Wednesday, September 7, 2011

DVD and Blu-Ray Collecting


Does anyone out there still collect DVD's? I still do! It's starting to get weird since a lot of people simply download movies now -- both legally and illegally -- rather than buy the actual DVD. Personally, I still can't afford the equipment to directly download the film and put it on my TV. I'm still struggling to be able to upgrade to Blu-Ray. (NOTE: I don't plan on upgrading EVERY film I have to Blu-Ray. Only those I think will improve the viewing experience like films noted for their visual effects and cinematography)

What kinds of films do I collect on DVD (or, eventually, Blu-Ray)? Well, they're films I'd wanna see at least more than once or twice. Meaning, these are films that I not only like but LOVE. I like my DVD's to have lots of special features because they're like free film school lessons as well. I enjoy listening to commentaries and watching fun featurettes. I believe DVD is one of the best inventions ever for film lovers. Sure, lots of people prefer to download their films in great quality directly into their entertainment centers. But even then, still, I doubt DVD's are going away anytime soon. A lot of people still want something solid to hold on to, something you can just slip in the player to watch anytime you're in the mood.

Oh, here's my DVD collection: http://klaus-weasley.dvdaf.com/owned

21 comments:

Natural One said...

I go through phases where I burn every movie we watch, then I'll quit for awhile, then start again.

Mark said...

I actually still posses videos. The closest thing we have to a blu-ray player in this house is my brother's PS3, but that lives in his room.

My 2 Pesos said...

I don't. All my movies are in my computer. I download them all; legally, of course. :P

Sub-Radar-Mike said...

I'm stuck on digital just because I couldn't stand upgrading my collection from vhs to dvd to blu ray to whatever is next...

MRanthrope said...

I started collecting DVDs in 1999 with Something About Marry. haha. Before that my family and I had a crap load of VHS so I kind of always collected movies.

Right now I only have 6 Blu-Rays. I'm still kind of against this frivolous switch but since they are making DVDs with less features these days, I kind of have to switch over.

Bersercules said...

I plug my computer into my TV. Not difficult.

The Angry Lurker said...

I still like a DVD, I only buy blu-ray's of my favourite movies.

Adam said...

I usually just rent DVDs. When I buy stuff all it piles up and I waste too much money.

That Bastard From Bellingham said...

Good pawn shops sell DVD's anywhere from a buck to 5 for ten dollars.

Good DVD's and compilations, too, keep that in mind~!

In the very least, it can easily justify that "illegal" batch of movies you got hangin' 'round in yer external hard drive, y'knowwhatImean? Plus it's a good way to find some rare titles too, believe it or not.

At least MY Pawn X-Change (my favorite one) has rare titles. Hell, it's where I saw Carnival of Souls (the original one) for the first time, not to mention Reefer Madness.

My parents still have that one, out in California...D:< Gotta get it back this Christmas.

But yeah, there are certain titles you probably wouldn't even see otherwise (considering how crappy cable is and video stores are/should be dying...so yeah), mainly from crackheads and collectors both trying to liquidate their assets and such.

As is, I gotta do some personal research now just to see how v video stores are coping with this brave new world of ours. I don't even think there IS a Blockbuster Video in Bellingham anymore...

Wait, no, there is. One of 'em closed though, and it was practically RIGHT NEXT to the big university out here, so yeah...definitely somethin' to check out.

Tony Storm said...

its been a while since i actually watched a dvd, haha

Gizmo said...

I've been collecting cd's but I stopped when all data in them became unreadable after sitting around 4years in the shelf, now they are hanging on my wall

Bob said...

It's been a while since I bought a DVD. Only reason, why I would buy it now is if it had some interesting features like behind the scenes and stuff.

Kenneth Tso said...

VHS!

DWei said...

Nah, I have Netflix now. No need.

YeamieWaffles said...

Personally I love to collect DVDs. If I like something I'd much rather have a solid copy of it than a digital one. Awesome blog buddy. Following you now.

my day in a sentence said...

You know, I like the DVDs. I have a huge collection. Every year the DVD rent shops have this huge sales where they're trying to off- load some of their older movies that nobody rents anymore. It's cheap and you can find real gems. :)

A said...

I love having digital access to movies, music, and literature, and take full advantage of these options, but if I really like something, it ends up physically in my hands. If I like the music especially, I'll buy it on vinyl. If I like a movie especially, I buy the best version with the most features (if there's a criterion collection version available, I go straight to that). Anyway, yes, I take advantage of the convenience of digital formats, but nothing will replace physically holding that DVD, CD, or book you really like.

jose mata said...

i like to buy my movies but lately have not watched any at all

Damon said...

great post :D

msmariah said...

You know I was just looking at my pitiful dvd collection the other day. I do on occasion purchase box sets of tv series, but I don't buy dvd's anymore, unless I really want to watch the movie several times. Most movies I just watch once, maybe twice. Unless of course it's the Shawshank Redemption on TNT. I've seen that movie a million times.

I just don't see the need to collect dvds since Netflix and on demand cable.

To Tipota said...

Seriously what a great collection.. It includes some of the best tv series ever aired and many of my fav movies :) You sir have an amazing taste i would love to see a photo of your collection as well if you have it stored beautifuly.