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Jim_K

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On average do you purchase more New releases or Catalog releases each year?

I'm probably in the minority here but my ratio is about 10:1 in favor of Catalog titles I purchase each year.
 

Jim_K

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Just exactly how long does a film have to have been out to be considered "catalog?"

Good question.

New = Usually within 6-12 months of its theatrical release and usually first time released to a home video format. Some exceptions would be a new film released to VHS then a DVD follows 2-3 months later I would still be consider it NEW.

Catalog = Older films and also fairly recent films previously released on home video. A good example would be the upcoming Jackie Brown release which is fairly recent '97 but only available on VHS until this August.
 

Patrick McCart

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My catalog titles outnumber new releases at 36 to 5! (out of 82 titles)

It makes sense since the quality of recent movies have severely degraded...and I don't mean image or sound quality! (Except for some excellent recent movies like Moulin Rouge!, A.I., Shrek, Cast Away, and Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon.)
 

Bruce Hedtke

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I seem to go in streaks. Sometimes I buy alot of new releases, sometimes alot of catalogue titles. Right now, I am trying to pick up some older films to help round out my collection. In general, though, I would rather buy a catalogue title and rent a new release.

Bruce
 

Gabe D

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I buy a lot of new releases, but I still buy far more catalog titles. There are just so many more catalog titles than new releases.
 

MartinTeller

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Hmmm... does it count as buying a "new release" if it was new when released, but old when I bought it? For example, I didn't buy The Matrix DVD until it had already been on the market for 2 years.
 

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