I am a movie fanatic; I still have my video collection of around 900 titles and would never sell any of them. The majority are pre-certification and include some very rare titles, some valued at over £200. I started collecting DVDs about four years ago and I seem to be adept at buying releases that are either withdrawn from sale or have very small print runs. Perhaps my years of searching for the illusive rare video have given me a sixth sense. Although DVDs are still a relatively new format, it seems that some releases are fetching ridiculously high prices already. The value of certain DVDs released two or three years ago are surpassing some of the rare videos I own which are twenty years old. Whether these prices are justified is another debate, I'm sure that mass hysteria created by certain online auction sites has something to do with the inflated prices these DVDs sell for. I must admit I have paid over the retail price for one or two titles, which are now out of print. I will always try to buy the best version of a film released on DVD, I don't think I could settle for an inferior UK release if I knew there was another version boasting an anamorphic transfer, more extras, limited availability etc. etc. etc. It may sound elitist, but I would never consider buying DVDs from HMV, Virgin, Tesco, Asda etc. as they cater for the "average Joe" who wants to play his average DVD on his average (Wharfdale/Lecson/Oritron/Cyberhome/Yelo) DVD player. I would not get the same warm feeling inside if I knew the majority of my DVD collection could easily be owned by any Tom, Dick or Harry... or Joe! This post is so long I've forgotten the point of it. Aah yes, rare DVDs. As a challenge to certain members of this forum who think that there is no such thing as a rare DVD, if you can find any of these (new) for a reasonable price (let's say £20) I will give you £100. 1. Leon - Integral/International version (metal case) - Jap R0 2. Scream - Collector's Series Deluxe Ed. (metal case) - Jap R0 3. Army of Darkness - Anchor Bay 2 Disc Ltd Ed - US R1 4. Halloween - Anchor Bay 2 Disc Ltd Ed - US R1 5. Day of the Dead - Anchor Bay - US R1 6. Dawn of the Dead - Anchor Bay Director's Cut - US R1 7. Hard Boiled - Criterion Collection - US R1 8. The Killer - Criterion Collection - US R1 9. Kickboxer - HBO (uncut) - US R1 (no comments please) 10. Alien Legacy Box Set - 20 Cent Fox - US R1 (not that rare you might argue, but this includes the official bonus 5th disc) 11. Fist of the North Star - Image Entertainment (uncut, Eng Dialogue) - US R1 I have listed a few of what I consider "rare" DVDs from my collection. I could have included Akira (metal case), Let Sleeping Corpses Lie (metal case) and many others, but these are still available if you know where to look. Please also note that I never buy films I haven't seen, nor would I buy a film purely because it comes in a lovely shiny tin. Is there anyone else out there as sad as I am? Is there anyone out there who agrees with my philosophy? More importantly, is there anyone out there who can rise to the challenge? Thanks for reading, bye now.