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Old 02-20-2013, 03:31 AM   #16
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If you're embarrassed to own Jaws 3, Amityville sequels, etc, then I hope you never see my collection.

To be honest though, I'm less ashamed of owning films like Jack-O, The Last Slumber Party, or Evil Toons than I would be owning something like The Green Lantern, The Avengers, Twilight, or whatever other multi-million dollar blockbuster is popular right now.
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Old 02-20-2013, 03:38 AM   #17
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I try to limit the number of blu-ray's that I blind-buy. That keeps the number of bad movies (my opinion) down. The only blu-ray's I've gotten rid of because I didn't care for them were "Machete" and "My Bloody Valentine (the remake)." So far so good.
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Old 02-20-2013, 03:41 AM   #18
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If you're embarrassed to own Jaws 3, Amityville sequels, etc, then I hope you never see my collection.

To be honest though, I'm less ashamed of owning films like Jack-O, The Last Slumber Party, or Evil Toons than I would be owning something like The Green Lantern, The Avengers, Twilight, or whatever other multi-million dollar blockbuster is popular right now.
Ahh! I had the "Evil Toons" DVD at one point. I agree, I'd choose that over "The Green Lantern", "The Avengers" and "Twilight" as well.
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Old 02-20-2013, 04:13 AM   #19
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So I'm really more embarrassed by the more mediocre films in my collection. Those are the films that make me wonder why they bothered and why did I bother. Waste of time and money.
same here. a friend of ours gave us his extra copy of The Hangover a year or so ago. its in a closet. i couldn't look visitors in the eye if they saw that on the shelf next to copies of Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers and Mad Doctor of Blood Island.

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Old 02-20-2013, 04:19 AM   #20
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Like most of you have already said, I don't care what other people think of my cinematic tastes. I don't even bother trying to explain to people why I like the films I like--if they have to ask, they'll never know.

Having said that, I decided to look through my collection and did find a few so-called classics that are a little embarrassing...DANCES WITH WOLVES and ON GOLDEN POND spring to mind. I don't really dislike them, but they aren't titles that I can really imagine watching again.
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Old 02-20-2013, 04:28 AM   #21
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Having said that, I decided to look through my collection and did find a few so-called classics that are a little embarrassing...DANCES WITH WOLVES and ON GOLDEN POND spring to mind. I don't really dislike them, but they aren't titles that I can really imagine watching again.
My only problem with Dances With Wolves is it beat out Goodfellas for Best Picture. Both films you mentioned are critically acclaimed, so I doubt you'll catch much flack for them. At one point I had Caddyshack 2 in my collection. I caught plenty of shit for owning that one.
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Old 02-20-2013, 05:14 AM   #22
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I don't sweat it at all.Some films that got trashed by critics a genuinely like while some that are wildly detested I own because I find them amusing.I own JAWS :THE REVENGE for God's sake.Why ? Because I find the ROARING shark at the end to be hilarious.I've got Brando's DR. MOREAU because I find it to be a fascinating disaster,there's something mesmerizing about it,it's almost better that it's "bad''.

I'm not ashamed of any film I own,no point.
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Old 02-20-2013, 05:27 AM   #23
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As far as i'm concerned. I have no bad movies.
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Old 02-20-2013, 05:45 AM   #24
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My only problem with Dances With Wolves is it beat out Goodfellas for Best Picture. Both films you mentioned are critically acclaimed, so I doubt you'll catch much flack for them. At one point I had Caddyshack 2 in my collection. I caught plenty of shit for owning that one.
Holy crap. I totally forgot about DANCES beating out GOODFELLAS (a "perfect" film IMHO)! That makes me want to revisit it even less.
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Old 02-20-2013, 06:15 AM   #25
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For me, I'd say it depends. I've done a few blind buys based on recommendations from "friends", such as "G.I. Joe" and "Hitch" that I am not exactly proud of.

But, I also proudly hold "Hudson Hawk" as one of my favorite films.

As others have said, I think it's that difference difference between truly "bad" and mediocre, lazy, or inept. I have little tolerance for any of the latter. I've never been able to watch a film "ironically." But, there are some "bad" films that are simply fascinating failures, "Southland Tales" and "Speed Racer" come to mind, that I do truly love and hold up high. For those films there is some singular magic behind them and I have no shame whatsoever in owning them or even forcing my friends to watch them.
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Old 02-20-2013, 06:40 AM   #26
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I was fairly embarrassed once when some friends decided to unpack me after I moved (I had gone to return the truck). They (particularly the women) were rather appalled at the copy of Emanuelle and Violence against Women that I had... It wound up being easier to not try to explain it, and just let them forget.

As much as I enjoy the crazy erotic movies, they are much harder to explain than the crazy violent ones.
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Old 02-20-2013, 06:53 AM   #27
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I've got Brando's DR. MOREAU because I find it to be a fascinating disaster,there's something mesmerizing about it,it's almost better that it's "bad''.
I enjoy that one. A definite guilty pleasure. I think it gets shit on, cause of all the behind-the-scenes drama and Stanley "leaving" the movie. I was expecting worse!
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Old 02-20-2013, 10:11 AM   #28
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Like most of you have already said, I don't care what other people think of my cinematic tastes. I don't even bother trying to explain to people why I like the films I like--if they have to ask, they'll never know.

Having said that, I decided to look through my collection and did find a few so-called classics that are a little embarrassing...DANCES WITH WOLVES and ON GOLDEN POND spring to mind. I don't really dislike them, but they aren't titles that I can really imagine watching again.
Have to admit, I hated On Golden Pond as a kid but have grown to love it the older and more senile I get.

I think the only movie in my collection that I am truly embarrassed about having would be Once Upon A Mattress.
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Old 02-20-2013, 03:45 PM   #29
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I'm ashamed of nothing, not even my porn collection cuz I got some great shit in there!

I also have Michael Bay movies sitting right along side my low budget horror. Sometimes I like big dumb fun and need it, Bay delivers.
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Old 02-20-2013, 04:34 PM   #30
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Embarrassed? No. I own plenty of "bad" movies, and I show them off with pride. However, I don't own any bad movies.
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