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15th August 2005 13:59  #1

Mark Lim Member Join Date: March 2004 Location: Australia Posts: 1,211
How have you guys seperate your dvd collection ?
Just curious as to how you guys keep and seperate your dvd collection. For me I have the following sections on my shelves - Action, Comedy, Romantic Comedy(love and have lots), Drama,
Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Thriller, DTS, TV/Specials, Music and Boxed Sets.

What are yours? Just wanted to compare.
Thanks.

15th August 2005 14:37  #2

Tony DeFrancisco Senior Member Join Date: July 2005 Location: United States Posts: 2,652
I don't seperate mine.

15th August 2005 14:55  #3

Matt Contributor Join Date: October 2004 Location: United States Posts: 2,113
I organize mine by studio/manufacturer, then genre.

15th August 2005 15:14  #4

Mark Lim Member Join Date: March 2004 Location: Australia Posts: 1,211
Hey, that's what I do too! What a co-incidence. It looks better when you have studio/ manufacturer movies together if though they are a series.

15th August 2005 15:27  #5

- - Senior Member Join Date: March 2005 Location: Canada Posts: 594
The oldest DVDs at the bottom shelves (always left to right) going up are the newest.

15th August 2005 15:31  #6

Je Ff Member Join Date: February 2005 Location: United States Posts: 438
Am I the only one who uses the good old alphabet?

15th August 2005 18:15  #7

Ken Murray Member Join Date: July 2005 Location: United States Posts: 156
I order the newer ones by theatrical release date.

15th August 2005 18:43  #8

Gabe Powers Editor Join Date: September 2004 Location: United States Posts: 4,405 Send a message via ICQ to Gabe Powers
Argento and Fulci films have their own space, Cartoons and TV shows have a space, Music, and screener discs. Everything else is alphabetical.

15th August 2005 18:59  #9

Ryan Bisram Member Join Date: September 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 186
Quote: Originally posted by Je Ff
Am I the only one who uses the good old alphabet?


Nope.  Me too. Wink

15th August 2005 19:25  #10

Intergalactic Ponce Member Join Date: April 2005 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 1,150
I arrange mine by the time honoured method of budget to final gross ratio divided by the total flops againt the director's hits multiplied by 3. That, by a weird coincidence, comes out pretty much alphabetically. Weird eh?

15th August 2005 19:57  #11

floyd dylan Banned Join Date: April 2004 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 913
I keep mine in a DVD case so I have a genre and then I sub section them such as Action and then Spy movies, terrorists, cops, robbers, car chase,  revenge, hitmen, gangster,  war, and then westerns, streetfighters/boxing,

I try and keep the action films that have a a famous actor together such as Eastwood, Stallone, Schwarzenegger, and Willis.

15th August 2005 20:28  #12

Jonny "Me You" Senior Member Join Date: March 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 2,863
I organize my collection by how lavish the titles are.

Box sets by brand / franchaise, then by multiple-disc special edition, then single disc, then bargain bin stuff.

15th August 2005 21:54  #13

Jonathan Bennett Member Join Date: March 2005 Location: United States Posts: 600 Send a message via AIM to Jonathan Bennett Send a message via MSN to Jonathan Bennett Send a message via Yahoo to Jonathan Bennett Send a message via Google to Jonathan Bennett
In order from oldest to newest.

15th August 2005 22:02  #14

rob murray Member Join Date: November 2004 Location: United States Posts: 477
HA! Im lucky to be able to find a place to keep all mine let alone organize them

16th August 2005 15:02  #15

Mark Lim Member Join Date: March 2004 Location: Australia Posts: 1,211
Thanks guys. That was a good question, and I like picking up interesting and odd ideas from you guys. One more qusetion, do you open up all the wrappers, keep the security device, etc?

I'm considering keeping all future dvd's in wrappers to preseve the cover, keep them looking close to brand new.

16th August 2005 15:20  #16

Jonny "Me You" Senior Member Join Date: March 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 2,863
I pull all the packaging off. I also pull off the silly security device so long as it wont rip the artwork like in a digipak.

16th August 2005 15:26  #17

Tony DeFrancisco Senior Member Join Date: July 2005 Location: United States Posts: 2,652
Quote: Originally posted by Jonny "Me You"
I pull all the packaging off. I also pull off the silly security device so long as it wont rip the artwork like in a digipak.

That's what I do.

16th August 2005 18:53  #18

Rodrigo Giust Member Join Date: September 2004 Location: Uruguay Posts: 103 Send a message via MSN to Rodrigo Giust
Me too, but I organize them separating the movies from the TV Series from the concerts and band DVD´s

16th August 2005 19:43  #19

Je Ff Member Join Date: February 2005 Location: United States Posts: 438
To Jonny,
To get the security device off a digipack, just use a swiss army knife.  Slide it under the plastic disc holder and work it off.  As long as you're careful it works.  All mine look perfect.

16th August 2005 20:18  #20

Edwise Member Join Date: October 2004 Location: United States Posts: 184
I organize by genre, then by alphabet within a genre.  I have a "Superhero" genre apart from general "Action/Adventure".  Zorro movies are included in "Superhero" since he was one of the inspirations for Batman.

Titles within a series are ordered by release date.  I have a special section for Hitchcock, Spielberg and Shymalan.  I also have a separate rack for foreign films (mostly Hong Kong and Korea).  Box sets go on the very top shelf, except for my Lord of the Rings EEs which I keep in a different room.  (Slight bit of paranoia there as the movie discs from the first two LOTR EEs mysteriously went missing in December, and I wound up buying replacements.)

16th August 2005 23:46  #21

Gabe Powers Editor Join Date: September 2004 Location: United States Posts: 4,405 Send a message via ICQ to Gabe Powers
So, I've been taking this great medication for OCD for years now, I'm sure I could recommend some...

17th August 2005 0:16  #22

Worst Nightmare Senior Member Join Date: July 2002 Location: Australia Posts: 6,704 Send a message via AIM to Worst Nightmare Send a message via ICQ to Worst Nightmare Send a message via MSN to Worst Nightmare Send a message via Yahoo to Worst Nightmare Send a message via Google to Worst Nightmare
Alphabetically for me

17th August 2005 6:30  #23

Mark Lim Member Join Date: March 2004 Location: Australia Posts: 1,211
Keep them coming. This is interesting read, and thought.

18th August 2005 5:24  #24

Keith Member Join Date: June 2005 Location: United States Posts: 221
depends on how much i've drank and how late it is. lol
I try to keep newest on top. Arent' maids suppose to organize this shit?

18th August 2005 5:37  #25

kenny wong Member Join Date: August 2005 Location: United States Posts: 141
Majority of them I organize by directors and then by the year they are released.  Kurosawa, Spielberg, Mann, Scott, Gilliam.  Then there are certain actors/actresses I buy the DVDs for and categorize it under their names.  The rest of the generic stuff, I just put it in good ol' alphabetical order and genre.  As for LOTR, I got the Deluxe EE and keep a seperate space for those along with the soundtracks and a couple of figures 'guarding' them.  Sounds pretty sad I know.

18th August 2005 8:19  #26

john 5 Member Join Date: August 2003 Location: United States Posts: 234
I usually just have them in the order I bought them. Most of the time though. I have a bunch being borrowed now though and I bought a bunch while they're still being borrowed so it won't really be in order.

18th August 2005 16:29  #27

Mark Lim Member Join Date: March 2004 Location: Australia Posts: 1,211
Yeah, I noticed some people place them in the order which they order them. From their very first dvd they bought to the latest. I guess it is for their sweet memories.

18th August 2005 16:42  #28

Tony DeFrancisco Senior Member Join Date: July 2005 Location: United States Posts: 2,652
I sometimes do them alphabetically or the order that I bought them.

21st August 2005 3:17  #29

Steven Carrier Senior Member Join Date: November 2004 Location: United States Posts: 1,575
by studio, thats it.

21st August 2005 3:21  #30

Jonny "Me You" Senior Member Join Date: March 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 2,863
Quote: Originally posted by Je Ff
To Jonny,
To get the security device off a digipack, just use a swiss army knife.  Slide it under the plastic disc holder and work it off.  As long as you're careful it works.  All mine look perfect.


Hey thanks Jeff. I've actually tried that a few times. It never works for meSad I swear they cement those stupid things in there. At least when you order from say amazon you get a tracker chip glued to a separate piece of bristolboard in the package somewhere you can just throw away.
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