View Full Version : Which Decade Is Most Represented In Your Dvd Collection?
04-08-2003, 12:18 PM
Looking at my ever-growing DVD collection, I decided to compile the number of titles I own per decade, starting right back at the 1900s and continuing to the present.
Frankly, I was a little surprised by the final list, as the 1960s and 1970s emerged as the most represented decades of all. I say this because, personally, I consider the years between 1920 and 1949 to be the “Golden Age” of cinema; though a large chunk of my DVD collection is certainly made up of films released in just these particular decades, the discrepancy when compared to the two most represented is still considerable. This, then, only means that there are still a great number of films from the “Golden Age” of cinema which have yet to be released on DVD (apart from the ones, obviously, that I have yet to pick up myself)!
As for the least represented decades, I knew it would have to be from the 1980s onwards where, for me, film has suffered a severe decline in quality and there are very few titles that I genuinely wish to own on disc! Actually I have nothing at all from the 21st Century - others here may disagree, but that’s the way I see it!! There is also the barest number of titles from the very early days of the medium: these were formative years and very little of genuine relevance (apart from curious archival interest) remains to be seen today.
Anyway, here’s the entire list (and it would be great to be able to compare it with what other members have in their collection):
04-08-2003, 12:21 PM
04-08-2003, 12:23 PM
I think the reason that my 80s collection is so big, is because of all the good blockbusters of that period, plus a shitload of HK, and eurocult movies.
04-08-2003, 12:25 PM
It's really close between the 70's and the 80's .
04-08-2003, 12:44 PM
Aside from HK stuff(which would be mid-1980s onward, with the exception of Shaw Brothers R3 stuff now coming out), it seems most of my stuff is 1960s to mid 1980s. The majority of my purchases now(outside of HK stuff) is older films. 1930s has a heavy representation on VHS(&LD)--Would have more on DVD if the product was there.
04-08-2003, 12:48 PM
1960's followed by the 70's, 80's and 90's.
04-08-2003, 03:18 PM
I haven't really counted, but 50s and sixties are my favorites, followed by the seventies so I think it would be 1. 60s 2. 50s 3. seventies. I'll count them when I have the time.
04-08-2003, 03:20 PM
04-08-2003, 04:22 PM
It's hard for me to say because I have a wide mix of stuff. But I can say with all certainty that I have only one dvd from 2000-03 and that would be LORD OF THE RINGS: THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING. But this is an interesting question so I'll have to make up the tally and post it later.
04-08-2003, 04:49 PM
Most of mine come from the 70's and 80's, with mainly VHS' from the 40's/50,s/60's (bar my Twilight Zones). Ive only got a couple from the ninties (Silence of the Lambs, Army of Darkness, Braindead etc.) and only 2 from the last few years (Harry Potter and LOTR).
04-08-2003, 04:50 PM
04-08-2003, 04:58 PM
04-08-2003, 05:03 PM
Guzzlefish says the 80's, though the '70s and the 90's were running neck and neck as I was entering 'em.
04-08-2003, 05:37 PM
Well the Brentwood sets will pile numbers up in a hurry with 10 in a box.But here we go:
04-08-2003, 06:14 PM
1910s: 1 (plus 6 short films)
1920s: 6 (plus 4 short films)
1960s. If we were counting VHS, then I'd most likely have more from the 1930s than any other decade; most of my pre-1950s films are on tape.
04-08-2003, 10:15 PM
1970's here. It will probably be the 1950's within a couple months though.
04-09-2003, 12:48 AM
I was a little surprised how heavily my collection was skewed to the 60s and 70s as well, but I guess it reflects the explosion in the horror genre during that time.
I also looked at the compostion of my collection based on genre:
Animation: 12 (a mixed bag of different genres)
Crime: 15 (mostly Italian Crime films like REVOLVER)
Miscellaneous: 31 (contains Art, Erotic, Unclassifiables, etc)
Science Fiction: 108
Sword & Sandal: 17
Swordplay: 9 (all HK action flicks)
Thriller: 92 (exemplified by the films of Hitchcock and De Palma)
Western: 33 (mostly SW)
04-09-2003, 04:11 PM
04-09-2003, 04:21 PM
Horror film wise its the 70s just edging the 60s out.In my general films its the other way round.
04-10-2003, 01:11 AM
70s, followed by 60s, though now that more b&w classics are being released I expect my 40s collection will be growing like a tick buried in a dog's scrotum.
Definitely the 60s, followed by the 70s, 80s, 50s, 40s, 90s and 30s. The silent crowd would hate me, I've never watched anything older than Dracula 1931 :p
04-10-2003, 07:31 AM
Probably '80s, but my favorites are mostly '70s.
04-10-2003, 09:00 AM
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04-06-2005, 06:49 PM
Edited. Posted in the wrong thread...
04-06-2005, 06:51 PM
04-06-2005, 09:04 PM
The 70s far outnumber all the other decades in my collection.
If I add in my roomates collection, the 80s catch up a bit, with the 90s and 60s running neck and neck.
04-07-2005, 04:19 AM
I'm a fan of late 60s/early 70s "counterculture"/exploitation/blaxploitation films so they make up the majority of my collection (probably around 75-80%).
04-07-2005, 11:57 AM
70s then 80s
04-07-2005, 03:40 PM
I always assumed the 50s or 60s would be most represented in my collection, but it appears the 70s wins!
The 30s/40s might be represented a little more, but I didn't break down all the Legacy collections....just went with the year given as the main year(s) represented.
04-07-2005, 04:45 PM
Exploitation and horror seems to dominate my collection.
04-08-2005, 10:42 PM
For me its about an even tie between the 70s and the 80s. Maybe the 80s have a slight edge by a few discs.
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