Discussion in 'Movie Forum' started by blue_harvester, Aug 6, 2003.
I have around 50 which I am sure is quite modest compared to what some of you guys have!
Over 500 now.
No wonder I am always skint!
About 300 ish
counting boxsets as one, including James bond box
473 at the moment. Some more on the way.
Are all those discs that you guys have favourite films or would you just buy a dvd if you hadn't yet seen the film? I tend to be very selective when choosing what discs to purchase. Although with the likes of Play.com, where you can get dvds as little as £4.99, you may aswell just buy the movie if you haven't seen rather than renting it!
It depends, most of the films i own i have seen before, if i havent i normally read a few reviews first.
212 - including boxsets as 1 title. i've got most of my fav films now, the ones i havent got just haven't been released (i.e indy jones), or they have been released but in really poor versions (i.e. blade runner) that aren't worth buying IMO.
Went through a stage of buying stuff that i hadn't seen but i dont do that anymore.
More than 750 for me. I need to update my DVD profiler
< 100 - I only keep what I really like and trade the rest (I reckon I've traded over 80 discs in the last 6 months)
179 since last Feb!! I'm getting there but I reckon I need another 75-100 before the solid core of my collection is completed
Around 110, buying is pretty sparse being a student, but now i've left, should be getting another 150 or so in the next year on the "To Get" list
A little over 800 titles.
1004 individual discs, of which the majority are now, at last, Television titles (504 vs 500)
isnt this a bit of a daft thread? I mean, we all have what each of us considers to be a good collection - whether its 20, 200 or 2000.
Why is it important to know "how many" discs you have
It's fun to brag, & nice to keep an occasional count, & compare sizes.
So how many do you have then
if you must ask - over 2000 - been collecting since October 1997
277 latest count.
77 at last count.
Where the hell do you put all these discs? I've got 32 and am already getting grief from the missus. We've got an Ikea CD cupboard thing on the wall and I'm relegating CDs from it to make way for DVDs (and XBox games). Carboard box under the stairs is not a solution.
Fortunately my wife is as big a home cinema buff as I so no disagreements re speakers, discs etc.
Ikea Billy bookcase... saving dvd enthusiasts since 1998!
been collecting for 6 years and up to 405 and slowing down.
Just popped over 200 (started Nov '98)
Only about 100 on my wishlist.
Around about 250, been collecting for a couple of years!! Each time I go food shopping at Tesco I always walk out with at least 1 DVD.
Is it me or is collecting DVDs very addictive!!!
No, you're right - it is an addiction. 1,500 and counting in the space of 3 years is an addiction. Mind you I had 4000+ VHS, so I've a way to go yet!
Somebody STOP me!!!
never more than 250, although I buy about 2 disks per week on average.
I've got a nicely sized cupboard in my sitting room which holds about 250 disks. Every time the cupboard gets full i go though it and remove about 20 disks im least likely to watch again. These are then traded on here or sold on Ebay (fetch better prices on there than here).
I do this for a viriety of reasons...
1. Got caught before with about 500+ videos which are almost worthless.
2. 250 disks, not taking into account new purchases, is one movie per week for FIVE YEARS!!!!
3. 250 disks is about £3,000 sitting on a shelf doing nothing but devaluing. Honestly cant see the point of having more than that.
Who cares if you have more disks than someone else? If it's just about Qty go out and buy 1,000 of the cheapest disks you can find and you'll be king of the dvd castle.
How do you judge if your collection is better than anyone else, when tastes differ so greatly from one person to another?
A real clincher for me though is the 'value' (not cost'.
for anyone with 300+ disks in their collection and an dvd/amp <£800 try this thought. stick 2/3rds of your collection on EBAY, sell your exhisting amp and player and you could get that Denon flagship amp and Arcam player you've been dreaming about.... and still have your 100 best all time dvd's sat on a shelf.
food for thought.
Good point Desicado.
And Duncan Harvey, if you have 2000 discs, surely half of them must be ****?
Can anyone think of 2000 DVDs they would honestly WANT in their collection?
Quite easily. The curse is (and I have the same "problem" with CDs) catholic taste. I like - correction, I am very enthusiastic about - too many different genres of cinema. Foreign language movies, experimental cinema, documentary, animation, silent cinema, westerns, film noir, Nouvelle Vague, "classic" Hollywood, science fiction, "classic" British (Ealing, Gainsborough, Carry On, Powell/Pressburger, etc.), horror, fantasy, Neo-Realist, cult/trash, French "souffle" cinema, no-brainer blockbusters, etc, etc, etc.
And we've not even mentioned television material released on DVD...
The problem for me in recent years is that television has become so crassly dumbed down as to be, with very few exceptions, virtually unwatchable. Apart from news and the odd current affairs prog (and they have been considerably dumbed down too) I can go weeks without finding anything remotely of interest on the telly - and that is despite having very wide ranging tastes.
So the DVD collection is constantly in use - I am never short of anything I want to watch and I like every movie I have. I even have one or two fairly bad movies that are interesting to watch for their own reasons. I have only ever bought one movie that I thought I will never watch again and traded it on, and that was "The 13th Warrior" with Antonio Banderas.
So yes - depending on how immersed you are in cinema a list of 2,000 tiles is easily obtainable. I'm up to circa 1,500 and I've still got a wish list of 700 odd that is constantly added to when I am reminded of some obscure favourite or get into a previously undiscovered director or whatever.
Considering the whole planet produces movies (think Global guys as well as Hollywood Be Thy Name) there are rich pickings out there. Indeed I am spending more and more on foreign cinema as other countries seem to be in the business of producing movies for grown-ups compared to the standard Hollywood fare.
So 2,000 titles that I'd want? Easy!
And then of course there's single handed cinema - pornography (adds another 300 titles to wish list)!
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