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@  RichardT1977 : (17 November 2019 - 11:38 AM)

Transformers are Buy 2 Get 1 free at Target this week.

@  Bass X0 : (17 November 2019 - 04:29 AM)

2019 has been one long South Park episode.

@  Sjogre : (16 November 2019 - 10:46 PM)

Okay, that actually sounds pretty fun.

@  Maximus Ambus : (15 November 2019 - 12:49 PM)

It was set in the forties, featured Nazi's as the villains and had Kiko fight mostly Ice Age animals and a mythical dragon that now ruled the island guarding Kongs treasure.

@  Paladin : (15 November 2019 - 11:37 AM)

and it was ALSO eleven hours long.

@  Maximus Ambus : (15 November 2019 - 10:55 AM)

In a alternate reality Peter Jackson made Son of Kong.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 November 2019 - 09:30 AM)

To be fair to boba: everyone else to go into the sarlacc was a sacrifice. Stripped almost naked and tossed, and didn't have body armor, a jetpack and a weapon.

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 November 2019 - 06:54 AM)

Nah, he just has to keep up his plot insurance payments so he can shoot his way out of the Sarlacc again.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (15 November 2019 - 02:59 AM)

Funny, but everyone knows he bounty hunts for Jabba Hutt to finance his 'Vette.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (15 November 2019 - 02:54 AM)

Okay.. Not sure why.. but streaming is harder than jsut playing the game.. even though that's pretty much what I was doing.

@  Xellos : (14 November 2019 - 06:47 PM)

What type of vehicle does Boba Fett use for time travel? A Man-DeLorean.

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 November 2019 - 03:55 PM)

Admittedly, it's been a long time since I've been to a walk-in clinic, as I tend not to get sick (and the one time I do every 4-5 years, I prefer just riding it out at home), but the last time I went I'm pretty sure you could just show up, no appointment. It may be different in Quebec,though

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 02:36 PM)

One thing to note about health insurance in Germany is that we have a two-class system: mandatory health insurance is basically the economy class, while private health insurance is the business class.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 02:32 PM)

My local doctor is actually a shared office with several doctors where you will get randomly assigned to one of the doctors available that day.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 02:30 PM)

Also, employers are required by law to cover part of their employees' health insurance fees, so I only have to pay my part.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 02:28 PM)

Basic examinations and sick notes (known as "work-inability certificates" in Germany) for the employer are covered by our health insurances by default.

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 November 2019 - 12:02 PM)

Around here, we can go to a walk-in clinic whenever, but might have to wait in the queue until there's a doctor available, which can take hours on a busy day. And then hope our insurance will cover anything.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 November 2019 - 07:38 AM)

There actually are a good number of clinics around here: but the walk ins require an appointment (what?) and are only done once a week. IF you can get an appointment, you see a doctor usually within 40 minutes, but good luck getting the appointment.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 03:35 AM)

Depending on the day.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 03:35 AM)

We have family doctors (called "house doctors") with regular office hours where you may need an hour or two of waiting time.

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 November 2019 - 12:50 AM)

Two weeks? That seems a little long; are there not a lot of walk-in clinics around you?

@  wonko the sane? : (13 November 2019 - 07:01 PM)

Does germany make it quick and easy to see a doctor too? Cause an emergency doctor visit can take two weeks out here, and an emergency ROOM visit can take 18-24 hours.

@  Nevermore : (13 November 2019 - 06:43 PM)

(Good thing is, under German law, if you call in sick during your vacation and see a doctor immediately, you get to keep your vacation days.)

@  Nevermore : (13 November 2019 - 06:42 PM)

Too bad. My plans wee to do two more overtime hours before having my last day of vacation for the year on Friday. Oh well.

@  Nevermore : (13 November 2019 - 06:41 PM)

So I'm currently on medical leave for a particularly stupid reason: Burned my back with a hot-water bag while sleeping last night. Though the doctor said I'm hardly the first person to have this happen to them.

@  Patch : (13 November 2019 - 06:11 PM)

Just a particularly odious example of the 90s era of depicting transgender women as either the subject of crude humor, or "Jerry Springer" material.

@  Ashley : (13 November 2019 - 04:55 PM)

I think Ace Ventura legit contributed to me spending years in self denial. I will never be ok with Jim Carrey.

@  Benbot : (13 November 2019 - 01:22 PM)

I thought he since changed his tune.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (13 November 2019 - 12:51 PM)

Jim Carry Paladin?

@  Maximus Ambus : (13 November 2019 - 12:22 PM)

Don't doubt what he can do. Sonic the Hedgehog!

@  Paladin : (13 November 2019 - 11:51 AM)

not giving a dime to a transphobic antivaxxer.

@  wonko the sane? : (13 November 2019 - 11:25 AM)

It'll be a terrible movie if jim carrey phones it in. Otherwise it should be decent.

@  Paladin : (13 November 2019 - 10:45 AM)

sonics' still gonna be a terrible movie but at least they whined loud enough to make him look passable for a 2-minute trailer. "yay."

@  ▲ndrusi : (13 November 2019 - 10:37 AM)

But of course to annoying people there's no such thing as different decisions made for different reasons, there is only "I like it so it's right" and "I don't like it so it's wrong."

@  ▲ndrusi : (13 November 2019 - 10:35 AM)

Even if we pretend it's objective truth that they were both bad, then they were bad in very different ways.

@  ▲ndrusi : (13 November 2019 - 10:33 AM)

Sonic's previous movie design looked genuinely bad. The Transformers '07 designs just looked insufficiently like what certain loud and obnoxious parts of the fandom think Transformers are required to always look like.

@  Otaku : (13 November 2019 - 08:50 AM)

Um... Purple Monkey Dishwasher?

@  TheMightyMol... : (13 November 2019 - 08:25 AM)

Do we really need to have Every Movie Transformer Thread Ever in the Squawkbox?

@  Bass X0 : (13 November 2019 - 08:13 AM)

Sure it made money but that doesn’t mean it has appealing character designs. Lot of god awful fugly faces in the Transformers movies.

@  Otaku : (12 November 2019 - 08:25 PM)

@Liege My issue with Transformers (2007) were elements I thought were unnecessary.  I know it was supposed to just be a joke, but I didn't ever need to hear about "Sam's Happy Time". >.> Which, being in awe of the first "live action" TF-film, didn't even register until I'd already purchased and watched it on DVD a few times (after seeing it in theaters 3 times).

@  Liege : (12 November 2019 - 08:22 PM)

For all the Bayisms in the 07 movie, it was tempered by Spielberg as producer. Designs aside it was an enjoyable popcorn blockbuster about a boy and his first car who happens to be an alien from another planet. They sequels are just Bay going unchecked after he proved how much bank he could bring in.

@  TM2-Megatron : (12 November 2019 - 07:12 PM)

I didn't find the designs in the '07 movie to be that bad, personally. What got really offputting was how Cybertronians in general become such huge a-holes in the later films; the designs were very much secondary to their horrible personalities

@  Sabrblade : (12 November 2019 - 06:59 PM)

And yet, Transformers still broke the bank at the box office, opened up the brand to a whole new generation of fans, shot the brand up to mainstream appeal, and enabled all kinds of new collector-oriented lines and other avenues to come about. Not saying Sonic's movie will do the same for his series, but the 2007 TF movie certainly did more good than harm.

@  Bass X0 : (12 November 2019 - 06:09 PM)

Paramount changed Sonic due to fan backlash but refused to redo Transformers 2007 with new cgi appearances based on their classic forms everyone’s knows and loves, and can relate to. Trailer 1 Sonic is as appealing a design as 2007 Bumblebee...

@  TheMightyMol... : (12 November 2019 - 02:14 PM)

I don't. They're a pain in the ass to repair.

@  Benbot : (12 November 2019 - 12:48 PM)

I wish car companies would bring back flip up headlights

@  TheMightyMol... : (12 November 2019 - 09:07 AM)

Wear a hazmat suit. It's Walmart, they're used to weird.

@  wonko the sane? : (12 November 2019 - 07:54 AM)

2 inches of snow on the side of the house, 2 feet of snow on the deck. I hate this winter already.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (11 November 2019 - 11:33 PM)

But that requires actually going IN walmart. ;P

@  Liege : (11 November 2019 - 11:22 PM)

Pro tip for anyone hunting the for the Walmart 35th exclusives: try the seasonal aisles rather than the toy section. I found the display with all the exclusives and a bunch of the reflector wave practically untouched amongst those novelty arcade machines and a bunch of frozen merch.


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#21 JonT

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Posted 04 July 2008 - 12:12 PM

QUOTE(Buster Darkwings @ Jul 4 2008, 07:15 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Where was it said that the news of the lack of a Japanese track on the Blu-ray was a mistake? I heard that someone ripped it and said it's on there, but I haven't heard of anyone being able to access it through normal playback yet.


I'm just going off the tech report from the AVSForums. No idea why it would be included and possibly locked out intentionally though. I'd suspect it may simply be some sort of authoring mistake, as this has happened before with high-profile Warner releases (e.g. The Ultimate Superman Collection), and especially considering that the Special Edition DVD of GK includes both audio tracks.

QUOTE(Buster Darkwings @ Jul 4 2008, 07:15 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Anyways you must've been reading a different animeondvd thread than I was. I remember one or two people expressing mild disappointment and one saying he would have preferred both languages (this is where I fell until I heard the clips and it sounded "off" like an anime dub to me instead of like TAS, so I'll probably stick with the Japanese track), but the vast majority said they would be watching it in English anyways or that it wasn't a deal breaker for them.


I'll admit, it's a pretty subjective choice of words describing that thread, but statements to the effect of "I wasn't that interested in the English audio", "This went from a possible buy to No way in hell" and "I wasn't going to buy this, just rent. Not that now either", just took me aback. The vast majority of people were indeed being sensible, but for the aforementioned comments, it simply seemed very odd to me that even the presence of the near-universally acclaimed definitive voice of Batman wouldn't be a primary selling point. I guess with Conroy involved, I never considered the potential (non-)inclusion of secondary audio tracks to be a deal-breaker for anyone, especially considering it's unlikely they grew up with the Japanese dub of Batman: TAS. Plus, with the move towards mono-language anime DVD releases, sometimes regardless of whether an English dub already exists, I'd have thought people would have given Batman an easier time. Clearly I'm mistaken, but regardless, it's all a fascinating learning experience to see as to how media content providers are expected to best please most of the audience most of the time.

QUOTE(Buster Darkwings @ Jul 4 2008, 07:15 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
There certainly wasn't anyone calling for a boycott or saying they had to watch Batman in the "original Japanese".


I wasn't intentionally suggesting anyone actually said that; it's a paraphrase of WW2 propaganda "You have never heard Shakespeare until you have heard him in the original German". It was further appropriated and paraphrased in Star Trek 6 for Klingons, etc. In other words, a slight jest, nothing more.

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Posted 04 July 2008 - 05:34 PM

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Posted 04 July 2008 - 06:37 PM

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i forget which short its in, but its with the kids retelling a story. Watch the Background artwork. Is just jaw dropingly awesome


That's the first film on the disk called, "have I got a story to tell you" It's really good and pulls you into the movie pretty quickly. A few kids talking about when they saw the batman, and how each of them has a different impression of him.

It's a very cool movie.


That sounds like an episode of TAS.

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Posted 04 July 2008 - 06:40 PM

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i forget which short its in, but its with the kids retelling a story. Watch the Background artwork. Is just jaw dropingly awesome


That's the first film on the disk called, "have I got a story to tell you" It's really good and pulls you into the movie pretty quickly. A few kids talking about when they saw the batman, and how each of them has a different impression of him.

It's a very cool movie.


That sounds like an episode of TAS.


Yeah, "Legends of the Dark Knight". Also happened to be one of the best episodes of The New Batman Adventures, too.

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Posted 04 July 2008 - 07:21 PM

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QUOTE(Axaday @ Jul 4 2008, 07:37 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Malikon @ Jul 3 2008, 05:55 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
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i forget which short its in, but its with the kids retelling a story. Watch the Background artwork. Is just jaw dropingly awesome


That's the first film on the disk called, "have I got a story to tell you" It's really good and pulls you into the movie pretty quickly. A few kids talking about when they saw the batman, and how each of them has a different impression of him.

It's a very cool movie.


That sounds like an episode of TAS.


Yeah, "Legends of the Dark Knight". Also happened to be one of the best episodes of The New Batman Adventures, too.


I doubt the GK version will as great as the NBA one. "Legends of the Dark Knight" nicely homages many eras of Batman not just in art style but storytelling as well; which is one of the main reasons its so awesome.

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Posted 04 July 2008 - 08:24 PM

And the episode even made fun of Joel Schumacher. Bonus points for that.
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Posted 05 July 2008 - 03:59 PM

I thought "Legends" was going to be a bonus episode on the Blu-ray, along with Over the Edge and two others that escape me now?
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Posted 06 July 2008 - 10:36 PM

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QUOTE(JonT @ Jul 4 2008, 07:25 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Absolutely, although some out there were clearly looking forward to Tesshō Genda instead. When it was incorrectly reported that the Blue Ray edition didn't include the Japanese track, I have to admit I found the (disturbingly predictable) reactions on the AnimeOnDVD forums pretty laughable, with people left right and centre condemning/boycotting the release. I guess you've never experienced Batman "unless it's in the original Japanese". Considering this features no less than Kevin freaking Convoy as the voice of Batman, I guess some viewing habits just can't be broken out of, regardless of the original language of the script!


Where was it said that the news of the lack of a Japanese track on the Blu-ray was a mistake? I heard that someone ripped it and said it's on there, but I haven't heard of anyone being able to access it through normal playback yet.

Anyways you must've been reading a different animeondvd thread than I was. I remember one or two people expressing mild disappointment and one saying he would have preferred both languages (this is where I fell until I heard the clips and it sounded "off" like an anime dub to me instead of like TAS, so I'll probably stick with the Japanese track), but the vast majority said they would be watching it in English anyways or that it wasn't a deal breaker for them. There certainly wasn't anyone calling for a boycott or saying they had to watch Batman in the "original Japanese".

But if you just wanted to grossly exaggerate so you could start a pissing match with a certain sect of anime fans on another board, carry on.



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Posted 07 July 2008 - 10:26 AM

Let's keep it friendly now.

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Hey, today is July 8!
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Posted 08 July 2008 - 04:13 PM

Yup! Target and Circuit City didn't have this, but it should be here Thursday Courtesy of Amazon.com!

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Posted 08 July 2008 - 04:34 PM

Gwynn's review of this:
It blew.
Please keep Japanese creators the hell away from Batman.




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Posted 08 July 2008 - 05:59 PM

Walmart and Fred Meyers didn't have it here either? Has there been a push back?

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Posted 08 July 2008 - 06:39 PM

Amazon says it will be here on Thursday.

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Posted 08 July 2008 - 08:39 PM

Got my copy today. Pretty much all shipments in the US are delayed by a day, including DVDs and Comic Books.
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Posted 08 July 2008 - 09:41 PM

I was thinking that the indoor skatepark-hangar in 'have I got a story for you' looked familiar... it is! It's basically the first level of the original Tony Hawk Pro Skater game!

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Posted 08 July 2008 - 11:51 PM

well I was going to pick it up last night after work when I went to buy food. They didn't have it, and knowing my laziness. I'm sure that I won't get motivated enough to go out and buy it now.

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Posted 09 July 2008 - 01:15 AM

To get the Japanese track to show up on Gotham Knight (and Batman Begins too) I had to change my PS3 Blu-Ray settings Menu Language to Japanese, once I did that the Japanese track then showed up as an option. Kind of odd to see that on Blu-Ray discs you can hide entire audio tracks based on what the menu language is.

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Posted 09 July 2008 - 04:44 AM

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Got my copy today. Pretty much all shipments in the US are delayed by a day, including DVDs and Comic Books.


Tell that to Best Buy, Target and Wal-Mart.
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Posted 09 July 2008 - 08:48 AM

My copy shipped and will be here tomorrow!

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