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How have you guys seperate your dvd collection ?

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9th February 2006 4:59  #31

stanton heck Member Join Date: June 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,098
I sort them by catagory.  

9th February 2006 5:18  #32

captmarvel Member Join Date: January 2006 Location: United States Posts: 101
I try to organize them chronologically but the system is flawed because I tend to cluster together everything by certain artists like Chaplin and Buster Keaton, or series like the Universal horror movies.  I usually cluster the sub-groups around the year of the first films in the series.  For example, Dracula begins the Universal horror movies so they are all grouped together following Dracula in 1931.  Does that sound confusing?

11th February 2006 0:19  #33

Darren Russell Member Join Date: June 2004 Location: United States Posts: 208
Ryan Bisram wrote: Quote: Originally posted by Je Ff
Am I the only one who uses the good old alphabet?


Nope.  Me too. Wink


So do I!!

11th February 2006 2:37  #34

JIGSAW 24 Member Join Date: February 2006 Location: United States Posts: 4
um I sperate into genre's  wrestling wit wresling{  plz no dissese }and thats bout it

22nd February 2006 22:35  #35

McVain Member Join Date: March 2004 Location: United States Posts: 42
Je Ff wrote: Am I the only one who uses the good old alphabet?
That's how I do it.

6th March 2006 3:25  #36

FCGriz8406 Member Join Date: November 2005 Location: United States Posts: 21
I'm an alphabetical, too.  But movies with numbered titles (40 Year Old Virgin, 61) go at the very beginning.

6th March 2006 4:08  #37

Mark Lim Member Join Date: March 2004 Location: Australia Posts: 1,211
I recommend all to read the following intersting article about collecting DVD's. It is a very good read, and can help you with where and how your dvd collection is going. This is written by a fellow writer/ contributor from Dvdtown.com

http://www.dvdtown.com/article/collectingdvds/3...

7th March 2006 20:54  #38

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
The reason I keep mine Alphabetically is quite simply due to insurance - all my discs are insured (with my house contents policy) and as the majority of contents insurance allow only $2000 to $3000 for basic cover of CD's and DVD's, I had to list mine seperatly, including the edition of a certian DVD I might have. When you talk of say 350 DVD's at around $30 each, then already you have over $10,000 of DVD's for some turkey that rips you off...

7th March 2006 21:12  #39

Adrian Senior Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,305
So, your insurance only covers them if you keep them alphabetically?  Not sure I follow that logic. Confused

10th March 2006 8:43  #40

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
Adrian wrote: So, your insurance only covers them if you keep them alphabetically?  Not sure I follow that logic. ConfusedJust easier to find as I do a check every six months....

10th March 2006 16:13  #41

Adrian Senior Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,305
Now that actually makes sense.  Of course, I'd have a hard time noticing if any of my discs went missing as there are so many of them, but no one has access to the house, so I am not that worried.

10th March 2006 16:29  #42

Edwise Member Join Date: October 2004 Location: United States Posts: 184
Spielberg, Shymalan and Hitchcock have their own section (Though granted I have only 2 Shymalan films - Signs and Unbreakable).

Aside from that, I have my DVDs organized into the following categories:

--Disney animated films (including Pixar)
--Action/Adventure (excluding Sci-fi, but including superhero films)
--Comedy
--Drama
--Sci-fi/Fantasy (including all 6 Star Wars movies and all 10 Star Trek movies in story order...yes, I'm a geek Tongue )
--Thriller/Horror (this is a very small section, most horror is not my cup of tea)

I also have several box sets, including TV series sets, on the very top of my largest shelving unit.  The box sets also include the Godfather trilogy, Toy Story duology, King Kong collection, and the West Side Story SE.  (Edit - almost forgot the Ben Hur SE.  Might be forgetting others.)

I keep my Lord of the Rings extended editions in another room - I had to re-buy the first two after the movie discs mysteriously disappeared.

10th March 2006 19:08  #43

Adrian Senior Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,305
That is more effort than I'd want to put into my collection Ed.  I have everything alphabetical and it makes it easy to find when I want a movie.  When you have 1600+ DVDs, it's important to be able to find things!

10th March 2006 19:26  #44

Tigerclaw Member Join Date: November 2005 Location: Canada Posts: 493 Send a message via MSN to Tigerclaw
Adrian wrote: That is more effort than I'd want to put into my collection Ed.  I have everything alphabetical and it makes it easy to find when I want a movie.  When you have 1600+ DVDs, it's important to be able to find things!

I agree.  I used to keep them by order of which I bought them, but I recently change my display so I can view them alphabetically.  Easier to find the titles I'm looking for.

10th March 2006 20:25  #45

Adrian Senior Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,305
I used to keep them that way Tigerclaw, mainly because I was too lazy to actually organize them, but it became impossible for me to remember when I actually bought something.

Is that supposed to be Vic Rattlebone?

13th March 2006 7:44  #46

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
Adrian wrote: Now that actually makes sense.  Of course, I'd have a hard time noticing if any of my discs went missing as there are so many of them, but no one has access to the house, so I am not that worried.Yeah - me too, and although no one really has access to my house, the problem usually lies with my wife who doesn't seem to put them away in order....Embarrassed

13th March 2006 19:33  #47

Edwise Member Join Date: October 2004 Location: United States Posts: 184
Heh, I just realized that I've posted an answer to the thread title question twice - the first time back in August, and then again last Friday.  Ah well.

13th March 2006 20:44  #48

Adrian Senior Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,305
Worst Nightmare wrote: Yeah - me too, and although no one really has access to my house, the problem usually lies with my wife who doesn't seem to put them away in order....Embarrassed

Fortunately (or maybe unfortunately, depending on your point of view) I don't have this problem.  The cats and dog rarely watch movies when I'm not at home.  Shocked

14th March 2006 7:16  #49

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
Adrian wrote: Worst Nightmare wrote: Yeah - me too, and although no one really has access to my house, the problem usually lies with my wife who doesn't seem to put them away in order....Embarrassed

Fortunately (or maybe unfortunately, depending on your point of view) I don't have this problem.  The cats and dog rarely watch movies when I'm not at home.  Shocked
LOL
If my dog ever ate one of my DVD's, he would be fed to the cats!!!
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