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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.
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.
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.
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.
Mal
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.
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.
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)
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.
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.
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.
Tom
Ian Schultz wrote: I'm I stupid? I think not.

Hehe, gotta love the ironic mistake...
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
Gabe Powers wrote: Go buy White Chicks Ian.

(this is a test for both me and him Happy)
ahh Gabe, made my night shift!
Oldboy and Kingdom of Heaven
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
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?!?
Mal
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.
My best blind buy to date was Oldboy. Titus was another good one. Cabin Fever was pretty good.
Good blind buy = Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow

Not so good blind buy = S.W.A.T.
Go buy White Chicks Ian.

(this is a test for both me and him Happy)
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
These days, I only buy films that I've never seen before, as I rarely watch them more than once.
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...
I think Stevie Wonder has got a DVD out.  <-- I know I'm going to hell, sorry.
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).
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?