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  1. TJPC

    Why I Own So Many Movies.

    I have series of movies (Marvel) and TV Shows (Walking Dead -- Star Trek) etc. that I keep up with and buy and watch first (Blu-rays). I also have a tremendous amount of home made DVDs from TCM that have yet to be watched. Consequently I almost never get around to watching an old favorite...
  2. TJPC

    Why I Own So Many Movies.

    I still put the DVDs in disc envelopes, and store them in the Blu ray cases if the Blu ray didn’t come with one. I throw out the paper cover and keep the cases to store home made DVDs.
  3. TJPC

    Why I Own So Many Movies.

    I have often thought that I should make some notes about my collection for my daughter. She is rather disdainful of the disc formats now, but I do have some rare DVDs, and Blus that are very hard to get. I hate to think everything will end up heaped together in a bin at Good Will with a 50 cent...
  4. TJPC

    Why I Own So Many Movies.

    I do not have a 4K system but I am still replacing many DVDs with Blu rays. Used DVDs appear to be worth nothing. What I have been doing is putting the DVD in a disc envelope and storing it in the case with the blu ray if it did not come with one. I throw away the DVD paper insert and recycle...
  5. TJPC

    Why I Own So Many Movies.

    To me, streaming is only for something I want to watch once and probably never look at again. The idea of “owning” a movie that you can watch on line is totally unreal to me. I need the physical disc. I have many free movies I have on line that I received when I bought the Blu ray. I have never...
  6. TJPC

    Why I Own So Many Movies.

    You know, aliens around us are fighting a huge galactic war and need allies. They discovered us around 1900, and decided we could help, but needed to spend the last 119 years advancing our technology artificially to bring us up to speed. So, what should have taken 1000 years has taken less than...
  7. TJPC

    Why I Own So Many Movies.

    It was fairly easy at the time, though now, since it’s been years and I have forgotten how, it seems like investigating a forgotten art. I could make a cd in about 30 min. including cover once I had the wave file. The biggest warning for you — don’t tell anyone you can do this! Friends will...
  8. TJPC

    Why I Own So Many Movies.

    I had 1000s of VHS tapes I bought or made myself. As I mentioned above, when I switched to DVD, I replaced what I could, and dubbed the unobtainable (Hollywood Series) on to discs myself. All these tapes had been kept in air conditioning and never abused. What was sobering, was the amount...
  9. TJPC

    Why I Own So Many Movies.

    I played all the rate LPs into the computer, made wave files, depopped them, burned them on to CD-Rs and then sold them.
  10. TJPC

    Why I Own So Many Movies.

    I found both DVDs and CDs so overwhelmingly better, that I could not get rid of VHS tapes and LPs fast enough. I had an indecently vast collection of both, so it took me years to replace or dub them on to disc if they were not available in the new format. I actually have vivid memories of...
  11. TJPC

    Why I Own So Many Movies.

    I had a top of the line 26” Sony and later a 40” rear projection Hitachi. I bought many pre-recorded VHS tapes for myself and had like said above, just about every Disney movie available for my daughter. I remember being astonished by the wonderful quality of the “Star Wars” films when they...
  12. TJPC

    Why I Own So Many Movies.

    Here in the Toronto area before DVD, we had “Sam The Record Man”, “A&A Records”, “HMV”, “Tower Records” and “Future Shop” jammed with every conceivable VHS tape. Gradually these gave way to DVD. They are all gone now.
  13. TJPC

    Why I Own So Many Movies.

    I had a huge collection of “Beta” tapes all taped from TV. I eventually had to switch to VHS of course and the reason was mostly that the Beta rental places were drying up, and I wanted to buy many of the reasonably priced commercially produced VHS tapes, like “Star Wars” etc. What were more...
  14. TJPC

    Why I Own So Many Movies.

    For many people the joy is in the collecting, not how useful or functional something is. If you get great joy over collecting spoons, or clown figurines or whatever, you should have two words for those who criticize you and they are not “happy birthday”.
  15. TJPC

    Why I Own So Many Movies.

    Try that in Canada!
  16. TJPC

    Why I Own So Many Movies.

    I always immediately open up every disc I buy, sometimes in the car outside the post office or store. I have had so many with broken cases and broken spokes or scratched because they are rattling around. I want to take or send them back before they are too old to do so. Years ago I bought a...
  17. TJPC

    Why I Own So Many Movies.

    I am investigating who to donate my collection to when we “pass on”. We just had to deal with my parents house and my in laws houses a few years later that were packed to the rafters with seemingly good stuff that nobody wanted. Charities were not interested unless you basically delivered items...
  18. TJPC

    Why I Own So Many Movies.

    That of course was not my point at all. Substitute the name of anything you like in place of “The Munsters”, and I still make my point, which is that no matter how inexpensive an item may be, it is not worth buying unless you want to watch it.
  19. TJPC

    Why I Own So Many Movies.

    Sometimes I see a Blu ray at an outrageously cheap price and am about to pick it up, when I think to myself “do I really want to sit down and force myself to watch this even at this price?” If the answer is no, it stays in the store. For instance, I have always loved “The Addams Family” and...
  20. TJPC

    Why I Own So Many Movies.

    Thanks! Really, my wife is very indulgent! I had old wide steel shelves from Sears with everything doubled up with some stuff at the back and behind others. She suggested we have the two walls of shelves made when the basement was finished and I put everything in boxes while construction was...
  21. TJPC

    Why I Own So Many Movies.

    I think this thread should be re-titled “Why I Keep My Wife out of the Man Cave”
  22. TJPC

    Why I Own So Many Movies.

    I grew up in the late 1950s and the 1960s when TV stations needed to fill their airways and did so with hundreds of classic films from earlier decades. I grew to love movies of the 1930s and 1940s, especially musicals and comedies. There was no way to get a copy to collect, so my first discs...
  23. TJPC

    Why I Own So Many Movies.

    All I know is Jaws played forever, and my parents saw Star Wars only when they came to visit me in Hamilton later that year, after I had gone on and on about it.
  24. TJPC

    Why I Own So Many Movies.

    When I grew up in Windsor Ontario, there were two movie chains in town, one called “Famous Players” which had about 5 theatres, and one called “Odeon” which had 1. The “Odeon” got “Jaws” at the start of the summer, and which stayed all summer. This blocked the next movie which was supposed to...
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