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Top Five Must-Own DVDs?


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#1 of 15 OFFLINE   Jonathan DA

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Posted July 10 2003 - 02:10 PM

I recently received a gift certificate good for about 5 DVDs. So, being an aspiring DVD collector and nascent film buff, I'm wondering what everyone's top 5 list is for must-own dvds?

Let the lists begin!

#2 of 15 OFFLINE   Dan Shogren

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Posted July 10 2003 - 02:28 PM

My picks for the top 5

1. The fellowship of the ring, extended edition
2.Citizen Kane
3.Star wars episode 2, attack of the clones
4.Fight club
5.The matrix

#3 of 15 OFFLINE   Robert_Z

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Posted July 10 2003 - 02:27 PM

Well I don't know what nascent meansPosted Image , but I just looked at my modest DVD collection and determined these are the 5 I would keep if I could only keep 5:

Roger Waters In the Flesh -- awesome concert, just superb
Saving Private Ryan (DTS) -- great HT experience
The Matrix -- no explanation needed
Serendipity -- many corny moments, but geez, has Kate Beckinsale ever looked better? Posted Image
My Cousin Vinny -- I still laugh at that darn movie, even though I've watched it many times.

#4 of 15 OFFLINE   Sean Dilly

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Posted July 10 2003 - 02:35 PM

The Big Lebowski
Pulp Fiction
Rushmore Criterion
Fight CLub
Taxi Driver

#5 of 15 OFFLINE   Bill J

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Posted July 10 2003 - 02:42 PM

This will probably get moved to Polls, but:

-Black Hawk Down: Special Edition
-Traffic: Criterion Collection
-Saving Private Ryan
-2001: A Space Odyssey
-The Godfather DVD Collection

#6 of 15 OFFLINE   Matt Stone

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Posted July 10 2003 - 03:48 PM

Here is a thread from the software section on this very topic:

http://www.hometheat....=&pagenumber=1
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[ 2006 Films | 2005 Films | 2004 Films | 2003 Films | YMDB Top 20 ]
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#7 of 15 OFFLINE   Steeve Bergeron

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Posted July 10 2003 - 03:52 PM

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, obviously!
Saving Private Ryan
The Matrix
The Professional
Amelie Posted Image

#8 of 15 OFFLINE   SteveGon

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Posted July 10 2003 - 04:00 PM

Striking a balance between the importance of a film, entertainment value, transfer and supplements:

Dracula (1931)

Two versions of the film, a commentary, a documentary, and an optional Philip Glass score. This title is OOP, but well worth the effort if you go looking for it.

Citizen Kane

Great restoration with two commentaries, coupled with a great documentary.

The Third Man

Top-notch Criterion treatment! 'Nuff said! (my favorite film)

Three Colors Trilogy (box set)

I'm cheating here by picking three films, but they're a must-have for film buffs. Pretty good transfers and incisive supplements.

Immortal Beloved

The odd man out on my list, but IB is a very entertaining film depicting the posthumous search for Ludwig van Beethoven's titular lover. Very nice transfer and a darn good commentary. One of my favorite discs. Posted Image

#9 of 15 OFFLINE   Jonathan DA

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Posted July 10 2003 - 04:21 PM

Ah yes, well, I didn't think this question had never been asked before, but, it's too much fun not to throw out there (albeit in the wrong forum, oops)! Thanks for indulging.

Great responses. So far I already have FOTR:EE, Rushmore Criterion, Amelie, Fight Club, and Serendipity (via my GF).

#10 of 15 OFFLINE   Cary T

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Posted July 10 2003 - 05:19 PM

This is a very tough top 5 for me to determine. My evaluation is base on transfer, supplement, and my personal preference of which films.

1. In The Mood For Love: Criterion
2. Amelie
3. Three Colors Trilogy (box set) - I was just going to pick Blue, my favorite of the three, but since Steve cheated, so will I.
4. Singin' In The Rain
5. Rashomon: Criterion

Steve, I'm surprised Sullivan's Travels: Criterion is not in your top 5, great disc.

#11 of 15 OFFLINE   John Thomas

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Posted July 10 2003 - 06:46 PM

1. Buffy: THe Vampire Slayer Season 1
2. Buffy: The Vampire Slayer Season 2
3. Buffy: The Vampire Slayer Season 3
4. Buffy: The Vampire Slayer Season 4
5. Buffy: The Vampire Slayer Season 5 (coming soon!)

(I had to cheat a bit too) and actually I'd recommend a totally different top 5, but this had to be done. Posted Image

#12 of 15 OFFLINE   SteveGon

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Posted July 11 2003 - 01:46 AM

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Steve, I'm surprised Sullivan's Travels: Criterion is not in your top 5, great disc.

I may have selected it in other like threads. Lists like this are subject to change... Posted Image

#13 of 15 OFFLINE   Jonathan DA

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Posted July 11 2003 - 02:22 AM

John Thomas, I already have everything on your list! Well, except Season 5, obviously.

#14 of 15 OFFLINE   Angelo.M

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Posted July 11 2003 - 05:34 AM

Must-own war: The Thin Red Line (one of the most stunning transfers I've seen)
Must-own musical: West Side Story
Must-own anime: Spirited Away
Must-own kung-fu: Enter the Dragon
Must-own concert: The Last Waltz


#15 of 15 OFFLINE   david stark

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Posted July 11 2003 - 01:03 PM

Lawrence of Arabia
Apocalypse Now Redux
Silence of the Lambs
Fellowship of the Ring, extended version
Fawlty Towers - the complete series