ABOUT US

My name is David Brady and I am the owner of rareandcollectibledvds.com. I have had a lifelong love of films of all genres. From Family to Westerns, Action / Adventure to Horror I have favourites in all genres but one genre I particularly enjoy is Film Noir. Many actors and actresses cut their teeth in Film Noir. The studios used it as their acting apprenticeship and it quickly became apparent who would make it and who would not.

With the advent of the development of Betamax and VHS, a revolution for home entertainment had arrived. Instead of going into the video library business a fortuitous meeting lead me to purchase a duplication business in 1988 and I have been in the business ever since. As this is an industry driven by technological change it has gone from Betamax / VHS to DVD to BlueRay. Downloading and streaming threaten to end DVD but it is largely a generational divide. The under 50 generation has embraced the streaming revolution but the over 50’s have stuck with DVD / BlueRay.

I am happily in the over 50 generation and as an avid collector of films I prefer to own a DVD but I am happy to provide a download service for those who choose this path.

IMPORTANT CHANGES IN DVD MANUFACTURE

The DVD industry is driven by technological change. A very quite development is taking place and is causing a lot of concern for some buyers. I am referring to MOD manufacturing

Simply put the DVD or BlueRay disc’s are burnt onto a DVD-R or BD-R. This is a process is called duplication. They are distinctive because of their blue face. The traditional method is called replication and has a silver face.

When replication was the dominant method of manufacture the myth that DVD-R were inferior and all DVD-R disc’s were Pirated was perpetuated as a convenient argument. Nothing was further from the truth but more on this later.

Replication relies on large scale production. Minimum runs of 1000 units are required to make a profit. This was fine when the video libraries were voracious in their appetite for product. DVD manufacturing plants were built at a staggering pace but around 2012 internet streaming began to become viable and this spelt the beginning of the end for video libraries and replicated DVD’s. Since 2015 DVD replication plants began to close down and the pace escalated at an alarming pace. A good example would be Singapore. It had 6 plants but by 2018 all had closed. This story is replicated in every country in the world.

The myth that a DVD-R disc is inferior is simply this, a myth. Replicated disc’s in their infancy were not all that great. Delamination was a problem between the two layers. Like replicated disc’s DVD-R did suffer early in it’s infancy from some dye problems but all that has been overcome. Technology advances at a very rapid pace and the early problems have been well and truly overcome Duplication grade DVD-R are very high quality with very good quality controlled. That said some below standard disc’s get through. It is below 2% which is about the same for replicated disc’s.

Why has MOD (manufacturing on demand) been quietly introduced? Why have all the major film studios, major and minor distributors embraced this method? The quick answer is a much higher profit margin can be made because the need to hold hug inventories is eliminated and this is a very big cost when you have to hold millions of DVD in expensive warehouses along with the staff needed to dispense the stock when orders come in. Add to this when sales do not go to forecast, disc’s have to be scrapped or dumped.

It was quietly introduced because the myth that DVD-R was inferior and the domain of the pirate had been pushed so hard and so successfully that a silent approach was taken. It may appear to be hypocritical to suddenly say everything has changed because we can now make more profit. After all if a major Hollywood studio like Warner decided to release all of their archived films on DVD-R not much could be said about it. They were quickly followed by ever other major studio as they all saw this as the answer to being able to release the vast catalogue of older films they had but could not release on a pressed disc due to minimum run numbers required. In 2018 the total number of DVD’s manufactured on DVD-R overtook pressed DVD’s for the first time.

Another myth which is only a myth is the longevity of DVD-R as opposed to a pressed DVD. Stored properly and given the appropriate care both are on a par. Because DVD-R is a consumer format as well as a commercial format many inferior brands have come onto the market. Resellers are always looking to source a cheaper product to get an edge on their competition. Without appearing to be biased about one country a lot of cheap low quality DVD-R disc’s have come out of China. Quality or QC is not the most important consideration in this country. DVD-R’s made in Japan, South Korea or Taiwan have an excellent record for both quality and QC. So if you compare apples to apples the DVD-R discs vs pressed DVD’s discs is really a non event.

If you are really in the technical stuff this is a good website to go too, to get a full understanding, http://www.digitalfaq.com/reviews/dvd-media.htm

Rareandcollectibledvds is predominately a distributor of rare to very rare titles that have very low sales volume. The only way we can make these titles available for sale is produce them is by manufacturing on demand.

We are dedicated to finding these lost titles and bringing them back to life so everyone can enjoy them again.

Interesting websites to visit for facts on DVD

https://www.filmstories.co.uk/features/the-things-that-early-adopters-of-the-dvd-format-had-to-put-up-with/

QUICK LIST OF OUR RAREST DVD’s

A Smokey Mountain Christmas Dolly Parton Christmas Genre

A Mom For Christmas Olivia Newton John Christmas Genre

Trading Mom Sissy Spacek Family

A Cooler Climate Sally Fields Drama

A Cry For Help Nancy McKeon True Story

A Town Like Alice Bryan Brown T.V Mini Series

Adventures In Dinosaur City Marc Martorana Family

All Men Are Liars Toni Pearon Drama, Comedy

Amin – Rise And Fall Joseph Olita Drama

Animal Farm Animation Animation

Beautiful Dreamers Rip Torn Drama

Big Man On Campus Corey Parker Comedy

Born To Run Richard Grieco Car Classic

Bridal Path Bill Travers Comedy

Can I do It Till I Need Glasses Robin Williams Comedy

Can You Feel Me Dancing Justine Bateman Drama

Catch Me If You Can Matt Lattanzi Car Classic

China O’Brien Cynthia Rothrock Martial Arts

China O’Brien 2 Cynthia Rothrock Martial Ats

Combat Zone Lawrence Day War

Crash Of Flight 232 Charlton Heston Drama

Cry In The Wild David Morse Drama

Dark Horse Mimi Rogers Drama

Dingaka Stanley Baker Drama

Doin Time Jeff Altman Comedy

Dreams Lost Dreams Found Kathleen Quinlan Romance

Enola Gay Billy Cystal War

Finnegan Begin Again Mary Tyler Moore Romance

Firelight Sophie Marceau Romance

Follow The Sun Glenn Ford Sports Drama

Fraulein Doktor Kenneth Moore War

Fright Night 2 Roddy McDowall Horror

Girls’ Night Julie Walters Romance

Goliath Awaits Mark Harmon Drama

Gulag David Kieth Drama

High School USA Michael J Fox Comedy

Hot Dog The Movie David Naughton Comedy

I Will Fight No More Forever Sam Eliott Western

Ice Palace Richard Burton Drama

In A Child’s Name Valerie Bertinelli Drama

In Broad Daylight Brian Dennehy Drama

In This House Of Brede Diana Rigg Drama

International Velvet Tatum O’Niell Drama

Island Of The Blue Dolphins Fionulla Flanagan Drama

Knights Kathy Long Martial Arts

Land Of The Pharaohs Joan Collins Drama

Let’s Dance Fred Astaire Music

Light Of Day Michael J Fox Drama

Lillian’s Story Ruth Crcknell Drama

Little Spies Mickey Rooney Family

Little Lord Fauntleroy Ricky Schroder Family

Lost Horizon Peter Finch Drama

Love With A Perfect Stranger Marilu Henner Romance

Marine Issue Michael Pare Drama

Mc Gee & Me Joseph Dammann Family

Midnite Spares Bruce Spence Car Classic

Miracle Down Under Dee Wallace Family Christmas

Miss Rosewhite Kyra Sedgwick Drama

Nadia Talia Balsam T.V Movie

Never Tell Me Never Claudia Karvan Drama

One Special Night James Garner Romance

Op Centre Harry Hamlin T.V Mini Series

Open Season Peter Fonda Horror

Phantom Of The Rue Morgue Karl Malden Horror

Poor Little Rich Girl Farrah Fawcett T.V Mini Series

Queen Of The Stardust Maureen Stapleton Romance

Riddle Of The Stinson Jack Thompson T.V Mini Series

Run Rebecca Run Henri Szeps Drama

Sacred Ground Tim McIntire Western

Serving In Silence Glen Close Drama

Seven Cities Of Gold Anthony Quinn Drama

Something Is Out There Joe Cortese Sci-Fi

Speed Zone Peter Boyle Car Classic

Stagecoach Willie Nelson Western

Stardust David Essex Music

Starship Invasion Christopher Lee Sci-Fi

Stepfather 3 Robert Weightman Horror

Stewardess School Brett Cullen Comedy

Stolen Women Captured Hearts Janie Turner Western

Strategic Air Command James Stewart War

Submarine Command William Holden War

Sweet Talker Bryan Brown Comedy

Take My Daughters Please Rue McClanahan Comedy

Tammy And The Batchelor Debbie Renyolds Romance

Ten Little Indians Donald Pleasence Mystery

Thank God It’s Friday Donna Summer Music

The Barbarians David Paul Drama

The Big Mouth Jerry Lewis Comedy

The Boys Of St Vincent Henry Czerny Drama

The Burning Bed Farrah Fawcett Drama

The Caddy Dean Martin / Jerry Lewis Comedy

The Carpetbaggers George Peppard Drama

The Christmas Card Edward Asner Christmas

The Counterfeit Traitor William Holden War

Dark Side Of The Moon Robert Sampson Sci-Fi

The Deserter Richard Crenna Western

The Devils Vanessa Redgrave Drama

The Dollmaker Jane Fonda Drama

The Dove Joseph Button Drama

Dreamer Of Oz John Ritter Drama

Fighting Sullivans Ann Baxter War

The Fourth Wish John Mellion Drama

The Great Escape 2 : The Untold Story Christopher Reeve T.V Mini Series

The Gumball Rally Michael Sarrazin Car Classic

The Last Ride aka Ruby Jean & Joe Tom Selleck Drama

The Last Of The Mohicans Randolph Scott Western

The Legend Of The Far Walks Women Raquel Welch Western

The Love She Sort Angela Landsbury Romance

The Miracle Roger Moore Romance

The Norliss Tapes Roy Thinnes Horror

The Phantom Of The Opera Burt Lancaster T.V Mini Series

The Rape Of Nanking Documentary Special Interest

The Staircase Barbara Hershey T.V Movie

The Story Of Dr Wasell Gary Cooper War

The Substitute Wife Farrah Fawcett Drama

The Sword And The Sorcerer Lee Horsley Fantasy

The Ultimate Solution Of Grace Quigley Katherine Hepburn Drama

The Very Best Of Torvill & Dean Jane Torvill Documentary

They Call Me Bruce Johnny Yune Comedy

They Still Call Me Bruce Johnny Yune Comedy

Tim Allen Rewires America All Men Are Pigs Tim Allen Comedy

To Dance With The White Dog JessicaTandy Drama

Tobruk Rock Hudson War

Triumph Of A Man Called Horse Richard Harris Western

Under Ten Flags Van Heflin War

Van Nuys Blvd Bill Adler Car Classic

Victory Michael Caine War

Visit To A Small Planet Jerry Lewis Comedy

Way Way Out Jerry Lewis Comedy

Which Way To The Front Jerry Lewis Comedy

Where Have All The People Gone Peter Graves Sci-Fi

White Phantom Jay Roberts Jnr, Martial Arts

Wrong Side Of The Road Ronnie Ansell Drama

Without Warning : Terror In The Towers James Avery Drama

Yangste Incident Richard Todd War