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Initial post: 7 Mar 2014 11:15:54 GMT
Since I was a wee lad I have been collecting movies, taped of TV, to retail VHS, to DVD and now Blu Ray.

Since then I have always been obsessed with having my collection just so and I just wondered if anyone else was the same? #

My OCD makes me

Buy films I don't even like, just to have the complete set i.e Blade Trinity , last season of Dexter.

Bought a 2nd copy of Blu Ray/DVD cause the case was damaged in a unfixable way.

Thrown out film cause I didn't not they were ex rental copies- I don't do ex-rental, 2nd hand is fine not ex rental. lol.

Changed the arrangement numerous times, chronological, alpbetical, grouping actors etc.

They must always be in perfect line and nice and clean and dust free.

So as you can see I do have OCD when it comes to my film collection (and game collection).

Does anyone else ? ... confess your stories here !

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Mar 2014 11:42:29 GMT
Last edited by the author on 7 Mar 2014 11:45:08 GMT
I like to keep my DVDs in alphabetical order or by year or by BBFC certificate.

I've got about 425 DVDs and counting so far

I also have films recorded off tv, on too blank DVD-rws. I tend not too record films in 1:85 ratio because of those anoying dogs that tv channels love to have on the screen and usualy only record films in 2.35:1 ratio.

And i have a collection of old pre/recorded films on video for prosperity:)

Great topic by the way, mate:)

Posted on 7 Mar 2014 13:56:13 GMT
Lazisom says:
I bought The Crow 2,3 and 4 just so I had the full collection...

I've had them for years but never watched them until a few weeks ago, they were all terrible.

Mine are also in alphabetical order based on the first film in a series, for example Dawn of the Dead and Day of the Dead fall under N for Night of the Living Dead.

Since I have a fair amount of films I've never watched or very rarely watched I decided this year I would work through them all in alphabetical order (which is why I watched all 4 crow films back to back). I watched Deuce Bigalow European Gigolo the other day and will be watching The Devils Chair at the weekend.

Posted on 7 Mar 2014 14:20:34 GMT
"I bought The Crow 2,3 and 4 just so I had the full collection..."

LOL The Crow is in my personal 10 ten films, but even I didn't do that.

TBH tho I quite enjoyed The Crow: City of Angels when I was moody teenager, the comic book/novel was great, Miramax ruined the film though with the final edit and ending (among other things).

However Crow 3 & 4 were truly awful, Edward Furlong lol !

Posted on 7 Mar 2014 15:19:24 GMT
Lazisom says:
2 was pretty much a cut and paste remake of the first film, I read somewhere that they cut over an hour of it because it was too different to the original, I'd like to see the uncut version at some point since it will probably be more interesting.

3 was again pretty much a remake of the first with all the characters swapped for teenagers

If I put my true thoughts on 4 this post would probably be deleted so I'll just say its probably in the top 10 worst films I've ever seen.

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Mar 2014 16:01:52 GMT
Last edited by the author on 7 Mar 2014 16:02:18 GMT
It was very interesting actually lazisom and would of been thought of much better for it if they left it as it was meant to me. In the original story when Ashe is getting whipped and beaten by the main villian Judah, his Son comes to him (as he is delirious) and tells him his job is done and they can be together. This would leave Sarah to the hands of Judah, his son warns him if he stays he they will never be together and he will be stuck in that world forever, unable to pass on. Ashe says he must stay cause he loves Sarah, he defeats Judah but as you know Sarah dies and then he is pretty much screwed. stuck to walk the earth.

At least its a different ending !!

interestingly the Nick Cage film City of Angels that came out shortly after had a similar ending, I couldn't help but think it was too much of a coincidence not to be related

I read that they scrapped the original ending because it ends on a downer and they decided to Hollywood it and make this happier.

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Mar 2014 16:28:22 GMT
And it was the same director of the original Wim wenders.

Money talks as usual;)

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Mar 2014 16:28:52 GMT
Shazzerman says:
City of Angels is a loose remake of Wim Wenders' Wings of Desire.

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Mar 2014 16:30:44 GMT
Shazzerman says:
Are you saying Wenders directed City of Angels? He didn't.

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Mar 2014 17:47:22 GMT
Whoops my mistake(~_~;) thinking of The vanishing which both versions of that film where directed by the same director:)

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Mar 2014 18:05:51 GMT
Shazzerman says:
Or Funny Games...

Posted on 7 Mar 2014 18:21:02 GMT
Difference is Heneke didn't taint his original film.

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Mar 2014 18:30:15 GMT
Shazzerman says:
A debatable point, to be sure. While I am a big fan of Naomi Watts, Susanne Lothar is simply astounding in the original. She died very recently actually (in the last year maybe). I'll take the also deceased Ulrich Muhe over Tim Roth any day as well. Michael Pitt is good, but the film lacks that extra frisson of seeing the kid from "Benny's Video" (Arno Frisch) all grown up and still causing, er, trouble.

Posted on 10 Mar 2014 19:11:58 GMT
Adam Jackson says:
Its not just me! I have 3 x cats and the thought of any cat hair getting inside the cases and on the discs gives me palpitations!!

And as for lending them out; always feel uneasy esp if they then get "sub lended" - friends have to acquire a decent "credit" rating first, and even then box sets and lenticular cases are a no no. I've been known to withhold the case and supply a generic black case for the length of the lease too! And as for family, don't go there as they are the least likely to respect/return.

meanwhile, back in North Korea....

Posted on 12 Mar 2014 19:45:26 GMT
mister joe says:
Awesome thread Bauer.
Something I totally relate to.
I just have stacks and stacks and stacks of dvd stored in wardrobes,cubby beneath the stairs,towering on the bedroom floor.
I don't do alphabetical though I should......I will see a reference to some director or film and immediately have to find film or every dvd of that director.I may not even watch them,more just so I know where they are.The searches can get sweaty and intense.
I will scan dvds for any marks or stracthes.I get stressed if a dvd even slightly skips or pauses unless it is obviously a "slight trigger" that is detailed on case.
Other night I watched Jonathan Glazers Birth which I had bought used and it worked but the marks on the dvds really bothered me so I bought another copy new at a good price.
I have lots of multiples.
Buying second hand is something I never normally used to do until it did make financial sense to take punts on used which is a lottery.
Zoverstocks can either be blinding or woeful.
I have different obsessions over the year and end up buying stacks of things.Last week I bought 10 Van Damme movies,i spent a load of money last year buying loads of wwf dvds.
I will go through phases where I suddenly start collecting stuff like late 70s Italian horror,french horror........few months ago I bought every movie Bruno Dumont has made as well as the dude who directed Santango.
Also I buy loads of music and books.I will check how many orders I've made...

Posted on 12 Mar 2014 19:46:37 GMT
mister joe says:
238 orders in the last six months.

Posted on 13 Mar 2014 02:08:48 GMT
N. Mcclure says:
320 DVDs and counting and 50 blu rays 😁 all in alphabetical order and split into genres . I would say the majority of them are horror , comic book and Dr who lol.

Although haven't bought any in a while as I've Run out of space and need to find another matching unit before i worry about anymore addidtions.

In reply to an earlier post on 13 Mar 2014 11:06:24 GMT
Ah a kindred spirt, I knew we would find a common ground Joe

In reply to an earlier post on 13 Mar 2014 11:09:45 GMT
Adam, I hate lending too, even close mates, so much so they all laugh at me.

My best mate and best man at my wedding, the one man I honestly can say I love whole heartedly has never seen 24 and asks repeatedly to borrow my box sets, I have to say no! I have seen how he looks after his disks and I cant do it. I may even buy him the entire set for his Birthday so he doesn't ever borrow mine ; )

In reply to an earlier post on 13 Mar 2014 16:13:38 GMT
Adam Jackson says:
Don't you find you have to turn it down when people offer something to lend you for fear of having to reciprocate the offer!!??!

Seriously though, you work hard to earn the money to buy things, you look after them, why would anyone want to give folks who don't respect their own property, a chance to ruin valued possessions??

In reply to an earlier post on 13 Mar 2014 16:20:05 GMT
Yep I never ever ask to borrow to stuff.

Although I have another mate who is constantly trying to lend me games, just so he can borrow one! ... Nooooo !

In reply to an earlier post on 13 Mar 2014 16:24:36 GMT
Adam Jackson says:
Break off the friendship; you know its the only way.

In reply to an earlier post on 13 Mar 2014 16:46:43 GMT
yep It's for the best !

Posted on 31 Mar 2014 09:27:04 BDT
Does anyone else miss the fact there are no video shops in this day age?. I remember as a kid in the early 90s whenever i went anywhere and there was a video shop, i would always make for the horror section and look at the horrific pictures for films like Scanners and Hellraiser, even in Blockbuster or any shop that had videos in them i would do the same, it was kind of a rites of passage type thing:) Those where the days:)

Posted on 31 Mar 2014 11:13:50 BDT
I really miss Video shops, I watched a few films that would of never occurred to me to watch because of video shops scene, cause I read the back of the box or listened to the guys behind the counters opinion etc. Then there was the buying sweets, pop corn etc it just made a night in with film or 2 more of an event, than clicking on the Netflix App !
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