Directors Desert Island DVD's - Pick 10

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  1. Ryan_TD

    Ryan_TD Stunt Coordinator

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    Over in the music area there is a thread for Desert Island Discs which is very hard to narrow down to 10 cd's which got me thinking, why not pick 10 dvd's as well. This to me is at least easier than choosing 10 cd's...So here goes --

    1) GLADIATOR - Signature Selection (2 Disc)
    2) THE BIG LEBOWSKI
    3) LORD OF THE RINGS - Fellowship Of The Ring (4 Disc)
    4) PULP FICTION - Collector's Edition (2 Disc)
    5) THE LOST BOYS
    6) THE GODFATHER - Dvd Collection (5 Disc)
    7) SEVEN - New Line Platinum Series (2 Disc)
    8) THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS - Special Edition
    9) FEAR & LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS - Criterion (2 Disc)
    10) FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH - Collector's Edition

    ok so maybe this wasn't as easy as i thought
     
  2. Lew Crippen

    Lew Crippen Executive Producer

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    The classic desert island pick is to go for things that are infinitely repeatable and diverse.

    1.Playtime--For me this is the most repeatable of Tati’s films—as an alternate I’d choose The Gold Rush
    2.Citizen Kane (dissertations have been written about such miniature as to how many times the objects d’art appear and in what context—obvious repeat vaule). Not allowed this film, I’ll go with Breathless, which is tremendous fun and can be watched over and over.
    3.Vertigo—for me Hitchcock’s best—as an alternate I’d pick Rear Window
    4.Wild Strawberries—the most personal film from a filmmaker who stamped his personality on them all—alternatively I’d pick Fanny and Alexander
    5.8 1/2—Another personal film. As an alternate, I’d take L’Avventura.
    6.The Lady Eve (because The Palm Beach Story is not on DVD)—I love Preston Sturges; but if not him, then I’ll select Bringing Up Baby for some great fun and witty repartee.
    7.Barry Lyndon—yet another highly visual film, which can be studied endlessly. If I can’t take this one, I’d take Eyes Wide Shut, which is maybe not as fine a film, but it has the advantage of being able to look at Nicole while on the desert island.
    8.Singin’ in the Rain—one of the greatest musicals ever and certainty the best of its type. As an alternate I’d take Les Demoiselles de Rochefort, which also has Gene Kelly dancing. The bonus here being a young Catherine Deneuve (and friends).
    9.The Passion of Joan of Arc—possibly the greatest silent film ever—and some might remove the modifier in making that statement. Not allowed this film, I’ll fall back on Lang’s Metropolis.
    10.Seven Samurai—I’m not sure if this is Kurosawa’s finest film, but I never tire of seeing it. And if not this, I’ll switch gears altogether and pick Ashes of Time, as I’ll finally have enough time to figure everything out that Wong was doing (and intending).

    This may not be this list I’d make tomorrow, but I guess that I’m getting marooned today.
     
  3. Patrick McCart

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    8 1/2 (Criterion)
    Citizen Kane
    Singin' In The Rain: SE
    Lawrence of Arabia: Superbit
    A Hard Day's Night: CE
    The Maltese Falcon
    Metropolis: Restored Version
    City Lights (original or SE, depending on which has the Carl Davis score)
    Who Framed Roger Rabbit: Vista Series
    Being There

    Not on DVD yet, but I'd bring if they were:

    Speedy (Harold Lloyd)
    Abel Gance's Napoleon
    The Thief and the Cobbler (workprint)
     
  4. Bill J

    Bill J Producer

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    Apocalypse Now (original cut)
    2001: A Space Odyssey
    The Godfather DVD Collection
    Lawrence of Arabia
    Citizen Kane
    The Right Stuff SE
    Black Hawk Down SE
    8 1/2 CC
    Traffic CC
    Vertigo
     
  5. george kaplan

    george kaplan Executive Producer

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    Well for me this is pretty easy. Just look at the first twelve titles in my sig and eliminate the 2 that aren't on dvd (Star Wars and Raiders of the Lost Ark). [​IMG]
     
  6. Jan H

    Jan H Cinematographer

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    1. Lord of the Rings: FOTR EE - It's all been said before.
    2. Citizen Kane - Love the doc and commentaries
    3. Lawrence of Arabia (2 disc) - I'll get the SB as well, though.
    4. 2001: a space odyssey - never get tired of it.
    5. Almost Famous Director's Cut - Ditto.
    6. The Passion of Joan of Arc - Never ceases to move.
    7. The Godfather Collection
    8. Led Zeppelin - The greatest music DVD ever.
    9. Singin' in the Rain: SE - The best musical DVD ever.
    10. North By Northwest - Great movie, and it looks like it was made yesterday.
     
  7. SteveGon

    SteveGon Executive Producer

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    Some classics:

    The Third Man - Criterion
    Sullivan's Travels - Criterion
    Citizen Kane
    Dracula - 1931
    Paths of Glory


    And some personal favs that are on DVD:

    Immortal Beloved
    Chicken Run
    Three Colors Trilogy
    - Cheating a bit! [​IMG]
    Knightriders
    Dawn of the Dead


    Of course, tomorrow I'd probably pick different movies...
     
  8. Agee Bassett

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    Sullivan's Travels: CC
    His Girl Friday
    Oliver Twist: CC

    The Passion of Joan of Arc: CC
    Ben-Hur
    The Hustler
    Sleuth
    Chinatown
    The Devil and Daniel Webster: CC [​IMG]
    The Adventures of Robin Hood: SE [​IMG]
     
  9. Angelo.M

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    • Jazz (Ken Burns)
    • Baseball (Ken Burns)
    • Glengarry Glenn Ross
    • Three Colors
    • Unforgiven
    • This is Spinal Tap
    • Fargo
    • The Usual Suspects
    • Blade Runner
    • Stop Making Sense (so we can really shake it at those nutty desert island parties)

    Also: not a film I like, but I'll sneak Castaway along, for obvious reasons...
     
  10. Scott Weinberg

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    Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring - EE
    Almost Famous - Untitled
    Brazil - CC
    The Godfather Trilogy
    Fight Club
    Dark City
    Young Frankenstein

    The Simpsons Season 1
    The Simpsons Season 2
    Futurama Season 1
     
  11. Brook K

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    Ordet
    Tabu
    The Maltese Falcon
    Sullivan's Travels
    It's A Wonderful Life
    Singin' In The Rain
    Suspiria
    The Bitter Tears Of Petra Von Kant
    Perceval
    A.I.
     
  12. Cary T

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    1. The Breakfast Club
    2. Amelie
    3. Rear Window
    4. Three Colors Trilogy
    5. Kiki's Delivery Service
    6. In The Mood For Love: CC
    7. Happy Together
    8. Seven Samurai: CC
    9. Singin' In The Rain
    10. Cinema Paradiso

    Two Wong Kar-Wai films on the list. I'd place all his films on my list, except for As Tears Go By, but I wanted to make room for others.
     
  13. Richard Travale

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    Me thinks my list will be a bit more low brow than the other lists here. Oh well...In no particular order:

    Lord of the Rings: FOTR (4 disc extended edition)
    Swingers SE
    The Godfather Trilogy
    Dumb & Dumber
    U2: Elevation Tour
    Moulin Rouge
    Buffy The Vampire Slayer TV Series
    The Shawshank Redemption
    Fight Club
    It's a Wonderful Life, which I would play every Christmas Eve [​IMG]

    These aren't necessarily my favourite all time movies, just the ones I feel would have the most replay value.
     
  14. Joe Fisher

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    If I had to take only 10 with me these would be it.

    1.Alien
    2.Gandhi
    3.Jurassic Park(DTS)
    4.Lord of The Rings:Fellowship Of The Ring(Extended Edition)
    5.Lawrence Of Arabia
    6.Patton
    7.The Ten Commandments
    8.Tora! Tora! Tora!
    9.The Wizard Of Oz
    10.Ben Hur

    And a few noticables that would get left behind[​IMG] [​IMG]

    Journey To The Center Of The Earth
    The Hunt For Red October
    Jaws
    Frankenstein
    Full Metal Jacket
    Akira Kurosawa's Dreams
    Bridge on the River Kwai
     
  15. JohnRice

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    I would think some of you guys are kind of cheating here. :p)

    Let's see.....

    Twilight Zone (all 47 volumes)
    Buffy (all seasons)
    Kubrick Box set
    Alien Legacy
    Godfather Trilogy
    Man With No Name Trilogy
    Three Colors
    Dirty Harry Collection
    Nightmare on Elm Street Collection
    James Bond (Complete Collection)


    [​IMG]




    OK, I'll do my real list........
     
  16. JohnRice

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    For real now, completely off the top of my head. In no particular order. I'm going under the assumption I get a killer HT.

    Miller's Crossing
    The Man in the Moon
    Once Upon a Time in America
    A Knight's Tale
    Wild Strawberries
    Fiddler on the Roof
    Moulin Rouge
    Dark City
    Blade Runner
    Resident Evil


    If a couple of those seem strange, I included them because I know I'll be happier if I have something to just crank up and have fun.
     
  17. Joseph Bolus

    Joseph Bolus Cinematographer

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    Well ... Here's my list (PLEASE NOTE that the original 1977 Star Wars movie would be on this list if it were available.)

    Wizard of Oz
    Forbidden Planet
    My Fair Lady
    Singin' in the Rain
    Casablanca (Can I wait long enough to get the new 2-disc SE? Please??)
    Aliens
    The Terminator:SE
    T2:UE and T2:EE (Sorry: I'm counting this as one!)
    James Cameron's Titanic (So sue me.)
    Star Trek:The Wrath of Khan DC
     
  18. Matt_Smith

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    Fast times
     
  19. MartinTeller

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    I think someone has been busy boosting his post count [​IMG]
     
  20. Zen Butler

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    Blade Runner DC
    Lawrence of Arabia (Superbit)
    Leon-the Professional (non-supersh*t)
    Seventh Seal-CC
    Sabrina-CE
    Children of Paradise-CC
    Lain-Serial Experiments
    Three Colours Trilogy
    The Umbrellas of Cherbourg
    Baran

    and I would sneak "Bring it On" down my pants.
     

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