I have, as I think all people should, a semi-extensive DVD collection. I'd actually argue that it's not terribly extensive – it doesn't come anywhere near equaling what is available – but others would say that once you get somewhere in the mid-hundreds it's a pretty solid affair. I love the collection — I won't say that I wouldn't trade it for anything (life seems more important than some DVDs), but I do love it.
What always distresses me with the DVDs however is that I simply don't have enough time to sit down and watch as many as I'd like. I have watched all of them at some point or another, but I just don't get the chance to revisit them on anything resembling a regular basis. I dream of one day, when I'm in my mid-60s, setting aside a few months (or a year) just to kick back, relax, and watch some great movies (and TV shows). Of course, by then DVDs (and Blu-rays, which I'm including as part of the collection) will have gone the way of the dodo. It's a distressing thing to think about, and yet I'm quite convinced that before I retire I won't have the chance to fulfill this dream of watching them all again (either chronologically or alphabetically).
Why do I mention this? Well, my DVDs are currently packed away with the rest of my stuff at a moving company's warehouse and I miss them. Out of all the things the movers currently have, they're what I miss the most. I don’t think it's actually me being overly materialistic; almost all of those movies hold some great memory.
When I saw Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade in the theater I had to go to the bathroom in the middle. Whenever I watch the movie now, I pay just a little bit more attention than I otherwise might and it still vexes me that I've seen that minute and a half fewer times than the rest of the film. I know exactly where I was the first time I heard of James Bond, where I was when I watched my first Bond film, and what film it was. I can tell you all about my going to see Back to the Future, Tron, Bull Durham, Pulp Fiction, and a myriad of other movies.