10 Must Have DVDs for Your Library

lancer1558

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What are your top 10 DVDs in your library?
DVDs that you would purchase if your entire library was lost for some reason.
Thanks,
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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
favorites tend to vary pending my mindset at the moment.
 

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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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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.
 

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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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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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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)
 

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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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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?
 

Andy_Bu

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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
 

DouglasBr

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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
 

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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
 

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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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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.
 

EricSJorg

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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
 

Elijah Sullivan

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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
 

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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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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
 

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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)
 

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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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