Directors What's currently the most prized item in your DVD collection ?

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  1. BrettHarris

    BrettHarris Auditioning

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    What's currently the most prized item in your DVD collection (which doesn't have to be a DVD title, but probably is) and please say why ?
     
  2. Josh Pounds

    Josh Pounds Stunt Coordinator

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    The item I think I'm happiest to be able to finally own is Eraserhead. It was out of print for 11 years before David Lynch produced it himself, and prior to that I looked around for it literally everywhere, and finally found it online in videotape form for 75 dollars.

    I hadn't seen the film, only clips and heard about it. It didn't disappoint. I'm very happy to have it in a beautiful DVD form.
     
  3. TheBat

    TheBat Producer

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    I had the pleasure of helping on a conan the destroyer collectors edition for the UK dvd. I got them to get a commentary with my favorite lady.. Ms. Douglas. she plays queen taramis in conan. I also wrote up some questions and answers for the conan quiz. www.angelfire.com/ca4/sarahdouglas
    the dvd will be released on september 27, 2004. I am waiting for the dvd to review it for my site. I am very proud of my work on it.
    JACOB
     
  4. RodneyT

    RodneyT Stunt Coordinator

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    My most prized posession is the limited edition of Schindlers List with the books and stenographs and things. the plastic casing and oversized packaging makes it a pain to store in amongst the regular shelving system i use, but its one of the first things people notice when perusing the collection.

    Oh, and the limited edition box set release of 2001: Space Oddesey, which was originally going to be a 100,000 production run, but ended up being a 10,000 run due to somebody at Warners here in Australia stuffing up, and destroying the master copy for the release. It contained the CD soudtrack, plus a frame of film, all packaged beautifully in a bright silver box. It might not be worth a lot in the US, but i like the fact that i have a copy of something that's TRULY limited.
     
  5. Will*B

    Will*B Supporting Actor

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    As a horror fan, I'm very proud of some of my limited editions that I've managed to pick up over the years. I suppose first prize has to go to the I Drink Your Blood: Signed Limited Edition, but I'm also proud of things like the Mondo Cane Collection, and the original Army of Darkness double disc set.

    TV-wise, I'd have to say that I'm very happy with Star Trek: TNG seasons 1-7. Took a lot of $$$, but I got there in the end!

    In short, I think pretty much everything in my collection is prized!
     
  6. george kaplan

    george kaplan Executive Producer

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    I'm still (very happily) blown away that Criterion released a wonderful version of Hopscotch. [​IMG]
     
  7. Scott Weinberg

    Scott Weinberg Lead Actor

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    Boring answer: Brazil CC

    Obvious answer: My two LOTR EEs

    Cheat answer: Alien Quad

    TV answer: My four Futurama sets

    Borrowed answer: Freaks and Geeks - I really gotta buy one of my own!

    Bare bones answer: Paper Moon
     
  8. Joseph Bolus

    Joseph Bolus Cinematographer

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    I've got to go with Scott here and give a movie and TV answer.

    Movie - E.T.-Collector's Edition; LOTR:EE's.

    TV - Star Trek: DS9 - All seven seasons.

    NOTE that these will probably change before the year is done!
     
  9. stephen la

    stephen la Stunt Coordinator

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    Malena - uncut reg 0 korean version just got it this week)
    Robocop - out of print Criterion
    Eyes Wide Shut - Uncut Region 3
    Macriss-Do You Remember Love - Region 0
    these are my most prized because
    of the uncute versions of the films and that I had to order them online from sites I don't usually use
     
  10. Patrick.C

    Patrick.C Second Unit

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    My 5 Dollar pre order receipt for the Star Wars Trilogy [​IMG]
     
  11. Dan Rudolph

    Dan Rudolph Producer

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    This is Spinal Tap: Criterion: A fairly rare title I just lucked into at a used-DVD store.
     
  12. Ross Waite

    Ross Waite Stunt Coordinator

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    I'm going to have to say my "Ultimate Toy Box" (Toy Story 1 & 2). I know it's not much, but not only is it difficult to find these days, my family enjoys the movies - so they get repeat viewings.

    -Ross
     
  13. RafaelB

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    Movies: The Original "Collector's Edition" of "Little Shop of Horrors" with the alternate ending.

    My Japanese R2 Studio Ghibli collection DVDs.


    Rafael.
     
  14. Zen Butler

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    Children of Paradise- Criterion Colletion




    Guests seems to notice:

    Band of Brothers
    The Wicker Man (wood box)
    Looney Tunes: Golden Collection Vol. 1
     
  15. Keith M.

    Keith M. Second Unit

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    Killer: Criterion Collection
     
  16. BrettB

    BrettB Producer

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    ZackR Supporting Actor

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    My most prized item? That is a tough one. My "prized possessions" tend to be titles with sentimental value from my childhood. Don't ask me why, but I get so happy every time I am able to ad a childhood favorite to my collection.



    TMNT: Season 1 Seriously, I can remember as a kid buying VHS episodes of individual episodes (mowing lawns, etc at 10 years old to earn money). Having this entire season (though only a few episodes) on DVD just thrills me. Yes, I know that might be sad, but I don't care. [​IMG]



    Toy Story: UTB Hours of fun!

    Snow White: Platinum Simply beautiful

    Mutiny on the Bounty (1935)

    The Princess Bride: Special Edition

    The Goonies

    Treasure of the Sierra Madre
     
  18. DonRoeber

    DonRoeber Screenwriter

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    My favorite is probably my french Amelie set. I don't watch it, becaue of the lack of english subtitles, but just flipping through all of the goodies in it makes me happy.



    I've got a bunch of other big titles, a bunch of OOP criterions and stuff, but still, the Amelie set makes me happy.
     
  19. Paul_Scott

    Paul_Scott Lead Actor

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    although i've probably gotten as much if not more enjoyment from several other titles, i would probably have to say that i 'prize' my copy of Superman The Movie most- for several reasons.

    1) Warner, going back to the LD days, was not known for going the extra mile for home video releases- i don't even recall them putting any trailers on their LDs. it was quite a shock to see how much production went into this disc- and as a 25+ yr fan of the film, it was also very satisfying (although i still don't particularly care for some of the newly inserted footage).

    2) it was the anticipation of this disc that got me started on the hardcore HT craze. i ended up buying an RP (my first large screen tv) because i wanted so badly to recreate the theater experience for this movie- it also prompted me to get my first 5.1 system

    after that it was a short hop to getting into front projection, and that has truly altered the way i approach this hobby now.
     
  20. Nils Luehrmann

    Nils Luehrmann Producer

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    I guess I have quite a few rare collectable DVDs as well as some really impressive quality DVDs in my collection, but the one DVD I treasure the most is the very first DVD I ever bought, the original release of The Wizard of Oz (Cat906044/027616604491).
    [​IMG]

    I had been anxiously waiting for the rollout of DVD and this was one of the very first titles released on DVD. I even saved my receipt from Best Buy dated March 25th, 1997 and kept it in the DVD case where it has remained since. [​IMG]

    What I didn't know is that the ink used on Best Buy's receipts fades away VERY quickly, but it's the thought that counted, and I'll always know I was there.

    This title went out of print when it was replaced by the improved release five years ago, and even though I bought the new release, I will hold onto this DVD for as long as I have a DVD collection as it marks not only the beginning of my DVD collection, but also the beginning of all DVDs.
     

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