Hard to Find, Rare, & Collectible DVDs, Blu-rays, Films, and Movies

Tuesday, June 21, 2011 at 10:32 am

I’ve never been too keen on collectible DVDs or hard to find Blu-rays, but I have a friend who’s nuts about the subject. He spends several hours each week scanning the Internet for out-of-print movies that are sure to increase in value over the coming years. And when he’s not doing that, he’s lurking on sites like eBay and Amazon with the intention of snagging the latest deals on rare films.

If you’re anything like my pal, I hope this article on collectible movies will help guide you in the right direction. And even if you’re more interested in buying the latest family films or (God forbid) the works of Michael Bay, you may still find it interesting to read about what movies people are willing to shell out big bucks for.

NOTE: I haven’t included current prices in this article, as the value of collectible DVDs and Blu-rays will change over time. Since you may be reading this months or years after the initial posting, I thought leaving it somewhat vague would be best.

SteelBook Case – Collectible Blu-Ray Packaging

One of the biggest trends in collectible Blu-ray movies (and DVDs) is the SteelBook case. It’s similar in size and shape to the traditional Blu-ray movie case, but it just so happens to be made of a soft metal. Movies with SteelBook cases tend to fetch a much higher price than their plastic-cased counterparts, and I was amazed at the number of forums and websites dedicated to them. If this is something that appeals to your collector’s mentality, just remember that SteelBook cases aren’t as durable as the metal they’re named after. If you want them to be worth top dollar, make sure you handle them with care.

Here are a few out of print and collectible SteelBook releases you’ll want to put on your list:

The Criterion Collection

The Criterion Collection is the gold standard when it comes to home video distribution. Their films look great, sound great, and the titles released tend to be of the critically-acclaimed variety. If you want to become a movie snob, this is a good place to begin.

Criterion films are also an excellent choice for the collector of rare DVD movies. They’re not cheap to begin with (thanks to all the bonus features and quality packaging), but any that go out of print can be expected to immediately surge in price.

If you plan to start a collection of hard-to-find Criterion movies, be sure to place these on you must-have list:

As you might imagine, this is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to hard to find, rare, and collectible DVDs, Blu-rays, films, and movies. Titles are going out of print all the time, and you can rely on studios to crank out even more limited edition versions to clean out our collective bank accounts. Still, if you’re going to wind up in the poorhouse, collecting movies is an entertaining way to get there.

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November 8, 2011



We are trying to find 100 rare movies.

Could we send us list of films that we need?
We are very limited in time and ready to buy everything that you have form the list as soon as possible.

Way of communication and payment and any that you prefer.


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