You may want to visit bittorrent.com. They have ironed out a deal with
Hollywood, and should be able to file serve movies, ala Napster. Just
save you alot of dough, and is a great way to 'test drive' a movie
before you spend retail. Check with your local laws before you use
them, or talk with Ted and/or Jerry to see if its FUN and therefore
Tater Schuld wrote:
Just a suggestion on a useful DVD buying tool I've used since I first got
into DVDs: DVDPRICESEARCH.COM Not only does it find the best price for a
DAV, but if you are buying up to a dozen, it figures out how to break up
your order to get the best overall price. It's always come up with better
deals for me than the typical Amazon et al.
insert usual disclaimer...
Bob Kaplow NAR # 18L >>> To reply, there's no internet on Mars (yet)! <<<
Kaplow Klips & Baffle: http://nira-rocketry.org/Document/MayJun00.pdf
I must say I agree Darren.
that is what first made that title jump out at me !
in watching it, it's awesome to see Von Braun and his friends send up nukes
in space on redstones at night, to light up 1/16 of the globe in aura
Also I found out Wally was measuring radiation in space after a nuke in
space on his Mercury Mission !
You actually admit to owning copies of Buckaroo Bonsai and
Man, that's guts. I won't even cop to watching them. I didn't do
it!!! Not me!!! You can't prove it!!! 8^)
But seriously... Silent Running with Bruce Dern... Good flick. And
Armageddon with Bruce Willis is pretty decent. (Mmmmmm... Liv Tyler... Ouch!
Hurt me!) 8^)
I'd disagree, it is one of the flicks I thought about not getting, along
with dark star. story was drawn out, not enough footage was left on the
floor, and a lot of scenes should have been re-shot, or scenes should have
I decided to get them on DVD anyway, as it is easier to skip parts on DVD
than on VHS.
It is difficult to suggest which movies you should buy, when you did
not provide the selection parameters. You give a list and we presume
you want more like that. It appears that you want SF-Action
adventure-Space, but then you also list Blazing Saddles and Young
Frankenstein, and maybe what you really want is just DVDs with lots of
extras. The question was not what are my favorite SF movies, but
which of the movies that I have seen do I think you would like. I have
left many of my favorites off the list. Now it looks like you want to
open up the discussion to which movies you might take off the buy
list. This is good too, since it looks like you might be investing
$1000 or so. If you can wait a couple years, you might what to get
all that stuff digitally remastered to 1080i on blue ray disks.
Buckaroo Bonsai remains a solid cult classic.
Waterworld was bad, and the best part was the boat. Still, it is
watchable, and if you liked it, that is all that matters.
Plan 9 from Outer Space is an often referenced classic worst SF movie.
YOu should see it once, but it is not the space to keep the DVD. Two
of the modern worst SF movies are Howard the Duck, and Brother From
Another Planet. You should not see those even once!
Silent Running is not a great movie, but it does have an interesting
angle, tree huggers, or conservationists, in space. The most
interesting aspects are the droids, Huey, Louy, and Dewy.
Of the movies you listed, I'd pass on Flash Gordon, Hackers, Ice
Pirates, The Black Hole, Tron, and about half of the Star Trek Movies
(The Voyage Home is the best.) OTOH, if you wait, you might be able
to get all the Star Trek movies on one blue ray disk. On that note, I
must say that all six Star Wars movies are worth getting.
One movie not discussed is Barbarella. Some people think this is a
classic collectable SF flick, but it is just a bad movie. It has all
the good SF elements, including Jane Fonda, but fails short. With
Hollywood fixated on remaking movies, Barbarella is one that really
needs it. Jame Fonda made a come back movie, Monster in-law, and that
made Siskel and Ebert's(?) worst films of 2005 review.
I'm pleased that you do not seem to care for the monster movies.
Although, Jurassic Park and 3/4s of the Alien movies are actually
The balcony is closed
did not want to skew the suggestions. also I have not commetns on some
selections because i have already decided I dont want them, or may already
have them on DVD
a bit less than a grand, if one fights for low bids on ebay.
I dont want to wait for blue ray becuase then I'll be advised to wait for
mega-disks, or alpha-ray, or whatever the next step would be. most of these
have been re-released with extra footage, and i would like to check some of
already on DVD, and I did not think it was the worst. devil girl from mars
could beat plan 9
> Silent Running is not a great movie, but it does have an interesting
agreed, but if you watch there is little footage of them. there should be
Flash gordon was colorfull. didnt know queen was a rock band when i watched.
Hackers strikes a nerve in my heart, and not becuse of Angela Jolie (had to
watch tomb raider, couldn't believe was same person)
Ice pirates was well filmed and well acted. poor FX and scripts killed it.
Love vincent from Black hole.
I could live with a tron remake if they cut out all the real world parts and
stuck to the computer world
cant remember whish trek movies are good, might as well try to snag them
Have it On DVD, agree that it is bad, but worse than dark star? personal
opinion i guess.
well, most monster movies scare me. I suppose this means I have a really
good imagination, and that the writers did their homework. who want to stay
up half the night armed and worrying that the squeak in the floor board is
the dinner call of chthululu.
I'm not surprised that a story about a teenage culture of computer
hackers has attracted a following. I also understand that they can't
put out a top notch video handbook on computer hacking. I struggled
to the end to overlook the bad parts, but when they got to capsizing
ships at sea by remote computer control, I lost any shred of respect
for this turkey.
You're half right. ;)
I think Tron was the first movie to use extensive CGI. However, for
me, The Last Starfighter is the first good SF movie to make extensive
use of CGI.
28 Days is OK. It's kind of a zombie like flick, with stronger SF
content. Time after Time is good, if you can stand a Jack the Ripper
flick. On the humor side there is Ghost Busters, and Time Bandits
(Don't touch it, it's pure evil!) For B movie bug flicks, I like the
one where giant locusts attack Chicago.
On Sun, 05 Feb 2006 22:16:29 +0000, Alan Jones wrote:
If "extras" is the goal...the ultimate package has
got to be the three expanded boxed-sets for the three
"Lord of The Rings" films. In addition to almost
an hour's worth of additional scenes in each film
(The new scene "Sons of the Steward" in "The Two Towers"
is worth the purchase price alone)...there are *hours*
of additional documentary features; as well as four
different audio commentary tracks on each film.
Unlike most audio commentary tracks, these are actually
very enjoyable; as *all* the participants were very
informed on the source material; even the actors.
Agree completely with the above. "Flash Gordon" is embarassing.
Sam Jones had to have all of his dialogue over-dubbed...he was
such a no-talent. And *who* in their right mind likes Queen?
Perhaps...but it is still the only Jane Fonda film worth
watching...especially with the sound turned down,
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