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Discussion in 'TV Show Forum' started by Bonzer Belle, Jul 24, 2002.

  1. Bonzer Belle

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    have to admit to renting a lot more movies than I actually buy. Looking through the threads, there seems to be a pretty significant uptake in terms of people who buy lots and lots of movies, whereas I tend to buy precious few.....for me, a single viewing is often enough....even if it's pretty good. Of those "precious few" that I own, I still have a significant number which are lucky to have the dust blown off them more than once or twice a year. To those who buy shedloads of movies................how often do you watch them, and what would you consider to be the two or three worst movie buys you have made?
     
  2. Jase

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    I tend to buy the discs that I like the look of, watch them, then over a period just go through my collection and watch whatever takes my fancy on the day.

    The worst purchases I´ve ever made are The Musketeer, The One, Traffic and Moulin Rouge! Not likely ever to grace the inside of my dvd player again. I might force myself to watch Moulin Rouge again though to see what all the fuss was about!!

    I don´t rent any films at all.
     
  3. Ian J

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    The worst purchase I ever made was buying The Musketeer off Jase after he convinced me that it was an excellent film.
     
  4. Jase

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    You begged me to sell it to you!:p
     
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    Don’t feel bad Jase he got rid of it quick, and sold it on to me.
     
  6. Jase

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    Probably at a profit. You have to watch these accountants you know!!:D :devil:
     
  7. mcmullanbrush

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    My worst purchases where the Lethal Weapon series.
    I got them as they had been reduced in price.

    After watching the first I sold the lot without even opening the others.

    I have a fairly big collection of DVDs, some I watch 2 or 3 times a year, some I may watch once every 5 years.
    Its nice to have them there if the mood takes me
     
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    Actually they're quite useful if they're in the family...


    As for the film, for me it has to be The Thin Red Line.
     
  9. Garrett

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    I bet he did. I passed it on to Chip for free. Some one told me he watches every day.:rolleyes:
     
  10. Bonzer Belle

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    It's funny, much as I love my home cinema, I can't bring myself to part with cash unless I'm absolutely certain that I want the movie....hence I always tend to rent first. Having said that, my other passion is big engined mercs, and i wouldn't think twice about spending fifteen pounds on a bottle of wax for the car. We're all different I suppose. jase, what's the deciding factor for dictating whether you buy or not? is it seeing it at the movies, or simply the reviews in magazines etc.?
     
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    My worst purchases are "Me & The Mob" (bought before I got a DVD player just to try in my DVD-ROM) and "Prizzi's Honor" (bought because it was cheap and I wrongly assumed it was a good movie because it's supposed to be a classic). I'll pass them on to someone for free when I run out of space on my shelves.

    Can't help thinking this thread should be in "DVD talk" :confused:
     
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    Worst purchase Deep Blue Sea a truly terrible film and an insult to peoples intelligence. Good picture and sound but a load of crap. Some of the worst CGI I have ever seen.

    I rent more films now than I buy. If it's something I really like or want then I will buy them without renting straight off.
     
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    The worst movie I bought: The Last Boyscout (my 2nd DVD, not much choice those days)
    The worst quality: Highlander (R1) - terrible picture and sound

    Nowadays I practice some caution, no more risk buys and thus buy only what I know and like and want to keep.
    That said initially my collection grew quite fast but now has come to nearly full stop at around 80 titles.

    Where are the gems? :)
     
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    Phew! Glad I bought the R2 for a fiver then :p

    I'm still in the early days of buying what I want so mine's growing quite fast too. It's beginning to slow though. Soon I'll just be buying new releases and the odd older DVD that I've missed. :) Just 80 titles sounds very selective though! :eek: I'm already fast approaching 150 :eek:
     
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    I agree with earlier comments ... it's nice to have the films there especially if you have handpicked them yourself knowing that for the most part you are likely to watch them again.

    Resident Evil is probably my worst buy yet.
     
  16. Jase

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    I just order films that I like the look of really, don´t go much on reviews as I prefer to make up my own mind. Actually, better add Monsters Ball to the list of bad purchases!!

    Also have to agree with Reiner, Highlander has terrible picture & sound (the Immortal Edition in DTS Discrete is´nt much better either!):(
     
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    I pre-ordered Monsters Ball and cancelled it when Doug Quaid said that it was rubbish. It seems that I saved myself some money :)
     
  18. Jase

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    You did indeed.
     
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    I'm really cautious about buying DVDs, even to the point of not picking up an absolute classic until I can find it for a good price.

    Right now, I don't buy DVDs sight unseen, with a few exceptions. (ie, very cheap, or very well known) Up until now, my DVD purchases have mostly consisted of bargain hunting, and picking up essential movies that I love. (ie, replacements for my shoddy video copies) There are still a ton of classics that I haven't got, so I don't feel the need to break out the cash for new releases that I haven't seen.

    Course, I'm a cynical b*stard, and believe that you can count the number of excellent movies that came out in the past 5 years on one hand. :)
     
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    Worst buys:
    Perfect Blue - I've found out that I don't like Anime
    Bowfinger - I believed the reviewers when they said it was a return to form for SM.
    Romance - Adverstised as: erotic/steamy. Actually is: cold & mechanical sub-porn.
     
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    The thing is, if you rent a DVD or Video, it will cost you about 3 pounds, together with the hassle of collecting and returning it.

    If I buy a DVD I am not sure about, I will buy it when it has been reduced in price to 8 or 9 pounds. If I dislike it, I can sell it on for about a fiver, so it has cost me little more than if I had rented.

    If I do like it, I have it at my disposal to watch as many times as I like over the next 10 or 15 years and it is still mine to sell at any time, or give it as a gift to my ginger sister.
     
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    I loved Bowfinger. So much so that I replaced my VHS copy with the DVD. I thought it was a return to form for Eddie Murphy. :) And it's got Heather Graham in it of course :devil: I guess it's not your sort of humour.
     
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    Didn't think it was too bad. Liked some parts ('the stuntdrivers' & all of Heather graham's parts :D ) more than others.

    Worst disc: Godzilla (first disc I ever bought, just needed something - anything in fact - to try on my shiny new player).

    - Tom -
     
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    Me Myself and Irene!
    There was a three for two offer on VHS (yes that ancient format some of us still use) at the local Vshop and I wanted 2, I couldn't decide what the third should be and my friend recommended this.
    Not only was the film utter crap the sound was dreadful, could only run it through the tv because it was so bad, anything louder made me stick my fingers in my ears. It was so bad I thought it might be a bad tape, so I took it back and got it replaced (I hadn't watched it at this point) but this copy was just as bad.
     
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    I liked this movie too. :rolleyes: Usually can't stand Jim Carrey, but liked him in this (and The Cable Guy). I couldn't stop laughing at the scene with the cow. Perhaps there's something wrong with me :D
     
  26. Jase

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    Quite possibly!;) :D
     
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    Squirrel God,

    If you liked Me, Myself & Irene that just means the on/off-switch on your brain was set to 'off'.
    In fact, my switch is currently set to 'off' :eek:

    - Tom -
     
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    Now i love this film, so does the missus, think it's got some great one liners in it. Oh and a dead squirrel. ;)

    Worst buy has to be American Psycho. :eek:
     
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    I was curious to see it because I'd read the book. Saw it on Sky Digital few months ago. Didn't rate it much either.

    Enough of the dead squirrel comments please Bob :p
     
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    I haven't rented anything for ages.
    If I buy something & decide no way am I ever going to watch it again, then it goes on ebay & I usually get back at least what I paid for it (usually at cheapest online price). So usually cheaper than renting.
    Worst purchase must be 'Body Weapon'; probably the only film released so far on HKL that I haven't enjoyed.
     

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