NEW Top 100 DVD Census (2004 Edition)

Old 01-09-04, 02:47 PM
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NEW Top 100 DVD Census (2004 Edition)

Instead of waiting for LB Pound, I figure we can start the thread and he can just gather the data later on.

From last year's thread(modified to reflect more recent dates):

Now that all the big releases of Fourth Quarter are out and you've gotten a chance to check out the latest DVDs, it's time again to put together a list of the Top 100 DVD Releases of All-Time. This 'census' was last done in December of 2002, and the list of results was varying and certainly (in my opinion) interesting. Since this is done entirely by public vote, I have no more say in what wins than any of you! (So don't complain to me about Fight Club being #1 - I didn't pick it!

Some basic guidelines:

You select the 10 DVD releases that you consider to be best overall, ranked in descending order of quality. "Best" is determined by two criteria: movie quality and DVD quality. It is meant to incorporate the DVD presentation of the film, but it's not entirely about the extras and DVD layout. Take both factors into consideration when making your selections. DVD quality includes audio/video quality plus the quality of extra features.

You are voting on DVD releases, which means that The Godfather Collection is ONE vote, Toy Story & Toy Story 2: The Ultimate Toy Box is ONE vote, The Back to the Future Trilogy is ONE vote, etc.

Please only vote once. I'll be posting this on several Internet DVD forums as I did last year, since the idea is to make this a definitive list that the people decide. If you visit those other boards, please DO NOT vote on more than one forum.

And please be specific as to what release you are selecting. "Widescreen" version isn't necessary, but if you're voting for something like Lord of the Rings, please specify 2-Disc Theatrical or Extended Edition. I'm not really sure how to treat similar releases, such as separate DD and DTS versions (which just about never happens anymore) or something like the 4-Disc vs. 5-Disc LOTR releases and Spider-man 2-Disc vs. Collector's Set (in which the difference is mostly just physical extras). Most likely I'll just count them together, and list the more basic one with more votes with a note. In some instances, though, there might be need for separate counts (I'm thinking of something like E.T. 2-Disc vs. 3-Disc). Nonetheless, vote for what you want, I'll count them as they're voted, and I'll decide what makes the most sense once everything is tallied.

Scoring is simple enough. Your 1st choice gets 10 points, 2nd choice gets 9, 3rd gets 8, and so on...onto your 10th pick, which gets 1 point. If your list includes a tie, the middle score will be awarded to both titles. For example, if you pick Ghost and Ghost Dad as tied for #1, each will receive 9.5 points. If you don't indicate the order of your list, I'll just assume they are in the order that you posted, from top to bottom (and left to right).

Voting will run from (no date set yet) and the results site should be up by the end of January. The resulting list will be the Top 100 DVDs based on points earned, and I may include a list of some DVDs that just missed the cut.

If you'd like to help me out by counting votes, please drop me an e-mail. With hundreds and hundreds of votes, it's awfully time-consuming for me to count them all myself. I will be maintaining a spreadsheet with the data.

Once again, for those of you who don't like to read a lot, post a list of your Top 10 DVD releases of all-time!

Oh and finally, if you'd like, you can include comments about why you picked what you did, which I would use on the results website.

I'll post my top ten later. Could we also have a consensus on when the deadline should be?
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2. Led Zeppelin dvd The greatest band in the world (sorry rolling stones) finally get their dues on dvd
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4. Black Hawk Down 3 disc set Really liked the commentary from the army people
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7. Citizen Kane The greatest movie of all time is still one of the best dvd's out there
8. Pulp Fiction the movie of the 90's!
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10. band of brothers best mini series of all time

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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas - Criterion
Indiana Jones Trilogy
Band of Brothers
Almost Famous Untitled - The Bootleg Cut
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