Best DVD menu ever?

 
Old 12-30-03, 05:08 PM
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Best DVD menu ever?

I gotta say me and my buddies have been lovin' the Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: Criterion DVD menu. One of a kind and definitely my favorite.

Any others?
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Best DVD Menu:

Any static (no animation) menu that appears immediately when you insert the DVD, and is already highlighted on the play option. One key press to start the movie.

Everything else, IMO, is crap.
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Originally posted by PixyJunket
Best DVD Menu:

Any static (no animation) menu that appears immediately when you insert the DVD, and is already highlighted on the play option. One key press to start the movie.

Everything else, IMO, is crap.
Amen to that!!
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Old 12-30-03, 06:26 PM
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The best menus are ones that only come on when you hit the Menu button- otherwise start the damn movie!!
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This is a toughie... I'll have to get back to you.
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Originally posted by PixyJunket
Best DVD Menu:

Any static (no animation) menu that appears immediately when you insert the DVD, and is already highlighted on the play option. One key press to start the movie.

Everything else, IMO, is crap.
I don't agree that everything else is crap, but this is definitely the ideal.

My least favourite menus are 24 season 1 (UK release - dunno if the R1s had different menus). The main menu of each disc had video clips from the episodes on that disc, with audio... which meant that if I'd stayed on the menu too long, I'd have been spoiled. So, so dumb. Thankfully, season 2 has much plainer menus.
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In terms of plain style, I think the menus from the R2 version of DELICATESSEN are really creative. I do prefer simple, practical menus though.
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Absolutely positively.....Betty Blue (R4-Australia)

This has got to be one of the most beautiful dvd menus I have ever seen. The background music, the wave-like colors switching from day to night and beach house on the back.......gorgeous!!!
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Originally posted by PixyJunket
Best DVD Menu:

Any static (no animation) menu that appears immediately when you insert the DVD, and is already highlighted on the play option. One key press to start the movie.

Everything else, IMO, is crap.
...DISAGREE 100%!!!!!!
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Boat Trip - Unrated

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Old 12-30-03, 09:36 PM
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while still fresh from another thread...I'd say one of my fav's is I Drink Your Blood. body parts, splashing blood, a hanging corpse and fun sound-bites. just my kinda stuff.
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Tomb Raider 1 has a very stylish menu.
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Old 12-31-03, 03:54 AM
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Old School: Unrated... nuff said.
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Old School: Unrated... nuff said.
I was surprised that was on the menu. But I don't mind. Also Fox DVD menus are pretty cool, Die Hard series, From Hell, etc.
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Old 12-31-03, 05:48 AM
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The best DVD menus ever are the ones on the "An Evening With Kevin Smith" DVD set.
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I really liked what they did with the Identity menu.
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SW Episode 1 and 2
I thought it was cool to have a different menu whenever you popped in the disc.
Even though Boat trip unrated is my favorite
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Old 12-31-03, 10:09 AM
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Originally posted by PixyJunket
Best DVD Menu:

Any static (no animation) menu that appears immediately when you insert the DVD, and is already highlighted on the play option. One key press to start the movie.

Everything else, IMO, is crap.
Definitely. I hate having to watch 2 or 3 minutes of pointless crap(Disney, anyone?)before I can even get to the menu options.
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I'm not saying the Fassbinder BRD DVDs have the best menus - just that it has elements I like.


Options are all on the main menu including options for specific special features.

Reasonable length music intro before repeating.

Images that do not give plot points from the film away yet still in keeping with the mood of the films.


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The Devil and Daniel Webster has a kool menu...
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I Would have to agree with the above, I've had movies that spoil themselves cause they show so much in the dvd intro thing. I want my dvds to go straight to a plain black and white no music option screen, with cursur allready on play. Though if I can't have that I would like it like LOTR where its just a book opening, no faces, no clips, yet still nice.
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