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Old 05-12-05, 08:58 PM
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Which of these should I buy?

I've seen them all and like them all a lot, but i'm asking purely for replay value purposes:

Seventh Seal CC
Third Man CC
Rashomon CC
Ikiru CC
Throne of Blood CC
8 1/2 CC
Rules of the Game CC

^^Damn Criterions are so expensive, looking for only 1-2 suggested.

Also maybe 2 of these:

Casablanca
Great Escape
On the Waterfront
Bridge on the River Kwai
Robin Hood
North by Northwest
Once Upon a Time in the West

Looking for suggestions mostly for my amusement and to see what y'all think -- but who knows! Maybe you'll sway me in a certain direction, i'm pretty on the fence here.
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Old 05-12-05, 11:33 PM
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First, having seen them all, you should know which one you like best. To me, those are the ones you should get first. But if you MUST have someone else throw suggestions at you, I'd say Ikiru and Throne of Blood from the first list, and Casablanca and OUATITW from the other.
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Old 05-13-05, 12:01 AM
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Yeah true, I know best, and I never take these kind of threads very seriously myself. I'm just kind of curious as to peoples oppinions on these, and most importantly which of them people find they can watch over and over.
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Old 05-13-05, 01:20 AM
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These are the most re-watchable:

Third Man CC
Casablanca
Great Escape
Once Upon a Time in the West
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Old 05-13-05, 07:09 AM
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Really you can't go wrong with anything on your lists.

But... from the first list, I'll go with... 8 1/2 and Rules of the Game... I love both.

From the second list... I'd go with The Great Escape... This thing has infinite rewatchability... A joy to watch.

And definitely get Once Upon a Time in the West (no matter what, seriously)... For only $9, you can't pass this classic up. Absolutely amazing.

But, like I said, anything on those lists would be well worth your dollar.
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Old 05-13-05, 02:50 PM
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Print. Cut each list into slips. Throw into a hat. Pick 2 from each hat.
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Old 05-13-05, 02:53 PM
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Originally Posted by D-Ball
These are the most re-watchable:

Third Man CC
Casablanca
Great Escape
Once Upon a Time in the West



my pics as well
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Hard to go wrong with any of those... but here I go:

Criterion: Third Man

Others: North by Northwest and The Great Escape (LOVE this movie)
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That like trying to pick between 1 5lb bar of gold or 5 1lb bars of gold. I don't see how you can go wrong with any of them.
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Old 05-13-05, 06:28 PM
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Excelllent choices!

From the Criterions I'd pick Ikiru and Throne of Blood. I have Rules of the game as well but, have not watched it yet. Ikiru is easily one of the best movies in my collection. I can watch it over and over again and never get tired of it. Throne of Blood is a masterpiece as well and much like Kurosawas other films it too has serious re-watchability.

From the second stack:

Definately Casablanca, North By Northwest and Robin Hood. These three films truly encapsulate all that the best of cinema has to offer. If your collection consisted of these three titles alone, it would be hard to beat.

Each one is great in their own right but these in particular should find there ways to your shelves very quickly. And yes, you can watch them over and over again without getting tired of them.
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I don't know the first list, but from the 2nd list (all of which would be excellent choices), I personally think the Great Escape has more replay value.
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The only ones there that i would watch more than once are The Great Escape and Once Upon in the West. Maybe Roshemon.
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Third Man: CC

Casablanca
North x Northwest

These are all endlessly rewatchable for me, and I watch them several times a year. Seventh Seal I haven't seen as much because I haven't broke down for the DVD yet, but I'd watch it a lot too probably.
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The Great Escape you can watch over and over. Casablanka is next
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Old 05-17-05, 11:41 AM
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I say get the Warner's Legend box, which I acknowledge isn't one of your options. It includes three fantastic editions of three fantastic movies. It also the only way to get the very interesting extras disc.

Of the movies you selected I'm going with

Throne of Blood
Third Man

Casablanca
North by Northwest
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Old 05-17-05, 05:29 PM
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Originally Posted by chente
Of the movies you selected I'm going with

Throne of Blood
Third Man

Casablanca
North by Northwest
Good taste
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Old 05-17-05, 09:22 PM
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How about Gimme Shelter, i've been starting to become a huge Stones fan, but I don't know if it looks like something that'd have good replay value.

Thanks for the replys -- So far i'm leaning towards NxNw, Casablanca, Great Escape, and maybe Once Upon A Time.. as for CC, so damn expensive, it's narrowed down to the first four I listed (Seventh Seal, Rashomon, Ikiru, Third Man).

Yeesh the way i'm contemplating this makes it seem like i'm going to be stuck on an island with only these to watch or something.
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third man and casablanca
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Great Escape and North by Northwest.
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Old 05-18-05, 08:22 AM
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Ikiru
Once Upon a Time in the West
Great Escape
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Old 05-18-05, 11:07 AM
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All of them except On the Waterfront.

(Since that's the only one on the list that I don't love enough to own myself. )
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