Which are your favorite DVD MENUS?

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  1. Steve Christou

    Steve Christou Long Member

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    One of the things I love about DVDs are the clever menus, the ones that give you the feel and atmosphere of the movie, and puts a smile on your face when you see it, I know I know some animated menus get tedious when you have to click between features all the time, but many menus deserve credit for sheer imagination and layout, for instance...

    Alien SE - A brilliant menu, I just love looking at the great CGI and sound fx on this one.

    Aliens SE - Very atmospheric, perfectly suits the mood of the film.

    The Abyss - I know many hate this one for being too slow and elaborate, but I love it.

    ID4 - The White House blowing up, spectacular!

    Ghostbusters - A fun menu, good animation!

    Monty Python and the Holy Grail - Had me laughing, very pythonesque.

    Die Hard - the Nakatomi building, helicopter flying across, nice.

    And all the James Bond titles had fantastic animated menus and music.

    ....What are your favorites?
     
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    Almost anything by Criterion.
    I loathe animated, needlessly complicated menus. [​IMG]
     
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    The Abyss

    The Godfather DVD Collection

    Lawrence of Arabia

    Apocalypse Now Redux
     
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    Star Wars: TPM

    Ghostbusters

    Dogma SE

    Se7en

    All the Bond DVD's

    M:I2
     
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    There's something about the North by Northwest menu that I really enjoy.
     
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    Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (I love the intros for both discs)

    Lawrence of Arabia (Great intro, the menus perfectly suit the film.)

    Monty Python and the Holy Grail: SE (I actually watched all the menus to see everything.)

    Shrek (Great menus!)

    Although it's kind of motionless, I like the menus for City Lights.
     
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    The region 2 version of Memento has fantastic menus, even if they are disorientating and somewhat confusing. The main menu selections can hardly be seen due to them being white on a very bright background, and they change positions after every menu loop! The special features menu is also strange - the choices spiral past one after the other in a continuous loop, and the option to return to the main menu is completely invisible. The scene selections are (appropriately) out of order and very confusing to navigate. I don't think I've ever seen any other DVD menus that match the mood of the film so well.
     
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