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Tried and True Movie Suggestions

I've got a TV that I can only watch DVDs on (no Netflix, no cable). I enjoy watching movies and would love some suggestions of movies that are always enjoyable to watch. [more inside]
posted by Sassyfras on Aug 5, 2014 - 41 answers

I love Japanese movies - but how???

How can we, in Australia, get access to Japanese films (with English subtitles)? Is there a Japanese movie place in Sydney? We're happy to pay, stream, download, and maybe even buy... but I'm not finding much. Any hints? Help! and Thank you! [more inside]
posted by jrobin276 on Sep 7, 2013 - 7 answers

"And right here I decided to use lens flare..."

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 - 43 answers

Which dvd editions of Silence of the Lambs and Manhunter are the best quality?

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 - 6 answers

DVD to iPad: Part Deux

Problem with ripping TV-series DVD's to iTunes via Handbrake. [more inside]
posted by allkindsoftime on Dec 7, 2011 - 8 answers

LCD Monitor Starring as TV

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 - 15 answers

Bigger without Blurrier

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 - 16 answers

straight from the source.

Just curious: What DVD commentaries absolutely enhance the movie they're attached to? [more inside]
posted by the NATURAL on Nov 9, 2009 - 30 answers

Looking for cheap DVD shops in Paris (Left Bank)

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 - 8 answers

Which are the best movies to get on Blu-Ray?

Which are the best movies to get on Blu-Ray? [more inside]
posted by bent back tulips on Sep 16, 2009 - 26 answers

Need Good Christian DVD for five year old.

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, Lynnie-the-pooh
posted by lynnie-the-pooh on Aug 8, 2009 - 17 answers

Back up some old videos?

Best way to get analog 8mm videotapes to digital format? [more inside]
posted by toastchee on May 29, 2009 - 6 answers

How to easily convert DVD's to AVI

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 - 20 answers

subs on AVI?

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 - 6 answers

Help me offload my movies offshore to DVDs

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 - 4 answers

What are the best programs that can convert almost ALL kinds of video files and vice-versa?

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 - 10 answers

Movies yet to be released on DVD?

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 - 33 answers

Region 2 Playback on a Region 1 iMac

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. [more inside]
posted by aladfar on Nov 14, 2008 - 17 answers

DVD Burning & Compression -- 2 for 1?

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 - 10 answers

Why can’t my movies be as convenient as my music?

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 - 11 answers

DVD player that isn't hostile to end-users?

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 - 10 answers

Help me find some good movies that give you the warm fuzzies

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 - 37 answers

Where Can I Get Disney Movies in Chinese?

Where can I get Disney movies dubbed in Mandarin? [more inside]
posted by rubberkey on Jun 6, 2008 - 6 answers

Automatic Screenshots from a DVD

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 - 6 answers

DVD catalog social site

Know any good DVD catalog social sites? Librarything for DVD's? [more inside]
posted by theholotrope on Dec 10, 2007 - 5 answers

Flash movies on DVD

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 - 5 answers

Where can I find out about new indie/foreign movies?

You know how Pitchfork is a great way to keep up on new indie music? Is there something similar for indie/foreign flicks? [more inside]
posted by special-k on Sep 26, 2007 - 7 answers

Homemade DVD server- Whats the best/easiest/cheapest way?

Homemade DVD server- Whats the best/easiest/cheapest way? [more inside]
posted by weiler63 on Jul 12, 2007 - 17 answers

Software to grab DVD scenes

Is there software that will let me convert a scene from a DVD? [more inside]
posted by RobotHero on Mar 24, 2007 - 5 answers

NOITROTSID

(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 - 15 answers

Good films set in London

Moviefilter: Recommend some good films set in London? [more inside]
posted by fire&wings on Sep 15, 2006 - 38 answers

Top Picks for non-Region 1 DVDs?

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 - 24 answers

Where can I find the extended-edition Lord of the Rings with Portuguese subtitles?

Needs to be region 0 or region 4... [more inside]
posted by sablazo on Mar 22, 2006 - 8 answers

DVD Solutions for persons with limited dexterity?

DVD Solutions for persons with limited dexterity? [more inside]
posted by chudmonkey on Dec 19, 2005 - 15 answers

Good DVD director's commentaries

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 - 41 answers

[yelling]

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 - 12 answers

Brains first and then Hard Work

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 - 13 answers

DVD Storage Solutions?

What are some good ideas for storing 1K+ dvds? [more inside]
posted by folktrash on Jun 6, 2005 - 17 answers

Which movie(s) have been available on all sorts of format?

Which movies(s) have been available on most, if not all, the different movie formats? [more inside]
posted by icontemplate on Apr 13, 2005 - 15 answers

Help me program a Horror/SciFi Movie Night

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 - 44 answers

Clip and encode a track from a DVD

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 - 13 answers

DVD authoring software?

DVD authoring software? [more inside]
posted by muckster on May 4, 2004 - 7 answers

Classic DVDs

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 - 62 answers

Movies for Mom

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 - 23 answers

Obscure Movie Recommendations

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 - 91 answers

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