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Posted: 3/12/2002 7:28:01 PM EDT
Just got a DVD player a while ago. Did the rental thing, and love it. Looking for must have list, This is what I have so far on the buy list: All Star Wars Full Metal jacket Apocalypse Now Black Hawk Down (when it comes out) Willow Blade Runner Heaven and Earth (Japan, not the american thing) Zulu Heat What am I missing?
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Saving Private Ryan
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Gladiator The Outlaw Josey Wales The Wild Bunch Bullitt The Usual Suspects LA Confidential Patton Alien, Aliens Spartacus more to come...
Link Posted: 3/12/2002 7:50:11 PM EDT
Die Hard L.A. Confidential Lawrence of Arabia Black Hawk Down [i]is[/i] out on DVD - if you know the right people. [;)]
Link Posted: 3/12/2002 7:53:11 PM EDT
Rocky box set Braveheart The Patriot Lethal Weapon and all its sequals Plenty more, I just don't feel like listing them right now.
Link Posted: 3/12/2002 7:53:51 PM EDT
So far the last 3 episodes of Star Wars have not been released by Lucas. I don't know what's taking them so long but they need to get on the damn ball. Oh yeah, here are a couple of suggestions. 1. Things To Do In Denver When You're Dead 2. Godfather 1,2,3 3. Gone in 60 Seconds (kicks ass with surround sound) 4. Fifth Element (Just for the surround sound) 5. Pulp Fiction
Link Posted: 3/12/2002 8:01:39 PM EDT
Well damn! All those movies and not one mention of our standard issue training film?[;D] Red Dawn Every card carrying member of AR15.com should have it preserved forever on DVD! (I do)
Link Posted: 3/12/2002 8:10:21 PM EDT
My suggestions to have 1. Terminator 1&2 2. Predator 3. Con Air 4. The Rock 5. The Mummy 1&2 and 6. Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Link Posted: 3/12/2002 8:24:35 PM EDT
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Let's see, what do we have: Party Time with Bear in the Big Blue House. Sesame Street: 123 Count with Me Book of Pooh Mickey Mouse in Living Color Rugrats in Paris The Powerpuff Girls: Powerpuff Bluff The Powerpuff Girls: Down and Dirty The Powerpuff Girls: The Mane Event The Powerpuff Girls: Meet the Beat Alls OK seriously, how about: The Lost Battalion. That film should have gotten a lot more attention than it did. The Bridge on the River Kwai (Collector Edition) Amazon has it for a substantial disccount.
Link Posted: 3/12/2002 8:27:50 PM EDT
O'Brother Where Art Thou if you want to laugh. The Matrix is an eye-opener Playboys Best Centerfolds series is an upcoming entry into the film institute's hall of fame :)
Link Posted: 3/12/2002 8:31:11 PM EDT
Here are just a few... The Negotiator Austin Powers (both DVDs) Swordfish The Matrix Men in Black Broken Arrow PORN [sex]
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Originally Posted By Happyshooter: All Star Wars
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Only Episode 1 is out
Full Metal jacket
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Crappy DVD. Picture quality blows
Apocalypse Now
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Good buy
Black Hawk Down (when it comes out)
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Hell Yes!!
What am I missing?
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The Negotiator Patton Aliens Terminator 1 and 2 Special Editions!!!! Evil Dead 1 + 2, Army of Darkness Special Editions! Good grief, I have well over 500 DVD's now. Once you fall in love with the great picture quality and sound, you will never buy a VHS tape. Av.
Link Posted: 3/12/2002 8:48:47 PM EDT
Scarface Get Shorty Sopranos I & II Exorcist, the version you haven't seen Goodfellas Tombstone Monty Python - Holy Grail Casablanca What Ever Happened TO Baby Jane Rushmore Dirty Dozen Magnificent Seven
Link Posted: 3/12/2002 9:58:28 PM EDT
Boondock Saints One of the best movies ever made
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Ronin Have Red Dawn, awesome to see it widescreen again. The Spec. Ed. of Mad Max is a must have. Whole different movie in OAR and with the origional voices. The commentary is pretty entertaining as well. Desperado Superbit. Damn fun gun movie. No original Star Wars movies will be out for at least a couple years, when the prequels are done according to rumors. LOTR will be awesome when it comes out in August. In Nov. a spec. ed. will be out with 30 min. more footage cause the original wasn't long enough. Of course now you need a kick ass sound system with large subwoofer and an HDTV and you're all set. Almost forgot: I'm Gonna Git You Sucka!, great 10 dollar DVD. Robocop Predator with DTS American Pie and Fight Club.
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Link Posted: 3/13/2002 1:23:03 AM EDT
Episodes 4, 5 and 6 from the Starwars series will be released on DVD. But Lucas made it his point to release them only after the DVD releases of Episode 2(coming soon in the theaters) and Episode 3. Which basicly puts the original trilogy on release announced somewhere in 2004. Probably be an ultimate edition pack(with more screens unshown) and an additional Ep. 1,2,3 pack with added scenes.(mind you Episode 1 DVD already has added scenes not in the original movie.) That's Lucasfilm marketing for you. My must have's BlackHawk Down (when released) We were Soldieres (when released) The original SW trilogy (whenever released) Hamburger Hill Platoon Full metal jacket(hate the fact it was released in it's original 4:3 format though). Heat Bringing out the dead(EMT's/Paramedics should love this movie). Terminator2 ultimate edition. and so on..
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Matrix Fight Club Seven Way of the Gun Apocalypse Now (redux) The Thing The Longest Day Tora Tora Tora Terminator 2 Bridge on the River Kwai The Usual Suspects Bound
Link Posted: 3/13/2002 1:48:50 AM EDT
Evil Dead II Army of Darkness You gotta get those two....
Link Posted: 3/13/2002 1:55:46 AM EDT
Not to sound like a cowboy, but in all the machismo on this site, the overlooking of JOHN WAYNE is an abomination. I realize that DVD will probably not do much to improve any of the too numerous to mention titles, but what movie collection could be complete without The Duke?
Link Posted: 3/13/2002 2:16:03 AM EDT
The Professional South Park The Movie Matrix Xmen Clint Eastwood "Man With No Name" trilogy - The Good The Bad And The Ugly, Fistful of Dollars, For A Few Dollars More Heat
Link Posted: 3/13/2002 6:26:15 AM EDT
Blade Blazing Saddles American Pie I & II Strange Brew Road Trip The Godfather I & II Conan the Barbarian There were lots of other good ones mentioned earlier too.
Link Posted: 3/13/2002 6:51:25 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Arc_Angel: Strange Brew
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I haven't been able to find Strange Brew on DVD and to the best of my knowledge, it isn't yet available in this format. Are you aware of it having been released on DVD and, if so, where it may be found? Thanks.
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PEACE_MINUS_ONE Boondock Saints One of the best movies ever made
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Strange but interesting action movie. I wouldn't change the channel if I ever saw on TV again.
Link Posted: 3/13/2002 7:01:31 AM EDT
For a Fistful of Dollars, For a Few Dollars More, the Good, The Bad, and the Ugly. Honestly, people.
Link Posted: 3/13/2002 7:03:07 AM EDT
Fight Club. Great movie and AWSOME sound quality.
Link Posted: 3/13/2002 7:13:23 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/13/2002 7:44:08 AM EDT by marvl]
Well, pardon me for being a critic, but I see a lot of lousy recommendations here. Let me provide a few rules on things to AVOID: (1) All sequels or movies with I, II, III, IV, or V in the title. The ONLY exception to this is the Godfather II. (2) Any movie starring Tom Cruise, Keanu Reeves, Bruce Willis, Marlon Brando, or Mike Meyers. (3) There is a corresponding list of lousy/wierd female actresses, but since you at least generally get to see some TnA I will omit it. (4) Rio Bravo Here are a few DVDs that I think are worth having: WAR -------------------- The Patriot Last of the Mohicans Shenandoah Run Silent, Run Deep Patton The Bridge on the River Kwai Tora Tora Tora Midway Saving Private Ryan Platoon Full Metal Jacket Good Morning Vietnam The Dogs of War Heartbreak Ridge Mr. Roberts Dr. Strangelove SCI-FI --------------------- The Thing (original from 50s) The Thing (John Carpenter) Invasion From Mars (original from 50s) They Live Seven Days in May Mad Max The Road Warrior Predator The Terminator Contact Dr. Strangelove WESTERNS -------------------- The Shootist The Man Who Shot Liberty Valence The Big Country The Magnificent Seven The Wild Bunch Pale Rider The Unforgiven Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid BAD GUYS -------------------- The Godfather I and II Goodfellas Get Shorty Pulp Fiction Resevoir Dogs Fargo Silence of the Lambs MISC -------------------- Braveheart Gladiator American Beauty Hunt for Red October Red Dawn The Quiet Man The Right Stuff Cool Hand Luke The Sting The Graduate Dr. Strangelove Jeez, I could go on with this all day. Hope this helps. [;)] Edited to add "The Unforgiven"... Hard to keep track of all of them! [:)]
Link Posted: 3/13/2002 7:16:33 AM EDT
You didn't even include Unforgiven in your list of Westerns. Some critic. [:P]
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Jurassic Park trilogy Red Planet FIGHT CLUB Sleepy Hollow 9th Gate HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL!! Independence Day Men in Black Xmen Star Wars I and Sniper are my picks!
Link Posted: 3/13/2002 7:32:39 AM EDT
Snatch Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels
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I've seen alot of good movies listed but nobody has pointed out a classic: The Green Berets with John Wayne.
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Well, now, the only thing "classic" about this movie is how bad it is. [;)] -- marvl and Ebert
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Link Posted: 3/13/2002 12:27:00 PM EDT
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The Matrix Top Gun A Long Kiss Goodnight Independence Day Patton The Negotiator The Replacement Killers
Link Posted: 3/13/2002 3:47:02 PM EDT
Uh, Houston... "Top Gun" has Tom Cruise in it, which violates my Avoidance Rule No. 2. [;)]
Link Posted: 3/13/2002 3:51:43 PM EDT
Originally Posted By marvl: Uh, Houston... "Top Gun" has Tom Cruise in it, which violates my Avoidance Rule No. 2. [;)]
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With that kind of anal retentiveness, you'd fit right in over at [url]www.hometheaterforum.com[/url]. [:)]
Link Posted: 3/13/2002 4:07:29 PM EDT
Ya'll ferget my favorite, Deliverence! A canoe trip everyone should take! I have paddled those rivers many a day and enjoyed the Dillard House hospitality.
Link Posted: 3/13/2002 4:13:12 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Boomer:
Originally Posted By Arc_Angel: Strange Brew
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I haven't been able to find Strange Brew on DVD and to the best of my knowledge, it isn't yet available in this format. Are you aware of it having been released on DVD and, if so, where it may be found? Thanks.
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To answer my own question, according to WB, Strange Brew is scheduled to be released on DVD this summer. Woo Hoo! Take off, hoser!
Link Posted: 3/13/2002 5:10:25 PM EDT
Willow? Blech! And that last lethal weapon was very anti-second amendment, so scratch that recommendation. Not listed yet: The Man who would be king (Afghanistan!) Excalibur King of New York Robin Hood Prince of Thieves (for Alan Rickman's performance) Have to go through my collection for more ideas. Sadly the Japanese "Heaven and Earth" is only available on VHS, and oop and hard to find at that. Perhaps Ran and other Kurosawa films will have to tide you over. Wish they'd put out "Wild Geese" on dvd as well, dammit!
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12 monkeys road warrior terminator 2
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The first season of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. [moon]
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did i miss THE RIGHT STUFF? talk about must have... oh no, i see it in marvl's post. i wonder who i lent lawrence of arabia too? anyone else have this problem?
Link Posted: 3/13/2002 7:25:26 PM EDT
Most of the above plus "Westworld". Anyone remember this movie? Had Yul Brynner in it. Tourists got to shoot the shit out of robotic gunfighters. Cool movie.
Link Posted: 3/13/2002 10:21:55 PM EDT
DVDTracker, how can I link up my DVD list like that? I forgot to mention that [url]www.overstock.com[/url] is having a big DVD sale, most for 10-12 dollars. I just picked up Total Recall, Men in Black, and Jaws for about 35 bucks with shipping.
Link Posted: 3/14/2002 5:58:43 AM EDT
With that kind of anal retentiveness, you'd fit right in over at www.hometheaterforum.com.
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Boomer, I no speak with forked tongue. Cruise overacts... terribly. He's a scientologist, which means he's an idiot. And the "Top Gun" script was one of the worst of its time. The technical errors alone would fill a good sized tome, and the story line belongs more in the cartoon genre than the dramatic movie genre. Example of numerous technical errors: At the end of the movie when Maverick is launched to join the dogfight in progress 110 miles away he states he will be there in 30 seconds. That's a 13,200 mph (mach 18) Tomcat he's flying. [rolleyes]
Link Posted: 3/14/2002 6:27:29 AM EDT
If this is your bent, all of the Grateful Dead videos, especially Dick Latvala's "new" Vault picks, are MUST HAVE. Absolute clarity, soundboard quality maximum rock & roll!!!
Link Posted: 3/14/2002 6:36:34 AM EDT
marvl, complaining about Top Gun's technical inaccuracies is like complaining about those in The Patriot. I watch the history channel for factual info, and the movies for entertainment. Generally I watch the first and last thirty minutes of Top Gun. I think the aerial sequences are great.
Link Posted: 3/14/2002 7:45:15 AM EDT
Houston, I agree somewhat. I'll accept a certain amount of "poetic license", as when martial arts sequences are filmed with the players dangling from wires. But there is a point beyond which a lack of accuracy and credibility destroy the entertainment value of the film. For instance, if Mel Gibson's men in the Patriot were all armed with M16s you probably would have walked out. [:)] I love watching Tomcats fly as well as the next guy. If you cut out everything except the aerial sequences, you've got an excellent 10-minute movie.
Link Posted: 3/14/2002 10:46:10 AM EDT
Originally Posted By marvl: For instance, if Mel Gibson's men in the Patriot were all armed with M16s you probably would have walked out. [:)]
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I did. Following your line of reasoning about 'Top Gun' exactly how realistic did you find the ambush sequence where Mel and his two sons decimate the redcoats? Reloaded just a little too fast, didn't they?
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