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#1 of 495 OFFLINE   WillKTaylor

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Posted March 17 2004 - 12:05 PM

Hey all.

This thread comes up from time to time on DVDtalk and usually draws quite a gathering. Haven't seen it in awhile, so I figure to start one up on HTF. Who's knows, consider it an experiment to see how fast the thread will end up on page 2 ...

Here are the rules. First and foremost, you must have a DVD collection online and with a link to participate. From there, take a look at the last poster in the thread and review their collection. As the name implies, then name the three best, three worst DVDs and the three most needed for the collection. Although highly subjective, it can often be insightful, especially to those with similar collections.

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#2 of 495 OFFLINE   Stu Rosen

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Posted March 17 2004 - 12:44 PM

OK, I'll play:

Best 3: Pulp Fiction, Seven Samurai, Boogie Nights (I can't pick all Kurosawa or Kubricks, so I'm picking a cross-section of really excellent films).

Worst 3: Con Air, Ghostbusters 2, Spies Like Us.

You need: Anyone who likes Japanese epics, or action films, actually owes it to themselves to try out Buster Keaton -- he's a gifted physical comedian using entire landscapes as a canvas for his imagination. Try "The General."

Also, anyone who enjoyed Pulp Fiction or Boogie Nights really must get some Martin Scorsese in his collection. I can't even tell you where to start, but "Mean Streets," "GoodFellas" or "Raging Bull" or "Taxi Driver" wouldn't be a bad place to begin.

Finally, anyone who enjoys "Spies Like Us" (only kidding, but not really) really must open his eyes and ears to the brilliant Preston Sturges, who made the most manic, literate, original comedies. Try "Sullivan's Travels," "The Lady Eve" and, if it ever comes out on DVD, my favorite, "The Palm Beach Story."

Now, have at my collection.
 

#3 of 495 OFFLINE   Harold Wazzu

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Posted March 17 2004 - 12:46 PM


WillKTaylor's collection

Worst:
Austin Powers - Spy who shagged me - never really got into these movies

The Game - seen it on tv too much as it is, I wouldn't want it on DVD also

The Others - I bought it and sold it back just as quick

Best:

Band of Brothers

Robocop Criterion

T2 - Ultimate Edition

Needed:

More 80's movies like Ferris Beuller's Day Off, Pretty In Pink, Last American Virgin, stuff like that Posted Image


Stu's Collection

Best:

The Color of Money

Godfather Collection

Toy Story Ultimate Toy Box (I am envious Posted Image)

Worst:

Broken Arrow

Freaky Friday

Romy & Michele's Highschool Reunion

Needed:

I haven't got a clue, maybe someone else can comment on this.



#4 of 495 OFFLINE   Joe Fisher

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Posted March 17 2004 - 01:44 PM

Harold Wazzu:

Best:
1.) Full Metal Jacket
2.) Silence Of The Lambs
3.) Alien Quadrilogy

Worst:
1.) 2 Fast 2 Furious
2.) Solaris
3.) xXx

Need:
1.) Dark City
2.) Enemy Mine
3.) Planet Of The Apes(1968)

#5 of 495 OFFLINE   Ben Rockwell

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Posted March 17 2004 - 02:51 PM

Great idea...I've been wanting to participate in one of these but I also get on right behind some guy with a huge collection...

Okay, here goes (nothing personal of course, just my opinion):


To Joe Fisher's Collection:


Best Three:
A Christmas Story
LotR Collection
Goodfellas (for quality of movie, not DVD)

Worst Three:
Armageddon (hated the movie, may be a great DVD)
Batman Forever
Batman Returns

Need Three:
Rashomon
Untouchables (when a better version comes out, but I see an interest in crime films)
Pulp Fiction (just a first rate film that everyone should own)

#6 of 495 OFFLINE   Corey Hall

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Posted March 17 2004 - 02:55 PM

Joe's Best:
Seven Samurai-In my opinion, the best movie ever made
Goodfellas-My favorite movie ever made
The Thing (1982)-My second favorite

Joe's Worst:
Honestly, there's so many to choose from. How can the owner of Citizen Kane and Seven Samurai own:
Under Seige 2,
Ghosts of Mars-You know, I love Carpenter too, but this is where I draw the line.
and
3 Paul WS Anderson movies-Resident Evil, Soldier and Event Horizon.

Joe Needs:
To pawn or ebay about 150 DVDs to save face.

Of course, I'm one to talk with some of mine.

Have at me.

I hope it's obvious which ones belong to the wife.

#7 of 495 OFFLINE   ChrisBEA

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Posted March 17 2004 - 03:46 PM

Corey Hall:

Best:
The Crow
Fear And Loathing in LV: Criterion
Battle Royale

Worst:
American Idol: Search for a Superstar
Dark Star
House of the Dead

Needed:
Infernal Affairs
21 Grams
Dead Alive

it was hard to pick 3 best, you have some good films in there: Honorable mentions go to Audition, Naked Lunch Criterion, Shaolin Soccer, Hero, among others.

This is cool!

#8 of 495 OFFLINE   Corey Hall

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Posted March 17 2004 - 04:27 PM

I feel I got some 'splainin' to do. The American Idol DVD is the wife's. Dark Star I own due to Carpenter loyalty. House of the Dead BECAUSE it's so bad. You can have one hell of a MST3K home session with that movie. By the way, you seem to be pretty into asian cinema, you should check out Ong Bak. BEST martial arts flick ever. I don't say that lightly, I take my MA films seriously. You can get a region 0 on ebay.

#9 of 495 OFFLINE   Corey Hall

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Posted March 17 2004 - 04:41 PM

This is fun, I'm gonna post one for Chris:
Best DVDs:
Fist of Legend:now the 2nd best MA movie of all time, you should look into getting the Ritek version though.
Lone Wolf and Cub movies:I'm holding off for the whole set, but they're great movies.
Run Lola Run:great movie, that many haven't seen

Worst DVDs:
Once again, Paul WS Anderson, but worse. You own all his movies. I'm sorry.
S1m0ne
xXx-I own it too if that makes you feel any better.

You need:
Some MST3K DVDs. You and I have very similar tastes, it seems like, down to Pantera and Primus. I think you'd enjoy them.

By the way, are referring to the Peter Jackson Dead Alive? If so, I'm waiting for a SE. If you're taking about Miike Dead or Alive, I've just been putting off buying the box set

#10 of 495 OFFLINE   Dustin Harrison

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Posted March 17 2004 - 04:42 PM

Oops sorry, I just read you have to have a DVD collection online.....Nevermind.

Best:
Fight Club
Resident Evil
Matrix

Worst:
House of a 1000 Corpse
Freddy got fingered
Driven

Need:
Blazing Saddles
Raising Arizona
Cool World

#11 of 495 OFFLINE   m.cellophane

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Posted March 17 2004 - 05:54 PM

Guess I'm doin' a repeat on Corey Hall:

Best 3
Alien Quadrilogy
Brazil: Criterion Collection
Ran: Masterworks Edition

Worst 3
American Pimp
Battle Royale: Director's Cut
Caligula: Complete, Unedited, Unrated Edition: Director's Cut

Need 3
Desperado
The Italian Job (2003)
Unbreakable

#12 of 495 OFFLINE   svenge

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Posted March 17 2004 - 06:17 PM

Personal (as in you may disagree) Bests:
Saving Private Ryan
Tombstone (Vista)
LotR: Fellowship

Personal (as in you may disagree) Worsts:
Independence Day
Addams Family Values
Strange Brew

Most Needed:
LotR: Return of the King
My Neighbor Totoro
Hidden Fortress

Please feel free to pick the best/worst/needed of my collection and post!
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#13 of 495 OFFLINE   Christ Reynolds

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Posted March 17 2004 - 06:27 PM

fun thread. for james proffitt...

best three
8 1/2 criterion collection
the trouble with harry
fargo special edition

worst three
solaris
from justin to kelly special edition
my big fat greek wedding

need three
solaris criteion collection
boogie nights new line platinum series
the third man criterion collection

ok have at me...i have no wife to blame for any of my titles Posted Image

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#14 of 495 OFFLINE   Corey Hall

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Posted March 17 2004 - 07:44 PM

Hey James,
I own all three of the needed DVDs. Desperado is the El Mariachi/Desperado disc. For some reason, it's listed under Mariachi in DVD Profiler. I own both Italian Jobs, they're in there. But, you did catch that I don't have Unbreakable entered. Thank you.

#15 of 495 OFFLINE   Mark_vdH

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Posted March 17 2004 - 08:57 PM

Christ Reynolds

Best three:
- The Godfather Trilogy
- Do The Right Thing: Criterion Collection
- Pulp Fiction

Worst three:
- I Am Curious: Criterion Collection
- Opera: Limited Edition
- Vanilla Sky

Really need:
- Casablanca
- Paths Of Glory (or Full Metal Jacket)
- Rear Window (or Vertigo)

Great collection BTW. Hard to pick worst three (haven't seen some 'potential candidates' though).
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#16 of 495 OFFLINE   Simon Massey

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Posted March 17 2004 - 10:51 PM

For svenge since I cant access the last one.

Best 3

1. Fellowship of the Ring
2. Sixth Sense (one of my favourites)
3. AI

Worst 3

1. Snatch
2. Men In Black
3. Addams Family Values

Need

1. All those Spielberg films and no JAWS ???
2. Trainspotting. (I find Guy Ritchies films to be a rip off of this, especially Lock Stock and 2 Smoking Barrels)
3. Some Hitchcock (Vertigo, Rear Window esp) Not that I can talk, I am holding out for a better version. Posted Image

#17 of 495 OFFLINE   Joe Fisher

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Posted March 17 2004 - 11:13 PM

Corey Hall wrote:

Quote:
Joe Needs:
To pawn or ebay about 150 DVDs to save face.

Believe it or not, I am in the process of thinning the herd. Have sold about 40 dvd's in the past week. And the Paul Anderson films are on the way out. Ghosts of Mars...yes very bad.

Ben Rockwell wrote:

Quote:
Need Three:
Rashomon
Untouchables (when a better version comes out, but I see an interest in crime films)
Pulp Fiction (just a first rate film that everyone should own)


Rashomon will be in my next batch of Kurosawa films that I get. Pulp Fiction I saw once and never interested me. But that was awhile back, time to give it another shot.

#18 of 495 OFFLINE   Ben Rockwell

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Posted March 17 2004 - 11:41 PM

Joe Fisher wrote:

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Pulp Fiction I saw once and never interested me. But that was awhile back, time to give it another shot.


When I first saw it, I hated it. I put it in one night as background noise to write a paper, and now it's one of my favorite films. I think it does take a second viewing. The first time I saw it, I was disgusted, but the second time I found it hilarious.

#19 of 495 OFFLINE   Rob Lutter

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Posted March 17 2004 - 11:56 PM

Best 3
Brazil: The Criterion Collection
Fight Club: 2-Disc (Original Release)
The Stanley Kubrick Collection

Worst 3
Ocean's 11
Indepedence Day
Cleopatra

Need 3
Dawn of the Dead: 5-6 Disc Limited Edition Posted Image
Casablanca 2-Disc
The Charlie Chaplin Collection (Remastered)

#20 of 495 OFFLINE   Benjamin Ricci

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Posted March 18 2004 - 01:15 AM

Rob L's list

Best
Fight Club
Pulp Fiction
Rushmore


Worst

I'm not a huge anime fan, so I'm not going to pick on the anime titles.

I'll go with Muppets From Space, Sports Night, and Van Wilder

Needs
Get some more Italian horror!! I see you have Argento's Opera, do you like it?





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