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Do you remember all the movies you have?

Old 09-16-17, 09:23 PM
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Do you remember all the movies you have?

I was looking at my collection on DVD Profiler and I was like, I have that on Blu or DVD? huh. I should look at Profiler more closely and find some hidden gems i forgot about. of course we know i've bought a few again bc i didn't remember, but this is different.

do you forgot all the ones you have sometimes?
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Old 09-16-17, 09:31 PM
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Re: Do you remember all the movies you have?

There was a time I had a pretty good handle on what was there. Somewhere at some point it crossed beyond what can be remembered... Made even worse with the digital portion (those w/o owning the disc also).
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There was a time I had a pretty good handle on what was there. Somewhere at some point it crossed beyond what can be remembered... Made even worse with the digital portion (those w/o owning the disc also).
I'm sort of the opposite. In my DVD days I lost control of what I had and would often notice a movie I bought that I had forgotten about.

Since I started collecting Blu-rays, I've got a much tighter grip on what I buy. It's rare that I don't remember a movie I've bought nowadays.
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Re: Do you remember all the movies you have?

I forget at times. That used to bother me, but not so much anymore.
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Re: Do you remember all the movies you have?

I bet I don't remember 80% of what I own.
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Old 09-17-17, 12:11 AM
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Re: Do you remember all the movies you have?

I have a pretty good handle on it. I bought Jacob's Ladder twice without realizing until I got home that I already had it. But thats the only time i've done that.
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Re: Do you remember all the movies you have?

I spend time thinking about each one of the movies I buy (except maybe when I go on "a spree" at a flea market which is rare) so I remember probably 99+ % of the movies I own. If I double dip, it's intentional because the copy I own is crap (or like in the case of Mad Max, because I found the blu-ray Collector's Edition in a bargain bin for $7.88 which I couldn't resist, even though I had to think about it for a couple of weeks, then lucked out and found it again). I say 99+ % only because I'm 62 years old and sometimes I forget shit...

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Old 09-17-17, 06:52 AM
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Re: Do you remember all the movies you have?

I know exactly what I have and don't.
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Old 09-17-17, 04:06 PM
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Re: Do you remember all the movies you have?

I used to remember, but been slipping lately. I need to start a database that I can look up on my phone.
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Old 09-17-17, 04:40 PM
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If I'm out and about looking for movies to buy I can remember if I own a film or not normally. I've only bought a duplicate of a Blu-ray once by mistake and it really wasn't something I bought on my own twice. I bought The Muppets when it released and it was also a Disney Movie Club title that I forgot to decline. Other than that other titles I've double dipped on are intentional upgrades.

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Old 09-17-17, 05:24 PM
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Re: Do you remember all the movies you have?

More or less. But with over 1500 DVDs and Blus I make sure I use my phone to check Aficionado before I buy anything.
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Old 09-17-17, 05:57 PM
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I'm pretty OCD as I can actually remember dates when major DVD's were released back in the day:

-The Phantom Menace 10/16/01
-The Godfather Trilogy 10/9/01
-Titanic 8/31/99
-The Matrix 9/28/99
-Braveheart 8/29/00
-Forrest Gump 8/28/01
-Ghostbusters 6/29/99

Sorry, that was the heyday of me buying DVD's and checking www.thedigitalbits.com everyday for release information.
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Old 09-17-17, 05:59 PM
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No but DVD Profiler does and I bought the app for $3 to help me when I'm out. I'm often surprised at what I do have, lol.
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Re: Do you remember all the movies you have?

Originally Posted by Alan Smithee View Post
I used to remember, but been slipping lately. I need to start a database that I can look up on my phone.
DVD Profiler has that and it's great and so helpful. i find myself in Best Buy sometimes with my phone and look up if i have something...
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Old 09-17-17, 06:53 PM
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With my collection the thing that really bothers me is when I suddenly think of a specific scene and can't remember which movie it was from! Checking the shelves to jog my memory takes quite a while!
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Re: Do you remember all the movies you have?

I slip sometimes. What gets me are the label sales, like Criterion and Twilight Time in particular. Their stuff doesn't go on sale too much, so I'll buy more in bulk, which can make it more difficult to remember. Things I tend to buy on more of an individual basis, which is more the norm, I don't have issues remembering.

But like others, I keep my DVD Profiler collection handy on my phone. Speaking of which, is the mobile version worth the extra money? I've always just bookmarked the web page they provide.
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Re: Do you remember all the movies you have?

99% of the time I do but once in a while I'll find a film at a used DVD/BD store and ask myself I already own it.
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Re: Do you remember all the movies you have?

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I know exactly what I have and don't.
Me too. I have 736 SKUs, and while I couldn't write them down, I know what I have.
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Old 09-20-17, 01:15 PM
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Re: Do you remember all the movies you have?

I have a ton of shit, and I can recall exactly what I have very well. I've never re-bought anything. Same with all my records and CDs.
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Old 09-20-17, 01:18 PM
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I have on several occasion re-purchased something I already owned.. I will need to get that DVD profiler app.
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Old 09-20-17, 05:01 PM
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Re: Do you remember all the movies you have?

I want to say yes but I'm staring at Firefly in my Amazon cart for $20 and can't remember if I already have the BD or not.

All my movies are still in boxes from a move.
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Old 09-20-17, 05:47 PM
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Re: Do you remember all the movies you have?

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I know exactly what I have and don't.
Same here. I can't imagine having so many movies in your collection that you wouldn't know. If it gets to that point, it pretty much means there are probably a ton of titles that you've either never watched or have maybe watched once a long time ago and never watched again. I've come to that point a couple times, and thinned out my collection considerably, the first time by about 70, and recently by about another couple dozen.
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Old 09-20-17, 05:55 PM
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Re: Do you remember all the movies you have?

Only a couple of times in my lifetime but I use the BD.com app on my phone (and its free to dl!).
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Old 09-20-17, 05:57 PM
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Same here. I can't imagine having so many movies in your collection that you wouldn't know. If it gets to that point, it pretty much means there are probably a ton of titles that you've either never watched or have maybe watched once a long time ago and never watched again. I've come to that point a couple times, and thinned out my collection considerably, the first time by about 70, and recently by about another couple dozen.
I have a few extras that were purchased dirt cheap during Black Friday sales on a whim. Since items go in and out of stock quickly I usually don't think much when I see them. That plus my BF orders are usually much larger.
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