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Old 02-22-2015, 01:19 AM   #41
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I saw the re-release at Best Buy and the back cover didn't list any special features, but I didn't buy it so I can't verify.
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Old 02-22-2015, 05:18 PM   #42
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Unless I hear differently, I assume that this release is simply a catalog dump, with nothing new or improved.
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Old 02-24-2015, 10:44 PM   #43
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However, The Grifters is not perfect. Despite solid performances, a decent script, and visual effectiveness, it seems to be missing something, and is unfortunately flawed as all good noir characters are. Perhaps it's a little too long, or the script isn't quite good enough, or the tempo is a tad too low...I couldn't put my finger on it.
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Old 02-25-2015, 12:30 AM   #44
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However, The Grifters is not perfect. Despite solid performances, a decent script, and visual effectiveness, it seems to be missing something, and is unfortunately flawed as all good noir characters are. Perhaps it's a little too long, or the script isn't quite good enough, or the tempo is a tad too low...I couldn't put my finger on it.
But no-one suggested it was "perfect", right? It was nominated for 4 Oscars - and got stiffed. It has a 7.0 on IMDb and a 7.5 here. The BRDC review straddled the fence : "With caveats noted, The Grifters comes Recommended". It's just a nice little movie with some solid moments - certainly not perfect. I'm not even sure if it's fans are fanatical enough to grant it cult status.
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Old 02-25-2015, 03:18 AM   #45
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I saw the re-release at Best Buy and the back cover didn't list any special features, but I didn't buy it so I can't verify.
It is odd it has no features listed. I assumed it was a re-issue but why would they leave off the features on the back if it's the same disc?

I bought it but can't test it until Monday, I'm on vacation.
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Old 02-25-2015, 02:59 PM   #46
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However, The Grifters is not perfect. Despite solid performances, a decent script, and visual effectiveness, it seems to be missing something, and is unfortunately flawed as all good noir characters are. Perhaps it's a little too long, or the script isn't quite good enough, or the tempo is a tad too low...I couldn't put my finger on it.
Could it be that there is not one redeeming character in the film?
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Old 02-25-2015, 03:59 PM   #47
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However, The Grifters is not perfect. Despite solid performances, a decent script, and visual effectiveness, it seems to be missing something, and is unfortunately flawed as all good noir characters are. Perhaps it's a little too long, or the script isn't quite good enough, or the tempo is a tad too low...I couldn't put my finger on it.
I loved it! When Best Buy had this on sale for $4.99 I rushed down there to get it. Dark, crazy, funny movie and I couldn't believe the price!

Don't get what's going on with this re-release but I won't rebuy unless I hear it's significantly better in picture quality and I'm not hearing that.
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Old 02-25-2015, 04:01 PM   #48
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Could it be that there is not one redeeming character in the film?
That's why I liked it. Nasty people all the way around.
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That's why I liked it. Nasty people all the way around.
Exactly, which is the movies pull. I never tire of watching it.
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Old 03-04-2015, 12:45 AM   #50
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This movie is a classic. And even though Rotten Tomatoes has limited reviews on older films, it's at 90% there. And when it was released, I remember nothing but praise and it was on most year end top 10 lists. It's one of my all-time favorite movies.
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Old 03-04-2015, 03:33 PM   #51
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Just a heads up those who were thinking about picking up the re-release at Best Buy this week. My Mom went into town today and swung by to pick the re-release up at the Gainesville, FL Best Buy. While she did manage to pick up a copy she said they were already boxing their copies of the film up to ship back to the warehouse so you might have to move faster if you intend to get it in stores. I'm not sure if it's an individual store thing or all stores are supposed to do that.
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Old 03-04-2015, 05:27 PM   #52
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I wonder why Amazon's page for this rerelease is still in limbo phase as if the release doesn't exist.
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Old 03-04-2015, 05:42 PM   #53
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I wonder why Amazon's page for this rerelease is still in limbo phase as if the release doesn't exist.
What limbo? It's in stock ...

http://www.amazon.com/The-Grifters-B...=ATVPDKIKX0DER

Even the old one is being fulfilled ...

http://www.amazon.com/The-Grifters-B...=B00B4VST8Y&m=
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Old 03-04-2015, 06:53 PM   #54
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What limbo? It's in stock ...
Thanks for that. I had checked just a couple of days ago and the page for the reissue was "Sign up to be notified when this title is released" or something to that effect. But everything looks fine now.
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Old 03-04-2015, 08:24 PM   #55
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It is odd it has no features listed. I assumed it was a re-issue but why would they leave off the features on the back if it's the same disc?
One of the reviews on Amazon mentions that the transfers are the same for both releases, but LG left off the special features that EB had previously included.
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Old 03-05-2015, 05:42 AM   #56
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Lionsgate review is up. Like Jersey Girl, no extras for Lionsgate:
http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film5/blu-r...rs_blu-ray.htm

Seriously, we need to take a stand to this.
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Old 03-05-2015, 07:47 PM   #57
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I would guess some licensing issue is involved, no reason to remove them otherwise.
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