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Old 11-26-2012, 08:14 PM   #1581
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Honestly, watching this movie last week made me feel like a little kid again watching stuff like Back to the Future or E.T.

Going to sound super cheesy, but outside of really liking it, one of my motivations for getting it was to hold on to a movie like this for my future kids to see.
I felt it was a reminiscent of The Goonies with some added sci-fi. I loved it for sure.
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Old 11-26-2012, 09:05 PM   #1582
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Walmart.com is still selling Super 8 Blu-ray Combo Pack for $5.96.

http://www.walmart.com/ip/17038194
Ditto Amazon.
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Old 11-26-2012, 09:10 PM   #1583
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I felt it was a reminiscent of The Goonies with some added sci-fi. I loved it for sure.
I'd have to disagree on The Goonies comparison: that film was very "goofy" (the MAD/Cracked parody was in fact "The Goofies"), while Super 8 had a lot of humor I'd say overall it was very serious in tone, comparable to something like Stand By Me.

No killer monsters or dead/mourning/alcoholic parents in The Goonies after all.

Love this film.
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Old 11-26-2012, 11:56 PM   #1584
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This movie really reminded me of E.T. more than anything else. It had some Goonies elements but the tone, the main kid, the score, the bikes, lol... it was pure E.T. inspired stuff.

Even the final shot of the kid staring into the sky as the space-ship flies away and the look of awe in his face as his hair blows in the wind was the exact same shot as the ending of E.T.

I loved it though... even though i didn't grow up in the 80s... I could feel the nostalgia dripping off this thing. One of the best blockbusters to come out in a while.
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Old 11-27-2012, 02:58 AM   #1585
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This movie really reminded me of E.T. more than anything else. It had some Goonies elements but the tone, the main kid, the score, the bikes, lol... it was pure E.T. inspired stuff.

Even the final shot of the kid staring into the sky as the space-ship flies away and the look of awe in his face as his hair blows in the wind was the exact same shot as the ending of E.T.

I loved it though... even though i didn't grow up in the 80s... I could feel the nostalgia dripping off this thing. One of the best blockbusters to come out in a while.
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Old 11-27-2012, 03:49 AM   #1586
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one of my favorite blu's ever.
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Old 12-04-2012, 05:35 PM   #1587
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Normally I don't care about slips, but I really liked this one, and my Amazon order didn't include it. Is one able to get a slip by emailing Amazon, or would I have to send the whole thing back?
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Old 12-04-2012, 06:51 PM   #1588
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They gave me a $2 refund. For $3.96 total, I can live without the slipcover.
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Old 12-04-2012, 07:04 PM   #1589
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They gave me a $2 refund. For $3.96 total, I can live without the slipcover.
Lets see...slipcover or saving some buck$?

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one of my favorite blu's ever.
One of the best demo scenes of all time.
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Old 12-07-2012, 12:49 PM   #1591
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This is just such an 80s film in every sense that I almost consider it one. Has some of the seriousness and real emotions that Stand By Me has, some of the sci-fi fun of E.T. I don't know where it stands toe to toe with those films but for me it's right up there as far as "which 80s film should I watch tonight?"

Great actors (loved every kid actor in this), great score, and a great mix of humor, sadness, and excitement.
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Top notch film. Was a blind buy for me and I was thrilled when I watched it
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Old 12-07-2012, 01:58 PM   #1593
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I have to pick this up on blu ray.
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Old 12-07-2012, 03:29 PM   #1594
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I have to pick this up on blu ray.
You can pick it up with Shutter Island at play for £9.99,due out on the 17th of this month http://www.play.com/DVD/Blu-ray/4-/3...ngDetails.html
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What a great Movie! I liked it much more the second time and I have only seen it once in the theater.


Just picked up this blu today with a price match at Target matching Amazon 14.96


ThePQ/AQ were incredible even more so on the audio.
[Show spoiler]The train wreck scene that starts it all
is reference AQ material for sure. This movie also mirrors my age meaning I was their same exact age at that same exact time in 1979.


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Saw Super 8 for the first time a while back, and was quite impressed:

Though the winter opening was quite sad & depressing, I liked how it quickly flash-forwarded four months later to a more hopeful time, i.e. the last day day of school & the beginning of summer, all super-imposed over the sound of ELO's Don't Bring me Down - this really established the strong late '70's vibe/tone, and the rest of the film was also spot-on in this regard re: the clothes, hair-styles, music, etc. I myself grew up in the early '80's, and this film very accurately reminded me of that time period, especially how I & friends felt on the last day of school with the whole summer before us.

As has been said, this film strongly reminded me of movies that I saw as a kid in the '80's, i.e. "Goonies", "E.T.", "Stand by Me", and to some extent even "Close Encounters of the Third Kind"; while at the same time, "Super 8" was in many ways better than any of those other movies.

I liked the "movie within the movie"; i.e., the filming of the amateurish zombie film was very clever. Also enjoyed the seeing the poster of the original Halloween (1978) on the kid film director's wall. And, I liked how the naming of the "Romero Chemical Company" was obviously an homage to G.C. Romero, who directed the original late '60's classic Night of the Living Dead - very nice!

It was a great idea to cast largely unknowns as the kids, so when watching the film you wouldn't have any preconceived ideas about them, and thereby could really buy into the late '70's setting.

The train crash was truly spectacular, and is probably the most impressive train crash I've even seen on film; in fact, I found this superior to the the one in 1993's The Fugitive (which was, for that time period, very impressive as well).

The scene when the main character & the E. Fanning character were watching the film with him (as a baby) and his mother was very touching.

[Show spoiler]The Monster was amazing - great design, which was both creepy & well-done. When I first saw the film, I actually thought it was supposed to be a prequel to J.J.'s previous film Cloverfield (which I thought was great as well) since the monsters looked similar, but later read that this was just a coincidence.

Excellent ending, i.e. the Monster "building a model" space-ship using the metal in the town.

Great closing credits w/fantastic music & visuals - instead of just having the credits themselves, the credits started with Don't Bring Me Down, then showed the complete amateur zombie film, then finished up with My Sharona, which the kids had been singing earlier in the film - brilliant!


All in all, an incredible experience.

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Saw Super 8 for the first time a while back, and was quite impressed:

Though the winter opening was quite sad & depressing, I liked how it quickly flash-forwarded four months later to a more hopeful time, i.e. the last day day of school & the beginning of summer, all super-imposed over the sound of ELO's Don't Bring me Down - this really established the strong late '70's vibe/tone, and the rest of the film was also spot-on in this regard re: the clothes, hair-styles, music, etc. I myself grew up in the early '80's, and this film very accurately reminded me of that time period, especially how I & friends felt on the last day of school with the whole summer before us.

As has been said, this film strongly reminded me of movies that I saw as a kid in the '80's, i.e. "Goonies", "E.T.", "Stand by Me", and to some extent even "Close Encounters of the Third Kind"; while at the same time, "Super 8" was in many ways better than any of those other movies.

I liked the "movie within the movie"; i.e., the filming of the amateurish zombie film was very clever. Also enjoyed the seeing the poster of the original Halloween (1978) on the kid film director's wall. And, I liked how the naming of the "Romero Chemical Company" was obviously an homage to G.C. Romero, who directed the original late '60's classic Night of the Living Dead - very nice!

It was a great idea to cast largely unknowns as the kids, so when watching the film you wouldn't have any preconceived ideas about them, and thereby could really buy into the late '70's setting.

The train crash was truly spectacular, and is probably the most impressive train crash I've even seen on film; in fact, I found this superior to the the one in 1993's The Fugitive (which was, for that time period, very impressive as well).

The scene when the main character & the E. Fanning character were watching the film with him (as a baby) and his mother was very touching.

[Show spoiler]The Monster was amazing - great design, which was both creepy & well-done. When I first saw the film, I actually thought it was supposed to be a prequel to J.J.'s previous film Cloverfield (which I thought was great as well) since the monsters looked similar, but later read that this was just a coincidence.

Excellent ending, i.e. the Monster "building a model" space-ship using the metal in the town.

Great closing credits w/fantastic music & visuals - instead of just having the credits themselves, the credits started with Don't Bring Me Down, then showed the complete amateur zombie film, then finished up with My Sharona, which the kids had been singing earlier in the film - brilliant!


All in all, an incredible experience.
The train crash was truly spectacular, though purposefully over-the-top. I always thought the train-crash sequence in Under Siege 2 was pretty awesome, other than an awful blue-screen shot inserted in the middle of it all involving a villain hanging on for dear life over a chasm. But this was far, far better.

I remember hearing when this came out that there was some footage actually trimmed from the train sequence, and that originally it was even longer with more destruction. Has that footage ever been released? Is it on the blu-ray anywhere?
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