Borders Essentials

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  1. JJR512

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    I was wondering what you thought of the Borders Essentials collection.
     
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    Whoops! LOL [​IMG]
    (Fixed. [​IMG])
     
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    You've got to give them credit for really straddling the line here between classic movies and popular culture. I'm sure we'd all have our own lists different from this one. I guess you'd have to say that anyone who needed guidance from a retailer on what are the "essential movies" for their collection deserves to be led around by the nose. [​IMG] There are some excellent, unexpected movies listed here, including
    • The Hidden Fortress
    • Pi
    • Hedwig and the Angry Inch
    • Run Lola Run
    to name a few. And I give Borders kudos for carrying a lot of DVDs that other retailers do not.
    Many of the classics IMHO are well represented, though, again, I and you would probably have a different list.
    But there are a lot of turkeys, IMHO. I guess, bottom line is caveat emptor. Caligula?? R1 (non-anamorphic, crappy transfer) version of Jean de Florette & Manon? Miss Congeniality?? I'm not sure they'd be on my list of essential movies for a DVD collection.
     
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    As with any such list, some very good choices and some very bad.

    Some of the best (IMO):

    The Bridge on the River Kwai
    Jaws
    Yellow Submarine
    Dr. Strangelove
    Young Frankenstein
    Citizen Kane
    The Godfather
    Snow White
    Toy Story
    2001
    Das Boot
    Groundhog Day

    Some that don't belong on an essentials list(IMO):

    Titanic
    Caligula
    Armageddon
    Jurassic Park 3
    Pearl Harbor
    Barbra Streisand: Timeless - Live in Concert
     
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    These are such random choices.

    ...and K-PAX??
     
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    Wow...No TNG or Buffy in the TV listing? Huh...[​IMG]
     
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    Borders Essentials collection aka 'What Our Video Buyer Bought A Lot Of That We Need To Get Rid Of' or 'What We Purchased On Deal From The Studios'
     
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    Asking Borders to tell you which DVDs you need to buy is like asking a car salesman which options you need. You may get some excellent suggestions, but chances are, he's thinking about his bottom line and not your needs.
     

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