Do you collect any blurays other than anime?

awadama

Cardcaptor
My main collection (probably about the same as anime) is wrestling BDs/DVDs.

Most of them are DVD, because A) WWE switched to DVD-only for the majority of their releases (there are only about four/five BDs per year now and they're UK-exclusive, believe it or not) and B) a lot of them are from smaller/local wrestling companies who can only just about to afford to print a few DVDs (but a few of them show off with BDs). Whenever BDs are available, I'll get them.

I've also started getting the standard versions of the Doctor Who "Collection" BDs - partially to replace DVDs I bought years ago (but some of them I never got around to getting on DVD).

I used to collect all the Disney movies, but there were a lot of them (stuff like Aristocats, Pinocchio, Home on the Range, etc), which I was never ever going to watch again, so I got rid of them 😅
 

HWR

CCG’s Reaper
AUKN Staff
I have a fairly sizeable Blu Ray collection largely built on boutique labels like Arrow Video and 88Films. My film collecting mostly slowed down until more recently asides from said labels but with the move to UHD I’ve been building up my collection again with films I’ve never owned on any format.

Like @awadama fever I also collect the Doctor Who The Collection sets, which are upgrades from the DVDs and also favourites within my overall home media library.
 
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Dai

Stand User
I have quite a lot of tokusatsu (mainly kaiju) movies, including all 33 live-action Godzilla movies on blu-ray. I also have loads of Hollywood SF and fantasy, some Disney Classics, and those Marvel and DC superhero movies that the normies like. My Doctor Who collection is mostly on DVD, aside from the newer series, along with 80s cartoons and some other random stuff.
 

Girls with Guns

Mad Scientist
I am a huge 3D movie fan, so I own about 200 3D movie Blu-rays that I watched in my basement "FreyMAX 3D Theater" (my last name "Frey" is pronounced "fry" and not "fray," so FreyMAX rhymes with IMAX) up on my 120" projection screen. I also have 800+ live action Hollywood movies and TV series that I've collected since Blu-rays first came out, but they're now all stored away in boxes in a closet, as I don't watch live action movies anymore. And with the swift death of 3D Blu-rays and the hardware needed to play it on, it won't be very long until I have to box up my 3D movie collection as well, once my current 3D equipment gives up the ghost.

I've also collected about 200 live concert DVDs and Blu-rays, which my one friend and I used to watch all the time whenever he would come over to visit. Since my basement theater system is basically underground, has 6,000 watts of amplifier power, and uses large 15" floor-standing speakers, 18" subwoofers, and Buttkicker shakers under the sofa seats, we would crank the audio up to near-concert levels and be totally immersed in sound, feel, and image watching the concerts on the big screen, without even bothering the neighbors! Unfortunately, my elderly parents moved in with me two years ago, so we can't crank the volume up that much anymore.

For 12 years I hosted Monthly Movie Nights in my basement projection theater to all my friends, neighbors, and relatives, and had a regular crowd of about 15-20 people attend my two monthly showings of a recently-released live action movie on Blu-ray. The last few years I did this I was really finding it hard to pick out even one new movie a month that interested me to show to my guests. I just got so bored of Hollywood movies that were coming out, and once I started collecting anime Blu-rays in 2013, my live action movie purchases slowed to a trickle and eventually ceased altogether. The last live action Blu-ray movie I purchased was back in 2018. I just became much more interested and entertained with watching anime by then.

I actually started showing some anime to my Movie Night guests, who were mainly in their 60s and 70s. I hosted six Studio Ghibli Marathons where we would watch three Ghibli movies back to back on a Sunday afternoon and evening, taking a supper break to eat sandwiches from a local pizza shop between the second and third movies. The older crowd really loved the Studio Ghibli movies. I also hosted a two-night Violet Evergarden Marathon when that series first came out on Netflix. I stopped doing the Monthly Movie Nights altogether after that, and now I just watch anime in the theater with friends an neighbors whenever it suits us.

So I went from barely being able to find 12 live action movie Blu-rays to buy in an entire year, to now buying 12-15 anime series a month! 🤯
 
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Why yes, yes I do. I review more than just anime, especially of late, and check discs compete with my own purchases for floor, shelf, shed and attic space in my domicile. I'm still buying DVD it turns out, as some people are still refusing to release hi-def content in hi-def. Recently bought the Episodes boxset on DVD. Poundland has been a drain on my coinage in the last eighteen months, as dropping £2 on a title I've never heard of is no risk, until it becomes an obsession, and given the 20th Century Fox clearout since the Disney purchase, there are some great bargains to be had.

Last year they started a James Bond clearout, and suddenly I'm a 007 collector. Now I'm down to the last few titles I want, and they're only available at around £7-9, and it no longer feels like a bargain, given how much the boxset alone would have been (much cheaper). Still, I won't be compelled to own Dire Another Day, which will be a plus.

I still collect it all, TV series, mainstream movies, niche movies, animation. Since organise my list by disc, and not title, I can see I have around 1700 discs in my collection.

I've got around 2800 anime discs though :oops:

Just realised it's probably a lot more than that, as I don't count double dips, but I've still kept the DVDs of films and shows I've subsequently bought on Blu, as back-ups. And the 300 odd discs I've retired with no intention of ever watching again.
 

Shadow Cat

Stand User
I dont stream Movies so everything that isnt Anime is on DVD/bluray

Saying that, I've only got around 30~40 Blurays, most of what have their cases binned with disks in a case

Only exeption is my LGBT and World Cinema collection. That gets kept in their original cases
 

Claire

Brigade Leader
I wouldn't say I "collect" other Blu-rays in any organised thematic fashion. I will tend to spring for a Blu-ray version of something if it's available though because these days DVDs seem to range from passable to godawful on a 4K telly, they were just never designed for that kinda screen. My equipment is cheap and cheerful too so it doesn't have one of those mad upscalers in it that makes them look half decent. I can still watch them but the image looks worse than it would on even a regular HD display.

I'm a bit of a dinosaur when if comes to
streaming as well. I have a lot of blu-rays because 9 times out of 10 I'll go onto Netflix or Prime and just never get around to choosing something. Something about picking out a disc and then having to put it in the player makes me far more likely to sit down and watch it. And more general Blu-rays have become really cheap in CeX lately. I don't know what market shift happened but they're going for the kinda money they used to sell DVDs for (and their DVDs are like 50p unless it's something special or relatively new). I got a pretty decent haul of new ones the other day.
 

zrdb

Adventurer
Up to about 3 years ago I was buying tons of anime on bluray but had to stop due to running out of space to store it all. Before anime (and still to this day) I am a sci fi/fantasy fanatic-name any sci fi movie in the last 35 years and chances are I that I have it. One thing about having a huge physical collection on disc is how many times are you gonna (if ever) watch it all? Collecting just for the sake of collecting is kind of self defeating. A waste of time and money-maybe read a good book instead.
 

jonno394

Za Warudo
Yes i buy other titles on Blu-ray, infact moreso than anime which i have only just reignited my passion for.

I'm predominantly a boutique brand collector buying heavily from brands like Kino Lorber, Arrow, Vinegar Syndrome, 88 Films and Eureka films rather than typical Hollywood output and the latter I'm more likely to just watch on Netflix or amazon.

I currently have just over 450 physical titles and have been "collecting" for around 2 years but i have a huge backlog and buy faster than I watch....oops ha. I also need to buy a new bookshelf to put in my second bedroom where i store them. Currently two shelves are at capacity but Argos are out of stock of the Tall and wide Maine shelves i use, so not sure what to do atm!

My full collection is detailed here:


Up to about 3 years ago I was buying tons of anime on bluray but had to stop due to running out of space to store it all. Before anime (and still to this day) I am a sci fi/fantasy fanatic-name any sci fi movie in the last 35 years and chances are I that I have it. One thing about having a huge physical collection on disc is how many times are you gonna (if ever) watch it all? Collecting just for the sake of collecting is kind of self defeating. A waste of time and money-maybe read a good book instead.
 
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Girls with Guns

Mad Scientist
How about some RWBY? That's not actually anime, although an actual, true 2D Japanese anime spinoff series is coming out soon! I especially love collecting the Japanese First Press Limited Edition boxsets... 🥰

All eight current LE Volumes of RWBY released in Japan:
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Volume 1 with 30 art cards (two OST discs also included inside digipak):
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Volume 2 with first half-deck of playing cards (two OST discs included inside digipak):
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Volume 3 with the other half-deck of playing cards and box for all the cards, with two OST discs inside digipak:
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Volume 4 with four enamel pins (two OST discs inside digipak):
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I haven't opened the other four Volume boxsets yet to view the internals, but I do know that Volumes 5-8 do not come with OST discs.
 
I got the Manga releases when they were briefly working with Rooster Teeth. Pity they stopped doing that, as there was some good stuff there, RvB and some one-offs.

They also got two volumes of the brilliant Bojack Horseman before Funi bought them out, and it's a crying shame that there isn't more.
 

Yawackhary

Hikikomori
Yeah, it's my preferred format. Some that I had on DVD 20 years+ ago, I upgraded to Blu-ray (classic Star Wars Trilogy even though certain fan versions are considered the best, The Blues Brothers, RoboCop, Trading Places) while others that I bought pretty cheaply recently mostly from charity shops (Fast & Furious series, some Marvel/DC) and an exchange where I got the 007 Box Set (and the new film when it was on special offer). Have a mini Hong Kong movie collection as well, mostly Jackie Chan from the mid 1980s/early 1990s that Eureka/88 Films releases. It's not a large Blu-ray collection discounting the anime but more of what appeals to me.

I would love to collect more animation on Blu-ray. So what I mainly have are the Batman and Superman cartoons/animated films (even imported Batman: The Brave and the Bold) but also have the HD seasons of Futurama that are getting quite rare to find these days, a few Disney/Pixar movies that I like, Shrek/Kung Fu Panda/Ice Age. It means that I would have to resort to DVD (Simpsons, Looney Tunes for now, some classic Hanna-Barbara) but some what I've enjoyed growing up don't have a complete series release or even a volume release at all as companies always seem to think cartoons = kids only and treat releases poorly. Warner Bros. seems to be the only company that does a decent enough job releasing cartoons despite their problems and even then there are still some pretty big gaps especially on the Cartoon Network side, Fox used to as well before Disney bought them.
 
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