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It’s a big day for my physical media collection

It’s a big day for my physical media collection

It’s been a while since I picked up new vinyl and Blu-Rays, today I got both!

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I’ve posted about my vinyl collection once or twice on here before, I’m pretty sure. A hobby I got into roughly a year ago, it’s been super dope to get some of my favorite music on physical media. I’ve been doing the same with movies, collecting my favorite flicks so that I can own them outright. A couple favorites came in on the same day!

All the way back in September I ordered The Last of Us Part 2 Covers and Rarities vinyl. This record specifically features the songs that the characters sing in-game. Like Ashley Johnson’s Take on Me cover, or her and Troy Baker’s cover of Wayfaring Stranger. I think my personal favorite is Through The Valley. I still remember hearing Ellie sing that song in one of the reveal trailers and it gave me goosebumps. A fine addition to my collection.

I also got my 4K Ultra HD Blu-Ray copy for Scream (2022). I haven’t stopped talking about this movie since it came out, I’m obsessed with it. Last year, I bought the fancy steelbook for the original Scream that Paramount put out and it’s dope. This is just the latest addition to what I hope will become a collection of the entire film on physical media. I’ve already dug into the deleted scenes, behind-the-scenes featurettes, as well as the one honoring the late Wes Craven. I’m also a sucker for a good director’s commentary, so I’ll have to put aside some time this week to check that out too.

Though I love my digital libraries and streaming services, there’s something special about actually owning my favorite entertainment. I don’t have to worry about licensing deals expiring, or service going out of business and me losing access to something I previously rented/bought.

From The Chatty
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    April 6, 2022 6:48 AM

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      April 6, 2022 7:38 AM

      I am very familiar with this feeling. haha

      I own way too much physical media and currently have a bunch of out-of-print CDs en route from Ebay right now (hopefully) for bands and albums I recently discovered that aren't on streaming services.

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        April 6, 2022 8:58 AM

        That's the main reason I've stuck with GPM/YTM because I could upload stuff that wasn't available in the streaming catalog. Over the years, the catalog has gotten better (and worse at times), plus I don't look for those smaller bands as much, so it's not quite as big of a thing before. But, there are still groups I have uploaded that are just never likely to make it into the streaming catalog.

        I half wish video would do the same thing, but I get that's a massive more amount of storage required to pull that off. But, without that kind of feature, I don't see how we'd ever be able to kill off DVDs entirely.

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      April 6, 2022 7:52 AM

      ... also, I've never seen Scream. Is it actually good?

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        April 6, 2022 10:55 AM

        YES IT IS I LOVE IT. Lmao my fanboying aside, I think you would dig it!

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          April 6, 2022 11:54 AM

          I'll have to finally check it out. Bummer it's not on any of my streaming services right now. :P

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            April 6, 2022 2:32 PM

            Yeah, they're all on Paramount+ as of right now. The rights to the Scream movies have been to hell and back, so they've done some bouncing around over the years.

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      April 6, 2022 8:59 AM

      Discogs has made me buy so much vinyl this past year.

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      April 6, 2022 8:59 AM

      They re-made Scream?

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        April 6, 2022 9:06 AM

        And it's actually pretty good!

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        April 6, 2022 10:55 AM

        It's actually a sequel! They just decided not to call it Scream 5. And yeah, it's great!

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      April 6, 2022 10:05 AM

      It's super weird, but I keep forgetting that The Last Of Us 2 is even a thing, and has been out for a while. I haven't bought (or obviously played) it yet.

      Still stuck in previous gen PS4 with an older TV and I guess I was waiting until I someday got a new TV and a PS5.

      RE: your purchases, I'm with you! Still buying movies, and CDs (latest Joe Satriani comes out on Friday) and vinyl. The next movie I will probably buy is the UNCHARTED 4K; maybe the steelbook version. I don't buy a tonne of movies, but I'll want that if it has some extensive bonus features.

      For gaming-related vinyl I don't have much: BioShock 2 (box set); NuDoom 2016; and Far Cry: Primal.

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        April 6, 2022 10:57 AM

        Yeah the TLOU 2 is actually my first gaming vinyl. I remember hearing a few of these songs in-game and hoping that they would release it as its own thing, so I pre-ordered this the second it was announced haha. My only Steelbook is Scream (1996) but I would love to get some more, they're super cool!

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      April 6, 2022 12:50 PM

      I got a copy of RAN from Criterion :) It's long OOP but this is a clean used copy

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      April 6, 2022 3:04 PM

      Physical? As in you touch it with your hands? ew.

      /sarcasm


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      April 6, 2022 3:25 PM

      For the most part, I do still like owning movies on physical media, but the pace at which I buy them has reduced quite a bit over the last 5-ish years. If it's a movie I really love, though, I tend to buy the disc.

      I've got a big folio here of audio CD's that I haven't listened to in well over a decade. It's probably time to be honest about the fact that I'm very unlikely to ever pull them out again, and just trash the lot.

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      April 6, 2022 3:51 PM

      Physical media is getting harder to get. It sucks.

      I wanted to grab Goodfellas and it’s out of print since September :(

      I wanted to grab the original Spider-Man trilogy and it’s out of print and replaced with an inferior set that costs more :(

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        April 6, 2022 6:19 PM

        Yeah, all the major B&M retailers seem to be phasing out physical media in store.

        Barnes and Noble seems to be the only holdout, since physical media is their specialty.

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          April 6, 2022 6:23 PM

          Yep!

          I went into Best Buy the other day and it was like 1 maybe 2 racks of movies and that was it. It used to be aisle after aisle.

          Now when I try to find something it’s like I have Amazon, Deep Discount, Best Buy, Target, Walmart, Barnes & Noble, and maybe Books-A-Million to search through.

          If they don’t have it online or in store, you’re pretty much out of luck or you’re paying hugely inflated prices on eBay.

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            April 6, 2022 6:48 PM

            Here’s a nice little Scorsese blu-ray collection with Goodfellas for $13

            https://www.amazon.com/Scorsese-Feature-Goodfellas-Aviator-Departed/dp/B007TBJD1U/


            You’re out of luck if you want the Digibook version of the Spider-Man Trilogy.

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              April 6, 2022 6:49 PM

              Trying to get that 4K Goodfellas :(

              Even emailed WB to see if they’re gonna reprint it

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              April 6, 2022 7:04 PM

              Also, thank you for taking the time to try to solve my problem, it is appreciated :)

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                April 6, 2022 7:24 PM

                Honestly, the 4K version of Goodfellas isn’t that much an improvement over the latest blu-ray release. I hope they do a better remastering it if they release it again on 4K.

                WB can do a great job if they put in the effort - Unforgiven and Blade Runner are spectacular on 4K.

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            April 6, 2022 6:54 PM

            I'd forgotten about Deep Discount, I haven't ordered from them in a decade or so.

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        April 6, 2022 8:17 PM

        I agree. It's a pity. :/

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        April 6, 2022 9:51 PM

        Crazy it's like a cycle. I remember searching forever for a DVD of Purple Rain back in the late 90s/early 2000s

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      April 6, 2022 4:11 PM

      same:
      https://i.imgur.com/rbzrizF.jpg

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      April 6, 2022 9:38 PM

      I’m pretty sure if I decided to write a cortex post about my physical media collection it would be that I’m getting rid of it all because I haven’t touched literally any of it in years.

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