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Rank the week of October 18th’s Blu-ray and DVD new releases against the best films of all-time:

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PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: ON STRANGER TIDES

(Blu-ray & DVD | PG13 | 2011)
Flickchart Ranking: #1487
Win Percentage: 47%
Times Ranked: 8433
Top-20 Rankings: 50

Directed By: Rob Marshall
Starring: Johnny DeppPenélope CruzIan McShaneKevin McNallyGeoffrey Rush
Genres: ActionAdventureCostume AdventureFantasySea AdventureSwashbuckler


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I was young and had no responsibilities when I discovered that the only way to see Tombstone in its original aspect ratio was on DVD, so I went out and bought a DVD player for the express purpose of seeing a favorite movie the way it had been filmed.  Shortly thereafter, I began to discover bonus features.  These are ten of my personal favorite DVD and Blu-ray bonus features.

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Resisting the Blu-ray

24, Mar 2011

I am a movie lover, but I keep telling myself I don’t need Blu-ray to prove it.

What’s the big selling point? As my wife reminds me, I don’t have a high-def TV, so picture and sound quality aren’t my biggest concerns. There’s the argument of durability; so far, I haven’t had much problem with my DVDs, and I own so many that I haven’t come close to wearing any out.

Special features? Well, I used to be a junkie for those. I own the four-disc Extended Editions of all three of Peter Jackson‘s Lord of the Rings films. Each of those extended movies is three-and-a-half to four hours long, and I watched them multiple times. Each of the three sets has documentaries clocking in at longer than the films. I watched all of those. I watched two of the four available commentaries on all three films. Are you totaling those hours up? I’m trying not to.

Obviously, this was all before I had kids…

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Rank the week of December 28th’s Blu-ray and DVD releases against the best movies ever made:

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The American (DVD and Blu-ray | R | 2010)

The American reviews and rankings Rank it amongst the best thriller movies of all time.

Flickchart Ranking: #2358
Times Ranked: 1952
Win Percentage: 63%
How Many Top-20′s: 4 Users

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From everything I’ve read, George Clooney’s latest has been 2010′s most divisive movie. People either LOVE it or HATE it. The main complaint is that it’s a bit “slow,” so check your expectations.

Resident Evil: Afterlife (DVD and Blu-ray | R | 2010)

Resident Evil: Afterlife reviews and rankings Rank it amongst the best sci-fi horror movies of all time.

Flickchart Ranking: #4977
Times Ranked: 1721
Win Percentage: 42%
How Many Top-20′s: 3 Users

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Milla Jovovich returns to fight the undead.

Legacy (DVD and Blu-ray | R | 2010)

Legacy reviews and rankings Rank it amongst the best thriller movies of all time.

Flickchart Ranking: Just Added
Times Ranked: NA
Win Percentage: NA
How Many Top-20′s: 0 Users

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The Wire stars Idris Elba and Clarke Peters reunite for an excellent looking thriller. Check out the trailer.

And Soon the Darkness (DVD and Blu-ray | R | 2010)

And Soon the Darkness reviews and rankings Rank it amongst the best horror movies of all time.

Flickchart Ranking: #19277
Times Ranked: 12
Win Percentage: 25%
How Many Top-20′s: 0 Users

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Well, at least you get to watch Odette Yustman and Amber Heard for 90 minutes.

Legendary (DVD and Blu-ray | PG-13 | 2010)

Legendary reviews and rankings Rank it amongst the best sports movies of all time.

Flickchart Ranking: #11200
Times Ranked: 130
Win Percentage: 39%
How Many Top-20′s: 0 Users

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With John Cena and Danny Glover.

Twelve (DVD and Blu-ray | R | 2010)

Twelve reviews and rankings Rank it amongst the best dramas of all time.

Flickchart Ranking: #17704
Times Ranked: 25
Win Percentage: 14%
How Many Top-20′s: 0 Users

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Directed by Joel Schumacher. He has made some incredible movies but also some incredible bombs. This rests firmly on the bomb side.

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Do you consider any of this week’s Blu-ray and DVD releases to be amongst the Best Films of All Time?

Robin Hood (DVD and Blu-ray)

robin hood 2010 reviews and rankings How would you rank it amongst the best adventure movies of all time?

Flickchart Ranking: #4167
Times Ranked: 9578
Win Percentage: 48%
How Many Top-20′s: 6 Users

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Starring Russell Crowe and Cate Blanchett. You can add me to the group who is not quite sure why this movie was made.

The Experiment (DVD and Blu-ray)

the experiment reviews and rankings How would you rank it amongst the best prison movies of all time?

Flickchart Ranking: #14624
Times Ranked: 28
Win Percentage: 32%
How Many Top-20′s: 0 Users

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Remake of a great German film starring Adrien Brody and Forest Whitaker.

The Secret in Their Eyes (DVD and Blu-ray)

the secret in their eyes reviews and rankings How would you rank it amongst the best mystery movies of all time?

Flickchart Ranking: #5884
Times Ranked: 594
Win Percentage: 77%
How Many Top-20′s: 3 Users

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Ondine (DVD and Blu-ray)

ondine reviews and rankings How would you rank it amongst the best fantasy movies of all time?

Flickchart Ranking: #9899
Times Ranked: 69
Win Percentage: 75%
How Many Top-20′s: 0 Users

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