Take a look at my DVD collection and help me to add some more variety to it

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  1. Keith_R

    Keith_R Screenwriter

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    I know these kinds of threads may be getting a bit tiresome but I would like some recommendations on movies that will add some variety to my DVD collection. As you can see a good majority of my titles are action or Sci-Fi and while I enjoy these kinds of films I would like to broaden my horizens and start adding variety to my collection. I would like recommendations for almost any kind of movie besides romance movies and westerns.
    • The Abyss
    • Air Force One
    • Alien
    • Aliens
    • Almost Famous:Untitled
    • Blade
    • CastAway
    • Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon
    • Demolition Man
    • Heat
    • Desperado
    • Face/Off
    • The Fast and the Furious
    • Terminator
    • Terminator 2
    • Die Hard Ultimate Collection (boxset)
    • Simpsons First season
    • The Replacement Killers
    • Saving Private Ryan
    • The Mummy
    • Swordfish
    • Superman
    • Gladiator
    • True Lies
    • Lethal Weapon
    • Lethal Weapon 2
    • Lethal Weapon 3
    • Traffic
    • X-Men
    • The Rock:CC
    • Les' Miserables
    • The Matrix
    • The Matrix:Revisited
    • Jaws
    • Predator
    • End of Days
    • Fight Club
    thanks for any suggestions you guys may be able to give.
     
  2. DanR

    DanR Supporting Actor

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    Hahaha, I guess you like action movies huh? Yes, most of us wind up with a lot of action movies because of the WOW factor they give us in our home theaters.

    Here's a few to add that will give you more viewing options than just action/adventure:

    American Beauty

    Ben-Hur

    Braveheart

    Dances with Wolves (new version is coming from MGM soon)

    A Few Good Men

    Ghostbusters

    The Naked Gun Trilogy

    The Princess Bride

    The Shawshank Redemption

    The Green Mile

    Titanic

    Spartacus

    Good luck,

    Dan
     
  3. Jack Briggs

    Jack Briggs Executive Producer

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    If you want to broaden your horizons, start giving serious attention to classic, must-have films. And a good place to start would be Warner's exquisite Citizen Kane DVD set. Then start exploring the work of Alfred Hitchcock--the Rear Window and North By Northwest DVDs are superb; Vertigo is a must-have as well, but the transfer, while nice, is not anamorphic. Martin Scorcese's work is essential, too--Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, Mean Streets, and Goodfellas (a non-anamorphic flipper disc, unfortunately) are just a few.

    And then there's the body of work by Stanley Kubrick--twelve of his thirteen features are on DVD, many of them superb transfers.

    I could go on and on, but I turn the floor over to other HTFers.
     
  4. Jon Robertson

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    ALL the Kubrick discs are superb transfers (just make sure you pick up the right versions)!
     
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    stewart borland Stunt Coordinator

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    American Beauty

    Braveheart

    Any Pink Panther movies

    Local Hero

    Gregory's Girl

    Notting Hill

    Pretty Woman

    Waking Ned

    Uncle Buck

    Have a laugh!

    for starters!
     
  6. Michael Dehaven

    Michael Dehaven Stunt Coordinator

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    The Third Man CC

    Grand Illusion CC

    Woman In The Dunes

    Wit

    Farewell My Concubine

    8 1/2 CC

    Gandhi

    Rushmore CC

    Bridget Jones's Diary

    High Fidelity

    Antz

    Princess Bride

    Twin Peaks season one

    Sopranos season 1 and 2

    An American Werewolf In London CE

    Rosemary's Baby

    The Crow

    etc............................................... ..
     
  7. StephenA

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    Lawrence of Arabia

    The Bridge on the River Kwai

    Glory

    Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menance

    Akira Special Edition

    Texas Chainsaw Massacre

    Halloween

    Hellraiser

    Psycho(1960 version)

    A Clockwork Orange

    The Shining

    Seven

    The Usual Suspects

    Trainspotting

    Requiem for a Dream Director's Cut

    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

    Leon the uncut international version

    Night of the Living Dead '68 Elite version

    Dawn of the Dead

    LA Confidential

    Traffic

    Close Encounters of the Third Kind

    The Crow

    Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

    Chasing Amy

    Casablanca

    Enter the Dragon
     
  8. Robyn Young

    Robyn Young Stunt Coordinator

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    Do you like documentaries? I have a whole mini-collection of documentary-like dvd's to include:

    Walking with Dinosoars

    Allosaurus

    The Mars Collection

    The Planets

    Ken Burns Jazz

    A&E's Serial Killers DVD and Civil War DVD

    Image of the Assasination: A New Look at the Zapruder Film.

    Most are pretty good. I also have some of those cheaper WWII dvd's, as well as some of the NASA DVD's.

    One way of diversifying your collection.

    robyn
     
  9. Patrick McCart

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    City Lights

    Modern Times

    Fantasia

    Help! (Out of print, though.)

    Monty Python and the Holy Grail: SE

    It Happened One Night

    Doctor Zhivago

    Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

    Nosferatu: SE (Red cover)

    Citizen Kane

    You can't go wrong with any of the above titles.
     
  10. Rob Lutter

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    well, If I were you... I'd get...
    Army of Darkness: Theatrical
    Army of Darkness: Director's (Bootleg) Cut MUST HAVE!
    Brazil: Criterion Collection MUST HAVE!
    Rushmore: Criterion Collection
    The New Stanley Kubrick Collection (from Lolita till Eyes Wide Shut, new transfers)
    Se7en: Platinum Series
    Disney: Treasures (namely Mickey and Silly Symphonies)
    Suspiria: Limited Edition (if you like horror)
    Toy Story: Ultimate Toy Box (3 Disc set) MUST HAVE!
     
  11. Walt Riarson

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    Hmmm.

    Why not try some of Fellini's films?

    I recommend the Criterion discs.
     
  12. Keith_R

    Keith_R Screenwriter

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    thanks a lot for all the advice guys, keep it coming[​IMG]
     
  13. Josh_Hill

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    I recommend:

    Seventh Seal

    Seven Samuri

    American Beauty

    Star Wars: Phantom Menace

    Moulin Rouge

    Unbreakable

    Any Bond disc

    Hannibal

    Kubrick Restored Boxset

    Lawrence of Arabia
     
  14. Neil Joseph

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    How about some animation...

    - Tarzan

    - Toy Story UTB

    - A Bug's Life

    - Dinosaur

    - The Iron Giant

    - The Prince Of Egypt

    - The Road To ElDorado

    - Shrek

    and some more action.....

    - Braveheart

    - Crimson Tide

    - The Mask Of Zorro

    - The Perfect Storm

    - Titanic (romance???)

    and some drama...

    - The Colour Purple
     
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    Oh yeah and you need Evil Dead 2!
     
  17. james st. james

    james st. james Auditioning

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    i would recommend:

    * memento - thriller, special edition coming in april?

    * following - if you liked memento

    * jesus' son - great acting (billy crudup, jack black, dennis leary) and black humor

    * concerts - there are some excellent live shows that would definitly add some variety to your collection. i liked u2 elevation tour. there are a wide variety of titles so you can probably find something you like.

    * u-571 - not exactly diversifying but i liked it

    * hoosiers - no extras so its cheap

    * glory - special edition

    * lock stock and two smoking barrels - little bit of comedy with a little bit of action

    * snatch - same as above

    * the mexican - same as above

    * office space - if you work in an office and have problems with the fax machine chances are good you will find it funny
     
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    Crime / Mystery / Suspense
    Zero Effect - Bill Pullman & Ben Stiller, kinda like a modern day Sherlock Holmes story
    ***
    Sixth Sense - Bet you've heard of this one [​IMG]
     
  19. Brian E

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    A few suggestions...

    North By Northwest

    Big Sleep (1946)

    Maltese Falcon

    Seven Samurai

    Hidden Fortress

    Swingers

    Young Frankenstein

    Bridge on the River Kwai

    Lawrence of Arabia

    Citizen Kain

    Contact

    Gattaca

    Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels

    Princess Bride

    Stalingrad

    Willy Wonka
     
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    Adding to the list (and hopefully not repeating much):

    The Shawshank Redemption

    Yojimbo (Kurasawa)

    My Fair Lady (maybe romance, but still entertaining)

    American Graffiti

    Wizard of Oz

    Cleopatra

    Das Boot (action, but also a lot of drama)

    -Eric
     

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