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#1 of 52 OFFLINE   DennisTuck

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Posted April 10 2002 - 06:17 AM

Okay, I know that there have been threads current and past comparing the size of your collections, the way that you store them, calculating the money you've spent and WILL spend in the future, and other things about DVD's...but I wanna play something along the size of DVD Survivor.

I recently hit the wall thinking about the number of DVD's I had as compared to how many I really watched/loved and how many hadn't been seen/were bought cause I "had to have it".

So, if you were forced to play DVD Survivor and had to cut down your collection, what would you keep. Here are the rules, people with less than 500 DVD's can only keep EIGHT TITLES!!! People with over 500 DVD's can only keep FIFTEEN TITLES!!!

Small Print: Box sets count as one title IF they are a true boxset (ala Godfather, Simpsons, etc.) but collections of titles in seperate cases (Jurassic Park box, etc.) count as individual titles.

Feel free to list them. Personally, since I'm in the lower catagory, here are my 8 Titles:

1.) Unbreakable Vista Series
2.) The Usual Suspects: Special Edition
3.) The Terminator: Special Edition
4.) Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season One
5.) Escape From New York
6.) Halloween: Limited Edition
7.) Monty Python & the Holy Grail: Special Edition
8.) Clue

who's next???

#2 of 52 OFFLINE   David Von Pein

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Posted April 10 2002 - 06:29 AM

Oh My!! This is kind of like asking, "Which one of your five children would you keep"!

This is gonna take some time......Let me look.

#3 of 52 OFFLINE   Ryan Potts

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Posted April 10 2002 - 06:36 AM

ok, here are my eight as well

1) The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the Eighth Dimension
2) Maximum Overdrive
3) Killer Klowns from Outer Space
4) A Boy and his Dog
5) Starship Troopers
6) Ghost in the shell
7) Army of Darkness (Limited 2-Disc Edition)
8) Big Trouble in Little China

Man, that was anything but easy.....


{edit corrected small spelling mistake)
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#4 of 52 OFFLINE   Brad Eisenhauer

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Posted April 10 2002 - 06:38 AM

Wow, just eight, huh? Well, let's see...

1) Gladiator - definitely my fav
The rest, in no particular order:
2) Godfather Collection - over 10 hours of entertainment and it only costs me 1 slot Posted Image
3) The Good, the Bad and the Ugly - the shootout scene at the end alone would be worth it
4) Ghost in the Shell - just friggin' awesome
5) The Princess Bride - "Hello, my name is Inigo Montoya..."
6) Clue - "I'm going home to sleep with my wife!"
7) Amadeus - love the music; great dark story, too
8) [this slot saved for LOTR:FOTR]
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#5 of 52 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted April 10 2002 - 06:42 AM

I have nearly 900 DVDs, and that's still
relatively small compared to most others
on this forum.

Off the top of my head and not in any
order....

1. Moulin Rouge
2. The Godfather set
3. Glory (Special Edition)
4. Forrest Gump
5. Planet of the Apes (1969)
6. Pinocchio
7. The 5th Element
8. Braveheart
9. The Sopranos Season One
10. Shrek

(in a rush can't think of 5 more)

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#6 of 52 OFFLINE   Tony_Faville

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Posted April 10 2002 - 06:53 AM

Sitting at 694 right now....so I get 15:

1. The Godfather Trilogy
2. The Matrix
3. Gladiator

"This is harder than I thought"

4. T2: Judgement Day
5. Men In Black Collectors Edition
6. Moulin Rouge
7. Wizard of Oz
8. Austin Powers 1
9. Austin Powers 2
10. Jaws
11. Chasing Amy
12. Bridge On The River Kwai
13. The Princess Bride
14. Kentucky Fried Movie
15. Thumb Wars (what can I say?)

#7 of 52 OFFLINE   Tom Rhea

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Posted April 10 2002 - 07:12 AM

1. Two Lane Blacktop
2. Dead Man
3. Untitled (Almost Famous Bootleg)
4. The Old Dark House
5. Vertigo
6. Absolutely Fabulous (season 4)
7. Fight Club
8. Citizen Kane
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#8 of 52 OFFLINE   Jack Briggs

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Posted April 10 2002 - 07:33 AM

Quote:
"I have nearly 900 DVDs, and that's still
relatively small compared to most others
on this forum."

Most others? Now I'm truly feeling inadequate! Posted Image

#9 of 52 OFFLINE   Joel C

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Posted April 10 2002 - 07:35 AM

Are you nuts? I couldn't even pick just 8 titles from my collection of WOODY ALLEN movies.

And I only have 350-400 discs.

Heh. I never thought I would *only* have 300 DVDs.
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#10 of 52 OFFLINE   Julie K

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Posted April 10 2002 - 07:40 AM

Quote:
So, if you were forced to play DVD Survivor

The big questions are, who's forcing me, and do they have more firepower than I do?

Otherwise, I see absolutely no need to pare down my ~280 (and still growing) DVDs.

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#11 of 52 OFFLINE   David Von Pein

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Posted April 10 2002 - 07:46 AM

Ya think Ryan P. is truly serious in his picks?

As much as I love Killer Klowns.....??

TEHO (To Each His Own) I suppose. Posted Image

#12 of 52 OFFLINE   Ryan Potts

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Posted April 10 2002 - 07:51 AM

To answer you David, yes. Although I might have to reconsider once I have LoTR in my hands. Posted Image

Ok, after taking another look at my collection, I'd like to change no.3 to Evil Dead: Book of the Dead.
My DVD collection - "in progress"

"The only reason for time is so that everything doesn't happen all at once" - Buckaroo Banzai

#13 of 52 OFFLINE   Alex Spindler

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Posted April 10 2002 - 08:05 AM

Here are the ones that get the most spins in the ol' DVD player:

1) Rushmore : Criterion
2) Fight Club
3) The Big Lebowski
4) Clue
5) Pitch Black
6) Big Trouble in Little China : 5 Star
7) Zero Effect
8) Toy Story : Ultimate Toybox Edition

Not the best films in the collection, but the only other three closest were Tremors, The Thing, and various versions of the Usual Suspects.

#14 of 52 OFFLINE   Brian_Anderson

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Posted April 10 2002 - 08:09 AM

Okay, i'll add mine in:


1. Tron (20th Aniv.)
2. Usual Suspects (S.E.)
3. Snatch
4. Casablanca
5. Gladiator
6. Toy Story 2 Pack (both in one box)
7. Fight Club
8. Shawshank Redemption
My DVD Collection

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#15 of 52 OFFLINE   Eric Thrall

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Posted April 10 2002 - 08:11 AM

That's a tough question... my 8:

Monty Python and the Holy Grail SE
Monty Python's Life of Brian Criterion
The Godfather collection
Memento (soon to be replaced by Memento LE)
T2 UE
A Hard Day's Night
Brazil Criterion
Fawlty Towers Complete Collection

#16 of 52 OFFLINE   Richard Kim

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Posted April 10 2002 - 08:25 AM

Sounds like a Poll to me... Posted Image

Here's my 8:

1)The Big Lebowski
2)Almost Famous Bootleg
3)A.I.: Artificial Intelligence
4)Rushmore- Criterion
5)Toy Story- The Ultimate Toy Box
6)Vertigo
7)Se7en- Platinum Series
8)2001: A Space Odyssey (remastered)

#17 of 52 OFFLINE   Mark Silver

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Posted April 10 2002 - 08:26 AM

This truly can't be done. I didn't even get to put any of the Star Trek movies or ST:TNG Season 1. This is a trlt evil game. I took my best shot. These could change based on my mood, but....

1. Buffy season1
2. Bull Durham
3. Diehard Box Set
4. Few Good Men
5. Friends Box Set
6. Godfather Trilogy
7. Let It Ride
8. Rounders
9. Running Scared
10.Stargate
11.Stargate Sg-1 Season 1
12.Suicide Kings
13.Swimming with Sharks
14.Twin Peaks Season 1
15.Malice

#18 of 52 OFFLINE   Markus Lidstrom

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Posted April 10 2002 - 08:30 AM

Hmmm.

1. Se7en
2. Fight Club
3. Rushmore CC
4. The Blues Brothers
5. The Godfather Collection
5. Clerks: Animated
6. Evil Dead II
7. Dr Strangelove
8. Gladiator


#19 of 52 OFFLINE   Leila Dougan

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Posted April 10 2002 - 08:42 AM

1. Chasing Amy
2. Rushmore -- Criterion
3. Ghost in the Shell
4. Sex and the City -- Season 1
5. Sex and the City -- Season 2
6. Pink Floyd's The Wall
7. The Spanish Prisoner
8. Toy Story 2 Pack

#20 of 52 OFFLINE   Thomas T

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Posted April 10 2002 - 09:19 AM

1. Chinatown
2. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
3. Magnolia
4. Mulholland Drive
5. Passion Of Joan Of Arc
6. The Searchers
7. Vertigo
8. Written On The Wind





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