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@  Rycochet : (13 December 2019 - 11:56 AM)

Unlike many of his peers, Morton diesn't seem to have gone out of his way to try and take every drug going so he's aged remarkably well.

@  Donocropolis : (13 December 2019 - 11:39 AM)

Doesn't seem to have been a market for it, which is too bad, because it perfectly does what it sets out to do.

@  Donocropolis : (13 December 2019 - 11:38 AM)

Just opened it and suddenly I'm 9 years old again.

@  Donocropolis : (13 December 2019 - 11:38 AM)

Bought myself Fansproject Glacialord for my birthday during their Black Friday sale.

@  Nevermore : (12 December 2019 - 07:45 PM)

Morten Harket of A-ha might have aged 35 years on the outside, but his voice is still pretty much the same as it was in 1984. That's some great training and exercise for you.

@  wonko the sane? : (12 December 2019 - 06:59 PM)

Depends entirely on how badly you cooked them. What?

@  TheMightyMol... : (12 December 2019 - 05:33 PM)

Can it raise the dead?

@  RichardT1977 : (12 December 2019 - 05:33 PM)

Cheddar can do just about anything.

@  RichardT1977 : (12 December 2019 - 05:32 PM)

Cream cheese has to be on a bagel or crackers.

@  RichardT1977 : (12 December 2019 - 05:31 PM)

(for example: I like Swiss cheese on sandwiches, but find it merely tolerable by itself)

@  RichardT1977 : (12 December 2019 - 05:30 PM)

I mean are you eating it by itself? With crackers? On a sandwich?

@  TheMightyMol... : (12 December 2019 - 04:48 PM)

I would ask, but I'd rather not know.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (12 December 2019 - 03:38 PM)

With my mouth, usually.

@  RichardT1977 : (12 December 2019 - 08:48 AM)

Depends on how you're eating it.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (12 December 2019 - 01:40 AM)

Havarti, without a doubt.

@  Greebtron : (12 December 2019 - 01:28 AM)

Not Don, thanks. I'd like a writer who actually cares enough to do the job properly

@  Benbot : (11 December 2019 - 09:34 PM)

What's your favorite cheese? I'm not sure, but it's hard to beat muenster.

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 December 2019 - 05:10 PM)

Man I wish IDW could do a season 2.5 with a few writers like Michael Charles Hill or Donald F Glut or Paul Davids involved.

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 December 2019 - 04:33 PM)

They were looking for Skids, but the animators forgot he existed again.

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 December 2019 - 02:58 PM)

He regrouped with Omega Supreme, the Dinobots, Skyfire and the Protectobots.

@  Benbot : (11 December 2019 - 08:20 AM)

Did he get infected with the rest of the Autobots or did he smartly remain off-planet?

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 December 2019 - 05:38 AM)

He really just went to the beach for a couple of days, then called it in. Who's gonna follow up on it?

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 December 2019 - 05:05 AM)

Anyone really believe Cosmos searched far enough for more ingredient for Corrostop?

@  Nevermore : (11 December 2019 - 03:48 AM)

Oh, we are pretty good at "forgetting" about that. Insisting on sending people home on their overtime, THEN suddenly rushing to do the "backlog" stuff when it's really overdue.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 December 2019 - 05:43 PM)

I've yet to find an organization which didn't have a backlog of "stuff" that needs to be done, but isn't important enough to put on the schedule proper.

@  TM2-Megatron : (10 December 2019 - 05:01 PM)

I'm sure most good/bad (depending on your POV) bosses would be able to find something for the worker to do, in most cases, even if it's spending 8 hours pretending to push a broom around

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (10 December 2019 - 04:39 PM)

Still better than American jobs. x.x;

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 December 2019 - 11:10 AM)

I'm pretty sure you've already mentioned this before. Especially that last one.

@  Nevermore : (10 December 2019 - 11:05 AM)

That can be fun if you're strong-willed enough. "Hey, you want to go home? Overtime reduction, there's nothing to do..." - "Nah, not today. I want to work."

@  Nevermore : (10 December 2019 - 11:04 AM)

This applies to the field of work as well. Meaning, your boss orders you to show up for a full shift, you show up on time and are absolutely willing to work, and then your boss realizes he has no work for you, your boss has to pay you for a full shift even if you don't work at all.

@  Nevermore : (10 December 2019 - 11:03 AM)

Fun fact: German law has a concept named "default in acceptance", which postulates that if there is a "service for payment" contract, the party that should provide the service correctly offers their due service, and the party that should pay fails to accept the service within due time, the second party still has to pay the first party even if there was no service delivered.

@  wonko the sane? : (08 December 2019 - 10:54 PM)

If it's seasonal affective disorder, check with your doc about vitamin D supplements.

@  Maximus Ambus : (08 December 2019 - 12:46 PM)

That's what I was thinking too, It's the christmas rush and if that's not stressful enough the cold weather can also impact mental health.

@  wonko the sane? : (08 December 2019 - 12:41 PM)

Might be a stupid question given the comment, BUT: have you done anything outside the ordinary lately? Might just be a stress reaction.

@  Maximus Ambus : (08 December 2019 - 12:29 PM)

I've experienced sleep paralysis with ghostly images and similar things in the past and can snap out of it through moving my fingers. I've definitely hallucinated before and members of both sides of the family have had similar experience, some suffered forms of mental instability in two cases schizophrenia.

@  wonko the sane? : (08 December 2019 - 10:47 AM)

So... either a hallucination or night terrors. Are you prone to this kind of thing?

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 December 2019 - 11:55 PM)

It kept repeating until I sat up.

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 December 2019 - 11:54 PM)

I've been up since three and when sheepish I was hallucinating something knocking twice against my bedroom door.

@  TheMightyMol... : (07 December 2019 - 06:58 PM)

Then repaint Apeface and Snapdragon as Transmetal Optimus Primal and Megatron. It's crazy enough to work.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (07 December 2019 - 05:32 PM)

Moral imperative.

@  Nevermore : (07 December 2019 - 05:13 PM)

Wishful thinking, rumor or leak?

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 December 2019 - 04:48 PM)

Snapdragon for Earthrise.

@  TM2-Megatron : (04 December 2019 - 10:22 PM)

Still not the weirdest thing a Nic Cage character has done in a film

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 December 2019 - 04:00 PM)

Couldn't be worse than him pissing fire as Ghost Rider.

@  Rycochet : (04 December 2019 - 03:38 PM)

The Tim Burton Superman Movie is the DC movie we deserve. It would have Nic Cage in a technosuit punching polarbears.

@  Paladin : (04 December 2019 - 02:59 PM)

Wonder Woman was great. Shazam was amazing. Aquaman... exists.

@  RichardT1977 : (04 December 2019 - 01:54 PM)

TBF, Aquaman and Shazam! were pretty good.

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 December 2019 - 01:00 PM)

Not a difficult feat.

@  Benbot : (04 December 2019 - 11:50 AM)

You just put more effort into telling a compelling story than all of WB's execs.

@  Cybersnark : (04 December 2019 - 11:41 AM)

Cue the flashback to Jonathan, reassuring a terrified child: "What you are is never as important as who you are." Cue Superman's response to Brainiac: "I already know who I am."*John Williams fanfare plays*


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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.

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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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