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What was your best "Blind Buy"?

Old 12-25-08, 07:08 AM
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Old 12-25-08, 10:51 AM
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"The Brotherhood of the Wolf"

Never saw or heard of till here and said what the heck....which turned out to be a great choice.


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Old 12-25-08, 03:54 PM
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-- Arrested Development
-- Office, The
-- Prison Break

I also blind bought The Wire: Complete Series. Everyone seems to love the show, Im really looking forward to watching it.
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Old 12-25-08, 04:42 PM
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Most of my favorite blind buys have been TV shows. Veronica Mars and the Wire come to mind.
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My Young Auntie - Charlie had me laughing the whole movie.
A Good Year- All likeable characters and a great setting.
Casino Royale- The last Bond I enjoyed this much was Living Daylights.
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Old 12-25-08, 08:42 PM
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Veronica Mars 1st season (I never saw a single episode when it was on).
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Babylon 5
I forgot about those two. Those were both excellent blind buys for me.
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Old 02-05-09, 08:54 PM
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Re: What was your best "Blind Buy"?

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Old 02-06-09, 12:02 AM
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Re: What was your best "Blind Buy"?

The majority of my movies are blind-buys. Buying DVD is how I watch movies. Out of approximately 1000 titles I own, I'd have to say only at max 200 of them I had seen on VHS.
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Old 02-06-09, 12:45 PM
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Re: What was your best "Blind Buy"?

Gotta be Desperado... That film got me into Robert Rodriguez in a big way, leading me to blind buy or watch all his other films.
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Welcome to DVD Talk, Robert. You'll find that the forum, in general, is already a big fan. No need to pimp yourself out like that.
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Re: What was your best "Blind Buy"?

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The majority of my movies are blind-buys. Buying DVD is how I watch movies. Out of approximately 1000 titles I own, I'd have to say only at max 200 of them I had seen on VHS.
I can second that. In the last 10 years There are more Fingers on my Hands that there are Movies I have seen in the Theatre. I look at it this way, I can Shell out $ 15.00 to see a Movie in the Theatre, eating a Box of Popcorn and washing it down with a Soda, OR I can wait a few Months and purchase the DVD and watch it at home, eating a bowl of Popcorn and washing it down with a Soda FOR THE SAME PRICE and enjoy a little bonus afterwards. Mainly.....

I GET TO KEEP THE MOVIE!

The best Blind Buy I've had for a TV Series is MacGyver. For some reason I never got around to watching it when it first came out, it's a pretty good show!
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Old 02-06-09, 01:23 PM
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Re: What was your best "Blind Buy"?

I've made very few blind buys. My best was definitely Amelie ... it ended up becoming my favorite movie.
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Old 02-06-09, 01:40 PM
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Dog Day Afternoon
Taxi Driver
Raging Bull
Almost all of Robert DeNiro movies.
Almost all of Al Pacino movies.
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Old 02-06-09, 01:44 PM
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Arrested Development - all 3 seasons (at $5 each)
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Welcome to DVD Talk, Robert. You'll find that the forum, in general, is already a big fan. No need to pimp yourself out like that.
Hahaha if only.... and thanx 4 the welcome I'm loving it already
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Old 02-06-09, 10:49 PM
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Suicide Circle (Club)

Easily one of my favorite movies.
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Old 02-07-09, 08:37 AM
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I blind-bought Memento, long before people started singing the praises for the movie (it had just come out on DVD), and I bought it because I had liked Guy Pearce from L.A. Confidential - and man! Blown away, was I.
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Old 02-07-09, 11:42 PM
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I read about "The American Astronaut" here on one of DVD Talk's end of the year best lists (one of the best independent releases). Blind bought and was blown away. It was a blind experience for my brother-in-law too, and he loved it so much that I bought him a copy.
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Old 02-08-09, 08:37 AM
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Thriller: A Cruel Picture
Savage Streets
Dogville
The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum
There Will Be Blood
Maid In Sweden
The Machine Girl
Sex & Fury
Night Train Murders
Satanico Pandemonium
The Pinky Violence Collection
The Toolbox Murders (1978)
42nd Street Forever, V1
Girl Slaves of Morgana Le Fay
Hell's Ground
Vampyres
Dead & Buried
Deathdream
The Girl Next Door
Blood and Black Lace
Hard Candy
Greg The Bunny - Complete Series
The Office (US) - S1 & S2
Flight Of The Conchords
Dexter - S1 & S2
The Great Silence
The Spaghetti Western Collection (Blue Underground)
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Old 02-08-09, 08:40 AM
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Amelie
Seven Samurai
The Shield
Arrested Development
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Re: What was your best "Blind Buy"?

Like many others, Spaced sits atop the list. I only bought it based on a blurb about Shaun of the Dead. I figured someone who made a romcom with zombies in it has got to know what they're doing. Sent off the $55 to sendit.co.uk and passed that show around to many a friend.

A very, very close second is The Wire complete series last December, based solely on the ravings of this forum's members. And I have to say, its probably the greatest show to ever grace television. Watched the whole thing in just under 3 weeks.

Others include:
The Limey
Shaun of the Dead
Hot Fuzz
Dark City
The Office UK
Extras
Rome
Kinsey
Farscape
BSG
The Shield
Dexter
Seven Samurai
Cowboy Bebop
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