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Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by JJR512, Jul 15, 2002.
I was wondering what you thought of the Borders Essentials collection.
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. There are some excellent, unexpected movies listed here, including
The Hidden Fortress
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.
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
These are such random choices. ...and K-PAX??
Wow...No TNG or Buffy in the TV listing? Huh...
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'
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.