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Old 04-24-06, 08:06 AM
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Best: Seven Samurai. At the time I was just getting into Foreign film and really had no idea what a genuis Kurosawa was.

Worst: House of 1000 Corpses. Maybe the worst film I ever sat all the way through.
Old 04-24-06, 08:44 AM
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Best: Ichi The Killer - the only Miike Takashi film I'd seen up to that point was 'Audition', and I loved that. I assumed I'd love this, too, just based on its reputation. Turns out I was right.

also: Seijun Suzuki's Tokyo Drifter and Branded To Kill - bought the Criterion laserdiscs just because they were John Zorn-approved. Turns out he knows of which he speaks. oh, and The Office (UK) TV series. Bought that just based on reputation. Laughed so hard I frightened my cats.

Worst: Akira Kurosawa's Dreams - this should have been a no-brainer. I grew up loving Kurosawa's classics but this urned out to be a flaming pile of dog poop. C'mon, Scorsese as Van Gogh wandering through his own paintings? Yikes. This was just sad and lame and painful to sit through. Watched it once and then removed it from my library, banished forevermore.
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Not sure about best but my worst would have to be:

Druids...w/ Christopher Lambert.

Horrible movie...just gave it a way actually
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Best: Battle of Algiers

I don't really have too many blind buys, but I suppose the one I enjoyed the least (and subsequently traded away) was "and god created woman"
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Best: wow so many to choose from, Man Bites Dog first comes to mind...Oldboy, City of God...

Worst: Hellboy
Old 04-24-06, 09:42 AM
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Best: toss up between Band of Brothers or Firefly

Worst: toss up between Suspiria (didn't miss it when it was stolen) or Picadilly (a silent melodrama thing that I read plenty of positive reviews on before buying but thought was dull as could be).
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Best: Hands down, The Shield Season 1. It got me hooked on the series. Freaks and Geeks, Arrested Development, and The Office (British) rank up there as well. Still haven't watched my Six Feet Under or Veronica Mars series yet. I have heard lots of positive buzz about them so I am looking forward to watching them eventually.

Worst: Don't really have too many that I regret. I really wasn't too moved by Once Upon a Time in the West though. Heard great things about it, but it just didn't do much for me. Maybe I will try watching it again sometime to see if I enjoy it more the second time.
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BEST: Pitch Black, Ginger Snaps (total blind buy), Dog Soldiers, Secretary

WORST: House of the Dead, Solaris, Christmas with the Kranks

That is all I can think of now but there are more!
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Best: Jean Cocteau's Orpheus or Dario Argento's Inferno

Worst: Man Bites Dog I purchased it three years ago and watched 3/4 of it, but it never held my interest enough to finish it. I found it to be more tedious than my other two biggest regrets: I am Curious and Tanner '88.
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Best: the Buffy the Vampire series.

Worst: The Iron Giant
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Originally Posted by jkberden
Worst: Don't really have too many that I regret. I really wasn't too moved by Once Upon a Time in the West though. Heard great things about it, but it just didn't do much for me. Maybe I will try watching it again sometime to see if I enjoy it more the second time.
Just watched this one last Friday for the first time and wasn't impressed very much. Not sure what I was expecting, but I found it a fairly dull movie.
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Old 04-24-06, 02:29 PM
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My worst ever blind buy was just recently, I made the mistake of buying Wolf Creek, I have never seen a worse excuse for a movie. They actually call this a horror movie? Never again will I blind buy, I will rent first!
Best blind buy was Shawn Of The Dead, I absolutely love it!
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Best: Donnie Darko, OldBoy, Following, Equilibrium

Worst: Wicker man, Time and Tide, xXx (vin diesel), Daredevil
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Best: Firefly Series

Worst: Rats: Night of Terror
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Originally Posted by GeoffreyL
Worst: Gigli,House of the Dead, The Neverending Story III.
Umm, you blind bought Gigli? Wow.
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Best: Last Woman on Earth ($1), Ray Bradbury Theatre Boxset ($6)

Worst: Zombie Lake, Two-Lane Blacktop
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Best: Band of Brothers/Twilight Samurai/The Isle/The Fifth Element/Innocence/The Fall Guy (Fukasaku)/Female Prisoner 701/Le Dernier Combat/Hanzo the Razor (all of the titles)/Sympathy for Lady Vengeance .. Jesus, too many ..

Worst: Baise Moi/Resident Evil II/Izo ... some others that I've already sold or given away and can't recall.
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Best:Kill Bill Vol.1. Wanted to see this when it was on theater but did'nt have the time somehow, glad I bought as blind buy cause it's my favorite DVD so far.

Worst:The Royal Tenenbaums. Bleeh, this movie suck donkey balls. Unfunny, boring characters. I well never see another Wes Anderson's flick ever again.This so-called director is nothing but a hack IMO.
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Originally Posted by Billyspunk
My worst ever blind buy was just recently, I made the mistake of buying Wolf Creek, I have never seen a worse excuse for a movie. They actually call this a horror movie? Never again will I blind buy, I will rent first!
Best blind buy was Shawn Of The Dead, I absolutely love it!
You know, horrible blind buys can be avoided by doing a little research(there are exceptions of course).

How many people really "blind" buy without knowing anything about the movie other than what it says on the back?
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Best: "Jules and Jim". A masterpiece of cinema that I will treasure forever.
Worst: "The Fury". Bought it because I was on a DePalma tear, and it turned out to be horrendous. Displays none of the DePalma trademark stylistic flourishes - a cheesy, forgettable piece of crap that for some reason remains in my collection.

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