Special Edition "Naming" Trend Foolishness

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  1. Christopher Lee

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    In regards to the recent trend of adding self-referential descriptives to new, special editions of DVDs, I am of the opinion that, while momentarily amusing, these descriptives simply conrtibute to more poor and annoying cover artwork. I always prefer original theatrical advertising materials for use as DVD artwork; a simple sticker on the shrink wrap saying "Special Edition" or the like would be more than addiquate.

    Should this trend continue, I fear that we may have to endure attrocities in the spirit of the following:

    Chinatown: the big bandaged nose edition

    The Godfather: the edition you can't refuse edition

    2001: the star child edition

    The Shining: the here's Johnny edition

    Taxi Driver: you talkin' to me edition

    Gone with the Wind: the edition you'll give a damn about

    Casablanca: the eddition you'll play again and again edition

    Psycho: mother's favorite edition

    Midnight Cowboy: that stuff you like to swill edition

    Network: the edition you can't take anymore

    Silence of the Lambs: the fava bean edition

    The Deer Hunter: the really long, long wedding edition

    Mutiny on the Bounty: the yummy breadfruit edition

    Easy Rider: the groovy dinner edition

    Pulp Fiction: the gold watch edition

    Unforgiven: the duck of death edition

    If you're with me on this, please feel free to suggest further attrocities or to improve upon those above...

    CLD
     
  2. Christopher B

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    Brilliant!

    I have thought about starting a thread about this myself! It was after the Wedding Crashers "Uncorked Edition" that really made me tired of special edition names.

    Kill Bill Vol. 1 - The Bea BBBEEEEEEEEEEPPPP iddo Edition

    Pulp Fiction - The Bad Mutha *ucka edition

    Star Wars 4-6 - Changing & adding more things to sell more copies and get people to buy the first three movies editon.

    Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas - We were somewhere around Barstow on the edge of the desert, when the drugs began to take hold... edition

    Memento - Okay, what am I doing? edition
     
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    Dr. Strangelove: The Precious Bodily Fluids Edition
     
  4. Christopher Lee

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    HA HA HA; perfect additions! By the way, I've always felt that the 1992 John Landis vampire film Innocent Blood should simply be titled "Loggia Runs Amuck"; he steals the show, and the performance is just hilarious.

    So without further ado:

    Loggia Runs Amuck: the more amuck for your buck edition

    I know, I must not be taking the proper medication...

    CLD
     
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    Modern Times: The .............. Edition

    ~Jason
     
  6. Paul McElligott

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    Fantastic Four: The Horribly Miscast Edition
     
  7. I can deal with double dipping..."floating head" cover art...even packaging that stacks discs, but this cutesy naming trend has got to go!!

    However, there are a few (generic) labels I'd still like to see:

    Slightly Different Cover Art Edition

    We've Added A Five Minute (Admittedly Fluff) Featurette Edition

    We Removed The Original Theatrical Trailers Edition

    We Also Removed The Original Disc's Commentary Track Edition

    Sequel/Remake Is Really Just An Excuse To Double Dip This Superior Film Edition
     
  8. Greg_S_H

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    Paramount has a few that are quotes from the movies. Tommy Boy: The Holy Schnike Edition and Airplane!: The Don't Call Me Shirley Edition. In that vein, you could have:

    Breakfast Club: The Neo-Maxi Zoom Dweebie Edition

    Adventures in Babysitting: The Don't Fuck With the Babysitter Edition

    The Karate Kid: The Sweep the Leg Edition

    Seven: The What's In the Box Edition

    Ghostbusters: The We Came, We Saw, We Kicked It's Ass Edition

    Planes, Trains and Automobiles: The That's Not Two Pillows! Edition

    Revenge of the Sith: The NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! Edition

    The 'burbs: The Ray, Ray, You're Chanting, Ray Edition

    Breaking Away: The Refund? Refund?! Edition

    Can't Buy Me Love: The Washing My Hair, Out of the Country Edition

    or

    Can't Buy Me Love: The You Shit On My House! Edition

    or

    Can't Buy Me Love: The African Anteater Ritual Edition
     
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    Nothing tops the upcoming 9 to 5 SE:

    9 to 5: The Sexist, Egotistical, Lying, Hypocritical Bigot Edition
     
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    Goodfellas: Do I Amuse You? Edition

    The Shawshank Redemption: Easy Peasy Japanesey Edition

    Dr. Strangelove: Deviated Prevert Edition

    Dr. Strangelove: The War Room Edition

    Raiders of the Lost Ark: Bad Dates Edition

    Chinatown: It Only Hurts When I Breathe Edition

    The Shining: Honey, I'm Home Edition

    Pulp Fiction: Be Cool, Honeybunny Edition

    Pulp Fiction: Pretty Please With Sugar On Top Edition

    (and ones you won't see

    Pulp Fiction: The one in the Dead N*gge* Storage Box or

    Pulp Fiction: I'm going to get Medieval On Your Ass Edition or

    Pulp Fiction: One Charming Motherf**ker Edition)
     
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    The Blues Brothers: The Mission from God Edition

    The Blues Brothers: The "It's Dark and We're Wearing Sunglasses" Edition

    The Blues Brothers: The "I Hate Illinois Nazis" Edition

    The Blues Brothers: The "How Much for the Women?" Edition

    The Blues Brothers: The Unnecessary Violence Edition

    Fast Times at Ridgemont High: The "Doesn't Anybody Ever _______ Knock?" Edition
     
  12. MattHR

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    SIXTEEN CANDLES: The "Donger" Edition

    UNCLE BUCK: The "Waiting for your sex?" Edition

    REVENGE OF THE NERDS: The "We've got bush!" Edition -or- The "Hair pie" Edition

    BACHELOR PARTY: The "Is that the footlong?" Edition
    BACHELOR PARTY-UNRATED: The "...and then some" Edition

    WEIRD SCIENCE: The "Oh Gary! You told me you were combing your hair!" Edition

    PORKY'S: The "Growth Chart" Edition (w/ bonus ruler)



    Unlikely to even be considered:

    FIGHT CLUB: The "I haven't been f***ed like that since gradeschool" Edition

    SE7EN: The"Masturbating in your own feces" Edition



    (Edit: oops, mixed up the FC and SE7EN quotes.)
     
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    The Adventures of Buckaroo Bonazai: The "Your all Monkey Boys" ed.
    The 5th Element: The "Rudy Rhod Never Stops Screaming: ed.
     
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    Being John Malkovich: The Malkovich Edition

    Don't Say A Word: The Silenced Edition

    Child's Play: The Pull-String Edition or The Batteries Not Included Edition **batteries really not included**

    The Exorcist: The "Your Mother Sucks ***** In Hell!" Edition

    Friday the 13th: The Mrs. Voorhess Tupperware Edition

    Gremlins: The After Midnight Edition

    Halloween: The Jack O Lantern Collection

    Jaws: We're gonna need a bigger DVD edition *used for the eventual HD-DVD release*

    Leprechaun: Pot of Gore Collection (oh wait, this exists...)

    My Girl: BeeHive Edition

    Night of the Living Dead: They're Coming to get YOU! Edition (cover art would be a giant white arrow pointing at the customer)

    Poltergiest: They're Here... AGAIN edition

    Return of the Living Dead: The Return of the DVD Returning Returns Edition

    Scream: Shriek Edition

    Scream 2: Yelp Edition

    Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Rotting Human Flesh Edition

    Urban Legend: My sister's boyfriend's aunt's second husband's Edition
     
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    Actually, that's Fight Club
     
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    Friday: "You got knocked the @#$% out!" Special Edition
    Terminator 2: "Asta la vista baby" Ultimate Extreme Edition
    Scary Movie 3.5.1 beta 2 edition
     
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    Here's some suggestions I really hope the studios ignore:

    Annie Hall: My Grandmother Was Raped By Kossacks edition

    Bedknobs & Broomsticks: Poisoned Dragon's Liver edition

    Dr. Strangelove: Mein Fuhrer, I Can Valk! Edition

    Forrest Gump: 75 IQ Edition

    Hello Dolly: Exploding Chicken Mash edition

    The King and I: Et Cetera, Et Cetera, Et Cetera edition

    Oklahoma: I Cain't Say No to this edition

    South Pacific: I'm Gonna Wash This Edition Right Outa My Hair

    Three Men and a Baby: Dead Boy's Ghost in the Background edition

    Who Framed Roger Rabbit: P-p-p-p-please buy this edition

    The Wizard of Oz: If I Only Had De Noive to buy this edition
     
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    Deliverance: Squeal Like A Piggie Edition.
    BloodRayne: How Does This Guy Still Have a Job Edition
    Almost Famous: Fecked Edition
    The Aviator: Q-u-a-r-a-n-t-i-n-e Edition
    Miller's Crossing: Sister, When I've Raised Hell, You'll Know It Edition
     
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    for the boogie nights laserdisc: "it's bigger than a laserdisc" edition

    fargo: the woodchipper edition
    a clockwork orange: the milk plus edition
    the life aquatic: the red cap and speedo edition
    bottle rocket: the jumpsuit edition
    o brother where art thou: the paterfamilias edition
    repo man: the $20,000 chevy malibu edition

    CJ
     

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