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The $200 Question.


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All right everyone. Here's a different question.

 

If you had a $200 gift certificate to spend at the TCM Shopping site, what would you spend it on? I am looking for some suggestions of things unique, overlooked or are "great values" on which to spend such a gift certificate. And they don't necessarily need be DVD recommendations.

 

Any ideas?

 

Kyle In Hollywood

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Kyle you still have not spent it LOL!?!?!

I spent mine the first day I got back from LA, but I got ripped off on a book that was never sent. It was a 30 dollar book too. They said they sent it but it never came. They won't even credit my certificate. So be careful and watch your back.

 

I have that Jazz Singer box set and it is even better than I thought it was going to be. It is something you should order. Also buy the expensive box sets u don't want to spend your money on.

 

Let me know what u get. I think I sent u my list.

have fun

 

kim

 

ps. It is movies unlimited that handles the orders. TCM has nothing to do with it.

 

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I'd go for some of the Criterion DVDs. They're on the expensive side but well worth it for the extras included. The one I'd buy first is The Lady Eve, because I adore Missy. Then I'd take Ace in the Hole, The Third Man, and The Lady Vanishes. ::::sigh:::: It's nice to dream!

 

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I'd get the Ford at Fox box set since it's the most costly DVD I'd be interested in getting. I would have to reach into my own pocket to cover the cost, but it would be worth it.

 

If not the Ford at Fox set, I would do as Dangerous Di suggested, spend it on Criterion titles. I'm also a box set freak, so I'd consider getting some boxes that I'm interested in.

 

My personal favorite DVDs are:

 

Alfred Hitchcock: The Masterpiece Collection

The Val Lewton Horror Collection

Film Noir Classic Collection

The F.W. Murnau Collection

Fritz Lang Epic Collection

Preston Sturges: The Filmmaker Collection

The Cary Grant Box Set

 

I also have Criterion's "Wrong Men and Notorious Women" DVD, but it's OOP.

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FrankGrimes suggested -

Alfred Hitchcock: The Masterpiece Collection

The Val Lewton Horror Collection

Film Noir Classic Collection

The F.W. Murnau Collection

Fritz Lang Epic Collection

Preston Sturges: The Filmmaker Collection

The Cary Grant Box Set

 

Lewton. Lang. Murnau. Noir.

Boy, I am glad they put names on these posts or I would never had known that FrankGrimes suggested these!

 

Actually, I have two Box Sets you suggest on the short list of potential buys already - Hitchcock and Sturges. If anything, owning those two sets would free up a lot of space on the VHS shelves.

(But isn't it odd that North By Northwest in the Masterpiece Boxset?)

 

Kyle In Hollywood

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"I'd go for some of the Criterion DVDs. The one I'd buy first is The Lady Eve..." - Dianabat

 

Actually I have taken the Criterion The Lady Eve home from the library a few times. And the accompanying Sturges documentary was rebroadcast on PBS this past year so I have a copy of that.

 

But keep dreaming for me. And thanks for sharing those daydreams with me.

 

Kyle In Hollywood

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"For myself, the first thing I'd nab is the new Jazz Singer collection on DVD - primarily because of the Vitaphone shorts collection it contains..." - Gregory1965

 

I was trying to find some collections of musical shorts but they are difficult to locate without an exact title to search for. I think I did see a Paramount (?) set of musical shorts - all jazz bands, I think. Anyone know if it is interesting?

 

Kyle In Hollywood

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Kyle,

 

You know me and John Ford and I know you and Ford.

 

If Ford at Fox, the complete set, is too much, I would recommend his American Comedies set:

 

From Movies Unlimited:

 

Will Rogers stars as "Doctor Bull" (1933), a country physician who must rise above the small-town gossip surrounding his relationship with a local widow when he tries to quell a typhoid outbreak. With Vera Allen, Marian Nixon.

 

Then, perhaps the best film example of Rogers' down-home wit was "Judge Priest" (1934), an early comedy-drama from John Ford. Rogers plays a small-town judge whose unconventional but sound policies endear him to his constituents. Tom Brown, Anita Louise, Hattie McDaniel, and Stepin Fetchit also star.

 

Four-disc set also includes "Up the River," "Steamboat 'Round the Bend," "When Willie Comes Marching Home," and "What Price Glory?" 8 2/3 hrs. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English, Spanish; deleted scenes; featurettes; photo gallery; theatrical trailers; audio commentary.

 

These rarely show up on TCM.

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Hi, Smart-Mouthin' Kylefornia -- Lewton. Lang. Murnau. Noir.

Boy, I am glad they put names on these posts or I would never had known that FrankGrimes suggested these!

 

:D

 

Such great taste must equal me, right, Kyle?

 

Actually, I have two Box Sets you suggest on the short list of potential buys already - Hitchcock and Sturges. If anything, owning those two sets would free up a lot of space on the VHS shelves. (But isn't it odd that North By Northwest in the Masterpiece Boxset?)

 

North by Northwest is in the Alfred Hitchcock: The Signature Collection (Warner box).

 

I love the Masterpiece Collection. It's well worth it.

 

I have two of the three major Bogie boxes (Bogie & Bacall: The Signature Collection and Humphrey Bogart: The Signature Collection, Volume 1). They are most definitely worth having.

 

The John Wayne/John Ford Film Collection may be the next box set I get.

 

Do you have "The Movies Begin" DVD?

 

I was trying to find some collections of musical shorts but they are difficult to locate without an exact title to search for. I think I did see a Paramount (?) set of musical shorts - all jazz bands, I think. Anyone know if it is interesting?

 

Is it "Hollywood Rhythm Volume 1: The Best of Jazz & Blues"?

 

http://turnerclassic.moviesunlimited.com/product.asp?sku=D22284++

 

http://www.amazon.com/Hollywood-Rhythm-Vol-01-Blues/dp/B000056N7S/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1202714049&sr=1-1

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