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Old 02-20-2013, 05:23 PM   #31
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I'm not ashamed of owning "bad" movies. But I do hide discs that would appear offensive. I don't have acquaintances that are into horror or even know what exploitation films are. So I do not display I SPIT ON YOUR GAVE, BRUTE CORPS or ZOOM IN: SEX APARTMENTS. The people that I associate with in the real world would think I was a psychopath if they saw my movie collection.
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Old 02-20-2013, 05:58 PM   #32
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I'm not ashamed of owning "bad" movies. But I do hide discs that would appear offensive. I don't have acquaintances that are into horror or even know what exploitation films are. So I do not display I SPIT ON YOUR GAVE, BRUTE CORPS or ZOOM IN: SEX APARTMENTS. The people that I associate with in the real world would think I was a psychopath if they saw my movie collection.
yeah, i'm not "embarrased" per se, but I do shelve my Roman Porno releases a little carefully. if someone notices them, fine, but when looking at my shelf, i'd just as soon the first title they see not say SEX HELL in giant letters.

one of the funniest reactions I received to my collection was when my sister-in-laws very nice but rather conservatively religious boyfriend came over. he was perusing my collection when all of a sudden he exclaimed "The 120 Days of Sodom!?!? Oh my god!" that was good for a chuckle.
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Old 02-20-2013, 06:06 PM   #33
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I'm not ashamed of owning "bad" movies. But I do hide discs that would appear offensive. I don't have acquaintances that are into horror or even know what exploitation films are. So I do not display I SPIT ON YOUR GAVE, BRUTE CORPS or ZOOM IN: SEX APARTMENTS. The people that I associate with in the real world would think I was a psychopath if they saw my movie collection.
Nothing is hidden in my collection, whether "bad" or "sleazy" or even "pornographic". ZOOM IN is out there with THE OPENING OF MISTY BEETHOVEN and A CHRISTMAS STORY. If people want to think I'm a "psychopath" or "weirdo" while they look through my collection that's their hang up, not mine.

Plus, it's great to have conversation starters!
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Old 02-20-2013, 07:39 PM   #34
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Nothing is hidden in my collection, whether "bad" or "sleazy" or even "pornographic". ZOOM IN is out there with THE OPENING OF MISTY BEETHOVEN and A CHRISTMAS STORY. If people want to think I'm a "psychopath" or "weirdo" while they look through my collection that's their hang up, not mine.

Plus, it's great to have conversation starters!
It's funny that you point out MISTY BEETHOVEN. I do have that out with my "normal" stuff. It has a tasteful cover and anyone that would know it's a porno wouldn't have any right to be judgmental.
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Old 02-21-2013, 01:49 AM   #35
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Old 02-21-2013, 02:39 AM   #36
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What one person considers a "bad" movie can be a classic to the next person. That said, I own more than my fair share of what can be objectively considered awful: Dracula VS Frankenstein, Stroker Ace, Kiss Meets the Phantom of the Park, and many more. They are in my collection because I find them entertaining. Couldn't give a fuck what anyone else thinks of them.
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Old 02-21-2013, 11:36 PM   #37
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What one person considers a "bad" movie can be a classic to the next person. That said, I own more than my fair share of what can be objectively considered awful: Dracula VS Frankenstein, Stroker Ace, Kiss Meets the Phantom of the Park, and many more. They are in my collection because I find them entertaining. Couldn't give a fuck what anyone else thinks of them.
I don't want to know the person that would think less of you for owning STROKER ACE.
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Old 02-21-2013, 11:45 PM   #38
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When the contrary mood strikes me I sometimes like to argue that Death Wish 3 is the greatest film ever made. I tend to celebrate my love of bad movies.

The people who tend to mock the lowbrow stuff we love are the same people who flock to films like Battleship, Pearl Harbor, and Independence Day. I wouldn't let them bug you.

Nothing wrong with Fair Game Workshed! The world needs more attorneys who look like Cindy Crawford.
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Old 02-22-2013, 02:43 AM   #39
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Nothing wrong with Fair Game Workshed! The world needs more attorneys who look like Cindy Crawford.
i was pretty stunned when i found out the connection between Fair Game, Cobra, and Beverly Hills Cop. I haven't seen either in years, but I feel like I should watch Fair Game and Cobra back to back and try to pick out the similarities.
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Old 02-25-2013, 11:03 PM   #40
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Yeah I don't hide anything, nor am I ashamed of anything. Then again, it's not like I have random people in my house checking out my collection and judging me haha. My friends know the crap I am into. My collection is a mix of everything, from critically acclaimed classics to pure trash, popular Marvel flicks to sleazy teen sex flicks. You need a little cheese once in a while to spice up your life. Personally I love owning lots of bad movies as they are usually the conversation starters and the movies people are curious to check out. Everyone has seen The Avengers, but has everyone seen Screwballs, Don't Go In the Woods...Alone!, or Frankenhooker?
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Old 02-26-2013, 12:43 AM   #41
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I think what actually makes my collection special is the fact that I own very few movies or shows which couldn't be considered bad. Fargo is my classiest movie and it's sitting next to a few other fairly upscale flicks (Safe, Ghost World, Without You I'm Nothing, and The Last Supper, the one with Cameron Diaz). The rest is fairly out there. Except that my only Tarantino (Jackie Brown) is next to my only Lynch (Lost Highway) and, fittingly, Donnie Darko, Kalifornia, and Clay Pigeons. Oh, and Wonder Boys.

After that, it really is hard to tell what is or isn't considered bad anymore. Because... some movies which no one had any real problems with seem to fail to interest a lot of people now. Is Clueless not one of the best movies of the 90's? It's left off a lot of "high brow" lists (criminally). How has Death Becomes Her aged? (It certainly would last longer with a fuckin' WIDESCREEN ANAMORPHIC TRANSFER, Uni-fuckin'-versal, you ASSHOLES!) And, of course, some people just cringe when you even say the word "Disney." Has Harry Potter out-kids' adventure'd The Goonies? Is that lame now? Is Beetlejuice bad now because those fucking Christopher Nolan fans hate Burton's Batman movies that much? Is John Waters' Hairspray bad because the world embraced the remake so passionately? Oh, and... I think a lot of people are losing respect for Peter Weir but I think Cars That Ate Paris (which I don't own yet but, if it stays in-print just a year longer...) and Picnic at Hanging Rock are wonderful. Yet, David Lynch and - I can say this, right? - Brian De Palma's 70's and 80's output is mostly in the critical safe zone.

So, because reading minds is pointless since they change so much, I say fuck-it. I've got Heathers next to The Worst Witch. Repulsion's next to Barbarella. The Virgin Suicides is next to Girl, Interrupted. Starman's next to The Mask (Jim Carrey, which I can't bring myself to say I don't like). John Waters 1972-2000 (minus Cry-Baby because it's easily my least favorite of his movies) is sandwiched between The Brady Bunch movies & The Nanny, seasons 1 and 2 (which is an underrated show...at least for the first couple seasons).

I'm a little embarrassed to admit I own movies which I keep for just a few scenes, though. And some movies I keep because they offend me deeply and I like to put them in and just absord the shock (Nine Months). I actually do own a surprising amount of movies...just for research (Mrs. Doubtfire, Batman Forever, Safe - which I hate, Red Eye, after that it gets hazy). If it's about a certain subject matter, I'll keep it just because it gives me ideas when I'm writing a story that may contain an element in the movie.



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Nothing wrong with Fair Game Workshed! The world needs more attorneys who look like Cindy Crawford.
...would you settle for Monique Gabrielle?

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i was pretty stunned when i found out the connection between Fair Game, Cobra, and Beverly Hills Cop. I haven't seen either in years, but I feel like I should watch Fair Game and Cobra back to back and try to pick out the similarities.
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I don't want to know the person that would think less of you for owning STROKER ACE.
Hal Needham just got an honorary Oscar. So, retroactively people who own Stroker Ace are film snobs by default.
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...would you settle for Monique Gabrielle?

give me Monique Gabrielle over Cindy Crawford any day of the week! what movie is that from, btw?

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you mean whats the connection? sorry, didn't mean to be vague. i just figured it was yet more common knowledge that i had just been late in discovering. Short story is: Sallone was initially going to make Beverly Hills Cop, and he wanted to make it dark and violent, which was reflected in the script he wrote for it. Eventually he left the production, and they turned it into a comedy with Eddie Murphy. Stallone made his BHC script with George P Cosmatos and it became Cobra. Turns out the script Stallone wrote was based on a novel called Fair Game. Which, of course, was eventually made into a movie of the same name with Baldwin and Crawford. So, as crazy as it seems, Cobra and Fair Game are adaptations of the same book. Which is why I'd love to watch them back to back, and see if I can spot any similarities. Because in my memory they have absolutely nothing in common.

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you mean whats the connection? sorry, didn't mean to be vague. i just figured it was yet more common knowledge that i had just been late in discovering. Short story is: Sallone was initially going to make Beverly Hills Cop, and he wanted to make it dark and violent, which was reflected in the script he wrote for it. Eventually he left the production, and they turned it into a comedy with Eddie Murphy. Stallone made his BHC script with George P Cosmatos and it became Cobra. Turns out the script Stallone wrote was based on a novel called Fair Game. Which, of course, was eventually made into a movie of the same name with Baldwin and Crawford. So, as crazy as it seems, Cobra and Fair Game are adaptations of the same book. Which is why I'd love to watch them back to back, and see if I can spot any similarities. Because in my memory they have absolutely nothing in common.
Well both Cobra and Fair Game have a kind of "rogue-type" cop protecting a woman from a killer, eventually the couple gets separated from the rest of the police and are on the run... Obviously they are very different interpretations of the general plot.
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