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2012 Action/Adventure/Crime/Mystery Challenge Results and Feedback


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100 & ABOVE




1st - Trevor - 180
Posts - 84
First time viewings - n/a
Goals - none posted
Almost didn't include myself, as my list was 83% trailers. I feel guilty "winning" my own Challenge. I just got on a roll with them one weekend, and went trailer DVD/youtube compilation crazy.
Really watched 517 mostly trailers (and actually 86 more because I forgot many I repeated with commentary track), but that number was too obscene to put in bold.
One of our Leap Day Challenge double credit participants.
2nd - Giles - 179
Posts - 6
First time viewings - 55
Goals - none posted
I saw all the trailers in Giles list and that inspired me, so blame him if you don't like my list.
Hey, where did you get your list post picture?
One of eight people tied for a distant second on the Best List Poll.
3rd - BobO'Link - 155
Posts - 41
First time viewings - 55
Goals - none posted
Finished the checklist!
One of eight people tied for a distant second on the Best List Poll.
Reading your posts the past year, I think we have a lot in common. I'm sorry for you.
One of our Leap Day Challenge double credit participants.
4th - coyoteblue - 143
Posts - 23
First time viewings - 11
Goals - none posted
Finished the checklist!
I should have pawned off this thread on you CB, it wouldn't have been two months late!
One of our Leap Day Challenge double credit participants.
5th - mrcellophane - 117
Posts - 11
First time viewings - 99
Goals - none posted
Wow, had never seen Die Hard 2!
I love that you included the genres in your list. If I think of it and most people agree, maybe we can all do that next year and I'll have genre stats.
6th - hbsvb - 111
Posts - 0
First time viewings - n/a
Goals - none posted
Has 7 posts in their DVDTalk history, and all of them are different Challenge list posts.
Hope you enjoyed your DVR marathon and stick around the forum.
Took advantage of pre-1st dusk time.
7th - HyperWeather - 102
Post - 1
First time viewings - 37
Goals - none posted
Only post was about being under the weather.
Got a late start and still cracked 100 with no shorts!
I've always wanted to check out Veronica Mars. I imagine you'd give your recommendation?
8th - KaBluie - 101
Posts - 3
First time viewings - 56
Goals - Completed both goals.
Celebrated his birthday with us and Robo Vampire!
One of eight people tied for a distant second on the Best List Poll.
One of our Leap Day Challenge double credit participants.
9th - cardsfan111 - 100
Posts - 2
First time viewings - 84
Goals - none posted
Loved your idea/realization that Survivor and The Amazing Race count.
Reached 100 with 23 minutes to spare.







0 & ABOVE


10th - shadokitty - 98
Posts - 56
First time viewings - 38
Goals - none posted
Really love the variety in your list.
How you stopped at 98 and didn't squeeze in two more shorts or trailers is beyond me. I almost gave you two of mine to put you at the century mark.
One of our Leap Day Challenge double credit participants.
11th - orlmac - 91
Posts - 31
First time viewings - 91
Goals - Completed!
Finished the checklist!
Should have been just a tie for 11th place, but I'm awarding you sole possession of it since you completed the checklist. I'm arbitrary.
Loved the time totals and format listings!
100% FTVs!
One of our Leap Day Challenge double credit participants.
12th - Ash Ketchum - 91
Posts - 33
First time viewings - n/a
Goals - none posted
When I grow up, I want to be Ash Ketchum. Not only does he have a cool name that makes me think of Alien and french fries, two of my favorite things, but he makes beautiful lists and is extremely knowledgeable on film.
Ash was the runaway winner of our best list contest, with a nearly unanimous victory.
13th - kenbenobi - 89
Posts - 3
First time viewings - 89
Goals - none posted
Not bad for a newbie! Welcome to our world of Challenges.
Probably doesn't want to watch Castle for awhile.
14th - GoBear - 64
Posts - 3
First time viewings - n/a
Goals - none posted
Made it an all-Noir Challenge.
One of eight people tied for a distant second on the Best List Poll.
15th - jmsmath - 58
Posts - 2
First time viewings - 56
Goals - Two for two!
Jealous of your FTV of Taken.
Nice looking list.
One of our Leap Day Challenge double credit participants.
16th - lisadoris - 55
Posts - 4
First time viewings - n/a
Goals - none posted
Stayed with us during her Star Trek marathon.
17th - davidh777 - 53
Posts - 55
First time viewings - n/a
Goals - none posted
Plan better next time and your post and watch counts can equal.
Envy you for several great first time viewings you had.
You win the Challenge Smart Aleck Award. Prize is the statistical analysis job for next year's Challenge.
And let's work on spicing up the formatting of your list, ok?
One of our Leap Day Challenge double credit participants.
918th - Chad - 50
Posts - 4
First time viewings - 46
Goals - none posted
The fact that this results thread looks almost exactly like your annual masterpieces is just a coincidence.
Envy the first time viewings of all the Dirty Harry films, you punk.
900 placement penalty for annual placement numbering errors in your Challenge.
19th (tie) - Mister Peepers - 44
Posts - 39
First time viewings - 44
Goals - none posted
I hope Sucker Punch isn't as bad as you say, I just bought it.
List voted most ASCII-ish.
19th (tie) - pagefrance - 44
Posts - 0
First time viewings - 17
Goals - none posted
Second most viewings by a non-discussion participant.
One of eight people tied for a distant second on the Best List Poll.
21st - Dimension X - 40
Posts - 6
First time viewings - 28
Goals - Completed one of two.

I see that you got your Noomi Rapace on. Ready for Prometheus?
So many of you did what I've been saying was my impetus for starting this Challenge; watch all of the Dirty Harry films. I'm ashamed that my BD boxset still sits unopened.
22nd - omike - 38
Posts - 6
First time viewings - 34
Goals - none posted
One of eight people tied for a distant second on the Best List Poll.
Tell us about WonderCon please!
One of our Leap Day Challenge double credit participants.
23rd - mike07 - 37
Posts - 12
First time viewings - 21
Goals - Completed two of two.
Watched all four Leprechaun films in a row!
Interesting that our two "mike" usernames ended up next to each other.
One of our Leap Day Challenge double credit participants.
Nice stat recap.

24th - ororama - 34
Posts - 0
First time viewings - 34
Goals - none posted
Nice job on the FTVs, and the stats!
25th - Innocent Blood - 22
Posts - 0
First time viewings - 20
Goals - none posted
Thanks for including the genres!
And you're allowed to talk with us you know....
26th - JHCA13 - 20
Posts - 0
First time viewings - 8
Goals - none posted
Got post #20 in the list thread and watched 20 items.
Another silent type.
And another mocking me with Dirty Harry viewings.
27th - gp1086 - 19
Posts - 29
First time viewings - n/a
Goals - Completed one of two.
Nice cross forum linkage.
28th (tie) - GoldenWheels - 16
Posts - 16
First time viewings - 13
Goals - Completed one of two.
Challenge Symmetry Award for 16 viewings, posts, and almost FTVs.
And once again, a big thank you for the prizes. You and HamiltonBooks are too kind.
28th (tie) - indiephantom - 16
Posts - 1
First time viewings - n/a
Goals - none posted
Where'd you find the Wonder Woman un-aired pilot? I need that.
28th (tie) - Jeffy Pop - 16
Posts - 3
First time viewings - n/a
Goals - none posted
Thanks for the reminder to have theme days next year!
That shot's from Hannah, right?
31st - terrycloth - 14
Posts - 13
First time viewings - n/a
Goals - none posted
Thanks for linking in the trailers!
Another person who stopped listing on the tenth.
And where's the username come from?
32nd - acubfaninmd - 10
Posts - 0
First time viewings - 5
Goals - none posted
Was averaging one a day and making nice progress on the checklist until they stopped updating on the 10th.
33rd - Numes - 7
Posts - 0
First time viewings - 4
Goals - none posted
Also disappeared on the 10th, after a great list up until that point. So what happened on the 10th? Did I piss people off? Or was there a love fling between Numes and a cubfaninmd?
One of eight people tied for a distant second on the Best List Poll.
34th - TheManInBlack - 6
Posts - 0
First time viewings - n/a
Goals - none posted
Welcome new member!
But did we scare you off? All 6 viewings were done on the 1st, and by 6pm. So if we just assume they kept watching at that rate since then and haven't had time to post, this man's actual total is over 300. Great job Johnny!
35th - 3onameathook - 3
Posts - 0
First time viewings - n/a
Goals - none posted
Welcome yet another new member!
I like to see that the Challenges are possibly bringing new blood into DVDTalk.
Perhaps the username is a reference to the three titles they watched.
36th - Ginwen - 1
Posts - 0
First time viewings - n/a
Goals - none posted
Joined us for one film late in the Challenge.
37th - asianxcore - 0
Posts - 1
First time viewings - n/a
Goals - none posted
Seemed excited at the start.
No list post.
38th - Cronenbergfan71 - 0
Posts - 0
First time viewings - n/a
Goals - none posted
List thread post says only, "why not?"
Goes they found a reason.
39th - JerryKILL - 0
Posts - 1
First time viewings - n/a
Goals - none posted
Has an idea that could make Chad very rich.
No list post.
40th - SterlingBen - 0
Posts - 1
First time viewings - n/a
Goals - none posted
Only post was to express excitement for the next Challenge.
No list post.












STATS!



STATS!

STATS!

STATS!


GRAND TOTAL - 2561
NOTE: Numbers could be higher as several lists are incomplete.
Challenge First Timers: - all 36 of us!
Completely new to Challenges - 1 - kenbenobi with an impressive 89
First Time Viewings: - 991 out of 1648, 60%
Participant with Most FTV - mrcellophane (99)
Highest Percentage Wise - 100% (kenbenobi & ororama & orlmac & mister peepers)
Participants to Provide Info - 24 out of 36
Reached or Exceeded the Coveted Century Mark:
2012 - 9
Reserved a Spot but Didn't Start a List:
2012- 2
Participants Providing Reviews in Lists:
2012 - 7
Participants Providing Formats Viewed:
2012 - 23
Unnumbered Lists:
2012 - 1
Number of Checklists Completed:
2012 - 3, BobO'Link, coyoteblue, & orlmac
Total Number of Posts from All Threads:
2012 - 543






And now, our winners



Ash Ketchum - Best List (Walking Tall Trilogy)
KaBluie (pending prize)
coyoteblue (pending prize)

Randomizer results
Spoiler:

Research Randomizer Results

1 Set of 2 Unique Numbers Per Set
Range: From 2 to 39 -- Unsorted

Job Status:

Set #1:

8, 4



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Re: 2012 Action/Adventure/Crime/Mystery Challenge Results and Feedback

Prizes pending as you all find errors in my tabulations.

Ash definitely wins the grand prize for his win in the Best List vote.

But since checklist finishers get an extra entry in the random prize drawing, I'll give you all a few days to find my mistakes in that area. Pretty sure it was only BobO'Link, coyoteblue, & orlmac that completed it, but speak up if I messed up please.

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Nicely done.
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Brilliant! This looks awesome!
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Trevor, great job on the results. This is really my favorite part of any challenge so thanks for all the time you put into this. And since you asked about Wonder Con but it is totally off topic I give you:

Spoiler:
Usually in the San Francisco area, Wonder Con was held in Anaheim, CA this year because of renovations going on at its usual venue. Although I'm a long time San Diego Comic Con goer (well over 30 years in a row) this was my first Wonder Con but since it was going to be so close I had to go and I had a great time. Although put on by the same organization that does the San Diego con WC was much more relaxed than SD has been in at least a decade. (In case you're not familiar with it, Comic Con International, which I still call the San Diego Comic Con, has become a monster, selling out months in advance each year and getting over 125,000 attendees.)

I spent most of the three days wandering around the nicely sized dealers room shopping for old comics and chatting with some of the Wonder Con regulars. One of the real highlights for me was getting to meet some genuine horrors hosts. In particular John Stanley who used to host Creature Features in the Bay area and current horror host Mr. Lobo based in Sacramento but with a show syndicated around the country. Although regular WC guests, they've never attended San Diego as a group so this was a rare treat. I spent at least two hours talking with these folks and of course bought some books and DVDs (see semi relevant!) some of which I hope to watch during the SF and Horror challenges. Mr. Lobo was particularly interesting to talk to since his love of the horror genre and the idea of horror hosts was very apparent. Elvira also attended but there was such a crowd around her table I decided to try again the next day. The same ws true of John Saxon. But neither one was there on Sunday so I should have been more patient. I also attended a panel featuring Joe Ruby and Ken Spears who were responsible for a whole bunch of Saturday morning animated shows including Scooby-Doo.

As I said I had a great time and spent too much on old comics and reprints of old comics. I'm even considering checking out Wonder Con on its own turf sometime. It was that much fun.
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Thanks for all your hard work with this, Trevor! Really - much appreciated.
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Awesome! Thanks for all the hard work.
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Awesome results thread, I felt really bad about missing it by two entries myself.
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You did a great job on the results! This won't change much in the numbers but all 91 of my shows were first-time views (I should have said more in my list but I did * all of my shows). It would really boost our over-all percent of first-time views.
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oh my god! off by one entry!!
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as someone said the results thread are always the best part of the challenge and you did a great job.

sadly my laptop crapped out in the begining of the month and caused me to neglect this challenge and the exploitation challenge but back on finally with a new computer to get back on the challenges

and my screenname was created as its my name terry and me and some friend in highschool were big into karate and watching old school kung fu movies and one night while drinking we gave each other awesome kung fu nicknames....and ever since iv been called terrycloth.
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Great job on the results post Trevor, thanks again for holding this challenge - it was a lot of fun.
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Thanks again Trevor! Very nice clone of Chad's results posts! That amount of work always makes for a fun read!

I'm *totally* amazed I "tied for a distant second on the Best List Poll" as I put very little effort into it. Even less so with this one than the 2 or 3 previous challenges. I keep saying I'm going to do something along the lines of what Ash does but it seems like I already spend too much time on the simple ones I currently put forward. I'd rather be watching something than working on code as I do enough of that type stuff at work (Network Admin/Lead Tech for a large school district).

As far as having a lot in common... I'm not so sure I don't feel *more* sorry for you! I know my wife would!
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I need to start putting more time into my results lists. Even Trevor makes them look nicer. I don't have that graphic eye, as my watched movie lists all show.
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Originally Posted by omike View Post
And since you asked about Wonder Con but it is totally off topic I give you:
I'm jealous. I've only been to smallish local cons, largest one probably being a few thousand people tops. I hate crowds, but would love the pomp and amount of shopping available at a biggie.
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You did a great job on the results! This won't change much in the numbers but all 91 of my shows were first-time views (I should have said more in my list but I did * all of my shows). It would really boost our over-all percent of first-time views.
Doh! Not sure how I missed that. Will correct.
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oh my god! off by one entry!!
I just wanted to make you momentarily think that. I apologize for my ruse.
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Thanks again Trevor! Very nice clone of Chad's results posts! That amount of work always makes for a fun read!

I'm *totally* amazed I "tied for a distant second on the Best List Poll" as I put very little effort into it.
"Clone" is giving me too much credit. It's almost all Chad's work, I just cut and pasted and tweaked a minor thing or two. Gave Chad a few days notice before I posted, hope he isn't mad.

I think the 8 or so people who voted all had Ash first except maybe one person, with the 2nd and 3rd place votes being spread out evenly. I think the finally tally was: 8, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 1.
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I need to start putting more time into my results lists. Even Trevor makes them look nicer. I don't have that graphic eye, as my watched movie lists all show.
What do you mean even Trevor? I don't deserve any credit really. I just stole Chad's work and made it simpler.

I spent hours fixing my own cut & paste errors as Chad's tables inside of tables confused me. I probably would have spent less time if I just did it from scratch, but then it would not have looked as good.
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Best List? Wow, I'm honored. Thanks, all. And thanks to Trevor for hosting this challenge. It was one of the best yet. I completed more entries for this one than any of the others I've participated in and I still have a huge pile from this challenge I've yet to get to. Fortunately, the leftover war, western, samurai and kung fu ones are eligible for the current Historical Challenge.
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oh and Trevor - the pic is a still from 'City of God' (its' always interesting what you find when you post in film title in Google image search)- which I would have and should have watched during the challenge
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Thanks very much Trevor for pulling this together!
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Great job Trevor. As usual, I didn't get to half of what I had hoped to watch, but there's always next year.
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Thanks for an awesome results thread and challenge Trevor! I obviously wholeheartedly recommend Veronica Mars, its one of my all time favorite shows, I always end up doing a marathon of it yearly... also I see that I didn't say what the *'s meant after each title but those were first time watching so of the 102 titles 37 were first time watches (the other 65 were 64 episodes of VM and 1 movie though).
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Thanks for all you efforts Trevor, much appreciated. Also this was the first check list I've managed to complete. I look forward to this challenge again next year.
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Ash, prize going out today. Would have gone out yesterday but I was at BEA at the Javits. If I had checked your addy before I left, I would have hand delivered it on the way! LOL.

And boy did I fall off a cliff on this challenge...I was cruising at one a day which is great for me and then stopped? WTH happened to me? I don't even know. EDIT: looking at my list I realized why...I enjoyed finally discovering the Potters so much I stopped on the last one as I didn't own part two of the finale. So I couldn't watch the first part (no closure if I did). I kind of lost direction right there.

Worse, then part 2 was on HBO recently, and I DVRed it...but now I am so attached to the series I am honestly kind of melancholy to see it end and still haven't watched them.
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oh and Trevor - the pic is a still from 'City of God' (its' always interesting what you find when you post in film title in Google image search)- which I would have and should have watched during the challenge
Thanks. I thought it looked familiar, but I don't think I've seen any of the City of God films.
Originally Posted by HyperWeather View Post
Thanks for an awesome results thread and challenge Trevor! I obviously wholeheartedly recommend Veronica Mars, its one of my all time favorite shows, I always end up doing a marathon of it yearly... also I see that I didn't say what the *'s meant after each title but those were first time watching so of the 102 titles 37 were first time watches (the other 65 were 64 episodes of VM and 1 movie though).
I should have noticed those and known that, will adjust the stats.

This makes more than half of us recording first time views. Maybe next year I'll push for everyone to include that and make the stats more accurate.
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Thanks for all you efforts Trevor, much appreciated. Also this was the first check list I've managed to complete. I look forward to this challenge again next year.
Glad we helped pop your checklist cherry!
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Ash, prize going out today. Would have gone out yesterday but I was at BEA at the Javits. If I had checked your addy before I left, I would have hand delivered it on the way! LOL.
Thanks GW!

Now that several days have passed and I imagine my checklist results are correct, I'll run the randomizer and post the winners of the two random prizes from GoldenWheels and Hamilton Books!

And I hope you and Ash run into each other if you're that close. I've only really met one DVDTalker in person, and they became one of my best friends and an usher at my wedding.
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And boy did I fall off a cliff on this challenge...I was cruising at one a day which is great for me and then stopped? WTH happened to me? I don't even know. EDIT: looking at my list I realized why...I enjoyed finally discovering the Potters so much I stopped on the last one as I didn't own part two of the finale. So I couldn't watch the first part (no closure if I did). I kind of lost direction right there.

Worse, then part 2 was on HBO recently, and I DVRed it...but now I am so attached to the series I am honestly kind of melancholy to see it end and still haven't watched them.
I know the feeling. I can easily get off track and lose focus on something, even if I had been on an incredible roll before my ADHD kicks in.
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21st - Dimension X - 40
Posts - 6
First time viewings - n/a
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Goals - Completed one of two.

I see that you got your Noomi Rapace on. Ready for Prometheus?
I had those three BDs I'd picked up relatively cheap at Blockbuster, and I had the three Stieg Larsson books I'd picked up cheap at a thrift shop, so I thought that was a good opportunity to read the books and watch the movies.

I actually hadn't even heard of Prometheus until last week. I'm sure I'll see it when NetFlix gets it.
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So many of you did what I've been saying was my impetus for starting this Challenge; watch all of the Dirty Harry films. I'm ashamed that my BD boxset still sits unopened.
If it makes you feel any better, I watched my old unwatched DVDs.
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This makes more than half of us recording first time views. Maybe next year I'll push for everyone to include that and make the stats more accurate.
Please do that. I only count FTVs for the Horror Challenge because I know Chad likes to keep score.
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And if you want to make an adjustment (and it's entirely up to you), I just checked and 84/100 of my total were first time viewings.

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