11 January, 2012

My Collection 10 by Mark


The Collection 10 series continues with Mark from Brighton, UK.

Those who are new, the aim of the series is for people to take 10 DVDs from their collection at home, photograph them, and write a line or two about them. They do not have to be favourites, but just movies that have a story behind them. You might like them, hate them, or till now didn’t even know you had them, it is all about letting everyone know a little about your likes and dislikes.

Platoon - A great movie, which stars Charlie Sheen back in the days before he went completely crazy. I think the cover shot on the DVD is brilliant with Willem Dafoe on his knees as he gets shot dead by one of his own.
Zulu - One of my all time favorites. Introduced to me by my Granddad when I was young, I have some very fond memories of watching this with him over and over again. I love watching this back and seeing a very young looking Michael Caine lead his regiment of limited numbers in a stand off against thousands of Zulus.
Jaws - A classic that is a must have for everyone’s DVD collection. Jaws shows off the raw talent of a young and upcoming director Steven Spielberg from back in 1975. A film that has struck fear into everyone entering the sea for the years since, Jaws is not only brilliantly shot but also has some excellent acting performances considering most of the movie is set around three men in a boat out at sea chasing a big fish. I have always loved Richard Dreyfuss in this.
Anchorman - Yes, this happens to be one of my most used DVDs in the collection, which means I could actually recite the movie word for word now. The DVD is nearly worn out mainly because you can just sit back and relax in the world of Ron Burgundy. My favorite of all Ferrell's films and adding Steve Carell and Paul Rudd at there very best makes this one of the best comedies ever.
Black Adder - I am a massive fan of British comedies and this happens to be one of my favorites. The box set contains every episode of the brilliant series and I often watch a couple of episodes when ever there is nothing else on to watch. The cast is fantastic and the writing is even better. A timeless comedy that will still be funny 50 years from now.
Bottom - Another British comedy, but this in my opinion is by far the funniest every comedy series. The duo of Rik Mayall and Adrian Edminson playing the disgusting and stupid Ritchie and Eddie is nothing short of hilarious. Each episode is as funny as the last and if you have never seen any episodes I highly recommend you do so. The series was very popular in the 90's and still has a bit of a cult following today. They moved on from the series to do a number of live shows which were brilliantly crafted. I was lucky enough to go to a few of them. I still hold on to that bit of hope that they will come back once more for a special episode.
Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas - One that I forgot I had in the collection and found lurking at the back of a cupboard. The strange world of drugs is shown by Johnny Depp sporting a bald head which isn’t the best look for him. An interesting watch if not a bit strange!
Stir Crazy - This is Gene Wilder (Skip) and Richard Pryor (Harry) at there very best, classic comedy from the pair who seem as if they were made to work together. Incredibly funny and is another must watch if you have never seen it before.
Pulp Fiction - Had to add this one, many people will agree that this movie is worth a spot on the greatest films of all time list. Tarantino at his very best with a killer plot and a cast that is flawless, this DVD seems to almost get better every time I watch it.
Star Wars 1-6 - The complete collection, well no collection is complete without these. Granted the 1,2 and 3 don’t get watched as much as the original trilogy but I still had to have the full collection.
Thank you Mark for taking out the time to do the post for Ticker Talks Film.  You can follow Mark on Twitter @Reviwer or view his blog www.ultimatereviews.co.uk If you would like to share your Collection 10, please get in touch with me via Twitter (@raghavmodi)

13 comments:

  1. Ha! I love that Bottom is on here. Rude and crude, but oh so funny. I've been a fan of the TV show for a long time, but I only caught up with the live shows this past week or so, and they might have been even funnier. Good post!

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  2. Nice collection Mark, what is weird though is that we live in the same city... and write about film... yet we have not met???

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    1. Ah... Look... Could this be the start of a very long friendship ;-)

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  3. @Emil - Glad your in to Bottom too, it is by far my favourite thing to sit and laugh at. I will also recommend you look into a film called Guest House Paradiso, which is a movie version of the Bottom series, which is also brilliant!

    @Scott - Cant believe we haven't met either, needs to be arranged!

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  4. Already seen Guest House Paradiso. Lots of fun as well, that one. Love the line about the Basque separatist mice. :)

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  5. Really enjoyed reading this, some interesting choices Mark. I like how your Anchorman dvd has nearly worn out, I have a similar problem with mine!

    I would be up for doing a collection 10 list for you Raghav, got quite a lot on in the next couple of weeks but will talk to you about it when I have more time on my hands.

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    1. Hi, thank you very much. I'd would love for you to take part whenever you have time. No hurry or pressure, simply have your list of 10 DVDs, take their pictures, and email them to me at raghavmodi9@gmail.com

      Cheers!

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  6. @Raghav - I live in the dark ages and do not have a Twitter account. Is there an alternate way to participate in this? Chip (aka Tips From Chip)

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  7. Hi Chip, thanks and no problem. Whenever you are ready just email be the pictures of the 10 DVDs (no internet images) and a little something about them. My email is raghavmodi9@gmail.com

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  8. What a great collection Mark! Especially loved the inclusion of 'Blackadder' and 'Stir Crazy'! There is no doubt that in 50 years that people will still be laughing at Edmund Blackadder and his failed attempts at power. Not to mention enjoying Richard Pryor and Gene Wilder paired together!!

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    1. @Russell_Oz Yeah Gene Wilder and Richard Pryor were such a good pairing and Stir Crazy is my favorite of there double acts!

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