Please list your top 5 favorite dvd's

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  1. george kaplan

    george kaplan Executive Producer

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    I find it very hard to do this, only because the quality of the film is so much more important to me than the quality of the dvd sans film consideration. I always hope for the best in a dvd, but buy them solely for the film. Having said that, however, I'll give it a shot:

    The Big Sleep - two versions of the film!

    Strangers on a Train - two versions of the film! (see a pattern here?)

    Vertigo - alternate ending to the film (not to mention a great transfer)

    Young Frankenstein - deleted scenes

    The Godfather trilogy - deleted scenes
     
  2. Greg Haynes

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    My Top 5

    Office Space
    Saving Private Ryan DTS
    Phantom Menace
    Gladiator
    Shawshank Redemption
     
  3. jacob w k

    jacob w k Stunt Coordinator

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    1. Terminator 2 UE
    2. Jurrasic Park
    3. Aliens
    4. alien
    5. 12 monkeys[/list=1]
     
  4. Matthew H

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    1.) Ghostbusters
    2.) Terminator 2: Ultimate Edition
    3.) Speed: 5-Star
    4.) Beetlejuice
    5.) Ferris Bueller's Day Off
     
  5. BobG

    BobG Stunt Coordinator

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    In terms of film:

    1. Gladiator
    2. Godfather Part II
    3. Fight Club
    4. Face/Off
    5. Forrest Gump

    In terms of features:

    1. Fight Club
    2. Pearl Harbor Vista Series
    3. Abyss SE
    4. 12 Monkeys
    5. The Rock Criterion
     
  6. BertFalasco

    BertFalasco Supporting Actor

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    As of 8/3/02:
    1. Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back- Features are just what gets you into features in the first place
    2. Jurassic Park- Aside from the awesome transfer, the features are really tieeeeet to see an epic movie being made (Also for The Lost World [just not qualified as #2], not that non Chrichton horse dung JPIII)
    3. The Abyss: SE- Also, extras are honestly enjoyable goodies and easter eggs.
    4. Se7en: New Line Platinum Series- Extras are so unbelievably awesome to see how much detail and work went into the production of the movie period.
    5. Requiem For A Dream- Although it isn't a family movie, it does have very high replay value. It could act as somewhat of a D.A.R.E. alternative, paraphrasing Darren Davis. Also, cool to see a really good movie being made, and cinematography is awesome. Darren A.'s methods kick ass. Awesome DD track as far as the actual soundtrack goes.[/list=1]

      I'm sure this list will change, and then the changed will change again. Damn human patterns.

      -Bert
      P.S. Thanks to my BB for 2 of those titles. [​IMG]
     
  7. Rob Lutter

    Rob Lutter Producer

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    1. Brazil: Criterion Collection - Quite simply... the BEST DVD EVER MADE (okay AV, AMAZING EXTRAS [studio cut of the film, commentary by Gilliam, 2 documentaries])
    2. Toy Story: Ultimate Toy Box - I still don't think I have gotten through all the extras. Computer Animation/film school in a box... nuff said
    3. Fight Club - Reference Audio/Video, 4 Commentaries, and a second disc that SET THE STANDARD for the DVD special edition.
    4. Pearl Harbor: Vista Series - 4 DISCS... 2 discs with REFERENCE Audio/Video, 2 discs PACKED with extras, plus Affleck commentary [​IMG]
    5. Rushmore: Criterion Collection - Reference Video/Audio, Great commentary, cool MTV shorts, and an excellent documentary.
    [​IMG]
     
  8. Thomas Newton

    Thomas Newton Screenwriter

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    This is taken from the list of movies that I own and have watched on DVD -- which means that it leaves out films that I have in VHS format but have not rebought on DVD, films not available on DVD, etc., etc.

    1. Ran
    2. Seven Samurai
    3. Chicken Run
    4. Batman: Mask of the Phantasm
    5. The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

    Note major omissions such as Hitchcock films, 2001, Star Trek II and IV, Goldeneye (gotta love the tank chase sequence), etc.
     
  9. Thomas Newton

    Thomas Newton Screenwriter

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    By the way, a lot of the movies on my list don't come with a ton of extras.

    If a film is crud, or is not presented in OAR, I probably won't want to pick up a copy of the release. If a film is good, and presented in OAR, then picture and sound quality, extras, and price enter the buying decision.

    Two DVD sets that (should) feature great films, high picture and sound quality, and tons of extras are the "Ultimate Toy Box" set, and the upcoming "Monsters, Inc." set. Highly recommended.
     
  10. David Biggs

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    Gladiator. Just awesome all around
    Se7en. Fantastic sound and great extras
    The Matrix. It's what got me into this madness in the first place
    Toy Story
    Saving Private Ryan(DTS). Reference sound and video.
    Dances with Wolves(DTS).

    Since I can only list five, these are the must haves.
     
  11. DavidAC

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    The Abyss:SE
    Alien
    SW Episode 1:TPM
    Gladiator
    The Matrix
     
  12. Neil S. Bulk

    Neil S. Bulk Screenwriter

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    In no particular order:

    Star Trek - The Motion Picture - The Director's Edition
    Superman - The Movie
    Goldfinger
    The Simpsons - Season One
    The Untouchables


    Neil
     
  13. DarrylWHarrisJr

    DarrylWHarrisJr Stunt Coordinator

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    Hard to limit myself to only 5, but here it goes

    1)Saving Private Ryan - the 2nd greatest movie of all time (with Godfather 2 being the 1st)
    2)Toy Story 2 - that Buzzlight Year Intro!
    3)Shrek - all around quality
    4)North by Northwest - a classic
    5)Sleepy Hollow - did you see that transfer? Did you see it?
     
  14. Thomas Newton

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  15. Marc Colella

    Marc Colella Cinematographer

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    In terms of video, audio and features (in no particular order):
    Magnolia - New Line's usual fantastic video/audio presentation. The "Magnolia Diary" is incredibly informative and very interesting.
    Moulin Rouge - Excellent audio/video with a tremendous amount of features (most of them very informative).
    The French Connection - nice job remastering. Includes 2- 50+ minute documentaries which tell you everything you wanted to know about the film. Surprised this DVD rarely gets any mention for it's quality.
    Boogie Nights - audio/video... New Line... enough said. Great deleted scenes and 2 fantastic commentaries.
    The Sweet Hereafter - nice audio/video. While not packed with features, it has a great commentary, Charlie Rose interview, Isolated score, and the "The Pied Piper of Hamelin" poem. Very tastefully done DVD.
     
  16. Tim Abbott

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    The Matrix - Unbelieveable movie, ground-breaking in many respects.

    Gladiator - An instant classic. Fantastic story.

    Saving Private Ryan (DTS) - Reference sound, very emotional subject and presentation.

    The Rock (Criterion) - A fun movie with great sound/picture, tons of extras.

    The Phantom Menace - Kind of here by default.....I can close my eyes and pretend its a different movie when the sound is cranked up.
     
  17. John Bryant

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    Tough, very tough. Changes depending on my mood.
    Walking With Dinosaurs
    Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season 2
    Clerks Uncensored
    T2: Ultimate Edition
    Shrek
     
  18. Bill J

    Bill J Producer

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    1. Traffic: Criterion Collection
    2. The Godfather DVD Collection
    3. Saving Private Ryan DTS
    4. Se7en: Platinum Series
    5. Terminator 2: Ultimate Edition
     
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    From Dusk Till Dawn
    Magnolia
    Detroit Rock City
    Star Wars
    The Thing.

    Not my favorite movies (except for The Thing and Magnolia), but the dvds are splendid.
     
  20. YANG

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    "Please list your top 5 favorite dvd's"
    Err...you mean top five for the year,or top five to date?
    If you mean top five for the year...i shall wait till the arrival of WE WERE SOLDIERS,WINDTALKERS and LORD OF THE RINGS:EXTENDED D.C collector's edition.
    If you mean to date...TOP FIVE GOES TO...
    [BEST DRAMA]
    *THIN RED LINE
    *SAVING PRIVATE RYAN
    *COURAGE UNDER FIRE
    *RULES OF ENGAGEMENT
    *BLACK HAWK DOWN
    [BEST POPCORN FLICK]
    *AIR FORCE ONE-SUPERBIT
    *VERTICAL LIMIT-SUPERBIT
    *ARMAGEDDON-DIRECTOR's CUT-CRITERION EDITION
    *FACE OFF
    *THE MUMMY-ULTIMATE EDITION
    [BEST SOUND]
    *PEARL HARBOR DIRECTOR's CUT-DTS surr.
    *SAVING PRIVATE RYAN-DTS surr.
    *AIR FORCE ONE-DTS surr.
    *THE MATRIX-448kbs DD5.1 R4 release
    *DRIVEN-DTS surr. R4 release
    [BEST MUSIC SCORE]
    *PEARL HARBOR DIRECTOR's CUT-HANS ZIMMER
    *SAVING PRIVATE RYAN-JOHN WILLIAMS
    *ABYSS-ALAN SILVESTRI
    *PATRIOT-JOHN WILLIAMS
    *THIN RED LINE-HANS ZIMMER
    [BEST ADDED VALUE FEATURES]
    *STARWARS EP1[​IMG]HANTOM MENACE
    *ABYSS-FOX
    *PEARL HARBOR DIRECTOR's CUT-BUENA VISTA
    *INDEPENDENCE DAY-FOX
    *PLANET OF THE APES 2001-FOX
    [BEST PACKAGING]-1 only
    *PEARL HARBOR DIRECTOR's CUT
    [BEST to be hate PACKAGING]-to juice up a little humor
    *SNAPPERS
    *DIGI-PACKS
    *JEWEL CASES
     

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