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Size does matter: How big is your film library?

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Mr. Jingles, Jun 28, 2014.

  1. Mr. Jingles

    Mr. Jingles Agent

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    How many Blu-rays and DVDs do you own?I would estimate I own about 200 Blu-rays and 500 DVDs.Interested to learn what other members have accomplished with their collection.
     
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    I'm sure there has to be around 20 plus so million films worldwide since film started (all the international ones) and not even half a million of those I would want.

    I have a few thousand or so,
     
  3. FoxyMulder

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    Size only matters if your first name is Godzilla. :lol:

    For me it's quality over quantity these days, i tend to buy more classic cinema than new releases, in the old days i would buy many new releases, i spent a lot of money doing that, i hardly watched films a second time with most of those releases, so when it came to blu ray i decided to only spend on releases i truly wanted to see, there is always rental for things i don't want to own.

    So to answer your question, my collection isn't large but does have some great movies on the shelf.
     
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    BluZilla :lol: size does matter.

    I prefer older films to most of the new ones myself as well. Still have plenty of Laserdisc titles I like to buy including Godzilla (1998) AC-3 I have the DVD as well which gets once in while playing.

    Thousands of films on DVD
    I think less than 100 on bluray
    Less then 100 on HD-DVD
    Over 100 on Laserdisc (almost near to 200).
     
  5. atfree

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    A little over 400 BD's and about 75 DVD's. Would love to have only BD's but doubt that will ever happen. I sell my DVD as soon as the BD is released. Probably 80% are pre-1980 films. I may buy 2 new releases a year as newer films simply don't interest me and I would rarely watch them more than once. Whereas I to watch my catalog films at least once a year.
     
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    I have nearly 3,000 titles.

    I am guessing only 500-600 of those are Blu-ray.
     
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    According to my tracker I have about 930+ films on Blu-ray. Got rid of most all my DVDs awhile ago except some such as concerts, historical docs, TV season series, Wrestling. etc,.

    25% of my Blu-ray collection are films from 2000 - Present. 26% from 80-90 films and close to 49% between 1900-1979. So it's pretty evenly spread. I'm buying less current titles and more classic/foreign films as studios release them.
     
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    I'm embarrassed to give a number but it is several Thousand DVD and Blu-ray titles.
     
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    DVD Profiler says I have a total of 9522 DVDs in my collection. 1992 of them are BDs while 153 are HD DVDs
     
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    200 or so Blu-rays, probably about the same in DVD. Anything larger makes me feel like a hoarder, so I try to keep the collection in check.
     
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    This is similar to the numbers I have as far as BD goes, although you top me by thousands in the DVD department. I have been using storage cases to cut down on space issues for about 2/3 of my collection. The rest are still in their original keep cases. I live in a small apartment, but movies are my passion, so allowing them to take up as much space as they do does not bother me. It would be pretty ostentatious, except that I do not share the collection with anyone except family.
     
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    I ruthlessly prune my collection and aim to keep it at about 600 (about 250 of which are blu-rays). Anything I know that I won't watch again is recycled. The only disc I have repurchased is The Entertainer (Laurence Olivier). With a bigger collection it gets difficult to decide what to watch and I am no longer interested in collecting for its own sake.
     
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    About 1500 films, of which almost 300 are Blu-ray discs.

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    I have probably well over 10,000 films on various formats.
     
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    Around 5,000 give or take the last time I actually counted them. Less than 100 of them are blu (as I've said, mostly I'm replacing my non-anamorphic DVDs with blu).
     
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    Let's see:

    I had an existing collection of 600+ VHS tapes, but I parted with many of them when I acquired the same movies on DVD or Blu.
    I have 36 laserdiscs, almost all of which are Criterions that never came over to DVD.

    DVD Profiler tells me I have 3627 discs, inclusive of both DVDs and Blus. But DVD Profiler doesn't actually have profiles for a bunch of the discs that I have, and I can't tell if it's monitoring the number of internal discs in many of these sets. (For example, I have the 4 disc edition of Taylor Hackford's Chuck Berry documentary "Hail Hail Rock n Roll", but I can't tell if DVD Profiler counts that as one or four DVDs. In some places, I have TV season sets where DVD Profiler notes each disc in the set, but in other places, I have TV season sets where DVD Profiler only notes the overall package.

    My own Word document keeping track of all the DVDs and everything runs 60 pages.
    1 page for the lasers at the end.
    28 pages for DVDs
    21 pages for Blu-rays
    10 pages for Home Theater Forum titles reviewed or submitted

    Like Malcolm, my collecting has really slowed down over the last couple of years. Now I tend to just pick up a small number of new releases, along with choice Criterion or Twilight Time offerings.
     
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    By default DVD Profiler should count that as one, but you can control that by adjusting the Count As value on the Personal Information screen if you edit your profile.

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    I only buy movies I know I will re-watch again over the next couple of years or so - as a result, I only own around 225 Blus since jumping into the format in 2006. I more into renting than buying.
     
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    Size matters when you're younger. And when you're older you kinda notice that it's doesn't really matter. Talking about movies, of course...
     
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    Several thousand to be sure but I wouldn't begin to try to count them.
     

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