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Old 11-10-07, 01:40 AM
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cheap title reccomendations for the 20% off sale

I always like to pick up a few cheap titles during these sales so I would love some input on what to pick up this year.



thanks guys.
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Old 11-10-07, 05:59 AM
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Old 11-10-07, 10:54 AM
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What's cheap to you, and what are your tastes? Here's a few I like under $10 with theatrical releases since 2000, but if you prefer standard Hollywood fare, TV or animation more than indie or world cinema ther's not much for you here:

Last days (2005)
Me and You and Everyone We Know (2005)
Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession (2004)
Brown Bunny, The - Superbit (2003)
Elephant - DTS (2003)
Lost in Translation - DTS (2003)
25th Hour (2002)
Cinemania (2002)
Gerry (2002)
Japón (Unrated Director's Cut) (2002)
Solaris (2002)
Session 9 (2001)
Waking Life (2001)
What Time Is It There? (2001)
Chuck & Buck (2000)
Sexy Beast (2000)
Vertical Ray of the Sun, The (2000)
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Old 11-11-07, 11:40 PM
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Originally Posted by Yakuza Bengoshi
What's cheap to you, and what are your tastes? Here's a few I like under $10 with theatrical releases since 2000, but if you prefer standard Hollywood fare, TV or animation more than indie or world cinema ther's not much for you here:

Last days (2005)
Me and You and Everyone We Know (2005)
Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession (2004)
Brown Bunny, The - Superbit (2003)
Elephant - DTS (2003)
Lost in Translation - DTS (2003)
25th Hour (2002)
Cinemania (2002)
Gerry (2002)
Japón (Unrated Director's Cut) (2002)
Solaris (2002)
Session 9 (2001)
Waking Life (2001)
What Time Is It There? (2001)
Chuck & Buck (2000)
Sexy Beast (2000)
Vertical Ray of the Sun, The (2000)
well I've seen lost in translation, elephant, 25th hour, and you me and everyone we know and enjoyed them very much so I'm sure the rest on the list will be right up my alley.

They only exception is waking life, I hated that movie for some reason.

Thanks to everyone else for the reccomendations I'll be blind buying just about everything you guys listed.

Heres a few of my cheap suggestions:

downfall
el crimen perfecto
boxer's omen

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Paris, Texas. (Wenders)
Bad Lieutenant (Unrated) - Ferrara
The Conformist
1900 (both Bertolucci)
Holy Smoke (Campion)
Secrets and Lies (Mike Leigh)

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Old 11-12-07, 10:22 AM
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Prices are DVD Planet unless otherwise indicated, before discount:

Donovan's Reef - $6.95
Coogan's Bluff - $6.95
Day of the Jackal - $6.98
Enemy at the Gates - $6.13 (DD)
Flaming Star - $7.14
Grifters - $7.49
Gunfight at the OK Corral - $6.95
Heavenly Creatures - $7.49
Invaders from Mars(1953) - $7.06
Jacob's Ladder - $6.70 (DD)
The Limey - $7.05
Missing - $6.95
Next Stop, Greenwich Village - $7.14
Parallax View - $6.95 (Highly recommended)
Rosemary's Baby - $6.13 (DD)
Slightly Scarlet - $5.95 (color noir)
Spy Who Came In From the Cold - $6.95
Stay Hungry - $7.05
Tender Mercies - $6.97 (DD)

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Old 11-12-07, 07:54 PM
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Originally Posted by pro-bassoonist
Paris, Texas. (Wenders)
Bad Lieutenant (Unrated) - Ferrara
The Conformist
1900 (both Bertolucci)
Holy Smoke (Campion)
Secrets and Lies (Mike Leigh)

Ciao,
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I'm gonna check out Holy Smoke. Sounds interesting.
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If you don't mind me diverting the flow of things a bit, I may as well ask here instead of starting an entirely new thread: I'm looking for some interesting, unusual titles to try during the sale. Short film collections, experimental/avant garde, oddball or off-kilter films... Even television shows, British, sketch or otherwise are fine (am debating whether or not the Upright Citizens DVDs are up my alley). Prices aren't a big deal (though I'm unlikely to splurge for, say, that Unseen Cinema boxset) although cheaper is obviously nicer on the wallet.

Sadly, the American Astronaut DVD I was hoping to pick up is OOP; I am considering Trona, and the extremely low price kind of offsets the unfortunate non-anamorphic picture.

As far as things in this general vein that I already have and enjoy:

By Brakhage
Kenneth Anger Vol. 1
Greenaway Shorts/The Falls
Kino's Avant Garde: Experimental Cinema Vol. 1
Quay Brothers and Jan Svankmajer collections
Schizopolis (love this one and would be thrilled to find more like it)

Yakuza Bengoshi's mention of Japón is a good one that I'm probably going to try, too.
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Old 11-14-07, 12:59 AM
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Originally Posted by Cosmic Bus
If you don't mind me diverting the flow of things a bit, I may as well ask here instead of starting an entirely new thread: I'm looking for some interesting, unusual titles to try during the sale. Short film collections, experimental/avant garde, oddball or off-kilter films...
Daisies (Czech New Wave)
Tiresia
The Fernando Arabal boxset
The Devil (Zulawski)
In My Skin (R2 though a better version, native PAL)

...etc.

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Originally Posted by Cosmic Bus
Sadly, the American Astronaut DVD I was hoping to pick up is OOP
It's actually still available directly from http://www.billynayer.com/store/. I picked up a copy just last month. Great film. I saw this at the AFI Silver. It was followed (or maybe preceded, I'm forgetting exactly) by a live performance by the Billy Nayer Show.

Some additional items that may interest you:

Top Recommendations:
Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Take One
Two Films by Chris Marker
Unseen Cinema: Early American Avant-Garde Film (1894-1941)
Anything by Guy Maddin
Decasia: The State of Decay
Lyrical Nitrate ( Lyrisch Nitraat ) (1991) / Forbidden Quest (1993)
Castle, The (1997)


Additional Recommendations:
Cinema 16 - European Short Films
Häxan
Paris je t'aime
Kino's Avant Garde: Experimental Cinema Vol. 2
Kenneth Anger Vol. 2
Experiments in Terror 1 & 2
Billy Nayer Show: The Early Years, The
Jean Cocteau Collection
Coming Apart (1969)
Short Films of David Lynch
Alejandro Jodorowsky Box Set
Five Dedicated to Ozu
Maya Deren - Experimental Films
Order, The: From Cremaster 3 (2002)
Our Hitler (1978)


Available, but Better Version in Other Regions:
Chien andalou, Un (1929)
Âge d'or, L'
Man with a Movie Camera
Werckmeister Harmonies (2000)


Top Recommendations Not Available @ DDD or DVDPlanet:
Wholphin DVD Magazine
Chacun son cinéma
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Thanks for the suggestions, Pro-B and Bengoshi (and thank you for the Nayer link, too)! I'll be ordering several of them.
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Daughter of Horror/Dementia would be $16.31 at DD. Not a bargain pricewise, but a truely unique film.
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Thanks to everyone else for the reccomendations I'll be blind buying just about everything you guys listed.
I hope you don't commit suicide after watching The Brown Turd, errr... Bunny.
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Originally Posted by eXcentris
I hope you don't commit suicide after watching The Brown Turd, errr... Bunny.
I would have also recommended Twentynine Palms (Dumont, 2004) if it'd been a cheapie. It get's even worse reviews than The Brown Bunny.
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Originally Posted by Cosmic Bus
If you don't mind me diverting the flow of things a bit, I may as well ask here instead of starting an entirely new thread: I'm looking for some interesting, unusual titles to try during the sale.
If you haven't seen it already, add Fantastic Planet to your list. It's a 1973 Czech animation that won a special award at Cannes and has earned a cult following among fantasy/scifi fans. The story and artwork are heavy with surrealism. It was just released on DVD, but DD is already out of stock. At a discounted price of $13.35, it's worth the wait.

Someone previously mentioned the German art film Our Hitler. While I'm looking forward to this 7-hour experimental mockumentary, DD shows a release date of 11/27.
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I grabbed Hawaii, Oslo for just a tad over 10$ after discount (it's only available at dvdplanet though). That's more than I usually spend on movies lately, but that is the cheapest I have seen it.
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Another big thumbs up for Paris, Texas and Titus (C'mon the 2-disk Titus is only like $6.50 you can't go wrong with that.)
Also for less than $8 :
The Osterman Weekend (2-disk SE)
Winter Kills (2-Disk SE)
The Stunt Man
Trading Places (SE)
Coming to America(SE)
Hoffa (SE)
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Another big thumbs up for Paris, Texas and Titus (C'mon the 2-disk Titus is only like $6.50 you can't go wrong with that.)

Thanks, it's twice that at dvdplanet and I didn't bother checking at DD. In for another order.
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