Which genre is most represented in you DVD collection?

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  1. SteveGon

    SteveGon Executive Producer

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    Look ma, a poll! [​IMG]
    Anyway, I don't think any one genre holds sway in my DVD collection - I've got a little bit of everything.
     
  2. Mike Hutman

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    Bad movies.

    most of the movies I bought with out seeing them first. I do have a few that get thrown in the old DVD player more then once. Most of my movies are comedy's
     
  3. Andrew Chong

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    I seem to have more Jackie Chan, Jet Li, and Chow Yun Fat movies than any other.
     
  4. Bill J

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    War films.
     
  5. GregoryM

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    I have a little bit of everything, but my collection is by far dominated by Hong Kong action movies. For about $4-6 each, you can stock up on acceptable quality imports from DDDHouse (Universe Laser). If you want to spend a few more dollars, the Mega Star versions go for about $12-$20, and the quality is a bit better. If you buy "Media Asia" movies from Amazon or Suncoast, they are most likely Universe Laser productions with the Media Asia label stuck on, and marked up $15-$25. Sometimes you'll find a Mega Star under the Media Asia label.

    About 80 of my DVD's are Hong Kong movies. I replace the Universe/Mega Star versions when there is a quality rerelease from a North American Distributor that treats them with respect. This means uncut, anamorphic widescreen, original Cantonese or Mandarin language track, original music and sound effects. Colombia/Tristar does a pretty good job of this; I avoid the butchered Dimension (Disney) releases like the plague unless there is no other choice (Fist of Legend).

    Note to Disney: If you rename the movie, cut scenes, replace the soundtrack (westernizing the music), offer only a dub, and don't even bother getting the original actors to dub themselves, you are not catering to the niche market that buys these movies.
     
  6. george kaplan

    george kaplan Executive Producer

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    Comedy
     
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    Easily, Comedy.

    Out of 82 titles, 27 are comedies.
     
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    Ok, I'll admit it outright! I am a self confessed SF-techno-gadget-geek!! A large percentage is Science Fiction.
    And yes, many of them are just horrid! [​IMG]
     
  10. Jim_C

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    I have a fairly mixed collection but Sci-Fi wins.
     
  11. Lafe F

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    Horror for sure: 162/427 = ~40% Horror
     
  12. JohanK

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    Action...with comedy a distant second.
     
  13. Carl Johnson

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    It's kind of difficult to catagorise my collection because I consider at least 90% of the titles to be action. While Se7en, Clear and Present Danger and The Sopranos have little in common they're all action to me.
     
  14. AllanN

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    I have allot of genre covered but, I seem to notice a common base story line:

    One mans strugle against society.

    A.I.

    American Beauty

    Clerks

    Fight Club

    Forest Gump

    Gattaca

    The Graudate

    Grosse Point Blank

    K-Pax

    Say Anything

    The Shawshank Redemption

    Shrek
     
  15. Alex Spindler

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    Largest is the general Drama category (which doesn't include Cult dramas and Hitchcock), then Comedy not far behind, and Sci-Fi which isn't far behind that. Horror and Sci-Fi combined (and there is a lot that mixes) would be a total winner if they were the same category.
     

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