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Favorite DVD that you own?

Post by wangho » Jan 13th, 2009, 23:53

I'd have to say my favorite DVD that is in my collection is this one...





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"Spook Shows" used to tour the states and perform at movie theatres with an elaborate stage show with magic and some lofty promises. Audiences would sign their wills before viewing the horrific happenings that were to take place on stage during the show. Taking a look at all of this material on this disc makes me long for something like this today. These things are a thing of the past since everyone is too "sophisticated" for this type of entertainment any more.

Pound for pound, this is my favorite DVD. It's not really a movie really, it's more of an interactive DVD with a whole lot of easter eggs. One of my favorite features of the disc are the ads that were run to get people interested in the show. These go on for about 45 minutes and the artwork and narration for some of these ads were amazing...



http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=23OQCGLJ7rY



Included is a whole bunch of original poster art that were originally placed at the front of the box office and the artwork is really wonderful.



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In addition to these main features is also the 30 minute movie "Monsters Crash The Pajama Party" which was used to play onstage with a lot of the
stage shows. Some of the other easter eggs consists of a trip through a 60's era haunted house carnival ride much like what was seen in the film "House Of 1000 Corpses." You also get the original "Tormented" feature film from Bert I. Gordon. Audio interviews with some of the Ghostmasters who ran these stage shows is also included.

It's a really interesting disc and is a real time-capsule of an artform that is not around in these jaded, clinical times.

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Post by cultist-01 » Jan 14th, 2009, 02:38

hmm good question, im going to have to think about this one.

Im not a big fan of movies but i'd have to say the Band Of Brothers disk set, such a great war series. My favourite episode is number 3, Carentan.

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Post by wangho » Jan 14th, 2009, 02:43

The Band Of Brothers is excellent. Why do you pick Carentan as a favorite? I think I like Bastogne and the one directly after that one, the ones with the snow.

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Post by Shadowman » Jan 14th, 2009, 04:13

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This. Best series evar.
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Post by Daedolon » Jan 14th, 2009, 04:59

This is easy, just wait until I get to scan mine.
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Post by cultist-01 » Jan 14th, 2009, 05:03

Well I just like the street fighting in Carentan and the cool camera angles, also the fight in the field with the tanks is great too.

Bastogne would be my second choice, and the assault on Foy

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Post by RedFanatic » Jan 14th, 2009, 05:47

My neighbour Totoro, Hayao Miyazaki animation.
All of his are amazing but Totoro has it all.
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Post by Umnir » Jan 14th, 2009, 13:06

Since this thread asks for favorite DVD, I'd go with Blade Runner boxset:

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It's phenomenal film and the boxset is propably one of the best in content / quality I own. There are better movies ofcourse, but trying to figure that out is pretty darn difficult.

Or was this thread about one single DVD and it's content overall?

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Post by wangho » Jan 14th, 2009, 15:26

Your most valued DVD, the one that you feel that youre lucky to have, not just cause it's your favorite movie or because it's a rare limited edition title. The one you like popping into the player the most.


Ridley Scott might be the greatest director to ever live. Blade Runner is really unique and amazing.

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Post by Umnir » Jan 14th, 2009, 15:38

Well, in that case, this is very difficult decision.. So many DVD's to love. :(

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Post by Daedolon » Jan 14th, 2009, 16:45

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No suprise here.
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Post by Le Babe » Jan 14th, 2009, 20:38

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No surprise here too.



And this one :

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This one is fucking great, but I must admit I really love all my troma DVDs.
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Post by Bruce777999 » Jan 14th, 2009, 20:57

Daedolon wrote:Image

No suprise here.
Excellent choice

For me it would be "Rambo - First Blood"

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Post by Corbin » Jan 28th, 2009, 02:45

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At least for now. I don't like picking favorites =) I love all movies...mostly.
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Post by Snake Plissken » Mar 7th, 2009, 01:15

Troma just rulez,Tromeo and Juliet and Toxic Avenger should be in every serious collection.
My favourite dvd..mhhh that's a pretty hard question.Maybe my copy of the anchor bay edition of the beyond by Lucio Fulci.It was one of the first dvd i ever bought and many memories are linked with it...

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