Tuesday, May 03, 2005

Recent DVD Purchases

I don't remember if I've mentioned this little foot note in the past or not (Keep in mind that I'm not getting any younger), so if I have, just disregard the next paragraph.

I own a lot of movies on both VHS and DVD. By no means would I say that they are all GOOD movies, though there are a lot. I purchase a movie for many reasons and one of those reasons is visuals. Of course, I own a lot of my movies because I genuinely enjoy them and/or they conjur fond memories. However, there are scenes in all my DVD/VHS movies that I'd love to capture and print. I long to create a giant photo album of stills of my favorite scenes from movies. Most wouldn't be anything that you'd see in a promo of the movie and/or press book, but I love them just the same. And then there are some movies I own simply because I find a particular actor beautiful. For example, one of my latest DVD purchases was Kiss Me Monster. It's by no means a good movie. It's one of those badly-dubbed Italian sexploitation movies of the 60's. However, it has some deliciously-bad imagery and that's why I bought it. So, if any of you ever check out my DVD collection and think to yourself "Why-in-the-hell would he own _________? It's just awful!." Trust me, I know. But not everyone sees things the way I do either, so don't assume that any taste I may have is strictly confined to my mouth.

I <3 Huckabees [2004]
• Whistle Stop/Detour: Film Noir double feature [1946/1945]
The Philadelphia Story [1940]
13 Going On 30 [2004]
Alfie [2004]
La Dolce Vita [1960]
Echo Park [1986]
Dominick and Eugene [1988]
Secondhand Lions [2003]
Kiss Me Monster [1969]
Footloose [1984]
Hardcase and Fist [1989]
Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle [ 2004]
Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow [2004]
Saved! [2004]
Buying the Cow [2002]
Starship Troopers [1997]
Toolbox Murders [2003]
The Legacy [1978]
Second Sight: Series 1 &2 [1999-2000]
Monster Man [2003]
Stingray: The Complete Set (Not pictured) [2003]


Anonymous Dave2 said...

I own a few of these myself, so who am I to criticize? But... BUYING THE COW?!?? I rented it because I'm a serious Ryan Reynolds fan, but even that couldn't save it for me.

Tuesday, May 03, 2005 1:43:00 AM  
Blogger Mariana said...

Why Echo Park and Dominick and Eugene? Are you a Tom Hulce fan?

Tuesday, May 03, 2005 3:39:00 AM  
Blogger I Am The Walrus said...

I truly understand Starship Troopers...but "Sky Captain...?" Apparently my medication hadn't kicked in enough to get me past 15 minutes. Love ya!

Tuesday, May 03, 2005 3:09:00 PM  
Anonymous LOUP said...

The Philadelphia Story is one of my favorite.movies.EVER!!

I love Secondhand Lions as well. = ) Those old guys remind me of my daddy.

Tuesday, May 03, 2005 9:53:00 PM  
Blogger Rene Merced Jr said...

I've got a few of those myself. The Footloose DVD has one of the most gay-tastic commentary tracks from the producers that I've ever heard! The Kevin Bacon is alright too.

Saturday, May 07, 2005 4:42:00 PM  
Blogger Kirkkitsch said...

Dave, Dave, Dave. Ryan Reynolds + nudity= instant classic. Lol! To be honest, I hadn't (and still haven't) even seen the movie when I bought it. However, I remember seeing stills from the movie, ages ago, and hearing all the hubub over the scenes where Ryan Reynolds gets naked, so that alone made it an instant purchase. Like I said, a lot of my choices in movie purchases are purely visual in nature. Think of it as the "Swordfish" of DVD purchses (i.e. Halle Berry's titties)

Yes! I love Tom Hulce. At one time I even had a little bit of a crush on him. Plus, both movies were on sale NEW for like $3. Besides, if you have never seen Dominick & Eugene, you're missing out on a really good movie. I enjoyed it a lot. I remember catching it on cable, ages ago. Good stuff! But beware...it'll make you cry.

Oh Sarah, say it ain't so! You may find this hard to believe, but that movie was the first movie in a LONG time that got me excited about movies again!

As you know, I am SOOOO not a fan of the cop-out known as 'CGI.' I think it's way over used these days (Can you say An American Werewolf in Paris?), so I was more than a little comprehensive going into Sky Captain. However, for me, the CGI was much more than a quick-fix and much more a style. Like Neo Noir. I really loved the 40's-style pulp period of it all and the overall look.

Me too! I love almost everything I've ever seen Katharine Hepburn in. My friend Derik can't stand her, but she's been in too many of my cinematic favorites:
-Bringing Up Baby
-The Philadelphia Story
-Woman of the Year
-Dragon Seed
-Desk Set
And the list goes on and on. And I'm glad to see that someone else loved Secondhand Lions as much as I did. I think you're the only person I know, besides myself, that has seen it. Michael Caine and Robert Duvall MADE the movie for me. I even loved their younger counterpart's adventures. I found myself wanting to see THOSE made into a movie. They were such great ol' curmudgeons! I LOVED it!

Lol! Gaytastic! I bet! I haven't had a chance to listen to the commentary yet, but I too love the movie. And I am SO not a musical fan and have zero interest in ever seeing the broadway version. However, I'm hooked once I see the dancing feet at the opening credits and hear the music. Good stuff!

Sunday, May 08, 2005 8:15:00 AM  

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