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#143624 - 07/15/06 11:25 PM All This Fine Equipment and No Good Movies on DVD
2x6spds Offline
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Another trip to the DVD store and I left empty handed. Nothing worth buying. All this great equipment and such long waits between decent movies released to DVD.

Anyone else feel like this?
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#143625 - 07/16/06 01:28 AM Re: All This Fine Equipment and No Good Movies on DVD [Re: 2x6spds]
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Although not the best for showing off the equipment, I find myself buying older movies when I get the chance (or make a rare find). Recently enjoyed a few Hitchcock films--"Strangers on a Train" and "Vertigo." Sounded fine in DPL II.

Today I picked up "The Godfather" for 10 bucks. Believe it or not I haven't seen the movie. Ever. I've read the book, though.

Now that I think about it, the last five or so movies I've seen haven't shown off the equipment, but I've enjoyed them.
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#143626 - 07/16/06 01:50 AM Re: All This Fine Equipment and No Good Movies on DVD [Re: 2x6spds]
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I would have to agree, this year seems a little short on good films, I'm a regular Tue. junky at Blockbuster when the new releases come out, I was walking out empty handed again when one of the kids recommended I watch the Worlds Fastest Indian. Loved the movie. May be something you want to check out if you are into the old feel good type of stuff.
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#143627 - 07/16/06 04:16 AM Re: All This Fine Equipment and No Good Movies on DVD [Re: 2x6spds]
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I hear you 2x6 ... seems like this happens to us more often than not.

Speaking of DVDs, why is it so hard to find 'Mrs. Doubtfire' anywhere? It's never in the stores and very illusive online.
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#143628 - 07/16/06 07:53 AM Re: All This Fine Equipment and No Good Movies on DVD [Re: 2x6spds]
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AMEN! Like Michael, I'm a regular "Tuesday junkie" at Blockbuster, and I research and plot my movie rentals months in advance. I'm not looking for "A" list earth shatteringly great films, I just want a few hours of diversionary entertainment. Not happening this summer.

Sean, nice to see there are others who still enjoy the old movies. I'm an old movie buff, and my cable box frequently can be found set to Turner Classic Movies. If you've not already done so, be sure to pick up Godfather II. It's universally considered to be one of the best sequels ever. De Niro turns in his usual tour do force performance as the young Vito. Then, though (IMHO) not as good as I and II, you should see III just to complete the cycle.
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#143629 - 07/16/06 09:03 AM Re: All This Fine Equipment and No Good Movies on [Re: St_PatGuy]
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Those are two awesome movies for sure. Kim Novak, in Vertigo, is just stunning! I heard the TCM guy say that Vera Miles was supposed to play the part, but she was expecting, so old Al got upset, wouldn't wait for Vera and gave the part to Kim instead. Thank you, God.

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#143630 - 07/16/06 11:25 AM Re: All This Fine Equipment and No Good Movies on DVD [Re: Ajax]
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Don't worry, Jack, I'll pick up the other Godfather movies eventually. I don't know why I've put off seeing any of the movies for so long. I guess it's time to change all that.
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#143631 - 07/16/06 11:33 AM Re: All This Fine Equipment and No Good Movies on [Re: littleb]
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I hear ya, Bruce--Kim Novak is stunning in that movie. It's always interesting to try to picture what could have been with actors in certain roles. I still can't see Tom Selleck as Indiana Jones. Sometimes things don't work out for the best.
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#143632 - 07/16/06 09:05 PM Re: All This Fine Equipment and No Good Movies on [Re: St_PatGuy]
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Quote:

It's always interesting to try to picture what could have been with actors in certain roles. I still can't see Tom Selleck as Indiana Jones. Sometimes things don't work out for the best.




Yeah, I also like to think of the "What if" possibilities... A story that always comes to mind is how Sean Connery turned down the role of the architect in The Matrix. Then he turned down the role of Gandalf in The Lord of the Rings trilogy. So, I imagine, he looks back and sees that these films have made about 2 billion dollars. Sci-fi is looking pretty good, no?! So, he adjusts his thinking just in time to catch a wave on ... LXG: the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. Ouch.

Of course, Ian McKellen was a great Gandalf, and I'm not so sure a Connery Gandalf would have pulled it off.

There's scores of other stories like this...
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#143633 - 07/16/06 10:37 PM Re: All This Fine Equipment and No Good Movies on [Re: medic8r]
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I didn't know about Sean Connery and those two movies. Very interesting. You are right, though, there are countless stories like that.
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