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Spuffure

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#1433609
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The Unpopular Film, TV, Music, Art, Books, Comics, Games, & Technology Opinion Thread (for all you contrarians!)
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CourtlyHades296 said:

Spuffure said:

DVDs are superior to online streaming for a number of reasons:

  1. You own it in a way.

  2. If you have a region free player you don’t have to worry about geo-blocking.

  3. You don’t have to worry about the film being removed from the streaming library.

  4. You get special features on DVDs.

  5. It’s offline, so you don’t need to be reliant on the internet.

I have over 600 physical movie/TV releases across 6 formats (8mm/VHS/Laserdisc/DVD/Blu-Ray/4K) and 103 years of cinema history (ranging from 1916’s Intolerance to 2019’s Doctor Sleep) because I don’t trust the studios to keep original versions of films or controversial titles on streaming services.

This. I believe the one of the biggest problems with streaming services at the moment (and what made me turn away from it) is that in many countries the selection of media is measly, Netflix in Australia being an infamous example.

Until then, DVDs FTW.

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#1433195
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The Unpopular Film, TV, Music, Art, Books, Comics, Games, & Technology Opinion Thread (for all you contrarians!)
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DVDs are superior to online streaming for a number of reasons:

  1. You own it in a way.

  2. If you have a region free player you don’t have to worry about geo-blocking.

  3. You don’t have to worry about the film being removed from the streaming library.

  4. You get special features on DVDs.

  5. It’s offline, so you don’t need to be reliant on the internet.

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#1425826
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The Unpopular Film, TV, Music, Art, Books, Comics, Games, & Technology Opinion Thread (for all you contrarians!)
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There is no greatest [blank] of all time. Shawshank and Godfather are great in what they do, but there are films better in some way or another.

Freddie Mercury, while certainly a legend and a superb singer, likely had some singers better than him. Hell, he didn’t consider himself the GOAT, rather Montserrat Caballe, whom not many people know of.

The Beatles were pioneers and amazing, but not the best band. Other successors did what the Beatles did better.

Every media can be good, great, or superb, but there is no best.

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#1421985
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If you need to B*tch about something... this is the place
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Anakin Starkiller said:
2020 is when things went bad and the virus was a big factor in that.

It’s also astoundingly stupid how Americans blame East Asians (especially Chinese people) as a whole for the virus, when in actuality the reason it got so bad in America was the incompetent government, people refusing to wear masks, and the CCP of course. Barely the Chinese citizens’ fault.

Classic old “They started it!” bullcrap

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#1419357
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If you need to B*tch about something... this is the place
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Why the fuck have things been on a continuous downward spiral after 2015? Why is 2021 also violently combusting every now and then? Is it a sign from some higher power? Is the apocalypse coming? Will Jesus return soon? Any explanation?

I sense something society changing will come soon.

Also I hate unskippable DVD menu cinematic.

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#1419201
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The Unpopular Film, TV, Music, Art, Books, Comics, Games, & Technology Opinion Thread (for all you contrarians!)
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LexX said:

I think Indiana Jones movies are overrated. They’re fine and fun to watch once in awhile but I wouldn’t spend any money to own them.

Same goes to Alien films.

I don’t remember there being a good comedy film in this millennium and that could actually compete with something from the 80s or 90s.

I don’t like any Marvel movie, MCU, Spider-man or whatever.

The first The Fast and the Furious movie is the best of that series.

Yeah. I don’t like a lot of action films either, I prefer deeper films with a good story, story beats everything.

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#1419200
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The Unpopular Film, TV, Music, Art, Books, Comics, Games, & Technology Opinion Thread (for all you contrarians!)
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ThisIsCreation said:

My unpopular take on music: We live in the best era for music because we have access to so much music.
I listen to everything, and I mean literally everything, and music I dont like I still understand that others do.

I hate people who base their entire life around a genre of music and disregard music being made today because they are blinded by nostalgia

True. Again, nostalgia is stupid. Even with Covid and crimes and all that, today is still the best time to be alive (or the time when we were all single cellular organisms, but that doesn’t really count).

Also, 90s kids should stop saying ‘tHe 1990s wErE tHe BeSt tImE iN HiStOry!’

If you’re not American or a kid in the 1990s then that’s a big fat no.

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#1417038
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Random Thoughts
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Spuffure said:

Not exactly. It’s not like an image of them in peril or something. Just an ordinary photoshoot of them, usually smiling. But it’s so poor quality, think ‘high school graduation photo’ look, it’s not ‘last known photo’, more like ‘only known photo available before they died’

On a similar note, when you google search a first name and someone comes up with just their name and a random ordinary photo of them, no other sentence that tells them what they were/are (e.g. “American musician”)

That’s what gives it away that you know SOMETHING bad happened to the person.

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#1416293
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The Unpopular Film, TV, Music, Art, Books, Comics, Games, & Technology Opinion Thread (for all you contrarians!)
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I personally dislike that popular female singing voice, you know, that voice you hear in ads and on talent shows, or the ‘oah oah’ voice. To me it sounds bland and uninspired. Not saying it’s inherently bad, just saying it sounds homogenous and tiresome to me.

Also, Citizen Kane isn’t the BEST film ever. Sure, it’s plot arc and character development is stunning, but there are way better films out there that trump Kane.