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Old 10-16-2010, 01:22 AM   #1
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Default Apocalypse Now or Yojimbo/Sanjuro Criterion?

I can only pick one because I have $45 to spend and that's it for right now. Which would you pick and why?
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Old 10-16-2010, 01:26 AM   #2
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i would pick for those annoying OR threads to finally disappear
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Old 10-16-2010, 01:29 AM   #3
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It depends on your tastes but for longevity I say go for Apocalypse since it has two cuts of the film and a ton of extras.
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Old 10-16-2010, 02:38 AM   #4
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Yojimbo/Sanjuro
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Old 10-16-2010, 02:41 AM   #5
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Yohimbo/Sanjuro has much more replay value IMO.
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Old 10-16-2010, 03:00 AM   #6
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I can only pick one because I have $45 to spend and that's it for right now. Which would you pick and why?
If I only had $45 for right now to spend on a movie, I'd save my money and buy one of them when I wasn't on a budget
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Old 10-16-2010, 03:23 AM   #7
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Yojimbo/Sanjuro is the definite choice here. Two films, both epic, and to boot you've got the quality of Criterion.

...where are you finding the set for $45?
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Old 10-16-2010, 03:35 AM   #8
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I wouldn't buy either I would buy something different
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Old 10-16-2010, 06:12 PM   #9
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Apocalypse Now!
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Old 10-16-2010, 06:14 PM   #10
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Yojimbo/Sanjuro, of course.
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If you can wait until Barnes and Nobles next Criterion sale, you can pick Yojimbo/Sanjuro up for just over $30, assuming it is the same price it was earlier this year. Might be worth waiting until November for that price.
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both! with upcoming seasonal pricing you should be able to afford the pair of 'em
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Old 10-16-2010, 07:06 PM   #13
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If you can wait until Barnes and Nobles next Criterion sale, you can pick Yojimbo/Sanjuro up for just over $30, assuming it is the same price it was earlier this year. Might be worth waiting until November for that price.
Second this. Get Apocalypse Now... well... now, and get the Yojimbo/Sanjuro set when it's on sale.
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Old 10-16-2010, 07:09 PM   #14
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That's like Sophie's Choice. You can't go wrong either way. Flip a coin and then save your $$$ to get the other one ASAP.
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Old 10-16-2010, 07:13 PM   #15
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Yojimbo is one of my fave movies, I've even just purchased a multiregion BD just to get the Criterion blu as my R1 Criterion dvd is looking really bad these days.

Anyone from the UK who is after the Criterion Yojimbo or Thin Red Line should check out playusa.com the prices are really cheap compared to anywhere else for them 2 titles.

As far as what to buy, having never seen Sanjuro I think I would opt for the Criterions, although Apocalypse is a pretty much unmissable film, and its easier to get your other half to view than a 50 year old b&w Japanese classic
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I'd wait on both. Purchase Yojimbo/Sanjuro at Barnes & Noble in November during their sale and purchase Apocalypse when it comes down in price.
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Yojimbo/Sanjuro Alll the Way!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 10-16-2010, 07:18 PM   #18
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Both!

Anything less is uncivilized...
For Your Consideration...
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I'd get both, but would start with Apocalypse Now.
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Old 10-16-2010, 07:32 PM   #20
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Apocalypse Now! because AN is my fave war movie
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