Roundup #10, Nov 2017
Titles bought – 14
Total owned – 243
I’m getting close to quarter of a century, that’s good news. Although I wanted to own 1000 titles by the end of 2017, it seems like a far fetched dream given the input costs. I’ve spent close to INR 35k on these titles, and I’m running out of money because of other lifestyle costs.
That said, I couldn’t really blog for some time now due to many reasons, and there’s a strong reason why I couldn’t write the Monthly Roundup post given that it takes about 20 minutes to write one!
Well, in the previous roundup, I had mentioned that I’m not updating the master list that I maintained on the blog anymore. That’s because I’ve been evaluating out-of-the-box software solutions that can make cataloguing of movies easier. I tried two different solutions, tried to study the pros and cons of both, subscribed to one of them which was a pay-as-you-go solution and now I’m reverting to the original free solution. I’ll probably document these findings in a different section on the blog.
I’m using Libib.com to maintain the master list. Scanning-in all titles is right now a challenge on any platform because Indian DVD publishers often don’t follow standard UAN-13 barcode systems that can be used to scan and upload those titles. While Collectorz.com – the pasy-as-you-go SAAS solution – did offer easy steps to add such titles by pointing to IMDb links, it just wasn’t worth the money. Libib.com is a superior product in every other way. It’ll take some more time for the library on Libib to show the complete collection.
So I picked up 14 titles this month. 7 of them were from Cinemas of India collection and the movies that were added are 27 Down, Percy, Pestonjee, Bangarwadi, Massey Sahib, Crossing Bridges and Arvind Desai Ki Ajeeb Dastaan.
I also picked up a Wong Kar-Wai 5 movie box-set that has in it In The Mood for Love, Happy Together, Chungking Express, Fallen Angels and Away With Words.
2 Blu-Ray found their way into my collection after a long time – The Departed, The Last Samurai, both all-time favorites.
Browse Cinema Originals for list of all titles owned.