March 1, 2024

Some individuals accumulate shells. Others accumulate antiques. However there’s one man in Florida who’s accumulating his favourite film on VHS.

“, Titanic is finest on VHS,” mentioned JD. “’September 1, 1998, take the voyage house,’ that’s what they had been saying. That’s what I used to be enjoying on the VCR, I used to be watching this factor over and again and again.”

JD is taking his love of the film “Titanic” to new depths, with an bold aim of gathering 1 million copies of the film on VHS. The extra individuals study JD’s assortment, the extra tapes he receives, coming in by mail from everywhere in the world.

“I examine that P.O. Field. I imply, I acquired to fill the automobile up as a result of there’s a lot ‘Titanic,’ child,” mentioned JD. ‘’I’m attempting to get to 1 million. We’ve 2,467 proper now, so we’re so near that a million.”

Don’t overlook, “Titanic” consists of two VHS tapes, which suggests it takes up double the house in JD’s home. He mentioned ultimately, he’s going to must hire out storage.

He even constructed a Titanic out of his copies of “Titanic,” one of many many enjoyable movies you’ll discover on his YouTube Channel, Titanic 97.

“I fall asleep excited about ‘Titanic,’ and I get up excited about ‘Titanic,’” mentioned JD.

JD travels everywhere in the nation, looking thrift shops, flea markets and storage gross sales for copies of the film.

“You may’t escape this film. Everybody had it, your grandma had it, your mother, your dad, whoever, somebody in your loved ones had this film,” mentioned JD.

He’s already spent hundreds of {dollars} on the pastime.

“I’ll go into debt for this gladly as a result of it’s nicely value it,” mentioned JD.

Nearly all of his assortment consists of ordinary and widescreen editions, however he does have an ultra-rare screener model.

“It took me a few 12 months to search out this one. It’s in nice situation, simply love this factor,” mentioned JD whereas kissing the copy of the movie, which took house 11 Academy Awards.

It’s solely becoming that JD shares the identical initials because the film’s lead character.

“My sunshine, my cream to my espresso, that’s simply the person, the legend, you already know him, he’s Jack Dawson,” mentioned JD.

Among the many cabinets of tapes, you’ll additionally discover Jack Dawsons of all dimensions and shapes.

“We do have Jack to the Future. He’s a extra futuristic Jack Dawson,” mentioned JD.

With all of the discuss JD, you possibly can’t overlook about CD, as in Celine Dion.

“We even have the world’s largest assortment of ‘Titanic’ the soundtrack on CD,” mentioned JD. “’Ripley’s Consider It or Not’ took me in, and I will likely be within the subsequent guide.”

Nonetheless, all of the newfound fame is de facto simply the tip of the iceberg. 

If you wish to assist JD attain his aim, ship your VHS copies of “Titanic” to P.O. Field 5355 Largo, FL 33779.

He didn’t inform Scripps Information Tampa whether or not or not he believes each Jack and Rose might have match on the floating door. 

This story was initially printed by Robert Boyd at Scripps Information Tampa

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