The Pride of your DVD Collection

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  1. Nilbog

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    I've seeen it called many things but the most common is G.M.K.It's label as such on the slipcase.
     
  2. x666x

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    Autographed (by JB) and numbered version of Nekromantik.
     
  3. Trucci

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    MST3K the movie
     
  4. Luna

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    Good one! :banana:
     
  5. Nemesis

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    ive never seen any of the mst3k stuff, it seems pretty popular and a bunch of people i know have some of it... is it something worth checking out or is it mainly a nostalgic thing?
     
  6. Luna

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    Ohh wow. Okay, if you have cable, you should seriously check out MST3K. It's on Saturday mornings at 8am CST (I think) on the Sci-Fi channel. That should give you an idea if you like it or not. Sometimes I've noticed it takes people more than one viewing of the show to... get it, I guess. It's probably my favorite TV show ever. I do feel nostalgia for the older Comedy Central episodes, but they don't show 'em on TV anymore. You can get some on DVD though, and fortunately for me, I have almost all of them on VHS tapes. Guess who will be working on getting them all backed up on DVD this summer? :D

    I'm trying to think of the best way I can possibly describe the show. Picture various jokes, quips, snide comments, references to anything from pop culture to the obscure, all being made at a movie you probably couldn't bear to see if it wasn't being mocked... and all at a rapid-fire rate. Some episodes are slightly better than others, but if you check out a few different ones, you'd get a very good idea if you like the show or not, I'm sure. :D

    So, yeah... if you have the Sci-Fi channel, you're in luck this week. The experiment will be "Final Justice" -- a Joe Don Baker movie. :nervous: The page for it is here. ;)

    Edited to say: Aww, crap. You're in Australia. :cry:

    Ok, your best bet is to download an episode from Kazaa, I'd say... unless you wanna buy a DVD, in which case I'd recommend "Mitchell", "Eegah!" or "Manos, The Hands of Fate" -- the latter is a personal favorite. This assumes you have multiregional capabilities... :)
     
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  7. Nemesis

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    cool ill grab a dvd of it i think, yeah over half my dvds are from R2 and R1 so that shouldnt be a problem..

    is it like a skit show? like the old classic i used to watch as a kid "you cant do that on television" ?
     
  8. Trucci

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    I recommend Manos: The Hands of Fate. Classic stuff. It shows how bad horror movies can get.
     
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    The show consists of a guy and a couple of robots sitting in a theatre and making fun of the feature. What you see on screen is the movie but along the botton is the silhouette of the TV characters. It's pretty funny but I wouldn't buy a DVD of it.
     
  10. Luna

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    They do actually have little skits in between commercial breaks... in the older days, they used to do an "Invention Exchange". The guy and robots in space would invent something usually funny or cool, and the Mads (mad scientists) would make some sort of evil device, and typically, Dr. Forrester would use it to torture TV's Frank (his assistant) somehow. There's some classic stuff in those skits. Sometimes they make up a song that relates to the movie somehow, and those are funny as hell. In fact, they've put out CDs of these songs, called "Clowns in the Sky". ;)

    I wouldn't call it primarily a skit show, because the meat of it is the guy in space (Joel first, then Mike was sent up when Joel escaped from the Satellite of Love - they're kept there against their will if you didn't know this, and tortured with movie "experiments" :D) and the two robots riffing on movies. What you see is the movie playing and a silhouette of a row of theater seats and the three of them sitting on the right hand side. :D
     
  11. Dr Mabuse

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    James Burke's "Connections 1" series DVDs.
     
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    Neither would I, to be honest. I'm glad to see that alot of the discs you can watch the feature without the mst3k garbage if you want... But hell, let me finish my Something Weird collection first!

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  13. Trucci

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    In my friend's film class the professor has a poster of This Island Earth and he asked him if he saw the MST3k movie on it and he said yes and vowed to beat them up if he saw them on the street.

    Take THAT old people!
     
  14. Evil Beeker

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    Jeff Combs is perfect in the role &
    a guy puts his decapitated head between a hot naked girls legs, do I have to say any more!!!

    Evil Dead-Book of the Dead edition(pride)
    Eraserhead-from Lynch.com(pride)

    Bad Taste is going to the island,
    Oh shit can I bring Mulholland Dr., too.

    Now that I think of it maybe I should bring a porn instead.
     
  15. Mr.Vengance

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    Some of my favorite disc...

    THE WICKER MAN (the wooden edition. Hell, I love this film so much that I've got a full back tattoo devoted to it!)

    MARTIN (not a great disc but a damn fine film with a highly entertaining commentary)

    HELLRAISER (my signed limited edition tin)

    If I was stranded on a deserted island I'd like to bring some LUPIN III (second season bootleg set, great quality :)), The Cowboy Bebop perfect collection box set, LOTR extended version, and Dawn of The Dead.
     
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    I would have to say Criterion's Haxan release.
    (second would be Anchor Bay's Suspiria Limited Edition).....
     
  18. r_burgos2003

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    Suspiria 3 Disk set, The Changeling, Showgirls, My 2 versions of Battle Royale, Ghost Story and Family Guy...
     
  19. DVD-fanatic-9

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    I'm going to answer this... differently. Since, when I started buying DVD, I had a kind of weird policy against buying USED on/at places like Amazon.com- and now, I basically take whatever I can get and feel like a cheap, white trash whore literally checking my cart everyday waiting for the seller's copy of Miller's Crossing to drop below $0.99 so I don't have to spend more than $4 on what might be a gross, scratched disc- so then I can feel a tiny better about the way I buy today. The way I feel about DVD is that: you wouldn't eat food out of the dumpster. Would you? You might not get E Coli, but you sure as hell think how you cook your burger is important. That's how my brain works, with DVD. That it's just weird to put scratched, spotty, warped-surfaced, smudged discs into your player if you value your player and don't want to replace it until it breaks down naturally. But: money is always tight. This is America. You don't really want to be one of the people John Oliver talks about in videos about predatory lenders, debt, bad investing - etc; so... spending only what you can is kinda fair. You could always be in a way worse place...

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    I rented a few DVD's at Blockbuster because I was curious about bonus features back in 2000/2001. (I began collecting officially on Christmas day, 2001.) And that's when I got the general feeling that: renters are pigs. Assholes who don't give a shit how they treat DVD because they think movies are always available for them to watch. Nothing ever goes out of print. Well... since I grew up on Cinemax, I know that shit's never been true. I couldn't even find IMDb listings for some of the movies Cinemax got me wanting to check out. (Because Cinemax used to run movies by their alternate titles, all the time.) So, when I started really buying- I bought New, always. Strict policy. Because I was still shifting back and forth between VHS and DVD. The only reason I even upgraded to DVD on movies like The Omen or Rosemary's Baby or Fatal Attraction was because of: A) bonus features, B) widescreen.

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    Actually... this wasn't about quality when I started typing. It was supposed to be my way of saying: I was 19 when I started collecting DVD's. And the collecting bug probably bit me when I got used to the NEW thing. I still bought almost all of my horror DVD's brand new. And this was back when I'd go to Best Buy and... they actually had stuff like Anchor Bay's Suspiria- in both the single disc and 3-disc Limited Edition. I noticed that the longer I came back to look for the stuff places like this were talking about (I'm not sure when I heard about this board- back in 2002, I was all about The Video Graveyard and House of Horrors), the more infrequently they bothered stocking the more interesting Anchor Bay and MGM discs. Or, anything from Synapse. (I don't think I ever came across anything from Synapse there.) I stopped going into their entertainment section when all I could find was Return to Horror High and Return of the Killer Tomatoes. the first time I went in there, I geeked. I genuinely felt like a kid in a candy store. It was summer- and they had so much MGM and Anchor Bay cult stuff. Including multiple editions of Halloween and Demons. They had all those Fulci and Argento "Collections" from AB.

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    That day, I remember exactly what I bought and exactly how much it cost (that's how my brain works). $22.99 = Suspiria: 3-disc Limited Edition and $9.99 = MGM Midnite Movies Double Feature: The Masque of the Red Death / The Premature Burial. I went back in the car while the person I rode with went into some other store, did something pretty random / inconsequential. But I was still feeling the candy-store-effect. It was history to me and among the things I'll never forget: It was summer. It was hotter than hell. I was sweating like a pig waiting for the AC to take affect. The Suspiria case was unlike all the other 2-disc thick black cases... because, of course, it was a 3-disc holder. So, the only other set in any other house I've lived in like it was the Back to the Future 3-disc set. And the Anchor Bay case was chipped. On the side that opened. Which didn't make me that happy- it never closed right. The bottom half of the Disc 3 half always hung open because the chip was where the plastic snap was supposed to click-fit in. Also: back then, I was a pretty finicky buyer. I bought The Omen because "everyone else said" it was one of the best horror films ever made. (And because of the bonus features and the widescreen thing- if you know the movie and have ever owned the VHS, you know during the Birthday party scene that you can't see the maid in the fullscreen version when the nanny's body comes smashing through the window.) Only for me to years later grow to adamantly disagree with teenager Me that it's great because other people say so. (For the record: I was always bored watching it. But oftimes, as a younger person, you often just zip it and let other people talk you into opinions that aren't really yours.)

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    Point being: I was buying mostly for strict collecting. I bought the Houseofhorrors.com "must haves" / recommendations and, a few out of filmmaker devotion / curiosity. (Pretentious reasoning, though I don't regret those purchases at all.) Like, for my 20th Birthday (2002), I bought: Hellraiser and Argento's Phenomena for the classic / hall of fame factor, and Larry Cohen's The Stuff and John Waters' Cecil B. Demented for the filmmaker / burgeoning cinephile curiosity (I hadn't seen The Stuff at the time) / appreciation (I had previously rented CBD on vhs). The next year or so: I bought Bad Taste (yes, the THX AB Limited 2-disc) for the classic factor, Donnie Darko for the cinephile thing, and then I also got MGM's Strange Invaders and Anchor Bay's House (just the first movie) out of curiosity. And, cheapness. It was from Best Buy's website and they were still really great about MGM Midnite Movie disc prices (all flip discs were $9.99 by them) and a few Anchor Bay titles were less than $16. House was probably about $12.99. Something like that; I thought that was fair.

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    What has changed from then to now (by last year / Christmas / the last time I bought a horror title because I was adding it to my horror collection rather than my 90's collection- Interview with the Vampire, The Sixth Sense, Stir of Echoes I bought strictly to fill out the 90's as a cinematic decade), is basically that I choose to mostly buy brand new now because... I'm buying stuff I didn't own before (a lot of millennial stuff): Black Swan, Lords of Salem, Beyond the Black Rainbow, Jennifer's Body, From Hell, The Moth Diaries, Hobo with a Shotgun, Session 9, Suicide Club, Leprechaun: Back 2 Tha Hood, The Convent (wretched thing- worst of this lot, easy), and the Final Destination franchise. (Which... have I mentioned... I fucking LIVE for? It's probably the single moment where I feel bad about all the shit I've said about millennial horror. Now I know good horror can more than exist, but utterly exceed my expectations and make me come back to rewatches almost as frequently as Friday the 13th.)

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    And none of these films were OOP - because they're millennial. Sometime in 2004, I kicked the "I must buy whatever quality is" thingteria and started buying all out of sheer curiosity and with the spirit of "who the hell cares if it sucks, I can watch it ironically". I sure didn't care what I watched when I was 11 and waiting for Cinemax's next Troma marathon (either in June or December). Has any other gay man watched Bikini Summer II as many times as I have? (And, yes, I was watching this stuff as early as 11 years old. Would you believe that I've been an outcast my entire life? I never really loved Hollywood stuff in the 90's as much as everyone else. I have 0% nostalgia for Babe, Batman Forever, Con Air, The Rock, Independence Day, etc- beyond maybe their soundtracks, especially in the Schumacher Batman era. Once 1996 rolled around, my heart only blipped a few times- mostly just for Paramount's '96 releases, Miramax's Tarantino output: Jackie Brown, Four Rooms, and From Dusk Till Dawn, and Sony's teen films: The Craft, Urban Legend, Jawbreaker, I Still Know What You Did Last Summer. It's nostalgia- there's nothing I can do about it.)

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    My only criteria was price. And, back then, Amazon's S&H was $2.49. So: I paid less than $10 for Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers as a curiosity, and in worry that they would go OOP (I never imagined companies like Dark Sky, Shout! Factory, Severin, Arrow, etc would exist in the future, so... I bit a few bullets), I nabbed Brain Damage, Cronenberg's Shivers, Spider Baby, Blue Sunshine, and Popcorn for less than $15 (except for Popcorn). The longer I would wait, the more finicky I got over price. I refused to pay $20 for The Kiss (1988), so I waited for a used copy claiming it was Like New for $12. And I got lucky there. It was the first used disc I ordered that actually was Like New as it claimed. This policy of watching my cart, waiting for prices to drop screwed me over in 1 sense: AB's double feature of Silent Night, Deadly Night went OOP sometime in late 2005, early 2006. So, for over 6 years I was kicking myself for not buying it at $17 or 18, though in 2012 I wound up getting it for maybe $13 max which was about my cutoff price. But, I did manage to get that Shivers that everyone wants now and, yep, I got one of MGM's Clownhouse DVD's for only $10.32. And, the "it's going to be OOP soon, so I'd better get it now" thing also resulted in me buying Roger Corman's Munchies disc and - wouldn't you know it - it never showed up in the mailbox. The very next copy I tried to buy, the price hiked up to waytoohighforgetaboutit. Because: OOP. That's one occasion where I'm extremely glad to have been screwed, it went up in full on YouTube and turns out my child self liked it a lot more than adult Me.

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    So...

    How does any of this relate to the pride of my collection thing?

    The thing that gave me an appreciation for collecting itself was the process of buying. And what I eventually bought. For my Birthday in 2006, I bought that Friday the 13th: From Crystal Lake to Manhattan boxset after - and I was a member on another message board somewhere in 2004 when every day there was huge news about the way Paramount was putting the boxset together, so I was hating myself a little for the policy I adopted; we were all getting hungry for the bonus features - and... yeah, I would have bought it in 2004 but I was convinced that Paramount was holding out the uncut versions of the films for a later release. And for 2 years I said "I will never buy this" until I realized (read: assumed) Paramount would never, just 2 and a quarter years later, Deluxe Edition each of the 8 movies they owned. But when that boxset came in through the mail, I had a chance to reenact the scene I'm sure was getting New Line's Platinum Series 8-DVD boxset of the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise for every fan. (I'm positive it was a much more beloved set by horror fans. You definitely feel the love put into the discs, menus, etc.) I expect that set was the pride of most horror fans' collections until their favorite movie got equal treatment. (Usually - I want to say - through Anchor Bay or MGM; am I wrong for thinking that that's kind of the height of excitement for collecting itself? I really think Blu-Ray will never have the same hazebuzz around it that DVD had, regardless of the upgrade in quality.)

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    I was not quite as excited when Paramount upgraded the films in 2009, though I completely appreciated the work in remastering the films. I spent my fanboy squee / glee on the 2004 boxset. When that arrived in the mail, I actually did hug it. And ran to my bedroom to open it. And then slept with it right beside my pillow, which was just a nap I was taking as a break because I was overexcited to flip through the movies and the bonuses. So... that should be my definitive answer to this question. But, it isn't. In going backward through the years of my collecting, I've come to value a variety of features. Sometimes down to the dorkiest detail. For example: I couldn't possibly explain why, but, I am utterly in love with the way Anchor Bay's earlier releases all have a different DVD logo from all the big companies- Fox, Sony, Universal, etc. Of course, when I actually go through my DVD's and take a close look, it appears the studios didn't really like I guess having to use a trademarked thing like "DVD-Video TM" (trademark symbol, I don't know how to make it here), so companies like Paramount, MGM, and Disney all made up their own names for DVD. To avoid having to actually put the trademarked DVD logo on the fronts of their early covers- they just called their discs "DisneyDVD" or "MGM-DVD" like... they... were different from other DVD's or something. In fact, look on the covers. You'll see that there are no DVD logos on these companies' discs. (In some cases, it gets weird: Disney replaced the major "DVD-Video" logo with their own stupid "DisneyDVD" later, after some releases. So: 1998's Parent Trap DVD has the real DVD logo on it and The Santa Clause disc which came later has "DisneyDVD" on it.) But Paramount and MGM were plain dedicated to calling DVD their own thing. I thought it was ugly and dumb when I started buying DVD's- but now I actually miss Paramount's "Widescreen Collection" banners on their older discs. A lot.

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    Anchor Bay's logo was different though in that the word "Video" was not part of the logo at all. For Fox, Universal, Sony, Warner, etc- the word "Video" was in the circle hole of the disc shaped icon underneath the letters "DVD". For Anchor Bay, there was a hole in the middle of the disc shaped icon and no word "Video" anywhere. It's the dumbest thing to get dorky about, but I love it. Just like I love how Paramount's "Widescreen Collection" thing (and lack of a DVD logo) kind of makes the cover image look more like a poster for the movie rather than a home video image. (Although, Paramount almost always used their banners with the original poster images for each movie. And when they didn't, it usually looked flat-out better, like the covers for My Bloody Valentine and April Fool's Day.) What I considered my pride in collecting DVD was originally defined by my early policy in applying only a Criterion-esque standard to buying horror movies: Evil Dead, Halloween, The Howling, Dawn of the Dead, Videodrome, Piranha, The Fog, The Return of the Living Dead, Suspiria, Rosemary's Baby, Phantasm, Scream, Last House on the Left, Carrie, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Hellraiser, Night of the Living Dead, Fright Night, Bad Taste, The Exorcist, An American Werewolf in London, Dead Alive, It's Alive, etc. Films which really advanced the genre forward for their time. But it expanded with watching the bonus features and then really valuing them when buying the editions I chose to buy.

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    For example- I waited to buy Dawn of the Dead until Anchor Bay released the Ultimate Edition set. I knew there were supposed to be a dozen different versions of The Evil Dead floating around, but I bought one (at Wal-Mart, where I also bought my copies of Halloween - this one, The Fog, and a few noteworthy others) when the Extras on the back looked liked they were as definitive as they were going to get. This was about the time I was really taking The Internet's advice on what discs would make me happy. And I think they were right. So much so, that I think these discs are the ones that are the real pride of my collection. The ones that give me nostalgia now... just for the time where I could go into a Best Buy or Coconuts or Strawberries and have my eyes widen. (I guess there's a reason some say nostalgia is a disease.) MGM's Special Edition disc of Phantasm definitely wins a lot of my early praise since they had a great deal of archive stuff, especially the photo galleries and the Australian Never Dead promo. Then the discs with behind-the-scenes footage and gag reels- not because of the "blooper" thing, but because you get a tiny feel of what it was like to be on the set with the people who made the movies. Then the quality of the interviews made me look to buying DVD's more for the interviews- to help me understand the intentions of the filmmakers. (Hence why I bought 2 Re-Animator editions, looking forever in vain for an explanation for why it's so revered.) Anchor Bay typically gave the best packages for film + analysis in interviews, so I was especially interested in getting their releases. And they are definitely the reason Sony put any effort into Night of the Creeps at all. Or why Synapse started going for interviews as well as/over exclusively audio commentaries.

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    Though... yeah, credit there goes to Blue Underground since they shot almost all of Anchor Bay's interviews. (As early, as I can note, as: AB's releases of Deep Red and Inferno. Which was April 25th, 2000.) But, I think they along with Laurent Bouzereau are the ones who influenced MGM to start actually putting in the work on their Special Editions of The Fog, Last House on the Left, The Howling, and Return of the Living Dead. And this, of course, is a time I'll bet all of us regard as a golden time for DVD's- even though its' debatable that other companies have since improved on the A/V quality. If you were collecting back then, that is. Today, I can't decide which was more important to me when each was the most important feature of a DVD- on set footage or retrospective interviews. But I can say that, definitively, the DVD I've considered the pride of my collection ever since I got it is The Silence of the Lambs: Collector's Edition. The 2-disc, 20th Century Fox expanded re-release of MGM's already amazing 2001 Special Edition which was only lacking interviews with Jonathan Demme and Jodie Foster. Then, Fox/MGM come along and fixes that with nearly an hour of brand new interviews with the 2 to add to the huge cast and crew pile which were on the 2001 release. And, like that weren't enough: that whole From Page to Screen documentary and a featurette with the score composer. MGM's 2001 was great. This 2007 set has literally anything / everything you could want from a special edition of this movie. Without being tiring/exhausting like Fox's 2-disc for The Fly. (If Jeff Goldblum had picked a booger during the shooting of those interviews, Fox would have included it. I think the only thing missing from the set was a few minutes for the full version of "Help Me", the song Cronenberg talks about being diminished in the film on the audio commentary.)

    Since I've had that disc in my possession, it's been the pride of my horror collection.

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    As for non-horror... My parents actually managed to find me a copy of MGM's Special Edition of Valley Girl about 2 years after it went OOP. In a store. So, that's among the discs I shotgun-guard. Don't ask to borrow it. I'm also kicking myself a little bit for not buying / keeping any of the alternate covers for Anchor Bay's THX 2001 release of Heathers. You remember? When they did 5 different covers with different characters from the movie. I bought the Shannen Doherty green cover first. I think this was at Blockbuster. But every copy I bought at Blockbuster was faulty. They just wouldn't play in my DVD player. Then I went back and got the Christian Slater black cover. Same thing: because it was Blockbuster. Then, I bought one at Wal-mart and it played perfectly. The one I eventually got there was the Kim Walker red cover. But... I really wish I'd also gotten the Doherty green and Lisanne Falk yellow covers. I mean, I would probably spend money on them now- even though money is still a bit tight. (Until I actually get more of it.) It's insane as logic goes. But.. I just love the one I have and wish trying to get the others now wasn't so difficult. (I've tried to Google them, but came up with very little.) Then I also have a lot of love for Warner's 2-disc editions of the Tim Burton Batman movies. Huge fan of those movies growing up. As I also was of Clue, although I'm mentioning that here just to say that I was expecting to wear out that disc when I bought it and it hasn't been in my player very much. I'm sure that'll change one day. (I still love the movie.) Also worth mentioning is Showgirls, which I've only owned for about 17 months. But I feel like my whole life has changed since I've seen it. Never before or since has a movie actually been literally everything everyone said it was and more. My wildest expectations were both met and surpassed.

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    Oh... and then there's my Disney collection. But, I'd assume I don't have to elaborate on that- the classic animated features are incredibly important to me as a filmlover. The live-action films, on the other hand... How do I...say it They're Terrible. I bought a ton of them for Christmas, 2012, because in 2005 or whatever I watched Old Yeller on VHS and had an amazing trip back... That feeling did not transition from VHS to DVD; for whatever reason. I loved them the whole Disney live-action atmosphere as a child and was really counting on that to remain when I bought the DVD's, and a few of the films have survived my post-Obama pessimism (The Moon-Spinners, Return from Witch Mountain, The Gnome-Mobile, The original Parent Trap, The Absent Minded Professor, The Love Bug- mostly the movies about cars, don't ask me why). But... oh god, no. Most of them are genuinely awful. Including Old Yeller. Yet, I now have a collection of those. Which I will keep, for research purposes. But the animated movies are probably the actual pride of my non-horror DVD collection.

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    Lastly, speaking of research purposes: October 28, 2012 seems to be the date I began buying horror movies strictly for research purposes (In the Mouth of Madness, Christine, Prince of Darkness, Night of the Creeps, Silver Bullet, The Funhouse, Pumpkinhead, Phantasm II, Texas Chainsaw Massacre Part 2, Creepshow 2, Maniac, Lifeforce, Leviathan, Shock Waves, Slumber Party Massacre, Cujo, Deadly Blessing, the remakes of The Blob and Night of the Living Dead, Child's Play, Return of the Living Dead Part II, Frankenhooker, The Monster Squad- and, most recently, I eBay'd the DVD discs from Shout! Factory's Blu-Rays of The Burning and The Horror Show). Though I started with sequels- Halloween 4 and 5, Child's Play 2 and 3. And, I won't lie- the ones I bought new, I really enjoyed unboxing (as the YouTube phenomenon puts it) / unwrapping and opening for the first time. I really can enjoy terrible movies for their aesthetic alone. (Halloween 5 sucks hard, but it is a remarkably well-shot movie.) And, now, of course I'm buying a ton of 90's movies for a few bucks a piece (S&H included) because I finally have a (cumulatively speaking) gigantic influx of money. YAY! (I may need help.) (Just a little bit.)

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