Have you ever not bought a movie cause you were embarassed?

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  1. DouglasRobert

    DouglasRobert Second Unit

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    Just wondering if anybody was going to buy a film, but didn't because they were embarassed by it. Maybe you bought it on-line so you wouldn't have to take a copy to a cashier, and have other customers or cashier probably secretly laugh at your selection.
     
  2. george kaplan

    george kaplan Executive Producer

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    If I were inclined to buy some Playboy dvd or something I might be embarrassed to buy it at Best Buy and might do it online, but as far as any of the movies I do buy, I can't see anything to be embarrassed about.
     
  3. MikeEckman

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    I had no problem buying my Sexually Transmitted Diseases for Dummies DVD at Borders the other day...

    [​IMG]

    Just kidding, Ive never had a problem buying the DVDs, its what people say when they see them on my shelf. I have movies such as The Secret Garden, various Disney movies and a couple movies that people consider "chick flicks" that I frequently get ridiculed for.
     
  4. Bryan Ri

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    AHAHAHAA That was great Mike. The only time I get semi embarassed is when I'm buying Disney cartoons. But hey, they're solid films, I don't care. And now a shameless plug: Anyone who knows how I can get a copy of Toy Story 1 or 2 on DVD (preferably the Ultimate Toy Box) via online buy or selling here, PM me. Thanks :)


    Bryan
     
  5. EricSchulz

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    I am never embarrassed by it, but I am CONSTANTLY ridiculed for buying Disney DVDs. ("Is that for your niece?")
     
  6. Bryan Ri

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    I can top that Eric; working at a deli at school, a co worker of mine (female) put in the Lion King soundtrack, and I knew the words to every song. Her reaction: Oh, so how many sisters do you have?

    My response: I'm one of three boys.


    Bryan
     
  7. MarcoBiscotti

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    I have to say, I felt a little weird walking up to the 24 year old chashier at Wal-Mart with The Care Bears Movie.
     
  8. Steve Phillips

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    They just think you are buying it for your kids. Why be embarrrased?
     
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    I've long considered these adult movies that kids happen to enjoy [​IMG] so I've never thought twice about buying them.

    I'd feel awkward buying a movie like American Pie.
     
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    NO!
     
  11. Kevin Phillips

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    Yep, I have some a couple of horror / exploitation-style movies I've bought online because I didn't want to be embarrased when the clerk at Best Buy saw the titles. [​IMG]
     
  12. Casey Trowbridg

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    No, I've never had this problem.

    Although Bryan's story really did make me laugh. I'm also trying to hunt down the Ultimate Toy Box.
     
  13. ChrisBEA

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    Never had a problem with embarassment. Lately the clerks recognize me and usually have a question or 2 about the more bizarre or unknown titles I dig up.
     
  14. MarcoBiscotti

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    Casey,

    If interested, The Ultimate Toy Box is still available at my local video retailer. I could probably grab a copy for you this week if you'd be willing to compensate.

    http://www.metrovideo.ca/

    You could always give them a call yourself too and see if they'd be willing to ship you one direct.

    They also have quite a few Fantasia Anthologies left.
     
  15. Brian Thibodeau

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    Fine, I suppose somebody's gotta admit to this. I did buy a porno once when those horrible, shameless, dirty, dirty filthy little films first made it onto DVD. I was pretty desperate to try the multiangle feature, really, but who here's gonna believe me?

    I'd never actually been in an adults-only store before, and despite realizing there was nothing to be ashamed of considering the questionable displays of violence already inherent in parts of my collection, and actually felt sneaky like I was about 10 again stealin' peaks at Playboy in the local Woolco. Taking it to the checkout had me sweating bullets, and this was in a city THREE HOURS from my where I live. Unless you're into this stuff, which I'm generally not, there's nothing more embarassing. I accuse my parents. They made me too closed-minded, so satisfying my curiosity was probably inevitable.

    Nonetheless, I was the film director that night. And thanks to the multiangle feature, I actually discovered Asia Carrera making a retarded face during a, er, box lunch scene!

    Some people are just such pervs sometimes. Makes me wonder about them...

    Nonetheless, years later, my very conservative girlfriend and I are in the same part of the city and we walk past the place and she asks what they really sell in there and I say she probably couldn't handle it and she gets all brave and cocky and struts in. We had a lot of giggles that day, but can honestly say we left with nothing except for the fond memories of an cute-but-embarrasing run-in she had with a piece of, er, equipment she switched on and then couldn't switch off! Silly fun.

    As far as mainstream stuff goes, I actually purchased SPICE WORLD up in the Wal-Mart bargain bin and was probably more embarassed to take that through the checkout than I was to buy hardcore porn. Yikes!
     
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    I bought the classic bodybuilding documentary "Pumping Iron" (with Arnold Schwarzengger) and felt somewhat strange handing the DVD to the clerk.
     
  17. Justin Bauer

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    I had to buy Lolita to write a paper about it and the girl who checked me out at Best Buy turned the dvd over and read the back...then looked up at me with a look on her face that was priceless...she might as well have called me a pedophile because the look said it all.
     
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    When Finding Nemo came out, I was getting weird looks from all the soccer moms at Best Buy when they saw me with a copy of Nemo along with the Indy boxset. Hello, people! Not just your kids watch animated movies!
     
  19. Bryan Ri

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    Brian,

    Excellent delivery.

    I've gotten plenty of dirty looks for buying VHS tapes when I was younger; sometimes I'd blow half a paycheck buying a stack of wrestling tapes and get dirty looks from the people behind the counter, f-em though. Now that I think of it, I remember going to Blockbuster with friends to rent like three or four WWF videos to watch (and subsiquently bootleg) at a sleepover, to get funny looks.

    Ah well, my collection is my own.

    Bryan
     
  20. Casey Trowbridg

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    Ah yes, Bryan we both can say that about Wrestling videos and DVDs. I don't have that problem anymore, as I buy from a B&M and order from the owner himself, and he knows I'm a wrestling fan.

    Edit: Hey, if your still a fan, you should pop by This HTF thread or even if you'd rather talk about the old days.
     

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