Directors Top Five Must-Own DVDs?

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  1. Jonathan DA

    Jonathan DA Screenwriter

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    I recently received a gift certificate good for about 5 DVDs. So, being an aspiring DVD collector and nascent film buff, I'm wondering what everyone's top 5 list is for must-own dvds?

    Let the lists begin!
     
  2. Robert_Z

    Robert_Z Screenwriter

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    Well I don't know what nascent means[​IMG] , but I just looked at my modest DVD collection and determined these are the 5 I would keep if I could only keep 5:

    Roger Waters In the Flesh -- awesome concert, just superb
    Saving Private Ryan (DTS) -- great HT experience
    The Matrix -- no explanation needed
    Serendipity -- many corny moments, but geez, has Kate Beckinsale ever looked better? [​IMG]
    My Cousin Vinny -- I still laugh at that darn movie, even though I've watched it many times.
     
  3. Dan Shogren

    Dan Shogren Stunt Coordinator

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    My picks for the top 5

    1. The fellowship of the ring, extended edition
    2.Citizen Kane
    3.Star wars episode 2, attack of the clones
    4.Fight club
    5.The matrix
     
  4. Sean Dilly

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    The Big Lebowski
    Pulp Fiction
    Rushmore Criterion
    Fight CLub
    Taxi Driver
     
  5. Bill J

    Bill J Producer

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    This will probably get moved to Polls, but:

    -Black Hawk Down: Special Edition
    -Traffic: Criterion Collection
    -Saving Private Ryan
    -2001: A Space Odyssey
    -The Godfather DVD Collection
     
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    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, obviously!
    Saving Private Ryan
    The Matrix
    The Professional
    Amelie [​IMG]
     
  8. SteveGon

    SteveGon Executive Producer

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    Striking a balance between the importance of a film, entertainment value, transfer and supplements:

    Dracula (1931)

    Two versions of the film, a commentary, a documentary, and an optional Philip Glass score. This title is OOP, but well worth the effort if you go looking for it.

    Citizen Kane

    Great restoration with two commentaries, coupled with a great documentary.

    The Third Man

    Top-notch Criterion treatment! 'Nuff said! (my favorite film)

    Three Colors Trilogy (box set)

    I'm cheating here by picking three films, but they're a must-have for film buffs. Pretty good transfers and incisive supplements.

    Immortal Beloved

    The odd man out on my list, but IB is a very entertaining film depicting the posthumous search for Ludwig van Beethoven's titular lover. Very nice transfer and a darn good commentary. One of my favorite discs. [​IMG]
     
  9. Jonathan DA

    Jonathan DA Screenwriter

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    Ah yes, well, I didn't think this question had never been asked before, but, it's too much fun not to throw out there (albeit in the wrong forum, oops)! Thanks for indulging.

    Great responses. So far I already have FOTR:EE, Rushmore Criterion, Amelie, Fight Club, and Serendipity (via my GF).
     
  10. Cary T

    Cary T Screenwriter

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    This is a very tough top 5 for me to determine. My evaluation is base on transfer, supplement, and my personal preference of which films.

    1. In The Mood For Love: Criterion
    2. Amelie
    3. Three Colors Trilogy (box set) - I was just going to pick Blue, my favorite of the three, but since Steve cheated, so will I.
    4. Singin' In The Rain
    5. Rashomon: Criterion

    Steve, I'm surprised Sullivan's Travels: Criterion is not in your top 5, great disc.
     
  11. John Thomas

    John Thomas Cinematographer

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    1. Buffy: THe Vampire Slayer Season 1
    2. Buffy: The Vampire Slayer Season 2
    3. Buffy: The Vampire Slayer Season 3
    4. Buffy: The Vampire Slayer Season 4
    5. Buffy: The Vampire Slayer Season 5 (coming soon!)

    (I had to cheat a bit too) and actually I'd recommend a totally different top 5, but this had to be done. [​IMG]
     
  12. SteveGon

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  13. Jonathan DA

    Jonathan DA Screenwriter

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    John Thomas, I already have everything on your list! Well, except Season 5, obviously.
     
  14. Angelo.M

    Angelo.M Producer

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    Must-own war: The Thin Red Line (one of the most stunning transfers I've seen)
    Must-own musical: West Side Story
    Must-own anime: Spirited Away
    Must-own kung-fu: Enter the Dragon
    Must-own concert: The Last Waltz
     
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    Lawrence of Arabia
    Apocalypse Now Redux
    Silence of the Lambs
    Fellowship of the Ring, extended version
    Fawlty Towers - the complete series
     

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