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Annual "DVDs we got for Christmas" list

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#1 of 62 OFFLINE   Chad A Wright

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Posted December 24 2003 - 01:08 AM

It's that time of year again. As we all head off to Christmas with our families and friends, it's time to see what was under the tree. I ended up buying a lot for myself. My wife bought herself a dog, so I got to spend the equivilant on DVDs. I'm only about half done, but so far I have used it to catch up on titles I've missed over the years.

Alien Quadrilogy
All the President's Men
The Mummy (1959)
Dave Matthews Band Central Park Concert
The Adventures of Robin Hood
Looney Tunes Golden Collection - mostly for me Posted Image
Alias Season 2
Scooby Doo Scariest Mysteries (for the kids)

Also bought the soundtracks for
The Last Samurai

We'll see what turns up at my in-laws and parents houses.

Hope everyone has a merry, healthy, and disc filled Christmas.

Christmas Day addition:

The French Connection 5 Star
Speed 5 Star
Spartacus: Criterion Collection
Band of Brothers

And $150 in Best Buy gift cards, so there will be more to come.
My wife also unwrapped her iPod I bought her. She loves it. We spent the entire trip to my parent's house taking turns picking songs for us to listen to.

#2 of 62 OFFLINE   Bill Williams

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Posted December 24 2003 - 01:44 AM

As far as DVDs go, I got the bulk of my must-wants early on in the weeks leading up to Christmas:

- The Adventures of Indiana Jones
- X2: X-Men United
- Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines
- The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Extended Version
- Veggie Tales: The Toy That Saved Christmas
- Veggie Tales: The Star of Christmas
- Finding Nemo

So what am I hoping for in terms of DVDs under the tree?

- Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Seasons 4-7
- MASH Seasons 4 and 5
- Alien Quadrilogy

And also the Beatles' Let It Be...Naked CD Posted Image
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#3 of 62 OFFLINE   Joe McKeown

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Posted December 24 2003 - 02:11 AM

My wife is gonna get Seabiscuit. Posted Image

I'm kinda hoping for the "universal present" that is greenbacks. Most of what I want at this point is on the pre-order lists.

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#4 of 62 OFFLINE   Adam_WM



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Posted December 24 2003 - 02:14 AM

As far as I know, I'm getting the Rolling Stones: Four Licks DVD.


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Posted December 24 2003 - 02:18 AM

I bought my wife Babylon 5 Season 3, as well as the Seasons 4 and 5 of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. She doesn't read this forum so I think I'm safe.

Picked up Escape from New York this past Saturday for myself when I bought Freaky Friday for my sister-in-law (she's 15) and X2 for my brother-in-law.

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#6 of 62 OFFLINE   Jeremy Allin

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Posted December 24 2003 - 02:44 AM

I ended up buying a lot for myself.

I got the bulk of my must-wants early on in the weeks leading up to Christmas
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Wish I was allowed to do that! Posted Image

#7 of 62 OFFLINE   Joe Reinwald

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Posted December 24 2003 - 03:07 AM

I ended up buying a lot for myself.

Same here--I tend to get them the week they come out since it's cheaper anyway. Plus, my wife claims she doesn't know what to look for on the back to make sure she gets the widescreen versions. Basically, I think she just hates going into Best Buy and Circuit City (the closest retailers to the house).

I think the in-laws are getting me the Simpsons Season 1 from Best Buy's day-after-Thanksgiving-sale. For $12 (I think that's what it was), how could you not?!

#8 of 62 OFFLINE   Chad A Wright

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Posted December 24 2003 - 04:12 AM

Same here--I tend to get them the week they come out since it's cheaper anyway.

I do that all year, and then I use Christmas to catch up on what I've missed in the past. Most of what I've bought this Christmas were catalog titles, or like Looney Tunes, something I wanted to save for my sons.

#9 of 62 OFFLINE   Adam_S



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Posted December 24 2003 - 05:36 AM

well for Christmas I (immediate family) I got:

Adventures of Indiana Jones - look forward to taking a day and watching all three with my nine year old sister who's not seen any of these [is reminded still needs to do this with SW OT and BTTF]
Two Towers Extended Edition - caught this in theatres and think the theatrical cut is a stronger film, though many of the deleted scenes are interesting, only about a third of them make the film stronger. Mainly looking forward to a day with the docs, and maybe a marathon of the two EEs before a second/third screening of ROTK
Lion King SE - we had so much fun last year watching Beauty and the Beast after christmas, I can't wait to settle down and finally experience the HT mix Posted Image

Christmas II (grandma's)

hopefully I'll see Pirates and Nemo from this christmas, or maybe even the simpsons season one bargain, though that's a long shot--depends if walmart had it stocked and price matched that morning.


#10 of 62 OFFLINE   NickSo



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Posted December 24 2003 - 07:57 AM

So far:
Jay and Silent Bob strike back
Chasing Amy

I have no idea why they got those for me. I do enjoy J&SB, but Chasing Amy was alright... I dont think i've ever mentioned to the people who gave me these that I liked Chasing Amy, let alone Kevin Smith...

#11 of 62 OFFLINE   Alanna


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Posted December 24 2003 - 08:30 AM

I already got The Sweetest Thing. My BF gave it to me because he said the title reminded him of me. hehehe. As for other DVD's? I doubt it but will find out tomorrow... =)
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#12 of 62 OFFLINE   Quint van der Vaart

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Posted December 24 2003 - 08:41 AM

Well I got some nice dvd's this christmas as well.
Some other titles I wanted to have for some time and new ones.

The Enforcer (Eastwood)
The Dead Pool (Eastwood)
True Crime (Eastwood)
City Heat (Eastwood)
American Wedding Unrated Party Edition
Cadfael ; One Corpse Too Many
True Lies DTS (Japan)

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#13 of 62 OFFLINE   Vic Cordova

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Posted December 24 2003 - 06:49 PM

the alien quadrilogy (a present i got myself... thanks COSTCO!)
ran masterworks
sunset blvd. collector's ed.

#14 of 62 OFFLINE   Scott_MacD


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Posted December 24 2003 - 07:08 PM

A nice tidy little stack. Posted Image
    [*]Spellbound - The Criterion Collection[*]Little Shop of Horrors '86[*]The Secret Garden[*]Wonder Boys[*]The Animatrix[*]Boys Don't Cry[*]Pirates of the Carribean[*]Solaris '02[*]The Deer Hunter - SE[*]October Sky[*]X2[*]Hulk[/list]

#15 of 62 OFFLINE   Dave Scarpa

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Posted December 24 2003 - 07:48 PM

Well it's very early Xmas morning I'll find out in 6 or so hors what I got I'm hoping just DS9 S7. But I got the Wife:

Fiddler On the Roof SE
Sleepless in Seattle 10th
Steel Magnolias
Schoolhouse Rock 30th
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#16 of 62 OFFLINE   Kai Zas

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Posted December 24 2003 - 08:52 PM

I got myself these for christmass:

Firefly - The Complete Series
DS9 - Season 7
Alias - Season 2
The League of Gentlemen - Season 3
Six Feet Under - Season 1
Young Sherlock Holmes
Pirates of the Caribean
Enemy at the Gates
Lawrence of Arabia
Once Upon a Time in the West
X-Men collection

#17 of 62 OFFLINE   James_S


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Posted December 25 2003 - 01:28 AM

Well so far "Christmas Eve":

The Two Towers Extended
Finding Nemo

"Christmas Day":


"Day After":
Soprano's Season 4 (if not on Christmas Day)
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#18 of 62 OFFLINE   Paul.Little


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Posted December 25 2003 - 02:17 AM

Pirates of the Caribbean
X-Men/X-2 4 disc set
Finding Nemo
Spinal Tap: Special Edition

and I'm pretty sure The Indiana Jones set is still to come.Posted Image

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#19 of 62 OFFLINE   David Lambert

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Posted December 25 2003 - 03:33 AM

A huge selection this year, and still more to come this afternoon when I visit my in-laws. But so far here is what was under the tree (some of it long expected) for me, my wife, and my son:

Me: Scene It! board game, Trival Pursuit DVD version, Now Playing book/DVD by Joe Garner, Alien Quad, Roots miniseries, Baretta S1, The French Connection 5-Star Ed., Paint Your Wagon, Spin City Vol 1, Spin City Vol 2, The Recruit, Klute, Addams Family Values, The Shield S1, Deliverance, and Where Eagles Dare.

Wife: MST3K Set 2, MST3K Set 4, Flight of the Navigator (R2), Red Sonja (R2), Warlock, A Night To Remember (Criterion), As Time Goes By Series 1&2, As Time Goes By Series 3, As Time Goes By Series 4, As Time Goes By Series 5, Star Blazers Series 1, and Star Blazers Series 2.

Son: ReBoot Vol 2, ReBoot Vol 3, ReBoot Vol 4, Hot Wheels World Race, Rescue Heroes The Movie, Indian & The Cupboard, Lilo & Stitch Island of Adventure DVD game, Bioncle: Mask of Light, and Bob The Builder Christmas To Remember.

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#20 of 62 OFFLINE   Ric Easton

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Posted December 25 2003 - 03:40 AM

Here's what I got...

24 - Season 2
Alias - Season 2
The Honeymooners Classic 39
All in the Family - Season 2
Dark Passage (Humphrey Bogart)

The wife got...
Buffy - Season 5 and the Buffy movie that Best Buy was giving out for free with season 5!

I love season Boxsets! Time for a marathon or two. Merry Christmas, everyone!


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