The 4 big trilogies! Which one do you give up?

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  1. Terrell

    Terrell Producer

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    Okay, here's the deal. We're assuming we have all 4 of these trilogies on DVD. All are original theatrical cuts, and all have reference quality anamorphic widescreen transfers and reference quality Dolby Digital EX surround tracks. They are also all loaded with extras. You have to give one up, and can never have it back. Which one do you give up?
    Star Wars
    Back To the Future
    Indiana Jones
    Lord of the Rings
    This should be a tough one.[​IMG] For Lord of the Rings, just think ahead.
     
  2. Brian Kissinger

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    Back to the Future. Not hard at all. While I enjoy these movies, I never thought they were all that super. Hate me if you will, but that's just me.
     
  3. Peter Apruzzese

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    Star Wars - first (IV) movie great, second (V) - good, third (VI) - fair
    Back to the Future - first one was good, second and third were average.
    Raiders - first movie great, second bad, third good.
    Lord of the Rings - we've only seen the first so far, but I'm betting the other two are no less than very good. The first was great.
    Using that criteria, bye-bye Back to the Future !
     
  4. Jim_K

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    Easiest choice I'd ever have to make. [​IMG]
    Ditto on Back to the Future. [​IMG]
    While I thought these movies were OK and fairly entertaining, the frenzied craze people have for this series completely baffles me. [​IMG]
    It's actually a moot point for me because I wouldn't even buy BTF anyway. [​IMG]
     
  5. Terrell

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    Jim, you surprise me. I thought sure you would say Star Wars.[​IMG]
     
  6. Jim_K

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    Whatever gave you that impression? [​IMG]
    I've always loved the Star Wars films but I just don't consider them them greatest films of all time. [​IMG]
     
  7. Bill J

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    Lord of the Rings, easily
     
  8. Malcolm R

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    Star Wars, without even thinking twice (throws box over shoulder and never looks back).
    [​IMG]
     
  9. David Dennison

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    Indy trilogy, but I really don't want to give it up.
     
  10. Steeve Bergeron

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    Back to the Future, not even close!
    I wouldn't even buy it in the first place anyway! Does that give you an idea of what I really think about those movies? I think they are extremely overrated.
     
  11. Michael*K

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    No contest...Lord of the Rings. The first film was by far the most overrated piece of crap I saw last year. [​IMG]
     
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    Without question, I'd give up Lord of the Rings.
     
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    I haven't even seen Lord of the Rings so that's an easy choice
     
  14. Terrell

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    Guys, let's not get into making derogatory remarks about the films. I wouldn't mind it, but it might lead to big arguments.[​IMG] Lord knows we don't need another franchise fight.
     
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    POST EDITED BY ADMIN. PLEASE REMEMBER THE FORUM RULES REGARDING "THREAD CRASHING."
     
  16. Brian Kissinger

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    Well Rich, I think most people are basing this on the quality of the first film. I know what you're going to say, well Star Wars was a great film but what about Jedi? My answer to that is simple. All three of the Rings movies were shot all at once, and they had a set story they were working with. Given the great amount of detail given to both the story and design of the first film, the others almost have to live up to it. Doesn't mean they will, but I'll put my money on it. So, if you loved the first one, more than likely the following two you'll love as well. Same goes if you hated the first one.
    Personally, (after having viewed FOTR again tonight) I find it rivaling The Princess Bride as my favorite film of all time. And even if by some odd chance that The Two Towers and The Return of the King aren't any good, I'd still rather give up all the BTTF films than just FOTR.
     
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    This is a no brainer for me - Back to the Future. Not that I think it's bad, but I just am tired of watching it and, after time, it has worn a little thin. Lord of the Rings, I feel, is going to end up being considered a classic. It is that good imo. When they eventually put Star Wars on DVD, it will be, again, a top seller. It already is a classic. Indy Jones films fall third on my list.
     
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    Another Back to the Future...
     
  19. Terrell

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    Well Im not sure it's fair to include LotR since the next two arent even out yet but im assuming you figure the next two will be just as great as the first. No way in hell would I give up LotR, No way in hell would I give up Star Wars which includes TPM and AotC, no way would I give up my Indy movies, and whoever wants my BTTF movies will have to pry them from my dead hands, I love movies[​IMG]
     

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