Directors Poll: Which DVDs do I get rid of, which do I keep

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  1. Matt Stryker

    Matt Stryker Screenwriter

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    This is kinda like the "desert island" game, but its for real.

    Ok, as I posted over in AH, I'm leaving the country shortly and I am only going to take 20 DVDs with me. So I need all of your opinions on which ones from the list below to take, and which ones to get rid of. Keep in mind that I'm restricted by the number of keepcases, so if something is a 7-disc tin, that counts as however many keepcases high it is. I'm probably going to move all my DVDs to a storage wallet anyway and leave the cases here.

    You don't have to choose all 20, just the movies that you couldn't live without for 4 years.

    Ok, here goes:

    1941
    12 Monkeys
    2001: A Space Odyssey
    2010: The Year We Make Contact
    A Bronx Tale
    A.I. Artificial Intelligence
    Airplane II: The Sequel
    Airplane!
    Almost Famous: Untitled - The Bootleg Cut
    Always
    Amélie
    American Beauty
    American Graffiti
    American Pie - Unrated
    American Pie 2 - Unrated
    Antz
    Apollo 13
    Armageddon: Criterion Collection
    Atomic Bomb Collection: Trinity And Beyond/ Atomic Jour
    Austin Powers: Goldmember
    Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery
    Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me
    Back to the Future: The Complete Trilogy
    Bad Boys
    Band of Brothers
    BASEketball
    Batman
    Beastie Boys Video Anthology : Criterion Collection
    Beauty and the Beast
    Being John Malkovich
    Big Trouble in Little China 2-Disc SE
    Black Hawk Down 3-disc Deluxe Edition
    Blade Runner
    Bond Girls Are Forever
    Bond: Casino Royale
    Bond: Die Another Day
    Bond: Never Say Never Again
    Bond: The James Bond 007 Collection Vol. 1
    Bond: The James Bond 007 Collection Vol. 2
    Bond: The James Bond 007 Collection Vol. 3
    Bond: The World Is Not Enough
    Boogie Nights 2-disc SE
    Braveheart
    Brazil: Criterion Collection
    Caddyshack
    Candyman
    Cannibal! The Musical
    Cast Away 2-disc SE (OOP)
    Chappelle's Show: Season 1
    Charlie's Angels
    City of Angels
    Cleopatra
    Cliffhanger CE
    Close Encounters of the Third Kind
    CNN Millennium 2000 Celebration
    Conan the Barbarian
    Contact
    Dances With Wolves DTS
    Dante's Peak DTS
    Dark City
    Das Boot - Flipper
    Daylight DTS
    Die Hard - The Ultimate Collection
    Dr. Strangelove SE (cartoon cover)
    Driven
    Dumb and Dumber
    E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial Gift Set
    Eagles: Hell Freezes Over DTS
    Easy Rider
    El Mariachi / Desperado
    Enemy at the Gates
    Enemy of the State
    Event Horizon
    Fast Times at Ridgemont High CE
    Field of Dreams
    Fight Club 2-disc CE OOP
    Finding Nemo
    Fist Full of $, For a Few $s more, The Good The Bad The Ugly
    For All Mankind: Criterion Collection
    Forrest Gump 2-disc CE
    Frequency
    From Dusk Till Dawn
    From the Earth to the Moon
    Full Metal Jacket
    Galaxy Quest DTS
    Gandhi
    Get Carter
    Ghostbusters
    Gladiator
    Glengarry Glen Ross
    Gone in 60 Seconds
    Gone in 60 Seconds - Original
    Grosse Pointe Blank
    Hanging Up
    Happy Gilmore
    Harley Davidson and The Marlboro Man
    Heat
    High Fidelity
    Highlander
    Hollow Man
    Independence Day: 5-Star Edition
    Indiana Jones Box Set
    Innerspace
    Jackie Brown
    James Taylor: Live at the Beacon Theatre
    Jaws DTS
    Jurassic Park DTS
    Jurassic Park III (Full Screen)
    Kelly's Heroes
    L.A. Confidential
    Lawrence of Arabia
    Leon: The Professional (International Edition)
    Little Nicky - Platinum Series
    Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome
    Mad Max SE
    Made
    Magnolia
    Memento
    Men in Black LE
    Metropolis - Madacy Edition
    Minority Report
    Mission to Mars
    Mission: Impossible 2
    Monsters, Inc.
    Moulin Rouge
    Mystery Science Theater 3000: Manos, The Hands of Fate
    National Lampoon's Animal House DSP Edition
    National Lampoon's Van Wilder
    Not Another Teen Movie
    O Brother, Where Art Thou?
    Ocean's Eleven
    Once Upon a Time in America
    Once Upon A Time In The West
    OSC: Any Given Sunday: Director's Cut
    OSC: Born on the Fourth of July
    OSC: JFK: Director's Cut
    OSC: Natural Born Killers
    OSC: Oliver Stone's America
    OSC: The Doors
    OSC: Wall Street
    Out of Sight
    Patch Adams CE
    Payback
    PCU
    Pearl Harbor
    Pi
    Pink Floyd: The Wall
    Planet of the Apes (2001)
    Platoon
    Pleasantville
    Proof of Life
    Pulp Fiction CE
    Red Dawn
    Red Planet
    Remember The Titans
    Requiem for a Dream: Unrated
    Road House
    Road to Perdition DTS
    Road Trip: Unrated
    RoboCop: Criterion Collection
    Rules of Engagement
    Saving Silverman - R-rated cut
    Say Anything
    Scarface: 20th Anniversary Edition
    Se7en
    Series 7: The Contenders (OOP)
    Shakespeare in Love Collectors Series
    Shrek
    Silverado
    Sleepless in Seattle SE
    Sleepy Hollow
    Snatch
    Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
    Soldier
    South Park: The Complete First Season w/CDs
    South Park: The Complete Second Season
    Spaceballs
    Spartacus
    Stand by Me
    Star Trek: The Motion Picture
    Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace
    Star Wars Episode II: Attack Of The Clones
    Stargate SE
    Starship Troopers
    Strange Brew
    Suicide Kings
    Super Speedway
    Superman: The Complete Superman Collection
    Supernova
    Surviving the Game
    Swingers Collector's Series
    Terminator 2: Judgment Day (Aluminum Case)
    The Abyss 2-disc SE
    The Alien Legacy (no 5th disc)
    The Beach
    The Blues Brothers CE
    The Complete Monterey Pop Festival
    The Complete Monty Python's Flying Circus
    The Family Man
    The Fantasia Anthology
    The Fifth Element
    The French Connection I and II Boxset
    The Fugitive
    The Godfather Collection
    The Goonies
    The Great Escape
    The Green Mile
    The Haunting DTS
    The Hunt for Red October
    The Junkman
    The Kentucky Fried Movie
    The Last of the Mohicans
    The Limey
    The Lion King
    The Long Kiss Goodnight
    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring EE
    The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers EE
    The Lost World: Jurassic Park
    The Matrix
    The Matrix Reloaded
    The Mummy: Ultimate Edition
    The Natural
    The NeverEnding Story
    The Nightmare Before Christmas
    The Perfect Storm
    The Princess Bride
    The Replacements
    The Right Stuff (non SE)
    The Ring
    The Road Warrior
    The Rock: Criterion Collection
    The Royal Tenenbaums: Criterion Collection
    The Shawshank Redemption
    The Silence of the Lambs: Criterion Collection (OOP)
    The Sopranos: The Complete First Season
    The Sopranos: The Complete Second Season
    The Sopranos: The Complete Third Season
    The Sound of Music: 5-Star edition
    The Thirteenth Floor
    The Untouchables
    The Usual Suspects
    The Waterboy
    The Whole Nine Yards
    The Wizard of Oz
    The X-Files: The Complete First Season
    The X-Files: The Complete Second Season
    The X-Files: The Complete Third Season
    Thelma & Louise
    Thirteen Days
    This Is Spinal Tap (MGM)
    Three Amigos
    Three Kings
    Tigerland (Colin Farrell)
    Titan A.E.
    Tombstone: Vista Series
    Top Secret!
    Total Recall (Tin)
    Toy Story / Toy Story 2
    Traffic
    Tron CE (2-disc)
    Twister
    U2: Rattle And Hum
    U-571
    Unbreakable
    Vertical Limit
    Video Essentials
    Waterworld DTS
    We Were Soldiers
    Weekend at Bernie's
    What Lies Beneath
    What Women Want
    When Harry Met Sally
    Where Eagles Dare
    Whipped
    Willow
    Wind
    Wonder Boys
    Woodstock, 3 Days of Peace & Music
    World War II - 4-disc Box Set (Frank Capra)
    WW2 Collection: Patton (2-disc CE)
    X-Men
    Zoolander
    You've Got Mail
     
  2. Brian Lawrence

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    For me personally I would keep

    1941
    2001: A Space Odyssey
    Beauty and the Beast
    Blade Runner
    Close Encounters of the Third Kind
    Die Hard - The Ultimate Collection
    Dr. Strangelove SE (cartoon cover)
    Dumb and Dumber
    Indiana Jones Box Set
    Mad Max SE
    Moulin Rouge
    Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
    Spartacus
    Star Trek: The Motion Picture
    Strange Brew
    The Blues Brothers CE
    The Road Warrior
    The Wizard of Oz
    This Is Spinal Tap (MGM)
    Toy Story / Toy Story 2
     
  3. Joe Fisher

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    2001: A Space Odyssey
    Apollo 13
    Black Hawk Down 3-disc Deluxe Edition
    Bond: You Only Live Twice
    Close Encounters of the Third Kind
    Dark City
    E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial Gift Set
    Full Metal Jacket
    Gandhi
    Gladiator
    Jaws DTS
    Jurassic Park DTS
    Lawrence of Arabia
    Monsters, Inc.
    National Lampoon's Animal House DSP Edition
    Pink Floyd: The Wall
    RoboCop: Criterion Collection
    Se7en
    Shrek
    Spartacus
    Star Trek: The Motion Picture
    Superman(Keep Superman, Dump 2-3-4)
    Terminator 2: Judgment Day (Aluminum Case)
    The Abyss 2-disc SE
    The Alien Legacy (no 5th disc)
    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring EE
    The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers EE
    The Matrix
    The Silence of the Lambs: Criterion Collection (OOP)
    The Usual Suspects
    The Wizard of Oz
    Toy Story / Toy Story 2
    Unbreakable
    WW2 Collection: Patton (2-disc CE)
    X-Men

    I know its more than 20 but there is some good stuff there that would be a shame to leave behind. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  4. Casey Trowbridg

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    I'd keep not in order...

    Apollo 13
    Shrek
    Remember the Titans
    Finding Nemo
    Toy Story/Toy Story II
    South Park season 1
    South Park season 2
    LOTR Fellowship
    LOTR 2 Towers
    Monsters Inc.
    Caddyshack
    2001
    Spaceballs
     
  5. JonZ

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    I would keep:

    1941 (Im one of the few who love this movie.Always have)
    12 Monkeys
    2001: A Space Odyssey
    2010: The Year We Make Contact
    A Bronx Tale
    A.I. Artificial Intelligence
    Airplane II: The Sequel
    Airplane!
    Almost Famous: Untitled - The Bootleg Cut
    Amélie
    Apollo 13
    Band of Brothers
    Blade Runner
    Black Hawk Down 3-disc Deluxe Edition
    Bond: The James Bond 007 Collection Vol. 1
    Bond: The James Bond 007 Collection Vol. 2
    Bond: The James Bond 007 Collection Vol. 3
    Bond: The World Is Not Enough
    Boogie Nights 2-disc SE
    Braveheart
    Brazil: Criterion Collection
    Caddyshack
    Cast Away 2-disc SE (OOP)
    Chappelle's Show: Season 1
    Close Encounters of the Third Kind
    Conan the Barbarian
    Dances With Wolves DTS
    Dark City
    Die Hard - The Ultimate Collection
    Dr. Strangelove SE (cartoon cover)
    Dumb and Dumber
    Fast Times at Ridgemont High CE
    Fight Club 2-disc CE OOP
    Finding Nemo
    Fist Full of $, For a Few $s more, The Good The Bad The Ugly
    Forrest Gump 2-disc CE
    Full Metal Jacket
    Galaxy Quest DTS
    Gandhi
    Ghostbusters
    Gladiator
    Glengarry Glen Ross
    Grosse Pointe Blank
    Hanging Up
    Heat (New version coming this year)
    Highlander
    Indiana Jones Box Set
    Jackie Brown
    Jaws DTS
    Jurassic Park DTS
    Kelly's Heroes
    L.A. Confidential
    Lawrence of Arabia
    Leon: The Professional (International Edition)
    Magnolia
    Memento
    Monsters, Inc.
    National Lampoon's Animal House DSP Edition
    O Brother, Where Art Thou?
    Ocean's Eleven
    Once Upon a Time in America
    Once Upon A Time In The West
    OSC: Any Given Sunday: Director's Cut
    OSC: Born on the Fourth of July
    OSC: JFK: Director's Cut
    OSC: Natural Born Killers
    OSC: Oliver Stone's America
    OSC: The Doors
    OSC: Wall Street
    Out of Sight
    Pink Floyd: The Wall
    Platoon
    Pulp Fiction CE
    Requiem for a Dream: Unrated
    Road to Perdition DTS
    RoboCop: Criterion Collection
    Say Anything
    Scarface: 20th Anniversary Edition
    Se7en
    Snatch
    Spaceballs
    Star Trek: The Motion Picture
    Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace (Only for the lightsaber duel)
    Star Wars Episode II: Attack Of The Clones
    Superman: The Complete Superman Collection
    Terminator 2: Judgment Day (Aluminum Case)
    The Alien Legacy (no 5th disc)
    The Complete Monty Python's Flying Circus
    The Fugitive
    The Godfather Collection
    The Great Escape
    The Hunt for Red October
    The Last of the Mohicans
    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring EE
    The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers EE
    The Nightmare Before Christmas
    The Road Warrior
    The Shawshank Redemption
    The Silence of the Lambs: Criterion Collection (OOP)
    The Sopranos: The Complete First Season
    The Sopranos: The Complete Second Season
    The Sopranos: The Complete Third Season
    The Untouchables
    The Usual Suspects
    The X-Files: The Complete First Season
    The X-Files: The Complete Second Season
    The X-Files: The Complete Third Season
    This Is Spinal Tap (MGM)
    Three Amigos
    Three Kings
    Tombstone: Vista Series
    Top Secret!
    Toy Story / Toy Story 2
    Traffic
    Tron CE (2-disc)
    Unbreakable
    Video Essentials
    WW2 Collection: Patton (2-disc CE)
    X-Men
     
  6. Tommy G

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    Wow, that's quite the dilemma. Remember all of those old polls that said if you were stranded on a desert island and could only choose x dvds? Well, Matt seems to be in that exact predicament. Anyway Matt, you're doing a great service getting involved in missions and to a certain extent I am envious of what you are venturing out to do. Anyway, keeping in mind that you need to keep it to 20 keepcases, here they are:

    Dr. Strangelove SE (cartoon cover)
    Indiana Jones Box Set
    The Shawshank Redemption
    The Usual Suspects
    Memento
    The Silence of the Lambs: Criterion Collection (OOP)
    Amélie
    Lawrence of Arabia
    Band of Brothers
    The Matrix
    Once Upon A Time In The West
    Se7en
    L.A. Confidential
    Requiem for a Dream: Unrated

    I counted both Indy and Band of Brothers as four each. Have you thought about the possibility of putting them in those cd holder portfolio type of things? I know you can't keep the boxes if you do that but you would have a lot more movies to take with you.
     
  7. brentl

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    Airplane II: The Sequel
    Airplane!
    Braveheart
    Close Encounters of the Third Kind
    Contact
    Dark City
    Eagles: Hell Freezes Over DTS
    Finding Nemo
    Indiana Jones Box Set
    James Taylor: Live at the Beacon Theatre
    Moulin Rouge
    Platoon
    Pleasantville
    Shakespeare in Love Collectors Series
    The Abyss 2-disc SE
    The Lion King
    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring EE
    The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers EE
    The Princess Bride
    Tombstone: Vista Series
    This Is Spinal Tap (MGM)


    That's a good list, perhaps a couple long but you could always stuff a couple in in DVD player box[​IMG]

    Brent
     
  8. Matt Pelham

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    Pulp Fiction
    Robocop Criterion
    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring EE
    The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers EE
    Toy Story/Toy Story 2
    The Silence of the Lambs: Criterion Collection (OOP)
    Se7en (platinum?)
    The Shawshank Redemption
    Cannibal the Musical
    Brazil Criterion
    This is Spinal Tap
    Swingers
    Fight Club 2-disc
    Boogie Nights
    Back to the Future
    Finding Nemo
    Indiana Jones
    The Matrix
    Say Anything
    T2
     
  9. ErikG

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    The 20 from your list I'd take:

    American Graffiti
    American Pie - Unrated
    Back to the Future
    Big Trouble in Little China 2-Disc SE
    Blade Runner
    Close Encounters of the Third Kind
    Conan the Barbarian
    E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial Gift Set
    Fast Times at Ridgemont High CE
    Highlander
    Jaws DTS
    National Lampoon's Animal House DSP Edition
    Raiders of the Lost Ark
    Stand by Me
    Superman
    The Goonies
    The NeverEnding Story
    The Road Warrior
    Tombstone: Vista Series
    Tron CE (2-disc)
     
  10. Matt Stryker

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    Ok, here are the final results, with responses from a few friends thrown in. 10 votes is the maximum possible.

    5 votes
    Indiana Jones Box Set
    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring EE
    The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers EE
    The Matrix
    Toy Story / Toy Story 2

    4 votes
    Close Encounters of the Third Kind
    National Lampoon's Animal House DSP Edition
    The Shawshank Redemption

    3 votes
    2001
    Apollo 13
    Back to the Future: The Complete Trilogy(3)
    Caddyshack
    Finding Nemo
    Full Metal Jacket
    Se7en
    Terminator 2: Judgment Day (Aluminum Case)
    The Silence of the Lambs: Criterion Collection (OOP)
    This Is Spinal Tap (MGM)

    2 votes
    BASEketball
    Blade Runner
    Braveheart
    Dark City
    Die Hard - The Ultimate Collection
    Dr. Strangelove SE (cartoon cover)
    E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial Gift Set
    Fight Club 2-disc CE OOP
    Jaws DTS
    Lawrence of Arabia
    Monsters Inc.
    Moulin Rouge
    RoboCop: Criterion Collection
    Shrek
    Spartacus
    Star Trek: The Motion Picture
    Starship Troopers
    Swingers Collector's Series
    The Abyss 2-disc SE
    The Alien Legacy (no 5th disc)
    The Road Warrior
    The Untouchables
    The Usual Suspects
    The Wizard of Oz
    Tombstone: Vista Series

    1 vote
    1941
    Airplane II: The Sequel
    Airplane!
    Almost Famous: Untitled - The Bootleg Cut
    Amélie
    American Graffiti
    American Pie - Unrated
    Band of Brothers
    Beauty and the Beast
    Big Trouble in Little China 2-Disc SE
    Black Hawk Down 3-disc Deluxe Edition
    Bond: You Only Live Twice
    Boogie Nights
    Brazil Criterion
    Cannibal the Musical
    Cast Away 2-disc SE (OOP)
    Conan the Barbarian
    Contact
    Dumb and Dumber
    Eagles: Hell Freezes Over DTS
    Fast Times at Ridgemont High CE
    Gandhi
    Ghostbusters
    Gladiator
    Grosse Pointe Blank
    Happy Gilmore
    Highlander
    James Taylor: Live at the Beacon Theatre
    Jurassic Park DTS
    Kelly's Heroes
    L.A. Confidential
    Mad Max SE
    Memento
    O Brother, Where Art Thou?
    Once Upon A Time In The West
    Pink Floyd: The Wall
    Platoon
    Pleasantville
    Pulp Fiction
    Raiders of the Lost Ark
    Red Dawn
    Remember the Titans
    Requiem for a Dream: Unrated
    Road to Perdition DTS
    Say Anything
    Scarface: 20th Anniversary Edition
    Shakespeare in Love Collectors Series
    Sleepless in Seattle SE
    Sleepy Hollow
    Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
    South Park season 1
    South Park season 2
    Spaceballs
    Stand by Me
    Star Wars Episode II: Attack Of The Clones
    Strange Brew
    Superman
    The Blues Brothers CE
    The Fifth Element
    The Godfather Collection(3)
    The Goonies
    The Hunt for Red October
    The Lion King
    The Matrix Reloaded
    The NeverEnding Story
    The Princess Bride
    Tombstone: Vista Series
    Tron CE (2-disc)
    Unbreakable
    We Were Soldiers
    WW2 Collection: Patton (2-disc CE)
    X-Men
     
  11. Arman

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    I'm late but I'll keep [​IMG] :

    2001: A Space Odyssey
    A.I. Artificial Intelligence
    Being John Malkovich
    Black Hawk Down 3-disc Deluxe Edition
    Close Encounters of the Third Kind
    Dr. Strangelove SE (cartoon cover)
    Finding Nemo
    High Fidelity
    L.A. Confidential
    Lawrence of Arabia
    Memento
    Minority Report
    Once Upon a Time in America
    Platoon
    Pulp Fiction CE
    Say Anything
    The Godfather Collection
    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring EE
    The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers EE
    The Matrix
     

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