This is why i'm STILL broke!

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Hey Ninja's. Its coming up to 6 months since my first man cave post and a lot has changed in the room since then. There's a new wall dedicated to premiums and steels, a brand new 4K section and in a feat that would impress even Dr Strange, I've managed to squeeze a new aisle in there too. Time for a new post? You bet your ass it is.

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Hi Mark. After just watching your video on youtube I wanted to get in touch. I am a fellow movie fanatic, cinephile, film junkie, movie buff. I am 33 years old and live in the UK. In 2008 I came across a newly founded cinema membership where you pay a monthly fee and can watch unlimited movies. From then to the present day I have watched 303 movies. Every film I see I buy on Blu-ray. I'm exclusively interested in those movies only!!!! I am building a unique blu-ray collection based only on the one's I saw at the cinema. I then got into movie prop collecting in 2013. The first piece I ever bought was a set dressing piece from Dredd. This then went on to me acquiring a set dressing piece from Prometheus. I also own an FBI folder screen matched and used by Paul Walker in Fast & Furious 4, an evidence envelope that Vin Diesel opens with Letty's personal effects in as well from this movie. I bought another screen matched piece from Dredd. I have a screen matched pair of glasses that Ivan Vanko (Mickey Rourke) wears in the prologue of Iron Man 2. I have the screen matched photo of Sarah Connor that Kyle Reese is in possession of in Terminator Genisys. I have an additional set dressing piece from Prometheus, and lastly I am currently paying still for a tie worn by Tom Hardy in Legend. I only have two entertainment pigeon hole cases that hold 750 blu-rays. I figure at the ratio of me going to the movies which is once every fortnight for the past 11 years, there should be at least 15 years worth of space left. When I run out I would have to refigure what to do. I have limited space. I'm not interested in a digital collection as the resolution is better on Blu-ray. I haven't yet took the next step of 4k Blu-ray. My TV is only 1080p still. A 55 inch Panasonic LED. I do want to get a 65 inch 4k OLED at some point when I can afford it. I do think 1080p blu-ray is good enough quality. I admire your collection. You have got a bit of everything. Towards the end I started to wonder where Star Wars, Batman and Marvel were. Then you showed the middle of the room. I also have every movie from the MCU in my collection. It's a shame I am focussed only on what I see on the big screen. This limits me from being able to have a piece of everything. I do have some classics in my collection which they show at special screenings. I have The Godfather, Casablanca, Back To The Future, Dirty Dancing, Ghost, Halloween, Friday The 13th, The Exorcist and probably more. I recently downsized property due to horrible neighbours. I had wanted to get glass units for Sideshow collectibles and Hot Toys models. I am more limited on space now. Although after seeing your video you're making me think to turn my bedroom into a man cave. It is really lovely to meet other film enthusiasts. I have come across a few. I wish you good luck for the future and peace to watch movies. If you ever want to talk in more detail I would be happy to. Thanks.
 
Jun 22, 2017
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Hi Mark. After just watching your video on youtube I wanted to get in touch. I am a fellow movie fanatic, cinephile, film junkie, movie buff. I am 33 years old and live in the UK. In 2008 I came across a newly founded cinema membership where you pay a monthly fee and can watch unlimited movies. From then to the present day I have watched 303 movies. Every film I see I buy on Blu-ray. I'm exclusively interested in those movies only!!!! I am building a unique blu-ray collection based only on the one's I saw at the cinema. I then got into movie prop collecting in 2013. The first piece I ever bought was a set dressing piece from Dredd. This then went on to me acquiring a set dressing piece from Prometheus. I also own an FBI folder screen matched and used by Paul Walker in Fast & Furious 4, an evidence envelope that Vin Diesel opens with Letty's personal effects in as well from this movie. I bought another screen matched piece from Dredd. I have a screen matched pair of glasses that Ivan Vanko (Mickey Rourke) wears in the prologue of Iron Man 2. I have the screen matched photo of Sarah Connor that Kyle Reese is in possession of in Terminator Genisys. I have an additional set dressing piece from Prometheus, and lastly I am currently paying still for a tie worn by Tom Hardy in Legend. I only have two entertainment pigeon hole cases that hold 750 blu-rays. I figure at the ratio of me going to the movies which is once every fortnight for the past 11 years, there should be at least 15 years worth of space left. When I run out I would have to refigure what to do. I have limited space. I'm not interested in a digital collection as the resolution is better on Blu-ray. I haven't yet took the next step of 4k Blu-ray. My TV is only 1080p still. A 55 inch Panasonic LED. I do want to get a 65 inch 4k OLED at some point when I can afford it. I do think 1080p blu-ray is good enough quality. I admire your collection. You have got a bit of everything. Towards the end I started to wonder where Star Wars, Batman and Marvel were. Then you showed the middle of the room. I also have every movie from the MCU in my collection. It's a shame I am focussed only on what I see on the big screen. This limits me from being able to have a piece of everything. I do have some classics in my collection which they show at special screenings. I have The Godfather, Casablanca, Back To The Future, Dirty Dancing, Ghost, Halloween, Friday The 13th, The Exorcist and probably more. I recently downsized property due to horrible neighbours. I had wanted to get glass units for Sideshow collectibles and Hot Toys models. I am more limited on space now. Although after seeing your video you're making me think to turn my bedroom into a man cave. It is really lovely to meet other film enthusiasts. I have come across a few. I wish you good luck for the future and peace to watch movies. If you ever want to talk in more detail I would be happy to. Thanks.
Hi @Stanai. Thanks for watching my video and reaching out dude. It's always nice to talk to fellow collectors and movie lovers. What part of the UK are you from? I was born in Lancaster and lived in both Preston and then Milton Keynes for many years growing up. Me and the Mrs used to have a Cineworld card and would see as many movies as we could each month. Is that the membership you have? I do miss Cineworld. The cinema near me in Tasmania is pretty crappy tbh. Honestly mate, I've never heard of anyone collecting just movies they've watched at the cinema but that's very unique. I imagine it makes selecting what to buy a whole lot easier. What about some of the movies that bypass the cinema - like direct to DVD sequels or foreign movies? OK, maybe not direct to DVD - most of those are pretty crappy but there's a lot of foreign treasures out there. I just recently watched I Saw The Devil and it was incredible. I love the fact you've mapped out how much time it's gonna take to fill your shelves. Every time I think I'm going to run out of space, I always seem to find somewhere new in the room to store something. All of your prop collection sounds incredible mate. You should put up pics here in the Man Cave thread. I know there'd be loads of members on here who'd love to see it (myself included). Again, thanks for your message mate. Hope to speak again soon. Cheers.
 
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Thanks for getting back to me Mark. I live in Cambridgeshire and yes it did start out as a Cineworld Unlimited card but our Cambridge branch had to decide whether to save the Picturehouse arts cinema or Cineworld when they were forced to sell one due to having two cinemas owned by the same company in one city. So they sold Cineworld to a company called The Light Cinema who have an infinity scheme. They are pretty cool. When it started out they used to have classic horror theme nights which is how I got The Exorcist and Friday The 13th in my collection. I forgot to mention I have the original Predator and Alien in my collection as well. I have been known to travel to Norwich, Ipswich, and Peterborough for certain screenings that aren't being shown locally. I have been to London a few times as well. I went to the Trocadero in Piccadilly Circus once to see Rampart, I went to the Odeon in Leicester Square for Skyfall, and I did Empire for Jurassic World in IMAX. I tried having a home projector at my last place but I got rid of it when the bulb went and for other reasons. I haven't really got a favourite film as this would have to be the movie I've watched the most times in my life and as I haven't kept count I don't which one it is. I watch Prometheus a lot which I am fond of, although I am biased over movies I have props featured in. I wrote in to Total Film magazine and Empire who both printed stories about me. Just in the letters section you know. Didn't win star letter or anything. Paramount Pictures and Paramount Pictures UK follow me on twitter as do a few cinema chains I think. Jonathan Ross once tweeted me back. Mark Kermode hasn't though. My prop pics seem to be too large file size to upload at 3mb. I love the colour and artful sense of your collectibles. It isn't something I ever thought of doing myself. I suppose I was too obsessed with actually owning something on screen to have a claim to fame. I guess I have spent 5k on props and 3k on Blu-rays so far. I have a tin full of cinema tickets as well but recently they started wanting you to go digital and paperless with the qr code on your phone as the ticket which is a shame. I write every film in a list on paper when I get back from the cinema so I won't forget order, and I have a photo album with every movie cover screenshot from IMDB for when I was on social media. My first film was Atonement in 2007, followed by Cloverfield, Sweeney Todd, Rambo, There Will Be Blood, The Bank Job etc. I went last Monday to see Captain Marvel. I am going with my Mum tomorrow to see Us. Then we've got Dumbo, Pet Semetary, Lion King, Aladdin, Avengers End Game this year. Oh yeah I also have T2 in my collection as well lol. Forgot that one. I like the history of your collection as well. The nostalgia. A 75" 4k TV is nice. I must say I have not come across a collection as grand as yours before. I did see a couple of critics on Youtube with cool Blu-ray collections with LED strips you know. You've only just released your youtube video mind. It's got like 28k hits so far on a single video that's good going. Let's see what else it brings. I wonder what made you decide to come out now....
 
Jun 22, 2017
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Thanks for getting back to me Mark. I live in Cambridgeshire and yes it did start out as a Cineworld Unlimited card but our Cambridge branch had to decide whether to save the Picturehouse arts cinema or Cineworld when they were forced to sell one due to having two cinemas owned by the same company in one city. So they sold Cineworld to a company called The Light Cinema who have an infinity scheme. They are pretty cool. When it started out they used to have classic horror theme nights which is how I got The Exorcist and Friday The 13th in my collection. I forgot to mention I have the original Predator and Alien in my collection as well. I have been known to travel to Norwich, Ipswich, and Peterborough for certain screenings that aren't being shown locally. I have been to London a few times as well. I went to the Trocadero in Piccadilly Circus once to see Rampart, I went to the Odeon in Leicester Square for Skyfall, and I did Empire for Jurassic World in IMAX. I tried having a home projector at my last place but I got rid of it when the bulb went and for other reasons. I haven't really got a favourite film as this would have to be the movie I've watched the most times in my life and as I haven't kept count I don't which one it is. I watch Prometheus a lot which I am fond of, although I am biased over movies I have props featured in. I wrote in to Total Film magazine and Empire who both printed stories about me. Just in the letters section you know. Didn't win star letter or anything. Paramount Pictures and Paramount Pictures UK follow me on twitter as do a few cinema chains I think. Jonathan Ross once tweeted me back. Mark Kermode hasn't though. My prop pics seem to be too large file size to upload at 3mb. I love the colour and artful sense of your collectibles. It isn't something I ever thought of doing myself. I suppose I was too obsessed with actually owning something on screen to have a claim to fame. I guess I have spent 5k on props and 3k on Blu-rays so far. I have a tin full of cinema tickets as well but recently they started wanting you to go digital and paperless with the qr code on your phone as the ticket which is a shame. I write every film in a list on paper when I get back from the cinema so I won't forget order, and I have a photo album with every movie cover screenshot from IMDB for when I was on social media. My first film was Atonement in 2007, followed by Cloverfield, Sweeney Todd, Rambo, There Will Be Blood, The Bank Job etc. I went last Monday to see Captain Marvel. I am going with my Mum tomorrow to see Us. Then we've got Dumbo, Pet Semetary, Lion King, Aladdin, Avengers End Game this year. Oh yeah I also have T2 in my collection as well lol. Forgot that one. I like the history of your collection as well. The nostalgia. A 75" 4k TV is nice. I must say I have not come across a collection as grand as yours before. I did see a couple of critics on Youtube with cool Blu-ray collections with LED strips you know. You've only just released your youtube video mind. It's got like 28k hits so far on a single video that's good going. Let's see what else it brings. I wonder what made you decide to come out now....
No worries mate. Classic horror nights at the cinema would have been awesome. The only one I've done like that was a double bill of JC's The Thing and then the 2011 remake back to back. I would have loved to see Predator and Alien on the big screen. Lucky you caught them dude... I couldn't imagine not having either of those in my collection. Those pictures you've uploaded of your collectables are very cool. Do you display them next to a poster or an art print of the movie they came from? I think that's what I would do if I had any cool film memorabilia. All my items are part of movie box sets. Every model, every bust, every post card... they've all come from inside or apart of an edition that arrived with the movie. As much as I'd love to have a real piece of cinema history like your treasures, I think I'd get too obsessed and start wanting more and then my movie collection would suffer because it. I'm best just sticking to one collection I think. I too am going to watch US tomorrow (Friday here in Tasmania). I really enjoyed Get Out and I think US looks pretty terrifying - I love scary movies. Thanks for the kind words on my collection. I've been posting on here for around 2 years - made a lot of friends (and a one jealous enemy unfortunately) but I've only now done a proper Tour Video to showcase what I've spent most of my life acquiring. It seems to be doing well on YouTube so I'm really happy about that. So many people have reached out to talk movies and collections. It's been amazing. Thanks again for replying dude. Speak again soon. Cheers!
 

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All I have to say is WOW.

This by far is the best collection I've ever seen. :)
 
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You've actually inspired me to arrange my blu-rays differently. I had them in order of when I saw them, but have now put them into genres, franchises and sequels. It accentuates them so much. Like all my Marvel, DC comics, Disney, Horror, Sci fi. Alien looks much better next to Prometheus and Alien Covenant, so does my Halloween's, Terminators, Predators, James Bonds, Fast & Furious etc. You taught me a new found appreciation and respect for the franchises. I might even get into collectors editions like you one day and turn my bedroom and living room into a man cave and displays. I'd hazard a guess you have 50k movies and have spent at least a million.
 
Jun 22, 2017
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You've actually inspired me to arrange my blu-rays differently. I had them in order of when I saw them, but have now put them into genres, franchises and sequels. It accentuates them so much. Like all my Marvel, DC comics, Disney, Horror, Sci fi. Alien looks much better next to Prometheus and Alien Covenant, so does my Halloween's, Terminators, Predators, James Bonds, Fast & Furious etc. You taught me a new found appreciation and respect for the franchises. I might even get into collectors editions like you one day and turn my bedroom and living room into a man cave and displays. I'd hazard a guess you have 50k movies and have spent at least a million.
Well I'm honoured dude if my collection has been able to inspire you. That's awesome. I couldn't imagine not having Terminator next to Terminator 2 or Alien not next to Aliens. That would drive me insane. That's why I don't keep them in alphabetical order. For one, a collection this big would be near impossible to do... I've got Annihilation steelbook on the way and if they were in A-Z order, I'd have to move them all along by one just to fit them in. And say if they we're in alphabetical order... I'd have all my Harry Potters together but the Fantastic Beast films would be somewhere completely different. That ain't how I want to display my collection. Franchises together makes much more sense to me. If you ever need any pointers on collectors editions and the best places to look for them, let me know. Cheers.