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    I recently started upgrading my Kubrick collection to the hi definition format, And wow, what a a difference. It's like seeing the films for the first time. There are so many tiny details buried in the scenes that would have been impossible to spot on VHS or even DVD. For example you can read the instructions of the zero-g toilet in 2001 with great ease. The Shining has so many weird details going on with the character's clothing and even the art on the walls and the placement of objects in relation to the characters, an example would be a scene where Danny Torrence is in the pantry and a rack of butcher knives on the wall behind him are pointing directly at his head.

    I till have to watch Clockwork Orange, Full Metal Jacket and Barry Lyndon on blu ray,excited about what I might find.

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    Yeah! The Shining is great in that format!

    Had most others on regular DVD or cable, so I'm only up to The Shining and Full Metal Jacket.

    Have you ever seen the Room 237 documentary? It makes one think, fascinating outlook, whether theories are true or not.

    "With a deep, not-unhappy sigh, Elric prepared to do battle with an army." (Red Pearls)
    - Michael Moorcock

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    • #3
      Originally posted by lemec View Post
      Yeah! The Shining is great in that format!

      Had most others on regular DVD or cable, so I'm only up to The Shining and Full Metal Jacket.

      Have you ever seen the Room 237 documentary? It makes one think, fascinating outlook, whether theories are true or not.
      I enjoyed it even though a lot of the theories were very far-fetched. There's a great film analyst named Rob Ager who did a very good video analysis of it on youtube.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Octo Seven View Post
        Originally posted by lemec View Post
        Yeah! The Shining is great in that format!

        Had most others on regular DVD or cable, so I'm only up to The Shining and Full Metal Jacket.

        Have you ever seen the Room 237 documentary? It makes one think, fascinating outlook, whether theories are true or not.
        I enjoyed it even though a lot of the theories were very far-fetched. There's a great film analyst named Rob Ager who did a very good video analysis of it on youtube.
        I've been watching some of Rob Ager's videos after seeing this post.

        The Big Lebowski stuff was interesting, so was Fury Road & The Dirty Dozen.

        Kubrick videos are the most fascinating.

        Because I watch Star Trek, I enjoyed this:

        "With a deep, not-unhappy sigh, Elric prepared to do battle with an army." (Red Pearls)
        - Michael Moorcock

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        • #5
          Originally posted by lemec View Post
          Originally posted by Octo Seven View Post
          Originally posted by lemec View Post
          Yeah! The Shining is great in that format!

          Had most others on regular DVD or cable, so I'm only up to The Shining and Full Metal Jacket.

          Have you ever seen the Room 237 documentary? It makes one think, fascinating outlook, whether theories are true or not.
          I enjoyed it even though a lot of the theories were very far-fetched. There's a great film analyst named Rob Ager who did a very good video analysis of it on youtube.
          I've been watching some of Rob Ager's videos after seeing this post.

          The Big Lebowski stuff was interesting, so was Fury Road & The Dirty Dozen.

          Kubrick videos are the most fascinating.

          Because I watch Star Trek, I enjoyed this:
          Oh thanks for sharing. Looking forward to this as I'm a big fan of Star TreK TMP

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          • #6
            I also read the Star Trek The Motion Picture photo-novel, it's really cool, but did not really expand on the explanation of V'Ger or it's mysterious nature.

            I know from the old DVD bonus features that the movie was completed at the last minute.

            Over the years I grew more and more to respect TMP, because in early years The Wrath of Khan stole the whole show. Always did enjoy shots of the refitted Enterprise. The story is a lot different than Nomad 'The Changeling' even though it has many similarities. I also do love 70's hair Spock. The Vulcan shuttle was one of the first plastic model kit to be super-cool.

            Netflix suddenly put on 2001: A Space Odyssey, I still love it and Keir Dullea's reactions near the end are so great!

            Even this year's CGI and effects could never match it. Any homages to it went different, no-one ever tried to duplicate the light.

            TMP and Space 1999 was greatly influenced by it, though.

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            "With a deep, not-unhappy sigh, Elric prepared to do battle with an army." (Red Pearls)
            - Michael Moorcock

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            • #7
              Yeah you could tell in TMP they were trying to recapture some of the sense of awe of 2001 with the slow pacing and long-held shots. The opening was kind of like Enterprise porn which was fine by me haha. Interesting how the two love interests are sort of a proto-Riker and Troy, I believe they were originally written by Rodenberry for the cancelled second series in the franchise, them and many other concepts ended up being changed around and used in TNG many years later. I'm a big fan of pretty much all of the films, I even like the awful ones like The Final Frontier and think they are entertaining and have some interesting ideas. I feel the worst film in the series to me was Nemesis, it just didn't feel like Trek and had no regard for the characterizations in the series. Insurrection wasn't great either, kinda felt like a slightly above average 2-part special.

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