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Jack Bohn
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Posted: 27 April 2017 at 9:01am | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Looking over your collection, any disks you would feel a need to explain to someone else looking over you collection?

My "reasons" include:
*Completism
I own most of the Hammer Frankensteins, so,
-Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell
-Frankenstein Created Woman/The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires
monster mashing led me to get
-Mad Monster Party
-Monsters vs. Aliens


*in the days before streaming services, I thought it would be my only opportunity to see
-The Fabulous World of Jules Verne
-Project Moonbase
-First Spaceship on Venus/Voyage to the Prehistoric Planet
-Moon Zero Two/When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth
-most of my anime series

*it was only a buck ($3, $5 the price of cheap DVDs seems to be rising even faster than inflation)
-Katsuhiro Otomo Presents: Memories
-The Return of the Vampire
-"X" The Man with the X-Ray Eyes

How about you?

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Stephen Churay
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I have a whole section of DVD's devoted to
this.They're all films I saw as a child,
through a child's eyes, and loved. I know
they're terrible films but I don't care.

Heartbeeps
The Pirate Movie
Zorro The Gay Blade
Xanadu
Incredible Shrinking Woman (I just found
this one)

Any one of these movies generally brings
about a confused look upon whoever is
going through my collection.

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Matt Hawes
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Movies, books, music... I have a number of things I enjoy that the average person finds odd or strange, along with the more popular fare. I don't really feel a need to explain it, though,  other than I like what I like.
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Brian Rhodes
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Posted: 27 April 2017 at 11:06am | IP Logged | 4 post reply

I just received NEVER TOO YOUNG TO DIE on Blu-ray in the mail earlier this week.

Can't claim "didn't know any better." Clearly, I still don't.

1986: John Stamos is a son of a slain secret agent (George Lazenby!!). His father's killer, Gene Simmons, a power-hungry, ego-maniacal hermaphrodite (in the movie, too!) Vanity plays the love interest. Because...y'know...1986.

The movie was on VHS, but never had an official U.S. DVD release until now (Blu-Ray/DVD combo). The "special" features include a version made out to be a very bad "recorded from TV" VHS transfer. Ah, nostalgia.

The Blu-Ray soundtrack is DTS-HD Master Audio...2.0. That's STEREO, boys and girls. Fancy.

The picture looks better than ever, but not great. No restorations, here.

But hey, just how polished do you want a turd like this?

I'm not usually a proponent of the "so-bad-it's-good" concept, but I'll make an exception here.


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Shaun Barry
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The only ones I can think of at the moment are for childhood reasons as well:

-INFRA-MAN (aka SUPER INFRAMAN)
(Hong Kong import in 1976, my very first trip to a movie theater, when I was 4.  And it's terrible.  But I can't ever part with it!)

-THE CAT FROM OUTER SPACE
(Saw it when I was 6... pretty dopey, but my kids get a kick out of it)

-"Galactica: 1980"
(Complete series; saw the TV show first-run when I was only 71/2... it's about as lousy as you've heard, and I don't revisit it too often.  But it sure takes me back, whenever I do!)

And if I have one "oddball" holy grail, it's a decent DVD or Blu-ray copy of THE THREE FANTASTIC SUPERMEN, an Italian superhero comedy from 1967, that was re-released in 1979, in the wake of SUPERMAN: THE MOVIE... not sure how it holds up, but some clips I caught on YouTube showed that it was surprisingly slick for its time!  I'd love to get my hands on it again.





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I'll need to take a pic of Matt Reed's walls of
vids....haha
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Mario Ribeiro
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Way too many, including DEATH BED - THE BED THAT EATS and A CLOCKWORK ORGY.
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Doug Centers
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More of a family collection so most "questionable" cd's can be attributed to my kids.
A few I do take credit for ; 
MATILDA- Just love it!
THE PUNISHER (2004)- I know it's not popular in these parts, but for $5 it's plenty entertaining.
ULTRA MAN complete series- Nostalgia abounds.

Now if we dug up my VHS's, there'd be plenty of s'plainin' to do!
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Anthony J Lombardi
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I haven't collected DVD's for a long time. My collection now are digital. It's easier to store and keep them safe on my computer and USB. 

But back when I did have DVD's these were the one's I had to explain.

My Ed Wood films especially 'Glen or Glenda'
Pink Flamingos



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Bill Mimbu
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Posted: 27 April 2017 at 7:41pm | IP Logged | 10 post reply

THUNDERBIRDS (original)
BUCKAROO BANZAI
BATTLE BEYOND THE STARS
LATITUDE ZERO (Them: "Wait, isn't this the Toho movie with the bargain basement-looking monsters, and Cesar Romero chewing up the scenery like he was on Batman again?!" Me: "Precisely")




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Doug Centers
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You wouldn't have to do any explaining to me regarding BUCKAROO, Bill.
One of my favorites!
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Brian Hague
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Fully half to 75% of my collection is probably made up of indefensible choices. Lesbian vampire films and Joe Sarno movies; bad television; super-hero films of any given budget; sci-fi comedies that, whatever their overall value as art, nevertheless have moments that reward the patient viewer, if one is of a mind to watch such things in the first place. 

I had a friend over going through the collection for films to borrow and he pulled from the shelf the edited-from-a-TV-mini-series-down-to-film-size "Me and My Shadows: the Judy Garland Story."
"Why do you have this?" he laughed. "I'm gay, and I don't have this!"
I can justify it if I have to, A.) Judy Garland is amazing, B.) Judy Davis plays her in the film, and C.) The film itself is good, including examples of Garland's wit and humor, even as things fall apart around her. 

The thing of it is however, I don't have to justify it!! I'm going to watch the Adrienne Barbeau/ Louis Jourdan "Swamp Thing" if I want to, and while you can, in fact, stop me from doing so, I would certainly hope you wouldn't find it worth your time and effort to do so. 

Just looking around the room, I can see James Gunn's "The Specials"; "Josie and the Pussycats"; the "Legends of the Super-Heroes" TV specials; the "Drak Pack" Saturday morning cartoon; the "Captain America" TV movies; "Earth Girls Are Easy"; "The Devil's Plaything"; "Cool World"; "Iron Sky"; and yes, loathe though I am to admit it, copies of Frank Miller's "The Spirit" (which I actually hate, but nevertheless still enjoy its cinematography) and "Short Circuit 2" (because when was I ever going to find a copy of THAT again?) 

Hey, not everything can be "Lawrence of Arabia." Sometimes you just want to watch Billy Batson and Mentor help out a kid in trouble.


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Bill Mimbu
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Posted: 27 April 2017 at 9:26pm | IP Logged | 13 post reply

You wouldn't have to do any explaining to me regarding BUCKAROO, Bill.One of my favorites!

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Same here, but most of the people I know who would raise an eyebrow over BUCKAROO, would go nuts over BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA instead.

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Brian Hague
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Shaun, it can't be forgotten that as bad as "Galactica: 1980" is, (and that's plenty bad. Super Scouts, anyone?) it nevertheless contains the best regular episode of Galactica of that era, "Starbuck's Return." Man, I love Cy. That guy cracks me up. "Good... We could use a-noth-er pair of strong hands at the gen-er-a-tor..."

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A few favorites from my childhood -

THAT DARN CAT
THE CAT FROM OUTER SPACE (you aren't the only one Shaun!)
CHARLIE THE LONESOME COUGAR

And a few odds and ends from "adulthood" -

DOC SAVAGE: THE MAN OF BRONZE
IRON SKIES
SUPERGIRL
THEY LIVE
TREKKIES



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James Woodcock
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So many of these films I consider to be good. Some real stinkers in there but many that I have enjoyed and been happy to have paid to see.
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Mario Ribeiro
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Hey, Brian, Sarno is totally defensible! (Well, except for Deep Throat Part II, of course.) But the man knew how to make movies, and his brother-in-law was one of the greatest DPs in American cinema.
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Stephen Churay
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I never thought of THEY LIVE as an oddball
movie, but I guess it is. I have been
asked about it by every girl I've ever
dated, and I've made all of them watch it.
The fight in the alley always makes them
laugh. That and one of the greatest lines
in cinema, "I have come here to chew
bubblegum and kick ass, and I'm all out of
bubblegum."
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"Josie and the Pussycats"

It's been years since I've seen it, but I recall that as being a pretty smart movie. Seriously.
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Mario, good call on D.T. Pt. II, and thank you for the back-up!  

Brian, I agree, even if I find the ending involving the villains to be poorly done. Overall, however, that film is a good deal smarter than one might >Join the Army!< expect!  

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Haha, I think Steven Churay and I have the same DVD collection.  I still enjoy watching most of those movies in your list!

Another one that makes me have to explain is:

Nice Girls Don't Explode:  A really quirky comedy with Michelle Meyrink (who didn't have a crush on her in the 80s?) as a girl who believes things catch on fire when she gets excited (because her mom played by Barbara Harris has convinced her of this).  Wallace Shawn is in the movie as well.
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James Woodcock
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Brian, I too think JOSIE AND THE PUSSYCATS is an incredibly smart movie. I've only seen it on TV and was amazed at just what the film was doing. And that it was doing it really well.

And yes, on another film, THEY LIVE has one of the best lines ever
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Jack Bohn
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"Nice Girls Don't Explode"; I'd forgotten that, and the origin story for her "superpower" that she rattled off.

Thanks, I'm feeling better. Well, I feel bad that I still haven't seen Doc Savage, but still, it's only this decade I've seen tom thumb, The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm, and The Power.
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EVERY WHICH WAY BUT LOOSE and ANY WHICH WAY YOU CAN.

The former is the first Eastwood film I saw in the theater. The sequel, well...my wife loves Clyde. 


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Xanadu...it was cheap,until buying it this year i`d
never seen it,i love ELO,Olivia Newton John was a
hottie,i have a penchant for cheesy musicals!
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