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I thought we could have a thread that allows us to post the movies we've recently purchased or watched. I can't be alone in buying movies each week and many of them I purchase blindly solely based on the actors.

I'll start and if this thread fails so be it.

Boys of Ghost Town (Danny Trejo)
Played (Val Kilmer, Gabriel Byrne, Vinnie Jones)
Elegy (Penelope Cruz, Ben Kingsley)
Bad Education (Gael Garcial Bernal, Lluis Homar)

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first two look like DTV fodder, could go either way. gems have been found amongst these kinds of things, but many turds as well

elegy looks gay, never had any interest in it

bad education is supposed to be good, although i'm not fully convinced on almadovadordor, need to see more.

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I should prefaced by saying each movie was $1.99 at my Blockbuster, but still.

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oh i figured

i know what those txts mean by now

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never seen any of them..
here's what i'm planning to watch over the weekend:

- Act of God
- Food Inc
- The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack Vol. 1


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I don't buy shit based off of cover ever...


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Trademark wrote:
I don't buy shit based off of cover ever...


i think gloss is referring more to the actors than the general description

i blind buy based on hierarchy of (know it to be a well regarded) > (fan of the director) > (somewhat familiar with the title, maybe vaguely remember it being mentioned in a positive light) > > (fan of actors) > (fan of general movie genre/trend it belongs to) > (awesome cover art)

rarely, almost never in fact, read the description in on the back. half the time they're not even accurate

price is always a huge factor though, even a movie i know to be a uber-classic might not get got if it's some crazy expensive super deluxe package

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drizzle wrote:
Trademark wrote:
I don't buy shit based off of cover ever...


i think gloss is referring more to the actors than the general description

i blind buy based on hierarchy of (know it to be a well regarded) > (fan of the director) > (somewhat familiar with the title, maybe vaguely remember it being mentioned in a positive light) > > (fan of actors) > (fan of general movie genre/trend it belongs to) > (awesome cover art)

rarely, almost never in fact, read the description in on the back. half the time they're not even accurate

price is always a huge factor though, even a movie i know to be a uber-classic might not get got if it's some crazy expensive super deluxe package


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i just buy any old crap and hope for the best.


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Philaflava wrote:
drizzle wrote:
Trademark wrote:
I don't buy shit based off of cover ever...


i think gloss is referring more to the actors than the general description

i blind buy based on hierarchy of (know it to be a well regarded) > (fan of the director) > (somewhat familiar with the title, maybe vaguely remember it being mentioned in a positive light) > > (fan of actors) > (fan of general movie genre/trend it belongs to) > (awesome cover art)

rarely, almost never in fact, read the description in on the back. half the time they're not even accurate

price is always a huge factor though, even a movie i know to be a uber-classic might not get got if it's some crazy expensive super deluxe package


100%




I can see that.... My Local store does 5 for 20 on used new/good releases(new meaning 1 month old) and 10 for 20 on the straight to DVD stuff...


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I bought a lot of movies based of covers and I rarely ever regret watching stuff. You can tell a lot about the target-audience from the cover obviously. If I'm on the fence I'll skim the back for keywords while trying not to learn too much about the movie. A lot of movie that win obscure awards and boast about them on the cover are good. On the other hand, if shitty newspapers give great reviews I turn sceptical.

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i think some people here have too much time on their hands and too much money than they know what to do with, i wish i was one of either


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Most of the stuff I buy is stuff I have heard good things about or am a big fan of the people involved. I have an Amazon Visa card so thats where I cop well over half of my movies and my Amazon wish list is like 15 pages long.

Some unwatched stuff on my shelf:

In the Realm of the Senses
Last Year in Marienbad
A Bullet For The General
Keane
Jodorowski box set
Two Lane Blacktop
Perfect Blue
The Big Heat
Metropolis
The Quiet Duel
Touchez Pas Au Grisbi

Lots more but thats all i can remember off the top of the head


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Tommy Bunz wrote:
Some unwatched stuff on my shelf:

In the Realm of the Senses
Last Year in Marienbad
A Bullet For The General
Keane
Jodorowski box set
Two Lane Blacktop
Perfect Blue
The Big Heat
Metropolis
The Quiet Duel
Touchez Pas Au Grisbi



lots of heat on this list. i would recommend this order

metropolis
quiet duel
jodorowski set (topo then holy mountain, everything else later)
big heat
marienbad
grisby
bullet for the general
perfect blue
in the realm..

don't know what keane is

sell back two lane blacktop, get Cockfighter and/or Iguana instead

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Is Gomorra worth copping or just worth renting?

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i'd say rent, not because the movie isn't dope but because imo it's not the kind of movie you'll find yourself watching over and over again. good as hell in fact, but it's long and a little slow and kinda dense with info and characters - not exactly light entertainment. the criterion dvd is a bit pricey as usual.

also, you can rent now and if you like it that much by the time you feel the urge to watch it again you might be able to cop it used or on some DDD sale

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drizzle wrote:
Tommy Bunz wrote:
Some unwatched stuff on my shelf:

In the Realm of the Senses
Last Year in Marienbad
A Bullet For The General
Keane
Jodorowski box set
Two Lane Blacktop
Perfect Blue
The Big Heat
Metropolis
The Quiet Duel
Touchez Pas Au Grisbi



lots of heat on this list. i would recommend this order

metropolis
quiet duel
jodorowski set (topo then holy mountain, everything else later)
big heat
marienbad
grisby
bullet for the general
perfect blue
in the realm..

don't know what keane is

sell back two lane blacktop, get Cockfighter and/or Iguana instead


I've actually been looking for cockfighter for a while but that fucking thing is OOP and expensive as hell. I've been trying to see more Monte Hellman, have you seen The Shooting? pretty ill offbeat western with a young Jack Nicholson...

Keane is the 3rd movie from Lodge Kerrigan, the guy who directed Clean, Shaven. Which, if you haven't seen yet you need to do immediately. Peter Greene is extremely convincing as a schizo and the movie has some of the most incredible usage of sound that i've ever encountered.


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i have seen and own the shooting, as i have a pretty big hardon for monte hellman in general. except for 2 lane, which did nothing for me at all and struck me as boring and pretentious

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I have recently bought

Knocked Up
Body Of Lies
Heat

at good prices

and I have recently watched

88 Minutes (shit...wft Pacino?)
Reservation Road (really enjoyed it)

About to watch

Chaos Theory
In The Valley Of Elah
Frozen River

Elegy is decent, very good acting from Kingsley and Cruz


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man on the wire
titan AE
transformers 2
revolutionary road
the reader



i just saw kurt cobain about a son - reallllly good.


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I never blind buy movies.

I only buy movies that I know I'll watch again at some point and netflix the rest.

That said, I recently got these for Christmas:

Hell Comes to Frogtown
Dead Man's Shoes
Scarlet Street
The Natural

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I had planned to watch both Holy Mountain (what "is" it?) and Grisby, actually. The Big Heat is a must, Tommy. It's the Dark Knight in the 50's.

Jamrage:

Dead Mans Shoes - Good revenge-flick, solid the whole way through. Even manages to add some unusual elements in the story really well. 8/10

Scarlet Street - Nice noir with almost all of the classic elements in play. You can't go wrong... 8/10 too, I guess.

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Comedy Quaddafi wrote:
I had planned to watch both Holy Mountain (what "is" it?) and Grisby, actually. The Big Heat is a must, Tommy. It's the Dark Knight in the 50's.

Jamrage:

Dead Mans Shoes - Good revenge-flick, solid the whole way through. Even manages to add some unusual elements in the story really well. 8/10

Scarlet Street - Nice noir with almost all of the classic elements in play. You can't go wrong... 8/10 too, I guess.


yeah man I've seen them already, that's why I asked for them for Christmas. Great movies.

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Oh, gotcha.

BTW I rele liked Body of Lies, whats the general opinion here?

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Holy Mountain is a complete mind fuck of a movie. I prefer El Topo.


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Almost bought this the other day at blockbuster but don't remember hearing anything about it. Any good? I'm a big fan of Pearlman and Malkovich.


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Comedy Quaddafi wrote:
It's the Dark Knight in the 50's.


would love to hear the logic behind this analogy

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I plan on buying Watchmen: The Ultimate Cut when I get a blu-ray player.
Is it worth buying an old movie like Blade Runner on blu-ray?
I'm wondering about the video quality, but I know it has an extra disc compared to the dvd version.


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Is it worth buying an old movie like Blade Runner on blu-ray?
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oh god yes, ESPECIALLY blade runner

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