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Old 02-28-09, 11:09 AM
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Greatest Special, Limited, Ultimate, and Deluxe Dvds ever made...

I have been searching the forums for some time now hopeing to find a thread like this. I would love to know which dvds people take pride as thier greatest special edition (includes packageing and dvd discs/content). I thought maybe i would start it off by throwing out some obvious ones...

Oldboy-Tin box
Big Lebowski-Bowlingball edition
Casablanca-Ultimate collector's edition
Six Feet Under-Us Entire series box set
Seven-Platinum edition
Fight Club-special edition

Also please someone tell me what special edition comes in the wooden box that says "toy box" on the cover.
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Old 02-28-09, 11:25 AM
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Re: Greatest Special, Limited, Ultimate, and Deluxe Dvds ever made...

dawn of the dead - ultimate edition
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Old 02-28-09, 11:57 AM
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dawn of the dead - ultimate edition
The above one and also the Blade Runner Box, the Superman Tin and the Japanese Grindhouse Box!

Dirk

Edit: I forgot the Evil Dead Book of the Dead Editions and the Blind Dead Coffin and The Alien Quadrilogy Set!

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Alien Quadrilogy
E.T. Ultimate Boxset (even though the flap doesn't close)
Blade Runner Limited Edition Box Set
Pearl Harbor Vista Series
The Wizard of Oz 3-disc Collectors Edition
Toy Story Ultimate Toy Box
The Pinky Violence Collection
Superman Ultimate Collectors Edition
The Complete Monterey Pop Festival Criterion Collection
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The Sopranos (Complete)
Blade Runner (Briefcase)
Superman (Ultimate)
Buffy the Vampire Slayer (Chosen w/ BB bonus)
The Third Man (Criterion)
Apocalypse Now (Dossier w/ CC bonus)
The Godfather: Coppola Restoration (SteelBook™)
The Little Mermaid (SteelBook™)
Alien (Quadrilogy)
Sin City (Recut.Extended.Unrated)
Touch of Evil (50th Anniversary)
Phantasm (Sphere, R2)

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Old 02-28-09, 12:43 PM
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Dawn of the Dead - Ultimate
Superman - Ultimate
Alien Quadrilogy
Freaks and Geeks Yearbook
Sergio Leone Anthology
Nightmare on Elm Street Collection
Savage Streets - SE
Legend - Ultimate
E.T. - Ultimate Box Set
Jaws 30th Anniv. Edition
Sam Peckinpah Collection
Halloween - LE
Scarface - Box Set
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The Lord of the Rings: EE sets.
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Old 02-28-09, 02:23 PM
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I'm gonna nominate Anchor Bay's Bad Taste Limited Edition. Cool packaging, a nice booklet, and one of the best featurettes I've ever seen, called "Good Taste Made Bad Taste", which just includes all sorts of awesome stuff in it and made this release memorable for me all by itself.

I know in Region 4 they released another special edition that also included a commentary track with the cast and some other odds and ends. Jackson has said numerous times that he's going to revisit his older titles, so here's to hoping he lays down a track, and we get both plus the featurette and new extras in some future US release. It's already a great SE with just the featurette, so anything extra is just additional icing on the gross-out cake.
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Old 02-28-09, 02:24 PM
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Gladiator EE and Black Hawk Down DE

Matrix Collection 10 disc UE
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Old 02-28-09, 02:26 PM
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In no particular order

Blade Runner: Ultimate Collector's Edition (Briefcase)
Clerks: 3-Disc 10th Anniversary Edition
Freaks & Geeks: Yearbook Edition
Superman: Ultimate Collector's Set
Dawn Of The Dead: Ultimate Edition
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Dirty Harry - Ultimate Collector's Edition Set
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Old 02-28-09, 03:30 PM
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Brazil (Criterion)
The Complete Mr. Arkadin (Criterion)
Andy Warhol Anthology
The Russ Meyer Collection
Coffin Joe Trilogy (Coffin)
Homicide: The Complete Series (File Cabinet)
The Hammer Collection
Ford at Fox
Murnau/Borzage at Fox
John Cassavetes - 5 Films
(Criterion)
Two Lane Blacktop (Criterion)
Repo Man (Tin)
The Wicker Man (Wooden Box)
I Am Cuba (Cigar Box)
La Femme Publique (Limited Edition)
King Kong (Tin)
Forbidden Planet (Tin)
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Old 02-28-09, 04:33 PM
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Batman The Complete Animated Series
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Old 02-28-09, 11:55 PM
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The Wizard Of Oz: Three-Disc Collector's Edition
A Christmas Carol (1951): Two-Disc Ultimate Collector's Edition
Psycho (1960): Two-Disc Universal Legacy Series Special Edition
Halloween: Two-Disc Divimax 25th Anniversary Edition
Grease: Rockin' Rydell Edition
My Bloody Valentine (1981): Special Edition
Child's Play: Chucky's 20th Birthday Edition
Home Alone: Family Fun Edition
Misery: Collector's Edition
Mrs. Doubtfire: Two-Disc Behind The Seams Edition
The Shawshank Redemption: Two-Disc 10th Anniversary Edition
Speed: Two-Disc Awards Series Collector's Edition
Toy Story: Two-Disc 10th Anniversary Edition
Twister: Two-Disc Special Edition
Titanic: Three-Disc Special Collector's Edition
Selena: Two-Disc 10th Anniversary Special Edition
Toy Story 2: Two-Disc Special Edition
The Green Mile: Two-Disc Special Edition
Pearl Harbor: The Director's Cut Four-Disc Vista Series
A Beautiful Mind: Two-Disc Widescreen Awards Edition
Walk The Line: Two-Disc Extended Cut
WALL-E: Three-Disc Special Edition

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Old 03-01-09, 01:29 AM
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Offhand...

Lawrence of Arabia - 2 disc edition with replica of original movie souvenir booklet; the cloth/fabric-y package is sweet, as are the features. A shame there's no commentary track, though. How perfect/ironic would it have been had Spielberg provided one?

Sin City - Recut. Extended. Unrated. - I love the features, I love being able to watch the film as a set of short films instead of one theatrical feature, and I love the inclusion of a reprint of the original comic; the only knock I have is the double-layered disc tray.

James Bond - Ultimate Edition boxed sets, Volumes One through Four - comprehensive, definitive features and the slim cases means that the whole set takes up far less space than previous editions. There are some complaints, though: Since the booklets don't fit in the individual movie cases, they're thrown into the boxes rather superfluously; also, not only is the DVD artwork generic, but the packaging is cheap. The top of my Volume Two wasn't even properly glued down when I bought it brand new on the day of release.

Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves - Extended Version - Because more Alan Rickman is always welcome, especially in this role. The bonus features are nice, and for once a studio replaced the movie poster artwork with something that actually looks good--maybe even better.

The Wizard of Oz - Three-Disc Collector's Edition - I have absolutely no idea what they could possibly add to make the forthcoming five-disc edition, because this set has just about everything but a download of the script and a replica of the ruby slippers. My copy (which came from Columbia House) mistakenly included two sets of photo cards instead of one set of each of the included bonuses, but from what I could tell, the whole thing was truly top-tier DVD goodness.

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Old 03-01-09, 02:23 AM
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There are other special editions and whatnot but..I don't think those are of great importance as say...the Oldboy Tin Set. I own Minority Report but...it's always a 2 disc set so it's not all that special or rare. So these are the ones that matter as a set instead of actually being titled a special/limited/ super duper edition

Batman The Complete Animated Series
Casino Royale- 3 disc set
300 - Exclusive Two-Disc Limited Edition (Best Buy Exclusive)
Alien Quadrilogy
The Adventures of Baron Munchausen - 20th Anniversary Edition
The Adventures of Indiana Jones (1-3)
Almost Famous: Untitled - The Bootleg Cut - Director's Edition
Apocalypse Now: The Complete Dossier - Special Collector's Edition
Babel - 2-Disc Collector's Edition
Black Hawk Down - 3-Disc Deluxe Edition
Blade Runner - Five-Disc Ultimate Collector’s Edition (Briefcase)
Brazil- The MOTHERFUCKING AWESOME 3 disc CRITERION SET
Breathless - The Criterion Collection
Citizen Kane - Two-Disc Special Edition
Clerks X - 10th Anniversary Edition
Gladiator - 3 Disc Extended Edition
Enter the Dragon - 2 Disc Special Edition
The Evil Dead - Ultimate Edition
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas - The Criterion Collection
The Godfather Original DVD Collection
Gojira - Godzilla Classic Collector's Edition
GoodFellas - Two-Disc Special Edition
La Haine - The Criterion Collection
Heat - Two-Disc Special Edition
Hellboy - 3 Disc Director's Cut
Hellboy 2: The Golden Army - 3 Disc Special Edition (Digi copy is 3rd disc fucking yay)
The Hidden Fortress - The Criterion Collection
Hot Fuzz - 3-Disc Collector's Edition
Ikiru - The Criterion Collection
In the Mood for Love - The Criterion Collection
Jet Li's Fearless - Director's Cut
The John Woo Collection (has Killer and Hardboiled)
Jules and Jim - The Criterion Collection
Kagemusha - The Criterion Collection
Kingdom of Heaven - 4-Disc Director's Cut
L.A. Confidential - Two-Disc Special Edition
Léon: The Professional - Superbit Deluxe Edition
The Lord of the Rings: EE sets
The Maltese Falcon - Three-Disc Special Edition
The Ultimate Matrix Collection Limited Edition Collector's Set
Memento - 2 disc Limited Edition
Moulin Rouge! - 2 disc Special Edition
Oldboy -Tin Box
Once Upon a Time in America - Two-Disc Special Edition
Once Upon a Time in the West - Special Collector's Edition
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest - Two-Disc Special Edition
Panic Room - 3 Disc Special Edition
Pan's Labyrinth - New Line 2-Disc Platinum Series
The Phantom of the Opera - 2 Disc Special Edition
Postwar Kurosawa - Eclipse Series 7
Predator - Collector's Edition
Raging Bull - 2 Disc DVD Collector's Set
Ran - The Criterion Collection
Reservoir Dogs - 15th Anniversary Edition
Rocky - 2 Disc Collector's Edition
Saving Private Ryan - D-Day 60th Anniversary Commemorative Edition
Scarface - Platinum Edition
The Searchers - 50th Anniversary Two-Disc Special Edition
Se7en - New Line Platinum Series
The Sergio Leone Anthology
Seven Samurai - The Criterion Collection (Remastered Reissue)
The Shawshank Redemption -10th Anniversary Two-Disc Special Edition
Sin City - Recut, Extended, Unrated
The Silence of the Lambs - Collector's Edition
Singin' in the Rain - Two-Disc Special Edition
Snatch - Superbit Deluxe
Stargate - 2-Disc Ultimate Edition
Superman - Ultimate Collector's Edition
Taxi Driver - Collector's Edition 2 Disc Set
Terminator 2: Judgment Day - Extreme DVD (Metal Slip Cover)
Throne of Blood - The Criterion Collection
Tideland - 2-Disc Collector's Edition
Traffic - The Criterion Collection
True Romance - Unrated Director's Cut
Unforgiven - 10th Anniversary 2 Disc Special Edition
Ultimate Versus
V for Vendetta - Two-Disc Special Edition (Best Buy Exclusive Gift Set)
X-Men 1.5
Yojimbo/Sanjuro: Two Films by Akira Kurosawa - The Criterion Collection (Remastered Reissue)
Zodiac - 2-Disc Director's Cut

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Old 03-01-09, 04:04 AM
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Xena Warrior Princess, especially the later seasons, have the best supplements of any television series. Cast members, writers, producers, all participate in numerous audio & video commentaries... Rob Tapert analyzing & discussing the legend is facinating. The only drawback, they didn't include the great "Battle On" show teasers/trailers...
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Flags of our Fathers/Letters from Iwo Jima/Heroes of Iwo Jima box set.

The X-Files complete series box set.

As mentioned by a few above, the Pearl Harbor 4-disc set is awesome, especially if you love History Channel documentaries on WWII

Solid Snake PAC's post pretty much covers all the other ones on the top of my head.
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Old 03-02-09, 12:22 PM
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As mentioned by a few above, the Pearl Harbor 4-disc set is awesome, especially if you love History Channel documentaries on WWII

Solid Snake PAC's post pretty much covers all the other ones on the top of my head.
I will third the praise for the Pearl Harbor 4 disc set. Say what you will about Michael Bay, but that set is LOADED with extras.
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Cannibal Holocaust - Special Edition
Brotherhood of the Wolf - Canadian 3-Disc SE
Ichi the Killer - (blood bag) SE
Ilsa Trilogy - SE
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Old 03-02-09, 01:35 PM
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I actually really like the Complete Knight Rider box set packaging with the "Kit" face and sound FX
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I'd love to get the Ichi The Killer set..but the chances of a scratched or smudged disc cuz of the packaging is a huge pet peeve of mine. God knows, I return enough stuff back to Amazon only to get an exchange which later fixes my issue.
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Old 03-02-09, 07:19 PM
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Some of my faves

Dawn of the Dead [1978] - Ultimate Edition
Evil Dead - Ultimate Edition
The Blind Dead Collection - Coffin Case
Cannibal Holocaust - Limited Grindhouse 2 Disc SE
The Universal Monster Legacy Sets
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Old 03-02-09, 08:16 PM
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When it comes to packaging, I love the Japanese Alien Quadrilogy that comes in the alien bust. The Planet of the Apes set in the ape head is fun too. I'm also fond of my Astro Boy tin and The Others housed in a dead book.
For bonus materia and alternate cutsl: Dawn of the Dead Ultimate Edition; Grindhouse; Pearl Harbor: The Director's Cut Four-Disc Vista Series; Blade Runner; Criterion's Brazil.
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Cannibal Holocaust - Limited #'ed Edition
August Underground - Snuff Editions / Signed / #'ed
Blade Runner Briefcase - Blu-ray
Bad Taste - Limited / #'ed
Ric Flair Shoot Interview - 4 Disc Highspots Exclusive - Signed
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