New Year ‘To Watch’ List

I was checking out Bob’s A Year of Favourites on Eternal Sunshine of the Logical Mind and I found myself chuckling at his 5th New Year Resolution to “See more of those unwatched DVD’s hanging around the house”. However, despite Bob’s claim that “no one ever does anything about it” I felt an overwhelming urge to tackle the problem head on.

Unfortunately, I have a grand total of 248 DVD’s that I have yet to watch and the list is continually growing so to complete the task would be nigh on impossible. My idea, to help me set off on the right foot, is to open up my list to the general public for a bit of inspiration.

I want people’s thoughts on which films I should prioritize and which films I should resign to the dusty bowels of my DVD collection (some of these are obvious – I blame cheap boxsets). I’d like reasons why too (that you’d like to see it reviewed on Row Three would be a good one).

And yes, I noticed John Allison did something similar back in May 09, but I want to use my list as a tool to start a bit of a discussion, whereas John’s list unfortunately went by with not a comment to it’s name.

DVD’s in my collection that I have never seen

À Bout de Souffle
A Private Function
An Inconvenient Truth
Andrei Rublev
Anvil! The Story of Anvil
Autumn Sonata
Battleship Potemkin
Before Sunrise
Before Sunset
Behind Enemy Lines
Black Narcissus
Black Sabbath
Bridget Jones: The Edge Of Reason
Bridget Jones’s Diary
Brighton Rock
Bruce Lee: The Man, The Myth
Capturing The Friedmans
Carlito’s Way
Cinema Paradiso
Coogan’s Bluff
Corpse Bride
Death Duel
Death Proof
Dragon From Russia
Early Summer
Female Convict Scorpion: Jailhouse 41
Female Prisoner 701 Scorpion: Beast Stable
First Blood
Fist of Fury II
Flaming Lips: The Fearless Freaks
Gates of Heaven
Ginger Snaps
Graduation Day
Gran Torino
Great Expectations
Hand Of Death
Hard Target
Helas Pour Moi
Hellboy: Blood and Iron
Henry: Portrait Of A Serial Killer
How To Get Ahead In Advertising
Ice Age 2: the Meltdown
Ice Cold In Alex
In Bruges
Inglourious Basterds
Jesus Camp
Joe Kidd
Judgement At Nuremberg
Jules Et Jim
Kill, Baby… Kill!
Killer’s Kiss
King Boxer
Knives of the Avenger
Kung Fu Panda
Land Of The Dead
Last Metro
Le Mepris
Le Petit Soldat
Let the Right One In
Lethal Weapon
Little Children
Lust, Caution
Made in U.S.A.
Martin Scorsese Presents The Blues: A Musical Journey (seen 2 of 7)
Master With Cracked Fingers
McCabe And Mrs. Miller
Moby Dick (1956)
Mona Lisa
Monkey Business
Naked Kiss
Ninja Squad
Nymphoid Barbarian In Dinosaur Hell
Opening Night
Passion (1982)
Peau douce, La
Pierrot le fou
Planet Terror
Play Misty For Me
Predator 2
Prenom Carmen
Pride And Prejudice (2005)
Purple Storm
Rambo (2008)
Rambo III
Rambo: First Blood Part II
Road to God Knows Where
Rumble In Hong Kong
Sabotage (1936)
Short Cuts
Silent Running
Skinny Tiger And Fatty Dragon
Sling Blade
Spellbound (1945)
The 36th Chamber Of Shaolin
The 400 Blows
The Age Of Innocence
The Barefoot Contessa
The Beguiled
The Buster Keaton Chronicles (various shorts and features – seen several)
The Crying Game
The Darjeeling Limited
The Detonator
The Dirty Dozen
The Eiger Sanction
The Exterminating Angel
The Fabulous Baker Boys
The Fly
The Fly 2
The Foreigner
The Good The Bad and The Weird
The Great Dictator
The Heroes of Telemark
The Hitcher (2007)
The Holiday
The Ipcress File
The Killers
The Killing
The Killing Fields
The Killing of a Chinese Bookie
The Last Emperor
The Lives of Others
The Misfits
The Missouri Breaks
The Naked Island
The Skeleton Key
The Thomas Crown Affair (1968)
The Transporter
The Unforgiven (1960)
The Vikings
The Walker
Through a Glass Darkly
Tokyo Story
Trilogy – Three
Two Mules For Sister Sarah
Une Femme Est Une Femme
United 93
Unknown Pleasures
Vengeance is Mine
Wild Strawberries
Young And Innocent
Zero de Conduite

Unwatched DVD’s in my collection that I have previously seen on another format

12 Angry Men
12 Monkeys
A Fish Called Wanda
A History Of Violence
About Schmidt
Alien: Resurrection
Apocalypse Now
Apollo 13
Bad Boys
Boogie Nights
Born On The Fourth Of July
Brief Encounter
Children of Men
Die Hard
Die Hard 2
Die Hard With a Vengeance
Don’t Look Now
For Your Eyes Only
Full Metal Jacket
Hard Boiled
HeatHigh Plains Drifter
His Girl Friday
Howl’s Moving Castle
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
Key Largo
Kill Bill: Volume 1
Kind Hearts And Coronets
Knife In The Water
Kung Fu Hustle
Lady Vanishes
Lawrence Of Arabia
Mad Max 2 – The Road Warrior
March Of The Penguins
Master and Commander: The Far Side Of The World
A Matter Of Life And Death
Minority Report
Mission Impossible
Mission Impossible 2
Mission Impossible 3
Moon Warriors
No Country for Old Men
Pan’s Labyrinth
Paths Of Glory
Red Dragon
Requiem For A Dream
Reservoir Dogs
Superman (1978)
Ten Dead Men
The 39 Steps (1935)
The Big Sleep
The Bourne Ultimatum
The Bridge on the River Kwai
The Dark Crystal
The Haunting (1963)
The Last King of Scotland
The Magnificent Seven
The Opposite Of Sex
The Orphanage
The Searchers
The Squid and the Whale
The Untouchables
The Wild Bunch
The Wrestler
There Will Be Blood
Thin Red Line
Titanic (1997)
Toy Story
True Lies
Wallace and Gromit in The Curse of the Were-Rabbit

David Brook
RowThree's UK correspondent.