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Old 08-11-06, 09:45 AM
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Originally Posted by mike7162
There's also "Landmarks of Early Film". I've recently undertaken the task of collecting the key works of cinema - starting with the Edison and AFI archives sets, Melies, Lumiere Bros, etc., and using David A. Cooks, "A History of Narrative Film" as a guide (a book that I read in the 80's that really got me into cinema) and progressing to the present day. That should be close to every year. So much of this stuff was difficult to see, much less obtain back when I read the book, until DVD came along.
Mike, don't bother with "Landmarks of Early Film." It's been superceded by Kino's much more comprehensive "The Movies Begin" boxset. David Shepard put together the two "Landmarks" discs after Film Preservation Associates broke with Kino and started issuing DVDs on their own. But the Kino boxset reissues an earlier VHS collection that contains all the films on the two "Landmarks" discs -- and more.
Old 08-11-06, 10:59 AM
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At least back to the mid-60's I do. Of course my collection really thins out when you go below the late 70's.
Old 08-11-06, 12:17 PM
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I have DVDs with films produced or released in every year between 1894 and 2005.

The Silent era is well-represented in three boxsets: Unseen Cinema: 1894-1941, Treasures from American Film Archives, and More Treasures from American Film Archives: 1894-1931.

Beginning in 1919, the years in which I own the fewest films are (curiously) 1980 (Elephant Man) and 1981 (Lola; Vernon, Florida; and Pennies from Heaven). The best-represented year in my collection is 1959, with 20 titles.

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Old 08-11-06, 12:24 PM
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Originally Posted by RevKarl
It Happened One Night
March of the Wooden Soldiers (aka Babes in Toyland)
The Thin Man
Twentieth Century
also from 1934:

It's a Gift (arguably, W.C. Fields' best film)
Man of Aran (Robert Flaherty)
A Story of Floating Weeds (Ozu Yasujiro)
The Scarlet Empress (Josef von Sternberg)
L'Atalante (Jean Vigo)

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Old 08-11-06, 01:24 PM
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Originally Posted by FilmFanSea
Originally Posted by RevKarl
It Happened One Night
March of the Wooden Soldiers (aka Babes in Toyland)
The Thin Man
Twentieth Century
also from 1934:

It's a Gift (arguably, W.C. Fields' best film)
Man of Aran (Robert Flaherty)
A Story of Floating Weeds (Ozu Yasujiro)
The Scarlet Empress (Josef von Sternberg)
L'Atalante (Jean Vigo)
Also Lubitsch's The Merry Widow
Alexander Korda's The Scarlet Pimpernel
The Count of Monte Cristo with Robert Donat
Laurel and Hardy's Babes in Toyland
Edgar G. Ulmer's The Black Cat
John Ford's The Lost Patrol
and Pagnol's Angele

In fact, 1934 was a pretty damn good year!
Old 08-11-06, 01:29 PM
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Just for the heck of it, I checked, and my biggest stretch of films is 1971-2005, although it would be 1960-2005 including TV shows. (All I have for 1967 and 1970 are Spider-man cartoons)
That actually goes back even further than I thought it would, and a few years wouldn't be there without a couple of multi-movie sets I have.
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I have one from each year in the 2000s (except for '03 and '05)
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How would I even easily determine this?
Old 08-11-06, 04:48 PM
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My 804 B.C. section is a little thin...
Old 08-11-06, 05:54 PM
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I have 1927-2006 covered. It was fun gathering all those together. And I didn't buy anything specifically for it's year. They were all legitimate movies I was interested in.
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Originally Posted by Snowmaker
How would I even easily determine this?
If you use DVD Profiler, go to Charts and Graphs --> Statistics, then under "General" select "Production Year." It will show you a graph with how many titles you have in each year represented. Look for missing years.

There are some caveats though. A boxed set will have a single year assigned to it, which is usually the year of the first film chronologically. Also, bear in mind that a non-film, such as a TV show or concert, will have a year assigned to it.
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Originally Posted by Shagrath
I've got from 1928 - 2006 with the exceptions of 1936 and 1948. Further back than that, it's just a random speckling, and I didn't count things like shorts, etc.
1936 - Chaplin's Modern Times, La Cava's My Man Godfrey, Renoir's A Day in the Country and The Crime of Monsieur Lange

1948 - Sturges' Unfaithfully Yours, Olivier's Hamlet, Powell & Pressburger's The Red Shoes, Lean's Oliver Twist, De Sica's The Bicycle Thief, Huston's The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
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Originally Posted by PopcornTreeCt
1936 - Chaplin's Modern Times, La Cava's My Man Godfrey, Renoir's A Day in the Country and The Crime of Monsieur Lange

1948 - Sturges' Unfaithfully Yours, Olivier's Hamlet, Powell & Pressburger's The Red Shoes, Lean's Oliver Twist, De Sica's The Bicycle Thief, Huston's The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
I don't have any of the 1936 ones you listed. I do have Oliver Twist, and just didn't see it because it was tucked away inside the Great Adaptations boxset section, with a production year of 0. Thanks.
Old 08-11-06, 07:17 PM
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I have every year from 1929 on. I have 3 that say they're from 1928 but they are all Disney Treasures, and one from 1927 (Sunrise). Also only one (V for Vendetta) from 2006. 2 from 1925 (The Gold Rush and Battleship Potemkin), one from 1915 (Birth of a Nation)
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Originally Posted by Ambassador
Mike, don't bother with "Landmarks of Early Film." It's been superceded by Kino's much more comprehensive "The Movies Begin" boxset. David Shepard put together the two "Landmarks" discs after Film Preservation Associates broke with Kino and started issuing DVDs on their own. But the Kino boxset reissues an earlier VHS collection that contains all the films on the two "Landmarks" discs -- and more.

Ambassador - thanks for the tip! I have the Landmarks... on LD, but this will save the double format dip. I worship David Shepard.
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My most recent collection hole is 1961.

A lot of the 30's and 40's was covered by Looney Tunes and Disney cartoon shorts.
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No and proud of it!
Old 08-12-06, 04:03 PM
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I have at least one title from these years.

1960, 1968, 1970-2006
Old 08-12-06, 05:48 PM
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Consecutive from 1928 through 2006.

Interesting was that I own more films from 1952 than 1980.
Old 08-16-06, 10:52 PM
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I have at least two full-length feature movies from every year since 1931. In fact, I have three movies from each of those years except for 1932, 1934, and 1935. I'd like to get a 1930 movie to complete my 1930's collection, but of the available DVD's I think I'd have to go with "Under the Roofs of Paris" and it doesn't really excite me.
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Almost a year later. Have any of you guys managed to fill the gaps? I still don't have anything yet from '56

EDIT-Scratch that! Just gave my collection one last look and forgot about The Wild and the Wicked in my "Cult Classics" set. So add me to the '29-'07 club

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Old 06-14-07, 08:36 PM
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1977-2006 is the longest continuous streak I have (oddly I don't have anything from 2007 yet)

1957, 1958, 1963, 1967, 1971, 1976 are my gaps.

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I have 2002 - 2007 represented. With the exception of 2003, 2004, & 2006.
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Originally Posted by Snowmaker
How would I even easily determine this?
Just doing a quick sort of what you have in your collection at DVDSpot your run seems to be 1974-2006.

Mine is 1964-2007

Of course DVDspot dosn't have years released for many titles.
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The earliest year I have is 1931... after that, looks like I'm missing 10 years: 1934, 1937, 1947, 1948, 1953, 1961, 1964, 1969, 1970 and 1979. Of course, if I included TV shows, I could fill in several of those missing years.

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