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What's your DVD movie for the Holy Week?
« on: Apr 12, 2001 at 12:34 PM »
here is what's playing on my dvd this holy week

holy thurs.- last temptation of jesus christ
good fri.- jesus christ superstar
black sat.-jesus of nazareth
easter sun- Prince Of Egypt: Signature Collection
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Re: so what's your dvd movie for the holy week?
« Reply #1 on: Apr 12, 2001 at 01:46 PM »
I will try Prince of Egypt.  This disc has been in my collection for months and have not watched it yet. :-[ Bently, with your options, your collection must total more than 500 discs.

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Re: so what's your dvd movie for the holy week?
« Reply #2 on: Apr 12, 2001 at 01:55 PM »
Definitely it would be:
Jesus of Nazareth

Other than that, a total abstinence
and have little peace and silence
around the house.
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Re: so what's your dvd movie for the holy week?
« Reply #3 on: Apr 12, 2001 at 08:05 PM »
I looked over my collection and I realized I have only 2 with any religious content. Ten Commandments and Ben Hur. Passion of Joan of Arc only vaguely, I guess.

So it's Ben Hur for today since I only got it yesterday. It's quite hilarious to see the screen tests. Imagine Leslie Nielsen in the role of Ben Hur. I mean, he played it straight but I can't look at him now without suppressing a laugh.  ;D
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Re: so what's your dvd movie for the holy week?
« Reply #4 on: Apr 12, 2001 at 08:51 PM »
It's Holy Thursday and I'm watching the X-Files Season 1. :D

I don't know what else I'm going to watch for the next few days, but I'm pretty sure The Sound Of Music will be one of them.
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Re: so what's your dvd movie for the holy week?
« Reply #5 on: Apr 12, 2001 at 09:01 PM »
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I will try Prince of Egypt.  This disc has been in my collection for months and have not watched it yet. :-[ Bently, with your options, your collection must total more than 500 discs.

Actually my collection has grown a lot more than 500 disk.....
it's already an addiction....
all the symptoms points to my addiction...
ex. 1. i know my credit card # by heart
    2. i look forward for tues. (new releases)
    3. i know the first name of the the mailman, the ups guy, and the fedex guy.

the only lighter side is that this is cheaper than drugs...
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Re: so what's your dvd movie for the holy week?
« Reply #6 on: Apr 12, 2001 at 09:03 PM »
Hello,

I've rented the following DVD titles for the Holy Week season....

 X-men, Sleepy Hollow, Pitch Black, Cider House Rules, The Patriot, Hanging Up and Any Given Sunday...

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Re: so what's your dvd movie for the holy week?
« Reply #7 on: Apr 12, 2001 at 09:05 PM »
Hello mondy and welcome to PinoyDVD! Nice selection you have there. Particularly X-Men, The Patriot and Pitch Black. Those discs are loaded with features that can keep you occupied and see you through the Holy Week.

LOL @ BENTLY.

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Re: so what's your dvd movie for the holy week?
« Reply #8 on: Apr 12, 2001 at 09:35 PM »
Bently:  ;D

I'd say, like Phoebus here, I'm gonna watch classic X-Files Season 2 episodes  :)

Others in store for me this Holy Week:

- Fight Club disc 2
- X-Men
- Jodie Foster's commentary in Contact

:D
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Re: so what's your dvd movie for the holy week?
« Reply #9 on: Apr 12, 2001 at 09:51 PM »
SOPRANOS 8)

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Re: so what's your dvd movie for the holy week?
« Reply #10 on: Apr 13, 2001 at 12:09 AM »
Sadly, I don't seem to have any "religious" movies on dvd.  I haven't really decided yet on what to watch but tonight I guess I'll have to pop in a disc since nothing good will be on tv. Maybe I'll watch George Benson - Absolutely Live. I'm tempted too to start with the Sopranos box but I thinking of selling it since it's unopened and I'm not sure if I'll enjoy it.  I haven't seen a single episode so I don't know. ???
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Re: so what's your dvd movie for the holy week?
« Reply #11 on: Apr 13, 2001 at 01:04 AM »
Hmmm.... I have the same symptoms exactly similar to you Bently ;D


I think this is a New Drug. :)



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Actually my collection has grown a lot more than 500 disk.....
it's already an addiction....
all the symptoms points to my addiction...
ex. 1. i know my credit card # by heart
    2. i look forward for tues. (new releases)
    3. i know the first name of the the mailman, the ups guy, and the fedex guy.

the only lighter side is that this is cheaper than drugs...
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Re: so what's your dvd movie for the holy week?
« Reply #12 on: Apr 13, 2001 at 06:01 AM »
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I'm tempted too to start with the Sopranos box but I thinking of selling it since it's unopened and I'm not sure if I'll enjoy it.  I haven't seen a single episode so I don't know. ???


benny, if you enjoy mob movies (The Godfather series, Goodfellas, Casino) then you will enjoy The Sopranos. It is one cool series, and James Gandolfini is a terrific presence. The show is by turns laugh-out-loud funny, suspenseful, shockingly violent, and terrifying -- but it is always innovative and unpredictable, keeping you on your toes and off-balance. It all fits tightly together in a well-written, well-acted package. The Sopranos is one set I do not regret buying, and I am definitely picking up season 2 when it's released.

My Holy Week movies are Endless Waltz: The Gundam Wing movie and JFK Oliver Stone Collection. Am getting together with a couple of friends tonight to view these. It's always better with friends. ;)
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Re: so what's your dvd movie for the holy week?
« Reply #13 on: Apr 13, 2001 at 06:14 AM »
Okay, for those of you who like Bently has about 500+ discs in their collection, how do you afford it? logistics is my main enemy with this hobby of ours. Right now I have only about 50 discs, all region 1s. What I do is I record to vhs. I know this is a demotion, but what can I do? I record or collect practically 99% of what I watch on dvd. And I average about 3 to 4 NEW films each week. BTW, I just got Space Cowboys,The Million Dollar Hotel (killer soundtrack by Bono and U2),Tigerland, Billy Elliot and The Yards this week (all region 1s). If I record to vhs, my cost will only be about 132.00 pesos (72 pesos for Sony DX-e180 vhs and 60-70 pesos dvd rental), well plus the about 2 and a half hours (including the special features)electricity bill I spend watching the movie. So guys, how do you do it?
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Re: so what's your dvd movie for the holy week?
« Reply #14 on: Apr 13, 2001 at 10:11 AM »
gonz  --- thanks for the capsule review of the Sopranos.  I guess I'll enjoy the box since I love the following movies: Casino, Goodfellas, Untouchables etc.. :) (or anything remotely "Scorsese", even enjoyed Bringing Out the Dead - and hey, I even have a copy of that.)
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Re: so what's your dvd movie for the holy week?
« Reply #15 on: Apr 13, 2001 at 11:54 AM »

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Okay, for those of you who like Bently has about 500+ discs in their collection, how do you afford it? logistics is my main enemy with this hobby of ours. Right now I have only about 50 discs, all region 1s. What I do is I record to vhs. So guys, how do you do it?


my advise is just really stick to movies that you really like, at one time i had more than 10 criterion collection titles in my collection, but it was just gathering dust on the shelves, so i sold most of them on ebay...(cha-ching! made a lot more than i paid for it) and just kept the titles that i know, i will watch again, and again.




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Re: so what's your dvd movie for the holy week?
« Reply #16 on: Apr 13, 2001 at 07:53 PM »
Hello everyone! We're still in Cebu having the hardest time connecting to PinoyDVD. We can see the site, but for some odd reason, we can't post! >:( Cafes here are also painfully slooow, so we're trying to borrow a friend's dial-up to connect through Mozcom. I'm using someone's office connection and it's a relief to be able to read AND write.

Luckily, we brought along a couple of DVDs to watch over the long break:

Topsy Turvy. The life and times of Gilbert and Sullivan by Mike Leigh. I'm not a big fan of musicals myself, but this actually looks interesting. Perfect for a lazy afternoon.

Last Temptation of Christ I've been saving this one for Good Friday. Can't see what the uproar was about in the late eighties since the book that it's based on says that it's a personal reflection on the life of Jesus.

I wonder if there's a DVD community here in Cebu? Maybe I'll ask around tomorrow...

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Re: so what's your dvd movie for the holy week?
« Reply #17 on: Apr 13, 2001 at 07:59 PM »
Firewired I saw The Last Temptation Of Christ back in College, and I must say that it's one of the best films I've ever seen. It's one of the films that proved to me Scorcese's dynamism as a director.

Don't believe the hype, it's no more sacreligious than Dogma or even The Cider House Rules. Very apt for the Holy Week.

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Re: so what's your dvd movie for the holy week?
« Reply #18 on: Apr 15, 2001 at 08:50 PM »

Hello Phoebus

 Thanks for the welcome, i've also rented another set of DVDs: Autumn in New York, Loser, Three Kings, Double Jeopardy (galing!), Iron Giant(gonna collect this one), and Erin Brokovich...

 We watched it all through AM to PM 3 disc per day! hahaha...
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Re: so what's your dvd movie for the holy week?
« Reply #19 on: Apr 16, 2001 at 02:56 AM »
mondy Where do you rent your DVDs if I may ask? Sounds like they have a very extensive collection.
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Re: so what's your dvd movie for the holy week?
« Reply #20 on: Apr 16, 2001 at 03:56 AM »

Hello Phoebus

 We rent at AK Video near our place... Masangkay Street just infront of St. Stephen Elementary, beside Jollibee Fastfood... Yep, they have lotsa lots of DVDs there for rent and good ones too... mostly R1s... We rent it for 50 buck a piece...
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Re: so what's your dvd movie for the holy week?
« Reply #21 on: Apr 16, 2001 at 04:04 AM »
mondy, sorry, but I don't know where Masangkay Street or St. Stephen Elementary are. Can you please give more detailed directions?

Or better yet, can you "advertise" the place in the DVD Rentals forum?

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Re: so what's your dvd movie for the holy week?
« Reply #22 on: Apr 16, 2001 at 04:52 AM »
Heloo

 The AK Video is located at Masangkay Street near Recto Avenue, Sta. Cruz, Manila...

 From Abad Santos Avenue going to Caloocan Direction turn left to Bambang Street and turn another right, that's Masangkay Street and you'll pass Metropolitan Hospital and pass Burger King after that look for Jollibee, just beside it, is the AK Video.... membership is FREE

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Re: so what's your dvd movie for the holy week?
« Reply #23 on: Apr 16, 2001 at 09:23 PM »
happy easter to everyone...just, aside from my list i was able to see "the greatest story ever told" with charlton heston as joseph the baptist...it is an all star cast...but the movie was kinda slow paced...but it' is still a very good movie for lent.

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Re: so what's your dvd movie for the holy week?
« Reply #24 on: Nov 21, 2001 at 11:35 PM »
ten commandments!
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Re: so what's your dvd movie for the holy week?
« Reply #25 on: Nov 22, 2001 at 12:00 AM »
Ever since I was a kid, Holy Week meant mini-series. I think the tradition started with The Thornbirds.

I guess next year it'll be Horatio Hornblower/Horatio Hornblower: The Adventure Continues.

Plus Jesus Christ Superstar, Godspell, and In The Beginning, to keep the right perspective on the season.
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Re: so what's your dvd movie for the holy week?
« Reply #26 on: Feb 25, 2002 at 12:43 AM »

As Holy Week's a little more than a month away, I'm bumping bently's thread up for the benefit of all.

Here's my selection:

  • Jesus (2000) I liked the temptation scene in this version!
  • Jesus of Nazareth (1977)
  • Ben-Hur (1959)

That's my selection of movies fit for the Holy Week, we'll probably watch them from Holy Thursday to Black Saturday. I'm interested too in obtaining a copy of "The Ten Commandments", will probably get around to it one of these days. Paging PARC! ;)
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Re: so what's your dvd movie for the holy week?
« Reply #27 on: Feb 25, 2002 at 10:56 AM »
thanks escape for bringing back this thread to life :)

i haven't gotten any new dvd's for my holy week viewing,
but i'm interested in getting this 2 dvd's that i haven't seen yet.

Jesus (2000)


Tackling the story of Jesus for film is bound to incur controversy. Yet, in a bold move, CBS produced the television miniseries Jesus, which not only retells the biblical story, but takes a look at the more human side of the man. Jeremy Sisto stars, and although it takes a little while for him to gather enough momentum to have us believing him in this role, overall he is surprisingly convincing. While the movie does stray from strict scripture--Jesus is shown feeling conflicted over his feelings for Lazarus's sister Mary; Satan, portrayed by Jeroen Krabbé, works hard at convincing Jesus to stray from his path--most of the plot will be familiar to viewers. Beginning with an adult Jesus, who works with his father as a carpenter, the program traces his life and death through resurrection. The strong supporting cast, including Jacqueline Bisset as Mary, Gary Oldman as Pontius Pilate, and Debra Messing as Mary Magdalene, lends to the credibility of the miniseries. This is a satisfying retelling of the life of Jesus and will please those who want new ways to explore biblical stories, as Jesus not only reinforces the ideals of the New Testament but shows Jesus as a complex individual. --Jenny Brown

The Miracle Maker - The Story of Jesus (2000)

This animated feature-length life of Jesus boasts a stellar pedigree. Originally a BBC: Wales production, it showcases the voices of some of Britain's finest actors in any medium: Ralph Fiennes as a brooding and humble Jesus, Miranda Richardson as Mary Magdalene, Richard E. Grant as John the Baptist, and David Thewlis as Judas. The lovely, flute-heavy score is by Oscar winner Anne Dudley (The Full Monty). And clearly a lot of expense has gone into the Claymation-like animation. But while it's hard to find fault with the rendering of this familiar story--it's respectful and definitely done, you might say, by the Book--it would have been nice if there had been a tad more joy, if it walked a bit lighter in its sandals. As it is, all the characters seem consistently subdued, whether they're expressing angst, rage, terror, or bliss--none of which is helped by the figures' blank-eyed stares (if animators are becoming ever more sophisticated, why can't they get rid of those creepy Charlie McCarthy gazes once and for all?). Still, the weight of having such formidable actors play these familiar roles lends the production a certain credibility, and parents looking for good religious videos that won't insult their kids' intelligence will be thrilled. --Anne Hurley


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Re: so what's your dvd movie for the holy week?
« Reply #28 on: Feb 25, 2002 at 11:35 AM »
This coming Holy Week...
maybe I'll still go for

The Classic Jesus Christ Superstar
The Last Temptation of Christ
Left Behind

to equalize things maybe go for...

Devil's Advocate
Exorcist
Evil Dead
Hellraiser 1 & 2


Oops di na ata equal to ah...there's more on the other side...hmmm! ???
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Re: so what's your dvd movie for the holy week?
« Reply #29 on: Feb 25, 2002 at 08:36 PM »
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thanks escape for bringing back this thread to life :)

i haven't gotten any new dvd's for my holy week viewing,
but i'm interested in getting this 2 dvd's that i haven't seen yet.

Jesus (2000)

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You're Welcome, bently! ;D

I happen to own and have seen Jesus (2000)
. This is one DVD that I would recommend to anyone who is looking for something in this genre.

Although the script is not as accurate as that of "Jesus of Nazareth" (this is literally the Gospel coming to life) and has taken several "artistic liberties" when it comes to the story of Jesus and Mary (Lazarus' sister), it still is a great rendition of a story updated for our times.

As I mentioned in my previous post, the temptation of Christ by Satan (played by Jeroen Krabbe) is particularly well portrayed and layed out with good special effects, a must see portion.
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