Best SE Label?

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  1. Paul_D

    Paul_D Cinematographer

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    The eligible contenders are:

    Fox's 5 Star Edition

    Universal's Collector's/Ultimate Edition

    Disney's Vista Series

    New Line's Infinifilm Edition/Platinum Series

    The Criterion Collection

    Paramount's SE (which barely exists)

    Warner Bros' SE

    Columia's SE

    MGM's SE

    Artisan's SE

    Anchor Bay's SE

    Place vote based on audio/visual quality and supplemental content.

    My vote:

    The Criterion Collection - the films they are offer are always excellent, and the extras are carefully selected, and always totally appropriate supplemental material to the main feature.
     
  2. Tony_Faville

    Tony_Faville Supporting Actor

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    Based on Terminator 2: Judgement Day by Artisan, I will have to cast my vote for Artisan.

    At the same time, The Criterion Collection is consistently a good choice.

    Now if we could just get them to drop their prices a bit.
     
  3. Chuck Mayer

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    I'll go with New Line Platinum (though not their selection). Followed closely by Criterion and Fox.

    Take care,

    Chuck
     
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    The Criterion Collection
     
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    Criterion Collection
     
  6. Patrick McCart

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    I'd have to go with WB.

    The titles from them that I would call "Special Editions" include Citizen Kane, Wizard of Oz, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Superman, Pee-Wee's Big Adventure, Ben-Hur, North By Northwest, and Doctor Zhivago. Excellent video & sound, excellent extras, and low costs! (I can't wait for Amadeus: SE!)

    Close runner up would be Disney. (I only have 4 I'd call SE's of theirs)

    Fox also does great SE's, but most of them are produced by outside agencies (David Prior, Van Ling, etc.)

    I don't think Criterion counts because EVERY DVD they produce is top-notch. It's like calling the purest gold purer than any other...of course it is! (I still don't have any Criterions!)
     
  7. Artur Meinild

    Artur Meinild Screenwriter

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    Fox and Disney put out some kick-ass SE's!
    However, what's up with the name "5-star collection"?
    I don't think anyone has ever given ID4 5 stars... [​IMG]
     
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    They might not be the BEST, but New Line deserves a lot of praise for delivering a steady stream of Platinum Editions. And the Infinifilm is just icing on the cake!
    Still SO impressed with the Dark City DVD,
     
  9. Ike

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    Criterion Collection, easy.

     
  10. Patrick McCart

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    I don't own any because I can't afford DVD's that expensive all the time!

    I say they're great mainly because the reviews I read of them usually have nothing really bad to say about the discs.
     
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    Based on "Fight Club" and "Moulin Rouge", I'd have to say that Fox rules!!

    New Line & Criterion are a close second.
     
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    Anchor Bay is my favorite... with Fox and Criterion Collection just behind.
     
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    James Bond.

    More particular - Thunderball
     
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    Criterion DVD's are probably the best, but they are definitely not the best bang for your buck.

    Factoring in prices, I would probably go with MGM. Their SE's of Carrie, Dressed to Kill, Killer Klowns From Outerspace, The Terminator and Platoon are full of great content and cheaper than most bare bones titles from other companies as well.
     

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