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Quint's 2005 Holiday Shopping Guide, Part 1!!!

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with a massive Holiday Shopping Guide for the geek in your family. Constant readers will be expecting this about this time year, being that it'll be the 4th Annual Guide I've created for the site.

Below you'll find pictures and links to any and everything that caught my fancy. There are DVDs, CDs, posters, gadgets, robots, prop replicas, high end collectibles, action figures, video games, books and many other things of particular geeky interest. This is by no means an end all be all list. It has been run through a filter (namely me), so it is very much tailored to my tastes and what I am excited about this holiday season. For instance, you'll notice a good amount of KING KONG stuff below because I am at the height of my frenzy for the flick. Strangely enough, Stanley Kubrick pops up more than once throughout the Guide as well...

There will be 4 price levels brightly marked under each category (DVD, toy, etc). These levels are: CHEAP (items $24.99 and under), Moderate (items $25.00-$99.99), Expensive ($100-$499.99) and For The Super Rich Only (items $500 and up).

Just as much as anybody reading this, I love to use this guide to window shop. I can't afford half the shit on here, but there is some fine geek apparel out there (there's a $50,000 item below that is particularly the stuff day dreams are made of) and it's always fun to window shop. There are quite a lot of great moderate and cheap gifts (namely toys, DVDs and books) on the list this year, too. So much so, in fact, that for the first time ever I've had to break this up into 2 articles.

We've been lucky enough to get a rather awesome donation for a contest somewhere within the 2 articles. I'm not going to tell you exactly what or where, but I will give you a hint... you'll have a chance to win a famous director! So, without any further ado, let's kick this mutha off, shall we?

DVDS

Ah, wonderful, wonderful DVDs. For movie geeks, this is the best present. I've got some obvious choices below and a heads up on some really nifty store-exclusives as well as some awesome foreign box sets... This list is so massive that I didn't have time to search all the sites for links. Amazon is always dependable for fair prices and in-stock items, but there are many other online sites to double check if you want to make absolutely sure you're getting the best bargain.

CHEAP ($24.99 and Under)





This Best Buy Exclusive is only $21.99 on the official site, which is a mere $7 more than the regular no-goodies edition. The extra features aren't that great... let's just say it would be a packed DVD in 1997, with a 20 minute-ish documentary and little else. However, this Best Buy Exclusive comes with a red stapler, a Lumbergh coffee mug, a Chotchskie's shirt mousepad, an Initech notepad, magnetic picture frame and Office Space labeled mechanical pencil and pen. I predict this will be one of the most common awesome gifts this Christmas. Lots of goodies, low cost... and who doesn't love OFFICE SPACE?





This is one of the best family films of all time and the 2-discer gives a great insight to the making of the movie plus it has a fantastic documentary on Gregory Peck following the actor as he toured around the country in his later years, speaking to his fans and telling stories about his career. It also comes with a nice packet with large postcard sized prints of all the foreign posters for the film. It's a steal at $17.99.





Is anybody surprised this made my list? The new JAWS DVD is cheap ($16.99), comes with a super sweet high quality booklet with tons of info and stills and has the complete 2 hour documentary from the '90s video set. On top of all that, for a JAWS geek like me, it has the original mono soundtrack, not that cluttered crappy remix that was on the original DVD. For those that have it already, there are enough goodies to update the collection and for those that don't have this film on DVD, that gaping hole must be plugged. It's your duty as a friend/family member.





This is one of the best DVDs released this year. Cronenberg's THE FLY is still affecting and you will know every small detail about the production of the film by the time you get through this 2-disc set. $14.99 at Amazon. A bargain.





There are tons of Christmas DVDs out there (A CHRISTMAS STORY, NATIONAL LAMPOON'S CHRISTMAS VACATION, THE MUPPET CHRISTMAS CAROL... all I love), but I have a deep connection to this '80s flick starring Dudley Moore, Burgess Meredith and John Lithgow. Anchor Bay put out a SE for only $9.99. 'Tis the season.





You have no idea the glee I have putting the Grindhouse DVD release of CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST right after SANTA CLAUS: THE MOVIE. This movie is hard to stomach, even for a gorehound like me. There is some real life animal killing that is downright despicable, but luckily for us the DVD makers included an "animal cruelty free" version you can pick to watch. If you have a friend who likes Grindhouse or horror flicks, it's a good bet that they don't have this title. $22.46 and released on the 13th of December... Just in time for Christmas!





Christopher Nolan raises the BATMAN franchise from the dead and made a killer movie. Don't cheap out with the crappy no-extras edition and go for the 2-Disc SE... It's only a couple bucks more than the regular DVD on Amazon, clocking in at $19.99.









Genndy Tartakovsky's filler between EPISODE 2 and EPISODE 3 somehow stands above even the prequels. I won't go on an anti-prequel rant, don't worry. I will say that I wish to God that we had seen the energy and imagination of the Clone Wars cartoons put forth in live action. I can't tell you how much I want to see Anakin's initiation into Jedi Knighthood live action. The longer and even better Clone Wars V. 2 is $13.99 and you can get V.1 for only $12.99. Great stuff for all ages.





For those not familiar with Red Vs. Blue, it's an internet comedy series that uses Halo characters... in weird ways. It's crazy, hilarious and totally geeky. Perfect for this list. You can find the DVDs broken up into 3 seasons that are $20 each by clicking here or on the pic above. If you want a taste of what this is, you can check out some of the episodes at RoosterTeeth.com.

MODERATE ($25.00-$99.99)





Here's another Best Buy Exclusive (sorry for the small pic). They released a few different versions of the original 1933 KING KONG last Tuesday. There was a box-set that had the 2 disc KONG as well as SON OF KONG and the original O'Brien/Harryhausen MIGHTY JOE YOUNG. There was also a Collector's Tin that included reproductions of the KONG posters, the Chinese Theater Premiere program and more. I wanted the box set, but I also wanted the collector's tin with all those goodies. Luckily for me, Best Buy combined them all for a cheap $33.99. If you want just the 2-disc SE, you can get it here for $17.99, or if you want just the Collector's Tin of KING KONG, you can get those here for $25.99. Best deal is the Best Buy combo pack, though. It's stop motion heaven.





I actually was just sent this in preparation for an interview I'm doing with one of the DVD producers and I have to say... it's absolutely beautiful. And massive for a 2-disc set. It's bundled big time. There are 4 beautiful preproduction art prints... the presentation is just awesome. You can see so much more detail in the diaries than you could online and on top of all that you get a bonus production diary exclusive to this set that includes almost 4 minutes of completed footage from the V-Rex fight!!! Yes, it is extremely awesome.The set is released December 14th, but you can preorder it for $27.99. For those giddy about the release of Peter Jackson's KING KONG, this is a must have.





Most any geek wants this set. I saw the extended cuts of each story at Fantastic Fest and while there isn't too much more than the theatrical cuts, we do get great tidbits, my favorites being the glimpse we get at Marv's family life and more Carla Gugino (always a good thing). The set looks like it's designed really well and it also looks like there are tons and tons of goodies that come packaged with it, including commentaries and even some of Frank Miller's original comics. $25.99 on pre-order. Release date is December 13th.





I'm not a fan of this trend that I first noticed with MASTER AND COMMANDER... the simultaneous release of a current film in a cheap, no-extras edition and more expensive edition with some extras. The movie-only WAR OF THE WORLDS is $15.98 and the Special Edition is $25.99. The extras are good, with tons of documentary footage and interviews with Spielberg, but honestly... it's not anything more than what an average SE should be. Still, I love the movie, so here it is. You can also check out George Pal's original, and still awesome, on a super cheap DVD with commentary (something the Spielberg DVD doesn't have) for $9.99 at Amazon.





Another packed collection, this time for family and holiday classic WIZARD OF OZ. This 3-disc collector's edition set is fantastic and would make a great showy gift for only $34.99. It comes with a breathtaking transfer of the film, hours upon hours of documentaries and tons of inserts like premiere program reprint, poster prints and booklets.





I have a few TV box sets here. I don't watch a lot of TV, but I can recommend LOST Season 1 to anyone. Cinematic, intriguing, smartly plotted with some of the best realized characters in any entertainment medium. $37.99 for 6 discs of mystery and bliss.





South Park Season 6 is one of my favorite seasons. Season 5 ($37.99) was great, with Cripple Fight, etc, but Season 6 has the Butters as Ball-Chin Boy, "Fun with Veal", Professor Chaos, "Simpsons Already Did It," (my personally favorite) "Free Hat", the infamous Ah-Tahs/boobs episode, the LOTR spoof, "The Biggest Douche in the Universe" and the immortal Lemmiwinks. $36.98





Ah, this set brought my childhood rushing back. I remember seeing Frog Baseball for the first time and how it became almost a dark secret with the other kids in the apartment complex I lived in. Due to rights issues we're never going to get full complete seasons with all the music video commentary. This 3 disc set is the best we're going to do, with 11 music videos and 40 episodes hand picked by Mike Judge. $25.34.





I've seen this set with my own eyes and for a Hitchcock fan there is no rival. PSYCHO, REAR WINDOW, VERTIGO, THE BIRDS, ROPE, MARNIE, FRENZY, SHADOW OF A DOUBT, THE MAN WHO KNEW TOO MUCH, SABATEUR, TOPAZ, TORN CURTAIN, FAMILY PLOT and THE TROUBLE WITH HARRY, all in a beautiful velvet box with Hitch's famous outline in gold. $89.99... That's less than $6.50 a film. This is an amazing set. Guaranteed handjobs for a year if this is unwrapped this Holiday Season.





No, you're not seeing double. This is a whole different Hitch set with not a single shared title from the one just listed. I haven't seen this package myself, but the titles in this collection seem to make a nice compliment the newer collection listed above. STRANGERS ON A TRAIN, NORTH BY NORTHWEST, DIAL M FOR MURDER, FOREIGN CORRESPONDENT, SUSPICION, THE WRONG MAN, STAGE FRIGHT, I CONFESS and MR. AND MRS. SMITH. I actually might like the titles better in this collection, but you can't deny that if you have both the Masterpiece and Signature collections, you have an amazing Hitchcock collection at your fingertips. $74.99





Criterion has a box set out for $79.99 that includes Akira Kurosawa's four greatest films: SEVEN SAMURAI, YOJIMBO, SANJURO and HIDDEN FORTRESS. I have a large soft spot for THRONE OF BLOOD as well, if you're in a Kurosawa kick I recommend all of the above titles.





Here is one of the coolest sets of this humble Guide. I'm a huge fan of the PHANTASM films and have always been more than a little miffed that Universal won't put out PHANTASM 2 and PHANTASM 3 on DVD (they don't own the rights to PHANTASM and PHANTASM 4, which is why you can find DVDs of those out there). Leave it to the lucky UKers to get the Box Set with SEs of each film all in it's own giant sphere. How cool is that? This one's for the multi-region DVD player owners out there. It's just under 25 quid (roughly $43 US dollars) through Amazon.co.uk and encoded in PAL Region 2. This one's at the top of my Christmas Want List.





Here's a Region 3 DVD for GODZILLA: FINAL WARS. I've heard great things about this last GODZILLA flick and this isn't out on US DVD yet, so it'd make a great surprise for any GODZILLA fan (with a region-free player, of course). $33.99 at YesAsia.com.

ACTION FIGURES

Wow, we're finally out of the DVD section. To be honest, I found far more collectibles that caught my eye than regular toys, but over the course of the year I picked up some really sweet toys that made me geek out more than just a little bit. Almost everything below I personally bought over the last few months.

CHEAP ($24.99 and Under)





This is probably the best of the best in the action figures category. It's really cool because A) It's a great sculpt from a great character and B) It's a limited edition that varies from the mass produced figures. It is the Convention exclusive Kevin from SIN CITY. You get him with Whited Out Glasses and a whore's head on a wall plaque. Very few people have this limited edition figure and it's only $20. I have mine!





Ever since McFarlane started putting out Movie Maniacs, I've been waiting for a Tall Man figure (see my Phantasm love above with the Region 2 box set). Neca has stepped up to the plate while McFarlane puts out another 38 lines of Nascar/Baseball/AvP figures and released the visage of Angus Scrimm in their Cult Classics line. I have mine sitting next to the computer, holding up the killer sphere in his hand, scowling away. You can find him at Hot Topic, Suncoast, Spencer's... Or you can click here and order him online for $12.99.





In the same Cult Classics line as The Tall Man is Frank the Bunny from Richard Kelly's DONNIE DARKO. This figure rocks, complete with R. Sparrow Mailbox (with Donnie's letter) and a great sculpt of James Duval's face, eye-wound and all. This figure looks great. For $12.99 it's a bargain.









I don't have Bill or Elle yet, but I found Pai Mei at Hot Topic. He's standing in my kitchen, long beard in hand. The Elle Driver looks killer, though. I'll find her... she will be mine! And who would have ever thought we could buy a David Carradine toy?





I love the Unleashed Figures. I wish I could point you to Best Buy's exclusive Darth Vader, but you'd have to search eBay as they're not on their website and seem to have disappeared from the stores shortly after Episode 3 came out on DVD. Of the new Unleashed figures, though, Palpatine Vs. Yoda is probably my favorite. If you can find them in store it'll run you around $15.

MODERATE ($25.00-$99.99)





Neca also has out this awesome looking 18" talking RoboCop. I don't have him protecting my home yet, but I want him badly. McFarlane also just put out a smaller 12" version, the difference being McFarlane's is battle damaged (specifically from his tussle with ED-209), which is cool. But I prefer the big talking one, even if he does cost $39.99.





Huge black and white badass Marv with Gladys in hand is sweet as all hell. I have him sitting to the right of my entertainment center. He talks, too. $39.99, but I got mine at Suncoast on clearance 25% off, so you may want to check the local mall before taking the big plunge.

VIDEO GAMES

I love video games, but I've found it increasingly hard to find the time to sit down properly and play a game all the way through like I used to. Most of the games below I've played and some of them I'm dying to try out... strangely enough this holiday guide has kept me from playing some of these (like KONG, which came out yesterday... I've been buried in completing this Guide, so I haven't had any time to play it outside of the 360 demo at Wal-Mart a couple weeks ago). I'm also not a hardcore gamer, so you'll notice that most of these are movie related...

MODERATE ($25.00-$99.99)





I rented this game with the thought that it would be cartoony, but still cool being that it was made by Rockstar Games (Grand Theft Auto). I was so wrong. This game owns my ass and any fan of Walter Hill's THE WARRIORS needs to play this game immediately. Rockstar captures the coolness of the '70s, the coolness of The Warriors and marries it into a Grand Theft Auto type world. This is one of the rare cases where I've rented a game and then decided to buy it.





This one isn't so much for the adults, but for those with little Potterheads in the family. This game is a nice compliment to the tone and feel of HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE. The playability is a little weird, but you can always choose who you are playing be it Harry, Ron or Hermione. The kids will love it and at $39.99 it won't break the bank.





This is another casualty of the Holiday Guide crunch. I've played the demo which was all sorts of awesome. With all old school Bond gadgets, a Sean Connery-voiced Bond, vintage cars and a digital Robert Fucking Shaw. This is one I'm dying to play all the way through.





You get to play a giant ape. You get to break Rex jaws and play with 'em. You get to destroy 1933 New York. And you get to shoot at dinosaurs with a tommy gun as the human part of the story. I'm there. Peter Jackson and Philippa Boyens had direct and constant involvement in the creation of the game. I was confused about the button configuration when I played the 360 demo, but I can't wait to dive into this sucker.





I don't have a PSP, but I was loaned one a couple weeks ago to play this zombie game, INFECTED. It's a very addictive game where you blast away big Santa Claus zombies with machine guns, bazookas and shotguns, then finish them off with your own blood, which causes them to explode. The opening cut scene has a kid in a wheelchair turning on the Christmas Tree Lights in Rockefeller Center, illuminating a half dozen zombies. The stunned crowd just stands there, looking at them. The wheel chair kid goes, "Oh, shit..." then the zombies rip the crowd to pieces, eventually taking the wheelchair kid. Pretty badass if I say so myself.





I've played this game for a few hours and it's a lot of fun. You follow Neo through his journey throughout all the films. The hand to hand fighting is phenomenal and the "focus" (slow-mo) powers are great. The weapons usage is a bit subpar, but if you're a fan of the films at all this is a must play.





I love the idea of Western Themed games. I even dug the hell out of Red Dead Revolver from a year or two back. Word is GUN is a really awesome game. I haven't played it yet so I can't vouch for it, but it was recommended by a great number of you. It's certainly on my want list.





Like many of you, I've lost hours to this game and many more to its predecessor. I love the design of the game and the ability to play Rebels, Empire, Separatists or... um... not Separatists... Clones, that's it... and take over the galaxy. The game play isn't 100% on target for me, but the set up is fun as all hell, especially getting to play an assortment of Jedi/Sith. Good fun.

GAMES

MODERATE ($25.00-$99.99)





I'm doing this a little back-assward, but I'm starting with Moderate ($26.99) for Scene It, then moving to Cheap... you'll see why in a second. Scene It is a great movie geek DVD game, set to push the boundaries of your knowledge. This game is a few years old now, but the main reason I am listing it here is for its expansion packs...

CHEAP ($24.99 and Under)





My favorite of the expansion packs (which includes "Sequels") is the one from Turner Classics. For $19.99 you have a whole new DVD set with hours more of play, all focused on classics. This way the makers keep the game fresh, with an expansion pack out every so often...





I've seen this for sale at Spencer's (for significantly more than the $19.99 price at etoys.com) but I haven't played it yet... The idea of bundling trivia from the entire NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET series into a game with trivia on the entire FRIDAY THE 13TH series opens this trivia game up to being one helluva cool addition to any horror geek's household.

EXPENSIVE ($100-$499.99)





This is from MonstersInMotion.com and is fucking cool as hell. Notice the set-up... all from the designs and characters of James Cameron's ALIENS. In a day where every Aliens toy has to be tied to that abysmal AvP movie, it's so refreshing to see such a geeky piece from a good installment of the ALIEN series. It's $394, which is really damned expensive, but just look at these pieces:









Sweet, huh?

CLICK IT HERE TO HEAD OVER TO PART 2 OF THE HOLIDAY ARTICLE! BOOKS, COLLECTIBLES, GADGETS and MORE!!!

-Quint





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  • Nov. 25, 2005, 12:23 p.m. CST

    It's arrived!

    by seppukudkurosawa

  • Nov. 25, 2005, 12:27 p.m. CST

    Aliens chess set...wow

    by Z0D

    Very nice to see the classics and originals are coming back in one form or another. I just wish I had the dough to get the chess set. And that Sidious/Yoda thing looks rabid...wow. ___KNEEL___

  • Nov. 25, 2005, 12:28 p.m. CST

    Ignore that videogame list

    by Bob of the Shire

    Pick up Mario Kart DS, Dragon Quest VIII, Guitar Hero, and/or Civilization IV instead.

  • Nov. 25, 2005, 12:30 p.m. CST

    Why only xbox?

    by FNORDcinco1

    There games are okay...But the ps2 still has the juice.

  • Nov. 25, 2005, 12:37 p.m. CST

    $24.99 is cheap?

    by seppukudkurosawa

    Hell I come from Gambia and here is my Holiday list of things I can do for $24.99: Vaccinate my family against Winter's extra-prevalent yellow fever epidemic; buy the tools I need to dig myself a well; pay-off the local Gambian rude-boys to save me and my family from their Anual Christmas Pillaging Event '05 (kind of like when you Westerners have Fates and Bazaars etc); Reinforce my roof to stop it from collapsing in on us and killing our pet cockroach again like last year; buy a thousand seeds to help stave-off the starvation blues for a few months; Get the surgery done on poor ol' Mumbando, my eldest son, who has a bad case of stomach swelling (caused through lack of vitamin E); lastly, and most importantly of all, I can buy the control pad for the soon-to-be-released XBOX 360! Pity I can't afford the actual console though. Ah well, maybe if I plough the field a few more times I might harvest enough grain to buy a game for the console I can't afford.

  • Nov. 25, 2005, 12:53 p.m. CST

    Oh shit, did you have to show both Hitchcock sets? I. Want. Them

    by Silver_Joo

  • Nov. 25, 2005, 1:12 p.m. CST

    FYI on Godzilla Final Wars

    by KaijuKiller

    Will be on DVD here on December 13th.

  • Nov. 25, 2005, 3:22 p.m. CST

    Santa Claus the Movie???????????

    by zacdilone

    You couldn't pay me $9.99 to own that film. What a piece of crap. Give me "The Year Without a Santa Claus" any day. Heat Miser RULES.

  • Nov. 25, 2005, 5:43 p.m. CST

    Phantasm Set UK only?!

    by Jack Burton

    I'd buy that set in a heartbeat! I've been wondering where the hell Phantasm 2 is on DVD. Why can't this set come out here? Who actually owns the rights?

  • Nov. 25, 2005, 6:07 p.m. CST

    Flash Gordon (1980) Silver Edition

    by Buddapest

    Available only in the UK...

  • Nov. 25, 2005, 8:01 p.m. CST

    You Left off HULK:ULTIMATE DESTRUCTION.

    by Shermdawg

    One of the few games to make me smile this year. What it may lack in story, it makes up with flaweless controls. Very fun, pick it up. It should be on sale, since it was released back in August.

  • Nov. 25, 2005, 8:54 p.m. CST

    ALIENS Chess Set

    by MCVamp

    Bishop is a...Bishop. Wonderful!

  • Nov. 25, 2005, 9:01 p.m. CST

    From Russia With Love was ok but not as good as Everything or No

    by Citizen Arcane

    Quint, you should appreciate this, when is Jaws: Unleashed coming out? It was slated for last summer and a playable demo has already been reviewed. You play the shark and it looks pretty good. I hope it doesn't just disappear. As for the videos, I really can't stand the Clone Wars. Maybe it's the way all the characters look so ridiculous or the exagerrated action, it just didn't do it for me.

  • Nov. 25, 2005, 9:32 p.m. CST

    That's Right

    by conchetumare

    Everything or Nothing is the best Bond game EVER. By the way, who plays xbox ??

  • Nov. 25, 2005, 10:17 p.m. CST

    Do we really need another list of crap available for purchase?

    by jimmy_009

    Wouldn't movie news be better than ads?

  • Nov. 25, 2005, 10:28 p.m. CST

    I have a region 1 player, but I would still buy the Phantasm set

    by Big Bad Clone

    BTW- Everything or Nothing kicks all kinds of ass.

  • Nov. 25, 2005, 10:37 p.m. CST

    cannibal holocaust on december 13?

    by Holodigm

    then how come my campus's media library have it? i work there, and we got it in like two weeks ago. something doesn't make sense. but we also got that special edition of I Drink Your Blood a few months before it was released, and we got a special educational edition of The Corporation not too long after the movie was released in theaters. But still, what's so special about Cannibal Holocaust that we get it a month in advance?

  • Nov. 25, 2005, 11:24 p.m. CST

    Yeah where is Guitar Hero...

    by FNORDcinco1

    Not many commercials or ads...Other then the tech demos on G4. You can get it now and still feel "UNDERGROUND"

  • Nov. 26, 2005, 7:30 a.m. CST

    Does "War Of The Worlds" Come With A Decent Ending On The DVD?

    by buster00

    Something more along the lines of, oh, "Cannibal Holocaust"?

  • Nov. 26, 2005, 7:54 a.m. CST

    The Cannibal Holocaust never happened

    by Citizen Arcane

    It's a hoax perpetrated by the cannibals so that they could get their own cannibal nation.

  • Nov. 26, 2005, 9:38 a.m. CST

    They missed their chance with the chess set...

    by Moonwatcher

    they should have made Bishop the bishop.

  • Nov. 26, 2005, 9:43 a.m. CST

    I can't tell...

    by Moonwatcher

    is that Bishop as the bishop in the middles of the board?

  • Nov. 26, 2005, 12:28 p.m. CST

    Yes, Bishop is the Bishop...

    by Han Ol' Buddy

    The auto machine guns are the pawns and I think Hicks is the Rook. http://www.monstersinmotion.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=7913

  • Nov. 26, 2005, 12:58 p.m. CST

    They should have made Bishop be the rook just to piss everyone o

    by Citizen Arcane

    The pieces are too confusing for a real game, especially on the Alien side. Maybe they should have made the knight a more obvious dog alien from alien 3.

  • Nov. 26, 2005, 4:36 p.m. CST

    X...B...O...X...3...6...0...

    by JDanielP

    ...want.

  • Nov. 26, 2005, 7:49 p.m. CST

    You're off your rocker

    by Bob of the Shire

    Goldeneye was the best Bond game ever, that's not even up for debate. It takes the top spot simply for pioneering the FPS genre on consoles, not to mention it was incredbly fun and quite possibily the premier multiplayer game of it's generation.

  • Nov. 26, 2005, 9:42 p.m. CST

    I Still Think The Best Bond Game Ever Is...

    by buster00

    Mr. Do!

  • Nov. 26, 2005, 10 p.m. CST

    Actually the best "Bond" game was MGS3:Snake Eater.

    by Shermdawg

  • Nov. 26, 2005, 10:03 p.m. CST

    Actually Bob, Doom was out on SNES so it technically pioneered F

    by Shermdawg

    Also, I believe the first Turok came out before Goldeneye. Goldeneye was the first big FPS on consoles, just not the first. Good game though.

  • Nov. 26, 2005, 10:12 p.m. CST

    Goldeneye kicked Doom and Turok's ass

    by Citizen Arcane

    Silly looking monsters don't compare with the detailed level design and character faces in GoldenEye. I can't believe they made a movie out of goofy ass Doom. Now GoldenEye, there's a video game they should make a movie out of.

  • Nov. 27, 2005, 2:39 p.m. CST

    How could 2 hours of lightsabre fights be considered energy and

    by DigitalDong

    If half that shit was live acion Quint would have hated it.( the big crushing thing Windu fights comes to mind ) Jokes on Quint since the best part of both Clone Wars is the bad acting was successfully emulated. I love the fact the characters act just as bad as they did in their live action counterparts. God I love that.

  • Nov. 28, 2005, 11:49 a.m. CST

    Game choices

    by photoboy

    While it is somewhat questionable to only push Xbox games what I find more displeasing is that the games Quint has picked are the video game equivalents of a Michael Bay movie.

  • Nov. 28, 2005, 9:02 p.m. CST

    Not so fast Poop.....

    by LLcruize2

    Yes, the Office Space SE is a rip off by itself. But what Quint has listed is the Best Buy exclusive box set. Not only do you get the DVD (which btw, fool-screen is ditched and widescreen added for the first time along with the aforementioned extras) the box that the items come in, a long with the stapler, magnet frame, note pad, mouse pad and pen set make the price ($21.95) more than worth the upgrade for the hardcore fan out there. Too bad Judge fucked over fans when it came to the movie. No Milton episodes and no commentary from Judge is unforgiveable, especially given the time they had to work on this thing. But even with that, it is more than worthy, in the BestBuy exclusive set, as a present under the tree.

  • Nov. 29, 2005, 1:29 p.m. CST

    I've played the King Kong video game...

    by mistrmindqed

    Not only can you play Kong and the humans shooting at dinosaurs, but you can also play as Peter Jackson taking a huge monster shit on Ray Harryhausen's head.

  • Nov. 29, 2005, 4:24 p.m. CST

    goldeneye!!

    by Britshit

    its not even up for debate, Goldeneye is still probably the greatest videogame for its time, i remember buying a n64 just for that golden-eyed goodness......wait a minute, i'm gonna put away the 360 now and plug the N64 in!

  • Nov. 29, 2005, 7:47 p.m. CST

    My Amazon wishlist thanks you

    by quadrupletree

    cant wait to see part 2!

  • Nov. 29, 2005, 8:21 p.m. CST

    quadrupletree- i know you wont thank me for contributing to your

    by seppukudkurosawa

    but the Part 2 is on the main page; I tinyurl'd for you so you can get to it quickly: http://tinyurl.com/9hox3. Enjoy.

  • Dec. 1, 2005, 8:35 a.m. CST

    Goldeneye game kicks ass.

    by RowanM

    My favourite mission was either breaking out of your cell or sniping in the snowfields with the log cabins. Loved getting those headshots. I've always been a fan of the print From Russia With Love. Classic.

  • Dec. 1, 2005, 11:37 a.m. CST

    Office Space: "However, this Best Buy Exclusive comes with a re

    by Trazadone

    I love this movie but seriously, does anyone really want this crap that comes with it? It sounds funny on paper but once you get it home, what the hell do you do with it? More and more you see these repackaged dvds coming with incidental crap (e.g. Seinfeld puffy shirt). It just seems like garage sale clutter.

  • Dec. 1, 2005, 11:41 a.m. CST

    Clone Wars: "I will say that I wish to God that we had seen the

    by Trazadone

    Yeah I guess the 2.5 hours of non-stop action in Sith was a real sleeping pill. I hate anti-star Wars stuff for the sake of being anti-Star Wars.

  • Dec. 1, 2005, 7:11 p.m. CST

    Trazadone

    by Kraken

    "Energy and imagination" does not mean or equal "non-stop action". Just remember, some Chuck Norris movies are non-stop action too... but that doesn't mean they're good. Fucking Chuck Norris.

  • Dec. 1, 2005, 10:50 p.m. CST

    Dad?

    by buster00

  • Dec. 2, 2005, 2:13 a.m. CST

    I'd love an XBOX 360 -- only thing is you KNOW Bill Gates wi

    by Triumph poops!

    ...Just to cut into it's thunder and sales yet again. I mean, the Playstation 3 has already had rumblings that due to its development costs and configuration, it could cost MORE than the 360 does now (at $399). So if the Playstation 3 debuts at $450 to $500 bucks...and meanwhile Bill Gates, due to production now being fully ramped up, cuts the price of the 360 to 299 for the deluxe version, you're talking a full $200 point spread between investing in a 360 versus picking up the Playstation 3. Not to mention, by that time far more games will be out for the 360, and what's the point of a next gen console if the games aren't there? Seems to me, overall, Gates really stuck it to Sony this time by being first to market...

  • Dec. 2, 2005, 11:25 a.m. CST

    I bought that Phantams set around Halloween...

    by Doom II

    The 5th bonus disc in the set has some GREAT documentaries on it as well as a tour with Reggie of all the Phantasm locations. There is a segment about the hardcore Phans that is relly entertaining as well. That ball looks AWESOME on my entertainment center. Pride of my collection right now. Buy a 35.00 Cyberhome model 320 from Wal-Mart and decode it to play all regions. HOW TO DECODE A CYBERHOME PLAYER: With the dvd tray closed and empty, enter on the remote MENU,1,9....and a display comes up that lets you set the player to regions 1-3 or 0 to play EVERY movie in ANY region code. It will adjust to PAL or NTSC automatically when playing a dvd. Worth 35.00. I actually bought a couple of those little players.

  • Dec. 2, 2005, 11:28 a.m. CST

    PHANTASM (correction) Sphere Box Set...

    by Doom II

    Worth the 45.00 just for the sphere replica alone. I put the dvd's in actual cases so I do not have to handle the sphere when I want a dose of Phantasm.

  • Dec. 2, 2005, 11:53 a.m. CST

    Quint is right about McFarlane Toys....

    by Doom II

    They release 3 versions of Freddy and Jason, TONS of sports figures, shitty 3rd rate horror characters like the Jeepers Creepers guy and that Tooth Fairy ghost, but no Phantams characters? A series that has endured for over 20 years, with 3 sequels all made by the same director and actors? THAT doesn't deserve a figure? Way to step up Neca! I bought one of those Tall Man figures also.

  • Dec. 2, 2005, 2:14 p.m. CST

    I just had a geekgasm...

    by TV CASUALTY

    ... now if I could just persuade the little woman to buy me some of this stuff, instead of crap that's actually useful. But nooo, we have to be practical. Yay. Another fucking tie. Guess I'll have to blow some of my own hard-earned bucks. Dammit.

  • Dec. 4, 2005, 5:42 a.m. CST

    Whoa hold on now, DOOM II...

    by Shermdawg

    sure the logic to the creeper legend is flawed, but he is the best of the newer horror creatures. I didn't really like either of the movies, but I thought The Creeper was cool as hell in the second one.

  • Oct. 25, 2006, 3:28 p.m. CST

    fist?

    by jackinitraw

    horray!