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What DVD are you watching lately?

I have BBC's Persuasion on, but I can't really get into. I've heard thought that BBC's Sense & Sensibility is good. Of course I"ve watched the Ang Lee Emma Thompson version which is superb... I may get it this week to see  :P

Just finished Au Revoir Les Enfants. What a touching, beautiful film!

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Just finished Au Revoir Les Enfants. What a touching, beautiful film!

So did your copy have subtitles? Or do you speak French?
I've got to see this,now. I searched IMDB and it looks interesting. I had it confused with another French film about a boy who runs away from his fancy-schmanzy boardingschool because a Jewish boy is rejected. But that one's set in the 19th century.

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Just finished Au Revoir Les Enfants. What a touching, beautiful film!

So did your copy have subtitles? Or do you speak French?
I've got to see this,now. I searched IMDB and it looks interesting. I had it confused with another French film about a boy who runs away from his fancy-schmanzy boardingschool because a Jewish boy is rejected. But that one's set in the 19th century.

I got it from Netflix and it had subtitles. I'm an ignorant American who only speaks one language. The only other movie I can think of is called 400 Blows (it's the English name, I don't know the French name. Is it that one you had it confused with?

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Here are a few I will recommend:

"Netherbeast, Incorporated" - Great comedy about a corporation staffed by vampires and what happens when the boss (who's developed a case of vampire alzheimers) starts hiring humans. Very funny, oddly sweet.

"9" - Computer animated, post-apocalyptic fantasy about rag dolls with voices you'll recognize. This one was a bit dark, but a lot of fun. And very pretty to look at.

"Stuck" - Remember the story about the lady who hit a bum a while back? How she left him to die in her garage while he was still stuck to the windshield? Someone made a movie out of it. That somebody was Stuart Gordon... so you know his take will be full of gore and some twisted humor. Honestly, this one was a lot better than I thought it would be. I'll go so far as to say that it was really darn good.

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I watched "The Ghost and the Darkness" the other night. Do people really think Michael Douglas is a good actor, or is he famous because of his father? That was cringe-worthy.

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Just finished Au Revoir Les Enfants. What a touching, beautiful film!

So did your copy have subtitles? Or do you speak French?
I've got to see this,now. I searched IMDB and it looks interesting. I had it confused with another French film about a boy who runs away from his fancy-schmanzy boardingschool because a Jewish boy is rejected. But that one's set in the 19th century.

I got it from Netflix and it had subtitles. I'm an ignorant American who only speaks one language. The only other movie I can think of is called 400 Blows (it's the English name, I don't know the French name. Is it that one you had it confused with?

It's called "Les 400 coups" ;)

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Just finished Au Revoir Les Enfants. What a touching, beautiful film!

So did your copy have subtitles? Or do you speak French?
I've got to see this,now. I searched IMDB and it looks interesting. I had it confused with another French film about a boy who runs away from his fancy-schmanzy boardingschool because a Jewish boy is rejected. But that one's set in the 19th century.

I got it from Netflix and it had subtitles. I'm an ignorant American who only speaks one language. The only other movie I can think of is called 400 Blows (it's the English name, I don't know the French name. Is it that one you had it confused with?

It's called "Les 400 coups" ;)

And I've never seen it because DH gets mad every time I bring it up and says it's awful. I guess he bunked off class in highschool to see it and got caught and in trouble (which in dictatorship days was no joke). Maybe "awful" means "not worth the flakk I got." Maybe he was given 400 blows with the headmaster's cane, or something.

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North By Norhwest

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Just saw "Smilla's Sense of Snow." At least the end was better than the end of the book. The English translation of the book is said to be more readable than the original. I enjoyed 3/4 of the book but the ending was so frustrating!! I got the distinct impression he had either written himself into a hole he couldn't get out of, or was so far past his deadline that they were threatening to sue him for his advance, so he just ended it right there.

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I love old horror movies, and we watched The Bat, which had Vincent Price ( :)>>>) and Hotel Horror (which had a very young Christopher Lee!). They were both wonderful. The DVD also had a movie called The Gorilla on it, but it was terrible and we only made it 10 minutes in before we gave up.

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VR, if you haven't seen the original silent Nosferatu, do so! It's really rather sweet, actually.

The accountant in DH's last job was a ringer for him. The first time I saw him I leaned over to DH and murmured, "Nosferatu!" It stuck. He heard about it and was actually proud of his nickname!

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I watched Swing time last night with Ginger Rogers and Fred Astere

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Unforgiven, and it was fucking awesome.

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On the waterfront

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^^ That's a good one.

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Lubi, it must have been interesting to watch North by Northwest and On the Waterfront so close together, especially if you had never seen them before.  Eva Marie Saint plays quite different characters in the two.  I guess they're quite different films altogether, but I love them both.

Hey, does it count for this thread if I'm watching movies on my DVR rather than on DVD?

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Lubi, it must have been interesting to watch North by Northwest and On the Waterfront so close together, especially if you had never seen them before.  Eva Marie Saint plays quite different characters in the two.  I guess they're quite different films altogether, but I love them both.

Hey, does it count for this thread if I'm watching movies on my DVR rather than on DVD?

Yes.

I have posted movies that I've streamed online. shh, don't tell anyone

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I have posted movies that I've streamed online. shh, don't tell anyone

:-X

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Lubi, it must have been interesting to watch North by Northwest and On the Waterfront so close together, especially if you had never seen them before.  Eva Marie Saint plays quite different characters in the two.  I guess they're quite different films altogether, but I love them both.

Hey, does it count for this thread if I'm watching movies on my DVR rather than on DVD?

it was very interesting.  I would have never even guessed it was the same person.  She played such different parts.

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I watched some cheesy horror DVDs last night. Anyone seen - "Mustang Sally's Horror House" or "Mutant Vampire Zombies From the Hood"?  ;D

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