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17th January 2006 4:13  #1

Rodrigo Giust Member Join Date: September 2004 Location: Uruguay Posts: 103 Send a message via MSN to Rodrigo Giust
Any "Blind Buys" out there?
I was wondering, since I purchased without actually seeing it "Serenity" and "Scarlett"(Mainly because due to a gift certificate I got it for free).
But have you "blind bought" any DVD´s recently?

17th January 2006 10:09  #2

Chris Gould Editor Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 7,120 Send a message via ICQ to Chris Gould Send a message via MSN to Chris Gould Send a message via Skype to Chris Gould
I don't normally blind buy, but I went a bit mad at Christmas. Among others, I bought:

Sympathy for Lady Vengenace, Man on Fire, Collateral, Mean Girls, Ong-Bak, Jurassic Park boxed set (never seen the sequels).

17th January 2006 14:57  #3

floyd dylan Banned Join Date: April 2004 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 913
I think Stevie Wonder has got a DVD out.  <-- I know I'm going to hell, sorry.

17th January 2006 20:45  #4

Danny Storr Member Join Date: November 2005 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 161
I often see films coming out at the cinema but don`t get chance to go and see them ,one of the great things about having a family really so I go out and buy them, "Sin City" springs to mind



http://www.intervocative.com/dvdcollection.aspx...

18th January 2006 12:43  #5

Bodhi Member Join Date: February 2005 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 403
These days, I only buy films that I've never seen before, as I rarely watch them more than once.

18th January 2006 13:04  #6

Ian Schultz Banned Join Date: July 2005 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 407 Send a message via MSN to Ian Schultz
My latest will be Do The Right Thing Criterion on Friday.

If somebody I trust says your like it, i'll go out a buy 80% of the time

19th January 2006 1:46  #7

Gabe Powers Editor Join Date: September 2004 Location: United States Posts: 4,477 Send a message via ICQ to Gabe Powers
Go buy White Chicks Ian.

(this is a test for both me and him Happy)

19th January 2006 1:49  #8

AmyChaser Member Join Date: January 2006 Location: United States Posts: 12
Good blind buy = Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow

Not so good blind buy = S.W.A.T.

19th January 2006 1:50  #9

Gabe Powers Editor Join Date: September 2004 Location: United States Posts: 4,477 Send a message via ICQ to Gabe Powers
My best blind buy to date was Oldboy. Titus was another good one. Cabin Fever was pretty good.

19th January 2006 3:04  #10

Mal Webmaster Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 1,290
Out of interest how is a "blind buy" defined?

If it's what I think it is then probably 95% of DVDs I buy, I haven't seen before. I tend to rely on IMDb rating, forum recommendations or even looking for a director's other work.

Some of the ones I had absolutely no idea about when buying were: Oldboy, Spider, Tesis, My Sassy Girl, Das Experiment, Il Mare, A Tale of Two Sisters... I'll stop there as it'll go on forever. Bear in mind that's over a year ago as I've hardly bought anything since.

19th January 2006 6:36  #11

Gabe Powers Editor Join Date: September 2004 Location: United States Posts: 4,477 Send a message via ICQ to Gabe Powers
Mal, you seem pretty proud of your lack of purchases. You bring it up all the time. Yes, you have more willpower than me, are you happy now?!?

19th January 2006 8:42  #12

Chris Hazelton Member Join Date: January 2005 Location: Australia Posts: 40
I recently blind bought, The Seven Samuarai, Dr. Strangelove, Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind. Can't say they were very brave blind buys but I love all there

19th January 2006 8:47  #13

rob murray Member Join Date: November 2004 Location: United States Posts: 477
Oldboy and Kingdom of Heaven

19th January 2006 11:51  #14

Worst Nightmare Senior Member Join Date: July 2002 Location: Australia Posts: 6,706 Send a message via AIM to Worst Nightmare Send a message via ICQ to Worst Nightmare Send a message via MSN to Worst Nightmare Send a message via Yahoo to Worst Nightmare Send a message via Google to Worst Nightmare
Gabe Powers wrote: Go buy White Chicks Ian.

(this is a test for both me and him Happy)
ahh Gabe, made my night shift!

19th January 2006 17:36  #15

Ian Schultz Banned Join Date: July 2005 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 407 Send a message via MSN to Ian Schultz
Gabe Powers wrote: Go buy White Chicks Ian.

(this is a test for both me and him Happy)


I'm I stupid? I think not. I don't wanta see that s**t

19th January 2006 17:39  #16

Tom Editor Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 2,497 Send a message via ICQ to Tom
Ian Schultz wrote: I'm I stupid? I think not.

Hehe, gotta love the ironic mistake...

19th January 2006 17:55  #17

Matt Contributor Join Date: October 2004 Location: United States Posts: 2,113
Gabe Powers wrote: Mal, you seem pretty proud of your lack of purchases. You bring it up all the time. Yes, you have more willpower than me, are you happy now?!?
I freely admit that I have no will power since I'm basically a DVD w***e, but on the brightside it's a healthier lifestyle choice than being an alcoholic or a pothead.

19th January 2006 18:26  #18

Gabe Powers Editor Join Date: September 2004 Location: United States Posts: 4,477 Send a message via ICQ to Gabe Powers
Matt wrote: Gabe Powers wrote: Mal, you seem pretty proud of your lack of purchases. You bring it up all the time. Yes, you have more willpower than me, are you happy now?!?
I freely admit that I have no will power since I'm basically a DVD w***e, but on the brightside it's a healthier lifestyle choice than being an alcoholic or a pothead.


Unless someone breaks into your house and steals them, then I can see you going on some kind of Bronsonesque rampage across the mid-West.

19th January 2006 18:37  #19

Jonathan Bennett Member Join Date: March 2005 Location: United States Posts: 600 Send a message via AIM to Jonathan Bennett Send a message via MSN to Jonathan Bennett Send a message via Yahoo to Jonathan Bennett Send a message via Google to Jonathan Bennett
I blind ordered Serenity for christmas a little less than a month ago,
My best blind buys to date have to be Casablanca 2 Disc SE, Gone With The Wind 4 Disc CE and 12 Angry Men.

19th January 2006 18:56  #20

Ian Schultz Banned Join Date: July 2005 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 407 Send a message via MSN to Ian Schultz
I only buy Blind Buys of films which I know I would like.
cause I like Weird Films and visually amazing films so something like Dark City I blind bought.
Or Anchorman cause I really wanted to see.
Or something like Roadracers (Robert Rodriguez's Lost Film)

19th January 2006 19:48  #21

Matt Contributor Join Date: October 2004 Location: United States Posts: 2,113
Gabe Powers wrote: Unless someone breaks into your house and steals them, then I can see you going on some kind of Bronsonesque rampage across the mid-West.
Hmm...I've always thought of myself going on a more Rambo-like rampage myself--sporting a red bandana while I trample on the skulls of my enemies, leaving nothing but shell casings from a smoking M-60 in my wake and screaming "Adrian!" for no apparent reason...at least until the insurance money kicked in and I redirected my carangefest towards Best Buy to replace everything that is.

19th January 2006 20:09  #22

Mal Webmaster Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 1,290
Gabe Powers wrote: Mal, you seem pretty proud of your lack of purchases.
Just an excuse for not having recent blind purchases. Am thinking about trying those online rental services... I only seem to watch a DVD once before chucking it on the shelf.

19th January 2006 20:10  #23

herbe13 Member Join Date: November 2005 Location: United States Posts: 7
All of my blind buys were with tv shows on DVD. They were Seinfeld, X-Files, and 3rd Rock From the Sun. I haven't been disapointed yet.

19th January 2006 20:21  #24

Adrian Senior Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,305
Matt wrote:
Hmm...I've always thought of myself going on a more Rambo-like rampage myself--sporting a red bandana while I trample on the skulls of my enemies, leaving nothing but shell casings from a smoking M-60 in my wake and screaming "Adrian!" for no apparent reason...at least until the insurance money kicked in and I redirected my carangefest towards Best Buy to replace everything that is.


Don't drag me into these fantasies!

I rarely buy things that I haven't seen.  It just doesn't seem worthwhile.  I'm getting like Mal.  I don't think I watch many things more than once.

19th January 2006 22:37  #25

EPlay Member Join Date: January 2006 Location: United States Posts: 3
Recently finished watching Season 1 of "Veronica Mars" as a blind buy after hearing rave after rave.  I was a bit skeptical because of the high school characters, but it was excellent.  Vernonica, while sometimes a little too cutesy, is smart and engaging.  The dialogue is intelligent, and the season-long mystery arc is engrossing.

22nd January 2006 3:42  #26

David Blackwell Senior Member Join Date: February 2004 Location: United States Posts: 2,631 Send a message via MSN to David Blackwell
The Best blind buys I have got were from eBay.   The first is the Taiwan horror film Double Vision starring Tony Leung and David Morse.   The second was Wasabi starring Jean Reno.

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