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The Last Dozen DVDs You Bought Tournament


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#1 of 227 OFFLINE   SteveGon

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Posted May 28 2004 - 02:49 AM

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." Posted Image

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.

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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 of 227 OFFLINE   SteveGon

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Posted May 28 2004 - 03:24 AM

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 of 227 OFFLINE   Jim_K

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Posted May 28 2004 - 03:24 AM

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.
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#4 of 227 OFFLINE   Tommy G

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Posted May 28 2004 - 03:36 AM

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

Please release The Goodies on Region 1 DVD
My DVDs

#5 of 227 OFFLINE   SteveGon

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Posted May 28 2004 - 03:38 AM

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 of 227 OFFLINE   Tommy G

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Posted May 28 2004 - 03:44 AM

Actually 3 box sets but who's counting Posted Image
Please release The Goodies on Region 1 DVD
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#7 of 227 OFFLINE   Brook K

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Posted May 28 2004 - 04:09 AM

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)
2002 Sight & Sound Challenge: 321  Last Watched: L'enfance Nue
Last 8 Films Watched: In the Loop - A- / It Might Get Loud - B+ / What Just Happened? - B / Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs - C- / Drums Along the Mohawk - A- / Punisher War Zone - B+ / Moon - C+ / A Man For All Seasons - B+

#8 of 227 OFFLINE   Lew Crippen

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Posted May 28 2004 - 05:02 AM

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. Posted Image
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#9 of 227 OFFLINE   george kaplan

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Posted May 28 2004 - 05:50 AM

I'll play. Back with my list in a minute.
"Movies should be like amusement parks. People should go to them to have fun." - Billy Wilder

"Subtitles good. Hollywood bad." - Tarzan, Sight & Sound 2012 voter.

"My films are not slices of life, they are pieces of cake." - Alfred Hitchcock"My great humility is just one of the many reasons that I...

#10 of 227 OFFLINE   george kaplan

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Posted May 28 2004 - 05:55 AM

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

"Movies should be like amusement parks. People should go to them to have fun." - Billy Wilder

"Subtitles good. Hollywood bad." - Tarzan, Sight & Sound 2012 voter.

"My films are not slices of life, they are pieces of cake." - Alfred Hitchcock"My great humility is just one of the many reasons that I...

#11 of 227 OFFLINE   Jim_K

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Posted May 28 2004 - 06:05 AM


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

Why doesn't this surprise me? Posted Image



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).

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. Posted Image
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#12 of 227 OFFLINE   SteveGon

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Posted May 28 2004 - 06:12 AM

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Somehow I don’t think that I’ll get very far.

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). Posted Image

#13 of 227 OFFLINE   Brook K

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Posted May 28 2004 - 06:42 AM

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.
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Posted May 28 2004 - 07:01 AM

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.
"Old theatres are irreplaceable. They could never be duplicated at today's costs - but more importantly, their spirit could not be duplicated because they remind us of a day when going to the show was a more glorious and escapist experience. I think a town's old theatres are the sanctuary of...

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Posted May 28 2004 - 07:02 AM

-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.
"Old theatres are irreplaceable. They could never be duplicated at today's costs - but more importantly, their spirit could not be duplicated because they remind us of a day when going to the show was a more glorious and escapist experience. I think a town's old theatres are the sanctuary of...

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Posted May 28 2004 - 07:29 AM

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) Posted Image
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.

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Posted May 28 2004 - 07:31 AM

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  • 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 of 227 OFFLINE   Bill McA

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Posted May 28 2004 - 10:41 AM

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.
       

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Posted May 28 2004 - 11:04 AM

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


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Posted May 28 2004 - 12:46 PM

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! Posted Image :

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