Movies are a staple in modern day culture. It’s how most people unwind and let themselves relax. It’s also a great way to bring people together as movies are a shared interest among many. Despite the fact that there are many streaming services available these days, there’s nothing quite like owning a physical copy of your favorite movies.
It’s a sentiment that many can agree on, which is why the world of movie collecting is as big as it is. If you’re someone looking for a ticket into the movie club but don’t know where to start, you’re already in the right place.
Consider the Packaging
There are many benefits to being a movie box set collector, but one of the best things about it is how creative the packaging can be. Most of the time, this is the case for limited edition runs. Some, such as the Home Alone box set, come complete with a fake spider, a map depicting a Battle Plan, and a wanted poster all packed into a paint can.
Fans of the iconic movie Scarface will be thrilled to get their hands on the limited edition humidor that comes complete with a custom medallion inspired by the movie. The package also includes 10 original art cards from the movie as well as a DVD version of the 1932 film.
Monty Python and the Holy Grail is another classic movie that fans just can’t get enough of. Even better, the DVD box set comes in a model castle with an attached catapult arm. It also comes with a variety of toy farm animals to use with said catapult.
If you want to know whether or not a box set is worth buying, you can always look up reviews online or watch unboxing YouTube videos, which can not only be informative, but incredibly entertaining as well.
As you can see, packaging plays a major role in collecting movie box sets so make sure to look for limited edition versions of some of your favorite movies.
Start with Your Favorite Series
Becoming a movie collector can be somewhat overwhelming, especially since there are so many movies out there. A good way to start off your brand new collection is to begin with some of your favorite movie series. Harry Potter for example, is a classic and timeless series that will be priceless for years to come.
The Harry Potter box set comes with 31 discs that can be viewed in both Blu-Ray and normal DVD format. It even comes with a digital copy of it so you can watch from any device. If you’re a fan of extras, you’ll be happy to know that the Harry Potter box set also comes with 37 hours worth of bonus footage. This covers everything from the making of the movie, to interviews with the cast and behind the scenes looks.
The Lord of the Rings trilogy is another good option. Not to mention the box set includes extended scenes that weren’t shown in movie theaters. The set includes 12 discs and four commentary tracks as well as an amazing DTS 6.1 ES sound.
Shop Around for Deals
It can be tempting to want to purchase the first DVD box set that you find. However, you should always compare box sets to make sure you are getting the best deal possible. In terms of buying, check to see how much said movie is worth before you do so. This way, you can rest assured you won’t be getting ripped off.
You will also want to be wary of any deals that seem too good to be true. Unfortunately, that is oftentimes the case and many people end up getting ripped off this way.
Don’t Let Go of Limited Edition Finds
When you find a limited edition copy of just about anything, be sure to act, and act quickly. Regardless of whether or not you enjoy the movie, simply having this edition is a movie collector’s dream. If you don’t snatch up the chance to own a limited edition copy of anything, you may find yourself regretting it in the long run.
Be Wary of Used Copies
Building a movie collection can be pricey, especially when you’re starting out from scratch. Because of this, many people tend to rely on used copies to kick off their collection. There’s nothing wrong with buying used, but make sure you are actually getting what you paid for.
A lot of sellers will try to pass off old and battered movies as being in “good condition” when they are far from it. As a result, you end up forking up money for a DVD that doesn’t even work. If you can, do a thorough inspection of the DVD, the case, and anything else that comes with the box set before purchasing.
If you are buying online, be sure to look at reviews for that seller and request any pictures that can prove the condition of the DVD.
Prioritize Your Favorite Movies
You may find yourself out shopping one day only to find two or three amazing box sets. Your first instinct might be to add them all to your cart, but if your wallet says otherwise, you are going to have to make a decision.
Before you go into a panic, try to think about which movie is more important to you in that moment. As always, prioritize the limited edition movie. Another thing to consider is whether or not the movies are available on streaming services. If so, you may be better off watching them there than spending your money on them.
Again, consider the packaging of the movie. If it’s a used movie that happens to actually be in good condition and comes with a unique packaging, get that one. There are a lot of things to consider when trying to decide what to purchase for your collection but it ultimately boils down to what you want.