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Old 12-15-03, 01:34 PM
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CineSchlockers' Choice 2003: Best genre title



Last year, readers of CineSchlock-O-Rama selected MGM's Return of the Living Dead as the second recipient of the CineSchlockers' Choice award for 2002's best genre DVD. Now it's time to honor the finest of 2003!!! Cast your vote, and when you do, be sure to tell us why you've made your selection. Results will be posted along with the top 10 picks of yours truly on Dec. 26th. Click here to vote for your favorite genre title of the year!

Picks made in this thread do not count toward official selection.

Suggested nominees (Write-ins encouraged):
24: Season Two
28 Days Later
Assault on Precinct 13
Baadasssss Cinema
Best of Insomniac With Dave Attell: Uncensored Vol. 2
Blown Away
Brain Damage
Citizen Toxie: The Toxic Avenger IV
The Core
The Crazies
Final Destination 2
Hard Hunted
The Hills Have Eyes
House of 1000 Corpses
Jackass: The Movie
Junk
Lord of the G-Strings: The Femaleship of the String
Mail Call: Best of Season One
The Manster
May
Mummy's Kiss
Naked Lunch
The Omega Man
One Hour Photo
Porn Star: The Legend of Ron Jeremy
Predator 2
The Return of Swamp Thing
Silent Night, Deadly Night 1 & 2
Soylent Green
Squirm
The Student Nurses
Ted Bundy
Three O'Clock High
Willard

Click here to vote for your favorite genre title of the year!

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Old 12-15-03, 02:18 PM
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what about blue underground's Dead & Buried? I thought that was pretty good.
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Killa, they're "suggested" titles, not the only ones you have to choose from.
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Where's Ichi and Versus?
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Gyno... read my post.

Or just go onto Gross' page, and see the part where you can write in a suggestion.
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Old 12-15-03, 04:23 PM
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Originally posted by DonnachaOne
Killa, they're "suggested" titles, not the only ones you have to choose from.
It makes a big difference. It's like writing in a baseball player for the all-star game.

Possible to get someone in the game but get them to be a starter? ... virtually no shot. Too many people are just going to pick from the list.

Many of these pre-selected titles have had very limited discussion and/or interest in this forum compared to Dead & Buried. Many of us bought it, many of liked it.

Noel,

Are you willing to add titles to the drop-down list based on (say) five write-in votes?

I already spoke to the merit of Dead & Buried and Blown Away (which is on the list - looks great but my copy is still on back-order from the Great DDD Money Throw-down of 2003 (GDDDMT) so I can't speak to it).

However, my pick goes to the

Mondo Cane Box Set

Whose absence surprises me ...

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I disagree, Yankee. So far three people have posted in this thread, pointing out their picks that are missing. A lot more people are going to do just that, and write-in vote accordingly.
I'm thinking of suggesting Cronos.
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As DonnachaOne aptly points out, the list provided is merely a starting point. I have no doubt folks will eagerly write-in their FAVORITE if it isn't listed and they shouldn't really need any proding to remember what it is. But feel free to campaign in this thread!

There's an embrassment of riches this year genre-wise, so it'll be interesting to see what rises to the top.
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Another vote for Versus.

A surprisingly fun movie and a pretty good SE disc.
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ctyankee....right on brother. it was a tough choice though....my #2 I thought would be a shoe-in....considering how rare that first batch was(500), then it was signed and then one of the actors/signees....dies right after. tough...tough call.

#1. Mondo Cane Box


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#2. I Drink Your Blood-Limited Edition
#3. Dead and Buried-Blue Underground
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I'm voting for The Haunting. It could've had more features (at least it had a commentary), but along with Once Upon a Time in the West, I probably enjoyed it more than any other DVD I watched this year.
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Originally posted by G. Noel Gross
But feel free to campaign in this thread!

Fine - then let the campaigning begin here:



I'm surprised that Santo hasn't gotten more press here amongst the schlocksters. It's got wrasslin' - always a lowest common denominator sport. They're all cheesy as hell, and as we all know, cheese = fun!

Of the Santo movies released thus far, this was the best of the bunch (Well, I thought Santo vs the Martians was better, but that wasn't released in 2003). So lets see some love for En El Mascadora plata!
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Originally posted by Ginwen
I'm voting for The Haunting. It could've had more features (at least it had a commentary), but along with Once Upon a Time in the West, I probably enjoyed it more than any other DVD I watched this year.
Are either of those really "Cine-Schlock-O-Rama" level, though?

I don't see Joe Bob Briggs expressing what's so bad it's great about The Haunting. Or his equal, G. Noel.
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Originally posted by DonnachaOne
Are either of those really "Cine-Schlock-O-Rama" level, though?

I don't see Joe Bob Briggs expressing what's so bad it's great about The Haunting. Or his equal, G. Noel.
which is why I wouldn't have voted for OUATIW. But The Haunting is a haunted house movie, so I think it is, and yeah, I could see JB reviewing it. Certainly more-so than "24".

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Point made, Ginwen.
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I'd vote for Naked Lunch, with #2 being Day of the Dead. Both great movies and two of the best DVD releases this year.
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I voted for the Mondo Cane box set (write-in vote obviousily).
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Curious:

What if it was a rerelease of an already-released DVD? For example, Q, The Winged Serpent? Would it be eligible, or not because it was already available in region one?
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I have to go with DAY OF THE DEAD. Nifty packaging, cool extras and one heck of an entertaining flick with enough entrails to put me off hot dogs for a year.
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hmm, this is a tough one... some great genre films were released on disc this year, especially "Soylent Green", "Omega Man", "The Crazies", and "The Manster". I have SG and OM but the discs aren't anything that stand-out. (I haven't seen the Crazies or Manster discs so I can't comment on them)

"28 Days Later" was a surprisingly solid release and get's my "runner-up" vote....

...but my vote goes to.....

"DAY OF THE DEAD" as well.
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Originally posted by DonnachaOne
What if it was a rerelease of an already-released DVD? For example, Q, The Winged Serpent? Would it be eligible, or not because it was already available in region one?
Only if the re-release is a profound upgrade. For example: The Texas Chainsaw Massare, They Live, Weird Science and Cube would not qualify.
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So, Weird Science with remastered elements, DTS sound and anamorphic release is not a profound upgrade while Day of the Dead that has that and supplemental features such as a commentary and effects doc etc. is a profound upgrade.

If that's the case, (whatever people choose) when push comes to shove, hopefully you ask yourself this:

Should my vote go to an excellent first release or the profoundly improved release?

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Originally posted by ctyankee
So, Weird Science with remastered elements, DTS sound and anamorphic release is not a profound upgrade while Day of the Dead that has that and supplemental features such as a commentary and effects doc etc. is a profound upgrade.
Yes.
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Naked Lunch, an amazing top class film which doesn't belong on any list containing a Troma movie
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