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Old 01-18-12, 12:43 AM
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Even though you're a completist, You just CAN'T bring yourself to buy this movie..

I own quite a few series's. Even if I don't love the whole franchise I still tend to buy the whole thing. For instance I own the whole George Romero dead series, even though I only moderatly enjoyed the last 2.

But there are some films that are technically part of the franchise that are so bad that I can't bare having them on my shelf. I just pretend they don't exist.

I own X Men 1-3 and X Men:First Class, but not X Men Origins Wolverine. I also own Terminator 1-3 but not Terminator Salvation. I found both films to be so offensive to the franchise that I don't consider them to exist.

Anyone else have similar habits?
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Old 01-18-12, 01:13 AM
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I do have a few where I've only bought the first movie only like "Friday the 13th", "Nightmare on Elmstreet", "Saw" because I wasn't a big fan of their sequels to rewatch them over and over and over again, but I enjoyed the originals. I also avoid made-for-video cheapquels like "The Lost Boy" series and the Disney continuations of their classic animated films.
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Old 01-18-12, 01:44 AM
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Re: Even though you're a completist, You just CAN'T bring yourself to buy this movie.

Whoa. You have X-Men 3, but have no problems admitting you have Wolverine ? And you admit to owning Terminator 3 ?
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Old 01-18-12, 02:57 AM
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I would think *not completing* a series would make you *not* a completist. If you enjoyed the film, or appreciate what it brings to the series, enough to buy it, do. If not, don't. Seems only rational.

Never understood the mentality anyway. Too "hoarder" for me.
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Re: Even though you're a completist, You just CAN'T bring yourself to buy this movie.

Matrix and Back to the Future - I didn't like the sequels to those at all.
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I've promised myself never to own a copy of Jaws: The Revenge. Even if it were given to me, I'd dispose of it immediately.
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I usually only get movies I like. Take the James Bond movies, I have 3 with Roger Moore. Now I am more likely to pick up a movie in a series if it's really cheap, even if I don't like it as much, but am quite content to only own the Bond films I like. But I wouldn't own Moonraker if you paid me.
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Batman Returns
Babe, Pig in the City
Shanghai Knights

I am sure I can think of more....
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Re: Even though you're a completist, You just CAN'T bring yourself to buy this movie.

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Whoa. You have X-Men 3, but have no problems admitting you have Wolverine ?
Read his post again.
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Re: Even though you're a completist, You just CAN'T bring yourself to buy this movie.

Salvation was way better than Terminator 3.
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Not a movie but I have seasons 1-11 of Hawaii Five-O. The 12th and final season was just released but I have (so far) resisted the urge to buy it because most of the episodes from that season were abysmal.

As for movies, the fourth Indiana Jones movie would qualify.
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Batman and Robin
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Re: Even though you're a completist, You just CAN'T bring yourself to buy this movie.

Off the top of my head, Star Trek V, Superman IV and Batman and Robin.
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Originally Posted by Indy24LA View Post
I usually only get movies I like. Take the James Bond movies, I have 3 with Roger Moore. Now I am more likely to pick up a movie in a series if it's really cheap, even if I don't like it as much, but am quite content to only own the Bond films I like. But I wouldn't own Moonraker if you paid me.
which 3 of the roger moores do you have. My prediction is the spy who loved me, The Man with the golden gun,and for your eyes only
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Re: Even though you're a completist, You just CAN'T bring yourself to buy this movie.

Superman 3 and 4, Batman Forever and Batman & Robin.

I have the first two X-Men, and I asked for First Class for Christmas (though I haven't had a chance to watch it yet).

But I have all of the Star Trek movies, twice. I have the original 2 discs SE's of all 10 movies, and then the two more recent box sets because of all the different extras and different cuts of TMP and TUC. (Which means I bought Nemesis three times: my wife bought a used copy of the original single disc version not realizing Paramount would probably double dip, then I bought the 2 disc SE and then the TNG movie box set).
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Re: Even though you're a completist, You just CAN'T bring yourself to buy this movie.

Most of the ones where I'd literally actually avoid the movie...I've ended up with it in a box set anyway.

Godfather 3
Superman 4
X-Men 3
Both Batmans past Returns
Village of the Damned in the John Carpenter set (slightly different concept there but same thing applies I think)

Some franchises I completely ok only having a few...Star Trek for example. Others, Bond being one, strangely compel me to buy them all...pricepoint dependent of course. I force myself to find some redeeming value in all of them.

Even Moonraker.
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Old 01-18-12, 09:18 PM
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I'm horrible when it comes to this. I own all the Saw movies, although I only like 1-3 and 6. I own all the Romero dead movies, the last couple were pretty meh. I own all 4 of the Scary Movie series. ( I only like the first one )
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Read his post again.
And ?
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And ?
Uh... he doesn't own Wolverine... as he stated in his post. Comprende?
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Re: Even though you're a completist, You just CAN'T bring yourself to buy this movie.

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Salvation was way better than Terminator 3.
I liked Salvation, too. Not a great movie by any stretch, but I did like seeing the future instead of just having another movie with Arnold being sent back in time to kill Sarah and John Conner.

As far as movie series go, I have Halloween, Halloween 2, Halloween III:Season of the Witch, Halloween IV, Halloween V, Halloween: Curse of Michael Myers, and Halloween H20. Can't bring myself to get Halloween Resurrection, even though V, Curse, and H20 are steaming piles of shit.
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as a horror fan a movie has to be pretty bad for me not to pick a copy to check out the rest of the series hell i even own rotld sequels \

however i do not own a copy of seed of chucky
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I saw all the Transporter movies on the big screen. I have the first two on DVD, but will never buy the third.
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Re: Even though you're a completist, You just CAN'T bring yourself to buy this movie.

Pumpkinhead II (silly bullshit changed the lore), X-Men 3 (they killed everyone I cared about, effectively killing the possibility of sequels), I have the original Children of the Corn but have no desire to own any of the sequels (bunch of kids running around killing everybody, 1 of those is enough for me). I have Halloween I & II, and Friday the 13th 1 & 2, but have no interest in further sequels (all I wanted was a taste). There are others but they're minor. -kd5-

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Old 01-19-12, 08:09 AM
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Salvation was way better than Terminator 3.
Much as I hated T3 and the TV-movie look it had, Salvation, with its pathetic deviations, clunky references, transformer ripoffs and rotten story, was much worse. In fact, Terminator Salvation, ignoring the kind of films that maybe didn't have the resources to realize their foolish ambition, may be the worst film I've ever seen.
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Re: Even though you're a completist, You just CAN'T bring yourself to buy this movie.

Originally Posted by Josh-da-man View Post
I liked Salvation, too. Not a great movie by any stretch, but I did like seeing the future instead of just having another movie with Arnold being sent back in time to kill Sarah and John Conner.
To be fair, that only applies to the first film.
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