DVDTalk Draft Game (2nd Edition)…The Grand Finale!
Welcome to the Finals of the DVDTalk Draft Tournament (2nd Edition)! In this
thread, the players drafted a roster of ten DVDs each. Now, it is up to you, the DVDTalk community, to vote on who has the best collection.
The winner of the game will win a copy of The Fly (Collector's Edition) courtesy of UpcomingDiscs.com.
We are now down to the last two collections. Congrats to our finalists, who each had to beat some stiff competition to get here. In order to vote, simply fill out the poll attached to this thread. Note that this is a public poll. Furthermore, feel free to add comments to this thread telling us why you voted how you did.
Players in the game are also allowed to vote. Optionally, they are also allowed to post to this thread telling everybody why they think you should vote for their collection.
So, let the voting begin! The poll closes Monday, October 17th @ 11:00am EST. Match-ups will be listed in the first reply to this post.
Good luck to both our finalists!
Jfrost (33 votes) over Scott27 (6 votes)
Cleaver (20 votes) over Franchot (19 votes)
1. Star Wars Trilogy (Box)
2. Black Hawk Down - Deluxe Edition
3. Jaws - 30th Anniversary Edition
4. Dr. Strangelove - 40th Anniversary Edition
5. True Romance - Special Edition
6. Usual Suspects - Special Edition
7. Hard Boiled (CC)
8. Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring - Extended Edition
9. Undeclared (TV)
10. Fargo - Special Edition
1. Lord of the Rings Trilogy - Extended Editions (Box)
2. Pulp Fiction - Collector's Edition
3. Citizen Kane
4. Terminator 2 - Ultimate Edition
5. Snow White - Platinum Edition
6. Lawrence of Arabia - Superbit
7. Simpsons - The Complete Fifth Season (TV)
8. The Godfather
9. Monsters Inc.
10. 12 Monkeys - Special Edition
I went round-by-round, head to head, and here is how I have it:
1- Cleaver (medium close: if only it was the REAL original trilogy, lol)
2- Cleaver (not close; BHD is a great dvd but only an abover-average movie)
3- Cleaver (very, very close but the Ebert commentary seals the deal)
4- Cleaver (not close; t2: ue set the standard for dvd extras; also, it is just a more enjoyable movie in my opinion)
5- Jfrost (not close, True Romance is a great movie and a wonderful dvd)
6- Jfrost (very close; movies in my mind are equal, but usual suspects has good extras)
7- Cleaver (not close; like Woo but you can't beat the greatness of Simsons S5. Plus there is a commentary on every episode, gotta love those Simpsons dvds)
8- Cleaver (very close, but what can you say about the Godfather).
9- jfrost (not a huge Monsters Inc. fan, and Undeclared is a great series)
10- Cleaver (medium close; two words: Hamster Factor. Greatest. Movie. Documentary. Ever. Besides. Hearts. of. Darkness.)
So Cleaver takes it 7-3. Great choices though Jfrost.
The Greatest trick the devil ever pulled...wait, how does the rest of this go?
I'm not a fan of "True Romance" or "Usual Suspects" (personally,I just think as films that they're overrated), but everything else I quite enjoy watching over and over. The inclusion of "Fargo" and "Undeclared" (which I think are often underrated by most people) pushes this collection into the winner's circle for me.
Definitely not a fan of "Monster, Inc." or "12 Monkeys" (again, it's a personal thing), and I think the entire LOTR trilogy is overrated (although I like the first installment very much, especially the extended version). (I'm probably , also, one of the few people on the planet who isn't a "Simpsons" fan, so that pick didn't do it for me, either.)
So, it came down to a couple of films on one list that I liked more than a couple of films on the other list that I didn't like as much.
(JFrost, don't forget to send me your copy of The Fly after you win it. Just kidding. )
A lot of titles cancel ouch each other here (I own all 20, er 19 with overlap), so ultimately it comes down to a battle between Star Wars and LOTR. Since I believe the EE set is a superior DVD release, I go with Cleaver.
It boils down to which list has more titles I'd like to watch and appreciate. Cleaver got my vote because of Lawrence of Arabia, Godfather, Monsters Inc, Pulp Fiction, Snow White, yes and LOTR. The only missing factor on both lists is a lack of foreign films (save for Hard Boiled, but its basically an action film.)
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