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Old 24th June 2019, 08:11 PM
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WTF is it to other people how,why,what or when move/film fans collect things?

To each their own....it's the people who constantly harp on about other people's 'habits' that need to get away from the keyboard and get the **** out of the house more.
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Old 24th June 2019, 08:15 PM
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I can see where John Matrix is coming from although he could have expressed himself a little less tetchier.

I think his words ring true in a way. Not regarding how many editions of a film someone has, that matters not, but if he 'follows' a label on social media he may be hoping other followers discuss the film in question rather than tech aspects or indeed artworks.

That's me though, i'd prefer to know if the film is good or bad, gory or not, exploitative, scary, whatever, than it's number in a collection.

Naturally, if a release is of sub standard quality or missing a sailing yacht then i'd want to know things like that from fellow 'followers'.

As for me, i don't even keep my labels together on the shelf. Organized chaos is all the rage round these parts..
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Old 24th June 2019, 08:20 PM
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Excuse my cynicism but I follow the likes of 8 Films, Arrow, Eureka etc on twitter and it really pisses me off all these tragic zoomer fanboys who seem more concerned with collecting blu rays and how pretty they look on their shelves than they actually do about the films themselves. Folk sitting with big piles of blu rays they've never got round to watch. Well why are you buying them.

I've only ever had They Beyond on that Vipco DVD so I'm probably more entitled than anyone to buy it on blu ray
You care about films and you only own The Beyond on Vipco?

You're a ****ing comedian mate.
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Old 24th June 2019, 11:05 PM
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Personally i like a film to be uncut and presented in the original ratio if possible and a fairly decent print but dvd quality is fine
, i have a lot of classic films that i'm not interested in upgrading because they are perfectly watchable copies.

i'm not too worried about Blu ray copies sure they look totally spanking sometimes but it can also pinpoint defects that were not noticeable on a less sharp copy.

I still think a rough copy of Texas Chainsaw is more effective than sparkly sunshine.

Bit like how modern porn is too "enhanced" to be as sexy as girl next door 70's porn. ( or maybe it's just me, i digress)

I have numerous copies of old toss films, stuff like Vipco's "The Nostril picker" utter shite but i kinda like having a copy, i don't really need a 4K version and neither does anyone else for that matter.

Even films i love i won't upgrade if i've got a decent copy unless it's a steal and stupidly cheap.

i've lost track here really but what i'm saying is it's nice to have a juicy copy of a favourite film but sometimes grindhouse grade is better.

I'd rather spend money on a "new to me" film than a slight upgrade that is not really gonna enhance the film in any way.

Then again if you would rather watch a film constantly over and over in a cave somewhere a 4K upgrade would surely make all the difference for all of 10 minutes.

I guess what i'm saying is if u want 2 spend all your money on 10 versions of 1 film then knock yourself out.

See if i care.


My collection is a film collection i like or stuff that interests me, not a collection of a collection.

Shit me that was hard work.
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Old 25th June 2019, 08:39 AM
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I do agree on what you said the sharper the quality can sometimes take away the tonne of the film and then it loses its effect and appeal.

If my DVD quality is good then I'm not arsed about replacing it with blu ray or 4k unless I find it for mere pennies,
But at same time I've got odd blu ray film where quality is absolutely bismall And makes the DVD look like 4k

But where next 8k then what ?

Why can't companies release something that really does need upgrading, like a film that's not seen light of day since vhs, or something obscure that's only been released by one company and its region locked, (people still collect vhs because so many films have not even had a dvd release) after all do we really need New York ripper being released again for the umpteenth time by god knows how many different film companies, look how many times TCM has been released.

I know we all want a decent collection and good collection and we are all different \ fussy in our own way that's just how it is. My collection at moment is here there and everywhere and in order like a junk shop but I still know where to find what I'm looking for. I would like it tidier but that's just how it is at the moment until (hopefully ) we move.
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Why can't companies release something that really does need upgrading, like a film that's not seen light of day since vhs, or something obscure that's only been released by one company and its region locked, (people still collect vhs because so many films have not even had a dvd release) after all do we really need New York ripper being released again for the umpteenth time by god knows how many different film companies, look how many times TCM has been released.
That is a good point and something that I've always thought. When you consider that a huge number of films never made it to VHS, even less made it to DVD, fewer still made it to Blu-ray and even fewer still will make it to UHD it sometimes feels a little frustrating, even though there is nothing that we can do about that.

When I think about all the cool gialli and other types of filone that have never been given English-friendly releases on either DVD or Blu-ray, it makes me wish that we could have some of those released rather than 4K remasters of titles that have already had multiple releases.
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That is a good point and something that I've always thought. When you consider that a huge number of films never made it to VHS, even less made it to DVD, fewer still made it to Blu-ray and even fewer still will make it to UHD it sometimes feels a little frustrating, even though there is nothing that we can do about that.

When I think about all the cool gialli and other types of filone that have never been given English-friendly releases on either DVD or Blu-ray, it makes me wish that we could have some of those released rather than 4K remasters of titles that have already had multiple releases.
Exactly, I'm pretty sure there a huge library of films that has never been released on any format, or some obscure film/ tv show shown in the 70/80s that never been aired again since, after all wouldn't that be a good bonus and advantage for the company as well.
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I too agree that there is too much emphasis on re-releasing product which has already been done to death, I am a film collector who buy's for the enjoyment of the movie itself, apart from the odd special packaged ltd edition that come around I tend to stick to just buying standard editions at a more less inflated price, I am always hoping that something new will be announced to add a breath of fresh air to the choice, I have quite a few upgrades from dvd to blu ray and have no intention of upgrading to 4K as there is nothing wrong with the version I now own, I stupidly sold off a lot of my collection a few years back and am in the process of replacing certain titles back into my collection while not bothering with others, i'm becoming more selective in the versions I buy these day's.
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I too agree that there is too much emphasis on re-releasing product which has already been done to death, I am a film collector who buy's for the enjoyment of the movie itself, apart from the odd special packaged ltd edition that come around I tend to stick to just buying standard editions at a more less inflated price, I am always hoping that something new will be announced to add a breath of fresh air to the choice, I have quite a few upgrades from dvd to blu ray and have no intention of upgrading to 4K as there is nothing wrong with the version I now own, I stupidly sold off a lot of my collection a few years back and am in the process of replacing certain titles back into my collection while not bothering with others, i'm becoming more selective in the versions I buy these day's.
I agree, I'm not made of money or have a lot to my name, hence why I do a lot of buying from car boots, charity, cex etc. Im selective if I'm paying eg 10 or over i wont buy blind or take a punt for that price, but if I'm buying 1 from charity shop then I'm not to fussed. Like most collectors we like to have a nice huge collection and we all do, and no denying because if didn't some wouldn't buy 10 plus films a week and have 3000 plus films.
Personally with that comment I'd rather have 2000 plus films bought cheap than own say 300 films bought at a ridiculous price because it's oop, (but that just me). Like all collectors we do like to own as many films as we can etc but I'd rather own a bare bones film than not own it all if I can't afford the deluxe edition with all the bells and whistles.

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I guess what i'm saying is if u want 2 spend all your money on 10 versions of 1 film then knock yourself out.

See if i care.

To each his own.....

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