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Old 07-02-07, 08:58 PM
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I need your opinions.

So I try to get at least a new DVD every month. I know I don't have thousands like many of you, but for a college student, I think I'm doing okay.

I just need you tell me what's the best movie I have in my collection and do I have a good taste in movies?

Check the link in my sig for my dvds. Thanks for the opinions.
Old 07-02-07, 09:03 PM
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Se7en and Donnie Darko, although there are better versions of both movies available to purchase. Consider upgrading the Se7en disk.

I won't lie... you got some stinkers there... keep working on it.
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I think you need to stay away from some of those sequels. OY!
Old 07-02-07, 09:13 PM
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Yeah, I do have some lame dvds in there, but I got them for basically free.
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Failure to Launch? Full Screen Version?

Kill it kill it kill it kill it!


later edit: Seriously, half of your dvds are full screen. Bad dvd collector, bad!

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Fight Club is a great movie.

It's Dumb and Dumberer and your full screens that make me cringe.
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You must purge yourself of the following movies!!

Dumb and Dumberer
Mortal Kombat Annihilation
Grind
2 fast 2 Furious
Why the hell do you have the full screen version of Alexander: The Directors Cut?
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Originally Posted by canaryfarmer
Failure to Launch? Full Screen Version?

Kill it kill it kill it kill it!


later edit: Seriously, half of your dvds are full screen. Bad dvd collector, bad!
I love failure to launch. When I found out it had a paintball scene in it, I had to go and see it in the theaters. I'll start looking for widescreen versions. I don't have the greastest TV anyways.

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Sorry, couldn't be helped: http://youtube.com/watch?v=zJoMMt1nSMc
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Originally Posted by canaryfarmer
Sorry, couldn't be helped: http://youtube.com/watch?v=zJoMMt1nSMc
Lol!
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I think you're best movie is Black Hawk Down. That movie is simply amazing. Donnie Darko blows, and yes I own it too.

I would suggest checking out the AFI top 100 list if you want to familiar yourself with some classic movies. It's a good start.
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Ghostbusters.

I'll agree with PopcornTreeCt. It is time to start investigating some classic films (or at least something pre-1982).
I'll recommend Apocalypse Now. It is older than anything on your list. It appears that you like horror so you should also get the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre or Halloween.
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Originally Posted by starecase
Ghostbusters.

I'll agree with PopcornTreeCt. It is time to start investigating some classic films (or at least something pre-1982).
I'll recommend Apocalypse Now. It is older than anything on your list. It appears that you like horror so you should also get the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre or Halloween.
Thanks for your helpful response.
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I just need you tell me what's the best movie I have in my collection and do I have a good taste in movies?

taste is subjective in many ways, so always collect what you like, not just what other people say you should.

but i do agree with what others have said, WIDESCREEN is the way to go. even if you don't have a widescreen television and you don't like those black bars on top and bottom, widescreen preserves the filmmakers' original vision and should definitely be the version to buy. plus, widescreen televisions are becoming the norm with the move to digital, so it'll benefit you in the long run as well.

gladiator and spider-man are excellent choices for your collection!
Old 07-02-07, 10:00 PM
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No animation or anime? No Asian horror? No classics?

I don't think any of my recommendations would help. All that matters is that you like what you like.
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In my opinion, you shouldn't give a rat's ass what we, or anyone else, thinks about your collection.
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I think that instead of looking at AFI's top 100 list (which I'm currently doing myself) that you should do IMDB's top 250 list. A lot of the titles on IMDB's list are more... accessible, mainstream, popular. But don't get too caught up in how other people rank movies, most importantly you should watch what you think will interest you.

IMDB's list is: http://www.imdb.com/chart/top

Post-1990 examples, movies to start out with:

Pulp Fiction
Goodfellas
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Shawshank Redemption
Fargo
City of God
The Usual Suspects
Forrest Gump
American Beauty
Heat
Requiem for a Dream
Memento
Leon: The Professional

Pre-1990 examples, movies to start out with:

The Godfather (trilogy)
The Good the Bad and the Ugly
The Graduate
2001: A Space Odyssey
The Shining
North By Northwest
Psycho
Vertigo
It's A Wonderful Life
Taxi Driver
Raging Bull
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Chinatown
The Maltese Falcon
Double Indemnity
Sunset Blvd.
Some Like It Hot
Alien/Aliens
The Sting
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Cool Hand Luke

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Old 07-02-07, 10:21 PM
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Whew....some of those titles. Did I see a Van Damme flick in there?

Seriously, don't let this happen to you:

http://www.theonion.com/content/node/38626
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I think that this one is also appropriate:
http://www.theonion.com/content/node/30231
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gladiator is a solid choice. do you like movies about gladiators?

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Old 07-03-07, 01:10 AM
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Originally Posted by BuckNaked2k
Whew....some of those titles. Did I see a Van Damme flick in there?

Seriously, don't let this happen to you:

http://www.theonion.com/content/node/38626

All I got to say is people are too judgmental. there are actually some good movies ion that collection.
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Originally Posted by canaryfarmer
I think that this one is also appropriate:
http://www.theonion.com/content/node/30231

What a jackass, he should at least appreciate the fact that they got him the right movie. Who cares if its fullscreen, as long as you got it.
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At least you have Fight Club!
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Originally Posted by wilky61
I think that instead of looking at AFI's top 100 list (which I'm currently doing myself) that you should do IMDB's top 250 list. A lot of the titles on IMDB's list are more... accessible, mainstream, popular.
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Originally Posted by William Fuld
...?

Do you not think that a college kid with a collection like that should check out stuff like American Beauty and ESotSM and LA Confidential and Taxi Driver (IMDB's list) before he jumps into stuff like Modern Times and Nashville and Swing Time and Sophie's Choice (AFI's list)? Yaknow, stuff that maybe'd be more age-appropriate and accessible at first?

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