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How many DVDs do you own? - The DVD Collection Thread

PostPosted: Sat Oct 08, 2005 10:06 pm
by cinephile2000
Just wondering.

PostPosted: Sat Oct 08, 2005 10:07 pm
by cinephile2000
I own from my father about 200.

PostPosted: Sat Oct 08, 2005 10:10 pm
by vicious_bastard
I suggest changing the poll options. Even you exceed the maximum and it's your poll! I have about 1100, at least 200 of which I have yet to watch, or have forgotten about. I shudder at the thought of how many Harry must have.

PostPosted: Sat Oct 08, 2005 10:13 pm
by cinephile2000
yeah I had an over one hundred but it dissapered

PostPosted: Sat Oct 08, 2005 10:15 pm
by burlivesleftnut
I have them all.

PostPosted: Sat Oct 08, 2005 10:22 pm
by vicious_bastard
Even Billy The Kid & The Green Baize Vampire? So much money wasted in my lifetime. I have no right to EVER complain about being skint.

PostPosted: Sat Oct 08, 2005 10:22 pm
by cinephile2000
do you change poll options by new topic?

PostPosted: Sat Oct 08, 2005 10:24 pm
by burlivesleftnut
vicious_bastard wrote:Even Billy The Kid & The Green Baize Vampire? So much money wasted in my lifetime. I have no right to EVER complain about being skint.


That's the one I don't have.

PostPosted: Sat Oct 08, 2005 10:24 pm
by cinephile2000
OK for the other shoe my father and I catalogued our DVDs and we came up with about 3000 I could go to college for a semester or two on that money

PostPosted: Sat Oct 08, 2005 10:26 pm
by cinephile2000
thats how much my padre loves me

PostPosted: Sat Oct 08, 2005 10:28 pm
by burlivesleftnut
If they were 10 bucks for each, I could pay off my college loans entirely!

PostPosted: Sat Oct 08, 2005 10:32 pm
by cinephile2000
I totally took advantage and took all the ones I liked into my room. MUAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. I'm evil

PostPosted: Sat Oct 08, 2005 10:34 pm
by TonyWilson
Damn, I'm on 25 to 50, 44 to be precise. I have a lot of videos though too so I'll count them which puts me at about 69.

PostPosted: Sat Oct 08, 2005 10:34 pm
by cinephile2000
I took Fight CLub Snatch Lock Stock I heart Huckabees the LOst BOys Streets of FIre, and everything Tarintino.

PostPosted: Sat Oct 08, 2005 10:36 pm
by TonyWilson
I heart huckabbes is fantastic. I have it, but I downloaded it :oops:

PostPosted: Sat Oct 08, 2005 10:37 pm
by cinephile2000
Don't worry I copied my streets of fire and Little Shop I think after having so many we deserve a couple of freebies

PostPosted: Sat Oct 08, 2005 11:06 pm
by cinephile2000
a side question how many aare copies? downloads?

PostPosted: Sat Oct 08, 2005 11:07 pm
by burlivesleftnut
0 for me.

PostPosted: Sat Oct 08, 2005 11:14 pm
by cinephile2000
two for me but they are ones my father owns and dosn't want taken when I got to college.

PostPosted: Sun Oct 09, 2005 12:39 am
by ONeillSG1
Are you counting box sets as one DVD release? Just wondering.

PostPosted: Sun Oct 09, 2005 2:43 am
by RogueScribner
Why aren't there more options in the poll? At least a "100+" or something.

I own 121 DVDs, not counting extra DVDs in box sets (like Star Wars, Superman, etc.). It probably all balances out with the TV DVD sets I own, so I guess that's a good number.

PostPosted: Sun Oct 09, 2005 3:12 am
by thomasgaffney
What about Kong?

PostPosted: Sun Oct 09, 2005 4:43 am
by Flumm
Hey has anyone got any info on how the new formats that are currently beeing brewed up, Blu Ray(?) and another I think it is.... are going to be implemented? And why? I heard they are several years away...

Do you guys think it will be another complete revoloution, as DVD was to VHS?

I'm assuming that when it comes to them beeing used for movies, it will be to cater for the emerging HD market, right? I don't think it's a big deal for movie fans to have things on multiple disks... so I can't imagine that being the main selling point...

PostPosted: Sun Oct 09, 2005 1:09 pm
by cinephile2000
I count DVD box sets as one but I've put all my Whedon TV stuff into a folder and for some reason count all those dvds as singels. Soo whatever you think and I tried to edit it but the rule is after somone puts a vote up you can't change the poll. At first I did have a 100+ but I had to do something with the options before hand and it left me with what I have up there.

PostPosted: Sun Oct 09, 2005 6:14 pm
by John-Locke
I've got about four hundred DVD's, I managed to stop myself from buying too many DVD's about 2 years ago, It's is silly you will never get your moneys worth buying willy nilly, I own too many films I've never watched.

It can easily become an unhealthy addiction, save the money for better things if you can.

PostPosted: Sun Oct 09, 2005 7:10 pm
by wonkabar
What about box collections like SW,BTTF or TV shows where they only come as a set? Are you guys counting them as one, or each movie/disc in the set? Kubrick is different cuz you can buy all of 'em seperate, therefore I count each film. But it gets alittle ify on shows & stuff like the Friday the 13th collection, where there's two films per disc, and each disc is in those sliver-thin cases that could never be sold individually. Eight movies on four discs in one package...how do you count that shit? And do you count the Bonus disk in SW or Indy? For me it's the difference between slightly vs. well over 100.

PostPosted: Fri Oct 14, 2005 11:28 pm
by cinephile2000
Ok I think it should just be counted by disk.

PostPosted: Fri Oct 14, 2005 11:28 pm
by cinephile2000
But thats because we have put all of ours in sleeves. Its easier to count that way for me. I guess whatever way you want to count them.

PostPosted: Sat Oct 15, 2005 1:04 am
by The Garbage Man
burlivesleftnut wrote:
vicious_bastard wrote:Even Billy The Kid & The Green Baize Vampire? So much money wasted in my lifetime. I have no right to EVER complain about being skint.


That's the one I don't have.


Even Vampiyaz?
How was it? Was it more fun than miniature golf?

PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 2005 3:26 pm
by Hollywood_Bob
I actually own close to about 250....need to update my list...lol

PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 2005 3:37 pm
by jgraphix
I own a little over 500!

PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 2005 3:39 pm
by JamieCOTC
Yeah, mine is a little over the 250 range as well.

J.

PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 2005 3:42 pm
by burlivesleftnut
I expanded the options... although it is now too late to revote.

PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 2005 3:48 pm
by DocPazuzu
Somewhere between 800 and 900 last time I checked. I try not to count them too often as it causes hyperventilation and anxiety.
Thinking about how many VHS tapes I have makes me want to go and lie down for a few hours.
Geekism ain't pretty.

DocP

PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 2005 4:23 pm
by Khan
If I could afford 1000+ I'd own 1000+. Alas, I just stopped being a poor university student a few months ago; now I'm a poor university graduate, and in a year I'll go back to being a poor university student again. . .

As of now I've got about 65 DVDs and maybe 40 videos, though I'm expecting a parcel from Canada with another 10 or 15 DVDs for Christmas any day now. And I had about 60 DVDs stolen a couple of years ago. I swear to god, if I ever find the fella whut done it . . . I'll probably run in circles flailing my arms and screaming like a school girl, or maybe do something involving the fetile position and weeping. But, hey, who knows? I'll burn that bridge when I come to it. Right now I'm going for a tear-up with the boys.

(On reflection, if I cut out the alcohol I probably could afford 1000+ DVDs. . .)

PostPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2005 4:15 am
by Tubbs Tattsyrup
Got about 190 DVDs (JUST miss out on that higher bracket) from all genres and a few hundred videos from the olden days. Some of my DVDs I will sell soon though due to heavy-duty embarrassment about having Armageddon (even if it DID come free with my player).

It sucks actually because I spend longer choosing a dvd to watch than I do watching the movie, and it usually ends up being X2 anyway. There's something about that movie that's just really rewatchable, I dunno. Good for when you're blobbing and can't think.

PostPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2005 5:00 am
by Chief Redcock
I want Harry to answer this one. Whenever I read his monthly DVD column and try to picture what's actually sitting on his shelf... I get a bit frightened. I answered 25-50, by the way, but I'm now realizing that's a flat-out lie... lot's of stuff I didn't think of. 50-100 sounds better... I try to keep my collection down to essential stuff that I know I'll rewatch.

PostPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2005 5:08 am
by Crayotic Rockwell
hmm about 340-350.. about half of it is anime and tv shows though.. anime eats through the shelf space coz you gotta get 6-8 seperate purchases just for one series

I'll never watch half the majority of stuff i own more than once though on DVD though.. I like to keep em on hand for if friends come round and I want to share the wealth of quality entertainment.. except that i don't really like having friends, let alone letting them come round to visit

.. and yet i still keep on buying

PostPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2005 5:45 am
by Coldfire24
I own alot. And its great. I love to watch movies before bed I own around 100 or so.

PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2005 12:18 pm
by Cineister Jim
I want to say Harry mentioned at one time owning in the neighborhood of 1500 or so...don't quote me though.

Last time I actually counted, it was over 500...probably hit 600 in a couple of months. I know I have at least 60 or 70 titles I haven't watched.

PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2005 12:26 pm
by CheriBomb
I have close to 200. Only 2 of which are boxed sets of TV shows. I will probably have many more after Christmas since the family buys me things from my Amazon wishlist! :)

PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2005 12:48 pm
by You Know My Name
I only have about maybe 30-40 DVDs altogether. I have a lot more video cassettes.

PostPosted: Sun Dec 18, 2005 5:29 am
by oldmangimper
i have 179 dvds, more coming on Christmas

PostPosted: Sun Dec 18, 2005 8:54 am
by I_Was_Saying_Boo_urns
My collection: (over 700)
http://www.intervocative.com/dvdcollection.aspx/games03

somehow, I can't get the url to post without that space at the end. If you want to see it, remove that space in the last word.

PostPosted: Sun Dec 18, 2005 9:01 am
by Keepcoolbutcare
it worked for me when I highlighted it THEN hit URL.

PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2007 3:36 pm
by thomasgaffney
Bump and repost:

jlmace wrote:My DVD collection has now surpassed the 700 DVD level. My wife has pretty much had it. Couple questions:

1) What is the average collection out there?

2) Do any of you folks catalog your DVDs with an online or software application? If so, which ones are the best and why?

3) I am going to need to sell some of my DVDs. What would be your recommendation on the best and most efficient place to sell used DVDs?

Thanks

PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2007 3:57 pm
by Fried Gold
jlmace wrote:My DVD collection has now surpassed the 700 DVD level. My wife has pretty much had it. Couple questions:

1) What is the average collection out there?

2) Do any of you folks catalog your DVDs with an online or software application? If so, which ones are the best and why?

3) I am going to need to sell some of my DVDs. What would be your recommendation on the best and most efficient place to sell used DVDs?

Thanks

1. I know of people around the 1000 mark. I reckon a ballpark for many is about 50-100.

2. Yes - http://www.invelos.com/dvdcollection.aspx/DaveDubya

DVDProfiler is used by quite a few people, it's easy to use and is functional.

3. Ebay or local papers.

PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2007 3:58 pm
by so sorry
I have somewhere around 300, but I haven't updated my list recently (which i just have written up on a Word document, nothing fancy).

PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2007 4:03 pm
by King Of Nowhere
jlmace wrote:
3) I am going to need to sell some of my DVDs. What would be your recommendation on the best and most efficient place to sell used DVDs?

Thanks


EBAY, as FG said, or AMAZON MARKETPLACE.
I think PLAY may have a similar thing going on as well.

PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2007 4:07 pm
by darkjedijaina
I...I only have the bare essentials left, as I've pruned them and pruned them each time I move because I hate having to move all my stuff. All that is left are Buffy Seasons 1-7. The Evil Dead Trilogy. The 2 POTC movies, will get the 3rd soon. The SW movies. And all the JAWS movies. lol.