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.
Huge day for my physical media collection pic.twitter.com/z2DT49AA1g— Donovan Erskine (@Donimals_) April 5, 2022
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.