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Tons o' DVDs [Jan. 20th, 2002|02:03 am]
Brad Fitzpatrick
I have way too many DVDs:
... but I haven't bought anything new in a long time.

But my birthday is coming up (Feb 5th) so I figure I can whore myself just this one time (a year?) and post my wishlist:
Long ugly Amazon URL

I mean, if billiam[1] and pjammer can do it, I can too, right?

More than anything, though, recommend movies to me. I have a lot of low-quality movies on my wishlist that I recognize as low-quality, but are still amusing. Good movies I totally love, though, but are harder to discover. So educate me. :-)

[1] God rest his soul.

[User Picture]From: visions
2002-01-20 02:23 am (UTC)
since you have bjork listed... dancer in the dark is a great movie, as is requiem for a dream (especially since you like pi).
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[User Picture]From: brad
2002-01-20 02:27 am (UTC)
How did I forget Requiem for a Dream??? Thanks!

I'll add Dancer in the Dark as well. I've heard that name mentioned a bunch.
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[User Picture]From: paris_of_priam
2002-01-20 03:15 am (UTC)
(Ironically, I always thought YOU were Billiam. Hrmph. I was wrong. It wasn't even a COOL guy.)

You have Southpark listed, but not the Southpark movie. Didn't you like it? How about the Director's cut of BLADERUNNER?
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[User Picture]From: brad
2002-01-20 10:34 am (UTC)
I already own it. :)

As for that director's cut... I'm not too big into upgrading my DVDs every month when a new special bonus collector's ultimate edition comes out. :)
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[User Picture]From: skeets
2002-01-20 03:20 am (UTC)
Two words: THEY LIVE. Cheesy 80's sci-fi with some of the most insane one-liners *ever*. And it stars Rowdy Roddy Piper. It's so bad that it's good. :D
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From: curtankerous
2002-01-20 07:00 am (UTC)
If you want to get arty, I'd suggest Wings of Desire. It's the film that City of Angels was based on but it's auf Deutsch and has some cool shots of Berlin. The cinematography totally owns. It's followed by an equally stunning sequel called Faraway, So Close.

For a kick-ass cult film, you may wish to consider $hopping. Sadie Frost and Jude Law star and got to do their own driving in the best looking car chases ever filmed. The mid-90's techno soundtrack adds a lot. This is director Paul Anderson's first big film...he later went on to do the Mortal Kombat series, Event Horizon etc..

And hell, you can never go wrong with just about any old Jackie Chan or Jet Li movie...

Please let us know what you bought, mmm-kay?
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From: curtankerous
2002-01-20 07:04 am (UTC)


Based on the earlier (and great) suggestion of They Live, I want to also add Repo Man to the list o' possibilities.

Gonna stop now. Some of us talk movies like you hack code (i.e., non-stop and with great skill :P )
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[User Picture]From: film_girl
2002-01-20 08:24 am (UTC)
I looked over your list and we have 50 of the same DVDs in your current collection and I have 10 titles on your wish list! partial list of my collection, it's safe to add about 30-40 more titles to that (five in the last week alone)...

I saw all your Disney stuff...yet you do not have Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs -- that's a must have, especially with all the special features. With your love of German stuff, Fellini's 8 1/2 just came out on DVD (it's a Criterion) and it is really, really good. I don't know if you got to see the Apocalypse Now Redux, but it is pretty interesting to compare the two side by side.
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[User Picture]From: jillithian
2002-01-20 08:59 am (UTC)

Since you may be interested in foreign films....

Sure, they aren't German, but they're French and give you a most interesting perspective.... These are both by the same directors with the same main actor:

City of Lost Children

I just saw Delicatessen yesterday and it was good. Definitely on my list...

Dark City is definitely one of my favorites, too. That one is by the guy who made the FIRST Crow movie.

Evil Ed is Swedish, but I don't recommend purchase until you rent it first. It is very odd, but inspired by the Evil Dead movies.
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[User Picture]From: patrick
2002-01-20 11:25 am (UTC)

Re: Since you may be interested in foreign films....

Delicatessen is not available on dvd yet. Although it should be.
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[User Picture]From: starbelle
2002-01-20 09:55 am (UTC)
Requiem for a Dream is such an amazing movie.
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[User Picture]From: brad
2002-01-20 10:32 am (UTC)
Never seen it or heard much about it, actually.

Amazon recommended it and it seemed "okay", so I added it for a change of pace: to be able to get a DVD and watch it for the 1st time, instead of having it already memorized.

Is it so bad that I shouldn't even do that? :)
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[User Picture]From: garrettpalm
2002-01-20 11:34 am (UTC)
Brad, maybe I'm missing something, but I don't see any of the Godfathers anywhere. How can you do that to yourself.

Ummmm... "Rushmore" is a good one... "Life is Beautiful"... "American Beauty"... "Waking Ned Devine".... "Tao of Steve"...

Then you could get into my favorite film maker: Woody Allen. Stuff like "Annie Hall", "Deconstructing" Harry, "Hannah and Her Sisters", "Manhatten", "What's Up, Tiger Lily?"
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[User Picture]From: patrick
2002-01-20 11:40 am (UTC)
When my birthday comes around, I'll say "well, if brad can do it, I can too, right?" hehehe.

Now, some movies to add to your list
Wet Hot American Summer (hilarious movie by the people that did the state)
Ghost World (it's being released on your birthday, too)
The Princess and the Warrior (being released at the end of janurary. Very cool german film by Tom Tykwer)
Hedwig and the Anger Inch (it's rockin'!)
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[User Picture]From: nolegs
2002-01-20 02:02 pm (UTC)
Way of the Gun
Cotton Comes to Harlem
Le Trou

Some good movies. Especially if you're not paying for them.
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[User Picture]From: christowang
2002-01-20 02:40 pm (UTC)
Britney Spears Live in Los Vegas comes out February 12!!!!!!!

I'm excited for slowmo breast meat shots on mute.
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[User Picture]From: eva_b
2002-01-20 07:29 pm (UTC)
I was going to say Delicatessen but it's already listed on here! (I'm surprised I thought it was only really big with the French people).

This is my wish list - Not all low-quality movies though...

TRILOGY - THREE COLORS: Blue, White, Red movies
Taxi Driver
Rumble Fish
Twelve Monkeys
Bagdad Cafe
The Untouchables
Fire Walk With Me (twin peaks)
Wild At Heart
Full Metal Jacket
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From: spider280
2002-01-20 09:19 pm (UTC)

Hackers 2

Well, that is a decent movie. Hackers 2 - or Operation Takedown. It wasn't really ever released into DVD in US and had a hard time finding it I did however get it in VCD format from a friend who ripped the DVD. movie link Basicly, it is the Kevin Mitnick Story. Done in I think 1998 or so.
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[User Picture]From: detritus
2002-01-23 10:00 pm (UTC)
I can't believe no one suggested Anatomie. It's German, and has Lola in it. Plus it's an excellent, scary movie. I like it.
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[User Picture]From: brad
2002-01-23 10:28 pm (UTC)

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