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01-01-2001, 02:56 PM
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.

01-01-2001, 04:45 PM
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.

01-01-2001, 06:17 PM
#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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Mark Relford
01-01-2001, 06:24 PM
(1) Se7en
(2) Repo Man tin
(3) The Beyond
(4) H.G. Lewis' "classics" on DVD.
(5) T2

"Have you ever had an Egyptian feast?"

"They're back from the grave and ready to party!"

01-01-2001, 07:34 PM
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.

01-02-2001, 12:52 AM
Let Sleeping Corpses Lie Tin
The Beyond Tin
Repo Man Tin
Deep Red
Planet of the Apes Box Set
Mario Bava Box Set

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

[This message has been edited by Jason25 (edited 01-01-2001).]

01-02-2001, 01:26 AM
jason25: good call on the Let Sleeping Corpses Lie tin. it just barely missed my top 5. a great film with a decent package.

The Chaostar
01-02-2001, 01:58 AM
The Beyond
Excellent transfer - extras - packaging.

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!

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

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

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

01-02-2001, 02:20 AM
When compared to Seven and Fight Club, A River Runs Through It and Legends of the Fall would count as dumb Brad Pitt movies.


01-02-2001, 03:01 AM
Originally posted by hojimoji:
...Legends of the Fall would count as dumb Brad Pitt movies.

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...

[This message has been edited by Jeremy (edited 01-01-2001).]

01-02-2001, 03:11 AM
Hey, wasn't he the stoner in True Romance? That was a good little part!

"When I go to confession, I don't offer God small sins - petty squables, jealousies - I offer him sins worth forgiving!"

May the Hammer eternally bleed!
M. Hyde

01-02-2001, 03:30 AM
yeah, he was the stoner in True Romance.

01-02-2001, 03:58 AM
Dig that honey bear!

"When I go to confession, I don't offer God small sins - petty squables, jealousies - I offer him sins worth forgiving!"

May the Hammer eternally bleed!
M. Hyde

DVD Connoisseur
01-02-2001, 05:18 AM
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