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View Poll Results: How do you decide which Bluray to watch?
start with new releases 1 3.70%
start with older cult or classic movie 1 3.70%
start with comfort movie 1 3.70%
start with rental (Netflix, Red Box, etc.) movie 2 7.41%
start with something just got in mail (which may include above) 0 0%
whatever I'm in the mood for 15 55.56%
Other, please specify... 5 18.52%
What are you high? 2 7.41%
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Old 06-06-17, 12:59 PM   #26
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As I get older, I find that I fall asleep a lot while watching movies. So, the length of the movie plays a lot into my decision. 90 min? OK. 2:40? Probably won't make it!
Thank you. As an old, old man the same thing happens to me. Trust me, it only gets worse. And, Kids, it makes no difference how good or bad the movie is. Sometimes I'll blink out for just a minute or two and I have to find where I left off. Generally, if I'm going to seriously watch a film I have to start much earlier in the evening than I used to, and save the extra stuff for later on, since it won't matter if I nod off.

As a kid, I never understood how my late father could fall asleep about 20 minutes into all these exciting movies we were watching. What was wrong with him? Now I get it.
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Old 06-06-17, 02:38 PM   #27
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Everybody has their own little idiosyncrasies. I never unwrap my discs until I decide to watch them (long story!).
I do that too. The problem for me is that I find myself reluctant to open them fearing they may be worth a fortune as out-of-print titles if left as brand new.

I'm sure there are many Disney VHS titles that are still sitting in closets across America for that very same reason.
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Old 06-06-17, 07:35 PM   #28
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I spend about 15 minutes perusing my collection....eventually, I pick Big Lebowski....again.
Well that is ALWAYS a good choice.
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Old 06-07-17, 04:51 AM   #29
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I have a intricate process that involves the alignment of the stars, intensive counseling from my guru, my belief that the holocaust never happened and how much alcohol I have consumed.
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Old 06-07-17, 06:37 AM   #30
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Everybody has their own little idiosyncrasies. I never unwrap my discs until I decide to watch them (long story!).
I won't unwrap some of mine for a few days in hopes of finding it cheaper elsewhere, but I won't leave it unwrapped beyond those few days, if there's anything wrong with the contents/disc inside the case, I want to be able to return it for an exchange. Plus, I just get itchy fingers...
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Old 06-07-17, 07:25 AM   #31
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I do that too. The problem for me is that I find myself reluctant to open them fearing they may be worth a fortune as out-of-print titles if left as brand new.

I'm sure there are many Disney VHS titles that are still sitting in closets across America for that very same reason.
That's certainly part of it, and I have an unwrapped "Little Mermaid" VHS and a few other things that I should probably have sold, as well as a buttload of unwrapped DVDS.

I've only gotten burned once, so far. My 2-disc copy (with sleeve) of "Iron Man2" (maybe that was the "burn" right there) only had the feature disc. However, by the time I got around to watching it, the 2 hours of extras on the second disc had been posted to YouTube. Of course, I do watch message boards and other sources for glitches other people have found, and replacement situations, as happens with every third Shout! bluray.
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Old 09-12-17, 06:01 PM   #32
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Re: How do you decide which Bluray to watch?

i wanted to revisit this because i have been having a hell of a time deciding what to watch lately. i keep putting one disc in and then swapping it out, etc... it is becoming a pain not being able to pick what to watch. can't focus and just watch. don't know what that's about. i have The Mummy (2017) in now and set to go (as i'm interested), but who knows...
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Old 09-12-17, 06:32 PM   #33
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i wanted to revisit this because i have been having a hell of a time deciding what to watch lately. i keep putting one disc in and then swapping it out, etc... it is becoming a pain not being able to pick what to watch. can't focus and just watch. don't know what that's about. i have The Mummy (2017) in now and set to go (as i'm interested), but who knows...
It's probably true what they say about the modern human attention span shrinking quickly because of technology. Anything more than a five minute youtube video is becoming challenging for a lot of people.
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Old 09-12-17, 07:05 PM   #34
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Re: How do you decide which Bluray to watch?

For starters, turn off your phone, PC, laptop, IPad and all other devices. Get rid of the distractions at least for a few hours.

If you have a stockpile of unwatched content and keep loading up, you're never going to be decisive enough to choose something. I think you're going to constantly be indecisive with so much and thinking about running times syncing up with having other things to do, needing sleep for work.

My advice, focus on a group or stack of unwatched content and stick with it. Don't 2nd guess it. If it's a serial killer, cops, science fiction block, stick with it. Don't think, no I think I'm in the mood for You've got Mail or The Breakfast Club. Or focus on a certain genre for your free days.

Honestly, I think if it's becoming a chore to try to watch something and you are constantly distracted, it may be time to re-evaluate things. You shouldn't have to force yourself to watch a movie if you really thought you loved it enough to purchase it in the 1st place. No matter how long it is.

I know It does suck with so much content and distractions out there with so little extended free time. But watching a movie should be like the old days when you either go to the theater or go to the video store on a Friday or Saturday night and chill. Not thinking....OMG, I'm not sure I can watch this 180 minute movie with 3 hours of extras and I have 10 more I just bought last week.

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Old 09-13-17, 01:38 PM   #35
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Re: How do you decide which Bluray to watch?

Narrow the focus down before picking a movie. I've found it's much easier picking something out when I first narrow the possibilities down to a certain genre. I've also gone with letters of the alpabet.
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