I’ve always liked to watch movies. I wouldn’t say that I did it more than any other kid during my childhood. Probably even less. I didn’t go to the cinemas that often since it was quite a drive from where we lived so I was constrained to the Swedish state television which was, and is, crap.
However, once the concept of having a home cinema with a multi-channel sound system became feasible without first having to rob a bank, my movie interest went up drastically. It would say that it isn’t just the watching of movies that makes up my interest but it’s probably equal parts the watching, the collection of them (on DVD and now also Blu-ray) and finally the gadget man in me being able to indulge myself in amplifiers, speakers etc…
Thus, after having gotten my first home cinema sound system I started to buy more and more movies on DVD, my collection grew, I replaced my first home cinema sound system with a better one and so it went on.
Now I have a Movie Collection consisting of 800+ movies at the time of writing this and some fairly decent home cinema hardware with a 46” LED backlit Philips LCD with local dimming, a Onkyo 876 7x200W (IEC) A/V Receiver set up for a 5.1 system with Focal 800 series speaker and a Sony Blu-ray/DVD player. I would really like to be able to have a dedicated room in which I could make a true home cinema but my house/budget do not really allow for that. At least not for now.
As you might have noticed if you clicked on the link to my movie collection I use Collectorz Movie Collector for managing my collection. Actually, I use the Collectorz software only because of it’s decent web features. My main software for managing my collection is DVD Profiler by Invelos Software. DVD Profiler has a much better and up to date on-line database with movie details than the Collectorz offering but its web features stinks. So I use DVD profiler to maintain the database and then export it to Movie Collector and publish it to the web.
As with the books, I try to write a post about the movies I watch here on my blog and in the same way, these reviews are in no way aspiring to be professional reviews. As with the rest of the blog, they express my thoughts and opinions which I write as part of my hobby interests and should not be taken as anything else.