Fargo SE reviews?

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  1. Dr. Shavers

    Dr. Shavers Guest

    Hey boys and girls, what's the word on the Fargo SE? I've seen no
    reviews yet and I've been waiting years for this one. I hope it's
    anamorphic and has (a) killer commentary(ies).
     
    Dr. Shavers, Sep 30, 2003
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    Scot Gardner Guest

    "Dr. Shavers" <> wrote in message
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    > Hey boys and girls, what's the word on the Fargo SE? I've seen
    > no reviews yet and I've been waiting years for this one.
    > I hope it's anamorphic and has (a) killer commentary(ies).


    Now I know you've had some problems, struggling with the narcotics, some
    other entanglements, currently on parole... so you probably haven't had
    time to read any of the many reviews of the _Fargo_ SE DVD:

    http://www.dvdauthority.com/Reviews.asp?ReviewID=3430

    http://www.thedigitalbits.com/articles/fargoevent/fargoevent.html

    http://www.dvdreview.com/fullreviews/fargo__special_edition.shtml

    http://www.upcomingdiscs.com/dvd_review.php?load_this=fargose&review_where=date_posted

    http://www.videopremiereawards.com/HTMLReviews/ReviewsFargo.html
     
    Scot Gardner, Sep 30, 2003
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    Paul Guest

    Paul, Sep 30, 2003
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    Mike Jackson, Sep 30, 2003
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    Zimmy Guest

    Zimmy, Sep 30, 2003
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    Zimmy Guest

    Get ready for the deluge of posts crying about MGM's use of subtitles
    instead of burned in titles.


    "Dr. Shavers" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Hey boys and girls, what's the word on the Fargo SE? I've seen no
    > reviews yet and I've been waiting years for this one. I hope it's
    > anamorphic and has (a) killer commentary(ies).
     
    Zimmy, Sep 30, 2003
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    Mike Jackson Guest

    > Get ready for the deluge of posts crying about MGM's use of subtitles
    > instead of burned in titles.


    Why? I think it's a nice touch (though I'm speaking from experience only
    with the Bond discs). It lets them support multiple languages. Not everyone
    speaks English after all, as difficult as that may be to believe.

    Mike Jackson
    Editor & Web Developer, DVD Verdict
    www.dvdverdict.com
     
    Mike Jackson, Oct 1, 2003
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    Jay G Guest

    "Zimmy" <> wrote ...
    > I love this Fargo "event". I think they forgot to tell those yahoos that
    > only about 2 minutes of the movie takes place in Fargo, ND. It has as

    much
    > to do with the movie as Topeka, Kansas.


    Yeah, just like that film "Brazil." They never say where the film
    takes place, but it sure as hell isn't Brazil.

    -Jay
     
    Jay G, Oct 1, 2003
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    Scot Gardner Guest

    "Zimmy" <> wrote in message
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    >
    > "Scot Gardner" <> wrote in message
    > http://www.thedigitalbits.com/articles/fargoevent/fargoevent.html
    >
    >
    > I love this Fargo "event". I think they forgot to tell those yahoos
    > that only about 2 minutes of the movie takes place in Fargo, ND.
    > It has as much to do with the movie as Topeka, Kansas.


    Yeah, that's true. Almost all of the movie takes place in Minneapolis
    and Brainerd. The closest the movie ever gets to Fargo again is at the
    end when Jerry is captured in Bismarck, North Dakota.

    Hey, did you get a look at that map that comes with the special edition?
    (It's located on the reverse side of the DVD case insert.)

    The map is UPSIDE DOWN!
     
    Scot Gardner, Oct 1, 2003
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  10. "Jay G" <> writes:

    > "Zimmy" <> wrote ...
    > > I love this Fargo "event". I think they forgot to tell those yahoos that
    > > only about 2 minutes of the movie takes place in Fargo, ND. It has as

    > much
    > > to do with the movie as Topeka, Kansas.

    >
    > Yeah, just like that film "Brazil." They never say where the film
    > takes place, but it sure as hell isn't Brazil.


    A snippet from imdb:

    Almost all of the soundtrack music is a variation on the main melody
    in the song "Brazil".

    >
    > -Jay
    >
    >


    Thomas
     
    Thomas Tornblom, Oct 1, 2003
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    Zimmy Guest

    "Scot Gardner" <> wrote in message
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    > "Zimmy" <> wrote in message
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    > >
    > > "Scot Gardner" <> wrote in message
    > > http://www.thedigitalbits.com/articles/fargoevent/fargoevent.html


    > Yeah, that's true. Almost all of the movie takes place in Minneapolis
    > and Brainerd. The closest the movie ever gets to Fargo again is at the
    > end when Jerry is captured in Bismarck, North Dakota.
    >
    > Hey, did you get a look at that map that comes with the special edition?
    > (It's located on the reverse side of the DVD case insert.)
    >
    > The map is UPSIDE DOWN!
    >
    >


    I love this new DVD (except the subtitle thing). I've been watching the
    trivia track and I never knew that statue was put there by the filmmakers.
    I'm from the southeast so I wouldn't know any better ;)
     
    Zimmy, Oct 1, 2003
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    Scot Gardner Guest

    "Zimmy" <> wrote in message
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    "Scot Gardner" <> wrote in message
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    > "Zimmy" <> wrote in message
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    > >
    > > "Scot Gardner" <> wrote in message
    > > http://www.thedigitalbits.com/articles/fargoevent/fargoevent.html


    > Yeah, that's true. Almost all of the movie takes place in Minneapolis
    > and Brainerd. The closest the movie ever gets to Fargo again is at the
    > end when Jerry is captured in Bismarck, North Dakota.
    >
    > Hey, did you get a look at that map that comes with the special
    > edition? (It's located on the reverse side of the DVD case insert.)
    >
    > The map is UPSIDE DOWN!


    <<I love this new DVD (except the subtitle thing). I've been watching
    the trivia track and I never knew that statue was put there by the
    filmmakers. I'm from the southeast so I wouldn't know any better ;)>>

    One improvement over the previous MGM _Fargo_ is the inclusion of
    English subtitles. Now I know what Marge said as she entered the police
    station: "Oh Janie, two more of the Skin-So-Soft, please."
    Unfortunately, the subtitles have to be turned on and off via the menu.

    It's going to be a few days before I can take in both the _Fargo_ trivia
    track and the commentary. Yesterday was a big DVD day.

    3 Netflix titles arrived: _Bend It Like Beckham_, Better Luck Tomorrow_
    and _The Devil and Daniel Webster_.

    I purchased _Fargo_, _Yankee Doodle Dandy_ and _The Adventures of Robin
    Hood_.
     
    Scot Gardner, Oct 1, 2003
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    Tarkus Guest

    On Tue, 30 Sep 2003 20:05:38 -0500, Jay G wrote:

    > Yeah, just like that film "Brazil." They never say where the film
    > takes place, but it sure as hell isn't Brazil.


    Heh. :)
    --
    "Good...bad...I'm the guy with the gun."

    Now playing: the radio
     
    Tarkus, Oct 1, 2003
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    Tarkus Guest

    On Wed, 1 Oct 2003 08:59:00 -0400, Zimmy wrote:

    > I love this new DVD (except the subtitle thing).


    I don't have this yet. What is it exactly you don't like about their use
    of the subtitles?
    --
    "250 years in the future, all will be lost unless the fifth element is
    found."

    Now playing: the radio
     
    Tarkus, Oct 1, 2003
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    Goldfinger Guest

    "Zimmy" <> wrote in message
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    > Get ready for the deluge of posts crying about MGM's use of subtitles
    > instead of burned in titles.


    Is there any new versions of Fargo DVD coming after this one? This is what
    the 3rd version of Fargo that I can count. Might as well bring us some new
    versions of Holy Grail as we speak.

    Studios just discovered that they can skin the same cow 3, 4 times in one
    format so why stop there. When HD DVD comes along, studios can release a
    crappy upconvert from DVD, a decent HD transfer the second time around and a
    3rd version that comes in plastic sleeve if the demand is there.
     
    Goldfinger, Oct 1, 2003
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    Tarkus Guest

    On Wed, 01 Oct 2003 17:17:28 GMT, Goldfinger wrote:

    > Studios just discovered that they can skin the same cow 3, 4 times in one
    > format so why stop there.


    Actually, they discovered that many years ago.

    Fortunately, they don't put guns to anyone's head, forcing them to buy
    all the various releases.
    --
    "Klaatu borada n... necktie... nickel... It's an "N" word, it's
    definitely an "N" word!"

    Now playing: the radio
     
    Tarkus, Oct 1, 2003
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    Zimmy Guest

    "Tarkus" <> wrote in message
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    > On Wed, 1 Oct 2003 08:59:00 -0400, Zimmy wrote:
    >
    > > I love this new DVD (except the subtitle thing).

    >
    > I don't have this yet. What is it exactly you don't like about their use
    > of the subtitles?


    Some titles are not burned in.
    For example, the "This is a true story" tag at the beginning is generated by
    your DVD player's subtitle and looks like it was typed on a Commodore 64.
    It really takes you away from the film.

    For some reason, it isn't done that way during the whole film. The Fargo,
    ND titles are burnt in as they should be.
     
    Zimmy, Oct 1, 2003
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    Tarkus Guest

    On Wed, 1 Oct 2003 15:56:27 -0400, Zimmy wrote:

    > Some titles are not burned in.
    > For example, the "This is a true story" tag at the beginning is generated by
    > your DVD player's subtitle and looks like it was typed on a Commodore 64.
    > It really takes you away from the film.


    They probably did that for non-English speaking viewers, as someone else
    suggested, though I would think they could have used a better font, if it
    looks that bad.
    --
    "Farewell and adieu to you fair Spanish ladies
    Farewell and adieu you ladies of Spain.
    For we received orders for to sail back to Boston
    And soon never more will we see you again."

    Now playing: the radio
     
    Tarkus, Oct 1, 2003
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    Joshua Zyber Guest

    "Jay G" <> wrote in message
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    > Yeah, just like that film "Brazil." They never say where the film
    > takes place, but it sure as hell isn't Brazil.


    I'd say it's more akin to "Chinatown", where an important part of the
    main character's backstory happened there, even though the movie itself
    doesn't take place there.
     
    Joshua Zyber, Oct 2, 2003
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    CLOSEDOWN8 Guest

    There's no excuse for the player-generated subtitles. If MGM wanted to
    properly present burned-in subtitles in multiple languages, all they would have
    to do is use alternate angles. Disney DVD's have done this, and it works
    perfectly. Just put the English subs on Angle 1, the French subs on Angel 2
    and so on. Fortunately, the player-generated subtitles are only present on the
    "Fargo" DVD twice and they don't really look *that* bad. The fact that the
    transfer is improved outweighs the poor-looking subs, but MGM should have
    covered both bases by using angles.
    --------------------------------
    "That's the worst reverse-acting I've ever seen!" -Sam Raimi
     
    CLOSEDOWN8, Oct 2, 2003
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