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Old 07-30-2013, 05:32 PM   #41
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I've been upgrading some of my favorites as I go along, but (fortunately- LOL) I don't see any sense or need to upgrade en masse.


It's at the bottom of today's update:
"Finally, correspondent Mark Fischer sends along this link to his home video about organizing his home video collection. He offers a number of ideas about storage solutions. Any way one looks at it, that's a lot of discs on a lot of shelves!"
thx - I'll take another look.

* Found it. *

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Old 07-30-2013, 05:39 PM   #42
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That's very cool man. Funny thing is i actually have the original King Kong poster in my home theater room. Link

Yes some great stuff came out around that time. The 20's was also the time that most of the major movie labels started out.

Right now im mostly into equipment and room acoustics but once im done with that i'll certainly begin stacking up on films again.
WOW spaceape - I love your set up! The sound system looks very intimidating (in a good way!)

And the King Kong poster is super! I can't quite make out the other poster in your pics - - - it that Metropolis?
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Old 07-30-2013, 06:11 PM   #43
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WOW spaceape - I love your set up! The sound system looks very intimidating (in a good way!)

And the King Kong poster is super! I can't quite make out the other poster in your pics - - - it that Metropolis?
Yes Sir.

I also have a "Wizard of OZ" and "Fantomas" poster at other places of the apartment.

I got all of my posters at allposters.com. Lots to choose from in there.
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Old 07-31-2013, 05:48 PM   #44
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Yes Sir.

I also have a "Wizard of OZ" and "Fantomas" poster at other places of the apartment.

I got all of my posters at allposters.com. Lots to choose from in there.
Very nice! Is the Fantomas poster the same as the art Kino used on the DVD release?


I love that image. - (Or are you talking about the band?)

I keep most of my walls pretty bare to counter the immense clutter of the dvds & blus - LOL - but we have very nice "Invisible Man" & "Footlight Parade" (Busby Berkeley) posters hanging, along with a "Grand Hotel" lobby card.
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Old 07-31-2013, 06:07 PM   #45
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Most impressive. Your organizational skills blows my mind. Well done, sir.
Thanks Waboman - thats very nice to hear - - - you're too kind!


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Very impressive collection, hotandserious! I've got around 3,500 DVDs (mostly) and Blu-rays, constantly increasing and I'm always looking for additional storage ideas. Thankfully I have plenty of space right now but if I ever had to relocate to a smaller space I'd definitely take advantage of the disc-sox idea as I would hate to cut up the artwork on my DVD/BDs.
Thanks Mike - Yeah, the whole gutting of the artwork to squeeze in slimcases is horrifying to behold. I should try to look it up, but years ago someone had put an extensively photo documented step by step "transition to slim cases" primer on the net.

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Of the 6,000+ movies you own, how many have you seen at least once? I tried to watch everything when I bought them, but at one time I had a massive backlog of around 1000 titles. I've been trying to catch up on viewing and slow down on buying this year, and think I officially have seen 95% of everything at least once.
I wish I could tell you, but I can't even guess - - - when I look through the discs, I'm sometimes surprised by how much I actually have seen - LOL - but lately time has been getting away from me and weekends are generally the only time for watching (and I don't always get to do it even then!). My faves - things like pre-code titles and some oldies, I tend to make time for. 3D stuff is often a quick "How is the 3D in this one?" check unless it's something I'm really intensely interested in.

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BTW, I loved what you said at the end of your video "...hey, it beats Netflix." I tried a that rent-by-mail service once and the turnaround time was unbearable, plus I found myself not being able to watch something specific when I wanted to watch it with them sending random titles off my queue out of order...
Thanks! - Y'know, I've never even had Netflix. I'm sure the streaming bit would be nice for TV shows, etc - but I'm currently living overseas and it's not even an option here.
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Very nice! Is the Fantomas poster the same as the art Kino used on the DVD release?


I love that image. - (Or are you talking about the band?)

I keep most of my walls pretty bare to counter the immense clutter of the dvds & blus - LOL - but we have very nice "Invisible Man" & "Footlight Parade" (Busby Berkeley) posters hanging, along with a "Grand Hotel" lobby card.
Looks like this:



I guess it is taken from the book as the places the cover has been folded is slightly visible. Funny you should ask about the band as this was the primary reason why i got the poster. Im a pretty big Mike Patton fan (from Faith No More) and the name of the poster just stood out as cool.

Didn't even know there was a movie made until i saw your youtube clip.

Invisible Man nice. That's one of the better ones by James Whale.

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Old 08-01-2013, 08:49 PM   #47
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Funny you should ask about the band as this was the primary reason why i got the poster. Im a pretty big Mike Patton fan (from Faith No More) and the name of the poster just stood out as cool.

Didn't even know there was a movie made until i saw your youtube clip.

Invisible Man nice. That's one of the better ones by James Whale.
I'd imagine more people these days know the band than the source these days! I don't really know Mike personally but we have many mutual pals. Years ago his band Mr. Bungle toured with a band from Tokyo that I was working with - and I'm friends with Duane of Tomahawk.
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I'd imagine more people these days know the band than the source these days! I don't really know Mike personally but we have many mutual pals. Years ago his band Mr. Bungle toured with a band from Tokyo that I was working with - and I'm friends with Duane of Tomahawk.
That's great! What kind of work did you do in that band? Roady work or something else?
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Old 08-02-2013, 03:15 AM   #49
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Very nice set up, I was surprised at the obsessive categorization in case sizes

But what about those movies in vinyl sleeves, did you buy them like that or did you replace the case?
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Old 08-02-2013, 04:04 AM   #50
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It's an awesome collection, the arrangement is beautiful and very clever.
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Old 08-02-2013, 05:20 AM   #51
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Very nice set up, I was surprised at the obsessive categorization in case sizes

But what about those movies in vinyl sleeves, did you buy them like that or did you replace the case?
Hi Ziran -

Thanks! I replaced the cases and talk about it a bit in the video.

If you or anyone is interested:

If anyone is interested, I got both the sleeves and dividers from bags unlimited.

Here is their general dvd section:
https://www.bagsunlimited.com/c-458-dvd-supplies.aspx

Dividers are here:
https://www.bagsunlimited.com/c-142-dvd-dividers.aspx

I ordered these specific divders:
https://www.bagsunlimited.com/p-5300...lystyrene.aspx

- - - - and just used sticker laser printer paper to make my labels.

-and this is their DVD sleeves section:
https://www.bagsunlimited.com/c-69-d...y-sleeves.aspx

I use these:
https://www.bagsunlimited.com/p-4217...d-sleeves.aspx

They also have some sized specifically for blu-ray & others with two pockets for double discs, but I use single disc envelopes for second discs.

If you plan on ordering a very large qty, it may be worth giving them a call and asking if they will give you a better discount than you see on the website.

Two "pro-tips" (LOL):

1) DVDs in the now (thankfully) defunct snap cases have artwork that is just a little too big to fit in the sleeves with the spine facing forward. They will fit with the spine facing backwards, but I wanted them to be consistent. So I use a heavy duty paper cutter and trim about 1/8 - 1/16th of an inch off the right side to get 'em in there. I've never had to cut so deep that I lost any essential art or typography and I don't think anyone would ever notice. The Something Weird dvd I show in the video was originally in a snap case.

2) WARNING: Warner Archive and MOD paper artwork sticks to the sleeves over time! This was a BIG bummer. Because they are printed differently, the ink eventually adheres to the inside of the sleeve. The solution I've found is to cut the clear plastic off of the original DVD case and put that between the sleeve and the art. I also spray the printed side of the sleeves with hairspray, which was an old art school trick for protecting drawings from smudging, etc. Not sure if that is necessary, but I wanted to be safe.
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Old 08-02-2013, 07:55 AM   #52
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It's an awesome collection, the arrangement is beautiful and very clever.
Thanks a lot Clark!
I had a lot of fun designing the set-up within the space I had to work with.

Here's one other picture I took that I didn't include in the original post:

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Hi Spaceape -
The band is named Melt-Banana.
I own a record label and released their LP
http://www.skingraftrecords.com
Very nice. You seem like a very creative person.

I Like That!


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[QUOTE=hotandserious;7894110]Hi There -

I made a short video showing how I've squeezed 6000+ Blus & DVDs into my apartment with the intent of helping folks who may be facing storage issues.

I have media and storage envy : ) I love the clean lines and visual unity. Did you make the shelves yourself? How or where did you purchase these? And thanks for sharing -- most impressive!
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Thats too awesome for words
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Thats too awesome for words
Thanks HAmmer32261!
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I have media and storage envy : ) I love the clean lines and visual unity. Did you make the shelves yourself? How or where did you purchase these? And thanks for sharing -- most impressive!
Thanks for the kind words f451! I didn't make the towers myself, but I did make a few tweaks to them once I got them. These are the spinners I have (Venture Horizon 2393):
http://www.amazon.com/Venture-Horizo.../dp/B000RK53RI

I did find them cheaper than this amazon listing, so it may be worth shopping around.

After I lived with them for a while, I made two modifications to the towers:

1) The actual boards that act as shelves are a bit thin. I found that they started to bow in the center after a few months and that drove me nuts. The boards just slide in and out of the unit, so I had new interior shelves cut that were thicker.

2) When loaded up, the spinner shelf is heavy - and over time, the little plastic spinner wheel that rotates on the base board started digging in to the wood base - bits of saw dust started emanating from the bottom of the tower! I had a thin metal plate cut to size and placed it right under the spinner wheel so it would spin on the metal rather than the wood. That solved the problem.

Also - the two towers on the left were originally "oak" and I painted them white to bring them in line with the drawers. The one on the right was white to begin with.

Thanks again!

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Old 08-23-2013, 02:49 PM   #58
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Your collection is just outright amazing, good sir. That's the best use of a living room backwall I've seen in all the collections I've come across on the 'net. There's no doubt you have a lot of love put into the care placed on your collection.

Just out of curiosity, you said that your DVD/BD cabinet was custom-made. I'm looking into possibly having something like that made to accommodate my current collection of 2000+ DVD/BD collection, so do you have any references or suggestions or possibly even the person/company you commissioned to have it made?

Thanks!
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Old 08-25-2013, 08:05 AM   #59
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Your collection is just outright amazing, good sir. That's the best use of a living room backwall I've seen in all the collections I've come across on the 'net. There's no doubt you have a lot of love put into the care placed on your collection.

Just out of curiosity, you said that your DVD/BD cabinet was custom-made. I'm looking into possibly having something like that made to accommodate my current collection of 2000+ DVD/BD collection, so do you have any references or suggestions or possibly even the person/company you commissioned to have it made?

Thanks!
Hi Psx0005 -

Thanks for the kind words - you made my day!

This probably won't be of much help unless you live in Austria, but this is the place I used to build the drawers:
http://www.petermax.at/

I gave them precise measurements to accommodate all of the rows of dvds /blus that I wanted and they build it to my specifications.

Unfortunately I had the drawer unit made quite a few years ago and I'm not sure where I stashed the drawings and measurements i put together for the manufacturer.

But - you should be able to figure it out - - - for my set up, each drawer holds 5 rows of DVDs in the poly sleeves.

The sleeve measurements are here:
https://www.bagsunlimited.com/p-4217...d-sleeves.aspx

- and I added space to account for (4) 2x4s that I had cut to the depth of each shelf. I use those as the spacers between the rows.

Make sure everything is heavy-duty, when those drawers are out - they are HEAVY.

Hope that helps - would love to see pics when you are finished!
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Great video ! Too bad the sleeves are so expensive. My collection is over 8000 dvds and blu-rays and i am encountering the same prob, not enough space
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