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Problem piles?

Discussion in 'Movie Forum' started by The_kUrGaN, Jan 1, 2004.

  1. The_kUrGaN

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    How big are your piles? Indeed, do you have them..... or do you have some other way of signifying a DVD is waiting in line to be watched? (I just leave the DVD half-way pulled out of its tower stack). I'm sure one day it will be a more sophisticated and ultimately a sadder system. :smashin:

    So, what's awaitin' my attention? It seems to keep on growing.....when will I ever get the time?

    Indianna Jones Movie Collection (4)
    Daredevil Special Edition (2)
    Ghostbusters (1)
    Terminator 3 (2)
    Toy Story Ultimate Toy Box (3)
    Foo Fighters (1)
    Queen Video Hits 2 (2)

    So fifteen discs in total.......how about you? :rolleyes:
     
  2. docsmith2k1

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    Trivial - I daren't count them up but if I did it would probably be 50 or more - I stll have laser discs that I haven't watched ;)
     
  3. Garrett

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    I thought at first you was talking about medical problems.:eek:

    Of the films I only have The Godfather Trilogy to watch but I have quite a fair few TV series to complete watching.
     
  4. Messiah

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    I tend to leave mine on a separate rack and then move them into the A-Z system when watched. However, I sorted them all about a month back and even put the unwatched ones in the system and now find it almost impossible to find those I have not watched (700 odd DVDs).

    The other way, if you use DVD Profiler, is to create a friend called 'Unwatched' or similar and loan all the unwatched ones out to them then mark them as being returned once you have watched them.
     
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    Thats a good idea. :)
     
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    Happy New Year everybody. I have about 28 to watch. This includes 4 Star Trek TNG, the Prisoner boxset, 3 X Files boxsets, the first season of Sapphire & Steel, the Tripods first season and Taken. I have no idea how many disks or viewing time this actually represents. If I looked at Profiler I would probably be able to work it out (I'm not that bored ...yet).
     
  7. The_kUrGaN

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    Go onnnnnn.........you know you want to.
    The DVD profiler is a good idea but I think I would prefer something a little more visually obvious personally. Besides, my DVD collection isn't that massive yet (60). Hey Messiah, how long did it take to get to 700 and how many of them do you regret buying? I think I could only justify buying a couple a month and with presents that would mean about 30 a year tops.....which would take me 20 odd years to reach 700....ha ha.
     
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    i think i have about 40 - 50 still waiting to be watched
    will probably grow bigger in the near future:hiya:
     
  9. Makaveli

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    Uhm probably about 60.
    Tbh that includes a lot I bought because I have them on video and was upgrading. Then again there is some I do have and just havent watched yet.

    Finding Nemo
    Ice Age
    The Animatrix

    And then there is some I've had for years and never gotten around to watching (I have seen them before though)

    Life
    Donnie Brasco
    Heat
    Casino

    My problem is I usually buy dvds in batches, so I might get 6 or 7 at a time but only watch 5 of them and then get a new batch. It's a vicious cycle.
     
  10. Messiah

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    Well, I've been buying DVDs since I imported my first DVD player before they were available in the UK. I guess about 6 or 7 years ago, so 700 is really not that many, about 2 a week since then.

    I've never actually regretted buying any and only ever sold one DVD on and that was only because I saw someone put up a wanted ad for a film I was not that impressed with (Narc, I think). If I had to give an answer I would say the Die Hard Trilogy as I love those films but I bought a very early set that is technically, pants. Still want to find an anamorphic and DD/DTS set but still not available as far as I can see. Even if I don't watch or like a film it still forms part of the collection which others may watch and enjoy.
     
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    The R1 "Die Hard" trilogy is anamorphic and DD/DTS, surely?
     
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    Surely this is your problem? You include the Extras with the Film disc and say you have 15 to watch - actually it's about 8.

    Watch the films, leave the Extras. IMO there are less than 2% of Extras worth bothering with, including LOTR Trilogy, which are supposed to be some of the best.

    Don't waste valuable film viewing time! :cool:
     
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    I've currently got about 100+ dvd's in my "to Watch" pile. A lot more included in my collection haven't been viewed as yet also, but because I've seen the films at the cinema or on tv they have not been included in that figure.
    Many of these titles are regarded as film favourites and were a must for my collection but since I have such a large number I have yet to see only appear to get viewed on rare occasions.
    I lend a lot of films out to freinds and work colleagues so a lot of people get enjoyment from my collection and not just me.
    A large proportion of my dvd's are from asia and are purchased mainly because I like that genre and were not readily available to rent or buy in this country- but that seems to be changing for the better now.
    Since this is my hobby and gives me and others a lot of enjoyment I'll continue to purchase dvd's at the same rate imo (but as cheaply as possible). I've got close to 600 now that have been bought over the last 3 years or so. The only problem with having a large collection is where to put them all.

    Any one know of any good (cheap) storage solutions as I'm running out of room in my 1 bedroom flat

    :(
     
  14. menalaus

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    i try and keep my collection to a bare minimum so i only have about 60 on the shelves, collected over the last four years. these are my keepers . i also have a pile of discs hidden away 'to watch', the number depends on what people are selling (on these and other forums as i buy all my discs second hand) if they are great films they get 'promoted' to the shelf. if not then i sell them on.
    i have a loft full of crappy videos, vinyl and tapes and i dont want my dvd collection to go the same way!
     
  15. StooMonster

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    Couldn't agree more.

    Extras? Waste of space, would rather have higher quality picture and sound. Besides they take too long to watch, life is too short and there are too many good things to watch. :)

    Don't watch television, just watch DVDs; it's what I do most of the time, and my "to watch" pile is very small. In fact some items have had repeat viewings.

    StooMonster
     
  16. The_kUrGaN

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    I have to disagree on the "extras". This is the main reason I buy DVD's of films that I love. Sure there are crap extras and good extras but if you like a film so much you have to be interested in some of them surely? That's why my collection is small but slowly growing, I go to the cinema a helluva lot and the films that impress me end up in my collection. If I say that about 5 out of 10 films I see impress me enough to buy on DVD and I see approx 1 film on average a week at the cinema that's about one purchase a month. Of course I am still purchasing DVD's from years ago to catch up so I would say that works out to be a couple a month. Like I say, it has to be worth buying as well with some quality extras. There is a danger in buying anything just to increase the collection as I feel it dilutes the collection. I'm not particularly bothered about others getting enjoyment out of them. It's my collection first and foremost so I have to enjoy them....then I take greater pride in lending them out.
     

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