PDA

View Full Version : Post your DVD collection


latisha1903
Aug 15, 2006, 01:50 PM
I'm at about 80 or something

http://img188.imageshack.us/img188/9636/dsc01370uo4.th.jpg (http://img188.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dsc01370uo4.jpg)
http://img239.imageshack.us/img239/6733/dsc01372oy9.th.jpg (http://img239.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dsc01372oy9.jpg)
http://img239.imageshack.us/img239/7543/dsc01373pl2.th.jpg (http://img239.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dsc01373pl2.jpg)

DJMastaWes
Aug 15, 2006, 02:06 PM
(not all are in the photos)

http://img205.imageshack.us/img205/8091/dscf4128ov6.jpg
Those are mine.

http://img50.imageshack.us/img50/5474/dscf4131ar6.jpg
Bothers (hes messy)

http://img235.imageshack.us/img235/4569/dscf4132kx8.jpg
Brother

http://img103.imageshack.us/img103/5723/dscf4134hx9.jpg
Brother

http://img211.imageshack.us/img211/5643/dscf4136af8.jpg
Brother

http://img227.imageshack.us/img227/8753/dscf4135hg0.jpg
Brother

http://img218.imageshack.us/img218/317/dscf4140sb5.jpg
Mine.. On my brothers floor.

There are probebly 25 missing the photos. There all around my brothers room, on the floor and everything. I'm the clean one :).

Shotglass
Aug 15, 2006, 03:19 PM
Chappelle's Show is a must in every DVD collection. Funny thing is I don't own it. They don't sell it here in Germany.

bembol
Aug 15, 2006, 04:59 PM
Used to have over 600+ DVD's...I cleaned up, sold for various reasons...one was because of HD-DVD...!!!

I down to less than 300

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c251/LouDiamonds/HPIM0306.jpg

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c251/LouDiamonds/HPIM0310.jpg

"The Look and Sound of Perfect" 15 HD-DVD's...Training Day & Ray...IMO the Reference HD-DVD's in Picture/Sound Quality...!!!

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c251/LouDiamonds/HPIM0605.jpg

Revlefty
Aug 15, 2006, 06:44 PM
Aww you bought an HD-DVD I'm sorry to here that.

Shotglass
Aug 15, 2006, 06:46 PM
What's wrong with that?


hang on, who was supporting blu-ray, apple or intel?
Anyway, it doesn't matter, it's just a player, not a drive.

Revlefty
Aug 15, 2006, 06:50 PM
http://www.bowlingkingdom.com/persimages/userupload/DSCF0707.jpg

Revlefty
Aug 15, 2006, 06:52 PM
IMO This whole new format war is joke.

Tanglewood
Aug 15, 2006, 08:05 PM
http://web.mac.com/natepierce/iWeb/SD/macrumors_files/iPhotoScreenSnapz099.jpghttp://web.mac.com/natepierce/iWeb/SD/macrumors_files/iPhotoScreenSnapz100.jpghttp://web.mac.com/natepierce/iWeb/SD/macrumors_files/iPhotoScreenSnapz101.jpghttp://web.mac.com/natepierce/iWeb/SD/macrumors_files/iPhotoScreenSnapz102.jpg

Tanglewood
Aug 15, 2006, 08:05 PM
http://web.mac.com/natepierce/iWeb/SD/macrumors_files/iPhotoScreenSnapz103.jpghttp://web.mac.com/natepierce/iWeb/SD/macrumors_files/iPhotoScreenSnapz104.jpghttp://web.mac.com/natepierce/iWeb/SD/macrumors_files/iPhotoScreenSnapz105.jpghttp://web.mac.com/natepierce/iWeb/SD/macrumors_files/iPhotoScreenSnapz106.jpg

Tanglewood
Aug 15, 2006, 08:07 PM
http://web.mac.com/natepierce/iWeb/SD/macrumors_files/iPhotoScreenSnapz107.jpghttp://web.mac.com/natepierce/iWeb/SD/macrumors_files/iPhotoScreenSnapz108.jpghttp://web.mac.com/natepierce/iWeb/SD/macrumors_files/iPhotoScreenSnapz109.jpghttp://web.mac.com/natepierce/iWeb/SD/macrumors_files/iPhotoScreenSnapz110.jpg
http://web.mac.com/natepierce/iWeb/SD/macrumors_files/iPhotoScreenSnapz111.jpghttp://web.mac.com/natepierce/iWeb/SD/macrumors_files/iPhotoScreenSnapz112.jpg

Out on loan to others: Arrested Development Season 1 & 2, Pulp Fiction, Top Gun, and Team America: World Police.

DISCOMUNICATION
Aug 15, 2006, 10:30 PM
I need to get a digital camera. I usually throw away the cases that DVDs come in. All they do is take up space. It's not like there's any real info on most boxes like CD liner notes. I find them pretty worthless. I store most of my discs in 300+ disc albums. White shelves full of black disc albums look better to me. It's also easier to pick something to watch just flipping through pages instead of scanning shelf after shelf.
That being said... I find it hard to throw away the special edition boxes I import from Japan. The Japanese really know how to design packaging. Most of the boxes are made out of heavey materials that don't scar and fringe around the corners like the cheap US box sets. I also can't seem to part with the cases for my Farscape DVDs. I've been collecting the new Starburst Editions since December. I also watch them a lot so I keep them easily accessable. The only cases I have lined up on a shelf right now are all PSP games and those mini cases that Japanese Game Cube discs come in.

clayj
Aug 15, 2006, 10:35 PM
Erm... most of my DVD cases are in storage. So rather than post a picture of a couple of big weathertight plastic storage boxes, here's a link (http://www.clayj.com/html/DVDs.htm) to a list of the DVDs I own.

noelister
Aug 15, 2006, 10:44 PM
Erm... most of my DVD cases are in storage. So rather than post a picture of a couple of big weathertight plastic storage boxes, here's a link (http://www.clayj.com/html/DVDs.htm) to a list of the DVDs I own.

:eek: Very nice collection ClayJ !

clayj
Aug 15, 2006, 11:08 PM
:eek: Very nice collection ClayJ !Thanks... been collecting DVDs since Day One (March 24, 1997)... my first DVD purchases were Goldeneye, Eraser, Blade Runner, and Species... I had to get a friend in Seattle to go to Tower Records and FedEx the discs to me so I'd have something to play in my Pioneer LD/DVD combo player. :)

xPismo
Aug 15, 2006, 11:13 PM
nice list. its all about s u p e r b i t. mmmmmm good. I'll post my collection once they are out of the packing boxes. I think I have a few of you beat, although I'm a bit embarrased at what movies I have bought over the years...:o

clayj
Aug 15, 2006, 11:21 PM
nice list. its all about s u p e r b i t. mmmmmm good. I'll post my collection once they are out of the packing boxes. I think I have a few of you beat, although I'm a bit embarrased at what movies I have bought over the years...:oYeah, I always go for the Superbit version if I can... of course, only Sony movies even have that option. I'd rather have maximum picture and sound quality than a bunch of features I'm only going to watch once (if I watch them at all).

tutelary
Aug 15, 2006, 11:42 PM
entire set: http://aycu02.webshots.com/image/961/2004238820693012495_rs.jpg (newer pic, stuff is cleaned up)

closeup (large): http://aycu32.webshots.com/image/2431/2000822624114278632_rs.jpg

its 400 something, havent counted in awhile.

SilentPanda
Aug 15, 2006, 11:58 PM
Funny this thread should come up since I just made this video on Saturday...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GDr_Ih4FZnU

I have 233 in my Delicious Library and as far as I know it's complete. I don't have Back to the Future, Indiana Jones Trilogy, and that sorta stuff as individual discs in Delicious Library though... ah well. I'm right at the point where I need to buy a new thing to put my DVD's on... such a waste of money but... *sigh*

bembol
Aug 16, 2006, 07:16 AM
Aww you bought an HD-DVD I'm sorry to here that.

Sorry, I didn't feel like spending $1,300 CAN on [/b]Blur[/b]-ray...literally LOL just look at their titles...The Fifth Element is a joke...failure to use VC1/Dobly TrueHD...resulting in Extras/Features being cut...!!!

Not to mention the lack of support/releases from ANY Studio and titles/hardware that just keep getting Shuffled/Postposed...!!!

Brize
Aug 16, 2006, 09:06 AM
Erm... most of my DVD cases are in storage. So rather than post a picture of a couple of big weathertight plastic storage boxes, here's a link (http://www.clayj.com/html/DVDs.htm) to a list of the DVDs I own.

Clay: I'd be very surprised if those 16:9 aspect ratios that you have listed are correct. Some of the DVDs may be 16:9 enhanced, but most of those films will (hopefully) be presented in their original aspect ratio (OAR), which is highly unlikely to be 16:9, television productions not withstanding.

Suggesting that 16:9 is the 'preferred aspect ratio' for films infers that it's a stylistic choice on the part of the DVD production company. On the contrary, any deviation from the OAR will result in frame cropping, and is therefore avoided by those companies looking to produce a DVD consistent with the original film.

And of course, the reason most television shows (and a lot of older films) aren't available in 16:9 is because they were originally shot in a non-widescreen format, usually 1.33:1 or 1.37:1. Accordingly, presenting the material in a widescreen aspect ratio would necessitate vertical cropping.

SilentPanda
Aug 16, 2006, 10:11 AM
Clay: I'd be very surprised if those 16:9 aspect ratios that you have listed are correct. Some of the DVDs may be 16:9 enhanced, but most of those films will (hopefully) be presented in their original aspect ratio (OAR), which is highly unlikely to be 16:9, television productions not withstanding.

Suggesting that 16:9 is the 'preferred aspect ratio' for films infers that it's a stylistic choice on the part of the DVD production company. On the contrary, any deviation from the OAR will result in frame cropping, and is therefore avoided by those companies looking to produce a DVD consistent with the original film.

And of course, the reason most television shows (and a lot of older films) aren't available in 16:9 is because they were originally shot in a non-widescreen format, usually 1.33:1 or 1.37:1. Accordingly, presenting the material in a widescreen aspect ratio would necessitate vertical cropping.

Pretty sure Clay knows all this. I think the reason he prefers 16:9 (as do I) is that that is also the aspect ratio of wide screen TV's. Hence it is the aspect ratio he prefers, not necessarily the ones that directors prefer. I know that if I'm "on the fence" about buying a movie, usually having a 16:9 aspect ratio (1.85:1 or 1.78:1 are both close enough in my opinion whereas 2.35:1 and greater usually have "the black bars") usually pushes me to buy it, especially if it has DTS. It doesn't matter... it's just preferred.

I didn't look through all his DVD's but he has the Blade series listed at 16:9 but I'm pretty sure they aren't...

Brize
Aug 16, 2006, 11:19 AM
I'm struggling to understand how anyone can have a 'preferred aspect ratio', such that it has a bearing on which films you're likely to watch.

It's unfathomable to me that you'd choose one film over another on the basis of aspect ratio. Do you find the black bars annoying, or is it just that you want the image to be as big as possible?

Clay does make the distinction between 16:9 and the various other widescreen aspect ratios - he lists some films in 1.66:1, 1.85:1 and 2.35:1. So, clearly, he's not using 16:9 as a generic indicator for all wide aspect ratios.

SilentPanda
Aug 16, 2006, 11:54 AM
I'm struggling to understand how anyone can have a 'preferred aspect ratio', such that it has a bearing on which films you're likely to watch.

It's unfathomable to me that you'd choose one film over another on the basis of aspect ratio. Do you find the black bars annoying, or is it just that you want the image to be as big as possible?

I understand that at 2.35:1 I am not missing out on any picture. I also understand that for Television and the occasional movie (Blair Witch Project for example) that is in 4:3 I am not missing out on anything either. The black bars don't annoy me at all. Some of my friends zoom/stretch pictures to make them fill their whole screen which I can't stand.

I simply prefer movies that do fill my whole screen but I am okay if they don't.

Some of my favorite movies aren't in 16:9 and that's okay... Lord of the Rings, The Matrix Trilogy, The Blade Series, Moulin Rogue, and Black Hawk Down to name a few.

ChrisBrightwell
Aug 16, 2006, 11:59 AM
I don't have a pic handy, but here's a slightly out-of-date list:
http://www.dvdaficionado.com/dvds.html?cat=1&id=chris_brightwell

I've probably added 10-20 DVDs since the last update. I've been slacking lately.

Revlefty
Aug 16, 2006, 04:27 PM
Sorry, I didn't feel like spending $1,300 CAN on [/b]Blur[/b]-ray...literally LOL just look at their titles...The Fifth Element is a joke...failure to use VC1/Dobly TrueHD...resulting in Extras/Features being cut...!!!

Not to mention the lack of support/releases from ANY Studio and titles/hardware that just keep getting Shuffled/Postposed...!!!

It's not that I like Blu-Ray over HD-DVD...because I hate them both.:D

tedrjr03
Aug 17, 2006, 01:15 AM
i just have a question. The people on here with hundreds of dvds, how often do you actually watch them?

ChrisBrightwell
Aug 17, 2006, 03:00 AM
i just have a question. The people on here with hundreds of dvds, how often do you actually watch them?
Mine keep a fairly regular rotation. I have a few movies that I watch regularly (every week or two), but it's usually one movie every few nights (more on the weekends, during holiday, and between semesters) from the mental list of movies i haven't seen in a while.

SilentPanda
Aug 17, 2006, 07:27 AM
i just have a question. The people on here with hundreds of dvds, how often do you actually watch them?

Once when I buy them and rarely afterwards... although friends tend to borrow them and when people come over they love choosing something to watch.

clayj
Aug 17, 2006, 07:37 AM
I'm struggling to understand how anyone can have a 'preferred aspect ratio', such that it has a bearing on which films you're likely to watch.

It's unfathomable to me that you'd choose one film over another on the basis of aspect ratio. Do you find the black bars annoying, or is it just that you want the image to be as big as possible?

Clay does make the distinction between 16:9 and the various other widescreen aspect ratios - he lists some films in 1.66:1, 1.85:1 and 2.35:1. So, clearly, he's not using 16:9 as a generic indicator for all wide aspect ratios.Actually, I put "16:9" if the DVD is anamorphic widescreen and optimized for my widescreen TVs. I do realize that not all of those movies are filmed in 16:9... even 16:9 DVDs sometimes have letterboxing on them. I like it if they use the OAR, but I also prefer my DVDs be anamorphic widescreen 16:9 (with letterboxing, if the movie demands it).

All of the discs I have down as 1.85:1, 2.35:1, etc. are NON-anamorphic and hence are not optimized for my TVs. These discs will be replaced with anamorphic versions when they become available.

tedrjr03
Aug 17, 2006, 10:17 AM
yea i was wondering because i know after i watch a movie once i cant watch again for along time, thats why i just rent them

Brize
Aug 17, 2006, 06:29 PM
Actually, I put "16:9" if the DVD is anamorphic widescreen and optimized for my widescreen TVs. I do realize that not all of those movies are filmed in 16:9... even 16:9 DVDs sometimes have letterboxing on them. I like it if they use the OAR, but I also prefer my DVDs be anamorphic widescreen 16:9 (with letterboxing, if the movie demands it).

How can a 16:9 DVD have letterboxing? If the aspect ratio of a DVD is 16:9 (1.78:1), then it would match the aspect ratio of your widescreen television.

DVDs will only display a letterboxed image if the aspect ratio is wider than 16:9, e.g. 1.85:1, 2.35:1, etc.

MrSmith
Aug 17, 2006, 06:54 PM
I've never bought a DVD, and probably never will. I can get recently-released movies from the video shop for a fraction of the cost new.

clayj
Aug 17, 2006, 06:57 PM
How can a 16:9 DVD have letterboxing? If the aspect ratio of a DVD is 16:9 (1.78:1), then it would match the aspect ratio of your widescreen television.

DVDs will only display a letterboxed image if the aspect ratio is wider than 16:9, e.g. 1.85:1, 2.35:1, etc.An anamorphic widescreen 16:9 is optimized for use on a 16:9 widescreen TV.

Beyond that, they can use whatever letterboxing they want to. (For example, the Star Wars DVDs are optimized for 16:9 TVs, but the movies themselves are a wider aspect ratio. They are letterboxed even on widescreen TVs.)

In my table, when I list a DVD as "16:9", that does not necessarily mean that the movie itself is shot in 16:9. It just means the DVD is optimized for widescreen TVs, which is my #1 concern.

Brize
Aug 18, 2006, 04:19 AM
An anamorphic widescreen 16:9 is optimized for use on a 16:9 widescreen TV.

Exactly. The 16:9 refers to the aspect ratio of the television, not the film.

Would it not be more appropriate to list the correct aspect ratio and include an extra column to denote an anamorphic image? Alternatively, if the additional resolution afforded by anamorphic DVDs is of primary importance, why not lose the 'Video' column altogether? In its present format, the list conflates aspect ratio and anamorphism.

clayj
Aug 20, 2006, 06:08 PM
Exactly. The 16:9 refers to the aspect ratio of the television, not the film.

Would it not be more appropriate to list the correct aspect ratio and include an extra column to denote an anamorphic image? Alternatively, if the additional resolution afforded by anamorphic DVDs is of primary importance, why not lose the 'Video' column altogether? In its present format, the list conflates aspect ratio and anamorphism.I'd still need a column to indicate whether a disc is anamorphic or not. I don't much feel like going through all of those items and changing that value.

Besides, a lot of anamorphic DVDs do not list the actual aspect ratio used by the film content itself, and I'd hate to have incomplete information or to have to look all that stuff up again. :)

batman123
Aug 21, 2006, 12:28 PM
http://www.bowlingkingdom.com/persimages/userupload/DSCF0707.jpg

there is summit rong with me, i got like 2 times as many...why!!! dear lord why! :o

iTwitch
Aug 21, 2006, 01:30 PM
i just have a question. The people on here with hundreds of dvds, how often do you actually watch them?

If I really like a movie I'll watch it 4-5 in a week or two, then it gets shelved. I probably watch 6 movies a week and they're usually recent releases but I do ocassionly pick an oldie, Saturday I watched "War of the Worlds" with Gene Barry. :)

yoda_four
Aug 27, 2006, 05:40 PM
Nice collections everyone!

http://static.flickr.com/59/200821479_1ccdf6716d.jpg
http://static.flickr.com/72/200821741_2b8d4cab46.jpg

Originals on my Flickr (http://www.flickr.com/photos/paradigm4/200821741/in/set-72157594210785173)