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Postby Seppuku on Mon May 26, 2008 7:55 pm

My personal fave would be the Wayne's World one, which was set-up to look like a really corny looking Public Broadcast channel. I loved the way they worked in the trailer as well:

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You've also gotta love Spinal Tap's DVD Menu, which had Nigel Tufnel & Co. bitching about the tiny Spinal Tap logo.

But you can also go too far, like in the case of one of the Harry Potter DVDs, in which each special feature could only be accessed after playing a bloody awful quiz game.
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Postby Worst Part's Almost Over on Mon May 26, 2008 8:05 pm

I'd agree with the Wayne's World choice.
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Postby LaDracul on Mon May 26, 2008 8:40 pm

I like the Muppet Show season sets where some muppets will talk to the viewer, asking why they hadn't made a choice yet. My favorite of those has to be Rizzo and Animal on Season Two.

"Muppet Shaaaawwwww"

And "Detroit Rock City" where it looks very '70s AV Club.
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Postby Simon Quinlank on Mon May 26, 2008 9:28 pm

The old special editions of Alien (where you move around the Nostromo) and Aliens (where the menus are from the POV of a marine entering the LV426 for the first time) are quite atmospheric.
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Postby havocSchultz on Tue May 27, 2008 1:26 am

My vote would go to these menus...



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Postby Nachokoolaid on Tue May 27, 2008 1:33 am

Memento had pretty clever menus, if I remember correctly. It's been a while since I watched it, but I remember putting it in and going, "WTF!? Where's the play button?"

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Postby Evil Hobbit on Tue May 27, 2008 4:51 am

Love the menu's from the extended lord of the rings sets.
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Postby Spandau Belly on Tue May 27, 2008 8:06 am

I don't like overley complicated menus and I really hate ones that show you little summaries of the movie you're about to watch.

I prefer just the movie poster and simple large text giving you your options.
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Re: DVD MENUS

Postby Fried Gold on Tue May 27, 2008 9:21 am

Seppuku wrote:My personal fave would be the Wayne's World one, which was set-up to look like a really corny looking Public Broadcast channel. I loved the way they worked in the trailer as well:

The Wayne's World menus are excellent, and it was good that they used them again for the sequel disc.

The best DVD menus I've seen are those The Adam & Joe Show DVD which had all sorts of easter eggs, and even commentaries for the menus, while keeping everything easy to navigate.
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Postby Maui on Tue May 27, 2008 10:53 am

Over the Hedge has a cool menu.

They have a snack vending machine. Each snack selection is a different menu option. It's kinda clever, as the opening to the movie is the raccoon trying to get a bag of chips that gets jammed between the glass.
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Postby DerLanghaarige on Tue May 27, 2008 1:52 pm

The German movie "Neues vom Wixxer" is "hosted" by the characters of the movie. To be specific: There are 172 different scenes, with 28 actors in 30 different roles, that were filmed just for the DVD menu.
They even won an award for this.
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Postby travis-dane on Tue May 27, 2008 3:47 pm

DerLanghaarige wrote:The German movie "Neues vom Wixxer" is "hosted" by the characters of the movie. To be specific: There are 172 different scenes, with 28 actors in 30 different roles, that were filmed just for the DVD menu.
They even won an award for this.


The DVD for the first "WIXXER" movie was good too...
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Postby DerLanghaarige on Wed May 28, 2008 1:41 pm

travis-dane wrote:I love HATLER!


Everybody does :lol:
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Postby travis-dane on Wed May 28, 2008 1:47 pm

YEAH MAN!

Heres "Looking For freedom".....

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Re: DVD MENUS

Postby Gheorghe Zamfir on Sun Oct 05, 2008 11:39 pm

The Zoolander DVD menu cracks me up just for the dancing Will Ferrell in the corner of each menu.
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Postby Hannah Kim on Mon May 18, 2009 5:13 am

Maui wrote:Over the Hedge has a cool menu.

They have a snack vending machine. Each snack selection is a different menu option. It's kinda clever, as the opening to the movie is the raccoon trying to get a bag of chips that gets jammed between the glass.

All I can say is that a vending machine provides various snacks, beverages, and other products to consumers without a cashier. Items sold via vending machines vary by country and region.



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Postby Maui on Mon May 18, 2009 10:24 am

Hannah Kim wrote:
Maui wrote:Over the Hedge has a cool menu.

They have a snack vending machine. Each snack selection is a different menu option. It's kinda clever, as the opening to the movie is the raccoon trying to get a bag of chips that gets jammed between the glass.

All I can say is that a vending machine provides various snacks, beverages, and other products to consumers without a cashier. Items sold via vending machines vary by country and region.



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All I can say is that vending machines suck most of the time. The snacks are overpriced and get stuck in the machine 80% of the time.
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Re: DVD MENUS

Postby puknut on Wed Sep 23, 2009 4:08 am

Mine to I like the Wayne's world. Very nice movie.


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Re: DVD MENUS

Postby TheBaxter on Wed Sep 23, 2009 11:59 am

one of my pet peeves are dvd menus that show scenes from the movie or otherwise somehow give away plot points and potential spoilers. if i haven't seen the movie yet, i don't want it spoiled by a stupid dvd menu.
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Re: DVD MENUS

Postby martinscott on Wed Sep 30, 2009 8:47 am

I currently use micro DVD to playback my Divx rips as it is the best all round player I have found. I have recently started to make Divx with AC3 sound. Is it possible for me to get Micro DVD to output the sound to an external DVD decoder, or do I have to use another player...

I have Power DVD 4.0... It plays Dvix with AC3 sound just fine.... Is there a way to make micro DVD like menus for power dvd?

I saw that micro dvd 1.3 is now comercial. Where can I go to buy it?

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