Tuesday, June 21, 2011

YOU ARE TEARING ME APART, DVD COLLECTION!

If you seen my recent DVD collection video, you know a few things:

1. I have a lot of DVD's.
2. I have some in alphabetical order.
3. I have too much free times on my hands.

Lately, the alphabetical part of my collection has been bothering me and wanted to shake things up a bit by putting them in a different order. But how should I categorize them?

I could do by actors, but when I'm asked who my favorite actor/actress is I come up blank because I don't REALLY have a favorite per se. I think Adam Sandler is funny but is he my MOST favorite actor? Jason Statham is a British Bruce Willis, so they're pretty much the same guy. Which one of them would I choose? As for actresses, well, I find a lot of them hot. I mean really HOT, so picking a favorite female is a bit hard.

(Ooh giggity, see what I did there?)

There's director's, and I do have a lot of Tarantino, Kevin Smith, and Hitchcock films in my collection but that's about it. I mean did the guy who made "Bingo" do anything else? Probably not.

I guess that leaves genre. I've toyed with this. Now that I've been dubbed THE horror guy (you other horror guys kinda stand in my shadow mu hahahaha!)* (Why didn't I win funniest writer again?) I'm sure I have a shit ton of horror films, so my entire collection is going to be one sided.

Then you have the TV shows. Should those stay seperated or should I try to genre-fy them too? Can "Airplane" sit next to "Seinfeld Season 1"? Probably, but it'd be kinda weird.

So I got some thinking to do on this. Meanwhile, I'll ask you dear reader, how do you have your DVD collection organized?
-Jason

*Note: I'm totally kidding about this, so don't send me any nasty emails or comments or whatever. We're all a family or something.

6 comments:

Jess said...

I once had my DVDs organized alphabetically. Then after I watched something it was easy to put back. However, if someone came to visit there seemed to be a rule where they'd instantly pick the movie I had JUST watched. So now I've been organizing them by just putting them in a line after I watch them. Then I know which ones I haven't seen recently, and can grab the last 10 and hide them when people come to visit so I don't have to rewatch something the same week. I hope that helps. =)

Michael Van Zandt said...

My two year old has a rather cavalier approach toward our dvd collection. It mostly involves pulling a hundred or so down, mixing all the kid's dvd's in, then shoving them in any available nook or cranny. I just found Death Race 2000 and Inspector Gadget Saves Christmas in her toy refridgerator. I just watch whatever I find - takes the pain of choosing out.

Dylan said...

"Why didn't I win funniest writer again?"

Can't win if you're not nominated, fool! Suck on them lemons, Mr. Serious! :D

Go here - http://www.thefilmcynics.com/blog/?p=5776 Read the post, watch the video, read the comments. Loads of suggestions there.

And my answer is a simple one. I don't like to spend hours arranging or rearranging DVDs, so I keeps 'em alphabetically (TV shows and box sets separate).

Nick said...

Don't forget I had an entire podcast episode dedicated to the matter!

Jason Soto said...

Jess: That's a neat idea. I couldn't do that cause hardly anyone comes over to my house. And when they do, it's to watch a specific movie (The Room, Human Centipede). But yeah, good idea.

Michael: I don't have kids yet. When I do, I'll probably be locking them away in some iron trunk in a crawlspace...next to the porn.

Dylan: Ha ha ha you funny, Mark. And that's how I have my DVD's set up currently.

Nick: I remember that episode but don't remember what you said. From the looks of it on your vlogs, it looks like you have them in some random order.
-Jason

Nick said...

They're actually in alphabetical...