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Old 02-06-04, 01:48 PM
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are you missing any big name actors/directors from your collection?

i finally got around to guzzlefishing my collection and i love their stats - i realized i have no movies with arnold schwarzeneggar, tom cruise, mel gibson, al pacino, harrison ford, ben stiller, morgan freeman as well as others! i like all of those guys but just dont happen to have any of their movies. i also have nothing by steven speilberg!

granted i only have 95 dvds but still...

(also is there a way on guzzlefish where they show you which other people on that site have the most similar collections to your own?)
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Old 02-06-04, 02:10 PM
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I'm pretty well covered. but even with a rabid collection...I have a few gaps to fill. I may have 15 or so Franco titles, but I need about 15 more. I also am in need of a few more Andy Milligan films. most of my true favs though...are under control and if not complete, close to it. when it comes to lacking....there are some genres within my library that need some feeding. far from complete are nunsploitation, swashbuckling and various exploitation flicks from Something Weird. I'm also low on imports, although I'm only buying now what I really need and cant or wont ever get here. I have been keeping my Malata region free player on a lite diet of late, but there are about 10 discs I need over the next few months. but as far as my fav actors or directors....I'm stocked up decent.

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Over 300 DVDs & I'm proud & happry to say not one DVD with Tom Hanks in it. Not missing any DVDs with him though, just will never buy one if he is in it.

Also nothing with Julia Roberts, or Denzel Washington will ever find it's way into my DVD collection.
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Originally posted by Sessa17
Also nothing with Julia Roberts, or Denzel Washington will ever find it's way into my DVD collection.
Amen Brother!
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Even at 650 titles, I am missing many films that I want to see... I don't have a single Kurosawa film, for example.
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Old 02-06-04, 02:38 PM
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Over 300 DVDs & I'm proud & happry to say not one DVD with Tom Hanks in it. Not missing any DVDs with him though, just will never buy one if he is in it.
I have to, I need the full Coen brothers collection. (Not to mention Spielberg.)

Plus I think the 'Toy Story' movies are brilliant.

Also nothing with Julia Roberts, or Denzel Washington will ever find it's way into my DVD collection.
Re: Roberts, see above (but substitute in Altman and Soderbergh, respectively).

Re: Denzel ... eh, I'm not much of a Spike Lee fan. I might buy 'Devil in a Blue Dress' someday, though.
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Great directors missing from my collection:

Griffith
Eisenstein
Lang
Keaton
von Stroheim
Cukor
Ophuls
Bresson
Hawks (this is astounding to me)
Mann (Anthony and Delbert, but not Michael)
Mizoguchi (not that many of his films are available)
Boetticher
von Sternberg
Rosselini
Erice
Kusturica
Ichikawa
Bertolucci

And on and on...

I don't really give a shit one way or the other about actors. They are practically meaningless to me.
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I think that, at this point, that if someone is missing from my collection, it's intentional.
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Old 02-06-04, 05:17 PM
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Also nothing with Julia Roberts, or Denzel Washington will ever find it's way into my DVD collection
Just for the heck of it I checked out both these actors film history on All Movie Guide and saw there was only 1 movie I wish to own and that is Crimson Tide that has Washington and Gene Hackman in it. If it wasn't for Hackman I wouldn't bother but it's a good flick.

As far as Julia Roberts, I had Michael Collins briefly (sold it) and Step Mom (it came with the DVD player I bought) which I couldn't give away (would up trading in to a store).

I would like to have more John Wayne (I only have 1) films. But I refuse to buy anything unless the quality is good.
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MYSTIC PIZZA gets Julia a pass. I also liked her in SOMETHING TO TALK ABOUT, with Dennis Quaid and Robert Duvall.

Denzel gets his invite from MALCOLM X (I also have TRAINING DAY and A SOLDIER'S STORY, but I might trade those off...)...
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Old 02-06-04, 05:54 PM
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Most of the major directors not represented in my collection (565 titles and counting) are missing because the films I want haven't been released yet on DVD yet:

Theo Angelopoulos
Frank Borzage
Charles Burnett
John Cassavetes
George Cukor
Kon Ichikawa
Mitchell Leisen
Kenji Mizoguchi
Errol Morris
Mikio Naruse
Max Ophüls
Victor Sjöström
Béla Tarr
Jacques Tourneur
Erich von Stroheim
Wim Wenders


There are many popular "big name" directors who are missing from my collection (mostly by choice):

Michael Bay
James Cameron
Frank Capra
Brian De Palma
George Lucas
James Ivory
Peter Jackson
Baz Luhrmann
Steven Spielberg
Oliver Stone
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I think I've pretty much covered the bases on this, but you tell me... Here's my Top 10 for each.

ACTOR/Amount of movies
Robert De Niro/14
Eddie Murphy/14
Elvis Presley/14
Ben Affleck/12
Johnny Depp/11
Al Pacino/11
John Travolta/11
Tom Cruise/10
John Cusack/10
Robert Englund/10


DIRECTOR/Amount of movies
Oliver Stone/12
Wes Craven/8
Richard Donner/8
John Landis/8
Sam Raimi/8
John Carpenter/7
Brian De Palma/7
George A. Romero/7
Tony Scott/6
Paul Verhoeven/6
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I have nothing with John Wayne.
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I can't really think of any big name actors/directors that I'm missing. But don't worry I won't brag about my unaccomplishment if I happen to think of anyone.
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Not missing, but I would like more Scorsese. There would have to be decent editions of his best films for me to really accomplish that.

I don't have Last Temptation, which is on me, but the lack of quality DVDs for Goodfellas (I have the current, strictly filler), Mean Streets and Raging Bull is a disgrace.
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There are many popular "big name" directors who are missing from my collection (mostly by choice):

Michael Bay
James Cameron
Frank Capra
Brian De Palma
George Lucas
James Ivory
Peter Jackson
Baz Luhrmann
Steven Spielberg
Oliver Stone
I mostly agree... except for Brian de Palma. Just don't like his style, huh?
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Originally posted by wendersfan
Great directors missing from my collection:

Lang
Hawks (this is astounding to me)
Good god, man! Something must be done about this.
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The following directors are absent from my collection:

Coen Bros
Hitchcock
David Lynch
George Romero
Tim Burton
Cameron Crowe
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Originally posted by FilmFanSea

There are many popular "big name" directors who are missing from my collection (mostly by choice):

Michael Bay
James Cameron
Frank Capra
Brian De Palma
George Lucas
James Ivory
Peter Jackson
Baz Luhrmann
Steven Spielberg
Oliver Stone
I'm guessing, entertainment is not a factor when you watch a movie?
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Originally posted by Robert
The following directors are absent from my collection:

Coen Bros
Hitchcock
David Lynch
George Romero
Tim Burton
Cameron Crowe
Good lord!
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Of Guzzlefish 100 most collected actors, I have them all.

I actually don't own anything by Denzel Washington, but not because of some hatred of him. It just has worked out that way--I like a few of his movies (including Glory, Mo' Better Blues, Malcolm X, Philadelphia) but haven't gotten around to purchasing any yet. Julia Roberts I like and have a couple of movies, same with Tom Hanks.

Of the most collected Directors on GFish (not a measure of quality, obviously) I'm missing quite a few:
Jay Roach (Not interested)
Michael Bay (none of his either)
Gore Verbinski (I may buy the Ring sometime)
Frank Darabont (rumors of new Shawshank have stopped me from buying it so far)
John Hughes (maybe 16 candles)
Curtis Hanson (sooner or later I'll get LA Conf and Wonder Boys)
Todd Philips (who?)
Dennis Dugan (I may buy Happy Gilmore or Billy Madison someday)
Tom Shadyac (yuck, what a craptastic list of movies).

There are lots of great directors I'm missing (as opposed to this list, which is mostly hacks).
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Todd Philips (who?)
He did Road Trip & Old School.
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I have nothing with John Wayne.
I don't either but for some reason I have never liked him and I don't really know why.
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Re: are you missing any big name actors/directors from your collection?

[QUOTE]Originally posted by atari2600
[B]i finally got around to guzzlefishing my collection and i love their stats - i realized i have no movies with arnold schwarzeneggar, tom cruise, mel gibson, al pacino, harrison ford, ben stiller, morgan freeman as well as others! i like all of those guys but just dont happen to have any of their movies. i also have nothing by steven speilberg!

granted i only have 95 dvds but still...

How the hell is it possible to not have a Harrison Ford or Steven Speilberg movie even if your collection was only 1 DVD?
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Glad to say I don't own one Stanley Kubrick DVD. He just doesn't belong in my collection.
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