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Old 12-25-07, 05:53 PM
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I own about 400 HD movies and while I don't buy every single one I have no problem spending 20 bucks on a movie that I will watch. I don't know about it being financially irresponsible or whatever. some people have different hobbies and some people have different amounts of disposable income. hell most catalog hd movies are only 18 bucks shipped not on sale and when my gf and I went to watch I am legend last week it was $21 just for the damn tickets. I can't rewatch it unless I pay another $21 and my discs at home don't come with loud ass uncourteous people like my theaters do.
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Originally Posted by obispo21
While I personally would agree that buying every HD release would be excessive *for me* as well... I can't agree with the statement that it's financially irresponsible.

I person's disposable income is theirs to use as they see fit. I may only find it worthwhile to buy a few titles I will watch repeatedly, but others may derive just as much happiness from the simple act of collecting and never watching any of them. It's their time and money, what is or is not a worthwhile use of it is purely subjective and a person's own domain.

I would have to disagree to a certain degree on it being worthwhile or not.

I have a sister who has obsessive compulsive behavior of purchasing items that she doesnt need and leaves them in the packaging and collecting dust, washing hands, arms and elbows repeatable (she puts Monk to shame). She has been hospitalized for other more drastic episodes which in their own right are just as shocking and sad.

Now at 31 years of age, she has moved back home with my parents because of her spending habits.

Now, all may not be as severe or plagued with the ammount of issues as she, but being healthy it is not.

When is purchasing something for pure amusement with no intention in opening it a good behavior? Especially the way it was intended to be used.

I will most certainly have people posting, that they purchased 'x or y' item with no intention of opening it because it would be worth something in the future, or because I was looking at selling it.

Or the action figure, etc. collector who purchases without opening and that makes them happy - This does not apply to them because the obvious reason of collecting collectibles.

Movies are meant to be watched, music listened to, art gawk at, etc.

As for people who spend money on anything other than land/property (excluding land in Louisana prior to Katrina) and gold/jewels. Are pretty much knowing they are going to take a loss on their investment.

So for the people who purchased Salo: CC , 2 years ago thinking that it would be worth $500 now are (I'm sure) pulling out their hair. As did the people who bought that really rare first series Elephant that Ty's Beanie Babies made back in the early to mid 90's (Peanut?).

But as I've said BEFORE, this is not of my concern - and just an opinion. This has also deviated away from topic.

To all reading please dont take offense to the above stated, If you have I apologize also.
Old 12-25-07, 06:22 PM
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I just buy movies I think I'll like it in HD, and if I do, I keep them. If not, I sell them. I do have a backlog of a few dozen titles yet to be watched, but if I don't like them, I'll sell them. I tend to rewatch Horror and Comedys, so movies like "The Heartbreak Kid" and 'Hot Rod" would appeal to me. Now, they are $10-$15 more then the SD release, but at this point, I would have a better chance of recouping my money in the HD version vs. SD as there are tons of bootleg copies available for a few bucks, and the value of SDs drops within days. Transformers on SD won't even sell for $6 right now, yet I could easily sell my HD DVD version for $20.
Old 12-25-07, 06:43 PM
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Originally Posted by DVDKrayzie
I own about 400 HD movies and while I don't buy every single one I have no problem spending 20 bucks on a movie that I will watch. I don't know about it being financially irresponsible or whatever. some people have different hobbies and some people have different amounts of disposable income. hell most catalog hd movies are only 18 bucks shipped not on sale and when my gf and I went to watch I am legend last week it was $21 just for the damn tickets. I can't rewatch it unless I pay another $21 and my discs at home don't come with loud ass uncourteous people like my theaters do.

you have 400 HD movies? That sounds an awful lot like your coming close to owning everything!

I myself purchase movies that I havent seen in theatres or that my fiancee would like to see. Then I trade off whatever sucks.

The theatres are waaaay to exspensive.

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Old 12-25-07, 06:54 PM
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Originally Posted by obispo21
Comic Bus - That's some pretty cool / unique cover-art on some of your discs. Are they custom? Non-US versions maybe?
Thanks, although I should just as well thank BunnyDojo for making the custom covers. He continues to post new ones right here.

I think my favorite is the one for V for Vendetta.
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Originally Posted by True_Story1011
As do I.


But when you see some collections THEY OWN EVERY movie. I am not trying to disregard anyones tastes (even though it does come off as that), but I have a hard time trying to find movies worth getting.

I am not familiar with Bob_Black and dont down play his collection - But owning every movie regardless of quality (i.e; Dragon Wars, Return to House on Haunted Hill, Licence to Wed, Norbit, etc.) is a completist. That is the reason why I said something about putting spine numbers on the titles, like Criterion Collection titles.

Purchasing every HDM title because its HD is like collecting trading cards - you just want a complete set.

But as I've said before in other post - If it makes you happy, collect but this 'set' doesnt end with the end of that trading cards year. These continue to come out weekly, financially its irresponsible.

Unless your Bill Gates.

So I apologize if I've offended anyone... But my opinion is just that. My opinion.


Who are you to say what is financially responsible or not?
Old 12-25-07, 07:37 PM
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Originally Posted by Arpeggi


Who are you to say what is financially responsible or not?

Wow, as I said before - I apologize if I insulted anyone.

I wasnt trying to pinch a nerves. But I would say resorting to getting upset over something posted in blogs - especially when its opinions.

I've stated positive, so being negative or taking it to that level isnt necessary.

But I guess I can half exspect that because we are talking about opinions.
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True_Story1011 is just stating opinion. I somewhat agree, but I also disgree.

If a simple comment is going to turn some of you Die Hard Collectors into little girls screaming for justice, then I'm gonna have to question you as well.

True_Story1011 makes a good point as an outsider's POV, in saying it can appear to be financially irresponsible if you're trying to collect something that will NEVER be collectible. Think about it. Movies will always be released, and versions will always be re-issued for titles we've already purchased--we've experienced this in the SD DVD World already, and HD titles are already being re-issued (such as Kubrick's titles, Troy, etc.).

What True_Story1011 is trying to say, and maybe I'm helping him here (or maybe not, I dunno), is that it's a pointless pursuit of collectionism. Not that the collection itself is not worth having--but the behavior of collecting, can be irresponsible in the sense it resembles a dog chasing its tail.
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Alright TrueStory, I forgive you.
Old 12-25-07, 08:21 PM
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Arpeggi - I still love you.
Old 12-25-07, 08:24 PM
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Old 12-25-07, 08:58 PM
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That's the spirit.
Old 12-25-07, 09:52 PM
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Old 12-25-07, 10:13 PM
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Enough talk, bring on the pics. I like how some separate the red from the blue while others mix it up. Great collections guys!
Old 12-25-07, 10:18 PM
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Originally Posted by DVD Polizei
True_Story1011 is just stating opinion. I somewhat agree, but I also disgree.

If a simple comment is going to turn some of you Die Hard Collectors into little girls screaming for justice, then I'm gonna have to question you as well.

True_Story1011 makes a good point as an outsider's POV, in saying it can appear to be financially irresponsible if you're trying to collect something that will NEVER be collectible. Think about it. Movies will always be released, and versions will always be re-issued for titles we've already purchased--we've experienced this in the SD DVD World already, and HD titles are already being re-issued (such as Kubrick's titles, Troy, etc.).

What True_Story1011 is trying to say, and maybe I'm helping him here (or maybe not, I dunno), is that it's a pointless pursuit of collectionism. Not that the collection itself is not worth having--but the behavior of collecting, can be irresponsible in the sense it resembles a dog chasing its tail.
I feel this way as well. There are a lot of movies that many of us would like to own, and should as movie fanatics, but there are also several that none of us should give our money to the studios for. Renting titles like Norbit, Return to House, and a few of the other turd burgers that have come out in the past year is at least forgiveable, but buying them should be considered questionable at best.
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You simply can't and shouldn't judge what people buy.

People own titles for lots of reasons.

Maybe you got your first handjob while seeing Norbit in the theater, hence a sentimental purchase.
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Old 12-25-07, 11:25 PM
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Originally Posted by DVD Polizei
True_Story1011 is just stating opinion. I somewhat agree, but I also disgree.

What True_Story1011 is trying to say, and maybe I'm helping him here (or maybe not, I dunno), is that it's a pointless pursuit of collectionism. Not that the collection itself is not worth having--but the behavior of collecting, can be irresponsible in the sense it resembles a dog chasing its tail.

consumerism consumes the consumer.

Thank you - and with my next trick I will say it thrice fast.

I guess I'll have to start preparing for flames of 'your stupid comments' hurt my feelings but i'm going to get back at you with old Cambells soup adds with witty quips about how I should shut the _ _ _ _ up, because I'M stupid.

Another comment; How is it that people can openly curse in comments on the boards, but in the past I had a warning from a Moderator because my signature had a curse word in it that wasnt even connected together? (example; PO OP)

I'm not trying to reopen something here, because I feel now after this piece I'm done with it... I've found MOST of the comments and statements made by MOST of the members on these boards to echo mine EXACTLY.

Especially Arpeggi's.

With nothing else to be said, Merry Belated Christmas to all of you guys...

Oh... And with all sencerity - each of you guys have some awesome collections~!

Goodevening to all.
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Originally Posted by DVD Polizei
True_Story1011 is just stating opinion. I somewhat agree, but I also disgree.

If a simple comment is going to turn some of you Die Hard Collectors into little girls screaming for justice, then I'm gonna have to question you as well.

True_Story1011 makes a good point as an outsider's POV, in saying it can appear to be financially irresponsible if you're trying to collect something that will NEVER be collectible. Think about it. Movies will always be released, and versions will always be re-issued for titles we've already purchased--we've experienced this in the SD DVD World already, and HD titles are already being re-issued (such as Kubrick's titles, Troy, etc.).

What True_Story1011 is trying to say, and maybe I'm helping him here (or maybe not, I dunno), is that it's a pointless pursuit of collectionism. Not that the collection itself is not worth having--but the behavior of collecting, can be irresponsible in the sense it resembles a dog chasing its tail.
As a former toy collector and someone who has significantly reduced the amount of money spent on other collectibles(statues, comics, posters, etc), I see the point True Story is trying to make.

If you're not careful, the hobby tends to consume you.
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My collection is about even. I believe my last count was 70 HD DVD vs 67 BD






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Originally Posted by DVDKrayzie
I own about 400 HD movies and while I don't buy every single one I have no problem spending 20 bucks on a movie that I will watch. I don't know about it being financially irresponsible or whatever. some people have different hobbies and some people have different amounts of disposable income. hell most catalog hd movies are only 18 bucks shipped not on sale and when my gf and I went to watch I am legend last week it was $21 just for the damn tickets. I can't rewatch it unless I pay another $21 and my discs at home don't come with loud ass uncourteous people like my theaters do.
Surely someone who is invested so much money in the next-gen tech of movies, owns a digital camera, so why don't you post a pic of your collection?

Originally Posted by GizmoDVD
just buy movies I think I'll like it in HD, and if I do, I keep them. If not, I sell them. I do have a backlog of a few dozen titles yet to be watched, but if I don't like them, I'll sell them.
I'm not criticizing, I just honestly don't understand this logic, unless it's just a matter of being so rich one can do this. So you buy HDs that you may not like, or are not even sure of, only just to sell them? Are you aware of "netflix", your rational is a matter of saving money, yet renting would be way cheaper than what you are doing. Maybe I'm the weird one, but I buy the HDs that I know I will watch again, if I'm not sure about them, I just rent them. Again, I'm (nor is True_Story) criticizing anyone, I think we both just agree, with the marked up prices of HDs, we don't get the "collecting" mentality.

Now, they are $10-$15 more then the SD release, but at this point, I would have a better chance of recouping my money in the HD version vs. SD as there are tons of bootleg copies available for a few bucks, and the value of SDs drops within days. Transformers on SD won't even sell for $6 right now, yet I could easily sell my HD DVD version for $20.
Again, this is like speaking to me in Japanese, I just am clueless, I can't wrap my brain around the conept of buying films with the notion of "how am I going to recoup my money on this purchase, since I'm buying something I may not even like". I look at the weekly new release lists, I say "man, great film got to own it", simple as that, if I'm not sure it goes in the rental que. I love film, I love HDs, BDs, & I buy the ones I love & will watch many times, I'm just not into the whole, lets-pad-my-collection-&-figure-out-how-financially-I-can-recoup-my-losses-on-HDs-I-shouldn't-have-bought-in-the-first-place form of collecting. More power to the people that do this, I'm not critizing, I just don't get it. Either way, I love HDs & BDs & am glad so many hear are supporting both formats.
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Surely someone who is invested so much money in the next-gen tech of movies, owns a digital camera, so why don't you post a pic of your collection?



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um check the first page genius. posted a pic of my HD movies and SD about 400 and 2000 .
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um check the first page genius. posted a pic of my HD movies and SD about 400 and 2000 .
Sorry, given all detailed stats you put in your sig, it must have bothered you that someone didn't pay attention to your collection.
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Sorry, given all detailed stats you put in your sig, it must have bothered you that someone didn't pay attention to your collection.
no actually you're the one who targeted me. I mean you're on a damn dvd website forum ina thread where you're supposed to post pics of your collection, yet you come in here blasting people for it. why the hell are you even here?
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Originally Posted by DVDKrayzie
no actually you're the one who targeted me. I mean you're on a damn dvd website forum ina thread where you're supposed to post pics of your collection, yet you come in here blasting people for it. why the hell are you even here?
Huh? What on earth are you talking about? Where did I "blast" anyone? Where did I blast a single person's collection? Are you insecure about your buying habits? Calm down, I'm not picking on you, just asking a legit question. I didn't notice you posted a pic of your collection & I just asked you to do so, I didn't know someone could get so bent out of shape over it. I didn't "blast" anyone's collection, in fact I posted several times it's great seeing people post them. I had honest questions about certain buying habits, & I'm not the only one with those same feelings, I've never once critcized anoyne for what they buy. It is called an opinion, that is why I am here, at a forum, to share mine, others don't have a problem, you are the only one crying over people just voicing their opinions. Since that bothers you so much, the better question is "why are you here".

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