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#1 Edited by zaldar (989 posts) -

So none of the movies they have been watching for films and 40s have been on netflix which is the streaming service I use. So lets choose some movies on netflix for them to watch! Lets leave out series as that is too long. (though hearing them react to stranger things would be interesting).

I would love to see:

Train to Busan: (Asian zombie Apocalypse on a train)

Tenacious D in the pick of Destiny

Lucha Underground

Kung Fu Panda

Gantz: 0 - live action anime movie (this would be hilarious)

Journey to the west: (I'll just let netflix speak to this: an evil monkey king and a dangerous pig demon are just the start of his problems. He is also falling in love).

Way of the Dragon (Chuck Norris in a Asian kung fu movie)

Could add more but I expect this is enough for now!

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#2 Posted by WynnDuffy (1015 posts) -

Train to Busan is the best zombie movie I've seen in over a decade

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#3 Posted by fossas (369 posts) -

I've found that not nearly enough people have watched Wet Hot American Summer, and that makes me sad

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#4 Posted by matoya (582 posts) -

You're assuming that everyone lives in your Netflix region

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#5 Edited by Glots (2866 posts) -

I'd love to watch just about any of my favourite movies with their commentary track, but I kinda imagine that they maybe don't have time to talk over a million movies?

Still, if I could pick movies for them, I think I'd prefer that they mainly stick to so-bad-it's-almost-good movies, like the Super Mario movie and Mortal Kombat sequels. I watched He-Man and Batman&Robin last year just because Red letter media did a commentary track for both and that made those otherwise garbage movies great.

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#6 Posted by GenericBrotagonist (112 posts) -

Hunt for Red October was on Netflix when they did it. I guess it came off at some point though.

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#7 Posted by Zelyre (1740 posts) -

I'd love Face/Off, just for an excuse to rewatch Face/Off.

Sausage Party/Angry Birds. Both look incredibly stupid. I've tried watching both and only made it 10 minutes in. I'd like a reason to stick it through.

A Talking Cat!? Someone's high school movie somehow made it onto Netflix.

Stranger Things would be awesome and it's not that long.

The Transformers movies. Again, I think I'd like to watch them - there are what, 5 of them? But everytime I start, I stop a few minutes in.

Ip Man - Again, I'd like a reason to watch it again. Also, it's Donny Yen.

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#8 Posted by Shindig (3962 posts) -

I was looking at Face/Off when I was at my folks at the weekend. I considered watching it.

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#9 Posted by superjop (89 posts) -

Alex should definitely get Dan to watch Lucha Underground, now. If Vinny wants to join in, all the better!

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#10 Posted by BisonHero (10497 posts) -

@zelyre: lol, Stranger Things is "not that long" in the sense that it's like two and a half times longer in total running time than most of the individual movies they watch.

I guess it's not totally unreasonable, but it IS "Film & 40s" not "TV & 40s".

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#11 Posted by Shindig (3962 posts) -

Smart Man Dan vs. A David Lynch film of your choice.

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#12 Posted by Kevin_Cogneto (1621 posts) -

I mean, it seems to me that from the very beginning, the whole point of this feature is for one member of the staff who is a big fan of a particular movie (or series of movies, as it were) to record a commentary track with one or more members of the staff who have never seen it. So maybe it's just me, but making requests kind of defeats the entire purpose?

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#13 Posted by TanookiSuit (489 posts) -

Yeah, I'd LOVE to listen to these latest Film & 40s. I just don't want to pluck down cash for the entire Fast and the Furious series of Blu-rays, only to watch them with this feature and, likely, never again. It'd be cool if these were streaming anywhere convenient/on a service most people already pay for.

That being said, I, too, would love to see them do Film & 40s for Face/Off.

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#14 Edited by Berserk007 (290 posts) -

Ice pirates, cannibal the musical, zardoz, streets of fire (bill Paxton as a youngster makes an appearance ) and freaked

Ps

Also the Crank series

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#15 Posted by BrunoTheThird (174 posts) -

The Raid

Kung Fu Hustle

Hard Boiled

Battle Royale

Akira

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#16 Posted by jerseyscum (1232 posts) -

@shindig: Blue Velvet. It has to be Blue Velvet.

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#17 Posted by BtrDeadThanRed (330 posts) -

FACE OFF.

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#18 Edited by Arjailer (92 posts) -

What @kevin_cogneto said - it's not a request show.

Also seems pretty presumptuous to start asking for Netflix films just because that's the streaming service that you use. I don't have Netflix, so should I ask for some Amazon Video films? Or some stuff that's currently on Sky Cinema? Or maybe they could do me some F&40 tracks recorded against PAL versions of films? (When I tried to watch Hunt For Red October with the F&40 track it was noticeably out of sync within 5 minutes - 30 fps NTSC vs 25 fps PAL)

Nah - they should just record what they want and we can listen to it if we're able to.

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#19 Posted by billmcneal (978 posts) -

Chappie

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#20 Posted by Ezekiel (1695 posts) -

The Raid

Kung Fu Hustle

Hard Boiled

Battle Royale

Akira

Akira and Hard Boiled aren't on Netflix in the US. But The Killer is. And The Killer looks far clearer than my Hong Kong imported Blu-ray. What source did they use, and why hasn't it been transferred to disc?!

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#21 Posted by Trilogy (3085 posts) -

I'll never understand people's problem with other people suggesting things.

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#22 Edited by BrunoTheThird (174 posts) -

@ezekiel: If it's version of The Killer released by Vivendi's "Dragon Dynasty", a few of their blu-rays are not transferred from the original sources (some rumours suggest they might be based on PAL versions), and not even in 1080p. It's 1080i. Yuck.

I have no idea why the Netflix one is better, I haven't seen it -- maybe they touch up their sub-1080p content for modern screens somehow -- but it's never looked great from my memory. My Criterion DVD version looked iffy even in 2002 or whenever.

I'd love to see the guys watch it though. Ridiculous film, but so good.

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#23 Edited by Ezekiel (1695 posts) -

@brunothethird said:

@ezekiel: If it's version of The Killer released by Vivendi's "Dragon Dynasty", a few of their blu-rays are not transferred from the original sources (some rumours suggest they might be based on PAL versions), and not even in 1080p. It's 1080i. Yuck.

I have no idea why the Netflix one is better, I haven't seen it -- maybe they touch up their sub-1080p content for modern screens somehow -- but it's never looked great from my memory. My Criterion DVD version looked iffy even in 2002 or whenever.

I'd love to see the guys watch it though. Ridiculous film, but so good.

I have the Fortune Star version. My version and Netflix's are both pretty blurry, now that I look closer. My version has bigger grains and more noise, though. Their version also has a slightly wider aspect ratio. However, Netflix's colors are slightly duller and it looks like their version is slightly sped up. It's five minutes too short of 111 minutes. Mine has the correct duration and is 24 fps. I just checked the opening of the Netflix version and saw the Dragon Dynasty logo. Maybe the PAL source explains why the duration is wrong. The DD version doesn't look as bad as I expected when I imported the Fortune Star version, but it's not good. It's a shame Hong Kong is so terrible about preserving their prints.

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Images 1 and 3 are Netflix/DD and 2 and 4 are Fortune Star.

Neither version is even close to the quality of the Japanese Hard Boiled Blu-ray. I'm so glad I have a copy of it, with the laser disc mono.

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#24 Edited by BrunoTheThird (174 posts) -

@ezekiel: You're right, it definitely looks a bit better. The more muted colours and reduced grain are easier on the eyes, but Hong Kong don't care. Health and safety and movie transfers come second and third in their movie manuals, and it's almost endearing.

Compare that to a lot of Korean and Japanese movies which tend to look really fantastic on blu-ray, then it feels more like a shame. I always got depressed when I revisited a HK classic like Police Story or something on blu-ray, then dug out on older DVD of a more obscure Japanese movie like Kwaidan or Lady Snowblood and it looked better. Kind of ridiculous. There are some stellar ones here and there -- the 40th anniversary edition of Enter the Dragon looks great -- but that's not so common. That Hard Boiled one looks sharp too.

Streaming services have liberated me from any picture quality snobbery I once had, anyway. Ugly subtitle fonts are my current nemesis with foreign cinema.