End of Year - Best Of DVD Purchases....

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  1. landrvr

    landrvr Guest

    end of the year. time to reflect on our top 5 DVD purchases in 2000. here's my list:

    #5 Neil Finn - Sessions at West 57th

    #4 Planet of the Apes Box Set
    how cool is it to have every apes movie on dvd?

    #3 Fight Club
    this is what DVD is about - or supposed to be about. a great film, tons of cool extras, and great packaging design to boot.

    #2 Seven
    ditto all the above.

    #1 Sopranos - Season 1
    man, this show is good. really good. i don't have HBO, but i've heard so many good things about this series that i took a chance on the new box set. am i ever glad i did. it's utterly addicting. i've had the set for about 1 1/2 weeks, and i'm nearly through each episode. filming each episode for future widescreen release on DVD was a stroke of genius.
     
  2. Jeremy

    Jeremy Closet SCREAM fan

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    1) Fight Club - I didn't see this one in the theatre, mostly because the ads that I saw made it look like just another dumb Brad Pitt movie. Boy was I wrong. The two-disc set was great, more extras than you can shake a stick at.

    2) Chasing Amy (Criterion) - Sure it cost $40 and the picture is rather grainy, but it's a great movie and the disc has a great commentary track to boot.

    3) Re-Animator - Mostly because I found this one sitting on a store shelf long after it had gone OOP.

    4) Scream Trilogy - I actually like the Scream series quite a bit. I don't know why, but I do. The box set is a rip-off at $90, but I was able to find this on an on-line retailer for nearly 50% off.

    5) Get Carter (1971) - Not the most extras-laden DVD, but it's got a great transfer, and I think the movie itself is one of Michael Caine's best.
     
  3. Dave

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    #1) X-Files Season 1+2: Finally broke down and bought these after listening to my brother rave about the show for years. Glad I did. I'm hooked! About 1/4 through Season 2 and I've been watching this new season on TV with Robert Patrick, which I'm also liking a lot

    #2) Evil Dead Trap - surprisingly good, which I didn't expect at all.

    #3) The Beyond - fell in love with this movie after seeing it a few times. Hated it at first though.

    #4) Carnival of Souls - Classic ghost tale. Criterion 2 DISC SE is a must own.

    #5) Planet of the Apes box set - APES! NUFF SAID!

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  4. Mark Relford

    Mark Relford Chairman of the Bored

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    (1) Se7en
    (2) Repo Man tin
    (3) The Beyond
    (4) H.G. Lewis' "classics" on DVD.
    (5) T2



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  5. AceRimRat

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    1. Gladiator (love the film, discs are top-notch...)
    2. Se7en (been waiting for this forever, just so it's watchable and I don't have to flip it, making the set a complete bonus...)
    3. Deep Red/Tenebre/Inferno (so I went a little nuts on the Argento this year...)
    4. Beyond/COTLD (and the Fulci...)
    5. Pitch Black (sleeper DVD of the year...)

    And there's plenty of other great stuff I picked up this year, horror and non-horror. Someday I'll be posting from a DVD Anonymous clinic instead of from (don't tell) work.
     
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    Let Sleeping Corpses Lie Tin
    The Beyond Tin
    Repo Man Tin
    Gladiator
    Deep Red
    Inferno
    Planet of the Apes Box Set
    Mario Bava Box Set

    I know, more than 5 choices, just couldn't narrow it down any further.

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  7. landrvr

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    jason25: good call on the Let Sleeping Corpses Lie tin. it just barely missed my top 5. a great film with a decent package.
     
  8. The Chaostar

    The Chaostar Johnny Hallyday forever

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    The Beyond
    Excellent transfer - extras - packaging.

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    Fight Club
    Words are not enough
    Oh, and was does a dumb Brad Pitt film looks like? Seven, Fight Club, Snatch, Twelve Monkeys, Interview With A Vampire, Kalifornia? I think he's great, and his choices are more than great!

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    Deep Red - Inferno
    Great. Just great. The image is so good that even with no extras I would be more than happy.

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    Nekromantik
    Packed with extras and with a solid transfer for an 8mm flick!!!!!

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    Liquid Sky
    Sorry, I know that the extras are not that much and that the picture is not great but I adore this movie.....
     
  9. hojimoji

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    When compared to Seven and Fight Club, A River Runs Through It and Legends of the Fall would count as dumb Brad Pitt movies.

    G.
     
  10. Jeremy

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    That's exactly the one I was thinking of when I wrote that. Seven Years in Tibet and Meet Joe Black are close runners-up, though...



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  11. mutleyhyde

    mutleyhyde Fuck it.

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    Hey, wasn't he the stoner in True Romance? That was a good little part!

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  12. Jason25

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    yeah, he was the stoner in True Romance.
     
  13. mutleyhyde

    mutleyhyde Fuck it.

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    Dig that honey bear!

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  14. DVD Connoisseur

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    In no particular order of merit, my favourite 5 purchases of the year:

    1) Nekromatic - superb special edition of this underground classic that I never thought would see the light of day.
    2) Deep Red - The transfer, the soundtrack, the movie
    3) Evil Dead Trap - Wow!
    4) Pitch Black - Out of nowhere, this film took me by surprise
    5) The Beyond (Tin!) - At last, this film has been given the treatment it deserves
     

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