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Charity (thrift) shop DVD hunting

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by Dave Gilmour's Cat, Dec 8, 2019.

  1. Mylene

    Mylene Senior Member

    The 3D Blu-ray of Iron Man 3 wouldn't play on my 3D Blu-ray player(it blamed my lack of updates) . Apart from that everything played fine.
     
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  2. AlmostHeavenWV

    AlmostHeavenWV Forum Resident

    Location:
    Lancaster UK
    Found a couple of Laurel & Hardy features today, 99p each in a Garstang charity shop - Way Out West and Our Relations.
     
  3. AlmostHeavenWV

    AlmostHeavenWV Forum Resident

    Location:
    Lancaster UK
    I went back to the same shop and picked up a third L&H DVD I'd seen on the previous visit- A Chump At Oxford. Almost ashamed to say that I also came out with a George Formby movie, Get Cracking, again 99p - even as a child I found Formby's movies, songs and humour corny. To watch once and then re-donate, I expect.
     
  4. Slack Babbath

    Slack Babbath Hit The North...

    Location:
    North Yorkshire
    The Insider
    99p.
    I hadn’t watched this since seeing it at the cinema when it came out. Both Al Pacino & Russell Crowe are phenomenal.
     
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  5. Dave S

    Dave S Forum Resident

    I saw a couple of Hitchcock DVDs, Rear Window and The Rope. Not familiar with The Rope. Any good?
     
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  6. I see some cool DVDs once in awhile, but I don't really buy DVDs anymore. I'm more interested in vintage formats like VHS or C.E.D.
     
  7. SimonSaysCake

    SimonSaysCake Forum Resident

    Well, not a thrift store exactly but at the trader shed at our "dump" (transfer station) someone left a sealed copy of the Criterion pressing of "Nanook of the North" on DVD for me to find and take home. Odd thing to leave but I'm happy.

    -s1m0n-
     
  8. AlmostHeavenWV

    AlmostHeavenWV Forum Resident

    Location:
    Lancaster UK
    Casablanca, True Grit, and The Best Of Rod Stewart & The Faces, 99p each.
     
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  9. Dave Gilmour's Cat

    Dave Gilmour's Cat Forum Resident Thread Starter

    For 50p each:

    The Fifth Element (1997)
    Spellbound (1945)

    Never seen either of these films.
     
  10. Dave S

    Dave S Forum Resident

    The Fifth Elemant is a good film. Enjoy.
     
  11. biilyedwards

    biilyedwards Todd Browning's freak

    Location:
    UK
    5 for £1

    Complete Lord of the Rings trilogy, in one case.
    Beetlejuice
    Walk The Line
    Ray
    Hellboy

    Haven't seen any.
     
  12. ' The Fifth Element ' is very entertaining.
    I had a nightmare about the singing blue alien once.
     
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  13. Dave Gilmour's Cat

    Dave Gilmour's Cat Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Not from a charity shop, but found a few DVDs being given away on a garden wall:
    • Man of Steel (2013)
    • Oblivion (2013)
    • Taken 2 (2012)
    • Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (2010)
    • The Bourne Legacy (2012)

    Anything worth seeing here? And will the Taken and Bourne films make sense without seeing the earlier films in the series?
     
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  14. stepeanut

    stepeanut Holmes Boy

    It’s a ho-hum selection. Nothing amazing, but a few that are worth a look.

    The earlier Bourne films are much better than Legacy, which doesn’t star Matt Damon. You could probably get through it without too much head scratching, but it would certainly help if you were familiar with the basic outline of the series.
     
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  15. Dave Gilmour's Cat

    Dave Gilmour's Cat Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Thanks. Thought that might be the case. I can pick up the others in charity shops fairly easily.
     
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  16. stepeanut

    stepeanut Holmes Boy

    The Bourne series is really good. I’m generally a classic/arthouse kinda guy, so you wouldn’t pick me as the target audience for these films, but I enjoyed them a great deal.
     
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  17. Scope J

    Scope J Senior Member

    Location:
    Michigan
    Scored today, $2.99

    [​IMG]
     
  18. Grand_Ennui

    Grand_Ennui Forum Resident

    Location:
    WI
    I haven't seen any of these films, so I can't comment on them...

    However, I can make this comment: Even if they turn out to not be your cup of tea, at least the price was right.
     
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  19. Dave Gilmour's Cat

    Dave Gilmour's Cat Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Three for £1:

    Ad Astra (2019)
    Fair Game (2010)
    The Hours (2002)

    Any thoughts on these?
     
  20. Grand_Ennui

    Grand_Ennui Forum Resident

    Location:
    WI
    I've bought a few since the last time I posted in here, but the most recent finds are:

    "Chris Rock-Bigger & Blacker"
    "A Good Day to Die Hard"
    "Blondie"-10 movie set on 2 DVDs
    "Mission Impossible: The Complete First Season"
     
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  21. Dave Gilmour's Cat

    Dave Gilmour's Cat Forum Resident Thread Starter

    These were in a 3-for-£1 offer, so I paid £2 for the lot. Never seen any of them before. Any thoughts?

    • Dirty Harry (1971)
    • The Hustler (1961)
    • The Insider (1999)
    • Sleepers (1996)
    • The Heroes of Telemark (1965)
    • Leaving Las Vegas (1995)
     
  22. stepeanut

    stepeanut Holmes Boy

    Good haul :edthumbs:
     
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  23. MC Rag

    MC Rag Forum Resident

    Dirty Harry and Heroes of Telemark are classics, you can probably add the Hustler but I don't think I've ever seen it. Don't know Sleepers or The Insider.

    Leaving Las Vegas might be the best thing Nick Cage ever did.

    All in all, you'll have yourself a good weekend!
     
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  24. starbuck

    starbuck Forum Resident

    Location:
    Cloudy, UK
    Picked up in a 3 for £3 deal today:

    Potiche DVD with Catherine Deneuve and Gerard Depardieu;
    Beast (2017) with Jessie Buckley and Johnny Flynn;
    Sansho Dayu by Kenji Mizoguchi. This is a 2 X DVD with Blu ray set and also includes Gion Bayashi too. Really looking forward to seeing this on blu ray.
     
  25. MC Rag

    MC Rag Forum Resident

    NICE!
     
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