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DVD's everyone should own?

 
 
joefromchicago
 
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Reply Sun 5 Dec, 2010 12:34 pm
Don't neglect the classics. After all, they're classics for a reason. From my own collection I can recommend the following movies that were made at least 50 years ago :

Comedies:

My Man Godfrey
Twentieth Century
Ball of Fire
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
Mr. Deeds Goes to Town
His Girl Friday
Never Give a Sucker an Even Break
Buck Privates
Born Yesterday
The Women

Anything made by the Marx Bros. before 1936

Dramas:

Casablanca
Citizen Kane
Gone With the Wind
High Noon
Now, Voyager
Rebel Without a Cause
All About Eve
Double Indemnity
The Maltese Falcon
The Big Sleep
White Heat
Sunset Blvd.
The Adventures of Robin Hood


Musicals:

Top Hat
Yankee Doodle Dandy
42nd Street
Babes in Arms
Singin' in the Rain


And if you have any interest in silent movies, I can make a bunch of suggestions there too.
Phoenix32890
 
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Reply Sun 5 Dec, 2010 12:41 pm
Fantasia- It is really great in blu-ray, but I don't think that it is suitable for very small (under 6) children.
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Sun 5 Dec, 2010 12:51 pm
@Phoenix32890,
The DVD's were an internal stocking stuffer gifts to Ms and Mr. Hingehead so Fantasia would be very appropriate.
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Sun 5 Dec, 2010 12:56 pm
@joefromchicago,
I just recently scored the Casablanca: Ultimate Collector's Edition for $1o. Lots of great special features and goodies.
http://www.amazon.com/Casablanca-Ultimate-Collectors-Humphrey-Bogart/dp/B001EL6EHC

The best film from the 1940s.
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Irishk
 
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Reply Sun 5 Dec, 2010 12:57 pm
I agree with dlowan's suggestion of TV shows, too. More bang for your buck and the good ones are definitely worth rewatching.

Just started watching Breaking Bad...lol great show.
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Sun 5 Dec, 2010 01:02 pm
@Irishk,
The problem with blind buys on television shows that if you can't stand the series then you have a very expensive set of discs that can only be used for coasters or cheap window treatment.

Whatever DVD/set of DVD's one gets, only get them after knowing whether or not you will watch them. The best bet is to rent the disc or watch the TV show prior to purchase.
Irishk
 
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Reply Sun 5 Dec, 2010 01:05 pm
@tsarstepan,
NOW you tell me Smile Got plenty of coasters....from movies, too.

Checked out a great documentary from the library on how The Bridge on the River Kwai was made. I say great...we haven't watched it yet, but I loved that movie and when it was over I wanted to know more.
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Sun 5 Dec, 2010 01:11 pm
@Irishk,
Feature films are lot less cheaper an investment but if doesn't like a single season of a TV program at least one's newly gain set of coasters will be matching and Martha Stewart would approve! Surprised
Irishk
 
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Reply Sun 5 Dec, 2010 01:14 pm
@tsarstepan,
I might use them to decorate my tree this year!!

Recently bought all 7 seasons of The Shield...amazon slashed the price ($13/season)...hope those don't end up going on next year's tree.
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Sun 5 Dec, 2010 01:20 pm
@Irishk,
From what I understand about Michael Chiklis' character, the act of decorating ones Christmas tree is not very Christmas like as Detective Vic Mackey isn't very Christ like. Laughing
Irishk
 
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Reply Sun 5 Dec, 2010 01:22 pm
@tsarstepan,
tsarstepan wrote:
From what I understand about Michael Chiklis' character, the act of decorating ones Christmas tree is not very Christmas like as Detective Vic Mackey isn't very Christ like. Laughing


I think I like him already!!!
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Ceili
 
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Reply Sun 5 Dec, 2010 08:42 pm
Trying to fill in the blanks here...
The Spanish Prisoner
The Usual Suspects
A River Runs Through It
Anchor Man

Old School...
Lawrence of Arabia
Dr. Zhivago

Ceili
 
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Reply Sun 5 Dec, 2010 08:53 pm
Raider of the Last Arc trilogy is good too.
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Sun 5 Dec, 2010 09:10 pm
@Ceili,
AT least the first film, Raider of the Last , is an absolute necessity to own! I just wish Steven Spielberg had director commentaries to his films. I'd grab the first disc from the hands of the DVD publisher's hands in China if Spielberg came out with a director's commentary on the next edition. Probably never happen.

Is there anyone DVD edition you particularly like?
Ceili
 
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Reply Sun 5 Dec, 2010 09:15 pm
@tsarstepan,
Sadly, I only own the VHS's and I don't have a player anymore, but one day I will update my library. I'll probably use this list as a starting point.
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Sun 5 Dec, 2010 09:18 pm
@Ceili,
Ceili wrote:

Trying to fill in the blanks here...
The Spanish Prisoner

David Mamet! http://i42.tinypic.com/ohrbrr.jpg

Then we have Glen Garry Ross (1992). Spartan (2004) if you like the television show 24. He also adapted Checkov's play Uncle Vanya for the very intimate Vanya on 42nd Street (1994) (my introduction to the great actress Julianne Moore). Wallace Shawn makes a really great Uncle Vanya.
http://mightygirl.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/Vanya_on_42nd_Street_film.jpg
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farmerman
 
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Reply Mon 13 Dec, 2010 05:29 am
@Region Philbis,
How about BAD SANTA, Reservoir Dogs, and Pulp Fiction.

Am I revealing something about myself?

I also loved the cartoon UP
farmerman
 
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Reply Mon 13 Dec, 2010 05:47 am
@farmerman,
The Man Who Sued God
Waking Ned Divine
The BAnk Dick
The Hot Rocks
The Italian job (the original)
Jeremiah Johnson
The Red Violin
Winchester 73
They Came to Cordura
Little Big Man
The Black Robe
The Natural
The Trap
A Face in The Crowd
Inheret the Wind
CAptain and Commander
I LOVED (Dances with Wolves) , not many poeple here do
The VAlley of Gwangi
Lonesome Dove
The Out of Towners (the original)
The Egyptian
Dinner with ANdre
Sleuth
.

A COMPLETE HITCHCOCK COLLECTION IS REQUIRED READING.

rosborne979
 
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Reply Tue 14 Dec, 2010 08:12 am
@farmerman,
farmerman wrote:
The VAlley of Gwangi

Wow, good one. I haven't seen that in years.

I would also add "Charlie Wilson's War" to this thread. I find that I can watch it over and over again just for the dialog between the characters. The scene with Gust and Charlie in his office with the bottle of scotch is just fantastic. "Were you listening at the door? Hell now I wasn't listening at the door, I bugged the scotch bottle... "
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