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#1 of 102 OFFLINE   ace peterson

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Posted May 11 2002 - 12:48 PM

Not sure if this post should be here (or maybe poll section), admin. correct me if need be. But I thought it might be interesting to hear how some of you arrange your dvd titles. Myself, I arrange them by studio (Fox, Columbia, Warner Bro., etc) and my family scratches their collective heads at that. I like it that way. So how do you all do it? Alphabetically? By color? By genre? Favorites here and lesser fav's there? Chronologically? By Actor/Actress?

#2 of 102 OFFLINE   Rich Malloy

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Posted May 11 2002 - 01:01 PM

Alphabetically by the middle name of the first unit grip.
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#3 of 102 OFFLINE   Oswald Pascual

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Posted May 11 2002 - 01:08 PM

By its UPC bar code. Posted Image

Just kidding I also do the alpha thing starting with the Numbers first. (15 Minutes, 2001, ect ect ect)

#4 of 102 OFFLINE   Michael Bailey

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Posted May 11 2002 - 01:14 PM

Alphbetical except for the 30+ titles that I no longer have storage space for!

#5 of 102 OFFLINE   Randall Dorr

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Posted May 11 2002 - 01:18 PM

Chronologically, baby. Posted Image
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#6 of 102 OFFLINE   Patrick McCart

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Posted May 11 2002 - 01:25 PM

I put the box sets in chronological order (oldest title in box gives it its place), then the rest of the DVD's are chronological. Compilation discs such as the Walt Disney Treasures and Three Stooges are placed where the oldest short would be (Silly Symphonies goes between 1928's The Circus and 1930's All Quiet on the Western Front). My box sets go from Charlie Chaplin Box Set (Image) to The "Ultimate" Beatles Box set (actually pretty good, from MPI) and the regular DVD's go from The Cabinet of Caligari (Image) to Planet of the Apes (2001). My Walt Disney Treasures tins go on the bottom shelf, and I put the 2-disc cases among the regular titles. I prefer tins to be put on the bottom shelf if a regular case is inside, mainly because I lost the paper "bracelets" which went around them.

#7 of 102 OFFLINE   Dave H

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Posted May 11 2002 - 01:26 PM

By categories: Sci-Fi, Comedy, Drama, etc.

#8 of 102 OFFLINE   Deepak Shenoy

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Posted May 11 2002 - 01:59 PM

I have the snappers (along with the Digipak 2-disc sets) together in alphabetical order, the Criterions together organized by director/genre (spine number or alphabetical order doesn't seem right for Criterions), and the rest of the keepcases together in alphabetical order.

#9 of 102 OFFLINE   Brett Hancock

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Posted May 11 2002 - 02:05 PM

Studio. I like having all of my Anchor Bay titles all lined up.

#10 of 102 OFFLINE   James_M


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Posted May 11 2002 - 02:53 PM

I organize my collection by genre or actor. some examples of my categorization: Animation, Chow Yun Fat, Bruce Lee, Jet Li, 7 Fortunes, Stephen Chow, Contemporary HK, Old school HK, American, Misc..

#11 of 102 OFFLINE   Bjorn Olav Nyberg

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Posted May 11 2002 - 03:03 PM

Generally by studio. It looked kinda cool as long as most studios had coonsistent spines, but of course that had to change. They are still organized by studio though, but each time I start to run out of shelving space, it's reorganizing time, and then I won't find what I'm looking for for the next week or so... Still, the occasional reorganization is still fun for me, geeky as it may sound.
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#12 of 102 OFFLINE   Gary W. Graley

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Posted May 11 2002 - 03:24 PM

With young ones still at home I broke the sort in three sections, Those Rated G, then PG/PG13 and R. I also just picked up a nice Oak 5 shelf stand from Kmart, for about $26, holds 125 DVDs, so that left about 50 DVDs to find other places to rest until I think of a better place, but it worked well as I only put the G and PG/PG13 titles on that stand, with them sorted alphabetically but grouped in the G ratings at the top and then the PG/PG13 after that, works well. I'd loved to buy keep cases and trash all those snapper cases to keep consistent! G2
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#13 of 102 OFFLINE   Bill_Weinreich


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Posted May 11 2002 - 03:33 PM

Alphabetically, I'm anal about it. Bill
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Posted May 11 2002 - 04:28 PM

I usually group them by director, unless it's a box set (Die Hard trilogy).
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#16 of 102 OFFLINE   Nick Pudar

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Posted May 11 2002 - 06:23 PM

In the order I bought them. (really) Nick
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#17 of 102 OFFLINE   Patrick Larkin

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Posted May 11 2002 - 06:45 PM

Kubrick section - chronological. Kids/Animation section - alphabetical. TV - alphabetical. The rest - alphabetical.

#18 of 102 OFFLINE   LeeL


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Posted May 11 2002 - 06:52 PM

Strictly alphabetically, in order of how DVD Profiler spits them out. Box sets go to the end (Fantasia, Ultimate Toy Box, MM Diamond Collection1), although the movies in the boxes are alphabetical.
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#19 of 102 OFFLINE   Paul D Young

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Posted May 11 2002 - 07:02 PM

I've got 4 sections in this order: 1. Movies I've watched already (in alphabetical order). 2. Television stuff (like Monty Python, X-Files, Sopranos etc.) (in sort of, almost, alphabetical order) 3. Music Video or Concert Videos (alphabetical by music artist) and 4. DVDs I've bought but have not watched yet (this section has no organization whatsoever except that the newer purchases are usually on the right. The only thing unique about this is that on the far right side of the bottom two shelves are the "decoy" discs. These are made up of 4 or 5 discs or empty cases that have no value to me whatsoever just in case my dog decides to grab a DVD like he did when he was new, then he will probably chew up something worthless.

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Posted May 11 2002 - 07:20 PM

By studio. It is easier for me to find a title by remembering the releasing studio.
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