1 Year, 258 movies. I’m happy where I’m headed.
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.
I’m splurging my money on other things and I’ve to save some for the future too. I couldn’t spend a lot on movies in October because of that.
Till date, apart from English, Hindi and Kannada movies, I had bought a couple of Marathi titles in addition to 1 Punjabi title from the Cinemas of India collection. This time, I chanced upon some Bengali movies – 7 of them.
A peculiar thing I observed a couple of weeks after I bought the work is that the girl with the umbrella has only one leg. The knowledge of this has given the art piece a bit of a horror theme to it in my mind. Is she a ghost?
200 movies!! Yippeeee! So it took 8 months to score a double century. At this rate, the 1000 mark will probably be reached only by March or April 2020. Huff! Wonder how people collected million DVDs. I don’t even know if I’ll have such a high paying job I’m 2020.
Roundup #6, Jul 2017
Titles bought – 21
Total owned – 185
Speaking about classics, my pick of the month happens to be another Yash Chopra movie – a cult classic now, it had flopped miserably in 1991.
Roundup #5, Jun 2017
Titles bought – 5
Total owned – 164
I felt sorry for this hobby of collecting movies. With streaming becoming mainstream, nobody will ever collect these stuff again. They won’t mind paying for the same movie again, I guess! So I picked up 29 movies this month 😉
Life’s like that! The reality of life remains that you’ll stay relevant as long as you’re relevant.
So April was the total opposite of March. The value of my purchases shot up!
I think I’ve spent close to Rs 2,500 on movies in March, which is still a sizeable amount and on par with my monthly budget allocation for purchasing movies. But, it’s Blu-Ray that rips you off. Yes, yes! I know! I know that’s why nobody saw / sees any worth in buying those expensive discs.
Oh, there was that another purchase in January I forgot to mention (sic). This one purchase cost me a whopping 1800 bucks! But it’s totally worth it! I’m proud I was able to lay my hands on this last stock available at that store in Malleswaram.