Robert Winter

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Vital Statistics

Age Group 30 +
Video Likes Dutifully and lovingly restored sick horror flicks from the 70s and 80s.
Video Dislikes Grain, grain and more grain. Print softness.
Audio Likes Wild and aggressive DTS or Dolby Digital 5.1 surround mixes.
Audio Dislikes South East Asian voices dubbed into American or English.
Favourite DVDs The new wave of French Horror (Trouble Every Day, Malefique). Region 1 Blue Underground, Mondo Macabro, NoShame, Image and some Anchor Bay horror releases. And anything by Takashi Miike.
Least Favourite DVDs Region 4 no frills, full-frame horror titles.
Most Eagerly Awaited DVDs A Deluxe Edition of The Keep and an uncut release of My Bloody Valentine.

Opinions About Specific Movies and their DVDs

Titanic Contains some of the most realistic and disturbing death scenes ever committed to celluloid.
The Matrix A masterpiece that re-defined how we look at sci-fi cinema.
Terminator 2 A sequel to Terminator and predecessor to Terminator III.
Star Wars A coming-of-age film for my generation.
Godzilla Allowed the Western World to feel good about Tokyo being stomped.
Independence Day America the beautiful becomes America the trashed.

Equipment

DVD Player Pioneer DVR-640H , using S-Video output
Display Yamaha 106cm Plasma . Calibrated with Sound & Home Theater Tune Up. This display device is 16x9 capable.
Audio Decoder Built in to amplifier/receiver . Calibrated with THX Optimizer.
Amplification Pioneer VSX-816K
Speakers 2 x Bose Speakers and 4 NX-S200 Yamaha mini-speakers.

Top 10 DVDs

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1. The Beyond (E tu Vivrai nel Terrore: L'Aldilą) (1981)
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2. Basket Case (1982)
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3. The Evil Dead (1981)
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4. Dead & Buried: Limited Edition (1981)
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5. Ginger Snaps (2000)
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6. Suspiria: Limited Edition (Simitar) (1977)
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7. Blood Feast (1963)
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8. Bride of Chucky (1998)
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9. Ichi the Killer (Koroshiya 1): Collector's Edition
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10. Black Christmas (1974)

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