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DVD Cost

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I wanna know how much my DVD collection is worth...

Ok, so i can just multiply by £20 and get an approximation of what i paid for them, but i wanna know how much the films are worth.

They should print on the side of the box, the cost of the film (like $100 million for titanic), and then i could tell all my pals like I got a $20 billion of movies in my collection.

Granted there is not much point, but it might be pretty cool.

To recap... the idea is to print the value of the film on the box in a standard place and the point is so i can compare with my pals.

MikeOliver, Jun 01 2003

DVD Profiler http://www.intervoc....com/ivs/index.html
Great for keeping track of all your DVDs. [MikeOliver, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]

A start http://history.acus...s/costs-movies.html
[thumbwax, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]

A quote http://www.brainyqu...otes/c/q128382.html
[thumbwax, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]

IMDb Pro Free Trial https://secure.imdb...?c=a394d4442445f607
Main Details | Business | yadayada [thumbwax, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]

DVD Tracker http://www.dvdtracker.com
[krelnik, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]

Onscreen Movie Budget http://www.halfbake...en_20Movie_20Budget
blatant self promotion of a related idea [krelnik, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]

Pick your player - watch http://us.imdb.com/Trailers?0093822
2.5 minute trailer to one of the finest films ever made [thumbwax, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]

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       Will these values be inflation asjusted, or historical?
my face your, Jun 01 2003

       Original costs... you can do the maths if you like.
MikeOliver, Jun 01 2003

       Use year 1900 dollars?
phoenix, Jun 01 2003

       this sounds like a feature imdb could implement.
calculust, Jun 02 2003

       With studio accounting being what it is, your collection would be in the red.
thumbwax, Jun 02 2003

       Not talking about profits, just cost... the idea is that i am paying £20 for a $100 million movie (or so). Sounds like a bloody good deal to me.   

       I would like to see the DVD profiler incorporate this (see link).
MikeOliver, Jun 02 2003

       IMDB has a nice free trial going on which sould serve your personal database porpoises for the time being. In terms of *value* printing - that's on some rental materials, usually only for proprietor, rather than consumer. Occasionally one can be found on *For Your Consideration* copies which are for voting members of "The Academy." I've got a few *FYC* tapes and DVDs which were given to me by a few folks. Nobody's arguing any points with you - just confirming how it's currently haphazardly done. Bun.
thumbwax, Jun 02 2003

       I wanna see it printed on the packaging, by the bbfc rating.   

       It would be a good marketing strategy, as i mentioned earlier... you get a multi million dollar movie for 20 notes.
MikeOliver, Jun 02 2003

       I use an online service to track my DVD collection called DVDTracker (see link). It has a field where you can enter what you paid for the disc, and it will calculate your total outlay for your collection. It also has a field that shows the MSRP (Manufacturers Suggested Retail Price) for that disk, and it will calculate what you saved at retail. You can control what is in each of these fields for each disk.   

       You could self-bake this by simply entering the studio budget for the movie in the MSRP field. The neat part is it calculates your savings in percent for the total collection, this would be a ridiculous figure if you did this.   

       "Wow, I only paid $235 for $700 MILLION worth of movies!"
krelnik, Jun 02 2003

       This reminded me of an idea that's been in my "slush pile" for a while, I went ahead and posted it. See link.
krelnik, Jun 02 2003

       I disagree Rod, it doesn't matter if 1 or 1million copies of a dvd are sold... I'm still getting $50 million worth of movie for my £20
MikeOliver, Jun 02 2003

       No, titanic didn't cost $100 million per copy of the dvd... Do you really need me to explain this?
MikeOliver, Jun 02 2003

       But is Waterworld really *worth* $175,000,000?
thumbwax, Jun 02 2003

       If thats what it cost...   

       Anyone who buys waterworld on DVD is a fool anyway.   

       The point is $175,000,000 of actors, props and special effects is a pretty good buy for £20 (although waterworld is probably under a tenner in the sales).
MikeOliver, Jun 02 2003

       <just wondering> how much would I give to be the female interest in Mel Gibson's next film <just wondering>
po, Jun 02 2003

       This would be like golf, where the lower the score the better. Big-budget films generally suck.
goober, Jun 02 2003

       How about this:
good big budget films are good
bad big budget films are bad
good low budget films are good
bad low budget films are bad
and Cohen - No, sorry, "C o e n" (thanks krelnik) - Brothers films are brilliant, apart from Raising Arizona which, peculiarly, sucks.

       Croissant, even though I own no DVDs.
my face your, Jun 02 2003

       my_face_your - you, you, you blasphemous heathen - Raising Arizona is one of the finest films ever made. Linky to Trailer of Trailer Trash.
thumbwax, Jun 02 2003

       //apart from Raising Arizona which, peculiarly, sucks//
I don't know how I missed this comment when I corrected your spelling originally. ACK!

       "Raising Arizona" is one of my favorite comedy movies of all time! How could you not like it? (I knew there was a reason I liked you, thumb...)
krelnik, Jun 03 2003

       //How could you not like it?//
Because I am a blasphemous heathen <g>. I'm not really sure why I don't like it. Well, actually, I am sure. I don't like it because I find it extremely irritating. All of it. But I can't say *why* I find it irritating. I just do. Brought me out in hives. I'll go and grit my teeth through the whole thing again soon, to see if I can delineate the reasons for my dislike. Who'll bring the ointment?
my face your, Jun 03 2003

       MikeO, I'm not a big fan of the arthouse films either. I guess I'm in the middle. "Sneakers" was a great film in my opinion. It probably did have a slightly large budget b/c it had a lot of good actors. However, in comparison to "Titanic", it was probably chump change. No, I don't like the big budget action films. I got dragged to see "XXX", and I want my money back.
goober, Jun 03 2003

       Rejection of mainstream values boosts hipster cred. Big deal. Honestly, give me "Desperate Living" over "Titanic" any day.   

       "Raising Arizona"'s good, but it's no "Barton Fink"   

       "I'll show you the life of the mind..."   

       Are we off topic enough yet?
snarfyguy, Jun 03 2003


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