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Re: Tom's Random Reviews
« Reply #780 on: October 21, 2010, 12:15:02 AM »
I have adjusted the general info a little. I removed the rating (I don't think this is of real interest to anyone) and added distributor including locality (someone seems to be pushing this info  :P ). I can understand that this info can be useful. But I didn't include the release date, as I have many profiles without one and I do not really pay attention if the one I have in my profile is really the correct one for my particular release.



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Re: Tom's Random Reviews
« Reply #781 on: October 21, 2010, 12:15:36 AM »
What about this?

   Love, So Divine (2004, South Korea) IMDb | Wikipedia

Jan 1, 2009 by Distributor (R3)
Director:In-mu Heo
Writing:In-mu Heo (Writer), Eun-kyeong Yun (Writer)
Rating:Category IIA
Length:108 Min.
Video:Anamorphic Widescreen 1.78
Audio:Korean: DTS ES 6.1 (Discrete), Korean: Dolby Digital 5.1, Cantonese: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
Subtitles:Chinese, English



That looks pretty good

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Re: Tom's Random Reviews
« Reply #782 on: October 21, 2010, 12:32:54 AM »
What about this?

That looks pretty good

I updated my last review with a compromise layout. Having the title, production year, country of origin and the links in one line was too much for my taste. So I put the links in an extra line.

Thanks for all the input! I am coming close to a design I am happy with :)



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Re: Tom's Random Reviews
« Reply #783 on: October 21, 2010, 01:37:32 AM »
I updated my last review with a compromise layout. Having the title, production year, country of origin and the links in one line was too much for my taste. So I put the links in an extra line.

That actually looks better.

I have adjusted the general info a little. I removed the rating (I don't think this is of real interest to anyone) and added distributor including locality (someone seems to be pushing this info  :P ). I can understand that this info can be useful. But I didn't include the release date, as I have many profiles without one and I do not really pay attention if the one I have in my profile is really the correct one for my particular release.

With the code I use, the exact release date is included only if it is within the last 12 months, otherwise I fall back to the release year only, which should be correct in most cases even if I haven't verified it. But distributor + locality is fine too.
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Re: Tom's Random Reviews
« Reply #784 on: October 21, 2010, 06:14:10 AM »
I like it too!

Could you share the code that needs to be used in the HTML window in DVDP, so I can switch to this new design as well? :-[

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Re: Tom's Random Reviews
« Reply #785 on: October 21, 2010, 02:18:25 PM »
Could you share the code that needs to be used in the HTML window in DVDP, so I can switch to this new design as well? :-[

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Re: Tom's Random Reviews
« Reply #786 on: October 21, 2010, 08:10:07 PM »
I will post two different versions. The one I am using in my Cinematic Collection Viewer, and one I created now for those of you only using Profiler. The one for Profiler has less info.

Profiler version
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<HTML>
<HEAD>
<script language="JavaScript">
<DP NAME="HEADER_VARS">
</script>
</HEAD>
<BODY>
[table][/tr]<br/>
[td]
<SCRIPT language=javascript>
document.write('[img]http://www.invelos.com/mpimages/' + DP_UPC.substring(0,2) + '/' + DP_UPC + 'f.jpg[/img]' );</script>
[/td]<br/>
[td] &nbsp; &nbsp; [/td]<br/>
<br/>
[td][b][size=11pt]<DP NAME="ORIGINAL_TITLE" UseTitleIfBlank="YES" >[/size] (<DP NAME="PRODYEAR">/<DP NAME="COUNTRY_OF_ORIGIN">)[/b]
<br/>
<SCRIPT language=javascript>
var IMDb = DP_Notes.match(/<IMDb>(tt\d+)<\/IMDb>/gi);
var strLink = "";
if (IMDb != null) strLink = "[url=http://www.imdb.com/title/" + IMDb + "]IMDb[/url]";
var Wiki = DP_Notes.match(/<Wikipedia>(.*?)<\/Wikipedia>/gi);
if (Wiki != null)
{
  if (strLink != "") strLink += " | ";
  strLink += "[url=" + Wiki + "]Wikipedia[/url]";
}
if (strLink != "") document.write(strLink + "<br/>");
</script>
[hr]<br/>
[table]<br/>
[tr][td][b]<SCRIPT language=javascript>
if (DP_MediaTypeBluRay) { document.write('[img]http://www.invelos.com/images/BluRayLogo.png[/img]') }
if (DP_MediaTypeDVD) { document.write('[img]http://www.invelos.com/images/DVDLogo.png[/img]') }</script>[/b][/td][td]<DP NAME="MEDIA_COMPANIES"> (<DP NAME="LOCALITY">)[/td][/tr]<br/>
[tr][td][b]Director:[/b][/td][td]<DP NAME="CREW_DIRECTION">[/td][/tr]<br/>
[tr][td][b]Writing:[/b][/td][td]<DP NAME="CREW_WRITING" Suffix=")" Divider="), " RoleDivider=" (" ShowRoles="YES">[/td][/tr]<br/>
[tr][td][b]Length:[/b][/td][td]<DP NAME="RUNTIME" TotalInMins="TRUE"> min.[/td][/tr] <br/>
[tr][td][b]Video:[/b][/td][td]<DP NAME="VIDFORMATS" Ratios="YES">[/td][/tr]<br/>
[tr][td][b]Audio:[/b][/td][td]<DP NAME="AUDIOTRACKS"> [/td][/tr]<br/>
[tr][td][b]Subtitles:[/b][/td][td]<DP NAME="SUBTITLES">[/td][/tr]<br/>
[/table]<br/>
[/td]
[/tr][/table]<br/>
[hr]<br/>
[b]Stars:[/b]<br/>
<DP NAME="CAST" RoleDivider=" as " ShowRoles="YES" ShowRoles="NO" MaxList="5" Divider="BREAK">
<br/><br/>
[b]Plot:[/b]<br/>
<DP NAME="OVERVIEW">
<br/><br/>
[b]Extras:[/b]<br/>
[list]<br/>
<SCRIPT language=javascript>
var Features = "<DP NAME="FEATURES" Divider="|">";
var CCV_Features = Features.split("|");
for (iFeature in CCV_Features)
{
  Feature = CCV_Features[iFeature];
  document.write("[li]" + Feature + "[/li]<br/>");
}
</SCRIPT>
[/list]
<br/><br/>
[center][size=12pt][b][u]My Thoughts:[/u][/b][/size][/center]<br/>
<br/>
<br/>
[b]Rating:[/b]
</BODY>
</HTML>




Cinematic Collection Viewer Version:
For this to completely work, you will need the current version. It is using the new CustomTitle feature, plus I extended the framework to make the feature list available as a javascript array.

Differences:
- displays IMDb and Wikipedia links entered in the database (EDIT: can now also be done with DVD Profiler template. See my next post further down)
- uses custom title instead of original title if available
- uses Overview entered as additional info if available, otherwise standard overview (I use it for my German releases to have an alternate English overview available)
- displays awards if available
- includes my review that I have entered as additional info called "MyReview" into the database
- includes my rating that I have entered as additional info called "MyRating" into the database
- uses list bbcode instead of simple listing for features (EDIT: is now also done with DVD Profiler template)

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<HTML>
<HEAD>
<script language="JavaScript">
<DP NAME="HEADER_VARS">
<CCV NAME="CCV_HEADER_VARS" IncludeAdditionalInfo="TRUE" IncludeFeatures="TRUE" IncludeAwards="TRUE">
</script>
</HEAD>
<BODY>
[table][/tr]<br/>
[td]
<SCRIPT language=javascript>
document.write('[img]http://www.invelos.com/mpimages/' + DP_UPC.substring(0,2) + '/' + DP_UPC + 'f.jpg[/img]' );</script>
[/td]<br/>
[td] &nbsp; &nbsp; [/td]<br/>
<br/>
[td][b][size=11pt]<CCV NAME="CUSTOM_TITLE" UseTitleIfBlank="YES" UseOriginalTitleIfBlank="YES">[/size] (<DP NAME="PRODYEAR">/<DP NAME="COUNTRY_OF_ORIGIN">)[/b]
<br/>
[url=http://www.imdb.com/title/<CCV NAME="ADDITIONAL_INFO" InfoName="IMDb">/]IMDb[/url] | [url=<CCV NAME="ADDITIONAL_INFO" InfoName="Wikipedia">]Wikipedia[/url] <br/>
[hr]<br/>
[table]<br/>
[tr][td][b]<SCRIPT language=javascript>
if (DP_MediaTypeBluRay) { document.write('[img]http://www.invelos.com/images/BluRayLogo.png[/img]') }
if (DP_MediaTypeDVD) { document.write('[img]http://www.invelos.com/images/DVDLogo.png[/img]') }</script>[/b][/td][td]<DP NAME="MEDIA_COMPANIES"> (<DP NAME="LOCALITY">)[/td][/tr]<br/>
[tr][td][b]Director:[/b][/td][td]<DP NAME="CREW_DIRECTION">[/td][/tr]<br/>
[tr][td][b]Writing:[/b][/td][td]<DP NAME="CREW_WRITING" Suffix=")" Divider="), " RoleDivider=" (" ShowRoles="YES">[/td][/tr]<br/>
[tr][td][b]Length:[/b][/td][td]<DP NAME="RUNTIME" TotalInMins="TRUE"> min.[/td][/tr] <br/>
[tr][td][b]Video:[/b][/td][td]<DP NAME="VIDFORMATS" Ratios="YES">[/td][/tr]<br/>
[tr][td][b]Audio:[/b][/td][td]<DP NAME="AUDIOTRACKS"> [/td][/tr]<br/>
[tr][td][b]Subtitles:[/b][/td][td]<DP NAME="SUBTITLES">[/td][/tr]<br/>
[/table]<br/>
[/td]
[/tr][/table]<br/>
[hr]<br/>
[b]Stars:[/b]<br/>
<DP NAME="CAST" RoleDivider=" as " ShowRoles="YES" ShowRoles="NO" MaxList="5" Divider="BREAK">
<br/><br/>
<SCRIPT language=javascript>
var strOverview="";
for (iInfo in CCV_AdditionalInfos)
{
  Info = CCV_AdditionalInfos[iInfo];
  if (Info.infoName == "Overview")
  {
    strOverview = Info.infoValue;
    break;
  }
}
if (strOverview=="") strOverview=DP_Overview;
strOverview=strOverview.replace(/<b>/gi,"[b]");
strOverview=strOverview.replace(/<\/b>/gi,"[/b]");
strOverview=strOverview.replace(/<i>/gi,"[i]");
strOverview=strOverview.replace(/<\/i>/gi,"[/i]");
strOverview=strOverview.replace(/\r\n/gi,"<br/>");
if (strOverview != "")
{
  document.write("[b]Plot:[/b]<br/>");
  document.write(strOverview);
  document.write("<br/> <br/>");
}
</SCRIPT>
<SCRIPT language=javascript>
if (CCV_Awards.length != 0)
{
  document.write("[b]Awards:[/b]<br/>");

  var strWon = "";
  var strNom = "";
  for (iAward in CCV_Awards)
  {
    Award = CCV_Awards[iAward];
    if (Award.hasWon)
    {
      strWon+="[tr][td]" + Award.awardName + " (" + Award.awardYear + ")[/td][td] &nbsp;[/td]";
      strWon+="[td]" + Award.awardCategory;
      if (Award.nomineesEntry != "") strWon+=" (" + Award.nomineesEntry + ")";
      strWon+="[/td][/tr]<br/>";
    }
    else
    {
      strNom+="[tr][td]" + Award.awardName + " (" + Award.awardYear + ")[/td][td] &nbsp;[/td]";
      strNom+="[td]" + Award.awardCategory;
      if (Award.nomineesEntry != "") strNom+=" (" + Award.nomineesEntry + ")";
      strNom+="[/td][/tr]<br/>";
    }
  }
  if (strWon != "")
  {
     document.write("[u]Won:[/u]<br/>[table]<br/>");
     document.write(strWon);
     document.write("[/table]<br/>");
  }
  if (strNom != "")
  {
     document.write("[u]Nominated:[/u]<br/>[table]<br/>");
     document.write(strNom);
     document.write("[/table]<br/>");
  }
  document.write("<br/>");
}
</SCRIPT>

[b]Extras:[/b]<br/>
[list]<br/>
<SCRIPT language=javascript>
for (iFeature in CCV_Features)
{
  Feature = CCV_Features[iFeature];
  document.write("[li]" + Feature + "[/li]<br/>");
}
</SCRIPT>
[/list]
<br/><br/>
[center][size=12pt][b][u]My Thoughts:[/u][/b][/size][/center]<br/>
<CCV NAME="ADDITIONAL_INFO" InfoName="MyReview"><br/><br/>
[b]Rating:[/b] [mr]<CCV NAME="ADDITIONAL_INFO" InfoName="MyRating">[/mr]
</BODY>
</HTML>

« Last Edit: March 18, 2011, 11:18:24 PM by Tom »



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Re: Tom's Random Reviews
« Reply #787 on: October 22, 2010, 06:04:44 AM »
Thanks Tom :thumbsup:

I don't use the CCV anymore, I am glad you provided a modified version. (IMDb link will be added easily; after all, I have the IMDb codes in my Notes...)

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Re: Tom's Random Reviews
« Reply #788 on: October 22, 2010, 07:03:43 PM »
I have revised above DVD Profiler code:
It now also uses bbcode list for features and it also supports IMDb and Wikipedia links.
For this IMDb links have to be available in Notes field like this:
<IMDb>tt1234556</IMDb>  (of course you can change the code to use another tag name)
Wikipedia links are entered like this:
<Wikipedia>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/My_Little_Bride</Wikipedia>

If you want to save your links in a different format in the notes field and need help adjusting the review template code, just tell me.



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Re: Tom's Random Reviews
« Reply #789 on: October 22, 2010, 07:32:14 PM »
 :bow:


EDIT:
 :headscratch: How do I need to modify
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var IMDb = DP_Notes.match(/<IMDb>(tt\d+)<\/IMDb>/gi);
if I use <imdb number=xxxxxx> instead of <imdb>ttxxxxxx</imdb>

I tried, but those regex are just not my thing...
« Last Edit: October 22, 2010, 07:43:42 PM by Achim »

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Re: Tom's Random Reviews
« Reply #790 on: October 22, 2010, 08:11:48 PM »
It should be
Code: [Select]
var IMDb = DP_Notes.match(/<imdb number=(\d+)>/gi);but this doesn't seem to work. It returns an empty string.

But if you change it to
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var IMDb = DP_Notes.match(/<imdb number=(\d+)>/i);and also change the other line with the link generation to
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if (IMDb != null) strLink = "[url=http://www.imdb.com/title/tt" + IMDb[1] + "]IMDb[/url]";it seems to work.
I don't know why the first one doesn't work.



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Re: Tom's Random Reviews
« Reply #791 on: October 22, 2010, 10:46:47 PM »
I have reworked a little the awards part in the CCViewer template.



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Re: Tom's Random Reviews
« Reply #792 on: October 24, 2010, 10:35:20 PM »
     Hitch (2005/United States)
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Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Germany)
Director:Andy Tennant
Writing:Kevin Bisch (Writer)
Length:118 min.
Video:Anamorphic Widescreen 2.40
Audio:English: Dolby Digital 5.1, German: Dolby Digital 5.1, Polish: Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles:English, German, Polish, Turkish

Stars:
Will Smith as Hitch
Eva Mendes as Sara
Kevin James as Albert
Amber Valletta as Allegra
Julie Ann Emery as Casey

Plot:
Meet Hitch (Will Smith), New York City's greatest matchmaker. Love is his job and he'll get you the girl of your dreams in just three easy dates, guaranteed! And that's exactly what happens when Albert Brennaman (Kevin James, TV's "The King of Queens") wins the heart of gorgeous society heiress Allegra Cole (supermodel Amber Valletta). So when tabloid columnist Sara Melas (Eva Mendes, Stuck On You, Once Upon a Time in Mexico) decides to uncover the secret behind the tubby schlub's success, she's shocked to discover that Alex Hitchens, the charming young man she's been seeing, is the legendary date doctor himself. Exposed in a front-page scoop, it's now up to Alex to try to save Albert and Allegra's relationship as well as his own. Which only goes to show that just when you think you've found true love, there's always a HITCH.

Awards:
Won:
BMI Film & TV Music Awards (2005)  BMI Film Music Award (George Fenton)
Teen Choice Awards (2005)  Choice Movie Actor: Comedy (Will Smith)
Nominated:
MTV Movie Awards (2005)  Best Comedic Performance (Will Smith)
MTV Movie Awards (2005)  Best Male Performance (Will Smith)
Teen Choice Awards (2005)  Choice Date Movie
Teen Choice Awards (2005)  Choice Movie Actress: Comedy (Eva Mendes)
Teen Choice Awards (2005)  Choice Movie Blush Scene (Will Smith)
Teen Choice Awards (2005)  Choice Movie Dance Scene (Will Smith, Kevin James)
Teen Choice Awards (2005)  Choice Movie Liplock (Will Smith, Kevin James)
Teen Choice Awards (2005)  Choice Movie Love Scene (Will Smith, Eva Mendes)
Teen Choice Awards (2005)  Choice Movie Rockstar Moment (Will Smith)
Teen Choice Awards (2005)  Choice Movie: Comedy

Extras:
  • Bonus Trailers
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Featurettes
  • Music Videos
  • Outtakes
  • Scene Access


My Thoughts:
An enjoyable romantic comedy. Will Smith is great as the date doctor. Kevin James is also very fitting as the one needing help getting to date a woman usually out of his league. In my opinion he makes it believable that she could fall in love with him.
Otherwise it is standard fare without any surprises along the way.

Rating:



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« Reply #793 on: October 25, 2010, 11:03:22 PM »
     Black Book (2006/Netherlands)
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Warner Home Video (Germany)
Director:Paul Verhoeven
Writing:Gerard Soeteman (Original Material By), Gerard Soeteman (Screenwriter), Paul Verhoeven (Screenwriter)
Length:140 min.
Video:Anamorphic Widescreen 2.35
Audio:English: Dolby Digital 5.1, German: Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles:German

Stars:
Carice van Houten as Rachel/Ellis
Sebastian Koch as Ludwig Müntze
Thom Hoffman as Hans Akkermans
Halina Reijn as Ronnie
Waldemar Kobus as Günther Franken

Plot:
September 1944 - Nazi Occupied Holland'. When her temporary safe house is destroyed by a bomb, the beautiful young Jewish chanteuse Rachel Steinn joins fellow refugees in an attempt to reach safe Allied territory by boat.
Tragedy strikes when a Nazi patrol intercepts their escape, ruthlessly killing everybody onboard including Rachel's family; only Rachel escapes the massacre. Embittered and desperate for revenge, she joins the Resistance where, assigned a new identity as the blond Ellies de Vries, she is charged with infiltrating the German Security Service by seducing senior officer Muntze (Sebastian Koch).
Twenty years in the making, this stunning, sexy war film from the internationally acclaimed blockbuster director Paul Verhoeven ('Basic Instinct', 'Total Recall', 'Starship Troopers') is an epic and moving tale of great courage and fierce emotion - played out against the dying explosive months of WWII.

Awards:
Nominated:
BAFTA (2006)  Film Not In The English Language (Teun Hilte, San Fu Maltha, Jens Meurer, Paul Verhoeven)
British Independent Film Awards (2007)  Best Foreign Independent Film
European Film Awards (2007)  European Actress (Carice van Houten)
Saturn (2007)  Best Actress (Carice van Houten)
Saturn (2007)  Best International Film

Extras:
  • Interviews
  • Scene Access
  • Trailers


My Thoughts:
I have bought this movie after reading the reviews by Rich and Eric. I enjoyed this movie. Some scenes seemed familiar to me. Maybe I have seen some bits and pieces on TV at some time. But that is doubtful as I haven't watched regular TV for years.
This is one of those movie, where when I read the overview it sounds interesting, but for some reason I am never seem to be in the mood for some. I am glad that I finally came around to it. The 140 minutes went by fast.

Rating:



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« Reply #794 on: October 29, 2010, 10:11:40 PM »
     Be With You (2004/Japan)
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Splendid Film (Germany)
Director:Nobuhiro Doi
Writing:Takuji Ichikawa (Original Material By), Yoshikazu Okada (Screenwriter)
Length:114 min.
Video:Anamorphic Widescreen 1.85
Audio:Japanese: Dolby Digital 5.1, German: Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles:German

Stars:
Yuko Takeuchi as Mio
Shido Nakamura as Takumi
Akashi Takei as Yuji
Karen Miyama as Yuji's friend at school
Yosuke Asari as Takumi (high school days)

Plot:
Widower Takumi (Shidou Nakamura) lives a quiet life with his six-year-old son Yuji after the death of his wife Mio (Yuko Takeuchi). He always remembers Mio’s promise to him that she will be with him again when the rainy season comes.
On the first anniversary of her passing, Takumi and Yuji come across a woman in the woods who is sheltering from a monsoon downpour. She bears an uncanny resemblance to Mio, but has no recollection of who she is.
Family life resumes from where they left off. But will Mio leave again when the rainy days are over?

Extras:
  • Bonus Trailers
  • Scene Access


My Thoughts:
If I remember correctly, this movie came to my attention while browsing the Amazon recommendations (Edit: Looking at the cast list, I remember why this was put on my radar. In the supporting cast there is Mikako Ichikawa, who had a role in the movie "Cutie Honey". She was my favorite part in that movie). As it was cheap and had good reviews, I had bought it. Even though it looked like something which could be interesting, I also feared it could be a real bore, so it took me awhile that I finally came around watching it.
I was very much surprised how much I liked this movie. It is a great romance movie. What surprised me most is the last half hour.
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The first 1.5h are a solid movie in my book. The last half hour pushed it into a movie for me.
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Rating:
« Last Edit: October 29, 2010, 10:19:02 PM by Tom »