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Old 08-09-07, 11:52 PM
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The Most Comprehensive DVD Set Ever--- What's your picks?

I'm blown away by the amount of time that was spent prepping DVDs for the blockbuster 1991 action-flick TERMINATOR 2: JUDGMENT DAY. I recently got the Ultimate Edition, which I've been searching for three years now, in a Blockbuster while I was on vacation. It covers just about every aspect of the production. Combined with the 2003 release of the Extreme Edition, there's basically nothing you can ask about how something was achieved in the film, because it's all laid out for you, right there on 2 double sided discs and 2 one-sided ones. What's your picks for most comprehensive DVD sets ever?

My close seconds are KING KONG (2005), and the SEINFELD TV releases.
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I think the new Blade Runner will most certainly be a contender (I mean the 5 disc, with the workprint).

Otherwise as of now, I can't quite recall.
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The Alien Quadrilogy always impressed me. Multiple cuts for each of the four films. 2 discs for each movie plus another bonus disc for the franchise as a whole.
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Matrix or Quadrilogy
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Originally Posted by cheersfan213
I'm blown away by the amount of time that was spent prepping DVDs for the blockbuster 1991 action-flick TERMINATOR 2: JUDGMENT DAY. I recently got the Ultimate Edition, which I've been searching for three years now, in a Blockbuster while I was on vacation. It covers just about every aspect of the production. Combined with the 2003 release of the Extreme Edition, there's basically nothing you can ask about how something was achieved in the film, because it's all laid out for you, right there on 2 double sided discs and 2 one-sided ones. What's your picks for most comprehensive DVD sets ever?

My close seconds are KING KONG (2005), and the SEINFELD TV releases.
Hi, have you seen the "Extreme" Edition of Terminator 2? or the rest of Terminator 2 releases? The term "Comprehensive" between the Extreme and Ultimate Edition releases


FYI here are some of them (The pic does not include the new T2/Total Recall set, T2 PSP , T2 HD and Blu Ray yet..) in Region 1 format.

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Terminator 2

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Old 08-10-07, 12:58 AM
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The Superman Ultimate collection, The LOTR Extended editions, Alien Quadrology.
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The Quad or the Ultimate Superman set. Blade Runner looks to impress too.
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Definitely Alien Quad, but the packaging kinda sucks.
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The Back to the future sets have a bunch of stuff that i think are really good and complete
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To many to list...in no particular order:

Blade Runner: Ultimate Collector's Edition (5 Disc Set)
The Matrix Collection
Top Gun: Special Edition
Back to The Future Trilogy
Alien Quadrilogy
Once Upon A Time in the West
Shogun
Terminator 2: Judgement Day - Ultimate AND Extreme Editions
Fight Club: Special Editiion
The Sound of Music - Five Star and Anniversary editions
Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs
Big Trouble in Little China
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Dawn of the Dead has to be up there...lots of good extras on that classic Romero Flick...
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some really good ones already mentioned. i'll throw 2 more out there:
kingdom of heaven:directors cut
dust devil:the final cut
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The 6 disc edition of Memento Mori:

http://dvdheaven.com/dvd/dvd_detail.php?idx=10941

Disc 1 - Theaterical Cut 2 hours
Disc 2 - Rough Cut 3 hours
Disc 3 - Making Of, Auditions, Interviews, etc 2.5 hours
Disc 4 - Direcrtor's Short films, Post release Q&A and Interviews 3 hours
Disc 5 - Theaterical Cut High-Def
Disc 6 - Soundtrack

~110 page hard-bound "diary" (central prop of the movie's story line)
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for tv -- Freaks and Geeks
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Lord of the Rings EE's.
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Wizard of Oz
another vote for Freaks and Geeks
Dawn of the Dead: Ultimate (my personal favorite DVD set)
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Originally Posted by Panda Phil
Lord of the Rings EE's.

Agreed!

In terms of video, audio, xtras and overall packaging I think they are the best
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Originally Posted by DarthMarino
The Alien Quadrilogy always impressed me. Multiple cuts for each of the four films. 2 discs for each movie plus another bonus disc for the franchise as a whole.
I second that emotion...
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Agree with many here:
Lord of the Rings EE
Alien Quad
Superman Ultimate


I don't have it, but that Dust Devil set seems to be pretty comprehensive for a single movie.
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Fanny and Alexander box set and the LOTR extended sets. I'll second Battle of Algiers, too.
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Hard choice, but my top three would be:

1) The Alien Quadrilogy, even if it didn't have the complete Alien 3 documentary....or the complete Alien: Evolution documentary. (Silly FOX executives.)
2) The LOTR: Fellowship Of The Ring gift set with the National Geographic bonus DVD. 5 discs? Sold.
3) Terminator 2: Ultimate Edition. Seriously, they crammed so much stuff onto that dual-sided disc that it's insane. Format demonstrations, Japanese trailers, promotional galleries, easter eggs, and I still haven't found everything on that disc.
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