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NEW Top 100 DVD Census - Vote Now For Your Top 10


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#1 of 93 OFFLINE   LukeB

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Posted January 02 2003 - 04:48 AM

Last year's Top 100 DVD census ( http://www.hometheat....threadid=32936 )was a success and many HTF members expressed interest in conducting it again this year.

Now that all of the big releases of 2002 have come out and you've hopefully had time to check out those that interest you, I'm sure the Top 100 DVD results list will look very different this year.

GUIDELINES:

Select the 10 DVD releases that you consider to be best overall, ranked in descending order of quality. "Best" is determined by two criteria: MOVIE QUALITY and DVD QUALITY. It is meant to incorporate the DVD presentation of the film, but it's not entirely about the extras and DVD layout. Take both factors into consideration when making your selections. DVD quality includes audio/video quality plus the quality of extra features.

Some other guidelines:
You are voting on DVD releases, which means that The Godfather Collection is ONE vote, Toy Story & Toy Story 2: The Ultimate Toy Box is ONE vote, The Back to the Future Trilogy is ONE vote, etc.

And please be specific as to what release you are selecting. "Widescreen" version isn't necessary, but if you're voting for something like Lord of the Rings, please specify 2-Disc Theatrical or Extended Edition. I'm not really sure how to treat similar releases, such as separate DD and DTS versions (which just about never happens anymore) or something like the 4-Disc vs. 5-Disc LOTR releases and Spider-man 2-Disc vs. Collector's Set (in which the difference is mostly just physical extras). Most likely I'll just count them together, and list the more basic one with more votes with a note. In some instances, though, there might be need for separate counts (I'm thinking of something like E.T. 2-Disc vs. 3-Disc). Nonetheless, vote for what you want, I'll count them as they're voted, and I'll decide what makes the most sense once everything is tallied.


Please only vote once. I'll be posting this on several Internet DVD forums as I did last year, since the idea is to make this a definitive list that the people decide. If you visit those other boards, please DO NOT vote on more than one forum.

Scoring is simple enough. Your 1st choice gets 10 points, 2nd choice gets 9, 3rd gets 8, and so on...onto your 10th pick, which gets 1 point. If your list includes a tie, the middle score will be awarded to both titles. For example, if you pick Ghost and Ghost Dad as tied for #1, each will receive 9.5 points. If you don't indicate the order of your list, I'll just assume they are in the order that you posted, from top to bottom (and left to right).

The resulting list will be the Top 100 DVDs based on points earned, and I may include a list of some DVDs that just missed the cut.

Voting will run until January 15 and the results site should be up by the end of January. If you'd like to help me out by counting votes, please drop me an e-mail. With hundreds and hundreds of votes, it's awfully time-consuming for me to count them all myself. I will be maintaining a spreadsheet with the data.

Oh and finally, if you'd like, you can include comments about why you picked what you did, which I would use on the results website.

The 2001 Poll results can be viewed here:
http://www.angelfire.com/dc/top100dvd/

NOTE: If a moderator could pin this to the top of the Software forum for the two weeks of voting as a 'sticky' thread, I'd be most appreciative. Last year, I left this in the Polls forum and unfortunately, HTF member response was the smallest of all the Internet DVD forums, since many HTF members stick to the Software forum only. The more representative this list is of DVD enthusiasts, the better is. The more votes, the better. Thanks!

#2 of 93 OFFLINE   Raj_Thiara

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Posted January 02 2003 - 07:13 AM

1. Lord of the Rings Extended Edition
2. Seven Samurai Criterion Collection
3. Fight Club 2-disc Special Edition
4. Citizen Kane
5. Lawrence of Arabia 2-disc Limited Edition
6. North by Northwest
7. Memento Limited Edition
8. Royal Tenenbaums Criterion Collection
9. Donnie Darko
10. Requiem for a Dream Director's Edition

#3 of 93 OFFLINE   Jon Robertson

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Posted January 02 2003 - 07:34 AM

1. Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring 4-disc
2. The Complete Monterey Pop Festival
3. Citizen Kane
4. Spartacus Criterion Collection
5. In The Mood for Love Criterion Collection
6. Monsters, Inc.
7. Monty Python and the Holy Grail Special Edition
8. The Royal Tenenbaums Criterion Collection
9. Night of the Living Dead Elite Millennium Edition
10. Straw Dogs R2

Are R2 releases viable? If not, please substitute Straw Dogs with Down by Law Criterion Collection.

#4 of 93 OFFLINE   LukeB

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Posted January 02 2003 - 07:50 AM

Sure, R2 releases are fine to vote for, although R2 DVDs get less votes typically.

#5 of 93 OFFLINE   Aaron Schmitt

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Posted January 02 2003 - 08:12 AM

1. Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring Extended Edition
2. Moulin Rouge
3. Toy Story & Toy Story 2 Ultimate Toy box
4. Amelie
5. Cowboy Bebop: The Perfect Sessions collection
6. Almost Famous: Untitled Bootleg Director's Cut
7. Terminator 2: Ultimate Edition
8. Monster's Inc.
9. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
10. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
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#6 of 93 OFFLINE   Mark Hobbs

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Posted January 02 2003 - 08:26 AM

1. Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring Extended Edition
2. Moulin Rouge
3. Star Wars, Episode II: Attack of the Clones
4. Toy Story I & II: Ultimate Toy Box
5. The Godfather Collection
6. The Matrix
7. Saving Private Ryan: DTS
8. E.T.: 20th Anniversary Collector's Edition
9. Gladiator
10. Almost Famous: Untitled Bootleg Cut

#7 of 93 OFFLINE   Nick Senger

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Posted January 02 2003 - 08:27 AM

1. Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring Extended Edition
2. Singin' in the Rain Two-Disc Special Edition
3. The Godfather DVD Collection
4. Citizen Kane
5. On the Waterfront
6. Lawrence of Arabia Two-Disc Limited Edition
7. Superman the Movie Special Edition
8. E.T. 20th Anniversary Collector's Edition (2-disc)
9. Beauty and the Beast Platinum Edition
10.Back to the Future: The Complete Trilogy

#8 of 93 OFFLINE   Joe D

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Posted January 02 2003 - 08:48 AM

1. FOTR: The Extended Edition
2. Brazil: Criterion Collection
3. Citizen Kane
4. Conan the Barbarian: Collector's Edition
5. JFK: Special Edition
6. Dark City
7. This is Spinal Tap: Special Edition
8. North By Northwest
9. Lawrence of Arabia Two-Disc Limited Edition
10. Star Wars: Attack of the Clones

#9 of 93 OFFLINE   Bill J

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Posted January 02 2003 - 09:56 AM

1. Band of Brothers
2. The Godfather DVD Collection
3. Traffic: Criterion Collection
4. Citizen Kane
5. Lawrence of Arabia: Limited Edition
6. Pulp Fiction: Collector's Edition
7. Se7en: Platinum Series
8. Saving Private Ryan: DTS
9. Black Hawk Down
10. 2001: A Space Odyssey: Restored and Remastered

#10 of 93 OFFLINE   Patrick McCart

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Posted January 02 2003 - 10:01 AM

I regret to have to leave a few titles out since I have yet to own them... I don't think it's fair to nominate titles without having them in your collection.

Here's my titles:

8 1/2: Criterion Collection
Citizen Kane
Singin' In The Rain: Special Edition
Superman: The Movie
A Hard Day's Night: Special Edition
Doctor Zhivago
Moulin Rouge!
North By Northwest
Behind The Scenes At Disney Studios
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: Platinum Edition
The Wizard of Oz: Special Edition

I know it's 11, but I cannot take one out.

#11 of 93 OFFLINE   Joshua_Y

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Posted January 02 2003 - 12:32 PM

1. Star Wars Episode 2 Attack of the Clones
2. Star Wars Episode 1 The Phantom Menace
3. Lord of the Rings Fellowship of the Ring Extended Edition Gift Set
4. E.T. Ultimate Gift Set
5. Superman The Movie
6. Mallrats
7. Evil Dead Book of the Dead Edition
8. Close Encounters of the Third Kind SE
9. Lawrence of Arabia Limited Edition
10. Pulp Fiction SE

#12 of 93 OFFLINE   Roger Rollins

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Posted January 02 2003 - 12:58 PM

1. SINGIN' IN THE RAIN-Special Edition
2. THE WIZARD OF OZ-Special Edition
3. THE GODFATHER-Complete Collection
4. THE SOPRANOS
5. THE MATRIX
6. NORTH BY NORTHWEST
7. NATIONAL LAMPOON'S ANIMAL HOUSE-Special Edition
8. BEN-HUR
9. SUNSET BOULEVARD
10.THE SIMPSONS

#13 of 93 OFFLINE   JonBoriss

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Posted January 02 2003 - 01:54 PM

1. Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring 4 Disc
2. Brazil: Criterion Collection
3. Toy Story Ultimate Toy Box
4. A Bugs Life (2 Disc)
5. The Godfather Collection
6. Citizen Kane
7. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
8. Se7en: Platinum Series (2 Disc)
9. Almost Famous: Bootleg Edition
10. Moulin Rouge

#14 of 93 OFFLINE   Eric Estrada

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Posted January 02 2003 - 02:13 PM

1. Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring Extended Edition
2. Mememto: Limited Edition
3. Fight Club: Special Edition
4. Toy Story & Toy Story 2 Ultimate Toy box
5. Fifth Element: Superbit
6. Pulp Fiction: Collectors Edition
7. Se7en: New Line Platinum Series
8. Moulin Rouge
9. Godfather Collection
10. Saving Private Ryan: DTS

#15 of 93 OFFLINE   Larry Sutliff

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Posted January 02 2003 - 02:20 PM

1.LORD OF THE RINGS:FELLOWSHIP OF THE RINGS Extended Edition
2. STAR WARS EPISODE II:ATTACK OF THE CLONES
3. STAR WARS EPISODE I:THE PHANTOM MENACE
4. SUNSET BOULEVARD
5. THE THIEF OF BAGDAD(1940)
6. SUPERMAN THE MOVIE
7. MOULIN ROUGE!
8. FRANKENSTEIN(1931)
9. CITIZEN KANE
10. NORTH BY NORTHWEST

#16 of 93 OFFLINE   Chad A Wright

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Posted January 02 2003 - 03:04 PM

1. Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring Extended Edition
2. Jaws
3. Sports Night: The Complete Series
4. Lawrence of Arabia: Limited Edition
5. Mickey Mouse in Living Color
6. Star Wars Episode 2: Attack of the Clones
7. Die Hard: Five Star Collection
8. Toy Story: The Ultimate Toy Box
9. 24: The Complete First Season
10. Back to the Future: The Complete Trilogy

#17 of 93 OFFLINE   JoshB

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Posted January 02 2003 - 03:29 PM

1. Lord of the Rings: Extended Edition (4-Disc)
2. Pearl Harbor: VISTA Series
3. Fight Club
4. Se7en: Platinum Series
5. Toy Story & Toy Story 2: The Ultimate Toy Box
6. Gladiator (2000)
7. Terminator 2: Ultimate Edition
8. Memento: Limited Edition
9. Band of Brothers
10. Brotherhood of the Wolf – Collector’s Edition (3-Disc)
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#18 of 93 OFFLINE   Chris Polchin

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Posted January 02 2003 - 03:44 PM

1. Rushmore: Criterion
2. Mr. Show: The Complete First and Second Seasons
3. Young Frankenstein SE
4. Die Hard Five Star Edition
5. Twin Peaks Season 1
6. Jackie Brown
7. Beauty and the Beast Platinum Edition
8. Monty Python and the Holy Grail SE
9. Star Trek 2: The Wrath Of Khan DE
10. Superman The Movie

#19 of 93 OFFLINE   Michael Allred

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Posted January 02 2003 - 04:46 PM

1- The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring - 4 disc extended edition

2- The Return of the Living Dead

3- The Fog (John Carpenter)

4- Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan - Director's Edition

5- Pulp Fiction - Collector's Edition

6- Jackie Brown - Collector's Edition

7- Reservoir Dogs - 10 year anniversary edition

8- Queen: Greatest Video Hits I

9- Ice Age

10- Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones

#20 of 93 OFFLINE   AdamW

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Posted January 02 2003 - 05:36 PM

1. Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring- Extended Edition (4-disc)
2. Terminator 2: Judgement Day: The Ultimate Edition
3. Toy Story: The Ultimate Toy Box (3-disc)
4. Monty Python and the Holy Grail: Special Edition
5. The Matrix
6. The Godfather Collection
7. This is Spinal Tap: Special Edition (MGM)
8. The Princess Bride: Special Edition
9. Monsters, Inc. (2-disc)
10. Ghostbusters: Collector's Series
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