods by other reviews. :p

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 30, 2012 11:07:08 AM PDT
Hikari says:
@CC
Obviously we did not review the same movie. Yours does sound like the better choice, possibly. If there is, in fact, such a film.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 30, 2012 11:16:48 AM PDT
stevign says:
Amen to that. Perhaps they should hire out-of-work movie editors for the job.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 30, 2012 1:44:43 PM PDT
CC: Something wrong here. IMDB shows no film with Michael Fassbender and Kate Beckinsale together. Shame takes place in New York, present day, not Hungary in the 1930s, with Carey Mulligan.

I'm baffled.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 31, 2012 11:33:33 AM PDT
No truth to it, Shame was the DVD I chose to see if anyone was actually paying attention to what I wrote. There was a picture of a Kate Beckinsale DVD next to it.

Posted on Aug 1, 2012 10:32:28 AM PDT
bella7 says:
The Big Year

This movie is about a group of bird watchers competing to see as many different birds as possible within 1 year. Stars Steve Martin, Jack Black and Owen Wilson and Rashida Jones. Owen Wilson is the very competitive reigning bird watching champion with Martin and Black nipping at his heels to break his record. I thought this was a humorous and entertaining movie.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 1, 2012 10:37:50 AM PDT
bella, I want to watch this film. Sounds good.

I can recommend Magic Mike.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 1, 2012 10:41:30 AM PDT
bella7 says:
Hi Kacee,

The Big Year was funny. Glad you liked Magic Mike, I heard that a Magic Mike 2 is already under way.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 1, 2012 10:44:43 AM PDT
Thanks for the info bella :))

http://www.thehollywoodgossip.com/2012/07/magic-mike-2-channing-tatum-confirms-sequel/

Matthew McConaughey was superb in it. He was mesmerizing.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 1, 2012 2:31:02 PM PDT
C McGhee says:
bella7- The Big Year

I missed that one but I did see the porno version. It seems they misspelled Year though.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 1, 2012 2:48:12 PM PDT
bella7 says:
McGhee,

I'm stumped. The Big....Deer, Beer, Fear??

On second thought, maybe I DON'T want to know.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 1, 2012 5:59:22 PM PDT
C McGhee says:
bella7- DON'T want to know

Oh yes, you want to know-

http://bootyoftheday.co/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/big-butt-rose1.gif

Posted on Aug 1, 2012 6:35:46 PM PDT
5 days of war.
It's a dvd so you don't have the fine picture of a blu ray.
It's the story about the 2008 georgian /russian war in which russia invaded georgia and they used alot of mercenaries who commited atrocities. of course the russians used the same techniques they always use. blowing up things randomly. they don't need targets , they just fire at buildings. At least other countries attempt to target legit targets! the story concerns two journalists who try to get out of the country to show war footage. it's based on a true story. it's told from the georpian side but noone ever doubted that they were the righteous side in that short war. the acting is fine and the war footage is outstandingly realistic. I would say it's worth your time.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 1, 2012 9:11:13 PM PDT
C McGhee says:
Michael P. Dobey- 5 Days of War

A war picture I haven't seen & it sounds good? Thanks for posting that. My search begins now.

Posted on Aug 1, 2012 11:24:53 PM PDT
stevign says:
Has anyone seen "Hanna" (2011) starring Saoirse Ronan, Cate Blanchett and Eric Bana yet?

http://geekosfera.files.wordpress.com/2011/06/hanna.jpg

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 2, 2012 7:10:55 AM PDT
bella7 says:
McGhee,

Pic is blocked on work computer. BUT, by seeing the word "butt" in the link I think the magic word was "rear". : )

Posted on Aug 2, 2012 2:58:02 PM PDT
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Night and Fog (1955)

The Holocaust is an extraordinarily hard topic to discuss. Period. It's hard to discuss in conversation, it's hard to discuss in a play, it's hard to discuss in a film, period. And yet director Alain Resnais is able to make a film so thought-provoking and so scary that the imagery will stay with you forever.

Resnais' film "Night and Fog" gives us two perspectives of the concentration camps Auschwitz and Majdanek: one perspective is the current day at which the film was shot, 1955, ten years after Germany surrendered, in color; the other perspective is taken from 10-13 years previously in black-and-white footage, showing photographs and documentaries of the death camps, of the Nazi marches, and even of Hitler himself.

Countering the images is the voice of Michel Bouquet, who gives us an enlightening yet horrifying description of life in a Holocaust death camp. He explains about how people who could work would work, and those who couldn't would be shot and or incinerated. The imagery is horrifying, yet it must be seen.

The imagery is the most astounding aspect of the film. We see images of people naked and almost skeleton-like; we see the gas chambers, which are more terrifying than any haunted house in any horror film; we are taken to the overviews of where the Nazis would shoot their prisoners either out of boredom or for fun.

In some ways, the film could possibly be compared to "Schindler's List". Both films gave me exactly what I look for in a film based on the Holocaust: the true feeling of what it was like to be a Nazi concentration camp. But while "Schindler's List" was a character study and a message for people to stand up against evil, "Night and Fog" was a film recounting the horrors of the Holocaust (ironically "Schindler's List" did that as well).

One such important point is brought up in this incredible film, and that is as long as people are intolerant and even apathetic, the Holocaust will happen again, and indeed genocides have happened since the Holocaust (for example, the Rwandan genocide of 1994). Maybe they weren't as bloody as the Holocaust, but they remain as important nonetheless. The Holocaust and all other genocides came about and do come about because people are intolerant and they look to put the blame on another race, religion, or ethnicity other than their own. But is that the only cause?

Not at all. These inexplicably terrifying incidents come across not just because of evil people like Hitler, but because few are willing to stand up against the injustices of the world. America did not become involved in the war until 1941 when the Japanese struck Pearl Harbor.

What "Night and Fog" does brilliantly is that it gives us the feeling of fear. We fear genocides. We fear war. We fear people like Adolf Hitler. And most importantly, we fear that the burden to take responsibility will be on us. What the film also does brilliantly is that it tells us to stand up against evil, much like "Schindler's List". The only difference is that the former is a half hour documentary and the latter is a three hour epic. Do both films tell the same message? Yes. Do both films tell it well? Yes.

"Night and Fog" is not just a film. It is a historical document that seeks to spread goodness around the world and to remind us of the horrors of war. What a powerful and daunting achievement.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 2, 2012 3:12:48 PM PDT
C McGhee says:
stevign- Hana

My wife & I started it but didn't finish it so I won't really offer an opinion on the whole movie.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 2, 2012 3:13:53 PM PDT
C McGhee says:
bela7- pic blocked

That's to bad, it was animated & not really offensive in my opinion.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 2, 2012 3:21:24 PM PDT
bella7 says:
McGhee,

Well, the computers here have such high settings here you'd think it was Fort Knox.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 2, 2012 3:21:30 PM PDT
C McGhee says:
Pastor of Muppets- Churchill

seeing he didn't become prime minister until about 1940 the intimated charge that he did nothing about Germany before 1939 would be spurious I believe. It was his opposition of England's appeasement stance in the thirties that brought Chamberlain down.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 2, 2012 3:25:41 PM PDT
C McGhee: Just fixed it up. Thanks for that.
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