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Old 12-22-08, 09:28 AM
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Most recently my best bind buy was In Bruges. I missed it when it was out in theaters and by the time I saw it in store, I had completely forgotten what the movie was about. Definitely the best blind buy this year for me!
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Old 12-22-08, 12:14 PM
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"Brotherhood of the Wolf" and "Firefly", to name one movie and one series.

Both are now among my favorites but I had only heard about them prior to buying. I was already a big "Buffy" and Whedon fan, so "Firefly" wasn't a huge leap of faith.
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Old 12-22-08, 04:21 PM
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Originally Posted by cinemaphile View Post
ummm... I don't think that would be a blind buy then. But I'm glad you came around and enjoyed it!
yeah its a partial blind buy...lol
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Old 12-22-08, 06:57 PM
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I saw this for the first time during this year's horror challenge and was pleasantly surprised. Believable performances and a genuinely creepy atmosphere helped make this one of the best made for-TV-films ever (admittedly a limited category).
Actually, "good TV movies" is not a terribly limited category, but these movies are hard to find. Check out this thread from a few months ago for recommendations.
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a few i can think of at the top of my head.
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Originally Posted by cinemaphile View Post
I don't do much blind buying, especially since I see a lot in theaters, and can get almost any dvd new release from my library on release day and check it out before deciding to buy.

That being said, I have made a few, and for the most part been pleased with them. Here are just a few of my best:

SPACED: THE COMPLETE SERIES - I had seen just one random episode on PBS a long time ago, but after Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, I knew their brand of comedy was for me. I was not disappointed.

AN EVENING WITH KEVIN SMITH 1-2-3

LOST IN LA MANCHA

THE TEN - Most of the cast/writers/directors from The State, and Paul Rudd. This had funny writtten all over it.

BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER: THE CHOSEN COLLECTION - I don't know if this quaifies as "blind", but I had only ever seen a total of maybe 5-6 episodes. But when I found I coud get the whole series for under $90, I bit. Still haven't opened it yet, though. Can't decide if I'd watch it enough to keep it or not.
The Shield definitely for me. I absolutely hate cop shows, and ignored this series until 2006. I came across a copy of season 1, and I was hooked immediately. I burned through season 1 and 2 in less than a week. I was so desperate to watch season 3 that I pay $50 bucks for it at Hastings which was the only B&M store to carry it at the time!

The Shield stands out as the most amazing tv show I've ever seen! I'm hoping The Wire and The Unit are really good too.
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VEXILLE. Still my pick for the best movie I've seen this year. Bought an import version blind many months ago and have since bought the Blu-Ray and shown it to several friends; most of whom have been very impressed...
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