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The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (BD)

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Cheech & Chong's Next Movie

Born In East L.A.

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Babe (BD Universal 100th Anniversary)
Gnomeo & Juliet (BD)
Abduction (BD)
Gone With The Wind: The Scarlett Edition (BD)
Mildred Pierce (2011) (BD)
Wall-E (2-Disc BD)

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Purchased Tuesday:

The Tuskegee Airmen (BD)
License to Drive (BD)


Purchased Thursday:

The African Queen (BD)


Arrived in the mail Friday:

The First Nudie Musical (BD)


Just pre-ordered:

Pal Joey (BD)

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Dunston Checks In

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The Expendables
Drive Angry

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Just picked up WINGS (1927) on Blu-ray.

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Pirates of The Carribean: On Stranger Tides

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50/50 (BD)
Moneyball (3-disc Combo Pack) (BD)
Avatar (Three-Disc Extended Collector's Edition) (BD)
Tangled (BD)
Roman Holiday (Centennial Collection) (DVD)

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Amer on Blu-ray

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I just recently bought that one also Dex,  but I haven't watched it yet.  Supposedly it is filmed like a Giallo, So I thought it would be worth checking out  smile

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AMER is a complete blind buy for me. I'd never even heard of it until a couple of weeks ago. I checked the reviews and they are very good. Also, my collection leans heavily toward small, oddball, foreign and art house films. It's not that I prefer such films to standard Hollywood stuff...but if I'm paying to own it for my collection, I don't want to pay to own a movie that's on TV every week smile.

Also, I've been very happy with the "little" movies put on Blu-ray by Olive Films so, when I see an Olive title, I'm always tempted to give it a look.

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Italian Giallos are one of my favorite Genres...and since this movie is supposed to be a homage them it should be good.  I just have to make time to watch it smile

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Dex- I watched Amer last night...

I was a little disappointed in this one, only because the hype was that it was a modern Giallo.  Actually it is an Indie arthouse film.  There was no mystery or grisly murders to solve.  The only things that reminded me of Giallos was the use of colour and camera angle shots.  The score even sounds a bit like Goblin.  But those are the only simliarities.  The movie is well done and acted but definitely NOT a Giallo.

Last edited by DirtyGirl (2012-02-04 16:24:09)

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Yeah, I watched it last night too.

I had read several reviews so I wasn't expecting a giallo...just a sort of "giallo style".

And I also described it as an art house film rather than something that fits into an easily identifiable category. It's a film that you have to literally watch to the very last frame before the credits appear.

As a Blu-ray, I have to say that this is a first class presentation. I own four other Olive BDs which are old Paramount titles. This is (I think) the first modern film on BD released by Olive and it's outstanding as an audio/video treat.

I'm not really sure what to make of it as a movie. This is one of those films that might need a few more viewings. It's certainly not a film for anybody who doesn't have some previous exposure to art house movies. If the last movie you watched was TRANSFORMERS, you might have to work up to AMER smile. I'm going to watch the rest of the short films on the disc (I watched one last night) and then I'll give the feature another viewing and hope and I form some solid impression.

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The Toy (BD)

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It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World  on Blu-ray

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Bloodsport.

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The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn part 1 (BD)

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Insidious (BD)
Take Shelter (BD)

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not really mainstream but i bought

Tunnel Rats
Rampage

today.

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It's Complicated (BD)
Adele: LIVE At The Royal Albert Hall (BD)
Volver (BD)
Cadillac Records (BD)

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Cage.

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Ordered...

Boondock Saints (Steelbook)
Man On Fire (Steelbook)