I don't trust streaming. I don't trust movie studios. Always trying to change and censor stuff. You can't even watch "Roger Rabbit" it the original theaterical version unless you kept you VHS or laserdisc player.
I think a BD player that doesn't connect to the internet is the only way to really preserve your collection. If it does connect, the studio can just update it so that the BD you paid for and own won't even play. Very shady.
I just lost most of my 4K disc collection during a move. The bookcase they were in was damaged and the top half fell off from the truck at some point. very sad;. I had activated all the digital codes so I have them digitally, but I lost some great steelbooks and some of my favorite movies there, lost all the Marvel movies, though luckily I still have all the Star Wars and the Lord of the Rings sets.
I have 500 movies on VUDU
Plus 100 of my MUST OWN discs.
Will never go above 100 discs that’s already too much.
I got that beat in both categories
For those that care about best pic and sound…. Yep.
You're good on keeping the jackets. LD's were notorious for laser rot which was rearing it's ugly head for some of my movies as far back as the 90's so I can't even imagine how horrid they'd be today. That said I did keep a set of sealed THX SW OT discs as well as Macross: Do You Remember Love just to have as collectibles.I started buying used laserdiscs a few years ago in Japan. At the second hand store they had hundreds of them, usually for a buck a piece.
They also had the complete Twin Peaks box set from the early 90s, only ten bucks.
I grabbed so many of them. RoboCop 1 and 2, Blade Runner, Batman, Pulp Fiction, Scarface.
Unfortunately, when I had to leave, I had to make a decision. Those things are freaking HEAVY after all. I think the TP boxset weighed about 20 pounds. I gave that one to a friend. The rest? I threw out the discs and saved the awesome LP-like jackets.
I know. That wasn't cool. But I had no choice! Well...my act of desecration just made the ones collectors kept that much more valuable.