The Largest Collection Within your BD/DVD Library

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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51 Comments

  1. 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)

  2. Thomas T

    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:

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. titch

    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.

  6. 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

  7. (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).

  8. 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!

  9. TJPC

    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

  10. 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.

  11. Josh Steinberg

    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.

  12. Josh Steinberg

    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 think a lot of us feel that way, i have all the trek except those two as well

  13. jcroy

    (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).

    :blink:

    In all honestly, though, that is fascinating. I knew a little about the methods you mention and, of course, ran into them in the past. Once CSS was broken, disc producers were desperate to find any method they could to try and stop copying but it was like closing the stable door after the horse has bolted. Either they went too far and broke compatibility with some standalone players or they were just minor inconveniences that were easily defeated.

    Have you written anything down about the history and methods? I know it would be more for historical reference now, but I love reading about these types of details when researching history and technology. Heck, the Widescreen Museum website hasn't been updated in years but is still one of the most valuable film technology history sources out there.

    Anyhoo, back to the thread topic….

    The largest part of my collection is Horror and Sci-Fi films. I have DVD's and Blu-rays from all eras and from all over the world. When VCR's took off in the early 1980's, most of the films that were available to rent were genre films, so my early film education definitely came from some of the seedier corners of cinema. It was awesome. πŸ™‚

    I'm also an animation fan and especially love Walt-era Disney output, so I tried to get as many of the Treasures sets as I could when they were released. Sadly, I missed a few of the last wave that I would have loved to have, like the Dr. Syn set and the last Chronological Donald set. My son also accidentally destroyed a couple of discs from a couple of the sets when he was a toddler and tried to "watch cartoons" on his own. I let him live, but there were tears on my part. How I would love to have Blu-rays of these sets. It will never, never, ever happen, sadly.

  14. Josh Steinberg

    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.

    Same here except I only have 15 of the Disney treasure tins (thanks mostly to Costco) and I have the 2nd season of Zorro I would have had the first but waited too long to order/accumulate the points from Disney Movie Rewards … πŸ™

    I have the Marvel and DC theatrical films on blu-ray or 4K blu-ray and most of the science fiction films especially Harryhausen …

    I suspect the most complete director's oeuvre I have would be John Ford (thanks to the Ford at Fox DVD set from Costco as well as the WB DVD sets) plus some blu-rays from various entities …

    I think I have most of George Lucas' oeuvre on blu-ray and Including DVDs most all of Scorsese's & Mel Brooks

    Obviously a lot of Ron Howard and Steven Spielberg & Clint Eastwood

    I wouldn't mind filling out my Capra and Robert Wise collection as well as that Welles guy (that would be Magnificent!;))..

    Thanks in part to this site.. I'm doing my own film appreciation class (although I had most of Kubrick and Hitchcock via sets before and Scorsese individually) I plan to get any of the Chaplin blu-ruys once they are released.I have most of the Kurosawa on blu-ray and most of David Lean on US blu-ray releases

    I'm coming to learn Lang was not just Metroplis. … And learning about the French New Wave and the great auteurs…

    Sometimes I even have time to watch some of these …

    Somewhat unintentionally, I can't resist a bargain and I pick up blu-rays or sometimes DVDs from Dollar Tree or Fry's Electronics for $1.00 or so.So I have a lot of nature/travel documentaries i bought "just for the case" but can't seem to want to get rid of the discs. When Mill Creek switched to 4 movies per package almost all of the 2 movie blu-ray discs went on sale for $1.50 at Fry's Electronics so i have most of those …

  15. I couldn't buy all of the Disney Treasures; but certainly would have enjoyed at least a single viewing of each.
    I chose to focus on all of the animation shorts; with one or two live-action fares.
    With HTF posters reminding me of the Disney Treasures, it may very well be that Thomas Mitchell falls to the 6th largest within my library. Nonetheless, with my recent awareness of just how many Thomas Mitchell films were now ever-present within my collection it led to the idea of this thread. But, then again, with a couple more of the "deliberate" titles by February; being Brando and Hitchcock; those numbers will change, again.

  16. bujaki

    I did get all the Disney Treasures tin releases. Some of them must fetch quite a bundle!

    Indeed. Dr. Syn could get you $200-300, and there are a bunch of others in there that fetch over $100. At the least, you'll get above retail for everything – not bad in an HD age for DVDs from over 10-15 years ago.

    I keep waiting on a Zorro 2 at a semi-reasonable price. I'd go up to $100 but would like to draw the line there.

    Stephen_J_H

    It would be my collection of 3D films on 3D Blu-ray, which is why I will likely never get rid of my 3D plasma, at least until I can get a decent 3D projector.

    I forgot to mention that – duh. I have tons of 3D discs.

  17. Josh Steinberg

    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.

    Curious: Which two were never released? and which two are you missing?

  18. battlebeast

    Curious: Which two were never released? and which two are you missing?

    Sinners In The Sun and When You're In Love haven't been released on video. Sony recently restored When You're In Love and premiered that restoration on TCM, so we might one day see a disc.

    I don't have Houseboat or Walk Don't Run. They're on DVD, but I ended up doing HD rentals on either Vudu or iTunes for those. If they get released on Blu-ray I'd definitely buy.

  19. Just limiting it to the cinematic realm, here are a few of my largest representations, not necessarily in order of their overall size (All on DVD, unless otherwise indicated!):

    The Three Stooges –
    All 190 Columbia shorts from 1934-1959, plus several features from 1933-1965, and the early Ted Healy & His Stooges MGM shorts from 1932-1934.
    In a sad footnote, I discovered the other night that their 1951 feature, GOLD RAIDERS, which is paired up on my Warner Combo DVD with MEET THE BARON from 1933 (With Ted Healy), won't play on any of our devices! πŸ™

    The Bowery Boys –

    All 48 Monogram/Allied Artist features from 1946-1958.

    Abbott & Costello –
    All 28 Universal features from 1940-1955 (Two of them on Blu-ray), plus AFRICA SCREAMS! (1949) and JACK AND THE BEANSTALK (1952).
    As a footnote, I also have their complete syndicated ABBOTT & COSTELLO SHOW Television series.

    Laurel & Hardy –
    All 40 of their sound era Hal Roach shorts, and all 13 Hal Roach features (And sound era cameo appearances!) from 1929-1940, plus the Boris Morros production, THE FLYING DEUCES (1939) on Blu-ray.

    Hal Roach's Rascals/MGM 'Our Gang' Series –
    All 132 sound era shorts from 1929-1944, plus their lone feature GENERAL SPANKY (1936).

    Shirley Temple –

    20 of her features from 1934-1940, plus a number of her early '30s Baby Burlesk shorts.

    CHEERS! πŸ™‚

  20. David Weicker

    Without question –Doctor Who. Every existing episode.
    146 Classic releases,
    12 NuWho releases.

    I'm almost there. I don't have the latest Shada release, or season 10 since B&N flaked out on their British sale. Otherwise, all the original serial releases, all current seasons and specials through 9, all Torchwood, all Sarah Jane Adventures.

    After that is all the MST3K releases (except 10.1… stupid Godzilla), all the Star Trek releases with Blu upgrades where applicable, and 22 Tom Hanks films, with only about a half dozen more to go before having all his works that are available on Blu.

  21. bujaki

    I did get all the Disney Treasures tin releases. Some of them must fetch quite a bundle!

    John Sparks

    I had all the tins in perfect wrapped condition and sold for close to $3K on eBay.

    A double-edged sword, for me. I actually bought mine to watch, learn and enjoy. No way, at the time, would I had imagined the enormity of financial gains through selling sealed tins; which makes me wish I bought duplicates. But, then again, had I been able to afford duplicates then I also could have afforded each and every one; which wasn't the case. Impressive that bujaki has 'em all; and even more impressive that John Sparks was able to capture a cool 3K. Just think, I could have bought myself a much coveted Plasma or 4K; courtesy of Walt Disney; and that, my friends, would truly be my other Treasure.:)

  22. Josh Steinberg

    Sinners In The Sun and When You're In Love haven't been released on video. Sony recently restored When You're In Love and premiered that restoration on TCM, so we might one day see a disc.

    I don't have Houseboat or Walk Don't Run. They're on DVD, but I ended up doing HD rentals on either Vudu or iTunes for those. If they get released on Blu-ray I'd definitely buy.

    I would buy Houseboat on day one. I love that film. The DVD is okay but there is a lot of room for improvement.

  23. PMF

    A double-edged sword, for me. I actually bought mine to watch, learn and enjoy. No way, at the time, would I had imagined the enormity of financial gains through selling sealed tins; which makes me wish I bought duplicates. But, then again, had I been able to afford duplicates then I also could have afforded each and every one; which wasn't the case. Impressive that bujaki has 'em all; and even more impressive that John Sparks was able to capture a cool 3K. Just think, I could have bought myself a much coveted Plasma or 4K; courtesy of Walt Disney; and that, my friends, would truly be my other Treasure.:)

    Josh Steinberg

    Ehhh, I'd take the discs over a fancy new TV or the money.

    Those sets are my "if the house is burning down and you only have time to grab one thing from your movie shelves" choice.

    Don't forget, Josh; I said "…makes me wish I bought duplicates". Sell 'em? Not these Treasures.
    BTW, all of my Treasures are isolated and contained in one of those Staples storage boxes. No fires shall get these; as I spent 9 years catching those Disney's Waves.

    UPDATE: Upon further review, I discovered that I had more than realized. 19 tins. So, the largest collection within my BD/DVD library; as it turns out; includes the Disney Treasures. My apologies to Thomas Mitchell, who now holds the 6th spot. But, then again, he still holds the numbers for taking the highest, within my INADVERTENT collection.

  24. I used to love all things Disney until we took my daughter to Disney world in Florida 20 years ago. It was such a chilling example of corporate greed that I don’t think I have ever recovered my earlier positive emotion.
    I found it to be a cold hard place built strictly for profit. I can imagine armies of people with frozen smiles and mouse ears marching in lock step to the horizon!

    Ok, I am severely exaggerating. Perhaps it was the comparison to the Universal parks that caused the bad impression, or maybe it was lining up for hours with a 9 year old to see Mickey Mouse.

  25. TJPC

    I used to love all things Disney until we took my daughter to Disney world in Florida 20 years ago. It was such a chilling example of corporate greed that I don’t think I have ever recovered my earlier positive emotion.
    I found it to be a cold hard place built strictly for profit. I can imagine armies of people with frozen smiles and mouse ears marching in lock step to the horizon!

    Ok, I am severely exaggerating. Perhaps it was the comparison to the Universal parks that caused the bad impression, or maybe it was lining up for hours with a 9 year old to see Mickey Mouse.

    Well, try to love the early animation all over again;
    as those shorts were drawn up long before the Blue-Prints for Disney World.;)

  26. I have 278 of the 305 films listed in “The Encyclopedia of Film Noir.” 15 are DVD-Rs that I recorded from TCM, etc. One (Baby Face Nelson, starring Mickey Rooney) is a bootleg I picked up somewhere. The rest are legit DVDs and Blu-rays.

  27. Richard Gallagher

    I have 278 of the 305 films listed in "The Encyclopedia of Film Noir." 15 are DVD-Rs that I recorded from TCM, etc. One (Baby Face Nelson, starring Mickey Rooney) is a bootleg I picked up somewhere. The rest are legit DVDs and Blu-rays.

    278 out of 305 ? Now that's impressive !!
    The bootleg, though…well, one mistake out of 278 can probably be forgiven; but only if you soon replace it with a legit copy.:thumbs-up-smiley:

  28. PMF

    278 out of 305 ? Now that's impressive !!
    The bootleg, though…well, one single mistake out of 278 can be forgiven; but only if you replace it with a legit copy.:thumbs-up-smiley:

    All I need is for there to be a legit release! I periodically check online to see if any of my missing titles have been released.

    I also have I Walk Alone and The Turning Point recorded on Super Beta (probably 25 years ago), but I didn't include them in my total. I have no idea if they are still watchable. I still have the Sony Super Beta machine and I'll have to fire it up one of these days.

  29. Tony Bensley

    Abbott & Costello –
    All 28 Universal features from 1940-1955 (Two of them on Blu-ray), plus AFRICA SCREAMS! (1949) and JACK AND THE BEANSTALK (1952).
    As a footnote, I also have their complete syndicated ABBOTT & COSTELLO SHOW Television series.

    Do you have ABBOTT & COSTELLO IN HOLLYWOOD and LOST IN A HAREM? They are both MGM features.

    Lou's solo effort, THE 30-FOOT BRIDE OF CANDY ROCK, is available as a Sony MOD.

  30. Of course, we're talking Largest Collections (BD/DVD); but one can also add to the mix those collections which are complete, where numbers may be far lower. Case in point: David Lean and Stanley Kubrick.
    I wish I could add Charlie Chaplin; or at least say, that I have all that Criterion has released, thus far.

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