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Old 06-15-10, 03:52 PM
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What "blind buy" do you most regret?

Basically the thread title is what I want to know. What "blind buy" do you most regret spending money on?

For me it was the movie "Date Movie". It was one of those follow ups to the Scary movie franchise that while not great were decent parodies. So I had some expectations going in and was totally and utterly let down. I also bought this movie on release day which made it worse as having spend around $15 on it makes me sick even to this day.

To top it off it goes down into my top 5 worst movies.



What are yours?
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Re: What "blind buy" do you most regret?

Satanic Rites of Dracula

One of the few blind buys in 11 years of collecting I regretted and promptly sold.
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Re: What "blind buy" do you most regret?

It's a toss up between:

1. Blood the Last Vampire season 1 - because it was expensive and I didn't love it.

Or

2. Superbad 2-disc SE - because I hated it.
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Re: What "blind buy" do you most regret?

Fishing with John - not absurdist enough

Christmas with the Kranks - just absolute shit, and I only paid $4

BSG Razor - I loved the film, but was very pissed that they included it in S4.
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Re: What "blind buy" do you most regret?

“Date Movie” is one of the worst films ever. “Baseketball” is hardly better. My sympathies. As for me, I consider most of my blind buys like seeing a film in the theater. It's something I want to see and if a flick gets priced for $10 or less I'll order it and watch it like I bought a ticket so I really don't regret the purchase because I wanted to see the film in the first place, for better or worse. Most recent one that left me underwhelmed is Trick R Treat. I don't get the love this film has received on this site. I found the script poorly thought out but the film did look very slick and was well directed. Still, the shiny production isn’t enough to overcome an empty, predictable and rather boring plot. I can see why it went straight to video.
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Lost in Translation. Worst. Movie. Ever. I had it up for sale on ebay for it even ended.
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I don't know if I've ever regretted a blind buy. If I have I can't remember what it was.
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Re: What "blind buy" do you most regret?

Too many to list and much more than the happy thread.

Most recently this little abomination:



But at least it was only $3
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Too many to list and much more than the happy thread.

Most recently this little abomination:



But at least it was only $3
Where'd you get that? I didn't even know it was on DVD
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Re: What "blind buy" do you most regret?

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Where'd you get that? I didn't even know it was on DVD
It's been popping up at Big Lots for a while.
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Godzilla: Final Wars.

After being reintroduced to Godzilla through Tokyo: SOS (and really impressed--for Godzilla) I picked up this bad boy. Woof. Bad enough I considered getting rid of it even though it fills out the series for me.
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Blade Runner 5-disc set....I want my time back, please....Blade Runner's not "all that".
Beat me to it.
I had bought the HD DVD briefcase set, but I actually got a decent trade-in price for it.
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Re: What "blind buy" do you most regret?

Blade Runner for me, too.

Just a big let down. It was a decent movie, looked pretty good on Blu-ray, but man is this movie over hyped by everyone.
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Re: What "blind buy" do you most regret?

I don't have a specific title in mind, but the only regret I have with certain blind buys is not holding off to purchase them. I have some movies on my shelf that I probably picked up for $5 some time back. They still sit their sealed, and can now be found for $3 or less in various locations.
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Re: What "blind buy" do you most regret?

If you were going to make Blade Runner a blind buy, then why did you even bother with the more expensive, 5 disc collectors set? Especially when there were cheaper options?
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2 of my top 5 favorite movies of all time were made by Ridley Scott, so I thought Blade Runner was a sure thing. So why bother getting the cheaper option if I am confident I will like the movie and then regret not having the super duper version? I gambled and lost.
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Re: What "blind buy" do you most regret?

"Syd Barrett's First Trip" I bought on a whim for around $10. Hated all 15 minutes of it.
"Date Movie" I bought used for $1 at Hollywood Video and couldn't make it past 20 minutes. I was going to trade it or donate it but decided to smash it for the good of mankind.
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The Crow - 2 disc collector's series

I love this movie, but I pay good $$$ thinking it would have lots of bonus features. It was practically bare bones.
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Napolean Dynamite for me.
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Re: What "blind buy" do you most regret?

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Blade Runner for me, too.

Just a big let down. It was a decent movie, looked pretty good on Blu-ray, but man is this movie over hyped by everyone.
Yeah is not a great movie, interesting nonetheless. At least I only paid $12.99 for the 5-disc edition. One feature that was really interesting there is the one on Philip K. Dick. I had no idea "Blade Runner", "Minority Report", "Total Recall", "A Scanner Darkly", "Paycheck", "Next" were all based on his work. And they do point out that the film versions are dumb down pretty harshly. So now I'm interested on the books

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