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Essential sci-fi and fantasy to pick up on DVD?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by StephenA, Jul 22, 2002.

  1. StephenA

    StephenA Screenwriter

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    I was watching The Time Machine(2002) and The Fifth Element last night, and it got me thinking that I should compile a list of sci-fi and fantasy movies to get on DVD. I figured I'd ask you guys and put them down. The ones I have on DVD, so you guys don't needlessly reccomend, are:

    Total Recall(though I should pick up the SE)
    Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace
    Labyrinth
    Dark Crystal
    Abyss SE
    Alien SE
    Aliens SE
    Time Machine(2002)
    Fifth Element
    Metropolis(Fritz Lang version, not anime version)
    12 Monkeys
    Enemy Mine
    A Clockwork Orange
    Matrix
    Running Man
    Blade
    Jurassick Park 1-3
    Terminator 1 and 2 SEs
    Robocop Criterion
    Blade Runner
    X-Men
    The Crow SE
    Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon(I consider this fantasy, don't know about you guys)
    Dune(original version)
    Close Encounters of the Third Kind
    Predator
    Planet of the Apes(1968 and 2001)
    Princess Bride SE
    Independence Day
    What Dreams May Come
    Willow
    Rollerball(1975 version)
    Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within
    Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory SE
    Mad Max SE
    AI: Artificial Intelligence
    Men in Black Deluxe
    Space Balls
    Godzilla(1998)
    Mortal Kombat 1 and 2

    So what else should I add? I am definitely gonna get the originals versions of the Time Machine and Godzilla.
     
  2. Peter Apruzzese

    Peter Apruzzese Producer

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    There are others, but here are a couple of additions you need:

    2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY
    FORBIDDEN PLANET
    FAHRENHEIT 451
    DARK CITY
    THE DAY THE EARTH CAUGHT FIRE
    QUATERMASS AND THE PIT
     
  3. JasonKrol

    JasonKrol Supporting Actor

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    what, no MM: Road Warrior?

    and I scond Dark City, its a definite must have for SciFi/Fantasy colelctions.
     
  4. Jason Borchers

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    If you're listing Mad Max, you can't get away with not listing Mad Max 2 (aka The Road Warrior) and Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome.
    Also:
    Alien 3
    The Lathe of Heaven
     
  5. DaViD Boulet

    DaViD Boulet Lead Actor

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    Brian E Screenwriter

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    Highlander
     
  7. Justin_S

    Justin_S Producer

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    One that is a MUST HAVE is John Carpenter's masterpiece, THE THING! I suggest you check out this brilliant classic as soon as possible!
     
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    Legend: Ultimate Edition
     
  9. Neil Joseph

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    Hmmmm, my essential sci-fi and fantsay list includes...

    - The Abyss
    - Aliens
    - Contact
    - Deep Impact
    - The Fifth Element
    - Galaxy Quest
    - Hook
    - Independence Day
    - Jurassic Park 1-3
    - The Matrix
    - Men In Black
    - Predator
    - First Contact
    - The Wrath Of Khan (due soon)
    - Star Wars: Ep I
    - The Terminator
    - Titan A.E.
    - X-Men

    Of course, add FOTR to that list.
     
  10. Eric F

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    Akira
    Metropolis (yes, the Anime version)
    Ghost in the Shell
    Time Machine (1960)
    Space 1999 TV series
    Brazil
    Sinbad box
    Dune (TV-Director's Cut)
    Escape from NY & LA
    Excalibur
    Starship Troopers (movie and Roughnecks)
    Heavy Metal
    Darkman
    more to come [​IMG]
     
  11. Todd Terwilliger

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    A couple of my favs, off the top of my head:
    [​IMG] Conan The Barbarian
    [​IMG] Big Trouble In Little China
    [​IMG] Escape From New York
    [​IMG] They Live
    [​IMG] Ghost In The Shell
    [​IMG] Akira
    [​IMG] The 13th Warrior
    [​IMG] Willow
    [​IMG] A.I.
    [​IMG] Ghostbusters
    [​IMG] Ice Pirates
    [​IMG] Excalibur
    [​IMG] The Wizard of Oz
     
  12. Rain

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    There has been some talk about a possible Special Edition of Forbidden Planet, so you may want to hold out on that one for now.
     
  13. Will_B

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    Slaughterhouse Five
    Gattaca
    Until the End of the World (I'd argue that is sci-fi: it is set in the near future, has advanced electronics, and explores issues in a way that scifi would).
    Sleeper
     
  14. Rob T

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    Ghostbusters 1 & 2

    Superman
     
  15. MikeFR

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    I would have to add Pitch Black Directors Cut.
     
  16. Todd Terwilliger

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    I forgot completely about Pitch Black - another excellent choice.
     
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    Gattaca and The 13th Floor
     
  18. Paul E. Fox II

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    The 13th Floor!
     
  19. Jack Briggs

    Jack Briggs Executive Producer

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    Stephen:

    And coming next year from Fox--Robert Wise's timeless 1951 SF classic, The Day the Earth Stood Still.

    Consider also an SF film that opened big here in the U.S. in 1974 but has since receded into "cult" status: Zardoz (still a favorite among SF freaks).

    Nice choices in the above posts, btw. Quite a list from which to choose.

    JB
     
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    I would put the 1978 version of Invasion of the Body Snatchers on the list.
     

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