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« on: July 28, 2007, 10:31:33 PM »

As I'm a very important and busy man, I never got to see 300 in the theater.  Thus, I'm anxiously looking forward to the release on tuesday of that film on Day Vay Day.  I'll be popping into BB on release day with plans to watch in release night.

I will have the surround sound in full effect (I wonder if it's in DTS!?). Might pop some corn.  Might watch it in my underwear.

I release that it got a lot of knocks for being overblown, but I am quite excited.

I can't wait to hear: Madness? This is CAKETOWN SPARTA!!!  in actual context.
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« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2007, 11:22:20 PM »

I wanted to be completely blown away with 300, but was actually disappointed.  I found it....interesting, but not overly entertaining.  Before watching it I thought I would HAVE to own it.  Now?  Nope.

Hope you love it though.  The only movie coming out that will not hesitate to get is the third Bourne movie.  I have watched the first two over and over.
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« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2007, 12:11:27 AM »

I got it at the top of my Netflix queue.
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« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2007, 12:13:48 AM »

Kinda what mikeg said; was never really blown away by it, although impressive artistically... kept thinking this would be sooooo cool as a proper Conan movie though.
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« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2007, 12:24:05 AM »

Quote from: ATB on July 28, 2007, 10:31:33 PM

I will have the surround sound in full effect (I wonder if it's in DTS!?).

no DTS for this one, but early word is that the DD track is still pretty awesome.
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« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2007, 12:33:01 AM »

While you're at it, hit Rifftrax.com and download the release that perfectly times with the DVD launch. biggrin
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« Reply #6 on: July 29, 2007, 12:53:35 AM »

I'm pretty weak...I only got to see it in the theater 6 times.  *shrug*  Guess it was just 'ok' for me.


Now the other question - I have both formats, do I buy it on HD-DVD or Blu-Ray? 
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« Reply #7 on: July 29, 2007, 02:00:34 AM »

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on July 29, 2007, 12:53:35 AM

I'm pretty weak...I only got to see it in the theater 6 times.  *shrug*  Guess it was just 'ok' for me.


Now the other question - I have both formats, do I buy it on HD-DVD or Blu-Ray? 

Both?
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« Reply #8 on: July 29, 2007, 02:16:11 AM »

I have 300 Shawn of the Dead and Hot Fuzz all preordered on HDDVD from Amazon and they all come out on the same day.  icon_biggrin

Now if I can just get the cops to give me back my 360 and HDDVD player I could actually watch them.  saywhat
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« Reply #9 on: July 29, 2007, 12:23:08 PM »

Blu Ray for me baby and my big 'ole 71" TV
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« Reply #10 on: July 29, 2007, 02:11:45 PM »

I think 300 is the movie that's going to sell me an HD player of some kind. Given that the entry price for an HD-DVD player is $170 right now that's probably the way I'm headed. The PS3 at $500 isn't quite as tempting as an impulse purchase.
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« Reply #11 on: July 29, 2007, 06:26:15 PM »

Quote from: Xmann on July 29, 2007, 12:23:08 PM

Blu Ray for me baby and my big 'ole 71" TV

I think I'll be in the same boat.  Blu Ray seems to be dominating my collection due in no small part to the 1080p of the PS3 and the 720p of my on-again-off-again 360.
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« Reply #12 on: July 29, 2007, 09:57:21 PM »

If I buy it it'll definitely be hd-dvd. The video commentary where they show how they shot scenes would be awesome.
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« Reply #13 on: July 29, 2007, 10:58:31 PM »

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on July 29, 2007, 06:26:15 PM

Quote from: Xmann on July 29, 2007, 12:23:08 PM

Blu Ray for me baby and my big 'ole 71" TV

I think I'll be in the same boat.  Blu Ray seems to be dominating my collection due in no small part to the 1080p of the PS3 and the 720p of my on-again-off-again 360.

Blu Ray for me because of the above stated reason. I am giving HD a go with Shaun of the Dead though.
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« Reply #14 on: July 30, 2007, 01:49:20 PM »

Prepare to be underwhelmed ATB. It's a fun, interesting movie, but it falls way short of the massive hype that continues to swirl around it.

Blu-Ray rental here.
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« Reply #15 on: July 30, 2007, 02:15:43 PM »

Quote from: Calvin on July 30, 2007, 01:49:20 PM

Prepare to be underwhelmed ATB. It's a fun, interesting movie, but it falls way short of the massive hype that continues to swirl around it.

way to ruin the fun of watching his hopes dashed upon the jagged rocks of despair n00bstick!  Tongue
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« Reply #16 on: July 30, 2007, 02:27:15 PM »

IN.
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« Reply #17 on: July 30, 2007, 02:28:00 PM »

Quote from: CeeKay on July 30, 2007, 02:15:43 PM

Quote from: Calvin on July 30, 2007, 01:49:20 PM

Prepare to be underwhelmed ATB. It's a fun, interesting movie, but it falls way short of the massive hype that continues to swirl around it.

way to ruin the fun of watching his hopes dashed upon the jagged rocks of despair n00bstick!  Tongue

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« Reply #18 on: July 30, 2007, 02:29:29 PM »

Quote from: Calvin on July 30, 2007, 01:49:20 PM

Prepare to be underwhelmed ATB.

"This will not be over quickly. You will not enjoy this."

Watch the movie. Then you'll get it. biggrin
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« Reply #19 on: July 30, 2007, 02:40:33 PM »

Quote from: Purge on July 30, 2007, 02:29:29 PM

Quote from: Calvin on July 30, 2007, 01:49:20 PM

Prepare to be underwhelmed ATB.

"This will not be over quickly. You will not enjoy this."

Watch the movie. Then you'll get it. biggrin

I thought we were talking about 300, not ATB's wedding night video  Tongue
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« Reply #20 on: July 30, 2007, 02:59:35 PM »

Quote from: CeeKay on July 30, 2007, 02:40:33 PM

Quote from: Purge on July 30, 2007, 02:29:29 PM

Quote from: Calvin on July 30, 2007, 01:49:20 PM

Prepare to be underwhelmed ATB.

"This will not be over quickly. You will not enjoy this."

Watch the movie. Then you'll get it. biggrin

I thought we were talking about 300, not ATB's wedding night video  Tongue

But I heard that was over quickly...   icon_biggrin
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« Reply #21 on: July 30, 2007, 06:30:38 PM »

Bah.  Who cares about 300 when you can watch the glory of John Woo's Hard Boiled on DVD over and over and over again, now that it's been re-released.

Hard Boiled >> 300
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« Reply #22 on: July 30, 2007, 06:56:52 PM »

The movie blew. It was a lot of silly moments that were taken very seriously all smooshed together into a man-sandwich.
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« Reply #23 on: July 30, 2007, 08:00:09 PM »

Quote from: pr0ner on July 30, 2007, 06:30:38 PM

Bah.  Who cares about 300 when you can watch the glory of John Woo's Hard Boiled on DVD over and over and over again, now that it's been re-released.

Hard Boiled >> 300

I own it on VHS and have for years! VEE AYCHE ESSS!
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« Reply #24 on: July 30, 2007, 09:36:37 PM »

I was kind of underwhelmed by Hard Boiled.
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« Reply #25 on: July 31, 2007, 12:04:33 AM »

Quote from: unbreakable on July 30, 2007, 09:36:37 PM

I was kind of underwhelmed by Hard Boiled.

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« Reply #26 on: July 31, 2007, 02:28:02 AM »

Quote from: unbreakable on July 30, 2007, 09:36:37 PM

I was kind of underwhelmed by Hard Boiled.

The Killer is better.  More emotional impact.  I just brought up Hard Boiled since it has the more recent DVD release.
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« Reply #27 on: July 31, 2007, 02:29:51 AM »

Quote from: unbreakable on July 30, 2007, 09:36:37 PM

I was kind of underwhelmed by Hard Boiled.

I'd be curious as to when you first saw it. How recently?
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« Reply #28 on: July 31, 2007, 03:50:33 PM »

well, I timed things perfectly with my Netflix returns so there should be a copy of 300 and Hot Fuzz in my mailbox when I get home tonight.  TONIGHT I DINE ON THE COUCH!!!!
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« Reply #29 on: July 31, 2007, 03:59:07 PM »

Quote from: CeeKay on July 31, 2007, 03:50:33 PM

well, I timed things perfectly with my Netflix returns so there should be a copy of 300 and Hot Fuzz in my mailbox when I get home tonight.  TONIGHT I DINE ON THE COUCH!!!!

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I rented Hot FUZZ too. We both have the same two movies! WOW. We have eyes like twins.

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« Reply #30 on: July 31, 2007, 04:00:44 PM »

Quote from: ATB on July 31, 2007, 03:59:07 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on July 31, 2007, 03:50:33 PM

well, I timed things perfectly with my Netflix returns so there should be a copy of 300 and Hot Fuzz in my mailbox when I get home tonight.  TONIGHT I DINE ON THE COUCH!!!!

ROFLCOPTOR

I rented Hot FUZZ too. We both have the same two movies! WOW. We have eyes like twins.



if you want I can call you up and we can watch them together!!!!  Tongue Tongue Tongue
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« Reply #31 on: July 31, 2007, 04:09:03 PM »

It looks like CK's gonna have himself a man sammich ... I'm sure Ike'll be on the other line.
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« Reply #32 on: July 31, 2007, 05:00:25 PM »

Quote from: CeeKay on July 31, 2007, 04:00:44 PM

Quote from: ATB on July 31, 2007, 03:59:07 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on July 31, 2007, 03:50:33 PM

well, I timed things perfectly with my Netflix returns so there should be a copy of 300 and Hot Fuzz in my mailbox when I get home tonight.  TONIGHT I DINE ON THE COUCH!!!!

ROFLCOPTOR

I rented Hot FUZZ too. We both have the same two movies! WOW. We have eyes like twins.



if you want I can call you up and we can watch them together!!!!  Tongue Tongue Tongue

Sorry. I watched the first 20 mins of HF over lunch. Pretty funny so far (it uses some old gags, but they're funny).
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« Reply #33 on: July 31, 2007, 06:26:11 PM »

I've been looking forward to HF, considering I blinked and missed the theatre showing frown

As I understand it the buddy-relationship is less parasitic than in the Shaun of the Dead.
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« Reply #34 on: July 31, 2007, 06:33:47 PM »

HF is a great flick.  it's too bad they've gone and ruined what was a completely shocking scene by showing it in the dvd previews though.  i think i heard a collective wince in the theater.
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« Reply #35 on: July 31, 2007, 09:32:29 PM »

There's a Director's Cut. icon_biggrin
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« Reply #36 on: August 01, 2007, 12:46:29 AM »

Well I just finished 300.  It's not a great movie, but it's not terrible either.  I'd give it 1 3/4 out of 4 which puts it in the it was worth the time i invested in it, but I don't care to ever see it again.

It could have been much better- but it seems that it didn't know what it wanted to be as a movie.

Was it trying to be the matrix? Was it trying to be gladiator? was it trying to be braveheart?

I wish they would have re-written the dialogue as some of it was so cringe inducing that I uh...cringed.

Other cringeworthy stuff:

Spoiler for Hiden:
I love the guy that played the guy with the rag over his eye, but his voice does not lend to that of a good narrator
The whole hunchback thing was just as dumb as possible
After fighting such a strategic battle, why would they just sit there and be slaughtered? Sure they were surrounded, but surely a full on charge with shields raised would have made more sense.
The traitor in the midst with regard to the senate was hackneyed.
The 'what do you want, bad guy'  'oh you know what I want, good queen' was hackneyed.

Blah blah.

Gladiator, this ain't.
Braveheart this ain't.
Matrix this ain't.

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« Reply #37 on: August 01, 2007, 12:54:04 AM »

Quote from: ATB on August 01, 2007, 12:46:29 AM

Well I just finished 300.  It's not a great movie, but it's not terrible either.  I'd give it 1 3/4 out of 4 which puts it in the it was worth the time i invested in it, but I don't care to ever see it again.

It could have been much better- but it seems that it didn't know what it wanted to be as a movie.

Was it trying to be the matrix? Was it trying to be gladiator? was it trying to be braveheart?

I wish they would have re-written the dialogue as some of it was so cringe inducing that I uh...cringed.

Other cringeworthy stuff:

Spoiler for Hiden:
I love the guy that played the guy with the rag over his eye, but his voice does not lend to that of a good narrator
The whole hunchback thing was just as dumb as possible
After fighting such a strategic battle, why would they just sit there and be slaughtered? Sure they were surrounded, but surely a full on charge with shields raised would have made more sense.
The traitor in the midst with regard to the senate was hackneyed.
The 'what do you want, bad guy'  'oh you know what I want, good queen' was hackneyed.

Blah blah.

Gladiator, this ain't.
Braveheart this ain't.
Matrix this ain't.



You obvioulsy missed a couple of points.

1.  It tried to represent the graphic novel.  It's an extremely faithful adaptation of it.
2.  On one of your spoilers, that's the way it historically happened.  I'll let you research which one.
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1.  It tried to represent the graphic novel.  It's an extremely faithful adaptation of it.
2.  On one of your spoilers, that's the way it historically happened.  I'll let you research which one.

As I don't care enough, I'll just assume that

Spoiler for Hiden:
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« Reply #39 on: August 01, 2007, 03:00:23 AM »

They were brave and bold.

They were brave...and they were bold.

I didn't particularly care for the movie when I watched it in theaters, but it's going to look sexy as fuck blu-ray.  And I won't have my g/f sitting next to me snickering about the size of that one chick's nipples.
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