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Title: what dvd from your collection are you most proud of?
Post by: cron on December 21, 2003, 01:49:28 PM
every dvd has its own story.  most of them are generic, but there are dvd's that you  have  loads of words to write about.  

i, for example, can say that the 'Swordfish' dvd was the first one i bought.   i remember it was amazing to be able to change the language tracks.... see? that's John Travolta speaking in French!  


then  my tastes changed, of course.


 The 'Amelie' DVD.   I remember the exact fuckin release date of that DVD . May 16.     I was so anxious to get it...  and like 6 days before  the release date  I  went to buy some things at 'Sanborn's '   ,  the Mexican equivalent to Borders  ,    and there it was...    I remember  that I literally started shaking, and bought the damn thing immediately.  That's when I fell in love with the format.

 I also got 'Ghost World ' for 60 pesos   (6 bucks)  at 'Sanborn's '  . that was great, too. I had  been wanting to buy the DVD for very long but it was very expensive  , then there was a Sale.
Title: what dvd from your collection are you most proud of?
Post by: Stefen on December 21, 2003, 06:24:27 PM
The first two dvds I got were Chasing Amy and Being Joh Malkovich. The dvd im most proud of has to be the criterion Brazil. It just looks so cool sitting on the shelf.
Title: what dvd from your collection are you most proud of?
Post by: samsong on December 21, 2003, 06:54:16 PM
i'll go with Sunrise.
Title: what dvd from your collection are you most proud of?
Post by: Link on December 21, 2003, 09:45:19 PM
Boogie Nights.  I bought it, I loved it, I was SO excited.  I went to a college for a couple of days, lent it to the guy who's room I was staying in.  When I got the box back, it turned out the movie was missing.  So now I have the case and the bonus disc, and I'm too crushed to go buy another one.  That one makes me proud.
Title: what dvd from your collection are you most proud of?
Post by: eward on December 21, 2003, 10:17:09 PM
george washington

it was my first criterion

and my present avatar (EDIT: well, not anymore)
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Post by: Kal on December 21, 2003, 10:18:04 PM
Still have a bunch of cool VHS from old times... some of them I replaced them with DVD... some I didnt... First DVD I bought is THE MATRIX... I was so happy I couldnt believe how great it was with the Menus and all the different options and features
Title: what dvd from your collection are you most proud of?
Post by: Rudie Obias on December 21, 2003, 11:56:02 PM
my:

BATTLE ROYALE
WEST SIDE STORY
and
my director's label dvds

also my criterion collection RUSHMORE signed by jason schwartzman.
Title: what dvd from your collection are you most proud of?
Post by: modage on December 22, 2003, 01:01:45 AM
Quote from: rudieob
also my criterion collection RUSHMORE signed by jason schwartzman.


hey!  me too, we can be twins!  i guess also criterion silence of lambs signed by demme and boogie, magnolia and hard eight signed by paul.
Title: what dvd from your collection are you most proud of?
Post by: cron on December 22, 2003, 01:31:14 AM
i would be proud if i had the BATTLE ROYALE DVD too.    i' ve been trying to buy the R2 special edition for a month...  amazon.co.uk told me to fornicate myself with an iron stick   so now i'm using  blackstar.     they told me to wait.    i bet i'm gonna be proud of that DVD if i ever get it.
Title: what dvd from your collection are you most proud of?
Post by: Ghostboy on December 22, 2003, 02:01:20 AM
I think my copy of PI is the only thing I have autographed, but I'm proud of that. I was pretty proud of Blossoms & Blood for the first few weeks...then it became old news. Eraserhead is still cool because so few people have it. I have a bunch of OOP Criterions, but that's not really too brag worthy.
Title: what dvd from your collection are you most proud of?
Post by: cine on December 22, 2003, 02:40:49 AM
All of my silent films, but especially Griffith's Masterworks.

Oh, and my Herzog collection.
Title: what dvd from your collection are you most proud of?
Post by: eward on December 22, 2003, 07:55:21 AM
my punch-drunk love DVD cuz PTA signed it.....
Title: what dvd from your collection are you most proud of?
Post by: NEON MERCURY on December 22, 2003, 08:50:17 AM
.Requiem for a Dream/Mulholland dr......
Title: what dvd from your collection are you most proud of?
Post by: Pubrick on December 22, 2003, 10:08:58 AM
the pdl screener i stole.
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Post by: TheVoiceOfNick on December 24, 2003, 09:33:18 AM
I can't remember what my first DVD was, but my favorite of all time is Free Enterprise... I saw that movie in the theater (it was in limited release) after I got a flyer from someone while I was at a midnight screening of Wrath of Khan on my 21th birthday... it turns out the characters in the movie did the same thing for one of the character's birthdays... they went to a midnight screening of Khan... and the fact that the movie took place in L.A.... that was cool... so I tried forever to find the DVD, but it was nearly impossible... so I tried and tried, but finally found it somewhere online for like $25...  I scooped it up right away...
Title: what dvd from your collection are you most proud of?
Post by: cine on December 24, 2003, 10:30:13 AM
Quote from: samsong
i'll go with Sunrise.

I shall be joining you with this opinion very soon.  :twisted:
Title: what dvd from your collection are you most proud of?
Post by: socketlevel on December 24, 2003, 07:43:36 PM
the best/rarest DVD i have is a limited edition print of Army of Darkness by anchor bay.  it's limited to 3000 copies and numbered on the back.

for personal reasons i guess i was really proud of my "they live" dvd but they have since re-released it.  Fuckers didn't put on the commentary with carpenter and piper though, eventhoug it's been recorded.

i guess i love my kubrick box set too. and george washington criterion.

well...  come to think of it, every single criterion i own i feel very proud of.  i'm a fucking geek, no need to mention it.

-sl-
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Post by: bonanzataz on December 24, 2003, 08:54:55 PM
my first dvd was "the mummy" (i think). i am most proud of my lost highway widescreen 5.1 sound from germany, my wild at heart from japan, my eraserhead from dl's website, my bjork music videos, and the 20 criterions that my friend gives me for free (i just got le cercle rouge and the antoine doinel box set...ROCKIN!). and all the free dvd's that accidentally got shipped to my house.
Title: what dvd from your collection are you most proud of?
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on December 24, 2003, 08:54:56 PM
Memento Special Edition was my first DVD.  It has seen the most play of all my DVD's therefore.  The tie for second is Nosferatu and Kung Pow.

But the DVD that means the most is Punch Drunk Love because the release date kept getting pushed back and I almost went insane waiting for the bastard.
Title: what dvd from your collection are you most proud of?
Post by: Pedro on December 24, 2003, 09:31:03 PM
since i now have it
(http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B00006JU7P.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg)
Title: what dvd from your collection are you most proud of?
Post by: cron on December 26, 2003, 03:31:20 PM
taz, you seriously get those dvd's for free?  i had to pay SHITLOADS of money for those two babies.

SHITLOADS is the operative word here.
Title: what dvd from your collection are you most proud of?
Post by: Chest Rockwell on December 26, 2003, 05:22:47 PM
Where do you guys get these signed editions? I'd like singed copies of a few of mine. But my coolest DVD is probably my Korean Region 0 Mulholland Drive. My first was Braveheart, though it was actually given to me. The first I bought was the Region 1 Mulholland Drive, actually. I'm probably most proud of having Boogie Nights, because my parents actually forbade me from seeing it, so it feels daring to have it sitting there in its bright orange, conspicuous packaging.
Title: what dvd from your collection are you most proud of?
Post by: sickfins on December 26, 2003, 05:59:52 PM
(http://ptanderson.com/latestnews/images/ptadvdfront.jpg)
Title: what dvd from your collection are you most proud of?
Post by: bonanzataz on December 26, 2003, 06:30:01 PM
:!:
 :shock:  - DOOOOOOHHH!!!!


you just wanted the pta fanboys to get riled up, ya big jerk!

(i have one too... but it's ultra ghetto. i made it myself.)
Title: what dvd from your collection are you most proud of?
Post by: pookiethecat on December 26, 2003, 09:06:19 PM
Quote from: Chest Rockwell
My first was Braveheart, though it was actually given to me. The first I bought was the Region 1 Mulholland Drive, actually. I'm probably most proud of having Boogie Nights, because my parents actually forbade me from seeing it, so it feels daring to have it sitting there in its bright orange, conspicuous packaging.


haha, exactly the same with me- on both accounts.  braveheart was the first dvd i ever got- from  my parents for xmas.  i think my parents hate that i have boogie nights because for a long time, they wouldn't let me see it (and probably rightfully so), but i bought it with my own dough so they can't really object.

i've made it a point to only buy dvds that not only i'm proud of, but that i would watch many times.

from bitter tears of petra von kant to deep blue sea, these are movies that i love and can defend intellectually.  the best dvd in my collection is magnolia, hands down.  but i'm proud of em all.
Title: what dvd from your collection are you most proud of?
Post by: socketlevel on December 26, 2003, 09:07:25 PM
dido with the fanboy comment.  who gives a shit about those videos, there is much better shit out there then that release.  maybe if there was a pta audio commentary track that would be a different deal.
Title: what dvd from your collection are you most proud of?
Post by: Gamblour. on December 26, 2003, 09:13:56 PM
Quote from: pookiethecat
Quote from: Chest Rockwell
My first was Braveheart, though it was actually given to me. The first I bought was the Region 1 Mulholland Drive, actually. I'm probably most proud of having Boogie Nights, because my parents actually forbade me from seeing it, so it feels daring to have it sitting there in its bright orange, conspicuous packaging.


haha, exactly the same with me- on both accounts.  braveheart was the first dvd i ever got- from  my parents for xmas.  i think my parents hate that i have boogie nights because for a long time, they wouldn't let me see it (and probably rightfully so), but i bought it with my own dough so they can't really object.

i've made it a point to only buy dvds that not only i'm proud of, but that i would watch many times.

from bitter tears of petra von kant to deep blue sea, these are movies that i love and can defend intellectually.  the best dvd in my collection is magnolia, hands down.  but i'm proud of em all.


It was very awkward when my parents would walk into the room and I was watching Boogie Nights, but paused on the part where Dirk is banging Amber...I felt so dirty with them nearby.

DVD I'm most proud of is either my Hitchcock Criterion box or my PDL dvd, I love the way the PDL dvd looks, and the Hitchbox is my first of any films from him, plus they're going oop soon.
Title: what dvd from your collection are you most proud of?
Post by: cine on December 27, 2003, 12:46:39 AM
Quote from: socketlevel
dido with the fanboy comment.


(http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~loxias/dido.jpg)
Quote from: taz.
you just wanted the pta fanboys to get riled up, ya big jerk!


thank you.
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Post by: sickfins on December 27, 2003, 03:04:02 AM
you juss jealous
Title: what dvd from your collection are you most proud of?
Post by: mogwai on December 27, 2003, 03:06:58 AM
stop steeling sheit from the c&c sayt.
Title: what dvd from your collection are you most proud of?
Post by: sickfins on December 27, 2003, 03:09:18 AM
perhaps you'd like me to burn you a copy

 :yabbse-lamp:
Title: what dvd from your collection are you most proud of?
Post by: mogwai on December 27, 2003, 03:12:33 AM
nah. thanks tho.
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Post by: Thecowgoooesmooo on December 27, 2003, 03:16:17 AM
Quote
and the 20 criterions that my friend gives me for free (i just got le cercle rouge and the antoine doinel box set...ROCKIN!). and all the free dvd's that accidentally got shipped to my house.



1) Why did your friend give you 20 free criterions?

2) What is his name and where does he stay?

3) Did you know that a Walrus's favorite food is bottom dwelling invertebrates? Other dietary items include tunicates, fish, and the occasional seal. Walruses will sometimes also feed on the carcasses of dead whales.


My dvd of choice.... All the Real Girls (nicest cover design)


chris
Title: what dvd from your collection are you most proud of?
Post by: cine on December 27, 2003, 03:18:40 AM
Quote from: mogwai
stop steeling sheit from the c&c sayt.

I hope that wasn't directed at me 'cause I've never been.
Title: what dvd from your collection are you most proud of?
Post by: hedwig on October 30, 2005, 09:24:58 PM
Another thread revival  :!:

I have a DVD called "THE MAN OF A THOUSAND FACES", a James Cagney-starring Lon Chaney biopic. It is out of print. It's not in mint condition, the case is slightly worn. I don't know how much my copy would be worth, but in perfect condition, the film goes for 144 bucks on Amazon right now.

(http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/movie/coverv/32/129132.jpg)
Title: what dvd from your collection are you most proud of?
Post by: modage on October 30, 2005, 09:35:22 PM
thats crazy.  movie is kinda silly, i saw it on TCM last year around now.
Title: what dvd from your collection are you most proud of?
Post by: cowboykurtis on October 31, 2005, 11:44:56 AM
Quote from: Hedwig
Another thread revival  :!:

I have a DVD called "THE MAN OF A THOUSAND FACES", a James Cagney-starring Lon Chaney biopic. It is out of print. It's not in mint condition, the case is slightly worn. I don't know how much my copy would be worth, but in perfect condition, the film goes for 144 bucks on Amazon right now.

(http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/movie/coverv/32/129132.jpg)


Isn't Robert Evans in this?
Title: what dvd from your collection are you most proud of?
Post by: hedwig on October 31, 2005, 12:42:31 PM
Yes.
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Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on October 31, 2005, 01:13:18 PM
Other than my Criterions, I protect my UCB DVD as I watch it religiously.
Title: what dvd from your collection are you most proud of?
Post by: MacGuffin on October 31, 2005, 02:04:50 PM
Quote from: Hedwig
It's not in mint condition, the case is slightly worn.


You can replace the case.
Title: what dvd from your collection are you most proud of?
Post by: hedwig on October 31, 2005, 02:12:44 PM
Quote from: MacGuffin
Quote from: Hedwig
It's not in mint condition, the case is slightly worn.


You can replace the case.


Unfortunately it's a snapcase.
Title: what dvd from your collection are you most proud of?
Post by: Rudie Obias on November 01, 2005, 03:05:24 AM
i'm very proud of my criterion collection #65 signed by wes anderson and jason schwartzman copy of RUSHMORE.  and my BATTLE ROYALE because i got way back in 2002 before anyone i know ever head of it.
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Post by: NEON MERCURY on November 03, 2005, 09:32:20 AM
Quote from: flagpolespecial

i'm also pretty proud of my legimate french edition of ken park.


Quote from: flagpolespecial
there are movies in my dvd collection that have gotten me laid. and that's no joke.


you must be into freaks
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Post by: picolas on November 03, 2005, 04:05:07 PM
(http://xixax.com/files/picolas/fletch1.jpg)

the only edition in existence with an actual lock of hair from the principal wig
(http://xixax.com/files/picolas/fletch2.jpg)
(hidden underneath the insert)
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Post by: penfold0101 on November 11, 2005, 03:28:35 AM
My Criterion Fear and Loathing In Las Vegas, I had to spend a bit of time finding this little guy here in the UK, I think its probably the best quality sound and picture of any DVD I own.
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Post by: NEON MERCURY on November 11, 2005, 10:25:09 PM
(http://www.2000revue.com/tp/store/dvd_eraserhead.jpg)


(http://www.stationinthemetro.com/dvd/images/508)

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Post by: Reed Rothchild on March 05, 2006, 10:17:17 AM
the pdl screener i stole.

haha i watched that thing like 11 times before the dvd came out.  :yabbse-grin:
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Post by: last days of gerry the elephant on March 07, 2006, 11:48:42 PM
My Criterion Fear and Loathing In Las Vegas, I had to spend a bit of time finding this little guy here in the UK, I think its probably the best quality sound and picture of any DVD I own.

That comes second, and in first place:

The Good The Bad and The Ugly SE
Title: Re: what dvd from your collection are you most proud of?
Post by: matt35mm on March 07, 2006, 11:59:39 PM
I think my Criterion Robocop is pretty rare.  I recall hearing that very few copies were made.

It is pretty neat, and is the X-Rated cut.  It is, at least, a standout in my collection, as everything else is easily purchaseable.
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Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on March 08, 2006, 01:31:55 PM
I think this is rare because no one really wants it.  It's a big guilty pleasure of mine, though.

(http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B0002VEUIK.01._SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg)
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Post by: penfold0101 on March 10, 2006, 09:27:49 AM
I got my copy for 7 new, dont think anyone in the UK knows what it is!
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Post by: Reelist on December 02, 2012, 10:12:34 PM
(http://pisces.bbystatic.com/entertainment/movie/image/id/043396342101;size=m2)


(http://img2.targetimg2.com/wcsstore/TargetSAS//img/p/13/34/13348099.jpg)


(http://pisces.bbystatic.com/entertainment/movie/image/id/097361374208;size=m2)

Title: Re: what dvd from your collection are you most proud of?
Post by: KJ on December 03, 2012, 10:57:10 AM
I don't know if there's any particular dvd I'm proud of, but it's great to have a big DVD-collection in general. For example; if you're at a party and meet a nice and cute girl who's into Godard, you can just casually say "well, just follow me home and I can show you my huge Godard-collection", without being worried that she will be disappointed. The big Godard-collection always makes up for the small dick.
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Post by: Reelist on December 03, 2012, 12:08:10 PM
Yeah and say you're Netflix subscription wasn't renewed this month, like me. Gotta have those DVD's as backup. I'm actually happy I own that Drive DVD, doing my best to forget about the special features ( just reminded myself. FFUUUUUCCCCCKKK ) I probably got about 200. You have an awesome collection, dude. You should be proud. What's your favorite?
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Post by: KJ on December 03, 2012, 12:19:03 PM
The swedish netflix is pretty bad. I'm not gonna pay for that shit.

Oh, my favorite? Maybe the Solaris Criterion DVD or my Lars von Trier collection. My Lars von Trier collection is something I'm quite proud of now when I think about it.
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Post by: Frederico Fellini on December 12, 2012, 11:25:22 AM
If you're at a party and meet a nice and cute girl who's into Godard, you can just casually say "well, just follow me home and I can show you my huge Godard-collection", without being worried that she will be disappointed. The big Godard-collection always makes up for the small dick.


Wait, wait... There are girls that are into Godard?  What kinda parties are you going to? I need to get me one of those.
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Post by: Reelist on December 12, 2012, 11:36:37 AM
I ended up hating all my dvds i had as a teen cause I rinsed them all.

what the hell does that mean?


I'm very happy about my collection, though it does take up a lot of space. Once I got netflix and realized half of the stuff I own is on there I thought "What a useless pile of shit," and now that I don't have netflix, I'm back to appreciating the fact that I own this stuff. I love lending movies out, makes me feel like they're still worth something. Been waiting for my copy of Near Dark back that my friend borrowed like 3 years ago, the rat bastard. 



I live near two great cinemas that show classics constantly


I'm so jealous! What city are you in? The only theater that shows film here is all the way across town and I can never align my schedule to get there on time. They're always doing horror marathons. Last 'Films' I saw were The Big Lebowski and Fear and Loathing on 4/20, that was a lot of fun.


Title: Re: what dvd from your collection are you most proud of?
Post by: KJ on December 13, 2012, 08:08:33 AM
also if you're impressing girls by things you own, your personality is weak.

Yes, indeed. My personality is weak.

Wait, wait... There are girls that are into Godard?  What kinda parties are you going to? I need to get me one of those.

I'm going to a school where people are studying film, art, writing, creative storytelling, photo, etc, so most of my friends are into good art.