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Post 1 made on Wednesday June 28, 2006 at 11:19
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Question: If someone were to ask you, "What 3 DVDs are your most-watch?"

Which ones would you pick? You know, the ones that you play over and over and over again.

My 3 "worn out" DVDs are:

1976 "All the President's Men", starring Dustin Hoffman, Robert Redford, Jack Warden, and Jason Robards.

1998 "Return to Paradise", starring Vince Vaugh, Anne Heche, Joaquin Phoenix, and David Conrad.

2003 "Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World", starring Russell Crowe, and Paul Bettany.

I'm hoping to add to my "DVD-worthy" Collection. :-)

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Post 2 made on Wednesday June 28, 2006 at 14:29
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It's a Wonderful Life
34th Street
Scrooge - most any version.
The Grinch is also becoming a favorite.

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Post 3 made on Wednesday June 28, 2006 at 15:12
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vegas vecation, christmas vacatoin and vacation in that order... european vacation sucks

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Post 4 made on Wednesday June 28, 2006 at 15:53
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Tough call.....probably (at least today)
1. The Nightmare Before Christmas
2. The Usual Suspects
3. The Graduate ("He certainly is a good walker!)

Ask again tomorrow....
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Post 5 made on Thursday June 29, 2006 at 06:31
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Gee, I have no idea how I would pick my top 3 discs.

I mean if I were to go by "the most watched" I would say Clue, Murder by Death and Last Action Hero. Yeah, quite the film connoisseur am I! But I would never call these excellent movies, or even my favorite movies on DVD. Generally they're even pretty bad transfers. But when it's late, there's nothing on TV and I have no idea what I feel like seeing, I just pull one of these out and relax. What you'd call a "guilty pleasure".

Now if you wanted "the best 3 films I have on DVD" or even "the top 3 films I would show to guests", then I have no idea how I would cut that list down from 20 (out of about 400) - but I can assure you that the above three titles would be far, far away.
Post 6 made on Thursday June 29, 2006 at 09:28
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Miracle, still love it...

Strange Brew

Stripes
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OP | Post 7 made on Thursday June 29, 2006 at 19:33
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On June 28, 2006 at 14:29, barlow said...
It's a Wonderful Life
34th Street
Scrooge - most any version.
The Grinch is also becoming a favorite.

The scene when George Baily prays at the bar, gets me every time. Have you seen, "The Muppet Christmas Carol", starring Michael Caine? It's my favorite Scrooge. :-)

On June 28, 2006 at 15:12, ceied said...
vegas vecation, christmas vacatoin and vacation
in that order... european vacation sucks

Sorry, not a big Chevy Chase fan, but the scene where Clark Griswold tries to unravel that big ball of tangled Christmas lights, is a keeper. :-)

On June 28, 2006 at 15:53, AnthonyZ said...
Tough call.....probably (at least today)
1. The Nightmare Before Christmas
2. The Usual Suspects
3. The Graduate ("He certainly is a good walker!)

Nice picks! I have all 3, in what I call my "DVD-worthy" collection. Big Tim Burton fan, have you seen his latest, "Corpse Bride"?

On June 29, 2006 at 06:31, Daniel Tonks said...
Gee, I have no idea how I would pick my top 3
discs.

I mean if I were to go by "the most watched"

My apologies for the confusion (top 3 all-time vs. 3 most-watch), I've edited my original post to indicate which 3 would be your most-watched.

But when it's late, there's nothing on TV and I have no idea what I feel like seeing, I just pull one of these out and relax. I mean if I were to go by "the most watched" I would say Clue, Murder by Death and Last Action Hero.

You're explanation of "most-watch" is exactly what I was looking for. To be truthful, your picks can be categorized as sleeper picks, unfortunately it's the kind that actually make you go to sleep. :-) Just kidding. Have you seen "Deathtrap", starring Christopher Reeves, and Michael Caine?

On June 29, 2006 at 09:28, roddymcg said...
Miracle, still love it...

Strange Brew

Stripes

It still sends shivers down my spine when I hear Al Michael's rhetorical question, "Do you believe in miracles?" Great cheer flick.

Thanks everybody for replying. I hope many more will respond.

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Post 8 made on Friday June 30, 2006 at 21:13
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Nightmare Before Christmas and Strange Brew are great.
But I have one movie I watch more than any other. The Good, Bad and the Ugly. I no longer watch the Laserdisc as a very nice transfer of the DVD was released recently, with extras.
OP | Post 9 made on Friday June 30, 2006 at 23:21
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On June 30, 2006 at 21:13, bookaroni said...
But I have one movie I watch more than any other.
The Good, Bad and the Ugly. I no longer watch
the Laserdisc as a very nice transfer of the DVD
was released recently, with extras.

Every time I see it, it takes days to get that music (guitar & whistle) out of my head. :-) Have you seen Sergio Leone's "Once Upon a Time in the West"?

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Post 10 made on Saturday July 1, 2006 at 03:22
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You know, despite being Canadian and overwhelmed with shows like SCTV, I don't think I've ever seen Strange Brew. I've seen some of the other SCTV-themed movies and have been less than impressed...

You guys catch the Bob & Doug characters on Brother Bear? Best part of the movie... :-)
Post 11 made on Saturday July 1, 2006 at 09:48
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On July 1, 2006 at 03:22, Daniel Tonks said...
You know, despite being Canadian and overwhelmed
with shows like SCTV, I don't think I've ever
seen Strange Brew. I've seen some of the other
SCTV-themed movies and have been less than impressed...

You guys catch the Bob & Doug characters on Brother
Bear? Best part of the movie... :-)

That is very un Canadian of you. I was born and lived in the Toronto area until I was about 8 years old. I don't recognize much of the area, but my dad did as we were watching it once and said it was near where I grew up.

The movies is stupid as stupid can be. But any movie where a canuck is shoved in a vat of beer to be drowned, and drinks his way out is pretty funny by me. Plus the the beer drinking and flying dog, the effects are the best.
When good enough is not good enough.
OP | Post 12 made on Sunday July 16, 2006 at 10:21
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Post 13 made on Friday July 21, 2006 at 15:00
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The Big Lebowski

Pulp Fiction

Shaun Of The Dead

Super Troopers.....as long as i'm really stoned...
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Post 14 made on Thursday July 27, 2006 at 11:02
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I love the movies that you think you have figured out and at the end are like...."OMG" now I have to freaking watch it again. "The Usual Suspects" is a great one. "The Score" was great as well. Top 3 watched though

Ocean's 11
Bourne Indentity
Rush Hour "Do you...understand...the words..that are coming out of my mouth?" I still laugh at that just typing it here....

the sequals for each of these are notworty too, and often replace these....
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OP | Post 15 made on Thursday July 27, 2006 at 14:51
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On July 27, 2006 at 11:02, Sc0tty said...
I love the movies that you think you have figured
out and at the end are like...."OMG" now I have
to freaking watch it again. "The Usual Suspects"
is a great one. "The Score" was great as well.

Sc0tty -

Nice sidebar discussion. I would like to add three more that I think would qualify:

1973 "The Sting", starring Paul Newman, Robert Redford, and Robert Shaw.

1999 "The Sixth Sense", starring Bruce Willis, Haley Joel Osment.

2001 "The Others", starring Nicole Kidman.

I was going to include 2000 "Memento", starring Guy Pearce, but I couldn't even figure which end was up, let alone who done it. :-) As for most watch, I love the music score from "Ocean's Eleven".

Ridenour -
Great repeater -"Pulp Fiction" Can you say "royal with cheese?", and that twist scene between Vincent (John Travolta) & Mia (Uma Thuman) at Jack Rabbit Slims is unforgettable. BTW - Vincent & Mia didn't win the dance trophy, listen for the clue (background radio broadcast).



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