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@  -LittleAutob... : (13 July 2020 - 06:21 PM)

\(-_-)

@  Bass X0 : (13 July 2020 - 05:26 PM)

"Here's a little---whatever. A little thing. A disclosure. An insight. Revisionism---I've always been fascinated by it. By the idea of a writer going back and altering things. Make no mistake: an edit is a profoundly aggressive act. As Froid once said, we grieve for the murdered word. If you want to get the measure of an author, don't look at what they've left on the page.... look at what they've taken away." -- Rung (MTMTE #28)

@  Verno : (11 July 2020 - 11:20 PM)

2021: :idea :rolleyes :p :D

@  -LittleAutob... : (11 July 2020 - 06:20 PM)

Perfection. :thumbsup

@  Patch : (11 July 2020 - 06:17 PM)

My plans:  :hmm  2020:  :)

@  -LittleAutob... : (11 July 2020 - 06:02 PM)

Our plans for 2020 were as amazing as Optimus Prime. But then 2020 came like Hot Rod.

@  -LittleAutob... : (11 July 2020 - 05:50 PM)

Indeed....

@  Bass X0 : (11 July 2020 - 05:40 PM)

"He who dies with the most toys wins."

@  Rycochet : (11 July 2020 - 01:11 PM)

Hey you, get moving, it's not too far, you're looking good so come as you are. Hey you, you never know what you'll see, when it's through that door with the 73.

@  Rycochet : (11 July 2020 - 01:10 PM)

Hey you, get ready, get on your feet. Get into gear and hit the street.

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 July 2020 - 12:46 PM)

I recall number 73 (old british show) discussing the Transformers movie and had the presenters trying to transform a few figures, one argued his deflated beach ball was a Transformer too.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (11 July 2020 - 08:03 AM)

And he's a big ball, but he's not the biggest ball of them all. (That'll be Pulse Unicron.)

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 July 2020 - 07:37 AM)

Trypticon so scared my Primus figure he turned into a ball.

@  ▲ndrusi : (09 July 2020 - 09:56 PM)

King Nine, however, will not return.

@  Bass X0 : (09 July 2020 - 05:05 PM)

Bass_X0 will return after these messages ^^^

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 July 2020 - 03:37 PM)

WHATAMIFIGHTINGFOOOOOOOOARRGH

@  -LittleAutob... : (09 July 2020 - 02:06 PM)

Okay?

@  Otaku : (09 July 2020 - 07:47 AM)

@TheMightyMollusk Ah, but the series itself has pronounced "Bass" both ways. ;)  Oh, 90s English Capcom video game voice acting...

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 July 2020 - 03:14 AM)

Looking at my Titan Returns collection I can see they realised they didn't have to paint the Titan Masters after wave one, lazy bums.

@  Maruten : (08 July 2020 - 09:13 PM)

No, I'm going with "fish".

@  TheMightyMol... : (08 July 2020 - 04:19 PM)

He stated that it's in reference to the Mega Man character, so it follows the series' tradition of music names.

@  Cybersnark : (08 July 2020 - 03:59 PM)

The real question is if it's "bass" as in music or "bass" as in the fish.

@  Otaku : (08 July 2020 - 01:27 PM)

Well, at least now I know how to pronounce @Bass X0 's screen name. ^^'  Rather, I think I'd just forgotten.  In my defense, it really does look like an emoticon or maybe just "decoration", which is what a lot of folks add to their screen names online.  Usually because someone has the name they really want. XD

@  ▲ndrusi : (08 July 2020 - 01:27 PM)

Extremely unimpressed with your idea that someone making a negative observation you don't like means they "got triggered."

@  NotVeryKnightly : (08 July 2020 - 11:16 AM)

You know somebody asked "And this would be in relation to... what exactly?"

@  Bass X0 : (08 July 2020 - 11:15 AM)

Its because someone got triggered over my random musings instead of just ignoring them. If I read one of your comments that is of no relevance or interest to me, I don't feel the need to say so.

@  -LittleAutob... : (08 July 2020 - 10:56 AM)

All this over someone's username lol

@  ▲ndrusi : (08 July 2020 - 08:34 AM)

Bazro.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (08 July 2020 - 06:34 AM)

It could be Bass 10-0

@  Nevermore : (08 July 2020 - 06:11 AM)

How do you pronounce yourself? "Bass Ex-O" or "Bass Ex-Zero"?

@  Bass X0 : (08 July 2020 - 03:23 AM)

I did almost go with Vile Bass X0, because Vile is cool too.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (07 July 2020 - 08:34 PM)

Bossk Saw

@  ▲ndrusi : (07 July 2020 - 04:16 PM)

Bass XD

@  Bass X0 : (07 July 2020 - 03:43 PM)

And its not Bass XO, its Bass X0, as in Bass, X and Zero from the Mega Man series.

@  -LittleAutob... : (07 July 2020 - 02:33 PM)

@Trpodeca :( :(

@  -LittleAutob... : (07 July 2020 - 02:32 PM)

Thats what a gray rock is? Then I'm not one.

@  Trpodeca : (07 July 2020 - 02:12 PM)

Man I just learnt about what seemed like a really cool show, only to realize it was a dream and it dosen't really exist.

@  Bass X0 : (07 July 2020 - 01:02 PM)

Just something I read that I wanted to share. I heard "gray rock" mentioned in a video, so I looked it up and that was the definition.

@  TheMightyMol... : (07 July 2020 - 12:20 PM)

It's a fancy way of saying "Ignore annoying people".

@  NotVeryKnightly : (07 July 2020 - 12:15 PM)

Bass XO has a habit of pasting random drivel here as if doing so were profound.

@  wonko the sane? : (07 July 2020 - 11:30 AM)

And this would be in relation to... what exactly?

@  Bass X0 : (07 July 2020 - 11:25 AM)

"One strategy for dealing with a narcissist or sociopath is to act like a "gray rock," meaning that you become uninteresting and unresponsive. You don't feed their needs for drama or attention. You don't show emotion, say anything interesting, or disclose any personal information"

@  Nevermore : (06 July 2020 - 07:23 PM)

Oh wow. Studio Series Offroad Bumblebee is awesome. His articulation is amazing.

@  -LittleAutob... : (06 July 2020 - 11:18 AM)

Oof-

@  Maximus Ambus : (05 July 2020 - 01:10 AM)

I got Studio Series 39 Cogman yesterday and woke up to find he'd decapitated my titans returns figures.

@  wonko the sane? : (04 July 2020 - 10:19 PM)

If I had a sarcasm powered mouth.. ooohh waaaiiittt...

@  -LittleAutob... : (04 July 2020 - 05:01 PM)

Heh

@  Bass X0 : (04 July 2020 - 02:56 PM)

"If I had sarcasm-powered legs, I'd do a happy dance...!"

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 July 2020 - 02:39 PM)

The real clones were the friends we made along the way.

@  Maximus Ambus : (04 July 2020 - 01:47 PM)

So the Emperor in episodes 1 through 6 was a clone?


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#1 The Predaking

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Posted 20 June 2017 - 03:36 PM

http://www.ign.com/a...ming-to-blu-ray

 

The 1993 theatrical film is finally coming to Blu-ray this July! Definitely a must get for me!


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Posted 20 June 2017 - 06:53 PM

About...hugging...time!

Hmm, ability to see it in both 16x9 or 4x3. Nice...but who the hell in the age of widescreen televisions would watch anything in 4x3 if given a choice?

Hmm, only special feature listed is the theatrical trailer? I hope that changes. I mean, I'll buy it anyway just to have the best animated Batman movie ever on Bluray. But the fact is, I already have 2 DVD's of this (one 16x9 with the trailer and one 4x3 with the trailer and Subzero in 4x3 on the flip side). So while I guess I'll be getting it anyway, it would be nice if I got more than just an upconvert of what I already have.

I mean, could we maybe at least get a commentary? Maybe a couple interviews?
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Posted 20 June 2017 - 09:13 PM

I'll buy it. All I've got for it is a VHS copy.


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Posted 20 June 2017 - 09:22 PM

I have a VHS copy somewhere. I put all my VHS tapes into storage though. I figure I've either already gotten DVD/Bluray copies of everything I want updated, or it's been so long since I've watched them, I probably don't need them any more any way.
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Posted 20 June 2017 - 09:28 PM

VHS and DVD here, I will get this.

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Posted 20 June 2017 - 09:30 PM

You guys make me feel so good knowing what a VHS is. :)
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Posted 20 June 2017 - 10:20 PM

About...hugging...time!

Hmm, ability to see it in both 16x9 or 4x3. Nice...but who the hell in the age of widescreen televisions would watch anything in 4x3 if given a choice?

Hmm, only special feature listed is the theatrical trailer? I hope that changes. I mean, I'll buy it anyway just to have the best animated Batman movie ever on Bluray. But the fact is, I already have 2 DVD's of this (one 16x9 with the trailer and one 4x3 with the trailer and Subzero in 4x3 on the flip side). So while I guess I'll be getting it anyway, it would be nice if I got more than just an upconvert of what I already have.

I mean, could we maybe at least get a commentary? Maybe a couple interviews?

 

It is going to be from a new scan, so the quality should be a bit better than just upconverting. And I am sure that they will throw in some more special features, it just the trailer mentioned as that was in Warner's press release about it. 


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Posted 20 June 2017 - 10:33 PM

4x3 was the original aspect ratio, I believe, as it was a made-for-TV movie in the era of 4x3 screens.  It was only later that it got a theatrical presentation.  So including that aspect ratio makes sense.

 

I've been meaning to order a number of titles from Warner Archives all at once, as they're not that easy to get a hold of up here in Canada.  Some show up on Amazon, but the only way to get many seems to be directly from the Warner Archives website.  This is a good opportunity.  Time After Time and Demon Seen are also great releases from them.  Despite the "Manufactured on Demand" description that Warner Archives Blu-Rays have, they're actually pressed discs so nobody has to worry about inferior BD-Rs like the Sony Choice Collection discs.


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Posted 21 June 2017 - 04:41 AM

You guys make me feel so good knowing what a VHS is. :)


Yeah, but do they know what a BetaMaxx was? :)

Anyway, this news is awesome and a long time coming. Phantasm would have, if WB had tried to advertise it properly, the best Batman film to date (in '93). Certainly better than Batman Forever. When an animated Bat film can be weightier and more poignant than the 'grown up' live action film. I think its time to reevaluate.

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Posted 21 June 2017 - 04:56 AM

That was one of the things I loved most about it. I mean, it never got gratuitous. All the violence had a point to it. But for a movie based directly on a "kids show" it sure didn't pull a lot of punches. I mean, people actually died...rather horribly. But again, nothing gratuitous. It just took its audience seriously and wasn't afraid to let the story be what it was.

I still think it's the best Batman animated movie to come out. Hell, I'd say it rates as one of the better Batman movies period. Sure the direct to video movies have allowed themselves to no longer be directed at kids any more. But that was only half the point. The emotional impact of Phantasm and the weight they put behind it...I just haven't seen it matched since.
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Posted 21 June 2017 - 08:37 AM

I still think that Batman Beyond: Return of the the Joker is a better animated batman film, but I can see why some would rank this higher.


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Posted 21 June 2017 - 09:15 AM

Agreed. Phantasm managed to successfully introduce 2 characters (well ok, there are the same person, but still), make you care/get invested in them, weave them seamlessly not only into the history of Batman journey from lonely orphan to masked avenger, but also into The Jokers past.

And do all this while retelling the origin, a murde mystery and a love story?

It beats the vast majority of other Bat films.

Also, i think my biggest gripe with tye more recent DC animated fair, is a gripe i have with certain storytelling in general. The higher rating should lead to more mature and complex stories. Yet sometimes the writers confuse 'mature' for pointless grim violence, sex and overdone swearing. They all have their uses, but Phantasm did it all while still being a kids film.

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Posted 21 June 2017 - 09:21 AM

Hmm, ability to see it in both 16x9 or 4x3. Nice...but who the hell in the age of widescreen televisions would watch anything in 4x3 if given a choice?

 

Someone who wants to see the whole movie the way it was originally intended to be shown, instead of just cropping out the top and bottom of the screen. I have to assume they're going to use some pan-and-scan as well, since the 4x3 screen grabs that I can find do a great job of utilizing the whole frame.


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Yep.

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Posted 21 June 2017 - 09:36 AM

I look forward to adding to this to my collection.



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Posted 21 June 2017 - 06:29 PM

As much as I love Phantasm, last time I watched it I liked Sub Zero better. Because SZ was that good!

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Posted 22 June 2017 - 07:41 AM

MOTP does that thing that BTAS was great at- make Batman human. The whole story of how Bruce very nearly gave up pursuing his crusade before it even started is brilliantly handled. That whole scene where he's begging his parents for forgiveness, forgiveness they'd give but he feels he doesn't deserve...wow.

Really hate how rest of DCAU just gave us Batman, Cynical Meme God.

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Posted 22 June 2017 - 07:55 AM

Return of the Joker was better for me. It still had the mystery aspect down too.

Phantasm was ok but i couldn't reconcile Joker in a futuristic theme park (over a theater or carnival). And Phantasm and Joker disappearing in smoke is such a cop out. Batman escaping the explosion by convenient sewer line was just a coincidence too.

Hated then loved the ending theme. Hated at first cuz it didn't fit in my head, a love song in a Batman film? Then loved it when I listened to it out of the Batman context.

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Posted 22 June 2017 - 10:55 AM

Return of the Joker was better for me.

 

Fun Fact: Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker is the last VHS PiratedTVPro bought because they refused to release a DVD right away.


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Posted 22 June 2017 - 04:19 PM

I never saw the VHS, but I own both the censored and uncensored versions. The censored one had the better commentary. The uncensored is just better over all.
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Posted 24 June 2017 - 01:44 AM

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