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Help! I think I've Peaked and am Starting to have Withdrawal Symptons!

Discussion in 'Movie Forum' started by Kevo, Jan 23, 2003.

  1. Kevo

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    I've now around 200 DVDs and have bought on a regular basis for the past few years but now feel that I've peaked (early!)

    But now there's nothing....not even anything upcoming that tickles me fancy.

    Out of the recent cinema releases, there's only The Two Towers this year that interests me.

    And as for unreleased back catalogue titles, other than the Indy Trilogy there's nothing else worth bothering with :(

    I feel a bit of a void in me life at the mo and starting to get the shakes ;)

    Haven't bought a DVD since Xmas!
     
  2. graham.myers

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    I'm the same (330+ disks)

    I even bought Judge Dredd the other day:eek:
     
  3. celticprince

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    What about considering the older 'classics'. Good deals about. Or am I showing my age?
     
  4. mcmullanbrush

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    I am buying 4 or 5 new releases per month and there are around 20 back catalogue titles I am still waiting for.
    3 or 4 years ago I was spending over £300 per month on DVDs, LDs and VHS.
    I now have more money to buy booze.
     
  5. kevb

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    Just goes to show how my mind works I thought this was gonna be a smuty thread by the title.

    Help! I think I've Peaked :D And am Starting to Have Withdrawal :D Symptoms.:D

    LMFAO:D

    Anyway I'm off to buy some more DVD's right now.
     
  6. Elsie Grammar

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    Wise words from Celtic Prince young Kevo.

    Play, f'r'instance are doing some great old Buster Keaton DVDs (Vols. 1 to 5 for £11.99 each, or even £33.99 for the collection in a 3 disc box set).

    Click for Buster

    Now that's what I call classic ;) :clown:
     
  7. Setenza

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    I know the feeling. I went to the Virgin shop in Cheapside this lunchtime. There doing a 4 DVD's for £30 offer. Couldn't find 4 that I liked. :(
     
  8. Kevo

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    You'll do for me!

    If only I was :(

    I'm not a big fan of the old B&W classics or even the old Westerns. The oldest I have is Casablanca (still to watch on DVD!).

    Big musical fan though and still on the look out for a R2 South Pacific.

    Believe HMV have a 'new' sale on, might check them out tomorrow.
     
  9. groundy

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    There's always Condorman.
     
  10. Kevo

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    LOL :D
     
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    You probably won't believe me, but I think I'm about to "peak" as well at around 400 DVDs.

    I'm finding it hard to find old stuff that I want to try anymore (although I did discover a couple of films recently that I have ordered).

    New stuff is always of interest though but that's more affordable than back catalogue buying.
     
  12. Boink!

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    Time you upgraded your system then, so you can enjoy the films you own [new projector, perhaps? ;) ].

    Boink!
     
  13. Squirrel God

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    Don't know who you were talking to with regards to that comment, but I do fancy a nice flat panel in a few years when the prices drop a bit more :)
     
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    I know what you mean my DVD buying has slowed down a great deal once I picked up a few DVD bargains just after xmas

    Now I have my DVDR I will not be getting any more TV series DVDs either
     
  15. docsmith2k1

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    I suggest looking beyond what you usually fancy - if you a thriller guy, look at comedy etc. I only used to be interested in the big action flicks, but since getting more and more into cinema, I am finding I enjoy a more diverse range of material.
    Another suggestion is to research the filmographies of you fave actor, director etc, and add at least one of them to your viewing list - this can also prove fruitful to the jaded viewer.
    Finally buy one movie that was made before you were born, and preferably in black and white. I would recommend starting with Hitchcock or the like. You never know when one of these may open up a new avenue of interest.
    As you can tell - I too hit that wall (350+) and have found these profitable ways of sparking my interest.
    Andy:)
     
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    Doc,

    I agree with you 100%, but I've done all that mate. How d'ya think I got to 400 :D

    You checked out all those movies I recommended yet BTW ;)
     
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    If you want a class B&W comedy

    Dr Strangelove
     
  18. alle v

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    ...I hope you all have 12 angry men :)
     
  19. DVDcake

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    Interesting thread this, I have now got over 700 dvds and have only stopped buying since Christmas because I have nowhere left to put them. I now need to compact my AV setup to accomodate another bookcase. Anyone know any good scrapyard crushers?:D
     
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    It may be a stupid /obvious question but have you replaced your favourite videos?

    I've replaced some of mine but mostly I try to wait until they get a major reworking (e.g. Terminator 2 UE) before I spring for them again.
     
  21. mcmullanbrush

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    I got rid of all my VHS stuff over 3 years ago due to its poor quality.
     
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    Around Christmas time you can always do what my friend did when CDs first came out.

    Take your mint condition VHS tape to HMV et al, say your granny got you it for Christmas and can you exchange it for the DVD version if you pay the difference.

    worked for him and his LPs
     
  23. glenmus

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    Our local HMV used to be good as gold over swaps. They now require a receipt before they'll contemplate it. I now purchase from the internet far more frequently.
     
  24. docsmith2k1

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    SG,

    No. Been busy. But I've got a mega bum numbing weekend starting at 3am saturday when I plan to see if England can salvage some pride against the Aussies. I then hope to watch Donnie Darko, The Good Girl and Spinal Tap, and I wouldn't mid going to see About Schmidt at the local flea pit if I get the time. Yes I give couch potatoes a bad name.:)
     
  25. mcmullanbrush

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    doc

    I find it difficult to watch more than one film per day. I cant seem to get fully involved if I try to watch back to back. Do you take a break in between?
     
  26. James45

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    i watched four back to back on sunday... mind you they were films I had seen before.
     
  27. docsmith2k1

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    I've never watched back to back before - but I'll be happy if I fit this in to the weekend - so I reckon it's do-able in 2 days. I have been in training for several weeks and my arse is nicely padded, with a well maintained butt groove in the sofa:D
     
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    Perhaps if they take them on at darts instead.
     
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    They are really into surfing on Home and Away.
     
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    I loved Prisoner Cell Block H - Queen Bea was quite a looker :blush:.
     

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