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Old 07-27-05, 09:43 PM
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Reccomend some great recent "unknown" films.

I recently picked up The Machinist, and the DVD included a trailer for what looks to me to be a fantastic flick. Just by seeing the trailer, I knew that I had to go out and find it, and buy it. After looking up reviews for the DVD and the movie itself, it looks like I'm right in thinking I should look into it.

The movie I'm talking about is Mean Creek.

What other "unknown" gems that have been released in the past few years do you think that I should check out?

I saw a trailer for Wilbur Wants To Kill Himself last year, but I still haven't picked it up. Have any of you seen that one?

I'll get this started with a pick of my own:

Interstate 60
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Old 07-27-05, 11:27 PM
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well regarding meen creek
Spoiler:
if you saw what was ultimatly the theatrical trailer, you saw the movie, as they give the entire thing away
its still a good movie, but the trailer is basically the entire movie in 2 minutes.
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Interstate 60 was my pick also. Fantastic movie.
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I rather enjoyed two movies no one ever seems to mention in threads like these: The Settlement with John C. Reilly and Chasing Sleep with Jeff Daniels. Both on DVD, check 'em out.
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I've never seen The Settlement, but I have seen and own Chasing Sleep. It really is a fantastic, weird, film.

Another one I loved, and it is talked about a little bit but not as much as I think it should be, is Tape. If not for the film itself, then at least see it for the concept.
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Tape made me think of another one, Final with Denis Leary. I thought it was going to be some douchy indy sci-fi thing but it turned out pretty good.
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You may enjoy a movie called "The Jacket"
http://www.deepdiscountdvd.com/dvd.cfm?itemID=WBD033685
I liked it, it's a different take on the theme of the movie, i'm not going to say much but check it out.
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I've never heard of final.

I own The Jacket, but I haven't watched it yet.
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Old 07-29-05, 03:00 AM
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I thought Wilbur was a really good movie. A few other movies that you may have missed that I would recommend:

The Return
I'm Not Scared
Noi
The Mother
Oldboy - This may not actually be out just yet
In My Country

more well received, but very highly recommended from me would also be
A Very Long Engagement
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Originally Posted by tecumseh1000
The Return
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Old 07-31-05, 12:00 AM
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The Return looks like one I'm going to check out for sure.
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Interstate 60
Sadly, not anamorphic!
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Originally Posted by Bill Geiger
Sadly, not anamorphic!
Any chance you're mistaken? I purchased after researching it and thinking it were (haven't watched it yet).

There is conflicting info but the following lists anamorphic (doesn't necessarily mean it is unfortunately).


http://www.dvdtimes.co.uk/content.php?contentid=57804

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0165832/dvd

http://dvdlist.kazart.com/queryDVDList2.php3?id=31211

http://www.deepdiscountdvd.com/dvd.cfm?itemid=MCA023824
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One of the best "small" movies of the past year was UNDERTOW - well-crafted and suspenseful all the way!

http://www.deepdiscountdvd.com/dvd.cfm?itemID=MGD008113
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Reconstruction....

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...v=glance&s=dvd

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Originally Posted by abintra
Any chance you're mistaken? I purchased after researching it and thinking it were (haven't watched it yet).

There is conflicting info but the following lists anamorphic (doesn't necessarily mean it is unfortunately).


http://www.dvdtimes.co.uk/content.php?contentid=57804

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0165832/dvd

http://dvdlist.kazart.com/queryDVDList2.php3?id=31211

http://www.deepdiscountdvd.com/redir...fier=MCA023824
I wrote the author of the DVD Times review, Daniel Stephens, and he confirmed that the Interstate 60 R1 DVD, UPC 025192382420, is definitely anamorphic so that is good news.
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Twenty Bucks just came out on DVD and its a swell movie.
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Holy crap, I've been waiting for that to hit DVD for a long time. How come no one is talking about this release? Are there any reviews for it anywhere yet?

*goes off to find the best price for the DVD*
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Originally Posted by marty888
One of the best "small" movies of the past year was UNDERTOW - well-crafted and suspenseful all the way!

http://www.deepdiscountdvd.com/redir...fier=MGD008113
i recently ordered this from ddd as a blind buy based on reviews when it was playing in cinemas. i have not seen any dvd reviews thus far. i ordered cypher as well.
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Originally Posted by BrentLumkin
Holy crap, I've been waiting for that to hit DVD for a long time. How come no one is talking about this release? Are there any reviews for it anywhere yet?

*goes off to find the best price for the DVD*
If you're asking about Twenty Bucks I read about its release at http://www.hometheaterforum.com
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Originally Posted by BrentLumkin
The Return looks like one I'm going to check out for sure.
One of the best movies of last year.
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Originally Posted by BrentLumkin
Holy crap, I've been waiting for that to hit DVD for a long time. How come no one is talking about this release? Are there any reviews for it anywhere yet?

*goes off to find the best price for the DVD*
http://www.dvdtalk.com/forum/showthr...t=twenty+bucks

You posted in that thread too. Have no idea why there are no reviews out for it that I can find.

As usual, DDD seems to have the best price.

http://www.deepdiscountdvd.com/dvd.cfm?itemid=COL004975

It actually appears to have been given a decent release with a couple of commentaries/featurettes.
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I totally forgot about that thread, it's been so long ago.

I bought Mean Creek off of eBay for $10/free shipping using Buy It Now, and I got it today. I'll sit down and watch that one pretty soon.
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Ive heard really good things about Wilbur Wants To Kill Himself but havent seen it yet, either. I will probably buy it blind just for the hell of it.
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