There were a couple months in 2012 when I owned every spine number (this included the re-released Salò). I thought it was madness to try and collect every permutation of a release and instead I continuously upgraded new versions of previously released spines. I collected Eclipse and for a time had every release. But it all became too much.cpetrizzi wrote:Who here has actual OCD? Someone mentioned this in an earlier post. Anyone who does is not going to like this unless you've been collecting every single release since Day 1.
What if an "authentic" collection means acquiring every permutation of every spine? For example, Criterion has released corrected discs (2nd, 3rd editions) for 1st edition discs like in Carlos and Dead Ringers. Also, Salò had the original release, the new logo "C" release, and the blu-ray release. The new Tati collection plus all the OOP original DVDs. All the versions of Seven Samurai including the restoration edition. AK 100 25 films. And so on.
This is more of a purely hypothetical question. I am more than happy to get a collection which represents all spines/movies even though I do have a few extra permutations here and there.
Collecting them all became a burden. You'd have to buy every release every month and when you see international dvd releases of films by Satyajit Ray, Béla Tarr, Lukas Moodyson, and Hou Hsiao-Hsien but you're stuck buying some British gangster flick or third tier French New Wave films you have little interest in watching - you begin questioning why you started collecting in the first place.