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You are under house arrest for the next 10 years!

And you can have just 8 DVDs to watch for all that time - one from each of the following of genres. Commercially available box-sets are fine - no making up your own compilations!

 

1. Comedy

2. Action

3. Kids

4. Girly film

5. Stand-up live show

6. TV series

7. Live gig/Compilation of music videos

8. One for luck

 

Choose away!

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Comedy - ah cant think of a great one of the top of ma head

Action - Matrix 1

Kids - Ice Age

Girly Film - Cayote Ugly

Stand up - Peter Kay Bolton Hall

Tv Series- Friends series 9

Live Gig - hmm.. prolly an incubus one

One for luck - Lord Of The Rings 3

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1. Comedy -- Groundhog Day

2. Action -- Back to the Future Trilogy box-set

3. Kids -- Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

4. Girly film -- 4 Weddings? I've not seen many "Chick Flicks" (although I've seen a few Chicks Fl- best not eh? ;) )

5. Stand-up live show Peter Kay's second one (I've not seen it but the first was fab)

6. TV series -- Planet of the Apes

7. Live gig/Compilation of music videos -- Queen Live at Wembley

8. One for luck -- Ring of Honor "Glory by Honor" (for the Lo Ki / Samoa Joe stiff-fest)

 

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Hmmmm. The fact is, I'm a serial renter. I barely own any films on DVD, because if I don't rent them all out and actually buy them, I watch the film once and look at the special features then never touch the disc again. I'm more of a boxset/TV series guy when it comes to DVDs, as I usually only buy the stuff that I can't rent.

 

1. Comedy

 

This is a tough one, because there's some many different styles of comedy I love. From The Simpsons to Frasier, Friends to Phoenix Nights, Seinfeld to Family Guy, I love all kinds of comedy. I could never pick one style of comedy over the other though. I'm going to say that Friends series 4 (Is it even out in the UK?) would be my pick, because it's the funniest series I can remember while browsing through an episode guide, and there's a lot of half decent special features. It's a tough choice to pick just one boxset from my favourite genre, you're a hard taskmaster Mr AC1D.

 

2. Action

 

Something with Ah-nolt, the king of action films. I would love to see a stacked DVD version of Commando, but seeing as how it it doesn't exist, I'll pick the Extreme Edition of Terminator 2 which is a phenominal film where Arnie steals the show by acting like a robot, which is about the only thing easier to him than acting like a clueless puppet.

 

3. Kids

 

If Rob Feinstein answers here, I'll be sure to edit his post.

 

Anyway, my favourite kids show would be The Simpsons, seeing as how Channel 4 put it at number one in it's 100 Top Kids Shows. However, I love all the Disney/Pixar films, especially Toy Story. I could watch that film when I'm 75 and I'd still love it as much as someone who's seven decades younger than me. Buzz and Woody get the nod here.

 

4. Girly film

 

Mickey Blue Eyes! Bar none, the BEST romantic comedy ever. It's got lots for the ladies (Hugh Grant, romantic plot) and just as much for the guys (Knee-slappingly funny humour, James Caan). It's the best film ever to watch with a date, and one of my favourite films of all time. Buy it on DVD now.

 

5. Stand-up live show

 

Peter Kay and Billy Connelly are my favourite stand up comedians, so it'd have to be something by them. Billy Bites Yer Bum and Big Banana Feet were both recorded when Billy Connelly was at his funniest in my opinion, and if you can listen to either of them without choking with laughter then you HAVE A HEART OF STONE. I used to burn MP3s of Billy Connelly's stand up routines onto CDs so I could listen to them while I drive, and every time I had to put off the CD because I was laughing so much I couldn't drive properly.

 

Peter Kay is also such a funny guy, and Top Of The Tower will never get unfunny, but I'm afraid he falls short when it comes to beating The Big Yin.

 

6. TV series

 

Ah, now I can fit in The Simpsons. Stick me in a room with one boxset from seasons 2-10 and you'll me laughing like an idiot. I currently own Series 3 and haven't watched all of it yet, but I've seen the episodes before and they're all classics. Yup, this gets it.

 

7. Live gig/Compilation of music videos

 

Um, geez, I dunno. I don't own anything musical on DVD. I did buy Iron Maiden Rock In Rio a while back, but I sold it on Ebay for more than I paid for it. I guess it wins by default, because I honestly can't think of another music DVD that I've ever seen.

 

8. One for luck

 

Hmmm, I'm stuck for choice. I've already got T2, so I don't want a similar (yet superior in many ways) film in Die Hard. I already have enough comedy, so that rules out some funny stuff. I guess the three I can narrow it down to are The Rocky Boxset, The Godfather Boxset and if I'm in my house for 10 years, I could get the Lord Of The Rings Boxset in 2011 when it's released to commemorate the 10th Aniversary of the first film (you heard it here...er...second. Aintitcoolnews.com had a story up about this before RotK was out, and I'm inclined to believe it).

 

I'm going to say that Rocky wins here, because Rocky NEVER loses (the last fight in the film at least), and even although I'm in a HUGE Pacino-Loving mood right now (I saw Glengarry Glen Ross last night for the 100th time, Ricky Roma simply steals the film and makes me quote him all day. "Aah, you're a big man, how about I buy you a pack of gum and teach you how to chew it").

 

So my final list is...

 

1. Comedy- Friends Series 4

2. Action- T2 Extreme Edition

3. Kids- Toy Story

4. Girly film- MICKEY BLUE EYES~!

5. Stand-up live show- Big Banana Feet (Billy Connelly)

6. TV series- The Simpsons Season 3

7. Live gig/Compilation of music videos- Iron Madien Rock In Rio

8. One for luck- Rocky Anthology

 

It should be a gooooooood 10 years.

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you're a hard taskmaster Mr AC1D.

 

Call me "Mr Whiplash"

 

 

 

4. Girly film- MICKEY BLUE EYES~!

 

Dammit! I knew there was another one with the hooker-loving fop that I loved. (Another film. I don't love a hooker-loving fop.)

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1. Comedy - "Rat Race". Because it's such a great film and severley underated. It's by Jerry Zucker, the guy who made Airplane! and the Naked Gun series.

2. Action - "The Matrix". It's amazing, nuff said.

3. Kids - "erm... "Finding Nemo". It's the only kid's movie that's not completely retarded.

4. Girly film - Erm. I dont watch chick flicks. So i'll just say "Metropolis". What?! The main character's a girl.

5. Stand-up live show - Any Jesper Carrot thing is fine for me.

6. TV series - "Alias". My favourite show, shame nobody watches it though.

7. Live gig/Compilation of music videos - "Linkin Park- Live In Texas"

8. One for luck - "King Rat". POW camp in WWII. Not original, but it's a good movie.

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1. Comedy - American Pie Trilogy

2. Action - Pirates of the Carribean

3. Kids - Finding Nemo

4. Girly film - Love Actually

5. Stand-up live show - :?

6. TV series - CSI

7. Live gig/Compilation of music videos - Muse: Hullabaloo Live

8. One for luck - :?

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1. Comedy : Cool Runnings

2. Action : Beverly Hills Cop box set (1,2 & 3)

3. Kids : Shrek

4. Girly film : Sliding Doors

5. Stand-up live show : Lee Evans Wired and Wonderful

6. TV series : 24 season 1

7. Live gig/Compilation of music videos : CKY Infiltrate Destroy Rebuild - The Video album

8. One for luck : Rush Hour

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  • 3 weeks later...

Comedy: Father Ted box-set

Action: Gonna have to say the first Matrix as well

Kids: Lion King

Girly: Moulin Rouge, with the added bonus of Nicole Kidman for the 10 years >o)

Stand-up: Denis Leary, No Cure For Cancer

TV Series: Bo Selecta box-set

Live Gig: Red Hot Chili Peppers @ Slane

One For Luck: Shawshank Redemption. Cos fear makes us prisoners, hope sets us free :o)

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  • 2 years later...

Apologies in advance for the extreme bumpage, but this is quite a sweet thread. I came across it while doing a search for something else.

 

1. Comedy - Dazed And Confused. My 2nd favourite movie ever. Just sublime.

 

2. Action - Robocop trilogy boxset. The first one is my favourite film of all time. 2 is watchable. 3 is an insult to the legacy of RoboCop though.

 

3. Kids - The Emperor's New Groove. The funniest Disney film ever, bar none.

 

4. Girly film - 10 Things I Hate About You. A great film which 99% of all girls love. And so do I.

 

5. Stand-up live show - Totally Bill Hicks. The greatest stand up comedian/social commentator of all time.

 

6. TV series - Undeclared. Brilliant US teen college sitcom cruelly cancelled after 17 episodes. Probably as Americans didn't know where the jokes were (no laugh track).

 

7. Live gig/Compilation of music videos - The Prodigy: Their Law. Live gig and all their music vidoes. Lovely.

 

8. One for luck - RoH Manhattan Mayhem. The hottest show RoH have ever put on.

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1. Comedy: Beverly Hills Ninja

2. Action: Kill Bill Vol:1

3. Kids: Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie

4. Girly film: Spice Girls

5. Stand-up live show: Richard Pryor "I ain't dead yet"

6. TV series: Initial D 4th Stage

7. Live gig/Compilation of music videos: Jay-Z "I Declare War" concert

8. One for luck: Star Wars Ep. III or ROH Supercard of Honor

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1. Comedy: Empire Records

2. Action: Sin City

3. Kids: Toy Story

4. Girly film: High Fidelity

5. Stand-up live show: An Evening With Kevin Smith

6. TV series: News Radio

7. Live gig/Compilation of music videos: Thunder Live!

8. One for luck: Clerks X

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1. Comedy - Empire Records

 

2. Action - The Crow series

 

3. Kids - The Goonies

 

4. Girly film - Bring It On

 

5. Stand-up live show - Any old-school Billy Connolly

 

6. TV series - Friends

 

7. Live gig/Compilation of music videos - Guns 'n' Roses, live from Paris

 

8. One for luck - Terminator Box-set

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1. Comedy My Flying High (Airplane) Boxset hands f'n down. God, I got it a couple of weeks ago and I still havent watched it...

 

2. Action Hmmm, I'm not big on action films. Does Star Wars count? If not, the Tomb Raider movies.

 

3. Kids Geez, I dont know. Ice Age would be there, other than that...

 

4. Girly Film Oh God, A Walk To Remember. *tear*

 

5. Stand Up The Carl Barron DVD, as I'm assuming the Blue Collar Comedy Tour isnt a DVD.

 

6. TV Series Cold Case. Oh dear God yes. Orgasm on a stick. As long as..umm, nobody else is in the house...

 

7. Live Gig/Music Compo Metallica S&M? Or my Roadrunner Roadrage DVD.

 

8. One for luck Trish Stratus DVD.

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1. Comedy: Soul Plane

2. Action: Pirates of the Carribean

3. Kids: Power Rangers, the first one

4. Girly film: Forest Gump, Oh it is.

5. Stand-up live show: Peter Kay, Mum wants a bungalow Tour

6. TV series: Little Britian Series 2

7. Live gig/Compilation of music videos:

8. One for luck: Napoinen Dynamite

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1. Comedy The New Airplane DVD, not the one thats already available the one that's coming out this week. I could watch the commentry alone 20 times. Plus it includes the lesser but still funny sequel.

 

 

2. Action Bad Boys 1 and 2 box set. Best action films of the last 15 years.

 

 

3. Kids. Probably the Shrek boxset.

 

4. Girly film. I don't actually call it a girly film but since some do Clueless.

 

5. Stand-up live show. Eddie Murphy Raw or possibly Bottom the live stages how box set.

 

6. TV series. Family guy season 1-3 boxset

 

7. Live gig/Compilation of music videos Elvis live comeback special DVD.

 

8. Terminator 1 and 2 Boxset.

 

Incidently where is the Horror and or SCi Fi catagories.

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1. Comedy: Empire Records

5. Stand-up live show: An Evening With Kevin Smith

8. One for luck: Clerks X

 

1. Comedy - Empire Records

 

2. Action - The Crow series

 

3. Kids - The Goonies

 

4. Girly film - Bring It On

 

Much respect to you two guys. All of those were ones I strongly considered.

 

Inno, do you happen to have Evening With Kevin Smith 2? I plan to get it soon. I was at the London show and it was a cracking night.

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1. Comedy: Exocist

 

2. Action: Driving Miss Dasiy

 

3. Kids: Childsplay boxset

 

4. Girly film: 100 greatest goals scored

 

5. Stand-up live show: Trevor Mcdonald's one night stand

 

6. TV series: Dangermouse box set

 

7. Live gig/Compilation of music videos:Lemon popsical

 

8. One for Bad luck: Thirteen

 

What a list :lol

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1. Comedy Coming to America

 

2. Action Star Wars Trilogy

 

3. Kids Shrek Boxset

 

4. Girly Film Grease

 

5. Stand Up Richard Pryor Boxset - Arguably the greatest

 

6. TV Series Friends Boxset Series 1-10

 

7. Live Gig/Music Compo The Stone Roses

 

8. One for luck Loony Tunes cartoon collection

 

i think it'd take me 10 years to watch all of them actually !

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Inno' date=' do you happen to have Evening With Kevin Smith 2? I plan to get it soon. I was at the London show and it was a cracking night.[/quote']

 

Not out yet, but it will be purchased. Oh yes... it will.

 

Incidentally, I apparantly do a mean Silent Bob lookalike when I have my hat on. I'm not sure whether or not to be happy or offended...

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1. Comedy - Clerks.

 

2. Action - Last Action Hero.

 

3. Kids - Chicken Little.

 

4. Girly Film - Ghost.

 

5. Stand Up - Lee Evans XL Live.

 

6. TV Series - Red Dwarf Complete Collection.

 

7. Live Gig/Music Compo - Avril Lavigne, My World.

 

8. One for luck - The Goonies.

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