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Old 06-01-11, 10:52 AM
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Re: May 2011 Make-Your-Own Challenge Discussion Thread

Still without my system after 10 days and didn't even finish the second season of Chuck. At least I can start the next challenge watching standard DVDs.
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Old 06-01-11, 12:19 PM
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Awesome! Thanks a lot to DimensionX (PM Sent) for hosting the Challenge and HamiltonBooks for the prizes. The Challenge was a lot of fun and it's nice to check something off my Wish List as a result.
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Old 06-01-11, 12:38 PM
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Congratulations to the winners and a big Thank You to Dimension X for hosting this challenge. I wasn't able to make either of my modest goals but on the other hand I watched stuff that I wouldn't have and really enjoyed everything I watched so I can still call this a successful challenge.

Also thanks to all the participants. I had a lot of fun looking over the lists. It was great to see such a wide range of interests.
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Thanks so much for hosting the challenge! I didn't even update my last viewing as I've been out of town, and fell well short of even one season!
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Old 06-01-11, 12:56 PM
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A big thanks to DimensionX for hosting ths challenge and a congratulations to the winners. I look forward to next years challenge.
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Old 06-01-11, 05:35 PM
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I didn't get to watch as many movies as I would have liked, but still had a great time. I certainly re-discoverd some old favorites. I actually think I might just keep the "80's flashback" theme next March. I certainly appreciate the time & effort of those who put these challenges together.
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Thanks DimensionX for a fun and smooth challenge. Congrats to all the winners and everyone that participated.
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Thanks for hosting the challenge Dimension X! And thanks to Hamilton Books for the prizes!

I enjoyed my movie serials challenge so much that I have a dozen or so in various wish lists to eventually add to the collection!
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Old 06-02-11, 03:49 PM
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Where's the List thread? It seems to have disappeared.
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Old 06-02-11, 04:13 PM
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Where's the List thread? It seems to have disappeared.
Still here.

The mods generally only sticky one Challenge list thread at a time, so this one is no longer stickied.
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Old 06-02-11, 11:33 PM
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to DimensionX for running this.

Also, thanks to the folks who gave me suggestions for my challenge. I didn't get around to watching much, though.
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Old 06-03-11, 05:06 AM
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Thanks for running this Dimension X, it was fun.
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Old 06-03-11, 11:39 AM
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Originally Posted by kstublen View Post
Awesome! Thanks a lot to DimensionX (PM Sent) for hosting the Challenge and HamiltonBooks for the prizes. The Challenge was a lot of fun and it's nice to check something off my Wish List as a result.
k, your prize is going out priority mail this afternoon. You should definitely see it next week, if not, let me know. Enjoy!
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Old 06-03-11, 02:12 PM
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Didn't realize you were the one behind the prize, so sorry I left you out of my original post. Thanks GoldenWheels!
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Old 06-04-11, 05:26 AM
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Disclaimer: I was a bit tired when I crunched these number so they may be a bit off but they are within a reasonable deviation of the truth.

Additional Statistics:
Spoiler:
Number of 1st time viewings:
21 out of 52 (40%)

Number of titles watched with wife:
8 out of 52 (15%)

Most Watched From Decade:
1.) 1990's - 22 out of 52 (42%)
2.) 2000's - 13.5 out of 52 (26%)
3.) 1970's & 1960's - 3 out of 52 (6% each)
(1980's disqualified for containing a multi-decade spanning title)

Most Watched By Rating:
1.) Unrated (post-MPAA) - 40 out of 52 (77%)
2.) R - 5 out of 52 (10%)
2.) PG & Unrated (pre-MPAA) - 2 out of 52 (4% each)
(The vast majority of the Unrated (post-MPAA) is TV on DVD)

Most Watched by Price Tier
1.) $6 Tier - 17.5 out of 52 (34%)
2.) $5 Tier - 14 out of 52 (27%)
3.) $3 Tier - 11 out of 52 (21%)

Most Watched Checklist Genre
1.) Comedy - 21 out of 52 (40%)
2.) Fantasy/Scifi - 16 out of 52 (31%)
3.) Horror - 8 out of 52 (15%)

Highest Rated 1st Time Views:
(4 out of 5 or better)
Patton Oswald: No Reason To Complain (4)
Commentary Dr. Katz (Season 1) (4)
Commentary Dr. Katz (Season 2) (4.5)
Alfie (4)
Police Squad! (4)

Highest Rated Repeat Views:
(4 out of 5 or better)
Dr. Katz (Season 1) (4)
Dr. Katz (Season 2) (4.5)
Conan O'Brien: 10th Anniversary Special (4)
The Best Of Triumph The Insult Comic Dog (4)
Star Trek: Fan Collective - Borg (4.5)
Roast of William Shatner (4)

Wife's Highest Rated Of The Challenge:
(4 out of 5 or better)
The Ruins (4)
Casanova (4)

My Worst Titles Of The Challenge:
(2.5 out of 5 or lower (1 being the lowest possible score))
Return Of The Boogeyman (1)
Born To Win (2.5)

My Wife's Worst Titles Of The Challenge:
(2.5 out of 5 or lower (1 being the lowest possible score))
Return Of The Boogeyman (1)
Bug (2.5)


Awards:
Spoiler:
Best Title Watched:
Star Trek: Fan Collective - Borg

Worst Title Watched:
Return Of The Boogeyman

Best Comedy Central Title:
Dr. Katz (Season 2)

Worst Comedy Central Title:
Comedy Central Roast of Denis Leary

Challenge Surprises (in a good way):
The Golden Years
Casanova
The Tracey Fragments
Oh! What A Lovely War
Stella
"A Fine Madness"

Biggest Letdown
Jabberwocky

WTF Award
Bug
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Old 06-04-11, 07:24 AM
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Didn't realize you were the one behind the prize, so sorry I left you out of my original post. Thanks GoldenWheels!
I think GoldenWheels is the representative for Hamilton Books.
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Old 06-04-11, 09:10 AM
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I am the rep (I am the DVD guy here, natch) and no sweat K...my job is pretty dang easy: pop a prize in an envelope. The challenge runners do all the real work, they deserve the thanks!
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Old 06-04-11, 07:54 PM
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Bug
I remember talking to a guy about how every movie she's in has her playing a lawyer defending a black guy from some charge. Then he told me about that. That's one way to not be typecast.
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Old 06-06-11, 08:15 AM
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I remember talking to a guy about how every movie she's in has her playing a lawyer defending a black guy from some charge. Then he told me about that. That's one way to not be typecast.
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Oh, Bug (1975).
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Old 06-06-11, 10:52 AM
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Oh, Bug (1975).
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Old 06-07-11, 06:57 PM
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Thanks Dimension X for running the challenge!
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Old 06-07-11, 07:20 PM
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Thanks for running the challenge - I had to bow out due to moving which was absolute hell - still in boxes and not happy about it. Loved the challenge I did and will try again next year.
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Old 06-08-11, 07:31 AM
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All in all, I was happy with the way my Vincent Price Challenge worked out. I had intended to view more films that I hadn't seen, but instead found myself re-visiting some major Price films that I hadn't seen in years. Didn't get to view everything I planned, but I'll be able to continue watching Price films in the History, Halloween, Holiday, and maybe SciFi if I decide to participate. Adding the radio and video recordings really added to the Challenge for me, and I would encourage mods of other challenges to consider making them allowable for their challenges as well.

I found out that May 26, 2013 will be the 100th anniversary of the birth of Peter Cushing, so I've already got my theme for the May 2013 challenge.
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Old 06-08-11, 10:07 AM
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All in all, I was happy with the way my Vincent Price Challenge worked out. I had intended to view more films that I hadn't seen, but instead found myself re-visiting some major Price films that I hadn't seen in years. Didn't get to view everything I planned, but I'll be able to continue watching Price films in the History, Halloween, Holiday, and maybe SciFi if I decide to participate. Adding the radio and video recordings really added to the Challenge for me, and I would encourage mods of other challenges to consider making them allowable for their challenges as well.

I found out that May 26, 2013 will be the 100th anniversary of the birth of Peter Cushing, so I've already got my theme for the May 2013 challenge.
Composer Bernard Herrmann's centennial is coming up on June 29. I'm thinking of watching whatever films of his fit in the Historical and Sci-fi challenges.

Historical:
CITIZEN KANE
THE DEVIL AND DANIEL WEBSTER
JANE EYRE
ANNA AND THE KING OF SIAM
THE SNOWS OF KILIMANJARO
GARDEN OF EVIL
KING OF THE KHYBER RIFLES
PRINCE OF PLAYERS
THE KENTUCKIAN
THE NAKED AND THE DEAD
TENDER IS THE NIGHT
THE BATTLE OF NERETVA

Sci-fi/Fantasy:
THE GHOST AND MRS. MUIR
THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL
THE SEVENTH VOYAGE OF SINBAD
JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH
THE THREE WORLDS OF GULLIVER
MYSTERIOUS ISLAND
JASON AND THE ARGONAUTS
"Twilight Zone" episodes
FAHRENHEIT 451

And I'm sure I'm forgetting a few.
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