"The Best Dvds........EVER" or how dan shogren got his dvd collection improved

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  1. Dan Shogren

    Dan Shogren Stunt Coordinator

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    HI EVERYBODY (HI DOCTOR NICK!)

    Im having a birthday soon, and im gonna try and beef up my dvd collection/ SO i ask you, what are the best dvds of all time? (extras and movie wise, not one or the other) Please post your favorites, and why you like them (if you want). Thank you in advance![​IMG]
     
  2. Artur Meinild

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    You have some good titles already, but I suggest the following additions:

    Se7en Platinum Series - superb transfer and extras.
    Sixth Sense Vista Series - improves the original SE in several areas.
    Evil Dead 2 SE - a must have! [​IMG]
    Army of Darkness - whatever Anchor Bay edition you prefer(several threads on HTF are dedicated to this subject alone)
    Shrek - not so many great extras, but delicious transfer and sound.

    These are just some that I consider must haves!
     
  3. Adam_WM

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    TOP 100 DVDs (updated 2003)

    Check out this link. This list was compiled earlier this year. It's worth a look through! I think own 63 of em!

    It is worth saying that you already have a few key ingredients in the world of "BEST DVDS". Toy Story Toy box and Fellowship EE.

    I don't know that it's saying a whole lot, but feel free to check out my collection (not saying it's the stuff to get, it's FAR FROM IT!) and for sure, CHECK OUT THE TOP 100 link!
     
  4. Paul_Stachniak

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    ^^^Not a bad list. Surprisingly I have 46 out of the 100. But a lot of their choices are questionable.

    In the end there it's all about taste, specifically yours. Don't buy movies just for the sake of owning them, or trying to look smarter or something. Buy only what you enjoy.
     
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    That is a good Top 100. I've own 57 of the flicks, including the top ten...you can't go wrong with the stuff on that list.
     
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    Well, it's not that those discs are not good, I just think more people voted for them.
     
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    Since you have The Royal Tenenbaums, you should get the Criterion version of Rushmore, also directed by Wes Anderson. Do NOT get the Touchstone version, as it's non-anamorphic and barebones.
     
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    I agree.
     
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    I Drink Your Blood...the limited edition of 500 copies, autographed of course. the regular release will work just fine.[​IMG]

    Black Sunday..from Mario Bava. essential horror with expert commentary from Video Watchdog's Tim Lucas.

    The Day the Earth Stood Still

    Rififi

    Throne of Blood

    The Spaghetti Western Collection....or anything from Blue Underground.

    20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

    Led Zeppelin

    I Spit On Your Grave...M.E... the Joe Bob Briggs commentary is worth the price of the dvd.

    ...just personal favs. there are many, many more. aside from a few dogs in my collection, my link may spark a few flames for you. I usually only buy what I love.
     
  13. Dan Shogren

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    Good suggestions guys! keep em coming! *Furiously scribbles down titles onto notepad*
     
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    Well some films that I would recommend are The Insider, O Brother Where Art Thou, Fargo, Miller's Crossing, Wonder Boys, Bottle Rocket (if you liked Tennebaums, you also love that one), Adaptation (tho rent this first), Scent of a Women... I could go on.
     
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    Yes Fargo is a solid movie.
     
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    Actually, you should wait till the Special Edition of Fargo comes out later this year. The current one is barebones.
     
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    I have 57 of the DVDs on that list.
     
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    Hehe...I own 80 of the Top 100 DVD's...

    Anyway...get Mallrats, Evil Dead 2, Superman: The Movie, Godfather Collection, and E.T. UGS
     
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    That list: I guess I'd have to agree, it's pretty good. I have 70 on it, all the "top 10", 18 of "top 20", etc. Many of the ones I don't have are on my list. What I really don't like about that list is the ordering, not the content.

    I would say get anything by the Coen brothers, Tarantino, James Cameron, Ridley Scott, John Carpenter, Kurosawa (expensive) and most Hitchcock (pricey too). IMO these directors always entertain.

    Edit: Should include Fincher as another one I like, and any Pixar stuff too. Easier than giving titles...
     
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    Tokyo Olympiad (Criterion Collection) - perhaps the most astonishing film experience of my life. Sort of a nature film on the human body. From the package, to the menus, to the amazing commentary and great a/v quality, this is my top dvd. Every once in awhile I will show it to some friends and it never ceases to amaze. Check it out!

    ShaunS
     

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