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Essential sci-fi and fantasy to pick up on DVD?


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#1 of 38 OFFLINE   StephenA

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Posted July 22 2002 - 07:37 AM

I was watching The Time Machine(2002) and The Fifth Element last night, and it got me thinking that I should compile a list of sci-fi and fantasy movies to get on DVD. I figured I'd ask you guys and put them down. The ones I have on DVD, so you guys don't needlessly reccomend, are: Total Recall(though I should pick up the SE) Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace Labyrinth Dark Crystal Abyss SE Alien SE Aliens SE Time Machine(2002) Fifth Element Metropolis(Fritz Lang version, not anime version) 12 Monkeys Enemy Mine A Clockwork Orange Matrix Running Man Blade Jurassick Park 1-3 Terminator 1 and 2 SEs Robocop Criterion Blade Runner X-Men The Crow SE Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon(I consider this fantasy, don't know about you guys) Dune(original version) Close Encounters of the Third Kind Predator Planet of the Apes(1968 and 2001) Princess Bride SE Independence Day What Dreams May Come Willow Rollerball(1975 version) Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory SE Mad Max SE AI: Artificial Intelligence Men in Black Deluxe Space Balls Godzilla(1998) Mortal Kombat 1 and 2 So what else should I add? I am definitely gonna get the originals versions of the Time Machine and Godzilla.

#2 of 38 OFFLINE   Peter Apruzzese

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Posted July 22 2002 - 08:04 AM

There are others, but here are a couple of additions you need: 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY FORBIDDEN PLANET FAHRENHEIT 451 DARK CITY THE DAY THE EARTH CAUGHT FIRE QUATERMASS AND THE PIT
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#3 of 38 OFFLINE   JasonKrol

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Posted July 22 2002 - 08:09 AM

what, no MM: Road Warrior? and I scond Dark City, its a definite must have for SciFi/Fantasy colelctions.

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#4 of 38 OFFLINE   Jason Borchers

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Posted July 22 2002 - 08:12 AM

If you're listing Mad Max, you can't get away with not listing Mad Max 2 (aka The Road Warrior) and Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome. Also: Alien 3 The Lathe of Heaven

#5 of 38 OFFLINE   DaViD Boulet

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Posted July 22 2002 - 08:29 AM

I'm collecting Classic Sci-Fi and fantasy. My 2 favorite genres!

More suggestions (forgive any repeats):

War of the Worlds
When World's Collide
Outland
Logan's Run
Time Machine (original 1960)
Tron
Day of the Tiffids (not yet on R1 DVD)
Adventures of Baron Munchausen
Neverending Story


here's my list of sci-fi:

http://www.dvdaficio....&id=davidsdvds

and here'smy list of fantasy:
http://www.dvdaficio....&id=davidsdvds
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#6 of 38 OFFLINE   Brian E

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Posted July 22 2002 - 08:48 AM

Highlander
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#7 of 38 OFFLINE   Justin_S

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Posted July 22 2002 - 09:39 AM

One that is a MUST HAVE is John Carpenter's masterpiece, THE THING! I suggest you check out this brilliant classic as soon as possible!

#8 of 38 OFFLINE   Andrea W

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Posted July 22 2002 - 09:52 AM

Legend: Ultimate Edition

#9 of 38 OFFLINE   Neil Joseph

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Posted July 22 2002 - 10:43 AM

Hmmmm, my essential sci-fi and fantsay list includes... - The Abyss - Aliens - Contact - Deep Impact - The Fifth Element - Galaxy Quest - Hook - Independence Day - Jurassic Park 1-3 - The Matrix - Men In Black - Predator - First Contact - The Wrath Of Khan (due soon) - Star Wars: Ep I - The Terminator - Titan A.E. - X-Men Of course, add FOTR to that list.
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#10 of 38 OFFLINE   Eric F

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Posted July 22 2002 - 11:21 AM

Akira
Metropolis (yes, the Anime version)
Ghost in the Shell
Time Machine (1960)
Space 1999 TV series
Brazil
Sinbad box
Dune (TV-Director's Cut)
Escape from NY & LA
Excalibur
Starship Troopers (movie and Roughnecks)
Heavy Metal
Darkman

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#11 of 38 OFFLINE   Todd Terwilliger

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Posted July 22 2002 - 11:32 AM

A couple of my favs, off the top of my head:
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#12 of 38 OFFLINE   Rain

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Posted July 22 2002 - 11:39 AM

There has been some talk about a possible Special Edition of Forbidden Planet, so you may want to hold out on that one for now.
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#13 of 38 OFFLINE   Will_B

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Posted July 22 2002 - 11:47 AM

Slaughterhouse Five Gattaca Until the End of the World (I'd argue that is sci-fi: it is set in the near future, has advanced electronics, and explores issues in a way that scifi would). Sleeper
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#14 of 38 OFFLINE   Rob T

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Posted July 22 2002 - 11:51 AM

Ghostbusters 1 & 2 Superman

#15 of 38 OFFLINE   MikeFR

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Posted July 22 2002 - 01:06 PM

I would have to add Pitch Black Directors Cut.

#16 of 38 OFFLINE   Todd Terwilliger

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Posted July 22 2002 - 01:21 PM

I forgot completely about Pitch Black - another excellent choice.
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#17 of 38 OFFLINE   Jim Reynolds

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Posted July 22 2002 - 01:38 PM

Gattaca and The 13th Floor

#18 of 38 OFFLINE   Paul E. Fox, II

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Posted July 22 2002 - 01:38 PM

The 13th Floor!
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#19 of 38 OFFLINE   Jack Briggs

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Posted July 22 2002 - 02:02 PM

Stephen: And coming next year from Fox--Robert Wise's timeless 1951 SF classic, The Day the Earth Stood Still. Consider also an SF film that opened big here in the U.S. in 1974 but has since receded into "cult" status: Zardoz (still a favorite among SF freaks). Nice choices in the above posts, btw. Quite a list from which to choose. JB

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Posted July 22 2002 - 02:18 PM

I would put the 1978 version of Invasion of the Body Snatchers on the list.
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