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Discussion in 'Movie Forum' started by Andy Dee, Jan 7, 2003.

  1. Andy Dee

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    I remember when i first started browsing this forum, there was a post that went along the lines of "which DVD did you watch , from others reviews that you didnt expect to like,.. but watched it anyway and found the film fantastic"
    These sort of reccomendations are really helpful in finding those little gems that often get overlooked, that could actually make it into your top ten.

    It was from that initial post that i got to see the magnificent "Donnie Darko" and "Bounce".

    A similar review early in 2002 led me on to "Memento".

    So steering clear of the blockbusters, which DVD did you check out and like to reccomend? ..or even steer clear of?

    Favourite Movie was "Donnie Darko

    My favourite purchase from this Forums reccomendations has to be
    "24 Season One... Fantastic..worth every penny.

    Dissapointing DVD would be "Manhunter"....One of those films i was just restless and irritated the whole way through.

    What about everyone else?
     
  2. JSW

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    Best was Brotherhood of the Wolf

    Worst was Minority Report.

    Bry
     
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    I finally got round to watching my copy of 'Ghost Dog' at the weekend and would recommend that thoroughly for something a little different, stylish and with some very intelligent humour in places.

    I was worried that the overly Wu-Tang Clan/RZA based hip-hop soundtrack may have detracted from the film but it does the opposite, it really adds grit and shows off a decent system nicely.
     
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    Just thought of another hugely entertaining but overlooked DVD that's well worth a watch, 'Joy Ride' (aka 'Road Kill').
     
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    I trawl the recommendations at IMDB and Amazon and elsewhere to try and find movies that I would otherwise overlook. Also, conversations with other forum members are invaluable, particularly those who know your tastes. I'm discovering some real gems. Last great find was 13 Conversations About One Thing

    http://www.avforums.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=60489

    There's a great joy to be had in "discovering" a great movie and telling your friends about it - but even more so when they say "Who's in that? Never heard of it :confused:" :D

    And to think I bought Donnie Darko because it was going cheap and I thought it was gonna be a horror flick :eek: Just goes to show :)

    (P.S. Like Juboy, I really like Ghost Dog and Joy Ride :))
     
  6. Geezer

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    What is it with Joyride, i have it watched it once thought it was ok.
     
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    I think you have to be a fan of the genre.

    Horror films are best enjoyed by those who like horror films. If you're not into that sort of movie, then you'll think it's just "okay". If you do love those sort of movies, then you'll think "wow, that was great". I've always liked movies like that, so I really enjoyed it :)
     
  8. Geezer

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    Suppose so but i always quite enjoy horror flicks, they arent my favorite genre. Jus t didnt think there was anything about joyride, that made it that memorable
     
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    Were we watching the same film? 'Candy Cane'? 'Rusty Nail'? Steve Zahn's performance? The slow-mo walk to the hospital room?

    One hell of a memorable flick I'd say.
     
  10. Squirrel God

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    And Juboy, let's not forget those two pygmies down the front of Venna's top that managed to remain alert throughout the entire movie :devil:
     
  11. Geezer

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    To be honest i dont reall remember it that well. Do remeber rusty nail. I think it started well but lot its way a bit. What was the name of the old film similar to this juggernaut?
     
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    Duel. TV movie by Steven Spielberg.
     
  13. Geezer

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    Duel, that was the one, that was a great film, it was on bbc 1 a little while back
     
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    Yeah I caught it when it was on the Beeb then as I'd never seen it in its entirety before. Really enjoyed it :)
     
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    Funny. I don't really like horror movies (I did pick up Stir of echoes R1 for a fiver yesterday, though). But I really liked Joyride aka Raodkill. I loved that rusty nail mental guy.
    Never seen Duel b4, though.:)
     
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    Kaaaandy Kaaaaaaaane!!:D
     
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    That's a bargain price for a bloody good movie!!
     
  18. Geezer

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    That is a good price for that, where was that from.
     
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    I'd guess Luxembourg mate. I'd say you need to add on the cost of the air fare :D
     
  20. Geezer

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    Doh! wasnt paying attention. Suppose he could have ordered it
     
  21. Geezer

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    Squirrel God, just been looking at your on order list, have you ever not had anything on order. Or do you have to have something on order at all times.
     
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    In all seriousness, I did have nothing on order for a couple of weeks in late November, if I remember correctly.

    Then I started buying like mad because of Christmas - wanted loads to watch over the holidays :)

    About 20 of what's on order is stuff that was out of stock when I ordered back then so I'm expecting a goldrush towards the end of January :D
     
  23. Geezer

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    Yeah im thinking about ordering loads of cheapies from play before they put the prices back up. Nothing special, but stuff id only buy if it was cheap.
     
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    I'm doing the same with Play cheapies, but my definition of 'loads' may vary from SG's!:D ;)
     
  25. Shoka

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    I was very suprised with K pax, as really good film I would recomend it to anyone.
     
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    exactly. I'm here over the holidays and I found a new shop. just popped in yesterday and found stir.. for 9€/5quid
    eightlegged freaks for 9quid, Monsters Inc2DVD R1 for 9quid, the majestic for 8quid. secrets of the yayasister.... also for 8quid.
    shame that I bought 8legged freks just a month b4 for 15quid.
    They also sell R3s (all kinds of Hong kong and korean films)
     
  27. Geezer

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    Wasnt sure if i would like K-Pax either, really enjoyed it. Traded it on though as i didnt think id watch it again
     

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