your favorite dvds?

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    Mar 08, 2016 1:06 AM GMT
    Do people still buy dvds? Or just do online streaming? What are your favorite movies that you own?

    I prefer reading a book so I'm not big on movies but I do have 16 that I'm glad I bought, even though I don't watch them very often.

    Wallace & Gromit in Three Amazing Adventures (A Grand Day Out, The Wrong Trousers, and A Close Shave)
    Better Off Dead
    Sense and Sensibility
    Radio Days
    Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
    Snatch
    Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark
    Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
    Julia
    Barry Lyndon
    Alien
    Aliens
    Babe
    A Room with a View
    Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid
    1941

    So what are yours?
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    Mar 08, 2016 2:47 PM GMT
    last time i heard the word DVD was right before Jesus was born.

    I m fairly certain.
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    Mar 08, 2016 6:26 PM GMT
    Restrepo/Korengal
    When We Were Soldiers
    Peaceful Warrior
    Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
    REDS2
    C.R.A.Z.Y
    My Beautiful Laundrette
    M*A*S*H
    Angels in America
    Gentlemen Broncos
    Airplane
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    Mar 09, 2016 2:20 AM GMT
    Streaming still cannot match Blu-ray. If you don't care about picture quality then streaming is OK.

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    Mar 09, 2016 4:22 AM GMT
    True, streaming doesn't have the dynamic range of Blu-Ray or even DVD. This is particularly noticeable in dark scenes, where the picture starts to look like a paint-by-numbers painting.

    I haven't bought a DVD in years but I still have a bunch of old ones that I watch every once in a while. As you'll see, my tastes are all over the map.

    Star Wars (the 1977 original, with no CGI "improvements")
    Snatch
    The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
    Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow
    Big Trouble in Little China
    Samurai Jack (the complete cartoon series)
    Fight Club
    Monty Python and the Holy Grail
    Yellow Submarine
    Swingers
    Go
    Shallow Grave (Danny Boyle's directorial feature debut)
    Car Wash (Yessssssss!!!!)
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    Mar 09, 2016 5:01 AM GMT
    I've been collecting on and off, have about 146 dvds now lol. Yes, I do have streaming netflix too. Some fav. Dvds from my collection.

    * Life of Pi
    * 2046 (Chinese)
    * SkyFall
    * BB mak Music Concert Live in Vietnam
    * MONGOL (Jap/Russian)
    * House of Flying Daggers (Chinese)
    * Hero (Chinese)
    * Lust Caution (Chinese)
    * Memoirs of a Geisha
    * The Quiet American
    * James Blunt Live in Concert
    * Coldplay Live in Concert 2003
    * Beijing Olympic Games highlights 2008
    * Moneyball
    * Latter Days
    * Eat Pray love
    * The Amazing Race (DVDs series, season 1, 3, 7, 9, 10, 11)

    Yeah, lately I've been watching a lot of foreign films on Netflix, I don't know I really like Rare, Exotic, Gay, Foreign subtitle movies.
  • wild_sky360

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    Mar 09, 2016 5:18 AM GMT
    I love my old 4 star dvd's and most of them aren't streaming either.
    Off the top of my head, a few that I'll never tire of.....

    Cold Mountain

    Parting Glances

    Half Nelson

    Short Cuts

    The Player

    Into The Wild

    Drive

    The Drop

    Cloud Atlas

    Sopranos and Deadwood get revivals too, though they're both streaming for free on Amazon now, along with a lot of the older HBO catalog.
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    Mar 09, 2016 5:30 AM GMT
    desertmuscl saidStreaming still cannot match Blu-ray. If you don't care about picture quality then streaming is OK.

    Agreed. I also would never buy a movie that's streamed; I don't like the idea of not getting something tangible. All of my music is ripped from CDs except for the few that aren't available on CD. When you buy something that's streamed it's stored on their servers, which may seem convenient, but I've been around long enough to see companies go out of business that I thought would be around forever.
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    Mar 09, 2016 6:00 AM GMT
    I still buy movies on DVD and BD. I'm slowing replacing my old DVDs with the BD versions. But only if it's been remastered. So many old movies have been ported to BD, but they're just straight transfers and not remastered. Those tend to look crappy.

    Right now, I'm sort of in an 80s mood. I'm hunting down old 80s movies. Cult classics. Obscure stuff.

    Night of the Comet
    Killer Clowns From Outer Space
    Valley Girl
    Repo Man
    etc.

    Best Buy usually has some good stuff in their bargain bin. Amazon also sells stuff cheap.
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    Mar 09, 2016 4:50 PM GMT
    xrichx saidI still buy movies on DVD and BD. I'm slowing replacing my old DVDs with the BD versions. But only if it's been remastered. So many old movies have been ported to BD, but they're just straight transfers and not remastered. Those tend to look crappy.

    Right now, I'm sort of in an 80s mood. I'm hunting down old 80s movies. Cult classics. Obscure stuff.

    Night of the Comet
    Killer Clowns From Outer Space
    Valley Girl
    Repo Man
    etc.

    Best Buy usually has some good stuff in their bargain bin. Amazon also sells stuff cheap.


    It's funny how some old obscure stuff may have come out on DVD but is already out of print. Even on Ebay if they show up the prices can be sky-high.


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    Mar 09, 2016 9:05 PM GMT
    xrichx saidRight now, I'm sort of in an 80s mood. I'm hunting down old 80s movies. Cult classics. Obscure stuff.

    Which reminds me that I need to get 16 Candles.
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    Mar 10, 2016 4:11 AM GMT
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    xrichx saidRight now, I'm sort of in an 80s mood. I'm hunting down old 80s movies. Cult classics. Obscure stuff.

    Which reminds me that I need to get 16 Candles.

    Yes! icon_biggrin.gif I tend to grab movies by director/writer. I think I have most of the John Hughes movies.
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    Mar 10, 2016 4:12 AM GMT
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    xrichx saidI still buy movies on DVD and BD. I'm slowing replacing my old DVDs with the BD versions. But only if it's been remastered. So many old movies have been ported to BD, but they're just straight transfers and not remastered. Those tend to look crappy.

    Right now, I'm sort of in an 80s mood. I'm hunting down old 80s movies. Cult classics. Obscure stuff.

    Night of the Comet
    Killer Clowns From Outer Space
    Valley Girl
    Repo Man
    etc.

    Best Buy usually has some good stuff in their bargain bin. Amazon also sells stuff cheap.


    It's funny how some old obscure stuff may have come out on DVD but is already out of print. Even on Ebay if they show up the prices can be sky-high.



    Yeah, totally. If I can't find a physical copy for a reasonable price, then I have to resort to other methods.
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    Mar 10, 2016 5:00 AM GMT
    xrichx said
    desertmuscl saidIt's funny how some old obscure stuff may have come out on DVD but is already out of print. Even on Ebay if they show up the prices can be sky-high.
    Yeah, totally. If I can't find a physical copy for a reasonable price, then I have to resort to other methods.

    I wish I knew what "other methods" I could try; I can't find A Private Function, it's been long out of print.
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    Mar 10, 2016 10:34 AM GMT
    DVDs are so 90s, but TOP 10 movies on my VUDU account right now

    1.

    Bram Stoker's Dracula



    2.

    Shame



    3.

    Friday



    4.

    Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street



    5.

    Super Troopers



    6.

    Edward Scissorhands



    7.

    Love & Basketball



    8.

    Lincoln Lawyer



    9.

    Gattaca



    10.

    Clueless



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    Mar 10, 2016 10:48 AM GMT
    FORGOT THIS ONE!

    My favorite Superhero movie, next to Burton's Batman

    1. Days of Future Past X-MEN



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    MOST ANTICIPATE FILM

    APOCALYPSE

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    Mar 11, 2016 2:38 AM GMT
    I confess that I've never seen Weird Science. I'm going to watch it tonight.
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    Mar 11, 2016 3:41 AM GMT
    Lumpyoatmeal saidI confess that I've never seen Weird Science. I'm going to watch it tonight.

    OMG. You need to watch every movie with someone from the brat pack. Well, maybe except Mannequin and Johnny Be Good. Those were stinkers. Lol.
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    Mar 11, 2016 3:46 AM GMT
    xrichx said
    Lumpyoatmeal saidI confess that I've never seen Weird Science. I'm going to watch it tonight.

    OMG. You need to watch every movie with someone from the brat pack. Well, maybe except Mannequin and Johnny Be Good. Those were stinkers. Lol.

    OK, will do.

    And you should rent Better Off Dead. It's right up there with the best of the wacky John Hughes movies. After you watch it find the writeups about it on www.thesneeze.com (which hasn't been updated in several years).

    Do you have or are you getting Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure? I watched that a few years ago and it's still hilarious. I especially like the part about the guy's stepmother. San Dimas really exists; I had a coworker who grew up there.
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    Mar 11, 2016 6:39 AM GMT
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    xrichx said
    Lumpyoatmeal saidI confess that I've never seen Weird Science. I'm going to watch it tonight.

    OMG. You need to watch every movie with someone from the brat pack. Well, maybe except Mannequin and Johnny Be Good. Those were stinkers. Lol.

    OK, will do.

    And you should rent Better Off Dead. It's right up there with the best of the wacky John Hughes movies. After you watch it find the writeups about it on www.thesneeze.com (which hasn't been updated in several years).

    Do you have or are you getting Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure? I watched that a few years ago and it's still hilarious. I especially like the part about the guy's stepmother. San Dimas really exists; I had a coworker who grew up there.

    I know where San Dimas is. They're known locally here for their water park. And Bill and Ted of course. icon_lol.gif

    I love Bill and Ted. But only the first one. The sequel was kinda mehh. On a similar note, I really enjoyed Encino Man. Technically it's an awful movie. But it has its moments.

    The 80s had quite a bit of dark comedies. Better Off Dead is great. Definitely one of my faves. Also, check out Heathers if you haven't already.
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    Mar 11, 2016 8:56 PM GMT
    Well I didn't finish Weird Science last night. It's definitely no Sixteen Candles. I think Sixteen Candles is the iconic John Hughes movie; just the right amount of mayhem and teen angst. Weird Science got under 7 stars on imdb, which is my cutoff point, so I'm not surprised I was bored.

    Yeah, the second Bill and Ted was a dud.

    I did see Heathers and liked it. The dvd had bonus material, one was an interview with the director/writer where he explained that the movie was a commentary on how the media was over reporting teen suicides, which I never would have figured out on my own.
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    Mar 11, 2016 9:22 PM GMT
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  • Breeman

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    Mar 13, 2016 3:55 PM GMT
    I have one DVD - Predator