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Zombie Keeper
01-07-2001, 12:40 AM
Well, I decided to get out of the dark ages and buy a DVD player. I put this off for a long time due to the fact my VHS horror collection is so huge. I kept thinking of the cost to replace the collection.

Anyway, I bought one movie this afternoon. The limited edition of Lucio Fulci's The Beyond.

I've never seen this movie and heard it's one of his best. I'm looking forward to watching it tonight.

I'm wanting to buy two more horror movies tomorrow. If you could only buy two movies for your DVD player, which would they be?


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Vamp
01-07-2001, 12:58 AM
http://www.horrordvds.com/forum/Forum1/HTML/001139.html

That could help http://www.horrordvds.com/forum/smile.gif

I don't have many DVD's yet, but out of the ones that I have so far, Se7en stands out as the best.

DeepDownTraumaHound
01-07-2001, 03:07 AM
Buy the Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Halloween. Both of these films looks fucking amazing compared to our old VHS copies! You won't be sorry.

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napalm68
01-07-2001, 08:23 AM
Actually the first two dvd's I bought were Cronenberg's Shivers and Carpenter's The Thing. No regrets here http://www.horrordvds.com/forum/smile.gif

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krowbar
01-07-2001, 04:16 PM
the two faves that i have now are John Carpenters "the Thing" and "the Exorcist: the version that you have never seen"

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Jasondog
01-07-2001, 08:21 PM
If you get The Exorcist, I would recommend you get the 25th Anniversary Special Edition and not the Version You've Never Seen. IMO that release was not worth beans.

Zombie Keeper
01-07-2001, 10:13 PM
What's the difference between the two? I picked up "The Version You've Never Seen" but haven't opened it yet. They also did not have the annivesary edition.

So why is one so much better than the other?

Originally posted by Jasondog:
If you get The Exorcist, I would recommend you get the 25th Anniversary Special Edition and not the Version You've Never Seen. IMO that release was not worth beans.



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Mark Relford
01-07-2001, 10:23 PM
[QUOTE]Originally posted by Zombie Keeper:
[B]What's the difference between the two? I picked up "The Version You've Never Seen" but haven't opened it yet. They also did not have the annivesary edition.

So why is one so much better than the other?



Zombie Keeper, the 25th Anniversary edition has a very cool documentary (In my opinion, one of the best.) with deleted scenes and more. BTW, it's still in print.
I prefer this version over the "new" one.

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joltaddict
01-07-2001, 11:56 PM
I'm not going out on too much of a limb saying The Exorcist is a vastly superior film to Vampires.

I agree with DeepDownTraumaHound that TCM and Halloween are two of the best and most obvious DVD vs VHS upgrades, and I'd like to add the Friday the 13th series. I have seen those movies and TCM hundreds of times growing up and the DVDs show amazingly well what your missing in the P&S versions.

krowbar
01-08-2001, 02:56 AM
Originally posted by Mark Relford:
[QUOTE]Originally posted by Zombie Keeper:
[B]What's the difference between the two? I picked up "The Version You've Never Seen" but haven't opened it yet. They also did not have the annivesary edition.

So why is one so much better than the other?



Zombie Keeper, the 25th Anniversary edition has a very cool documentary (In my opinion, one of the best.) with deleted scenes and more. BTW, it's still in print.
I prefer this version over the "new" one.



sorry, i should have mentioned that i have both of the exorcist dvds. yes the 25th has the documentary, and also has a superior commentary, but as for just watching the film, i like TVYHNS. the added stuff, especially the spiderwalk, are worth the price of the disc. (i paid $15 at Circut City) http://www.horrordvds.com/forum/biggrin.gif



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Zombie Keeper
01-08-2001, 06:56 AM
Thanks guys! Looks like "The Thing" is a popular one, if Best Buy has it, I'll get it. I'm also torn between Carpenters Vampire or the Exorcist. Guess it depends what they have in stock!

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Matt
01-08-2001, 07:56 AM
Hi. I got my DVD player about a month ago and the first DVD I purchased was also the Beyond tin. That's where all of my paychecks have gone towards since.

Zombie Keeper
01-08-2001, 11:05 PM
I finally watched The Beyond last night. Incredible movie. Going to watch it again tonight.

GREAT GORE!

Originally posted by Matt:
Hi. I got my DVD player about a month ago and the first DVD I purchased was also the Beyond tin. That's where all of my paychecks have gone towards since.



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Zombie Keeper
01-08-2001, 11:08 PM
Back to the Exorcist topic:

Like I said, I bought this DVD 2 days ago. I bought the "The version you've never seen before" version.

I buy DVD's for the movies and not necessarily the extra's.

Is the actual movie quality the same as the Exorcist "Anniversary Edition"? That's what's important to me.

Thanks!


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joltaddict
01-09-2001, 02:34 AM
I have waiting on purchasing this movie because even though its one of my favorites because I knew the new version was on it's way but now I think I'm just gonna buy the 25th anyway. The added minutes actually make it drag a little (IMO), the original seems a little tighter. Of course this may be because thats the one that scared the living snot out of me as a kid, who knows?
Originally posted by Zombie Keeper:
Is the actual movie quality the same as the Exorcist "Anniversary Edition"?
From every review I have read the video quality is virtually identical. The audio on the other hand has been completely remastered.

So it's a matter of personal preference http://www.horrordvds.com/forum/smile.gif

Mark Relford
01-09-2001, 02:39 AM
The 25th Anniversary edition sports a good transfer. (Not sure about TVYHNS DVD.)
ZK, if you enjoyed The Beyond, pick up Fulci's City of the Living Dead.

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Zombie Keeper
01-09-2001, 04:40 AM
I already picked up City of the Living Dead, or should I say The Gates of Hell?

Both a good flims!

Originally posted by Mark Relford:
The 25th Anniversary edition sports a good transfer. (Not sure about TVYHNS DVD.)
ZK, if you enjoyed The Beyond, pick up Fulci's City of the Living Dead.





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krowbar
01-09-2001, 11:38 PM
Originally posted by joltaddict:

I have waiting on purchasing this movie because even though its one of my favorites because I knew the new version was on it's way but now I think I'm just gonna buy the 25th anyway. The added minutes actually make it drag a little (IMO), the original seems a little tighter. Of course this may be because thats the one that scared the living snot out of me as a kid, who knows?
Originally posted by Zombie Keeper:
Is the actual movie quality the same as the Exorcist "Anniversary Edition"?
From every review I have read the video quality is virtually identical. The audio on the other hand has been completely remastered.

So it's a matter of personal preference http://www.horrordvds.com/forum/smile.gif


i thought that the video was slightly better on TVYHNS. the audio is simply fucking awesome. great stereo effects that you can hear all around you.



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