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Old 06-13-06, 02:26 PM
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CONTEST: 2nd Ever, "Pick $50 worth of DVD's from DDD and win a prize!"

This is the 2nd time i've done this and really enjoyed it last time. I believe Cameron was the winnner and i enjoyed "most" of the movies he chose. But that's the fun part. The only power i have over the choices is that i get to choose the top 10 that you will vote on. After that, its up to the people to make the decision. Good Luck!

1. You can submit any size order as long as it doesn't go over $50.

2. No movies that i already own. You can check my collection in Sig. Be sure to check all the sections to make sure its not under Criterion, Animated, etc..

3. Only one order per person. So you cannot post 10 different orders and try to get the prize that way.

4. All entries must be made by Thursday 10 p.m. Central time.

5. On Thursday night, I will then make a poll with the best/most interesting orders. Everyone will then be able to vote on which order i will make. This poll will be closed by 10 p.m. Friday.

THE PRIZE: The winner of this poll will receive one item. They have the choice of picking from a catagory: Disney, Criterion, TV, Special Edition, or the mystery box. They will receive this totally free.

That's it. Post an order and you could win a free DVD. Pretty simple. So get cracking and help me buy some movies. Also, you can edit your order up until the deadline Thursday 10 p.m. central time.

EDIT: Please don't pick Dazed & Confused: CC. I have that one coming in a trade. Sorry, i almost forgot about it. Hope this doesn't mess anyone up. Sorry.

Thanks

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Old 06-13-06, 02:34 PM
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I remember this, I think I was a part of it last sale. I'll definitely put in a suggestion.

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Originally Posted by alfonsosoriano
I remember this, I think I was a part of it last sale. I'll definitely put in a suggestion.
These were your choices last time:
NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD (1990) $ 4.80
NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD (SE) $ 4.79
CECIL B DEMENTED $ 7.42
DARK CITY $ 4.47
THE WAR OF THE WORLDS (SE/1953) $ 7.48
ZOMBIE PACK (3,4,5) $ 9.57
CREEPSHOW $ 4.79
HOUSE OF 1000 CORPSES $ 5.75
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My suggestion:

CEMETERY MAN $ 9.59 x = $ 9.59
DEAD ALIVE $ 7.42 x = $ 7.42
BOTTLE ROCKET $ 4.79 x = $ 4.79
MAN WITH THE SCREAMING BRAIN $ 4.79 x = $ 4.79
CREEPSHOW $ 4.79 x = $ 4.79
SPIDER $ 4.78 x = $ 4.78
DARK CITY $ 4.79 x = $ 4.79
BLUE VELVET SPECIAL EDITION (WIDESCREEN) $ 7.53 x = $ 7.53

Your Subtotal: $ 48.48

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Old 06-13-06, 02:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Kocheese99
These were your choices last time:
NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD (1990) $ 4.80
NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD (SE) $ 4.79
CECIL B DEMENTED $ 7.42
DARK CITY $ 4.47
THE WAR OF THE WORLDS (SE/1953) $ 7.48
ZOMBIE PACK (3,4,5) $ 9.57
CREEPSHOW $ 4.79
HOUSE OF 1000 CORPSES $ 5.75
Yes, that is definitely something I would post. I did better this time I believe. Actually put Dark City again!
Old 06-13-06, 02:54 PM
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Originally Posted by alfonsosoriano
My suggestion:

CEMETERY MAN $ 9.59 x = $ 9.59
DEAD ALIVE $ 7.42 x = $ 7.42
BOTTLE ROCKET $ 4.79 x = $ 4.79
MAN WITH THE SCREAMING BRAIN $ 4.79 x = $ 4.79
VIDEODROME $ 4.84 x = $ 4.84
SPIDER $ 4.78 x = $ 4.78
DARK CITY $ 4.79 x = $ 4.79
BLUE VELVET SPECIAL EDITION (WIDESCREEN) $ 7.53 x = $ 7.53

Your Subtotal: $ 48.53
You have to choose something instead of videodrome, i already have the CC.
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Ah you did, I didn't see it there. I will edit.
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What the heck, I'll put in my suggestion.


CEMETERY MAN $ 9.59 x = $ 9.59
SUSPIRIA $ 7.28 x = $ 7.28
DODGEBALL (UR) $ 9.87 x = $ 9.87
PRINCESS MONONOKE $ 13.39 x = $ 13.39
CHUNGKING EXPRESS $ 5.08 x = $ 5.08
THE EXPERIMENT $ 4.78 x = $ 4.78

TOTAL: $49.99

Cemetery Man: Horror with plenty of humor
Suspiria: Horror with plenty of style (you seem to like the slashers and this is one of the best)
Dodgeball: Unrated: heavy doses of Vince Vaughn with needless wrenches to the face. I think I like this one more than most. It took a second viewing for me to appreciate the utter stupidity. Plus it adds some levity to the group. And if you own Zoolander, you're sure to appreciate much of this humor.
Princess Mononoke: you've got Spirited Away, and this Miyazaki's worth a spot right next to it on the shelf
Chungking Express: $5 for Wong Kar Wai is an absolute steal. Some argue this is his best movie. Anyone who enjoys foreign cinema at all deserves to see this.
The Experiment: another absolute steal for the price. This movie, for me anyway, came out of nowhere. Suspense, thriller, action -- it's all here.

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Old 06-13-06, 03:01 PM
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Here's my order (prices reflect discount):

ERASERHEAD $ 12.93
FOLLOWING $ 4.80
PRINCESS MONONOKE $ 13.39
REPULSION $ 8.89
CEMETERY MAN $ 9.59

Total: $49.60
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Go $ 4.80
Bottle Rocket $ 4.79
Frequency $ 5.80
The Last Boy Scout $ 5.80
Frailty $ 4.79
Boomtown-1st Season $ 14.81
Baseketball $ 4.84

Total - $45.63

Based off of your list i'm actually amazed that you don't already own most of these.

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Here's my order....

CRY-BABY (DIRECTORS CUT) $ 11.28
FRAILTY $ 4.79
GREASE 2 (WS) $ 4.79
BETTER OFF DEAD $7.48
NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD $ 4.79
HOW I GOT INTO COLLEGE $5.74
WAITING (UR/WS) $ 9.90

Sub-total - $48.77

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Old 06-13-06, 03:13 PM
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Originally Posted by EdTheRipper
Here's my order....

CRY-BABY (DIRECTORS CUT) $ 11.28
FRAILTY $ 4.79
GREASE 2 (WS) $ 4.79
BETTER OFF DEAD $7.48
NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD $ 4.79
ONE CRAZY SUMMER $ 7.26
WAITING (UR/WS) $ 9.90

Sub-total - $50.29
Ed, unfortunately we have to keep it under $50.

Anyways, i also added the mystery box to the possible prizes. If you choose this option you will not know what you are getting until you open the box. Let me just say, that with all the prizes you will not be disappointed. Game on.

Family Guy: "A boat's a boat, but the Mystery box could be anything. It could even be a boat. You know how much we've always wanted one of those!"
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Here we go:

-Cemetery Man $ 9.59 (Yes it's a zombie-horror/dark-comedy, but put that out of your head. This is a flat out great quality film, period.)

-Christmas In August $7.88 (This is a Korean flick that really needs to be seen by more people. It's a love story not unlike In the Mood For Love and Lost In Translation, and there are a number of DVDs in your collection that suggests that you'd really enjoy this one. Also, if you are a fan of Yasujiro Ozu's work, keep in mind that many compare this film to his filmography. If you know of Ozu, then you know that's a huge compliment.)

-Following $4.80 (You have two of Christopher Nolan's films, now dish out the change for this, his directorial debut. If you love Memento, you'll more than likely love this one. You can see that a LOT of Memento, including the non-linier style, started right here.)

-Kiss Kiss Bang Bang $15.31 (This is yet another flick that not many cared enough to see, or they just didn't know about it. It was released last year and it's the directorial debut of Shane Black, creator and screenwriter of the first two Lethal Weapon flicks. It's one part dark-comedy, one part hardboiled film noir, with plenty of that signature Shane Black action. If you ask me, this is one of the finest films of this decade so far, and one of my all time personal favorites.)

-The Long Good Friday $9.59 (Ok, so you have the Godfather collection, that's great. Now put out for this Bob Hoskins classic, an English mobster flick that many consider the UK equivalent of The Godfather. There is a Criterion version of this, but honestly, this just released DVD, past month or two, is the way to go. It looks and sounds great, and the extras are fantastic.)



-------> TOTAL = $47.17

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Revisions coming soon to a dvdtalk near you.

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Originally Posted by Jake77444
DAZED & CONFUSED (CRITERION)$ 22.31 x = $ 22.31
BOONDOCK SAINTS (UR/SE) $ 13.68 x = $ 13.68
CEMETERY MAN $ 9.59 x = $ 9.59
Total:$ 45.58
I already own Boondock Saints UR. and i have Dazed & Confused CC coming in a trade. So you may want to pick some different ones.
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AMERICAN BEAUTY $ 6.88 x = $ 6.88
TWELVE ANGRY MEN (1957) $ 7.53 x = $ 7.53
THE GRADUATE $ 7.53 x = $ 7.53
CHINATOWN $ 6.22 x = $ 6.22
FARGO-SPECIAL EDITION $ 7.59 x = $ 7.59
STAR TREK 2 THE WRATH OF KHAN (DIRECTOR $ 7.48 x = $ 7.48
TWISTER $ 5.80 x = $ 5.80
Total: $ 49.03

I picked mostly movies I consider to be "classics" or "great" that I didn't see on your list. For the last pick I went to your wishlist and found Twister which is already very cheap at DDD and would make a great final pickup to come in $1 under $50. The other movies all come highly recommended by me.

EDIT: Switched out Silence of the Lambs for the Graduate as per the OP request

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Originally Posted by lordwow
AMERICAN BEAUTY $ 6.88 x = $ 6.88
TWELVE ANGRY MEN (1957) $ 7.53 x = $ 7.53
THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS $ 7.53 x = $ 7.53
CHINATOWN $ 6.22 x = $ 6.22
FARGO-SPECIAL EDITION $ 7.59 x = $ 7.59
STAR TREK 2 THE WRATH OF KHAN (DIRECTOR $ 7.48 x = $ 7.48
TWISTER $ 5.80 x = $ 5.80
Total: $ 49.03

I picked mostly movies I consider to be "classics" or "great" that I didn't see on your list. For the last pick I went to your wishlist and found Twister which is already very cheap at DDD and would make a great final pickup to come in $1 under $50. The other movies all come highly recommended by me.
I actually have Silence of the Lambs:CC, so you can pick something else if you want.

EDIT: I don't think i've updated my wishlist on DVDAF for like a year.
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THRILLER-(VENGEANCE EDITION) $ 10.61 1 $ 10.61
CASINO $ 11.28 1 $ 11.28
BLOOD SIMPLE $ 7.58 1 $ 7.58
RAGING BULL $ 7.53 1 $ 7.53
THE WILD BUNCH (SE/2D) $ 10.69 1 $ 10.69
Promotional Discount: Discount
applied
above
Shipping: FREE
Your Total: $47.69
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Originally Posted by Kocheese99
Ed, unfortunately we have to keep it under $50.
Edited my original post to drop it to under $50.
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I see several people are going over $50 by a few cents. Is $50 and change ok or is $50 even the unwavering cutoff amount?


EDIT: Suggested order added.

VERY LONG ENGAGEMENT, A $ 10.69
BEIJING BICYCLE $ 4.78
SPIDER $ 4.78
THE MACHINIST $ 7.48
THE ANDROMEDA STRAIN $ 7.58
THE LADYKILLERS (1955) (Alec Guinness/Peter Sellers) $ 7.28
GODS AND GENERALS $ 6.48

Total: $ 49.07

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$50 is the cutoff, unless you want to send me the difference
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My suggested order:

Bottle Rocket $4.79
The Prime Gig $4.79
Stir of Echoes $4.94
Clay Pigeons $4.84
8 Heads in A Duffel Bag $4.79
Idle Hands $4.80
Novocaine $4.79
Frailty $4.79
Final Destination $6.48
Dark City $4.79

Total $49.80

That represents a fairly good mix of the genres you seem to like - a lot of our DVD collections are very similar, so I tried to recommend some "hidden" gems as well as a few more mainstream hits from actors/genres you seemed to prefer.

I was going to suggest Ultraviolet (TV Series), Outside Providence, and/or Jerry & Tom, but none of those were listed at DDD that I could find.
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Confidence $4.79
Fargo-special Edition $7.59
Frailty $4.79
Following $4.80
Undeclared-complete Series $25.19

Total: $47.16
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Ill give it a try... Heres what Id get:

Elephant Man $4.82
Cemetary Man $9.56
Blue Velvet $7.53
Vanishing (Criterion) $17.99
Audition $9.89

Total: 49.82

Elephant man- The most straightforward David Lynch film, very dramatic with excellent performances, shot in black and white.

Cemetary Man- Cult classic by Michele Saovi, good off beat Italian horror/comedy.

Blue Velvet- One of my personal favorites, by David Lynch. Very bizzarre and unforgettable, especially Dennis Hopper's performance.

Vanishing- Underrated foreign thriller with a classic ending.

Audition- One of my personal favorites, a really unique and wild thriller from Takashi Miike with one of my favorite endings ever.
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My order, a selection of reasonably priced sequels to round out your collection .

AIRPLANE 2 THE SEQUEL - $7.48 - Still pretty funny imho
AMERICAN WEDDING - $ 7.58
CADDYSHACK 2 - $ 4.79 - Some classic lines in this one
CHARLIE'S ANGELS-FULL THROTTLE (WS) - $ 5.32 - T&A
ESCAPE FROM L.A. - $ 4.79
GRUMPIER OLD MEN - $ 4.79 - I like this one better than the first
THE ITALIAN JOB (ORIGINAL) - $ 4.79
OCEAN'S TWELVE - $ 7.26

Total: $46.80

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