Best horror DVD purchase to date is?????

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  1. KillerCannabis

    KillerCannabis Slow, Deep & Hard

    Oct 12, 2000
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    What would everyone have to say is the best horror DVD that they have bought since aquiring their player? I'd have to say mine is either Evil Dead II(Limited Edition tin) or Hellraiser (Limited Edition tin). Anchor Bay sure knows how to please me. Can't wait for that Re-Animator tin next year. Whats everyone else's favorite???
  2. suspiria

    suspiria Guest

    That would have to be the Hellraiser tin since it also happens to be my favourite horror movie. I also love the Phantasm DVD recently put out.

    Can't wait for AB's re-release of Dawn and Day of the Dead. These movies deserve special treatment ASAP!

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  3. Vdlman

    Vdlman Guest

    For me, it's Universal's collector's edition of John Carpenter's The Thing. It's my favorite Carpenter film and the disc is loaded with great extras.
  4. Scorpio

    Scorpio Guest

    Night of the Living Dead by Elite.
  5. SantaSangre

    SantaSangre Guest

    Deep Red - It's the best transfer I have ever seen.
  6. Jasondog

    Jasondog Guest

    Halloween (LE)
  7. ilsa

    ilsa Guest

    It's a toss between The Beyond tin
    and Dragons Street Trash. The Beyond
    boasts a ton of extras, a great
    transfer and the damn tin is one
    of the most beautiful in my collection.

    Street Trash has a so-so transfer
    but the film is just so sleazy and
    brain damaged thats it's nice to
    know that i can toss it in the dvd
    player as a antidote after watching
    poo like The Perfect Storm and Gossip
    with friends.
  8. Vdlman

    Vdlman Guest

    Speaking of Street Trash, Synapse is going to be putting out a special edition DVD of it in 2nd quarter 2001. It'll have a new anamorphic transfer of the original uncut version. The extras will include a commentary by writer-producer Roy Frumkes (maker of Document of the Dead) and actor James Lorinz (who was also in Frankenhooker). I'm sure it will be fun listening to those guys talk! Director Jim Muro's original 10-minute short student film will also be included as a supplement. More details on this are still to come. Don May says this is officially being announced in 2001. I can't wait to see the penis flying through the air in anamorphic widescreen!

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  9. Mark Relford

    Mark Relford Chairman of the Bored

    Aug 31, 2000
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    Great picks, guys! I'll have to go with Blood Feast, Maniac, and Criterion's Blood For Dracula. Hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving!

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  10. Jason25

    Jason25 Moderator

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    Tough call - either The Beyond Tin or Let Sleeping Corpses Lie Tin
  11. martinb

    martinb Guest

    Evil Dead Special Edition by Elite.
    My favourite horror film and a great dvd.
  12. ragheb

    ragheb Guest

    Army of Darkness (LE)
  13. DopeChamberX

    DopeChamberX Guest

    Halloween: Limited Edition

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  14. Styx

    Styx Guest

    I've purchased so many DVDs it's hard to distinguish one purchase from the next but there are three instances that stand out in my mind:

    1. When I first got my DVD player I went to Suncoast shortly after and picked up Elite's Night of the Living Dead SE, Pioneer's Texas Chainsaw Massacre SE and Anchor Bay's Tombs of the Blind Dead/Return of the Blind Dead all in one night. Needless to say I went home with a strange glow [​IMG]

    2. After an agonizing wait and multiple delays I remember coming home one day to find Elite's Evil Dead SE waiting for me. It was really one of the most anticipated DVD releases for me and most importantly it lived up to the hype.

    3. The last was when I found Re-Animator after it had gone out of print and was impossible to find. I entered a curious looking store, which sold LPs CDs, and in the rear they also had a selection of DVDs. I bought the disc for $23.99 as it was just beginning to sell for ridiculous prices on Ebay.

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  15. ragheb

    ragheb Guest

    I've got that beat - I got my copy when I walked into Borders Books & Music. The store had just expanded their DVD section and I saw the disc on the shelf for $25. I couldn't believe it. I grabbed the thing and held it close, wondering if I hallucinating, before I ran to the checkout and paid for it.

    Tne reason why I was so shocked though, is because this didn't happen back when the disc first went oop - it happened last Tuesday. [​IMG]
  16. joltaddict

    joltaddict New Member

    Oct 2, 2000
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    The Pioneer Texas Chainsaw Massacre. My favorite movie done well. For some reason most of my favs get the short end of the stick when it comes to DVD presentation (Reservoir Dogs, for example).

    Further Proof of my Obsesive-Compusive Disorder
  17. betterdan

    betterdan Guest

    I love the TCM dvd also but I will have to go with Deep Red I guess as the best. I would have picked the beyond tin with it's crystal clear picture but I think they overbrightened the transfer or something...
  18. AceRimRat

    AceRimRat Guest

    I'm going with a double-bill: Universal's CEs of "The Thing" and "Tremors."

    They're not my favorite discs, though I love them both. They're not the best discs I own, though they're both terrific.

    I'm picking them as my "best" purchase because they're the discs I got when I first got my player that really showed me all the great things DVDs could do - audio commentaries, documentaries, deleted scenes, isolated score, Easter eggs, etc. I was hooked!

    Of course, given the amount I spend on DVDs, maybe it was the "worst" purchase! [​IMG]
  19. nimereht

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  20. Vick07Hokie

    Vick07Hokie Guest

    Nightmare on Elm Street Boxed Set!!!!!

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