Barfly on DVD!!!

Socratease

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#31
A place called JB Hifi here in Melbourne, Australia :)
Snap! I got mine at JB HiFi in Sydney about 2 years ago but in a "dump" bin for $5.

I didn't know who Buk was but I liked the story synopsis so I bought the DVD amongst a bunch of other cheapies. Turned out Barfly was the only good pick.
 
#32
I bought a DVD copy, PAL version, at Amoeba Records in SF today. It was 13$ and there are about 5 more copies sitting on the self.
Even though it's PAL I can still watch it on my Computer.
 

Erik

If u don't know the poetry u don't know Bukowski
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#38
:) Barfly will be released in Norway on Desember 09, according to this website.
Doesn't mention any extras though. Hope Schroeder's commentary track is on it.
 

Bukfan

"The law is wrong; I am right"
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#39
The image on the cover on the Norwegian site is the same image I have on the copy of the Barfly DVD I bought on Amazon a couple of months ago and that did'nt have the commentary track, only a few still photo's from the movie, so I suspect it's the same version as the Norwegian one - unfortunately.
 
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roni

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#40
I now have the 2-DVD-disc-set of Barfly in the bukshop.

Language is English and German, but this one also doesn't come with a commentary-track. What Fuck!

Also, they screwed up the 2nd DVD, which contains about a 3rd of the Bukowski-Tapes:

though they were intelligent enough to leave the annoying music inbetween (sometimes), they just muted the sound, which means, the sequences start with a few seconds of total silence, where you only see the picture, which - of course - looks like an error, especially to people, who don't know about the original music-track. WTF?
 

Bukfan

"The law is wrong; I am right"
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#41
It's a mystery to me why they leave out the commentator track from the reprints of Barfly, especially since nowadays extra material are a big part of selling DVD's.
 
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roni

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#42
Yeah, it's a big beershit. Maybe the rights for the movie are cheaper than the rights for the comments now, but still...

I would at least have expected that the 2-DVD-special-edition is a good buy. But even the picture-quality is bad. The only reason, I offer this at the shop is, there's no other version to have and it's still better than not having it. But I can't say, that I really like this version much.
 

nervas

more crickets than friends
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#43
I bought a DVD copy, PAL version, at Amoeba Records in SF today. It was 13$ and there are about 5 more copies sitting on the self.
Even though it's PAL I can still watch it on my Computer.
Wow. I was at Amoeba in Hollywood two Saturdays ago with a buddy. We were there for about 3hrs, mostly spent in the vinyl section. On the way home Buk came up for a sec and my friend said he thought he had seen Barfly in the dvd section... If Amoeba had not closed at 11pm, I would have turned right back around, but I kept thinking he was bullshitting me. And now I have to wonder...
 
#44
i got barfly on betamax. my homie taped it for me off his laserdisc. those big LP size laser discs are better fidelity. like a LP compared to a cassette,, yea.

great movie but i only watched like 15 minutes of it so far.