January 27, 2016

Still Life for Physical Media?


With the constant rise of streaming and online downloads the world of physical media appears to be dying out… or so you would think.

While shopping in Glasgow a few weeks ago, I went into HMV and could hardly move; people were literally queued out the door buying DVDs, Blu-rays, CDs and Vinyl records.

Streaming is all well and good but when it comes to Christmas shopping it’s actually nice to get an actual object rather than a link to a website or a gift card.




Personally I will always prefer owning the Blu-ray/DVD of a movie as I like having the artwork, special features, etc.; I used to think I was in the minority but after that trip to HMV it got me thinking that many people still enjoy buying movies/music in their physical form.

Malls are becoming less interesting for me as many stores I liked going to are going out of business so it’s harder to buy movies from anywhere other than Amazon.

This is a shame as I’ve always enjoyed talking to people about movies in stores or if the staff have any recommendations for something I may not have heard of.

The social aspect has definitely left but I found it extremely positive to see so many people buying physical media for Christmas which has me thinking that it might not be ready to disappear just yet.

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Eoin Friel
Eoin Friel
I grew up watching JCVD, Sly and Arnold destroy bad guys, blow things up and spew one-liners like it's a fashion statement. Action is everything I go to the movies for and the reason I came up with this site is to share my love for the genre with everyone. We also want to help promote new talent whether you're making blockbusters, low-budget Indie movies or fan films; if it's action, it's awesome.



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