DESERT ISLAND DVD’S
So, good ol’ Andy, at the Fandango Groovers Movie Blog site, has got a bunch of us bloggers from around the world, and the blog-o-sphere, to put up a post featuring what DVD’s we would take with us if we got stranded on a desert island (Limit 8). Don’t overthink it and ask how we would play these DVD’s… my guess is I would use my above average intelligence to fashion something out of coconuts, bamboo and vines… just go with it!
To see some of the other bloggers contributing to this topic, click the pic of Wilson below:
But first, let’s get to mine!
In the interest of full disclosure, I have to admit, that if this were a real life scenario, I’d probably bring 8 Adult movies to the island with me. After all, I’m a man… I have needs… and I like variety. However, that’s not what we’re here to do today. We’re here to share our Film Geek-dom. Let me preface this list by saying that these are films I could watch over and over again… the best kind to have on an island… not necessarily my favorite films.
SIDENOTE: I’ve excluded Star Wars from this list because I pretty much know them by heart anyways!
So, here you go (in no particular order):
8. DAWN OF THE DEAD.
I actually don’t care which version. I love them both in different ways. I’m going to need to have some Horror with me and this is my all time favorite story of the genre. I could also use it to pretend that I’m watching what is happening back home and that I’ve come to the island to escape the devastation.
7. SHAUN OF THE DEAD.
Sadly, the problem with comedies of the last 20 years is they forget to try and make you laugh. Shaun of the Dead, however, makes me cry every time I watch it… happy tears… not the “Oh my God, why didn’t I bring food to a desert island instead of DVD’s?” kind!
6. INDIANA JONES & THE TEMPLE OF DOOM.
Okay, so “Temple of Doom” is the 3rd greatest Indiana Jones movie. However, the rap this film gets is unfair because it is utterly watchable… and re-watchable. If for nothing else than the scene where Indy goes back for the kids. I love it so much that I hope I landed on the desert island in a raft I used to jump out of a crashing plane after a young Asian boy said, “Mr. Pawker! Mr. Pawker! No mo pawachute!”
5. THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO (2002).
Let me start by saying that the acting in this version of Dumas’ classic tale is comical. However, I can’t help but love it. In my opinion, Monte Cristo is one of the greatest stories ever written. This version takes a few liberties with the story (happy ending) but I’m okay with it. Plus, it might inspire me to get off the island and get revenge on the bastards that put me there!
Every now and then, I just need a little Kevin Smith. Nothing can make me laugh like Jason Lee (as Brody) in Mallrats. This is one of the first films I went back and discovered when I decided “movies” were going to be “my thing”. Not to mention, the 2 second shot of Joey Lauren Adams could sort of make up for the lack of Adult Films on the island.
3. THE ABYSS.
What can I say? EVERYTIME this film comes on TV, I end up watching it to the end… I struggled with this pick because I do the same thing with Shawshank, but I’m gonna go with The Abyss. I’m sure one of the other sites will pick Shawshank and hopefully we’ll end up on the same island!
I’ll just say it. I’ve got a man-crush on Nathan Fillion. I could pretty much watch him while he watches paint dry for 2 hours. Everybody knows my love for Indiana Jones. Well, Fillion’s Mal is essentially Indiana Jones in Han Solo’s universe written by Joss Whedon. It’s also a really good movie. “I aim to misbehave.” Goosebumps!!!
1. FIGHT CLUB.
“How much can you know about yourself unless you watch Fight Club on a desert island?” I know it’s silly but this is my all time favorite film, as it was the movie that made me want to become a filmmaker and got me writing screenplays… and it’s just so much fun!!!
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