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Old 01-01-09, 01:16 PM
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Your favorite DVD's of 2008

What's your pick? Here's mine:

Vampyr (Cirterion)
Ironman (Paramount)
Hellboy II (Universal)
The Collector's Choice: The Films of Budd Boetticher (Sony)
Night Gallery Season 2 (Universal)
Touch of Evil (Universal)
Walker (Criterion)
Zodiac (DC) (Paramount)
Naked Prey (Criterion)
Dr Syn: The Scarecrow of Romney Marsh (Disney)
Icons of Horror Collection: Hammer Films (Sony)
and many I've forgotten right now.

Loved The Dark Knight but was really disappointed with the DVD.
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Old 01-01-09, 01:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Paul1957 View Post
Loved The Dark Knight but was really disappointed with the DVD.
Amen.

We didn't buy a lot of 2008 releases this year, but I was happy with Tropic Thunder Director's Cut and Psych: The Complete Second Season. We rented Forgetting Sarah Marshall and while we didn't finish watching all the extras, I enjoyed what we did see.
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Old 01-01-09, 01:35 PM
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I thought the Iron Man DVD was very good. Somewhere in between barebones and exhaustive, which is just the way I like my features.
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going for overall DVD(s) that i actually saw at least one extra and was interested in and then movie or tv series...

The Dark Knight (SteelBook) (but I also got the Target 3rd disc for free and put into, so overall, very pleased with movie, of course, and then the extras)
Iron Man (UE)
Step Brothers (UR)
The Sopranos (Complete Series)
The Mist (CE)
The Godfather (Coppola Restoration Collection)
Spaced (Complete Series)
WarGames (25th)
Child's Play (20th)
Forgetting Sarah Marshall (CE)
Touch of Evil (50th)
Redbelt
Mad Men (S1)

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Old 01-01-09, 02:21 PM
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The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters
Across the Universe: 2-Disc Deluxe Edition
Walker: The Criterion Collection
Lost Highway: Spotlight Series
Meet the Spartans: Unrated Pit-of-Death Edition
The Ruins: Unrated
Sleeping Beauty: 50th Anniversary Platinum Edition
The Gamers: Dorkness Rising
Walt Disney Treasures: Chronological Donald: Volume 4
The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian: 3-Disc Collector's Edition
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Real Ghostbusters complete series
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Old 01-01-09, 03:23 PM
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Old 01-01-09, 03:33 PM
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WALL-E: 3 Disc Special Edition was one of my favorites...that disc is loaded
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Old 01-01-09, 03:59 PM
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Mad Men: Season 1 (DVD)
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Old 01-01-09, 08:20 PM
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little rascals collection. dvd set of the year hands down imo. been watching it since the day i got it.
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Old 01-01-09, 08:50 PM
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Poultrygeist and Dr. Syn are the two that come to mind.
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Old 01-01-09, 09:53 PM
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i would have to say iron man its a cool looking steel book and i also like the dvd packageing of the hulk 3 disc set i dont know why i know its a regular dvd packaging but for some reason i like it. dont get me wrong the dark knight steelbook is great but im very disapointed in the special features i feel us dvd collecters got bum rush by warner brothers. so iron is my faviort dvd of 2008.
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Old 01-01-09, 09:59 PM
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I would say The Real Ghostbusters set, The Dark Knight and Iron Man are a few of my favorites.
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Poultrygeist is definitely my favorite release of the year.
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The Beyond - reissue
Rob Zombie's HALLOWEEN on Blu-ray
The Redsin Tower

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Old 01-02-09, 12:14 AM
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Lost Season 4
WALL-E Blu Ray
Iron Man 2 Disc Ultimate Edtion
X Files: Fight The Future
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Old 01-02-09, 12:58 AM
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Juno BD
the Dark Knight BD
Iron Man BD
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Old 01-02-09, 01:13 AM
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Funnily enough, I felt there wasn't a release I saw this year that I thought was great, especially after the Blade Runner SE released in 07, but the 2 disc Dirty Harry came very close but the Australian release didn't have the trailer gallery and as a result it missed out.

Hopefully, this year will create some good releases and hopefully, a long overdue special edition for The Road Warrior, heres hoping.

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Old 01-02-09, 04:03 AM
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Salo Criterion (Reissue)
The Furies Criterion
The Last Emperor Criterion
Batman Complete Animated Series
Real Ghostbusters Complete Series
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Centennial
Night Gallery Season 2
The Angelique Collection
Black Narcissus
(UK Bd)
Tammy triple feature
Midnight
Jean de Florette/Manon Of The Spring
(remastered)
The Apartment SE
The Fugitive S1 V2
Weird Science S1 & 2
Valarie And Her Week Of Wonders
(R2)
Tread Softly Stranger (R2)
How The West Was Won (Bd)
Capricorn One (UK Bd)
Fox Western Classics
The Major And The Minor
The Bank Job


I'm sure the list will expand as there are many more releases I've bought but haven't had a chance to watch yet- the Budd Boetticher set, Fanny, The Bond Bds, The Planet Of The Apes Bd set, Dr Syn, amongst others.
Lots of great catalog titles made it out last year, got remastered, and/or were released on Bd. Hopefully a bad economy won't impinge on 2009s slate severely.
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Old 01-02-09, 01:45 PM
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So many visits to DVDTalk, and yet I have only 5 releases from this year. At least coming up with a top five isn't too taxing.

Rear Window
La Femme Publique
In Bruges
Psych - The Complete Second Season
Get Smart
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Old 01-02-09, 05:18 PM
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In order of release:

Heart Is a Lonely Hunter (Robert Ellis Miller, 1968) Warner Home Video
Payday (Daryl Duke, 1973) Warner Home Video
The Naked Prey (Cornel Wilde, 1966) Criterion
Postwar Kurosawa (I Live in Fear, The Idiot, No Regrets for our Youth, One Wonderful Sunday and Scandal) - Eclipse/Criterion
4 x Varda (Cleo from 5 to 7, Le Bonhuer, Vagabond and, La Pointe Courte) Criterion
Frau im Mond (aka Woman in the Moon) (Fritz Lang, 1929) R2 UK Masters of Cinema
Der letzte Mann (aka The Last Laugh) (F.W. Murnau , 1924) - R2 UK Masters of Cinema
Miss Julie (Alf Sjöberg, 1951) Criterion
Saved From The Flames - 54 Rare and Restored Films 1896 - 1944 - Flicker Alley
This Sporting Life (Lindsay Anderson, 1963) Criterion
The Films of Sergei Paradjanov (Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors/The Color of Pomegranates/The Legend of Suram Fortress/Ashik Kerib) – Kino
Jean-Luc Godard Boxset (Passion, First Name: Carmen, The Detective and Oh Woe Is Me) Lions Gate Home Entertainment
A Zed & Two Noughts (Peter Greenaway, 1985) Zeitgeist Films
The Draughtsman's Contract (Peter Greenaway, 1982) Zeitgeist Films
Joan Crawford Collection Volume 2 (A Woman's Face / Flamingo Road / Sadie McKee / Strange Cargo / Torch Song) Warner
The Phantom Carriage (Victor Sjöström, 1921) - R2 - UK – Tartan
German Expressionism Collection (The Hands of Orlac / The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari / Secrets of a Soul / Warning Shadows) Kino
Pierrot le fou (Jean-Luc Godard, 1965) Criterion
Chikamatsu Monogatari/ Uwasa no Onna (Kenji Mizoguchi , 1954) - R2 - UK - Masters of Cinema
The Last Emperor - 4-disc (Bernardo Bertolucci, 1987) Criterion
Rocco and his Brothers (Luchino Visconti , 1960) - R2 - UK - Masters of Cinema
TCM Archives - Forbidden Hollywood Collection, Vol. 2 (The Divorcee / A Free Soul / Night Nurse / Three on a Match / Female) - Warner Home Video
Georges Melies: First Wizard of Cinema (1896-1913) - Flicker Alley
The Dragon Painter (William Worthington, 1919) New Yorker Films
The Round Up (Miklós Jancsó, 1966) R2 UK - Second Run
Les Vampires (Louis Feuillade, 1915) R2 UK - Artificial Eye
Lost Highway (David Lynch, 1997) Universal Studios
Blast of Silence (Allen Baron, 1961) Criterion
Eclipse 10 - Silent Ozu (I Was Born But..., Passing Fancy, Tokyo Chorus) Criterion
Ugetsu Monogatari / Oyu-Sama (2 films by Keni Mizoguchi) - R2 UK - Eureka Masters of Cinema
A Man Escaped (Robert Bresson, 1956) R2 UK Artificial Eye
The Devil, Probably (Robert Bresson, 1977) R2 UK - Artificial Eye
Lancelot du Lac (Robert Bresson, 1974) R2 UK Artificial Eye
The Land Of Promise (vintage documentary collection) - R2 UK BFIThe Diving Bell and the Butterfly (Julian Schnabel, 2007) Miramax
The Films of Morris Engel (Little Fugitive: Special Edition / Lovers and Lollipops / Weddings and Babies) - Kino
I'm Not There (Todd Haynes, 2007) - Weinstein Company
La Roue (Abel Gance, 1923) Flicker Alley
La Chinoise (Jean-Luc Godard, 1967) KOCH Lorber Films
Gai savoir (Jean-Luc Godard, 1969) KOCH Lorber Films
Man with the Gun (Richard Wilson, 1955) United Artists
Akasen Chitai/Yokihi (2 films by Keni Mizoguchi) - R2 UK - Eureka Masters of Cinema
Cluny Brown (Ernst Lubitsch, 1946) R2 UK - BFI
The Thief of Bagdad (Michael Powell, 1940) Criterion
The Furies (Anthony Mann, 1950) Criterion
Rat-Trap (Adoor Gopalakrishnan, 1981) - R2 UK Second Run
Shimizu Hiroshi Collection - Part 2 Kodomo No Shiki (Four Seasons of Children) - Kaze no Naka no Kodomo (Children in the Wind) (1937, B&W, 86min), Nobuko (1940, B&W, 90min), Mikaheri no Tou (1941, B&W, 111min), Kodomo no Shiki (Four Seasons of Children) (1939, B&W, 146min).
Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters (Paul Schrader, 1985) Criterion
Picnic At Hanging Rock 3-disc Deluxe Edition (Peter Weir, 1975) R2 UK Second Sight
Kings of the Road (In the Course of Time) (Wim Wenders, 1975) R2 UK Axiom Films
Vampyr (Carl Theodor Dreyer, 1932) R2 UK MoC
Privilege (Peter Watkins, 1967) New Yorker
The Terence Davies Trilogy - Children (1976), Madonna and Child (1980) and Death and Transfiguration (1983) - R2 UK BFI
Judex -1963/Nuits Rouges -1974 - R2 UK Masters of Cinema
Satyajit Ray Collection Vol.1 (Mahanagar, Charulata and Nayak) R2 UK Artificial Eye
The Satyajit Ray Collection Vol.2 (Kapurush, Mahapurush and Joi Baba Felunath) R2 UK Artificial Eye
Valerie and Her Week of Wonders (Jaromil Jires, 1970) - R2 UK Second Run
J'accuse! (Abel Gance, 1919) Flicker Alley
Ophuls titles - Criterion
Eclipse Series 12: Aki Kaurismäki's Proletariat Trilogy (Shadows in Paradise, Ariel, and The Match Factory Girl) Criterion Collection
L'Enfance-nue (Maurice Pialat, 1968) R2 UK Masters of Cinema
ean-Luc Godard - Histoire(s) du Cinema - R2 UK Artificial Eye
Ken Russell at the BBC (3-disc - The Debussy Film, Dante’s Inferno, Always on Sunday, Isadora: The Biggest Dancer in the World, A Song of Summer, Dance of the Seven Veils) - BBC Warner
Police (Maurice Pialat, 1985) R2 UK Masters of Cinema
Andrzej Zulawski's La Femme Publique (The Public Woman, 1984) Premium UNCUT Edition - Mondo Vision
An Autumn Afternoon (Yasujiro Ozu, 1962) Criterion Collection
The Joseph Losey Collection (The Go Between, The Servant, Accident, The Criminal, Eva, and Mr. Klein) R2 UK Optimum Home Entertainment
Le Deuxieme Souffle (Jean-Pierre Melville, 1966) Criterion
The Picture of Dorian Gray (Albert Lewin, 1945) Warner
Touch of Evil - 50th Anniversary 2-disc (1958, Orson Welles) Universal Studios
Black God White Devil (Glauber Rocha, 1964) R2 UK Mr. Bongo Films
Memories Of Underdevelopment (Tomás Gutiérrez Alea, 1968) R2 UK Mr. Bongo Films
Eclipse Series 13 Kenji Mizoguchi's Fallen Women 4DVD set (Naniwa erejî, 1936 - Gion no shimai, 1936 - Akasen chitai, 1956 - Yoru no onnatachi, 1948) Criterion
Missing (Costa-Gavras, 1982) Criterion
The Red Desert (Michelangelo Antonioni, 1964) R2 UK BFI
Budd Boetticher Box Set 5-disc (The Tall T., Decision at Sundown, Buchanan Rides Alone, Ride Lonesome and Comanche Station) Sony
Griffith Masterworks 2 ( Abraham Lincoln (1931) / The Struggle (1931), Way Down East, Sally Of The Sawdust, The Avenging Conscience and D.W. Griffith: Father Of Film) Kino
L'Argent (Marcel L'Herbier, 1928) R2 UK Masters of Cinema
White Dog (Samuel Fuller, 1982) Criterion
Chungking Express [Blu-ray] (Wong Kar-wai, 1994) Criterion

And the 2008 DVD Of The Year Award goes to:

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Murnau, Borzage, & Fox Boxset (12-disc) - Sunrise (1927), City Girl (1930), Borzage films: Lazybones (1925), Seventh Heaven (1928), Street Angel (1928), Lucky Star (1929), They Had to See Paris (1929), Liliom (1930), Song O' My Heart (1930), Bad Girl (1931), After Tomorrow (1932) and Young America (1932) - Fox Home Entertainment
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Old 01-02-09, 05:28 PM
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Iron Man by far. The Dark Knight was my favorite film of the year but between its sub-par PQ and lack of extras I have to hand it to Tony Stark. Sorry Bruce.
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Old 01-02-09, 06:53 PM
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These were my favorite Dvds released in 2008:

The Godfather Collection: The Coppola Restoration - Blu-ray
Zodiac: 2-Disc Director's Cut (2007) HD DVD
The Dark Knight (2008) Blu-ray
Iron Man (2007) Blu-ray
No Country for Old Men (2007) Blu-ray
Band of Brothers (2001) Blu-ray
Mad Men: Season One (2007) Blu-ray
The James Bond Blu-rays
Batman Begins (2005) Blu-ray
Kill Bill: Volume 1 (2003) Blu-ray
Kill Bill: Volume 2 (2004) Blu-ray
L.A. Confidential (1997) Blu-ray
Tropic Thunder (2008) Blu-ray
Burn After Reading (2008) Blu-ray
Gone Baby Gone (2007) Blu-ray
American Gangster (2007) Blu-ray
Transformers (2007) Blu-ray
Alfred Hitchcock Premier Collection
WALL-E (2008) Blu-ray
The Ultimate Matrix Collection - Blu-ray
The Strangers (2008) Blu-ray
Juno (2007) Blu-ray
Wanted (2008) Blu-ray
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Dr. Horrible's Sing Along Blog.

Commentary! is by far my favorite special feature ever on a DVD.
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