Well I posted a question not long ago and found the answer on amazon. Lol If you're looking for the Barfly DVD go to DVDsClassic.com, they're selling it for only $20!!!! Buying my hubby a copy for his Bday!! WhooHoo!!
#6 Horse, I hope you got to that drink, and that you had a brighter,(or dimmer, as the case may be) day today.
I agree 100%. I was really hoping that Rourke would get the Oscar, if he had, Barfly would be affordably available any day now. I hope that it does gets re-released; I've never seen it. CRB
Seems it was dumb luck that I got my copy in a $5 bin about 2 years ago. I didn't even know who Buk was at the time, I just read the synopsis and thought it sounded a lot more interesting than the rest of the dreck in that bin. Barfly is the thing that got me into Buk.
Nope--bought it, and it's a pretty good quality dupe of the VHS. Totally bootleg, down to custom menus, etc... pretty good for what it is really, but NOT what the eBay ad is pumping it up to be.
Also showed-up scratched and NOT "sealed" as advertised, as well--serves me right, already knowing the score on bootlegs, from years living in the '3rd World,' but thought it might be worth a shot, regardless.
Going to make sure it plays through at least, and then ask for all (or at least some) of my $$$ back, so I don't have to bring the friggen Ebay hammer down on this poor Greek homeboy...
Since you can pick one of these up at any black-market DVD stand in Patpong, Bangkok for $2, the $32.90 pricetag stings a bit, but then again, stupid Americans (me) are a bunch of suckers anyway, and will buy anything, apparently...boo-frickety-hoo.
I was lucky and found the VHS of BARFLY for a couple bucks when our local video store cleared out all their VHS in favor of DVDs. I've grown to love this movie over the years. It just feels more true to Buk than Factotum or Tales of Ordinary Madness. Mickey was great in THE WRESTLER.
That's right, Rekrab. Barfly feels more Buk-ish than the other movies, and so it should since Buk wrote the script! Having said that, I don't think Factotum was bad. I kinda like it, but I was disappointed the first time I watched it in the cinema. I thought it was way too slow bordering on boring, but after having watched again on DVD it started to grow on me. It's certainly better than Tales Of Ordinary Madness, I think, but even that movie has some scenes that ring true to Buk such as the scene where Serking is having sex with the big lady. That scene is right out of one of the short stories. Then we have Crazy Love. I like the last two segments a lot. I think they were very well done.
I haven't held that piece in my hands yet. So maybe it's a false alarm.
But sure as hell you can expect me to ask the distributors for conditions for the shop tomorrow morning at 8 am! (given I'm awake and sober then.-))