Poll: What should I buy next?

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  1. Dome Vongvises

    Dome Vongvises Lead Actor

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    I got some cash, and these are the choices I would like to make.
    A. Save some more money and buy The Stanley Kubrick Collection
    - I want this collection because not only do I like a lot of the movies in this collection, but I need to see Barry Lyndon and Lolita in their entirety, and I want to rewatch 2001: A Space Odyssey, and I'd like to own the documentary.
    B. Rashomon: Criterion Collection and Red Beard: Criterion Collection
    - I like Kurosawa. Every Kurosawa DVD (with the exception of Seven Samurai) was bought sight unseen, and they've been some of best purchases yet. I've seen Rashomon though.
    C. Samurai I: Criterion Collection and Samurai II: Criterion Collection.
    - I'm a completist, and this would also be my cheapest option.
    D. L.A. Confidential, Almost Famous: The Bootleg Cut, Amadeus: Special Edition
    - I'd like to own these.
    Any other suggestions? You all know what I like, and click on my existing collection to see if you have any other recommendations.
     
  2. Rain

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    oops. double post.
     
  3. Rain

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    Dude, you have to get the Kubrick collection. There are some awesome films in there.
    And, of course, I must recommend Children of Paradise if you don't already have it. [​IMG]
     
  4. Jan H

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    Concur. The Kubrick Collection is worth every penny, so save 'em! [​IMG]
     
  5. SteveGon

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    Yep, definitely get the Kubrick Collection. Rashomon would be your next purchase. [​IMG]
     
  6. Brook K

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    Diggstown, Coffy, The Mack
    Or do yourself a favor and get acquainted with Rainer Werner Fassbinder:
    Fox And His Friends, The Bitter Tears Of Petra Von Kant, The Merchant Of Four Seasons, Whity
    Or if you must get a Criterion disc, you can't go wrong with: Bob Le Flambeur, Shock Corridor, Tokyo Drifter
     
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    If you own and enjoy Samurai III then purchasing Samurai I & II would make the most sense out of your choices.
     
  8. Lew Crippen

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    I agree with Jim: if you like Samurai III, then your best option would be to complete the set. Out of the three, I find the second to be the strongest.

    A couple of other (Criterion) suggestions, based on your collection:

    Monterey Pop—great music, great visuals, great event.

    The Vanishing (pretty darn scary)

    Time Bandits (a funny children’s film for adults)
     
  9. Lew Crippen

    Lew Crippen Executive Producer

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    Dome, I also think that you would really like the Criterion edition of

    Spartacus. While this may not be a typical Kubrick, it pretty fun and has some serious intent. Also, taken together the extras are the best explanation of how a film gets from source material (in this case a novel by Howard Fast) to a screenplay to a film. Lots of discussion on the conflicts between the differing personalities and compromises made in order to make the film. Very informative.
     
  10. Bill McA

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    A. Save some more money and buy The Stanley Kubrick Collection
     
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    A - depends on which ones you already have, I guess. I have them all except Lolita, Barry Lyndon, and the doc. I want to buy Lolita, but the other two I can rent.

    C - dunno. I had Samurai I, watched it once, and sold it. It was good, but not collection-worthy IMO. I intend to rent the other two someday.

    D - I've had all three of these at one point, but only kept Amadeus. But that's just my tastes, of course.

    I would go with B. Red Beard is one of my favorite Kurosawas. I was watching it this weekend actually. The scene with Otoyo on the bridge makes me weep.
     
  12. Dome Vongvises

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    Thanks for some of the suggestions guys.
    As far as Kubrick films go, I own only Full Metal Jacket, but I wouldn't mind getting that one again from the set.
    Spartacus: Criterion Collection I've been deliberating for a while, but 47 dollars at this stage (I have no job, but waiting on tax refund from summer job) is pretty expensive for one DVD. On a related note, I was short five bucks when it first came to Best Buy for 27.99. [​IMG]
    Brook K said:
     
  13. Rob Tomlin

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    It's a tossup between Kubrick and the two Kurosawa's. However, I would probably give the edge to the Kubrick collection, especially if you don't have 2001: A Space Odyssey yet!
     
  14. Tony-B

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    Two words: Kubrick Collection
     
  15. Scott_MacD

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    I only have A and D, so I guess I'll have to recommend them both, in that order.

    (Haven't seen L.A. Confidential in a year or two though.)
     
  16. Rob Lutter

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    Get the Kubrick Collection! I still consider it the best DVD purchase I have ever made [​IMG]
     
  17. Ike

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    The Kubrick Collection is sweet, if you can swing the price tag.
     
  18. Dome Vongvises

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    Only thirty bucks to go.....
    Oh sorry for being cryptic. I've decided on the Kubrick set. I've found a set on either DVD Empire and DVD Planet for around 150 bucks with shipping.
     
  19. Dome Vongvises

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    I just used www.dvdpricesearch.com and evidently, there are some sets on sale for hundred bucks. How reliable are those sites?
     
  20. Ike

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    Do you have a Fry's near you? I got mine there dirt cheap, but don't know what they are going for now.
     

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