Does anyone still buy and collect DVDs?

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by php111, Sep 25, 2014.

  1. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    MGM back in the 90's did many fake WS DVDs...IIIR, there was a class action lawsuit? that may have been your problem?
     
  2. Dirkwkirk

    Dirkwkirk Forum Resident

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    Five finger discount.
     
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  3. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    WHAT IS THIS? A CONFESSION?
     
  4. Dirkwkirk

    Dirkwkirk Forum Resident

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    Good for the soul.
     
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  5. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    Indubitably...
     
  6. HGN2001

    HGN2001 Mystery Picture Member

    Well that's what's goofy with this disc. In a standard DVD player, it plays in the 4:3 format just fine. There are no options for widescreen. It's just a plain vanilla 4:3 disc.

    But play that disc in a Blu-ray player (in my case a Sony Blu-ray player), which hadn't been invented yet in 1999, and the player, regardless of settings, will expand the disc to widescreen, keeping the bottom of the image intact, but chopping off the heads. Just plain weird.

    But no matter. This is one of those "problems that ain't a problem anymore" situation. I've got the Criterion Blu-ray, and the film is streaming in high-def on Amazon at the moment.
     
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  7. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    LOL...yes the good old bad days when we were at their mercy...
     
  8. Time Is On My Side

    Time Is On My Side Forum Resident

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    I considered ripping and compressing discs (legality notwithstanding) into digital files on an HDD then streaming them through a program like Plex. But to me, it just seems too time-consuming even with a fast CPU, and I will never be happy with the quality compared to the original. One must also consider the cost of HDD space, having to power on the computer and start Plex every time you want to watch something. At the end of the day, it's just easier for me to get the disc out, put it in my Xbox and watch it. As for streaming, you're not really buying the content. You're paying for permission to stream it and that permission can be withdrawn at any time without your knowledge. The quality is pretty good but I don't like the idea I could lose access to it.
     
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  9. BILLONEEG

    BILLONEEG Forum Resident

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    New Jersey
    Recent DVD purchases: American Gangster / Blind Side / Book Club / Failure To Launch / Harvey / John Wayne 10 Movie Collection / Little
    Women / Mask / Sisterhood Of The Traveling Pants 1 & 2 / Some Kind Of Wonderful / Somewhere In Time / St. Elmo's Fire / TCM Greatest
    Classic Legends-John Wayne / W.C. Fields Comedy Favorites Collection / Westerns-8 Movies
    [​IMG]
     
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  10. Grand_Ennui

    Grand_Ennui Forum Resident

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    Picked up a few DVDs lately:

    The movie "The Marshall" and the complete series of "Wanted: Dead or Alive"
     
  11. cdcollector87

    cdcollector87 Member

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    You need a pretty fast CPU, fast optical drives and lots of time to do this. Not worth it in most cases. Like you said, easier to just get the disc out.
     
  12. John B Good

    John B Good Forum Hall Of Fame

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    Since the lockdowns started I have been restraining my purchases, since many are from 3rd party suppliers. After waiting about 4 weeks for my last delivery (Portrait of Dorian Gray), I have just ordered The Loved One.
     
  13. BILLONEEG

    BILLONEEG Forum Resident

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    Today's new additions: A Millionaire For Christy / Affairs Of Dobie Gillis / Bundle Of Joy / Crossfire / Deep In My Heart / Dive Bomber /
    Great Caruso / Impossible Years / King Of The Underworld / Mrs. Brown, You've Got A Lovely Daughter / Unsinkable Molly Brown / When
    The Boys Meet The Girls / Where The Boys Are - All MOD (Not listed as such) but I'm glad to have them.
    [​IMG]
     
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  14. Holerbot6000

    Holerbot6000 Forum Resident

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    I still don't think we've reached the bottom of the barrel price-wise. DVD's just keep getting cheaper. One of the better retailers is going out of business sadly, but it also means they have been selling off their stock for next to nothing (Second Spin). I bought a few titles and they just sent me an entire box of stuff

    This really does remind me of when everyone was giving away their vinyl records in the 90's. DVD's don't have the same aesthetic and I am not sure they have been around long enough to have any sentimental tug attached to them, but I still think there will be a collector's market eventually. Now is the time to stockpile though. Collecting DVD's is currently the cheapest hobby in town. I'm just running out of room!
     
  15. Grand_Ennui

    Grand_Ennui Forum Resident

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    The last few DVDs I've purchased have been new... I'll be happy when this whole mess is over (or at least settled down) so the thrift stores can reopen... I like to dig thru their donated DVDs and CDs...
     
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  16. Rocker

    Rocker Forum Resident

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    It's now almost a year later and I'm just finishing up Season 3... this set is taking forever to get through! :p

    (A whole year has gone by? WTF?) :eek:
     
  17. BILLONEEG

    BILLONEEG Forum Resident

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    "Million Dollar Duck" / "Marlowe" / "The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas" - Some budget titles I
    wanted to add to my collection. "MDD"-I like Disney movies, "M"-I kile James Garner & this movie
    also stars Bruce Lee, "TBLWIT" I like both Burt & Dolly & I always wanred to see & own this one.
    [​IMG]
     
  18. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    anyone wanna buy 6,000 DVDs?
     
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  19. Holerbot6000

    Holerbot6000 Forum Resident

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    MVD is having a pretty considerable sale on exploitation and horror titles right now. If you ever wanted to pick up a copy of Satan's Cheerleaders on Blu-Ray, now may be the time. I certainly spent the rent.

    Midnight Movie Society Spring 2020 Sale
     
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  20. Eric_Generic

    Eric_Generic Enigma

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    Same here, I started The Rockford Files last year and have only managed to get to Disc 4 of Season 1!

    EG.
     
  21. cdcollector87

    cdcollector87 Member

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    Wisconsin
    Does anyone here buy movies in iTunes? I am considering switching permanently. I picked up a Roku Ultra not long ago and I love that I can use the AppleTV app on it. iTunes also lets me download my purchases to an HDD for backup so I'm not too worried about losing access to things. The quality is less but it's watchable. Plus I'm starting to run out of shelf space for my Blu-ray collection.
     
  22. Hexwood

    Hexwood Forum Resident

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    Mask! I love that film. I've always preferred Cher's acting to her music. Mermaids is another good one. What's Some Kind of Wonderful like? It's one of the few 1980s coming-of-age films that passed me by.
     
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  23. 200 Motels

    200 Motels Forum Resident

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    Man, thank you for that link. I bought 20 DVDs/Blu-Rays from this sale. I love the low budget horror flicks.
     
  24. Holerbot6000

    Holerbot6000 Forum Resident

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    California
    You bet. It's amazing how many little revival houses are out there on the net. I keep finding more. Chris Devore shared that video of that guy's huge collection in Australia and he had all those amazing special editions from companies I've never heard of. I want that Maggie Q statue! :love: And you can really save some money if you sign up for their emails and such.
     
  25. ando here

    ando here Forum Resident

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    new york, ny
    Oh yeah. About to buy a new laptop which has to have a DVD-RW drive for my rather ridiculous collection. Ha
     

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