When Blu-ray first came out, I came up with three rules for your existing DVD movie collection:
- If it's a release brand-new to your collection, get the Blu-ray.
- If it's among your all-time favourite movies, upgrade your DVD to the Blu-ray.
- Everything else, your DVDs are just fine.
However, I'm trying very hard to declutter. So here are two new rules.
- If it's a release that's part of a series you've already got on disc, get the disc.
- Go digital where possible.
As examples, I own The Avengers on Blu-ray, so I'll be getting Avengers: Age of Ultron on Blu-ray as well. However, I don't own any of the Captain America, Hulk, Thor, or Ant-Man movies, so I plan to get those on iTunes.
I own everything Pixar's ever made on Blu-ray, so I'll get Inside Out on Blu-ray, too.
I also own the Bond 50 anniversary Blu-ray box set of every James Bond movie from Dr. No to Skyfall. So when Spectre is released, I'll get it on iTunes.
Seriously, if you've seen the boxes of movies I've got in storage and the boxes I'm trying to sell, you'd think I'm a borderline hoarder. Now, the discussion that we lease our media instead of owning it is a discussion for another day, but I think this will help me get some living space and keep my completionist side satiated as well.