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Top 5 DVDs you must have

10 October 2006

Everybody at this point in time at least owns one or more DVD - Digital Versatile Disk - Videos. Some people try to collect as many DVD’s as possible, others just buy the ones they like (or can afford).

I’m not sure how many DVD’s I have at this time, but there are quite a few DVD’s that you just have to have in your collection.

If you feel wronged because your favourite movie is not listed, feel free to add a comment stating your favourites. (Oh, let me know why it’s such a great movie too!)

5. Gladiator

GladiatorGladiator, by Ridley Scott, is tells the story off a Roman general who became a slave and then a gladiator. It sounds pretty boring when you put it like that, but Scott really makes it into a very gripping movie.

Gladiator is more than a few man in shorts fighting in a big bowl of sand. You should really check this one out and add it to your collection.

4. The Lord of the Rings Trilogy

Lord of the RingsWell, The Lord of the Rings is not really a trilogy since it is one big story. Still, this movie is great.

LOTR, by Peter Jackson, attracts old and young alike. It features humour, heroism, love, massive battles between good and evil and everything else needed to make a successful movie.

Many complain that the Fellowship (part 1) does not have much action in it and that Return of the king (part 2) is just one big fat ending. Well, that’s correct. In my opinion you should watch the three movies in sequence all at once. That will give you the full sensation the way Jackson intended it.

Because this movie appeals to a very broad audience, it’s placed at position 4.

3. Pulp Ficton

Pulp FictionThe combining of several story lines into one movie with a lot of violence by Quentin Tarantino. The result is Pulp Fiction.

Every story line has it’s own characters and Tarantino was able to get a lot of big names attached to this film including Bruce Willis, John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson and Uma Thurman.

This movie is not just entertainment, it’s art. If you don’t have it, you should probably get is a.s.a.p.

2. Star Wars (all six of 'em)

Star WarsStar Wars is the work of George Lucas. George has done many innovative things during the creation of his Star Wars movies. Not only was he the first to introduce (and claim the rights to) merchandising, he has also brought special effects to a new level. Of course, I don’t have to remind you that George Lucas is also the genius behind the THX sound system.

If I have to tell you what Star Wars is about, you should not be allowed to have a DVD collection at all.

1. The Godfather Trilogy

The GodfatherI think everybody knows the Godfather. Directed by Francis Ford Coppola, this epic trilogy gives us an inside look in the Corleone family.

Part one is really the best movie of all three. It’s based on the original novel by Mario Puzo. However, parts two and three really complement the whole story and that’s what makes this such a great trilogy.

There are some very nice Trilogy DVD Boxes available. If you say you like movies, you cannot be taken seriously unless you have this trilogy in your collection.