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DVD Thread

Discussion in 'Entertainment' started by The Original Spikester, 13 January 2006.

  1. Hello,

    Thought I'd try this out. I'm sure a few of you have got dvd's was wondering if anyone would like to exchange recommendations of films and what every collection should have.

    Have got a few and my tastes are eclectic* to say da least. Feel free to rate.

    http://www.dvdaficionado.com/dvds.html?cat=1&id=spikester

    Realise there's obvious stuff missing, like the Godfathers and Shinning, such like. Was wondering if anyone had any ideas for the less popular titles?


    * = I loved Old Boy, but can't stand musicals (never seen the Sound of Music), also I think Death Race 2000 is an ace film, cos it's that bad.
     
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  2. Clockender

    Clockender is back...but for how long?

    27 November 2001
    East Lower, Block 13
    Arsenal FC
    :shock: You mean, you haven't got Dumb and Dumber???
     
  3. No, nor Dude Where's Me Motor? Never seen Dumb and Dumber, is it the sort of film you'd watch more than twice? Which qualifies a film worthy of a collection.

    Is Dumb and Dumber better than Cool Runnings? ;)

    Though the catalogue system I used doesn't include the Island (Michael Caine film early 80's), which is one of the best films ever - so bad it's superb!

    Note - I have the early 80's version of the Firm - with da Snowman and everything.
     
  4. MonkeyJug

    MonkeyJug Guest

    best western - young guns
    best war film - platoon
    best comedy - planes, trains and automobiles
    best coming of age - stand by me
    best horror - pet cemetery/the evil dead ( scary as hell when you're about 14! )
    best drama - sleepers/murder in the first
    best family - back to the future
    best suspense - misery
     
  5. GFK

    GFK League 1

    21 April 2003
    Holland
    Very nice collection I have to say! But I do can think of some titles which you dont have and which are great movies:

    -Amores Perros
    -American Beauty
    -Taxi Driver
    -Festen (The Cekebration) <--absolutly great
    -Raging Bull
    -Lock Stock & Two smoking barrels
    -True Romance
    -Casino
    -Around the Bend
    -King of New York

    Hope it helps you and my apologies if some are already in your list!
     
  6. Stan

    Stan Allez les Lionceaux !!!

    12 September 2002
    Best TV series: The Wire
    Best Sports film: Hoop Dreams
     
  7. Milanista

    Milanista Mangiamoli! Staff

    19 December 2002
    London & Milan
    AC Milan
    I personally really enjoy Wes Anderson films such as Rushmore. Great comedies.
     
  8. JayM

    JayM International

    17 April 2004
    North Yorkshire
    Celtic
    I mainly just have TV boxsets on DVD, and some comedy movies, don't think I actually own any drama/sci-fi etc.

    Your collections looks really good, can't see my 3 favourite films though, Leon, True Romance and Forrest Gump.
     
  9. hutch

    hutch Beaten by Chris Wright

    5 January 2003
  10. Clockender

    Clockender is back...but for how long?

    27 November 2001
    East Lower, Block 13
    Arsenal FC
    I have watched it about 10 times !!:mrgreen:

    It is the funniest film I have ever seen, a classic.
     
  11. Oops, my list isn't that complete:

    American Beauty & Taxi Driver I have, although I think Taxi Driver only a so-so film.

    Lock Stock & True Romance are a definate must buy, always found Raging Bull really slow film, maybe I should give it a chance.

    As for the best films, here's my take on things (not in my collection!):

    best western - Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid
    best war film - The Ascent
    best comedy - Rosencrantz and Guildenstein Must Die
    best horror - Dog Soldiers (pure cheese factor)
    best drama - Young Teens 14*
    Best TV series: Battle of the Planets
    Best Sports film: Escape to Victory (pele & caine in the same film!)
    best family - Bugsy Malone

    I don't do coming of age as a rule!

    * = might not be true :)

    Hutch, some nice TV collections there, most impressed, also haveing a list helps with on-line shopping. Good to see Bladder there. I should put some of mine up, I got disheartened trying to put Brass Eye on, any ways this is the TV stuff:

    Brass Eye
    Complete Comic Strip Collection (Mr Jolly Lives Next Door is superb)
    Pheonix Nights (Series 1)
    Ricky Jervais Animals
    Trigger Happy TV (Best of)
    And something else I can't remember....
     
  12. rockykabir

    rockykabir hello

    30 March 2003
    London -> New York -> San Francisco
    Liverpool FC
    Get some Kurosawa......Seven Samurai is legendary :)

    btw, Funniest film imo = Coming to America (Eddie Murphy in top form here)

    I do agree that TV Boxsets are more worthwhile than films for viewing on DVD tho.
     
  13. Hidden Fortress is quality too, amazing how rip off Hollywood is.

    Trading Places is top too.
     
  14. marukomu

    marukomu Ecchi otoko

    26 November 2005
    Okayama, Japan
    Man Utd, Stockport County
    DVD release of 'Shinobi' soon. Imagine a Japanese X-Men crossed with a samurai film. Great action. Saw it at the cinema here. DVD will have English subs too.
     
  15. Stringer Bell

    Stringer Bell Banned

    12 February 2005
    London
    Hey Spikey if your into your DVD stuff you should buy Royal Rumble 2000 (if you like wrestling that is), it's a great DVD full of unseen footage and bonus. It was my first DVD i ever bought...I remember they showed Royal Rumble 2000 on C4 and they had flipping adverts and cutting of footages...it wasn't even LIVE for fuck sake LOL. So i had to get the DVD and it's brilliant. Got it for £20 (from HMV) back in July 2000, probably might be a bit cheaper now. So you should check it out.
     
  16. Thanks Stringer, but if I had to choose a form of wrestling in a 'pain of death' situation, I'd have to go for the old school UK early 80's version, which I think there's a DVD out for. Kendo Nakasaki was the don.

    As for the Jap version of X-men, now that sounds good, on the proviso there's some sorta young lady school uniform stylie going on, which reminds me I got round to buying Battle Royale 1 & 2 the other day.

    Thank god for that listing, am in danger every now and then of doing the odd double purchase.

    Watched some Brass Eye the other night, classic :)
     
  17. Dominic

    Dominic Serie A Staff

    19 August 2003
    Netherlands
    I'm quite proud of my DVD collection :D:

    Miller's crossing
    Forest Gump
    Apocolypse now, redux version
    French Connection 1
    French Connection 2
    Pulp Fiction
    From dusk 'till Dawn
    Jacky Brown
    Sopranos seasons 1,2,3,4 and 5
    Lord of the rings trilogy extended editions
    For a Few dollars more
    A fistfull of dollars
    Once upon a time in the west
    Scarface
    Scarface (the original scarface)
    51st state
    Full Metal Jacket
    Shawshank Redemption
    Truman show
    Memento
    Shaka Zulu
    A nightmare on elm street
    Once upon a time in America
    Fight club
    Copland
    Casino
    1900
    Raging Bull
    Godfather trilogy
    Goodfellas
    South Park the movie
    Traffic
    The Pianist
    Lost in Translation
    Reservoir Dogs
    The untouchables
    Road to Perdition
    Taxi driver
     
  18. marukomu

    marukomu Ecchi otoko

    26 November 2005
    Okayama, Japan
    Man Utd, Stockport County
    Have you got any Jessop Jessop Jessop by any chance? I don't want to be a piano dentist or my arms feel like a couple of fortnights in a bad balloon.

    Brass Eye is the best:D
     
  19. Vannizzlefashizzal

    Vannizzlefashizzal TWENTYTIMES!!!!

    31 October 2002
    On DVD at the mo its all about Curb Your Enthusiasm, possibly the funniest TV programme ever made, its written by the dude who is responsible for Seinfield, ive developed a six pack laughing at this!!
     
  20. rockykabir

    rockykabir hello

    30 March 2003
    London -> New York -> San Francisco
    Liverpool FC
    CYE is hilarious! Larry David is undoubtedly the brains behind Seinfeld :D
     
  21. JayM

    JayM International

    17 April 2004
    North Yorkshire
    Celtic
    Watched season 2 of Arrested Devlopment over the last few days couldn't stop laughing and I'll get season 3 as soon as it's out (if it's not already?).
     
  22. Vannizzlefashizzal

    Vannizzlefashizzal TWENTYTIMES!!!!

    31 October 2002
    my pal is DL'ing this for me, I saw a few episodes and it was pretty funny....
     
  23. Coopz

    Coopz Retired Footballer

    27 April 2002
    You need to add Anchorman to ur collection as well
     
  24. crayon

    crayon Yamato Gaijin

    23 October 2004
    Hokkaido Japan
    Liverpool FC
    Is that the one with the obituary gag?:lol:
     
  25. Dar

    Dar Fullonrapist Staff

    21 February 2003
    Dublin
    Spikey mate, you need these comedies:

    Anchorman
    Dumb and Dumber
    Fletch (probably a box set of them)
    Hear No Evil See No Evil
    Stir Crazy

    ;)

    Then for some TV:

    Seinfeld (multiple series available)
    Arrested Development (Series 1 & 2)
     
  26. Hello, been away for a bit, had a case of Czech Neck. Most disturbing. \\:o/

    Still getting grief from the Mrs about my lack of comedy. Watched a mates copy of Anchor Man the other night - quality film, I'll pick it up on the cheap.

    You've mentioned some classics there, am lacking some Wilde.

    Oh what to buy....

    Have any of you lot seen the original Bedazzled?

    Saw Sympathy for Lady Vengence too, nice film
     
  27. marukomu

    marukomu Ecchi otoko

    26 November 2005
    Okayama, Japan
    Man Utd, Stockport County
    original bedazzled was great. why do they always ruin my favourite films with shitty meaningless remakes.
    They're doing Warriors apparently. bastards
    Anyone know a remake that was actually better than the original?
     
  28. hutch

    hutch Beaten by Chris Wright

    5 January 2003
    I thought the new Dawn of the Dead was better than the original personally. You're right though, on the most part they just fuck them up. I'm not a fan of the old Pink Panther but the new re-make looks pretty horrendous. Beyonce's in it for god's sake, it's just all about money money money.
     
  29. rockykabir

    rockykabir hello

    30 March 2003
    London -> New York -> San Francisco
    Liverpool FC
    The old Pink Panthers were classics...as well as Marx Brothers :)
     

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