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MisterMidnite
01-22-04, 09:59 AM
I have about 110 dvds and I have to say that about 50 - 60 % are unopened. Ever since my daughter was born 7 months ago, seems like I have no time to watch movies.

illennium
01-22-04, 10:03 AM
There have already been threads about this. In my case, 75 of my 161 DVDs are unopened.

Yakuza Bengoshi
01-22-04, 10:06 AM
This is a very popular subject matter here.


http://www.dvdtalk.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=326761

http://www.dvdtalk.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=281531

http://www.dvdtalk.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=268795

http://www.dvdtalk.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=235156

As for me, I have about 200 unopened DVDs.

LasVegasMichael
01-22-04, 10:09 AM
Porbably about 15 out of 257.

-LVM

RobCA
01-22-04, 10:10 AM
None... I open all my DVDs as soon as I buy them. :)

I probably have about 40 (out of 432) that haven't been watched yet.

Rob

marty888
01-22-04, 10:15 AM
About 40 out of approximately 1200 .... big backlog (for me)thanks to the DDD coupon nonsense.

EPKJ
01-22-04, 10:18 AM
None, I open all my DVD's when I purchase them and I watch all my DVD's within 14 days of purchase.

Commander Dan
01-22-04, 10:40 AM
None. And all of them have been watched at least once.

Spiky
01-22-04, 04:33 PM
Zero. Most of them watched, although I just picked up several box sets. Haven't watched all the discs although I've seen all the shows before.

steebo777
01-22-04, 04:35 PM
None. I open them immediately to check the discs.

sataniko
01-22-04, 04:45 PM
Also open all DVD's immediately, although I may watch them months after purchasing them.

Shannon Nutt
01-22-04, 04:49 PM
I have about 100 unopened DVDs...it's come back to haunt me too...I opened a Mad About You Season 1 set to find out one of the DVDs was missing!

Roper
01-22-04, 04:55 PM
I once bought one of the single episode MST3K DVD's and waited about two months to open it. The disc said it was MST3K, but when I put it in the player, it was 'The Three Tenors in Concert' on both sides. I have immediately opened and tested every DVD since.

The Exister
01-22-04, 04:58 PM
Originally posted by Roper
I once bought one of the single episode MST3K DVD's and waited about two months to open it. The disc said it was MST3K, but when I put it in the player, it was 'The Three Tenors in Concert' on both sides. I have immediately opened and tested every DVD since.

Man, that sucks.

As soon as I get home tonight, I plan on opening ALL of my unopened DVD's! (50 out of 300).

madmoose
01-22-04, 05:00 PM
2 since I bought 2 on monday...about 9 unwatched though

OldBoy
01-22-04, 05:02 PM
I don't understand why you wouldn't open it immediately!! How do you know what is inside?? What if on the outside it is "Contact", but on the inside is a disc on how to best utilize contact paper throughout your house! Open it for goodness sake..just do it! it takes a second to open, but it takes a lifetime to get over the fact that you got screwed with a disc that broke it half.
i dunno..i buy..don't watch any..but open just so they are accessible if and when i decide to view. that's all.

gbub
01-22-04, 05:24 PM
Due to a shipping error (possibly) I got a large number of Troma DVDs during their sale way back. I watched a number of them and then got Troma-ed out. I haven't watched a Troma movie since (save Cannibal! The Musical) and still have 1 disk sitting unopened. Everything else I open right away.

island007
01-22-04, 05:43 PM
All of mine are opened, but I have about 200 unwatched. I will catch-up sometime.

nemein
01-22-04, 05:54 PM
I have 1 unopened right now (well atleast for the next hour or so ;)) as it was one I was thinking about returning but decided not too. Overall though I usually open them as soon as I get them to check them out before the return policy expires. Unwatched though I probably have around 2 dozen.

jayson1017
01-22-04, 05:59 PM
Originally posted by marty888
About 40 out of approximately 1200 .... big backlog (for me)thanks to the DDD coupon nonsense.


marty888, God bless you and thank you for getting rid of that signature :D

jayson1017
01-22-04, 06:00 PM
All of my dvds are opened. Even if I know I won't watch the dvds for a long while, I open them just to check out the insert...

jayson1017
01-22-04, 06:16 PM
And if there is no insert when I open the dvd, I keep my kool.

atari2600
01-22-04, 06:22 PM
Originally posted by MisterMidnite
I have about 110 dvds and I have to say that about 50 - 60 % are unopened. Ever since my daughter was born 7 months ago, seems like I have no time to watch movies.

then why do you keep buying them?

LasVegasMichael
01-22-04, 06:28 PM
Originally posted by atari2600
then why do you keep buying them?

He's got the illness. It's the same reason I own Jaws 3, 4, Home Alone 3, and Last Action Hero.

Fortunately, I am in recovery. It is a long process, but I'm working on it. Baby Steps! Baby Steps!

--LVM

BlackBeauty92
01-22-04, 06:46 PM
Originally posted by LasVegasMichael
He's got the illness. It's the same reason I own Jaws 3, 4, Home Alone 3, and Last Action Hero.

Fortunately, I am in recovery. It is a long process, but I'm working on it. Baby Steps! Baby Steps!

--LVM

yeah, & you're in the wrong crowd here, bud :D

gutwrencher
01-22-04, 06:50 PM
un-opened....0
un-watched...0

...except for the 8 dvds arriving on Friday.:D

chente
01-22-04, 06:59 PM
the ratio is something like 18/130 I haven't double-checked though.

LasVegasMichael
01-22-04, 07:31 PM
Originally posted by BlackBeauty92
yeah, & you're in the wrong crowd here, bud :D

By recovery, I mean that I am looking more at quality (i.e. Ten Commandments instead of Last Action Hero), moreso then just "cheap DVDs."

There was a time when quantity was what I desired, and now, finally, I have evolved into wanting a quality collection.

But that is just me. -ptth-

--LVM

MEJHarrison
01-22-04, 07:39 PM
I have none unopened, but about 30 unwatched out of about 200. That's a new high for me. I got behind last Christmas with Fellowship of the Ring and haven't been able to catch up since.

vivarey
01-22-04, 08:07 PM
At least 20%... ouch, gotta go and catch up now.

MrDs10e
01-22-04, 08:13 PM
The value of not opening DVDs until I watch them didn't occur to me until recently when I found a copy of "Gleaming the Cube" in a store and sold it on EBay for $200. So for a long time, I was opening DVDs just for the thrill of unwrapping them. Since then, I don't open em 'til I watch em for the most part.

DVDs: ~ 150
Unwatched: ~ 50
Unopened: ~ 10

bjh_18
01-22-04, 08:18 PM
unopened - 0
unwatched - 0

I open them as soon as I get home (or get in the car if someone else is driving) and I watch them as soon as I possibly can.

John Sy
01-22-04, 08:46 PM
I have only one unopened DVD out of a total collection of 315 titles. It's "My Fellow Americans"...my wife bought that one and it's in fullscreen so it stayed unopened and unwatched.

QuiGonJosh
01-22-04, 10:36 PM
not a single disc...

D.Pham4GLTE (>60GB)
01-22-04, 11:46 PM
probably 20/300.

baracine
01-22-04, 11:50 PM
Ever since it came out, I've had this unopened copy of the Criterion Edition of Agnès Varda's Vagabond which I cold-bought on the strength of my liking Cléo in the Afternoon so much. I have been putting off watching it because I am afraid it will depress me to death. It's the post-mortem of a dead female teenage runaway. Am I wrong?

HistoryProf
01-23-04, 12:04 AM
out of 325 all of them are opened, 25 or so are unwatched - I had that number in the single digits before that damned DDD sale and xmas hit.....but who's complaining?

MisterMidnite
01-23-04, 01:04 AM
Originally posted by atari2600
then why do you keep buying them?

Because I have a problem, and I'm man enough to admit that.

JesseCuster
01-23-04, 01:45 AM
..None..

Yakuza Bengoshi
01-23-04, 09:21 AM
Originally posted by baracine
Ever since it came out, I've had this unopened copy of the Criterion Edition of Agnès Varda's Vagabond which I cold-bought on the strength of my liking Cléo in the Afternoon so much. I have been putting off watching it because I am afraid it will depress me to death. It's the post-mortem of a dead female teenage runaway. Am I wrong?

Sure, it's not the most uplifting film ever made, but rather than be depressing I think it can make one greatful for the choices one has made. Very minor spoiler: the protagonist is offered several opportunities to choose paths other than the one that she did. It's not the story of a poor unfortunate who's the complete victim of circumstances beyond her control. Try watching it on a Saturday afternoon in a well heated room with a full stomach. You'll do fine. :)

Quake1028
01-23-04, 10:06 AM
Most of the 40+ I have gotten since Christmas. I am between homes right now and haven't had a chance.

SilverScreen
01-23-04, 10:09 AM
Unopened ='s 0
Unwatched ='s 20+

rexinnih
01-23-04, 08:24 PM
One day I vow to get through all those remaining in my 007 box set.

unbeeleebable
01-23-04, 09:03 PM
Lots..and yes I have the same problem.

PapaWheelie
01-23-04, 10:23 PM
I have about 17 (including the six CH enrollment titles that just came in today). Was contemplating about opening all of them so that I could say: "I have zero unopened DVDs," but I got lazy -- which is prolly the sole reason why 17 remain unopened to this day.

DarthVong
01-24-04, 01:10 AM
1 -Jaws: The Revenge.

Havent bought any "drink" to work up the courage to watch it...

jough
01-24-04, 02:23 AM
I always open them right away. I like to check out the insert and disc art, I pop up the disc to make sure it's not dirty or scratched, etc.

I have about 8 unwatched, although I'm going to be popping in one of those tonight. By the end of the month I'll have seen them all at least once.

Then comes February 3rd. ;)

D-Ball
01-24-04, 02:34 AM
Originally posted by jough

Then comes February 3rd. ;)

I wouldn't worry too much about Feb. 3. There is still plenty of time to delay a few more of those releases. First it was Kill Bill, then Ed Wood.

I have a few dozen unopened. The DDD sale along with a few other purchases got to me around the same time. So I'm still a little backlogged.

madcougar
01-24-04, 09:37 AM
I open my DVDs immediatly just to make sure they haven't come loose off that gizmo and gotten scratched. That's happened at least twice.

I also try very hard to watch them as soon as possible.

DVD Smurf
01-24-04, 10:51 AM
I do not know...

ivelostr2
02-28-04, 12:20 PM
shamefully, i have 137 unopened of my 681 dvds. the last 2 semesters at school have been really busy, so I have gotten behind. I need to do some watching...

EPKJ
02-28-04, 12:23 PM
Originally posted by ivelostr2
shamefully, i have 137 unopened of my 681 dvds. the last 2 semesters at school have been really busy, so I have gotten behind. I need to do some watching...

Don't you even test them to see if they are damaged?

Yakuza Bengoshi
02-28-04, 01:06 PM
Originally posted by EPKJ
Don't you even test them to see if they are damaged?

I rarely open my DVDs until I'm actually ready to watch them, unless the package arrives with a floater DVD inside. Only once have I found that a DVD that I'd bought months earlier had problems. On the other hand, there's been several DVDs which I bought for which the DVD subsequently went OOP in R-1 and I then sold the R-1 sealed disc for a big profit and replaced the disc with a better quality import.

Here's my unwatched DVD list, most of which is still sealed:

4th Man
8 ½
12th Man
301 302
2009: Lost Memories
2010
Adventures of Prince Achmed
Affliction
Afraid to Die
Alexander Nevsky
Alias Seasons 1-2
Alias Betty
Alice in Wonderland
All Quiet on the Western Front
Amadeus
American Movie
Angel Sanctuary
Apocalypse Now: Redux
Arjuna 1-3
Atalante, L’
Autumn Sonata
Avalon
Badlands
Ballad of a Soldier
Bananas is My Business
Band Apart
Banner of the Stars 1-2
Barking Dogs Never Bite
Battle Athletes Victory 2-8
Battle Royale II
Beatles Anthology
Beautiful Beast
Beauty and the Beast
Before Night Falls
Better Tomorrow I & II
Betterman 1-5
Biches, Les
Big Deal on Madonna Street
Big Heat
Birth of a Nation
Bitter Moon
Bjork - Volumen Plus
Black Narcissus
Black Tight Killers
Blind Beast
Blood Simple
Blow-Up
Blue Angel
Bob Dylan: Don’t Look Back
Boucher, Le
Branded to Kill
Breathless
Brief Vacation
Bridge on the River Kwai
Bridge too Far
Bruce Lee: The Legend
By Brakhage
C’Est La Vie, Mon Cheri
Carabiniers, les
Captain Kronos: Vampire Hunter
Captain’s Paradise
Cardcaptor Sakura Vols 6-14, 16-18
Cardcaptor Sakura Movies 1-2
Casualties of War
Cat Soup
Chance Pop Sessions 1-3
Childhood of Maxim Gorky
Children of Dune
Children of Paradise
Christ in Concrete
Cinema Europe
Cinema Pardiso
City of Lost Children
Cleo from 5 to 7
Clockwork Orange
Close Up
Closely Watched Trains
Cobra Verde
Coming Apart
Contempt
Conspirators of Pleasure
Cosmos
Coup de Grace
Coup de Torchon
Cowboy Bebop: Movie
Crazy Marriage
Cries and Whispers
Crime and Punishment in Suburbia
Cronos
Dances with Wolves
Dark Passage
Day of Wrath
Day for Night
Days of Heaven
Decalogue
Deliverance
Destiny
Diabolique (CC)
Diary of a Lost Girl
Die Bad
Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie
Distance
DOA
Doctor Zhivago
Dog Day Afternoon
Dolls
Dracula
Dreams
Drugstore Cowboy
Dune
Earth
Ecstasy of the Angels
Elizabeth
Escoflowne Movie
ET: Box Set
eXistenz
Exotica
Experiment
Fahrenheit 451
Fancy Lala 1-5
Fantasia
Faust
Female Convict Scorpion
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
Firemen’s Ball
Fish Called Wanda
Fists of Fury
Fitzcarraldo
For All Mankind
Frida
From Hell
Fruits Basket Vol. 1-4
Funeral, the
Game of Death
Gasaraki Vols. 1-8
Gertrud
Giants and Toys
Girlfight
Go
Go, Go Second Time Virgin
Gods and Monsters
Golem, the
Good Will Hunting
Great Dictator
Hamlet
Haxan
Heart of Glass
Heathers
Henry V (‘44) (‘89)
Hell in the Pacific
His and Her Circumstances Box set
Horror Game Movie
Hudsucker Proxy
I Am Cuba
I am Curious
I Fidanzati
I See a Dark Stranger
In the Company of Men
Infernal Affairs I-III
Inner Sense
Insomnia
Ivan the Terrible I & II
Invisible Man
Jacob’s Ladder
Jan Svankmajer’s Collected Shorts Vols. 1-2
Jin-Roh: Wolf Brigade
Jules and Jim
Kikujiro
Killers (1946) (1964)
Kindred
Kingdom II
Koyaanisqatsi
Kurosawa
Hilary & Jackie
Hitchcock Presents 1, 4
Holy Mountain
L.A. Confidential
La Strada
La Trou
L’Avventura
Last Laugh, the
Last Seduction
Last Witness
Lavender Hill Mob
Lawrence of Arabia
Le Cercle Rouge
Leaving Las Vegas
Les Salades de l’amour
Lessons of Darkness
L.I.E.
Limelight
Life is Beautiful
Lola
Lolita
Lost World
Louisiana Story
Magic Users Club Box
Magnolia
Man of Aran
Man of a Thousand Faces
Man with a Movie Camera
Man Who Wasn’t There
Manhattan
Manhunter
Manji
Marriage of Maria Braun
MASH
Mare, Il
Medea
Mephisto
Merchant of the Four Seasons
Metropolis
Midnight
Midnight Express
Miles Davis Story
Millennium Actress
Million, Le
Mirror Mirror
Mishima
Mobile Suit Gundam Movies 1-3
Mobile Suit Gundam 0080 1-2
Mobile Suit Gundam 0083 1-4
Mother and Son
Musa
My Cousin Vinny
Mr Favorite Season
My Life as a Dog
My Life to Live
My Metier
My Neighbor Totoro
Mystery of Rampo
Nada
Naked City
Naked Kiss
National Lampoon’s Vacation
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation\
Nausicaa of the Valley of the Winds
Neil Young in Berlin
Night of the Hunter
Notte, La
Nous la Liberte
Nubelungen, Die
Oasis
Oliver Twist
On the Occasion of Remembering . . .
Once Upon a Time in the West
One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest
Opera
Ordet
Outlaw Star 1-2
Outer Limits: Season-1
Owning Mahowny
Padre Padrone
Pale Flower
Paths of Glory
Patton
Pauline at the Beach
Petit Soldat, Le
Pi
Planes, Trains, and Automobiles
Pleasantville
Point Break
Pornographers
Posto, Il
Powaqqatsi
Pretty Village, Pretty Flame
Quai Des Orfevres
Quills
Raising Arizona
Ran
Rapture, La
Rear Window
Rebels of a Neon God
Red Beard
Red Spectacles
Return of the Dragon
Revolutionary Girl Utena Movie
Rhapsody in August
Richard III
River, the
Road to Perdition
Road Warrior
Rocky
Rocky & Bullwinkle S-1
Roger Dodger
Romper Stomper
Ronin
Run Lola Run
Russian Ark
Sacrifice
Sakura Diaries
Samurai Fiction
Samurai X
Say Anything
Scarface
Scarlet Empress
Schlock!
Seance on a Wet Afternoon
Shackleton
Shine
Shining
Shoot the Piano Player
Shop on Main Street
Silent Mobius 1-2
Small Change
Soft Skin
Sorrow and the Pity
Sopranos Season 2
Space 1999: Vol 6-10
St. John’s Wort
Strangers on a Train
Stay Dogs
Sun Ra
Sunset Boulevard
Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance
Sweet Hereafter
Talk to Her
Talking Head
Targets
Tartuffe
Tattooed Life
Taxi Driver
That Obscure Object of Desire
This Man Must Die
The Human Condition 1-3
To Catch a Thief
Tokyo Drifter
Total Recall
Touch of Evil
Tokyo Olympiad
Traffic (CC)
Training Day
Treasure of the Sierra Madre
Twilight of the Samurai
Two Towers
Unagi
Under the Roofs of Paris
Underworld
Unfaithful Wife
Unforgiven
Uzumaki
Vanya on 42nd Street
Variety Lights
Veronica Voss
Vertigo
Waiting for Guffman
Wages of Fear
Waxworks
West Side Story
West Wing
Whale Rider
What Have I Done to Deserve This?
Whisper of the Heart
Wild Strawberries
Wings of Desire
Withnail and I
Woyzeck
Written on the Wind
Yi Yi
Z
Zatoichi 1-11
Zulu

RavenTwo
02-28-04, 01:13 PM
Spartacus Criterion
Sopranos Season 4
Scarface 2 disc collectors edition
Throne of Blood Criterion
Showtime
The Man who knew too much

so 6.

bodomnet
02-28-04, 01:14 PM
0, I always open them...

PHMustang2000
02-28-04, 01:25 PM
I usually buy mine at curcuit city or walmart ; so when I get in the car I always open then to see what the inside looks like and the discs. ;Lately I have only been collecting shows and my most recent one is Dark Angel - Season 1, which is my first blind buy. I saw disc 1 through Netflix but that's all so I opened the Dark Angel package. I still haven't seen discs 2 - 6 yet. I have been busy lately, but I'll prob watch a couple eps today or tommorrow.

Dragonslayer
02-28-04, 01:59 PM
Of almost 1100, NONE!!!!!

garolo
02-28-04, 02:51 PM
Not a one is unopened. There are two that are unwatched (I just got them yesterday). The first thing I do is open them up. This way there can't be any buyer's remorse. :D