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I don't know Matt, there was alot of controversy about the transfer ion the 25th Anniversary edition. I have viewed both and actually prefer the transfer on the 20th Anniversary LE. I also hate the "H25" on the cover of the Divimax version. I am not a huge fan of commentaries so I feel the inclusion of the televised version in anamorphic widescreen is a bigger extra for me.
The Limited Edition release from Anchor Bay with the lenticular cover is widely known as the 20th Anniversary Edition. I actually prefer the 25th Anniversary Edition myself, just because Anchor Bay actually got to use the Criterion laserdisc commentary track with John Carpenter, Debra Hill, and Jamie Lee Curtis. The 25th Anniversary Edition also includes a 90-minute documentary on the film that the 20th does not. The TV version included with the limited edition was nice, but I could do without it myself (not to mention the fact that it was widely available on its own, and even out-of-print isn't difficult to find), especially for the price you are going to pay for the out-of-print 20th Anniversary disc vs. the widely available 25th Anniversary Divimax disc that includes commentary and the documentary.
Nope, It was a two-disc "Limited Edition" released by Anchor Bay that had both the theatrical and television versions of the film. The television version has 12 minutes of additional scenes and both versions have clean, crip transfers that are THX mastered and are 16 x 9 enhanced. The set includes some great supplemental features and it's housed in a double keepcase which has a lenticular cover... you know the kind you move and the image changes. None of the other releases of "Halloween" come close.
Aaron Schneiderman wrote: Well David, I would definitely hold off on buying "Blade Runner," "A Clockwork Otrange," and "2001: A Space Odyssey." All three are rumoured to be getting more respectable treatment on DVD possibly this year. The next three months should see some kind of release news for one or more of these films which I myself want to add to my collection. Use Ebay and try to get your hands on a copy of the now out-of-print Halloween 2-Disc "Limited Edition." It is hands-down the best version of that classic film available. If you are contemplating "Night of the Living Dead," beware, since there are some pretty awful looking versions of that title in stores beacause it is "public domain." The definitive version of that movioe can be found in Elite Entertainments incredible "Night of the Living Dead: Millenium Edition." It sports an incredibly clear remastered picture with a terrific bunch of supplemental material. Hope this helped.

Aaron, is that Halloween dvd you mentioned the 20th Anniversary edition?
Adrian wrote: Matt wrote: Hellraiser III isn't available in R1, at least not a good, legitimate copy anyways...

There was at one point a legitimate Canadian version of Hellraiser III, but I believe it has gone out of print.


Emphasise on the word good; the version you're referring to was barely better than VHS, bad picture quality and pan & scan.
Matt wrote: Hellraiser III isn't available in R1, at least not a good, legitimate copy anyways...

There was at one point a legitimate Canadian version of Hellraiser III, but I believe it has gone out of print.
Hellraiser III isn't available in R1, at least not a good, legitimate copy anyways...no big loss really as only the first two movies are worth a damn and are avaialbe from Anchor Bay for around $10 each. If you're looking for a few older horror titles, along with the other titles you mentioned I'd suggest Elite's Millenium Edition of Re-Animator, Fox's Special Edition of The Fly, and the Special Edition version of The Exorcist that is out-of-print, but not too difficult to track down, which has better extras over the widely available 'The Version You've Never Seen'. If you're looking for sets, the boxset from New Line containing the six original Nightmare on Elm Street movies from New Line can be found for under $50 and the boxset containing the Omen trilogy, plus the god awful, made-for-tv continuation, can be found for under $25.
Well David, I would definitely hold off on buying "Blade Runner," "A Clockwork Otrange," and "2001: A Space Odyssey." All three are rumoured to be getting more respectable treatment on DVD possibly this year. The next three months should see some kind of release news for one or more of these films which I myself want to add to my collection. Use Ebay and try to get your hands on a copy of the now out-of-print Halloween 2-Disc "Limited Edition." It is hands-down the best version of that classic film available. If you are contemplating "Night of the Living Dead," beware, since there are some pretty awful looking versions of that title in stores beacause it is "public domain." The definitive version of that movioe can be found in Elite Entertainments incredible "Night of the Living Dead: Millenium Edition." It sports an incredibly clear remastered picture with a terrific bunch of supplemental material. Hope this helped.
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i have about 50 dollars burning a hole in my pocket that I am considering buying old DVDs that have been out for a really long time.

i was thinking of maybe clockwork orange, 2001(strong maybe), Blade Runner, Devils Advocate, Hellraser (i would go for a trilogy but ive only seen the first)  

that aside, with hellraiser, I read alot of mixed reviews regarding the other films

im trying to catch up on more horror, such as I just saw hellraiser, original texas chainsaw, and the original dawn of the dead within the last few months so suggestions would be nice such as I know I have friday the 13th and halloween that I want to watch

and last, I was having trouble finding R1 edition details for the third hellraiser.  I mean I couldnt find an edition on Ebay that was widescreen

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