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Best straight-to-video/dvd movies?
« on: October 12, 2017, 04:17:16 PM »
Because I can't even come up with five.

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Re: Best straight-to-video/dvd movies?
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2017, 05:20:51 AM »
How do you even know when a movie was straight to DVD? It is not as if it is written on the box, or in my case, on the streaming service's movie description.
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Re: Best straight-to-video/dvd movies?
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2017, 12:31:30 PM »
With the market changing and so many titles going to Netflix (like I Don't Feel at Home in this World Anymore) it's difficult to say what qualifies for this list, or which films I love that I'm forgetting belong here. Also, something may have been released in theaters elsewhere, but not here.

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Re: Best straight-to-video/dvd movies?
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2017, 10:53:43 PM »
Trick'r'Treat was the big one that came to my mind. And, of course, Dakota Skye, though Dakota FLY didn't even make the poll's cut  : ' (

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Re: Best straight-to-video/dvd movies?
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2017, 11:10:38 PM »
How do you even know when a movie was straight to DVD? It is not as if it is written on the box, or in my case, on the streaming service's movie description.

http://www.imdb.com/search/title?title_type=video

It's not perfect because it includes things like music videos, short collections, behind-the-scenes docs, comedy specials, et cetera.

This one limits it to titles you've seen (if you rate movies on IMDb) with a runtime between 70 and 300 minutes: http://www.imdb.com/search/title?my_ratings=restrict&runtime=70,300&sort=my_ratings&title_type=video

Eliminating oddballs like the types I mentioned, my picks are pretty much limited to Girl Walk//All Day and Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaptation. Neither of which entirely fits the brief. There's a few cool bits in The Animatrix.

Funnily enough, I just watched Rewind This!, a doc about VHS which deals a lot with straight-to-video releases. None of them looked like my cup of tea. It's a lot of horror movies.

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Re: Best straight-to-video/dvd movies?
« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2017, 11:15:16 PM »
4. The Baby of Mācon
5. Idiocracy

What? Idiocracy had a theatrical release. Baby of Macon screened at Cannes.

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Re: Best straight-to-video/dvd movies?
« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2017, 11:57:43 PM »
I was going off of memory. the handling of Idiocracy was a big deal at the time because it was Mike Judge and I thought the studio decided not to release it.

Lots of films screen at Cannes and never get a theatrical release. I watched Macon on a bootleg VHS. IMDB shows no USA release.

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Re: Best straight-to-video/dvd movies?
« Reply #7 on: November 15, 2017, 11:12:47 AM »
Idiocracy had a short, limited run, but it was in theatres.
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Re: Best straight-to-video/dvd movies?
« Reply #8 on: November 15, 2017, 11:36:08 AM »
Idiocracy had a short, limited run, but it was in theatres.

I saw it in the theaters on September 4, 2006. What a shitty day that was.

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Re: Best straight-to-video/dvd movies?
« Reply #9 on: November 15, 2017, 11:51:49 AM »
Is BLANK CHECK direct-to-DVD!? Because I want to vote for BLANK CHECK!
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