Over the past few weeks I’ve been sharing my fairly enormous DVD collection every Saturday. Since the collection posts were completed last week (See: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3) I’ve decided to share some of my wishlist today… because though many people would say I already own too many DVDs, in my world there is no such thing as too many DVDs.
Single films (Linked titles will take you to the TMP review for the film)
- Ashani Sanket
- Carnival of Souls
- The Children’s Hour
- The Circle
- Every Girl Should Be Married
- For Me and My Gal
- The Heiress
- It Happened One Night
- It’s Love I’m After
- Johnny Belinda
- The Mad Miss Manton
- Primrose Path
- Romance in Manhattan
- Romantics Anonymous
- People Will Talk
- The Talk of the Town
- That Touch of Mink
- Third Finger; Left Hand
- Waterloo Bridge
- Cary Grant: The Early Years
- Classic Monsters Spotlight Collection (vol. 1 & 2)
This will allow me to own all of the wonderful Universal horror classics for a fraction of the price of the fancy set that contains all eight.
- Dark Crimes – Film Noir Thrillers
From the TCM vault, this set contains three films from the ’40s: The Glass Key, Phantom Lady and The Blue Dahlia.
- Four Daughters: Movie Series Collection
I did a review of this film series a few months ago. While some of the installments are better than others, they were all enjoyable to watch and I’d love to own them.
- Humphrey Bogart – The Columbia Pictures Collection
I actually haven’t seen any of the films in this set, but I’ve also never seen a Bogie film I didn’t like, so this would be cool to own.
- Jean Harlow Anniversary Collection
Seven of Jean’s films, packaged in a format similar to my Thin Man set (single plastic snap cases stored together in a cardboard holder) and it comes with a few pretty picture prints
- Lost & Found RKO Collection
Rafter Romance is reason enough for me to want to own this.
- Singin’ in the Rain: 60th Anniversary Collector’s Edition Blu-ray/DVD combo pack
I love this film so much but don’t own it yet, and this set even comes with a freakin’ umbrella. Why by the regular DVD version when you can get a cool set with a fancy book and umbrella?
- TCM Forbidden Hollywood Collection – All volumes
I’m constantly renting these from the library. I don’t love every single film included in the set, but there are enough I do love to make me want to own the whole series!
- TCM Greatest Classic Film Collection: Astaire and Rogers
- TCM Greatest Classic Film Collection: Bette Davis
- Topper/Topper Returns
- Women in Danger: 1950s Thrillers
- Long shots: A Different World and American Dreams
Both of these shows were favorites of mine when I was a kid. Both have only released one season on DVD. I own season 1 of American Dreams and DVR the reruns of A Different World, but I’m still holding out hope that both of these great shows will get proper, full series DVD releases.
- Completions: Dr. Quinn, Happy Days, Mad Men
In order to own the complete series of these shows I need to get seasons 2 – 6 of Dr. Quinn, 3 – 11 (yikes) of Happy Days and season 5 of Mad Men. My Gossip Girl DVD collection is also incomplete, but I don’t really care to own more than I already do. As much as I love Leighton Meester, the quality of the show took a nosedive with each season, so I’ll stick with 1 and 2.
- Entire series: Gilmore Girls and I Love Lucy
These are two of my favorite shows, and I don’t own any of the episodes of either one on DVD. I’m hoping that some day (probably in the very distant future, when I’m finally finished with school) I’ll be able to pick up the full series box sets for both.
- Series that are still on air: How I Met Your Mother and Pretty Little Liars
How I Met Your Mother is the only current comedy program I love to watch. The episodes are available on Netflix, but I’d like to own copies of them all because I really love the show. Pretty Little Liars is a bit of a “guilty pleasure” show for me, but it’s another that I’d like to own copies of because I never tire of re-watching it.
Nice list, Lindsey! Yup, if I were you, I`d hold out for the Umbrella version of Singin` in the Rain.
I received the first two seasons of Downtown Abbey on DVD. Had never seen this highbrow soap opera before and I love it. Watched the entire first season last night, to my husband`s chagrin. Fascinating stuff.
Ooh, I forgot about Downton! That should definitely be on my list. I always forget about it because I’m so behind on it – I haven’t even finished season two yet, haha.
Do you have The Claudette Colbert Collection? Nice watching on a rainy day like today.
I don’t own that one. If you’re talking about the Universal Backlot Series set with six of her films, I actually haven’t seen any of the films in that set, so I’ll have to check it out! I have a real problem with buying boxed sets of films that I’ve never seen before — the discovery aspect alone is enough to convince me to buy sometimes. :P