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[Home video] its like streaming but idiot CEOs cant take it away from you

King RiptorKing Riptor Registered User regular
edited August 2023 in Social Entropy++
Lately Ive decided to get some DVD box sets since everything I like is removed from streaming forever on the whims of an idiot that knows less about tv than I do( and I know very little!)

Starting small Ive got
Star Trek prodigy ( s1 pt 1. Pt 2 will be along shortly)
Venture brothers complete series and Movie

I plan to get lower decks and Strange new worlds after that who knows?

In this thread recommended dvd/Blu-ray box sets you love and brag about your vastly superior dvd/blu-ray collections

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    MaddocMaddoc I'm Bobbin Threadbare, are you my mother? Registered User regular
    Home video seems like a poor choice for the title

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    ChallChall Registered User regular
    I've never stopped buying physical media, but a few years ago I had to save some space so I put everything into disc binders, except things with really nice boxes like the 007 collection and a few others to display.

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    MaddocMaddoc I'm Bobbin Threadbare, are you my mother? Registered User regular
    I had to do that once about fifteen years ago when I moved and didn't have much room for stuff, and I have regretted it ever since.

    My blu ray collection is coming along pretty well though.

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    MaddocMaddoc I'm Bobbin Threadbare, are you my mother? Registered User regular
    edited August 2023
    Also I have found the best free option for tracking and cataloguing my collection has been the "My Movies by Blu-Ray.com" app

    It's important that it's the by Blu-Ray.com one because there are a thousand different garbage apps impersonating it

    It does basically everything I need,

    You can scan the barcodes to add shit to your collection
    It creates a profile on blu-ray.com you can link others to (Here's mine)
    And you can sort by movies owned within that profile link by clicking "Complete", which is handy for seeing what movies you have within box sets and similar.

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    Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    I still have 2-300 blu rays. They’re just boxed up because I don’t have room for them in my house right now

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    Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    I own like maybe 15 4K blu rays…need to work on that

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    MagellMagell Detroit Machine Guns Fort MyersRegistered User regular
    I'm putting my collection into binders because there just isn't room in the house for all the DVDs I have. I think the movies alone were in the 400s maybe 500 considering how full the binder is, not including the stuff I'm keeping in boxes like collected sets. Soon I've got to choose which tv shows stay in cases and which go into a binder. Kind of helps that I got a lot as DVD packaging was changing so the boxes all look different so its not that exciting to keep all of Angel or Buffy in their cases when some are the bigger cardboard sets and others are when they figured out how to stick 6 DVDs into a normal DVD case.

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    Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    I’m really tempted to sell my Dogma blu ray though.

    It’s worth a decent amount because it’s out of print and hard to get

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    MaddocMaddoc I'm Bobbin Threadbare, are you my mother? Registered User regular
    I’m really tempted to sell my Dogma blu ray though.

    It’s worth a decent amount because it’s out of print and hard to get

    It's likely we get a new version of Dogma relatively soon, for what it's worth

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    FANTOMASFANTOMAS Flan ArgentavisRegistered User regular
    I mean, you can just keep in your PC all the stuff that you watch through streaming, and then back it up, no need to pay twice or thrice for everything.

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    MagellMagell Detroit Machine Guns Fort MyersRegistered User regular
    I’m really tempted to sell my Dogma blu ray though.

    It’s worth a decent amount because it’s out of print and hard to get

    I just saw it was selling for like $200 at places and it's so tempting.

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    Mortal SkyMortal Sky queer punk hedge witchRegistered User regular
    Prey is getting a physical release soon, that rules

    I don't own too many DVDs besides a handful of my favorite anime, my main physical media vice these days are old CDs of stuff I'm nostalgic for from used store bargain bins -- CDs are so much cheaper and more compact than records for all but the weird rare stuff that only got limited printings and/or hasn't been reissued since the '90s

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    UrielUriel Registered User regular
    Physical media is great

    Let me tell you about vinyl records, they aren't the ideal way to listen but they are cool physical objects and art pieces to go with your albums and usually I get digital files with the purchase anyway so they actually are awesome

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    GilgaronGilgaron Registered User regular
    I like 4K physical releases but I have to make sure to get a blu ray double pack so I can back that up to my NAS. I also buy CDs and put them on the NAS, it feels weird buying media with no physical form.

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    Sweeney TomSweeney Tom Registered User regular
    edited August 2023
    Physical media forever


    From Hammer Films to STAR WARS, he remains one of genre films’ best-loved actors. Now celebrate six of the most unexpected, rarely seen and decidedly curious performances from the legendary career of PETER CUSHING: Cushing delivers a rare villain turn in the 1960 aviation thriller CONE OF SILENCE. That same year, Cushing brought gentle dignity to The Boulting Brothers’ cold-war drama SUSPECT. In 1962’s THE MAN WHO FINALLY DIED, Cushing co-stars opposite Stanley Baker as a former Nazi hiding a grave post-war secret. Cushing returns to his iconic role of SHERLOCK HOLMES in these six surviving episodes of the 1968 BBC-TV series. The oft-maligned 1971 shocker BLOODSUCKERS can now be reassessed for the first time in its Restored Extended Version. And Cushing portrays a vampire for the first and only time in 1974’s off-the-wall erotic comedy TENDER DRACULA, premiering here in its Director’s Cut. Each disc has been mastered from original vault elements with over 16 total hours of trailers, commentaries, vintage interviews, location features and more, plus the all-new 200-page book PETER CUSHING: A PORTRAIT IN SIX SKETCHES by award-winning horror film historian Jonathan Rigby.

    hook this shit directly into my veins

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    MagellMagell Detroit Machine Guns Fort MyersRegistered User regular
    Physical media is great

    Let me tell you about vinyl records, they aren't the ideal way to listen but they are cool physical objects and art pieces to go with your albums and usually I get digital files with the purchase anyway so they actually are awesome

    I started collecting albums, but I've got to find a better storage solution as my dog chewed the corners of several of them, thankfully the actual albums are still fine. I haven't done a trip to the local album store in a while and probably should.

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    MegaMan001MegaMan001 CRNA Rochester, MNRegistered User regular
    I have started buying physical media entirely because of the HBO Max shakedown.

    Venture Brothers DVD Series (Which apparently isn't actually leaving streaming now and certainly will be replaced by a blu ray bundle I will also buy).
    ReBoot
    Banshee
    The Magicians

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    King RiptorKing Riptor Registered User regular
    Maddoc wrote: »
    Home video seems like a poor choice for the title

    I wanted to cover any physical options some things are only on DVD

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    ZonugalZonugal (He/Him) The Holiday Armadillo I'm Santa's representative for all the southern states. And Mexico!Registered User regular
    Physical media, huh?

    I own the following films on VHS:

    -- The Adventures of Baron Munchausen
    -- Army of Darkness
    -- Austin Powers
    -- Basic Instinct (Director's Cut)
    -- Batman Returns
    -- Batman & Robin
    -- Ben-Hur
    -- The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
    -- The Big Lebowski
    -- The Birdcage
    -- Braddock Missing In Action III
    -- Casablanca
    -- Catch Me If You Can
    -- Clueless
    -- The Delta Force
    -- Demolition Man
    -- Desperado
    -- Dirty Dancing
    -- Disney's Hercules
    -- Do The Right Thing
    -- Dracula 2000
    -- Dune
    -- The Emperor's New Groove
    -- Forrest Gump
    -- Galaxy Quest
    -- Gladiator
    -- Goldfinger
    -- Goodfellas
    -- Groundhog Day
    -- Hero and the Terror
    -- Highlander (Director's Cut)
    -- Hook
    -- Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
    -- Interview With The Vampire
    -- Jurassic Park
    -- The Last Samurai
    -- A League of Their Own
    -- Lethal Weapon
    -- The Lord of the Rings: the Fellowship of the Ring (Extended Edition)
    -- The Mask of Zorro
    -- Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
    -- The Matrix
    -- Men In Black
    -- Merlin (NBC's TV miniseries)
    -- Mission: Impossible
    -- Mortal Kombat
    -- The Mummy
    -- Muppet Treasure Island
    -- My Cousin Vinny
    -- O Brother, Where Art Thou?
    -- The Odyssey (NBC's TV miniseries)
    -- Ocean's Eleven
    -- Once Upon A Time In The West
    -- The Patriot
    -- Pitch Black
    -- The Quick and the Dead
    -- Road House
    -- The Secret of NIMH
    -- Se7en
    -- Shadow of the Vampire
    -- The Shawshank Redemption
    -- Showgirls
    -- Singin' In The Rain
    -- The Silence of the Lambs
    -- Sleepless in Seattle
    -- Snatch
    -- Starship Troopers
    -- Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back
    -- Tales From The Crypt: Demon Knight
    -- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
    -- Tekken: The Motion Picture
    -- Tenchi Universe: Time Travel & Space Adventures
    -- Tenchi Universe: The Last Battle
    -- Terminator 2: Judgment Day
    -- Tombstone
    -- Top Gun
    -- Total Recall
    -- Wayne's World
    -- West Side Story
    -- When Men Can't Jump

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    King RiptorKing Riptor Registered User regular
    Tenchi home video releases are pretty rare nowadays
    Sub or dub?

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    ZonugalZonugal (He/Him) The Holiday Armadillo I'm Santa's representative for all the southern states. And Mexico!Registered User regular
    Tenchi home video releases are pretty rare nowadays
    Sub or dub?

    Oh, I have no idea (and they are packed away, so I ain't prying them out to examine)

    But I'm hoping they're dub!

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    King RiptorKing Riptor Registered User regular
    Tenchi dub holds a special place in my heart

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    ZonugalZonugal (He/Him) The Holiday Armadillo I'm Santa's representative for all the southern states. And Mexico!Registered User regular
    Oh, but you asked for recommendations.

    The Columbo box set.

    Every one buy that.

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    MaddocMaddoc I'm Bobbin Threadbare, are you my mother? Registered User regular
    Gotta import the Japanese Blu-ray set though

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    Sweeney TomSweeney Tom Registered User regular
    Finally got a 4K player. Can't wait to test it out Monday when I have time to study the intricacies of Scanner Cop 1 and 2

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    MaddocMaddoc I'm Bobbin Threadbare, are you my mother? Registered User regular
    I have decided that next time it's on sale and also my Amazon rewards are enough to fully cover the purchase, I'm probably grabbing a Panasonic DP-UB820-K

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    MaddocMaddoc I'm Bobbin Threadbare, are you my mother? Registered User regular
    It's funny because I had just been looking around for copies of that not looking ago, so I immediately ordered that earlier today.

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    MegaMan001MegaMan001 CRNA Rochester, MNRegistered User regular
    $19.96
    You save $0.00
    $53.95/oz

    I love Walmart when they break down prices by weight.

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    Sweeney TomSweeney Tom Registered User regular

    Inside the Mind of Coffin Joe: Brand new 4K restorations from the best available elements of At Midnight I'll Take Your Soul, This Night I'll Possess Your Corpse, The Strange World of Coffin Joe, The Awakening of the Beast, The End of Man, When the Gods Fall Asleep, The Strange Hostel of Naked Pleasures, Hellish Flesh, and Hallucinations of a Deranged Mind, plus Embodiment of Evil

    This is legit somehow the release I'm most excited for this year, and it wasn't lacking competition

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    pookapooka Registered User regular
    We have two copies of the entire series of The Prisoner. The DVD boxset is sentimental, but we should actually break out the bluray sometime; gave my partner a book on it for his birthday, so maybe we'll do a rewatch soonish.

    Probably the coolest presentation we have is a Gojira set by, of course, Criterion.
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    Last night, I ordered a copy of the special edition DVD of Rivers and Tides after sitting on it for years. Fifteen bucks for an incredibly soothing documentary on the little slices of life and challenging craft of environmental art by Andy Goldsworthy. It is as much about his art as what drives people to make art, and the process of failing, and is overall very meditative. For me, it's Art with philosophy, not pretention but ymmv.

    I'm curious if the Newmovie US bluray transfer is different than the apparently-unimpressive Artificial Eye UK one, and for ten bucks, maybe I'll indulge in that since I now see that it is the special edition, sigh.

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    ElaroElaro Apologetic Registered User regular
    edited August 2023
    Have you guys noticed whether UHD releases of films shot in digital (like the Star Wars prequels, for example) have a better image quality/fidelity than their BR counterparts? I have my own place now, a 4K TV, and a standalone BR player. I'm building up a disc collection, and I was wondering whether getting certain titles in BR was good enough.

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    MaddocMaddoc I'm Bobbin Threadbare, are you my mother? Registered User regular


    Banger of a month, really looking forward to sitting down with Heroic Times and Once Upon a Time in Uganda

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    MaddocMaddoc I'm Bobbin Threadbare, are you my mother? Registered User regular
    Oh, dang



    I guess now it's a matter of waiting to see what the actual included extras look like, because new interviews and commentary made up a huge bulk of the list

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    MegaMan001MegaMan001 CRNA Rochester, MNRegistered User regular
    Man, that sucks! I wonder what happened? Licensing issues or something like that?

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    MaddocMaddoc I'm Bobbin Threadbare, are you my mother? Registered User regular
    edited August 2023
    It's a really weird situation because it sounded like new stuff that they had recorded, so I have no clue what could have fucked it up

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    Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    Maybe they hit record but forgot to put a tape in

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    The Lovely BastardThe Lovely Bastard Registered User regular
    i have some movies, i think

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    Sweeney TomSweeney Tom Registered User regular
    edited August 2023


    So the commentaries and essay are gone but everything else seems intact from the original announcement. I’m more than fine with that tbh, though I’d have liked that stuff

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    akajaybayakajaybay Registered User regular
    Apart from the packaging I've really been loving the classic era Doctor Who bluray sets. As someone invested enough to have the dvds already, they've done a great job of including all the extras from the old dvd releases and adding a lot of really in depth new content too.

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