[extropy-chat] DVD recommendations?
Johnius at Genius.UCSD.edu
Wed Feb 11 22:58:36 UTC 2004
> the entire Stargate SG-1 canon
Interesting. I haven't been watching those, but
maybe I've been missing something. I did watch
many Babylon V episodes and enjoyed those, and
of course have seen almost every Star Trek episode
and movie ever made.
Yes! That might be especially good, especially
the final alien sequence. Another one which might
be pretty cool with DVD clarity was one of the
mission to mars scifi movies where they went inside
the "face" building ... there's a great CG sequence
I also wonder if the Mechanical Universe series is
on DVD ... some of the math-physics CG sequences
are very nice (done by James Blinn & Tom Apostol
> signing up with Netflix and heavily renting
Interesting suggestion. I take it this is a web-based
rental? Shipping charges must apply if so...
> anime ... Hayao Miyazaki ... Studio Ghibli
Yes, can't forget the anime!
> Cowboy Bebop
I've seen most of those ... I guess the series ended
with no new sequels?
> Momento probably works better on DVD than as a movie.
Probably so! I rented the video once, watched it straight
through, then cheated and played the sequences in reverse
order ... a bit time-consuming, but I had to do it :-)
On DVD it would be much simpler...
> Pi is worth watching.
That was a weird one! I know a few newage types who say
that other movies based on the same idea are better ...
I think they mentioned "Omega Code" and another one...
> try to find the Russian version of Solaris.
Ahhh ... yes, this is one reason to have a multi-region
DVD player! I figure there are many foreign versions of
movies without U.S. censorship or 'esthetic-edits' (not to
mention foreign movies which either are too inaccessible
or 'differently-moraled' for typical U.S. audiences).
> Monty Python and the Holy Grail (Special Edition) In the special
> edition you get to see the Lego Knights version of the Camelot song!
Thanks all for the suggestions. I'm adding many to my
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