Go Back   Forums @ The Digital Fix > Entertainment Discussion Forums > Film Discussion

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 18-09-2003, 16:19   #1
Guest 1532
goldfish
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Worcester, UK
Posts: 3,168
Thanks: 4
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Unhappy Altman's Short Cuts

Need to have a copy of this for a Film and Lit course I'm doing but can only find it on 'spit' VHS 'gag..splutter' not cheap either cheapest I've found is Ł10 + p&p second-hand on amazon. Anyone know if there is a dvd release pending ( need for end of October ) Found a german release but only in German so not much good
Guest 1532 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18-09-2003, 16:48   #2
Guest 15513
Trusted User
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Falkirk
Posts: 2,234
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
No chance of an imminent release - It is listed on some R1 sites but is unavailable - never been able to find any reviews so I think it must have been shelved at some point as opposed to deleted.

Guest 15513 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18-09-2003, 17:03   #3
Guest 3656
Monkey Spanker
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Posts: 1,376
Thanks: 0
Thanked 37 Times in 8 Posts
It's available in Spain, and in stock at DVDGO , but the shipping's a bit expensive for a single disc order.
Guest 3656 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18-09-2003, 20:08   #4
Guest 1532
goldfish
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Worcester, UK
Posts: 3,168
Thanks: 4
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
cheers for that. Checked Veoveo but not in stock, any idea how much shipping is at DVDGO? can't make head nor tail of that site!!!
Guest 1532 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18-09-2003, 20:32   #5
Guest 3656
Monkey Spanker
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Posts: 1,376
Thanks: 0
Thanked 37 Times in 8 Posts
Hmmn, for some reason my link to the English language version of DVDGO doesn't work properly, and takes you to the Spanish page instead :confused: If you go through the main URL www.dvdgo.com you can choose the English language site.

Anyway, shipping is a flat rate of €11.72 for packages up to 0.5kg (approx 4 DVDs).

Last edited by Joe91; 18-09-2003 at 20:33.
Guest 3656 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18-09-2003, 20:37   #6
Guest 1532
goldfish
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Worcester, UK
Posts: 3,168
Thanks: 4
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
that's brilliant thanks! Any idea what dvdgo are like for customs? postage price suggests I'ld be better off ordering a few discs ( - not that hard!! ) but don't want to risk customs charges!
Guest 1532 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18-09-2003, 20:41   #7
Guest 45
Trusted User
 
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: Worthing & London
Posts: 3,224
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Customs shouldn't be an issue - DVDGo is based in Spain, which means they're as much a part of the European single market as we are.
Guest 45 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19-09-2003, 08:31   #8
Guest 19908
Trusted User
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: The Netherlands
Posts: 119
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
The dvd is not very good though. It's a little too wide (seems like 2.45:1), making everybody look a little too fat. Image quality isn't very good, it looked like a mediocre ld transfer to me......
Guest 19908 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19-09-2003, 21:53   #9
Guest 19930
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: nottingham
Posts: 321
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
dvdgo are excellent delivery-wise. they're expensive, but deliver by courier so are very quick!
Guest 19930 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20-09-2003, 12:34   #10
Guest 1532
goldfish
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Worcester, UK
Posts: 3,168
Thanks: 4
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
mmmm now I'm torn - don't mind paying just over Ł20 ( if it's a case of that or VHS! ) but don't like the sound of a squashed picture?? Is it really that bad?
Guest 1532 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21-09-2003, 00:57   #11
Guest 19908
Trusted User
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: The Netherlands
Posts: 119
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
No, it's not that bad, but it's still noticable.

It didn't keep me from enjoying this great movie again, but after I watched it two times I traded it (and I did that more because of the "overall" quality than because of the minor squashing). Still a far better presentation than my (P&S) VHS (taped from TV), but I think I'll wait for a really good version to watch it again....

Last edited by Mark_vdH; 21-09-2003 at 01:00.
Guest 19908 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21-09-2003, 00:59   #12
Guest 19908
Trusted User
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: The Netherlands
Posts: 119
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
double....

Last edited by Mark_vdH; 21-09-2003 at 01:00.
Guest 19908 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22-09-2003, 11:52   #13
Guest 4164
PS2Online = SkipIntro
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: London
Posts: 623
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
This was screened on FilmFour last week (week before) - its still sitting in Now Playing on my Tivo.
If it's still showing you might be able to convince someone with a DVD recorder to make you a copy - as its for review as part of a course this should be 'fair use' if my rusty media law is still current.
I only have VHS - I'll do that for you if it helps - email me if you're interested.
Guest 4164 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump

All times are GMT. The time now is 16:26.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright ©2000 - 2018 Poisonous Monkey Ltd. Part of The Digital Fix Network