Sunday, 28 October 2012

The Overlook Moviestore presents: My Collection

This blog has been slipping of late, my posting rate has gone from irregular to practically nil (for no particular reason other than laziness). However, I have been doing a bit of moonlighting elsewhere. Paul Alaoui of the Overlook Moviestore has been running an excellent Q & A on film collecting, with contributors reminiscing about those halcyon days of video collecting, and among the interviewees is a piece from your friend and humble narrator. Check it out here.


Also, please pay a visit to the Overlook Moviestore where you can browse a fantastic selection of Blu-Rays, DVD, VHS, CDs, magazine and games. Looking for the ultra-rare pre-cert VHS edition of Frank Zappa's 200 Motels ? Step this way.


6 comments:

  1. A marvellous interview, Wes. Your taste in cinema is truly amazing. I wish I could boast of such a collection. And the first photograph I've ever seen of you. Look at you!

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  2. Many thanks Jon. Yeah, it was nice to reminisce about ye olden tymes, I think the film collector is spoiled these days and long may it continue. I worry though that the format will go the way of laserdisc and VHS, maybe the decline won't be as steep but I sense the video-on-demand storm is on the way...

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  3. Very enjoyable read Wes, the best of the collection posts so far, although I may be biased!

    I feel there is definitely a place for the on demand stuff, but I dread the day when physical media goes the way of the dinosaur. I still can't even get used to the idea of downloading music, and still buy CDs instead, so they'll have a long fight getting me to change my buying habits!

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  4. Thanks Mart, I hoped it might be a good read. I do download music but the kind of music I listen to is generally not found in HMV or even Amazon. Having said that recently I picked up a bunch of Byrds CDs (in preparation for reading Johnny Rogan’s massive biography) and it was a thrill to read the liner notes and so on – my first CD purchase in ages...

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  5. Great article and a good read, had me nodding my head and worrying about the future in regards to physical media (especially after the shag of having hardware die and loosing files). Oddly I don't mind music as files but I prefer films on disc (with lovely extras and a cover).

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  6. Many thanks for the great comment Jay. Yes, I completely agree, I don't mind having music on mp3, my collection is stored across 80-odd DVD-Rs (with backup discs), but with movies I do love having a physical collection. Coming from the VHS era, I still feel massively spoiled with DVD and BR...

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