Confessions of a Chapter Hopper

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  1. Jordan_E

    Jordan_E Cinematographer

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    Recently, I have cut my DVD watching to "chapter hopping," putting in up to 6 discs in a row and watching my favorite chapters rather than watching the entire movie. Oh sure, I'll watch a new movie all the way through, such as BLADE 2 last night, but my old ones have been reduced to the hunt and pick method, looking for the best sound and picture. Here's a sample:

    "Dogs" -IN THE FLESH Roger Waters Live
    "Pod Racing" & "Duel of the Fates" - The Phantom Menace
    "Pre credit sequence" -Superbits Bram Stoker's Dracula
    "You're gonna need a bigger boat" - JAWS

    Anyone else fallen victim to "chapter hopping," and what are your favorite chapters? Maybe you'll remind me of a chapter I've forgotten, as with over 300 DVDs that is getting easier by the day.
     
  2. AaronMK

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    I have to admit, I sometimes go on a chapter safari, but a large majority of my watching is movies straight through.

    I used to do it more, but it made movie watching entire movies so much less fulfilling. For some reason, it made it harder to view the movies as a whole.


    Great Chapter Safari stops (Sorry if the names are off):

    A.I. - Flesh Fair
    Chicken Run - The Pie Machine
    Fast and the Furious - Opening, Street Race, Hijacking the Truck, Motorcycle Chase
    The Fugitive - Train Wreck, Sewer Chase, House Under Siege
    Gladiator - Unleash Hell, Battle of Carthage
    Heat - Bank Robbery
    Independence Day - Times Up
    The Mask of Zorro - Barracks Battle, Stealing the Map
    The Matrix - Lobby Shoot Out, Subway Fight
    The Princess Bride - Chatty Duelist, Battle of Wits
    The Prince Of Egypt - Chariot Race, Ten Plagues, Parting of the Red Sea
    Pulp Fiction - Ezekial 25:17, Adrenaline Shot, Captians Koon's Story, Epilogue
    Ronin - Chase in Nice
    Shrek - The Dragon's Castle
    Star Wars: Episode 1 - Pod Race, Battle of the Fates
    Terminator 2 - Future War, Canal Chase
    U-571 - Depth Charges
    Willow - The Tavern and Escape, Sledding on the Shield
    X-Men - Statue of Liberty Battle
     
  3. Inspector Hammer!

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    Great thread! I do this a lot! :b
    Here are some of my favs...
    Die Hard
    Chapter 47 'Choppers Up The Ass'.
    Chapter 48 'The Roof'.
    Die Hard 2
    Chapter 10 'Shootout at the Skywalk'.
    Chapter 12 'Learning a Lesson'.
    Chapter 20 'The Raid'.
    Chapter 25 'The Main Event'.
    Chapter 26 'Landing Lights'.
    Speed
    Chapter 1 'Main Title'.
    Chapter's 9-14.
    Chapter 18 'Leap of Faith'.
    Chapter 25 'Video Games'.
    Chapter 26 'Evacuation'.
    Jurassic Park
    Chapter 5 'Welcome to Jurassic Park'.
    Chapter 11 'The Tyrannosuarus Rex'.
    Chapter 13 'Racing with the Rex'.
    Chapter 14 'Galloping Gallimimus'.
    Chapter 17 'Chaos in the Kitchen'.
    Chapter 18 'Hanging Out to Die'.
    The Lost World
    Chapter 5 'The Lost World'.
    Chapter 9 'Mommies Very Angry'.
    Chapter 10 'Eddie Meets the Folks'.
    Chapter 12 'The T-Rex Intrudes'.
    Chapter 17 'Rampage'.
    Moulin Rouge
    Chapter 4 'At the Moulin Rouge "You'll have fun"'.
    Chapter 5 'The Can-Can (Bohos Evade Zidler).
    Chapter 9 'Your Song'.
    Chapter 12 'The Pitch'.
    Chapter 13 'One Day I'll Fly Away'.
    Chapter 14 'Elephant Love Medley'.
    Chapter 21 'Come What May'.
    Chapter 23 'Le Tango de Roxanne'.
    Chapter 32 'Come What May (Reprise).
    Chapter 36 'End Titles'.
    Titanic (I have the H/M/S for this one) [​IMG]
    Titanic Master shots
    0:30:09
    0:30:58
    0:32:56
    Titanic Collision
    1:38:04
    Andrews Assesment
    1:46:29
    C.Q.D.?
    1:49:03
    "The Ship Will Sink."
    1:51:08
    "Lower Away!"
    1:54:39
    First Rocket
    1:55:09
    Bow Rail Dips Under
    2:01:49
    Forcastle & Well Deck Awash
    2:04:16
    Desolation Shot
    2:06:44
    "Get Back I say!"
    2:11:26
    Andrews in shock
    2:28:15
    Nearer My God To Thee
    2:30:16
    Bridge goes under
    2:31:51
    Sudden Plunge
    2:34:37
    Grand Staircase Flooding
    2:35:00
    #1 Funnel Topples
    2:35:43
    Ship in Pain
    2:36:15
    Grand Staircase Destroyed
    2:36:34
    Nightmare Vantage point
    2:37:36
    "Bloody Pull Faster!"
    2:39:06
    Titanic Final moment shots
    2:39:33
    Lights Out
    2:40:47
    Break-Up begins
    2:40:51
    3rd and 4th Funnels Toppel
    2:41:34
    Stern goes Vertical
    2:41:54
    Stern goes Down
    2:43:13
    Titanic at rest
    3:01:27
    Rose goes back
    3:04:57
    Hey, you asked. [​IMG]
    Their are LOTS more, but I can't type all night long! [​IMG]
     
  4. Rob Gardiner

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    My favorite bits of VERTIGO:
    Opening titles / rooftop chase
    Stalking Madeliene
    Scotty's nightmare
    The Kiss
    When I first got MOULIN ROUGE I would come home from work and watch "The Moulin Rouge / Do the Can Can Can" every day for a couple weeks. [​IMG]
     
  5. Jordan_E

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    Oh yeah, I love the whole first section of MOULIN ROUGE and usually shut it off after "Diamonds."
     
  6. Scott_J

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    I do it. My favorite disc (of a movie) to do it with is Kentucky Fried Movie - that type of movie was made for DVD. A close second is South Park: BLU watch just the songs, classic stuff. I also like doing it with UHF to see some of the TV/movie parodies without actually watching the whole movie. The Naked Gun is another of my favorites to do it with. I can't tell you how many times I've watched just the 3rd act, and OJ's first appearance in the film (with the commentary - funny comments made about it).
    And of course I always do it with my music video collection DVDs. Now I think I'm gonna go watch the songs on SP:BLU - this thread got me in the mood. [​IMG]
     
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    Gone in 60 Seconds, Chapter 25 "Elenor". My whole house shakes when he starts the Mustang.
     
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    [​IMG] Good one there Felix. [​IMG]
     
  11. JamesY

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    I like skipping around specifically for sound demos/tests for my friends. Some of my (lesser known) favorites: (chapters depend on what disc/edition you own)
    Terminator 2: Ch.16/18 "The Galleria." when John Connor first meets the two Terminators. Starts out with some bad arcade game sounds, but Arnold's first shotgun shot will test ANY subwoofer.
    Fifth Element: Ch.8(superbit) "Leeloo on the Ledge." Right when she jumps off the ledge, the pursuing police car pushes your surrounds to the limits
    Jurassic Park: Ch.11 "T-Rex." Front three spks get a good workout from the Rex, with the surrounds providing great ambience with the rain.
    Se7en: Ch.22 "John Doe." Many examples throughout the disc, but great DISCRETE surround effects for this chase scene.
    U-571: Ch.15 "Depth Charge." Subwoofer goes crazy, tries to keep up.
    Some more choices: opening scenes of Saving Private Ryan and Toy Story 2, Matrix rooftop "bullet-time" sequence, Fight Club and Cast Away plane crashes, and the LOTR Moria/Balrog chase scene.
    Oh and I always use the THX trailer from T2 to start things off[​IMG]
     
  12. Felicia J

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    Guilty! [​IMG]
    Mostly I go chapter-hopping with commentary tracks turned on, to hear what the director had to say about my favorite scenes. Some examples:
    Apollo 13: liftoff sequence and entering the atmosphere/splashdown sequence
    Toy Story: the alien crane game, toys attack Sid, final moving-van chase
    Alien: Alien comes out of John Hurt's chest (hear Ridley Scott say, "Here it comes.")
     
  13. Kai Zas

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    I had the skip-back-turn-on-commentary problem a LOT during my first viewing of the Simpsons.

    Everytime something pops up for the first time (like Nelson going Ha Ha!, or the first appearance of a regular character or situation), I can't stop myself. Have to hear the commentary-people confirming my "discovery".
     

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