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10 Must Have DVDs for Your Library

Discussion in 'DVD' started by lancer1558, Oct 22, 2006.

  1. lancer1558

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    What are your top 10 DVDs in your library?
    DVDs that you would purchase if your entire library was lost for some reason.
    Thanks,
    Gary
     
  2. Ronald Epstein

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    Glory (Columbia)
    1776 (Columbia)
    Dog Day Afternoon (Warner)
    Moulin Rouge (Fox)
    Braveheart (Paramount)
    The Color Purple (Warner)
    All That Jazz (Fox)
    Pulp Fiction (Miramax)
    Once Upon A Time In The West (Paramount)
    Saturday Night Fever (Paramount)

    ....and this is just off the top of my head. My top 10
    favorites tend to vary pending my mindset at the moment. [​IMG]
     
  3. Magnus T

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    Ultimate Matrix Collection
    The Rock (Criterion Collection)
    Goodfellas (SE)
    Lost (Season 1 and 2)
    Ghost in the Shell (2 Disc SE)
    The Incredibles
    Sunset Blvd.
    JFK
    Glengarry Glen Ross (2 Disc SE)
    Brazil (Criterion Collection)
     
  4. J-EL

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    Ultimate Superman Collection (14 Discs) - Yeah, I know it's not out yet, but just from the looks of it, I know it's going to be the most extensive DVD package ever!

    Lord of the Rings Trilogy - Extended Edition Gift Sets - A couple of days worth of commentaries, endless hours of documentaries, and the movies are great too! Plus, WETA collectibles are always a plus.

    Star Wars Saga (10 Discs) - I'm just counting the entire saga with this one. They're all superbly designed DVD's and my favorite series of films.

    Adventures of Indiana Jones - Beautiful transfers. Engaging 5.1 remixes. A fantastic three hours of documentaries and featurettes. And a nice package to boot!

    E.T. - Ultimate Gift Set - Everything and the kitchen sink. Both versions of the film. A disc full of extras, including a concert with John Williams! The CD soundtrack. And a full sized hardcover book chronicling the making of the film. A release for a single film doesn't get much better than this.

    King Kong - Collector's Edition Tin (1933) - Beautiful restoration and commentary. Fascinating documentary. What puts this one over the top is the featurette on Jackson's crew recreating the Spider-Pit sequence and the postcards and reproduction of the premiere booklet. The packaging is great as well.

    Ultimate Matrix Collection - Limited Edition Gift Set - I personally think this one tops the Alien Quadrilogy with its exhaustive documentaries on literally every aspect of the production of these three films. Not a single crew member is not interviewed from the looks of it. The glass packaging and Neo bust are awesome as well.

    War of the Worlds - 2-Disc Limited Edition (2005) - Perhaps the best documentaries on a Spielberg film. And the DTS track is the best I've heard on DVD. The film was a huge surprise for me and it's now one of my personal favorites.

    Jaws - 30th Anniversary Edition - MONO! Finally the original mono track gets released on DVD and it sounds loads better than the remixed DD and DTS 5.1 tracks. The full-length two hour documentary is here as well. And a 14-minute interview with Spielberg on the set is great. It's probably my favorite film of all time and this package does the film justice.

    Sin City - Recut, Extended, Unrated - Superb presentation. Fun and informative extras. And I love watching each of the stories seperately with the bonus footage integrated.

    Batman Begins - Two-Disc Deluxe Edition - Stellar transfer and a pulse pounding DD 5.1 track bring the Dark Knight to life. And the featurettes are very informative and entertaining.

    Okay, that's like...11. [​IMG]
     
  5. Lynda-Marie

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    Star Wars - original 1977 cut
    Raiders of the Lost Ark
    Goodfellas
    Full Metal Jacket
    The Great Escape
    Sleeping Beauty - Disney's best, as far as I am concerned
    Lord of the Rings trilogy extended sets
    Gumball Rally - my ultimate guilty pleasure
    Jaws
    The Rocky Horror Picture Show
     
  6. ted:r

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    1The Godfather, I and II
    2Casablanca
    3All That Jazz
    4Sweet Smell Of Success
    5Network
    6The Spy Who Came In From The Cold
    7Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?
    8Double Indemnity
    9Once Upon A Time In America
    10All About Eve

    ..but there's no way 10 would be enough...maybe 200 or so...
     
  7. Al.Anderson

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    In the order I thought of them:

    Casablanca
    Dr. Strangelove
    It's a Wonderful Life
    Galaxy Quest (I know, I know. But I LMAO every single time!)
    The Apartment
    Beetlejuice
    Lord of the Rings
    The Cooler
    The Train
    Twilight Zone (1-3, which is all I have)
     
  8. Charles Ellis

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    Lancer, what you're asking of me is Sophie's choice- like having to decide between my loved ones! There's too many to choose from.
     
  9. Louis Letizia

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    The Wizard of Oz
    The Graduate
    On Her Majestys Secret Service
    Carrie
    Day of the Locust
    Dog Day Afternoon
    Nashville
    Smile
    Shampoo
    Close Encounters of the Third Kind

    These are not necessarily the best movies-but the ones I find myself watching over and over.

    THE GUMBALL RALLY-The guiltiest pleasure of all!

    What a subgenre-cross country road race action comedies
    BITE THE BULLET-probably the granddaddy!
    DEATH RACE 2000
    THE GUMBALL RALLY
    CANNONBALL
    FAST CHARLIE THE MOONBEAM RIDER
    THE CANNONBALL RUN
    THE CANNONBALL RUN 2
    SPEED ZONE
    SAHARA

    Any others I missed?
     
  10. Andy_Bu

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    This is a hard question since so many of my favorites are TV oriented or multi movie oriented so I will list by groupings:


    Buffy the Vampire - The Chosen Collection
    The Lord of the Rings - Extended Edition
    The Matrix - Ultimate Collection
    Robin of Sherwood - The Complete Collection
    The Soprano's - All Seasons
    Babylon 5 - All Seasons
    Batman Begins
    The Chronicles of Narnia - The Lion The Witch and the Wardrobe
    Harry Potter - All 4 movies
    Kill Bill - Vol 1 and 2


    Andy
     
  11. DouglasBr

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    Off the top of the ol' head:

    Jean de Florette/Manon of the Spring
    Richard III (Olivier)
    Time Bandits SE
    The Incredibles
    Kind Hearts and Coronets
    Bringing Up Baby
    Chariots of Fire
    The Great Escape
    Jaws 30th Anniv.
    Casablanca
     
  12. Kevin Hewell

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    Lord of the Rings Trilogy - Extended Edition

    Citizen Kane

    Hedwig and the Angry Inch

    My Battlestar Galactica DVDs (new version)

    Donnie Darko

    Band of Brothers

    Firefly

    Serenity

    Lawrence of Arabia

    Latter Days
     
  13. Neil Joseph

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    In no order...

    1- LOTR EE
    2- ultimate Matrix box
    3- Jurassic park trilogy
    4- The Chronicles Of Narnia: TLTWATW
    5- The Incredibles
    6- Spiderman 2
    7- Braveheart
    8- Batman Begins
    9- King Kong SE
    10- Star Wars: OT

    Honorable mention: Indiana Jones trilogy
     
  14. Jim-M

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    Band of Brothers
    Saving Private Ryan (60th Anniversary w/DTS from WWII Collection)
    Cast Away (2-disc)
    The Longest Day
    The Bourne Identity (original CE)
    Finding Nemo
    Toy Story 2
    Miracle
    Remember The Titans
    Tomorrow Never Dies


    Not that I think those are all the greatest, most important movies of all-time, but I enjoy rewatching all of them.
     
  15. EricSJorg

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    These are in no order, I could never place a single movie with a #1 choice

    Looney Tunes Golden Collections
    Clerks.
    Pulp Fiction
    Who Framed Roger Rabbit
    Chasing Amy
    Nightmare Before Christmas
    Lost in Translation
    King Kong (1933)
    2001: A Space Odyssey
    Gone with the Wind

    That's a hard list to make. I'd be more tempted to make a must have of Director and Groups Collections which would look something like this.

    Tim Burton
    Stanley Kubrick
    Kevin Smith
    Quentin Tarantino
    Monty Python and individual director efforts
    Looney Tunes Golden Collection
    Definitive Twilight Zone
    Robert Rodriguez
    Christopher Nolan
    Gus Van Sant
     
  16. Elijah Sullivan

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    These are the ones I play the most and hold my collection together, so to speak... in order of importance:

    Lawrence of Arabia: CE
    Doctor Zhivago
    The Thin Red Line
    Dune (1984): EE
    Gladiator: EE
    Barry Lyndon
    Days of Heaven
    Blade Runner: Remastered DC
    The Royal Tenenbaums
    Alien: CE
     
  17. Paul D Snyder

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    1. L.A. Story
    2. Empire Strikes Back
    3. Pirates Of The Caribbean
    4. Without A Clue
    5. Porco Rosso
    6. Mr. Smith Goes To Washington
    7. Chocolat
    8. Big Fish
    9. Harry Potter (entire series)
    10. Clue
     
  18. Adam_S

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    I have no idea:

    Empire of the Sun
    A Matter of Life and Death
    How Green Was My Valley
    Seven Samurai
    Godfather
    Shawshank Redemption
    Almost Famous (Untitled)
    To Kill a Mockingbird
    E.T.
    Empire Strikes Back
     
  19. Casey C.

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    Lord of the Rings (Extended Edition)
    The Godfather Trilogy
    Do the Right Thing (Criterion)
    Dazed and Confused (Criterion)
    Band of Brothers
    Lawrence of Arabia (Superbit)
    Toy Story: Ultimate Toy Box
    Fargo (SE)
    Ferris Bueller's Day Off
    The Princess Bride (SE)
     
  20. John Kwong

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    The Godfather Trilogy
    Star Wars OT
    Seven Samurai
    The Thing (1982)
    Citizen Kane
    The Great Escape
    Indiana Jones Box Set
    The Best Years of Our Lives
    My Man Godfrey
    Logan's Run
     

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