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Old 03-02-07, 03:10 PM
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Absolute Best Extra Feature on a Dvd you have seen...

I love the unlimited potential in extra features that dvd can provide...for me the best one so far I love is in the
Dawn of the Dead Remake Dvd-directed by Zack Snyder(Also directed 300 coming out Oh Yea!). It is the
Mini film of the news anchorman reporting the news and documenting the rapid spread of the Zombie menace. I enjoyed the reporters in the field and also the graphic from time to time showing the country being overun bit by bit..I actually like it better then the movie and would have loved to watch something like this as a full feature. What other ones out there that are excellent that you love?

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The art of the fart featurette on Harold and Kumar go to White Castle Dvd.
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Shaun of the Dead Region 2 has Zombie Audio Commentary
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The thing on the Dawn of the Dead DVD seemed cool in premise, to me, but the acting (from everyone) was so bad that it was unintentionally funny.

I liked the 73 minute behind the scenes documentary on the movie "Willard". I've watched it a few times.
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Old 03-02-07, 04:21 PM
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the 5 minute demonstration of letterboxing on the Die Hard 5-star DVD. To this day it blows my mind that more films on DVD did not have this simple little demo
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Old 03-02-07, 04:24 PM
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Hands down, the inclusion of the original "Charade" as a bonus feature on the god-awful remake "The Truth About Charlie." The former stars Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn. The latter has Mark Wahlberg and Thandle Newton.
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Anyone ever seen the footage of David DeFalco on the Chaos DVD? Where he goes into the LA County morgue in an outfit someone from the WWF in 1987 would have been wearing? Now you can...

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Originally Posted by JayDerek
the 5 minute demonstration of letterboxing on the Die Hard 5-star DVD. To this day it blows my mind that more films on DVD did not have this simple little demo
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def agree on those boogie night deleted scenes. i also love the A&E bios on the fox discs.
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The commentary on Clerks: The Animated Series is fantastic. It's informative and hilarious.
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Old 03-02-07, 06:33 PM
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I haven't personally come across anything cooler than the interactive surveilance features on My Little Eye.
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the commentary on Evil Dead 2 with Campbell, Raimi, Nicotero, etc.


it's even more entertaining than the movie
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chapter stops and inserts.

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Originally Posted by JayDerek
the 5 minute demonstration of letterboxing on the Die Hard 5-star DVD. To this day it blows my mind that more films on DVD did not have this simple little demo
It's kind of sad that when I explain letterboxing to someone, the example I use is Die Hard of all movies. The "triangle" shots explanation is a perfect example to give when someone says something like "who cares if they cut off a tree from the side of the picture"


My favorite feature on any DVD is the Task Force Ranger Veterans commentary on the 3-disc Black Hawk Down DVD. Rarely does a DVD feature capture a historical moment!
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Originally Posted by IamLegend
the best one so far I love is in the
Dawn of the Dead Remake Dvd-directed by Zack Snyder(Also directed 300 coming out Oh Yea!). It is the
Mini film of the news anchorman reporting the news and documenting the rapid spread of the Zombie menace.
That one can be particularly "touching" since that's the last thing that actor ever did. If I recall correctly that was Richard Biggs (who played Dr Franklin on Babylon5), he died soon after doing this

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The long version of T-2 which was a bitch to find meaning some remote controls wouldn't work.
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On the Krull dvd, they have a 45 min. extra where they filmed each panel of the Marvel comics adaptation of the movie, and played the appropriate music, sound effects and dialogue from the movie to tell the whole story.
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Originally Posted by Mr. Salty
Hands down, the inclusion of the original "Charade" as a bonus feature on the god-awful remake "The Truth About Charlie."
In a similar vein, I bought the re-release of the SE of the Star Wars trilogy solely to get the original OT (even with the issues).
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Old 03-04-07, 01:51 PM
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One of the funniest I've seen is the easter egg on Robin Williams Live on Broadway which plays all the obscenities in the show (I know, I need to get a life). Interesting supplements for me have been stuff like being able to watch the full news reports created for Independence Day.

As for widescreen demos, the original release of Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home includes a nice explanation as part of Leonard Nimoy's featurette. I'm sure a lot of people would listen to the Die Hard explanation and say they don't give a crap about composition and what the director intended, but the demo for ST4 shows the scene with Kirk, Spock, and the marine biologist (or whatever she was) in the pickup truck, and it shows how you can't see everyone at once. Of course once you introduce the concept of pan & scan, a lot of people are gonna feel that it's an acceptable compromise, so it's often impossible to convince someone that widescreen is important, regardless of how much explanation and evidence you give them.
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