Most Recent DVDs
I've had some more people ask me about the true purpose of this page (or maybe just the DVD section?), so I guess it's time for an explanation.
I've been the usual source for most of my friends borrowed movies for a while, since I started collecting movies a long time ago. As I gained more friends and they found out about my little hobby, I would hear the inevitable "what have you got?", to which I would snicker and say "a couple hundred movies". Just to be a smart ass, I thought I would put my movie listing online, that way I could point friends to my list of movies that they could then pick out what they wanted to borrow.
But a page long listing of movies would be boring. I'm a web professional, after all. So I went a step further and made myself a little database. I nice, convoluted database. This way I could not only keep up with my movies, but I could categorize them and even keep up with who had borrowed which movie. At one point, I added a link to each movie to where you can buy it direct from Amazon (not that anybody would do it, but it's just a higher nerd factor). That started to confuse people, as I had at least 2 people ask if I was selling movies. Not wanting to confuse my friends, I took the Amazon links off. Nobody bought anything anyway, everybody was too busy borrowing from me!
So that's what all of this really is: An overly-complicated list of my DVDs.
Circa 2019, my movie collecting took a turn to more favor digital/streaming copies. Stores were carrying fewer (disc) movies. The prices of those movies were rising.
What used to be a $19.99 release that was on sale for $15.99 the first week, was turning into a $22.99 regular price that went on sale for $19.99 the first week.
Amazon's Prime Video service began a discounting pattern, where 1-3 months after a release was new ($19.99) it would drop into various sales from $10-$15. Since I don't
think Amazon is going anywhere, says the Jeff Bezos fanboy in me, I've gotten comfortable buying digital/cloud-only movies from here.
I debated for a long time whether or not to include those purchased streaming movies in my list here. Since I was purchasing fewer physical discs for friends to borrow, the original purpose of the list started to wane. Along in latter 2020, I started to havea hard time keeping up with what movies I had purchased on disc versus streaming-only. Looking at how barren the 2020 New DVD entries were, I started to look over just what I had purchased through Amazon Prime Video.
87 titles. From sometime in mid-2019 through Dec 2020. And I know I'd come close to purchasing some of those titles again, be it in a physical format or a "special edition" because I'd half-forgotten I owned it in the first place.
While I can't loan out streaming copies, I still search here to prevent buying something again. In that regard, Prime Video entries will start taking up some space. So the movies I can't loan out will be marked with a
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