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    gabspss
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    #1204166526

    Creating this thread to ask some of you, film lovers, if y’all still are into buying physical media of films you like. Do you still think is worthy?

    It's about the chaotic editing in Moulin Rouge!

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    Eddy Q
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    I buy Blu-rays for special editions of stuff and subscribe to a DVD rental service as it has a wider and more eclectic range than what’s available online. Other than that, it’s mostly streaming for me these days apart from the masses of DVDs I already own.

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    A G Wooding
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    Even with so much available via streaming, I still value physical blu-rays. Nothing beats having a library of films to look at on your shelf.

    My next buy is definitely going to be the Bong Joon-ho collection getting released this month. I’ve only ever seen Parasite, Okja and Snowpiercer by him so I can’t wait to try Mother, The Host and, most excitingly, Memories of Murder.

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    I love buying Blu-rays when I can, I’ve probably accumulated a hundred or so over the years and plan to keep buying. I have DVDs too but don’t really go for them now, and I’ve not got the cash to spray on 4Ks. I stream most films I watch but I like being able to have a physical collection of films, mostly ones I love or ones I really want to see and can’t find online. I just really like having the physical copies, it’s hard to quantify exactly why but I guess it’s just cool to have collections and shelves of things haha. I do like the special features and being able to rely on them not randomly disappearing if I want to watch them again, plus I always feel like the quality is a bit better and there’s no risk of buffering or relying on my internet which really annoys me with streaming.

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    CuriousHedgehog
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    Not really, I can’t justify the cost unfortunately. I do own a Criterion copy of Portrait of a Lady on Fire, but other than a few DVD’s my mom got from goodwill, it’s too expensive a hobby for me. Criterion’s I definitely can’t justify as the shipping is bonkers.

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    Best Screenplay: Never Rarely Sometimes Always (Eliza Hitman)
    Best Actress: Sidney Flanigan ("Never Rarely Sometimes Always")

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    Atypical
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    Streaming. The days of buying physical copies are long over for me.

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    Riley Chow
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    I like owning them physically, but I will be moving toward the end of the year, so I am trying not to increase my possessions right now. But I have never owned a Blu-ray player and it would be weird for me to keep buying DVDs. But then I would have to get a Blu-ray player. Maybe once I am married and settled?

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    Depends on the film. I largely use streaming but for me it feels great to own a physical blu ray copy of a film I’ve particularly enjoyed. I guess you could say like a collectors edition but it feels more like an ornament. Once you’re finished you can pass down a copy of said special film to someone else for them to discover and enjoy the movie magic that enchanted you in the first place. Who are you going to hand an iTunes download of Taxi Driver to?

    Other than that I steer away from investing in physical copies too often. If a film hasn’t made that much of an impact for me but is one that I still particularly enjoy enough to re-watch, I just wait for it to go on streaming or for television re-runs.

    FYC Emmys: "The Crown" in all categories, "I May Destroy You" in all categories, "It's a Sin" in all categories, "Small Axe" in all categories, Billie Piper ("I Hate Suzie"), Yvonne Strahovski ("Stateless") and Ruth Wilson ("His Dark Materials")

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    I love physical media. Whether CD, DVD, Blu-ray, I don’t have a 4K player yet so I don’t really collect titles in that format. Also, I prefer physical books to e-books.

    And believe me if you’re a true movie fan you’ll want your forever copy of your favorite and most cherished movies because the system can definitely snatch them away from us permanently.

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    M: The Original
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    I like owning them physically, but I will be moving toward the end of the year, so I am trying not to increase my possessions right now. But I have never owned a Blu-ray player and it would be weird for me to keep buying DVDs. But then I would have to get a Blu-ray player. Maybe once I am married and settled?

    You do know Blu-ray players are backwards compatible? They play CD and DVD just fine. The same is true for a 4K player.

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    Unfortunately no but I do have a vast collection of mostly DVDs in storage.

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    Butz
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    I love buying DVDs at a store. Maybe I’m old-fashioned, but owning my very own copy of my favorite films just gives me a better feeling compared to streaming them. I also love to give DVDs/BluRays as birthday presents to friends, that wouldn’t work at all with digital copies.

    Letterboxd: Ray_In_Bruges

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    Riley Chow
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    You do know Blu-ray players are backwards compatible?

    I will show myself out.

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    FairWeatherAffair
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    Hell yes! Invest in physical media!! Torrent the shit out of download libraries and save the files to hard drives!!!

    The media industry and their owners have a vested interest in limiting the amount of art that we own, which is a fucking disaster for both artist and appreciator. This how we lose both access and history. Don’t let it happen.

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    BenitoDelicias
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    Nope. I think my last ones were like 6 years ago, yes, that long. Probably BluRay/special editions of Citizen Kane, Amadeus and Willy Wonka, I think that was it. And I’m pretty sure my last CD was MDNA or some Killers album. The one with the red lighting on the cover. Battle Born was it? At Best Buy. Which doesn’t even exist here anymore.

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