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Charity (thrift) shop DVD hunting

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

  1. LitHum05

    LitHum05 El Disco es Cultura

    That's Criterion, right? Sweet.
  2. Mirrorblade.1

    Mirrorblade.1 Forum Resident

    I scored Citizen Kane the disc edition co produced by PBS 98 cents..
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  3. stepeanut

    stepeanut Holmes Boy

    Not in the U.K.
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  4. Nimby

    Nimby Rotten hound of the burnie crew

    Lewis, Scotland.
    I have just discovered this thread, and as charity shop DVDs are my new hobby, I shall be posting now and then.

    I like to have a film night every Saturday, for which I keep a special box of DVDs handy for selection.
    And I seem to be collecting the Marvel MCU films as and when they turn up in my local charity shops for 50p-£1
  5. Dave Gilmour's Cat

    Dave Gilmour's Cat Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Just bought 10 DVDs for £3 in my local charity shop, including some I really want to see and some that might be awful. But at 30p each, it’s not much of a gamble:
    • The Girl on the Train (2016)
    • The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
    • It’s Complicated (2009)
    • Once Upon a Time in America (1984)
    • Pretty Woman (1990)
    • The Thomas Crown Affair (1999 remake)
    • Rebel Without a Cause (1955)
    • Rosetta (1999, with bonus film La Promesse from 1996)
    • The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)

    Thoughts on any of these?
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  6. AlmostHeavenWV

    AlmostHeavenWV Forum Resident

    Lancaster UK
    Local Hero

    50p each.
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  7. JonW

    JonW That's just the name of the shop, love!

    Nope, it's the Argent Films Special Edition. Criterions are mostly not sold here (I think they have produced a handful of Region B Blu-Rays e.g. Kelly Reichardt's "Certain Women" but they are the exception).
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  8. gabacabriel

    gabacabriel Forum Resident

    Bristol, UK
    David Lynch's Dune
    Anthony and Cleopatra
    Porridge S1
    ...plus a fourth one that I cant remember at the moment

    I don't normally buy DVDs (prefer BD or 4K).... but it was a quid for the lot!
  9. JonW

    JonW That's just the name of the shop, love!

    That's a great film. If I remember rightly, the soldiers move across the screen consistently in one direction when they are advancing, and back the other way when they are retreating. I happened to watch it at the same time as "War Horse" came out, and a review of that (I don't remember if it was of the film or the stage show) said the battle scenes made no sense. If a film made in 1930 can get these things right, why not something more recent?

    One of my favourites from my teenage years! :righton:
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  10. LitHum05

    LitHum05 El Disco es Cultura

    DVDs have gotten so cheap around me that I don't pick them up anymore. I left behind a sealed copy of "Birdman" for $1.00 yesterday. Unless it's a Blu Ray or something I've been wanting, I leave it behind. Trying to fight the pack rat instinct! :help:
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  11. You've never seen ' The Good the Bad and the Ugly ' ? Are you kidding? Watch it tonight !
  12. gabacabriel

    gabacabriel Forum Resident

    Bristol, UK
    Checked tonight when I got home - the fourth title in my 4-for-a-quid splurge (!) was....

    Carlito's Way ;)
  13. Mark B.

    Mark B. Forum Resident

    Concord, NC
    Found these DVDs at thrifts over the past few weeks. $1.00 each.

    Leonard Cohen - Live in London
    The Great Rock’n’Roll Swindle
    Rome - The Complete Season 1-2 (HBO series)
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