Any area of weakness in your collection/library?

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  1. Todd_Brown

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    I was looking at my collection this morning and realized that my comedy selection is terribly slim. I've been so into classic dramas/noir, and horror/sci-fi that I've neglected this section. Musicals could use some help also. Anybody else have areas that need attention in their collections?
    Todd
     
  2. Michael Warner

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    I'm also a bit lean on the comedies. For some reason I don't find them to be very rewatchable save for the really zany stuff like Monty Python or Broken Lizard.
     
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    I seem to have a gaping hole in the "Movies that suck!" section of my collection.[​IMG]

    Seriously though, if I had a hole, it would probably be that I don't have enough newer movies, and especially popular movies. Having friends over is tough, when you specialize in classic films, and independent features.[​IMG]
     
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    I get that alot. It drives me crazy.
     
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    I also do not have enough comedies. I always make an effort to check the comedy section when I am looking for DVDs, and I do have a few comedies. It just seems that when I have friends over who are in the mood for something light, my comedy section seems extremely lacking.
     
  6. RyanAn

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    According to Guzzlefish, about have of my collection is comedy, so that does not really leave a lot of room for the other guys. Being that I am rather young, I never had the chance to watch the classics years ago, so those are the types of films that I am catching up on. Obviously, I have to blind buy and there have been some big 'ole mistakes there in "The Others," "Copper Mountain," various others that I just do not know how I can part with.

    Ryan
     
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    My wife would probably say "Movies that aren't subtitled", but I would have to say Westerns. I only have 6-7 in my collection.
     
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    My collection is light in both horror and comedy. I've seen so many over the years that current comedies just repeat old gags in a new setting so I see them coming. Another another downside is some of the older comedies that I grew up on aren't quite as funny as I remember them or are disjointed. The the comedies I do have I find truly hilarious.

    The same goes for horror. I wish I could say I have a good collection of jump-out-of-your-seat scary movies but there really are not a lot of them. Gore to me doesn't equal scary. Not to say that there are not good films in the horror genre, but to call them sh*t your pants scary is a stretch.
     
  9. Jay E

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    There are 3 holes in my collection:

    Modern comedies: There are so few that I find funny, that I can't see myself plugging that up anytime soon.

    Pre 1960 musicals: Many of those are hit and miss with me, especially musicals from the 1930's. I guess its the music itself that I find hard to sit through multiple times.

    Animated films: except for a few Pixar films, I just can't get into animated films. Even as a kid I never liked Disney films. I will be buying the Looney tunes shorts however.

    From the above I guess you can say that I'm less geared to lighter fare.
     
  10. Cameron Yee

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    I would say comedies too, and it's because there aren't that many comedies that I really want to revisit, so the ones that are there really make me laugh every time.

    Also, I have no movies starting with the letter "Z" and I didn't like "Zoolander" enough to add it, though it would be a cheap and easy solution. [​IMG]

    I just looked at the stats of my collection and it shows 66 comedies, second place for genre, but I'd say half of them on the list I don't consider straight out comedies.
     
  11. Bradley-E

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    I would say the remaining Preston Sturges films (i.e. Miracle of Morgan's Creek (Paramount) and the Universal owned Hail The Conquering Hero, Great McGinty (Moment), Christmas in July.
     
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    This is a good topic.

    In my collection I am most definitely
    light on Horror. Other than the standards
    such as The Omen and The Exorcist
    I am not really fond of horror films. As has
    been said previously in this thread, there is
    a difference between gore and a good scare and
    there doesn't seem to be much of the latter
    released these days.
     
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    I don't have many Westerns (I don't really like many of them, frankly), and I have practically no action movies (because I really don't like manny of them), and I don't have any movies that begin with the letter "U". I'm hoping to find a good deal on Unforgiven, that would solve two problems right there!
     
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    According to Guzzlefish, this is the breakdown of my collection:

    37% Drama
    25% Comedy
    15% Action Adventure
    10% Science Fiction/Fantasy
    4% Horror/Suspense
    4% Childrens
    3% Foreign

    If I had to say I had weaknesses, it would be that I only have 3 Criterions (Traffic, Chasing Amy, and The Rock). I would like more, but the high price tags on most of them prevent me from picking them up.
     
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    Želary was pretty good. (Check out my review in the Reviews Archive forum.) But then again, does 'Ž' count as a 'Z'? [​IMG]
     
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    I have very little in the way of old classics and practically no horror, probably because I think there are not very many GOOD horror films. Here is my breakdown (179 titles in total)...

    SciFi/Fantasy = 29.1%
    Animated = 27.9%
    Action = 16.8%
    Drama = 9.5%
    Family = 8.4%
    Comedy = 5.0%
    Music = 1.0%
    Horror = 0.6%
    Classic = 0.6%
    Western = 0.6%
    Other = 0.6%
     
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    One of the main areas of weakness in my collection is spelled $. In that case, however, I suspect I am preaching to the converted.

    Wow, comedies sure seem to be taking a beating on everyone's list. In my case, I sometimes combine comedy with another genre, so that I can keep track of such things as combined with another genre [ex: Spaceballs Comedy/Sci Fi] or even by star, since some of these don't fit exactly in a single genre. Jackie Chan combines comedy with action, martial arts and some drama, hence, in my collection, he has his own entry.

    Weak points in my collection might seem strange to everyone else. Dramas are running few and far between. Classic movies are also a hit and miss proposition.

    Thankfully, the so-called "chick-flick" genre is one I have been able to successfully avoid as nothing more than shameless emotional blackmail.

    Eric, the movies that suck section is getting pretty well covered by Mystery Science Theater 3000 in my collection, though I do have some non-MST3K movies that I file simply under "Bot Fodder." I rarely deign to spend more on the "Bot Fodder" titles than Wal Mart's bargain bin prices.
     
  18. Ravi K

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    Not enough comedies or black-and-white films in my collection. A lot of times it seems like I buy the serious films, and I don't have much to watch when I just want to put on something silly. I must buy Encino Man and the Bill and Ted collection immediately [​IMG]
     
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    Mine is probably foreign. I genenerally like Asian toons and such, but rarely buy them as they are usually priced higher.

    Ohh, and porn. I don't own any porn.
     
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    According to DVD Profiler, my only big gaps are anime, martial arts and sports. I plan to do absolutely nothing about those gaps.

    I currently have 352 films (excluding box set, TV sets, documentaries, TV mini-series, etc.) and my smallest categories are westerns and musicals with 11 in each category. I have 14 foreign, 15 horror, 16 war movies. At the other end I have 117 dramas, 102 action and 94 comedies. Family, sci-fi and suspense/thriller also make strong showings (about 85 each more or less).

    I think my suspense/thriller category would make a huge jump if I properly categorized all my old Hitchcocks that don't have genres assigned yet.
     

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