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Old 29th January 2023, 11:34 PM
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I bought the dual format release a few years ago. So disappointing. Couldn't wait to get rid of it.



Reading into it at the time nobody liked it. Caine and co-star Candice Bergen hated it
Well that's odd. For some reason I thought it was your review had got it on my wishlist. Though its been on there for years.

Edit: - definitely not the case. Your review, both times made it clear the film was dire.
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Old 30th January 2023, 12:35 AM
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Now Michael Caine has made some poor films. Those two Harry Palmer films Bullet to Beijing and Midnight in St Petersburg really sullied the character. The Magus and The Island as well. They were dire.

There are also way too many for me to ever watch, also a hell of a lot i don't wish to watch either. Too many small parts in bigger films whereas Clint was always the star.
To be clear here old Maurice Micklewhite is merely an example of an actor I once had no time for that now I have plenty of time for. I'm not saying everything he's been involved in is gold. Eastwood, well again I can't say, I've not been overly disappointed so far but I've many many films to catch up on. One I recall thinking was awful is the one he did with Burt Reynolds. City Heat is it???
I suppose old Burt is another example, although I still can't say I'm a huge fan.
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Old 30th January 2023, 12:45 PM
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To be clear here old Maurice Micklewhite is merely an example of an actor I once had no time for that now I have plenty of time for. I'm not saying everything he's been involved in is gold. Eastwood, well again I can't say, I've not been overly disappointed so far but I've many many films to catch up on. One I recall thinking was awful is the one he did with Burt Reynolds. City Heat is it???
I suppose old Burt is another example, although I still can't say I'm a huge fan.
The Caine stuff was a reply to g053584398's post.

City Heat isn't great but it does have it's moments. It's not a genuinely poor film.

I've no desire to pick it up on Blu-ray that's for sure.
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Old 30th January 2023, 03:01 PM
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So apparently I bought Four Flies On Grey Velvet again

When my original order arrived along with Eyeball I also got an extra copy of Eyeball and now today I just got an extra copy of Four Flies

On top of this Amazon have refunded me money because the price dropped from my original order

I have no idea what's going on here.
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Old 30th January 2023, 05:14 PM
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So apparently I bought Four Flies On Grey Velvet again

When my original order arrived along with Eyeball I also got an extra copy of Eyeball and now today I just got an extra copy of Four Flies

On top of this Amazon have refunded me money because the price dropped from my original order

I have no idea what's going on here.
It's not like Amazon to give a BOGOF deal
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Old 30th January 2023, 07:03 PM
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It's not like Amazon to give a BOGOF deal
Took me ages to get around to buying Four Flies and now I have two
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Old 30th January 2023, 07:27 PM
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Is The Magus no good Dem? I've had that one on my wishlist for ages.

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I would say that it is one of the most wonderfully enigmatic films that I've ever seen. It is very well shot as well and features some wonderful locations. It is a film that really makes you think.

But like Jess Franco's films for example, it won't be to everyone's taste. Although I'm not comparing it to any of Uncle Jess' films, just to be clear!
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Old 31st January 2023, 04:13 PM
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Some cheap Blu ray from CEX..

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New arrivals:

"The Raven" is an upgrade, one of my favourite Price films, plus Karloff and Lorre! what's not to love?

"Dr. Terror's House of Horrors"
is another upgrade for my Cushing collection, thanks to a great tip from @Demdike to a website where it was on sale!

"Forbidden Fruit #3: Unashamed (1938) & Elysia (1933)". Of the two, I had only watched Elysia and it is wonderful, hopefully this will be a better transfer. I've always been very curious about Unashamed and it also includes a commentary. Plus three rare shorts! It's a whole weekend right there

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Old 31st January 2023, 06:08 PM
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From Amazon because they were sold out of them in my local HMV by lunchtime yesterday!

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