Although the year is not over, I want to see what everyone else thinks about what the surprise DVD of the year is. With the release of tons of killer DVD's during the year and to come, I really wanted to chime in here to give my pick.
Your pick should be a DVD that completely surprised you with the quality of sound, video and features.
With the coming of some great releases like Godfather, Star Wars Ep 1, Terminator, and a host of others, I have to say that I fully expect them to be great releases. Forrest Gump I knew was going to be great. Some of the remastered ones like Die Hard, I knew were going to be great.
Well, my pick for surprise DVD of the year is....Superman Special Edition. This DVD totally and completely surprised the hell out of me. I suffered through the years of a horrible VHS transfer and grew to know that this was about as good as it would be. I refused to buy the DVD when it came out because I was convinced that it wouldn't be all that, then Micah let me in on the little secret that it is the bomb. I bought it and OH MY GOD is it awesome. The video and audio were completely remastered. John Williams score shines in great brilliance. The thunderous lowend will test any subwoofer. Check out the destruction of Krypton. You'll see what I mean. Also realize that this movie is 23 years old and the quality rivals the new releases of today.
Let's hear your picks everyone!