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Old 10-26-07, 11:43 PM
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Well, tough question because if everything that's a top priority were out of the place already and I actually had time to worry about my DVD's, I'd like to think I'd be able to get out with all 165 of them.

But if for some reason I couldn't, I'm grabbing all my MST3K DVDs, the couple expensive Criterions I have, and the few OOP titles like United 93 LE, Almost Famous DC, Narnia 4-disc, ET ultimate giftset. Oh, and I'd take the LOTR EE trilogy because I can watch that and docus on it endlessly. And if there's time, I'd get all the Judd Apatow stuff I have too.

Still, I have renters insurance so everything should be golden. Even the 50" plasma...
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I live in San Diego and faced this very question. I looked at my DVD rack of 400 or so DVDs, and I realized that there were just TOO many that I loved, and that I couldn't take them all, and that I couldn't stand there and try to decide, so I did not take any.
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as sad as this sounds when my old appartment caught fire the only thing i could grab was my cell phone and my girlfriends copy of legally blonde 2.
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Depends on the size of the blaze at that moment. I'd go for all. My vault is set-up so that I can approach the shelves from the back with a 2 wheel dolly and roll the bastards out the door with ease. If I have to roll through a curtain of fire...then fuck the dvds.

Save wife and dog.
Save canoes and kayaks in the garage.
Save dvds and HDTV....in that order.

Priorities.
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None, I have replacement coverage.
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Probably my Rescue me seasons.
Old 10-28-07, 06:35 PM
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Originally Posted by uncle-frank
as sad as this sounds when my old appartment caught fire the only thing i could grab was ... my girlfriends copy of legally blonde 2.
Well I should hope she gave you something for doing that. If not then
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I'd grab my top ten favorite films of all time, my Lost and Alias Box Sets, and all OOP DVD's (this might include an attempt to bring all of my Geneon Anime DVD's). Hopefully this sort of situation never comes around for me.
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I wouldn't put my life at risk to save a couple of DVd's or for that matter an entire collection. I'd rather lose them all and be alive to start over than to chance dying or being badly burned for them.
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This is what I've come up for my beloved DVD collection:

I stuffed my DVDs into an F-111 ejection capsule so in the event of a fire, I could easily strap in and eject into safety along with my DVD. I swear, this thing is foolproof!



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try and grab all them because I love 'em all alot..they are precious to me..LOL!
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OP, did you actually think about your DVDs when there's so many other irreplaceable things to grab like photo albums, backup images of your data, etc.? i couldn't even begin to start pulling titles, because it would be too hard to stand there and pick and choose your titles when there's an inferno looming overhead. unless you had a few hours??
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I'd try to grab them all, but if there was only a select few I could pick from, I'd grab all the Disney Treasures and Disney True Life Adventures.
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Originally Posted by Shagrath
Mostly the OOP Criterions (all except Salo)

I'd try to take everything that would be difficult to find once again. I'll always buy some regular editions on Amazon, but some are pretty rare and expensive.
And I very much hope all the fellow DVDTalkers from San Diego (LayzieBones, DeputyDave, MrDs10e...) are fine as well as their families, houses and DVD-collections...
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What would I grab? Oh, without a DOUBT my wedding video on DVD.

[looks over shoulder, is my wife gone?]

Yes? phew. Alien Quadrilogy set, or my Star Wars movies.
Old 11-01-07, 08:59 PM
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None. I'd just want to get my family and my pets out safely (and it'd probably be pragmatic to grab my wallet and car keys as well). If there was time I'd also want to grab my cpu and family photo album. The rest can all be replaced, so I wouldn't risk it.
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In case of fire, I'd grab: Backdraft, Ladder 49, The Firemen's Ball and The Towering Inferno.
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Will dvd's survive fire?

Does the case and dvd melt fast?

I would grab the hd-dvd player first.
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Re: If there was a fire, what DVD's would you grab?

My lord of the rings DVD collection!
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Re: If there was a fire, what DVD's would you grab?

Backdraft, Things We Lost In The Fire, Firestarter would be the only three.
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Re: If there was a fire, what DVD's would you grab?

Almost Famous - The Bootleg Cut

Freaks and Geeks

Blade Runner - Ultimate Collector's Edition
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Re: If there was a fire, what DVD's would you grab?

My wedding DVD.
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Re: If there was a fire, what DVD's would you grab?

T2 endoskull
Murder She Wrote complete series
Beastmaster complete series
my He-man and She-ra sets
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Re: If there was a fire, what DVD's would you grab?

I'd probably save the laserdiscs first. Much harder to replace those!
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Re: If there was a fire, what DVD's would you grab?

The first DVDs I'd Rescue are the bootlegs og Lassie. But something else takes priority, a Hole-In-One Trophy. that was given to my Father after he scored the ace on 12/26/1995. This was the final game of Golf I played with my father, he passed away on March 4, 1996. The DVDs can be replaced, but that trophy can never, so it would be the first thig i'd grab -provided there were no other living beings in the house(This includes my Dog, Sammy).

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