NEW Top 100 DVD Census - Vote Now For Your Top 10

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  1. LukeB

    LukeB Cinematographer

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    Last year's Top 100 DVD census ( http://www.hometheaterforum.com/htfo...threadid=32936 )was a success and many HTF members expressed interest in conducting it again this year.
    Now that all of the big releases of 2002 have come out and you've hopefully had time to check out those that interest you, I'm sure the Top 100 DVD results list will look very different this year.
    GUIDELINES:
    Select the 10 DVD releases that you consider to be best overall, ranked in descending order of quality. "Best" is determined by two criteria: MOVIE QUALITY and DVD QUALITY. It is meant to incorporate the DVD presentation of the film, but it's not entirely about the extras and DVD layout. Take both factors into consideration when making your selections. DVD quality includes audio/video quality plus the quality of extra features.
    Some other guidelines:
    You are voting on DVD releases, which means that The Godfather Collection is ONE vote, Toy Story & Toy Story 2: The Ultimate Toy Box is ONE vote, The Back to the Future Trilogy is ONE vote, etc.
    And please be specific as to what release you are selecting. "Widescreen" version isn't necessary, but if you're voting for something like Lord of the Rings, please specify 2-Disc Theatrical or Extended Edition. I'm not really sure how to treat similar releases, such as separate DD and DTS versions (which just about never happens anymore) or something like the 4-Disc vs. 5-Disc LOTR releases and Spider-man 2-Disc vs. Collector's Set (in which the difference is mostly just physical extras). Most likely I'll just count them together, and list the more basic one with more votes with a note. In some instances, though, there might be need for separate counts (I'm thinking of something like E.T. 2-Disc vs. 3-Disc). Nonetheless, vote for what you want, I'll count them as they're voted, and I'll decide what makes the most sense once everything is tallied.

    Please only vote once. I'll be posting this on several Internet DVD forums as I did last year, since the idea is to make this a definitive list that the people decide. If you visit those other boards, please DO NOT vote on more than one forum.
    Scoring is simple enough. Your 1st choice gets 10 points, 2nd choice gets 9, 3rd gets 8, and so on...onto your 10th pick, which gets 1 point. If your list includes a tie, the middle score will be awarded to both titles. For example, if you pick Ghost and Ghost Dad as tied for #1, each will receive 9.5 points. If you don't indicate the order of your list, I'll just assume they are in the order that you posted, from top to bottom (and left to right).
    The resulting list will be the Top 100 DVDs based on points earned, and I may include a list of some DVDs that just missed the cut.
    Voting will run until January 15 and the results site should be up by the end of January. If you'd like to help me out by counting votes, please drop me an e-mail. With hundreds and hundreds of votes, it's awfully time-consuming for me to count them all myself. I will be maintaining a spreadsheet with the data.
    Oh and finally, if you'd like, you can include comments about why you picked what you did, which I would use on the results website.
    The 2001 Poll results can be viewed here:
    http://www.angelfire.com/dc/top100dvd/
    NOTE: If a moderator could pin this to the top of the Software forum for the two weeks of voting as a 'sticky' thread, I'd be most appreciative. Last year, I left this in the Polls forum and unfortunately, HTF member response was the smallest of all the Internet DVD forums, since many HTF members stick to the Software forum only. The more representative this list is of DVD enthusiasts, the better is. The more votes, the better. Thanks!
     
  2. Raj_Thiara

    Raj_Thiara Agent

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    1. Lord of the Rings Extended Edition
    2. Seven Samurai Criterion Collection
    3. Fight Club 2-disc Special Edition
    4. Citizen Kane
    5. Lawrence of Arabia 2-disc Limited Edition
    6. North by Northwest
    7. Memento Limited Edition
    8. Royal Tenenbaums Criterion Collection
    9. Donnie Darko
    10. Requiem for a Dream Director's Edition
     
  3. Jon Robertson

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    1. Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring 4-disc
    2. The Complete Monterey Pop Festival
    3. Citizen Kane
    4. Spartacus Criterion Collection
    5. In The Mood for Love Criterion Collection
    6. Monsters, Inc.
    7. Monty Python and the Holy Grail Special Edition
    8. The Royal Tenenbaums Criterion Collection
    9. Night of the Living Dead Elite Millennium Edition
    10. Straw Dogs R2

    Are R2 releases viable? If not, please substitute Straw Dogs with Down by Law Criterion Collection.
     
  4. LukeB

    LukeB Cinematographer

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    Sure, R2 releases are fine to vote for, although R2 DVDs get less votes typically.
     
  5. Aaron Schmitt

    Aaron Schmitt Stunt Coordinator

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    1. Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring Extended Edition
    2. Moulin Rouge
    3. Toy Story & Toy Story 2 Ultimate Toy box
    4. Amelie
    5. Cowboy Bebop: The Perfect Sessions collection
    6. Almost Famous: Untitled Bootleg Director's Cut
    7. Terminator 2: Ultimate Edition
    8. Monster's Inc.
    9. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
    10. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
     
  6. Mark Hobbs

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    3. Star Wars, Episode II: Attack of the Clones
    4. Toy Story I & II: Ultimate Toy Box
    5. The Godfather Collection
    6. The Matrix
    7. Saving Private Ryan: DTS
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    9. Gladiator
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  7. Nick Senger

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    1. Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring Extended Edition
    2. Singin' in the Rain Two-Disc Special Edition
    3. The Godfather DVD Collection
    4. Citizen Kane
    5. On the Waterfront
    6. Lawrence of Arabia Two-Disc Limited Edition
    7. Superman the Movie Special Edition
    8. E.T. 20th Anniversary Collector's Edition (2-disc)
    9. Beauty and the Beast Platinum Edition
    10.Back to the Future: The Complete Trilogy
     
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    1. FOTR: The Extended Edition
    2. Brazil: Criterion Collection
    3. Citizen Kane
    4. Conan the Barbarian: Collector's Edition
    5. JFK: Special Edition
    6. Dark City
    7. This is Spinal Tap: Special Edition
    8. North By Northwest
    9. Lawrence of Arabia Two-Disc Limited Edition
    10. Star Wars: Attack of the Clones
     
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    1. Band of Brothers
    2. The Godfather DVD Collection
    3. Traffic: Criterion Collection
    4. Citizen Kane
    5. Lawrence of Arabia: Limited Edition
    6. Pulp Fiction: Collector's Edition
    7. Se7en: Platinum Series
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    I regret to have to leave a few titles out since I have yet to own them... I don't think it's fair to nominate titles without having them in your collection.

    Here's my titles:

    8 1/2: Criterion Collection
    Citizen Kane
    Singin' In The Rain: Special Edition
    Superman: The Movie
    A Hard Day's Night: Special Edition
    Doctor Zhivago
    Moulin Rouge!
    North By Northwest
    Behind The Scenes At Disney Studios
    Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: Platinum Edition
    The Wizard of Oz: Special Edition

    I know it's 11, but I cannot take one out.
     
  11. Joshua_Y

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    1. Star Wars Episode 2 Attack of the Clones
    2. Star Wars Episode 1 The Phantom Menace
    3. Lord of the Rings Fellowship of the Ring Extended Edition Gift Set
    4. E.T. Ultimate Gift Set
    5. Superman The Movie
    6. Mallrats
    7. Evil Dead Book of the Dead Edition
    8. Close Encounters of the Third Kind SE
    9. Lawrence of Arabia Limited Edition
    10. Pulp Fiction SE
     
  12. Roger Rollins

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    1. SINGIN' IN THE RAIN-Special Edition
    2. THE WIZARD OF OZ-Special Edition
    3. THE GODFATHER-Complete Collection
    4. THE SOPRANOS
    5. THE MATRIX
    6. NORTH BY NORTHWEST
    7. NATIONAL LAMPOON'S ANIMAL HOUSE-Special Edition
    8. BEN-HUR
    9. SUNSET BOULEVARD
    10.THE SIMPSONS
     
  13. JonBoriss

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    1. Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring 4 Disc
    2. Brazil: Criterion Collection
    3. Toy Story Ultimate Toy Box
    4. A Bugs Life (2 Disc)
    5. The Godfather Collection
    6. Citizen Kane
    7. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
    8. Se7en: Platinum Series (2 Disc)
    9. Almost Famous: Bootleg Edition
    10. Moulin Rouge
     
  14. Eric Estrada

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    6. Pulp Fiction: Collectors Edition
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    1.LORD OF THE RINGS:FELLOWSHIP OF THE RINGS Extended Edition
    2. STAR WARS EPISODE II:ATTACK OF THE CLONES
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    4. SUNSET BOULEVARD
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    6. SUPERMAN THE MOVIE
    7. MOULIN ROUGE!
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    3. Sports Night: The Complete Series
    4. Lawrence of Arabia: Limited Edition
    5. Mickey Mouse in Living Color
    6. Star Wars Episode 2: Attack of the Clones
    7. Die Hard: Five Star Collection
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    1. Lord of the Rings: Extended Edition (4-Disc)
    2. Pearl Harbor: VISTA Series
    3. Fight Club
    4. Se7en: Platinum Series
    5. Toy Story & Toy Story 2: The Ultimate Toy Box
    6. Gladiator (2000)
    7. Terminator 2: Ultimate Edition
    8. Memento: Limited Edition
    9. Band of Brothers
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    1- The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring - 4 disc extended edition

    2- The Return of the Living Dead

    3- The Fog (John Carpenter)

    4- Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan - Director's Edition

    5- Pulp Fiction - Collector's Edition

    6- Jackie Brown - Collector's Edition

    7- Reservoir Dogs - 10 year anniversary edition

    8- Queen: Greatest Video Hits I

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    1. Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring- Extended Edition (4-disc)
    2. Terminator 2: Judgement Day: The Ultimate Edition
    3. Toy Story: The Ultimate Toy Box (3-disc)
    4. Monty Python and the Holy Grail: Special Edition
    5. The Matrix
    6. The Godfather Collection
    7. This is Spinal Tap: Special Edition (MGM)
    8. The Princess Bride: Special Edition
    9. Monsters, Inc. (2-disc)
    10. Ghostbusters: Collector's Series
     

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