Please list your top 5 favorite dvd's

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  1. BrentJ

    BrentJ Second Unit

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    I would like to know what everyone's top 5 favorite dvd's are and why you think so. I'm looking for reasons such as picture quality, sound, special features,etc. I'm a fairly new collector so I only have around 50 in my collection. These would be favorite dvd's not movies. Fav's would be:
    1)The Usual Suspects SE
    2)Tombstone Vista Series
    3)From Hell SE (The sound was awesome in this movie)
    4)Memento Limited Edition (I really enjoy all the extras on this one. I also enjoy the case)
    5)Terminator 2 Ultimate Edition (3 different versions of the movie...need I say more)

    A close runner up would be The Royal Tenenbaums Criterion. All these dvds listed are region 1. I hope to expand to other regions soon thats one reason for this thread.

    Thanks
     
  2. James L White

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    1. Ghostbusters- one of my top 10 favorite movies and a damn good DVD
    2. The Sopranos(seasons 1 & 2 and soon to be 3) awesome show and great DVD
    3. SW EP 1- good movie wonderful DVD
    4. Superman the movie- a classic flick and a notch DVD in all aspects[​IMG]
    5.DIE HARD- Ultimate collection- great a/v on all 3 great movies the extras are good too
    the following (announced DVDs) will at least tie in this top 5 list I can feel it
    BTTF Trilogy damn I wish it was December 17
    SW EP2-a direct digital transfer for a live action movie should look amazing the extras list looks great too
    Spiderman -buying blind but I'm sure it's a great movie and will be a wonderful DVD
     
  3. Pete M

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    Does quality of the film itself have any bearing on the rankings? I think you would find 2 completely different lists if you take into account whether you actually enjoy the movie or not.
    My list (not taking film rating into account):

    Toy Story 1 & 2: Ultimate Toy Box
    Memento LE
    Se7en: Platinum Series
    Fight Club
    Saving Private Ryan (DTS)

    My reasons: All but SPR have incredible extras - the other 4 are all are 2 (3 in the case of Toy Story) disc sets. All 5 have great picture quality, as well as sound (especially SPR). Se7en has, IMO, the best extras of any DVD. I love the behind the scenes of transfering a DVD, and the actual comparison of the old transfer to the new one.
     
  4. John_W_Jr

    John_W_Jr Stunt Coordinator

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    My top 5 (currently) for great sound and great picture, and at leasta good movie are:
    1) Independence Day
    2) SW EP1
    3) U-571
    4) Gladiator
    5) The Mask of Zorro
    My current reference for SQ: Resident Evil
    My current reference for PQ: Fifth Element Super Bit
    I'm a fairly new collector as well Brent. I'm finding that it is fairly easy to get carried away with snatching up dvd's in a short amount of time!
    [​IMG]
     
  5. Dean Kousoulas

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    For Movie content:

    1. Casino
    2. Goodfellas
    3. Summer Of Sam
    4. Reservoir Dogs
    5. Snatch

    For DVD extras content:

    1. T2: The Ultimate Edition (BEST DVD EVER)
    2. Pearl Harbor Vista Series (gotta love the packaging too
    3. The Ultimate Toy Box (Toy Story 1 & 2)
    4. Star Wars: The Phantom Menace
    5. Ghostbusters
     
  6. James E

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    Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring:b
    Citizen Kane[​IMG]
    Royal Tenenbaums, The[​IMG]
    Highlander: Immortal Edition
    Unbreakable
    james
     
  7. Patrick McCart

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    Right now...

    City Lights
    Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
    Citizen Kane
    Moulin Rouge
    North By Northwest
     
  8. SteveGon

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    The Third Man - Damn good restoration and excellent extras. My favorite movie.
    Dracula (1931) - The Lugosi classic with terrific extras including an optional score by Philip Glass AND the complete Spanish language version which was filmed simultaneously with a different cast and crew - a real treat!
    Citizen Kane - The greatest movie of all time, nicely restored with two very good commentaries and a superb documentary.
    Immortal Beloved - Another favorite of mine that features a pretty good transfer and extras.
    Chicken Run - Same as above.
     
  9. Anthony Liz

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    Terminator 2
    Lord of the Rings
    The Matrix
    Saving Private Ryan
    Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker (Uncut)
    Tombstone (VS)
    so i have six [​IMG]
     
  10. Neil Joseph

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    In no order...

    - Star Wars: The Phantom Menace (whole package - movie, sound, extras)
    - The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring (movie, sound, package)
    - Shrek (movie, picture quality)
    - Terminator 2 UE (movie, sound, extras, package)
    - The Abyss (movie, extras, package)

    soon to be added...

    - Spiderman
    - Star Wars: Attack Of The Clones
    - Monsters Inc
     
  11. Matt Pelham

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    1. The Third Man
    2. Brazil Criterion
    3. Fight Club
    4. Evil Dead Book of the Dead
    5. Bridge on the River Kwai
     
  12. MikeFR

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    In no particular order and without LOTR...

    Fight Club
    T2 Ulitmate Edition
    Almost Famous Bootleg
    Star Wars
    Usual Suspects SE

    And just cause they arent 'movies' i have to throw in Pearl Jam Touring Band 2000, Tom Petty High Grass Dogs, and NIN All That Could Have Been DTS. :b
     
  13. Dennis_HT

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    Star Wars Episode 1 - Great Sound, Extras, Replay Value
    Gladiator - Great Sound
    The Mummy - Great Sound, Replay Value
    Fifth Element Superbit - Very Clean Transfer, Awesome DTS sound
    I have to leave the fifth spot open as "FOTR" may take one of the top spots on Tuesday. [​IMG]
     
  14. Wes C

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    Rushmore: Criterion
    Bottle Rocket
    Fight Club
    Gladiator
    Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring
     
  15. JohnE

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    Hmmm,
    Gladiator
    Big Trouble in Little China
    Seven
    Legend- I waited so damn long, I've gotta love it
    and even though I don't have it yet...LOTR[​IMG]
     
  16. CaptDS9E

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    Only 5? Ill just pick 5 off the top of my head. Ok no particular order

    1)SW Episode 1
    2)Gladiator
    3)Fifth Element
    4)The Rock:Criterian
    5)Farscape DVD's

    Capt
     
  17. Andrew 'Ange Hamm' Hamm

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    • From the Earth to the Moon
    • King Crimson - Deja Vrooom
    • Veggie Tales - The Ultimate Silly Songs Countdown
    • Monty Python's Flying Circus
    • Moulin Rouge
    Tell me THAT'S not an eclectic list.
     
  18. Cameron Seaman

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    In no paticular order
    Moulin Rouge
    8 1/2
    A Nightmare on Elm Street
    Tarzan
    T2
    Wow, that was hard and just off the top of my head. I honestly don't know if I could come up with a definitive list of top 5 favorites, but the 5 above are some of my favorite favorites. [​IMG]
     
  19. Larry Sutliff

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    My top five DVD's:
    1. SUPERMAN THE MOVIE-for the stellar presentation of this great film, and lots of great extras.
    2. FRANKENSTEIN(1931)-The best this film has ever looked, and the extras are superb. A nod to the other Universal Classic Monster DVD's as well.
    3.STAR WARS EPISODE ONE-A good enough transfer(for me at least), incredible sound, and the best documentary on the making of a film I've ever seen.
    4.NORTH BY NORTHWEST-Just a beautiful transfer in every way.
    5.MOULIN ROUGE!-Beautiful transfer and extras, and a very rewatchable film.
    Soon to be added:LORD OF THE RINGS, SPIDERMAN and ATTACK OF THE CLONES![​IMG]
     
  20. Robert_eb

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    In no paticular order:

    Favorite features of a dvd:

    1. Saving Private Ryan (dts) - The best 30 minute workout a sysytem can get!
    2.Magnolia - The making of documentary is worth the price alone.
    3.Star Wars The Phatom Menace - The making of documentary is the best out there.
    4.Diana Krall Live In Paris - This dts track sounds sooooooooo good.
    5.Brazil The Criterion Collection - What more can be said about this 3 disc set. Only drawback is this dvd is not anamorphic.

    Favorite films on dvd:
    1. Sling Blade
    2. The Hustler
    3. Play it again, Sam
    4. Rushmore
    5. Blade Runner
     

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