Free DVDs!

From: PNCOOL24 Aug 2004 13:20
To: ALL1 of 21

I dunno if anyone knows but The Sun and Play.com are doing a free DVD a day.

 

Want a free copy of The Long Good Friday with Bob Hoskins in it? Just go to www.play.com/sunmon and fill in the details. The password's SUNFRIDAY.

 

I only know this because my supervisor at work showed me it. If I catch a look at today's paper I'll post the details of that one as well. Apparently today's film is going to be Mona Lisa.

From: Kriv24 Aug 2004 13:40
To: PNCOOL 2 of 21
From: Trigger (TR)24 Aug 2004 15:20
To: PNCOOL 3 of 21
From: Kriv24 Aug 2004 15:23
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From: PNCOOL25 Aug 2004 15:45
To: ALL5 of 21
Meh, I didn't see it posted before. Wasn't in the latest Music and Film threads.
From: CHYRON (DSMITHHFX)16 Sep 16:22
To: ALL6 of 21
Because time travel still doesn't work, I was unable to retrieve these fine DVDs from 2004. Fortunately, however, MrsD. was able to source a Bob Hoskins collection DVD at our local lieberry -- in 2019!

We have thus far watched Raggedy Rawney about a gypsy camp visited by a cross-dressing WWI deserter, The Long Good Friday (which we watched a couple of times before), and currently are on Neil Jordan's Mona Lisa, an odd-couple flick that you might say lay some of the groundwork for his later smash hit Crying Game.

We got about 2/3 through The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearn but bailed when it became obvious she was tragically headed for a booze-fueled abyss (Judith Hearn, not MrsD., who is a teetotaler AFAIK).

Hooray Bob.  :-O~~~
EDITED: 16 Sep 16:23 by DSMITHHFX
From: graphitone21 Sep 11:47
To: CHYRON (DSMITHHFX) 7 of 21
Is the seminally acclaimed Super Mario Bros film in that collection?

Edit - just seen the Mona Lisa thread and WMa beat me to that reference.

Still, it begs the question, what's the worst film you've ever seen?
EDITED: 21 Sep 11:49 by GRAPHITONE
From: CHYRON (DSMITHHFX)21 Sep 13:03
To: graphitone 8 of 21
Hmmm. That's a toughie. It's probably a Steven Seagal but... so bad it's good kind of bad.

OK, yeah I'm going to go with Under Siege. The break dancing scene and his bro banter with some barely intelligible rapper dude are off the charts bad.
EDITED: 21 Sep 13:10 by DSMITHHFX
From: graphitone21 Sep 14:13
To: CHYRON (DSMITHHFX) 9 of 21
Is that the black dude he refers to as 'Cueball'?

Edit - yep.

EDITED: 21 Sep 14:14 by GRAPHITONE
From: CHYRON (DSMITHHFX)21 Sep 16:06
To: graphitone 10 of 21
I'm thinking of someone else, maybe a different Seagal movie. Dude was like a rapper / standup comedian. Younger, had hair, acted ridiculous but dangerous AF. I think he was meant to be a gang banger.
EDITED: 21 Sep 16:06 by DSMITHHFX
From: Manthorp21 Sep 20:38
To: graphitone 11 of 21
There are various forms of worst, of course. I walked out of Pasolini's 120 Days of Sodom because I thought it was sexually delinquent self-indulgence in disguise. I walked out of The Running Man, too, because it was just really shit. I stayed to the end of The Incredible Melting Man, agog at its transcendent ineptitude.  "My god! It's his ear!" 
From: CHYRON (DSMITHHFX)21 Sep 22:47
To: Manthorp 12 of 21
I had no problem watching 120 Days, because I thought it was an exposition (perhaps exaggerated, perhaps not) of fascist depravity (or as Wikipedia more fulsomely puts it, "explores the themes of political corruption, murder, abuse of power, sadism, perversion, sexuality and fascism."). OTOH I found the mass murder church scene in Kingsman Secret Service to be gratuitous, OTT and serving no valid purpose. Plus it was overall a shitty movie.
From: graphitone22 Sep 07:18
To: Manthorp 13 of 21
Not to mention that each genre is more than capable of putting out dross, which can be difficult to compare to others.
I'd put Mercury Rising up there just because it's bloody awful and I've never forgiven the friend who recommended it and Hostel, which was just gore porn and had no reason for being made beyond this.
From: william (WILLIAMA)23 Sep 22:20
To: graphitone 14 of 21
The worst film I've ever seen is Forrest Gump. My reasoning is that it's clearly the worst film ever made. Some people feel it has redeeming features, but this is not the case. 
From: CHYRON (DSMITHHFX)24 Sep 13:43
To: william (WILLIAMA) 15 of 21
Yeah it's pretty bad... I've seen plenty worse.
From: graphitone24 Sep 17:27
To: Manthorp 16 of 21
The Running Man has the usual Schwarzenegger camp quality to it and Jesse Ventura hams it up aplenty, with a costume made from cardboard boxes afaict.

From: CHYRON (DSMITHHFX)24 Sep 17:34
To: graphitone 17 of 21
I thought the running man was great, wildly entertaining.
From: graphitone24 Sep 19:29
To: william (WILLIAMA) 18 of 21
From: william (WILLIAMA)24 Sep 19:45
To: graphitone 19 of 21
Not trolling. I absolutely hate it. I can't think of anything good about it whatsoever. Film "ideas" that were far better done by Zelig and Being There. The laughable notion that the American Dream is so wonderful that even the disabled and disadvantaged can fly to the top. The portrayal of every single character to the left of Jo McCarthy as flawed and doomed. The criminal waste of money in making this shit.
EDITED: 24 Sep 19:47 by WILLIAMA
From: graphitone24 Sep 20:13
To: william (WILLIAMA) 20 of 21
I wasn't disputing that you hated it, more that you may have been taking the piss out of the vague reasons for disliking other films that we've had in this thread already.  :-$