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RR529

@RogerRoger, I don't remember Never Say Never Again being THAT different in quality in relation to the official Bond films last time I saw it, so I'd like to buy it one of these days.

Hopefully it's not too long before it gets another release.

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LN78

@RR529 Take the cinematic opinions of @RogerRoger with a giant pinch of salt. The general consensus is that despite being little more than a "Thunderball" retread "Never Say Never Again" is a far superior film to "A View to a Kill" which is usually ranked at or near the bottom of the pile of "canon" Bond films. This is because Moore is obviously approaching (or possibly past) pensionable age, the script is woeful (look out for one particularly lame musical gag in the pre-credits sequence) and the performance of the female lead is one of the worst in cinematic history. I definitely enjoy it, but for all the wrong reasons and if you found "Octopussy" to be slightly cheesy and undercooked then this film exacerbates those problems ten-fold.

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RogerRoger

@RR529 I've just had a look on our Amazon and yeah, the Collector's Edition of the Blu-Ray with an English cover is £113.33 for some reason?! But they're also selling one with a German cover for £10.13 (which is region-free and still has English audio). That is absolutely mad.

Hopefully you can track one down someday. If not, that region-free option from Germany is there, depending on where they'll ship it to. Just in case, here's the link.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/JAMES-BOND-SAG-NIEMALS-NIE/dp/B00B7X...

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Gremio108

I watched Toy Story 4 the other day. I'd rate it as not quite as good as the first one or the third one, but better than the second one. Which basically still means it's a masterpiece.

I'd love to say I've watched some actual, grown up films. But no. Just Toy Story 4. Unless anyone is interested in my opinions on Thunder and the House of Magic.

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RogerRoger

@Gremio108 Pfft, grown-up films can do one. Toy Story 4 is out on Blu-Ray now, isn't it? I should probably go track down a copy. Am curious to see what they dragged everybody back for, following the perfect ending of the third film.

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JohnnyShoulder

Alita: Battle Angel. Technically impressive but the rest of the film was pretty average i thought. I never really cared for any of the characters and the story was quite formulaic. And the design of the main character was really off putting. I understand they were trying stick to it's manga roots, but it just looked out place in the world. Awful sequel baiting ending too.

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Gremio108

@RogerRoger This was my approach going in, although I was still very keen to watch it, being a massive Pixar geek. The fourth film certainly has an 'epilogue' feel, given that Toy Story 3 has one of the best trilogy endings ever, in my humble opinion, but it definitely does enough to justify its existence, even if it sometimes feels like you're watching an extended short.

Good job, Parappa. You can go on to the next stage now.

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RogerRoger

@Gremio108 Ah, good, you were of the same mind. Thank you; I now have hope!

The second and third were my favourites, though. The first is a wonderful piece of cinema history, but last time I watched it I got genuinely creeped out by its darker elements.

Didn't they make some shorts in recent years? One for Halloween, another for Christmas or something?

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Gremio108

@RogerRoger Yeah, they did a Halloween one, in a motel, and a dinosaur/Land That Time Forgot-style thing involving some 'Battlesaurs'. The Halloween one was ace, the other one I don't remember much about but I do remember enjoying it.

I'll not go into detail about Toy Story 4, check back when you've watched it and we'll talk about it then.

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jacobia

@RogerRoger So, what do think of the final Rise Of Skywalker trailer?....I think it’s great, really looking forward to seeing the movie in the cinema.

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LN78

@jacobia The Star Wars discussion is over in the Star Trek topic for some bizarre reason!

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FullbringIchigo

@LN78 @jacobia yeah it kind of evolved from a Star Trek topic to include all major sci-fi series, we should probably change the name at some point

what do you think @RogerRoger it was your creation after all?

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RogerRoger

@FullbringIchigo @LN78 Yeah, I created the Star Trek topic because there were two or three of us Trekkies regularly derailing other topics. Star Trek is a pretty niche franchise which seems to encourage us nerds to write at length about fine detail others wouldn't wanna slog through; it was as much to protect everybody else as it was to provide a place for us to geek out.

I don't want to inadvertently make the forums feel cliquey. Star Wars has a broader, more populist appeal which means it should be addressed in the wider movie and / or TV topics.

Apologies for any confusion!

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@jacobia Thanks for asking! I agree with you, it's a fantastic trailer and the film looks really promising; an excellent chance for Disney to wrap things up in a big, fan service bow. I'm tempted to try and see it at the cinema, but likely once the whole Christmas and New Year break has passed. I'd rather not have to sit alongside some hyperactive kids (especially since I'd the biggest hyperactive kid of them all).

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Jackjasper

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Not yet but it's at the top of my list the moment it's showing. That director is a film festival unto himself, both Mother and Snowpiercer being masterpieces of completely different tone and pace. I can't wait for Parasite.

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JohnnyShoulder

@RogerRoger That a really good point. I mostly ignore the Star Trek topic, but if I'd known Star Wars was being discussed I would have read it and who knows maybe join in.

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RogerRoger

@JohnnyShoulder Conversational flow can often lead to crossovers into other franchises but yeah, when it becomes the core focus we should shift it here.

So, what do you think of the new trailer, then? Looking forward to the film?

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RR529

I'm not a huge Star Wars fan (I did watch the originals as a kid, and my dad took my brother & I to see Episode I in theaters, but it wasn't a particularly important franchise to me as a kid), but I do like the series well enough & the new trailer actually has me pretty hyped.

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Th3solution

Hmmm... I think the trailer was just ‘okay.’ The best part was Palpatine’s voice over. I’ve never been smitten by Star Wars trailers though, despite loving all the movies.

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JohnnyShoulder

@RogerRoger I've not seen any of the trailers for the latest film. I tend not to watch them these days as I find they either show off too much or have cut footage, which hella annoys me.

Not a massive Star Wars fans either, loved the original Trilogy growing up as a kid, the prequels were OK. I'm a bit mixed on the sequels, really enjoyed The Force Awakens for what it was, but hated The Last Jedi. Never thought I would be bored watching a Star Wars film but they managed to achieve it.

I don't go to the cinema anymore, but I will catch it when it releases for home viewing.

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