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#1 of 25 Bryan^H

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Posted February 05 2008 - 10:30 AM

Here are my favorites:

10-Friday the 13th part 2.

9-Scars of Dracula

8-Horror of Dracula

7-Curse of Frankenstein

6-Plague of the Zombies

5-Phantasm 2

4-Shock Waves

3-Nosferatu(1979)

2-Fright Night

1-Dawn of the Dead(1978)

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#2 of 25 Ockeghem

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Posted February 05 2008 - 11:23 AM

I will list a few now, and more later.

House On Haunted Hill (1959 version).

Night of the Living Dead (1968 version).

The Exorcist (1973).
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#3 of 25 Bryan^H

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Posted February 05 2008 - 11:34 AM

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I will list a few now, and more later.

House On Haunted Hill (1959 version).

Night of the Living Dead (1968 version).

The Exorcist (1973).

The Exorcist is the scariest movie I have ever seen. Yes, it's a great horror movie, but I can't even watch it. It's just way too creepy.

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#4 of 25 JulianK

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Posted February 05 2008 - 11:42 AM

1 - The Wicker Man
2 - The Thing (1982)
3 - Night of the Demon (1956)
4 - The Bride of Frankenstein
5 - Halloween
6 - The Evil Dead
7 - The Fly (1986)
8 - The Haunting (1963)
9 - The Revenge of Frankenstein (1958)
10 - The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

This list might be useful - it was published by "Shivers" magazine in 1996, compiled by a panel of critics and columnists.

25 - M
24 - A Nightmare on Elm Street
23 - Nosferatu (1921)
22 - The Masque of the Red Death (1963)
21 - Cat People (1942)
20 - Peeping Tom
19 - Rosemary's Baby
18 - The Thing (1982)
17 - The Evil Dead
16 - An American Werewolf in London
15 - Mask of the Demon (La Maschera Del Demonio)
14 - Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed
13 - Island of Lost Souls
12 - The Quatermass Experiment (aka The Creeping Unknown)
11 - Psycho (1960)
10 - The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
9 - Witchfinder General (aka Conqueror Worm)
8 - Night of the Living Dead (1967)
7 - Eyes Without a Face (Les Yeux Sans Visage)
6 - Night of the Demon (aka Curse of the Demon - 1956)
5 - The Wicker Man
4 - Halloween
3 - The Exorcist
2 - Frankenstein (1931)
1 - Dracula (aka Horror of Dracula - 1958)

Of these only Island of Lost Souls is not available on DVD legitimately.

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Posted February 05 2008 - 02:40 PM

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The Exorcist is the scariest movie I have ever seen. Yes, it's a great horror movie, but I can't even watch it. It's just way too creepy.
I agree--very scary. When I was 13, I was babysitting at my neighbor's house. Guess what book they had out on the coffee table? Yep. I read The Exorcist (Blatty) before I saw the film, and that was easily the most frightening thing I've ever experienced in my life to this point. (My favorite author is Poe. I don't tend to think of myself as being frightened all that easily.) But on that night, I was hearing things in that house while I was reading the book that had me wishing I had never picked it up!
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#6 of 25 MarcoBiscotti

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Posted February 06 2008 - 07:36 AM

Could anyone please help me out:

If I wanted to own the absolute definitive versions of the first two Friday the 13th films... which releases would I go for. I'm inquiring multi-region here. And supplements are factoring least important. Strictly in terms of completeness of prints, pq, audio, etc. Extra features, packaging to follow.

Which region/releases to go for?

I'm sure there are probably some insane under the radar R3 versions out there somewhere for such a high profile series. I'm going to do a DVD-Basen search right now, but please point me in the right direction.

Thanks!

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Posted February 06 2008 - 07:53 AM

For now, I will say "The Shining" of Kubrick. When I first looked at it for the first time, I started late in the evening! If you want to sleep - don't do that!!!!

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Posted February 06 2008 - 08:54 AM

1) Hellraiser
2) John Carpenter's The Thing
3) The Fly (1986)
4) John Carpenter's Halloween
5) The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
6) The Exorcist
7) Rosemary's Baby
8) A Nightmare on Elm Street
9) An American Werewolf in London
10) The Evil Dead 2

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Posted February 06 2008 - 10:10 AM

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Could anyone please help me out:

If I wanted to own the absolute definitive versions of the first two Friday the 13th films... which releases would I go for. I'm inquiring multi-region here. And supplements are factoring least important. Strictly in terms of completeness of prints, pq, audio, etc. Extra features, packaging to follow.
The Warner Brothers release in R2 is the X rated version of the original. I don't have the actual disc but I want to say that there's a commentary too.

I don't know about AV quality but in terms of content, Friday The 13th Part 2 is the same everywhere and is R rated.

#10 of 25 MarcoBiscotti

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Posted February 06 2008 - 10:43 AM

Eh, I guess I'll just pick up the current $6 Paramount discs... I don't think these films are very good to begin with but as nostalgic guilty pleasures I'd like to own the first two. If they would've been available in some other region in more definitive packages I'd have imported, but according to all reviews I've seen, apparently it ain't so. Oh well...

Thanks.

#11 of 25 Rob Brown

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Posted February 10 2008 - 10:59 AM

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Eh, I guess I'll just pick up the current $6 Paramount discs... I don't think these films are very good to begin with but as nostalgic guilty pleasures I'd like to own the first two. If they would've been available in some other region in more definitive packages I'd have imported, but according to all reviews I've seen, apparently it ain't so. Oh well...

Marco, just a heads-up...the single-disc release of FRIDAY THE 13TH is a weird hybrid version that, as compared to the US theatrical version, has a longer first murder but a shortened final murder. The double-feature disc from Paramount of FRIDAY THE 13TH and FRIDAY THE 13th, PART II has the original theatrical version (it's actually a the first disc of the box set repackaged).

Hope this helps in your quest. By the way, I've got the Japanese pressing of FRIDAY THE 13TH from Warner (and it's uncut and looks great), but I don't remember it as having a commentary track.

#12 of 25 Richard--W

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Posted February 10 2008 - 12:27 PM

Some of my favorites on DVD are:

Don't Look Now (1973)
The Other (1972)
Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed (1969)
Rosemary's Baby (1968)
Night of the Living Dead (1968, Elite edition)
Quatermass and the Pit (1967)
The Fearless Vampire Killers (1967)
The Haunting (1963)
Black Sabbath (1963, Italy)
The Innocents (Fox, 1961)
The City of the Dead (1960, VCI edition) aka Horror Hotel
Hound of the Baskervilles (1959)
Night of the Demon (1957)
I Walked With a Zombie (1943)
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931 and 1941 on WHV)

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Posted February 10 2008 - 01:22 PM

The Haunting (1963) and The Shining are the scariest films I've seen.

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Posted February 10 2008 - 03:03 PM

My favorites are: Night of the Demon(1956), Salems Lot, Return of the Living Dead, Creepshow,The Howling, House by the Cemetary, Evil Dead and finally, PHANTASM.
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Posted February 12 2008 - 02:52 AM

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I tend to gravitate to older Horror films
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Posted February 12 2008 - 05:47 AM

That's beautiful Jim_K. Posted Image

Here's a few from me:
The Shining.
Exorcist.
Halloween.

The Friday the 13th whole series I-XI which I bought last October.
Poltergeist.
Creepshow. I wish they'd do a SE.
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#17 of 25 JulianK

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Posted February 12 2008 - 06:46 AM

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Creepshow. I wish they'd do a SE.

There's a pretty good SE version available in the UK.

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Posted February 13 2008 - 12:33 AM

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There's a pretty good SE version available in the UK.
Thanks for the heads up! I'm adding that to my want list. I guess it would be about $20 or less delivered. Not a bad deal at all. I can watch it on my PC. The new transfer would have to be better than the only US release. Oddly enough, I just bought that SE of Creepshow 2 a week or so ago from the big Anchor Bay buy 2 get 1 free sale from deepdiscount.com. Very odd that first film didn't get the SE over here.
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Posted February 13 2008 - 12:40 AM

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Don't Look Now (1973)
Such a wonderful film to look at. I blind bought it and wasn't disappointed. That ending is true horror all the way. I particularlly like how disorienting the whole movie is. Classic.
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Posted February 13 2008 - 02:03 AM

Off the top of my head, heres what I have in my collection....

Halloween 1999 LE
Re-Animator
From Beyond
John Carpenters The Thing
Jaws
Alien
Shadow Of The Vampire
Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed
The Curse OF Frankenstein
Silence Of The Lambs
Seven
Brams Stokers Dracula (Coppola)
The Wicker Man (original)
Texas Chainsaw Massacre (original)
Halloween 2
Cat People
Cemetary Man
Exorcist
Exorcist 3
Evil Dead
Evil Dead 2
Behind The Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon
Interview With The Vampire
28 Days Later
Fright Night
Mountain Of The Cannibal God
The Shining
American Psycho
Psycho
Dawn Of The Dawn
American Werewolf in London
Last House On The Left


.... there's more I cant remember right now.


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