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View Poll Results: Which disc do you feel was the best overall DVD released in January 2007?
Flyboys (Two-Disc Collector's Edition)
0
0%
Open Season (Special Edition)
0
0%
The Passion of the Christ (Two-Disc Definitive Edition)
9
11.39%
The Silence of the Lambs (Collector's Edition)
10
12.66%
The Guardian
1
1.27%
Yojimbo & Sanjuro - Two Films By Akira Kurosawa (Criterion Collection)
28
35.44%
Broke back Mountain (Two-Disc Collector's Edition)
5
6.33%
Saw III (Unrated)
10
12.66%
Crank
1
1.27%
Other (please list below)
15
18.99%
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Best DVD of January 2007

Old 02-01-07, 10:46 AM
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Best DVD of January 2007

Which disc do you feel was the best overall DVD released in January 2007?

Take into consideration the film, audio/video quality, and special features - NOT only the film!
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Yojimbo and Sanjuro....classics
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I say Passion of the Christ. Few audio commentaries, one technical, one historical, numerous features on making and historical, and that cool pop op thing during the movie about which scene is located in the Bible.

A close second, would be Criterion's Monsters and Madmen. I haven't got it yet, but from what I reaad and saw it seems like a good collection.
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Pedro Almodovar Collection
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um... obviously... SNAKES ON A PLANE!

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I went with SAW III: Uncut Edition, but specifically to highlight the complete package found in the Target Exclusive edition; it was a neck-and-neck race with SILENCE OF THE LAMBS, but there are still debatable color-balance and muted audio issues (not to mention too much cropping of the frame vs. any prior SotL release) that stop it from being a grand slam...
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I'd go with Silence of The Lambs
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Although i'm not sure if I will pick it up, the Pedro Almodóvar Collection looks the best.
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Originally Posted by AnonomusBob15
Although i'm not sure if I will pick it up, the Pedro Almodóvar Collection looks the best.
I like Almodovar's films, but a box set of previousily released dvd's hmmm... is there anything new or exclusive to this box?
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Silence of the Lambs, The Passion of the Christ, and Brokeback Mountain are re-releases that only includes new additional Special Features.
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I voted for Brokeback.
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Originally Posted by Giles
I like Almodovar's films, but a box set of previousily released dvd's hmmm... is there anything new or exclusive to this box?
'Matador' and 'Law of Desire' are new & exclusive to this.
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For me personally.....without doubt it has to be :-

The Films Of Kenneth Anger Vol.1
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Originally Posted by Giles
I like Almodovar's films, but a box set of previousily released dvd's hmmm... is there anything new or exclusive to this box?
Quite the opposite in fact! There are extras on the old single discs that are not on this set.

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Originally Posted by SINGLE104
Silence of the Lambs, The Passion of the Christ, and Brokeback Mountain are re-releases that only includes new additional Special Features.
Strictly speaking, this is false. At least in the cases of BROKEBACK and LAMBS (let's just say PASSION isn't my kind of thing to have ever checked for myself), the new DVDs offer remastered transfers over the previous releases. If new picture and new extras don't qualify a title for the vote, I don't know what does (especially in such a quiet new release month like January).
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Another vote for YOJIMBO/SANJURO.
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Originally Posted by Filmmaker
I went with SAW III: Uncut Edition, but specifically to highlight the complete package found in the Target Exclusive edition; it was a neck-and-neck race with SILENCE OF THE LAMBS, but there are still debatable color-balance and muted audio issues (not to mention too much cropping of the frame vs. any prior SotL release) that stop it from being a grand slam...

Agreed
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I'd have to say The Marine Unrated only because it was the only January release I've seen.
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Hmmmmm I didn't get much this month. I'd say a close race with SNAKES ON A PLANE and The Marine. The Marine's announcement said commentary and since it didn't deliver,I'll go with SOAP!
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Originally Posted by Filmmaker
Strictly speaking, this is false. At least in the cases of BROKEBACK and LAMBS (let's just say PASSION isn't my kind of thing to have ever checked for myself), the new DVDs offer remastered transfers over the previous releases. If new picture and new extras don't qualify a title for the vote, I don't know what does (especially in such a quiet new release month like January).
Newly remastered transfers or not, they're still the same movies ( which was what I've meant.) And if you haven't seen Passion of the Christ, you've missed an extremely good, and powerful film.
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Originally Posted by SINGLE104
Newly remastered transfers or not, they're still the same movies ( which was what I've meant.) And if you haven't seen Passion of the Christ, you've missed an extremely good, and powerful film.
What has me confused is, why would a DVD that was only 8 months (Brokeback) old need a new transfer? WTF!


I voted for Yojimbo & Sanjuro by the way.
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Originally Posted by SINGLE104
Newly remastered transfers or not, they're still the same movies ( which was what I've meant.)
Then I'm still at a loss--why do you imply this fact should make them ineligible for this poll?

Originally Posted by SINGLE104
And if you haven't seen Passion of the Christ, you've missed an extremely good, and powerful film.
My loss. Sorry to all its fans that I still sleep quite soundly at night...
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