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Old 12-08-03, 12:23 AM   #1
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Help me with gift list: Which DVD's are you asking for this year?

This seems an appropriate forum for this question.

I have not bought many dvd's lately, so anything new is good. I have myself, my wife, and a 1 year old daughter.

I like to collect DVD's with extras, like deleted scenes, and outtakes. My wife likes quality movies. Oh, and she's Vietnamese. And my daughter likes movies she can chew on the box.

I heard her mention a movie with Harvey Keitel called Three Seasons, it's a vietnamese movie, but I can't find it anywhere. I figure maybe Baby Einstein series for the little one. And I have Godfather Collection. But, I want to give my family members more choice when buying.

So maybe you can give me some ideas, either based on my info, or from your own wish list.

What are you asking for this holiday season?

Thanks for any input...
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Old 12-08-03, 04:43 AM   #2
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For you: Alien Quadrilogy

For daughter: Finding Nemo

For wife: Rambo: First Blood Part II (just kidding...just kidding!)
 
Old 12-09-03, 12:16 PM   #3
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I'm looking for the James Bond Collection vol 1.

Since I know my wife's email addy and guessed her password at ddd I know I'm getting it!

Lo's of good extras too it looks like.

If you don't have the Pulp Fiction SE go for that. Great extras on it, great audio, video and story.

My wife really isn't into DVDs, but if yours likes quality movies I'd get her the Director's Cut of Amadeus. I don't go in for that kind of stuff but am I glad I got it. Not my favorite movie ever (but on my top 10) but I think it's possibly the best movie I've ever seen (no, that doesn't mean it has to be my favorite).

Unbelieveable story, acting, music. Damn fine choice. Great extras for you too.

Your daughter is too young for me to remember what they like. I'd guess just get her a DVD of whatever she watches on TV.

Good luck.
 
Old 12-09-03, 12:38 PM   #4
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For you and your daughter: Looney Tunes: The Golden Collection. Awesome classic cartoons, and a ton of great extras. I'm sure your wife would enjoy it too!
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Old 12-09-03, 03:18 PM   #5
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I never really "ask" for anything for X-mas. Unless you're a child that seems really selfish & silly to me.

But I have dropped the hint to the girlfriend that I can't afford the Alien Quadrilogy right now, & that I've been holding off buying Shogun (which would probably be a great set for you & your wife to watch together over a few nights) b/c I hate watching full-screen anything despite my love of the TV show.

So those are the only DVDs I hinted at waiting till X-mas for.

I'd also suggest the recent Pirates of the Caribbean DVD. Loaded with extras, 19 deleted scenes, full cast commentaries & fun for the whole family. Plus there is a slip sleeve for your daughter to chew on without actually ruin the DVD case
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Old 12-09-03, 03:31 PM   #6
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I heard her mention a movie with Harvey Keitel called Three Seasons, it's a vietnamese movie, but I can't find it anywhere.
It's available on Region 1 DVD in Canada. Try www.amazon.ca or www.dvdboxoffice.com
 
Old 12-09-03, 09:40 PM   #7
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Old 12-09-03, 09:50 PM   #8
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all I want are the orders that I have placed and still not recieved!

personal gifts, of course:

Day Of Anger
Women Of Cellblock 9
Cannibal Terror(R2pal)
War Of the Worlds(import widescreen)
Army Of Darkness(R3)
Sleepless(Italian import)
The Driver(pal)
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Old 12-09-03, 10:58 PM   #9
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For wife: Rambo: First Blood Part II (just kidding...just kidding!)
lol!!!!! just about blew cherry koolaid out my nose!!!

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Old 12-09-03, 11:02 PM   #10
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DVDs I asked for...

Lennon Legend
Best of the Muppet Show vol 4 (Peter Sellers, John Clease)
Space Ghost Coast to Coast vol 1
 
Old 12-09-03, 11:24 PM   #11
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A lot of people did their gift-buying through DDD because of the 20% off coupon; reading the lists of what people bought should help youy out.
 
Old 12-09-03, 11:47 PM   #12
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For family - Finding Nemo or Pirates of the Carribean
For you - Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers: Extended Edition
For wife - tough one maybe Road to Perdition or Snow Falling on Cedars
For daughter - anything with Elmo, or the Wiggles - my 19 month old daughter loves these - she drops everything she is doing for Elmo and dances along to the Wiggles (be forewarned - You will memorize every song you hear)

My X-mas list: lots of gift certificates, The Muppet Show box set (I already know my wife's parents got the 15 DVD set for me), good health to my family, hugs and kisses from my daughter, sweet lovin' from my wife and world peace.
 
Old 12-10-03, 12:00 AM   #13
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For you and your daughter: Looney Tunes: The Golden Collection. Awesome classic cartoons, and a ton of great extras. I'm sure your wife would enjoy it too!
I second that ! I'm asking for that myself.
 
Old 12-10-03, 01:44 AM   #14
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Here are all the DVD's I asked for

Gigantic Tale of Two Johns
Fargo special edition
Fear an Loathing criterion collection
Adventures of Baron Munchausen
Reservoir Dogs special edition
Spartacus criterion collection
Blur the Best of dvd
Smashing Pumpkins Vieuphoria dvd
Travis More Than Us live in glasgow
 
Old 12-10-03, 01:56 AM   #15
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I basically know what im getting dvd wise:

Shogun
R2 Roman Polanski Box
R3 Hana-Bi disc
Day of Anger
Criterion Hitchcock Box
 
Old 12-10-03, 01:05 PM   #16
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I basically know what im getting dvd wise:

R2 Roman Polanski Box
R3 Hana-Bi disc
Day of Anger
Criterion Hitchcock Box
good choices...looks like your festive season is about sorted.

Back to the question at hand...i'd certainly recommend
Looney Tunes Golden Collection for yourself and family....maybe Finding Nemo would appeal to your daughter (but once again the whole family really)..for yourself there is enough quality extras in the Black Hawk Down Deluxe Edition to keep you going for a while....also Warners Brothers excellent Casablanca SE will keep you busy trawling through the extras and as it is presented almost immaculately will certainly keep the wife happy.

For myself.....no DVD's!!!..i buy them all year round so the last thing i want for Xmas is a shiny silver disc.....anything made of chocolate or containing alcohol is by far and away a better substitute this time of year
 
Old 12-10-03, 03:43 PM   #17
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Here's my Xmas wishlist this year...most of it is either TV sets I just haven't been able to afford lately or some older catalogue titles I've been meaning to pick up.

Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season 5
Family Guy Vol. 2
Firefly Complete Series
South Park Season 3
The West Wing Season 1
The Jerk
The Fugitive - Special Edition
The Mission Special Edition
The Great Muppet Caper
The Best of the Muppet Show Vol. 3 Peter Sellers
The Best of the Muppet Show Vol. 4 Harry Belafonte

I'm getting Freaky Friday and How to Deal for my sister (both are guilty pleasures of my own too though... FF is just a great family flick and HTD...Mandy Moore is hot...that's all I'll say)

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Old 12-10-03, 03:52 PM   #18
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Re: Help me with gift list: Which DVD's are you asking for this year?

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So maybe you can give me some ideas, either based on my info, or from your own wish list.

What are you asking for this holiday season?
Well, I doubt that *MY* wish list will do you any good whatsoever.

The Big List (in vaguely descending order of interest)
Masters of the Universe
Piranha
Rocky IV
When Worlds Collide
Planet of the Apes (The TV Series)
Mighty Peking Man
Hell Comes to Frogtown
Tromeo & Juliet
Silent Running (special edition)
All Monsters Attack!
The Valley of Gwangi
The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms
The Adventures of Robin Hood
Jaws 3
Quartermass and the Pit
Triumph Of The Will
Jack Frost (the psychotic killer snowman version not the Michael Keaton or the animated version)
Ultraman Tiga and Ultraman Dyna
Chopping Mall Killbots
The Blob (50's McQueen version)
Das Boot
Shark Attack 3: Megalodon
Red Beard
Invasion of the Body Snatchers
The Car
C.H.U.D.
Death Race 2000
Heavy Metal
Mr. Sardonicus
King Kong (the new one)
Robot Monster
The Tingler
Capricorn One
Humanoids from the Deep
Time Bandits - Criterion Collection
A Shot in the Dark
Mad Monster Party
Lambada: The Forbidden Dance
Runaway Train
Missing In Action
American Ninja 2: The Confrontation / American Ninja 3: Blood Hunt

And really, this is more of my "I'll get around to buying these someday" list than a wish list. More of a B-List than active desire. If I get a good deal, I'll snap them up - but for the most part, I can live with or without them. Perfect for when my friends ask what I want for my birthday.

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Old 12-11-03, 11:35 AM   #19
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Re: Re: Help me with gift list: Which DVD's are you asking for this year?

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And really, this is more of my "I'll get around to buying these someday" list than a wish list. More of a B-List than active desire. If I get a good deal, I'll snap them up - but for the most part, I can live with or without them. Perfect for when my friends ask what I want for my birthday.
Few!!! I am so glad you added this . . . I was a little worried that the DVD you wanted more than anything was Masters Of The Universe.
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Old 12-11-03, 12:23 PM   #20
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Few!!! I am so glad you added this . . . I was a little worried that the DVD you wanted more than anything was Masters Of The Universe.
Oh, dont get me wrong - I really do want MotU (I've got a pretty big Video Cheese section of my DVD collection that would fit perfect into), and if I were employed when DDD had their 20% off running, there'd be a lot less on that list. It's just that I'll get around to it 'someday'.
 
Old 12-11-03, 03:48 PM   #21
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You need to get Black Hawk Down 3-Disc Deluxe Edition. Just look at all the Extras!

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...s=dvd&n=507846

I bought it even though I have the original release and never regreted it. Some of the ways Ridley Scott directs is funny. Like not telling actors that certain things are going to blow up so he gets a true reaction out of them. I can't say enough good things about this 3-disc set for a 144 minute movie!!!

I mainly asking for series. Alias, X-Files, Sopranos, Sports Night, C.S.I, SFU, and Band of Brothers, but the movies I am asking for are Indiana Jones Trilogy and the Hannibal Lector trilogy.
 
Old 12-11-03, 07:33 PM   #22
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For your wife...(trust me)...
"The Vertical Ray of the Sun"

go to:
http://www.dvdbeaver.com/
and click on DVD reviews. scroll down to "v's" and check it out.

For you daughter...
go w/ previous recommendations of anything w/ "The Muppets."

For you...
well, your on your own!
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Old 12-11-03, 09:10 PM   #23
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I'm dropping mad hints for ER Season 1 and Smallville Season 1 right now. I'm hoping I score at least one.
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Old 12-16-03, 02:24 AM   #24
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The only dvd on my wish list is Velvet Goldmine. I'd like to get Babylon 5 season 3 and Buffy season 5, but they're kind of expensive, so I'd rather get them myself.

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