Monday, 24 February 2014

COMPLETIST RANT - Changing Case Designs

Beyond just obtaining the complete set, Completists are plagued by other issues.  Changing Case Design, for example.  You really want all the DVD covers to match to create a pretty looking set.  For example, let's look at my complete The West Wing collection (shown above):  7 seasons, 4 different types of case.  Now, I get the idea of changing-up the design, improving problematic designs, making things look newer and hip.  But for the completist, it's a real pain in the butt.  You want the complete set, but you want it to look the same.  For example, here's a much prettier complete set I saw online:

As I said, I get changing things.  I get it no making old-style available because you don't want competing designs on shelves confusing customers and retailers.  But it's always the original fans, those who buy it from the start who suffer most.  There's nothing wrong with people who join a fandom later, they have just as much right to be a fan, but they it's the long-term fans being penalised.

Or maybe I'm making a big deal out of nothing.
- DUG.

Tuesday, 18 February 2014


DVDs I want to own but don't exist: Underworld, a 6 part 1997 British TV serial about an ordinary guy who gets dragged into the funny and dangerous world of Cockney/Mockney crime.

Tuesday, 11 February 2014


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

A Romantic Comedy

Being a DVD completist doesn't just mean you feel you have to get every season of a TV show you like (even the bad seasons) or every film in a film series (even the bad films), it can also be about the works of a director, or in this case, directors... the Coen brothers.

Tuesday, 4 February 2014


A series of extras as part of the promotion for each new season of The Walking Dead.  Each is only tangentially connected to the series itself.