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Old 05-21-2005, 06:17 AM   #1
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Do you have a DVD/VHS collection? It's always interesting to see what other film buffs are into these days. Here's mine:

http://www.dvdaficionado.com/dvds.ht...id=orange+brat

I've sold over one hundred, so this list has gone through the chopper over the past few months. I've started building it back up, though. I wish there was a service like this for CDs.


High definition DVD is on the way, and I'm going to have to make some choices on what gets upgraded and what is good enough for plain ol' DVD. I'm really hoping the 4-layer Blu-Ray DVD becomes the standard, but I fear that's a pipe dream. It holds a whopping 100GB of data. The current standard is somewhere around 54GB and HDDVD is a mere 45GB. The studios are negotiating behind the scenes to agree on a single format(just like they did with standard DVD), so I think the choice is clear on which one should prevail.
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Old 05-21-2005, 07:25 AM   #2
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I have a collection ski movies, but not of other movies. I own about twenty from the past three years, which is how long I've been skiing. They're something I can watch as often as I want, and I won't get tired of them. No stories, just music and awesome skiing.
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Old 05-21-2005, 08:12 AM   #3
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I don't like to say I do, but my parents definitely do. They've been "collecting" from a long time. They started on VHS God knows how long ago and now they have, I would say, close to a thousand cassettes. A lot of them are recorded cassettes, though, that don't work anymore. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, James Bond Jr., Loony Toons - all the cartoons of my youth, saved on those recorded cassettes, gone.

Anyway, they started "collecting" DVD's about three years ago, and now we have little over a hundred. Yeah, it isn't as many as most people have, but we like it. I've watched every one of them 1.5 times (on average). Makes for a great past-time.

I'd type them up if I weren't so gosh darned lazy.
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I had a collection as soon as I got every Bond film .
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I have a collection - it mainly consists of horror and martial arts though, as they are my favourite subjects but I'm trying to expand into more general categories

I'm way too lazy to type up all the titles I have, but I have Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan, Jean Claude Van Damme and many other unheard of titles from the 80s/90s


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I haven't updated my DVD list there in a while... Maybe I'll do that and put the link here at a later date. But I have about 950 DVDs, including first prints of every Criterion Collection release (which wasn't easy I might add... a real O.O.P., non-bootleg version of Salo cost me $600).
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Old 05-21-2005, 03:17 PM   #7
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I have very few DVD, because I don't like watching movies on a TV. For me, it's pretty much cinema or nothing, especially for movies I love.
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My sig has a link to my DVD collection...
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Old 05-21-2005, 04:20 PM   #9
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I have a collection though I very rarely actually buy any movies. The only ones actually that I've bought for myself I think are Blade Runner, Brazil, and Monty Python films. Most of my DVDs were gifts. And most of those are movies that I don't really like.
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All the DVD's I buy are mainly animation or SFX based, mainly because of the making-of's. I rarely buy dramas unless they get under my skin.
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Uh, no. Record collection: Of course. DVDs (movies)? No. I own the old Alien Legacy box set on VHS. The only DVD I've bought is Sofia Coppola's beautiful adaption of Eugenides' The Virgin Suicides. Does that count? Probably not.
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I have just a few film DVDs:

Kissing a Fool
My favorite romantic comedy, if we don't consider Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind to be one. Jason Lee rules!

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Double feature with both 1932 and 1941 versions. Ingrid Bergman was so beautiful

The Windsor Protocol
Don't ask, bought it because of Lisa Bronwyn Moore.

Bride of the Monster

Dancer in the Dark

Godzilla Millenium

Sorted
A poor movie, but a great DVD edition and a neat soundtrack. Tim Curry in an awful role.

Repo Man
I'm still not decided whether it's a piece of trash or a masterpiece.

Bad Taste
A dissapointment. Can't believe where he went from there.

Batman: The Movie
The best Batman ever? Gotta love the Bat-Shark Repellent

Zardoz

"THE GUN IS GOOD! THE PENIS IS EVIL!"

What a classic! I thought it's laughable at first, but it's possibly the most ambitious Boorman film. A great story, not so great realisation. And Sean Connery in a wedding dress

21 Gram/Storytelling (double feature)

Ghost World

H. G. Wells' Time Machine
The 1960 original, not the remake.

Apart from some music DVDs, that's it. I have many more DivX/XviD movies, though
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Hmm, I have a kind of a collection of dvd movies and dvd tv series.
I counted 131 movies on dvd, and 18 seasons of different tv series...
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I started a bit of a collection, but I found that I rarely watch a movie more than once - exceptional movies I will watch a few more times, but I don't make a habit of it. For that reason I decided not to collect any more. Now if I fancy watching a particular movie or TV series, I will buy the DVD (or DVD box set) and then sell it on Ebay when I've finished with it. It's worked great so far - I think I generally sell DVDs for £1-3 less than I paid for them!
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I own the entire Mystery Science Theater 3000 collection on DVD, but that hardly counts.
 
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I own the entire Mystery Science Theater 3000 collection on DVD, but that hardly counts.
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What dark secrets do people have? That's far more interesting.

I've got -

The Chronicles Of Riddick; Purely for the production design! Honest! Actually, it got kind of a bum wrap. Sure, the villains are almost pathetically crap and their designs on taking the galaxy are totally vaporous and nonsensical, some of the acting is horribly self-important, and Judi Dench looks like she came from another movie entirely, but it does feature some great SFX (and some poor bits, admittedly) and some really inventive sequences.

Tron; Again, production design! Seeing it through adult eyes it's a horrendously bad film. But it's totally unique in terms of look and concept. Jeff Bridges spends the entire time looking uncomfortable and bemused whilst he acts everyone else into a black hole, merely by sleepwalking the role! The dialogue is clunky and out of synch with a lot of the themes of the film too. But it's great and cheesey.

Aida; a terrible Italian cartoon with promising ideas that actually helped me get into the animation industry during its production. Truly a great effort, and a highly respectable company (Lanterna Magica in Turin), but god - a misfire in so many ways.

The Fast and The Furious; I love this film. It blew me away when I first saw it and it still kicks ass now. Even Vin Diesel has great lines in it... OK, I like him as an actor when he's got the right role... but it's not like I fancy him or anything.

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I'm trying to build a collection of classics I know I will always like, because in the end I know the majority of movies I loved wont move me the same way in a years time.

Recent additions:
Le Fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain Special Edition
Near Dark

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High definition DVD is on the way, and I'm going to have to make some choices on what gets upgraded and what is good enough for plain ol' DVD. I'm really hoping the 4-layer Blu-Ray DVD becomes the standard, but I fear that's a pipe dream. It holds a whopping 100GB of data. The current standard is somewhere around 54GB and HDDVD is a mere 45GB. The studios are negotiating behind the scenes to agree on a single format(just like they did with standard DVD), so I think the choice is clear on which one should prevail.
Yes, it's clear that HD-DVD should win, because in the end it isn't just about capacity, if it was neither of these formats would win.
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Well, apart from the aforementioned Windsor Protocol, I plan on buying The League of the Extraordinary Gentlemen DVD. Everyone on Earth hated it, but I think it was great over the top fun, just too silly not to like. Yeah, it's nothing like the comic book, but who cares.

Not sure if this falls into the guilty pleasures category, but I think Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow is one of the best last year's films (the third best, to be exact). It's such a beautiful love letter to pulp and early SF, bettered only by Volume 2 of The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (comic book, not the movie). Besides, as a friend said, it has everything a good film should have: femme-bots, ninjas and dinosaurs. And then some!
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Yes, it's clear that HD-DVD should win, because in the end it isn't just about capacity, if it was neither of these formats would win.
No, it's clear from my post that Blu-Ray should win. It has the superior capacity and the new cutting edge 100GB 4-layer version. PS3 is going with Blu-Ray, too.
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