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"The 50 DVDs You Must Have" -- By TV Guide

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by David Von Pein, Nov 25, 2002.

  1. David Von Pein

    David Von Pein Well-Known Member

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    The November 30 - December 6 issue of TV Guide lists the "50 DVDs You Must Have" (broken into various categories).
    What's your take? And what percentage of these "Must Haves" are on your shelf today? [​IMG] [​IMG] ........
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    ACTION/ADVENTURE:
    Gladiator
    Jaws: SE
    Lawrence of Arabia
    Reservoir Dogs: SE
    Spartacus: Criterion
    Superman 1
    COMEDY:
    Monty Python and The Holy Grail: SE
    Powers Pack: First 2 Austin Powers Films
    Say Anything
    Some Like It Hot: SE
    This Is Spinal Tap: SE
    DRAMA:
    Amadeus: Director's Cut
    Citizen Kane: SE
    Fight Club: SE
    Memento: Limited Ed.
    The Red Shoes
    Traffic
    Unforgiven: SE
    FAMILY:
    E.T.: Limited CE (Widescreen)
     
  2. Yee-Ming

    Yee-Ming Well-Known Member

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    Location:
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    Real Name:
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    OK, I'll bite. let's see:-

    ACTION/ADVENTURE:
    3/6. but thinking about getting the other 3

    COMEDY:
    only 1/5. might get one more.
    edit: actually 2/5 (didn't know what "Powers Pack" was at first; I have both, though bought separately when they came out). might get two more (looked more carefully at titles)

    DRAMA:
    3/7. unlikely to get more.

    FAMILY:
    currently 2/5, will definitely get 1 more.

    FOREIGN:
    1/5, unlikely to get more.

    HORROR:
    not a horror fan. 0/5

    MUSICALS:
    surprisingly 3/5.

    SCI-FI/FANTASY:
    assuming Matrix (Gold) means with Matrix Revisted, I have 3/5, will get FOTR:EE soon, and will get Blade Runner when the super-duper box set finally shows up. not surprising since I consider myself a sci-fi fan.

    TV:
    have all of MASH, Sex/City and Sopranos out so far. seasons 1-4 of TNG, will get rest sooner or later. won't be getting Simpsons, might get 24, won't get X-Files

    ESSENTIAL BOX SETS:
    have Alien, The Godfather and James Bond. quite enough, thank you...

    EXTRAS! EXTRAS! (Selected for Extra Value Content):
    have 2 and will be getting SW2 soon

    GUILTY PLEASURES:
    strangely I have one of these :b

    bleh. I have too many DVDs...
     
  3. David Lambert

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    Sure, I'll bite:
    ACTION/ADVENTURE: 5/6 (which version of Spartacus did they mean?)
    COMEDY: 4/5 (which "Monty Python: SE" item did they mean? Since I have the majority of the Python films and indeed the big TV show box set, I'll count it as a "yes". Also, assuming "Powers Pack" = Austin Powers 1 & 2)
    DRAMA: 5/7
    FAMILY: 5/5
    FOREIGN: 0/5 (I *do* like Foreign films...I just don't happen to want any of these except for Das Boot)
    HORROR: 4/5 (decided with Spartacus not to be a slave to which precise version they name, so I include Exorcist as a "yes", even though I plan to never own TVYNS...25th Anniversary version for me, baby!)
    MUSICALS: 4/5
    SCI-FI/FANTASY: 5/5 (just bought one of these on Sunday!)
    TV: 7/7 (what did you expect from me? [​IMG] Plus, I own every season named except S6 of X-Files, which should be coming for Christmas)
    ...as for the "extras":
    ESSENTIAL BOX SETS: 4/8 (do they realize Alien Legacy goes OOP on 1/31/03?)
    EXTRAS! EXTRAS! (Selected for Extra Value Content): 3/7
    GUILTY PLEASURES: 3/6
    Tally: I own 39 of their top 50 (generally speaking, even if specific versions might not match up, like Exorcist & Memento), and 10 of their 21 "Gotta Have" extras.
     
  4. David Von Pein

    David Von Pein Well-Known Member

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    Good morning, Dave L. (& Yee-Ming)!! [​IMG]
    Not a bad haul for you guys!
    Dave L. .... Let me see if I can pinpoint which Spartacus and Python they are referring to. .....
     
  5. David Von Pein

    David Von Pein Well-Known Member

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    The Python DVD is .... Monty Python and the Holy Grail: SE (2-disc).

    Spartacus is the Criterion from the Kubrick Collection.

    (I've edited original post to reflect these particulars. Sorry. I should have put them in correctly to begin with.):b
     
  6. David Von Pein

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    Added Notation: In case someone didn't realize it, "Powers Pack" = The first 2 Austin P. films.
    Heck, I didn't realize this myself. (Not much of a Powers Promoter am I. Don't have any Powers flicks. [​IMG])
     
  7. oscar_merkx

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    I come to 8/50, so not bad really
    [​IMG]
     
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    I've actually got a few of those.
    But Marx's joke about not wanting to belong to a club that would allow guys like him in, seems a propos [​IMG]
     
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    OK, here's my count:
    ACTION/ADVENTURE: 6/6
    COMEDY: 5/5
    DRAMA: 7/7
    FAMILY: 4/5 (Never got into the Wonka thing)
    FOREIGN: 4/5 (All but Blue Angel)
    HORROR: 1/5 (Just The Exorcist - guess I better get to work on this category!)
    MUSICALS: 5/5
    SCI-FI/FANTASY: 4/5 (Waiting for the long-awaited new SE of Blade Runner)
    TV: 7/7 (Wow - I guess I'm a TV on DVD junkie)
    Total: 43/50
    ESSENTIAL BOX SETS: 5/8 (Missing "Baseball", Garland, & Carson)
    EXTRAS! EXTRAS! (Selected for Extra Value Content): 7/7
    GUILTY PLEASURES: 1/6 (Only "Twin Peaks", & I don't feel guilty about it at all!)
    Total "Must Haves": 13/21
    Overall, I thought this was a pretty well-informed list (quite a few Criterions, for example). Of course, I have a few quibbles here & there, but this would be a pretty good list to give to someone just getting into DVD who wants tips on starting a good collection.
    They kind of cheated on the TV category. Supposedly representing 7 DVDs, the sum total of these sets is actually 119 individual discs!! [​IMG]
     
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    well the list isn't too bad.. but their comedy picks i'm not fond of at all...
     
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    Action Adventure:: 3/6
    Comedy: 1/5 (ironic since comedy is my favorite genre, but I'm not too fond of their picks, except the Powers films)
    Drama: 4/7
    Family:: 5/5
    Foreign: 0/5
    Horror: 3/5 if you count Exorcist 25th for TVYNS -I do, so I'll include it in my final tally, 2/5 if not
    Musical: 1/5
    Sci-Fi/Fantasy: 1/5
    TV: 3/7
    Extras:
    Essential Box Sets: 2/8
    Extras! Extras!: 2/7
    Guilty Pleasures: 0/6
    Totals:
    21/50, 4/21, 25/71
     
  12. David Von Pein

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    Kids o' HTF ..... You CAN officially count The Exorcist when tallying your data, even if you only have the 25th Anniv. edition. It's close enough.
    I called and got Congressional approval to allow this for the purposes of this most important HTF survey. [​IMG]
     
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    I would have also included the Mary Tyler Moore Show: Season One box set in there somewhere.

    Why was Blood Simple selected for extras content? Was it because of the bogus commentary?
     
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    I would have voted for these two in the Comedy category. They're older titles, but just get better with age (IMO) [​IMG] ..........
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    Okay, let's see...

    ACTION/ADVENTURE: 2/5
    Gladiator, Superman 1

    COMEDY: 1/5
    Monty Python and The Holy Grail: SE

    DRAMA: 6/7
    Amadeus: Director's Cut,Citizen Kane: SE, Fight Club: SE
    Memento: Limited Ed.,Traffic,Unforgiven: SE
    (No Se7en?)

    FAMILY: 3/5
    Monsters Inc.,Shrek,Snow White: Platinum
    (No Beauty and the Beast?)

    FOREIGN: Haven't looked for any yet... 0/5

    HORROR: Not my thing.... 0/5

    MUSICALS: Not my thing for the most part, but 1/5
    Moulin Rouge

    SCI-FI/FANTASY: Sorta 3/5
    The Lord Of The Rings: FOTR, The Matrix,
    T2: Ultimate Edition

    TV: 1/5 .. But I have Transformers and Law and Order sets!!
    The Simpsons: Seasons 1 and 2

    Dogma: SE
    Star Wars Episode 2: AOTC

    17ish?
     
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    ACTION/ADVENTURE: 2/6
    COMEDY: 1/5
    DRAMA: 3/7
    FAMILY: 2/6
    FOREIGN: 0/5
    HORROR: 0/5
    MUSICALS: 0/5
    SCI-FI/FANTASY: 2/5
    TV: 2/5
    ESSENTIAL BOX SETS: 0/8
    EXTRAS! EXTRAS!: 1/7
    GUILTY PLEASURES: 0/6
     
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    ACTION/ADVENTURE: 4/6
    COMEDY: 2/5
    DRAMA: 5/7
    FAMILY: 6/6
    FOREIGN: 0/5
    HORROR: 1/5
    MUSICALS: 3/5
    SCI-FI/FANTASY: 2/5
    TV: 3/5
    ESSENTIAL BOX SETS: 3/8
    EXTRAS! EXTRAS!: 3/7
    GUILTY PLEASURES: 2/6
     

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