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Title: The Official "Man, why did I buy this?" thread
Post by: nonametofame on Jan 23, 2007, 03:08:25 AM
Got a dvd in your collection that you truly regret buying and probably sticks out like a sore thumb in your collection? If so, share your thoughts here.

To feed my HD-DVD craving a few months back, I picked up Tomb Raider HD-DVD. I then remembered why I never bought the standard dvd, it sucks bullocks. To add insult to injury, I found the PQ to be lackluster. Now I'm on track purchasing just movies I like.


Title: Re: The Official "Man, why did I buy this?" thread
Post by: Tommy on Jan 23, 2007, 09:30:43 AM
I once owned Shallow Hal, Bounce and Undercover Brother. Thankfully, I've since traded/sold these for better discs. In my defense, the first two I picked up without having seen them first. As for the last one, I thought it was hilarious the first time through, but a year later it was the dumbest movie I'd ever seen. Weird how that works sometimes.


Title: Re: The Official "Man, why did I buy this?" thread
Post by: jfrost on Jan 23, 2007, 10:07:11 AM
Would have to be Riverdance (Superbit)!  I was one title shot of having the entire Superbit collection, and that title was Riverdance.  I bought it, never watched it, and then sold off the majority of them at a used DVD store.  I am still ashamed to have owned that one :)


Title: Re: The Official "Man, why did I buy this?" thread
Post by: Kedrix on Jan 23, 2007, 12:13:00 PM
Star Chamber or Jacquelyne Hyde, both impulse bargain bin buys.  Both came out like crap...Star Chamber should have good due to Michael Douglas, but just fell apart.  Jacquelyne Hyde was obviously a "b" crap trying to be erotic trying to be horror movie.  It fell on both counts.  Thankfully I've gotten rid of both. 


Title: Re: The Official "Man, why did I buy this?" thread
Post by: StudioGeek on Mar 23, 2007, 06:19:00 PM
None... At least not anymore. I once owned 500+ DVD's as many of you once saw... I now own about 40 or 50. I realized I just did nto watch them all, plus with Netflix, TiVo and some of my favorites on my Video iPod - I just didnt need them, plus on top of it all I figured I'd need to buy all new HD discs one day anyway, so I sold them while they still had some, albeit not much value left.

Plus, it helps me save and put more on the ol' CC debit racked up buying these infernal DVD's in the first place.

I still have some listed on Half.com for cheap, if anyones interested, just look up "bryskyd" - I'm not going to shill (where is ruthy anyway?) with a link...


Title: Re: The Official "Man, why did I buy this?" thread
Post by: teedub on Mar 24, 2007, 12:56:16 PM
Yeah, I've been thinking of purging some titles, but I can't bear to do it for less than $5 each.  I'd rather keep them, at least I think I would.
Nice to see you still lurking Bryan!

Anyway, back on topic...

My claim to shame would have to be the Sex And The City series.  Though I did enjoy them, they always get a raised eyebrow from visitors.

I've sold through so many, some that I actually can't remember even owning.  I'll have to give it a little more thought, perhaps.


Title: Re: The Official "Man, why did I buy this?" thread
Post by: Beckmen on Mar 24, 2007, 01:33:10 PM
I don't know how to get to your half.com page, Bry. I tried typing in your name, but it got no hits. Got a link?


Title: Re: The Official "Man, why did I buy this?" thread
Post by: StudioGeek on Mar 25, 2007, 01:09:58 PM
I don't know how to get to your half.com page, Bry. I tried typing in your name, but it got no hits. Got a link?

here you go beck...just a few titles left, but if anyone's interested at least you know im reliable :)

http://shops.half.ebay.com/bryskyd_W0QQ (http://shops.half.ebay.com/bryskyd_W0QQ)

Bry


Title: Re: The Official "Man, why did I buy this?" thread
Post by: Beckmen on Mar 25, 2007, 04:26:24 PM
Nah, nothing there that looks too enticing. Thanks, anyway.


Title: Re: The Official "Man, why did I buy this?" thread
Post by: Kedrix on Mar 26, 2007, 06:26:45 AM
Lemony Snickets CE is tempting, but that's about it.  I had no idea on your books that the movies of the 70's is worth so much.  I have the 80's and 90's editions and I picked those up for $8 to $10 a piece.  I also picked one up from the same publishers that has a whole mess of info and pictures on Paul Verhoeven.  Awesome books, really. 


Title: Re: The Official "Man, why did I buy this?" thread
Post by: Mirage52 on Mar 26, 2007, 08:57:55 AM
I'd have to say that Suspiria is a regrettable buy, but not an embarrassing one. Stay away from rom-coms and you're usually good.


Title: Re: The Official "Man, why did I buy this?" thread
Post by: StudioGeek on Mar 26, 2007, 10:21:27 AM
Lemony Snickets CE is tempting, but that's about it.  I had no idea on your books that the movies of the 70's is worth so much.  I have the 80's and 90's editions and I picked those up for $8 to $10 a piece.  I also picked one up from the same publishers that has a whole mess of info and pictures on Paul Verhoeven.  Awesome books, really. 

Ked,

One of the reasons its priced so high is the unbelievable shipping costs since it's heavy. Make me a decent offer and it's yours, I'd rather give it to someone who has the others and appreciates it (I sold my others), and you can pay me through paypal so I can avoid the stupid shipping options through Half... Deal?


Title: Re: The Official "Man, why did I buy this?" thread
Post by: Kedrix on Mar 26, 2007, 11:37:41 AM
I'll let you know probably closer to the end of the week (these are such great coffee table books)...one quick question though, it says paperback...my two editions are hardbacks w/dustjackets, I'm about 98% sure; what's yours? 


Title: Re: The Official "Man, why did I buy this?" thread
Post by: StudioGeek on Mar 26, 2007, 11:51:55 AM
I'll let you know probably closer to the end of the week (these are such great coffee table books)...one quick question though, it says paperback...my two editions are hardbacks w/dustjackets, I'm about 98% sure; what's yours? 

Yeah there is only one version, it's like a hybrid - it's a flexible semi-hard cover. I'll check again when I get home but its not a thick hardcover or a dinky little softcover either. I'll post a photo later...


Title: Re: The Official "Man, why did I buy this?" thread
Post by: Kedrix on Mar 26, 2007, 11:54:24 AM
My Paul Verhoeven book is like that ($3 at the Half Price books, absolute steal), so that would probably be cool...I would like to see the picture though, thanks.


Title: Re: The Official "Man, why did I buy this?" thread
Post by: StudioGeek on Apr 02, 2007, 09:11:37 AM
Heres that photo I promised you:

(http://www.bexperiment.com/70sbook.jpg)


Title: Re: The Official "Man, why did I buy this?" thread
Post by: Kedrix on Apr 04, 2007, 11:47:56 AM
Niceee..sorry I didn't respond sooner; I've been dealing with a lot of crap lately (my water heater, my bed, my very much wanting a date with this certain girl).  Let me think about it, and I'll get back to you.  I want it yes, that part is true; but it's the timing mostly right now.  Take care and thanks so much again for taking the time to take a good picture. 


Title: Re: The Official "Man, why did I buy this?" thread
Post by: StudioGeek on Apr 04, 2007, 11:56:51 AM
Niceee..sorry I didn't respond sooner; I've been dealing with a lot of crap lately (my water heater, my bed, my very much wanting a date with this certain girl).  Let me think about it, and I'll get back to you.  I want it yes, that part is true; but it's the timing mostly right now.  Take care and thanks so much again for taking the time to take a good picture. 

OK, then it's yours. Let me know what price you wanna give me for it.


Title: Re: The Official "Man, why did I buy this?" thread
Post by: Justin Cleveland on Apr 04, 2007, 02:37:26 PM
OK, then it's yours. Let me know what price you wanna give me for it.
Complimentary reacharound?


Title: Re: The Official "Man, why did I buy this?" thread
Post by: StudioGeek on Apr 04, 2007, 03:19:22 PM
OK, then it's yours. Let me know what price you wanna give me for it.
Complimentary reacharound?

I'm sorry sir but the value of your reach-around is not what it used to be, I think I'll pass.


Title: Re: The Official "Man, why did I buy this?" thread
Post by: Kedrix on Apr 04, 2007, 04:35:22 PM
Ouch!; I think Cleveland might shed a tear tonight...harsh man hehe.   Ummm, okay...give me until next week.  But I do want it.  It's sexay!


Title: Re: The Official "Man, why did I buy this?" thread
Post by: StudioGeek on Apr 21, 2007, 12:22:50 PM
Any thoughts on this Ked? I want to get this book off my desk :)


Title: Re: The Official "Man, why did I buy this?" thread
Post by: JMX997 on Oct 20, 2008, 05:46:44 AM
I have a couple of new favorites in the scary movie category. "The Devil's Chair"  is a great scary movie that has the best concepts. Its one of those films thats as much psychological as it is visually scary. I can't even begin to explain the head trip I got watching this.  "Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer" is new favorite for the exact opposite reason I liked The Devil's Chair". While Devil's Chair was psychologically unnerving, Jack Brooks:Monster Slayer is and over the top horror film.  This film literally brings me back to the scary films of the 70's and 80's. From the story line to the Visual effects, these films are more shockers than scary. This film was just as much an action movie as it was a scary movie. PLUS it has Robert Englund. Lastly I picked up my first Blu-Ray Discs. Of course I had to buy the "Ray Harryhausen Collection". These are classics and the first scary movies my dad let me watch. 7th Voyage of Sinbad is an all time classic that I believe every body should have the pleasure of seeing at least once. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YCGbTeb4USk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ejwdhipRQJU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1d_ptfvoZWk