Are you a sad movie geek?

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  1. BD Ashby

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    How many films do you get to watch each week? Im realy turning into a sad dvd geek :eek:

    It seems that in the last month ive watched way too many dvds. The mrs works evenings so as soon as she is out the im in front of the tv watching another one.

    This week alone ive seen the ultimate Bourne dvds including the extras , Transformers for the 10th time , Alian 1....2 and 3 :eek::eek::eek: and ive just finished watching die hard 4.

    Ive seen all these films over and over but cant get enough of them. Im planning another session tomorrow stating with Casino Royal.

    Please tell me im not alone :lease::lease:
     
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    I watch far too many but not as many as you. Sorry mate you're on you're own so far.

    All the best
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  3. Dr Force

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    Errrm not quite as addicted as you, but on average I watch around 3 films a week.
     
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    I have over 1500 films and have watched about 50 of them from start to end because I usualy get about 30 minutes in and turn it of if the film is no good, the ones I do watch all of are usualy the old ones because they dont make that many good films these days with a few exceptions.
     
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    Sorry, you've only watched one third of your collection all the way through? I wish I could afford to be so choosey.

    Best wishes
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    Dont you mean around 3.5%:eek:(50)

    Cannot see the point in having 1500 films when you dont want to watch most of them:confused:

    I have around 300 and i only have around 20 I have not watched, some I have watched many, many times others just once, but I do buy films to watch rather than take up shelf space.
     
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    I want to try and get my cellophane collection watched this year, if only I could stop posting on this damn forum!

    Liam
     
  8. brian s

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    Yes you're right. I'm usually pretty good at maths but my brain went AWOL with these figures. Why would anyone buy so many when they like so few?

    Cheers
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  9. y2k

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    I have started to watch them all but have only watched about 50 all the way through, I dont see the point of watching all of a film if the first 30 minutes is not good to watch.
     
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    I rarely watch television and use my monitor for DVDs /HD-DVDs/Blu-Rays, this probably means that like many film-enthusiasts I spend only a fraction of my time watching television - and certainly not the hour after hour that those watching mainstream UK TV clock up !
     
  11. leedspokerguru

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    HAHAHA.

    I top trump you all move geek wise. I get PAID!!!! to watch movies.

    I work 12 hr night shifts. Usually get through around 3 movies per shift (sometimes more). 16 shifts per month = average 40 odd movies a month. Sometimes break it up by watching tv show dvds like extras, Entourage, Band of brothers etc.....

    I've seen some garbage in that time but it makes all the brilliant ones all the more brilliant. Nearly hammered through rings trilogy one shift. I got paid for it too.
     
  12. Ron240

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    Maybe you should be thinking more about your decision to own the film in the first place,because from what you say,it sounds like you are buying DVD's with no real thought to whether you will actually enjoy the film or not....or if you are,then your judgement is poor. ;)
    Only being willing to watch more than 30mins from 50 out of 1500 films,is..... quite an unusual ratio. :eek:
    Oh,and there are quite a lot of films that can take longer than 30 mins viewing to really get interesting.

    I can honestly say that for any DVD i have bought,when i put it on to watch it,it was from start to finish. I reckon i have around 300,counting box sets as one,and out of that i will probably have around 5-10 still to be watched.

    Looks like im in the minority in this company....i will usually only watch 1 film a week....occasionally more,but sometimes none at all.
     
  13. y2k

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    I never said I bought the films if I did I would probably try a bit harder to watch them. I know someone that used to own a video store that is no more and had a lot of dvds and video tapes in in their house (more than one of each film usualy) that they didnt have room for and I was always told to help myself whenever I would visit so I did if I felt like watching a film that day.
     
  14. Ron240

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    I actually anticipated you saying this,thats why i was careful to use the word "own" in my first sentence....but then i slipped up quickly after that and used the word "buying". I should have said obtaining.:D

    I only picked up on this,because you were very quick to tell us that you "have over 1500 films" in your first post. :)
     
  15. PoochJD

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    Hi,

    I tend to watch 2-3 films a week at most, but then watch a ton of stuff recorded from TV, and/or episodes of TV shows on DVD as well.

    Not a complete geek, but certainly very geeky! ;)


    Pooch
     
  16. Ron240

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    Yep,this is very true...i forgot to explain this myself.
    I record quite a lot regularly every week,and with a fair proportion it is preferable to watch fairly soon after recording(ongoing series etc.),otherwise its easy to lose track. So for me,its simply not possible to find the time to fit in more than 1 or 2 films a week on top of the recorded stuff.

    By coincidence though,i too have been called geeky,but usually only in an affectionate way(i hope). :D
     
  17. Vince Noir

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    I used to watch a film nearly every night and also go to the cinema every sunday.
    Now since i've moved out with the girlfriend its only when she can be bothered or likes the film and the cinema the same case.
    Had to lie to her about Planet Terror (was funny to see her face when she realized).
    Had to watch P.S. i love you on thursday instead of Iam legend :mad:

    all this will change tho once i've set up the projector in the spare room ! :devil::clap:
     
  18. Mac User

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    Well I have over 300 DVD's/HD DVD's but I never get the time to watch films.. I just love to collect them.. Is that sad or what :eek:
     
  19. Ron240

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    No,not at all...i can understand that. :)
    I have 2 IKEA Bertby wall cabinets full of DVD's in my living room,and they are almost as good to display,as they are to watch. :D
     
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    :smashin:
     
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    No. I'm a happy movie geek. :thumbsup:
     
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    I must watch at least 5 a week, not enough in my opinion.

    Need to try and push myself and watch at least one every day :thumbsup:

    Sad movie geek.... Hell Yeah :clap:
     
  23. chino112

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    I have a few under 1200 DVDs. probably about 1000 movies and the rest TV.

    I hate watching actual television due to adverts, quality and scheduling. I cant bear watching most things except the news on my 50" plasma. Not boasting, mind, just saying it looks pish! I refuse to buy a recorder which I will never use as DVDs are better IMHO. :)

    I am a movie geek. I am as someone else said, a happy one.

    I watch something everyday(A new years resolution I made a few years ago). Be it a film or a TV episode. I sometimes go through phases. I may watch movies for a few weeks and then watch only TV stuff for a few weeks dependent on my purchases.

    I find if I watch a lot of 45 minute episodes, when I go back to movies, I get frustrated after 45 minutes, as I am used to it ending. Goes away after a while, but it iis a funny thing.

    I find that loving movies and loving collecting DVDs is a great combination. I have all my shelves organised and catalogued. I have a pile of unwatched discs which I am trying to wade through, but I keep buying more!!!

    I love DVDs and I plan on starting a family in the next few years, so my collection will be used to educate my kids as they grow up about great movies and TV shows. Unless I have replaced them all with HD!!!

    I try and see most things at the cinema, but have been bored with it recently. I got my 50" plasma last month and would rather watch an HD DVD than go to the cinema. Cheaper too. No arseholes talking or playing with phones, no queues, no sitting next to some stranger, no hassle! I used to go to the cinema 1 or 2 times a week, depending on what was on, but now I go once or twice a month.
     
  24. nwgarratt

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    I watch 2 or 3 a week. I do watch more TV DVD's though. I watched the whole of Heroes S1 in 6 days. I normally watch about 2 episodes a day but couldn't stop watching Heroes. My record is watching 24 S1 to S5 in 5 days.

    I do have a fair amount not watched or watched only a couple of times. I stopped counting DVD's when I got to nearly 1500. A lot of that is TV series DVD where there 6 or 7 DVD's in a set.
     
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    Yeah, 24 is compelling. Me and my friends usually have a 24 session when each new season is released. Except it only takes 18 hours. Only!

    and about counting your DVDs....this is something that everyone does differently and can be personal. I say I have 1200 DVDs. What I mean is titles. I must have 1700-2000 discs. I count 24 series 1 as 1 DVD title despite the 7 discs. The way I count is by making a list of titles. I wouldnt write it as

    24 Series 1 disc 1
    24 Series 1 disc 2
    etc

    It would be

    24 series 1
    24 series 2
    etc

    But if you have lots of DVDs and use something like DVD profiler, it counts differently in some cases.....ah sad dvd collector rantings.....
     
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    wow I thought I was doing o.k. with 300 ish.. I must start adding to my collection :smashin:
     
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    I would also have it as 24 season 1, season 2 etc, but I always count by the number of discs as they are actual physical discs and it takes the whole lot to watch the whole season. Would you count something like the complete Buffy or X Files as one if it is is one box?
     
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    About 2-3 a week use to watch everyday at night avery long time ago and my mates used to call me Barry Norman...
    Once a geek always a geek...you cannot change your geekness no matter what you may think. :D
     
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    Buffy complete would be 7, X-files 9. But everyone does it differently.
     
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    I watch movies in fits and starts, some weeks I'll watch maybe 1 movie but in other weeks I can watch as many as 15 (student=lots of free time) so it just depends on the mood I am in.

    (PS: I have a collection of less than 150 now, it usually builds up to closer to 250+ pretty quickly but then I have a clear out of stuff I disliked or am unlikely to watch again so my storage space doesn't become overwhelmed).
     

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