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    Win a copy of American Sniper on Blu-ray

    My favorite Clint Eastwood movie is also the very first one I saw... Unforgiven
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    Best 50" Plasma available today or soon

    I am by no means an expert, but at the local Best Buy the Pioneers have the most impressive picture amongst the Plasma sets, but theyre also the most expensive.
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    Please help Pioneer CLD-D503 scratches discs

    I bought a used Pioneer CLD-D503 Laserdisc player about 4 years ago and use it occasionally. I've probably played about 50 movies in it since buying it with no real problems. Sometimes when I would insert a disc, the display would sit there on CLOSE, and it wouldnt realize the drawer had closed...
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    My vote for worst packaging ever goes to Gallagher..Watermelon collection

    Comparing this to the original "babboon's arse" packaging of the Total Recall SE, which is what I consider to be the worst DVD packaging ever...how would it rate?
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    Disappointed in WWE Wrestlemania Anthology

    They sell them as a complete set of all 20 of them or you can buy them in 4 volumes, which I assume is 5 Wrestlemanias each. Since I lost interest in wrestling in the very early 90s, I only bought Volume 1 since it has 1-5. I guess I just expected a little more effort put into this. I wasnt...
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    How do you view your DVDs?

    [Napolean Dynamite] I watch whatever I feel like I'm gonna watch....GOSH!!! [/Napolean Dynamite] :D Seriously though, if I'm in the mood to watch something, I throw it in. Sometimes I get 20 minutes into it and decide I didnt want to watch it, and if that happens, I pull it out...
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    DVD's with uncompressed audio tracks?

    The Trans-Siberian Orchestra DVD has a 2 channel PCM track. The DVD is pretty good (although it could have been a lot better had they included a whole concert) and I'd recommend it to anyone looking for a nice Christmas themed DVD.
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    Disappointed in WWE Wrestlemania Anthology

    I've always had a fantasy of being able to own some of the older Wrestlemanias on DVD, and when I heard about the Wrestlemania Anthony that came out last week, I was thrilled to be able to get the older ones on disc. I ordered Volume 1 for $38 and got it the other day. It has Wrestlemanias...
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    Donner Superman 2 SE (merged thread)

    I keep hearing about this "RIC" version of this movie. What is that and how hard is it to get a copy of it?
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    DVD Review HTF REVIEW: Season of the Witch

    Wow. I knew this movie wasnt considered to be one of his better films, but I had no idea that it was perceived to be that bad. I find it interesting though, that it seems like there is always SOMEONE who loves a film, no matter how bad it is. So where are you? Who will be the person to...
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    Titanic picture problem

    Dont even bother with a zoom mode. The new edition is so much better than the original, I'd just say turn your old disc into a coaster, or give it to someone who only has a 27" or smaller TV and pick up the new one!!!
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    Office Space SE problem

    I was watching the new Office Space SE last night, and encountered my first ever freeze on a DVD. It happened right after watching the theatrical trailer. The entire trailer plays, and when its over, it goes to a black screen and just stops. All functions on my remote don't work. I let it sit...
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    DVD Review HTF REVIEW: The War of the Worlds (1953) - Special Collector's Edition (Recommended)

    I already own the WotW CAV Laserdisc and love the movie, so I'll definitely pick up this new SE since its only $8.99 at Circuit City. Regarding the strings... While I do agree that if Pal had the technology that we do today, he would have preferred to not have the strings visible, I think...
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    DVD Review HTF REVIEW: The Wizard Of Oz - Three-Disc Collector's Edition (HIGHLY RECOMMENDED).

    Zack, regarding the wire, on the commentary track, they actual make mention of some of the wires that show up much more clearly in the movie after the restoration. They mention during the "King of the Forest" song in the Emerald City. The Cowardly Lion is standing in front of a darker background...