What are your favourite DVD extras? Which DVD movie/TV shows have the best extras/bonus material? [more inside]
posted by meronym
on Oct 4, 2012 -
I am looking for the best DVD (not Blu-Ray) prints of Silence of the Lambs and Manhunter. I know Lambs had a Criterion issue and regular issue, a 2-disc issue and perhaps more. Manhunter had a 2-disc issue (orange cover), a single issue, and perhaps others. I currently have the Hannibal Lector trilogy, which is all three movies in slimline cases with no extras. I am not sure if they are the same prints that come in single issue cases or if my prints are the high quality. When I say "best", I am referring to best picture quality first and then extras. I am not sure if newer issues lime my slimline set necessarily have the best picture or not simply because they are newer. My slimline set is just the bare bones movies, btw. So best print and if any extras that would be great. I know Criterion has commentary on Silence.
posted by snap_dragon
on May 24, 2012 -
I want to use a LCD monitor as a TV. What do I need to do to make this dream come true? [more inside]
posted by reenum
on Jan 21, 2010 -
How can I get a DVD movie to fill (at least one axis of) my screen without compromising the picture quality? [more inside]
posted by rahnefan
on Nov 20, 2009 -
While I'm in Paris (for a short stop) I plan to buy DVDs (movies) by french new wave directors like truffaut. I have heard that there are cheap DVD shops in Paris. Do you know of any good ones in the Left Bank ? I will be staying in Montparnasse.
posted by lahersedor
on Nov 8, 2009 -
What is a good Bible Based DVD or movie that I can offer to my five year old daughter. I want her to get more knowledgable about the bible, but at her age, I'm not looking for a lot of blood or violence. Also, she asks me a lot why there are not girls in the stories. So maybe you know of a good movie that has Mary or Ruth in it? I want her to learn, but I need it to be age appropriate. She likes animation or live people. Thanks,
posted by lynnie-the-pooh
on Aug 8, 2009 -
I'm moving around a lot. Tired of dragging movie DVD's around. Not looking to make an iso copy (i.e. DVDShrink). Too much disk space. ~750MB avi's would be more ideal, but even as a software developer the options I've Googled are confusing. Is there a simple (i.e.1-button) DVD to AVI converter?
posted by hungrysquirrels
on Apr 19, 2009 -
Two-part question about subtitles and DVD-to-AVI conversions:
1) How do I, using open-source software, "hard-burn" a subtitle file onto an AVI from a DVD source?
2) Even better, is there a video player that can load and display subtitle files to an avi format? What software & subtitle formatting should I be using?
Extra points all around if your solutions handle Mandarin without encoding hitches. [more inside]
posted by saysthis
on Feb 23, 2009 -
Hi everyone. I have a some of movie files that I'd like to transder to DVD. However... [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Feb 13, 2009 -
What are the best programs (paid/shareware/freeware/open source) that can convert almost ALL kinds of video files and vice-versa? [more inside]
posted by omaralarifi
on Jan 21, 2009 -
This FPP on Last Summer
got me wondering: what other films of note have yet to be released on the DVD format? I'm thinking legitimate releases here, not black market dubs.
posted by stinkycheese
on Dec 16, 2008 -
I'd like to legally buy DVDs of a British television series. Unfortunately, they're only available as Region 2 discs and are encoded (I think) as PAL. Is there a convenient way to play them on my new iMac and OS X 10.5.5?
There have been a few questions along these lines, but no definitive answers as yet. I'm hoping that there's been some software innovation since those last posts that someone can point me to.
posted by aladfar
on Nov 14, 2008 -
I am using Mac the Ripper and Roxio Popcorn successfully to rip, compress, and burn DVDs. I have leftover DVD-R Dual Layer DVDs -- is it possible to fit to movies on a DVD? I tried a few ways and it only shows one movie. Any settings I could change? Any other software? Thanks.
posted by snap_dragon
on Oct 8, 2008 -
DVDs and Blu Ray discs are such a pain with their ability to be scratched and the need to find where a disc is, is it in the right case, etc. I find myself often drawn to standard definition “on demand” movies on cable (free ones) instead of searching my own high definition or DVD movies. Is there a way to have the convenience of “on demand” and the quality of the original media? [more inside]
posted by arniec
on Oct 7, 2008 -
Can you recommend an upconverting DVD player with component output that ignores region coding and allows me to perform any action at any time? [more inside]
posted by odinsdream
on Sep 24, 2008 -
moviefilter: Can you recommend a movie(s) that has fairy tale type magic in it. By magic I mean movies like Secondhand Lions and Big Fish for example. Movies where what seemed at first a fairy tale ended up being the truth or things of that nature. Finding Neverland and Hearts in Atlantis also have that particular type of magic. I guess another way to describe it would be magical things happening in an otherwise normal, realistic setting; nothing animated or set in an alternate universe. Not sure how else to describe it so I hope this makes sense. :)
posted by GlowWyrm
on Aug 9, 2008 -
Automatic screenshots from a DVD? I know how to take individual screengrabs from a a movie with VLC or Media Player Classic -- but I'd like to get a whole bunch at once. Is there windows software that will let me set an interval and extract a series of screenshots automatically?
posted by muckster
on May 6, 2008 -
I want to save flash movies I find on the internet and collect them onto a DVD to watch on a DVD player. [more inside]
posted by paulinsanjuan
on Nov 5, 2007 -
(The original) The Shining
: filmed on a 1.37:1 negative for display on a 1.33:1 TV or matting to 1.85:1 in theater (see 1, 2, 3 and many other sources)
. So why does my PC's DVD player grab screenshots at 1.50:1? [more inside]
posted by Tuwa
on Sep 30, 2006 -
We were recently given a region free DVD player. What great DVDs should we get to play in it that we could not otherwise see in the US?
A couple of other notes are the [more inside]
posted by anastasiav
on May 24, 2006 -
For people interested in film-making, which DVD's come with director's commentaries that are truly insightful and a cut above the norm? [more inside]
posted by nthdegx
on Nov 16, 2005 -
I just bought a DVD and the subtitles are annoying as hell. Can I do anything about it? [more inside]
posted by ODiV
on Aug 31, 2005 -
Looking for cheap art. I want to take stills from a dvd and get a poster print for hanging on the wall. Can this be done in a clean nice looking manner, without a blurry unsightly pixelated mess? [more inside]
posted by striker
on Jul 5, 2005 -
Movie Night. I'm helping plan a Horror/SciFi Movie Marathon for a few friends. I need to come up with a list of 4-6 movies available on DVD in the U.S., and am looking for a theme to tie it all together. Any ideas? [more inside]
posted by FreezBoy
on Mar 11, 2005 -
I have a legit movie produced by my employer on DVD that I need to convert to mpeg (mpeg2 I'm guessing) to upload to the Internet Archive. All the l33t warez converters seem to do divx or vcd or vob. I can't seem to find anything on mac or windows that will do this simple task for me. I just want the 10 minute long movie at track 4 on the disc as a mpeg file. Sounds simple but after using half a dozen apps, I can't seem to get the job done.
posted by mathowie
on Oct 22, 2004 -
We've got quite a large DVD collection, but they naturally tend towards newer releases. This weekend I want to bolster the "classic" movie section. (more inside) [more inside]
posted by mr_crash_davis
on Mar 18, 2004 -
My mother is in her late sixties, and her kids just bought her a DVD player for her most recent birthday. Now she wants to know what movies we'd recommend she'd buy or rent. [More inside.] [more inside]
posted by *burp*
on Jan 2, 2004 -
I'm a film junkie and am running out of things to watch. What's an obscure feature-length movie that's available on dvd or video that you can recommend to someone who's seen more movies than had warm meals?
posted by dobbs
on Dec 17, 2003 -