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Old 12-30-04, 08:47 AM
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Which Directors do you have the most DVDs of?

We haven't done this in a while.

I myself have never contributed to these threads as I have so many DVDs. I finally started counting last night and I was surprised how many DVDs I have of certain directors. My biggest surprise was finding out I have 17 of Brian DePalma's films! I never knew I had that many.

Here is a list of notable Directors who I have 10 or more of their films on DVD:

38 - Alfred Hitchcock
29 - Woody Allen
18 - Rainer Werner Fassbinder
17 - Brian DePalma
16 - Mike Leigh
16 - Claude Chabrol
15 - Steven Spielberg
15 - Robert Altman
15 - John Ford
15 - Howard Hawks
15 - Martin Scorcese
15 - Billy Wilder
15 - Francois Truffaut
14 - Fritz Lang
14 - Ingmar Bergman
14 - Akira Kurosawa
14 - Mario Bava
14 - Roman Polanski
14 - John Houston
13 - John Carpenter
13 - Fredrico Fellini
13 - William Wyler
13 - Robert Aldrich
13 - Robert Wise
13 - Terence Fisher
12 - Stanley Kubrick
12 - Francis Ford Coppola
12 - Sidney Lumet
11 - George Cukor
11 - David Cronenberg
11 - David Lean
11 - Oliver Stone
11 - John Frankenheimer
10 - Werner Herzog
10 - Coen Brothers
10 - Michael Powell
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Old 12-30-04, 11:48 AM
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8-Kevin Smith
6-George Romero
6-James Cameron
6-Quentin Tarantino
Can't think of numbers now-John Carpenter,Ridley Scott,Steven Speilberg

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Old 12-30-04, 11:59 AM
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I've got about 30 hitchcocks. also, I've got all the bond ones (even though they're by different directors)
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Old 12-30-04, 12:01 PM
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Jim Jarmusch - 6
The rest is a pretty large scattering of directors that I own 4 or 3 of like Lynch, Kubrick, Wes Anderson, Bergman, Welles.
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Old 12-30-04, 12:06 PM
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John Carpenter and Martin Scorsese. But George Romero and Wes Craven are close too. An I own all of Taratinos stuff, but that's easy he hasn't much to collect.
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Takashi Miike by the little lead of 8.
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Old 12-30-04, 12:12 PM
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Steven Spielberg
James Cameron
Robert Zemeckis
Brian De Palma
Richard Donner
Hamilton Luske
Ridley Scott
Kevin Smith
Pedro Almodóvar
Roland Emmerich
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Old 12-30-04, 12:15 PM
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Hitchcock is leading the pack for me with about 17 movies and Steven Speilberg is a close runner up with about a dozen or so.
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Old 12-30-04, 12:27 PM
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Hitchcock here too, with a lousy 15 (I wish I had as many as you guys!)
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Old 12-30-04, 12:32 PM
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Hitchcock by a mile.
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Old 12-30-04, 12:53 PM
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44 - Charlie Chaplin (10 Features + 34 Shorts)
28* - Buster Keaton (8 Features + 20 Shorts)
21 - Alfred Hitchcock
18 - Krzysztof Kieslowski (counting the 10 "Dekalog" films separately)
15 - Ingmar Bergman
13 - Werner Herzog
12 - Luis Buñuel
12 - Akira Kurosawa
10 - Rainer Werner Fassbinder
10 - Jean Renoir


* Though I own 47 of Buster Keaton's films on DVD, he was "officially" credited as director on only 28 of these
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Old 12-30-04, 12:54 PM
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My top 3...

John Carpenter - 18
George Lucas - 5
Steven Spielberg - 8
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Old 12-30-04, 02:10 PM
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Hitchcock by far.
Then either Kurosawa, Speilberg or Scorcese.

My favaorite director is Kubrick, but he just didn't make as many movies.

How did you get 12 from Kubrick-- Jaymole? I'm missing one.
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Buster Keaton has the lead, with Fritz Lang right behind him.
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I have no idea. Can you find out with profiler?



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Old 12-30-04, 03:12 PM
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Steven Spielberg (18) - Duel, The Sugarland Express, Jaws, Close Encounters, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, E. T., The Color Purple, Jurassic Park, Jurassic Park: The Lost World, Schindler's List, Amistad, Saving Private Ryan, A. I., Minority Report, Catch Me if You Can, The Terminal

Ridley Scott - (7) Alien, Blade Runner, Legend, Thelma and Louise, Gladiator, Hannibal, Black Hawk Down,
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Old 12-30-04, 03:21 PM
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From DVD Profiler, which is the only one where I enter the individual titles in a box set (there may be an easier way, but I exported to CSV, subtotaled by Director 1, then sorted those). I'm pretty surprised by the Stephen Spielberg count.

Alfred Hitchcock Count 24 (26, but 2 are doubles due to Signature collection)
Steven Spielberg Count 13
Akira Kurosawa Count 12
Stanley Kubrick Count 10
Joel Coen Count 9
John Woo Count 9
Martin Scorsese Count 9
Sam Raimi Count 9
Woody Allen Count 9
Clint Eastwood Count 8
John Carpenter Count 8
John Ford Count 8
David Lynch Count 7
François Truffaut Count 7
John Huston Count 7
Robert Wise Count 7

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Old 12-30-04, 03:22 PM
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Eyes Wide Shut (1999)
Full Metal Jacket (1987)
The Shining (1980)
Barry Lyndon (1975)
A Clockwork Orange (1971)
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
Lolita (1962)
Spartacus (1960)
Paths of Glory (1957)
The Killing (1956)
Killer's Kiss (1955)
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Old 12-30-04, 03:30 PM
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Director Total
Jay Roach 3
Kevin Smith 3
Frank Coraci 2
Bobby Farrelly 2
Peter Farrelly 2
Keenen Ivory Wayans 2
Paris Barclay 1
Steven Brill 1
Mel Brooks 1
James Cameron 1
Jay Chandrasekhar 1
Wes Craven 1
John Dahl 1
Edward Decter 1
John Fortenberry 1
George Gallo 1
Dennie Gordon 1
Tom Green 1
Dennis Hopper 1
Mike Judge 1
Gil Junger 1
Jake Kasdan 1
Danny Leiner 1
Michael Lembeck 1
Shawn Levy 1
Richard Linklater 1
Jonathan Lynn 1
Peter Markle 1
Les Mayfield 1
Bruce McCulloch 1
David McNally 1
Dewey Nicks 1
Steve Oedekerk 1
Trey Parker 1
Todd Phillips 1
Gregory Poirier 1
Marcus Raboy 1
J.B. Rogers 1
Peter Segal 1
Tom Shadyac 1
Steven Soderbergh 1
Barry Sonnenfeld 1
Steven Spielberg 1
Matt Stone 1
Betty Thomas 1
Rawson Marshall Thurber 1
Paul Weitz 1
Hugh Wilson 1

As you can tell just from the directors of my collection, I like mostly current stuff, and over 80% of my 55 dvd collection is comedy, its just what I like..
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Old 12-30-04, 03:38 PM
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Originally Posted by GaryEA
Buster Keaton has the lead, with Fritz Lang right behind him.
Fritz is the man.

Just a guesstimate so far on mine, as I'm at work. These should roughly be in order from most represented to least.

Akira Kurosawa
Fritz Lang
Stanley Kubrick
Alfred Hitchcock
D.W. Griffith
Werner Herzog
John Carpenter
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Old 12-30-04, 04:03 PM
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Top 3:

Hitchcock - 29
John Carpenter - 15
Terence Fisher - 14

a lot of directors with 10-13 each: Scorcese, Oliver Stone, David Cronenberg, Billy Wilder, etc.
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Thanks Jaymole.

I'll be sure to pick up Killer's Kiss on either my next Amazon or CH order.
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Old 12-30-04, 04:46 PM
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every hitchcock but life boat......

akira kurosawa
d.w. griffith
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Well, because most of my collection is TV stuff, I really don't have that many movies, so therefore the most I have of any one director is about 4-5 titles. I think Speilberg is probably my number 1 director with about 7 titles. With James Cameron, Brian de Palma, and George Lucas coming up the rear with either 4 or 5 titles each. The rest have 3 or less.
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Al Hitchcock.
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