Spinoff: Your top 10 DVDs for the year

Old 12-20-03, 09:52 AM
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Spinoff: Your top 10 DVDs for the year

Mods if you want to merge w/ this one http://dvdtalk.com/forum/showthread....hreadid=336786 please do... I thought an individual thread might get more attention though

So what are your top 10 DVD picks for the year? Based on whatever system you want to use

Mine (in no particular order really) woud be:

Aliens Quadrilogy
Two Towers Extended
Stargate SG-1 season 4
Kurosawa limited edition boxset (that was this year right )
Looney Tunes Golden Collection
Sandbaggers Set 3 (finally good to have them all )
Black Hawk Down (3 DVD set)
Finding Nemo
X-Men/X2 box set

I'm sure I'm overlooking some but it was getting kind of hard to remember which ones came out this year

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Old 12-20-03, 10:38 AM
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The Ultimate Ric Flair collection 3 disc set
Black Hawk Down 3 disc set
Alien Quad (although the 3rd and 4th films are not good)
Indiana Jones
Looney Tunes Golden
LOTR TT:EE (not a fanboy but how can you deny the excellence)
Once Upon A Time In The West
The Rolling Stones: Four Flicks
Pearl Jam: Live at the Garden
Led Zeppelin
* honorable mention to the Halloween 25th anniversary edition simply for the fact it was nice to finally hear the Criterion collection commentary after all these years.
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Old 12-20-03, 11:00 AM
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My ten favorites in no particular order:

The Three Colors trilogy
The Two Towers: EE
Treasure of the Sierra Madre
Once Upon a Time in the West
Alien Quadrilogy
Le Cercle Rouge
Dogville (R3)
My Little Eye (R2; one of the coolest sets, content-wise, that I've seen)
The Tick: The Complete Series
The Office Seasons 1 (R1) and 2 (R2)
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Old 12-20-03, 12:08 PM
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1. Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers: Extended Edition
2. Alien Quadrilogy
3. Finding Nemo
4. Black Hawk Down 3-disc edition
5. Fear and Loathing:Criterion Collection
6. Indiana Jones Collection
7. The Work of Director Spike Jonze
8. West Side Story
9. X2
10. Pirates of the Caribbean
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Old 12-20-03, 12:14 PM
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In no special order...

1. Miller's Crossing
2. Nobody's Fool
3. The Duellists
4. Manhunter (Restored Director's Cut)
5. Once in the Life (Signature Series)
6. Bad Company
(W/ Fishburne and Ellen Barkin)
7. Pretty Baby
8. Solaris
9. Three Colors: Blue
The various Deep Space Nine season sets
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Old 12-20-03, 12:18 PM
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My top ten for 2003 would include:

Day of the Dead: Divimax Edition
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: Criterion
Stargate: Ultimate Edition
Pearl Jam: Live at the Garden
Indiana Jones Trilogy
Blackhawk Down: Deluxe 3-disc
LOTR Two Towers: Extended Edition
Finding Nemo
Alien Quadrilogy
X2: X-Men United

In no particular order.

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Old 12-20-03, 12:22 PM
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Alien Quad
Soprano's season 4
Day of the Dead
Once Upon a Time in America
Pearl Jam:Live at the Garden
The People Vs.Larry Flint SE
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Old 12-20-03, 12:23 PM
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1. Three Colors Trilogy
2. Babylon 5: Seasons 2, 3
3. Buffy: Seasons 3, 4, 5
4. Firefly: the Complete Series
5. Coupling: Seasons 1, 2
6. The Works of Director Michel Gondry
7. Homicide: Life on the Street: Season 1, 2 (I still need to get 3)
8. Six Feet Under: Season 1
9. Xena: Seasons 1, 2
10. The Works of Director Spike Jonze
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Old 12-20-03, 12:29 PM
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no real order:
[list=1][*]Mondo Cane Collection[*]I Drink Your Blood(hand #erd and limited)[*]Once Upon a Time In the West[*]Alien Quad Box[*]Casablanca[*]To Have and Have Not[*]The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms[*]Flavia the Heretic[*]Dead and Buried[*]20,000 Leauges Under the Sea[/list=1]

...of course it may be a whole 'nother list....come tomorrow.(?)
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Old 12-20-03, 01:43 PM
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No particular order:

The Adventures of Robin Hood(one of my DVD holy grails)
The Ben Stiller Show(the other holy grail)
The Adventures of Indiana Jones(the other other holy grail)
Buffy Season 6 (R2)(mediocre season, but great box set)
Coupling Seasons 1-3 (R1,R2)
Alias Seasons 1-2
Daredevil(mediocre movie, incredible DVD)
X-Men 2(incredible movie, incredible DVD)
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (R3)(one of the best DTS tracks ever)
Hero (R3)(great movie with full bitrate DTS 6.1 Matrix)
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Old 12-20-03, 01:58 PM
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1. Valley Girl SE (#1 holy grail)
2. Last American Virgin (#2 holy grail)
3. Indiana Jones Trilogy
4. Dragonslayer
5. Brat Pack High School Reunion Collection
6. Alien Quadrilogy
7. Dawsons Creek S1 & 2
8. Saved By the Bell S1 & 2
9. Whats Happening! S1
10. Escape From New York SE

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1)Fear and Loathing (Criterion)
Perfect commentaries, cover-art, documentaries, everything!

Made a good film GREAT, good documentaries (but not as goodas Fellowship's

3)Alien Quadrilogy
Stunning transfer on Alien, another Cameron commentary (always a good thing), Interesting look at the making of the horrible Alien 3, and damn my internet respectability, but Ressurection is a DAMN FUN MOVIE Too bad the set is flimsy

4)Indiana Jones Collection
Nice transfers, but this set, much like Back to The Future Trilogy, only ranks high for the movies themselves, and not the extras.

5)Black Hawk Down
Not a GREAT film, but a good film given a GREAT DVD treatment.

6)Mr. Show Season Three
Although a lot of sketches from previous seasons got recycled here, there is no doubt this is the funniest DVD I own

7)Family Guy Volume One
Some of the best replay value I have had in any of my DVDs...

8)Terminator 3
Really fun movie with a solid transfer. Good sound, decent commentaries (I wish Cameron had done one)

9)XMEN 2
Probably would have been "8" if I wasn't such a Terminator fanboy.

10)Finding Nemo
Is there really any doubt that Pixar is not only the most talented animators today, but story tellers as well?
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Old 12-20-03, 02:43 PM
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Damn, Mountain Biker. You just made me realize I forgot to include The Sure Thing. My other other other holy grail. Oh well, my list can go to 11, can't it? Especially for a movie directed by Rob Reiner.
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1. Eraserhead
2. Alien Quadrilogy
3. The Two Towers EE
4. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas CC
5. Naked Lunch CC
6. Chaplin Collection
7. Once Upon a Time in the West
8. Straw Dogs CC
9. Finding Nemo
10. Willard
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Old 12-20-03, 04:56 PM
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I think the best release this year was the Warner Legends box set....The Adventures of Robin Hood is probably the best release of all.
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1. Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind (R2)
2. Hero (R3-DTS)
3. Alien Quadriology
4. Mondo Cane Box Set
5. Finding Nemo
6. Indiana Jones Collection
7. 20,000 Leagues
8. Two Towers EE
9. Doves - Where We're calling from
10. Pirates of the Carribean
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Old 12-20-03, 05:49 PM
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These are my 10 favorite purchases of the year:

2. Alien Quadrilogy
4. Seabiscuit

That's all I can think of right now that was released this year
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Old 12-20-03, 07:05 PM
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Hmm.. I don't think i could name ten since I don't purchase very many DVD's these days (I'm a netflixer). Out of what I have bought I guess it would look like this....

Finding Nemo
Two Towers: Extended
Pirates of the Carribbean
Stargate: Ultimate Edition

That's all I can think of.
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Old 12-20-03, 10:21 PM
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I can't name only 10 of them!!! I've bought 39 DVD's which were released in 2003, and seeing as I'm fairly selective in what I purchase I am not unhappy with any of them. The top 10 though - no, just can't do it! Sorry!

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1.The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Extended Edition
2.Pirates Of The Caribbean: The Curse Of The Black Pearl
3.8 Mile
4.WWF From the Vault: Shawn Michaels
5.Finding Nemo
6.X2: X-Men United
7.Family Guy Volume 1
8.Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
9.Catch Me If You Can
10.Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
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10. Black Hawk Down 3-DVD CE
9. Casablanca 2-DVD
8. Trainspotting: The Definitive Edition (R2) - 2-DVD
7. The Killers 2-DVD - Criterion
6. Deer Hunter (R2) - 2-DVD (Cimino commentary)
5. Roman Polanski Collection (R2)
4. Straw Dogs - Criterion
3. Three Colors Trilogy
2. Antoine Doinel Box Set - Criterion
1. Alien Quadrilogy

Honorable Mentions: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas - Criterion, The Hired Hand CE, Miller's Crossing (at last!), To Live and Die in L.A. SE (ditto), Naked Lunch - Criterion, The Lon Chaney Collection, The Indiana Jones Collection, The Mission SE 2-DVD, Early Films of Peter Greenaway v. 2 - R2 (The Falls), Eraserhead LE (despite the awkward packaging), Treasure of the Sierra Madre 2-DVD, Finding Nemo 2-DVD, Gangs of New York 2-DVD, Pirates of the Caribbean 2-DVD, Scarface: Anniversary Edtion, Dances with Wolves Extended Director's Cut, LOTR: TTT extended, Once Upon a Time in America, Once Upon a Time in the West, Escape from NY SE, Le Cercle Rouge - Criterion, Valley Girl SE, The Iceman Cometh (1973), Nowhere in Africa SE 2-DVD, Bone, The Right Stuff 2-DVD, La Strada - Criterion, The Sherlock Holmes Collection v. 2, Texas Chainsaw Massacre SE (R2) - 2-DVD, The Sure Thing, Winter Kills 2-DVD, The Hills Have Eyes 2-DVD, Ghosts...of the Civil Dead (R4), Cinema Paradiso Director's Cut, A Mighty Wind, and The Paper Chase (glad to have it on DVD).

[edited to remove SERPICO, which came out in Dec of '02. My bad.]

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Old 12-21-03, 12:18 AM
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My Top-Ten List for 2003:

The Adventures of Indiana Jones: The Complete DVD Movie Collection (Widescreen)
Casablanca: Two-Disc Special Edition
The Chaplin Collection 1
(despite the PAL transfers)
Coupling: The Complete First Season
Family Guy: Volume One: Seasons 1 and 2
Fassbinder's BRD Trilogy: Criterion Collection
The Looney Tunes Golden Collection
Once Upon a Time in the West: Collector's Edition
Rocky & Bullwinkle & Friends: Complete Season 1
(despite the watermarks)
Warner Legends Collection

(I was going to do a list of honorable mentions for my personal "holy grails" that came out on DVD this year,
but there were, thankfully, just too many.)
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Old 12-21-03, 04:08 AM
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In no particular order:
  • Casablanca: Two Disc SE
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers: Extended Edition
  • Terminator 2: Extreme Edition (For one reason: The High-Def version included.)
  • Firefly: The Complete Series (A masterpiece)
  • Adventures of Indiana Jones
  • Alien Quadrilogy
  • Cartoon Network DVDs (Space Ghost/Aqua Teen. Paving the path for Sealab and the Brak Show to be released.)
  • Pirates of the Caribbean and ANY other movie released in OAR only. It's about time more major releases did this.
  • X-Men Collection (Don't own it yet, since DDD sent me the FS version when I ordered WS. See above.)
  • The Dead Zone: First Season (Love the show. Sending away for the unaired pilot was a pita, and it took months. But it's the only TV show on DVD I own to include something as intriguing as an unaired pilot with different cast members. Look forward to more releases including such features, minus mailing away for them)

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