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Old 08-16-07, 10:41 AM   #1
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The "should i blind buy this DVD" thread.

iam sure i don't speak for myself when i say that i see lots of DVD titles in bargain bins and i wonder whether i should pick them up or not....of course like many ppl would do,i would check their imdb pages and see what ppl's reaction......then check a few online reviews...then head to rottentomatoes.com....then head to dvdcompare to see if there's any comparisons....but sometimes that's not enough....and sometimes you can't find enough online reviews....so i created this thread to see what ppl think about these titles...please don't hesitate to recommand to me or ask me to boycott any of the following titles:


Doctor Sleep (Close Your Eyes)
Ripley's game
The Gathering Storm (TV)
Tweeling, De(Twin Sisters)
Max(John Cusack)
Point of Origin (TV)
The Dancer Upstairs
Under Hellgate Bridge
A Little Trip to Heaven
15 Minutes
intermission
Chrystal
iam not scared
My little eye
Lush
The Goo Goo Dolls Live In Buffalo - July 4th 2004
The Last Shot
Finding North
Men with Brooms
Dummy
The Girl of Your Dreams
The White Countess
Invincible (Tim Roth)
stander
camp (Todd Graff)
anita and me
The Perfect Score
The Importance of Being Earnest (2002)
i capture the castle
stage beauty
Solaris(2002)
down with love
The Big Brass Ring (William Hurt)
The Statement
Novocaine
Standing in the Shadows of Motown
The Offspring - Huck It
Father of the Pride (TV)
The Business of Strangers
Bad News Bears (2005)
No Man's Land (2001)
2BPerfectlyHonest
Crónicas


so? any of these worth picking up?
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Old 08-16-07, 10:55 AM   #2
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Herzog's Invincible is pretty good... I loved Solaris (2002) but that's VERY much a hit or miss type of film, a lot of folks hated it... Not sure that I could recommend a blind buy, do you like "thinking man's" (I can't think of a better way to phrase it) science fiction?
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Old 08-16-07, 10:59 AM   #3
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lol...i do but that's why i asked cos i know many ppl hated it...anyways, i would like to add these titles to the list:

The Balled Of Jack & Rose
High Spirits
Palm 29
The Conspiercy Of Silence

btw,i apologize for adding the thread in the wrong section.
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Old 08-16-07, 11:08 AM   #4
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I also liked Solaris. I could not recommend blindly buying things like Max or Down with Love.
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Old 08-16-07, 11:30 AM   #5
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I highly recommend The Statement. If you like Michael Caine, you shouldn't be disappointed.
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Old 08-16-07, 04:21 PM   #6
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the really strange thing is that i dont recognize most of those, and i thought i have seen just about everything within the past 20 years.

i liked this version of the importance of being earnest.
Avoid bad news bears.
As for the music, it is your preference.
father of the bride, it wasnt a tv version as far as i know, it was about stever martin going nuts for paying throught the nose for his daughters wedding, it was funny but unless you like romantic comedies, skip it.

something that i saw in the bargain bin lately that i recommend is the producers. There was one other last week that i had seen so many times i didnt pick it up, but i forget the title
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Old 08-16-07, 04:48 PM   #7
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thanks for the recommandations ppl!

to iconoclasm,i mean this Father of the Pride
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Old 08-17-07, 07:24 AM   #8
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15 Minutes was fairly entertaining, worth a rental or bargain bin price IMO.
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Old 08-17-07, 07:59 AM   #9
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I'm another vote for Solaris, but then again I love the novel and 1972 film so it would have had to be pretty bad for me not to like it.
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Old 08-18-07, 05:57 AM   #10
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is the Bad News Bears remake that bad? i have most of RL movies on DVDs and i love them all...just been avoiding this for a while since it got pretty poor reviews....RL fans what do you think?
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Old 08-18-07, 10:35 AM   #11
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Where are you finding Cronicas for cheap?
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Old 08-18-07, 02:37 PM   #12
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the statement and bad news bears are both atleast rental worthy, i thought BNB was actually pretty decent, it didnt last long in theatres tho, i think it came out around august 2nd or 3rd a few years back. if you can get them for lets say 5 bucks each than id buy it. after that id rent only.
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Old 08-18-07, 02:48 PM   #13
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Where are you finding Cronicas for cheap?
not in the US.
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Old 08-19-07, 09:18 AM   #14
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Men with Brooms was a good ‘feel good’ movie & if you enjoyed the TV series, Due South or Leslie Nielsen's work you wouldn't regret pick it up. It’s about curling but don’t worry it’s not boring.

The Tragically Hip even make an appearance!!!
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Old 08-20-07, 01:38 PM   #15
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is the Bad News Bears remake that bad? i have most of RL movies on DVDs and i love them all...just been avoiding this for a while since it got pretty poor reviews....RL fans what do you think?
It's not that it's bad. It's just that it's basically the exact same movie with less engaging child actors. More disappointing than bad.

I'd also avoid 15 Minutes (it was okay, but not something I want to watch more than once) and Novocaine. Can't really speak on the others.
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Old 08-21-07, 12:41 PM   #16
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"Standing in the Shadows of Motown" is great if you like the music at all. It's a good documentary even if you don't. It's a double disc set.

"Chrystal" is OK for a gloomy Southern-gothic style mood piece. Billy Bob does his low key mumbling thing. Lisa Blount gives a good, if somewhat stereotyped performance. Ultimately I don't think it's that great -- it is atmospheric though.

If by "Palm 29" you mean "29 Palms" I thought that it was pretty bad. Same type of
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which I didn't care for either.

I thought that "Down With Love" was quite a lot of fun. A big plus if you are familiar with the late 50s-early 60s Doris Day - Rock Hudson movies and their ilk that this is spoofing / recreating. Even if you're not, it's pretty amusing.
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Old 08-22-07, 02:16 PM   #17
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I'd buy the following, I enjoyed them all. I included some reviews for you to look up.


Ripley's Game
http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/...WS08/604090301


Max (John Cusack)
http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/...301240303/1023

The Dancer Upstairs
http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/...305020302/1023

The Importance of Being Earnest (2002)
http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/...205240303/1023

I Capture the Castle
http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/...307180304/1023

Down With Love
http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/...305160302/1023

BTW - I need a few of these. Where did you see them in the Bargain Bin?
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Old 08-22-07, 06:22 PM   #18
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thanks for all the recommandations ppl! i really appreciate it....more recommandations are very welcome.

to DeeKay,it's probably far far away from you...somewhere in the middle east/Gulf/Bahrain,lol.
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Old 08-24-07, 03:52 PM   #19
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i also would like to add these to the list:

The Singing Detective (2003)
The Escapist
Mississippi Burning (you think a SE might be in the works?)
10th & Wolf
Pacte du silence, Le( The Pact Of Silence)
Shiner (Michael Caine)
High Spirits

what do you guys think?
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Old 08-24-07, 09:47 PM   #20
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Given that this a forum of movie buffs, if this thread sticks around long enough I wouldn't be surprised to see every movie on your list getting a nomination from someone around here. That being said, I'd give a thumbs up to "Stander"...I liked that one quite a bit. Also if the one you've got listed as "I Am Not Scared" is the Italian flick from a couple years back, then I'd give that one an enthusiastic thumbs up too.
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Old 08-25-07, 02:41 AM   #21
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thanks for the recommandations,Flextime.i don't mind getting a nomination for each movie,i just wanna get a quick opinion on what ppl think here.
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