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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!!!
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
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.
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
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?
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.
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!
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.
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.
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....
So, your insurance only covers them if you keep them alphabetically?  Not sure I follow that logic. Confused
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...
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...
I'm an alphabetical, too.  But movies with numbered titles (40 Year Old Virgin, 61) go at the very beginning.
Je Ff wrote: Am I the only one who uses the good old alphabet?
That's how I do it.
um I sperate into genre's  wrestling wit wresling{  plz no dissese }and thats bout it
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!!
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?
I sort them by catagory.  
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.
by studio, thats it.
I sometimes do them alphabetically or the order that I bought them.
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.
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.
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.
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?
Keep them coming. This is interesting read, and thought.
Alphabetically for me
So, I've been taking this great medication for OCD for years now, I'm sure I could recommend some...
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.)
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.
Me too, but I organize them separating the movies from the TV Series from the concerts and band DVD´s
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.
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.
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.

HA! Im lucky to be able to find a place to keep all mine let alone organize them
In order from oldest to newest.
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.
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.
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?
Quote: Originally posted by Je Ff
Am I the only one who uses the good old alphabet?


Nope.  Me too. Wink
Argento and Fulci films have their own space, Cartoons and TV shows have a space, Music, and screener discs. Everything else is alphabetical.
I order the newer ones by theatrical release date.
Am I the only one who uses the good old alphabet?
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The oldest DVDs at the bottom shelves (always left to right) going up are the newest.
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.
I organize mine by studio/manufacturer, then genre.
I don't seperate mine.
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.