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#1 of 76 OFFLINE   Ben__Tyler



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Posted March 19 2005 - 02:17 PM

What is or are, currently the most prized item/s in your DVD collection and please say WHY, for any ones named ?

#2 of 76 OFFLINE   Jesse Blough

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Posted March 19 2005 - 03:00 PM

My Herzog/Kinski collection simply because it cost the most, heh.

#3 of 76 OFFLINE   Patrick McCart

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Posted March 19 2005 - 03:11 PM

- The original Image Entertainment DVD's of Chaplin's City Lights, The Gold Rush '42, The Circus, Modern Times, and The Great Dictator. PAL speedup irritates the hell out of me. I'm hoping MK2 someday lets Warner re-do their DVD's with proper conversion. After seeing Koch Lorber's La Dolce Vita PAL-to-NTSC conversion, it annoys me more than the proper conversion wasn't used on the Chaplin films.

- Criterion's "Notorious" DVD.

- All of the Walt Disney Treasures tins (except for Pluto and Mickey Mouse Club, both of which I don't intend on owning).

- My OOP Disney DVD's (Snow White, Fantasia Anthology, Dumbo, and 20000 Leagues Under the Sea).

- MPI's OOP Beatles 4-disc set (Even though I'll replace Help! and Magical Mystery Tour when new editions come out)

- My Criterions (M: Special Edition, The Passion of Joan of Arc, The Third Man, Notorious, 8 1/2, The Hidden Fortress, and The Royal Tenenbaums)

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Posted March 19 2005 - 03:31 PM

From the home office, my top 10:

1. SCTV. The complete (or as complete as we'll ever see)90-minute shows, the holy grail of comedy.

2. All 5 seasons of "The Dick Van Dyke Show." Think about it: ever since it went off the air local TV stations (and later Nick at Nite and TV Land) have paid untold hundreds of thousands of dollars for the rights to air truncated, time-sped versions of these classic episodes, interrupted by commercials. I paid less than $300 to OWN THE SERIES. That in a nutshell is why DVD as a format kicks ass.

3. Looney Tunes Golden Collections 1 & 2 (and eventually 3 & 4 & 5 & 6, etc, etc, etc, etc)

4. Walt Disney Treasures--particularly "Front Lines," "Behind the Scenes at Disney Studios," "Disneyland USA," "Tomorrowland" and "Mickey Mouse Club"

5. Fantasia Anthology

6. Toy Story: Ultimate Toy Box

7. Simpsons seasons 1-5 (and beyond)

8. Beany and Cecil: Special Edition

9. The Ultimate Carson Collection

10. The Critic: The Complete Series
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#5 of 76 OFFLINE   Michael Harris

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Posted March 19 2005 - 04:07 PM

My copy of the Criterion "Brazil" set because it was one of the first of the super-deluxe sets. It set a standard to be followed by the SE "Lord of the Rings", etc.

Great commentary, extras, and the "Lover Conquers All" version make it a must have set and a pride of my collection.

#6 of 76 OFFLINE   Harold Wazzu

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Posted March 19 2005 - 04:12 PM

Not necessarily the most valuable but most prized is my copy of Dances with Wolves theatrical cut w/ the DTS track. My all-time fav movie and in full-bit DTS.

#7 of 76 OFFLINE   george kaplan

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Posted March 19 2005 - 04:18 PM

The Apartment - despite a subpar transfer, this is the greatest film ever made IMO, and hence the most valued of my dvds

The African Queen
After the Thin Man
The Long, Long Trailer
Shadow of the Thin Man
Another Thin Man
Grumpy Old Men (OAR)
Grumpier Old Men (OAR)
The Thin Man Goes Home
It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (longer cut)

- all of these are on dvd in my collection, burned from laser discs. Hopefully someday they will see official release on dvd, but until that day, they are especially treasured members of my collection.
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#8 of 76 OFFLINE   Scott_J



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Posted March 19 2005 - 04:29 PM

My most prized disc would have to be Jerry Seinfeld's movie/documentary "Comedian." Odd choice, but the keepcase is signed by Seinfeld so obviously it's more prized (to me) than my others.

#9 of 76 OFFLINE   NeilM



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Posted March 19 2005 - 04:33 PM

my copy of Pedro Almodovar's "Women On The Verge Of A Nervous Breakdown" because it's sadly OOP and there's not a single glint of hope of seing a special edition of it.

#10 of 76 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted March 19 2005 - 08:08 PM

Probably the original and now extinct WB
release of Little SHop Of Horrors with
the ending that wasn't supposed to be included.

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#11 of 76 OFFLINE   Jeff D Han

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Posted March 19 2005 - 10:11 PM

My favorites on my library-

Lord Of The Rings EEs- these are why
I love DVDs. Weeks worth of extras.

The Silence Of The Lambs Criterion-
OOP, and the commentary track is outstanding

Sid And Nancy Criterion- OOP, and I bought it
from someone at another website that didn't want
it in his collection anymore. Terrific film and

The Ultimate Toy Box- OOP, and a terrific package
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clean the f**king car.

#12 of 76 OFFLINE   Chuck L

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Posted March 20 2005 - 12:01 AM

I would have to say that mine would be my spanish LILO AND STITCH 2-Disc collectors edition.

Not only does the disc look and sound better than the American issue, but it has the commentary, deleted scenese, behind the scenes...everything that I have been waiting for Disney to do with the disc in the States but haven't yet.

Some of the deleted scenes, such as Lilo having fun on the beach and warning of a fake tidal wave in order to clear the beach for herself, I fear might not make it to the region one issue. I could be wrong, but with as sensitve as what most of America seems to be...

I love the disc and it was well worth the money I spent to get it.

Adding to that...I would have to say that I am pretty proud to have sitting on my shelf the "ILSA" collection. Oh what fun movies...when people come over and look at our collection, it is always great fun to try to explain these films that 99% of the average viewer has no knowledge of.

#13 of 76 OFFLINE   Joseph Bolus

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Posted March 20 2005 - 01:10 AM

* All Seven Seasons of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

* Ditto for the three seasons of Star Trek: The Original Series, and the seven seasons of The Next Generation.

With these DVDs I can view the original, uncut, commercial free episodes of the TV series that I loved the most in the best video and audio presentation in the respective series history. And I can view them anytime I want to in any order that I desire. Truly a bargain at any price! (Now ... Just don't ask me about Voyager ...)

* All the Disney two-disc Classic Animateds; but especially Snow White. And I also highly value the OOP, "bare-bones", "The Little Mermaid" disc, which is at least making the wait for the Platinum Edition iteration of this title tolerable.

#14 of 76 OFFLINE   Joe Bernardi

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Posted March 20 2005 - 01:22 AM

Duel (Collectors Edition), received from Amazon.com before Spielberg pulled it back, because it's different from the version eventually released I got it earlier than many others.

#15 of 76 OFFLINE   Steve Tannehill

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Posted March 20 2005 - 01:32 AM

Pinocchio of Egypt

It was Disney's first animated DVD release, bought shrinkwrapped from a legitimate brick&mortar store.
The box said Pinocchio.
The artwork on the DVD said Pinocchio.
But when you played the DVD, it was Dreamworks' The Prince of Egypt

No one will admit to how it happened, or how many there were (I found multiple copies), but it sure was funny given the adversarial relationship between the animation departments at Dreamworks and Disney.

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#16 of 76 OFFLINE   LaurenceGarvey


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Posted March 20 2005 - 01:48 AM

My Laurel & Hardy DVDs from Germany and my Betty Boop collection (more than 100 cartoons) from France are big faves with me and the movie gang. I agree with those of you who cherish your Walt Disney DVDs, too (and Beany and Cecil -- a great disc!).

#17 of 76 OFFLINE   MarcoBiscotti



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Posted March 20 2005 - 02:32 AM

The Walt Disney Treasures.

#18 of 76 OFFLINE   Larry Sutliff

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#19 of 76 OFFLINE   Herb Kane

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Posted March 20 2005 - 05:10 AM

Not necessarily the most valuable but most prized is my copy of Dances with Wolves theatrical cut w/ the DTS track. My all-time fav movie and in full-bit DTS.

One of my favs too - so much so, when I heard it was going OOP, I went out and picked up a second set, which I still have sealed sitting next to my original set.

And speaking of Image, I cherish my Double Indemnity disc - warts and all, at least until the folks at Universal come to their senses.
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#20 of 76 OFFLINE   Craig Beam

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Posted March 20 2005 - 06:10 AM

The Fantasia Anthology
The Twilight Zone: The Definitive Edition Season 1
Jean Cocteau's Orphic Trilogy (Criterion Collection)
Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo
The Star Wars Trilogy
Hudson Hawk

...okay, just kidding about Hudson Hawk. Posted Image I don't own it, and I certainly wouldn't cherish it if I did.