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What's currently the most prized item in your DVD collection ?

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#1 of 34 OFFLINE   BrettHarris



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Posted August 25 2004 - 06:36 PM

What's currently the most prized item in your DVD collection (which doesn't have to be a DVD title, but probably is) and please say why ?

#2 of 34 OFFLINE   Josh Pounds

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Posted August 25 2004 - 06:51 PM

The item I think I'm happiest to be able to finally own is Eraserhead. It was out of print for 11 years before David Lynch produced it himself, and prior to that I looked around for it literally everywhere, and finally found it online in videotape form for 75 dollars. I hadn't seen the film, only clips and heard about it. It didn't disappoint. I'm very happy to have it in a beautiful DVD form.

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Posted August 25 2004 - 09:13 PM

I had the pleasure of helping on a conan the destroyer collectors edition for the UK dvd. I got them to get a commentary with my favorite lady.. Ms. Douglas. she plays queen taramis in conan. I also wrote up some questions and answers for the conan quiz. www.angelfire.com/ca4/sarahdouglas
the dvd will be released on september 27, 2004. I am waiting for the dvd to review it for my site. I am very proud of my work on it.

#4 of 34 OFFLINE   RodneyT


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Posted August 25 2004 - 09:38 PM

My most prized posession is the limited edition of Schindlers List with the books and stenographs and things. the plastic casing and oversized packaging makes it a pain to store in amongst the regular shelving system i use, but its one of the first things people notice when perusing the collection. Oh, and the limited edition box set release of 2001: Space Oddesey, which was originally going to be a 100,000 production run, but ended up being a 10,000 run due to somebody at Warners here in Australia stuffing up, and destroying the master copy for the release. It contained the CD soudtrack, plus a frame of film, all packaged beautifully in a bright silver box. It might not be worth a lot in the US, but i like the fact that i have a copy of something that's TRULY limited.
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#5 of 34 OFFLINE   Will*B


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Posted August 25 2004 - 10:08 PM

As a horror fan, I'm very proud of some of my limited editions that I've managed to pick up over the years. I suppose first prize has to go to the I Drink Your Blood: Signed Limited Edition, but I'm also proud of things like the Mondo Cane Collection, and the original Army of Darkness double disc set.

TV-wise, I'd have to say that I'm very happy with Star Trek: TNG seasons 1-7. Took a lot of $$$, but I got there in the end!

In short, I think pretty much everything in my collection is prized!


#6 of 34 OFFLINE   george kaplan

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Posted August 25 2004 - 10:59 PM

I'm still (very happily) blown away that Criterion released a wonderful version of Hopscotch. Posted Image
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#7 of 34 OFFLINE   Scott Weinberg

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Posted August 25 2004 - 11:08 PM

Boring answer: Brazil CC

Obvious answer: My two LOTR EEs

Cheat answer: Alien Quad

TV answer: My four Futurama sets

Borrowed answer: Freaks and Geeks - I really gotta buy one of my own!

Bare bones answer: Paper Moon

#8 of 34 OFFLINE   Joseph Bolus

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Posted August 25 2004 - 11:27 PM

I've got to go with Scott here and give a movie and TV answer. Movie - E.T.-Collector's Edition; LOTR:EE's. TV - Star Trek: DS9 - All seven seasons. NOTE that these will probably change before the year is done!

#9 of 34 OFFLINE   stephen la

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Posted August 26 2004 - 12:59 AM

Malena - uncut reg 0 korean version just got it this week) Robocop - out of print Criterion Eyes Wide Shut - Uncut Region 3 Macriss-Do You Remember Love - Region 0 these are my most prized because of the uncute versions of the films and that I had to order them online from sites I don't usually use

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Posted August 26 2004 - 01:14 AM

My 5 Dollar pre order receipt for the Star Wars Trilogy Posted Image

#11 of 34 OFFLINE   Dan Rudolph

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Posted August 26 2004 - 01:15 AM

This is Spinal Tap: Criterion: A fairly rare title I just lucked into at a used-DVD store.
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#12 of 34 OFFLINE   Ross Waite

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Posted August 26 2004 - 01:40 AM

I'm going to have to say my "Ultimate Toy Box" (Toy Story 1 & 2). I know it's not much, but not only is it difficult to find these days, my family enjoys the movies - so they get repeat viewings.


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Posted August 26 2004 - 02:36 AM

Movies: The Original "Collector's Edition" of "Little Shop of Horrors" with the alternate ending. My Japanese R2 Studio Ghibli collection DVDs. Rafael.

#14 of 34 OFFLINE   Zen Butler

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Posted August 26 2004 - 02:50 AM

Children of Paradise- Criterion Colletion Guests seems to notice: Band of Brothers The Wicker Man (wood box) Looney Tunes: Golden Collection Vol. 1


#15 of 34 OFFLINE   Keith M.

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Posted August 26 2004 - 03:01 AM

Killer: Criterion Collection

#16 of 34 OFFLINE   BrettB



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Posted August 26 2004 - 03:13 AM

For me, E.T. Gift Set.

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#17 of 34 OFFLINE   ZackR


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Posted August 26 2004 - 03:41 AM

My most prized item? That is a tough one. My "prized possessions" tend to be titles with sentimental value from my childhood. Don't ask me why, but I get so happy every time I am able to ad a childhood favorite to my collection.

TMNT: Season 1 Seriously, I can remember as a kid buying VHS episodes of individual episodes (mowing lawns, etc at 10 years old to earn money). Having this entire season (though only a few episodes) on DVD just thrills me. Yes, I know that might be sad, but I don't care. images/smilies/smile.gif

Toy Story: UTB Hours of fun!

Snow White: Platinum Simply beautiful

Mutiny on the Bounty (1935)

The Princess Bride: Special Edition

The Goonies

Treasure of the Sierra Madre
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#18 of 34 OFFLINE   DonRoeber



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Posted August 26 2004 - 04:03 AM

My favorite is probably my french Amelie set. I don't watch it, becaue of the lack of english subtitles, but just flipping through all of the goodies in it makes me happy. I've got a bunch of other big titles, a bunch of OOP criterions and stuff, but still, the Amelie set makes me happy.
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Posted August 26 2004 - 04:36 AM

although i've probably gotten as much if not more enjoyment from several other titles, i would probably have to say that i 'prize' my copy of Superman The Movie most- for several reasons. 1) Warner, going back to the LD days, was not known for going the extra mile for home video releases- i don't even recall them putting any trailers on their LDs. it was quite a shock to see how much production went into this disc- and as a 25+ yr fan of the film, it was also very satisfying (although i still don't particularly care for some of the newly inserted footage). 2) it was the anticipation of this disc that got me started on the hardcore HT craze. i ended up buying an RP (my first large screen tv) because i wanted so badly to recreate the theater experience for this movie- it also prompted me to get my first 5.1 system after that it was a short hop to getting into front projection, and that has truly altered the way i approach this hobby now.

#20 of 34 OFFLINE   Nils Luehrmann

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Posted August 26 2004 - 04:53 AM

I guess I have quite a few rare collectable DVDs as well as some really impressive quality DVDs in my collection, but the one DVD I treasure the most is the very first DVD I ever bought, the original release of The Wizard of Oz (Cat906044/027616604491).
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I had been anxiously waiting for the rollout of DVD and this was one of the very first titles released on DVD. I even saved my receipt from Best Buy dated March 25th, 1997 and kept it in the DVD case where it has remained since. Posted Image

What I didn't know is that the ink used on Best Buy's receipts fades away VERY quickly, but it's the thought that counted, and I'll always know I was there.

This title went out of print when it was replaced by the improved release five years ago, and even though I bought the new release, I will hold onto this DVD for as long as I have a DVD collection as it marks not only the beginning of my DVD collection, but also the beginning of all DVDs.