Whats your favorite DVD ? (2 subjects)

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  1. Jason-Pro

    Jason-Pro Stunt Coordinator

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    Whats your favorite dvd all around?
    whats yoru favorite DVD for surround sound listening fun ?
    just wondering need to add to my dvd collection [​IMG] only have about 50.
     
  2. Sean Moon

    Sean Moon Cinematographer

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    Favorite DVD all around is either the Fantasia Anthology box set, or Toy Story Ultimate Toy Box. Both offer comprehensive special features on them and reference quality soundtracks. some of the best discs ever. Moulin Rogue and Fight Club are my twon favorite live action discs.

    My show piece for sound is U-571. House threatening stuff. Here is a list of DVDs to show off sound in no particular order...

    Saving Private Ryan(DD or DTS), Star Wars, Fight Club, U-571, Haunting (DTS-ES will KILL a sub if not careful!), Titan A.E., Fast and Furious, Air Force One, Gladiator, From Hell.

    All those are the showoffs that I use. I usually use U-571 then Star Wars. If someone isnt impressed, Haunting in DTS is the secret weapon of choice. I hate the film, but good god is the sound amazing!
     
  3. Jason-Pro

    Jason-Pro Stunt Coordinator

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    hehe sounds cool thanks.
    already got fight club and fast and furious and gladiator [​IMG] thats a cool movie
    probably should pick up star wars [​IMG] thats one nobody should be without hehe.
     
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    - Rushmore Criterion Collection
    - Star Wars: Episode 1
     
  5. Sean Moon

    Sean Moon Cinematographer

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    The Dolby track on Star Wars is amazing. I just recently got a DD-EX and DTS_ES receiver, and damn does Star Wars sound good in Dolby EX. Fight Club is also an Ex mix even though it isnt marked as so.
     
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    Veli-Matti Reitti Stunt Coordinator

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    For sound:

    Armageddon CC
    Fifth Element SB
    Last of the Mohicans DTS
     
  7. Kevin Porter

    Kevin Porter Supporting Actor

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    I think I'm with Ron when I say that for all-around it'd be a split descion between Moulin Rouge and Almost Famous. Incredible films and great DVDs.

    ~Kevin
     
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    I got copies of The Haunting and Saving Private Ryan(both DTS, of course) because I'd heard the mixes were so awesome. If you're looking for a good demo, either of those will do, along with everything else Sean suggested. I'd strongly suggest The Haunting, though. I'm not sure what chapter it's in(the first half of the film), but when you hear the line "Coming, mother"(from Nell), hold on to your chair...
     
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    For sound demo, I use SPR (DTS), Matrix (lobby shootout), Gladiator, MI:2, Ronin (Chase to die for) and DTS Demo #3 (Mimic & Daylight). My criteria is kick-ass sound and visual.
     
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    All around I would have to say a guilty pleasure of mine ID4. The surrounds are amazing.
     
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    I have just over 100 DVDs but I don't really have a favorite. The Powerpuff Girls:b powerpuff bluff and down n dirty are my most watched followed closely by The Sopranos seasons 1 & 2.
     
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    Fav DVD's

    Gladiator
    SW:Episode 1
    Galaxy Quest
    Moulin Rogue
    Fifth Element SB

    There are so many more though :)



    Fav Sounding DVD's (pretty much the same as above)

    SW:Episode 1
    Fifth Element DTS track on Suberbit
    Galaxy Quest DTS track
    Moulin Rogue
    Driven

    Like above. There are a lot I like but these are my tops
     
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    For sound i probably choose Star Wars Ep I, Fight Club or Moulin Rouge.

    But my absolutly favorite DVD is Nightmare on Elm Street Collection, because:

    -All of them are in Widescreen
    -All of them are anamorphic
    -All of them had the original Soundtrack
    -All of them had a 5.1 Soundtrack
    -Is the best Horror series in DVD, talking about extras
    -The video Quality is awesome

    What amazes me the most, is the care and enthusiasm you see on that set, compare it with the lackluster editions of Friday 13, Halloween etc .(Halloween has an anchor bay limited edition really good, but most sequels are really poor)
     
  14. Jason-Pro

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    sounds cool
    keep em comming [​IMG]
     
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    Episode 1

    Episode 1
     
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    Saving Private Ryan DTS for both
     
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    Patrick McCart Lead Actor

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    My favorite DVD would probably a tie among Citizen Kane, Snow White, City Lights, "Weird Al" Yankovic: Live!, and North By Northwest.
    I know my favorite will be Napoleon if Mr. Coppola allows it to be released on DVD in the US. Also, Around the World in Eighty Days, Erich Von Stroheim's Greed, The Unknown, and the silent Ben-Hur. [​IMG]
    As for sound...
    City Lights. With a full-bitrate PCM 2.0 (surround encoded, even!) that contains 70+ minutes of a Carl Davis conducted, Charlie Chaplin "composed" (I use this freely...he really only supervised the scores) score. Not only is the sound crystal clear (even the re-inserted sound effects from the original Movietone track sound great!), but it is just as good as a CD.
    IMO, all silent movie scores should be on DVD as PCM 2.0 tracks.
     
  18. GregoryM

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    Favorite DVD (Single): The Third Man
    Favorite DVD (multiple): Buffy TVS, The Complete Second Season. IMO, the greatest single season of an American dramtic tv series in history.


    For Sound: In addition to those already mentioned, Apollo 13 is very good.
     
  19. Jason-Pro

    Jason-Pro Stunt Coordinator

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    well went and picked up From hell today. both shopko and wallmart were out of star wars gonna get it online at that dvddiscounts page.
     
  20. Richard Travale

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    To impress the friends with sound I usually pop in Gladiator, The Matrix or Phantom Menace.

    My favourite all around DVD in my collection would have to be Toy Story or Shrek.
     

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