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Starting a DVD collection

January 8, 2006

So Anthony started his DVD collection for his birthday. He got a few seasons of MacGyver and he tortured me with 80’s fashion. However, it got me thinking about what is essential to my DVD collection. Here are a few of my personal favorites.

Princess Bride – One that any child of the 80’s can enjoy, a classic.
Lord of the Rings Trilogy – Not just any old DVD’s, but the extended uber time consuming ones.
Harry Potter Movies – I have all three and will be getting the fourth as soon as it comes out.
Shrek 1 & 2 – What’s a movie collection with out a big green ogre?
Sleepy Hollow – I actually have several Johnny Depp movies. I have to have some man candy in my collection.
Office Space – An absolute must. Almost every time people pick this one when given the opportunity.
Kill Bill 1 & 2 – For whatever reason I always knit socks while watching these.

There are so many more that I love dearly. What do you think are essential to starting a collection? Do you get movies that are good for groups, or ones that you watch on your own?

4 Comments leave one →
  1. January 9, 2006 12:17 am

    You need more of an 80s base – Breakfast Club, 16 Candles, Pretty in Pink, oooh Ferris Buellers day off. Hmm, maybe I’m too old. :)

  2. January 9, 2006 12:05 pm

    Ferris Bueller is a must, there is no film that has contributed more toward my life philosophy than that John Hughes classic.

    some others that I can’t visualize living without:

    The Star Wars Trilogy- the originals, not those wastes of celluloid that currently claim membership in such a distinctive lineage.

    The Big Lebowski- “Donny, you’re out of your element.”

    Pulp Fiction- Do you even need to ask why?

    Garden State- Because Natalie Portman just may be the best actress currently working in Hollywood and this film is just too fun to live without

    Napoleon Dynamite- As a child of Idaho, this film rings truer to me than any I have ever seen. If you ever find yourself wondering what going to school in Idaho is like, simply put this in. From the galloping stallions emblazoned on t-shirts to the moon boots in the summer, this film is remarkably true to life (and fun as hell to boot).

    Just my $.02.


  3. January 10, 2006 2:33 am

    I could go on forever about great films, I have a huge collection! I started it the the Quentin Tarantino box-set though, always good for a night in. I’d also add The Shawshank Redemption, The Sixth Sense, Armageddon and The Green Mile to that.
    Finally something a little unheard of but good fun, The Three & Four Musketeers (respectively) with Oliver Reed as Athos and Richard Chamberlain (who was the original Jason Bourne in 1988) as Aramis.
    Enjoy! :-D

  4. Jodie permalink
    January 10, 2006 1:40 pm

    Such good suggestions. I meant to put Garden State on my original list, but forgot. The soundtrack is so good.

    I haven’t seen the Big Lebowski. It’s on my list of things to see, and I just haven’t gotten to it. I’m definetly going to put it a little higher on the priority list now.
    I need to get Napolean Dynamite, and the Star War Triology. I could watch the Napolean dance scene over and over, and if you get a few drinks in me, I may even try to dance along.

    I have Pulp Fiction (a burned copy that a friend made for me), but still haven’t watched it. It’s been a long time since I’ve seen the Musketeer movies and I’m not sure I’ve seen those particular ones. I’ll have to check it out.

    Thanks for the great suggestions. Makes me want to go shopping. :D

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