Moriarty's DVD Blog 2007 (UPDATED WITH NEW GAME)

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Postby Andre Dellamorte on Sat Feb 03, 2007 4:23 am

Theta wrote:By the way, I like your reviews on Collider.


I thank you kindly, as feedback is few and far between. That said, part of me likes working in a vacuum.

I keep my discs alphabetical, with directors with enough films kept under the first initial of their last name, especially if I have most/all of their films: Carpenter, Cronenberg, Hawks, Kurosawa, etc. then on the TV I have a couple of stacks: things I have to review, and things I bought and plan to watch before I file them away. Having written about DVD's since 99, I've recycled more discs than I've kept, so I tend to keep about 1000 discs around give or take, with many under a thin layer of dust. I've tried to make certain films holiday efforts, where I try to make time to watch certain films once yearly, but I find even keeping those dates hard. So it's always catch as catch can, which generally means if I get fucked up, I may throw on comfort films, which range from Rules of the Game to Dog Park, to Cemetery Man (obviously) to Knock Off.
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Postby Knthrak on Sat Feb 03, 2007 5:32 am

I have managed to get my collection up to 3040 although I don't have a setup like the one above and id trade at least 1000 of the dvds for a setup like that.

Heres some of the collection.

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Postby ThriceDamned on Sat Feb 03, 2007 7:21 am

Holy crap! that's an awesome collection.

The ones in stacks on the floor, are they ones you haven't organized yet, or have you simply run out of shelf space?

If you have it organized somewhere online, like dvdaficionado or something, please post a link. I'd be curious to run through it and see what you have.
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Postby Knthrak on Sat Feb 03, 2007 8:19 am

Ha thanks, the majority of the stuff on the floor is in cupboards in no order whatsoever. I am completely out of room though and am now storing some on the floor untill I can figure out another spot I can put a cabinet.

There are more photos of some that I left in the cupboards but they dont look as good :).

I dont have my list online at all, I have the collection on office and excel but thats it atm. If ur really keen I can email one of them for you to have a look at.
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Postby RaulMonkey on Sat Feb 03, 2007 6:14 pm

Wow, I like how this thread and the Movie Journal thread are bringing in some new hardcore people. All you guys and gals with massive collections in here, go start a journal to let us know what you're watching!
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Postby Moriarty on Sun Feb 04, 2007 8:42 am

Just put up a review on the front page.

http://www.aintitcool.com/node/31453

RENO 911! RENO'S MOST WANTED UNCENSORED.

A best-of disc for the show.
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Postby Tom Fuchs on Sun Feb 04, 2007 6:53 pm

Just wanted to pop in quickly to say that I really enjoy the set-up you have working here, Mori, I'm looking forward to seeing how it evolves.
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Postby colonel_lugz on Sun Feb 04, 2007 6:58 pm

AV = Smaller, please.


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Postby arisethedemonetrigan on Sun Feb 04, 2007 11:47 pm

What's up everyone. Love the setup for this section. Glad Moriarty isn't going to kill himself over the film reviews and just do them at his leisure this time.

Being that I have 1127 DVDs, with no place to put them (in boxes, in piles, everywhere) and just going mad with films (being an aspiring filmmaker does that to you), I thought I'd give my two cents of what Blockbuster just sent me and what I rented from them as well (considering you get to use the envelopes as free rentals).

Online:

S.S. Experiment
Kwaidan
Strait-Jacket

In Store:

The Ten Commandments The Musical (Val Kilmer IS Moses)
Jesus Camp
Dead Man's Shoes

And I just bought The Shield Season's 3 and 4.

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Postby Adam Balm on Sun Feb 04, 2007 11:53 pm

Diggin the name, Etrigan. Big Kirby fan I take it?
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Postby Moriarty on Sun Feb 04, 2007 11:56 pm

Hey, Tom and Etrigan...

Thanks for the feedback. I'm still just warming up, but I like the idea of smaller reviews here, bigger reviews on the front page, and creating an ongoing conversation about DVDs here.

Glad to have you guys join in.

Went out for a while with the family today for a Super Bowl party. Been watching DR. WHO episodes from season two and that RENO 911! set, but also managed to see a few films that I'll be writing about tonight, both here and on the main site.

Right now, I'm getting ready to start a Robert Mitchum/Jane Russell film called MACAO. Loved the two of them in SOME KIND OF WOMAN, so I'm excited to see this one.
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Postby Peven on Sun Feb 04, 2007 11:58 pm

nice to see you spending so much more time here in the Zone lately, Mori. hope it is a trend that continues.
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Postby Leckomaniac on Mon Feb 05, 2007 12:02 am

I loved the second season of Doctor Who. I, also, love that you are hanging in here more often Mori.
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Postby arisethedemonetrigan on Mon Feb 05, 2007 12:06 am

Yes, love Kirby.

Also loved Keith Giffen's take when he had his comic in the 90's. My dream is to make an actual film based on the character. Not sure if I could... but if it was along the lines of Hellboy, but with more violence and maybe throw some Lobo in there, whoa, then it'll be a geek's orgasm.

Mori, Mitchum's a fave of mine, Macao is a good film. I think, if you like Mitchum, you'll give it a positive viewing.

You know, I have not seen an episode of the new Doctor Who yet. I feel ashamed for not... hell, I even sat through the Fox film from the early 90's with Eric Roberts. *shudders* How is it? haha

Oh, and I'm formerly Dr No Is a Yes, but I retired that.

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Postby Moriarty on Mon Feb 05, 2007 12:16 am

Mitchum looks up onto an upper deck on a boat and sees Jane Russell changing her nylons. She doesn't see him, but he's got a view straight up her dress. He catches one of the nylons, then walks up to the upper deck.

RUSSELL: (annoyed) You enjoy the view?

MITCHUM: Well, it's not the Taj Mahal or the Hanging Gardens of Babylon... but it seemed nice.


Robert Mitchum was cooler than every guy living today. Combined.
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Postby Cpt Kirks 2pay on Mon Feb 05, 2007 12:17 am

Welcome arisethedemonetrigan dude. Love the Av - I, think.
Stick around and check this place out. Most movie questions can be answered and many problems solved in this place. Any questions, PM an online Mod.

Cheers for the Mitchum encouragement, Mori. Still wanna see night of the Hunter and haven't even seen the original Cape Fear yet. Will try to remember this film. Man I gotta watch more afternoon classic movies when I'm not sitting on my arse not working all day, trying to dress up like Tapehead.
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re: Macao

Postby JTChance on Mon Feb 05, 2007 2:26 am

If I'm thinking of the right Howard Hughes-produced film, then the scene you mention was filmed inside one of Hughes' own boats from his younger days. Director Richard Fleischer found it for an earlier production, showed it to Hughes unbeknownst that he had previously owned it, and Hughes fell in love with it all over again.

Can't wait for the mini-review, as I haven't seen it myself.
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Postby Andre Dellamorte on Mon Feb 05, 2007 3:28 am

Josef Von Sternberg and Nicholas Ray had a hand in Macao, which makes it kind of awesome to begin with, even though it's a piffle. Still, I have a hearty crush on Jane Russell and her magnificent cleavage, and Mitchum, for that matter.
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Postby Moriarty on Mon Feb 05, 2007 4:07 pm

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This is a slight film. No question about it.

But it's really good at being a slight little nothing. This is one of the last films that Josef Von Sternberg made, and the man was nothing if not slick. He was one of those Hollywood craftsmen, trained originally in Germany, who just plain knew what he was doing. Professional, stylish, with a real sense of taste and sophisitcation. Rumor is that Nicholas Ray directed some of this as well, and I'm sure I'll watch this one with commentary to see if they talk about who did what.

Robert Mitchum plays Nick Cochran, and Jane Russell is Julie Benson. Both smart-assed hard case Americans adrift in the far East. They end up on a boat together, where they're introduced when she throws a giant high heeled pump and hits him in the face. She steals his wallet and throws his passport into the ocean. He breaks into her room and steals his money back, only to have to pay it out again to a corrupt cop. It's a game between the two of them, abuse as courtship, and it's very entertaining. Jane Russell is a fucking cartoon of sexuality, and in an early scene, there's a goofball who tries to rape her. He's so obviously outmuscled that the scene's more of a laugh than anything else. Jane Russell looks like she could pick him up and snap him in half using only that insane rack of hers. That's why she and Mitchum make sense in the movie. The two of them together is a physically formidable pairing. He looks like the one guy in the movie even remotely capable of handling her.

William Bendix does a nice job in the key supporting role, but there's really only one reason to watch this: the rapport between Mitchum and Russell. Talk about heat.
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Postby Fawst on Mon Feb 05, 2007 4:50 pm

Damn, my collection is pathetic when I read about you guys with the quad-digit setups. Right now I live with my fiancee and our two friends, so space is at a premium. Basically my collection is split between my apartment and my parents' basement.

Where I used to live. Parents' basement. How cliche.

Our long term plan is to have our own place late next year, and that... is when the fun begins. I have my eye on a 61" DLP television that looks absolutely phenomenal. Once that's in place, the collection begins anew.

I think I have around 300 DVDs at the moment. The thing is, it's a collection by mistake. I'm the film snob of the family, my mother is just a compulsive buyer. So a lot of the discs in that set are pure impulse buys. The Avengers (Connery/Thurman/Feines), In Dreams, Snatch, Unbreakable, American History X, 13th Warrior... those are a few that she picked up "on a whim." Some are definite hits, others are definite misses. I guess my point is that so far, I have very few titles that were specific purchases that I made based on my love for the film.

Now that I have NetFlix... oooh boy, time to do some film watching DAMAGE. I'll have to keep a blog of what I end up watching. I have a minor desire to start reviewing only direct-to-vid films, as a sort of trial at getting free movies ;) Maybe I'll start by using NF.
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Postby Theta on Mon Feb 05, 2007 5:49 pm

Fawst, remember, it's not the size, it's what you have in it. I've got about 375 movies myself.
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Postby Moriarty on Mon Feb 05, 2007 7:06 pm

I definitely don't think having a good collection is all about bulk.

I plan on cutting my current collection down quite a bit because there's a lot of stuff here that has no place on my shelves.

Seriously. Do I need a copy of GONE IN 60 SECONDS? Really?
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Postby Moriarty on Mon Feb 05, 2007 7:07 pm

I think the mail is done for today.

Decent little stack.

SHINOBI.
THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS (BBC miniseries)
WWII: WHEN LIONS ROARED (BBC miniseries)
HUSTLE: SEASON TWO
WHEN THE LEVEES BROKE
TENACIOUS D: THE PICK OF DESTINY
EDDIE MURPHY: DELIRIOUS

That Eddie Murphy disc is so gonna be the first one in the player.
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Postby John-Locke on Mon Feb 05, 2007 7:13 pm

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C'mon. I'm gonna bend over now.

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Postby Knthrak on Mon Feb 05, 2007 7:50 pm

Its about time Delirious came out on DVD. Cant wait. Maybe they will think of a way to package this with Dreamgirls to help boost the sales of that one. :)
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Postby pomeroy on Mon Feb 05, 2007 8:03 pm

Moriarty wrote:I definitely don't think having a good collection is all about bulk.

I plan on cutting my current collection down quite a bit because there's a lot of stuff here that has no place on my shelves.

Seriously. Do I need a copy of GONE IN 60 SECONDS? Really?


You do if you like car porn.
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Postby Lyle Gorch on Mon Feb 05, 2007 8:14 pm

Moriarty wrote:Seriously. Do I need a copy of GONE IN 60 SECONDS? Really?


:lol:

Honestly...I dig the 1974 original.
The packaging on the 2005 collector's edition DVD was geeky cool.

Sue me...
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Postby Theta on Mon Feb 05, 2007 8:18 pm

Moriarty wrote:I definitely don't think having a good collection is all about bulk.

I plan on cutting my current collection down quite a bit because there's a lot of stuff here that has no place on my shelves.

Seriously. Do I need a copy of GONE IN 60 SECONDS? Really?


Are we talking the kinda-weak Dominic Sena, or the H.B. Halicki original? Because if we're talking the latter, the answer is "Yes."


Ahhh, cutting down the collection: I know the experience well. What's sad is that not only have I done it no less than four times in two years, with a fifth coming up in August, I've always unloaded at least fifty titles.
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Postby Theta on Mon Feb 05, 2007 8:20 pm

Lyle Gorch wrote:
Moriarty wrote:Seriously. Do I need a copy of GONE IN 60 SECONDS? Really?


:lol:

Honestly...I dig the 1974 original.
The packaging on the 2005 collector's edition DVD was geeky cool.

Sue me...


Ditto. It gets a lot of double takes when the snottier film fan browses my collection (and they almost invariably mistake it for the remake), and I'll admit it's nowhere close to a good film, dramatically speaking. On the other hand, it's got the single most awesome car stunts in history.
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Postby Lyle Gorch on Mon Feb 05, 2007 8:35 pm

Theta wrote:On the other hand, it's got the single most awesome car stunts in history.


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Postby Moriarty on Mon Feb 05, 2007 8:47 pm

Lyle Gorch wrote:
Moriarty wrote:Seriously. Do I need a copy of GONE IN 60 SECONDS? Really?


:lol:

Honestly...I dig the 1974 original.
The packaging on the 2005 collector's edition DVD was geeky cool.

Sue me...


Oh, I'm keeping my copy of the original.

I'm talking about the SPECIAL EXTENDED DIRECTOR'S CUT 2-DISC EDITION of the awful Nic Cage/Dominic Sena version.

And here's why the Zone is nice. I make a possible slight on the 1974 version, and people pop out immediately to defend it.

There may have to be some dink-touching.
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Postby Lyle Gorch on Mon Feb 05, 2007 9:19 pm

Anybody else ever line up an evening's worth of viewing with the original Gone in 60 Seconds, Vanishing Point and Dirty Mary Crazy Larry?

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2007 8:19 pm Post subject:
Anybody else ever line up an evening's worth of viewing with the original Gone in 60 Seconds, Vanishing Point and Dirty Mary Crazy Larry?

Cool


Man, you have the right idea.

Or you can do a little threesome of Warren Oates films with a bit of Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia, Cockfighter and round it out with Race With the Devil.

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Postby MuffinHunter on Mon Feb 05, 2007 9:55 pm

Theta wrote:Ahhh, cutting down the collection: I know the experience well. What's sad is that not only have I done it no less than four times in two years, with a fifth coming up in August, I've always unloaded at least fifty titles.


I wish I had the stones for that. My collection sits somewhere between 700 and 800 right now, and feels bloated with stuff that really doesn't need to be there, yet every time I try to pare it down, I second-guess my choices. It doesn't help that I have certain fixations (werewolves, zombies) that cause me to have a number of just plain bad films that I refuse to get rid of, because then I get into the whole "if I'm not getting rid of this shitty film, how can I justify getting rid of THIS one?".

Well, that was me jumping in with post number one. I'm honestly a bit intimidated by the wealth of film knowledge in here (I'm no novice, to be sure, but I also try not to act like I know more than I do), but I hope to learn about new films/directors/what-have-you as we go along. Moriarty's reviews and DVD writings are pretty much my favorite part of the site, and I've discovered a whole lot of films from his old weekly column that I maybe wouldn't have otherwise. I might pop back in once in awhile if I've got something relevant to say.
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Mmmhmm

Postby arisethedemonetrigan on Mon Feb 05, 2007 10:01 pm

I wish I had the stones for that. My collection sits somewhere between 700 and 800 right now, and feels bloated with stuff that really doesn't need to be there, yet every time I try to pare it down, I second-guess my choices. It doesn't help that I have certain fixations (werewolves, zombies) that cause me to have a number of just plain bad films that I refuse to get rid of, because then I get into the whole "if I'm not getting rid of this shitty film, how can I justify getting rid of THIS one?".

Well, that was me jumping in with post number one. I'm honestly a bit intimidated by the wealth of film knowledge in here (I'm no novice, to be sure, but I also try not to act like I know more than I do), but I hope to learn about new films/directors/what-have-you as we go along. Moriarty's reviews and DVD writings are pretty much my favorite part of the site, and I've discovered a whole lot of films from his old weekly column that I maybe wouldn't have otherwise. I might pop back in once in awhile if I've got something relevant to say.


Yeah, I'm very into zombies, so I buy stuff that isn't necessarily the best choices for movies.

Like Zombie Lake. Oooh... I mean, the underwater scenes are great and pure Rollin... but the rest, pure Franco cheese. I mean, I've puked better makeup.

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Postby Moriarty on Mon Feb 05, 2007 10:20 pm

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Theta wrote:Ahhh, cutting down the collection: I know the experience well. What's sad is that not only have I done it no less than four times in two years, with a fifth coming up in August, I've always unloaded at least fifty titles.


I wish I had the stones for that. My collection sits somewhere between 700 and 800 right now, and feels bloated with stuff that really doesn't need to be there, yet every time I try to pare it down, I second-guess my choices. It doesn't help that I have certain fixations (werewolves, zombies) that cause me to have a number of just plain bad films that I refuse to get rid of, because then I get into the whole "if I'm not getting rid of this shitty film, how can I justify getting rid of THIS one?".

Well, that was me jumping in with post number one. I'm honestly a bit intimidated by the wealth of film knowledge in here (I'm no novice, to be sure, but I also try not to act like I know more than I do), but I hope to learn about new films/directors/what-have-you as we go along. Moriarty's reviews and DVD writings are pretty much my favorite part of the site, and I've discovered a whole lot of films from his old weekly column that I maybe wouldn't have otherwise. I might pop back in once in awhile if I've got something relevant to say.


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Postby Andre Dellamorte on Mon Feb 05, 2007 10:32 pm

I have about a thou, and I've killed some movies I've regretted. Lord knows I don't need to own Hell of the Living Dead, or Rats, but now that they're gone, it's a passing feeling of loss. Generally, because I write about a lot of discs I review, a disc gets a one week trial. I may love a film, but I may also think I won't watch it again, or need to, or, - in the case of a single disc with little or no supplements, that there's a double dip on the way. But all things considered, I have very little time to go to the well. How often do you guys bust stuff out from the library?
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WHEN THE LEVEES BROKE

Postby yaz67 on Mon Feb 05, 2007 10:33 pm

Hey Moriarty,

Post your thoughts on WHEN THE LEVEES BROKE after you watch it. I found it very good. I think Spike should stick to documentary joints.
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Postby Moriarty on Mon Feb 05, 2007 10:37 pm

Andre Dellamorte wrote:I have about a thou, and I've killed some movies I've regretted. Lord knows I don't need to own Hell of the Living Dead, or Rats, but now that they're gone, it's a passing feeling of loss. Generally, because I write about a lot of discs I review, a disc gets a one week trial. I may love a film, but I may also think I won't watch it again, or need to, or, - in the case of a single disc with little or no supplements, that there's a double dip on the way. But all things considered, I have very little time to go to the well. How often do you guys bust stuff out from the library?


I try and mix it up.

The day Basil Pouledouris died, I watched CONAN again.

Same thing when Altman passed. I watched SHORT CUTS and POPEYE (Toshi sat through the whole thing, captivated), digging both of them out of the deep shelves to do so.
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Postby arisethedemonetrigan on Mon Feb 05, 2007 10:43 pm

I have about a thou, and I've killed some movies I've regretted. Lord knows I don't need to own Hell of the Living Dead, or Rats, but now that they're gone, it's a passing feeling of loss. Generally, because I write about a lot of discs I review, a disc gets a one week trial. I may love a film, but I may also think I won't watch it again, or need to, or, - in the case of a single disc with little or no supplements, that there's a double dip on the way. But all things considered, I have very little time to go to the well. How often do you guys bust stuff out from the library?


I try to go as often as possible. It's hard, when you have a full time job, full time girlfriend, full time dream of becoming a filmmaker.

Today, I got home at a reasonable time, so I popped in A Man Called Magnum, Street Law and The Big Racket. A little trio of italian crime films.

Funny thing is, I bought those and about 20 other dvds from Tower Records here in NYC right before they closed up (70% off makes you go nuts with buying dvds).

So long story short, as often as I can. Because then there's supplements as well. :lol:
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Postby Theta on Mon Feb 05, 2007 11:15 pm

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I wish I had the stones for that. My collection sits somewhere between 700 and 800 right now, and feels bloated with stuff that really doesn't need to be there, yet every time I try to pare it down, I second-guess my choices. It doesn't help that I have certain fixations (werewolves, zombies) that cause me to have a number of just plain bad films that I refuse to get rid of, because then I get into the whole "if I'm not getting rid of this shitty film, how can I justify getting rid of THIS one?".


Move to a smaller place, and do it pretty much by yourself. Believe me, once you realize you're doing that, the stones will come quick. There's nothing like realizing you're hauling a bunch of Paul Naschy films across town to make you decide it's time to lighten the load. :-)
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Postby Theta on Mon Feb 05, 2007 11:25 pm

Andre Dellamorte wrote:I have about a thou, and I've killed some movies I've regretted. Lord knows I don't need to own Hell of the Living Dead, or Rats, but now that they're gone, it's a passing feeling of loss.


"Maybe they're lepers!"
Heh, I bought that Anchor Bay "six-pack" they had and the only movie I ultimately hung onto was "Dead Heat." Although "Let Sleeping Corpses Lie" wasn't sold but given to a good home where I know for a fact it's in regular rotation.

There are a few I kinda wish I hadn't unloaded, but in the end, if it comes down to it...I'm just not going to watch "Willard" that often, brilliant Crispin Glover performance or no.

How often do you guys bust stuff out from the library?


Personal library? Quite a bit, since I barely leave the house. Admittedly it's a bit heavier on movies myself and my girlfriend are more likely to agree on, but generally I try to give all my collection some play.

The local library, less than I'd like. But they have a pretty amazing collection; it shames both of the local chain stores, it still carries some very obscure titles on tape that aren't on disc, and it's only a buck a rental for seven days.
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Postby JTChance on Mon Feb 05, 2007 11:39 pm

I keep anything from the vaults that Anchor Bay puts out and I get a review copy of. You never know when one of their titles will go OOP, and you're left in the dust.

And speaking of that glorious company, has anybody checked out the announcement at Tim Lucas' Video Watchblog? SIX Bava films in April!
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Postby Moriarty on Tue Feb 06, 2007 12:18 am

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Loved it.

Sometimes documentaries manage to capture an event. Sometimes they try to encapsulate a time. But some of my favorite documentaries are the ones that focus on characters, real people and real lives and the rough edges that make each of us interestng.

Ivan Thompson is a fascinating lead, a 60 year old ex-cowboy from New Mexico who makes his living now by arranging marriages between men from America and women from Mexico. Director Michèle Ohayon achieves a real intimacy with her subject here, and I think Thompson's one of those guys who just doesn't have a filter. He'd be great to play poker with, because he wears his every thought right on the surface.

When I read the description of the film, I expected something sleazy or distasteful. It's anything but. Thompson is an old-fashioned gentleman, and he does not bring these men to Mexico for sex. He brings them there for marriage, and he believes in making a genuine connection between people. The film follows him working with three different clients, to fairly disparate results, but it's the storyline between Rick and Francis that really sucker-punched me. He's a huge bald truck driver in his 40s, and she's a slim, pretty little lady in her 20s. He's divorced, and she's in the middle of leaving her husband. The only reason she shows up is she matches the weight requirement in Rick's ad, hardly the stuff of great romance.

But somehow, you believe in the lightning bolt that Francis talks about later, the instant recognition she claims happened when she met Rick. For her, there is love at first sight, and as cheesy at that sounds, it seems genuine when she talks about it. She's slow to trust Rick, slow to believe that he's as great as he seems, but once she falls, she falls completely, and the film builds to one of the most romantic endings of any film last year, fiction or otherwise.

This isn't a great film. There are some pacing issues, and there are times where director Ohayon doesn't seem to know quite how to focus the ideas she's exploring. But those are small complaints. This is an affecting, sweet-natured film, a great Valentine's rental that will surprise even the most jaded cynic about matters of the heart.
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Postby cameraman on Tue Feb 06, 2007 12:39 am

send any unwanted dvds this way. glad to take them off your back, lol. speaking of mitchum, which do you think is better, The Night of the Hunter or Cape Fear?
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Postby Andre Dellamorte on Tue Feb 06, 2007 12:48 am

HUNTER, all the way. Actually, dating is good for the catalog, since most girls I've dated haven't seen a lot of my favorites. Which then is also good for testing their tastes, etc.
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Postby The Hellboy on Tue Feb 06, 2007 1:01 am

Andre Dellamorte wrote:I have about a thou, and I've killed some movies I've regretted. How often do you guys bust stuff out from the library?


That's the worst feeling: "Well I did have that disc, but I got rid of it. And now it's OOP and going for $200 on eBay..."

As soon as I get rid of something, or loan something out I want to watch it immediatley. That reminds me, I have to get those Johnnie To discs back to you, Dre.

I used to have everything by my favorite filmmakers, but now I just stick to the best of their work. You guys are lucky - you're getting sent stuff. I only get for free what I've worked on, anything else I have to buy or barter for with other producers and studio types... I think I'm sitting at about 700+, not sure.

With the new HD set, I find myself breaking out the old chestnuts more and more. Its nice revisiting the classics.

And NIGHT OF THE HUNTER - all the way.
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Postby JTChance on Tue Feb 06, 2007 2:02 am

Gotta give the edge to HUNTER, too. It's a shame Laughton never directed another picture.

There's a Dick Cavett set entitled "Hollywood Legends" with an irresistibly cool interview with Mr. Mitchum, who doesn't bother to take off his shades the entire hour.
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Postby Moriarty on Tue Feb 06, 2007 2:02 am

I'm watching FLYBOYS, another Blockbuster rental, right now and I'm starting to think that I'd do better to just go watch a few episodes of DOGFIGHTS on TV instead. The flying stuff is sweet, but if I watch one more scene of creepy James Franco acting "sweet," I'm going to start machine-gunning people, too.
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Postby Leckomaniac on Tue Feb 06, 2007 2:10 am

Moriarty wrote:I'm watching FLYBOYS, another Blockbuster rental, right now and I'm starting to think that I'd do better to just go watch a few episodes of DOGFIGHTS on TV instead. The flying stuff is sweet, but if I watch one more scene of creepy James Franco acting "sweet," I'm going to start machine-gunning people, too.


HA! Franco works best when he is playing an arrogant dick...pretty much his character from Freaks & Geeks.

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