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 Post subject: Re: Any Favs?
PostPosted: 11 Dec 2011, 11:50 
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I picked up Mike Leigh's "Naked" on Laserdisc last week and I have to say that it was one of the best releases from Criterion Collection. The picture quality was just outstanding, as well as the audio, it had some nice extras and the gatefold was beautiful. If you like the film (just like me), this edition would be the one to prefer in my opinion.
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 Post subject: Re: Any Favs?
PostPosted: 18 Aug 2014, 01:50 
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Is it OK to resurrect a years-old thread?

Back when they first came out, my favorites were the two John Woo movies, "The Killer" and "Hard Boiled," both of which I ordered new directly from Criterion. But in the years since then, the releases that I've watched the most, which I guess would qualify as my lasting, true favorites, are "Rebecca," "Notorious," "North by Northwest," and "The Great Escape."

Until very recently, laserdisc was the only format I had for "Rebecca" and "Notorious," but I now have the blu-rays. Frankly, though, I can't honestly say the blu-rays look much better. I still only have "The Great Escape" on laserdisc. Great extras on that one. I need to watch it again now, in honor of James Garner.
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The CAV Special Edition of Casablanca is just fantastic looking: not a speck on the transfer.

Damage is highly recommended because it contains Louis Malle's only commentary. The transfer is very nice as well. Equal to the DVD.

David Cronenberg's Crash and Dead Ringers are also recommended for their pristine transfers, and Crash's commentary.
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PostPosted: 15 Mar 2015, 16:46 
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Since this topic was brought back up, I'd have to say I'm pretty fond of the Halloween Criterion disc. I'm biased towards the movie as it is, but I like the extras on the disc, including the extra footage from the tv airing. Not needed as a stand alone movie, but nice when paired with Halloween II.
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 Post subject: Re: Any Favs?
PostPosted: 22 Mar 2015, 05:59 
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Good morning Guys and Girls,

A very interesting Subject, the answer can vary at times of mood, the age of ones life, and where a person was at any particular time in their lives.

However there are the core movies that have left their mark and stay at the top of ones list;

1) ARSENIC AND OLD LACE WITH CARY GRANT..........BRILLIANT, FUNNY WITTY ECT.
2) CITIZEN CANE........ORSON WELLS HAD QUITE A UNIQUE STYLE.
3) THE THIRD MAN.........ORSON WELLS.
4) THE MAN WHO KNEW TO MUCH......
5) ANY MOVIE WITH DORIS DAY......''I ALWAYS HAD A SOFT SPOT FOR THIS DIGNIFIED, ELEGANTLY DRESSED WOMAN'' AND THE VOICE OF AN ANGEL...............SHE IS STILL ALIVE AS FAR AS I KNOW......
6) REAR WINDOW........JAMES STEWART / DIRECTOR ALFRED HITCHCOCK.
7) LAUREL AND HARDY..........TO MANY TO LIST HERE.
8) ABBOTT & COSTELLO........TO MANY TO LIST HERE.
9) CHARLIE CHAPLIN..........THE GREAT DICTATOR.......AND OTHERS.
10) GENE KELLY.......SINGING IN THE RAIN......AND MANY OTHERS.
11) FRED ASTAIRE AND GINGER ROGERS.........TO MANY OTHERS TO LIST HERE.
12) THREE STOOGES.............GREAT FUN......TO MANY TO LIST HERE.
13) FIDDLER ON THE ROOF.
14) DOCTOR ZHIVAGO.........EPIC.
15) BEN HUR..............EPIC.
16) TEN COMMANDMENTS.....CHARLTON HESTON.
17) ANY MOVIE WITH LAURENCE OLIVIER....INCLUDING SPARTACUS.
18) ANY MOVIE WITH KIRK DOUGLAS.......
19) JAMES DEAN / EAST OF EDEN / GIANT / REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE AND ANOTHER.
20) CLEOPATRA WITH ELIZABETH TAYLOR & RICHARD BURTON........
21) CLINT EASTWOOD ........ALL SPAGETTI WESTERNS WITH & HIM LEE VAN ClEEF
22) DIRTY HARRY COLLECTION BOX SET (I HAVE)
23) IN LIKE FLINT AND MAN LIKE FLINT.......AND ANY OTHER MOVIES WITH JAMES COBURN
24) THE GREAT ESCAPE / PAPILLON.......DUSTIN HOFFMAN AND STEVE MCQUEEN.
25) WHERE EAGLES DARE.........RICHARD BURTON AND CLINT EASTWOOD.
26) NORMAN WISDOM..........TO MANY TO LIST.
27) ANY MOVIE FROM EALING STUDIOS........COMEDIES ECT
28) THE BODY SNATCHERS.....WITH ALEK GUINESS / A BRIDGE TOO FAR......AND MANY OTHERS.
29) LAURENCE OF ARABIA....
30) A NUMBER OF MOVIES WITH JACK PALLANCE / ANTHONY QUINN / ALAN LADD / VICTOR MATURE / JAMES MASON (WHAT A UNIQUE SPOKEN VOICE)
31) ROGER MORE AND TONY CURTIS IN THE SAINT.
32) THE CIRCUS / THE BIG TOP.........WITH BURT LANCASTER, JOHN WAYNE AND TONY CURTIS.
33) SOME MOVIES WITH VINCENT PRICE / PETER CUSTING / MALCOLM MCDOWELL / JOHN MILLS....MANY MOVIES.
34) GONE WITH THE WIND .........WITH CLARK GABLE...........OTHER MOVIES WITH HIM IN.
35) PATTON WITH GEORGE C SCOTT.
36) JAMES CAGNEY A MAN WITH A THOUSAND FACES........AND MANY OTHERS.
37) THE FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE
38) THE ZEPPELIN..........
39) BUSTER KEATON........MANY MOVIES.
40) THE STING .......WITH ROBERT REDFORD.
41) BUTCH CASSIDY AND SUNDANCE KID.
42) YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN.........GENE WILDER / STIR CRAZY.......FUNNY
43) HOT TIN ROOF........
44) FROM HERE TO ETERNITY........BURT LANCASTER.
45) AIRPORT 1975.....
46) EARTHQUAKE........1970'S I THINK WITH CHARLTON HESTON.
47) AMERICAN GRAFFITI .......WITH HARRISON FORD / RICHARD DREYFUSS / RON HOWARD ECT....
48) STAR WARS ORIGINALS (CUED TO WATCH ALL THREE) i DIDN'T MIND THE RE-TWEAKED VERSIONS EITHER.....THAT'S ME. ( I HAVE ALL VERSIONS)
49) MINORITY REPORT...........TOM CRUZ
50) WAR OF THE WORLDS OLD AND NEW (ALTHOUGH I THOUGHT THE NEWEST VERSION COULD HAVE BEEN BETTER)
51) ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE ............A.I
52) MATRIX 1 / 2 & 3.........ALTHOUGH 3 WAS OUT OF IT'S DEPTH IN SOME WAYS.......NEVER MIND.
53) LORD OF THE RINGS TRILOGY / DIRECTORS EXTENDED CUTS
54) THE HOBBIT ALL THREE MOVIES.
55) GODZILLA 1998.............NOW I LIKE THIS MOVIE AND HAVE MOST VERSIONS INCLUDING JAPANESE BOX SET.
56) VANILLA SKY.....WITH TOM CRUZ.
57) MAGNOLIA........WITH TOM CRUZ.
58) FOR WHOM THE BELL THOLES.
59) THE ALAMO.......ALL ACTORS GREAT
60) THE BIRDS........SCARY.
61) TIME MACHINE OLD AND NEW VERSIONS.
62) MEMENTO.....DIRECTING THIS WAS SOME TRIAL I BET.
63) TAMING OF THE SHREW...........
64) WHATEVER BECAME OF BABY JANE........
65) MAN OF STEEL ..........SUPER MAN RETURNS.....BOTH GOOD.
66) MOVIES WITH JOAN CRAWFORD WOW!.........AND THE MANY OTHER ACTRESSES OF THEIR TIME.
67) THE THING.........1982 I THINK.......KIRT RUSSELL
68) THEY LIVE........BOY DO THEY YES THEY DO AMONG US
69) TRUE LIES........JAMIE LEE KIRTIS AND ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER.........DTS LASERDISC WOW!
70) BLADE RUNNER WITH COMMENTARY ( HAVE ALL VERSIONS + HDDVD BOX SET) SAW THIS ON THE CINEMA WHEN IT FIRST CAME OUT IN 1982..........GREAT MOVIE
71) SAVING PRIVATE RYAN......WOW! AMAZING SOUND
72) THIN RED LINE............GREAT PICTURE / THE SOUND / MUSIC SCORE AND COMMENTARY.

Hey guys there are so many more that I could list here......AND HAVE SO MANY FAVS

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