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Old 01-31-04, 11:15 PM
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What is your most underrated dvd in your collection

Interested in dvds that people have that they feel were great movies, however did not get the exposure to dvd due to poor advertising, limited theaterical release, etc...

My dvd would have to be Interstate 60 writen and directed by Bob Gale (Back to the Future series). This movie is very unique with a good all around story filled with a great acting talent of Gary Oldman (Fifth Element, Bram Stokers Dracula)
James Marsden (X-Men and X-Men2)
Amy Smart (Rat Race, Butterfly Effect)
Chris Cooper (Seabiscuit, American Beauty)
Christopher Llyod (Back to the Future series)

Cameo apperances by Michael J. Fox, Kurt Russell, Amy Jo Johnson and Ann Margret.

This movie is well worth a blind buy or a rental.
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PCU, My Blue Heaven, Rat Race, amongst others . . .
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The Long Kiss Goodnight.....Samuel L. Jackson is so hilarious in the flick...probably the only thing good in the film...
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Wow, good question... Too many for me to choose from, but I'll throw out a handful of titles: CAUGHT (Edward James Olmos); LIMBO, and MEN WITH GUNS (both directed by John Sayles); DANGEROUS LIVES OF ALTAR BOYS (Kieran Culkin); PANIC IN NEEDLE PARK (Al Pacino; R2 release); THE SALTON SEA (Val Kilmer); FINGERS (Harvey Keitel); THIEF (James Caan); HENRY FOOL (Hal Ashby).

I have a number of titles in my library I think are underrated as films, but I'm not sure they qualify here, as they're fairly well known titles. Among the most criminally underrated films of all time is THE BAD NEWS BEARS, for instance -- but many people know of it, and it's been much copied. I also think PEGGY SUE GOT MARRIED is underappreciated. And so on.

Great thread idea, though I suspect this is going to end up costing me big bucks. I've already gone ahead and ordered INTERSTATE 60 as a result of clicking through here...

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I guess I'd have to say.....about 300 of them.

I dunno...lets try these:

Rabid Dogs-Mario Bava
The Ghastly Ones/Seeds Of Sin-Andy Milligan
Spider-Cronenberg
Horror-Dante Tomaselli
Spider Baby
Diner
Raw Meat
The Black Scorpion
Steve Hackett-ANY DVD
The Driver-R2
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I have a pretty thorough Johnny Depp collection--save for Ed Wood (grumble, grumble)--and I've never felt he's gotten quite the respect and accolades he deserves. Until recently, anyway.

I agree with Chris Cooper. Adaptation, American Beauty, always wonderful. And Gary Oldman, as well. Benicio del Toro seems to keep getting forgotten and then rediscovered again.
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Re: What is your most underrated dvd in your collection

Originally posted by Shroud
Interested in dvds that people have that they feel were great movies, however did not get the exposure to dvd due to poor advertising, limited theaterical release, etc...
Most of my Criterions?
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The one movie in my collection that I am so happy to own and no one seems to know about is Six Degrees of Separation.

I agree with celluloidwisdom about The Bad News Bears. The film is as great to watch today as an adult as it was when I was a kid.
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Definitely The Bear, Max! If it's the Annaud film you mean, because I think there's another "The Bear". One of my all-time favorite films. And probably very few people know about it...
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And probably very few people know about it...
saw it in the theater and one of the first dvds I bought...via special order. great film and I wouldnt mind a good SE. worthy of repeat viddies.
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Suicide Kings
PCU
Disorginized Crime

The first one was, I feel, the most underrated film of the 1990s. Christopher Walken and Denis Leary make a wonderful presence on screen.

DC is the work of Fred Gwynne, Ed O'Neill (Al Bundy), Lou Diamond Phillips, and Corbin Bernsen for a nice bit of fun. Another underrated film.

PCU is just for kicks. Great David Spade and Jeremy Piven work here (jon Favreau too).
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Originally posted by LasVegasMichael
Suicide Kings


The first one was, I feel, the most underrated film of the 1990s. Christopher Walken and Denis Leary make a wonderful presence on screen.

I really wanted to like this one....just didnt. maybe I'll give it another spin. I mainly bought it due to Walken. he was in another one of my favs in a sweet cameo....The Addiction. still waiting for it on dvd though.
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Thursday, and no, it's not a prequel to Friday. Unfortunately there are two DVDs and both are OOP now. The widescreen version goes for a pretty penny on Ebay now.

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I'll second (or third) Suicide Kings. Best 5.88 I've ever spent.
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"Drop Dead Gorgeous"

Hilarious movie about a local beauty pagent thats done "Spinal Tap" documentary style.
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My most recent "find"...

CHOPPER

Based on the "adventures" of real-life Australian criminal/murderer Mark "Chopper" Read, this is definitely not for the squeamish - it's fascinating, revolting, hysterically funny and not a movie you will quickly forget.

The DVD itself is a gem - deleted scenes, interview with Chopper prior to the filming of the movie, director's commentary, - and as a final treat, a commentary track by Chopper himself. (He's out of prison and living on a farm in Tasmania.) Not your ordinary commentary track ("Just because you're going to kill someone is no reason to be discourteous").

This has been released in the U.S.(pricey), but if you can accomade R2/PAL it's available at a very low price (under $10 delivered) here:

http://www2.hmv.co.uk/hmvweb/display...;-1&sku=961488
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Originally posted by QuiGonJosh
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Okay, I'll go along with you on the second one, and even the third, but GIGLI????

Okay, I must admit, there is a part of me that really liked Forces of Nature, so maybe it is because I liked Ben/Sandra more then Ben/JLo, so I walked into this turkey not liking it before it started, but wow; that;s an iteresting choice.

Regarding Suicide Kings, I agree. I only bought it because of Walken and the Price. Bakc when I bought it, it was about $8.00 three years ago, and it was a bargain (it was the cheapest DVD around). Favorite underrated gem of my collection!

The lines of dialouge are superb.

"Whoever is going to hold hands with my d*ck, I insist they buy me a drink first. After all, I'm not asking for dinner and dancing. I'm not asking for a commitment." --Carlo Bartolucci (Walken)

"It was your idea, dunsky." --CB

"A Busket? Give me the busket! I'll give you $500 for that busket." --Lono (Leary)
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Originally posted by marty888
My most recent "find"...

CHOPPER

This has been released in the U.S.(pricey), but if you can accomade R2/PAL it's available at a very low price (under $10 delivered) here:
Actually, I've seen the R1 Chopper for between $10 - $15 at most places now. Great movie; I sort of regret getting rid of my copy.
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Originally posted by UAIOE
"Drop Dead Gorgeous"

Hilarious movie about a local beauty pagent thats done "Spinal Tap" documentary style.
I'm with you. But if you liked Drop Dead Gorgeous, check out Michael Ritchie's Smile (1975 - unfortunately not out on DVD - I have the letterboxed laserdisc). DDG is the second best movie about a beauty pageant.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0073722/

And in answer to the topic, I'll add Dick, the funniest movie I have seen in years.

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SMILE is one of my most anticipated DVDs.

If you like DDG and THIS IS SPINAL TAP, try FORGOTTEN SILVER (Peter Jackson).
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