DVDs that are a must have?

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  1. TrevorK

    TrevorK New Member

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    I'm looking for some more DVDs to buy - ones that are must haves.

    Last time around, one of the ones I bought was Boondock Saints after it was recommended - fucking awesome movie.

    Anyone?
     
  2. White Stormy

    White Stormy Take that, subspace!

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    band of brothers
     
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    White Stormy Take that, subspace!

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    apocalypse now redux
    donnie darko
    slc punk
     
  4. Anders 7

    Anders 7 I aim to misbehave OT Supporter

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    how much is the BOB Set?
     
  5. TrevorK

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    Already got that one - along with the Soprano's.

    Come on guys - there must be more.
     
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    BenFer I've seen bigger OT Supporter

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  8. Raider007

    Raider007 om nom nom nom

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    seven
    momento
    Tears of the Sun
    Spy Game
    Black Hawk Down
    Schindlers List
    Saving Private Ryan
    Fight Club
    Rabbit Proof Fence
    The Professional
    Silence of the Lams
    Almost Famous
    Twelve Monkeys
    Shawshank Redemption
    Usual Suspects

    off the top of my head...
     
  9. TrevorK

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    What exactly is Donnie Darko about? Never heard of it...
     
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    Fight Club - SE (2-disc DTS)
    Saving Private Ryan - DTS
    Jurassic Park - DTS
    Toy Story 1&2
    Monsters Inc
    Snatch - Superbit
    Lord of the Rings - Fellowship of the Ring: Extended Edition
    Lord of the Rings - The Two Towers: Extended Edition
    Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones
    Terminator 2: Judgement Day - Ultimate Edition
    Pulp Fiction - Collector's Edition
     
  11. White Stormy

    White Stormy Take that, subspace!

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    band of brothers is the only MUST HAVE dvd/dvd set.. some other MUST HAVE sets.. AFTER BOB.. are..

    Godfather Trilogy
    Indiana Jones Trilogy
    LOTR: FOTR EE, LOTR: TTT EE, LOTR: ROTK EE
    Matrix, Matrix Reloaded, Matrix Revolutions
    M. Night Shyamalan Trilogy
    Red Curtain Trilogy
    Stanley Kubrick Collection
     
  12. White Stormy

    White Stormy Take that, subspace!

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    schindler's list isn't out on dvd yet.. and when it comes out (soon) I think I'll be waiting for a rerelease.

    unless the details on it change.. they screwed it up pretty bad.
     
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    Family Guy Vol 1 & 2
    Half Baked :o
     
  14. El Santo

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    what's this about??
     
  15. White Stormy

    White Stormy Take that, subspace!

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    which of the dozen versions? :p
     
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  17. DefBringer

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    depends on the kind of movies you like, really.

    but I think the following are "must haves" based on the fact they're not just great movies, they're great discs:

    Citizen Kane
    Fight Club
    Lawrence of Arabia
    Boogie Nights
     
  18. White Stormy

    White Stormy Take that, subspace!

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    has an 8.3/10 on imdb :big grin:

    "Donnie Darko, a junior in highschool suffers from one of many mental disorders. He is haunted by a giant bunny rabbit named Frank who tells him the "World" will end within the month. Meeting with Frank one night prevents him from meeting a fatal death with a jet engine that crashes through his room, allowing him to live a tangent universe until that day comes when the "World" does end."
     
  19. DefBringer

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    btw for Lawrence of Arabia you really should have both the superbit versions as well as the Special Edition for the extras. :o

    MGM also did a TOP job on all the James Bond discs...each and every one is an excellent transfer with great extras.
     
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    psychonate I make baby jesus cry

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    Lost in the Translation
    Shawshank Redemption
    The Shinning
    Full Metal Jacket
    Good Morning Vietnam
    Heathers
    LA Confidential
     
  21. White Stormy

    White Stormy Take that, subspace!

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    a summary from imdb.. great summary, IMO

    A smartly written and startlingly accurate look at the lives of dedicated punks.

    First of all, I can't believe the review that I just read of SLC Punk, the one that's on the title page for the movie on the IMDb. Wow, some people just completely missed the boat on this one. SLC Punk is one of the most accurate and unflinching documentary style films to come along in years. It's a film about the lives of anarchist punks, who most people don't know anything about beyond the freaky way that they dress. Stevo, played perfectly by Matthew Lillard, speaks directly to the camera and to the audience, and with spectacular effect. The film knows very well that it deals with the lives of hardcore punks, a kind of blocked off group because they don't want much to do with other people, and most people want little to do with them, but are fascinated with them nonetheless, whether out of sheer morbid curiosity or genuine interest.

    This is a film that deals with a difficult group of people but still manages to be so real and so straightforward that it can be enjoyed by younger people because of the sheer entertainment value as well as the accuracy with which they capture the lifestyle of the punks (I've been there), and it can also be enjoyed by adults as a learning experience, if nothing else. SLC Punk is a remarkably versatile film, it knows its subject matter very well and is therefore able to communicate it clearly even to someone who has never had any experience with the kinds of people that it depicts.

    Some of the scenes are exaggerated, such as the job hunt scene, but this is a documentary style film that not only delivers a strong presentation on the subject matter that it deals with, but also contains some highly skilled cinematography. The scene where Stevo is on acid with his friend, for example, is one of the most effective drug sequences I've ever seen.

    SLC Punk is such an accurate film and delivers such a gigantic amount of information about the lives of the people that it focuses on that it's obvious that it was written and directed by someone with a lot of personal experience in that sort of lifestyle. In fact, click on James Merendino's name on the IMDb title page for SLC Punk, and you'll see exactly the kind of freaky picture that you would expect to see of someone who comes up with something like this. SLC Punk is an informative and hugely entertaining film, it provides plenty of opportunities for the cast to deliver some excellent comic relief (especially through Stevo, Matthew Lillard's character), and it presents a fun and enjoyable tour through the lives of hardcore punks, specifically those who live in an environment that completely alienates them – the Mormon atmosphere of Salt Lake City.

    One of the things that makes this film so effective is that it presents the destructive things that these punks do as learning experiences rather than just a complete and reckless waste of life. Stevo, at least, is the one punk who seems to have his head on at least partially straight, growing up to ultimately become exactly what he always hated but knowing all the while that it's a better life than the one he had been living. It seems that the most significant message that's delivered in this film is that it's fun to screw around when you're young, but you can't live your whole life like that. So to Christian Sarnes, who wrote the review that's on the IMDb's title page, if you think that other than a `very few situational laughs there's not much to speak about,' you have obviously missed quite a bit.
     
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  23. Blank You

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    Heat.

    Nothing special about the DVD except the movie itself.
     
  24. Raider007

    Raider007 om nom nom nom

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    how are you ragging on me about a movie that's not out when you got 2 on your list... :squint:
     
  25. psychonate

    psychonate I make baby jesus cry

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    Ha I am not sure if you are laughing about the movie, or the fact I listed it :) Sure it doesn't fall into the group of movies I listed, but thats good dark comedy :) "Fuck my gentley with a chainsaw"
     

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