Horror DVDs with lots of extras

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  1. DaveBB

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    I need some help for a recommendations of a DVD to give to a friend as a birthday gift. I am looking for a good horror movie on DVD with lots of extra suppliments. The suppliments should have lots of stuff about makeup and special effects.

    I know "Near Dark" just came out on DVD and Ron had a good review. Does anyone have any other recommendations?
     
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    How about the new Evil Dead: Book of the Dead edition?
     
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    Alien & Aliens are both great. Also The Exorcist Special Edition (not the version you've never seen) if you can find it.
     
  4. Jonathan Perregaux

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    Don't forget the plethora of bonus features found in The Nightmare on Elm Street collection. There's enough junk on there to make your veins pop out of your arm and strangle you to death.
     
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    How about New Line's "The Cell" Platinum Edition?
    Not a bad movie, not a great movie, but pretty good DVD in anamorphic with (unlisted on the packaging) isolated 5.1 music score, commentary by director, deleted scenes, examination of the film's special effects, production design, make-up and costumes. Did I mention an isolated 5.1 music score? [​IMG]
     
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    Elite's Millennium Editions of Night of the Living Dead and Re-Animator both have lots of enjoyable extras. There are also nice SEs of The Beyond, Carrie, The Thing, The Fog, Return of the Living Dead, Killer Klowns From Outer Space, Basket Case, Terror Firmer (for Troma fans only), Resident Evil, and Last House on the Left.
    If New Line had released A Nightmare on Elm Street as a standalone disc with all of the great extras that had been on Elite's SE LD, it would make a great buy. However, no suck luck. Many of the extras from that LD aren't even on the DVD boxset bonus disc. [​IMG]
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    Along with the ones mentioned above, how about The Texas Chainsaw Massacre DVD from Pioneer. Great, low-budget,disturbing film. The DVD contains a commentary, deleted scenes, blooper reel, trailers, still photos, etc. Even the menus are creative and scary as hell.
     
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    Here are some that I think are must haves:
    THE THING CE
    THE PROWLER (A good featurette on Savini's superb gore effects is on this disc [​IMG] )
    LORD OF ILLUSIONS
    SOCIETY
    FROM DUSK TILL DAWN SE
    FRAILTY
    SESSION 9
    MANIAC AB version (Tin is now OOP)
    HELLRAISER AB version
    HELLBOUND: HELLRAISER 2 AB version
    ROSEMARY'S BABY
    DAGON
    RAVENOUS
    THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE
    PHANTASM
    IN THE MOUTH OF MADNESS
    And thats just to name a few! Plus, per request, I only listed discs that have extras.
     
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    Suspiria Limited Edition. Disc 1-awesome transfer of the movie. Disc 2-lots of good supplements. Disc 3-the Goblin soundtrack. This is my favorite Argento film.[​IMG]
     
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    Try Dracula (1931) or Frankenstein (1931).

    Both have a ton of extras and sport great movies (not to mention great transfers for 70 year old movies!)
     
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    The Beyond
     
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    The Omen! Truly great extras!
     
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    Along with most of the previously mentioned suggestions here, my biggest recommendation would be the special edition of An American Werewolf In London. Terrific film and a wealth of features and supplements included.
     

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