On Movies & Movie Collecting: My Blu-ray Collection – May 2022 Edition

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If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you know that one of my hobbies – albeit an expensive one – is collecting movies on home media. I have been doing this since late 1983 when I bought my first VHS cassettes – even before I owned a VCR – and as one medium makes way for a new one (VHS to DVD, DVD to Blu-ray, and Blu-ray to 4K UHD Blu-ray – my library of movies has grown.

I no longer have a VCR or VHS tapes; my personal player died sometime in 1997 after 13 years of careful but constant use. I still kept my tapes till around 2005 because Mom’s VCR – a gift from me – still worked, but when that player was no longer available, I focused exclusively on DVDs until 2009.

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That year was when the U.S. officially transitioned from analog TV broadcasts to digital, so that’s when I bought my first HDTV and Blu-ray player. I still bought DVD titles because they were cheaper and still the dominant home video format, and studios were not releasing Blu-ray reissues as frequently as they do now. Eventually, when Blu-ray discs (BDs) became the go-to format as more consumers bought digital TVs, I started buying more titles in the newer format and less of the older.

As of today, according to my Collection page in my Blu-ray.com profile, my collection consists of:

  • DVD: 240, including 67 seasons’ worth of TV shows
  • Blu-ray (2K): 487. Including 419 feature films and 69 TV seasons
  • 4K Blu-ray: 84 Movies – 0 TV Seasons
My Blu-ray collection, from A-Z
My 4K Blu-ray collection

This total includes two pre-orders, one 2K BD, and one 4K BD.

This week I will receive Paramount Home Media Distribution’s The Untouchables Steelbook edition, which comes out tomorrow. It’s the 4K edition; I have the 2K BD edition from 2007, but the video and audio quality are only so-so, so I am upgrading the title to the 4K UHD version.

The other pre-order I have in the pipeline is Season 2 of Star Trek: Lower Decks, but it won’t be out till July.

Published by Alex Diaz-Granados

Alex Diaz-Granados (1963- ) began writing movie reviews as a staff writer and Entertainment Editor for his high school newspaper in the early 1980s and was the Diversions editor for Miami-Dade Community College, South Campus' student newspaper for one semester. Using his experiences in those publications, Alex has been raving and ranting about the movies online since 2003 at various web sites, including Amazon, Ciao and Epinions. In addition to writing reviews, Alex has written or co-written three films ("A Simple Ad," "Clown 345," and "Ronnie and the Pursuit of the Elusive Bliss") for actor-director Juan Carlos Hernandez. You can find his reviews and essays on his blogs, A Certain Point of View and A Certain Point of View, Too.

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