-

Jump to content



Photo

Misplaced DVDs ..... has it happened to you too?


This topic has been archived. This means that you cannot reply to this topic.
11 replies to this topic

#1 of 12 OFFLINE   Thomas T

Thomas T

    Screenwriter

  • 2,251 posts
  • Join Date: Sep 30 2001

Posted February 13 2004 - 07:42 AM

Like most of us with huge DVD collections and not enough time, we don't always watch the films as soon as they are purchased. My ritual is unwrap the DVD to make sure everything is okay (no cracks, broken spindles, glue on disc etc.), pop it in the player to make sure it plays then take it out and put it in its appropriate place on the shelf alphabetically to watch at a later date.

Yesterday, I decided to watch BUffalo Soldiers which I had purchased about three weeks ago and went to the shelf and it wasn't there!!! It should have been between Betty BUckley Live At The Donmar and BUll Durham. Well, I did the usual searching everywhere including looking under the couch, in back of the shelving in case it fell etc. to no avail.

Finally, I went through my entire DVD collection (not an easy task) starting with the A's working toward the Z's and ..... bingo! ..... I found Buffalo Soldiers inexplicably between Owl And The Pussycat and Pacific Heights. Don't ask me how it got there, obviously it had to have been me with a brain cloud but if it's happened to anyone else I'll feel better. I'd hate to think senility is starting to set in!

#2 of 12 OFFLINE   Dan Rudolph

Dan Rudolph

    Producer

  • 4,042 posts
  • Join Date: Dec 30 2002

Posted February 13 2004 - 08:34 AM

Besides mis-shelving, I accidentally left some porn where my mom could find it before moving away from home. So no more Action Sports Sex 7 or Asian Chow-Down.
My Collection

#3 of 12 OFFLINE   Kenneth Harden

Kenneth Harden

    Screenwriter

  • 1,365 posts
  • Join Date: May 13 2002

Posted February 13 2004 - 08:38 AM

Wow, I never thought of putting DVD's in order.

Something I can do away from home - they wouldn't last 5 minuites around here.

I'm going to be so metro...

#4 of 12 OFFLINE   ChrisBEA

ChrisBEA

    Screenwriter

  • 1,657 posts
  • Join Date: Jul 19 2003

Posted February 13 2004 - 09:47 AM

I've misplaced my Meaning of Life disk.
Went to send it out for replacement, and I can't find it.... It's gotta be around here somewhere....Posted Image

#5 of 12 OFFLINE   John Watson

John Watson

    Screenwriter

  • 1,937 posts
  • Join Date: Jul 14 2002

Posted February 14 2004 - 12:47 AM

Sometimes, when I've spent a bit more than I should have, and have stashed a purchase in a drawer or cupboard until the trail is cold, I forget about it, then a few weeks later, I can't even remember where I hid them :b

So far they've all eventually come to light.

PS to Chris - lotsa people are looking for the Meaning of Life Posted Image

#6 of 12 OFFLINE   Kenny Goldin

Kenny Goldin

    Second Unit

  • 472 posts
  • Join Date: Sep 03 2000

Posted February 14 2004 - 02:19 AM

Nope. I'm too meticulous and sloppy to misplace any of my Valentines dates.Posted Image:b Posted Image
"We make it hard...the easy way."

Funniest line I have ever read in DVD a review: "'The Simple Life' stars rich, spoiled friends Paris Hilton and Nicole Ritchie as two rich, spoiled friends who are taken out of their posh Los Angeles lifestyle and deposited in a small town in Arkansas..."

#7 of 12 OFFLINE   JonSpice

JonSpice

    Stunt Coordinator

  • 70 posts
  • Join Date: Jan 15 2004

Posted February 14 2004 - 02:54 PM

Yes I am still missing "The Wrath of Khan" directors cut it's in one of my 300 + 1 changers.
Jon or Jake take your pick~The Wraith

#8 of 12 OFFLINE   ChrisBEA

ChrisBEA

    Screenwriter

  • 1,657 posts
  • Join Date: Jul 19 2003

Posted February 14 2004 - 02:56 PM

John - What a find it would be too, right? Posted Image

#9 of 12 OFFLINE   Marty M

Marty M

    Screenwriter

  • 2,918 posts
  • Join Date: Dec 06 1998

Posted February 14 2004 - 03:35 PM

I have been loaning out my collection to a few friends. I wanted to watch The Pianist the other day and realized that was one of the DVDs I had loaned out.

I used to be very good about alphabetising my DVDs right after I purchased them. Now that my collection has exceeded 300, I am running out of storage space.

Lawn Ranger Motto: You're only young once, but you can be always be immature.

#10 of 12 OFFLINE   Raymond_H

Raymond_H

    Stunt Coordinator

  • 244 posts
  • Join Date: Jul 31 2001

Posted February 14 2004 - 03:38 PM

With me just upgrading my Netflix account for more rentals. And now having more movies to watch per night, it is starting to get out of hand and I am constantly searching for DVDs.

Raymond

#11 of 12 OFFLINE   Jeremy Anderson

Jeremy Anderson

    Screenwriter

  • 1,052 posts
  • Join Date: Nov 23 1999

Posted February 15 2004 - 01:16 AM

I'm normally really good at keeping track of what movies I've loaned out, using DVD Profiler (since my collection sits at around 500 discs now). The other day, however, I went through my whole collection title by title and found that I'm missing The Big Lebowski and Ben Folds Five: The Complete Sessions At West 54th. The strange thing is... I sort of remember loaning them out, but I can't remember to who. And I obviously didn't log it into Profiler, because they're not shown as out.

So now I'm hoping that someone will eventually realize they have them and return them. I've called the usual suspects, and none of them have my discs. I guess it just means I'll have to be more careful about logging in loaners in the future.

#12 of 12 OFFLINE   Bob_Bo

Bob_Bo

    Agent

  • 41 posts
  • Join Date: Feb 08 2004

Posted February 15 2004 - 01:31 AM

With 2 daughters any organizational efforts on my part are quickly overridden by their superior skill for disorder.Posted Image