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Heck, I Still Want the Hard Format!


Today, I bought 10 DVDs just because I think they would look good on my shelf. No, I’m not simply PMS-ing and in the mood for blowing a few bucks. When I woke up this morning, I just thought that my humble DVD collection has been neglected for months now and that it needs some lovin’.

You see, I collect good films with good DVD boxes.  I’m okay with having some DVD files in my laptop but I like that feeling of owning physical copies of the films that I like. It makes me feel like I’m not cheap and that I have good taste. Ha! Two things that are very important to me. Some of you may want big paintings hanging on your wall or expensive furniture in your living room. I prefer having a collection of books, vinyl and DVDs.

Most people may love downloading films because it’s easy, it’s eco, and it may cost $0. I don’t. And I bet you won’t like it much too if it’s not free. Don’t get me wrong. I’m a film buff so I download a lot but I buy hard copies of the ones that I really love.

I love the hard format because…I love caressing the packaging, I love reading every bit of info about my favorite films (and not from my laptop, please!), I love smelling the pages, and  I love the kind of high I get everytime I open a new DVD.

That certain ‘consumerist’ high cannot be experienced with downloads. Yeah sure, you can enjoy the visuals and audio… there may be some free posters and perhaps a game, but you can’t touch it. You can’t smell it. With the hard format, you may experience the film or music with your five senses.

Sense of sight- the creative packaging plus the film, of course.

Sense of hearing- the audio of the film, of course.

Sense of touch- the texture of the packaging

Sense of smell- Katy Perry’s album has a cotton candy smell

Sense of taste- well, I don’t know. Some packages come with edible freebies;-)…my point is, you can’t smell anything online.

I love the hard format and I hope the creative guys would still keep creating creative ways to package DVDs.

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