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Does anyone still buy physical DVD collections?
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Posted 12/12/12 , edited 12/13/12
Elfen lied
Death note
Ergo Proxy
Akira
Kenshin series 1
Kenshin Trust and Betrayal
Kenshin Reflection
Kenshin movie
Fate/Stay night
Fate/stay night UBW
Tokko
Black blood brothers
Ninja scroll
Origin spirits of the past
Ghost in the shell
Ghost in the shell innocence
Ghost in the shell SAC 1st gig
Ghost in the shell SAC 2nd gig
Highschool of the dead
Baccano!
Blood the last vampire
Claymore
Ghost hunt
Eden of the east
Eden of the east movie 1

I think thats all of them.
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I prefer having the physical DVDs too. I just like having them in perfect order on my shelf because it looks good (Damn OCD). I don't really have much though due to lack of money and lack of time to actually watch them. Also, here in England we don't have a huge selection of anime to choose from due to licensing etc.
All I have on DVD right now is(In alphabetical order because damn you OCD):
Bleach Series 1-5
Bleach Movies 1 and 2
Claymore
Death Note Relight
FMA: Brotherhood
Highschool of the Dead
Soul Eater
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I always buy physical copies of anime, but only if I like it a lot will I get it, otherwise I'll just watch it from streaming sites like Crunchyroll. If it's available on blu-ray I will default to that, but if there isn't a blu-ray release then I'll just get the dvd.

Right now I don't have too many, though I'm working on getting more.
I currently have:
Baccano
Vandread
FLCL
Full Metal Alchemist
and Bodacious Space Pirates once it's been released.
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I always prefer to own my own copies. Crunchyroll has proven invaluable in allowing me to watch a series first, instead of relying upon reviews. Most of the series I've purchased since joining I watched here first, and I've often bought through the site.
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CR and therightstuf.com is my order store for sure!
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CR and therightstuf.com is my order store for sure!


Amazon has some good discounts and prices too.
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Shrapnel893 wrote:


IkkiTheFang wrote:

CR and therightstuf.com is my order store for sure!


Amazon has some good discounts and prices too.


Do they have a very broad selection or sort of limited?

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IkkiTheFang wrote:


Shrapnel893 wrote:


IkkiTheFang wrote:

CR and therightstuf.com is my order store for sure!


Amazon has some good discounts and prices too.


Do they have a very broad selection or sort of limited?



Broad I would say. For example, Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit was $44 USD on Rightstuf but when I went to Amazon to compare prices I found ones new for $14 USD...
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I use Netflix, and Hulu for series, and daily stuff. I use Vudu for new stuff and have a small collection through them. But I prefer the discs. Online ownership rights change by the second, and I don't want anyone to take my movies and shows.
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Posted 12/13/12

Shrapnel893 wrote:


IkkiTheFang wrote:


Shrapnel893 wrote:


IkkiTheFang wrote:

CR and therightstuf.com is my order store for sure!


Amazon has some good discounts and prices too.


Do they have a very broad selection or sort of limited?



Broad I would say. For example, Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit was $44 USD on Rightstuf but when I went to Amazon to compare prices I found ones new for $14 USD...


Awesome well I guess I should shop around more then.....feeling a little guilty on some things I have bought now haha
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Posted 12/14/12 , edited 12/14/12

BlazingStreak wrote:
I prefer having the physical DVDs too. I just like having them in perfect order on my shelf because it looks good (Damn OCD). I don't really have much though due to lack of money and lack of time to actually watch them. Also, here in England we don't have a huge selection of anime to choose from due to licensing etc.


You'll be surprised at how much the UK has to offer when it comes to anime.
While the selection isn't as large as it is in Germany or France the UK still has a formidable selection compared to the rest of Europe.
A lot of licenses are brought over to the UK from the US by Funimation and are sublicensed by Manga entertainment.
MVM entertainment also has quite a decent catalogue by the way.
And Kaze (One of the biggest players on the French market) is also slowly starting distribution of a couple of their licensed titles in the UK through Manga Entertainment.

I think close to half of the collection I currently own myself is UK import.
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About 3 years ago I bought a Multi region DVD player (Cheap travel one from ASDA) and began to buy the sets I really wanted to own, I even took a few punts on series I didn't watch before, however as soon as Blu Ray anime turned up , I bought a modified Blu Ray Player (About £160) and started to buy Blu Ray and Blu Ray/DVD Combo sets where available. Have about 55 series and a couple of movies in my collection so far and growing all the time. Most of them are imports which says a lot.
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I get both even if i download a series i always end up buying the dvd or blu ray you just cant replace the feeling of owning a hard copy especially if it has extras like posters or t-shirts and so on
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I still buy physical media for anime. It is scary to just even think how many disks I actually have. The following are estimates. I have too much to count and too lazy to count them all.

1200+ DVD
20 Blu-Ray
50 VHS (Already gave half of them away once I got DVD replacements)
200+ Audio CD

I like the idea of supporting studios by making a purchase. Purchasing a disk, in my opinion, is the best way to do so. Also I think you get the most out of a disk compared to having it streamed/downloaded. Additional benefits on having a disk are below if features are available :

1) Multi-Languages (I like the ability to go back and forth between audio tracks at will)
2) Special Features (Commentary, Bloopers, Meeting Cast, ETC..)
3) Little Physical Extras (Art Book, Cool looking box)
4) Autographs (If you visit a con, you can have director/actor/actress/ETC... autograph a physical item. Not a download.)
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Posted 12/14/12 , edited 12/14/12

Emerald_Emblem wrote:

About 3 years ago I bought a Multi region DVD player (Cheap travel one from ASDA) and began to buy the sets I really wanted to own, I even took a few punts on series I didn't watch before, however as soon as Blu Ray anime turned up , I bought a modified Blu Ray Player (About £160) and started to buy Blu Ray and Blu Ray/DVD Combo sets where available. Have about 55 series and a couple of movies in my collection so far and growing all the time. Most of them are imports which says a lot.


Perhaps, but perhaps a reason for that may be because you want titles that may not have been released there (yet).
I do know that UK releases of mainly the newer "less popular" titles are not as fast as their US counterparts, mostly because there are more than occasional sublicensing issues. But that does not dispel that the UK does have quite a formidable selection of anime, one which is also still growing for those who are willing to wait a bit longer.
(As well as a couple of (OOP) clasics if you're lucky enough to stumble upon them.)
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