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Movie Rating System: I explain my rating scheme

So my rating system is all about building a good home theater DVD collection and always having some interesting titles to watch when you have guests. I really like to watch movies with my other people. I really enjoy discussing the movies afterwards and that helps me to lock in what I liked or didn't like about each movie.

So my rating system is all about building a good home theater DVD collection and always having some interesting titles to watch when you have guests. I really like to watch movies with my other people. I really enjoy discussing the movies afterwards and that helps me to lock in what I liked or didn't like about each movie.

Ratings:
Its a Keeper! - My highest rating!

Buy it used - Strongly Recommended

Netflix - A good bet

Tivo it - Limited appeal:

Dentist Chair - Learn from my mistakes:

So my purpose in offering these review is to steer you towards some movies that will build your collection with some more obscure titles that not everybody has seen. When I go to my used DVD place he has a separate table of $1 VHS titles and $2 DVDs. You would be surprised what is on that table. Jurassic Park, Die Hard etc. Big blockbuster hits. Everybody has seen them or if they haven't it is because they have chosen not to. So they aren't in that high of demand. Now that doesn't mean we don't want good movies or popular movies in our collection. But when you have guests you need to have a few surprises in your collection that nobody has seen. (Even you).

It's a keeper! Is my highest rating. This is a movie I think you should add to your collection. It fulfills my requirements for building the DVD library. It shows off the home theater well. You can buy these movies new, pay full price and be happy to own them for years to come and stands up to repeat viewing.

Buy it used. This is my second highest rating. These are still good movies. But your individual taste will dictate whether you really want to keep it in your library.

Netflix: This may still be a strong movie. When I use Netflix I am always looking for something interesting to add to my list. These movies should fill that list nicely. These fillms would also be worth the price of a rental.

Tivo it: OK we are getting close to the bottom here. There might be interesting elements here but the fast forward button might be your best friend. So there movies are worth what you invest. A little disk space and some time.

Dentist Chair: OK the only way you should watch these movies is if you are scheduled for a 3 hour root canal and the dentist has a TV and this is your only choice. Why ruin a good movie by having it permanently associated with a bad experience? So if you watch these after reading my review you have been warned!!