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  1. Daydream Nation - Sonic Youth. Perfection.
  2. So much this. Brilliant film that I never want to see again.
  3. The Bends = great; but OK Computer = apogee of Radiohead. Their sound became muffled thereafter after they disappeared up their own arses.
  4. As above, went to Kuching and surrounding Malay forests. Stunningly beautiful. Never felt safer driving around in a free car we got from the longhouse at which we were staying.
  5. The Abominable Dr. Phibes The Haunted Palace. Two Vincent Price classics. 8/10 for the pair.
  6. Justified Sopranos The Wire Breaking Bad/Better Call Saul Deadwood Frasier 30 Rock Alan Partridges Blackadders Father Ted Agree with UK version of House of Cards. Honorable mentions to Mad Men, Buffy/Angel, The Simpsons, Red Dwarf, Game of Thrones, all of which started great, but...meh
  7. Beetlejuice in 4k. Really not as good as I remembered. Nice set pieces. 6/10.
  8. Goonies in 4k. 10 'hey, you guys' out of 10.
  9. Torn. Looks great from a superb director, but, admittedly irrationally, hate the weasel-faced lead actor.
  10. Ad Astra. Brad Pitt punctuates various Space vistas with slow, considered narration. 6/10. What's this? Space baboons? 7/10.
  11. Now that you mention it. I do remember it. Him and Johnny Ball Reveals All!
  12. Chortle & the Wheelies; Wizbit; Knightmare; Jamie & the Magic Torch; Incredible Hulk (Lou Ferrigno); Hartbeat; Crossroads.
  13. Yes, even the DOC sites were reasonable. Started out of Christchurch, onto Kaikura for whale watching. Up to Nelson and bike tours of the Marlborough region. Kayaking in Abel Tasman. Down through the Southern Alps w/ glaciers and Queenstown, then onto Fjordland and the south coast, where we spotted yellow-eyed penguins and Hector's dolphins in the same day. Dunedin was a bit - meh, but other than that, I think only staying in treehouses in the rainforests of Borneo have come close to matching the perfect trip. Wished we did the same in the North Island, but we home-sat in Hamilton and Auckland
  14. Toured the South Island in a camper van 6 years ago. Freedom camping, etc. Best trip of my life. Would do it again in a heartbeat.
  15. Invasion of the Bodysnatchers (1978). Pretty good effects for the era, and brooding paranoia apt for the Cold War period. Also - ah - Jeff Goldblum.
  16. DVDA

    Copying DVDs

    Yah, but it's the best way to get highest quality rips. You can also try DVDFab.
  17. DVDA

    Copying DVDs

    Make MKV to rip the DVD into large file format, then Handbreak it to mp4 (or whatever format you want) at the resolution of your choice (Handbreak gives you popular options (e.g., Fire, iPad, AppleTV, etc.) is how I do it for DVDs and Blu Rays. At the MKV stage, you can omit superfluous audio channels (e.g., different languages) to save space.
  18. 1) Big Trouble in Little China. Bought the Blu-ray as I had fond memories of this as a kid. Turns out my memory is an unreliable narrator. Certainly miles away from the best Carpenter-Russel collaboration - The Thing. Kurt Russel was particularly bad in this. Disappointing. Although I did like the bizarre Orangutan monster. 6/10. 2) The Box Trolls. Blind buy. Laika animation. Stop-motion. Great song sung by Ben Kingsley and written by Eric Idle. Liked it. 8/10.
  19. Frozen II. I've endured more pleasant invasive medical procedures. 1 reindeer turd out of 10.
  20. Lake Placid. Quite funny. 8 sweary golden girls out of 10.
  21. *Of course, lefty politics No Ted Nugent allowed. Ohio - Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young. Song written by Neil Young in response to the state murder of students at Kent State University, Ohio - 1971.
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