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10 Must Have DVDs for Your Library

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#1 of 52 OFFLINE   lancer1558



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Posted October 22 2006 - 06:28 PM

What are your top 10 DVDs in your library? DVDs that you would purchase if your entire library was lost for some reason. Thanks, Gary

#2 of 52 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted October 22 2006 - 09:43 PM

Glory (Columbia)
1776 (Columbia)
Dog Day Afternoon (Warner)
Moulin Rouge (Fox)
Braveheart (Paramount)
The Color Purple (Warner)
All That Jazz (Fox)
Pulp Fiction (Miramax)
Once Upon A Time In The West (Paramount)
Saturday Night Fever (Paramount)

....and this is just off the top of my head. My top 10
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#3 of 52 OFFLINE   Magnus T

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Posted October 22 2006 - 10:49 PM

Ultimate Matrix Collection The Rock (Criterion Collection) Goodfellas (SE) Lost (Season 1 and 2) Ghost in the Shell (2 Disc SE) The Incredibles Sunset Blvd. JFK Glengarry Glen Ross (2 Disc SE) Brazil (Criterion Collection)
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#4 of 52 OFFLINE   J-EL


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Posted October 22 2006 - 11:14 PM

Ultimate Superman Collection (14 Discs) - Yeah, I know it's not out yet, but just from the looks of it, I know it's going to be the most extensive DVD package ever!

Lord of the Rings Trilogy - Extended Edition Gift Sets - A couple of days worth of commentaries, endless hours of documentaries, and the movies are great too! Plus, WETA collectibles are always a plus.

Star Wars Saga (10 Discs) - I'm just counting the entire saga with this one. They're all superbly designed DVD's and my favorite series of films.

Adventures of Indiana Jones - Beautiful transfers. Engaging 5.1 remixes. A fantastic three hours of documentaries and featurettes. And a nice package to boot!

E.T. - Ultimate Gift Set - Everything and the kitchen sink. Both versions of the film. A disc full of extras, including a concert with John Williams! The CD soundtrack. And a full sized hardcover book chronicling the making of the film. A release for a single film doesn't get much better than this.

King Kong - Collector's Edition Tin (1933) - Beautiful restoration and commentary. Fascinating documentary. What puts this one over the top is the featurette on Jackson's crew recreating the Spider-Pit sequence and the postcards and reproduction of the premiere booklet. The packaging is great as well.

Ultimate Matrix Collection - Limited Edition Gift Set - I personally think this one tops the Alien Quadrilogy with its exhaustive documentaries on literally every aspect of the production of these three films. Not a single crew member is not interviewed from the looks of it. The glass packaging and Neo bust are awesome as well.

War of the Worlds - 2-Disc Limited Edition (2005) - Perhaps the best documentaries on a Spielberg film. And the DTS track is the best I've heard on DVD. The film was a huge surprise for me and it's now one of my personal favorites.

Jaws - 30th Anniversary Edition - MONO! Finally the original mono track gets released on DVD and it sounds loads better than the remixed DD and DTS 5.1 tracks. The full-length two hour documentary is here as well. And a 14-minute interview with Spielberg on the set is great. It's probably my favorite film of all time and this package does the film justice.

Sin City - Recut, Extended, Unrated - Superb presentation. Fun and informative extras. And I love watching each of the stories seperately with the bonus footage integrated.

Batman Begins - Two-Disc Deluxe Edition - Stellar transfer and a pulse pounding DD 5.1 track bring the Dark Knight to life. And the featurettes are very informative and entertaining.

Okay, that's like...11. Posted Image

#5 of 52 OFFLINE   Lynda-Marie


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Posted October 22 2006 - 11:41 PM

Star Wars - original 1977 cut Raiders of the Lost Ark Goodfellas Full Metal Jacket The Great Escape Sleeping Beauty - Disney's best, as far as I am concerned Lord of the Rings trilogy extended sets Gumball Rally - my ultimate guilty pleasure Jaws The Rocky Horror Picture Show
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#6 of 52 OFFLINE   ted:r


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Posted October 22 2006 - 11:52 PM

1The Godfather, I and II 2Casablanca 3All That Jazz 4Sweet Smell Of Success 5Network 6The Spy Who Came In From The Cold 7Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf? 8Double Indemnity 9Once Upon A Time In America 10All About Eve ..but there's no way 10 would be enough...maybe 200 or so...
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#7 of 52 OFFLINE   Al.Anderson



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Posted October 23 2006 - 12:24 AM

In the order I thought of them: Casablanca Dr. Strangelove It's a Wonderful Life Galaxy Quest (I know, I know. But I LMAO every single time!) The Apartment Beetlejuice Lord of the Rings The Cooler The Train Twilight Zone (1-3, which is all I have)

#8 of 52 OFFLINE   Charles Ellis

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Posted October 23 2006 - 12:30 AM

Lancer, what you're asking of me is Sophie's choice- like having to decide between my loved ones! There's too many to choose from.
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#9 of 52 OFFLINE   Louis Letizia

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Posted October 23 2006 - 01:58 AM

The Wizard of Oz The Graduate On Her Majestys Secret Service Carrie Day of the Locust Dog Day Afternoon Nashville Smile Shampoo Close Encounters of the Third Kind These are not necessarily the best movies-but the ones I find myself watching over and over. THE GUMBALL RALLY-The guiltiest pleasure of all! What a subgenre-cross country road race action comedies BITE THE BULLET-probably the granddaddy! DEATH RACE 2000 THE GUMBALL RALLY CANNONBALL FAST CHARLIE THE MOONBEAM RIDER THE CANNONBALL RUN THE CANNONBALL RUN 2 SPEED ZONE SAHARA Any others I missed?

#10 of 52 OFFLINE   Andy_Bu


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Posted October 23 2006 - 02:28 AM

This is a hard question since so many of my favorites are TV oriented or multi movie oriented so I will list by groupings: Buffy the Vampire - The Chosen Collection The Lord of the Rings - Extended Edition The Matrix - Ultimate Collection Robin of Sherwood - The Complete Collection The Soprano's - All Seasons Babylon 5 - All Seasons Batman Begins The Chronicles of Narnia - The Lion The Witch and the Wardrobe Harry Potter - All 4 movies Kill Bill - Vol 1 and 2 Andy

#11 of 52 OFFLINE   DouglasBr


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Posted October 23 2006 - 04:05 AM

Off the top of the ol' head: Jean de Florette/Manon of the Spring Richard III (Olivier) Time Bandits SE The Incredibles Kind Hearts and Coronets Bringing Up Baby Chariots of Fire The Great Escape Jaws 30th Anniv. Casablanca

#12 of 52 OFFLINE   Kevin Hewell

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Posted October 23 2006 - 07:41 AM

Lord of the Rings Trilogy - Extended Edition Citizen Kane Hedwig and the Angry Inch My Battlestar Galactica DVDs (new version) Donnie Darko Band of Brothers Firefly Serenity Lawrence of Arabia Latter Days

#13 of 52 OFFLINE   Neil Joseph

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Posted October 23 2006 - 09:13 AM

In no order... 1- LOTR EE 2- ultimate Matrix box 3- Jurassic park trilogy 4- The Chronicles Of Narnia: TLTWATW 5- The Incredibles 6- Spiderman 2 7- Braveheart 8- Batman Begins 9- King Kong SE 10- Star Wars: OT Honorable mention: Indiana Jones trilogy
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#14 of 52 OFFLINE   Jim-M


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Posted October 23 2006 - 09:39 AM

Band of Brothers Saving Private Ryan (60th Anniversary w/DTS from WWII Collection) Cast Away (2-disc) The Longest Day The Bourne Identity (original CE) Finding Nemo Toy Story 2 Miracle Remember The Titans Tomorrow Never Dies Not that I think those are all the greatest, most important movies of all-time, but I enjoy rewatching all of them.

#15 of 52 OFFLINE   EricSJorg



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Posted October 23 2006 - 09:43 AM

These are in no order, I could never place a single movie with a #1 choice Looney Tunes Golden Collections Clerks. Pulp Fiction Who Framed Roger Rabbit Chasing Amy Nightmare Before Christmas Lost in Translation King Kong (1933) 2001: A Space Odyssey Gone with the Wind That's a hard list to make. I'd be more tempted to make a must have of Director and Groups Collections which would look something like this. Tim Burton Stanley Kubrick Kevin Smith Quentin Tarantino Monty Python and individual director efforts Looney Tunes Golden Collection Definitive Twilight Zone Robert Rodriguez Christopher Nolan Gus Van Sant

#16 of 52 OFFLINE   Elijah Sullivan

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Posted October 23 2006 - 10:24 AM

These are the ones I play the most and hold my collection together, so to speak... in order of importance: Lawrence of Arabia: CE Doctor Zhivago The Thin Red Line Dune (1984): EE Gladiator: EE Barry Lyndon Days of Heaven Blade Runner: Remastered DC The Royal Tenenbaums Alien: CE

#17 of 52 OFFLINE   Paul D Snyder

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Posted October 23 2006 - 01:52 PM

1. L.A. Story 2. Empire Strikes Back 3. Pirates Of The Caribbean 4. Without A Clue 5. Porco Rosso 6. Mr. Smith Goes To Washington 7. Chocolat 8. Big Fish 9. Harry Potter (entire series) 10. Clue

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Posted October 23 2006 - 06:14 PM

I have no idea: Empire of the Sun A Matter of Life and Death How Green Was My Valley Seven Samurai Godfather Shawshank Redemption Almost Famous (Untitled) To Kill a Mockingbird E.T. Empire Strikes Back

#19 of 52 OFFLINE   Casey C.

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Posted October 23 2006 - 07:18 PM

Lord of the Rings (Extended Edition) The Godfather Trilogy Do the Right Thing (Criterion) Dazed and Confused (Criterion) Band of Brothers Lawrence of Arabia (Superbit) Toy Story: Ultimate Toy Box Fargo (SE) Ferris Bueller's Day Off The Princess Bride (SE)

#20 of 52 OFFLINE   John Kwong

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Posted October 23 2006 - 07:44 PM

The Godfather Trilogy Star Wars OT Seven Samurai The Thing (1982) Citizen Kane The Great Escape Indiana Jones Box Set The Best Years of Our Lives My Man Godfrey Logan's Run

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