Hmmm. Best DVD of 2001 is Moulin Rouge.???

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by John Morris, Dec 13, 2001.

  1. John Morris

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    Ron: My first question is to wonder what in the production, writing, and acting made you select this movie as the best of 2001?
     
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    also, I believe the thread was for BEST DVD of the year, not specifically best film- though it sounds like ron loves it.

    personally, i can't wait to see it- i've been waiting for the disk.
     
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    As long as it's not THE GODFATHER boxset I'll believe it![​IMG]
     
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    John,
    I'll be more than happy to entertain anyone's
    question as to why I picked this as the best
    DVD of the year.
    The honest answer is that up until over a week
    ago, Almost Famous: The Bootleg was set
    to be the pick of the year. This was based upon
    the great amount of effort that Dreamworks put into
    creating a themed set with menu designs and
    supplements that went above and beyond anything put
    out this year.
    However....
    Within 30 minutes of popping Moulin Rouge
    in my DVD player, I was held spellbound to the movie.
    What I never expected from a film like this came
    unexpectedly. I absolutely fell in love with this
    film. Perhaps it was the superb transfer that
    translated technicolor-like images to my screen or
    perhaps even the over-the-top music, choreography
    and visuals. This was the best film I had seen
    all year.
    As I spent a good hour or more going through the
    supplementals, I was just amazed at the amount of
    effort a studio has put into a DVD set like this.
    It starts with the themed menus and continues with
    the branching features and then a complete breakdown
    that disects every single aspect of this film from
    characters to dance to costume to music, and so on.
    This is a themed box set very similar to what
    Dreamworks did with AF, but in the end, it
    was clear that Fox had once again raised the bar on
    a Special Edition release.
    I hope that helps answer your question.
     
  7. John Morris

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    Ron: Yes it does. Thanks. I guess I'm gonna have to ask for MR for Christmas...
     
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    Since you are taking questions Ron. [​IMG]
    My only concern is that this is your first viewing of the film and that you might have been affected by that emotion as well (since, like me, you loved the film).
    That Almost Famous DVD is pretty freakin awesome stuff. Snow White was very impressive as well. I know there were serveral other very strong packages from this year.
    I love Fox and I'm sure Peter had his hand in making sure this got the DTS, but to be the #1 disc is really hard and I'm not sure if I could say that MR is better than anything else this year (DVD-wise).
    What DVD features impressed you more than AF-Bootleg, for comparison? I need to go through the MR disc much more myself, so maybe I just don't know all that's missing at this point.
     

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