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Jack Bohn
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Posted: 10 January 2018 at 8:50am | IP Logged | 1 post reply

What I thought the "Segregation of your collection" thread was going to be about.
How do you shelve your videos?
Divided into genre, or TV versus movie?
Strictly alpha by title?
Grouped by director, actor, screenwriter, or character?

Mine tend to be themed in the middle, trailing off to chaos on either side. For example, one shelf has Flash Gordon: the three serials, two disks I've found of the '50s TV show, the Filmation series, a VHS of a '90s cartoon, Defenders of the Earth, and the '80s movie and 2000s TV series for completeness. Off to the left of these are Buster Crabbe's Buck Rogers, Gil Gerard's, the Batman and Captain Marvel serials, The Adventures of Superman, the Fleischer Supermans, Fleischer Popeye's, other Fleischer cartoons, sets of pre-'30s cartoons. To the right balances the left by being stop-motion and puppets: a Beanie and Cecil grab-bag, George Pal grab-bag, Thunderbirds series and movies, and Aardman's Creature Comforts.

A shelf of anime series, some with corresponding manga collections that are of a similar size.

Then there's a narrow set of shelves that neatly hold Universal's monsters from The Hunchback of Notre Dame to This Island Earth, but there's a second shelf of overflow: the Abbott & Costello movies, the pastiches Mad Monster Party?, Young Frankenstein, and Monsters vs. Aliens, and two of their three '70s sci-fi films.

A few other special groupings, but the rest is just generally in chronological order.
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Bill Mimbu
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Sorted by different media formats (DVD, Blu-Ray,VHS, Laserdisc), then within those divided mostly by genre.
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Brian Rhodes
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Alphabetized, but with sequels in chronological order, left to right, with originals, regardless of title. Example: BATMAN RETURNS, THE DARK KNIGHT, and the DARK KNIGHT RISES are together. Blu-Rays and DVDs intermixed, movies and TV shows, too. My complete collections of BATMAN '66 on Blu-Ray and THE INCREDIBLE HULK '77 on DVD flank the top of my display case.
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Mario Ribeiro
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Alphabetical order. I like to keep it simple.
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Robbie Parry
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Absolutely random, Jack.

On one shelf, I have (not a complete list):

THE BURBS
THE DUKES OF HAZZARD SEASON 3
WWE: THE BEST OF THE U.S. CHAMPIONSHIP
YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE
MACGYVER

As you can see, very random!


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Neil Lindholm
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Everything in boxes in a storage locker in Canada. Being an expat sucks sometimes. 
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Shaun Barry
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Chronological order, by release... but down to the year, month and day!

(Hey, it helps keep me off the streets.)






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Robbie Parry
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How do you sort your physical media?

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With my hands, Jack. ;-)
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Michael Hogan
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On one set of shelves, I have motion pictures—alpha by title, except tor
TCM collections by artist. On another set of shelves, I have television,
grouped by genre (western, detectives, comedy, animation, etc.).
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James Woodcock
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Oh boy, can of worms.
DVDs intermixed with Blu Ray, videos thrown out except for Star Wars

Top shelf - children’s films in alphabetical order. Mixed in are HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGONS TV shows which are with the films in chronological order. Angry Birds shorts are with the movie.
At the end is the Star Wars section in as near to chronological order I can get when you consider the Blu Rays are in a single box

Second shelf - super hero movies and cartoons in alphabetical except for the MCU. Which comes at the end and is in chronological order.
Third shelf, movies in alphabetical order. 
Fourth shelf - TV shows - stargate, Babylon 5, buffy, Angel (since Buffy came first), BSG. Not so worried about the order of these as they are in easy to ID big boxes and need to be stored wherever I can find an appropriately sized hole.

And then, finally, I have a cupboard where I ‘dump’ things I no longer watch or I watch very rarely, or things I can’t fit. In alphabetical order except Marvel cartoons which are stored in the first row, in alphabetical order.

Now ask me how I store my Star Wars books because that is fun.
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Jack Bohn
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Michael Hogan says:
"alpha by title, except for TCM collections by artist"

Ah! Multi-movie disks and multi-disk collections! The joy of my miserly heart, the bane of my orderly mind! (Well, the mind is not so orderly.)

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Kevin Brown
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Bill Collins
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On a related note,am i alone in binning the superfluous
cardbaord slipcases that most dvd/blurays have? It`s in
a plastic case,with the cover art protected by a clear
plastic window,what a waste of resources the slipcase
is! If you remove them,you can squeeze a couple more
discs on the shelf!
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Robbie Parry
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I recycle those immediately, Bill! 
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Brian Floyd
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We have an old stereo cabinet that's been hollowed out and turned around backwards that we put most of our DVDs and Blu-Rays in. 

It has 3 sections. The left has all our superhero movies, the middle (main) holds our DVDs and a binder with everything listed in alphabetical order so we know what we own, and the right has our Blu-Rays. 

The bottom shelf on one of our bookcases holds the kids/family and animated movies. And for the movies we own that came with a digital copy (ie, Vudu and Ultraviolet), we put those in a cardboard box stored in a closet.

Last time I checked, we owned around 380 movies.



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Shaun Barry
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Ah, the cardboard slipcases... if a movie I buy comes with one that is an exact copy of what's already on the front & back of the DVD or Blu-ray case, then I just chuck it.  If there's some imagery that differs more than a little, then I tend to keep it.

But if the cardboard has any raised/embossed lettering, or any other sparkly, shiny, 3-D effects (or if the imagery is just completely different from the plastic case), then I definitely keep it!


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Bill Collins
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In my experience Shaun most of them duplicate the
exactly what`s on the case,very pointless!
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I don't really buy physical media any more.  Used to.  A ton.  Still have over a thousand DVDs (for now...) and they are organized first by genre and then alphabetically within the genre.  Television series are separated out and alphabetized as a group.  Blu-rays are their own thing and have their own bookshelf, although I haven't gotten as crazy with those as I have just alphabetized the whole lot of them (movies & TV series divided, 'natch).  
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I have them in large stacks on one of my desks labeled, “To be sorted.”
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Fabrice Renault
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It's a mess.
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Generally alphabetical, but exception to group sequels and series together (BETTER CALL SAUL follows my BREAKING BAD discs;Nolan's DARK KNIGHT films are under "B" after BATMAN BEGINS, which follows the box of the Burton/Schumacher series, which follows the '66 feature).

I outwitted myself, though: in my disdain for MAN OF STEEL I filed it under H for "Hopeman". A year or two later, I couldn't find the silly thing and couldn't imagine why!
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No big loss.
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  This is what I did with my DVDs. Each case contains a different genre. 


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Bill Collins
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Wouldn`t life be so much simpler if cd`s,bluray`s and
dvd`s all came in cd sized cases? Think of the shelf
space that could be saved!
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That’s exactly what China does with its bootlegs. They come in thin, CD sized sleeves - or at least they did around 2010. Since then, they seem to have gone fully digital for their bootlegs
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