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Old 06-22-08, 05:16 PM
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Boycotting DVDs

Are there any directors, actors, studios, etc. that you boycott and for what reason?

Mine's a big one, I don't buy DVDs from the big 6 companies because I don't like how they are attacking net neutrality. Still there are more DVDs from the alternative media than I could possibly ever watch but it is a challenge.
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Well at least with that clear conscience you'll be able to sleep peacefully every night.

And to answer your question, I actually do. Dragon Dynasty. It's a shame since I'd be all over most of the titles they've been or eventually might release.

Though any of their titles that I do own (2) I've purchased second hand.

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I won't buy any Elia Kazan movies.
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Anything Harlan Ellison was involved in.
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Any movies made by Hitler.
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elia kazan - ratted out communists
frank capra - ratted out communists
john wayne - racist, ratted out communists
walt disney - anti-semite, ratted out communists, anti-union
sterling hayden - ratted out communists
ginger rogers - ratted out communists
charlton heston - pro-gun ownership
tom selleck - pro-gun ownership
gary cooper - womanizer, ratted out communists
charlie chaplin - pedophile
woody allen - pedophile
roman polanski - pedophile
fatty arbuckle - rapist and murderer
mel gibson - anti-semite
w.c. fields - anti-semite
al jolson - racist
john landis -killed three people while making twilight zone the movie
michael curtiz - killed three extras on a film by drowning, killed 300 horses on another
orson welles - black dahlia killer
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Originally Posted by PatrickMcCart
john landis -killed three people while making twilight zone the movie
orson welles - black dahlia killer
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I don't buy Adam Sandler movies because I think he's a no talent jerk. Does that count?
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^^ What he said.
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Originally Posted by PatrickMcCart
elia kazan - ratted out communists
frank capra - ratted out communists
john wayne - racist, ratted out communists
walt disney - anti-semite, ratted out communists, anti-union
sterling hayden - ratted out communists
ginger rogers - ratted out communists
gary cooper - womanizer, ratted out communists
Sooooooooooo . . . I'm guessing you're a big supporter of Kim Jong Il.


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99% of the time I refuse to buy a Blu-Ray or HD DVD unless it includes all of the extras that the original DVD(s) contained. The exception is if I already own the original release(s). To a lesser extent, this also goes for SD DVD releases. There's absolutely no excuse for excluding content. Grrr... it makes me SO mad.
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Originally Posted by Jason
I don't buy Adam Sandler movies because I think he's a no talent jerk. Does that count?
For me that's Will Ferrill. Can't stand the man.
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ADV, much more evil in the double dipping department than Anchor Bay
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John Wayne, although eventually I'll crack and end up owning Rooster Cogburn and The Longest Day.
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Originally Posted by Jason
I don't buy Adam Sandler movies because I think he's a no talent jerk. Does that count?
Sure does...I avoid anything with Robin Williams, Martin Lawrence, Will Smith, Dane Cook, and Chris Tucker for the same reason.
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Originally Posted by PatrickMcCart
elia kazan - ratted out communists
frank capra - ratted out communists
john wayne - racist, ratted out communists
walt disney - anti-semite, ratted out communists, anti-union
sterling hayden - ratted out communists
ginger rogers - ratted out communists
charlton heston - pro-gun ownership
tom selleck - pro-gun ownership
gary cooper - womanizer, ratted out communists
charlie chaplin - pedophile
woody allen - pedophile
roman polanski - pedophile
fatty arbuckle - rapist and murderer
mel gibson - anti-semite
w.c. fields - anti-semite
al jolson - racist
john landis -killed three people while making twilight zone the movie
michael curtiz - killed three extras on a film by drowning, killed 300 horses on another
orson welles - black dahlia killer

This is both the funniest and most sadly ignorant thing I've read in some time. Orson Welles: Director... Actor... MURDERER!! Al Jolson racist? Blackface was common at that time. You should be boycotting Looney Tunes as well. But my favorite is Fatty Arbuckle. Do a little research before passing judgment for God's sake. And if you're going to boycott anyone who ever had someone die on their set, you might as well add such directors as Doug Liman, Wolfgang Petersen, Rob Cohen, John Woo and Alex Proyas. No picking and choosing allowed.


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is walt disney really an anti-semite? people always say he is or that he is racist, but is it true?
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Originally Posted by PatrickMcCart
elia kazan - ratted out communists
frank capra - ratted out communists
john wayne - racist, ratted out communists
walt disney - anti-semite, ratted out communists, anti-union
sterling hayden - ratted out communists
ginger rogers - ratted out communists
charlton heston - pro-gun ownership
tom selleck - pro-gun ownership
gary cooper - womanizer, ratted out communists
charlie chaplin - pedophile
woody allen - pedophile
roman polanski - pedophile
fatty arbuckle - rapist and murderer
mel gibson - anti-semite
w.c. fields - anti-semite
al jolson - racist
john landis -killed three people while making twilight zone the movie
michael curtiz - killed three extras on a film by drowning, killed 300 horses on another
orson welles - black dahlia killer
Senator McCart...hy?

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Originally Posted by Jason
I don't buy Adam Sandler movies because I think he's a no talent jerk. Does that count?

Originally Posted by Dragon Fly
For me that's Will Ferrill. Can't stand the man.

This and this.
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R4 DVDs with revised rating certificate.
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anything with larry the cable guy...it's a shame i'll never complete my pixar collection.
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Awe, dude even in jest that's not cool to say about Fatty Arbuckle. His story is a sad one, poor guy. He was innocent.
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Anything with Gilbert Gottfried or David Spade.
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Patrick, you forgot that dude who directed Powder.
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It's intersting to see people "boycott" DVD purchases based solely on an actor. What is the qualifier? What if they have a cameo and are not an integral part of the movie? There are actors I can't stand either (Joan Cusack and Caroline Rhea come to mind), but that doesn't mean I am going to blindly ignore ALL movies/shows that they are in. I'm sure I own multiple titles with the actresses I mentioned.

Just curious if you guys are actually making your decision on the movie AND the actors or just the actors.

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