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« on: November 20, 2012, 08:04:01 PM »

I moved house recently and decided I needed to slim down my DVD collection due to space restrictions in new place. Going through all my DVDs I was actually surprised how many there were that I'd only watched once and really had no intention of ever watching again (half of which I'd forgotten I even owned), and also how many were films that I actually don't like, and was racking my brain to remember how or why I even ended up with them in my possession.

It was no problem at all to sell off at least 50% (maybe closer to 60%) of my collection with no regrets at all. But, the weird thing is when it came to downsizing my CD collection (which is about 3 times as large as my DVD one) I only managed to get rid of about 10% of them, and even some of those I had to convince myself I didn't need them.

So the question is-  how much of your current DVD collection could you lose with no real qualms?
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« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2012, 08:57:49 PM »


So the question is-  how much of your current DVD collection could you lose with no real qualms?


All of it.

I try not to be married to my possessions, especially those that are not "tools" of some kind. 

A DVD won't help me hunt for food or build a shelter.  At best it's barter material, but not really worth much as that.  DVD's are luxury items, and as such, they are not needed or won't be missed if gone.
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« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2012, 09:05:17 PM »


So the question is-  how much of your current DVD collection could you lose with no real qualms?


All of it.

I try not to be married to my possessions, especially those that are not "tools" of some kind. 

A DVD won't help me hunt for food or build a shelter.  At best it's barter material, but not really worth much as that.  DVD's are luxury items, and as such, they are not needed or won't be missed if gone.
good answer. I aspire to this kind of thinking, but I'm just too attatched to my creature comforts it seems...

-  technically you could build a shelter out of dvd cases  TeddyR
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« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2012, 11:49:33 PM »

Most of my movies are on VHS...
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« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2012, 12:24:56 AM »

I'd say around 70% of the dvd's I have just sit here. I did at one point have a larger collection, with some unopened, that I sold at the local used CD/DVD/Video Game Outlet.

I have watched most of these alot. Past year or so I've grown disinterested in them to a degree.

I want to change that.
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« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2012, 12:49:37 AM »

I could live without everything except my LOTR Extended Edition Box Set.


And, of course, SUCKER PUNCH!!!  TeddyR
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« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2012, 01:31:43 AM »

I pretty much have a little mini-section of movies I only own because they're rare, not because I ever want to watch them again (Terrorvision, Jaws of Satan, Aberration).
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« Reply #7 on: November 21, 2012, 08:19:40 AM »

I could pretty much lose all of mine except the DVDs I've received as gifts, some precious VHS tapes like Baffled and To Heal A Nation and the box set of the chilling BBC series The Omega Factor which still makes me go  Buggedout Buggedout after nearly thirty years.
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« Reply #8 on: November 21, 2012, 08:25:06 AM »

I just did a search of Baffled and it seems it will be coming to DVD soon.  CheersBuggedout Buggedout My parents let me watch it because Leonard Nimoy was in it.
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« Reply #9 on: November 21, 2012, 09:07:17 AM »

I don't think I've got too many DVD's that I'd just get rid of, maybe 10% or so.  I like having a big collection because no matter how weird of a mood I'm in, there's usually something in there to fit it.   A movie might be the last thing in the world I'd want to watch tonight, but some night 4 months from now it might be just the perfect one.

But of course I've got some junk that must have looked good in the trailer and then turned out to be horrible.  Oddly enough I'm kind of drawn to those - on rare occasions.  Surely there must be some redeeming quality in that thing?  Well probably not but I'll give it another try anyway  TeddyR
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« Reply #10 on: November 21, 2012, 09:41:45 AM »


But of course I've got some junk that must have looked good in the trailer and then turned out to be horrible.
Hate it when this happens! Probably why you can get DVDs full of Grindhouse trailers for films that don't even exist on DVD, they know only the trailer is worth watching

Just remembered that in my clean out I somehow had not one but 2 different horror films about the Loch Ness Monster, neither of which was set in Scotland lol
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« Reply #11 on: November 21, 2012, 11:40:20 AM »


-  technically you could build a shelter out of dvd cases  TeddyR


If the collection is big enough.  These days, mine is so small as to maybe cover my lower legs.   Wink TeddyR
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« Reply #12 on: November 21, 2012, 11:48:32 AM »

Roughly 50%, I'd say.  I rarely buy anything new; I go for the "3 for $20" type sales at my local rental place (yeah, there are still a few in existence) and I'll usually watch them a couple times then resell them.  There's a few I own just to own and watch maybe once a year (like the Bourne movies, LOTR, Band of Brothers) but I wouldn't get rid of. 

The most "essential" ones are probably my MST3K and Newsradio collections   
 - and 300  Wink
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« Reply #13 on: November 21, 2012, 01:13:12 PM »

Interesting question. Alan has our DVDs divided up into "his" and "mine". Of mine,I could probably lose a third and never really miss them. You know....you're glad when you first get them then some just sit there after one or two viewings.
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« Reply #14 on: November 21, 2012, 01:34:07 PM »

I only buy DVDs when they're super cheap, so my collection is probably pretty piddly compared to most of y'all. Last I checked, I owned around 100 DVDs, tops... and of that 100, I could probably lose about half without feeling like I'm missing anything.

Most movies are a "one spin and done" thing for me. I generally prefer to watch movies I've never seen before rather than watching the same ones over and over again, so every time the wife and I have a garage sale (which is every other year or so) I can easily bid farewell to 20 or 30 DVDs at a time, easy. We're probably due for another purging this coming year, now that I think about it. 

I do make exceptions for certain favorites, though. For example, I want my 20th anniversary 2-DVD edition of "RoboCop" (in the totally cool metal case) and my "Star Crash" DVD buried with me when I die.  TeddyR

Now, music CDs, that's a whole 'nother ball of wax. I'm a total mental case/borderline hoarder when it comes to my music. You can have my CDs when you pry'em from my cold dead fingers.  Twirling
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