Favorite Studio - DVD-wise

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  1. Rob Lutter

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    mine is Anchor Bay... all of their releases just scream of quality and they pay needed attention to some of the great lesser-knowns of the film world (mostly horror [​IMG] )
    Fox comes in a close second.
    what is everybody else's favorite studio for DVDs?
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    My list keeps changing. It use to be Columbia/Tri-Star, and I still like most of there stuff. I think Warner is putting out some beautiful transfers, but they don't really support DTS.
    Fox puts together some good supplemental material, but I don't think they are real consistent with their transfer quality.
    I still look forward to any release done by New Line!
     
  4. Brook K

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    The Criterion Collection of course!
    However, if we're restricting it to studio's, i.e. someone who releases films theatrically, I'd go with Warner Bros. They may not put out much but what they do is top notch.
    New Line is up there as well, but I only bought two disc's from them this year.
     
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    1. Anchor Bay Entertainment
    2. Warner
    3. MGM
    4. Criterion (the lower ranking due to the fact that they are only available as $50-80 imports here in Canada)
    5. New Line Cinema
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  7. John Kilduff

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    In no particular order, my favorite DVD studios are...
    -Anchor Bay (titles I own from them: "Supergirl", "Reform School Girls", "Crimes Of Passion", "The All-Nighter")
    -MGM (titles I own from them: "Spinal Tap", "Silence Of The Lambs", "Misery", "Moonstruck", "Rollerball", "Spaceballs", "No Way Out")
    -Artisan (titles I own from them: "Earth Girls Are Easy", "T2", "Basic Instinct", "Total Recall", "Lock-Up", "The Doors")
    -Warner ("Lethal Weapon", "The Goonies", "Network", "Little Shop Of Horrors", "Pee-Wee's Big Adventure"...I look forward to purchasing next year's DVD release of "Sesame Street Presents: Follow That Bird"...but only if it's in OAR widescreen!)
    I also own titles from Universal, Fox, Image, Rhino, K-Tel, Arista, New Line and Palm Pictures.
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    Fox
    For being the last studio to enter the DVD market, there is no doubt that Fox has the utmost commitment to quality presentations. The Five-Star collections, releases like Fight Club, reissues of older titles to include an anamorphic transfer and dts sound, all give proof of their hard work.
    Kudos to Fox! [​IMG]
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    Well just about all of them have been turning out outstanding product as of late, so I really couldn't say, i'll have to think about it.
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    O.k., i'll have to say FOX. Simply because they did THE best 180 turn around of all the studios since Peter came aboard.
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    Fox
    then
    Dreamworks [​IMG]
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    Criterion - While expensive for me to import they release the best films in great quality.
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    FOX - They have been releasing excellent product for some time now.
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    Fox--two of my favorite films (Zardoz, The Day the Earth Stood Still), uniformly excellent transfers, and a Marketing Department (and senior VP, he knows who he is) that truly cares what the enthusiasts think.
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    I WOULD say FOX, but they have yet to release The Fly (1986) Special Edition. WHEN WILL THEY WISE UP????????
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    Dreamworks, bar none best for video and sound. They did Chicken Run, The Haunting and Gladiator. Three of the four discrete DTS-ES titles. They also did Shrek and Antz, two of the best video DVDs ever.
    Disney is a close second with a lot of the cartoons they have released.
     
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    Mine is still New Line. Fox would be number one by far if they time-coded their extras and dropped the annoying promotional intros.
     
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    Fox
    - The Five-Star collection is excellent, and their non-Five-Star collection is even good as well (eg. Something About Mary and Fight Club)
    Columbia Tri-Star
    - Some of my favorite movies are from this company, and they give them some of the best special edition treatment (eg. Lawrence of Arabia and Glory).
    Universal, Dreamworks division
    - Universal generally is extremely mediocre, but the Dreamworks division is fabulous.
    They're not technically a studio, but they put as much effort in extras, restorations, and presentations as much as anybody else: Anchor Bay and Criterion Collection.
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    I would have to say FOX, but they need to release a The Thin Red Line special edition.
     

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