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Re: Tom's Unwatched Movies Marathon
« Reply #30 on: June 02, 2010, 09:05:44 PM »
If my tags are correct, I own 68 bollywood movies. Some of them are really bad (s*** happens), but most of them are very nice!

I just noticed, that I also have exactly 68 Bollywood movies  :laugh:



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Re: Tom's Unwatched Movies Marathon
« Reply #31 on: June 02, 2010, 09:15:23 PM »
My first one was the German release of "Dil Se" with only Hindi as audio track. This movie was a kind of starter drug!  ;D

So you can confirm that this release has a Hindi audio track? :)
Amazon does list only German, but as it is REM I couldn't believe this listing, so I put it on my wishlist anyway (and I think I also had found evidence to an Hindi track somewhere else). I really want to check this movie out at some point, because it is Preity Zinta's first role.

No, I was referring to THIS release.

Dil Se - Von ganzem Herzen


I was not aware, that there's another one!  :-[
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Re: Tom's Unwatched Movies Marathon
« Reply #32 on: June 02, 2010, 09:23:27 PM »
No, I was referring to THIS release.

Dil Se - Von ganzem Herzen


I was not aware, that there's another one!  :-[

Thanks!
According to the Amazon customer reviews, the one I linked really is only in German. I have ordered now the one you linked :)



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Re: Tom's Unwatched Movies Marathon
« Reply #33 on: June 04, 2010, 03:26:58 PM »
So far I did not see any bollywood movies on blu-ray...

I know of only one Bollywood Blu-ray release and I have it. It is Saawariya.

Have you seen this pre-release at amazon UK Jodhaa Akbar. Due out 14th June in Blu for £13.99 atm.

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« Reply #34 on: June 04, 2010, 03:33:44 PM »
So far I did not see any bollywood movies on blu-ray...

I know of only one Bollywood Blu-ray release and I have it. It is Saawariya.

Have you seen this pre-release at amazon UK Jodhaa Akbar. Due out 14th June in Blu for £13.99 atm.

Dave

I own THIS release since beginning of last year:



AFAIR I enjoyed this film very much!  :thumbup:

Would be nice to watch this (and some others) on blu-ray!
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Re: Tom's Unwatched Movies Marathon
« Reply #35 on: June 04, 2010, 03:55:22 PM »
I have had the 3-disc DVD on my wishlist for a while now. Thanks for the heads up on the Blu-ray release! I will wishlist this one now instead :)



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Re: Tom's Unwatched Movies Marathon
« Reply #36 on: June 04, 2010, 03:58:11 PM »
Strange: The UK Blu-ray lists a running time of 160 min. The German DVD lists 205 min, which according to IMDb is the actual length.



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Re: Tom's Unwatched Movies Marathon
« Reply #37 on: June 04, 2010, 04:00:10 PM »
There also seems to be a German Blu-ray released in December
http://www.amazon.de/Jodhaa-Akbar-Blu-ray-Aishwarya-Rai/dp/B002NL545K/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1275659929&sr=8-4
It lists 214 min (DVD probably has PAL speedup).



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« Reply #38 on: June 04, 2010, 04:02:36 PM »
Strange: The UK Blu-ray lists a running time of 160 min. The German DVD lists 205 min, which according to IMDb is the actual length.

Maybe an error. This site indicates 212 min.
« Last Edit: June 04, 2010, 04:04:18 PM by kahless »

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« Reply #39 on: June 04, 2010, 04:06:40 PM »
There also seems to be a German Blu-ray released in December
http://www.amazon.de/Jodhaa-Akbar-Blu-ray-Aishwarya-Rai/dp/B002NL545K/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1275659929&sr=8-4
It lists 214 min (DVD probably has PAL speedup).

*sigh*, I was not aware of a current blu-ray release. Now I have to decide if I start upgrading my bollywood films from dvd to blu-ray!  :headscratch:  :-\
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Re: Tom's Unwatched Movies Marathon
« Reply #40 on: June 04, 2010, 04:09:42 PM »
There also seems to be a German Blu-ray released in December
http://www.amazon.de/Jodhaa-Akbar-Blu-ray-Aishwarya-Rai/dp/B002NL545K/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1275659929&sr=8-4
It lists 214 min (DVD probably has PAL speedup).

*sigh*, I was not aware of a current blu-ray release. Now I have to decide if I start upgrading my bollywood films from dvd to blu-ray!  :headscratch:  :-\


Do you recommend "Jodhaa Akbar"?



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« Reply #41 on: June 04, 2010, 04:19:51 PM »
There also seems to be a German Blu-ray released in December
http://www.amazon.de/Jodhaa-Akbar-Blu-ray-Aishwarya-Rai/dp/B002NL545K/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1275659929&sr=8-4
It lists 214 min (DVD probably has PAL speedup).

*sigh*, I was not aware of a current blu-ray release. Now I have to decide if I start upgrading my bollywood films from dvd to blu-ray!  :headscratch:  :-\


Do you recommend "Jodhaa Akbar"?

I've seen this film about 1 year ago. If memory serves me right, I really enjoyed this movie (especially because Aishwarya Rai is one of the actors!  ;) )
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Re: Tom's Unwatched Movies Marathon
« Reply #42 on: June 04, 2010, 04:41:14 PM »
Strange: The UK Blu-ray lists a running time of 160 min. The German DVD lists 205 min, which according to IMDb is the actual length.

This won't be the first time that UK purchasers have been short-changed. The Warlords was another title where the UK got the international release of 108mins whilst Germany had the director's cut at 126mins and there have been others  :(

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Re: Tom's Unwatched Movies Marathon
« Reply #43 on: June 04, 2010, 05:41:46 PM »


Title: Gone With the Wind
Year: 1939
Director: Victor Fleming
Rating: FSK-12
Length: 233 Min.
Video: Full Frame 1.33:1
Audio: German: Dolby Digital 5.1, English: Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish: Dolby Digital 5.1, Italian: Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 5.1, Portuguese: Dolby Digital 1, English: Dolby TrueHD 5.1
Subtitles: Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish

Stars:
Vivien Leigh
Clark Gable

Plot:
This classic film narrates the love between Scarlett O'Hara and Rhett Butler during the American civil war. It's the history of a selfish woman who doesn't want to admit her feelings about the man she loves, and finally loses him.

Awards:
Academy Award1939NominatedBest ActorClark Gable
Academy Award1939WonBest ActressVivien Leigh
Academy Award1939WonBest Art DirectionLyle R. Wheeler
Academy Award1939WonBest Cinematography, ColorErnest Haller, Ray Rennahan
Academy Award1939WonBest DirectorVictor Fleming
Academy Award1939WonBest Film EditingHal C. Kern, James E. Newcom
Academy Award1939NominatedBest Music, Original ScoreMax Steiner
Academy Award1939WonBest PictureSelznick International Pictures
Academy Award1939NominatedBest Sound RecordingThomas T. Moulton (Sound Director, Samuel Goldwyn Studio Sound Department)
Academy Award1939NominatedBest Special EffectsJohn R. Cosgrove, Fred Albin, Arthur Johns
Academy Award1939WonBest Supporting ActressHattie McDaniel
Academy Award1939NominatedBest Supporting ActressOlivia de Havilland
Academy Award1939WonBest Writing, Adapted ScreenplaySidney Howard
Academy Award1939WonSpecial AwardWilliam Cameron Menzies (outstanding achievement in the use of color)
AFI1939Won100 Years... 100 Cheers (2006)
AFI1939Won100 Years... 100 Movies (1998)
AFI1939Won100 Years... 100 Movies (2007)
AFI1939Won100 Years... 100 Passions (2002)
AFI1939Won100 Years... 100 Quotes (2005)"Quote": After all, tomorrow is another day.
AFI1939Won100 Years... 100 Quotes (2005)"Quote": As God is my witness, I'll never be hungry again.
AFI1939Won100 Years... 100 Quotes (2005)"Quote": Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn.
AFI1939Won100 Years... 25 Scores (2005)"Composer": Max Steiner


Extras:
Commentary
Featurettes
Scene Access
Trailers

My Thoughts:
I never had the urge to check this movie out. But when the Blu-ray was on sale, I thought I should give it a try. It was never the length of the movie which put me off (after all an average Bollywood movie has a three-hours running time).
I think I will get some flack for this, but this movie bored me. I had to take a break half-way through and watched two other three-hour movies before I continued. I just couldn't connect with the characters and the plot just didn't reel me in. Scarlett is supposed to be an unlikable character (at least I think she is meant to be), but it isn't fun watching one of those for four hours.

Rating:



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Re: Tom's Unwatched Movies Marathon
« Reply #44 on: June 04, 2010, 05:54:23 PM »


Title: Gone With the Wind

I think I will get some flack for this, but this movie bored me. I had to take a break half-way through and watched two other three-hour movies before I continued. I just couldn't connect with the characters and the plot just didn't reel me in. Scarlett is supposed to be an unlikable character (at least I think she is meant to be), but it isn't fun watching one of those for four hours.

Tom, your comment about flak suggests you think this is one of those classic films that everyone loves? The sort of film to be included with The Godfather or Casablanca or Lawrence of Arabia as genuine classics you might not have seen?

It really isn't. It's a producers film, not an artists, and Selznick at the time was all about making the biggest epics possible. While it has a good story and is very grand, it also has no grace and muscles its way around. Well it does to me anyway! It was the Titanic of its day basically.

So no flak from me. I don't really like melodramas at the best of times.