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Old 09-30-02, 01:14 AM
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Best trailer

I was watching the Predator trailer and realized how bad it sucked (in crappy mono-sounding Dolby 2.0, no less)....made me wonder if anyone has a favorite trailer on a DVD?

I liked wathcing the Episode I trailer, but that's also because I get goosebumps from the build-up of the film coming to the theaters years ago.

Are there any really good trailers out there? And are any in 5.1?
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Old 09-30-02, 01:38 AM
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Unbreakable had a hell of a trailer, but it doesn't exist on the DVD
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Old 09-30-02, 01:57 AM
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My favorite trailer is Terminator 2
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Old 09-30-02, 02:03 AM
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My favorite is "Once Upon A Time In China II."

And here it is -

(scroll to bottom)

http://www.reel.com/movie.asp?MID=40...uy=open&CID=0#

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Old 09-30-02, 02:39 AM
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I've always favored teasers than trailers that give the whole storyline away. My favorites are Alien and Rope.
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Old 09-30-02, 03:35 AM
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I liked the trailer for CQ, well done.
Also the trailer for Mulholland Dr. was interesting
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Old 09-30-02, 04:11 AM
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I like "The Gladiator" Anvil of Crom trailer and the" Terminator 2" "Building a Better Arnold" Trailer.
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Old 09-30-02, 04:18 AM
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it keeps changing. what makes a good trailer is how much you look forward to the movie.. after it's out, the trailer seems to lose a lot for me.
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Old 09-30-02, 04:28 AM
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Most of my faves are set to music, or at least the music plays a big part in them. Just from the ones I have on my computer (not DVDs, so I'm not too huge a fan of the movies themselves):

Black Hawk Down
Magnolia
Moulin Rouge
Vanilla Sky

I remember after seeing the second Phantom Menace trailer, I went around saying, "There's no way it can't be good!" Uh . . . whoops.
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Old 09-30-02, 05:04 AM
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The Neverending Story 1 & 2 trailers have that awesome synthesized Ivory Tower theme.

I love the trailer for The Guardian; it makes it look so good. The movie was nothing special however. Good thing I got the trailer on the "Boogeymen" disc and didn't have to buy the actual movie.

The Exorcist II trailer is cool, with its Pazuzu-Disco-Chant - and shows scenes from the whole movie - in order!

Star Trek VI - The Undiscovered Country has a beautiful retrospective trailer of all past voyages.

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Old 09-30-02, 01:11 PM
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I always loved seeing the South Park: BLU trailer with the CG spiel at the beginning.
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Old 09-30-02, 01:55 PM
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My top 10 theatrical trailers:
1. Forrest Gump
2. L.A. Confidential
3. The Departed
4. True Lies teaser
5. Saving Private Ryan trailer and re-release trailer
6. Indiana Jones 4 teaser
7. Casino
8. Daredevil teaser and the second, slightly longer trailer
9. V for Vendetta trailer with Batman Begins theme(not on the dvd but can be found on the Kiss Kiss Bang Bang dvd)
10. Die Hard With a Vengeance teaser

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The latest Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers trailer is pretty awesome.
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Lotr: TTT trailer
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The Return Of The Living Dead
LOTR:FOTR
LOTR:TTT
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Old 09-30-02, 02:16 PM
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Alien is, I think, the best trailer

Reason: It showed nothing of the movie, but gave you an idea what kind of movie was going to be, and made you want to see it.

It's not as exciting on the DVD, but it was really cool at the movies.

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Old 09-30-02, 02:41 PM
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I'll stand by Twister as having the best trailer. Shame about the movie, though.
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Old 09-30-02, 02:43 PM
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Originally posted by Kevin8284
Unbreakable had a hell of a trailer, but it doesn't exist on the DVD
If anything:

Check out the Unbreakable trailer on the O Brother, Where Art Thou? dvd.
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Originally posted by kenny79
I remember after seeing the second Phantom Menace trailer, I went around saying, "There's no way it can't be good!" Uh . . . whoops.
You and me both.

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I've always favored teasers than trailers that give the whole storyline away.
Agreed! On that note, how about the initial teaser trailer for Godzilla (Matthew Broderick version)? The one with the old fellow fishing on the pier and then ever so slowly the wave of water starts to form.....................
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Magnolia, and the hidden trailer on the Donnie Darko disc are great
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My fave trailers are Gladiator and Pearl Harbor.
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Pearl Harbor trailer was great, it's too bad the movie never lived up to its trailer. I have to say as far as I know, it's THE most perfect blend of music and trailer that I have ever seen.
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Old 09-30-02, 08:51 PM
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My favorite teaser/trailer is for The Shining.
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