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Re: 3rd DVDTalk Action/Adventure/Crime/Mystery Challenge List Thread March 1st - 31st

Formats: Blu-Ray (3) | HDDVD () | DVD (3) | Theater (3) | TV (5) | Netflix (3) | Crackle () | YouTube () | Other (i.e. iTunes, Digital Download, etc.) (5)

FTV (features only): - (12)

* - First Home Viewing (1) | * - First Time Using Owned Media ()

- watched on iPad/iPod (5)

All movies American unless otherwise indicated...
- Russia (1)
- UK (1)
- France (1)

Watched With: μ - M (9) | τ - N (1) | δ - D (3) (~ indicates only a partial viewing by other viewers)

Bold titles are feature length

Underlined titles indicate coming off the unwatched pile must have been purchased more than 1 month prior to challenge (1)




March 03
01. House at the End of the Street (2012) ~μ

March 06
02. Stalingrad (3D IMAX) (2013) δ
03. Non-Stop (AVX) (2014) μ δ

March 09
04. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013) with gramma!

March 10
05. Breaking the Girls (2013)
06. Winter's Bone (2010)
07. Bates Motel (S02E02): Shadow of a Doubt (2014)


March 16
08. Veronica Mars (2014) μ δ τ
09. Veronica Mars: Pilot (S01E01) (2004) μ
10. Veronica Mars: Credit Where Credit's Due (S01E02) (2004) μ

March 17
11. Bates Motel: Gone But Not Forgotten (S02E01) (2014)
12. Bates Motel: Caleb (S02E03) (2014)

March 20
13. The Heat (2013) μ on plane

March 21
14. Man on Fire (2004) on plane

March 23
15. Abducted (2011) μ on Apple TV in Jamaica!

March 25
16. American Hustle (2013) * μ on Apple TV in Jamaica!

March 28
17. In Bruges (2008) on plane
18. The Counselor (2013) on plane
19. Elementary: Step 9 (S02E01) (2013) on plane

March 29
20. Bates Motel: Check Out (S02E04) (2014) μ

March 30
21. Léon: The Professional (1994)
22. The Departed (2006)

Spoiler:

pending Official Checklist (thanks to everyone for your tweaks)

Watch items from at least 7 of the 13 decades of film history.
--- 1880 - (insert item title here)
--- 1890 -
--- 1900 -
--- 1910 -
--- 1920 -
--- 1930 -
--- 1940 -
--- 1950 -
--- 1960 -
--- 1970 -
--- 1980 -
-X- 1990 - Leon
-X- 2000 - In Bruges
-X- 2010 - House at the End of the Street

Watch items on at least 3 different formats (DVD, BD, HD-DVD, VHS, TV, streaming, theatrical, LD, live, etc.)
-X- Format 1 - DVD (House at the End of the Street)
-X- Format 2 - Theater (Stalingrad)
-X- Format 3 - Blu-ray (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire)

Watch items originating from at least 3 different countries.
-X- Country 1 - Russia (Stalingrad)
-X- Country 2 - UK (In Bruges)
-X- Country 3 - France (Leon)

Watch items with at least 6 different ratings.
--- Pre Codes - (insert item title here)
--- Hays approved -
--- Hays unapproved -
--- G -
--- GP -
--- PG -
-X- PG-13 - Non-Stop
--- M -
-X- R - House at the End of the Street
--- X -
--- NC-17 -
--- Unrated Post-codes -
--- TV Y -
--- TV Y7 -
--- TV G -
--- TV PG -
--- TV 14 -
--- TV MA -

Watch an item from at least 7 of the following subgenres.
--- Film Noir - (insert item title here)
-X- Mystery House at the End of the Street
--- Urban cop thriller
--- Modern Caper/heist
--- Depression-era crime (Dillinger, Bonnie & Clyde, etc.)
--- Globe-trotting adventure (Americans overseas)
--- Treasure hunt adventure
--- Swordplay
-X- Jungle movie (including Tarzan) Hunger Games
--- Hong Kong crime
--- Japanese Yakuza
--- Italian Crime
--- Conspiracy thriller
--- Spy/Espionage
--- Serial Killer
--- Space
-X- War Stalingrad
--- Robots
-X- Vigilante: Man on Fire

Watch an item by at least five of these directors.
--- Raoul Walsh - (insert item title here)
--- Howard Hawks
--- John Ford
--- Anthony Mann
--- Don Siegel
--- Robert Aldrich
--- Sam Fuller
--- John Sturges
--- Jean-Pierre Melville
--- Akira Kurosawa
--- Kinji Fukasaku
--- Chang Cheh
--- Sammo Hung
--- Takeshi Kitano
--- John Woo
--- Walter Hill
--- Quentin Tarantino
--- John McTiernan
--- James Cameron
--- John Frankenheimer
--- Siergo Leone
--- Wong Jing
--- Yuen Chor
--- Sam Peckinpah
--- Robert Rodriguez

Watch an item from at least five of these stars.
--- Errol Flynn - (insert item title here)
--- John Wayne
--- Cynthia Rothrock
--- Claudia Cardinale
--- Humphrey Bogart
--- Burt Lancaster
--- Kirk Douglas
--- Steve McQueen
--- Charles Bronson
--- James Coburn
--- Toshiro Mifune
--- Clint Eastwood
--- Chuck Norris
--- Bruce Lee
--- Jackie Chan
--- Sammo Hung
--- Steven Seagal
--- Henry Silva
--- Jean-Claude Van Damme 
--- Jason Statham
--- Bruce Willis
--- Sonny Chiba
--- Arnold Schwarzenegger
--- Sylvester Stallone
--- Samuel Jackson
--- Milla Jovovich
--- Harrison Ford
-X- Denzel Washington: Man on Fire
--- Jet Li
--- Michelle Rodriguez
--- Pam Grier
--- Jimmy Wang Yu
--- Tom Cruise

Complete at least seven of these categories.
--- a Bond film or spoof - (insert item title here)
--- MST3K or similar riff -
-X- won an Academy Award -- any category - The Departed
--- won a Razzie -- any category -
--- silent film -
-X- a crime or mystery item - Non-Stop
--- a film and it's sequel -
--- a film and it's remake (examples)
--- an item with a commentary or riff
-X- a special feature - Leon: 10 Years After
--- something animated -
--- a trailer
--- watch a sentai or tokusatsu item -
--- something with a major holiday theme -
--- a Criterion release

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