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godzilla rules
12-01-09, 01:24 PM
Here are Rolling Stone's Top 12 DVD's of 2009:

1. Star Trek (2009)
2. Up
3. District 9
4. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
5. Public Enemies
6. Inglourious Basterds
7. The Taking of Pelham 123
8. Drag Me to Hell
9. Fight Club
10. Wings of Desire
11. North by Northwest
12. It Might Get Loud

The problem I have with this list is as follows:
-where is The Wizard of Oz or Gone With the Wind?
-Peter Travers states that the commentary on Fight Club is new
-All of the "DVDs" listed are actually Blu-rays

I have never liked Peter Travers. Aside from the fact that he calls every horror movie "scary as hell" it appears he knows nothing about movies. add to the fact that he knows nothing about DVD's and that shows you how worthless he really is.

mdnitoil
12-01-09, 02:07 PM
Well, the first mistake is looking for a top DVD list in Rolling Stone. It's like checking People magazine for best sports performances.

WEEDEDOUT
12-01-09, 02:10 PM
gross

dkedvd
12-01-09, 02:45 PM
lame!

biglou114
12-01-09, 02:49 PM
The problem I have with Peter Travers is he seems to love every movie he sees.

animatedude
12-01-09, 06:33 PM
no Coraline? kiss my ass

jjcool
12-02-09, 03:09 PM
Peter Travers is an idiot. Didnt the Fight Club dvd come out years ago?

indiephantom
12-02-09, 03:28 PM
A list of "best DVDs" is pretty hilarious in 2009. The Blu-ray versions kick the ass of all of these.

TheDuke
12-02-09, 03:30 PM
A list of "best DVDs" is pretty hilarious in 2009. The Blu-ray versions kick the ass of all of these.

The list was actually the top 10 Blu Rays, not DVDs.

Drexl
12-02-09, 09:14 PM
Not only is it stupid to be lumping in BDs as "DVDs," but the list also shows his short-term memory as it's heavily focused on what was just released in the last couple of months of the year. Where is Disney's Pinocchio or Snow White? What about the awards season movies from last year that included (love 'em or hate 'em) Slumdog Millionaire, Criterion's Benjamin Button, and The Wrestler? Or the solid catalog titles like Forrest Gump, Braveheart, A Bug's Life, South Pacific, Saturday Night Fever, Grease, Fargo, Ghostbusters, Dr. Strangelove, For All Mankind, Spinal Tap?

clckworang
12-04-09, 03:15 PM
How did Drag Me to Hell get on that list, whether it be for DVD or Blu-ray? Don't get me wrong, I love the movie, probably one of my favorite films this year, but the overall Blu-ray just wasn't all that great. I thought the movie looked good and sounded great, but there was a very disappointing lack of extras there. What was there was pretty good, but there could have been so much more on the disc. All we got was a 35-minute featurette and the trailer. Where's the Raimi commentary? This qualifies as a top 10 release? Rolling Stone fails again.

jjcool
12-04-09, 04:30 PM
How did Drag Me to Hell get on that list, whether it be for DVD or Blu-ray? Don't get me wrong, I love the movie, probably one of my favorite films this year, but the overall Blu-ray just wasn't all that great. I thought the movie looked good and sounded great, but there was a very disappointing lack of extras there. What was there was pretty good, but there could have been so much more on the disc. All we got was a 35-minute featurette and the trailer. Where's the Raimi commentary? This qualifies as a top 10 release? Rolling Stone fails again.

Again, Peter Travers is an idiot.
THe simple fact that there is no Wizard of Oz or Gone With the Wind on there is proof of that.

wm lopez
12-04-09, 06:00 PM
Nearly everything Rolling Stone says/is/does is just stupid, pointless, and has been irrelevant since about 1972 or so.
More like 1992 to be fair.

TheDuke
12-04-09, 07:03 PM
Um, I don't think that having Taylor Lautner on the cover is stupid OR pointless. Ooooh baby!

nodeerforamonth
12-04-09, 07:05 PM
More like 1992 to be fair.

huh? They were irrelevant long before 1992! Keep in mind that they slammed Nirvana's "Bleach" when it came out. And that was in '89! (though to be fair, they probably didn't get around to reviewing it until 1990).

ebertofsmut
12-04-09, 07:21 PM
Here are Rolling Stone's Top 12 DVD's of 2009:

1. Star Trek (2009)
2. Up
3. District 9
4. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
5. Public Enemies
6. Inglourious Basterds
7. The Taking of Pelham 123
8. Drag Me to Hell
9. Fight Club
10. Wings of Desire
11. North by Northwest
12. It Might Get Loud

The problem I have with this list is as follows:
-where is The Wizard of Oz or Gone With the Wind?
-Peter Travers states that the commentary on Fight Club is new
-All of the "DVDs" listed are actually Blu-rays

I have never liked Peter Travers. Aside from the fact that he calls every horror movie "scary as hell" it appears he knows nothing about movies. add to the fact that he knows nothing about DVD's and that shows you how worthless he really is.

lol I'm glad someone realizes Peter Travers always says, "scary as hell!"

BobO'Link
12-04-09, 07:56 PM
Nearly everything Rolling Stone says/is/does is just stupid, pointless, and has been irrelevant since about 1972 or so.

More like 1992 to be fair.

1972 is pretty accurate. Although one could make an argument for ~1969-70... Any "music" magazine claiming to cover Rock 'n Roll that outright dismisses Zeppelin... By '72 they were nothing more than a corporate rag which had lost direction and relevance in the culture they claimed to support and report.

cbearnm
12-05-09, 12:56 PM
Rolling Stone is still published ??

Aren't they too cool to be using something as mainstream as DVDs ?

Ash Ketchum
12-05-09, 06:32 PM
Any list of 2009 top DVDs without the following is completely bogus:

DRAGON BALL SEASON ONE Box set

NARUTO Uncut Season One Box Set Vol. 1

NANA Uncut Box Set, Vol. 1

inri222
12-05-09, 06:38 PM
http://images.dvdempire.com/gen/movies/1465247h.jpg

TheDuke
12-05-09, 11:18 PM
Rolling Stone is still published ??

Aren't they too cool to be using something as mainstream as DVDs ?

No, they talk about DVDs all the time. They usually have reviews, too. This isn't Pitchfork we are talking about, people.

manicsounds
12-06-09, 05:46 AM
Any list of 2009 top DVDs without the following is completely bogus:

DRAGON BALL SEASON ONE Box set

NARUTO Uncut Season One Box Set Vol. 1

NANA Uncut Box Set, Vol. 1

Being overpriced, barely having any extras and concentrating on worthless dubbing instead, I'd say no.

Ash Ketchum
12-06-09, 05:27 PM
Being overpriced, barely having any extras and concentrating on worthless dubbing instead, I'd say no.

I don't know what you're talking about. They're all uncut, they all have Japanese language tracks with subtitles, and I found them all reasonably priced at Best Buy. The DB set has 31 episodes on it. The NARUTO set has 25 and costs $10 less than the DB set. The NANA set only has 12 eps., and has less value for the price, but it's a great series so I'm happy to get it.

And I don't give a crap about extras, I want as many episodes of each series in one set as possible, and I"m getting that with DB and NARUTO. I even bought NARUTO Season One Vol. 2, which offers another 27 eps., uncut and in Japanese with subs., for $7 less than Vol. 1.

(For those who want the dubs, they're included in each set as well.)

GoldenWheels
12-06-09, 06:43 PM
Nearly everything Rolling Stone says/is/does is just stupid, pointless, and has been irrelevant since about 1972 or so.

This!

TomOpus
12-06-09, 07:23 PM
Nearly everything Rolling Stone says/is/does is just stupid, pointless, and has been irrelevant since about 1972 or so.In order to know this, I'm assuming you've been reading it. I'm just curious as to why you would continue to read it?

kintnerboy
12-07-09, 09:31 AM
FYI-

Rolling Stone sucks

Best of anything lists suck

Blu Ray sucks

All the movies on that list suck



-just thought I'd cover all the bases. Gotta love the internet.