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Must see / own movies ?

Discussion in 'Movie Forum' started by dUnKle, May 6, 2001.

  1. dUnKle

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    What are the movies that every film fan must see and are so good also own ?

    I have loads of movies on loads of different formats but the vast majority fall into the blockbuster / popcorn movie genre.

    I have just ordered Spartacus and am considering getting The Magnificent Seven, both of which I have never even seen.

    Im after widening my horizons and were better to start than with the BEST movies
     
  2. Family Guy

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    If it's the classics you're after then you MUST own BEN HUR on DVD. DD5.1, anamorphic 2.76.1 widescreen, RSDL 18, loads of extras including a commentary by Charlton Heston himself. Unmissable. Others to consider would be THE TEN COMMANDMENTS (DVD), THE GUNS OF NAVARONE (DVD), and in a different genre, BEAUTY & THE BEAST (LD-if you can get your hands on one). I've just got the SUPERMAN DVD as well and that is pretty special. By the way, good topic for a bank holiday! I'll be watching this one closely.
     
  3. dUnKle

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    Think I will wait to see if I like Spartacus and then go for BEN HUR, but thanks for reccomendation :)

    SUPERAMN is also great, its a film I have seen loads of times but never actually sat down and watched it properly, so much of it I had forgotten, a real classic
     
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    Get the original Seven Samurai instead of the Magnificent 7. A few good oldies...Brief Encounter, Casablanca, Its a wonderful life. Foreign - Cinema Paradiso, Il Postino, A Beautiful World.

    All essential viewing, and mainstream enough to be able to find easily :)

    Just thought....LAwrence of Arabia has just been released on DVD. I would have thought that was an essential purchase. Whilst on David Lean, Bridge over the River Kwai is a superb film and DVD.
     
  5. Confucius

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    Hitchcock versions of 'The 39 Steps' & 'The Lady Vanishes' (Criterion).
     
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    i look forward to watching ben hur when i have the time and have got animorphic back as it must just be a thin ribbon of picture across the screen
     
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    Just thought of some more must own DVD's, though these are mainly for the extra's rather than the film:
    The Rock - Criterion edition, Armagedon - Criterion edition, The Emperors New Groove - (2 disc set and only £17.99 from Play), Se7en (the 2 disc version), Terminator 1 & 2 (though us hard done by region 2ees really got one over the region 1ite's with that one)!, Contact and I'm sure there are many more that other's can think of.
     
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    I've just seen it at eazydvd, the Oz site for just over £15 inc shipping :) Anyone know if the R4 version is as good?
     
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    Great films, shawshank, hi fidelity and national lampoons xmas vacation...****ter was full ;)

    ps just watched gladiator in dts es...now i understand
     
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    I usually try to buy a 'classic' when there's nothing new that I want. (Like now) I've got stuff such as North By North West, The Wild Bunch, The Quiet Man, Oliver!(for the wife - honest!) & It's Wonderful Life.
    I'd love to get Spartacus, but I think the price is just too steep. What's the best price out there, anyone know?
     
  11. Confucius

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    Not seen it for less than £23.99.
     
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    Metric, great choices. Include Kingpin, As Good As It Gets and This is Spinal Tap if you want a laugh
     
  13. tryingtimes

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    LA Confidential
    Leon
    Fargo
    The Big Labowski (+ all Coen brothers' films)

    I'll think of some more tonight!
    Alex
     
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    Lately.....

    Has to be CTHD, FANTASTIC!

    All time, too many....

    The Deer Hunter? Magnolia? The Shining? I could go on forever?
     
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    I highly recommend buying the Empire magazine 'specials' when they come out.

    They do the Best (genre) Films of All Time.

    I've got the Best Action and Best Crime ones, I don't know what else they've done - does anyone out there know and if so can I still get back issues?

    The only problem is that not all the movies are out on DVD yet - but the magazines themselves are brilliant reads and they give you great ideas when you're stuck for a 'classic' movie to buy.

    ps If great European Cinema is your cup of rosie then my current 'can't be withouts' are 'All About My Mother' and 'Life is Beautiful' (you WILL cry at the end of Life Is Beautiful - you just don't have a choice!!!)

    Sam

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    3 words

    The Shawshank Redemption
     
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    3 more
    The Third Man....
    North By Northwest...
    Evil Dead 2..
     
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    Rugrats in Paris....
     
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    Rugrats in Paris....
     
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    Tigerland is quality and certainly worth taking a look..
     

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