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Old 02-04-2018, 01:17 AM   #9901
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Distributors would be better off cutting ties with all those department-type stores and only dealing with specialised retailers with a focus on entertainment media.

Reminds me of when the industry tried to kill vinyl. Eventually people will realize that streaming is garbage and services like Spotify are an insult to the intelligence of music fans (especially with their habit of making certain tracks unavailable except when you purchase the entire album), then they'll all be clamouring for CDs and BDs again.
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Old 02-09-2018, 01:05 AM   #9902
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Has anyone ever seen Looking for Mr. Goodbar?

I just read the novel and was absolutely transfixed. My level of interest was heightened given that it's based on a true story. The novel is essentially a roman clef, so I resisted looking up the details of the real life case until after I had finished. The crime is both brutal yet fascinating: a Catholic female school teacher for the deaf, who at night leads a double life in New York's single bars, meets a grisly end when one of her one-night stands turns violent.

The novel was adapted into a controversial, successful film starring Diane Keaton but much to my chagrin it is literally out of print due to music rights issues pertaining to the film's soundtrack. There are grainy, low quality uploads on YouTube with either horrible dubs or subtitles, but I'd prefer to avoid those. The problem is I could be waiting forever, given that it's been 20 years and nothing about a release has materialised.
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Old 02-09-2018, 05:47 AM   #9903
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Has anyone ever seen Looking for Mr. Goodbar?

I just read the novel and was absolutely transfixed. My level of interest was heightened given that it's based on a true story. The novel is essentially a roman clef, so I resisted looking up the details of the real life case until after I had finished. The crime is both brutal yet fascinating: a Catholic female school teacher for the deaf, who at night leads a double life in New York's single bars, meets a grisly end when one of her one-night stands turns violent.

The novel was adapted into a controversial, successful film starring Diane Keaton but much to my chagrin it is literally out of print due to music rights issues pertaining to the film's soundtrack. There are grainy, low quality uploads on YouTube with either horrible dubs or subtitles, but I'd prefer to avoid those. The problem is I could be waiting forever, given that it's been 20 years and nothing about a release has materialised.
Yeah, back on it's first release then at a repertory screening and then numerous times on VHS. It's a great film that really divides people.

One of the most wanted releases around that is apparently held up due to music rights issue(s).
Release me now on Blu Ray: The Music Lovers (1970), The Devils - Director's Cut (1971), Savage Messiah (1972), Andy Warhol's Bad (1977), Looking for Mr. Goodbar (1977), Providence (1977), Stevie (1978), Promises in the Dark (1979), When You Comin' Back Red Ryder (1979), Yanks (1979), Personal Best (1982), The Keep (1983), Star 80 (1983), Gaby (1987), The Witches (1990), Smoking/No Smoking (1993) & the entire filmographies of Aleksey Balabanov, Paul Cox, Derek Jarman & Rosa von Praunheim.
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Old 02-09-2018, 08:59 AM   #9904
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Were those repertory screenings in Australia?

That seems like the only chance I'll have to see it in a faithful projection, that isn't YouTube or an illegal download.
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Old 02-09-2018, 11:41 PM   #9905
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Ah crap, the living room TV just up & died.

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Old 02-10-2018, 03:41 AM   #9906
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Ah crap, the living room TV just up & died.

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Old 02-10-2018, 03:43 AM   #9907
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Panasonic EX600A 55" 4K UHD HDR Smart LED LCD TV

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Old 02-10-2018, 03:58 AM   #9908
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Were those repertory screenings in Australia?

That seems like the only chance I'll have to see it in a faithful projection, that isn't YouTube or an illegal download.
Yeah. Back in the late 70's/early 80's before the arrival of home video there were a couple of cinemas that screen double bills of films during the day and then would repeat them at night. Most of them died out as the 80's progressed.

I saw Mr. Goodbar on a double with Serpico.
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Old 02-10-2018, 04:23 AM   #9909
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I know that Mr. Goodbar screened at NYC's Film Society of Lincoln Center as recently as August 2017.

It's a pity it's languishing in low-grade, video obscurity. I wonder if there'd ever be the possibility of an Astor Theatre screening.
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Old 02-10-2018, 06:50 AM   #9910
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I know that Mr. Goodbar screened at NYC's Film Society of Lincoln Center as recently as August 2017.

It's a pity it's languishing in low-grade, video obscurity. I wonder if there'd ever be the possibility of an Astor Theatre screening.
You should contact them and make a request. The music rights issues do not prevent the film been screened at cinemas.
Release me now on Blu Ray: The Music Lovers (1970), The Devils - Director's Cut (1971), Savage Messiah (1972), Andy Warhol's Bad (1977), Looking for Mr. Goodbar (1977), Providence (1977), Stevie (1978), Promises in the Dark (1979), When You Comin' Back Red Ryder (1979), Yanks (1979), Personal Best (1982), The Keep (1983), Star 80 (1983), Gaby (1987), The Witches (1990), Smoking/No Smoking (1993) & the entire filmographies of Aleksey Balabanov, Paul Cox, Derek Jarman & Rosa von Praunheim.
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Old 02-10-2018, 07:35 AM   #9911
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Ah, this is just a cheap grab for the corner of the living room, nothing too expensive or high end. We've managed to snag a Samsung UBD-K8500 4K HDR Blu-Ray Player on the cheap, so figured we'd grab a 4K TV as well seeing as the corner of the room has recently been made available.

Waiting for 2nd Gen on the OLED to throw in the media room. Eventually.

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Yeah, we have an LG TV & Player set-up in the bedroom which has pretty much outlasted every damn Samsung/ Sony/ Panasonic combo we've ever owned. It's never given us any trouble.

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Old 02-10-2018, 02:36 PM   #9912
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I know that Mr. Goodbar screened at NYC's Film Society of Lincoln Center as recently as August 2017.

It's a pity it's languishing in low-grade, video obscurity. I wonder if there'd ever be the possibility of an Astor Theatre screening.
There are few things more irritating than hearing about classic films showing in cinemas that are thousands of miles away from me.

I do see the occasional one pop up, but I've not yet found a reliable way of keeping track of what's showing where. Stumbled across flicks.com.au which listed quite a few old films, but most were exclusive to Melbourne and you have to find them amongst all the current stuff.
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Old 02-11-2018, 12:28 AM   #9913
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Sydney sometimes screens old films at Event, but they're mostly classics or well known cult classics that have transcended their obscure beginnings to become crowd favourites.

I think Adelaide's GU Filmhouse also did a monthly cult cinema session, with the likes of Twin Peaks: FWWM and Blade Runner.
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Old 02-11-2018, 09:07 AM   #9914
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Still not far enough west to help me any.

Hoyts seems to intermittently do classics through their Rewind thing, but that seems to be about it.
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Old 02-11-2018, 10:01 AM   #9915
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Old 02-12-2018, 07:35 PM   #9916
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Old 02-14-2018, 10:29 AM   #9917
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I’m now enrolled in University to study a Bachelor of Primary Education, starting on the 26th. I’ve had a gutful of my security job, and I want to do something more fulfilling. My old man was a primary school teacher and spent his whole career helping people. That’s what I want to do.

It’s just a tragedy that Dad is not here to see me take this step. But all of his teaching friends are 150% behind me and couldn’t be more excited.
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Thanks a lot, Amazon.

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Thanks a lot, Amazon.

I received some DVDs yesterday from Amazon and had the exact same thing with one of them - Marshall. Luckily I really don't care about slipcovers so it wasn't an issue for me but I know lots of people do. I just ripped the slipcover off and throw it away, however this is very tacky of Amazon.
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