Re-visiting movies in your collection...

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  1. Keith M.

    Keith M. Second Unit

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    Lately, I have been revisiting alot of the movies in my collection. I was wondering...

    Have you enjoyed a movie more upon subsequent viewings? Change your interpretation of a particular film after seeing it again? Disliking a film after watching it again?
     
  2. Rich Malloy

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    Constantly! [​IMG]
     
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    One thing I can say...certain movies which I bought early on DVD, like Oklahoma!, are barely watchable now. Not because the movie itself has changed, but my tolerance for poor video quality has diminished, based on better DVDs of more recent vintage.
     
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    What Rich wrote
     
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    I cringe seeing MORTAL KOMBAT in my collection, but there just wasn't much out there in the early days of DVD!
     
  6. Richard Waller

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    I'm about to get a widescreen TV, so I'll be revisiting quite a few movies soon.
     
  7. Brian McHale

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    There are quite a few movies that I find better upon subsequent viewings. For instance, the first time I saw Tin Cup, I enjoyed the movie, but the critical scene really frustrated me (I'll keep it vague to avoid spoilers, but I'm sure you know what I mean if you've seen it). I enjoyed the movie much more the second time because I knew what was going to happen and could look past it. I was no longer hung up on "don't be such an idiot!" I also could understand the motivations of the characters a bit better.
     
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    Here's a funny question, Brian:

    Since you recently rewatched Tin Cup, during that last scene, I swear that Kevin Costner had padded his crotch. The group of people I was with when we first saw the movie all came to this conclusion *separately.* If he didn't pad it, then that man is hung like an elephant.
     
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    I just watched Robin Hood: Prince of Theives recently and I about shat my pants. Horrible horrible horrible....looking transfer. I can see myself replacing alot of 97 and 98 dvd's.
    Recently though I have been going back through my collection and watching some old favorites that I only watched once or twice.
    Fight Club was probably the only one that really changed when I watched it again. Soooo much better than when I saw it the first time. [​IMG]
     
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    Though it hasn't been out for that long of a time, I recently re-watched Dogma and for the first time, every single little subtle joke or symbolism was made crystal clear to me and I enjoyed the movie far more than I did at the show.

    Same thing can be said for Woody Allen's "Love and Death".

    On the flip side, I bought and watched Jurassic Park and Men In Black and decided they have no replay value for me. They have been sold off.
     

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