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Old 09-07-04, 02:21 AM
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Anyone go through DVD collecting phases?

For example, the past year or so, I've been trying to collect a lot of the AFI Best 100 Movies and the past Academy Award Best Picture Winners. I've gotten to a point now where I pretty much own every one on the list that I want to own. So, now I'm onto collecting something else. Robert De Niro movies. I've never been a big fan of his but I've noticed that I already own a lot of movies of his and he's one of the greatest actors ever so this is my new phase.

Do you go through different phases?
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Old 09-07-04, 02:26 AM
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My phases are from buying 5 DVD's a day for months, and then not buying anything for months. More of a bugetary restraint/phase.
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Old 09-07-04, 02:32 AM
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i limit my self to 400$ a month on dvds.
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Old 09-07-04, 02:42 AM
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You could say that I've been going through a dvd buying phase since 1999.. no end in sight.

I've gone through several phases.. horror, anime, and silent films are the big three, although I still enjoy all three of them. There were just times when I would soley concentrate on one of them for a month or two. Now they are pretty much equal.
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It all depends on the mood I'm in.

"Oh, today I feel like purchasing Scorsese flicks."
"Oh, today I feel like purchasing some Japanese horror flicks."
"Oh, today I feel like purchasing the entire My Plaything series on DVD."

That and it also depends on how much cash I have...
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It all depends on the mood I'm in.
Pretty much sums it up for me.
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Old 09-07-04, 03:15 AM
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The only "phases" I seem to go through are:

1. buying lots of cheap catalog titles that I've wanted for a while
2. buying lots of Criterions

Opposite ends of the spectrum.
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Old 09-07-04, 03:34 AM
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my dvd "phases" tend to reflect my paycheck "phases"
unfortunately...
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Old 09-07-04, 04:29 AM
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I'm into buying $5.50 dvds!
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Old 09-07-04, 05:32 AM
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TV shows have begun to dominate a lot of my viewing time and purchases lately.
a yr ago, i couldn;t understand the appeal of owning tv shows at all.

i also recently got exposed to Mario Bava, and would like to explore more 60s euro horror.

those are the only discernable phases i can think of.
and they're still a small % of what i buy from week to week.
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I would go on searches through the used stores for cheap anime. Then for a week or so I would go by theme. certain actors, certain directors. certain types of works. etc. Damn addicting habbit.
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Old 09-07-04, 06:19 AM
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Depends on what's coming out that month for me. I tend to do one big purchase every month or two.
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Old 09-07-04, 06:24 AM
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I go through these phases too.
Once it's horror, then film noir, then Bogart, etc.
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Old 09-07-04, 07:21 AM
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I buy DVD's that I know I will watch...whether it be Seven Samurai or Roadhouse
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Old 09-07-04, 07:24 AM
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I buy as many new releases (including catalogue titles) that my budget allows, and try to take advantage of any good sales or unusual pricing that shows up - sort of a permanent scavenger phase.
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Old 09-07-04, 08:47 AM
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Yeah, I definitely go through different phases genre-wise. Had to get all the zombie flicks I could, then all the Jet Li HK movies I wanted, etc. On going collections are the MGM Midnite Movies and Samurai movies. I've hit about the right number of Japanese horror and have stopped that phase. Another phase that will start again soon are HK Triad movies.

The phases go along with all of the 'regular' DVD buying as well. Lots of holes in the collection to fill and that gets done with steady releases of catalog titles.
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I'm always ready for a good or bad Vampire movie. Most of my stop an go in buying is because I over step my budget one month and I punish mysef the next. In the end I always get my movie.
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i limit my self to 400$ a month on dvds.
A fine example of self-discipline
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Old 09-07-04, 10:29 AM
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My collecting usually depends on the release schedule. What good new ones are out & what good sales Best Buy has each week... The past few weeks have been really putting a dent in me.
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Old 09-07-04, 10:33 AM
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I definitely go through dvd phases. Sometimes it's catalog titles, sometimes new releases, sometimes TV and sometimes I'll go through a "selling" phase. *shudder*
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Old 09-07-04, 10:43 AM
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It also depends on whats coming out that month for me too. If I see a dirt cheap used movie I know I'd watch again I never hesitate to pick it up. My latest phase is anime dvds.
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not really. but currently I am taking a film class on Alfred Hitchcock, in which we are screened 5 of his films over 6 weeks (North By Northwest, Blackmail, Strangers on a Train, Rear Window, etc), and most of these I haven't seen. so my upcoming phase would probably be to get more Hitchcock movies, because well most are great.
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Old 09-07-04, 11:30 AM
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I've been on a collecting phase since I started in June 2002. I think I'm averaging almost a DVD a day since. I really gotta stop. With Blockbuster's $5 minimum per DVD trade in program, I'm gonna get rid of some crap.

Where's DVD's Anonymous when you need it?
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Old 09-07-04, 12:06 PM
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I really don't go through phases, I just buy movies I really like that I would watch again and again.
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