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OK,Mike's not the only one.

I've never seen Silence of the Lambs either.

Of course, I don't watch any horror films in general because I hate being scared, and can't handle jump scares, so I've been avoiding it deliberately.

I'm sure it's great -- just not for me.
 
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OK,Mike's not the only one.

I've never seen Silence of the Lambs either.

Of course, I don't watch any horror films in general because I hate being scared, and can't handle jump scares, so I've been avoiding it deliberately.

I'm sure it's great -- just not for me.
Not a horror film by any means.

More of a psychological thriller.

You’re missing out. It’s tremendous.
 
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It's not "jump scare" scary, though, is it?

I always figured it was more of a psychological thriller.

Peg will just be mad at me just for having the film inside the house. I had to wait until she was completely out of the house--staying at our daughter's for a night or two (helping out after the birth of a granddaughter) in order that I could see what the Hostel films were about. I watched the first in the series. Yikes! I'm glad I've seen it...but that's not the kind of film for me.

EDIT: I crossed posts with Tino.
 

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Peg will just be mad at me just for having the film inside the house.
Don't you collect Best Picture winners? On that basis alone it would have to be in your collection.

Also, it's not just jump scares (although I have a particularly bad reflex reaction to those.) Even if there aren't jump scares, I just don't like being scared, period, and would not find such a thing entertaining. I am sure there are many great titles in the horror genre that I'm missing, but I'm okay with that.
 
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So much of The Silence Of The Lambs has been 'stolen' by other TV shows and movies over the years that I'm curious as to how it will play for someone who has never seen it. It has influenced everything from The X-Files to 90's/early 00's serial killer movies to all those violent crime shows on CBS and I think that may have watered down its impact a little bit.
 

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It's not something I consciously set out to do...but I probably do have every BP winner that's ever been put on disc.

But none of that matters to Peg. She just doesn't like scary things.

Probably the scariest film I've ever watched with her is Sleeping With the Enemy with Julia Roberts. And that was a long time ago.
 

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Well, you don't have every BP winner without Silence of the Lambs, which you've now ordered.

I'm not married, so maybe I don't get it, but surely it can sit on the shelf without bothering her? She doesn't need to watch it.
 

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1.) Jake: I never said I didn't have Silence of the Lambs already on the shelf. I just said I hadn't ever watched it. :rolleyes: I've got LOTS on my shelf I haven't watched. This will be an upgrade of an unwatched disc.

2.) Yes, you have a lot to learn about women! It isn't very hard at all for something to sit on my shelf and still "bother" her! :laugh:

Seriously, though, no she'll never watch it (and I've got a copy on my shelf already--along with other scary films like Halloween and The Sixth Sense, for examples). So we're fine.

But this is a unique thing for me to deal with. Peg just doesn't like anything that's scary or even with blood and gore. She's a big musical fan. Loves Sondheim. But won't watch the film of Sweeney Todd. And she likes much of the music from it. She doesn't like action films, chase sequences, etc. either.
 
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Well, if the film is already in your house on your shelf, then she can't be too upset with you for getting the upgraded one.

Why upgrade an unwatched disc, though, especially at Criterion prices? Are you going to find time to watch the new one?

Also, I would not qualify the film of Sweeney Todd as scary or horror at all. Like I said, I generally avoid horror, but love that film.
 

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Well, if the film is already in your house on your shelf, then she can't be too upset with you for getting the upgraded one.

Why upgrade an unwatched disc, though, especially at Criterion prices? Are you going to find time to watch the new one?

Also, I would not qualify the film of Sweeney Todd as scary or horror at all. Like I said, I generally avoid horror, but love that film.
$18.31 is a really good price for a new Criterion title.
 

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