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Marty Scorsese Collection Poll

Old 08-27-04, 01:09 PM
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Marty Scorsese Collection Poll

I have thought long and hard about this and have come to no decision what so ever so I will leave it to you all. Most of the time I would count them as a box set (such as Aliens) but these are all quite different movies. For the Martin Scorsese Collection to add it to my Profiler should I:
Old 08-27-04, 02:13 PM
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I didn't pick either. I added the box set to DVDProfiler and numbered it. That way I have a count of how many things I've purchased. Then I added the movies (without numbering them) so I can look up details about each movie.

I don't know of many people who go one way or the other. I think most people do both.
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I always count a boxset as individuals, if possible... I use DVDAF but list out the titles for boxes ala the Kubrick Collection, Hitchcock Criterion box, the new WB Hitchcock box, etc... If it's a TV series like Futurama, Millennium, or even The Dekalog, etc, those have to be listed as one title.
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I always just count them individually if possible, especially if each one is its own distinct movie.
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I leave everything as a box set, I know what titles are in every one of my box sets.
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Since I export Profiler to a spreadsheet I use to track what I watch, I count them how I watch them which is one movie at a time. Things I can't split in a reasonable fashion (such as non-A & E TV sets) I'm forced to watch all in a row.

And yes, I have recognized that I'm a bit obsessive-compulsive.
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I count a television box set as one, but a box with several individual movie titles would be counted separately.
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Actually, I did both. I downloaded the profiles for the box set and the individual films. I then edited the box set profile to make sure the "box set" links are working to the individual films and removed any actors which may have been added to that specific profile. After saving, I selected "never contribute" for the box set profile and locked it.

Yes, the "count" of my collection may be off, but that's not a issue to me.
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Originally posted by LASERMOVIES
I count a television box set as one, but a box with several individual movie titles would be counted separately.
Ditto, and in the cases of Fantasia Anthology, Godfather, and Indiana Jones I count the bonus discs as their own.
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It's just one entry in DVDProfiler for me.

Boxset = 1, no matter what.

I count 'products' not disks.
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I do it like DVD Aficionado does it. If there are four movies in the set, it counts as four titles. Think of it this way, if person X goes out and buys the Scorsese box set, and person Y goes out and buys each movie from the set separately, if the set is counted only once, person Y has 3 more DVDs in his collection than person X, even though they obtained the exact same thing. So it only seems reasonable to me to count each movie as its own.

Sorry, I've got algebra on the brain.
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I count individual films so I don't care if they come in a boxset or not, I always enter the titles individually.
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Originally posted by caiman
Think of it this way, if person X goes out and buys the Scorsese box set, and person Y goes out and buys each movie from the set separately, if the set is counted only once, person Y has 3 more DVDs in his collection than person X, even though they obtained the exact same thing. So it only seems reasonable to me to count each movie as its own.
Unless you're not interested in making comparisons with anyone else and just want to know which products you own
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Originally posted by Squirrel God
Unless you're not interested in making comparisons with anyone else and just want to know which products you own
Some people are interested in films, not in "products".
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Originally posted by eXcentris
Some people are interested in films, not in "products".
My list doubles up as a record for insurance purposes - so products are important
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Originally posted by Squirrel God
My list doubles up as a record for insurance purposes - so products are important
Can't argue with that.
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In DVDProfiler, I listed The Scorsese Collection as #790. The 5 Titles were 790-794.
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Whatever DVD Afficionado does. I think the boxset counts as 5 titles. Great set, btw.
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Originally posted by Dabaomb
In DVDProfiler, I listed The Scorsese Collection as #790. The 5 Titles were 790-794.
You are the reason I posted this question I was looking thru your list and saw that so I have decide to follow your lead after I took a poll!
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I too count them individually.
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Originally posted by teddydogg
You are the reason I posted this question I was looking thru your list and saw that so I have decide to follow your lead after I took a poll!
I feel so honored

The one thing that I do different is that I have some overlap on my titles. For example, you have The Scorsese Collection as #536 and the individual titles as 537-541. I would put the titles as 536-540 cuz technically the box isn't another movie.

Also, for bonus discs, I don't count them as an additional movie. So for example, you have Indiana Jones & the Last Crusade as # 544 and the bonus material disc as 545. I would put the bonus material as 544 also. The reason I do this is because in movie box sets I count the # of movies only (bonus features don't count).

But it's your collection so you can organize it and # it anyway that you like
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Originally posted by Dabaomb
I feel so honored

The one thing that I do different is that I have some overlap on my titles. For example, you have The Scorsese Collection as #536 and the individual titles as 537-541. I would put the titles as 536-540 cuz technically the box isn't another movie.

Also, for bonus discs, I don't count them as an additional movie. So for example, you have Indiana Jones & the Last Crusade as # 544 and the bonus material disc as 545. I would put the bonus material as 544 also. The reason I do this is because in movie box sets I count the # of movies only (bonus features don't count).

But it's your collection so you can organize it and # it anyway that you like
Glad you told me I agree that that didn't make sense to do it that way but I did not know you could do duplicate numbers. Thanks for your help.
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Count them as individuals
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Originally posted by teddydogg
Glad you told me I agree that that didn't make sense to do it that way but I did not know you could do duplicate numbers. Thanks for your help.
Or you can simply not number them. That way if you sort by collection number, you can see the non-movies in your collection (box sets and bonus discs).

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