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Old 10-29-07, 06:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Dean Kousoulas
They will be buried with me, along with a portable DVD player.
Same here, If I come back to life, I'd be pretty bored in that coffin if I didn't have any dvds to watch.
Old 10-29-07, 07:23 PM
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I willed all 3000 of mine to my son. Criterion collection included. He'll have a wealth of movies to experience the way I did should he choose to watch them.

I willed my Star Wars collection to my second son who is due in a few days.

I wonder if they will swap them at some point?
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im sure by then dvd wont even be capable with the technology.

so id say the garbage
Old 10-29-07, 08:15 PM
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Originally Posted by DarthVong
They'll become contaminated with my evil spirit and kill people within 7 days of watching them.


That is the funniest response in this thread.
Old 10-29-07, 09:11 PM
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The wife has already been instructed.

Fill up my 4 whitewater canoes and send them ALL over either the nearest low-head dam or better yet, my fave set of rapids....the "Nutcracker". Dvds will be turning up down river for a good 50 miles.

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Old 10-29-07, 11:04 PM
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I think for those who don't care... should will them to the members of DVDTalk.

I'm hoping I'll be around for quite a while (I'm only 34), but if I do kick the bucket soon, my wife will probably keep the ones she likes and the Disney movies for the kids, then give away the rest to friends and family.

I've already told her that when I die, she has to have a big Halloween bash in honor of me and she is free to give away all of my Halloween decor to all in attendence. If I die within two weeks of Halloween, my body MUST be present at the party.

While my corpse sits on display, I'll be haunting the party from the afterlife.
Old 10-30-07, 12:06 AM
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I shall never die.
Old 10-30-07, 01:46 AM
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My DVDs will be buried with me! Just like all of my other assets.
Old 10-30-07, 02:37 AM
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give them to my family
Old 10-30-07, 02:40 AM
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If all goes well, they'll end up like all of my VHS, sold for .25 each. I imagine there will be a better technology out by the time I die.

If I died tomorrow, my family would get them, and then probably trade them in somewhere for store credit. Our tastes aren't very similar.
Old 10-30-07, 03:25 AM
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Just a week ago, I went through my brother's DVD collection with his wife. He died suddenly last month at 40 and I'm still reeling. Anyway, he loved his DVDs and didn't like when anyone else touched them, yet here we were, going through them all (some of them still sealed), taking the ones we wanted to keep for ourselves and boxing up the rest to sell. It was not a pleasant experience.

I got home and looked at my own (much larger) collection in a new light. One day they're your treasure and another day your loved ones will be pulling them off the shelves and putting them in boxes. It's weird -- these "permanent" discs that we collect are as temporary as everything else in life.
Old 10-30-07, 06:20 AM
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Originally Posted by Terri
I will hold on to it for as long as possible. When I feel the end is drawing near, I will use my last efforts to get rid of it at a second-hand store. Whatever money I get I will probably buy candy and chocolate for it. Enjoy my last few bites. And then lie down to die.

Bad idea, you know about 2 hours before you die, you will get the irresistible driving urge to watch "The Mole People" and will end up dying angry and bitter-unfufilled.
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Makes me think of my old signature line. It was something like,

"I buy a DVD a day, but only watch two a week. Does this mean I'll live forever?"
Old 10-30-07, 07:32 AM
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Don't really care, I'll be dead
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I'd like to have a giant bonfire where my body will be burnt along with all of my DVDs... Under the rain... With all the mourners around... So romantic...

Seriously from time to time this thought pops up in my head. I think there're two options 1. My now-1 y.o. daughter will love films as much as I do and will continue collecting them. 2. She won't love them as much and will sell them on eBay. Not to let her be fooled by insidious buyers, I'm putting down all the prices I bought the DVDs for, especially for some rare releases.
Old 10-30-07, 11:01 AM
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If I died of old age I'd have them cremated with me. I'd want to be melted into one large DVd.

If I died now, at 26, I'd probably want them given to friends that would appreciate them.
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Originally Posted by mike7162
Seeing as how I'll be dead, I really don't give a shit.
This.
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Originally Posted by starman9000
Bad idea, you know about 2 hours before you die, you will get the irresistible driving urge to watch "The Mole People" and will end up dying angry and bitter-unfufilled.
...hmmm... PERHAPS... but on the other hand, when I pass into the afterlife and become allknowing, it may become clear to me that The Mole People was just a piece of crap, that didn't live up to the promising photos, and that I never really missed anything, and then the bitterness will disappear from my chest as easily as if it had never been there. Or maybe not.

...hmm, I had totally repressed all about The Mole People... GODDAMN YOU Universal if you DON'T re-release Mole People before I DIE!!!!! You TRICKED me by just giving out a limited edition!!!

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PLEEEEAASE Universal! I beg you on my very knees! I implore you! What more can I do.....?

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GODDAM!!!! YOU GIVE ME THE MOLE PEOPLE ON DVD THIS VERY MINUTE!!!!!!! OR ELSE.....!!!!!

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PLEASE????
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I will probably choke on that chocolate and candy.
Old 10-31-07, 10:13 AM
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Die? I'm not going to die! I haven't the time,

too many dvd's still to watch...
Old 10-31-07, 11:40 AM
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Originally Posted by Dean Kousoulas
They will be buried with me, along with a portable DVD player.
Yeah, I thought about that until I realized after about 3 or 4 hours, the battery will die.

... Oh, the Irony!
Old 10-31-07, 09:43 PM
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My collection is large with a fair number of OOP titles. I have plenty of librarians in the family, so I have left instructions that my DVDs be donated to a library or museum that will not cull them excessively. I want them to be watched - or at least be available to be watched - not sold off to raise a few bucks during a fundraiser.

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