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Old 09-17-08, 05:27 PM
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Name some movies you'd like to see, but haven't (and explain why)

Alright, in this thread, we name some movies we'd like to see but just haven't gotten around to, and why. Optional: Antecedent posters can name one of your movies which they recommend you see right away.

Lawrence of Arabia (Lean, 1962)
It's long and I don't want to break up watching it. Now that there may or may not be a Blu-ray coming, I'm holding off even more.


El Topo (Jodorowsky, 1970)
I've been wanting to see this movie for years and it's unavailability on DVD had prevented me from doing so. Now, I just haven't gotten around to picking up the Jodorowsky box set.


Black Cat (Fulci, 1981)
Might be my longest-unwatched DVD. I bought it in the summer of 2001 and just haven't gotten around to seeing it. Don't know why, really.


I'll think of more later.
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Stalker (Andrei Tarkovsky) - I started it in the past but couldn't get into it at the time, and have since lost my "copy". I have it back in queue at Netflix but it's a ways off.

The Holy Mountain (Alejandro Jodorowsky) - Also in queue. I didn't know I wanted to see it til a couple years ago, and it just always slipped my mind.
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The African Queen (Huston)
It's not on DVD, so that pretty much settles it.

New York, New York (Scorsese)
I have the DVD. It's Scorsese and DeNiro but for whatever reason I'm never in the mood to watch it.

A Woman Under the Influence (Cassavettes)
I've had the Criterion since it came out. I've watched 2 of the other films in the box set but not this one. I take it out of the case and proclaim "I will watch this tonight" but then when I get free time the long running time always deters me.
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Two posts in a row calling out Jodorowsky. Whodathunk?

As for me:

1900
Kagemusha
Heaven's Gate
Barry Lyndon

Just haven't been in the mood for long ones lately.
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these specific titles come to mind...guess i'm just not in the mood for them.

cinema paradiso
barry lyndon


and to the 2 posters above who are holding out on those jodorowsky movies...seriously you need to watch them.
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Age of Innocence. Scorsese and Day-Lewis are the drawcards, the period/premise always works against it. I get the feeling it may be another Last Temptation of Christ, which had Keitel, Dafoe and Scorsese attached, but never really worked for me.

P.T. Anderson's Hard Eight, purely because I can never find it. Anywhere.
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To the 2 posters above who are holding out on Barry Lyndon... seriously you need to watch it. It's one of those Victorian period piece films that is actually really good. It's my favorite Kubrick film.
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Seven Samurai - It's long and I find it difficult to put together 3+ hours to devote to a film. I'm trying, though...

Doctor Zhivago - I bought this a while ago and I just haven't really felt a desire to watch it just yet. I think it's one of those titles I bought based on it's reputation, then realized it might not necessarily be something I'm into.
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Originally Posted by PopcornTreeCt View Post
To the 2 posters above who are holding out on Barry Lyndon... seriously you need to watch it. It's one of those Victorian period piece films that is actually really good. It's my favorite Kubrick film.
Listen to this guy.

This is my favorite Kubrick too.
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Salo.

I've had it on DVD for years, but haven't gotten around to watching it. I'm a little scared to based on its reputation, but I have a feeling that when I do watch it I'll find it to be much tamer than it's built it up to be.
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Originally Posted by Numanoid View Post
Salo.

I've had it on DVD for years, but haven't gotten around to watching it. I'm a little scared to based on its reputation, but I have a feeling that when I do watch it I'll find it to be much tamer than it's built it up to be.
You're right, but watch it anyways.
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I've never seen the Big Lebowski. Been meaning to because it's quoted so often by everyone and everywhere, but just never got around to it and don't want to blind buy it.
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Seven Samurai and The Last emperor. ve had the multi-disk criterion sets since they were released but they are quite an effort it seems considering the length of the films and the amount of extras. its just quite a commitment that i havn't quite had the time for yet.
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Out 1, because not that many cinemas screen 13.5 hour films.
Through the Olive Trees, because Harvey and Bob are the twin horns of Satan.
Four Nights of a Dreamer, because I've never been in the right place at the right time.
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oh i just thought of 2 more...both of crispin glover's movies IT IS FINE. EVERYTHING IS FINE! and WHAT IS IT?

apparently he tours and does special screenings of these but he's never been around here. i also heard he probably won't put these out on dvd for another 10 years or something.
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Out 1: Spectre, because I made it to a screening of the full version, but couldn't make it the next week for Spectre because of a last minute family commitment.

Through the Olive Trees for the same reason as wendersfan.

Robinson Crusoe, The Criminal Life of Archibaldo de la Cruz and Simon of the Desert because... well... it's Buñuel and those are the remaining of his prominent works I have yet to see. I've had chances at retrospectives, but circumstance got in the way.

Fear and Desire and The Seafarers because they are unavailable.

And Barry Lyndon is most certainly NOT Victorian... Try late 18th century.

The Crispin Glover features are quite the experiences. I look forward to It is Mine but he said that is far off in the horizon.
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Originally Posted by sundog View Post
And Barry Lyndon is most certainly NOT Victorian... Try late 18th century.
Well, I was never really good with "ages".
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That's funny. The Crispin Glover film (I was aware there was a second) was also on my list initially.
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I will say The Godfather I-III. I have been meaning too, but I would rather watch it without commercials first off, and secondly, my sister is supposed to have it, but she loaned it off and has not seen or heard of it since, and I broke as hell, so I can't really get it. It does piss me off because I would like to see those films, but until I can see them in at least a passable presentation, I really don't want to.
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From the films I own, since I can't use the unavailable excuse:

The Wrong Man
Das Boot
Cul-de-sac
Holy Mountain
Salo
Contempt
Elevator to the Gallows
Mishima
Sawdust and Tinsel


...and far too many others.
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Huge Clint Eastwood fan, but I haven't seen the Man with No Name trilogy yet. I guess I will eventually.
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I will say The Godfather I-III.
Same for me. I bought the dvd set ages ago but every time I think about watching it, something turns me around.
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Blade Runner. I honestly don't know how this one slipped past me. Right now I'm just waiting for the free time to sit and watch it uninterrupted.
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three problems:

some of the esoteric films like Out 1, Colossal Youth, is that they are only shown in 35mm at museum midday/early afternoon times, which is more hard to pencil in than say at night.

then's there's my ever growing DVD collection, where all my new stuff gets thrown into the 'to watch' pile and well... who knows when I'll get to it:

lastly, DC in general is a really lame 'film town' so alot of truly indie/foreign films might not make it at all, so it's a waiting game for it's debut on home video for me. I had to wait for Brand Upon the Brain! to get released onto DVD before I could see it, a promised DC engagement never happened, and the only two close screenings of it (last year) were at the Virginia Film Festival (where it sold out really fast) and the Rehobeth Film Festival in Delaware.
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three problems:

some of the esoteric films like Out 1, Colossal Youth, is that they are only shown in 35mm at museum midday/early afternoon times, which is more hard to pencil in than say at night...
Hi Giles!

Thanks for mentioning Colossal Youth. Though I did manage to see it at the Pedro Costa retrospective in Chicago last year (a stunning work), I very much regret missing the majority of the program. I did see What Lies Behind Your Hidden Smile? but was hardly in the proper mode (far too sleepy) to fully appreciate it. His stuff is difficult, but so damned rewarding.

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