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My Christmas DVD Wish List

Rather than bring you another Christmas film review today, I thought I'd give you something a little different. As my avid readers will know, I have a rather extensive DVD collection - I believe the current total stands at 272 films - that I love and cherish much more than I probably should. However, I am always adding to my collection, so as you can imagine, there are a number of films that I don't happen to own. So here's what I've done: I've gone through all of my film lists and have chosen the twenty-five movies I'd most like to add to my current collection. Due to time constraints, I am not able to write all that much about each particular film; however, I have given the basic information about each movie on this list. Also, they are not listed in order of preference; rather, I've listed them chronologically, from the earliest film to the most recent. So without any further delay, here's my Christmas DVD Wish List!

The Wizard of Oz
Link1939
Directed by
Victor Fleming

Starring
Judy Garland / Frank Morgan / Margaret Hamilton / Ray Bolger / Bert Lahr / Jack Haley / Billie Burke

Pinocchio
1940
Directed by
Ben Sharpsteen / Hamilton Luske

Starring
Dickie Jones / Cliff Edwards / Christian Rub / Charles Judels

Casablanca
1942
Directed by
Michael Curtiz

Starring
Humphrey Bogart / Ingrid Bergman / Claude Rains / Conrad Veidt /
Paul Henreid

It's a Wonderful Life
1946
Directed by
Frank Capra

Starring
James Stewart / Donna Reed / Lionel Barrymore / Thomas Mitchell /
Henry Travers / Beulah Bondi

Singin' in the Rain
1952
Directed by
Gene Kelly / Stanley Donen

Starring
Gene Kelly / Donald O'Connor / Debbie Reynolds / Jean Hagen /
Millard Mitchell

The 400 Blows
1959
Directed by
François Truffaut

Starring
Jean-Pierre Léaud / Claire Maurier / Albert Rémy / Guy Decomble

Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer
1964
Directed by
Kizo Nagashima / Larry Roemer

Starring
Burl Ives / Billie Mae Richards / Paul Soles / Larry D. Mann / Stan Francis

Night of the Living Dead
1968
Directed by
George A. Romero

Starring
Duane Jones / Judith O'Dea / Karl Hardman / Marilyn Eastman

Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory
1971
Directed by
Mel Stuart

Starring
Gene Wilder / Jack Albertson / Peter Ostrum

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
1982
Directed by
Steven Spielberg

Starring
Henry Thomas / Dee Wallace / Drew Barrymore / Robert MacNaughton

A Nightmare on Elm Street
1984
Directed by
Wes Craven

Starring
Robert Englund / Heather Langenkamp / Johnny Depp / Ronee Blakley / John Saxon

Little Shop of Horrors
1986
Directed by
Frank Oz

Starring
Rick Moranis / Ellen Greene / Vincent Gardenia / Steve Martin / Bill Murray / Levi Stubbs

The Land Before Time
1988
Directed by
Don Bluth

Starring
Gabriel Damon / Candace Huston / Judith Barsi / Will Ryan / Helen Shaver

The Little Mermaid
1989
Directed by
John Musker / Ron Clements

Starring
Jodi Benson / Pat Carroll / Kenneth Mars / Samuel E. Wright / Jason Marin /
Christopher Daniel Barnes

Natural Born Killers
1994
Directed by
Oliver Stone

Starring
Woody Harrelson / Juliette Lewis / Robert Downey Jr. / Tom Sizemore / Tommy Lee Jones

Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls
1995
Directed by
Steve Oedekerk

Starring
Jim Carrey / Ian McNeice / Simon Callow / Sophie Okonedo / Bob Gunton

Happiness
1998
Directed by
Todd Solondz

Starring
Dylan Baker / Philip Seymour Hoffman / Cynthia Stevenson / Jane Adams / Lara Flynn Boyle / Jared Harris

Saving Private Ryan
1998
Directed by
Steven Spielberg

Starring
Tom Hanks /Tom Sizemore / Barry Pepper / Matt Damon / Paul Giamatti

Finding Nemo
2003
Directed by
Andrew Stanton / Lee Unkrich

Starring
Albert Brooks / Ellen DeGeneres / Alexander Gould / Willem Dafoe / Geoffrey Rush

Mysterious Skin
2005
Directed by
Gregg Araki

Starring
Joseph Gordon-Levitt / Brady Corbet / Michelle Trachtenberg

The Bridge
Directed by
Eric Steel

*****

ThanksKilling

Directed by
Jordan Downey

Starring
Lindsey Anderson / Lance Predmore / Aaron Ringhiser-Carlson /
Ryan E. Francis / Natasha Cordova

Up

Directed by
Bob Peterson / Pete Docter

Starring
Ed Asner / Jordan Nagai / Christopher Plummer / Bob Peterson

Cropsey

Directed by
Barbara Brancaccio / Joshua Zeman

*****

Super 8

Directed by
J.J. Abrams

Starring
Joel Courtney / Elle Fanning / Riley Griffiths / Kyle Chandler /
Noah Emmerich