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I think I have too many DVD's

Discussion in 'TRIBE Main Forum' started by el presidente Highsteppa, Jan 17, 2002.

  1. My list:

    A Better Tomorrow 2
    Alien 3
    Alien Resurrection
    An American Werewolf in London
    Apocalypse Now - Redux
    Apt Pupil
    Armageddon – Criterion Edition
    Armour of God 2 – Operation Condor
    Beastie Boys – Criterion Edition
    Being John Malkovich
    Big Trouble in Little China
    Black Magic M66 – anime
    Blade – Platinum Edition
    Blade Runner
    Blood – anime
    Bob Roberts
    Boogie Nights – Platinum Edition
    Brother – Takeshi Kintaro
    Castle of Cagliostro (Anime)
    Charlie’s Angels
    Chasing Amy – Criterion Edition
    City of Angels
    Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon
    Deep Cover
    Demolition Man
    Die Hard – Special Edition
    Falling Down
    Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
    Fight Club
    From Dusk Til Dawn
    Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai
    Ghost In The Shell (Anime)
    Global Underground – 001
    Good Will Hunting
    Hard Boiled – Criterion Edition
    High Fidelity
    Hollow Man
    Human Traffic
    I'm Gonna Get You Sucka
    In the Line of Fire
    La Femme Nikita
    Last of the Mohicans
    Leon - The Professional - International Version
    Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
    Mad Max – Special Edition
    Magnolia – Platinum Edition
    Meet The Parents
    Memento (US Edition)
    Mission Impossible 2
    Moby – Play
    Monty Python and the Holy Grail
    Moulin Rouge
    Natural Born Killers – Special Edition
    Night of the Living Dead
    Nightmare before Christmas
    Ninja Scroll (Anime)
    O Brother Where Art Thou?
    Office Space
    Once a Thief – HK Version
    Out of Sight
    Pitch Black
    Planet of the Apes
    Princess Mononoke (Anime)
    Pulp Ficiton
    Raging Bull
    Requiem for a Dream
    Reservoir Dogs
    Rob Roy
    Robocop the Director's Cut – Criterion Edition
    Run Lola Run
    Saving Private Ryan
    Scream 2
    Series 7 – The Contenders
    Seven – Platinum Edition
    Shaft (2000)
    Shaolin Soccer
    Silence of the Lambs – Criterion Edition
    Sleepy Hollow
    South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut
    Sparticus – Criterion Edition
    Star Wars Episode 1 – The Phantom Menace
    Starship Troopers
    Street Fighter Alpha (Anime)
    Street Fighter Alpha 2 – anime
    Suicide Kings
    Terminator – Special Edition
    Terminator 2 - Ultimate Edition
    The Abyss (special edition)
    The Big Hit
    The Cell – Platinum Edition
    The Corruptor – Platinum Edition
    The Fifth Element
    The Game
    The Insider
    The Killer – Criterion Edition
    The Last Boy Scout
    The Limey
    The Matrix
    The Messenger – Story of Joan of Arc
    The Mission (HK Action flick)
    The Negotiator
    The Prophecy
    The Rock – Criterion Edition
    The Score
    The Seven Samurai – Criterion Edition
    The Shawshank Redemption
    The Sixth Sense
    The Suspect
    The Thing (1980)
    The Underneath
    The Usual Suspects
    The Way of The Gun
    Three Kings
    Time and Tide
    Tokyo Raiders
    Tomb Raider
    Toy Story 1 & 2
    Tron – Special Edition
    True Romance
    Wings of Hominasie (Anime)
    Wonder Boys
    X Men
    Your Friends and Neighbours

    From the Ministry of they're nearly up to the roof, and I think I might have missed a couple of titles.

    Prime Minister Highsteppa
  2. atomic

    atomic TRIBE Member

    got any porn?
  3. pr0nstar

    pr0nstar TRIBE Member

    I only started to buy mine recently and I'm very picky.

    And i'm up to about 20... so I don't know how long you've been collecting, but I've seen way bigger ones.

    I think Astroboy has us all beat [​IMG]

  4. I started back in the beginning of 99 and I am picky about what I pick up.

    No shit.

    From the Ministry of stating the obvious

    Prime Minister Highsteppa
  5. Bumbaclat

    Bumbaclat TRIBE Member

    I have 4 DVD's.

  6. rswbrixton

    rswbrixton TRIBE Member

    i have 8 dvds . 2011 cds - average 4-6 purchased weekly. fully insured .
  7. pr0nstar

    pr0nstar TRIBE Member

    And I'd like to add 4 of my DVDs were $200

    Damned Import Anime Series [​IMG]
  8. The criterion ones ran about $60-80 bucks apeice. The Killer, Hard Boiled, Robocop and Magnolia are no longer in print, and therefore have gone up in value dramatically.

    From the Ministry of we should merge to form DVDevastor and vanquish DVDAstroboy

    Prime Minister Highsteppa
  9. JayIsBored

    JayIsBored TRIBE Member

    i have 1
  10. Obey

    Obey TRIBE Member

    I have about 50. Which sucks considering I've had a dvd player for about 4 years now.

    I too am very picky
  11. BassInMyFace

    BassInMyFace TRIBE Member

    I hate to be a negative type, dont get me wrong I love collecting movies. I have lots of VHS (whoopie doo) and I just got a DVD player so I have like 6 DvD's.
    I am going to be picky about what I buy. El Presidente do you just hunt the bargain bins and buy everything, or are those all movies that you honestly love and watch alot?

    But I look at your list, and I know you are a movie enthusiast via your movie realted threads and opinions, but looking at you rlist I can only assume some were gifts?
    Armageddon...Charlies Angles....Face Off....Ghost Dog......please tell me these were gifts......
    Not trying to dis' ya just curious.

    Also Baraka on DVD did you get that in store or special order? My favorite piece of film to date.

    From the ministry of not trying to be too critical but most likely am [​IMG]
  12. Lil'Timmy

    Lil'Timmy TRIBE Promoter

    Dear mr highstepper,

    You need to get out more and discontinue this full fledged obsession with movies and DVD's. I am worried that you are missing lifes treasures like the sun, the moon, and the stars.
    Thank you
    Now I'm off to watch 15 hours of James Bond, so go outside and get active dammit [​IMG]
  13. Bumbaclat

    Bumbaclat TRIBE Member

    One of my 4 DVD's is Baraka. I got it at a small video store near Broadview/Danforth.

    I love this movie.


    PS Ghost Dog for real, Highsteppa? I despised this movie.
  14. Love of films, the way they are made and all the goodies that come with them. No offence taken at all, as I can understand the question. Most of the time I purchase them, however a few have been given to me a promos (which cost nothing at all), but most promos I have to give back.

    Nope on all four.

    Armageddon - Criterion Edition -> I disliked the movie intensely. I even got up in my seat at the end of the movie and screamed at the top of my lungs "THAT FUCKING SUCKED!!!! WHAT THE FUCK WAS THAT GARBAGE?!?!!?", but the DVD is very good and extremely comprehensive. It was one of the best DVD releases of 2000.

    Charlie's Angels -> if you take it even remotely seriously, you're going to hate it. I expected complete crap when I saw it in theatres, but it was actually a lot of fun in a brain dead kinda way. You could see that no-one was taking the movie, the script, nor the action, and they seemed to be having a hoot making it. Think Evil Dead 2 or Army of Darkness, and you have the proper mindset of this film.

    Face/Off -> John Woo did rip himself off in this, but it's still his best and most exciting American film he's made to date. Also, it's a fuck of a lot of fun to watch two of the hammiest actors just go up to the acting trough and go waaaaaaaaaaay over the top with it. It's kind of fun seeing Nick Cage-Doing-Travolta-Doing-cage sorta deal and vice versa. I am a devout John Woo fan, and I still think this absolutely rocked. Best action film of 1997. Boat chase was incredible.

    Ghost Dog - The Way of the Samurai -> what's wrong with this? I thought it was an excellently off beat film from Jim Jarmush and certainly something completely unexpected and different from him and Forrest Whitticker. I esp. loved the Hagakure passages that acted as curtains.

    Not at all, different strokes for different folks. I know I've been on the warpath for some films that almost everyone else liked. Film is art and art is about what you take away from it, in my eyes [​IMG]

    It was given to me as a birthday gift a year or two ago. One of my faves too.

    Again, not at all, I welcome people who challenge my views, provided that they have an argument. And like I said, there's some films that an individual will like and no one else will (Fuck, I liked Mission to Mars, what does that say to you?), but if you like it, why be ashamed about it? If you dislike it, same question.

    From the Ministry of reply

    Prime Minister Highsteppa
  15. CC

    CC TRIBE Member

    the question is:

    retire early in life OR buy dvd's?

  16. The Magical White Isle

    The Magical White Isle TRIBE Member

    Without sounding like an ignoramus, I was curious as to where you get your DVD's and how much you would say an average DVD costs you. Basically what I am getting at is I have a DVD and a sick home theatre system. I have had my equipment for about a year and haven't bought one DVD yet. I rent all the time and I only usually notice the prices on the DVD's at Blockbuster. I haven't been too keen on buying DVD's at $20 bucks a pop to get my collection going. I already have a hard enough time controlling my CD spending as it is and know that I would only start blowing huge cash on DVD's if I were to start. The catch though, is I love nothing more than popping a good flick into the DVD, turning up the volume, sparking one and chiling out DVD styles in my apt.

    Please advise Minister of slapping DVD's all over the place Highsteppa [​IMG]

    James, sorry I couldn't make it to your Satoshi bash on the weekend. I was stuck at work all night, literally. When I drove by System at 5am, I couldn't push myself to hop into the party at that hour. I'll grab ya a drink another time and we'll chill.

  17. Just a quick question, does anyone know where I can get a DVD copy of Chopper in Tdot?

    From the Ministry of looking for it fucking brilliant film

    Prime Minister Highsteppa
  18. BassInMyFace

    BassInMyFace TRIBE Member

    Hats off to you then El Presidente, just didnt wanna come of as a prick.

    Im for sure going to buy Baraka this weekend...any suggestions where to shop for DVD's? Not neccessarily based on price but more on selection, off the track titles and such?
  19. joey

    joey TRIBE Member

    would you like a medal or a trophy?
  20. If you want popular titles, Future Shop is a great place to start, specialty titles like the Criterion series go to HMV or Suspect Video on Queen and Bathurst (Sam's had one of the best Criterion displays I have ever come across). Also, laughably enough, Walmart and Zellers sometimes has some pretty popular (and very safe) stuff at shockingly low prices (I picked up The Messenger for $13.99 and Night of the Living Dead for $7.00).

    There are also other places, like the Game Shack across from the 333 Yonge st. HMV manages to sell some brand spanking new DVD's for 3-4 dollars less. I saw Tron there for 24.99. Look around.

    As for the Hong Kong stuff, Chinatown has an incredibly vast and wide selection of DVD's you just have to look for them. Shaolin Soccer, The Mission, The Suspect and Armour of God 2 were all $20.00 and are all zone playing DVD's. The quality isn't quite as up to par as the North American DVD's, but at least you get the original edits of the films, and the subtitles.

    No prob, bro, I read it, and was sorry you couldn't make it out. Catch him next time, as he was just as good, if not better the last time he was here in May or June, can't remember.

    From the Ministry of hope this helps

    Prime Minister Highsteppa
  21. Trophy if you present it to me in a bikini, joey.

    Medal if you present it in a g-string and makeup (heavy on the lipstick)

    From the Ministry of you don't play nice [​IMG]

    Prime Minister Highsteppa
  22. Soundstream

    Soundstream TRIBE Member

    I don't have a ton of DVDs. Maybe a hundred or so. I only really buy stuff though that I think I will watch multiple times. There are lots of movies out there that I just can't see myself watching over and over, and so then I will just rent them.

    A couple of friends of mine have about 500+. And of course they admit that they haven't even watched half of them. Sure it would be nice to have a full library for guests to choose from, but then again, I am buying these movies for myself, not for my guests.

    I guess I'd rather spend the money on a solid home theatre setup than on than a crapload of DVDs. After all, what good is watching all those DVDs on a sub par system.

    Cheers ... Ian [​IMG]
  23. Soundstream

    Soundstream TRIBE Member

    The only DVD that I am hoping for to be released is "Carpool". Although I have a feeling that the market demand for this film just won't justify the cost of the studio releasing it.

    Cheers ... Ian [​IMG]
  24. joey

    joey TRIBE Member

    well you'll also need a puke bag then
  25. that's why I want you there, you'll be an excellent substitute.

    From the Minister of I don't play nice either

    Prime Minister Highsteppa

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