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Old 12-18-2022, 03:16 PM   #40001
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A history of " Physical & Digital EST: The Future of Home Video Discussion Thread".

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Yes, horror is my favourite genre closely followed by sci-fi. You're absolutely right about the cover art - I recall getting Driller Killer one night which had that very famous image on the cover and remember the film not being anywhere near as gory as the image would have indicated. I'm guessing the video was a heavily cut version of the film, as back in those days the BBFC (British Film Censors) were cracking down on so-called 'video nasties'.
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I don't see True Lies being on Disney+ ever. It has a better shot at being put on HULU, which you can already access via the HBO-add on subscription. The Abyss has a better shot at being placed on Disney+. The theatrical cut can also be accessed via HULU through the HBO add-on subscription if one does not have HBO directly.
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I'm mostly physical. I have DVD's and Blu-ray. I bought the movie Crossroads (2002) digitally because I wanted it in HD (I own the DVD), and the movie ended up disappearing and is now nowhere to be found to stream or digitally. Waste of money and I don't like that they can just pull any movie that loses it's license. So, I'll stick with physical.
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agree with penguin.

Lee he did not say he buys films he (or other family members) won't ever want to watch. I can't talk for him and we are a bit different (everything new I buy goes on my unwatched shelf). But If I were to die right now that means 71 that would be unwatched before I die. If I die and there are no films on my unwatched shelves that would mean at some point I felt limited by my collection kind of like people that use streaming services where they can't find something good to watch and so they try adding more streaming services and they still can't find something good to watch.
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Old 12-18-2022, 03:22 PM   #40002
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I am interested in all of them but there will undoubtedly be many of them that I never get around to watching because I don't happen to think of them (or they don't come up in my randomizer) at the time when I would be in the mood to watch them.

I will never make a list of movies I haven't watched or make a queue of things I "should" watch because that would turn my hobby into a chore. I have a huge variety of movies in my collection that are watched and unwatched so I always have something that fits my mood.
curious, what randomizer?

For me the unwatched shelf isn't about a queue or keeping track per-say.

It is more about convenience, It is Dec and I know I want to watch Christmas themed films so that is easy I go to my Christmas themed shelf. Other times I might want a particular film so I go get it. But with thousands of films I find it is helpful narrow things down so when I don't know what I want I start off with my unwatched shelf, is anything tickling my fancy? go with it, if not then I go to the genre that I feel like and check something out.


I find, like with cooking/restaurants, it is easy to fall into a rut where your always picking from the same small selection over and over again. You know they are good so you go back but you feel stifled by the same old.

But that is just me.
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Old 12-18-2022, 03:28 PM   #40003
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curious, what randomizer?
I keep track of my collection with jpgs of the cover art on my PC. When I want to select a random movie I simply open up all the jpgs in VLC media player and shuffle it. I press next repeatedly until I see the cover of a movie I want to watch.
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Old 12-18-2022, 03:35 PM   #40004
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I keep track of my collection with jpgs of the cover art on my PC. When I want to select a random movie I simply open up all the jpgs in VLC media player and shuffle it. I press next repeatedly until I see the cover of a movie I want to watch.
cool. I tried entering my collection in a movie DB but I quickly got tired of it. I don't think I would be able to maintain that any better.
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Old 12-18-2022, 03:50 PM   #40005
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A history of " Physical & Digital EST: The Future of Home Video Discussion Thread".

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I had to check back to see what we were all discussing at the time I made the above post. Hard to believe that was almost four and a half years ago.
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Old 12-18-2022, 04:28 PM   #40006
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cool. I tried entering my collection in a movie DB but I quickly got tired of it. I don't think I would be able to maintain that any better.
I have always had my media catalogued in a DB starting with a Sinclair computer then → Commodore 64 → 8086 IBM with FileExpress → Windows PC using Movie Collector. Used a CueCat scanner to enter bar codes into Movie and CD Collector. Not long ago got this scanner and it works with Movie Collector.
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Old 12-18-2022, 04:49 PM   #40007
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I may stop naming my movies according to TMDB. My device can't sort director's works neatly together anyway, so what am I doing all this work for? Liked my big director folders more when their works were sorted by year. If I'm trying to remember the name of the other movie I have with that certain actor, I can always use my phone. But I think what would be even easier is choosing the movie I'm gonna watch before I turn off or put to sleep my PC.

Good thing that with Bulk Rename Utility I can rename a 41 film director collection in not even two minutes. Move the release year at the end to the beginning, replace the closing bracket by the year with a dash and spaces, remove the opening bracket.

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And the honor goes to...
Close ... You almost had it ... Try again at 50,000 .. next week.

Now to collect as many movies as this thread has posts and strive to live long enough to suffer through them all.
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Old 12-18-2022, 08:26 PM   #40009
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Close ... You almost had it ... Try again at 50,000 .. next week.
I made a deliberate decision to only introduce the 40,000th post winner.

I post too much here as it is; nearly 17% of all the comments in this thread are from me.

There's only one other that posts here more than I do.
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Old 12-18-2022, 11:50 PM   #40010
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I'm enjoying being on the 2001 page.

My Christmas seems to have just arrived and it's only on STREAMING...

Pink Floyd release 18 live albums to streaming services.

https://jambands.com/news/2022/12/18...ming-services/

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Old 12-19-2022, 12:15 AM   #40011
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Finished S2 of Picard on BD last night. I watched first episode of 1923 on P+ and newest episode of Tulsa King, also on P+.

Will start S3 of Creepshow on BD before I finally wrap up the Discovery of Witches box set on BD. I will most likely get into Lower Decks on BD once I finish these two sets.
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Old 12-19-2022, 01:21 AM   #40012
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Most of those hobbies - you are investing - not buying. You are trying to make money. That won't happen with physical media. You'll be lucky to get 20 cents on the dollar for your collection.

All I hear is your attempt at the justification of obsessive behavior - buying movies you don't watch. That makes no financial sense at all.
Most collectors are not investing. Most of the comic book collections people have they will be lucky to get 2 cents on the dollar. the toy sets aren't going to be flipped by most people. People just like to collect and look at old things and find utility in displaying stuff.

I don't see much difference between somebody framing a comic they like vs never opening and displaying a nice collectors edition steel book.

Anyway the reason most of us own movies we never end up watching is because they are cheaper that way. it would cost 35 dollars to buy a 4k steelbook release day and perhaps 80 or 100 dollars after its out of print. I just bought 12 for 60 dollars because of the deal being available though i doubt i will watch many of those anytime soon.

It is a bit weird to buy a film that is a piece of shit that you don't want to ever watch... yet I still own the last jedi for some reason
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Most collectors are not investing. People just like to collect and look at old things and find utility in displaying stuff.

Anyway the reason most of us own movies we never end up watching is because they are cheaper that way. it would cost 35 dollars to buy a 4k steelbook release day and perhaps 80 or 100 dollars after its out of print. I just bought 12 for 60 dollars because of the deal being available though i doubt i will watch many of those anytime soon.
I think collecting is in the blood. I've got movies that I know I will never see. It's not because I don't want to watch them but simply because I buy at a faster rate than I view. If I never purchased another film it would take me 15-20 years to get through the titles I currently own. Even though I am now retired I still only watch around 200-250 movies a year. This includes theatrical and streaming. I've been buying around 300 discs a year so I am forever behind. I do buy a lot of "limited" editions but not with the thought that I can one day sell them for a profit. I just like collecting.
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bought these this week:


This will put me at over 200 discs one I get them.
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Old 12-19-2022, 06:21 AM   #40015
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So do you guys ever buy an extra copy of a blu ray because of a good price or for the packaging like a steelbook? I saw a good 5 dollars each deal on like 8 4k blu ray steelbooks that I already owned in the standard 4k packaging but I bought them anyway because i could not resist the deal.

I also remember buying like 3 copies of toy story 3 at one point because I wanted a digital copy and rolling the dice on a used copy a few times was still cheaper then buying it new once or buying the digital by itself lolz.
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Old 12-19-2022, 08:28 AM   #40016
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I'm not fond of steelbooks in particular though they can be great. I only rebuy if the I'm upgrading to a better format or master.
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Old 12-19-2022, 09:10 AM   #40017
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So do you guys ever buy an extra copy of a blu ray because of a good price or for the packaging like a steelbook?
I don't have a huge collection of steelbooks but I do buy the occasional one if it's a film I really love and the artwork looks great, even though I'll also have the normal blu-ray release.

The first ones I bought a few years back were all Vincent Price movies:





My last purchases were the Henry Fonda western Once Upon A Time In The West, and one I imported from the USA called The Living Dead At Manchester Morgue. Fortunately for me, the latter was region-free and I thought the artwork was gorgeous:


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I'm not fond of steelbooks in particular though they can be great. I only rebuy if the I'm upgrading to a better format or master.
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I don't have a huge collection of steelbooks but I do buy the occasional one if it's a film I really love and the artwork looks great, even though I'll also have the normal blu-ray release.

The first ones I bought a few years back were all Vincent Price movies:





My last purchases were the Henry Fonda western Once Upon A Time In The West, and one I imported from the USA called The Living Dead At Manchester Morgue. Fortunately for me, the latter was region-free and I thought the artwork was gorgeous:


Yeah, mixed bag for me. Some steelbooks look classy, others a bit cheap. I have the steels of Old, Malignant, Sweeney Todd, Nightmare Alley, Skyfall, The Howling, Matrix Ressurections and The Town That Dreaded Sundown. The latter and Malignant look a bit cheap looking.
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I have always had my media catalogued in a DB starting with a Sinclair computer then → Commodore 64 → 8086 IBM with FileExpress → Windows PC using Movie Collector. Used a CueCat scanner to enter bar codes into Movie and CD Collector. Not long ago got this scanner and it works with Movie Collector.
I use the My Movies Pro (4) app. Scan the barcode and you are usually done. Sometimes you have to edit the sort title though. This eliminates the chance of buying a title a second time as you can always refer to it if and when you see a good deal on something. I also have a filter of titles I have not seen, so I can choose that group if I am in the mood for a first time viewing. Plus I can sort by run time to know what I have time for, which comes in handy often. I donít consider this a lot of work, but more so having technology actually save me time and work. I am sure other programs and apps do similar things, but I have been pretty pleased with this one over the years.
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Avatar 2 was amazing. Great use of HFR. See in the biggest/loudest theater you can get to.
Agree wholeheartedly. Can't wait to see it in Dolby Cinema now.
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