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cindymancini
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I just wondered if any of you do this...

I don't know what it is about 80's movies being released to DVD that gets me but I find myself buying movies I don't even really like that much when they come out on DVD because it feels like I should or I better get it now because eventhough I don't love the movie, it might go away and I won't be able to get it ever again...For example, Howard the Duck is seeing a DVD release in March I believe and part of me is actually considering buying it because I love Lea Thompson!!

Have you ever done this? If so with what movies???

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All the time, I learned my lesson the hard way passing up the DVD's of School Spirit and She's out of control. I remember them vaguely on TV, but never watched them front to back, don't know if I ever will.
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Howard the Duck was torture to watch...don't do it.

Find another movie with Lea Thompson in it.

I hardly ever buy movies in a store somewhere.

I usually hear about a movie (on here), and then I go track it down on Ebay or Amazon.

I love when people write about things I have never heard of.

I keep thinking I need to just go buy all these movies that people have recommended on here, like Cloak and Dagger and Monster Squad...and just have them...incase I can't find them in a year.

Look at how many movies that have been released to DVD- you can only get off the internet, because they only released a limited amount.

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I had actually ordered SOUL MAN on dvd, but caught it on tv yesterday, and instantly cancelled my order... damn, that was a retarded movie! It shouldn't be mentioned in the same breath as other 80's classics!
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I kind of like Soul Man.

Is saying something is "retarded" is that an 80s phrase...because I say that all the time, and anymore people look at you funny when you say the word "retard". But, we called each other "retards" all the time, and I just wondered if other people still do that?

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i know i wouldn't spend the movie on howard the duck. i saw it over a year ago on cable and wow, it was bad. i used to love it when i was little..
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quote:
Originally posted by ISIS:

I keep thinking I need to just go buy all these movies that people have recommended on here, like Cloak and Dagger and Monster Squad...and just have them...incase I can't find them in a year.

ISIS, you totally have to get those movies. I think they are worth the investment, and if you shop around, you should be able to get them fairly cheap. I know that Circuit City has Cloak & Dagger online for $6.99, which isn't much more expensive than a rental.

I just watched Cloak & Dagger again the other night, and it's still a really good movie. Of course, a bit of magic is lost from the movie since watching it as a child, but it certainly holds its own. So does Monster Squad, which I watched a few months back, and enjoyed.

It is interesting, however, re-watching childhood favorites as an adult...I almost always find that a little something is lost on those kid-friendly 80's classics, with the exception of The Goonies, Stand By Me, Big, and E.T. Nonetheless both Monster Squad and Cloak & Dagger have stood the test of time, IMO.

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I've fought the urge to buy Monster Squad even though I see it for sale on DVD everywhere now. I loved the movie as a kid, but I just know that I'd probably hate it now. I did make this mistake a couple other times. Once when I bought the DVD release of Garbage Pail Kids...and did I ever kick myself in the behind for doing so. One of the biggest wastes of $13.99 I've done in recent time.
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quote:
Originally posted by cindymancini:
I just wondered if any of you do this...

I don't know what it is about 80's movies being released to DVD that gets me but I find myself buying movies I don't even really like that much when they come out on DVD because it feels like I should or I better get it now because eventhough I don't love the movie, it might go away and I won't be able to get it ever again...For example, Howard the Duck is seeing a DVD release in March I believe and part of me is actually considering buying it because I love Lea Thompson!!

Have you ever done this? If so with what movies???

Hmmm intresting question. Let me answer it like this.
I OWN HOWARD THE DUCK.... [Wink]

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howard the duck was pretty sad!! i usually don't buy too many dvd's unless i really want them for my collection like the saw movies i just bought and i buy them from e bay pretty reasonable prices there!! i am thinking about buying some red skeleton dvd's they have for hubby from years ago he was a funny guy!!
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I buy crappy 80's movies all the time...but usually for only $5. If I remember hearing about them or seeing them when i was a kid...i want it. I've bought some bombs that I couldn't get through til the end....So....they suck...I'll never never watch them again.....they are cluttering up my house....but still gotta have it.......in need of counselling perhaps?
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I've passed on Garbage Pail Kids for only $2.99....should I do it? Seems like I'm supposed to have it...but I'm not hopeful of it being any good.
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I buy some of these impulse DVD's as well. Stuff I didn't want to see in the 80's I take a chance on like Remo Williams or Action Jackson. I even bought Frankenhooker last month, one of those one time viewing sorts of things.
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