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    Rate the Last Film You Watched

    The Car (1977) I think I first saw this on TV as child sometime in the early 1980's. The story of an evil black car stalking and killing the citizens of a small desert town really stuck in my mind. So much so I searched out the film in the late 1990's and eventually got a copy on DVD a few years...
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    What Music are you listening to? Discussions Welcome!

    I can't stop listening to Dry Cleaning. I think it's juxtaposition of the deadpan, almost total disengaged delivery of lead singer Florence Shaw's surreal spoken word lyrics with the music. It should not work but I've really come to love everything they do. Still reacquiring quite a few...
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    Retro Anime Podcast - Episode 30 'Silent But Never Forgotten'

    Kia Asamiya was tweeting about the 30th anniversary of the second film the other day
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    If you need to watch something funny..

    Let's never go back to dinosaur island
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    If you need to watch something funny..

    J. R. R. Tolkien talks to his publisher about his new book;
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    What Music are you listening to? Discussions Welcome!

    Bought quite a few albums in recent weeks which I am going through slowly. Some a new ones some are rebuys of stuff I sold off to someone back in the late 1990's. The missing piece in my Grimes collection was Halfaxa. Since Ms Boucher decided to remove certain tracks from the streaming versions...
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    Collecting anime cels/sketches/production art

    I bought a few cels from Anime Shop Apple Symphony in Nakano Broadway back in 2012 and 2013; Priss from "Revenge Road" episode of Bubblegum Crisis Mima from Prefect Blue Miki from Marmalade Boy. This one is actually two cels, with a separate cel for the eyebrows, eyes and mouth from memory...
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    What Music are you listening to? Discussions Welcome!

    Ta. I think as I have got older my tastes in music have become far more eclectic. Plus I am constantly rediscovering stuff I missed the first time in my youth or my 20's or later. So much stuff was released and not great deal got any radio play where I lived. Currently binging on 1980's Chicago...
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    What Music are you listening to? Discussions Welcome!

    Bought a couple of CDs recently, first was the Life Was Better EP by Magic Dirt who reissued it themselves. I think it'd be great if a lot more stuff on the long defunct Au Go Go label could see re-release. Also finally got Sudan Archives' Athena album from a couple years back. Great album...
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    Fan service and its appropriateness

    I haven't read every single post here, but thought I might comment. I'm heading towards my fifth decade on this planet and I have seen the same issues crop their heads up over and over again; explicit lyrics in records, video nasties, pornography (again, and again, sigh, and yet again...). Due...
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    Rate the Last Film You Watched

    I think Verhoeven really amped that aspect up. It as you say it was like a hyperreal version of what fascists would consider a utopia. Verhoeven's early years were in the Hauge near the German headquarters in the Netherlands during World War II and he saw a lot of death and destruction as a very...
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    UK Anime Distributor Anime Limited Discussion Thread

    If you can play region A discs and only want an English subtitled copy, it did get a Hong Kong release which is barebones but good. I'm sort of surprised this film wasn't picked up for English distribution.
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    Rate the Last Film You Watched

    A few more films I've seen over the last month or so; Xtro (1982) Always saw the video cover of this at the video store when I was much younger and it just creped the hell out of me. The Australian VHS cover was really horrifying and made the film out to be nothing but a gore fest I think. I'd...
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    In Memoriam: When DVDs become coasters

    This is the Beez version I'm assuming? The only Beez stuff I imported was the Gundam 0083 movie, Diebuster and a few of the latter Gundam Seed Destiny DVDs, as Bandai Entertainment used an incredibly incompetent replicator and there were so many bad discs out there. I think I got to the third...
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    Anime Trivia

    Tokuma Shoten thought that Totoro as a stand alone film would be too much of a financial risk, so they decided to pair it up with Takahata's adaptation of "Grave of the Fireflies" which was based on a well known short story and producers at Tokuma Shoten believed that cinema goers would come to...