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by Greybird
Dec 2nd 2007, 4:47 pm
Forum: "My So-Called Life" on TV
Topic: "My So-Called Life" on ABC.com
Replies: 5
Views: 12822

Oh, and as to streaming outside the U.S., from the tech staff's blog : " Why can't I watch the shows outside of the U.S.? "[...] Contrary to popular opinion, the main reason we can't allow use of the [plug-in] Player outside the U.S. is not because of the advertising, but actually because ABC doesn'...
by Greybird
Dec 2nd 2007, 4:38 pm
Forum: "My So-Called Life" on TV
Topic: "My So-Called Life" on ABC.com
Replies: 5
Views: 12822

Proxy servers exist to make it look as if you're in the U.S., although I don't have any locations. These do have ads, as well. From the FAQ: " Do I need to watch all of the advertisements? "You can't advance the episode beyond an ad break until you have watched the ad for at least 30 seconds. The ad...
by Greybird
Nov 12th 2007, 7:47 am
Forum: Claire Danes
Topic: Claire Danes in Neil Gaiman's "Stardust"
Replies: 10
Views: 10712

Links to film discussions and DVD news

The IMDb discussion board for "Stardust" has a great deal of praise and reviewing of every aspect of the film, from scores of people around the world. Including yours truly, who's seen it ten times in the theater! (Methinks you can guess that I liked it ... oh, that's the understatement of the year....
by Greybird
Nov 12th 2007, 7:19 am
Forum: quarterlife
Topic: Press Articles
Replies: 7
Views: 3860

Two articles from "L.A. Times"

Two well-turned Los Angeles Times stories, in two days, on this latest Bedford Falls creation, both worth reading in full at the links ... Calendar, 11 November : Web-only series? Yep. Audience? [...] Most of us over 25 are familiar with the work of [Marshall] Herskovitz and "quarterlife" co-writer ...
by Greybird
Nov 11th 2007, 11:32 am
Forum: 2007 DVD release (Shout! Factory)
Topic: 2007 Region 1 Complete Set Rerelease (ShoutFactory)
Replies: 129
Views: 51299

Are you folks hearing the same episode commentaries that I am? Because my experiences, or reactions, aren't at all like this. I've heard four of the six thus far: "Pilot," "Other People's Mothers," "Life of Brian," and "Weekend." Each one was anecdotal, insightful, and full of professional respect a...
by Greybird
Nov 8th 2007, 8:52 am
Forum: 2007 DVD release (Shout! Factory)
Topic: Tell Shout! Factory what you think
Replies: 1
Views: 2362

My own exchange with Brian Ward, manager of DVD and home video ... Subject: DVD grand slam home run with this one! Your "MSCL" set has been constantly occupying my DVD player since I bought it last Wednesday. And I've been motivated: I have been a fan of "My So-Called Life" since 1995, and shelled o...
by Greybird
Nov 8th 2007, 8:47 am
Forum: 2007 DVD release (Shout! Factory)
Topic: Tell Shout! Factory what you think
Replies: 1
Views: 2362

Tell Shout! Factory what you think

Shout! Factory has a message board that solicits feedback and suggestions from its customers. You might think that's unremarkable, but it has staff actually answering postings ... which is more than a lot of firms even try to do with their boards! If you were swept away, underwhelmed, or anything in...
by Greybird
Nov 3rd 2007, 7:13 am
Forum: 2007 DVD release (Shout! Factory)
Topic: Joke vs. reality! (an oblique review)
Replies: 2
Views: 2822

In the interest of further oblique-itude {g} ... I thought I'd scan in the label, on the outer wrap of the Shout! Factory package, before discarding it. (2.00 x 1.75 inches.) Such ephemera aren't always documented, and perhaps they should be. They point out what elements were seen as being most impo...
by Greybird
Nov 3rd 2007, 5:54 am
Forum: 2007 DVD release (Shout! Factory)
Topic: Joke vs. reality! (an oblique review)
Replies: 2
Views: 2822

Joke vs. reality! (an oblique review)

Sooo ... four and a half years ago, Sascha did an April Fool's Day number on us . At the moment, and against my grain as to practical jokes, I'll take it seriously here for a while. Whether you liked it or not, it's intriguing — and an oblique route to a semi-review of sorts — to look back on this "...
by Greybird
Oct 29th 2007, 10:47 pm
Forum: The Show
Topic: why was this show cancelled?
Replies: 33
Views: 10028

[...] OLS, as early as January 1995, was intimately aware that Claire (actually her mother and then agent, Mike Lazzo) wanted to quit the show. You kept raising money from the rest of us, nonetheless, for four more months. (Two, in my case.) Why did you continue to ask for it? Why did you waste it ...
by Greybird
Oct 29th 2007, 4:37 pm
Forum: 2007 DVD release (Shout! Factory)
Topic: 2007 Region 1 Complete Set Rerelease (ShoutFactory)
Replies: 129
Views: 51299

Set of ShoutFactory intros

... and if you go right now to the main page of shoutfactory.com , you'll be greeted by the cast of "My So-Called Life". They basically just say "you're watching shoutfactory.com", but still -- it's amazing to see them all again after so many years. I've seen Lisa Wilhoit (she's so grown up!), Devo...
by Greybird
Aug 15th 2007, 3:18 am
Forum: 2007 DVD release (Shout! Factory)
Topic: 2007 Region 1 Complete Set Rerelease (ShoutFactory)
Replies: 129
Views: 51299

Is it safe to presume that this release will be on a larger scale than last time? Yes, Shout Factory products are distributed nationally. They're not limited to any particular outlet. If Amazon.com has them, they're available to the book/video sellers' trade generally, and can be ordered freely, ev...
by Greybird
Aug 5th 2007, 10:41 am
Forum: "Willkommen im Leben" - Deutsche Diskussion
Topic: Deutsche "Willkommen im Leben" DVD ab 13.09.07
Replies: 11
Views: 27584

Dieser deutscher Cover-Layout gefällt mir auch vielmals als der neuer amerikanischer Box. Die scharfe Farben machen nichts. Die Bilder von Danes und Leto sind ganz toll! *sigh* Bitte, was bedeutet "Digistak"? Und die Webseite sagt "ca. 871 Min." — ist die deutsche Version bei ca. 30 Minuten abgekurzt?
by Greybird
Aug 5th 2007, 10:27 am
Forum: Announcements and Feedback
Topic: Stopped Clock?
Replies: 32
Views: 18769

We seem to still be trapped in the Matrix, or at least I am. Because after three more years (since the last post in this thread), as of today, my profile still says "Last Visit: Tue Jan 07, 2003 2:51 pm". Any prospects for getting that feature fixed, Sascha?
by Greybird
Aug 5th 2007, 3:55 am
Forum: 2007 DVD release (Shout! Factory)
Topic: 2007 Region 1 Complete Set Rerelease (ShoutFactory)
Replies: 129
Views: 51299

From the Amazon.com listings ... New set — Run Time: 1110 minutes Original set — Run Time: 900 minutes The difference — 210 minutes, or three and a half HOURS of added material! (And that's not counting the audio commentary tracks which run along with selected episodes.) If that one figure doesn't g...