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    1. Films I own on DVD (complete list)

      This list is the complete catalog of films Ian Cavalier owns on DVD. Sometimes I have to buy my DVDs from Hong Kong or Korea because they have not been released domestically.
      For a shorter list, see Films I own on DVD (since 1996).
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    2. Movie DetailsDavid Lynch: The Art Life (2017) I own on DVD
      Lynch discusses his early life, his art and his creative process. Meditative smoking and painting.
    3. Movie DetailsEndless Poetry (2017) I own on DVD
      Jodorowsky's vibrant retelling of his life continues. Chronicles personal and artistic development via magical realism.
    4. Movie DetailsRed Turtle, The (2017) I own on DVD
      A man stranded on a deserted island encounters an enormous red turtle. Dialogue-free Japanese fable.
    5. Movie DetailsTorrey Pines (2016) I own on DVD
      Stop-motion adventure of 1990s youth. Director Clyde Peterson also leads queercore band Your Heart Breaks.
    6. Movie DetailsWorld of Tomorrow (2015) I own on DVD
      Brilliant Don Hertzfeldt short. A little girl experiences a mind-bending tour of her distant future.
    7. Movie DetailsDance of Reality, The (2014) I own on DVD
      Jodorowsky bares his soul through a dreamlike, mythical retelling of his childhood in Chile. Provocative.
    8. Movie DetailsSong of the Sea (2014) I own on DVD
      Magical journey of Irish siblings to free fairy creatures trapped in the modern world. Beautiful.
    9. Movie DetailsGravity (2013) I own on DVD
      Breathtaking masterpiece inspires profound reflection on Earth and humanity. Among the greatest films ever made.
    10. Movie DetailsIt's Such a Beautiful Day (2012) I own on DVD
      Don Hertzfeldt's feature-film version of his animated philosophical trilogy about Bill and his shattered psyche.
    11. Movie DetailsHow to Die in Oregon (2011) I own on DVD
      Peter Richardson's respectful, heartbreaking documentary about physician-assisted suicide and the beauty of life.
    12. Movie DetailsScott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010) I own on DVD
      Clever graphic novel adaptation about a boy who must defeat his girlfriend's seven evil exes.
    13. Movie DetailsFantastic Mr. Fox (2009) I own on DVD
      A brilliant adaptation by Wes Anderson of the classic Roald Dahl book. Fantastic stop-motion animation.
    14. Movie DetailsFall, The (2008) I own on DVD
      Tarsem Singh, director of 'The Cell,' creates a delightful fantasy based in 1920s Los Angeles.
    15. Movie DetailsGonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson (2008) I own on DVD
      A fast-moving, entertaining portrait of late gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson, narrated by Johnny Depp.
    16. Movie DetailsAnimation Show 2007, The (2007) I own on DVD
      The touring festival's third anthology of animated shorts collected by Don Hertzfeldt and Mike Judge.
    17. Movie DetailsDynamic:01 - The Best Of DavidLynch.com (2007) I own on DVD
      A collection of short films and interviews created for subscribing members of DavidLynch.com. Weird experiments.
    18. Movie DetailsTwin Peaks - The Definitive Gold Box Edition (2007) I own on DVD
      David Lynch's groundbreaking 1990-91 TV series. It's a paranormal murder mystery set in northern Washington.
    19. Movie DetailsAmazing Screw-On Head, The (2006) I own on DVD
      A TV pilot featuring Emperor Zombie and Lincoln. Any last words before I spark it?
    20. Movie DetailsClear Cut: The Story of Philomath, Oregon (2006) I own on DVD
      A documentary about political conflict in an Oregon logging town, directed by Peter Richardson.
    21. Movie DetailsInland Empire (2006) I own on DVD
      Lynch examines Hollywood and its artistic constraints in a bizarre/long jumble of movies within movies.
    22. Movie DetailsV for Vendetta (2006) I own on DVD
      The Wachowski Brothers present the futuristic landscape of totalitarian Britain, starring Natalie Portman.
    23. Movie DetailsAnimation Show 2005, The (2005) I own on DVD
      Don Hertzfeldt, Bill Plympton and other animators return in this second collection of excellent shorts.
    24. Movie DetailsBest of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, The (2005) I own on DVD
      My childhood memories, now on DVD. A first-rate reMASTERing of this moralizing homoerotic 1980s toy-advert.
    25. Movie DetailsCollected Shorts of Jan Svankmajer, The (2005) I own on DVD
      An excellent retrospective of surreal, unsettling films from the Czech animator, dating 1965 to 1992.
    26. Movie DetailsStay (2005) I own on DVD
      The desperate psychological nightmare of a dying man. A visually rich, ghost-inhabited alternate reality.
    27. Movie DetailsBefore Sunset (2004) I own on DVD
      Richard Linklater directs the sequel to Before Sunrise, set nine years later, in Paris.
    28. Movie DetailsDreamers, The (2004) I own on DVD
      Outside, the Paris student riots of 1968 are happening. Inside, Eva Green is mesmerizing.
    29. Movie DetailsEternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) I own on DVD
      Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet undergo a procedure to erase each other from their memories.
    30. Movie DetailsKill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004) I own on DVD
      Quentin Tarantino directs Uma Thurman as the murderous Bride bent on exacting vengeance against Bill.
    31. Movie DetailsPrimer (2004) I own on DVD
      This puzzle film of time-travel paradoxes and loopholes begins with four inventors in a garage.
    32. Movie DetailsWonderfalls - The Complete Viewer Collection (2004) I own on DVD
      Arguably the best cancelled television series ever. Only 4 of the 13 episodes actually aired.
    33. Movie DetailsAnimation Show, The (2003) I own on DVD
      A collection of short films (mostly comedy) put together by Mike Judge and Don Hertzfeldt.
    34. Movie DetailsKill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003) I own on DVD
      Quentin Tarantino directs Uma Thurman as the Bride in a martial-arts quest of revenge.
    35. Movie DetailsLost in Translation (2003) I own on DVD
      Unhappily married movie star Bill Murray meets neglected newlywed Scarlett Johansson in Tokyo.
    36. Movie DetailsAdaptation. (2002) I own on DVD
      A screenwriter writes himself into the screenplay he's trying to adapt from a nonfiction book.
    37. Movie DetailsPunch-Drunk Love (2002) I own on DVD
      Businessman Adam Sandler begins a romantic journey with a curious woman amidst personal chaos.
    38. Movie DetailsShort Films of David Lynch, The (2002) I own on DVD
      A detailed DVD collection of Lynch's six short films, dating 1966 to 1996. Horrifically odd.
    39. Movie DetailsA.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001) I own on DVD
      A futuristic adaptation of the tale of Pinocchio, using intelligent robots with real feelings.
    40. Movie DetailsAmélie (2001) I own on DVD
      Shy French waitress Amélie decides to be a regular do-gooder and accidentally falls in love.
    41. Movie DetailsEraserhead 2000 (2001) I own on DVD
      David Lynch's restored first feature film. A nightmarish 1977 masterpiece of grotesque, eerie postindustrial life.
    42. Movie DetailsGhost World (2001) I own on DVD
      A witty appraisal of America during the summer following Thora Birch's high school graduation.
    43. Movie DetailsHire Film Series Vol. 1, The (2001) I own on DVD
      Five short BMW-commissioned films starring Clive Owen. Directors include Kar-Wai Wong and Ang Lee.
    44. Movie DetailsMulholland Drive (2001) I own on DVD
      David Lynch directs a dark Hollywood conspiracy about the psychosis of becoming someone else.
    45. Movie DetailsRoyal Tenenbaums, The (2001) I own on DVD
      Owen Wilson and Wes Anderson present a dysfunctional family reunion of former child prodigies.
    46. Movie DetailsSpirited Away (2001) I own on DVD
      Miyazaki animates an alternate nighttime universe of Japanese gods and spirits.
    47. Movie DetailsHappy Accidents (2000) I own on DVD
      Marisa Tomei wonders if her boyfriend Vincent D'Onofrio is really a time-traveler, or just delusional.
    48. Movie DetailsMemento (2000) I own on DVD
      A man with no short-term memory uses tattooed notes to hunt down his wife's killer.
    49. Movie DetailsRosetta (2000) I own on DVD
      The Dardenne Brothers' Dogme 95 film. Young Rosetta will do anything to maintain a job.
    50. Movie DetailsYou Can Count on Me (2000) I own on DVD
      Drifter Mark Ruffalo reunites with sister Laura Linney in their childhood hometown.
    51. Movie DetailseXistenZ (1999) I own on DVD
      Game designer Jennifer Jason Leigh creates a virtual-reality experience indistinguishable from real life.
    52. Movie DetailsFight Club (1999) I own on DVD
      This is your life, and it's ending one minute at a time. Edward Norton stars.
    53. Movie DetailsGhost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (1999) I own on DVD
      Forest Whitaker lives on a New York rooftop, with pigeons, and follows the Samurai code.
    54. Movie DetailsGo (1999) I own on DVD
      Three different comedic perspectives on a botched drug deal. Set in L.A. and Las Vegas.
    55. Movie DetailsJulien Donkey-Boy (1999) I own on DVD
      A Dogme 95 video-art exercise about the effects of schizophrenia on family life. Poetic desperation.
    56. Movie DetailsMeeting People Is Easy (1999) I own on DVD
      A documentary about the band Radiohead. An OK Computer travelogue of the disorientation of touring.
    57. Movie DetailsOffice Space (1999) I own on DVD
      I'm going to have to go ahead and ask you to come in on Sunday.
    58. Movie DetailsOpen Your Eyes (1999) I own on DVD
      The brilliant Amenábar film, starring Penélope Cruz, that Tom Cruise turned into Vanilla Sky.
    59. Movie DetailsDark City (1998) I own on DVD
      Rufus Sewell struggles to recover his memories in a nightmarish world run by telekinetic beings.
    60. Movie DetailsFear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998) I own on DVD
      As your attorney, I advise you watch Johnny Depp as gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson.
    61. Movie DetailsFollowing (1998) I own on DVD
      A dark thriller by Christopher Nolan about a young writer who follows strangers around London.
    62. Movie DetailsPi (1998) I own on DVD
      A paranoid mathematician searches for a number to unlock the universal patterns found in nature.
    63. Movie DetailsRun Lola Run (1998) I own on DVD
      A kinetic race against the clock in which small decisions domino into riches, or death.
    64. Movie DetailsSix-String Samurai (1998) I own on DVD
      In a post-apocalyptic America, samurai guitarist Buddy Holly journeys to Lost Vegas to become king.
    65. Movie DetailsContact (1997) I own on DVD
      Jodie Foster stars in this Carl Sagan story about the search for intelligent extraterrestrial life.
    66. Movie DetailsLive Flesh (1997) I own on DVD
      Javier Bardem seeks revenge against the people he feels were responsible for his imprisonment.
    67. Movie DetailsLost Highway (1997) I own on DVD
      David Lynch's brilliant cinematic Möbius strip of paranoia, adultery, murder, and Freudian psychology.
    68. Movie DetailsCyclo (1996) I own on DVD
      After a Vietnamese man's bicycle-taxi is stolen, he desperately turns to the mob for work.

    69. Before Sunrise (1995) I own on DVD
    70. City of Lost Children, The (1995) I own on DVD
    71. Dead Man (1995) I own on DVD
    72. Twelve Monkeys (1995) I own on DVD
    73. Angel Dust (1994) I own on DVD
    74. Chungking Express (1994) I own on DVD
    75. Faust (1994) I own on DVD
    76. Léon: The Professional (1994) I own on DVD
    77. Pulp Fiction (1994) I own on DVD
    78. Three Colors: Red (1994) I own on DVD
    79. Three Colors: White (1994) I own on DVD
    80. Three Colors: Blue (1993) I own on DVD
    81. Jacob's Ladder (1990) I own on DVD
    82. Dekalog (1989) I own on DVD
    83. Kiki's Delivery Service (1989) I own on DVD
    84. Alice (1988) I own on DVD
    85. Grave of the Fireflies (1988) I own on DVD
    86. My Neighbor Totoro (1988) I own on DVD
    87. Brothers Quay Collection, The (1987) I own on DVD
    88. Nostalghia (1983) I own on DVD
    89. Blade Runner (1982) I own on DVD
    90. Lathe of Heaven, The (1980) I own on DVD
    91. Annie Hall (1977) I own on DVD
    92. Eraserhead (1977) I own on DVD
    93. That Obscure Object of Desire (1977) I own on DVD
    94. Logan's Run (1976) I own on DVD
    95. Taxi Driver (1976) I own on DVD
    96. Holy Mountain, The (1973) I own on DVD
    97. Topo, El (1970) I own on DVD
    98. Fando y Lis (1968) I own on DVD
    99. 8½ (1963) I own on DVD
    100. Charade (1963) I own on DVD
    101. Cravate, La (1957) I own on DVD
    102. Seventh Seal, The (1957) I own on DVD
    103. Wild Strawberries (1957) I own on DVD
    104. Seven Samurai (1954) I own on DVD
    105. Roman Holiday (1953) I own on DVD
    106. Alice in Wonderland (1951) I own on DVD
    107. Wizard of Oz, The (1939) I own on DVD

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