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Any suggestions to improve my meager collection?

Old 03-18-05, 06:41 PM
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Where do I start? there's so many that I can't think of one right now
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Old 03-18-05, 07:02 PM
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Originally Posted by dom56
I see you liked war films. My suggestion.

Das Boot
The Longest Day
The Battle of Britain
I'd also add to that titles like:
The Enemy at the Gates
Gods & Generals

Also I see you don't have the Heat - SE. Get that, despite what some have said about its 5.1 track, the gun fight in the street rocks.
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Old 03-18-05, 07:50 PM
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Originally Posted by ams

I have seen several of your suggestions. Some I have no desire to own, others are on my wish list.
This is the inherent problem with threads such as these. Why not just visit IMDB and find similar titles by the same directorss, actors, writers as the films that you already own .. for starters.
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Old 03-18-05, 10:02 PM
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I won't go into specific films, but rather some practices:

Want to brush up on foreign stuff and classics but don't want to spend a fortune renting? Check out your local library. If they don't have a nice DVD selection then they can certainly order them for you.

Check out other members lists and make notes of what looks interesting to you. Put them in your "Wants" folder to keep you reminded!

Hit the previously viewed sales! Granted you won't get much out of the mainstream, but it is a good source for cheap movies when done right. Also find mom and pop shops that carry used DVDs, great source.

If you have a college (even a community college) near you, see if they have a foreign film or classic film series. Usually good for cheap weekend entertainment. Check with your local theater chains as well.

Most importantly: Don't be afraid to try something new! Do not fall into the pitfall "I don't like . . . "
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Old 03-18-05, 10:13 PM
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you should get

Dazed and Confused
Good Will Hunting
The Good The Bad and The Ugly
Miller's Crossing
The Man Who Wasn't There
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Old 03-18-05, 10:21 PM
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If you're interested in Asian epic samurai action type movies like Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, I'd also check out titles like:
House of Flying Daggers
Musa - The Warrior
Warriors of Heaven and Earth
Princess Blade
So Close
Last Samurai
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Old 03-19-05, 09:15 AM
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If you match my collection title for title then you will have a nice cross section of films plus a big collection.
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