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Old 07-26-01, 10:03 PM
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Reviews of scifi DVDs wanted

I've been posting here for a couple months now and I'm still not sure if this should be here or DVD talk, anyways it's inspired by the Logan's Run thread here.

That thread in question got me thinking, I'd like to see some more "classic" sci fi movies on my DVD player. Stuff like Logan's Run, Forbidden Planet, the first Alien. I've got the Planet of the Apes movies, and most of the Star Trek stuff, so can anyone recommend any more such old school scifi films on DVD? And do give a few words about the DVD presentation, my criteria are simple, letterboxed if needed, and subtitles really help my bad hearing.

thanks in advance
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A few Sci-Fi DVD Must Haves

2001: A Space Odyssey (Newest edition, just released)
Blade Runner (Director's Cut)
Dark City
Contact
Dune (1984 David Lynch version)
Existenz (Canadian version)
Planet of the Apes series
X-Men
Lathe of Heaven
The Matrix
Superman
Robocop (Criterion)
and the list goes on...

Most of these come with extras and are, of course, OAR and subtitled.

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Re: A few Sci-Fi DVD Must Haves

I should update my DVD list on my home page so I can reference it, I have quite a few of these already. What I'm really looking for is "old" scifi.

I do have the following:

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2001: A Space Odyssey
Blade Runner (Director's Cut)
Contact
Dune (1984 David Lynch version)
Planet of the Apes series
X-Men
The Matrix
thanks for the suggestions on the others
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A few titles that weren't mentioned:

The Asphyx
Battlestar Galactica
The Black Hole
A Boy and His Dog
Buck Rogers serial
Dark Star
Destination Moon
Fahrenheit 451
Fantastic Voyage / Voyage to Bottom of Sea
Flash Gordon (3 diff. serials)
The Fly (1958) / Return of the Fly
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1955)
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)
Body Snatchers (1993)
Mad Max trilogy
Plan 9 from Outer Space
Silent Running
This Island Earth
The Time Machine
War of the Worlds
When Worlds Collide (coming in Sept.)
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What about?

4D Man
Altered States
Andromeda Strain, The
Arrival/Arrival 2
Barbarella
Borrowers, The
Brainstorm
Brother from Another Planet
Capricorn One
Communion
Death Race 2000
Dreamscape
Escape from New York
Final Programme, The
Hidden, The
Invaders From Mars (1953)
Journey to the Far Side of the Sun
Last Starfighter
Lathe of Heaven
Lifeforce
Liquid Sky
Man Who Fell to Earth, The
Metropolis
Millenium
Navigator, The (1988)
No Escape
One Step Beyond
Outland
Quatermass 2: Enemy from Space
Quatermass and the Pit
Repo Man
Rollerball
Runaway
Slaughterhouse Five
Slipstream
Starman
Strange Days
They Came From Beyond Space
They Live
Thing, The
Things to Come
Trancers
Tron
Westworld
X-The Unknown
Zardoz
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A couple that haven't been mentioned:

Solaris - great 2-disc set from Ruscico. One of my favorite releases of the summer.

La Jetée - Chris Marker's brilliant short film (~30 mins) can be found on the Short 2 DVD (fka Short Cinema Journal-vol. 2).
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...add...

http://www.thecinemalaser.com/dvd2/r...y-eyes-dvd.htm

...and...

http://www.digitallyobsessed.com/sho...w.php3?ID=1422

...and (a special favorite of mine)...

http://www.digitalbayou.com/DVD/revi...tic_planet.htm

. . . . . .

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I'm almost positive it's not on dvd but THX1138 is a great old-school sci-fi film.
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ENEMY MINE is an underrated 80's sci-fi flick that you should check out.
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I'm surprised nobody has mentioned The Fifth Element...
Great picture quality... visually that is. And the movie wasn't that bad...

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Le Dernier Combat (The Last Battle) - no dialogue, perfect for your bad hearing
Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea/Fantastic Voyage -classic
Gattaca -not perhaps "old school" but great picture
Total Recall - SE coming next month

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