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No Thrash? No Cash!
Posted: Mon Apr 14, 2008 6:25 pm Reply with quote
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What films would you consider to be must-see releases? Im not talking about big screen per say but those that slip under the radar but you would consider excellent movies. I don't keep track of them as much as I would like, so any movie buffs have recommendations?

Im not brave enough to take chances on foreign movies when renting dvd's but really liked "Old Boy" after it came highly recommended.

Anything else?
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mickO)))
Posted: Mon Apr 14, 2008 6:32 pm Reply with quote
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Obiviously Ichi the killer
Zatoichi
infernal Affairs
Fulltime killer
Audition
Downfall (not Asian it's about the downfall of Hitler)
Harsh times (not Asian either)

Loads more that I can't think of at the minute
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No Thrash? No Cash!
Posted: Mon Apr 14, 2008 6:40 pm Reply with quote
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Cheers ill check em out. Doesn't have to be Asian by the way...just really good.
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corr666
Posted: Mon Apr 14, 2008 6:44 pm Reply with quote
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Shawshank Redemption a must see!!
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Scarface
Posted: Mon Apr 14, 2008 6:53 pm Reply with quote
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the seventh seal!
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Todd Unctious
Posted: Mon Apr 14, 2008 6:58 pm Reply with quote
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corr666 wrote:
Shawshank Redemption a must see!!


i agree, one of the best ever made in my opinion! Others would have to be pulp fiction, american psycho and american history X! classics


Wait for Lorcs to start raving about saving private ryan! its like his porn Laughing
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ResidentOfBok
Posted: Mon Apr 14, 2008 7:01 pm Reply with quote
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Scarface wrote:
the seventh seal!


Yeah, you don't get to call yourself a Black Metal fan without having watched it. Razz It's a stunning film though.

Recent enough edition to my top three of all time would be Solaris. Most people dislike the remake, but I think they did a fantastic job of it. I'm a bit of a war movie bluff, but high on the realism, so stuff like Come and See, Das Boot and Saving Private Ryan rank pretty high for me as well. Fuck you Jamez, the opening sequence is krieg beyond krieg!!


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Scarface
Posted: Mon Apr 14, 2008 7:02 pm Reply with quote
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saving private ryan ist krieg
master and commander ist watery krieg
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Creeping RM Death
Posted: Mon Apr 14, 2008 7:05 pm Reply with quote
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Agree with Harsh Times, brilliant film. Very gritty and Christian Bale is excellent as usual.

The Assassination of Richard Nixon is another film worth checking out. Sean Penn writer/director is realy making a name for himself outside acting. Into the Wild is another of his worth a look.

Ah i could go on all day here, cant be arsed thinking of more at the minute though.
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Scarface
Posted: Mon Apr 14, 2008 7:07 pm Reply with quote
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also, honourable mention to my all time favourite movie, alien
though yeah i really love my war movies too, das boot is indeed a classic. im partial to the realism aswell, although i do have a soft spot for kelly's heroes.

how about a poll of the worst ever war movies... more tripe has been produced in the name of war than almost any other genre... with the possible exception of the rom-com...

we were soldiers and windtalkers get my vote

Creeping RM Death wrote:
The Assassination of Richard Nixon is another film worth checking out. Sean Penn writer/director is realy making a name for himself outside acting. Into the Wild is another of his worth a look.


really? fuck, i thought it was absolutely atrocious. i mean i was sitting watching it going "yup yup this is very well made, well acted etc etc" but found it too horrendously depressing to be entertaining in any way. sean penn's other snoozefest 21grams gets the award for "best attempt to confuse the viewer into thinking a film was more sophisticated than it actually was by excessive use of split narrative"
"was that any good?" "it must have been, ive no idea what happened"


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ResidentOfBok
Posted: Mon Apr 14, 2008 7:10 pm Reply with quote
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Windtalkers is an absolute abortion alright.
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TSOP
Posted: Mon Apr 14, 2008 7:10 pm Reply with quote
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There's a very good "reality science fiction" one called Primer. It's basically about a guy who, with his business partner and best friend, experiments with a device that seems to have more power than they could ever have imagined. Playing with batteries, refrigeration, and other techniques and materials in his garage, they discover that their machine just might have the ability to move back in time. Originally dealing with wristwatches, they both soon consider making a box large enough to transport a human being - with remarkable results. It's not like your Hollywood time travel flicks either. Unique and at ninty minutes isn't too long. Though with so much jargon and tech talk I don't think they could have made it longer than that.
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polymer
Posted: Mon Apr 14, 2008 7:12 pm Reply with quote
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Mean Creek
Brick
Great Expectations (1963 version with John Mills)
Unforgiven
The Seventh Seal
The Wickerman
The Omen Trilogy
Downfall
Three Burials
Dark Blue
Equilibrium
Pan's Labyrinth
Zodiac

I could go on and on...
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TSOP
Posted: Mon Apr 14, 2008 7:16 pm Reply with quote
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Brick?

I don't think he meant must see teen movies.
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mickO)))
Posted: Mon Apr 14, 2008 7:16 pm Reply with quote
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Todd Unctious wrote:
american psycho




My favourite. Can't even out into words how good it is lost count how many times seen it and im still not sick of it. Must actually dig out.
"Don't just stare at Sabrina's asshole eat it" Laughing

Creeping RM Death wrote:
The Assassination of Richard Nixon is another film worth checking out. Sean Penn writer/director is realy making a name for himself outside acting.



Is that the Nixon film with Anthony Hopkins I have wanted to see that for ages just never got round to buying it.
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