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Your Top 10 of 2011 (Blu-ray Edition).

1. Star Wars (Complete Saga)
2. Scarface (SteelBook)
3. Das Boot (2-Disc Collector's Set)
4. The Lord of the Rings (Extended Editions)
5. Citizen Kane (70th Anniversary Edition)
6. X-Men: First Class (Exclusive Combo)
7. Pulp Fiction
8. Almost Famous (The Bootleg Cut)
9. Once Upon a Time in the West
10. Taxi Driver
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1. The Social Network
2. Santa Sangre
3. Walking Dead: Season 1 (3-Disk Special Edition)
4. Star Wars Complete Saga
5. Pulp Fiction
6.Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows pt. 2 (Target exclusive with bonus disk documentary)
7. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows pt. 1 (Best Buy Exclusive with Bonus disk)
8. Carlos / Blow-Out Criterion Editions
9. Cowboys and Aliens (like the Extended cut and love the Favreau commentary and interviews with cast and crew)
10. Bridesmaids (a movie I didnt think was funny in theaters that had a fantastic amount of laughs in the special features. )

Runers Up=
Attack the Block, Rise of the planet of the Apes, SUper 8, Captain AMerica, Thor, X-men First Class, Monsters, Hobo With A Shotgun, Super, Taxi Driver, Green Hornet



Worst Blu-releases: (due to lack of extras mostly AKA Godddamn Warner Bros sucks ass))
1.Fright Night (Twilight Time Exclusive) (Price and lack of extras that insure I will always think of disgust when I think of Twilight Time. No $ from me for my lifetime Twilight Time)
2. Fright Night Remake (what a fun movie. What a shitty Blu-ray)

3. Hangover 2
4. Unknown
5. Due Date
6. Crazy Stupid Love
7. Horrible Bosses
8. Hall Pass
9. Final Destination 5

10. Somewhere (what a piece of junk)

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Re: Your Top 10 of 2011 (Blu-ray Edition).

2 lists deep and nobody has mentioned TAXI DRIVER? for shame.
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2 lists deep and nobody has mentioned TAXI DRIVER? for shame.
fixed. i was waivering between it and TBL.
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Re: Your Top 10 of 2011 (Blu-ray Edition).

In no particular order (though alphabetical):

Citizen Kane
Deep End
Fright Night
Island of Lost Souls
The Killing
Kiss Me Deadly
Senso
Sweet Smell of Success
Taxi Driver
Touch of Evil
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Re: Your Top 10 of 2011 (Blu-ray Edition).

Best...

Taxi Driver
Lord of the Rings Extended
Three Colors Trilogy
Scarface
Jurassic Park Trilogy
The Lion King
Blow Out
Sweet Smell of Success
The Double Life of Veronique
Complete Jean Vigo

Worst...

Star Wars
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Old 01-01-12, 11:50 AM
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Re: Your Top 10 of 2011 (Blu-ray Edition).

I just upgraded to high definition in October but here are some stand-outs for me:

Ten Commandments
Taxi Driver
Citizen Kane
Jackie Brown
Blue Velvet
Santa Sangre
The Three Colors Trilogy
Frankenhooker
Evil Dead II: 25th Anniversary
Maniac Cop


I refuse to purchase or include butchered Star Wars.

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Re: Your Top 10 of 2011 (Blu-ray Edition).

(no particular order)

The Ten Commandments
Ben-Hur
It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
The Big Country

Blow Out (Criterion)
Sweet Smell Of Success (Criterion)
The Rocketeer
The Sherlock Holmes Collection
Mad Men
Season 4
Conan The Destroyer

A lot more could have made the cut. Good year for catalog releases. Hopefully next year will be even better.
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The Rocketeer
Even with a blah transfer and no extras?
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Re: Your Top 10 of 2011 (Blu-ray Edition).

No order-

Big Lebowski
Deep Red
Destroy All Monsters
Inferno
Once Upon A Time In The West
Phenomena
Santa Sangre
Taxi Driver
Women In Cages triple feature
Zombie
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Even with a blah transfer and no extras?
Extras would have been nice. But the lack of them would not stop me from cherishing the release of any favorite film as long as they got the A/V right.
And I would disagree with you about the transfer here. They got it absolutely right. This is very, very close to the way the film originally looked theatrically and it's a monumental leap beyond any other home video version.
For that reason alone I would rate it higher than many more popular packages of more classic films that came out this year.

But my list was strictly personal. These were the releases I found most satisfying for one reason or another. Like I said, lots of worthy contenders this year. Hard to narrow down to even ten.
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Re: Your Top 10 of 2011 (Blu-ray Edition).

I'm not including Star Wars in my list because it could have been a lot better.

The Cable Guy: 15th Anniversary - Actual special features with a neat commentary with Ben Stiller and Jim Carrey

The Ten Commandments: Limited Edition Gift Set

The Great Dictator AND Modern Times from Criterion

Scream Trilogy - 1 really great documentary, 1 okay documentary

Halloween II: 30th Anniversary Edition - Great to have on BD, some great features as well as "Terror in the Aisles" in HD!

The Lion King: Diamond Edition

West Side Story: 50th Anniversary Edition

Pulp Fiction

Evil Dead II - Fantastic transfer and fantastic documentary!
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Re: Your Top 10 of 2011 (Blu-ray Edition).

1.Black Swan
2.Tucker & Dale Vs. Evil
3. Evil Dead 2(25th anniversary edition)
4. Clockwork Orange(40th anniversary)
5. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows(i'll count both as 1)

and while I haven't bought them yet(a problem i'm correcting by the end of the month) but from the reviews they top my list.
6. West Side Story (50th anniversary 4 disc edition)
7. Lion King (Four-Disc Diamond Edition Blu-ray 3D edition)-even without owning a 3D tv
8. 12 angry Men (Criterion Collection)
And I would put Legend(Ultimate Edition) and Straw Dogs (1971) since those are two at the top of my purchase list but haven't seen any reviews for them as of yet.
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Old 01-02-12, 03:57 PM
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Re: Your Top 10 of 2011 (Blu-ray Edition).

Many ways to rank them: Movie, Video Quality, Extras, Complete Set, 3D, Packaging...

I am just going with what I was most impressed with and/or enjoyed the most.

1. Lion King 3D (Maybe the greatest animated movie of all-time, VQ is perfect, Most enjoyable 3D I have watched, extras, sound is fantastic)

2. Star Wars Complete Set (My top movie set of all time, LOVE SW4, VQ is NOT perfect but AWESOME anyway, Extras are great, Sound is outstanding, MUST have for my Movie Collection)

3. LotR EE (2nd fav movie set, packaging looks great, sound perfect, extras my be best ever like the DVD EEs)

4. The Ten Commandments (VQ is unbelievable for a 60 year old, color jump off the screen, one of the all-time classics, great old hollywood classic actors, enjoy watching every year.)

5. Smallville 10 (Watched/Collected every year, brings it all to a close perfectly, extras suck, VQ is very good. Had fun for 10 years, enjoyed the closer. Will watch for years to come.)

6. Harry Potter 1 & 2 (VQ was great for such a dark movie, just like Smallville 10, bring closer to a great series. Extras were very good, not great. Will watch for years to come.)

7. The Walking Dead Complete 1st Season (Did not see on TV, and was I wowed. Could not stopping watching. VQ was good, but it is the content that put it on my list. Even if it the VQ was terrible, I still would have put it on my list.)

8. X-Men 1st Class (VQ Awesome, just love watching the movie, tons of fun. Great reboot of the series.)

9. Tangled 3D (Pixar came in and saved this "Disney" movie. 3D VQ is out of this world. Funny, touching, visually stunning. Best NEW family movie for 2011.)

10. The Help (VQ is great, but is just a great story that need to be told. Inspirational.)

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Barry Lyndon
Beethoven Symphonies 1 - 9 (Christian Thielemann, conducting)
Citizen Kane
The Double Life of Veronique
The Illusionist
Island of Lost Souls
The Killing
Kiss Me Deadly
Sweet Smell of Success
Taxi Driver
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10. Transformers: Dark Of The Moon


9. SAW 3D - Final Chapter??


8. Rurouni Kenshin: Trust & Betrayal


7. Jurassic Park Trilogy


6. Millennium Trilogy - Uncut Edition


5. Evil Dead 2


4. Starwars Anthology


3. Lord Of The Rings - Extended Edition



2. Disney 2011 Metal Box


1. 2011 North American Steelbooks


WB 2011 Wave 3


WB 2011 Wave 4


Alliance 2011 Wave 2


Alliance 2011 Wave 3


North American G1 Steelbooks


North American G2 Steelbooks


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Re: Your Top 10 of 2011 (Blu-ray Edition).

Das Boot (2-Disc Collector's Set)
The Lord of the Rings (Extended Editions)
Zombie
Carlos
Ten Commandments
Ben Hur
It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
Tron Legacy (soley for it's jaw dropping 7.1 soundmix)
Tree of Life
Taxi Driver

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- I haven't seen it, but the numerous complaints about the PQ of Jurassic Park and The Lost World have been discouraging to say the least
- the lack of extras that the Star Wars DVD's had and were not ported over to the bluray version also hampers me to not include it on my list
- I don't like the video of Santa Sangre - the black levels are too gray.
- Why West Side Story did not use the 70mm 6-track sound stems is just beyond me - this should have sounded just as good as 'The Sound of Music' but it doesn't by a long shot.
- Lion King's remix does not sound like the original 5.1 theatrical mix - it's all over the place, very noticeable during the songs, the vocals should NOT be in the surround channels.
- Tangled - no commentary track... really? really??
- any and all Blue Underground blu's - with yellow subtitles (i.e, 'Deep Red') - stop it - they are goddamn distracting.
- X-Men First Class - in digital projection (in the theater) looked like crap and from the reviews I've read about the bluray's PQ it beautifully retains that flaw.

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6.Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows pt. 2 (Target exclusive with bonus disk documentary)
why didn't you just buy the UK region free version that has all the extras?

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Those Harry Potter steelbooks are awesome.
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Disney 2011 Metal Box was one of my favorites, too!
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Old 01-04-12, 05:09 AM
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I don't know about a top 10, but I can think of at least my top 3.

1. Stanley Kubrick: Limited Edition Collection
2. The Lord of the Rings Trilogy: Extended Editions
3. Breaking Bad: The Complete Third Season
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My List:
1. Lord of the Rings Extended Editions -- This release -- along with the Star Wars box -- proved that Blu-ray is now mainstream! Somebody alert Spielberg to this fact!!

2. Destroy all Monsters -- I have always wanted at least a "decent" release of this -- the best of the original Godzilla movies. All previous home releases to optical disc were complete junk (battered prints, non-anamorphic, they were all dreadful!).

3. West Side Story -- I know about the controversy regarding the less-than-two-second "fade-out"/"fade-in" at the beginning. I could really care less. (And there are replacement discs available for those that do.) This was a terrific release of a classic musical. It's so sad that the same can not be stated regarding the "My Fair Lady" release.

4. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows - Part 2 --- Wonderful Blu-ray release for a wonderful movie.

5. X-Men: First Class -- Perhaps the best of the X-Men movies.

6. The Lion King -- A "Must Have" Blu-ray of the best "modern" Disney animated Classic.

7. Jurassic Park Trilogy -- So does Spielberg really think Blu-ray is mainstream now, or was this release prompted by the short-lived "Terra Nova" TV Series? Either way, it's nice to have these movies on Blu! Now, how 'bout "Jaws", pretty please?

8. The Ten Commandments -- Great release of a classic "Movie" movie. But, could Moses' beard get any longer?

9. Rise of the Planet of the Apes -- Probably the best pure SCI-FI theatrical release of 2011. (And how sad is that?)

10. Star Trek: The Next Generation Blu-ray Sampler -- What? It's not due until later this month?? No problem! I'll include the other Star Trek release of 2011 ... Uh ...
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My List:
1. Lord of the Rings Extended Editions -- This release -- along with the Star Wars box -- proved that Blu-ray is now mainstream! Somebody alert Spielberg to this fact!!

2. Destroy all Monsters -- I have always wanted at least a "decent" release of this -- the best of the original Godzilla movies. All previous home releases to optical disc were complete junk (battered prints, non-anamorphic, they were all dreadful!).

3. West Side Story -- I know about the controversy regarding the less-than-two-second "fade-out"/"fade-in" at the beginning. I could really care less. (And there are replacement discs available for those that do.) This was a terrific release of a classic musical. It's so sad that the same can not be stated regarding the "My Fair Lady" release.

4. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows - Part 2 --- Wonderful Blu-ray release for a wonderful movie.

5. X-Men: First Class -- Perhaps the best of the X-Men movies.

6. The Lion King -- A "Must Have" Blu-ray of the best "modern" Disney animated Classic.

7. Jurassic Park Trilogy -- So does Spielberg really think Blu-ray is mainstream now, or was this release prompted by the short-lived "Terra Nova" TV Series? Either way, it's nice to have these movies on Blu! Now, how 'bout "Jaws", pretty please?

8. The Ten Commandments -- Great release of a classic "Movie" movie. But, could Moses' beard get any longer?

9. Rise of the Planet of the Apes -- Probably the best pure SCI-FI theatrical release of 2011. (And how sad is that?)

10. Star Trek: The Next Generation Blu-ray Sampler -- What? It's not due until later this month?? No problem! I'll include the other Star Trek release of 2011 ... Uh ...
Jaws (with Jaws 3D) is coming out August 14th

Paramount can do a stellar job with 'The Ten Commandments' but does an epic fail with 'My Fair Lady' - (okay CBS is to blame here, Paramount only released it and nothing do with the actual transfer)

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Re: Your Top 10 of 2011 (Blu-ray Edition).

10. Hobo with a Shotgun
09. Salo - Criterion
08. Dressed to Kill
07. Rare Exports
06. Scarface
05. West Side Story
04. Blow Out -Criterion
03. Zombie -Blue Underground
02. Jackie Brown
01. Citizen Kane

Honourable Mentions:

01. Blue Velvet (especially the lost footage)
02. The Killing - Criterion
03. Star Wars (say what you want about the prequels, but some amazing transfers there).

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Re: Your Top 10 of 2011 (Blu-ray Edition).

I didn't get that many but I do have a few I picked up this year that were exceptional

Jurassic Park was it reference quality, no, but it does look damn good and probably the best aq of anything I own

Contact a sentimental favorite since it was one of the early DVD releases

Honeymoon in Vegas a guilty pleasure that never even had a WS DVD release before

Planes, Trains and Autos finally could dump my 1st gen POS
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I have watched VERY LITTLE special features of 2011 Blu-Ray releases,and there are some releases that I own but havent watched period(Movie or features,example would be Taxi Driver)

In No Order....
Jurassic Park Trilogy
Lord of the Rings Extended Trilogy
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Parts 1 & 2
Superman Motion Picture Anthology
Evil Dead II 25th Anniversary Edition
Lion King Trilogy
Incredibles
X-Men First Class
Paul
Green Lantern(Prepares to get burned here)

WORST OF THE YEAR
Star Wars the Complete Saga(No explanation needed here)
Captain America:The First Avenger(No feature length docs on the Making of,or Comic Book History? WTF? Paramount Dropped the ball,I was expecting more after they did right by the Iron Man movies)
Thor(See Captain America)
Transformersark of the Moon(They should have released the 3D Combo Special Edition day and date with the barebones release!)
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