I only have 11 in my collection total. I’ve never liked to own a lot of things… I’m more of a minimalist. However I’ve always been a huge movie fanatic. Though I realised because everything had moved to streaming it meant I didn’t actually ‘own’ my all time favourite films. I was merely renting them. So I decided to only collect special editions of my all time favourites AND they had to be movies I would rewatch often. There’s definitely some classics still out there that I love but wouldn’t purchase as they’re too sad to watch again and again. I see some people on here posting ‘blind buys’ or ‘this movie sucked ass but the steel is nice’ and I could just never do that… but to each their own
If anyone is looking to quit or just reduce their library, it’s actually quite a fun exercises to think what are the 10-30 movies you truly couldn’t go without? What are the top films that have significant meaning to you? And of those, what ones would you actually rewatch again and again. Those might be the ones worth holding on to.
The way that I collect is very similar.
I've tried to keep it all 4K if possible. Only collect my favourite movies - movies that are ONLY in my Top 100 (yes, I tried to compile my 100 best and quickly realised that I didn't even have that many to list, so it's a growing count which is good and I've decided never to go over 100. That's the limit).
I pick only steels if possible and steels that are great quality, so going back to the earliest blu ray releases is a regular occurrence.
Don't give into the Fomo. Don't double dip. Don't overpay.
If a film isn't on 4K yet, I tend to wait to see if it gets a remaster release. If it's hard to find and unlikely to see a 4K release, then and only then will I buy it on standard blu ray.
It may seem pedantic and anal, but collecting this way I keep a very streamlined collection and never fall into the trap of wasting time, money, storage and most of all it doesn't affect my mental health. I'm the type of personality that could easily cascade into becoming a hoarder, so I've learnt to be disciplined in all areas of life.
Boring bastard aren't I?