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DVD recommendations [Jun. 25th, 2010|07:17 pm]
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Okay folks, one of the things that we decided was that when we bought a house, Sharon would get her Thermomix, and I would get a tonne of DVDs, since neither of us would have much cash for a little while.

I have a list in my head of DVDs I'd like to buy, but I'd like recommendations because you may suggest a few things that I have forgotten about, or that I've never heard of but are absolutely tremendous.

Below the cut is the list of what I currently have on DVD to help reduce doubling up, and to give to a feel for my tastes. Generally speaking I don't want to buy TV series, that said, I'd like to buy West Wing and maybe Star Trek (original) and/or Deep Space 9, so Tv series aren't out if they're awesome enough. No need to mention any Doctor Who DVDs :)

Okay, so, recommend away!


12 Monkeys 1995
7th Voyage of Sinbad 1958
A.I. Artificial Intelligence 2001
Abominable Snowman (Hammer) 1957
Abyss, The 1989
Action in the North Atlantic 1943
Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai - Across the Eighth Dimension 1984
Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Desert 1994
African Queen 1952
Akira 1988
Alice in Wonderland 1951
Alien Quadrilogy
Altered States 1980
Amazing Transparent Man (20 Great Scary movies) 1960
Amelie 2001
An American Werewolf in London 1981
Angels with Dirty Faces 1938
Animatrix 2003
Assault on Precinct 13 1976
Atlantis - The Lost Empire 2001
Atomic Brain (20 Great Scary movies) 1964
Attack of the Giant Leeches (20 Great Scary movies) 1959
Austin Powers series 1997
Back to the Future series 1985
Bat, The (20 Great Scary movies) 1958
Batman - Mask of the Phantasm 1993
Batman Begins 2005
Batman the Movie 1966
Beast from 20,000 Fathoms 1953
Beast from Haunted Cave (20 Great Scary movies) 1959
Being John Malkovich 1999
Ben-Hur 1959
Big Fat Liar 2002
Big Trouble in Little China 1986
Black Cat (Boris Karloff) 1934
Blade Runner Box Set
Blazing Saddles 1974
Blues Brothers 1980
Blues Brothers 2000 1998
Boondock Saints 1999
Brain from Planet Arous 1958
Brain that Wouldn't Die (20 Great Scary movies) 1959
Bride of Frankenstein (Frankenstein Legacy Collection) 1935
Bride of the Monster 1956
Bubba Ho-Tep 2002
Bug's Life 1998
Cabinet of Dr. Caligari 1919
Captain Blood 1935
Carnival of Souls 1962 (20 Great Scary movies) 1962
Cars 2006
Cat Ballou 1971
Cat Women of the Moon 1953
Cats & Dogs 2001
Chaplin Collection Vol. 1 1914
Chaplin Collection Vol. 2 1916
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory 2005
Charlie's Angels 2000
Charlie's Angels - Full Throttle 2003
Charro 1968
Chasing Amy 1997
Chicken Run 2001
Chronicles of Riddick 2004
Cinderella 1950
Clash of the Titans 1981
Cleopatra 1963
Clerks 1994
Clerks 2 2006
Clockwork Orange, A 1971
Company of Wolves 1984
Constantine 2005
Coraline 2009
Corpse Vanishes (20 Great Scary movies) 1942
Creature from the Black Lagoon (Creature Legacy Collection) 1954
Creature Walks Among Us (Creature Legacy Collection) 1956
Creepshow 1982
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon 2000
Cube 1997
Curse of Frankenstein (Hammer) 1957
Cypher 2002
Danger: Diabolik 1968
Daredevil 2003
Dark City 1998
Dark Crystal (Henson) 1982
Dark Fury 2004
Dark Knight 2008
Dark Passage 1947
Dark Portals - Chronicles of Vidocq 2001
Darkness Falls 2003
Day of the Triffids 1962
Day the Earth Stood Still 1951
Dead Eyes of London (20 Great Scary movies) 1961
Death Proof 2007
Death Race 2000 1975
Deep Rising 1998
De-Lovely 2004
Destination Moon 1950
Dinotopia 2002
Dirty Deeds 2002
Dish, The 2000
Disturbing Behavior 1998
Dodge City 1939
Dogma 1999
Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog 2008
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde 1920
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde 1932
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde 1941
Dr. Jekyll and Sister Hyde 1971
Dr. Strangelove 1963
Dracula (Dracula Legacy Collection) 1931
Dracula A.D. 1972 1972
Dracula Has Risen from the Grave 1968
Dracula Spanish version (Dracula Legacy Collection) 1931
Dracula's Daughter (Dracula Legacy Collection) 1936
Edward Scissorhands 1990
Enemy Below 1957
Eqilibrium 2002
Escape from New York 1981
Escape to Witch Mountain 1975
Face of Fu Manchu 1965
Fangs of the Living Dead (20 Great Scary movies) 1968
Fantastic Voyage 1966
Fido 2006
Fifth Element 1997
Fight Club (US) 1999
Final Destination 1 & 2
Final Fantasy 2001
Finding Nemo (Pixar) 2003
First Spaceship on Venus 1960
Fistful of Dollars 1964
Fistful of Dynamite 1972
Flash Gordon 1980
For a Few Dollars More 1965
Frankenstein (Frankenstein Legacy Collection) 1931
Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (Wolfman Legacy Collection) 1943
Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed (Hammer) 1969
Freaked (Hideous Mutant Freekz) 1993
Galaxy Quest 1999
Gamera - Attack of Legion 1996
Gamera - Guardian of the Universe 1995
Gamera - Revenge of Iris 1999
Gamera the Invincible 1965
Gangs of New York 2002
Gattaca 1997
Ghost and the Darkness 1996
Ghost of Frankenstein (Frankenstein Legacy Collection) 1942
Ghostbusters 1984
Ginger Snaps 2000
Gladiator 2000
Godzilla 1954
Godzilla - Destroy All Monsters 1968
Golden Voyage of Sinbad 1973
Goldmember 2002
Golem, Der 1920
Good Against Evil (20 Great Scary movies) 1977
Good Night, and Good Luck 2004
Good, the Bad, and the Ugly 1966
Great Dictator, The 1940
Great Escape, The 1963
Gremlins 1984
Gremlins 2 - The New Batch 1990
Grosse Point Blank 1997
Gunfight at the O.K. Corral 1957
Hands of the Ripper (Hammer) 1971
Hard Word 2002
Haunting, The 1963
Hellboy 2004
Hellboy 2 2008
Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy 2005
Horror Express (Hammer) 1972
Horror Of Dracula (Hammer) 1958
Host, The 2006
Hot Fuzz 2007
House of Dracula (Dracula Legacy Collection) 1945
House of Frankenstein (Frankenstein Legacy Collection) 1944
House of Wax 1953
House on Haunted Hill (20 Great Scary movies) 1959
Hulk 2003
In Like Flint 1967
In the Year 2889 1967
Incredible Journey 1963
Incredibles 2004
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade 1989
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom 1984
Iron Giant 1999
Iron Man 2008
Italian Job, The (1969) 1969
Jailhouse Rock 1957
James Bond Collection
James Bond - Casino Royale 1967
James Bond - Never Say Never Again 1983
Jeepers Creepers 2 2003
Jimmy Neutron - Boy Genius 2001
Jungle Book 1967
Key Largo 1948
Kiki's Delivery Service 1989
Kill Bill Vol. 1 & 2
Killer Klowns from Outer Space 1988
Killers from Space 1954
King Kong 1933
King Kong 2005
Labyrinth (Henson) 1986
Lady and the Tramp 1955
Lady Frankenstein (20 Great Scary movies) 1971
Lady in the Water 2007
League of Extraordinary Gentlemen 2003
League of Gentlemen 1960
Legend of Zu 1992
Lilo & Stitch 2002
Little Mermaid 1989
Little Prince, The 1974
Little Shop of Horrors (20 Great Scary movies) 1960
Lock, Stock, & Two Smoking Barrels 1998
Logan's Run 1976
Lost Boys 1987
Lost in La Mancha 2002
LotR trilogy
Love Actually 2003
M 1931
Magnificent Seven 1960
Mallrats 1995
Maltese Falcon 1941
Man Who Sued God 2001
Manchurian Candidate 1962
Mary Poppins 1964
Master and Commander - The Far Side of the World 2003
Matrix trilogy
Men in Black 1997
Men in Black 2 2002
Minority Report 2002
Mirrormask 2005
Modern Times 1936
Monsters Inc. (Pixar) 2001
Monty Python and the Holy Grail 1974
Monty Python's Meaning of Life 1983
Moulin Rouge 2001
Mummy Returns 2001
Mummy, The 1932
Mummy, The 1999
Mummy, The (Hammer) 1959
Music Man, The 1962
My Neighbor Totoro 1988
Mystery of the Wax Museum 1933
Naked Jungle 1954
New Guy 2002
Night Creatures (Captain Clegg) 1962
Night of the Living Dead 1968 (20 Great Scary movies) 1968
Nightbreed 1990
Nightmare Castle (20 Great Scary movies) 1965
Nightmare on Elm St collection
Nightwatch 2004
Nosferatu 1921
Once Upon a Time in America 1984
Once Upon a Time in the West 1968
Once Were Warriors 1994
One, The 2001
Our Man Flint 1965
Peter Pan 1953
Phantom of the Opera 1925
Phantom Planet 1961
Pi 1998
Pick of Destiny 2007
Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy
Pitch Black 2000
Planet of the Apes 2001
Planet Terror 2007
Plunkett & Macleane 1999
Predator 1987
Predator 2 1990
Prince of Darkness 1987
Princess Bride 1987
Princess Diaries 2001
Princess Diaries 2 - Royal Engagement 2004
Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex 1939
Project A 1983
Project A - Part 2 1987
Psycho Beach Party 2000
Pulp Fiction 1994
Quiet Earth, The 1985
Raiders of the Lost Ark 1981
Rat Race 2001
Raven, The (Boris Karloff) 1935
Requiem for a Heavyweight 1962
Return from Witch Mountain 1978
Revenge of Frankenstein (Hammer) 1958
Revenge of the Creature (Creature Legacy Collection) 1955
Ride with the Devil 1999
Ring 1998
River of No Return 1954
Road to El Dorado 2000
Roaring Twenties 1939
Robocop 1987
Rocky Horror Picture Show 1975
Rollerball 1975
Running Man 1987
Scooby Doo 2 2004
Scooby-Doo 2002
Sea Hawk 1940
Secretary 2002
Serenity 2005
Shaun of the Dead 2004
Shawshank Redemption 1994
She-Wolf of London (Wolfman Legacy Collection) 1946
Shock (20 Great Scary movies) 1946
Shock Treatment 1981
Shrek 2001
Signs 2002
Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger 1977
Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow 2004
Sleepy Hollow 1999
Slipstream 1989
Snakes on a Plane 2006
Son of Dracula (Dracula Legacy Collection) 1943
Son of Frankenstein (Frankenstein Legacy Collection) 1939
Sound of Music 1965
South Park - Bigger, Longer & Uncut 2000
Soylent Green 1973
Space Cowboys 2000
Spaceballs 1987
Spartacus 1960
Spider-Man 2002
Spider-Man 2 2004
Spinout 1966
Spirited Away 2001
Spy Kids 2001
Spy Who Shagged Me 1999
Star Hunter 1995
Star Trek 1 - 8
Star Wars 4 - 6
Stone Tape, The 1972
Stranger Than Fiction 2006
Superman 1 - 5
Superman and the Mole Men 1951
Swordfish 2001
Taste the Blood of Dracula 1969
Team America - World Police (uncut) 2004
Teenagers from Outer Space 1959
Terminator 1 - 3
The Big Sleep 1946
Them 1954
They Died With Their Boots On 1941
Thing, The 1982
Three Caballeros 1944
Time Machine 1960
Tormented (20 Great Scary movies) 1960
Total Recall 1990
Toy Story 1 & 2
Trainspotting 1996
Treasure of the Sierra Madre 1948
Tremors 1 - 4
Triplets of Belleville, The 2003
Tropic Thunder 2008
Twins of Evil (Hammer) 1971
Unbreakable 2000
Valley of Gwangi 1969
Vampire Circus (Hammer) 1971
Voyage to the Prehistoric Planet 1965
War of the Worlds 1952
War Wagon, The 1967
Wasp Woman (20 Great Scary movies) 1960
Waterloo Bridge 1940
We're No Angels 1955
Werewolf of London (Wolfman Legacy Collection) 1935
Whale Rider 2002
White Zombie (20 Great Scary movies) 1932
Who Framed Roger Rabbit 1988
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory 1971
Wolf Creek 2005
Wolf Man (Wolfman Legacy Collection) 1941
X the Unknown (Hammer) 1956
X-Men 2000
X-Men 2 2003
XXX 2002
Zoolander 2001
Zulu 1964

TV series

Top Gear - Botswana
Top Gear - Revved Up
A Bit of Fry and Laurie 1-3
Adventures of Superman 1-4
Alien Nation
At Last the 1948 Show
Aunty Jack Show 1
Babylon 5
Babylon 5 - The Gathering
Batman Animated
Batman of the Future - Return of the Joker
Battlestar Galactica
Black Books
Blake's Seven
Captain Scarlet & the Mysterons
Catweazle 1&2
Children of the Stones
Cowboy Bebop
Cowboy Bebop - The Movie
Danger Man
Department S
Do Not Adjust Your Set
Doco - Walking with Beasts
Doco - Walking with Dinosaurs
Edge of Darkness
Farscape - Peacekeeper War
Fraggle Rock
Get Smart
Gilligan's Island
Greatest American Hero
Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
I, Claudius
Invader Zim
IT Crowd 1
Jeeves & Wooster 1&2
Kenny Everett - The Complete Naughty Bits
Kolchak: The Night Stalker
Kung Fu 1&2
League of Gentlemen
League of Gentlemen's Apocalypse
Lenny Henry Show, Best of
Lexx 1-4
Life on Mars
Lock, Stock
Lost in Space 1&2
Lucy Show
Monty Python's Flying Circus
Muppet Show 1-3
Night Stalker/Night Strangler
Northern Exposure 1&2
Outer Limits (original)
Persuaders, The
Prisoner, The
Quantum Leap
Reboot - Daemon Rising/My Two Bobs
Sapphire and Steel
Space 1999
Steptoe and Son
Storyteller - Greek Myths
Twilight Zone original
X-Files 1-3

[User Picture]From: ariaflame
2010-06-25 09:48 am (UTC)
Have you seen/liked Mystery Men? Or if you like hong kong action/comedy Mr Vampire
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[User Picture]From: dalekboy
2010-06-25 10:21 am (UTC)
Wasn't too fond of Mystery Men, but I do have a copy of it on VHS awaiting a rewatch. Haven't seen Mr. Vampire but have heard good things about it.
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[User Picture]From: rachelholkner
2010-06-25 09:52 am (UTC)
The Third Man (1949) is my first suggestion. Most days it's my favourite film ever.
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[User Picture]From: dalekboy
2010-06-25 10:19 am (UTC)
Awesome suggestion! And it reminds me I have yet to buy a copy of Citizen Kane as a bonus!
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[User Picture]From: rachelholkner
2010-06-25 11:57 am (UTC)
HA! I put Citizen Kane and Casablanca in my comment as well, but then deleted b/c I didn't want to seem snobby. ;-)
Un-snobby suggestion: Beetlejuice
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[User Picture]From: bunny_m
2010-06-25 12:50 pm (UTC)
Everyone should have a copy of Casablanca!

(Preferably the 2-disc edition, so you get Carrotblanca as well.) ^_^

[Edit]: Beetlejuice is a great suggestion, too.

Edited at 2010-06-25 12:55 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: dalekboy
2010-06-25 01:08 pm (UTC)
Casablanca is another reminder, and the comment below about the 2 disc is perfect.

Beetlejuice I've been waiting for a release with extras, but I may just bite the bullet.
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[User Picture]From: callistra
2010-06-25 11:52 am (UTC)
I am totally coming over to visit when you've bought it.

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[User Picture]From: ariaflame
2010-06-25 11:58 am (UTC)
I know people over here that have one. Makes nice sorbet.
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[User Picture]From: bunny_m
2010-06-25 01:15 pm (UTC)
No Forbidden Planet?

A quick grab from my collection that might appeal:
To Kill A Mockingbird
Stand By Me
Good Will Hunting
Young Sherlock Holmes
Better Off Dead (see also other Cusak films from around the same time)
Hercules Returns
Enemy At The Gates
We Were Soldiers

Films I don't have on DVD but *really* wish I did:
Iron Monkey and Fist of Legend, both awesome martial arts films.

Seeing as you like some of the Ghibli stuff, I recommend Porco Rosso/Kurenai no Buta and Kiki's Delivery Service. Nausicca of the Valley of the Wind is another good one, but more epic than Totoro, Porco or Kiki's. (Also quite a bit longer.)

TV shows:
The Wire
The Middleman
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[User Picture]From: ariaflame
2010-06-25 03:44 pm (UTC)
He already knows about The Middleman Couple of posts back I think.
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[User Picture]From: dalekboy
2010-06-26 12:38 am (UTC)
Have Middleman, just forgot to record it. And yes, have to buy the yummy 2 disc of Forbidden Planet, and at least a portion of some of your recs.

And yes, will eventually own most if not all Studio Ghibli stuff.

Thank you!

Edited at 2010-06-26 03:55 am (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: bunny_m
2010-06-26 05:56 am (UTC)
One can never recommend The Middleman too much or too often.

Well, you can, but it's pretty damn hard. ^_^
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[User Picture]From: jack_ryder
2010-06-26 12:13 am (UTC)
If you're interested in British tv comedy - Brass Eye is a must have (only available on import.) People Like Us is available locally (David Tennant is one episode, as is Bill Nighy) as is the first season of Peep Show

HK Comedy - Shaolin Soccer but the HK dvd is hard to get nowadays - Kung Fu Hustle is much easier to find (every Hong Kong film fan needs at least one Stephen Chau film in their collection.

Horror - The Descent - unless you're claustrophobic.

SF - Primer should be in every serious SF fan's collection, I believe

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[User Picture]From: dalekboy
2010-06-26 12:31 am (UTC)
Based on the fact that every film you mentioned I like and want in my collection, I'm going to have to check out all those TV series now :D
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From: (Anonymous)
2010-06-28 12:58 am (UTC)
[GregT] The combined works of Charlie Kaufman: Human Nature, Being John Malkovich, Adaptation, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, and Syndecdoche New York.

With the complete run of (90s sitcom) Ned & Stacey tossed in, where he's an uncredited writer.
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