My DVD & Blu-Ray Collection Part 7 – Films

I thought I’d go through my DVD collection to show you what I have, and this post and video is part 7, looking at the rest of the films I have. Feel free to comment if you share any of my tastes. 🙂

  • Jaws. Another classic of course, everybody knows this film. Even if you’ve never seen it, you know the theme tune that comes from it. And this is a special edition release on Blu-ray, with a documentary and various other extras on it. The film itself holds up well enough too. The picture’s good and the sound’s good, considering its age, as it’s quite an old film now, really. So it’s nice to have it in the collection.
  • Kevin & Perry Go Large. This is a Harry Enfield film. Very crude, very rude, very dirty, and just good mindless fun for a couple of hours. I wish they’d release the series of Harry Enfield & Chums that he did, with his Kevin character and various other sketches. But there are some of those sketches in amongst the extras on this disc, which is good.
  • King Kong. This is another great film. I got this on the strength of Lord Of The Rings, because this is also directed by Peter Jackson. And this is a very good film, with great effects and a fun story. I’ve never seen the original film that this was based on, so I can’t compare it to that.
  • The Lord Of The Rings – Extended Editions. There are loads of discs in here. You get two discs for every film, because they wanted to make them the maximum quality they can, and they didn’t want to skimp on that by trying to squeeze it all on to one Blu-ray disc. So, like the DVD releases originally, they’ve spread these across two discs. And they also have tons of extras as well – 2 discs of appendices plus another disc with a documentary, on each set. So they’ve really gone to town on this, to give you so much behind the scenes material, it’s just incredible. And it’s all very interesting, it’s all well worth digging through if you’re a fan of the films and the books. Because we mustn’t forget the master who wrote these stories, J. R. R. Tolkien. They are so well written, and the world he created is so vast, that it really did lend itself well to film making. And they did do a superb job with these films.
  • The Hobbit. This is the prequel to Lord Of The Rings, made by the same team who did those films. I don’t know if they needed to make it into three films particularly, but they work well enough. I think perhaps one or two films would have been plenty, but it was nice to have a trilogy all the same. Again, they look amazing, the films are brilliant, and there’s tons of extras. They’ve continued with their habit of doing the appendices, so you get loads of behind the scenes insights again, which are all very interesting. So if you enjoyed the Lord Of The Rings films, pick these up as well, they’re just as good.
  • The Matrix Trilogy. Another classic set of films. The first film of the three was the best, but the other two are still good as well. Obviously the effects in this were very unique and special, or certainly felt like they were at the time, with all the bullet-time effects and other things they did. And there are plenty of extras on here about how the films were made. Not as extensive as Lord Of The Rings, but even so, they’re still pretty detailed.
  • Monty Python films, which are all good of course. And Now For Something Completely Different is really just a collection of sketches they remade from their TV show for film purposes. So a lot of what’s in here you already know. But it’s nice to have for completion. Life Of Brian is then a proper classic film. Controversial in some quarters I know, but I love it. It’s really funny and well made. And it has a lot of great music as well, like Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life. Monty Python And The Holy Grail is a special edition release with lots of extra features on, many of them being silly bits and pieces. I think there are special editions of The Life Of Brian out there as well, I’ll have to get one of those at some point. And then The Meaning Of Life is another special edition release with various extras on. I think Every Sperm Is Sacred is one of my favourite ever songs of theirs, along with The Galaxy Song which is also in this film – it’s an enjoyable musical movie this one.
  • Bean – The Ultimate Disaster Movie. I love the Mr Bean TV series, and the films are very good as well. Rowan Atkinson is so good at doing this character because he’s so good physically,.The expressions he makes on his face and what he can do with his body are wonderful. It’s such a stupid character really, but Rowan really brings him to life and really makes him likeable as well. It’s really very well done.
  • The Mummy. I’ve got the full uncut version, with plenty of extras on. It’s a good action film, with lots of nice scenery and effects, and a fun story. And I’ve got the sequel, The Mummy Returns, which is a good follow-up, again with plenty of extras. And then the third film is The Mummy – The Tomb Of The Dragon Emperor, which is also a good film.  Not so many extra features, but then that doesn’t really matter, it’s just a good addition to the collection if you liked the first couple of films.
  • The Naked Gun Collection. Three very brilliantly funny classic films, all very well performed by Leslie Nielsen. I’ve got the Police Squad television series that preceded this as well, but these films really did show them at the top of their game, with lots of very clever and very silly gags.
  • The Rock. This is a great action film, starring Sean Connery and Nicolas Cage, with plenty of extra features.
  • Scary Movie. This is a fun series of film. The first one is undoubtedly the best, because it felt original at the time, and there was nothing quite like it in the cinema at the time. It’s very funny, with lots of clever gags. But Scary Movie 2 and its other follow-ups are alright as well, they’re still good to have in the collection, and fun to watch when you want to have a bit of mindless comedy for a couple of hours. There are some extra features on each one as well – nothing too substantial, but it’s always nice to have little behind the scenes clips anyway.
  • The Scorpion King. This is starring The Rock, of wrestling fame. And it’s another great action film, with plenty of extra features as well. And he’s a good actor, to give him credit, he’s not bad. He’s good at all this action stuff, as you would expect from a wrestler really.
  • The Rocky Horror Picture Show. I love this film. It’s got a great cast, great songs and  great comedy. It’s just brilliantly silly. And I would love to see this live on stage one day, I know it would be a riot going to see that. So hopefully I can catch it one day in the theatre, it’d be brilliant.
  • The Simpsons Movie. It must have been quite a challenge to get a traditionally 20-minute show to work on the big screen, but I think they did a reasonable job with it to be fair. I think it worked very  nicely, it was very entertaining.
  • Speed. I absolutely love this film, it’s a classic action movie. The sequel was rubbish though, I haven’t bought that. You can’t really do a tense film about fast-moving things on a slow-moving boat! But this first film on the bus is an absolute joy to watch every time.
  • St Trinian’s. These are the modern St Trinian’s films. I haven’t seen the older ones from days gone by, but these modern films are good fun. And there’s some very catchy music in here as well.
  • Star Wars. This is the complete 6-film saga, as it was then. Obviously they’re doing more now, but this is the original collection on Blu-ray, crammed with loads of extra features. And they’re very good films. Obviously the originals are better than the prequels they did, but the prequels are still good in their own way for the most part. But I’ve also got the newest film too, The Force Awakens. I did have the original Blu-ray release of it, but they’ve just released a bigger special edition, with a 3D version and more extra features.  I’ll just watch the 2D version of this though, rather than the 3D version, but it’s nice to have even more extra bits too. It’s a bit mean of them really to release a second version just a few months after the original, but I don’t mind buying it as a little treat for myself.
  • Terminator. Again, another classic film. Arnold Schwarzenegger is brilliant in this. Great action film. And I’ve also got Terminator 2 as well on Blu-ray. Again, this is loaded with loads of extras – but my only gripe with this film is that it seems to take an age to load up, because they’ve packed so much into it that it’s quite a complicated Blu-ray disc, or so it seems. But it’s still a very good film.
  • Toy Story. I’ve got the Ultimate Toy Box set of the first two films. There aren’t many extras on the first two discs, but the third disc is full with loads of extras relating to those two films. And they’ve really made a good job with this, it’s really well thought out. It shows you how much there is when they have to actually draw you a map of what’s on the disc! And there are some postcards in there as well, which look like they’re signed by Buzz and Jessie and Woody. So they’re really good films, as is Toy Story 3 which I’ve bought separately on Blu-ray. I think there’s a Toy Story 4 on the way if I’m not very much mistaken too, so I’m glad they’re continuing it. It’s a really nice series of films, they’re really good fun. And the music in them is very good as well, it has to be said.
  • Wallace & Gromit – The Curse Of The Were-Rabbit. This is a nice follow up to the TV series they did, I was happy to see a film come out of it. It’s very good fun.

So that’s it for my films, but I’ve got more to come still. I’ve got some live comedy DVDs that I’m going to cover next, as I’ve got quite a few stand-up DVDs, and then there will be music. So we’re getting there bit by bit. I hope you’ve enjoyed it so far. As always, if you like any of what I’ve pointed out, feel free to comment. And, I will see you soon for part 8!

Author: Glen

Love London, love a laugh, love life. Visually impaired blogger & Youtuber with aniridia & nystagmus, posting about my experiences & adventures.

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