What is the crown jewel of your movie collection?

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18 May 2013, 8:43 pm

I have a few crown jewels in my collection.

Two of them are the Criterion Collection DVDs for The Killer and Hard Boiled. It's a shame I can't sell them for what they were going for on eBay about a decade ago. I wouldn't sell them anyway, but it's cool that I own DVDs that used to be worth over $300 each in eBay prices.

There is also my Japanese DVD of Kill Bill Vol. 1. About 20 seconds more graphic violence, and the fight against the Crazy 88 is in full color. I still prefer the standard version, but this is an interesting thing to own.

I also have the uncut version of Thriller - A Cruel Picture (which is now OOP), as well as an autographed (by the producers and a few members of the cast) DVD of Street Trash.

At one point, I had the original Criterion DVD release of Salo. I picked it up for $25 at Borders, and sold it for over $800 on eBay two years later. That was lucky. It's not even that great of a film.

I was wondering if anybody else had crown jewel DVDs in their collection. I'm interested in hearing about that.



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18 May 2013, 9:05 pm

My goodness. What a collection you have. Sure to induce nightmares. All that's missing is Guinea Pig 2: Flowers of Flesh & Blood, Irreversible, Interiors and anything by Takashi Miike and you're all set.



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18 May 2013, 9:10 pm

redrobin62 wrote:
My goodness. What a collection you have. Sure to induce nightmares. All that's missing is Guinea Pig 2: Flowers of Flesh & Blood, Irreversible, Interiors and anything by Takashi Miike and you're all set.


Oh, I own the Guinea Pig box set (also OOP), Irreversible (which I found to be an emotionally devastating masterpiece), and a few Takashi Miike films (my personal favorite is 13 Assassins, which is tame for his standards).

For the record, my cinematic diet is not a steady supply of sordid sex and violence. I own over 1,200 DVDs, this is just a handful of them. :)



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18 May 2013, 9:26 pm

No surprise, VIDEODROME: The Criterion edition.

I had previously seen the original DVD release and it's amazing how much they've cleaned up this movie. The audio is good to and I love the film score from Howard Shore.

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18 May 2013, 11:08 pm

I think it's a toss-up between these two Blu-ray sets.

The first is a Criterion. The second isn't, but it might as well be.

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24 May 2013, 8:55 am

Good Burger. It's my favorite movie.



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24 May 2013, 11:19 am

I think one of my crown jewels is the steelbook of David Lynch's Dune on DVD, it has both the theatrical and more importantly the three hour extended version of the movie. You can't find it anywhere but online now. And I won't ever part with it, unless the extended version is ported to blu ray, time will tell.


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24 May 2013, 3:34 pm

The Lord of the Rings trilogy.


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28 May 2013, 5:47 am

Toss up between Boondock Saints and Donnie Darko



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28 May 2013, 6:19 am

Kill Bill Vol 1 & 2

I must find me this Japanese version! The part with the extended violence is the O'ren anime scene right?



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28 May 2013, 5:44 pm

The extended 4 disc versions of the LOTR trilogy, and all four Revenge Of the Nerds movies. :lol:


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28 May 2013, 8:21 pm

My Close Encounters of the Third Kind Box Set which includes all three releases of the film: the original theatrical version, the special edition and the 30th anniversary collector's edition. it also comes with a commemorative booklet and a two sided poster, one side being a theatrical poster and the other shows a three part timeline showing where the three films differ in their footage and at what time point in the film each occurs.



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28 May 2013, 9:02 pm

Suppose it'd just be my favorite movie.

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28 May 2013, 10:51 pm

The original Star Wars trilogy.

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27 Jun 2014, 11:31 pm

I've acquired quite a few nice "jewels" since last posting here in May of 2013. Here are the two Blu-rays that I posted back then, since the pics in my original post are now gone:

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Some other nice Blu-ray sets I've picked up:

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As for DVDs, I nearly bankrupted myself one month buying this:

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And this another month:

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I've since upgraded that one to Blu-ray, but the DVD packaging looked so much nicer, so I grabbed a pic of that instead.

These were quite a bit cheaper:

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I also like these King Kong and Mad Max Trilogy tins that I use to prop up other titles on my Blu-ray shelf:

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Aside from all that, the completionist in me makes me fond of any of the complete series Blu-ray sets I've picked up:

Alien Anthology (4 films, 1979-1997)
Austin Powers Collection (3 films, 1997-2002)
Chucky: The Complete Collection (6 films, 1988-2013)
The Complete Sherlock Holmes Collection (14 films, 1939-1946)
Daimajin: Triple Feature (3 films, 1966)
Gamera Trilogy (3 films, 1995-1999)
The Godfather: The Coppola Restoration (3 films, 1972-1990)
Mission: Impossible Quadrilogy (4 films, 1996-2011)
The Mummy Trilogy (3 films, 1999-2008)
A Nightmare on Elm Street Collection (7 films, 1984-1994)
Pirates of the Caribbean: Four-Movie Collection (4 films, 2003-2011)
Rambo: The Complete Collector's Set (4 films, 1982-2008)
The Resident Evil Collection (5 films, 2002-2012)
Riddick: The Complete Collection (3 films, 2000-2013)
Rocky: Heavyweight Collection (6 films, 1976-2006)
Terminator Anthology (4 films, 1984-2009)
Tremors Attack Pack (4 films, 1990-2004)

And of course, the other Criterion Collection Blu-rays, in addition to the Godzilla one up there:

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998)
La Jetee (1962) / Sans Soleil (1983)
Purple Noon (1960)
Rififi (1955)
Seven Samurai (1954)
The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (1965)
Yojimbo (1961)

And since I don't spend enough effing money on Blu-rays already, I'm going to be laying down a c-note soon for Deadwood: The Complete Series.

Some people have lives; I just have way too many damn movies.



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01 Jul 2014, 1:13 pm

If I could name just one as the crown jewel that I have in my collection it would be Band of Brothers.


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