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george kaplan

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With Brook's blessing :) I am embarking on a blatant rip-off of his earlier Criterion tournament. However, I prefer to think of it as an homage to his great idea :) and while Brook and I have some Criterion titles in common, our collections are still very different, and mine is much smaller than his, so this should be a different enough tournament.

I only have 32 Criterions, and I’ll match em up randomly. Up first:

Diabolique vs. Silence of the Lambs
 

Brook K

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George, it's not a rip-off, it's a reimagining;)

Silence of the Lambs (it's funnier)
 

Arman

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abstain (#1 ... more to come? I don't think George has enough real great films in his Criterion colections :D j/k both are great films (?), I just have'nt seen Diabolique yet)
 

Jim_K

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Silence of the Lambs - but aside from the great commentary on the Criterion, I prefer the MGM SE. :)
 

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Hard Boiled

I don't know whats more surprising. George owning foreign language films or Brook owning a Godzilla flick. :)
 

Brook K

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Hard-Boiled (Closely Watched Trains is good as well)

I've liked Godzilla since I was a kid and my cousin used to shoot at me with his Shogun Warrior Godzilla. But growing up with G in the ultra campy 70's movies I've always been more attracted to the comedic aspects. G2000 was near perfect in that regard and I had much more fun with it than the early 90's attempts at more serious Godzilla movies that just came off as even cheezier. I'm probably one of the few G fans that really likes those late 60's movies with the little kid and baby Godzilla. Maybe my favorite Godzilla scene is when Big G teaches little G to breath fire by jumping on his tail. :emoji_thumbsup:
 

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