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    [Jan 22, 2008]
    A thread for film fans really. Despite the fact that you can literally download anything from Disney cartoons to hardcore pron these days, there are some things you must have that are original.
    Which DVD(s) should be in your private collection, and why?

    Being an Audi forum, Ronin is one that that comes to mind, everytime it's on TV, we all like to give a reminder, especially a mention of the carchase which introduces the Audi S8 as the star of the show.
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    [Jan 22, 2008]
    Anchorman!!! It's the most random film ever and also one of the funniest.
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    [Jan 22, 2008]
    heat, de niro n pacino
    first blood
    shawshank
    the bourne collection
    boat trip
    gone in 60 seconds
    house . season one and two
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    [Jan 22, 2008]
    pulp fiction
    three days of the condor
    romper stomper
    aliens
    life of brian
    blade runner
    the godfather trilogy
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    [Jan 22, 2008]
    Platoon
    Layercake
    Heat
    Snatch
    Kellys Heroes
    Die Hard
    Lethal Weapon
    and finally Trading Places....
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    [Jan 22, 2008]
    back to the future all 3
    bad boys
    lord of the rings all 3
    fast and furious (but someone borrowed it and never got it back)
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    [Jan 22, 2008]
    Bruce Lee - Enter the Dragon!
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    [Jan 22, 2008]
    Apocalypse Now
    Lock, Stock and Two Smokin' Barrells
    Scarface
    Taxi Driver
    Quadrophenia
    A Clockwork Orange
    The Shining
    Goodfellas

    Absolute quaility flicks, a must have! IMO
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    [Jan 22, 2008]
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    [Jan 22, 2008]
    American Beauty - best film of recent times, and you can watch it again & again, just brilliant concept, brilliant dialogue, oh and Mena Suvari getting her adolescent kit off of course.
    Fight Club - just outstanding in every way
    Betty Blue - the only sub titled film I would recommend, Beatrice Dalle is quality even when she pokes her own eye out.
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    [Jan 22, 2008]
    A few for now, I'll probably have some more when I think about it!...

    Monty Python and The Holy Grail (Life of Brian already sorted above! :thumbsup:)
    Airplane
    The Hunt for Red October
    Crimson Tide
    Full Metal Jacket
    Dr Strangelove or How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
    The China Syndrome
    Capricorn One
    The Andromeda Strain
    ...
    ..

    Regards,

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    [Jan 22, 2008]
    Anchorman
    Superbad
    Napoleon Dynamite
    Blades of glory
    Talladega nights
    Transformers
    Robin hood men in tights
    The butterfly effect
    Jurassic park

    are a couple i'd watch..
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    [Jan 23, 2008]
    Alien
    Aliens
    Lethal Weapon 1-4
    Heat
    Notting Hill
    The Matrix
    Hunt for Red October
    Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back
    Baseketball
    Grosse Point Blank
    Anchorman
    Batman (the original Michael Keaton one!)



    ...............to name but a few of my favs. On the list of films i'd recommend you miss at all costs is Sunshine. Watched it last night and theres no other way to describe it other than total and utter *****!!! I think im gonna write to Fox and demand 90 mins of my life back! I'd rather of watched Garden Force reruns to be honest!!
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    [Jan 23, 2008]
    In no particular order

    Goodfellas
    Rebecca
    North by North West
    Bullitt
    Life of Brian
    The Departed
    Day of the Jackal

    No doubt others will come to mind
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    [Jan 23, 2008]
    Blade Runner
    Silence of the Lambs
    War of the Worlds (the original version!)
    Planes, Trains and Automobiles
    A Beautiful Mind
    Close Encounters of the Third Kind
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    [Jan 23, 2008]
    blade
    underworld
    human traffic
    swordfish ... if not just for the opening in 5.1
    sin city
    LOTR
    stsr wars


    and quite strangly the good the bad and the ugly
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    Pulp Fiction
    True Romance
    Natural born killers
    Motorcycle Diaries
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    [Jan 23, 2008]
    Cool thread

    I will try and mention that have not been mentioned already and are a bit different but I can watch again and again

    Traning Day
    As good as it gets
    Anger Management
    Along came polly
    Meet the parents // Fockers
    Event Horizon
    Seinfeld

    Thats all that comes to mind
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    [Jan 23, 2008]
    Schindlers List? Yes that's one you just have to watch again & again!
    Powerful film, but you only really ever want to see it once, preferably back in 1993 at the cinema.
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    [Jan 23, 2008]
    Fair comment but that film should be shown again so that people do not forget what happened. Like wise with shooting dogs.

    Also JoJo asked
    Which DVD(s) should be in your private collection, and why?
    so my answer above is why they should be in peoples collections
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    [Jan 23, 2008]
    Every James Bond movie.

    Can't get more British than that.
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    [Jan 23, 2008]
    oh!
    Event Horizon
    Hellraiser
    Debbie does Dallas
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    [Jan 23, 2008]
    Being an avid DVD collector (I own 1400 DVD's) I thought I'd post my must haves' by genre.

    Action
    The Hitcher - A superb remake of a movie classic.
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    Adventure

    Lord of the Rings - The Two Towers
    This is a great follow up to the first movie. The build up to the big battle scene is phenomenal the tension is amazing a must see but watch the fellowship of the ring first which is also great.
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    Animation
    Wallace And Gromit - The Curse Of The Were Rabbit
    The last film from Ardman Animation and a real beauty.
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    Biography
    The Queen 2006
    Helen Mirren at her very best.
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    Comedy
    Freddy Got Fingered.
    Astonishingly tasteless comedy. Watch out for the birth scene.
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    Crime
    True Romance
    Very violent but totally absorbing.
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    Documentary
    Super Size Me
    Shocking insight into McDonald's practices.
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    Drama
    Green Street
    Fantastic performances from Elijah Wood and Charlie Hunnam. The energy of the film is great.Wicked soundtrack, great script and an overall very cool film.
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    Family
    Charlie & The Chocolate Factory
    Johnny Depp is good at turning his hand to anything he applies himself to. He makes a wacky, fun Willy Wonka.
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    Fantasy
    Premonition
    Storyline is a clever idea and there are some genuinely spooky moments in this film. It is also quite moving.
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    Horror
    Hostel
    Classic Quentin Tarantino. Don't bother with Hostel II though.
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    Mystery
    Identity
    Very underrated film. Complicated and diverse plot but totally engaging.
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    Romance
    Sleepless in Seattle
    An old one but a good one. A warm and compelling love story.
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    Sci-Fi
    The Core
    Get inside the earths core. Brilliant Sci-Fi Adventure. Just don't take it too seriously.
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    Thriller
    Number 23
    Good plot, good storyline, good effects, great acting, excellent atmosphere, superb editing and great sound.
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    Now I know a lot of people will disagree with the above choices. I have steered clear of the obvious normal choices and listed a few of my favorite films. I've deliberately chosen some obscure titles and I'm not saying that everyone should have these in their collection but ,if your renting a DVD and stuck for chose, then it might help you make a decision and pick something you might otherwise overlook.
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    [Jan 25, 2008]
    Tenascious D, and the Pick of Destiny.
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    [Jan 25, 2008]
    Going off Big Time
    I.D
    Once were Warriors
    New Jack City
    Boyz in the Hood
    White Men Can't Jump
    Crash
    Thomas Crown Affair
    Star Wars
    The Crow
    Wolf Creek
    Nightmare on Elm Street
    Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon
    Indiana Jones
    Last of the Mohicans
    The Patriot
    Gladiator
    Braveheart
    Terminator 1 & 2
    Finding Nemo
    Toy Story
    ET
    City of God

    ...just a few favourites
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    [Jan 25, 2008]
    Memento is a good one to have on DVD so you can watch it through, get confused then watch the special feature that re-orders the scenes so it all makes sense. Great film.
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    [Jan 25, 2008]
    Well I'm not going to re-post a load listed above, as I can see a lot of my collection above.

    My fav all time film is Apollo 13 just love that film, could be as I have the book Lost Moon on which it is based.

    A recent addition that I would recomend is The Wire. HBO American gritty drug cop series. Just watched Series 1 (Christmas pressent from Kate the Mrs) and I'm now looking for two and three box sets.

    Paul
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    [Jan 25, 2008]
    You've Got Mail.
    Mr & Mrs Smith.
    Tomb Raider.
    Along came Polly.
    Bridget Jones Diary.
    American Pie
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    [Jan 25, 2008]
    Goonies Can't help but love it "hey you guys"
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    [Jan 25, 2008]
    watched brokeback mountain last nite, a movie i thought id never see, let alone buy, even pick up. a masterpiece, still think about it, very moving..
    rip heath ledger.......................
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    [Jan 25, 2008]
    Most of the classics have been mebtioned, but any Di niro fan needs to watch Awakenings, made a grown man cry (yep, me)

    also in my collection
    the last samurai
    donnie brasco
    carlito's way
    and Battle royale
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    [Jan 26, 2008]
    Amen to that.
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    [Jan 26, 2008]
    Both bad boys films
    Transporter 1 and 2 ( with the A8)
    Sliding doors
    Enemy of the state
    Italian Job 1969 version

    Cant remember the rest the ex wife kept them all, thats what i was left ^^^
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    [Jan 26, 2008]
    Lord of Rings Trilogy
    Fifth Element
    Dumb abd dumber
    The Silence of the Lambs
    Ronin
    The Truman Show
    Forrest Gump
    Rain Man
    The Godfather (esp 1)
    Braveheart


    and more...
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    [Jan 27, 2008]
    Aliens
    Terminator 2
    Predator
    Heat
    Training Day
    Shawshank Redemption
    All the Bond's!
    Naked Gun
    Top Gun
    Layer Cake
    LOTR's Trilogy
    Back to the Future Trilogy
    The Lost Boys
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    [Jan 27, 2008]
    [​IMG]
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    [Jan 27, 2008]
    American Psycho
    Me, myself and irene
    Pulp Fiction
    300
    Unleashed
    Cannonball
    Blood Diamond
    Jarhead
    Black hawk down
    Flags of our fathers
    Dave Chappelle standup ones
    Wedding Crashers
    American Gangester (when it comes out on DVD)
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    [Jan 28, 2008]
    Another one I have remebered
    Saving Private Ryan or was it shaving private ryan It was just a blur at the time
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    [Feb 3, 2008]
    Haute Tension/Switchblade Romance

    View it in French the American dub is pants and the language adds to the film although there is little dialogue in it.
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