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Rolling Stone's Top 12 DVD's of 2009

Here are Rolling Stone's Top 12 DVD's of 2009:

1. Star Trek (2009)
2. Up
3. District 9
4. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
5. Public Enemies
6. Inglourious Basterds
7. The Taking of Pelham 123
8. Drag Me to Hell
9. Fight Club
10. Wings of Desire
11. North by Northwest
12. It Might Get Loud

The problem I have with this list is as follows:
-where is The Wizard of Oz or Gone With the Wind?
-Peter Travers states that the commentary on Fight Club is new
-All of the "DVDs" listed are actually Blu-rays

I have never liked Peter Travers. Aside from the fact that he calls every horror movie "scary as hell" it appears he knows nothing about movies. add to the fact that he knows nothing about DVD's and that shows you how worthless he really is.
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Re: Rolling Stone's Top 12 DVD's of 2009

Well, the first mistake is looking for a top DVD list in Rolling Stone. It's like checking People magazine for best sports performances.
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Re: Rolling Stone's Top 12 DVD's of 2009

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Re: Rolling Stone's Top 12 DVD's of 2009

lame!
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The problem I have with Peter Travers is he seems to love every movie he sees.
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no Coraline? kiss my ass
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Re: Rolling Stone's Top 12 DVD's of 2009

Peter Travers is an idiot. Didnt the Fight Club dvd come out years ago?
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Re: Rolling Stone's Top 12 DVD's of 2009

A list of "best DVDs" is pretty hilarious in 2009. The Blu-ray versions kick the ass of all of these.
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A list of "best DVDs" is pretty hilarious in 2009. The Blu-ray versions kick the ass of all of these.
The list was actually the top 10 Blu Rays, not DVDs.
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Re: Rolling Stone's Top 12 DVD's of 2009

Not only is it stupid to be lumping in BDs as "DVDs," but the list also shows his short-term memory as it's heavily focused on what was just released in the last couple of months of the year. Where is Disney's Pinocchio or Snow White? What about the awards season movies from last year that included (love 'em or hate 'em) Slumdog Millionaire, Criterion's Benjamin Button, and The Wrestler? Or the solid catalog titles like Forrest Gump, Braveheart, A Bug's Life, South Pacific, Saturday Night Fever, Grease, Fargo, Ghostbusters, Dr. Strangelove, For All Mankind, Spinal Tap?
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Re: Rolling Stone's Top 12 DVD's of 2009

How did Drag Me to Hell get on that list, whether it be for DVD or Blu-ray? Don't get me wrong, I love the movie, probably one of my favorite films this year, but the overall Blu-ray just wasn't all that great. I thought the movie looked good and sounded great, but there was a very disappointing lack of extras there. What was there was pretty good, but there could have been so much more on the disc. All we got was a 35-minute featurette and the trailer. Where's the Raimi commentary? This qualifies as a top 10 release? Rolling Stone fails again.
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Originally Posted by clckworang View Post
How did Drag Me to Hell get on that list, whether it be for DVD or Blu-ray? Don't get me wrong, I love the movie, probably one of my favorite films this year, but the overall Blu-ray just wasn't all that great. I thought the movie looked good and sounded great, but there was a very disappointing lack of extras there. What was there was pretty good, but there could have been so much more on the disc. All we got was a 35-minute featurette and the trailer. Where's the Raimi commentary? This qualifies as a top 10 release? Rolling Stone fails again.
Again, Peter Travers is an idiot.
THe simple fact that there is no Wizard of Oz or Gone With the Wind on there is proof of that.
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Nearly everything Rolling Stone says/is/does is just stupid, pointless, and has been irrelevant since about 1972 or so.
More like 1992 to be fair.
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Um, I don't think that having Taylor Lautner on the cover is stupid OR pointless. Ooooh baby!
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More like 1992 to be fair.
huh? They were irrelevant long before 1992! Keep in mind that they slammed Nirvana's "Bleach" when it came out. And that was in '89! (though to be fair, they probably didn't get around to reviewing it until 1990).
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Here are Rolling Stone's Top 12 DVD's of 2009:

1. Star Trek (2009)
2. Up
3. District 9
4. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
5. Public Enemies
6. Inglourious Basterds
7. The Taking of Pelham 123
8. Drag Me to Hell
9. Fight Club
10. Wings of Desire
11. North by Northwest
12. It Might Get Loud

The problem I have with this list is as follows:
-where is The Wizard of Oz or Gone With the Wind?
-Peter Travers states that the commentary on Fight Club is new
-All of the "DVDs" listed are actually Blu-rays

I have never liked Peter Travers. Aside from the fact that he calls every horror movie "scary as hell" it appears he knows nothing about movies. add to the fact that he knows nothing about DVD's and that shows you how worthless he really is.
lol I'm glad someone realizes Peter Travers always says, "scary as hell!"
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Re: Rolling Stone's Top 12 DVD's of 2009

Originally Posted by Lemmy View Post
Nearly everything Rolling Stone says/is/does is just stupid, pointless, and has been irrelevant since about 1972 or so.
Originally Posted by wm lopez View Post
More like 1992 to be fair.
1972 is pretty accurate. Although one could make an argument for ~1969-70... Any "music" magazine claiming to cover Rock 'n Roll that outright dismisses Zeppelin... By '72 they were nothing more than a corporate rag which had lost direction and relevance in the culture they claimed to support and report.
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Re: Rolling Stone's Top 12 DVD's of 2009

Rolling Stone is still published ??

Aren't they too cool to be using something as mainstream as DVDs ?
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Re: Rolling Stone's Top 12 DVD's of 2009

Any list of 2009 top DVDs without the following is completely bogus:

DRAGON BALL SEASON ONE Box set

NARUTO Uncut Season One Box Set Vol. 1

NANA Uncut Box Set, Vol. 1
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Re: Rolling Stone's Top 12 DVD's of 2009

Originally Posted by cbearnm View Post
Rolling Stone is still published ??

Aren't they too cool to be using something as mainstream as DVDs ?
No, they talk about DVDs all the time. They usually have reviews, too. This isn't Pitchfork we are talking about, people.
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Re: Rolling Stone's Top 12 DVD's of 2009

Originally Posted by Ash Ketchum View Post
Any list of 2009 top DVDs without the following is completely bogus:

DRAGON BALL SEASON ONE Box set

NARUTO Uncut Season One Box Set Vol. 1

NANA Uncut Box Set, Vol. 1
Being overpriced, barely having any extras and concentrating on worthless dubbing instead, I'd say no.
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Being overpriced, barely having any extras and concentrating on worthless dubbing instead, I'd say no.
I don't know what you're talking about. They're all uncut, they all have Japanese language tracks with subtitles, and I found them all reasonably priced at Best Buy. The DB set has 31 episodes on it. The NARUTO set has 25 and costs $10 less than the DB set. The NANA set only has 12 eps., and has less value for the price, but it's a great series so I'm happy to get it.

And I don't give a crap about extras, I want as many episodes of each series in one set as possible, and I"m getting that with DB and NARUTO. I even bought NARUTO Season One Vol. 2, which offers another 27 eps., uncut and in Japanese with subs., for $7 less than Vol. 1.

(For those who want the dubs, they're included in each set as well.)
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Nearly everything Rolling Stone says/is/does is just stupid, pointless, and has been irrelevant since about 1972 or so.
This!
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Re: Rolling Stone's Top 12 DVD's of 2009

Originally Posted by Lemmy View Post
Nearly everything Rolling Stone says/is/does is just stupid, pointless, and has been irrelevant since about 1972 or so.
In order to know this, I'm assuming you've been reading it. I'm just curious as to why you would continue to read it?

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