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Re: Is collecting movies a worthless art? (hoarders need not apply)
« Reply #30 on: October 06, 2011, 11:52:43 PM »
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I don't have enough money to watch all the movies I like, and will buy DVDs only in Blu-Ray if I really like the movie. That new Kubrick DVD collection that came out in May is kind of what I'm referring to, although I don't think I'll buy it [anytime soon] because $100 and some odd dollars is a bit more than I can justify spending on DVDs when I can spend it on more practical, essential things at the moment.

So I'll do what Ebert does. See if Netflix has it on instant, then check Hulu, then if it's old enough, I'll check if it's streamed on public domain sites, then I'll see if I can rent on Amazon. If I can't find it by then I'll pirate it.
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Re: Is collecting movies a worthless art? (hoarders need not apply)
« Reply #31 on: October 07, 2011, 08:58:16 AM »
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I was going to put all my Criterion DVD's on Ebay but found out I could only get $3-$4 for each one. It's not even worth it. Collectors items my ass.
$3-$4? I have never seen even used Criterion at that price. If you have any OOP there are a lot of people (I think?) who would pay a nice sum.

I think he means a NET income of $3-4 (after ebay commissions, shipping, etc.).  Or he is just selling his most prized possessions of Chasing Amy, Armageddon, and The Rock. 

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Re: Is collecting movies a worthless art? (hoarders need not apply)
« Reply #32 on: October 07, 2011, 05:52:46 PM »
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Oh, wuteva.

I had some OOP ones and they aren't fetching very much coin on the open market. Silence of the Lambs is only going for like $4

The other ones I was getting rid of are...

Rashomon
Sanjuro
Autumn Sonata
George Washington
(this one I almost don't want to part with, but a BD upgrade is inevitable I suppose)
The Red Shoes
Last Temptation of Christ
39 Steps
Fear and Loathing
Rushmore
Traffic
Solaris
Brazil


Some of my non Criterions were actually fetching a better price. Company of Wolves and Forgotten Silver were worth more than any of the other ones.

DVD collecting was a worthless art.
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Re: Is collecting movies a worthless art? (hoarders need not apply)
« Reply #33 on: October 08, 2011, 08:20:19 AM »
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DVD collecting was a worthless art.

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Re: Is collecting movies a worthless art? (hoarders need not apply)
« Reply #34 on: October 09, 2011, 04:05:37 AM »
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I had some OOP ones and they aren't fetching very much coin on the open market. Silence of the Lambs is only going for like $4

Who wants a 13-year-old non-anamorphic DVD now that better DVDs and a Blu-Ray have been released?

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Re: Is collecting movies a worthless art? (hoarders need not apply)
« Reply #35 on: October 09, 2011, 12:49:32 PM »
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I had some OOP ones and they aren't fetching very much coin on the open market. Silence of the Lambs is only going for like $4

Who wants a 13-year-old non-anamorphic DVD now that better DVDs and a Blu-Ray have been released?

There are Criterion diehards who want every version of every release ever released.
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Re: Is collecting movies a worthless art? (hoarders need not apply)
« Reply #36 on: October 09, 2011, 01:19:20 PM »
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I had some OOP ones and they aren't fetching very much coin on the open market. Silence of the Lambs is only going for like $4

Who wants a 13-year-old non-anamorphic DVD now that better DVDs and a Blu-Ray have been released?

One of these chumps.

There are Criterion diehards who want every version of every release ever released.
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Re: Is collecting movies a worthless art? (hoarders need not apply)
« Reply #37 on: October 22, 2011, 08:21:33 PM »
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I like having a special relationship with whatever copy i've had longest...
i gave away all of my 200+ VHS collection as soon as i started buying DVDs, and it'll be the goddamn regret im screamin about on my death bed. Never again, i buy for keeps.
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