DVD recommendations

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    Jan 24, 2009 5:48 AM GMT
    I'm looking for stuff to add to my Netflix Que. I'm pretty much into anything except slasher gore horror. Foreign, domestic, drama, sci-fi, action, subtitled, comedy, er... basically anything on DVD even if it was a television series.

    Any recommendations?
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    Jan 24, 2009 5:50 AM GMT
    The Lives of Others
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    Jan 24, 2009 6:05 AM GMT
    A home at the end of the world

    SHAMELESS PLUG
    (my cousin's in it. Dallas Roberts. plays opposite colin farrel)
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    Jan 24, 2009 6:16 AM GMT
    Mambo Italiano
  • wellwell

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    Jan 24, 2009 4:29 PM GMT
    ...Here is one you likely won't find on Netflix (It's free none-the-less ):

    http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-6865604487266095672&ei=zb96SbfpJaO6qAPPhM22BA&q=jonney+liberty&hl=en


    taped political lecture; about 2 hours, spellbinding/captivating/pertinent!
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    Jan 24, 2009 4:36 PM GMT
    I'd suggest the Farscape series, and the movie, The Trip, if they are available.
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    Jan 24, 2009 4:41 PM GMT
    If you're looking to add gaythemed movies, I suggest this thread:

    http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/154730/
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    Jan 24, 2009 4:42 PM GMT
    Funkapottomous saidA home at the end of the world

    SHAMELESS PLUG
    (my cousin's in it. Dallas Roberts. plays opposite colin farrel)
    I concur, although the movie is often on Logo. I suggest:

    House of Sand and Fog
    Notes On A Scandal
    The Apostile
    A History Of Violence
    Munich
    Walk The Line (also with Dallas Roberts)
    Etc.
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    Jan 24, 2009 4:49 PM GMT
    Pan's Labyrinth...if you don't mind reading subtitles.
  • Buckle_Bum

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    Jan 24, 2009 6:44 PM GMT
    The Fall.

    Great costumes and scenery. (Plus the lead guy is hot) icon_biggrin.gif

    And i must agree, Pan's Labyrinth is a good one.
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    Jan 24, 2009 6:47 PM GMT
    WickedFast saidPan's Labyrinth...if you don't mind reading subtitles.
    I bought the DVD over the holidays. I have not watched beyond the first 15 minutes yet, but I can now understand why Peter Jackson chose Guillermo del Toro to direct The Hobbit.
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    Jan 24, 2009 7:07 PM GMT
    cowboyathlete said
    Funkapottomous saidA home at the end of the world

    SHAMELESS PLUG
    (my cousin's in it. Dallas Roberts. plays opposite colin farrel)
    I concur, although the movie is often on Logo. I suggest:

    House of Sand and Fog
    Notes On A Scandal
    The Apostile
    A History Of Violence
    Munich
    Walk The Line (also with Dallas Roberts)
    Etc.


    haha. yeah, for about two minutes.


    for other Dallas Roberts movies; check out-
    3:10 to yuma (the new one)
    Joshua
    Flicka
    The notorious betty page
    winter passing
    the lucky ones
    shrink


    and Lightbulb should be coming out soon, even though they started it like two years ago. He came to our family reunion looking like a homeless man because the character called for it.
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    Jan 24, 2009 11:06 PM GMT
    These are all older movies (you've probably heard of most of them and probably seen some of them). Some of my favorites. (I'm copying some of this from a post of mine in an earlier thread here.) A lot of these are in black and white, which I'll indicate (though I hope you don't have an aversion to black-and-white movies.)

    The Apartment (Romantic comedy-drama with Jack Lemmon and Shirley MacLaine, from 1960 or so. Black and white.).

    Black Narcissus (Intense drama about a bunch of nuns in the Himalayas. Lots of sexual hysteria.)

    The Thief of Baghdad (There are several versions of this. Get the 1940 one, in beautiful Technicolor. One of the great movie adventures, still incredibly entertaining. Special effects are primitive but great for their time, and how primitive they are kind of adds to the charm.)

    It's a Gift (With W.C. Fields. One of the funniest movies ever. This is in the W.C. Fields Comedy Collection. Another especially great Fields movie is The Man on the Flying Trapeze. That one's in volume 2 of the Fields collection. Both are black and white.)

    Spartacus (If you've never seen the great 1960 film directed by Kubrick, with Kirk Douglas and an amazing cast, you should. Long but never dull and very powerful. And lots of shirtless, sweaty men, some of whom are definitely hot.)

    The Night of the Iguana (Tennessee Williams drama about coping with despair, beautifully filmed by John Huston. Shot in Puerto Vallarta, which became a popular tourist destination after this movie came out. Black and white.)

    Smile (Fabulous 1970s comedy about a teenage girl beauty pageant. Very funny and also very touching.)

    Boys in the Band (If you've never seen this, you should. Not as dated about gay men's lives as some like to think.)

    The Lady Eve (Classic 1930s romantic comedy. One of the best ever. Black and white.)

    The Serpent's Egg (Strange, depressing Ingmar Bergman drama in English set in Munich shortly before the rise of Hitler. Hated by the critics when it came out, but I love it.)

    Smiles of a Summer Night (Ingmar Bergman romantic comedy that was adapted into the musical A Little Night Music. Black and white. In Swedish.)

    Barry Lyndon (Visually stunning Kubrick film of a Thackeray novel about a the rise and fall of a man who uses everyone around him to get to the top of society. Very slow-moving, which really bothers some people. I find it hypnotic, and shattering at the end.)

    The Ten Commandments (A hoot, though they didn't intend it that way.)

    Bringing Up Baby (Classic screwball comedy, with Cary Grant and Katherine Hepburn. Black and white.)

    Some Like It Hot (Musicians dress up as women to escape from the mob after having witnessed the St. Valentine's Day Massacre. One of the funniest movies ever. Black and white.)

    The Birds (Intense, scary, strange Hitchcock suspense-horror film about a town attacked by birds. May sound silly, but it's not.)

    Shadow of a Doubt (Early 1940s Hitchcock drama about a serial murderer on the run from the police who hides out with his family in small town California, who have no idea that he's a murderer. Black and white.)

    Radio Days (Sweet Woody Allen comedy about his childhood in Brooklyn.)

    Imitation of Life (The 1959 version. I don't know what to say about this. Insanely melodramatic, over-the-top movie about an aspiring actress, her African-American maid and best friend, and their daughters. Director Douglas Sirk continually subverts a lot of what you expect this movie to be. Or does he? Strangely powerful in spite of directorial choices that keep distancing you from the characters and just . . . strange.)

    Umberto D (Post-war Italy. A retired professor is about to lose his apartment and has no place to go. And what can he do about his beloved dog? Very bleak. Black and white. In Italian.)

    Flower Drum Song (I have to include one musical so I'll include this Rodgers and Hammerstein story about culture clash in San Francisco's Chinatown, circa 1960. Kinda campy, very funny, and occasionally touching.)
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    Jan 24, 2009 11:15 PM GMT
    theatrengym saidThese are all older movies...

    I'm very impressed by your list. Anyone who could combine The Thief of Bagday, Bringing Up Baby, The Lady Eve, Barry Lyndon, Radio Days, and knows what high camp The Ten Commandments truly is, earns my highest admiration.
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    Jan 24, 2009 11:21 PM GMT
    Red_Vespa said
    theatrengym saidThese are all older movies...

    I'm very impressed by your list. Anyone who could combine The Thief of Bagday, Bringing Up Baby, The Lady Eve, Barry Lyndon, Radio Days, and knows what high camp The Ten Commandments truly is, earns my highest admiration.


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    Jan 24, 2009 11:25 PM GMT
    No one said " Dark Knight" yet????? Heath was brilliant!
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    Jan 24, 2009 11:46 PM GMT
    Farce of the Penguins
  • DCEric

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    Jan 24, 2009 11:51 PM GMT
    Liberty Heights.
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    Jan 25, 2009 3:28 AM GMT
    Btw, if you get TCM, one of the all-time great American comedies, The Miracle of Morgan's Creek, is on at 2:15 a.m. tonight. If you haven't seen it, watch or DVR it. One of the things that's amazing about it is that they got away with it at all under the production code then in force.
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    Jan 25, 2009 3:41 AM GMT
    ZiMsTeR saidMambo Italiano


    Sordid Lives
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    Jan 25, 2009 3:47 AM GMT
    Lots of good suggestions here. I'd like to add:

    Boy A
    Water
    Maya
    House of Sand (not to be confused with House of Sand and Fog)
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    Jan 25, 2009 3:48 AM GMT
    Oh! And how could I forget, The Talented Mr. Ripley!

    Oh shit, I just realized you don't want subtitles... okay, well, remove Maya, Water and House of Sand...

    So:

    Boy A
    Talented Mr. Ripley


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    Jan 25, 2009 3:49 AM GMT
    add Mermaids and Little Monsters to your list.
    Oldies but for sure goodies.
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    Jan 25, 2009 3:59 AM GMT
    I think Fargo is great. It's a pretty black black comedy though.
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    Jan 25, 2009 4:08 AM GMT
    ive been using netflixx to order the old movies you cant find anywhere...

    actors like, Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, Katherine Hepburn...

    some of my favorites and they are all Bette Davis are


    Dead Ringer

    Mr. Skeffington

    Another Mans Poison


    Alfred Hitchcock......Dial M for Murder