DVD's I'm thinking to blind buy and would like youse guys suggestions.

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  1. Ray_R

    Ray_R Screenwriter

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    I'm thinking of blind buying these Region 1 DVDs. Since I'm not sure about buying most of them, I'd greatly appreciate it if you guys could give your opinions on my selection. For those who own the DVD's, what do you like and/or not like about them and etcetera. The list is as follows:

    The Green Mile (1999)
    Thirteen Days (2000)
    Force 10 from Navarone (1978)
    The Mosquito Cost (1986)
    Little Nikita (1988)
    River's Edge (1986)
    Permanent Record (1988)
    Better Off Dead... (1985)
    Tapeheads (1988)
    True Colors (1991)
    Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989)
    The Watcher (2000)
    Unforgettable (1996)
    Blow (2001)
    Sid and Nancy (1986)
    Immortal Beloved (1994)
    Murder in the First (1995)
    Flatliners (1990)
    Diner (1982)
    JFK (1991)
    A Few Good Men (1992)
    Bachelor Party (1984)
    Road to Perdition (2002)

    That's all for now. Thanks for your input and have an excellent day. [​IMG]
     
  2. Dome Vongvises

    Dome Vongvises Lead Actor

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    Tell me what movies you do have, and what you like, and I'll tell you if that list has good blind buys.

    I've been pretty good at matching things up lately.
     
  3. Paul_Scott

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    The Mosquito Cost (1986)

    Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989)


    not saying anything bad about the rest, but of your list these are my favorite titles.
    next to Raiders (which is his most likable performance), Fords work in MC is among his best.
    to me, its one of the best films of the 80's.

    same thing with S,L,&V. very modest character driven piece.

    i'd highly recommend both of them for anyones collection.
     
  4. Dome Vongvises

    Dome Vongvises Lead Actor

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    Here's my opinion on these films

    The Green Mile (1999)
    - If you've seen Shawshank Redemption, you'll really like this one.
    Hold off on this one if you're big on special editions as the possibility of one still exists. Otherwise, a good choice for a blind buy.

    Thirteen Days (2000)
    - Good historical drama, but good is as far as I would go. A renter.

    Force 10 from Navarone (1978)
    Don't know

    The Mosquito Cost (1986)
    Don't know

    Little Nikita (1988)
    Don't know

    River's Edge (1986)
    Don't know

    Permanent Record (1988)
    Don't know

    Better Off Dead... (1985)
    I'm not sure of your track record with 80's films (you do have There's Something About Mary so you do have good comedy taste. [​IMG] ) I love this film (if you've seen Karate Kid Part II, the Asian guy that plays Chosen does a Howard Cosell impression). I'd ask one more person about this one

    Tapeheads (1988)
    Don't know

    True Colors (1991)
    Don't know

    Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989)
    Don't know

    The Watcher (2000)
    Don't know

    Unforgettable (1996)
    Don't know

    Blow (2001)
    A really packed special edition, it's got Johnny Depp, and it can be found for cheap. A really good movie too, and one I would blind buy.

    Sid and Nancy (1986)
    Don't know

    Immortal Beloved (1994)
    Don't know, except that if you like Beethoven, I hear this is the one to get. I love his music, but I'd hold off on the movie.

    Murder in the First (1995)
    Don't know

    Flatliners (1990)
    Don't know

    Diner (1982)
    It's cheap. But I'm not sure of this one.

    JFK (1991)
    It's been forever since I've watched it, but I thought it dragged quite a bit. But then I was young when I watched it.

    A Few Good Men (1992)
    Oh yes, this is a great blind buy.

    Bachelor Party (1984)
    Run and get this movie.

    Road to Perdition (2002)
    You like Tom Hanks, don't you? I love this movie, but I think the music in it is amazing. If possible, get the DTS version.
     
  5. Jeff Swearingen

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    Thirteen Days (2000) - decent historical thriller about the Cuban Missile Crisis. Worth grabbing on to.

    Immortal Beloved (1994) - absolutely no way I could recommend this. Just on the basis of the movie was weak (and significant liberties were taken with the historical facts from what I understand)

    A Few Good Men (1992) - If you like Aaron Sorkin's writing (West Wing, Sports Night), then you'll definitely want to get this film adaptation of his play. Extras were so-so, but I'll overlook that.
     
  6. Ray_R

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    Just in case if anyone would like to 'browse' my DVD collection, it's listed at: Ray's DVD Collection @ guzzlefish.com
    This is ALWAYS going to be updated constantly and since I pretty much buy movies I REALLY enjoy, this site is icing on the cake for me. I pretty much collect by movie, actor, director and theme. Thanks and have a kick ass day, fellow DVD collector's!
     
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    The Green Mile (1999)
    Better Off Dead... (1985)
    Sid and Nancy (1986)
    Immortal Beloved (1994)
    JFK (1991)
    A Few Good Men (1992) - Worth it for Jack's performance alone.
    Road to Perdition (2002)
     
  8. Chris Rein

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    I see Gary Oldman in your future [​IMG]

    JFK
    Sid and Nancy
    Murder in the First
    Immortal Beloved

    You should definitely go with the above if you like Gary, and at least check out the following (I enjoyed these!) :

    The Green Mile (Love it)
    Better Off Dead... (Classic Comedy)
    Blow (Love the movie, and it's got Depp)
    Flatliners (Guilty pleasure)
    JFK (Stone)
    A Few Good Men (I second Jack's performance)
    Road to Perdition (Good movie)

    And as sexy as Linda Fiorentino is, I'd say pass on Unforgettable. Get Jade instead :b
     
  9. Ray_R

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    Chris,
    DUDE! Gary Oldman is the 'shiznit'! I'm glad you appreciate his work! I've actually seen Unforgettable on Sci-Fi and was wondering if it'd be a good idea to buy this since Mr. Liotta and I have the same first name. I wonder how that would work out if he and I worked on a movie together...
    Ray
     
  10. george kaplan

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    Blind buys are always risky, and opinions about films vary widely around here, but since you asked, my recommendations from that list would be:

    The Green Mile (1999)
    Diner (1982)
    A Few Good Men (1992)
    Bachelor Party (1984)
     
  11. Werner_R

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    If you like Beethoven's music, get Immortal Beloved.
    And Gary Oldman is great in it also [​IMG]
     
  12. Ray_R

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    OK! THAT'S IT! I'm gonna buy in my first 'blind' wave:
    Immortal Beloved
    The Green Mile (1999)
    Better Off Dead... (1985)
    A Few Good Men

    Second wave coming soon.
     
  13. chris_clem

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    Reccomendations for your second wave:

    Blow (2001) -Another vote for this one. Great Movie
    [​IMG]

    Road to Perdition (2002)- Great performances, setting and story.

    Flatliners (1990)- A little campy for today's standards but it's worth seeing a least once. maybe a rental?
     
  14. Todd^B

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    I like :

    The Green Mile (1999)
    Thirteen Days (2000)
    Blow (2001)
    Flatliners (1990)
    JFK (1991)
    A Few Good Men (1992)
    Bachelor Party (1984)
    Road to Perdition (2002)
     
  15. Ray_R

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    My older sisters really thought Flatliners (1990) was good. Thank you, Kellee and Jenna[​IMG]! Will go in 'possible' second wave. Excellent.[​IMG]
     
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    Does anyone know how good the transfer is with "Flatliners"? How about the sound?

    Good movie, IMO.
     
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    IMO, The Watcher is absolute dreck. Not even the performance of the usually outstanding James Spader can save this film...

    Most of the other films in your list are very solid choices. Some of them may be of questionable taste, like Bachelor Party, but are very entertaining nonetheless [​IMG]
     
  18. Jeff D Han

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    You MUST see Sid And Nancy if you are a Gary
    Oldman fan. Chloe Webb is great also.

    I also recommend Diner (one of my desert island
    movies), A Few Good Men (good writing and acting),
    and Bachelor Party (fun movie).

    Happy watching! [​IMG]
     
  19. Ray_R

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    Here's even MORE blind buys I want to do! HAHAHAHAHAHAHA![​IMG]
    They are in no particular order of preference:

    Nicholas Nickleby (2002)
    Young Sherlock Holmes (1985)
    Moscow on the Hudson (1984)
    Dead Again (1991)
    Othello (1995)
    Henry V (1989)
    How to Kill Your Neighbor's Dog (2000)
    The Ice Storm (1997)
    Empire Records (1995)
    The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985)
    Happy, Texas (1999)
    Wag the Dog (1997)
    Ghosts of Mississippi (1996)
    Fargo (1996)
    Radio Days (1987)
    2 Days in the Valley (1996)
    The Silence of the Lambs (1991) (Want to get this because of me being a HUGE fan of Scott Glenn, who should've been nominated and won best supporting Oscar!)
    Silverado (1985)
    Courage Under Fire (1996)
    Mo' Better Blues (1990)
    Malcolm X (1992)
    Devil in a Blue Dress (1995)
    Remember the Titans (2000)
    The Big Hit (1998)
    Stand and Deliver (1988)
    Extreme Justice (1993)
    Less Than Zero (1987)

    Second list of 'blind buys' completed. Third list arriving soon... [​IMG]
     
  20. Jeff D Han

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    From your newest blind buy list, I would
    strongly recommend Wag The Dog, Fargo, Radio
    Days and The Silence Of The Lambs. All of
    these films have very good screenplays.
     

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