Another big upgrade done, thanks Zetetic!
Started by dr beat, October 01, 2021, 10:25:18 AM
Quote from: Blue Jam on October 01, 2021, 06:31:17 PMThe box set was my birthday present from dr beat (because he's lovely) and I went for the UK edition because I'm not that arsed about DVD extras these days, and I'd read that with this particular show the best/cheapest way to get everything was to buy the region 2 boxset plus that region 1 DVD with all the extras. Only got one optical drive in the house now, the Xbox One S drive which I assume is set to region 2.Weird that all this classic comedy getting a renewed interest like The Larry Sanders Show , It's Garry Shandling's Show and Mr. Show appears to have its copyright owned by people who don't have an awful lot of love for it and don't give a shit about making money.
Quote from: Video Game Fan 2000 on October 01, 2021, 01:21:04 PMLarry Sanders is still only fractionally less rewatchable than golden era Simpsons. It's slightly spoiled because of the stories of workplace sleaziness, which is worse because Linda Doucett is one of the pillars holding the whole thing up so its shit to imagine that were being bastards to her.
Quote from: wrec on October 01, 2021, 04:11:24 PMOn a less positive note, some aspects are uncomfortable especially considering the background sleaze and misogyny. One particular example was Spoiler alertDarlene pivoting to "poor Hank" immediately after he lunged at her and the general attitude to that - a bit too close to home[close]- and a couple of seasons in I remember feeling there was a general thread of that kind of stuff. Spoiler alertThe pat resolution to Phil's homophobia towards Brian was particularly weak I thought[close].
Quote from: Vitamin C on October 01, 2021, 08:20:45 PMThis part though, I dunno. As awful as it seems through a 21st century lens, this was probably pretty close to how it was to work on a show like this back then (or most likely much, much worse), so why would they shy away from showing that?
Quote from: wrec on October 01, 2021, 09:05:43 PMI don't mean portraying it is a problem, just found it very jarring how it was framed, with Darlene almost immediately feeling worse for Hank than for herself. Even allowing for the character's empathy and loyalty I thought that betrayed a very old school perspective.
Quote from: gilbertharding on October 06, 2021, 02:14:39 PMS6 E11 (which looking at the list of guest stars is probably a clip show).
Quote from: gilbertharding on October 07, 2021, 11:01:21 AMI wonder why the youtuber hasn't uploaded them all... I notice they recorded them off of ITV4, so perhaps they were out that week.
Quote from: gilbertharding on October 07, 2021, 11:01:21 AMCheers, both. I wonder why the youtuber hasn't uploaded them all... I notice they recorded them off of ITV4, so perhaps they were out that week.Ah well... maybe I'll have to buy the DVD after all. Almost a shame I'm back at work full time now...
Quote from: MortSahlFan on October 01, 2021, 02:19:05 PMTo me, Rip Torn was the funny guy. But he's always funny in the movies I've seen from the 70s.
Quote from: Blue Jam on October 01, 2021, 02:59:43 PMSame. Seems to get most of the lines I smile at.
Quote from: colacentral on October 07, 2021, 03:31:43 PMOn the subject of the DVDs, I'm dying for a blu ray release of this because I find the transfer on the DVDs painful to watch on a modern TV. Maybe it just looks that bad at source, I don't know, but I find it overly dark and grainy most of the time.
Quotegoing from revolting sleazebag to overemotional woobie
Quote from: Tony Yeboah on November 07, 2021, 11:48:08 AMhttps://www.theringer.com/tv/2021/11/2/22758733/the-larry-sanders-show-tinderbox-book-excerpt-james-andrew-miller From this article the show sounds like it was horrible to work on.
QuoteGarry was not low maintenance.
Quote from: the science eel on November 07, 2021, 06:12:37 PMThat Burt Reynolds story is a peach.Like others, I'm waiting for the show to come out on blu-ray. I had some sort of compilation on DVD a few years ago and the aspect ratio or whatever you call it (not that I ever bother about these things normally) was fucking ridiculous.
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