Oscar-winning filmmaker Guillermo del Toro backed up Oppenheimer filmmaker Christopher Nolan when it comes to owning physical media. Guillermo del Toro’s comments came on Twitter the other day: “Physical media is almost a Fahrenheit 451 (where people memorized entire books and thus became the book they loved) level of responsibility. If you own a great 4K HD, Blu-ray, DVD etc etc of a film or films you love… you are the custodian of those films…"Guillermo del Toro, Christopher Nolan on Importance of Physical Media"
There’s a lot of pain and tragedy going on right now but the decision by Best Buy to no longer sell Blu-rays and DVDs is terrible. I owe quite a bit of my physical media collection to the likes of Best Buy and Target. In the years before moving, my Sunday morning reading would consist of the Best Buy and Target advertisements. I wanted to see which movies were on sale and for how much.…"Best Buy No Longer Selling Physical Media Is Sad For Everyone"
David Zaslav is still in the early months as Warner Bros. Discovery CEO but his legacy is going to be the importance of physical media. Cancelling Batgirl and Scoob were only the start for the WBD CEO. What he is doing is dangerous and is setting a bad precedent. If canceling films were not enough, HBO Max is pulling content left and right from the streaming service. Many of which, in recent weeks, have been…"David Zaslav Shows Importance of Physical Media"
Physical media remains important as ever and studios should not give up on them even as they focus on their streaming services. “The only thing that is permanent in life is impermanence,” Thor Odinson – Avengers: Endgame Whenever I hear a film is not getting a physical release, a part of me cries inside. Moreover, it’s almost worse when they only get a DVD release in lieu of a Blu-ray. I will always take a…"Physical Media Remains Important As Ever"