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Discussion in 'Movie Forum' started by ldoodle, Sep 27, 2003.

  1. ldoodle

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    Ok, here goes.

    I'v just added my newest DVD's into my collection, and came across a canundrem...

    Do I put 2 Fast 2 Furious after The Fast and The Furious, or do I put it in the numbers section as it begins with a number.

    I also have the same problem with the 'Hannibal Lecter' series. At the moment I have Manhunter first, followed by Red Dragon, then Silence, then Hannibal one after the other, as I think this is the order they're 'set' in (correct if i'm wrong).

    Should I catalog them alphabetically, or in series (sequals after the original)?

    What do you do?
     
  2. johndickinson

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    I find sorting alphabetically is best for me as I can find a film quicker.
     
  3. Smurfin

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    People will need to be really sad to reply to this thread.

    Oh sh*t I just did:D ;)
     
  4. MarkR

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    I keep all my DVDs in alphabetical order but I try and keep all the series films together.
    The choice is yours....;)
     
  5. ldoodle

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    I know. It took me about 3 hours to build up the courage to post it! :D
     
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    Mine just go back on the shelf wherever the wife puts them....
     
  7. nathan_silly

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    File 2 Fast 2 Furious in the bin, where it deserves to be! :)
     
  8. Smurfin

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    Did you buy it Nathan?
     
  9. nathan_silly

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    I've seen it.
     
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    I believe that most dvd enthusiasts store their discs
    in some kind of order. It's the same as anything else -
    if you're passionate about something then you'll want
    to be able to show your interests off in the best possible way.
    I always store my discs according to the type of casing they
    come in, i.e. digipaks in one area, snapper cases (yes, I have
    quite a few of those!) in another area and the classic amaray
    type covers are used in between. I use the box-sets as book
    ends as they don't seem to look right when stored together.
    I also store my discs alternately between light and dark coloured
    spines but in no particular order regarding alphabetical or genre.
    I'm forever re-arranging my collection (much to my other half's
    annoyance!) but the whole dvd thing is a passion of mine and
    if some think I'm sad then so what? I know I'm not alone ;)
     
  11. evilash

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    i too spend endless hours trying to find that perfect arrangement and then another dvd comes through the post and waheeeey!! i have to start all over again!!! personally i am still in search for the holy grail of storage/display units!
     
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    I have put it after Fast and Furious!

    I had a similar one last week, do I put Jason X with all the Friday the 13ths under F, OR Do I leave it under J?

    I have it with the Friday 13ths, took me too long to make the decision!

    Also Bill and Teds Bogues Journey is AFTER Bill and Teds Excellent Adventure!

    Oh the lives we lead!
     
  13. ldoodle

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    So is the Terminator series...

    'The Terminator' should be after Terminator 2 and 3! :(

    I hate the way DVD Profiler put's 3000 Miles to Graceland before 8 Mile or 8MM alphabetically!!
     
  14. spidermanalf

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    When putting them on the shelf though, I don't bother with 'The' otherwise there would be loads under The ..... , and would be harder to find!
     
  15. dfield2000

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    You can edit the 'Sort title' in DVD Profiler to force it to sort the titles in a different order, while still keeping the actual title used to print on reports.

    That's what I did to get my Evil Dead trilogy to come out in default order, otherwise Evil Dead three comes out in the A's as Army of Darkness.

    and yes, this is a really sad thread
     
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    bloody hell! Open door, adjust eyes to light, take a breath of fresh air and get some balance in your life!

    Meant in jest, but I do feel that some of you are not so much passionate as obsessive about DVDs (there is a difference)

    Same as getting 3 copies of the same film (even if its crap) just so you have all possible connotations, or a different sound track.

    This seams to be a DVD phenomena - I'm sure poeple were more selective about VHS and bought them for the actual film rather than the packaging or completeness.
     
  17. dfield2000

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    I don't think you can compare this phenomena to VHS as there are many more versions of a DVD due to the Region Codes, special Editions, superbits and all that stuff which doesn't apply to VHS - although I agree with you that there is some sort of weird behaviour exhibited with the way people collect their DVD's.

    I think these people have some sort of latent behaviour of collecting which is brought out in them by DVD's
     
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    Theres an outside?
     
  19. Smurfin

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    And alot of it is gumpf. I'm getting cynical about some of these Superbits that Columbia is churning out: see my Gladiator Superbit review, which should be surfacing either late tonight or sometime tomorrow: should be interesting for all those Superbit lovers.
     
  20. dfield2000

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    totally agree - I think we're being taken for a ride with all these re-issues. How can they get away with releasing a disk, waiting for the general public to buy it - then remaster it again and chuck on some new 'featurettes' and flog it all over again as a special edition. Why not just do a proper job in the first place.

    And as for superbits - I've bought a couple for the DTS soundtrack - but I can't say I can see any image improvement on my 32inch toshiba. What the studios are saying is - here is a dvd of a film - yes it could look better with a higher bit rate - but we're not giving that to you - we're going to release an inferior image on a lower bit rate first - wait a while for everyone to buy that - and then try to flog you it to you again with a higher bit rate under the banner of superbit.

    If there is such a supposed increase in image quality then surely they should not release the non-superbit in the first place - just check all the extra's on second disk and do the job properly the first time around.
     
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    Perhaps you need a bigger screen to notice the difference? 32" is borderline home theatre size anyway. Just because you've got a smaller TV- therefore unable to see superbit's differences (if any) does not make it a rip-off.

    Perhaps try comparing Superbit & non superbit on a CRT Front Projector?
     
  22. dfield2000

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    I think that is what we all agree on - anything 32 or under you will not see a benfit - but use a projector and you'll start seeing the difference.

    I'm not saying that there isn't an increase in image quality - I'm saying that why not give us that increase in quality as standard - why wait for everyone to buy the disk first, and then re-release it a higher bit rate and expect everyone to fork out for it again.
     
  23. nathan_silly

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    Because they can? Fact of business... if you were a MD and knew that your customers would re-buy the same product again and again would you do it?

    If so, you'll get a nice bonus.

    If not you'll be demoted.
     
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    yeah - but it doesn't make it right though does it
     

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