Whom (or what) represents the largest count within your BD/DVD library? 4 Stars

Whom (or what) represents the largest count within your BD/DVD library?
Name your top 5, be it a Director, Actor, Actress or even Genre and Category
And was it a deliberate pursuit? Or was it inadvertent surprise?

DELIBERATE:
AFI’s “100 Years…100 Movies” (Both Lists)
Oscar Winners for Best Cinematography
Ingmar Bergman
Billy Wilder

INADVERTENT:
Thomas Mitchell
No matter what deliberate title I had purchased, Mitchell was always showing up.
One of our greatest supporting actors. Boy, did he know how to pick ’em.

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WAYNE, JOHN (75):

Hangman's House (1928)
Big Trail (1930)
Baby Face (1933)
Stagecoach (1939)
Allegheny Uprising (1939)
Dark Command (1940)
Long Voyage Home (1940)
Seven Sinners (1940)
Shepherd Of The Hills (1941)
Reap The Wild Wind (1942)
The Spoilers (1942)
Flying Tigers (1942)
Pittsburgh (1942)
Reunion In France (1942)
Lady Takes A Chance (1943)
Fighting Seabees (1944)
Tall In The Saddle (1944)
Flame Of The Barbary Coast (1945)
Back To Bataan (1945)
They Were Expendable (1945)
Without Reservations (1946)
Angel And The Badman (1947)
Tycoon (1947)
Fort Apache (1948)
Red River (1948)
3 Godfathers (1948)
Wake Of The Red Witch (1948)
She Wore A Yellow Ribbon (1949)
Fighting Kentuckian (1949)
SANDS OF IWO JIMA (1949)
Rio Grande (1950)
Operation Pacific (1951)
Flying Leathernecks (1951)
Quiet Man (1952)
Trouble Along The Way (1953)
Hondo (1953)
High And The Mighty (1954)
Sea Chase (1955)
Blood Alley (1955)
The Conqueror (1956)
The Searchers (1956)
Wings Of Eagles (1957)
Jet Pilot (1957)
Legend Of The Lost (1957)
Barbarian And The Geisha (1958)
Rio Bravo (1959)
Horse Soldiers (1959)
North To Alaska (1960)
The Comancheros (1961)
Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)
Hatari (1962)
Longest Day (1962)
How The West Was Won (1962)
Donovan's Reef (1963)
McLintock (1963)
Circus World (1964)
Greatest Story Ever Told (1965)
In Harm's Way (1965)
Sons Of Katie Elder (1965)
Cast A Giant Shadow (1966)
War Wagon (1967)
El Dorado (1967)
Hellfighters (1968)
TRUE GRIT (1969)
The Undefeated (1969)
Chisum (1970)
Rio Lobo (1970)
Big Jake (1971)
The Cowboys (1972)
Cancel My Reservation (1972)
Train Robbers (1973)
McQ (1974)
Brannigan (1975)
Rooster Cogburn (1975)
The Shootist (1976)

DAVIS, BETTE (55):

Bad Sister (1931)
Waterloo Bridge (1931)
Hell's House (1932)
Three On A Match (1932)
Bureau Of Missing Persons (1933)
Fashions Of 1934 (1934)
Fog Over Frisco (1934)
Of Human Bondage (1934)
Girl From 10th Avenue (1935)
Petrified Forest (1936)
Golden Arrow (1936)
Satan Met A Lady (1936)
Marked Woman (1937)
Kid Galahad (1937)
It's Love I'm After (1937)
JEZEBEL (1938)
DARK VICTORY (1939)
Juarez (1939)
Old Maid (1939)
Private Lives Of Elizabeth And Essex (1939)
All This And Heaven Too (1940)
THE LETTER (1940)
Great Lie (1941)
Bride Came C.O.D. (1941)
LITTLE FOXES (1941)
Man Who Came To Dinner (1942)
In This Our Life (1942)
NOW VOYAGER (1942)
Watch On The Rhine (1943)
Thank Your Lucky Stars (1943)
Old Acquaintance (1943)
MR. SKEFFINGTON (1944)
Hollywood Canteen (1944)
Stolen Life (1946)
Deception (1946)
Beyond The Forest (1949)
ALL ABOUT EVE (1950)
Payment On Demand (1951)
Another Man's Poison (1952)
Phone Call From A Stranger (1952)
THE STAR (1952)
Virgin Queen (1955)
Catered Affair (1956)
Storm Center (1956)
Ella Lindstrom Story (1959) Wagon Train
Out There Darkness (1959) Alfred Hitchcock Presents
John Paul Jones (1959)
The Scapegoat (1959)
Pocketful Of Miracles (1961)
WHATEVER HAPPENED TO BABY JANE (1962)
Case Of Constant Doyle (1963) Perry Mason
Dead Ringer (1964)
Where Love Has Gone (1964)
Hush Hush Sweet Charlotte (1964)
The Nanny (1965)
The Anniversary (1968)
Madame Sin (1972)
Scientific Cardplayer (1972)
Burnt Offerings (1976)
Return From Witch Mountain (1978)
Death On The Nile (1978)
Watcher In The Woods (1980)
Hotel (1983)
Right Of Way (1983)
Murder With Mirrors (1985)
Whales Of August (1987)
 
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WAYNE, JOHN (75):

Hangman's House (1928)
Big Trail (1930)
Baby Face (1933)
Stagecoach (1939)
Allegheny Uprising (1939)
Dark Command (1940)
Long Voyage Home (1940)
Seven Sinners (1940)
Shepherd Of The Hills (1941)
Reap The Wild Wind (1942)
The Spoilers (1942)
Flying Tigers (1942)
Pittsburgh (1942)
Reunion In France (1942)
Lady Takes A Chance (1943)
Fighting Seabees (1944)
Tall In The Saddle (1944)
Flame Of The Barbary Coast (1945)
Back To Bataan (1945)
They Were Expendable (1945)
Without Reservations (1946)
Angel And The Badman (1947)
Tycoon (1947)
Fort Apache (1948)
Red River (1948)
3 Godfathers (1948)
Wake Of The Red Witch (1948)
She Wore A Yellow Ribbon (1949)
Fighting Kentuckian (1949)
SANDS OF IWO JIMA (1949)
Rio Grande (1950)
Operation Pacific (1951)
Flying Leathernecks (1951)
Quiet Man (1952)
Trouble Along The Way (1953)
Hondo (1953)
High And The Mighty (1954)
Sea Chase (1955)
Blood Alley (1955)
The Conqueror (1956)
The Searchers (1956)
Wings Of Eagles (1957)
Jet Pilot (1957)
Legend Of The Lost (1957)
Barbarian And The Geisha (1958)
Rio Bravo (1959)
Horse Soldiers (1959)
North To Alaska (1960)
The Comancheros (1961)
Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)
Hatari (1962)
Longest Day (1962)
How The West Was Won (1962)
Donovan's Reef (1963)
McLintock (1963)
Circus World (1964)
Greatest Story Ever Told (1965)
In Harm's Way (1965)
Sons Of Katie Elder (1965)
Cast A Giant Shadow (1966)
War Wagon (1967)
El Dorado (1967)
Hellfighters (1968)
TRUE GRIT (1969)
The Undefeated (1969)
Chisum (1970)
Rio Lobo (1970)
Big Jake (1971)
The Cowboys (1972)
Cancel My Reservation (1972)
Train Robbers (1973)
McQ (1974)
Brannigan (1975)
Rooster Cogburn (1975)
The Shootist (1976)

DAVIS, BETTE (55):

Bad Sister (1931)
Waterloo Bridge (1931)
Hell's House (1932)
Three On A Match (1932)
Bureau Of Missing Persons (1933)
Fashions Of 1934 (1934)
Fog Over Frisco (1934)
Of Human Bondage (1934)
Girl From 10th Avenue (1935)
Petrified Forest (1936)
Golden Arrow (1936)
Satan Met A Lady (1936)
Marked Woman (1937)
Kid Galahad (1937)
It's Love I'm After (1937)
JEZEBEL (1938)
DARK VICTORY (1939)
Juarez (1939)
Old Maid (1939)
Private Lives Of Elizabeth And Essex (1939)
All This And Heaven Too (1940)
THE LETTER (1940)
Great Lie (1941)
Bride Came C.O.D. (1941)
LITTLE FOXES (1941)
Man Who Came To Dinner (1942)
In This Our Life (1942)
NOW VOYAGER (1942)
Watch On The Rhine (1943)
Thank Your Lucky Stars (1943)
Old Acquaintance (1943)
MR. SKEFFINGTON (1944)
Hollywood Canteen (1944)
Stolen Life (1946)
Deception (1946)
Beyond The Forest (1949)
ALL ABOUT EVE (1950)
Payment On Demand (1951)
Another Man's Poison (1952)
Phone Call From A Stranger (1952)
THE STAR (1952)
Virgin Queen (1955)
Catered Affair (1956)
Storm Center (1956)
Ella Lindstrom Story (1959) Wagon Train
Out There Darkness (1959) Alfred Hitchcock Presents
John Paul Jones (1959)
The Scapegoat (1959)
Pocketful Of Miracles (1961)
WHATEVER HAPPENED TO BABY JANE (1962)
Case Of Constant Doyle (1963) Perry Mason
Dead Ringer (1964)
Where Love Has Gone (1964)
Hush Hush Sweet Charlotte (1964)
The Nanny (1965)
The Anniversary (1968)
Madame Sin (1972)
Scientific Cardplayer (1972)
Burnt Offerings (1976)
Return From Witch Mountain (1978)
Death On The Nile (1978)
Watcher In The Woods (1980)
Hotel (1983)
Right Of Way (1983)
Murder With Mirrors (1985)
Whales Of August (1987)
Wear it with pride, Thomas T:thumbs-up-smiley:
 
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When I first began collecting laserdiscs, it was deliberate: Preston Sturges. Of course, in this hobby, we all find other branches, either deliberately or by happenstance. Other branches for me include Jean-Pierre Melville, Kieslowski, and Ophuls.

My favorite genres are westerns and films noir.
 
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Back in the mid-'80's, the National Board of Review put out two books - "The 500 Best American Movies to Buy, Rent or Videotape" and the equivalent for 500 international movies. My goal has been to get all of these movies in high definition. So far, I have 312 from the American list and 226 from the international list.
 
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I'd guess musicals. I have a Blu-ray cabinet and a separate DVD cabinet with no overlapping since I give away the DVDs as soon as Blu-rays are forthcoming.
 
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The entire Criterion Collection on blu-ray. From The Third Man up to Jabberwocky. Olympic Box and Election are in the mail.
Very impressive!

Mine is just a toss up between Kino Lorber and TT releases although I am well short of having either complete.
 

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AFI 100 series, ALL combined -Deliberate
BFI 100 - Deliberate
Time Magazine 100 ALL Time films - Deliberate
Grindhouse Database top 20 combined list - Deliberate
Oscar Best Picture- Deliberate

this is the baseline, and while it may seem odd, it is a great base of classic films

as for the personal stuff , Tarzan from Weissmuller to the last, Sherlock Holmes, from Rathbone to Downey Jr., Poirot - only Suchet, Charlie Chan, from Oland to Winters, Miss Marple- Hicks, yep I like a good mystery, and some adventure
 
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Have over 150 documentaries and that many foreign films too. Also have 90% of Criterion on laserdisc including many box sets.
 
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(Long tangential rant).

The largest "collection" within my bluray/dvd library which is entirely deliberate on my part, can only be described as dvd discs with tons of extra "basketcase" drm beyond the generic dvd CSS encyrption (and basic useless extensions like RCE).

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Content_Scramble_System
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DVD_region_code#Region-code_enhanced


This extra "basketcase" dvd drm includes stuff like:

- deliberate bad sectors
- tons of garbage playlists
- file structure mangling
- etc ...

Basically basketcase stuff which fools the computer reading a dvd disc, but does not affect a standalone dvd player reading the same respective dvd disc.

Most of these titles are largely dump bin fodder nowadays, which I find in thrift shops and bargain bins for $5 a pop or less. (Frequently they're like $1/$2/$3 titles today). Primarily they're titles released by: Disney (late-2005 -> 2010), Sony (2005 -> 2011), Paramount (late-2009 -> mid-2014), New Line (late-2007 -> early-mid 2008), Lionsgate (mid-2006 -> present), etc ... (Quite a few PBS released titles used the same/similar extra basketcase drm as Lionsgate, but PBS titles rarely ever show up in local dump bins).

As a result of my unhealthy fascination with how all this extra "basketcase" drm functions, more than half of my dvd/bluray collection consists of these "basketcase" drm dvds which I purchased for the sole purpose of examining how the extra "basketcase" drm functioned. Also researching out how various basketcase "strains" evolved with time. (I also look up US Patent Office documents online, to see how many of these additional basketcase drm tricks might actually be patented).

In contrast, my bluray collection is quite small. If I excluded all the dvds I purchased for the sole reason of researching extra basketcase dvd drm, the rest of my dvd collection would consist mostly of tv show season sets.

It turns out, extra basketcase drm wasn't used extensively for tv show dvd season sets. The only movie companies which consistently used basketcase drm on their tv show season sets, was primarily Paramount/Viacom over late-2009 to mid-2014 (ie. Comedy Central, MTV, etc ... but not CBS) and Disney/ABC over 2006 and 2008-2010). As to why extra basketcase drm wasn't used extensively on tv dvd season sets released by CBS, Universal, Warner, Fox, Sony, etc ..., the only semi-plausible reason I can think of offhand, is that these movie companies were probably not willing to pay any extra royalties for using such extra basketcase dvd drm. Especially if the royalty payments are for per disc manufactured which used such extra basketcase drm. (ie. The payments start to add up in 5 or 6+ discs per dvd tv season set).
 
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Best Picture nominess. 500+

I have almost all of them, and most of them on Blu Ray!

There are few (The White Parade, East Lynne, The Patriot, The Pied Piper, Hold Back the Dawn, Our Town) That have yet to be released, but I have copies. In the case of The Patriot, I have the trailer.

Thanks to the wonderful folks at KINO, Twilight Time, and Criterion, I am adding to my collection!
 

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I own all the Marvel super hero movies on Blu ray and 3D Blu ray where applicable. I saw most in the theatre, but have only had time to watch each disc once.
same here

Also Have every stateside SMILEBOX release- Delibrate
 
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I have almost every Cary Grant movie from my project last year. He made 72. Of those, two have never been released on any home video format. Of the remaining 70, I have 68.

I own all of Star Trek on physical media except for DS9 and Voyager. One day, I'm just not in a rush to buy DVDs, but if they were ever upgraded to BD I'd buy instantly.

I have 29 of the 30 Walt Disney Treasures sets. I'm missing the second volume of Zorro and one day I'll fix that.
 

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I have 29 of the 30 Walt Disney Treasures sets. I'm missing the second volume of Zorro and one day I'll fix that.
Some of those tins, especially the later ones, were really instant sellouts. My friend didn't buy Dr. Syn Alias the Scarecrow the week it was released, and when he tried to get it the following week, it was nowhere to be found except highly marked up on Ebay.
 
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