Tuesday, 26 November 2013

THE INCOMPLETIST - Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon

DVDs I want to own but cannot find.  This time:  Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon (2006), a post modern part-mocumentary slasher flick/slasher parody.


DVDs I want to own, but can't find.

This blog is to detail the films and series that I want to own but cannot get on DVD.  If you see a copy around, send me details in comments.  Just remember the following guidelines:

  • Must be Region 4 friendly.  Maybe my DVD player or computer's player allows other regions, but some of them let you change a couple of times before locking on a region and I don't want that.  And I don't want to take a DVD around to a friends to watch and find that their player won't play it.  This means if you can find it outside Oceania/South & Central America I probably won't be interest.
  • Although I haven't really moved to Blu-ray yet (the thought that I might start to want to convert my entire collection scares my wallet), I'd consider it for films/shows.  However, the region rule applies (must be Region B).
  • Used is fine.  Ex-rental also good.  As long as it's playable, obviously.
  • Foreign release is fine, as long as region rules apply and it's in English if it originally was or has English subs if it was originally in a foreign language.
  • It price has to be reasonable.  I don't need cheap copies, these are things I'm really interested in owning.  However, some stupidly high price because the DVD is discontinued isn't going to cut it.

Incompletist Posts

~ DUG.

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

THE EXTRAS COMPLETIST - Doctor Who (2005 series)


"Oh, it was a complete treat! It was always frustrating that we never got to see more of him! The completist in me… the ‘box set man’ in me wants every box ticked and I wanted every regeneration scene!"
~ Steven Moffat.


The thing about being a DVD & TV completist isn't just buying stuff to complete your DVD collection. It's also about tracking down every episode, every webisode, everything you can. This blog is about trying to find as many of these extras and logging them as possible.

~ DUG.

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

BREAKING THE COMPLETIST - Star Trek: The Motion Picture

Looking at my compulsion to collect DVDs... like movies I don't want to own, even to complete the set.

Every odd numbered Star Trek film sucks, they say.  But they usually have all the films in their Star Trek collection.

I don't fully agree with that rule, but I do have Star Trek films that I don't like.  And I have stopped myself from buying them.  But when I look at my DVD collection it hurts.  One of the gaps is Star Trek: The Motion Picture...


I first really noticed it with comics.  The comic book hasn't been good for over a year, but you've collected the last 12 issues because you have everything from #1.  Part of you is hoping they'll cancel the comic just so you can stop collecting it.

Watching a show you no longer like, year after year, because it's a spin-off of a show you love is one thing.  That just wastes time and brain-cells.  But what about buying it?

People always tell me that X is the worst Bond of the lot... but they have all the Bond films.  That a show was no good after Y left... but they have the final seasons.  What is it that compels us to not only spend time watching things we no longer like, but to spend money and shelf space to own a copy of it?

I have no answers, but I'm going share my experiences with being and with fighting being a completist.

*Breaking the Completist* posts will deal with those DVD I have managed to avoid buying part of the deliberate holes in my collection.  A victory against my completist tendencies but also an ongoing battle as it hurts every time I notice that I don't have the complete set of something.

~ DUG.