2014 Blindspot Challenge


A lot of my fellow bloggers have been assembling their lists for the "Blindspot Challenge", based on an idea by Ryan McNeil and I've recently wondered about giving it a try. Since I'm starting this late in the year, I'll only be assembling a list of seven films, rather than the usual twelve, but I think this is a worthwhile chance to allow me to see a few things I've been meaning to watch.

For the sake of simplicity, nearly all these films are movies I already own on DVD and simply put off watching. The one exception is All is Lost which I have been meaning to get anyway. I was going to do Touch of Evil and Blue is the Warmest Color, but I'm not sure how easy those are to get on DVD right now. Cutting those two out saves money and I did have some concerns about how easily I'd be able to follow Touch of Evil and much as I'd like to review a good French movie I thought it would be best to keep things simple since this is my first attempt, hence sticking to English-speaking films for now.

That said, here is the list:

Psycho (1960)


The Great Escape (1963)


Re-Animator (1985)


White Hunter, Black Heart (1990)


The Life and Death of Peter Sellers (2004)


Notes on a Scandal (2006)


All is Lost (2013)


6 comments:

  1. Nice to see you joining the blindspot challenge! :)

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    1. Thanks. It's good to have support, although I'm uncertain if Touch of Evil was the best choice to put on my first blindspot, just because I'm not sure if it's possible to get it on DVD in any other form than a two-disk special edition.

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  2. You're in for a treat or two! I've seen all but the three you mentioned on my post (Peter Sellers, Great Escape, White Hunter). Notes is the least effective, but overall they all are well worth seeing! Psycho is a HUGE classic for a very big reason. Stunning film.

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    1. I imagine psycho becomes a lot more interesting when you watch it from start to finish. I've seen the famous shower scene and maybe one or two other bits and pieces. I already know the twist involving the person who seems to be the main character getting killed off early on but hopefully the rest of the film will still be disturbing enough.

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  3. Ooo Psycho! Believe it or not, but I don't know its twist. I'll watch it ASAP, hope you'll like it! Nice job with this list, too, I haven't seen anything here, so these are probably some really great classics. ;)

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    1. Wow, you managed to get into film without accidentally finding out one of the most famous plot twists ever put into a horror movie? That's amazing. I have no idea how you managed but that's a remarkable feat. Assuming you haven't found out since posting that comment it means you'll be able to experience the film as its original audiences did.

      So far the movies I've seen have been great, but given a lot of them are more recent it might be debatable whether they can be called "classics". All is Lost could definitely become one, though.

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