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Old 07-01-17, 06:13 AM   #1
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The Unwatched Media Pile Thread: July 2017

Do you have a pile of BDs that remain unwatched? A shelf of DVDs you've yet to see? Or would you admit to owning a box of dust-covered VHS tapes that you never got around to checking out? If the answer to any of these questions is yes (and of course that's the case), then this thread is the place for you. It's a support group spot where you can track your progress in trying to eliminate those unwatched films in your collection.

Here's the instructions, courtesy of the former Mister Peepers, (now known as The Man with the Golden Doujinshi), who chaired these unwatched threads for several years:

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Originally Posted by Mister Peepers
What Is This? Where Am I?

Spun off from an idea I had in the Unwatched DVD Pile thread, I decided to let everyone keep track of how they are coming along with their unwatched stuff along with seeing how everyone else is doing compared to you.

It may shock you to see how much you buy compared to how much you watch.

How Do I Start My Own List?

Here's a template. You'll have to remove the space before the 'b' for it to work right.
Code:
[ b]Movies To Watch:[/ b] 0

[ b]Movies Watched:[/ b] 0

[ b]New Movies Bought:[/ b]0

[ b]This Month's Net Change:[/ b]0

[ b]Total Net Change :[/ b]0
There are 5 different sections for your post.

Section one will be how many movies you have to watch at the beginning of the month. This won't get updated.

Section two will be your list of movies as you watch them. Update as you watch.

Section three will be for the bad, bad man who forces you to buy new movies even though you can't finish what you have. You could either to a count and change it as you get it, or impress us all with a list instead so we can see that you bought the new Power Rangers movie.

Section four will be your monthly net change. It'll be zero at the first first of each month. It works like this, let's say you watch 3 movies, it just became -3. The next day there's a 20% off sale at DDD, add 40 more so now it's +37.

Section five is your total net change. This one will carry over from the previous month or if you are just starting out, it will be zero. As you watch or buy movies, you will adjust this as well as the monthly net change.

Total Net Change is confusing. Why did you do that and a monthly one?

After the first month, my net for the month was +59. I didn't want to start off a new month with such a high number so I made it so you track both. At least that way I could be even for something and not feel like such a loser.

How Do I Count TV sets or double feature DVDs?

You count them how you would normally count them. It's up for you to decide how you want to do it.

What If I Watch Stuff As I Buy? Can I Still Join?

There's no problem if you want to keep track of what you do.


That's all there is to it. Mister Peepers also created an optional checklist, providing folks with a creative approach to tackling the unwatched pile:

Spoiler:

Code:
--- Title from your favorite genre(out of what's in your pile)
--- Title from your least favorite genre(out of what's in your pile)
--- Title with a favorite actor(out of what's in your pile)
--- Title with a loathed actor(out of what's in your pile)
--- Special feature
--- Commentary track
--- Title from the hardest to reach part of your collection
--- Movie title starting with ABC
--- Movie title starting with DEF
--- Movie title starting with GHI
--- Movie title starting with JKLM
--- Movie title starting with NOP
--- Movie title starting with QRS
--- Movie title starting with TUV
--- Movie title starting with WXYZ
--- First item alphabetically
--- Last item alphabetically
--- Oldest title(as in year made)
--- Oldest title in pile(as in it's been in the unwatched pile the longest as of last month)
--- Newest title(as in year made)
--- Newest title in pile(as in it's been in the unwatched pile the shortest as of last month)
--- Finish a season of a TV series
--- Pick an item at random. Make sure those crappy ones get an equal chance to get picked.
--- Have a friend/spouse/child/dog/fish pick an item for you. No helping.



And should you want to go back and check your progress from a previous month...


Older Threads
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2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007




Now what are you waiting for? Get to watchin'!
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Old 07-01-17, 06:14 AM   #2
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Re: The Unwatched Media Pile Thread: July 2017

My 2017 Goals:
  • To watch more than I buy in all 12 months. My record is 8 of 12 months, I believe. And...I've screwed up in January.
  • To completely watch every unwatched BD I have (125 to start the year. Up from 97 to start 2016. I was at 157 at to begin 2015).


Movies/Shows To Watch (as of July 1, 2017): 1,306

Movies/Shows Watched in July: 18
Body of Lies (BD)
Breaking Bad: The Final Season (BD)
Captain America: The First Avenger (BD)
The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (BD)
Hours (BD)
I am Chris Farley (BD)
The Illusionist (BD)
The Incredible Hulk: Season 3
Journey to the Center of the Earth
M*A*S*H: Season 9
Menace II Society (BD)
Pacific Rim (BD)
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (BD)
Salem Witch Trials (BD)
Set it Off (BD)
Thor (BD)
Twelve (BD)
Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (BD)


TV Shows in Progress (Won't count until complete)
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The Adventures of Black Stallion: Season 2 (6/ )
Anything for Love: Season 1/2 (8/ )
The Drew Carey Show: Season 1 (1/22)
The Flash: Complete Series (5/22)
The Flintstones: Season 2 (4/32)
Friday Night Lights: Season 1 (4/22)
Friday the 13th - The Series: Season 1 (14/26)
Friday the 13th - The Series: Season 2 (1/26)
Green Acres: Season 1 (4/32)
Highway to Heaven: Season 1 (4/25)
Lois & Clark - The New Adventures of Superman: Season 1 (3/21)
Matlock: Season 1 (8/24)
Ned and Stacey: Season 1 (1/24)
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch: Season 1 (4/24)
Silk Stockings: Season 1 (4/22)
Three's Company: Season 3 (16/22)
Tilt: Season 1 (4/9)
Veronica Mars: Season 1 (1/22)
The X-Files: Season 2 (10/25)


New Movies/Shows Bought in July: 22
2007 FedEx Orange Bowl
Body of Lies (BD)
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
CSI Miami: Season 6
The Fault in Our Stars (BD)
The Fly (1958) (BD)
The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (BD)
Grown-ups (BD)
Hours (BD)
I am Chris Farley (BD)
The Illusionist (BD)
Journey to the Center of the Earth
Mama (BD)
Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol
The Parent Trap
Righteous Kill (BD)
Ripper Street (BD)
The River: Season 1
The Seven Year Itch (BD)
The Sorcerer's Apprentice (BD)
Transformers: The Movie (BD)
Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (BD)

July Net Change: +4

2017 Net Change: -57

Total Net Change (Since Sept. '07): +1,028

Number of Unwatched BDs (Goal is to watch them all this year): 70

My Personal Unwatched Pile Statistics
Spoiler:
Grand totals since September 2007 (not including this month): 2,995 Titles Watched - 4,015 Titles Bought

Most Watched by Month
64 - October 2007
64 - October 2009
63 - November 2008
56 - October 2014
56 - February 2016
54 - December 2015
53 - July 2016
52 - September 2015
50 - October 2008
49 - August 2015
48 - December 2014
48 - December 2016
43 - August 2016

Fewest Watched by Month
2 - August 2011
4 - June 2011
4 - July 2011
4 - June 2013
5 - June 2012
6 - February 2009
6 - July 2012
7 - May 2010 (All TV Series as part of the Make-Your-Own Challenge)
8 - January 2011 (All TV Series as part of the TV-on-DVD Challenge)
8 - December 2008

Most Bought by Month
151 - November 2015
133 - December 2013
114 - May 2016
106 - September 2009
105 - July 2009
96 - November 2009
94 - October 2009
92 - February 2016
85 - February 2008

Fewest Bought by Month
0 - April 2010
0 - May 2010
0 - July 2011
0 - April 2015
1 - May 2011
1 - February 2012
1 - June 2012
2 - August 2012
2 - September 2013
3 - June 2013
3 - March 2015

Most Successful Month in Attacking the Unwatched Pile
-31 - April 2010
-29 - October 2013
-27 - August 2013
-27 - March 2015
-26 - March 2016
-24 - February 2017
-21 - October 2016
-20 - June 2017
-18 - February 2013
-18 - September 2013
-18 - August 2014
-18 - April 2015
-16 - January 2008
-15 - March 2010

Least Successful Month in Attacking the Unwatched Pile
+112 - November 2015
+111 - December 2013
+88 - July 2009
+87 - May 2016
+80 - November 2009
+69 - July 2015
+66 - September 2009
+60 - February 2008

Total Months...
Watching More Than I Bought: 65
Watching Less Than I Bought: 47
Breaking Even: 5

Longest Streaks
Months of Watching More Than I Bought: 9 (February-October 2013)
Months of Watching Less Than I Bought: 9 (May 2009 - Jan 2010)

Current Streak: Watching More Than I Bought: 5 months
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Old 07-01-17, 11:56 AM   #3
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Re: The Unwatched Media Pile Thread: July 2017

Movies to Watch: 325

Movies Watched: 6
Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack
Under the Skin
Frankenstein
Bride of Frankenstein
Son of Frankenstein
The Ghost of Frankenstein


New Movies: 5
The Aviator
The Shawshank Redemption
Thor: The Dark World
The Brood
Stalker


This Month's Net Change: -1
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Re: The Unwatched Media Pile Thread: July 2017

July 2017 To Watch:
1254 unwatched DVDs/BDs

Watched:
1. Platina Data (2013)
2. Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (2016)

3. Scobie Malone (1975)
4. UHF (1987)
5. The Great Raid (2005)
6. Rough Stuff (2017)
7. A Dog’s Purpose (2017)
8. Zach’s Ceremony (2016)
9. The Stone Killer (1973)
10. Faith No More: You Fat Bastards!/Who Cares A Lot? (1986-1993)
11. Terminal Island (1973)
12. Cannibal Ferox (1981)
13. Get Out (2017)


New Bought:
+37

This Month’s Net Change:
+24

Total Net Change:
+654
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Old 07-01-17, 11:19 PM   #5
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Re: The Unwatched Media Pile Thread: July 2017

DVD's / BD's to Watch (as of 6/30/17): 4,492

DVD's / BD's Watched: 14
01. Deep Impact (1998)
02. Hot Tub Time Machine (2010)
03. Inkheart (2008)
04. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)

05. Alien from the Deep
06. Repo Men
07. 30,000 Leagues Under the Sea (2007)
08. The Golden Compass (2007)
09. Air (2015)
10. Underworld (2003)
11. Underworld: Evolution (2006)
12. Underworld: Rise of the Lycans (2009)
13. Westworld (1973)
14. Fortress (1992)


New DVD's / BD's Purchased: 8
01. Ghost in the Shell (1995)
02. The Girl on the Train
03. Jason Bourne
04. Kubo and the Two Strings
05. Mistress America
06. Nocturnal Animals
07. The Other Side of the Door
08. Youth


July Net Change: -6

Total Net Change (since 11/30/09): +3,371
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Re: The Unwatched Media Pile Thread: July 2017

Movies To Watch: 1303

Movies Watched: 14
--- Robot Stories (2003)
--- Back to the Future, Part II (1989)
--- Back to the Future, Part III (1990)
--- The Atomic Brain (1963)
--- The Incredible Petrified World (1957)
--- Mesa of Lost Women (1953)
--- Jabberwocky (1977)
--- 009 Re: Cyborg (2012)
--- The Iron Giant (1999)
--- Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (2004)
--- Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943)
--- House of Frankenstein (1944)
--- House of Dracula (1945)
--- Porco Rosso (1992)

New Movies Bought: 3
--- Like Water for Chocolate (1992) - gift
--- Initial D (2005) - gift
--- The Iron Giant (1999)

This Month's Net Change: -11

Total Net Change (started with 1327 on December 1, 2016): -24

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