Hi, LukeB, the bloke who runs UltimateDisney.com, has run this DVD census for the past few years on both HTF and DVDTalk (perhaps among other sites). I've taken up the reigns this year and will be tallying the results, building the result site (much in the spirit of previous lists), etc. Deadline for entries is 31 January 2004. The results will be posted on 15 February. Here's the thread link to last year's Census: http://www.hometheaterforum.com/htfo...ghlight=census ================================================== ===== Now that all the big releases of Fourth Quarter are out and you've gotten a chance to check out the latest DVDs, it's time again to put together a list of the Top 100 DVD Releases of All-Time. This 'census' was last done in December of 2002, and the list of results was varying and certainly (in my opinion) interesting. Since this is done entirely by public vote, I have no more say in what wins than any of you! (So don't complain to me about Fight Club being #1 - I didn't pick it! Some basic guidelines: You select the 10 DVD releases that you consider to be best overall, ranked in descending order of quality. "Best" is determined by two criteria: movie quality and DVD quality. It is meant to incorporate the DVD presentation of the film, but it's not entirely about the extras and DVD layout. Take both factors into consideration when making your selections. DVD quality includes audio/video quality plus the quality of extra features. You are voting on DVD releases, which means that The Godfather Collection is ONE vote, Toy Story & Toy Story 2: The Ultimate Toy Box is ONE vote, The Back to the Future Trilogy is ONE vote, etc. Please only vote once. I'll be posting this on several Internet DVD forums as I did last year, since the idea is to make this a definitive list that the people decide. If you visit those other boards, please DO NOT vote on more than one forum. And please be specific as to what release you are selecting. "Widescreen" version isn't necessary, but if you're voting for something like Lord of the Rings, please specify 2-Disc Theatrical or Extended Edition. I'm not really sure how to treat similar releases, such as separate DD and DTS versions (which just about never happens anymore) or something like the 4-Disc vs. 5-Disc LOTR releases and Spider-man 2-Disc vs. Collector's Set (in which the difference is mostly just physical extras). Most likely I'll just count them together, and list the more basic one with more votes with a note. In some instances, though, there might be need for separate counts (I'm thinking of something like E.T. 2-Disc vs. 3-Disc). Nonetheless, vote for what you want, I'll count them as they're voted, and I'll decide what makes the most sense once everything is tallied. There's been discussion about whether TV Season releases should be counted as a group or separately - so I'm doing both. The overall Top 100 list will list the Top 100 *releases* (i.e. single items you could buy at a store) but I'll be also including a list where series sets are counted together. Scoring is simple enough. Your 1st choice gets 10 points, 2nd choice gets 9, 3rd gets 8, and so on...onto your 10th pick, which gets 1 point. I will count your list from top (#1 - the best) to bottom (#10 - the 10th best) and ties or listing more than 10 releases will simply bump those releases off of your list - only the first ten items will be counted. The resulting list will be the Top 100 DVDs based on points earned, and I may include a list of some DVDs that just missed the cut. Oh and finally, if you'd like, you can include comments about why you picked what you did, which I would use on the results website. NOTE: If a moderator could pin this to the top of the Software forum for the two weeks of voting as a 'sticky' thread, I'd be most appreciative. The more representative this list is of DVD enthusiasts, the better is. The more votes, the better. Thanks! Once again, for those of you who don't like to read a lot, post a list of your Top 10 DVD releases of all-time!