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    DVD collection treasures

    I suppose with the virtual death of video rental, and fewer people going to cinemas we are more reliant on private DVD collections. I think the movie studios now make half their money off DVD/Blue Ray sales. So which weird and wonderful items in your collection do you cherish? I like Green Ice for the music of Bill Wyman (his Je suis un rockstar and Cloud Hopper movie theme song are in there), Anne Archer wasn't bad either, lol.



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    The two movies I tend to watch again and again and again are 13th Warrior and Kingdom of Heaven.
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    One example most here will most likely never have heard of is this German war movie "Die Brücke" (The Bridge) from 1959. It is about a group of young teenagers drafted in the final days of the war, tasked with defending a small, unimportant bridge from the advancing allies. This scene is most likely the one remembered the strongest by anyone who has seen the movie:



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    Boot Hill was the first movie where Bud Spencer and Terence Hill teamed up, although it isn't a straight comedy. Funny enough, 8 years later in 1977 Midway released an arcade game based on the movie!



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    Boot Hill was the third in a trilogy; They Call Me Trinity, They Still Call Me Trinity, and Boot Hill
    It is great, the first two are funnier. They are favorites in my collection too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by USSWisconsin View Post
    Boot Hill was the third in a trilogy; They Call Me Trinity, They Still Call Me Trinity, and Boot Hill
    It is great, the first two are funnier. They are favorites in my collection too.
    I think Boot Hill predated those movies, it was 1969 and They Call Me Trinity was 1970, and Boot Hill (different characters) wasn't a comedy. I think Boot Hill was the first time Bud Spencer and Terence Hill teamed up.

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    I think Boot Hill predated those movies, it was 1969 and They Call Me Trinity was 1970, and Boot Hill (different characters) wasn't a comedy. I think Boot Hill was the first time Bud Spencer and Terence Hill teamed up.
    You may be right, I bought the three together as a set and "assumed" - always a dangerous thing to do
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    Quote Originally Posted by USSWisconsin View Post
    You may be right, I bought the three together as a set and "assumed" - always a dangerous thing to do
    A bit of trivia, Bud Spencer chose his name because his favorite actor was Spencer Tracey. He represented Italy in swimming at the Olympics (at the Helsinki games, 1952 I think). Terence Hill took his name from his American wife Lori Hill.

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    I think the ugly Corvette in Corvette Summer virtually killed Mark Hamill's movie career. Might also have been a factor in Jimmy Carter not getting a second term, lol.




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    I think the ugly Corvette in Corvette Summer virtually killed Mark Hamill's movie career.
    WOW that is ugly - holy balls!
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    Mark Hamill got more of a break than his acting talent deserved because of Star Wars. Gotta feel sorry for ol' Hoff, he was trapped by TV, but I think his ability merited a few movie comedies.


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    In the '80s Stallone and cheese were synonymous, lol.


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    The Beast of War, or simply The Beast.

    First saw it on Encore when Encore was free "premium" channel on our cable system.
    I was utterly fascinated by this movie, all the more so because I'd never heard of it.

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    These days I see Debbie Does Dallas as more of an art house movie.

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    Can't beat the old family favorites, lol!

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    I think The Omega Man still has the edge on Will Smith's I Am Legend remake, the latter has too much CGI to be taken seriously, IMO. Plus, the idea of Chuck Heston running around LA with firearms shooting communists, I mean zombies, is very believable.

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