what disc should i buy this weekend?

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  1. paul e.

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    i'm thinking about buying star trek II, i know there is a new edition coming out, but is it a better transfer or just more extras? fire off some suggestions, mainly sci-fi, war, horror. (prefer great transfers and sound over extras). man this is bad when i can't even decide for myself what to buy. (i'm just starting my collection so there is a lot to buy [​IMG] )
     
  2. Kenny Goldin

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    Just wait on Trek II...the new one is far and away better, a 2 disc set.

    If you like Sci-Fi, look at something like Titan A.E. GOod movie (animated though) and great DTS sound.
     
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    I suggest looking at Previously Viewed DVDs at your local rental outlet, I just picked up Behind Enemy Lines and Waking Life for $11 each and The Majestic and Beautiful Mind for $12.95 each... good deals!

    If not... definately wait 2 weeks for the new ST:TWoK, the new Directors Cut:SE will be much better than the current version, important scenes added back in, actual special features, etc. Very cool!

    Chris.
     
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    Definitely do not buy the current TWOK DVD and wait for the new release. For other sci-fi, try...

    - Terminator 2 (DD & dts, DD & dts trailers, great sound, tons of extras)
    - Contact
    - The Phantom Menace
    - Independence Day
    - The Abyss
    - Titan AE
    - Aliens
    - Men In Black
    - The Matrix
    - X Men
    - The Fifth Element
     
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    Horror huh?
    Here's some stuff to get:
    Bad Taste: Limited Edition
    Suspiria: Limited Edition
    Evil Dead
    Evil Dead 2
    Army of Darkness (Evil Dead 3) [if you want all of the extras and both the director's and theatrical cuts... pick up the regular edition (screaming Ash face) and Bootleg Cut (looks like a paper bag) discs.
    The Beyond
    Re-Animator: Millenium Edition (I gotta pick this up myself... sold the old one)
    Opera: Limited Edition

    Must haves for any "real" DVD collection:
    The Rocky Horror Picture Show (going OOP soon)
    Fight Club (going OOP soon)
    Terminator 2: UE
    Brazil: Criterion Collection
    This is Spinal Tap: Special Edition
    UHF
    Toy Story 1 & 2: Ultimate Toy Box (3 DISCS)
    Stanley Kubrick Collection (REMASTERED)
    Buffy the Vampire Slayer (SEASON SETS [1 & 2 have been released thus far])
    The Godfather Collection
    The Complete Monty Python's Flying Circus (every episode... ever... $99 at Costco)
    Akira: Special Edition
    Big Trouble in Little China (recently went OOP)
    The Abyss: SE (recently went OOP)
    Independence Day: 5-Star Collection (recently went OOP)
    Se7en: Platinum Series

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    hope that helps! [​IMG]
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  6. Dennis_HT

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    For Sci Fi, you should also pick up "Alien."
     
  7. Brian E

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    Since you also said war and most of the suggestions have been Sci-Fi I'll suggest the 2 disc Patton if you can find it. I still see it occasionally at b&m's and pretty soon you won't be able to find it.

    For Sci-Fi you could check out some of the excellent BBC Dr. Who discs.
     
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    I'm an expert in horror, so that'll be the genre of films I recommend here:

    The Thing CE
    The Hitcher
    Black Christmas
    Lord of Illusion SE
    Rosemary's Baby
    The Blair Witch Project Se
    In the Mouth of Madness
    The Devil's Backbone
    Jacob's Ladder
    Brain Damage SE
    Cube SE
    The Dead Zone
    The Stand
    Videodrome
    The Legend of Hell House
    Session 9
    Stagefright
    New York Ripper
    Tenebre
    Phenomena
    Delirium (Anchor Bay)

    All of these are classic horror films in my opinion, and I could list tons more, but this is a pretty good list for now.
     
  9. paul e.

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    thanks for all the ideas, i usually end up going in to best buy and spending over an hour looking and looking. one more ?, i kind of want to get starship troopers, is there more than one version out there and if so which version looks and sounds the best? and justin, we're in the same neck of the woods, i'm in granbury.
     
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    There are indeed two editions of STARSHIP TROOPERS... the earlier single-disc (pretty good) and the new 2-disc Special Edition (excellent). Definitely go for the newer one.
     
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    And if you decide to go hunting for Independence Day and The Abyss, look for the 2-disk sets which can still be found occasionally.
    Oh, Rob, a REAL DVD collection would have the Criterion edition of Spinal Tap [​IMG]
     
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    Why not try something other than Sci Fi.
     
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    Just picked up Dagon this weekend.The movie was awesome!Nice to see a good new horror movie! [​IMG]
     
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    fight club is going out of print? is this the SE version?
     
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    ....nothing left but a little green globule on the drum seat.

    I just borrowed the CC Spinal Tap from a friend, and it's great on extras, but I'm disappointed in the video and audio quality. I was planning to pick this up on eBay, but I think I'll get the new release instead.

    Not sci-fi or horror, but I think the best deal of the year on DVD has to be The Royal Tennenbaums. A 2-disc Criterion title for $17.99 at Circuit City. That's a no brainer.
     
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    I have seen this title around at a very good price as of late. However, it commonly comes up in lists of titles that fail due to delamination. Have more recent pressings corrected this problem? If so, is there any way to tell from the outer packaging if you have an older error-prone version, or one of the newer corrected ones?

    (I tried to search for this info, but couldn't find anything... if anyone has a link to another thread where this is discussed, please let me know.)

    Thanks!
     
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    Just realized I never recommended anything in my last post...
    If you like sci-fi, you really should pick up one I haven't seen anyone else mention... 12 Monkeys. It's a personal fav of mine, but of course, YMMV.
    And there's no better time to pick it up... it's recently been marked down. Although, there were rumours of an "Ultimate Edition" coming out soon, but Universal seems to have backed away from these "Ultimate" re-releases lately.
     
  20. Rob Lutter

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    Chad, I believe the "DVD rot" problems were solved a LONG time ago. It was just the first batch that had problems (and this disc was released in 1997)
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