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rhett
01-04-2009, 05:09 PM
As always, there were a number of standout DVD and Blu-ray releases this year. Which was your favorite?

eric_angelus
01-04-2009, 05:13 PM
Beyond the Door for me.

ZoSo
01-04-2009, 05:16 PM
Pieces for me. Always wanted a better copy to replace my Diamond disc. Beyond the Door a VERY close second!

vampyr789
01-04-2009, 05:22 PM
Pieces, a great slasher, awesome disc from Grindhouse, cool features!!

Matt89
01-04-2009, 05:33 PM
Would you believe that I didn't buy a single one of these DVDs this year? (Well, I bought Final Exam and then sold it, so that doesn't count.)

Oh and I got Child's Play. Not because it's my fav, because the new SE was $4.99 at Best Buy.

But yeah...nothing for me.

~Matt

msw7
01-04-2009, 05:54 PM
The Mist for me - I really enjoyed the movie, and having both color and black and white versions is pretty cool.

onebyone
01-04-2009, 06:12 PM
Pieces for me, because I just never expected to get it in such good quality with extras even. The Mist and Vampyr were also pretty amazing.

CrazyFatEthel
01-04-2009, 06:17 PM
Pieces for me, followed closely by Savage Streets!!

KamuiX
01-04-2009, 06:30 PM
As much as I love seeing Pieces in good quality, Vampyr gets the nod from me. An excellent package for an excellent film.

Mattapooh
01-04-2009, 06:40 PM
Picked up The Unseen (meh, just alright), Final Exam (haven't watched), Child's Play (haven't watched), Pumpkinhead (loved it), The Mist (loved it), Sweet Sixteen (haven't watched), Savage Streets (a blind buy that I loved), Phenomena and Tenebre (haven't watched either), but I have to go with Pieces. The movie's just relentlessly entertaining, the video quality is good and the extras are a lot of fun.

There's been a handful of great discs to come out this year, but the Pieces disc is the one I'm most excited about.

gore
01-04-2009, 07:18 PM
A tie between Final Exam (would never sell this) and The Unseen.

Gotta give props to the Class of 1999 release in the non horror area.

NaturesMistake
01-04-2009, 10:22 PM
Faces of Death... The commentary alone is worth it. The dvd uncovers the entire process of making it and finally reveals the facts and the fiction.

maybrick
01-04-2009, 11:33 PM
Lots of good stuff, but I chose PSYCHO, because it's the special edition DVD I've been holding out about a decade for.

Katatonia
01-04-2009, 11:43 PM
Lots of good stuff, but I chose PSYCHO, because it's the special edition DVD I've been holding out about a decade for.

Or "Pscyho" as rhett calls it. :evil:

I chose Sweet Sixteen, simply because I've always loved the movie and I'm glad that it finally got a worthy release. Code Red did a nice job on that one, especially including both cuts of the film.

satans-sadists
01-04-2009, 11:43 PM
Pieces is my favorite. Pumpkinhead is a close second. Great to finally pick up Tenebre. Have really enjoyed Simon - King of the Witches and Beyond the Door. Still have not watched my Sweet Sixteen and Savage Streets dvds.

Matt89
01-04-2009, 11:45 PM
Lots of good stuff, but I chose PSYCHO, because it's the special edition DVD I've been holding out about a decade for.

Yeah, I already have the Alfred Hitchcock Masterpiece Collection which has the same remastered anamorphic transfer as this edition. I didn't see the need to upgrade, personally. (There was what, an extra commentary or something? Not worth it.) But if you don't own the Masterpiece Collection, then yeah this had to have been the release of the year. The movie was screaming for an anamorphic release. I think it was one of the only titles from the Masterpiece Collection that WASN'T released individually.

~Matt

Workshed
01-05-2009, 12:24 AM
Pieces was a deluxe surprise for me. Nice treatment and package.

Honorable mention to Sundown: The Vampire in Retreat, which also surprised me with its Waxwork/Waxwork 2 connections and finally gave me an Anthony Hickox commentary.

Cardiac Tom
01-05-2009, 02:12 AM
Pieces followed by Savage Streets

Mutilated Prey
01-05-2009, 02:16 AM
I'm going with Pieces because of the vast quality improvement!

promnight13
01-05-2009, 02:32 AM
2008 was a great year for DVD releases.

I wouldn't call SAVAGE STREETS a "horror" film but its treatment gets my top vote.

THE UNSEEN would come next (my God - 2 Discs?) and then the clean up of PIECES.

I was glad to see MAUSOLUEM out but the sound quality was bad and it was not uncut.

CHILDS PLAY was easily the best S.E. from a major studio.

Honorable mentions that were also released in 2008: THE NANNY (w/Bette Davis), HELLO MARY LOU: PROM NIGHT II, DEADLY BEES.

DVD-fanatic-9
01-05-2009, 03:01 AM
Bought Tenebre and Phenomena together and I have to go with Tenebre as the better disc. Not only was the featurette more satisfying and will get more replay out of me, but did anyone else notice a substancial fuckup in the sequence where Inga, the monkey, pulls the razor out of the garbage? The picture suddenly goes almost completely black and you can't see a goddamned thing. What the hell was that?!

zompirejoe
01-05-2009, 03:14 AM
The Mist for me, With Pieces and Pumpkinhead close behind.

Mark Relford
01-05-2009, 03:30 AM
Pumpkinhead gets my vote. I wasn't a huge fan back then, but a recent viewing changed that right away. The extras were top-notch. My other picks are Pieces (Love that interview with Paul Smith!) and The Mist.

indrid13
01-05-2009, 04:29 AM
Tenebre gets my vote, Then The Mist.

Vlachio
01-05-2009, 08:10 AM
Fuck yall, White Dog all the way!

NaturesMistake
01-05-2009, 08:24 AM
I almost picked "White Dog" up at Rasputains the other day. That's the only one on the list I have not seen.

shithead
01-05-2009, 08:32 AM
Pieces for me.

The Chaostar
01-05-2009, 11:15 AM
Vampyr easily.

dave13
01-05-2009, 03:31 PM
Yeah, I already have the Alfred Hitchcock Masterpiece Collection which has the same remastered anamorphic transfer as this edition. I didn't see the need to upgrade, personally. (There was what, an extra commentary or something? Not worth it.) But if you don't own the Masterpiece Collection, then yeah this had to have been the release of the year. The movie was screaming for an anamorphic release. I think it was one of the only titles from the Masterpiece Collection that WASN'T released individually.

~Matt

I'm a Hitchcock freak. I've got the Masterpiece Collection, but I will still be picking up all three recent Universal Legacy Collections...eventually. I've got all the OOP Criterion's and I still shelled out for the MGM book-set that came out with Rebecca, Notorious, and Spellbound...I've got tons of Hitchcock overlap going on. Can never get enough.

...I voted for Vampyr though. Simply an amazing package for any film, let alone one as good as that.

fceurich39
01-05-2009, 07:37 PM
pieces for me is number 1 then savage streets and child's play

DrHerbertWest
01-06-2009, 06:21 AM
If you didn't vote for Pieces, YOU'RE A BASSSSTAAAARRRRD!

Just kidding... But lots of good discs this year.

vampyr789
01-06-2009, 06:51 AM
If you didn't vote for Pieces, YOU'RE A BASSSSTAAAARRRRD!


okay, that is funny!! :D thank you for a great laugh! :lol:

thrashard76
01-08-2009, 07:25 AM
The Mist

I haven't gotten Pieces yet though Child's Play would be second.

It's me, Billy
01-08-2009, 06:05 PM
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974) on Blu-ray Disc

Dark Sky made a damned near-perfect DVD (the 2006 2-Disc Ultimate Edition) even better.

Matt89
01-08-2009, 06:09 PM
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974) on Blu-ray Disc

Dark Sky made a damned near-perfect DVD (the 2006 2-Disc Ultimate Edition) even better.

Actually, yeah. If I had to pick anything, it would be the TCM blu-ray.

~Matt

Angelman
01-08-2009, 06:37 PM
Pieces.

Katatonia
01-09-2009, 12:31 AM
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974) on Blu-ray Disc

Dark Sky made a damned near-perfect DVD (the 2006 2-Disc Ultimate Edition) even better.

Agreed, and Hastings stores sell it new at the normal price of $13.99...which has to be an error. :eek2: I couldn't resist picking it up at that price.

Matt89
01-09-2009, 12:45 AM
Agreed, and Hastings stores sell it new at the normal price of $13.99...which has to be an error. :eek2: I couldn't resist picking it up at that price.

Holy shit that's awesome. I still got it for fairly cheap when it came out. Like $19.99 I think. Still a good price, for a blu-ray anyway. And considering all the features it has on it, this was probably the most economical blu-ray purchase of the year for me. (And the $16.99 I paid for the 5-disc Blade Runner blu-ray on amazon last July.)

~Matt

It's me, Billy
01-09-2009, 02:42 AM
Agreed, and Hastings stores sell it new at the normal price of $13.99...which has to be an error. :eek2: I couldn't resist picking it up at that price.

Yeah, that's where I got mine; Hastings for $13.99. I couldn't believe the price. I was expecting it to be at least $19.99, if not $24.99.

Holy shit that's awesome. I still got it for fairly cheap when it came out. Like $19.99 I think. Still a good price, for a blu-ray anyway. And considering all the features it has on it, this was probably the most economical blu-ray purchase of the year for me. (And the $16.99 I paid for the 5-disc Blade Runner blu-ray on amazon last July.)

~Matt

Yes, considering how much bonus material is on the BD, it was a steal at that price. I think it was very honorable of Dark Sky to include all of the extras from the 2006 2-Disc Ultimate Edition DVD on the BD. Too many times, with a major studio release, that isn't the case. And not only did they include all of the extras from the DVD, they added a feature; the 17 minute Teri McMinn interview.

Novosibirsk
01-12-2009, 05:58 AM
Thank you whoever else voted for Blue Eyes... :D