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Good recent biographies or autobiographies (books preferred)?

For a friend's birthday, we are looking for good recent (last 5 - 10 years) biographies or autobiographies. Books are best (and available as paper rather than ebooks), though if there is an excellent movie available as a dvd that would work also. [more inside]
posted by gudrun on May 2, 2016 - 21 answers

Where can I find a high-quality version of Tarkovsky's "The Mirror"?

Tarkovsky's "The Mirror" is the most beautiful film I have ever seen. There don't seem to be any well-liked versions available in the U.S. on DVD or Blue-Ray. Where can I find a version that has good subtitles, is framed correctly and has good color? Does this even exist?
posted by Mei's lost sandal on Dec 14, 2015 - 9 answers

Good place to get super-8mm home movies put on DVDs in NYC?

Lots of home movies, some are super-8, some are tapes, some are mini-DV tapes, etc. I'd like to get them put on DVDs that I can then easily edit. I'm in Manhattan, NYC. thanks (oh a long time ago there was another question like this and somebody suggested a mail-order place, but I don't feel comfortable sending off my precious home movies from the 1950s etc. away)
posted by DMelanogaster on Jul 14, 2014 - 6 answers

I love Japanese movies - but how???

How can we, in Australia, get access to Japanese films (with English subtitles)? Is there a Japanese movie place in Sydney? We're happy to pay, stream, download, and maybe even buy... but I'm not finding much. Any hints? Help! and Thank you! [more inside]
posted by jrobin276 on Sep 7, 2013 - 7 answers

Can "Where Seconds Count" a REACT/Red Cross training video be seen online or otherwise found?

Someone I know who is a volunteer would like a copy of the REACT/Red Cross produced video "Where Seconds Count". He had been told he could view it online, but repeated online searches have failed to find it, and neither the Red Cross nor individual REACT organizations seem to be selling physical copies via their websites. I've been trying to help him find it, but have had no luck. Anybody? [more inside]
posted by bunky on Mar 24, 2012 - 2 answers

Is there a single (industry based) RSS feed which lists all new UK dvd and blu-ray releases?

Is there a single (industry based) RSS feed which lists all new UK dvd and blu-ray releases? [more inside]
posted by feelinglistless on Sep 11, 2011 - 0 answers

What's up with deleted scenes?

Why do deleted scenes on DVDs always look so degraded? [more inside]
posted by Navelgazer on Jan 22, 2011 - 12 answers

How do I rip DVDs legally?

I'm out of the loop on the current state of legal duplication of commercially available movies on DVD. Please help. [more inside]
posted by FlamingBore on Dec 8, 2010 - 17 answers

Best quality in ripped clips?

How do I get the highest possible quality when ripping clips from DVD's? I've been using AoA DVD Ripper software to make .avi files, and while some of them look just fine you can sometimes see a huge difference in quality. Should I be using different software or settings? [more inside]
posted by hermitosis on Sep 17, 2010 - 13 answers

Looking for a video about drugs

Looking for a video showing various common drugs, their appearance, how they're taken and their effects. [more inside]
posted by Lorc on May 3, 2010 - 5 answers

What are some of the best Italian movies of the last 30 years?

What Italian movies am I missing out on? I'm familiar with the post-war classics, but it's hard to come by more modern stuff in the States. [more inside]
posted by katemonster on Aug 22, 2009 - 11 answers

Waddaya think I am? Some kind of Jerk or something?

This is easy - I just want the 'TV' version of Steve Martin's 'The Jerk'. So... how do I get it? [more inside]
posted by Bageena on Jul 11, 2009 - 4 answers

How do I return a Netflix film if my red return envelope is damaged?

How do I return a Netflix film if my red return envelope is damaged? [more inside]
posted by gregb1007 on Jun 22, 2009 - 25 answers

Movies yet to be released on DVD?

This FPP on Last Summer got me wondering: what other films of note have yet to be released on the DVD format? I'm thinking legitimate releases here, not black market dubs.
posted by stinkycheese on Dec 16, 2008 - 33 answers

Many video formats: success or desperation?

Does a movie studio releasing many, many different video formats (multiple SDVDs, HD DVD, UMD, VOD) of a particular movie indicate that this movie performs well at retail? Or is it more likely a desperate attempt to recoup from a disastrous theatrical run?
posted by TheManChild2000 on Nov 11, 2008 - 4 answers

I want to hear great commentary from directors or other people

What movies have great director's commentary? [more inside]
posted by 0xFCAF on Oct 12, 2008 - 40 answers

See and/or Buy

I want to see an independent film: The Polymath, Or The Life And Opinions Of Samuel R. Delany, Gentleman. While I live in Washington DC metro area and would go if showing nearby, I really would like to purchase this as a DVD. Does anyone know if it is or will be available in DC area or on DVD?
posted by cmh0150 on Jul 7, 2008 - 5 answers

What is the camera in "Awake"?

I just watched the DVD of Awake, and I'm going crazy trying to figure out what kind of camera Jack (Terrence Howard) uses throughout the film. It is all black and a bit old looking. I'm a bit of a camera nerd, and I have to know!
posted by grieserm on May 19, 2008 - 15 answers

Looking for the definitive DVD collection.

A single DVD collection defining Modern Cinema? [more inside]
posted by Mutant on May 16, 2008 - 12 answers

Super8 film-to-DVD in Austin, TX?

Help me find a place to transfer my Super8 & 8mm film to DVD in Austin, TX. [more inside]
posted by monkeybutt on May 5, 2008 - 1 answer

Botched Cannes entry.

I submitted two films to Cannes. The next morning I noticed that the two DVD packages I prepared with the entry numbers and everything were still in my bag. Whoops! Looks like I sent them unmarked discs. The cases I sent them have my contact info and the envelopes I shipped them in have the entry numbers written on them, but the actual DVDs are completely blank. Should I send a new package or will that confuse things further?
posted by davidriley on Mar 15, 2008 - 6 answers

What were the last films to be released in the VHS format in the UK and USA?

What were the last films to be released in the VHS format in the UK and USA? [more inside]
posted by feelinglistless on Dec 17, 2007 - 5 answers

Help me buy a great film!

I'm looking for a copy of the 1979 Dutch film "Opname" (U.S. title: "In for Treatment"), to rent or buy. [more inside]
posted by JimN2TAW on Sep 18, 2007 - 7 answers

Shit, still in Saigon.

Who holds copyright to Hearts of Darkness^, and why did they block inclusion of the documentary in the recently-released Apocalypse Now: The Complete Dossier DVD set?
posted by mwhybark on Dec 23, 2006 - 10 answers


(The original) The Shining: filmed on a 1.37:1 negative for display on a 1.33:1 TV or matting to 1.85:1 in theater (see 1, 2, 3 and many other sources). So why does my PC's DVD player grab screenshots at 1.50:1? [more inside]
posted by Tuwa on Sep 30, 2006 - 15 answers

Less Is Sometimes More In Hollywood

Has there been a 'director's cut' of a film that was actually shorter than the theatrical version (save for the example inside)? [more inside]
posted by General Zubon on Aug 30, 2006 - 20 answers

Was she right? Are kung-fu films less popular these days?

I just went to a screening of The Five Venoms at my art museum's in house movie theatre, and the lady that runs the place said in a sort of an off hand way (in the middle of a reminiscence about the old days when they had first started showing kung fu films as part of their schedule) something along the lines of 'of course now with the satellite TV and DVDs not nearly so many people are interested in these pictures'. That sounded strange to me, because would have assumed that those two factors would have increased interest in that kind of movie. Does anyone have any insight or information about changes in peoples interest in kung fu films? Does that
posted by shanevsevil on Jul 30, 2006 - 5 answers

Any good films that have gone direct to dvd?

I was visiting Blockbuster this morning whilst I was waiting for the bus and noticed a vast number of direct-to-dvd titles which I'd never heard of before but didn't seem half bad (based on packaging, cast, director, story). I'm signed up to ScreenSelect/LoveFilm (the UK's Netflix) and there isn't really a way to check for these things. Would anyone like to suggest some great films which went D2DVD? I don't mind anything and would include films which only received a London or Film Festival release. Region 2 only then please.
posted by feelinglistless on Apr 12, 2006 - 3 answers

DVD Ripping and burning: I'm ready to rip my hair out!

Burning DVDs: I want to get clips from (commercial and locked) DVDs and into a new DVD for class, with a menu system. I've seen this explanation, but I have a Mac (OS X, I could be convinced to upgrade to 10.4 if necessary). What's the easiest and/or best way to do this? [more inside]
posted by barnone on Jan 18, 2006 - 11 answers

Good DVD director's commentaries

For people interested in film-making, which DVD's come with director's commentaries that are truly insightful and a cut above the norm? [more inside]
posted by nthdegx on Nov 16, 2005 - 41 answers

Porn 101

I want to introduce my (semi-sheltered) wife to porn DVDs and erotica books without scaring her off. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 31, 2005 - 29 answers

What is the easiest way to edit video from a DVD?

What is the easiest way to edit video from a DVD, and then be able to burn it back to DVD? [more inside]
posted by monsta coty scott on Jul 25, 2005 - 4 answers

Best of Youth?

I recently saw the first half of Best of Youth, and only the first half (the second half was sold out). I have to see the second half, it has lingered in my head, and by the time it is out on DVD in the US I will have lost interest, I'm sure. Any ways of getting my hands on a subtitled version of this movie? Help! [more inside]
posted by scazza on Mar 23, 2005 - 4 answers

How do you get DVDs of a just-released movie?

One of my nephews (the lucky one everyone in our family loves, featured in this thread) presents us every week with a faultless DVD of a just-released-in-the-U.S. movie. How does he do it? [More inside.] [more inside]
posted by MiguelCardoso on Jan 4, 2004 - 14 answers

Obscure Movie Recommendations

I'm a film junkie and am running out of things to watch. What's an obscure feature-length movie that's available on dvd or video that you can recommend to someone who's seen more movies than had warm meals?
posted by dobbs on Dec 17, 2003 - 91 answers

Is there any way to search for DVDs based on which subtitles are available?

I need to find a DVD with Korean subtitles. Is there any way to search for DVDs based on which subtitles are available? As a second option, can anyone recommend any good Korean-language films? [more inside]
posted by nprigoda on Dec 13, 2003 - 7 answers

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