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Old 01-15-04, 09:03 AM
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1, Band of Brothers
2. Dances With Wolves: SE
3. LOTR: FOTR EE
4. LOTR: TTT EE
5. Seven Samurai: Criterion
6. Casablanca: 2 Disc SE
7. The Treasure of Sierra Madre: 2 Disc SE
8. The Day the Earth Stood Still
9. Fight Club: 2 Disc
10. Alien Quadrilogy
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Old 01-15-04, 11:02 AM
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1. Alien Quadrilogy
2. The Twilight Zone: The Gold Edition (49 disc set limited to 2500)
3. The Godfather Collection
4. The Adventures of Indiana Jones Set
5. Back to the Future Trilogy
6. Pulp Fiction (Two Disc Collector's Edition)
7. Se7en (Two Disc Special Edition)
8. Dogma (Two Disc Special Edition)
9. Ghostbusters Collector's Series
10. Airplane! (Best Director's Commentary, bar none)
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Old 01-15-04, 01:41 PM
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01. Stanley Kubrick Collection (Remastered)
02. The Passion Of Joan Of Arc - Criterion Collection
03. Carl Th. Dreyer Collection - Criterion Collection
04. The Fellowship Of The Ring: Extended Edition
05. Once Upon A Time In The West
06. 12 Monkeys - Special Edition (DD 5.1)
07. Pulp Fiction - Special Edition
08. Grand Illusion - Criterion Collection
09. Once Upon A Time In America
10. Rebecca - Criterion Collection
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1) LOTR: The Fellowship of the Ring (Extended Edition)
2) Terminator 2: Judgment Day (Ultimate Edition)
3) LOTR: The Two Towers (Extended Edition)
4) Star Trek: The Motion Picture (Director's Edition)
5) Fight Club (Special Edition)
6) Tron (20th Anniversary)
7) Star Wars: Attack of the Clones
8) Stargate (Ultimate Edition)
9) Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (Collector's Edition)
10) Mad Max (Special Edition)
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10) Scarface Box Set
9) Buffy The Vampire Slayer The Complete 5th Season
8) The Two Towers: Extended Edition
7) Looney Tunes: Golden Collection
6) Robocop: Criterion Collection
5) Walt Disney Treasures: The Complete Goofy
4) Night Of The Living Dead: Millenium Edition
3) Spider-Man: Widescreen
2) Family Guy V.1
1) Pulp Ficiton: Collector's Edition
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1. Pulp Fiction SE
2. The Big Lebowski
3. Fight Club SE
4. True Romance SE
5. Royal Tenenbaums CC
6. Indiana Jones Trilogy
7. Memento LE
8. Rushmore CC
9. O Brother Where art Thou?
10. Jerry Maguire
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Old 01-17-04, 10:13 PM
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See Above.
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Old 01-18-04, 12:12 AM
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1) Alien Quadrilogy

When you're creating a box set for a film franchise, THIS is how you do it. A two-disc special edition for every film in the series with multiple cuts of the film, great audio and video quality, and fantastic extras. Then you throw in an extra disc into the mix and you have the greatest DVD set ever assemble. This one will be tough to beat.

2) Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers - Extended Edition

3) Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring - Extended Edition

New Line did one bang up job on these two releases. While I'm just a causal fan of the series, these two DVDs will take you at least a few days to completely digest. Overall, two perfect DVDs.

4) Almost Famous: The Bootleg Edition

One of my favorite films of all times done beautifully by this three-disc (2 DVDs and 1 CD) set. The extended cut makes a great film an amazing film.

5) Fight Club: Special Edition
One of the first and one of the best two-disc special editions ever.

6) Brazil: The Criterion Collection
The only thing missing from this set is an anamorphic transfer.

7) Firefly: The Complete Series
The way a television show should be done when it comes to DVD. Great anamorphic transfers and a nice wealth of extras.

8) The Work of Director Spike Jonze
"How To Make a Music Video 101"

9) Donnie Darko
One of the most packed single disc special editions ever.

10) Mallrats: Collector's Edition
The one disc in which every special feature is worth viewing multiple times.
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1) Terminator 2 Judgement Day: Ultimate Edition
I have to put my favorate movie of all time on top. Also there's tons of quality extras. This also happens to be the first DVD I ever bought.

2) Alien Quadrilogy
As a DVD set this is my #1 however the forth movie and no participation from David Fitcher kept it from getting to #1. Alien 3 is made better with the special edition cut and also has one of the most honest making of documentries I ever seen. Aliens has what probably is the best audio commentary I ever listened to.

3) The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring: Extended Edition
After buying this DVD, it made it seem like every DVD out there is barebones. The extended edition helped this movie more than it helped The Two Towers (which is still made better by the extended edition)

4) Band of Brothers
I blind bought this can you believe that! Biggest blindbuy I ever made and it was defently worth it. If I could go back through time I'd buy it sooner, it's that good. Don't let the price scare you.

5) Who Framed Roger Rabbit? (Vista Series)
This rerelease made me forgive them for the disappointing initial release. Simply put, this movie is the best mix between cartoons and live action which is amazing considering it's the first to do so too. Also, how many movies have you seen have a fight between Donald Duck and Daffy Duck? And how many times have you seen Bugs Bunny and Micky Mouse in the same scene? None. It also has great extras.

6) Gladiator (2-Disc Set)
Ridley Scott's epic masterpeice. This is the first DVD I ever bought it has a special place in my heart.

7) Pulp Fiction (Collector's Edition)
Why is there no audio commentary? QT is really good with them as he demonstrated in True Romance. Great movie and great DVD release.

8) Fight Club (Special Edition Double Digipack)
Talk about a movie with lots of replay value! The 2 disk edition is back in print so there's no reason for you not to buy it. The 2nd disk is worth the extra money you pay for. The infamous "I want your abortion" line is included in the deleted scenes.

9) Memento (Limited Edition 2-Disc Set)
One of the best opening/endings I've seen in a movie. If you seen the movie you'll know what I mean. This movie makes you think which is a good thing since that's what many movies now a days don't want you to do. It's fresh and original. I'd rank it higher but the menus in the 2nd disk is so hard to navigate through it's hard to view all the extra features. So I don't believe I've seen all the extras yet lol.

10) The Godfather DVD Collection
Last but not least is this excellent box set.

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Old 01-18-04, 07:59 AM
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1. Looney Tunes Golden Collection
2. The Adventures of Antoine Doinel
3. LOTR: TTT EE
4. LOTR: FOTR EE
5. Alien Quadrilogy
6. In the Mood of Love
7. Casablanca 2 Disks SE
8. Fight Club 2 Disks SE
9. North by Northwest
10. All About Eve (Fox Studio Classics)
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Old 01-18-04, 09:07 AM
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Originally posted by Pants
How is it that we have 10,000 members who love DVD, yet we're having trouble finding 200 people to name their top ten?

Are they too busy discussing "what's your favorite theme song played under the titles that doesn't feature the title of the film?" (The answer of course being Heartbeat from the film Manhunter...but I digress)
Probably because not everyone heads straight to the DVD Talk Forum. I'm sure people head for the Movie Forum or the Other forum and so forth. Maybe the Mods would make an exception and let us post a thread with a link to this thread so that we could get more participation from the members of DVDTalk.
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Old 01-18-04, 10:46 AM
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My top ten...

1) Lord of the Rings The Fellowship of the Ring (Extended Edition)
2) Fight Club - Special Edition
3) Toy Story - Ultimate Toy Box
4) Godfather Collection
5) Lord of the Rings The Two Towers (Extended Edition)
6) Se7en - Platinum Series
7) Alien Quadrilogy
8) Band of Brothers
9) Memento - Limited Edition
10) Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones
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Old 01-18-04, 11:08 PM
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*** ALL VOTES HAVE BEEN TALLIED TO THIS POINT ***

There are now 229 discs total on the list. Of course, it stands to reason that a lot of the same discs are going to end up on many lists.

C'mon, people. More lists, and MORE COMMENTS.
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Old 01-18-04, 11:58 PM
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1. LOTR: FOTR
2. LOTR: TTT
3. Almost Famous: Bootleg Edition
4. Brazil: Criterion Collection
5. Sopranos - Pick a Season
6. Treasure of the Sierra Madre SE
7. Fargo SE
8. Straw Dogs: Criterion Collection
9. McCabe & Mrs. Miller
10. Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner (Alliance 2 disc SE)

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1. Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring Extended Edition Established the standard of the DVD as an art form.
2. Alien Quadrilogy A marvelous presentation with great depth and honesty.
3. Toy Story Ultimate Toy Box Techical excellence and story perfection have been conveyed in the most efficacious manner.
4. The Adventures of Robin Hood The way classics should be reborn to discover a new generation of audiences.
5. Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Extended Edition An excellent sequel bolstered by the spirit of its predecessor.
6. Looney Tunes Golden Collection Excellence in animation presented in their pure unadulterated form.
7. Pulp Fiction - Collector's Edition A riveting film and an excellent DVD presentation.
8. Band of Brothers The greatest miniseries ever is made even greater with this DVD set.
9. Casablanca - 2 Disc SE As time goes by, this film's magnificence will only be bolstered by this excellent DVD presentation.
10. Citizen Kane - 2 Disc SE The documentary included with the film makes this great film even more compelling.
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Old 01-19-04, 01:18 AM
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1 - Moulin Rouge - 2 Disc Edition
After two years, this still holds up as my favorite demo disc. A simply stunning video transfer and an excellent DTS track to go along with it. The plethora of extras doesn't hurt either.

2 - Fight Club - 2 Disc Edition

3 - Mallrats
Some of the best extras ever are on this disc, and it gets my vote for best commentary track ever.

4 - The Indiana Jones Collection

5 - Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones

6 - Citizen Kane

7 - Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Season 5

8 - Family Guy - Volume 1

9 - Tomorrow Never Dies: Special Edition

10 - WWE - The Ultimate Ric Flair Collection
The most comprehensive collection of a single wrestler's career at 3 discs, this package is so great, it leaves me wanting more.
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1. Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring Extended Edition Established the standard of the DVD as an art form.
Sorry to highjack, but I just fundamentally disagree with this. Brazil, Ultimate Toy Box, Fight Club, and others established the standard and showed what DVD could be 3 to 4 years before LOTR. How can a disc that came out in 2002 establish the standard for anything?
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Ingmar Bergman Film Trilogy
Rebecca
Citizen Kane
Casablanca
Brazil
Indiana Jones Trilogy
Singin' in the Rain
The Devil and Daniel Webster
Notorious
The 39 Steps (yes, the transfer is somewhat poor)

Overrated -

Useless extras (most extras are)
Poor packaging
Overrated films
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Old 01-19-04, 10:57 PM
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1. Dekalog (1987)
2. Three Colors Trilogy (1993-1994)
3. Citizen Kane (1941)
4. Sunrise (1927)
5. Passion de Jeanne d'Arc, La (1928)
6. Rashomon (1950)
7. That Obscure Object of Desire (1977)
8. Notorious (1946)
9. The Lady Eve (1941)
10. The Third Man (1949)

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Old 01-20-04, 12:22 AM
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1. LOTR FOTR EE
2. LOTR TTT EE
3. Black Hawk Down DE
4. Indiana Jones Trilogy
5. Alien Quadrilogy
6. Day The Earth Stood Still
7. Chaplin Collection Volume One
8. Metropolis (Restored)
9. West Side Story LE
10. Thing From Another World
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Old 01-20-04, 12:23 AM
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1. LOTR - FOTR EE
2. LOTR - TTT EE
3. ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST
4. PULP FICTION - SE
5. RESERVOIR DOGS - SE
6. INDIANA JONES TRILOGY
7. GLADIATOR - SE
8. GODFATHER TRILOGY
9. SLEEPY HOLLOW
10. FINDING NEMO
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Originally posted by Pants
Sorry to highjack, but I just fundamentally disagree with this. Brazil, Ultimate Toy Box, Fight Club, and others established the standard and showed what DVD could be 3 to 4 years before LOTR. How can a disc that came out in 2002 establish the standard for anything?
I don't know if LOTR:EE set the standard as much as "raised the bar."

I think the first popular 2-disc SE was "Fight Club," which came out in June 2000. It wasn't long after that that double disc DVDs became *commonplace* rather than a rarity. Now we're starting to see more discs with two discs of extras (which the Lord of the Rings: Extended Editions, Black Hawk Down, and the upcoming Panic Room: SE offer).

Will the three disc set become the norm? I don't know. I hope if it does, though, they don't use horrid digipaks for them and go with the NextPak slim keepcases (like the Alliance version of the Pianist or the Futurama and Family Guy sets).

Okay, enough off-topic chit-chat.

*** THE ABOVE HAVE ALL BEEN TALLIED ***

There are 242 total titles. Some surprises currently await the Top 20, but all of that could be upset in the next week.

If you haven't voted yet, you still have until the 31st of January 2004.
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