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Dvd Etc. Magazine Poll: All Members Please Respond

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Ronald Epstein, Feb 27, 2002.

  1. Ronald Epstein

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    As described in our Home Theater Forum 2/27
    Newsletter being emailed out later today....
    DVD ETC. magazine is looking for the
    opinions of Home Theater Forum members for
    their premier issue this May.
    The question is.....

    "You have just purchased your first DVD player,
    what DVD's should you purchase first and why?"

    VERY IMPORTANT....
    So that the answers can be quickly compiled...
    * List your top 3 titles with reasons. These
    reasons can range from MENU DESIGN, TRANSFER
    QUALITY, AUDIO QUALITY, UNIQUE FEATURES, etc.
    * Make answers brief and to the point.
    * Do not ask questions or make any further
    comments that sway from the purpose of this poll.
    Please do not respond to other people's answers --
    just post your response.
    On behalf of DVD ETC. magazine, we wish
    to thank all of you in advance.
     
  2. Brian Fineberg

    Brian Fineberg Well-Known Member

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    1. Shrek-picture and extra features

    2. Saving Private Ryan-Sound

    3. Godfathers-supplements(commentry and makig of..etc)
     
  3. DonRoeber

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    Top Three Must-Have DVS

    Tombstone - excellent transfer & sound mix, unique extra features (newspaper article from the OK Corrall trial)

    Toy Story - Ultimate Toy Box - Impeccable video & audio qulity, exenstive and interesting special features

    Moulin Rouge - Excellent transfer & sound mix, engaging menu design, interesting and fun special features.
     
  4. Mark Klaus

    Mark Klaus Well-Known Member

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    1. Citizen Kane - you need to own one of the best movies of all time and the disk has a great picture and good extras.

    2. The Godfather Collection - The best mob flicks ever and a good presentation on DVD.

    3. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs - get it while you can, stunning disk of a true Disney classic.
     
  5. Jack Briggs

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    * 2001: A Space Odyssey--because it is my all-time favorite film and because Warner's new 16:9-enhanced transfer is gorgeous.

    * Zardoz--a quirky SF film that's also a major personal favorite, and because Fox produced this DVD as a result of lobbying efforts by Home Theater Forum members.

    * Citizen Kane--because it is the greatest film ever made and Warner has given this DVD boxset the lavish treatment (and transfer) it deserves.
     
  6. Brajesh Upadhyay

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    1. "The Matrix" - Perfect movie to wow yourself & others on a nice Home Theater system

    2. "Toy Story: The Ultimate Toy Box" - Best example of DVD picture quality approaching hi-def, & how cool & plentiful supplements can be

    3. "North by Northwest" - Best example of how rejuvinated older movies can look
     
  7. Troy LaMont

    Troy LaMont Well-Known Member

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    1. Toy Story Ultimate Edition Box Set - Great Disney movies. Reference picture, excellent sound, great extras.
    2. Gladiator - Oscar winner, good movie. Reference picture & sound.
    3. Rush Hour 2 - Good popcorn flick, reference sound. Good for multiple viewings.


    Troy
     
  8. Ted Lee

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    1. The Matrix: ground-breaking effects and a wonderful story. excellent demo dvd
    2. Memento: thought provoking story, innovative time-line
    3. Ghost In The Shell: state of the art anime[/list=1]
     
  9. Jon_W

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    Spartacus: Criterion Collection - great picture and sound, worth while extras, including a wonderful audio commentary, stylish and effective menu design.
    2001: - A Space Odyssey I can't explain how good both the picture and sound are on this disc, it is a must have. There are no extras, but the quality in all other areas more than makes up for that.
    Fight Club - this disc really shows how good a disc can be when all the right elements are in place: a supportive studio, a dedicated director, an enthusiastic DVD producer. Picture and sound are top notch, along with 4 excellent audio commenataries.
     
  10. DanielC

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    1. Oh Brother where art thou' - transfer and added features.

    2. Independence Day - Sound

    3. Dinosaur or Shrek - Both are fantastic all around performers.
     
  11. Andy W

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    Toy Story Ultimate Toy Box. Great transfers, and great audio, especially Toy Story 2. Also chock full of fun and informative extra features. A terrific value. A wonderful box set that truly shows off the possibilities of the DVD format.
    Terminator 2 Ultimate Edition. Another film school in a box. Loaded with extra features including DTS audio and seamless branching. Will make you learn about easter eggs. Also an entertaining movie. Very good transfer and soundtrack.
    Almost Famous Director’s Edition. Gives you the choice of watching the original theatrical presentation or the Director’s cut with 39 minutes of new footage. The new footage adds significantly to the original movie by filling in some plot lines and enhancing character development. DTS audio included in the original theatrical presentation. A very innovative extra included about Led Zeppelin’s Stairway to Heaven. If you like classic rock from the 70s, get this 2 disc set. Another great transfer and soundtrack.
     
  12. Bill J

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    The Godfather Trilogy- great bonus features (commentaries etc)
    Se7en - New Line Platinum Series- great bonus features, good audio&video quality
    Saving Private Ryan DTS- amazing sound
     
  13. Matt Butler

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    Toy Story Ultimate Toy Box: Disney went all out with this box set. And a sparkling transfer to boot.
    Die Hard 5 Star: Incredible transfer and the DTS will blow you away!
    Planet of the Apes 2001: Good movie great transfer and plenty of extras.
    I could go on but we were only allowed three choices.[​IMG]
     
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    1. Star Wars Episode I : Excellent sound mix, nifty menus that change every time you insert the disc, and very well done documentaries, such as "The Beginning"

    2. Fantasia 2000 : The sound and video transfer will blow you away. A truly reference disc.

    3. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs : Shows how interactive a DVD can be, with interactive tours and documentaries that show the making of the movie from beginning to end. Plus, this DVD shows how a movie that is 65 years old can look and sound amazing!

    Matt
     
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    1) Terminator 2 - Special effects

    2) Godfather Collection - Story and transfer

    3) Apocalypse Now Redux - Story and effects
     
  16. DustinDavis

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    Fight Club - Great total package, broke new ground on DVD content as a total package.
    Toy Story Ultimate Toy Box - Reference video and sound on TS2, great extras.
    Saving Private Ryan DTS - Amazing sound.
     
  17. Aaron Schmitt

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    Toy Story: Ultimate Toy Box. Great movies, great picture, sound and extras, as well as fun THX Trailers.

    T2: Ultimate Edition. Multiple versions of the film, DD/DTS, great picture, sound and extras.

    Dark City. Great movie, excellent Roger Ebert commentary.

    Aaron
     
  18. Kelley_B

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    1. Moulin Rouge - The Sounds, The Sights, The DVD(s)! This disc is great for showing people what DVD is all about.

    2. Star Wars Episode 1 - People always asks is Star Wars on DVD, well heres Episode 1 of the SW story. The disc on this are packed will all sorts of special features and great picture and sound.

    3. Snow White and the Seven Dwarves: Platinum - After watching this DVD you'd swear the movie just came out.
     
  19. Grady Hollums

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    1) The Fifth Element Superbit (Picture Quality)

    2) Star Wars Episode I (Sound Quality)

    3) The Toy Box i.e. Toy Story 1,2, & Supplemental (Overall quality detail of what DVD can achieve!)

    Thanks!
     
  20. Barry_B_B

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    Demo material to impress your friends:

    Best Video, The Fifth Element

    Best Audio, The Matrix

    Best Overall, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
     

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