Directors The Last Dozen DVDs You Bought Tournament

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  1. SteveGon

    SteveGon Executive Producer

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    I was entering my latest purchases into my DVD database and though Hey, there's an idea for a tourney - the "Last Dozen DVDs You Bought Tournament." [​IMG]

    It's simple: if you want to participate, just post your name and the last 12 DVDs you bought. We'll be voting on them as a lot - same as in draft voting. If you make it to the next round, you have the option of updating your list if you've made any recent purchases - changing your list could help or hurt your chances but makes for a more dynamic and interesting tourney.

    My list is below so we need at least seven other players to get started.

    SteveGon

    Buffy the Vampire Slayer (Season Six)
    Casa de los Babys
    The Elegant Universe
    (Nova science documentary)
    Enter the Dragon S.E.
    Ghosts of the Abyss
    A High Wind in Jamaica
    Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
    CE
    Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House
    Penn & Teller: Bullshit!
    Smiles of a Summer Night
    Criterion Collection
    Stray Dog Criterion Collection
    The Tin Star



    Jim K

    The Good the Bad and the Ugly SE
    The Great Escape SE
    Zatoichi and the Chess Expert
    Zatoichi's Vengeance
    Zatoichi's Cane-Sword
    The Testament of Dr Mabuse (Criterion)
    The Enemy Below
    Master & Commander: The Far Side of the Word (2-disc SE)
    Kill Bill Volume 1
    Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed
    Lone Wolf & Cub: White Heaven in Hell
    Onibaba (Criterion)



    Tommy G

    The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King
    The Godfather
    A Night at the Opera
    The Best of Bud Abbott and Lou Costello volume 2
    Big Fish
    The Pink Panther Film Collection
    Terminator 2: Judgment Day Extreme DVD
    A Clockwork Orange Remastered
    City Lights
    Charlie's Angels Season 2
    Lawrence of Arabia Superbit
    Glory Special Edition



    Brook K

    Stray Dog (Criterion)
    Speed Racer LCE Vol. 2
    Dolls (R3)
    Gone To Earth SE (R2)
    A Story Of Floating Weeds/Floating Weeds (Criterion)
    Martha
    In A Year With 13 Moons
    Pickup On South Street (Criterion)
    Cure
    Ikiru (Criterion)
    My Darling Clementine
    The Shop On Main Street (Criterion)



    Lew Crippen

    3 Women
    Double Suicide
    The Story of Floating Weeds
    Sisters
    Diary of a Country Priest
    Under the Roofs of Paris
    À nous la liberté
    Cranes Are Flying
    Good Morning
    The Devil & Daniel Webster
    Rolling Stones: Gimme Shelter
    Pygmalion



    George Kaplan

    Walt Disney Treasures: Tomorrowland
    Walt Disney Treasures: On the Front Lines
    Walt Disney Treasures: Mickey Mouse in Living Color, Vol. 2
    Walt Disney Treasures: The Chronological Donald, Vol. 1
    The Good, the Bad & the Ugly: SE
    Enter the Dragon: SE
    The Great Escape: SE
    The Winds of War
    Cheers Season 3
    Frasier Season 3
    Master & Commander: Far Side of the World
    The Life & Death of Colonel Blimp



    Andrew Sch

    The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
    Miracle
    Do You Believe in Miracles? The Story of the 1980 US Hockey Team
    The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly: Special Edition
    The Great Escape: Special Edition
    The Elephant Man
    Bob Dylan: MTV Unplugged
    The Last Samurai
    Master & Commander: The Far Side of the World: Collector's Edition
    The Ten Commandments: Special Collectors Edition
    Gilligan's Island: The Complete First Season
    Trainspotting SE



    Brian Lawrence

    Alias: Season 2
    Accidental Tourist
    American Splendor
    Lost in Translation
    Whale Rider
    Texas Chainsaw Massacre ('03)
    Pirates of the Caribbean
    Open Range
    28 Days Later
    Nicholas Nickleby
    From Justin to Kelly
    Beatles Anthology



    ChrisV

    Samurai Trilogy (Criterion box set)
    Lord of the Rings: Return of the King
    The Triplets of Belleville
    Intolerable Cruelty
    Tokyo Drifter
    Monty Python: Live!
    Jaws
    Kill Bill: Volume 1
    All About Eve
    Knife in the Water
    Brazil (Criterion)
    Fargo



    Joe Fisher

    The Great Dictator
    Ninja Scroll-10th Anniversary
    The Final Countdown-2 Disc Set
    Battle Of Britain
    The Big Red One
    Eight Men Out
    Master & Commander-2 Disc Set
    Dracula Legacy Collection
    Wolfman Legacy Collection
    Frankenstein Legacy Collection
    Best Of Abbott & Costello Vol. 2
    LOTR: Return Of The King



    Arman

    Legends of the Silver Screen: Charlie Chaplin & Buster Keaton
    Punch-Drunk Love - Superbit Deluxe
    Amélie
    A.I. Artificial Intelligence - Special Edition
    The Matrix Reloaded
    Irreversible (Uncut)
    Waking Life
    The Beatles Collector's Set
    The Adventures of Antoine Doinel - The Criterion Collection
    Wrong Men & Notorious Women: Five Hitchcock Thrillers 1935-1946 - The Criterion Collection
    Three Colors - The Exclusive Collection
    Y tu mamá también - Unrated Edition



    Nick Sievers

    The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
    Stray Dog: Criterion
    Bubba Ho-Tep
    The Good the Bad and the Ugly: Extended Version
    Enter the Dragon: SE
    The Triplets of Belleville
    Star Trek II - The Wrath of Khan
    Capturing the Friedmans
    Freaks and Geeks: The Complete Series (Yearbook Edition)
    Songs from the Second Floor
    Kill Bill Vol. 1
    2001: A Space Odyssey



    Henry Martin

    Freaks & Geeks: The Complete Series
    Smiles of a Summer Night
    Stray Dog
    Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 6
    Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
    Le Salon de Musique (R2 release of The Music Room/Jalsaghar)
    The Ingmar Bergman Collection
    Scenes from a Marriage
    Futurama: Volume 3
    Curb Your Enthusiasm: Season 1
    Angel: Season 3
    Pet Shop Boys: PopArt (The Videos)



    Bill McA

    The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
    The Tin Drum (Criterion)
    The Testament of Dr. Mabuse (Criterion)
    Walt Disney Treasures: On the Front Lines
    Walt Disney Treasures: Mickey Mouse in Living Color Vol. 2
    Walt Disney Treasures: The Chronological Donald Vol. 1
    The Good, the Bad and the Ugly S.E.
    The Triplets of Belleville
    Kichiku dai Enkai
    The Cat Returns (Studio Ghibli)
    3 Women (Criterion)
    The Monster Legacy DVD Gift Set



    Brad Porter

    The Cooler
    Northern Exposure: The Complete First Season
    Penn & Teller: Bullshit!
    Gilmore Girls: The Complete First Season
    Fat Man and Little Boy
    The Marx Brothers Collection
    Charade (Criterion)
    Homicide: Life on the Street - The Complete Season 4
    The Matrix Revolutions
    Futurama: Volume 3
    Schindler's List
    Freaks and Geeks: The Complete Series (Yearbook Edition)



    ErikG

    Disney Treasures On the Front Lines
    Disney Treasures Mickey Mouse in Living Color 2
    Disney Treasures Chronological Donald
    Freaks and Geeks LE Yearbook Edition
    Alien Quadrilogy
    Monster Legacy DVD Gift Set
    Enter the Dragon SE
    Speed Racer Seaon 2 LE
    Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
    The Final Countdown 2-Disc LE
    High School Reunion Collection (Breakfst Club, 16 Candles ,Weird Science)
    Freddy vs Jason
     
  2. SteveGon

    SteveGon Executive Producer

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    Just wanted to add that I expect some titles to crop up on many lists (I imagine a lot of you bought that silly hobbit movie), but I'd be surprised if any two lists had more than three or four matches which is why I set the number of DVDs at twelve - it's those other movies that'll ultimately be the decision-makers...
     
  3. Jim_K

    Jim_K Executive Producer

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    The Good the Bad and the Ugly SE
    The Great Escape SE
    Zatoichi and the Chess Expert
    Zatoichi's Vengeance
    Zatoichi's Cane-Sword
    The Testament of Dr Mabuse (Criterion)
    The Enemy Below
    Master & Commander: The Far Side of the Word (2-disc SE)
    Kill Bill Volume 1
    Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed
    Lone Wolf & Cub: White Heaven in Hell
    Onibaba (Criterion)


    Don't know how accurate this is as releases that interest me tend to come in spurts. Anything I've bought more than a month ago & my memories are a bit hazy.
     
  4. Tommy G

    Tommy G Screenwriter

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    OK, I'm game. Here are my "dirty dozen":
    The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King
    The Godfather
    A Night at the Opera
    The Best of Bud Abbott and Lou Costello volume 2
    Big Fish
    The Pink Panther Film Collection
    Terminator 2: Judgment Day Extreme DVD
    A Clockwork Orange Remastered
    City Lights
    Charlie's Angels Season 2
    Lawrence of Arabia Superbit
    Glory Special Edition
     
  5. SteveGon

    SteveGon Executive Producer

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    Jim: some good choices there - I've got Mabuse and Onibaba and plan on picking up the M & C set. I've seen a few Zatoichi movies - they're good, but not something I could take a lot of as they all seem the same (or maybe I just haven't seen enough of them).

    Tommy included a boxed set which is okay with me.
     
  6. Tommy G

    Tommy G Screenwriter

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    Actually 3 box sets but who's counting [​IMG]
     
  7. Brook K

    Brook K Lead Actor

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    Let's see if I can remember, we may be back into December for me:

    Stray Dog (Criterion) (shipped but hasn't arrived yet) (May)
    Speed Racer LCE Vol. 2 (May)
    Dolls (R3) (May)
    Gone To Earth SE (R2) (May)
    A Story Of Floating Weeds/Floating Weeds (Criterion) (April)
    Martha (March)
    In A Year With 13 Moons (March)
    Pickup On South Street (Criterion) (Feb)
    Cure (Jan)
    Ikiru (Criterion) (Jan)
    My Darling Clementine (Jan)
    The Shop On Main Street (Criterion) (picking one title from a batch of 9-10 I bought at Deep Discount's end of the year sale)
     
  8. Lew Crippen

    Lew Crippen Executive Producer

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    As it turns out, my last 12 purchases have all been Criterions:

    1.3 Women (Altman)
    2.Double Suicide (Shinoda)
    3.The Story of Floating Weeds (Ozu)
    4.Sisters (DePalma)
    5.Diary of a Country Priest (Bresson)
    6.Under the Roofs of Paris (Clair)
    7.À nous la liberté (Clair)
    8.Cranes Are Flying (Kalatozov)
    9.Good Morning (Ozu)
    10.The Devil & Daniel Webster (Dieterle)
    11.Rolling Stones: Gimme Shelter (Maysles bros.)
    12.Pygmalion (Asquith/Howard)

    Somehow I don’t think that I’ll get very far. [​IMG]
     
  9. george kaplan

    george kaplan Executive Producer

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    I'll play. Back with my list in a minute.
     
  10. george kaplan

    george kaplan Executive Producer

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    Walt Disney Treasures: Tomorrowland
    Walt Disney Treasures: On the Front Lines
    Walt Disney Treasures: Mickey Mouse in Living Color, Vol. 2
    Walt Disney Treasures: The Chronological Donald, Vol. 1
    The Good, the Bad & the Ugly: SE
    Enter the Dragon: SE
    The Great Escape: SE
    The Winds of War
    Cheers Season 3
    Frasier Season 3
    Master & Commander: Far Side of the World
    The Life & Death of Colonel Blimp
     
  11. Jim_K

    Jim_K Executive Producer

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    Yes the films are very formulatic as are most film series (26 in all here).

    The better films in the series are the films that explore Zatoichi’s past (usually the earlier films) or the films that break from or play with the standard formula.

    If you just want to delve into the very best films then Fight Zatoichi Fight & Zatoichi and the Chess Expert are the most lyrical while Zatoichi and the Chest of Gold is the most cinematic. Honestly there are a couple clunkers, some just average films, but overall there's a higher amount of good to great films in this series. All in all I can't think of a series that sustained this amount of quality overall, the Bond series (which I also enjoy) pales in comparison.

    What appeals to me is the main character's Zen-like persona, it's unique blend of comedy/action, excellent performances & great period detail. Of course you have to able to suspend disbelief to watch a film about a blind swordsman/masseur/degenerate gambler. [​IMG]
     
  12. SteveGon

    SteveGon Executive Producer

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    I don't know - that's a damn good list. I've got them all except 3 Women, Double Suicide, and Good Morning (all three of which I'd like to have). [​IMG]
     
  13. Brook K

    Brook K Lead Actor

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    I think Kitano's new Zatoichi film will finally get a US theatrical release in June. It's also playing the June Atlanta film festival.

    Devil and Daniel Webster and Testament of Dr. Mabuse will be on my fall birthday/Christmas list along with Scenes From A Marriage and maybe the MGM Bergman box. I already had the R2 Smiles of a Summer night so I didn't get the Crit. I may end up getting Master and Commander as I liked it quite a bit. Plus DVD would let me skip the clunker lizard explorer scenes.

    I guess it's no surprise that I already owned half of Lew's list and no more than 2 of anyone else's.
     
  14. Andrew_Sch

    Andrew_Sch Cinematographer

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    I'll give this one a go. It will take me a while to get my list together, but I'll try to have it up by tonight if that's cool. I'll just make a placeholder below this.
     
  15. Andrew_Sch

    Andrew_Sch Cinematographer

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    -Trainspotting: Collector's Series
    -The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
    -Miracle
    -Do You Believe in Miracles? The Story of the 1980 US Hockey Team
    -The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly: Special Edition
    -The Great Escape: Special Edition
    -The Elephant Man
    -Bob Dylan: MTV Unplugged
    -The Last Samurai
    -Master & Commander: The Far Side of the World: Collector's Edition
    -The Ten Commandments: Special Collectors Edition
    -Gilligan's Island: The Complete First Season

    Is it okay if I just leave my list at eleven? I honestly don't have the slightest clue which DVD would round out the dozen, I can't remember back that far and don't organize receipts or anything.
     
  16. Brian Lawrence

    Brian Lawrence Producer

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    Real Name:
    Brian
    Alias: Season 2
    Accidental Tourist
    American Splendor
    Lost in Translation
    Whale Rider
    Texas Chainsaw Massacre ('03)
    Pirates of the Caribbean
    Open Range
    28 Days Later
    Nicholas Nickleby
    From Justin to Kelly
    (Hey I saw it at WalMart for $5 and thought it might be good for shits and giggles) [​IMG]
    Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life

    With acception of Alias and Accidental Tourist, these are all pretty much discs at boght at my local used store for about $5-$7, so I took some chances, which I can't even comment on as I still have not watched all them. For some reason I just have not had much interest in buying dvds in the last 6 months.
     
  17. ChrisV

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    ChrisV
    • Samurai I: Musashi Miyamoto
    • Samurai II: Duel at Ichijoji Temple
    • Samurai III: Duel at Ganryu Island
    • Lord of the Rings: Return of the King
    • The Triplets of Belleville
    • Intolerable Cruelty
    • Tokyo Drifter
    • Monty Python: Live!
    • Jaws
    • Kill Bill: Volume 1
    • All About Eve
    • Knife in the Water

    The Samurai movies are part of the Samurai Trilogy box set. If you want to include the box set as one, the two other most recent DVD's I purchased are Brazil (criterion) and Fargo.

    EDIT: Whoops, missed some.
     
  18. Bill McA

    Bill McA Producer

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    The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
    The Tin Drum
    (Criterion)
    The Testament of Dr. Mabuse (Criterion)
    Walt Disney Treasures: On the Front Lines
    Walt Disney Treasures: Mickey Mouse in Living Color Vol. 2
    Walt Disney Treasures: The Chronological Donald Vol. 1
    The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
    S.E.
    The Triplets of Belleville
    Kichiku dai Enkai
    The Cat Returns
    (Studio Ghibli)
    3 Women (Criterion)
    The Monster Legacy DVD Gift Set

    These are the last 12 that I actually purchased, it does not include some more recent acquisitions obtained through DVD-R trading.
     
  19. Joe Fisher

    Joe Fisher Screenwriter

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    Real Name:
    Joseph E Fisher
    My Last 12:


    Master & Commander-2 Disc Set
    Dracula Legacy Collection
    Wolfman Legacy Collection
    Frankenstein Legacy Collection
    Best Of Abbott & Costello Vol. 2
    LOTR: Return Of The King
    Cocoon
    Cocoon:The Return
    The Day After
    Hell In The Pacific
    Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed
    Curse Of Frankenstein
     
  20. Arman

    Arman Screenwriter

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    I'm Arman! I'm a former Buy Buy Buy Unseen DVD Addict. Now, I'm simply a See-Lot-of-Movies Addict! Here's my last 12 (from expensive box-sets bought online at the same time, ... bargain 3 for $25 sale in Hollywood Video, ... forgetting to decline/return Columbia House DVD director selection/purchase req't (The Matrix Reloaded which I gave to a friend), ... down to Wal-mart's $5 bin's Legends of the Silver Screen. Legends of the Silver Screen is so far the only DVD I bought this year. I'm really cheap lately and feel like need to do some dvd bargain hunting after this post. I missed it! [​IMG] :

    Legends of the Silver Screen: Charlie Chaplin & Buster Keaton

    Punch-Drunk Love - Superbit Deluxe

    Amélie

    A.I. Artificial Intelligence - Special Edition

    The Matrix Reloaded

    Irreversible (Uncut)

    Waking Life

    The Beatles Collector's Set

    The Adventures of Antoine Doinel - The Criterion Collection

    Wrong Men & Notorious Women: Five Hitchcock Thrillers 1935-1946 - The Criterion Collection

    Three Colors - The Exclusive Collection

    Y tu mamá también - Unrated Edition
     

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